Verizon to offer Motorola Moto Z Play Droid on September 8

Verizon today announced yet another entrant in its Droid family of smartphones. Starting from September 8, the Motorola Moto Z Play Droid goes on sale with an all-in $408 price tag.

Unlike its brethren, the Moto Z Droid and Moto Z Force Droid, the Moto Z Play Droid is aimed at a less-demanding user. But, that’s not to suggest the phone is a slouch. We’re just fortunate to live in a time when a phone can include a 2GHz octa-core processor with 3GB RAM, and a 16-megapixel camera and still be considered mid-range.

Smartphone Showdown: Moto Z Play vs. Moto Z Force Droid

Smartphone Showdown: Moto Z Play vs. Moto Z Droid

Moto Z Play Droid_CameraDetailPowered by Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow, the Moto Z Play Droid offers up a 5.5-inch Super AMOLED display. Storage capacity is pegged at 32GB with microSD expansion card slot support for another 2TB of space. Yeah, terabytes.

The Moto Z Play Droid packs a non-removable 3,510mAh battery with USB Type-C charging; the TurboPower charger adds 10 hours of power in only 15 minutes. Similar to the other 2016 Motorola models, this one is sprayed with a water repellent nano-coating and can handle life’s splashes.



The Moto Z Play Droid can be paired with MotoMods, adding all sorts of cool features and capabilities to the phone. What’s more, today sees the introduction of another MotoMod in the form of a Hasselblad True Zoom. Once paired with your phone, it adds a 12-megapixel camera with 10X optical zoom and Xenon flash.

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The Moto Z Play Droid goes on sale on September 8 in two color options: Black/Silver/Black Slate and White/Fine Gold/Sugar White. The full price is $408 but customers can spread payments out at the rate of $17 per month over two years.


The Hasselblad True Zoom will retail for $249.99 through Verizon when it goes up for pre-order on September 8. The camera is expected to ship on September 15. Alternatively, Motorola will offer the True Zoom for $299.99 through its website.

Be sure to check out our unboxing and first impressions of the Moto Z Play Droid. We’ll have a full, formal review in the coming days and weeks.

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