Best Buy has the Moto Z3 Play on sale for an amazing $150 (with Verizon activation)
The Moto Z3 Play has never been an impressive phone in and of itself, failing to stand out with an especially powerful processor, capable cameras, or killer price point last year. Although compatible with both new and old Moto Mods, the 6-incher didn't follow the example of the "regular" Z3 in supporting 5G connectivity either, but in recent months, the unlocked upper mid-ranger made plenty of headlines with compelling deals at Best Buy, Amazon, and Motorola's own official US e-store.
The latest discount brings the price of a 32GB variant all the way down to $149.99, but only if you don't mind activating the Moto Z3 Play upfront on Verizon. Typically sold for $349.99, the handset can be purchased from Best Buy at $249.99 with AT&T activation or $299.99 if you opt to activate your wireless service "later."
While there are a number of newer devices providing stiff competition for the 32 gig Z3 Play at $250 or $300, it's definitely hard to find a better all-around package in the sub-$200 segment. Powered by a more than respectable Snapdragon 636 SoC, the modular phone combines the aforementioned internal storage space with a generous 4 gigs of RAM, while a 3,000mAh battery can deliver surprisingly solid running times between blazing fast "turbo" charges.
The dual 12 + 5MP rear-facing shooter setup is no pushover either, with the secondary lens producing beautiful portraits and bokeh effects, while the side-mounted fingerprint scanner is certainly not perfect but arguably more accurate than a "modern" in-display biometric recognition method nonetheless. Last but not least, the Moto Z3 Play sports a sharp 2160 x 1080 Super AMOLED screen with no notch, hole punch, or other distracting bezel-reducing elements. All in all, that's an amazing list of features for just 150 bucks.