Coming from a Moto X1 with $25 plan.
Chose the 1gb plan (total 20+ taxes).
Been with R.W. since the beginning!
I have had the LG Optimus S, Moto Defy XT, and Moto X1.
Moto Z3 Play PROS:
Big clear beautiful screen and lightweight.
With the camera bulge on the back, you have to use a mod or case to protect it (Moto mod battery works good for this purpose)!
The Mods are a pro and con. The Pro is the wide range of mod selections. The Con is for case designers. I really wanted another Otterbox defender case (full protection of phone and screen).
All you can get for the Z3 Play is an Otterbox commuter case.
The transfer from my X1 to the Z3 Play using R.W. Instructions was painless (great job)!
Security updates loaded quickly, and apps loaded fine.
Android Oreo 8.1 (X1 had 5.1 with 2016 security updates, so it was a leap)!
Moto Mods are great!
Phone reboots QUICKLY!
Battery life is GREAT especially with the Incipio Moto mod (my X1 had gotten really bad).
The rubber bumper I ordered off Amazon works great, and was relatively inexpensive.
The metal versions were said to block reception, so I stayed away from the metal bumpers.
The Supershieldz screen shield from Amazon works great too (difficult to install, but worth it).
The belt case I ordered off Amazon is pretty nice too, not as good as the Otterbox Defender was for the X1!
Nice to be able to offload pictures and video to a 128gb super-fast micro sd card from Amazon.
The phone connects quickly to my truck’s infotainment system (have not tried Android Auto yet).
Wireless charging is great while traveling (The Incipio Moto Mod makes this possible)!
The new version of the Republic app, keeps you apprised of your data usage pretty well.
1 month usage was about 100mb.
I tried to adopt the MOTO “One Button Nav” navigation key replacement bar to mitigate the OLED screen burn-in that is inevitable with OLED, but I just could not get used to it.
Good concise user manual in PDF format from Sprint:
Ordered 12/11/2018, label printed 12/12/2018, received/activated 12/17/2018.
Selected 3 day select shipping, so it took longer than it should have (no big deal my X1 was still working).
The phone is slippery. The purchased bumper and the Incipio Moto mod battery help with that.
Had to lose my original $25 Moto X1 plan I loved for the new plan which is $20/month.
I find myself worrying about running out of data, but I have to re-assure myself it is only $5/gig.
OLED screen will eventually burn-in unless I can get a full screen immersion app installed and configured.
Why did they move the power button to left side?
Fingerprint reader on right below volume keys is kind of a weird place (I don’t use it anyway).
No 3.5mm jack for headphones.
Built-in speaker not as good as I had envisioned (JBL Moto mod fixes this).
The phone ear speaker is loud, probably great for people that are hard of hearing.
GSM coverage in my area is not as good as CDMA was on the X1 (waiting on Band 71)
Security /Android system updates lag for the Z3 Play (one of the main reasons I wanted to update).
Case in point I am on November 2018 updates for 8.1.0 Android, and Android 9 has been released for the X4 already!
Great phone for people that are used to Motorola phones. The price is a little high in my opinion.
Thanks R.W. for all your help over the years!