Even with Motorola’s transition under Lenovo’s wing, it seems that they have no intention of giving up one of their longest and most popular partnerships – this one being the DROID project they have exclusively with US mobile carrier Verizon. This partnership is still going strong, and will release another device into the market soon which is the Moto Play Z Droid.
The name says it all – the Moto Z Play Droid is part of Motorola’s current Moto Z line of devices, but the “Droid” suffix will tell you that there will be tweaks and features specific to this “Verizon only” release. Motorola is saying that the smartphone will have “the longest lasting battery in the history of Motorola smartphones.” In all reality, that’s just a 3,510mAh battery inside it, but the combination of a Qualcomm Snapdragon 652 processor and a 5.5-inch Full HD (1080p) Super AMOLED display gives more up time compared to its other Moto Z siblings which have QHD screens and more chunky processors.
The Moto Z Play Droid also features Motorola’s TurboPower quick charging technology which promises to give nine hours of phone uptime for just 15 minutes of charging. Also in this case, The Moto Z Play Droid will have a 3.5mm audio jack where its other Moto Z siblings have gone without it. If you peek at the back, the Moto Z Play Droid also has those distinct connectors to accept Motorola’s cool Moto MOD accessories.
The Moto Z Play Droid will be available exclusively with Verizon under contract at USD$17.00 per month, or for the full price of USD$408. The Moto Z Play Droid has this going for it, that it is significantly more affordable than the other Moto Z variants before it. If you can handle being under contract with Verizon, this smartphone is worth at least a good look.