Lenovo Moto z Play Review | What Cel

admin February 20, 2017
Updated 2017/02/20 at 5:32 AM
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Lenovo Moto z Play Review

Lenovo has recently collaborated with Motorola to make some new devices with some latest and advanced features. This time the company has made some major changes to mark its trade in market. Today we are discussing “Lenovo moto z Play” and the price of Lenovo moto z Play in Pakistan is PKR.49,999/-. Let’s discuss the Moto z Play Review in detail.

Lenovo moto z play is 4G enabled device with 5.5 inches super AMOLED display and it supports 1080 x 1920 pixels resolution. The system is equipped with octa-core 2.0 GHz and it runs android version 6.0 (Marshmallow).

The camera lens have 16MP back camera lens and 5MP front camera lens further both cameras have flash light. Lenovo Moto z play has non-removable 3510 mAh battery while fingerprint sensor is enabled at main function key which is present at front bottom side.

Moto z  Play Unboxing:

Lenovo moto z play is packed in a simple rectangular box which has all necessary accessories in it. The best thing is it has super quick charger further headphones, edges cover and user guide-book is packed in a box.

Price and Specifications of Moto z Play:

LAUNCH Released  February,2017
Availability  Available
BODY Dimensions  156.4 x 76.4 x 6.99mm
Weight  165g
SIM Slot  Dual SIM (Dual Standby)
DISPLAY Type Super AMOLED display
Size  5.5 inches (~70.2% screen-to-body ratio)
Resolution  1080 x 1920 pixels (480 dpi)
Multi-touch  Yes, 10-Point
NETWORK Network Support  GSM/3G/LTE
2G Bands  900/1800
3G Bands  2100
4G Bands  1800
Speed  HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE Cat4 150/50 Mbps
PLATFORM Os  Android OS v6.0 (Marshmallow)
Chipset Qualcomm Snapdragon 625
CPU octa-core 2.0 GHz Cortex-A53
GPU Adreno 506
MEMORY Card Slot  Yes
internal  32 GB, 3GB
CAMERA Primary  16 MP, f/2.2, autofocus, 1.3µm pixel size, LED flash
Features  Geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, panorama
Video  [email protected], [email protected]
Secondary 5MP front-facing camera with f/2.2 aperture
COMMS WLAN  Wi-Fi 802.11 a/g/b/n, dual band,  hotspot
Bluetooth  v4.0
GPS  Yes, with A-GPS
Radio  NO
USB  Type-C 1.0 reversible connector
FEATURES Sensors  Fingerprint, accelerometer, gyro, proximity, rotation  vector
BATTERY  Non-removable 3510 mAh Li-ion battery, Turbo-power  quick charging
PRICE  PKR.49,999/-
OTHERS Colors  Black, Rose Gold, White

Pros :

  • 32GB ROM and 3GB RAM
  • 16MP back camera
  • Quick Charging
  • Fingerprint Scanner
  • Super AMOLED display

Cons :

  • No LED notification light
  • weak battery

Display of Moto z Play:

Moto z Play has 5.5 inch super AMOLED screen with the supportive resolutions of 1080 x 1920 pixels. The density pixel is 480 dpi that means it has clear visibility of icons and texts. The screen to body ratio is almost 70% which tell us that it has perfect dimensions according to good smartphone ranking.

The color accuracy, brightness and sharpness of Lenovo moto z play are very well accurate. The Graphic Processing Unit (GPU) in Moto z Play is Adreno 506 that plays a very important role to increase the graphic efficiency.

Design of Moto z Play:

Lenovo moto z Play has good dimensions which ranked it in good ranking among all its competitors. The dimensions are 156.4 x 76.4 x 6.99mm and weight is only 165 grams although it carries fixed battery of 3500 mAh but still it has very good and light weight.

The front body of moto z has simple display, flash light and front camera is present at the top side while between them earpiece is resided. At bottom side we have only fingerprint scanner while function keys are enabled within in the screen. A shiny silver bezel layer has covered the whole screen from every corner.

After that edges comes, one edge has separate low and high volume keys with the separate power button while opposite edge has nothing on it. At top side it has SIM and memory card jacket while below we have type-C connector and 3.5mm audio jack.

The back cover of Moto z Play is different as compare to other devices because it has magnetic back cover which can easily remove. Without magnetic back cover its weight has become lighter further moto z play has some golden contact points on the Moto Mods connector that provides us some extra protection.

The back camera lens of 16MP with dual LED flash light is present at the back side in round circle that makes its design different and unique. Logo is Motorola is present in the mid-side of back body.

Memory for Moto z Play:

The moto z play has 32GB internal memory with 3GB RAM. Internal memory of 32GB can work totally fine without even memory card for normal usage but if you are applications and videos freak then you have to use memory card.

3GB RAM is super accurate random access machine for multi-tasking and powerful performance. With snapdragon chip set it has not shown any kind of delays and lags.

Camera within Moto z Play:

Moto z Play has 16MP back camera lens and 5MP front camera lens. Both cameras are accessible with LED flash light which a big advantage is for camera lovers. Let’s have a look at these both camera lens in detail.

Rear Camera of Moto z Play:

The back camera of moto z play has 16MP lens with dual LED flash light. It can record video in full 2160 or 1080 pixels while slow motion can record video in 720p quality.

We can adjust exposure and zoom by swapping on the screen, the circle will come up and you can adjust it according to your situation. It has 1.3 µm pixel size with improved performance which provides better results in low and high lights.

Lenovo moto z has simple user interface as compare to other smart phones. You can bring the setting screen by swiping from left hand side. Professional mode is also accessible which gives you control over focus, shutter speed, ISO, exposure compensation and white balance.

We have tested the back camera of moto z Play, results are very good. Image quality and dynamic range is well in daylight. Colors are very well and clarity of image can be observed by zoom in the picture.

Front Camera of Moto z Play:

The front camera of moto z play has 5MP lens with accessible flash light. It can record videos in full 1080 p quality while slow motion camera can record in 720p.

The modes available for front camera are beauty, normal and HDR. Beauty mode enhances the softness and brightness of picture.

We took some images from front camera of Lenovo moto z play. Brightness and color accuracy of images are very top-notch Sharpness of images are little less while saturation has also satisfactory response.

Network / Connectivity of Moto z Play:

Moto z play is 4G enabled device that shows it also supports 3G/2G networks also. It is supporting all suitable bandwidths of networks in Pakistan.

Lenovo moto z Play has some more connectivity’s also such as Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and moto-moods. Wi-Fi supports standards of a/b/g/n and Bluetooth version is 4.0.

It is Dual SIM enabled smart phone with dual standby moreover we can insert memory card also to expand its internal memory.

Battery Performance of Moto z Play:

The Lenovo moto z play has fixed Li-ion battery of 3510 mAh which is present inside the fixed back cover. Moto z Play has that kind of battery which focus mainly on power efficiency further it has snapdragon chip set which also play a vital role in battery saving. We have tested the device and it has provided us the efficient battery timings to play with the device.

Interface of Moto z Play:

Moto z Play runs native android version 6.0 (Marshmallow) with the support of 1080 x 1920 pixels resolution. Display screen size of 5.5 inches and beautiful interface has done justice to this device. The icons, colors and arrangement of every application is balanced and going well with screen.

The lock screen has simple display in which date and time are displayed in big letters in center while status of battery, SIM and other connectivity’s are shown at top side. Main screen has date and time displayed in circle shape box while Google search bar is headed at top side.

We have separate application menu in Lenovo moto z play in grid view furthermore search bar is also present via which we can directly search any application. It has very few bloatware applications in it such as sheets, slides, translate, moto, moto moods etc.

Processor of Moto z Play:

Moto z Play is mechanized with 2.0GHz Octa-Core based on the architecture of ARM Cortex-A53. Snapdragon is supported and carried with 32 bit CPU type which works brilliant as compare to dual core. This chip has fast design strategy enabling instructions to execute faster by which your device run smoothly.

The handset moto z play runs fluently and 3GB of RAM proved enough. Only heavy apps can make it little slowdown otherwise it is enough to do multi-tasking without any lag. No heating issue has been observed while testing moto z play.

Antutu Benchmarking of Moto z Play:

Antutu Benchmarking has tested Moto z Play to check its performance. It has scored 10 points in multi touch testing and total score is 63892 which is extremely well. Every part of device is tested and it has performed well.

Vellamo Benchmarking for Moto z Play:

The moto z play is tested by vellamo to check its efficiency in the field of metal test, multi-core test and chrome test. The device has scored 1486 points in metal test, 1955 points in multi-core test and 3193 points in chrome browser test.



Moto z Play is the latest device with many advance features such as moto-moods which can serve you in many purposes like extra camera lens, projector display and many more. It has 32GB ROM and 3GB RAM while camera has 16MP and 5MP lens with many other big features. It has good price value according to its features and it can give tough time to its competitors easily because of its stylish design and new features.

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