After handling the Motorola Moto G6 trio this summer, now we get to play with the Motorola Moto Z3 Play. Traditionally, the Moto Z Play models are sort of battery phones with elegant and slim bodies. This one is priced at $499 and comes with high midrange specs and of course modularity. There’s an unboxing for it below.

The device debuted this summer, with a slim 6.8 mm thick body made of glass and metal. At the back we find a glass plate, as well as the famous pins used to attach modules. We have here the 4 GB RAM and 64 GB storage version, but there are also models with 6 GB RAM and 128 GB storage out there. Moto Z3 Play has a generous packaging and in the box we find the manual, charger, USB Type-C cable and the metal pin used to access slots.

For the first time in a long while Motorola also offers a pair of headphones, with a flat wire and a pretty big body, meaning there could be some cool drivers in there. There’s also a bundled Moto Powerbank Mod, that extends the 3000 mAh battery capacity with an extra 2200 mAh. The whole handset weighs just 156 grams and it integrates a 6.01 inch Super AMOLED screen with Full HD+ resolution.

We also get a Snapdragon 636 CPU and coupled with 4 GB of RAM, it makes this device feel like an ASUS ZenFone 5 rival for sure. There’s also a microSD card slot, a 3000 mAh battery and an USB Type-C port. Moto Z3 Play is splash and dust resistant and it comes with a dual back camera, a combo of 12 MP + 5 MP sensors, which is similar to what the Moto G65 models were offering.

It does 4K video and also has a dual LED flash. No LED flash for the front camera this time, an 8 MP shooter. An interesting novelty is the placement of the fingerprint scanner, on the right side this time, where you’d traditionally find the Power button. That one has been moved to the left side. We also have a Polaroid Moto Mod, that prints the pics you take pretty fast. Looking forward to playing with that one.

Available in Indigo and Black, this device will be tested by us over the next few weeks. I’m curious to see it if beats a ZenFone 5. You can get it here.

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