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The latest Moto Z phone is here: the Moto Z3 Play.

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A midrange effort, this year's Z3 Play has the typical look of the Moto Z family. You get a slim device with a flat backing.

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You can see how planar it is.

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Magnet backing

The sheer design is in service of the pogo pins on the back of the phone, which connect Moto Mods magnetically to the phone.

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A 2,200mAh battery pack comes in the Z3 Play's box.

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This will extend the phone's battery life to run two days on a single charge.

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The Z3 Play runs Android 8.0 Oreo.

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Motorola's interface is one of my favorites.

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The Z3 Play loses its headphone jack, a change from last year's Z2 Play.

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Without a mod to soften the edges, the Z3 Play feels a little bony.

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Check out the fingerprint reader on the phone's right side.

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There's a dual-camera setup that can take portrait photos with those 12- and 5-megapixel lenses.

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Adding a case or other mod minimizes the starkness of that camera bump.

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This opens the door for customized shells.

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An 8-megapixel camera rides on the front.

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Camera modes are minimal, but you'll find a few extras.

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The family of Moto Mods is mostly made up of shells ("cases") and battery packs, but you'll also find Mods from Polaroid...

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...and these snap-on speakers.

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For the best and worst of this phone, see our fully rated Moto Z3 Play review.

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