Resuts: Moto Z3 Play has a steep road ahead of it

Resuts: Moto Z3 Play has a steep road ahead of it
Yesterday, the Moto Z3 Play was presented to the world. A shiny new phone, which still supports the wide range of Moto Mods already out in the wild, with midrange hardware.

It packs a Snapdragon 636, 4 GB of RAM, and 64 GB of storage, a dual camera, and Moto's signature light interface. But it does come with a price tag of $499, which got us wondering — will people actually be quick to pounce on this device?

So, we asked. And, from the ones who voted in our poll, it seems that only 13% want to spend their money on a Moto Z3 Play. The rest are either concerned with the steep price or just don't care about the Moto phone.

Moto Z3 Play: yay or nay?

Love it, want it!
13.44%
It's OK, but not for that price
48.31%
Not interested
38.25%

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Moto Z3 Play
  • Display 6.0" 1080 x 2160 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP / 8 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 636, Octa-core, 1800 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3000 mAh(24h talk time)

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16 Comments

1. antroid

Posts: 392; Member since: Jan 24, 2018

I don't see any benefits of this phone when you compare it to other flagships like op6

2. sgodsell

Posts: 7378; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

It comes with a battery mod that doubles it's capacity in the box. Plus all the other mods like projector mod, printer mod, developer Raspberry Pi mod, gamepad mod, stereo speakers mod, and lots of others. Just look at all the different mods already out there.

8. AmashAziz

Posts: 2930; Member since: Jun 30, 2014

You are saying as if all those mods come free.

14. partylikeaninjastar

Posts: 26; Member since: Jun 11, 2014

So now that $500 will cost hundreds more. $500 is already hard to swallow. Once you start adding mods...

18. antroid

Posts: 392; Member since: Jan 24, 2018

This is really cool concept but when you check the price vs functionality you can see it's just too pricey. With the base model + 2/3 mods you ate entering the the real flagships territory like iPhone and Samsung

16. Brewski

Posts: 696; Member since: Jun 05, 2012

Why would you compare a mid-range phone to a flagship though?

3. Godlymansean

Posts: 337; Member since: Apr 14, 2017

Definitely a highlight with the mods, always has been. I think it will sell just fine.

15. partylikeaninjastar

Posts: 26; Member since: Jun 11, 2014

The mods turn this $500 phone into a $600+ phone. Also don't see many people who don't already own a Z phone wanting this. Next year's model won't be compatible with current or previous mods.

4. MRAOK

Posts: 4; Member since: Jun 07, 2018

It's hard to understand how having the snapdragon 636 rather than the 630 and having 64gb rather than 32gb makes this phone worth nearly double the $279 price of the Nokia 6.1. It's going to be even harder if Nokia, as expected, eventually makes 64gb version of the 6.1 available in the US.

6. worldpeace

Posts: 3135; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

Redmi Note 5 Pro and ZF M1 Max Pro use SD636 for around $200 (and both got 64GB storage too..)

5. KingSam

Posts: 1452; Member since: Mar 13, 2016

Carrier deals will sell this. Nothing else.

12. cjreyes666

Posts: 81; Member since: Oct 23, 2012

If it had come to the states with a 660, 6GB of Ram, 128GB of storage and a larger battery. I had probably dumped my Z2 Force.

17. Brewski

Posts: 696; Member since: Jun 05, 2012

Why would you dump a flagship for a mid-range? Just wait for the Z3 Force to come out...

19. cjreyes666

Posts: 81; Member since: Oct 23, 2012

Because the only real difference I personally find between the two is the price. The Z Plays have been really good, my dad loves the fact that he charges his phone every three days. When I tried the Z2 I was impressed on how well it performed. So, if they had beefed up the specs a little more for the same price it would have been an excellent choice.

13. two_soggy_waffles

Posts: 58; Member since: Aug 10, 2017

it'z so shiny

20. tomskytot

Posts: 37; Member since: May 10, 2014

that is the hardest part for them, somehow they are still pressured to make phones that are still compatible to moto mods. Why not.. 1. Make an entry level phone instead just to cater the mods so the cost won't be that much and will attract consumers that are into modular tech. 2. Make a high end phone that can compete with flagship phones out there without the modular approach. 3. No need for midrange phones because the entry level + mods will make them a midrange priced phone already. Just saying..

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