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Motorola Moto G Play



The Moto G Play has now been discontinued.

For a similar recent phone, please try the Moto E4

Motorola Moto G Play (SIM Free / UK)

Motorola's Moto G range has been redefining affordable smartphones since the first generation launched in late 2013. The Moto G's M.O. has been to provide a basic, yet fully-featured, smartphone that anyone can use, and always at an affordable price.

Each version of the Moto G has improved on the specification but kept this core ethos the same, appealing to the budget conscious, first-time users or just those who want something up to date but aren't all that interested in spending money on more fashionable brands and unneeded features.

2016 Moto G Range

For 2016, Motorola has expanded out the G line into 3 separate products. The Moto G Play is the most basic and affordable offering, with a standard 5 inch screen, quad core processor and 8MP camera.

The new Moto G4 ups the screen size and resolution to 5.5 inches and 1080p. The processor and camera also get a bump in quality.

Finally the higher-end Moto G Plus has added RAM memory for power users, as well as a more advanced 16MP camera with dual-focus technology. There's even a turbo charger included in the box.

Read on to find out more about the Motorola Moto G Play.

SIM Free / Unlocked UK stock

At Clove Technology we provide only UK SIM free specification models of the Moto G Play. These are delivered factory unlocked for use on any UK or EU network.

For 3G and 4G/LTE connectivity outside of Europe, please check the frequency specifications and your local operator for compatibility.

Reasons to buy the Moto G Play

  • Fully updated Android 6.0 Marshmallow - new power-saving & security features
  • 5 inch High Definition 720p screen
  • 1.2 GHz quad-core processor
  • 8 MP main camera with wide angle 5 MP front-facing selfie camera
  • Micro SD support up to 128 GB - use as internal storage with Android 6.0 (can install apps to SD)
  • 2,800 mAh battery

Colour and memory variants

The Moto G Play is available in Black or White colour options with16GB of internal memory, 1GB of RAM and NFC support.

Box contents

  • Motorola Moto G Play (UK SIM Free specification)
  • 3 Pin UK Mains Charger
  • Documentation


With the Motorola Moto G Play Android smartphone, you get a capable device with a large screen that does not break the bank and falls very much in the affordable price bracket when compared to some of the flagship smartphones available today.

Whilst premium phones, including Motorola's very own Moto X Syle and even the G Plus offers more than the G Play, the Play gives a blend of all the features you will need on the go if you want a modern smartphone but do not have to have the ‘very best’ in everything.

Weighing in at 137 grams and no more than 9.9mm thick the G Play is not exactly chunky, yet feels solid and robust in the hand.

The well crafted body houses some powerful internal specifications that allow you to work and play efficiently on the go.

A 5” HD touchscreen display is your gateway to control the Moto G Play.

Android & Moto Pure

Running Google’s Android 6 (Marshmallow) operating system, all of those good things you may have heard about are built into the phone from the moment you power it on.

Get all your favourite apps installed from the Google Play store, download and sync documents and media through Google Drive or Play Music. Navigate from place to place with Google Maps, watch videos on YouTube and more.

Whether you are a new or existing Android user, you can be setup and operational within minutes thanks to the simple and clear setup procedures and configuration offered.

To take best advantage of the handset, an internet connection be that via WiFi or 4G (mobile data plan required) and then you can get access to the wealth of online services that compliment the device and make it really powerful.

Motorola do not install lots of unnecessary software, giving you a purer and faster experience meaning less work for the processor and RAM and an overall user experience you will struggle to find fault with.

From telephone calls to emails, to street level navigation, this powerful product lets you do it all from the palm of your hand, from anywhere in the world (subject to coverage and support).

8 & 5 Megapixel Camera

The cameras on phones have overtaken dedicated cameras and with 2 cameras on the Moto G Play there is little need to use anything else.

On the front is a 5 megapixel camera for the perfect selfie and on the rear an 8 megapixel camera.

There are various control options allowing you to play to get the perfect shot or just point and shoot and let the phone do the work. Innovative features like Best Shot takes multiple shots and suggests the best from those taken.

The same camera captures 1080p HD video footage.

All the images and media you have can be stored on the internal memory and if you need more, just pop in a microSD memory card, up to 128GB, to expand the storage available.


In general people take their phones to most places at some point it is quite possible that the device may get wet. The odd splash or spill can happen. Thankfully the G Play will survive. Whilst not water resistant or water proof, the phone is covered in a special nano-coating which repels water.

The Motorola Moto G Play is a great smartphone and offers a great deal for the money. Only by handling and experiencing for yourself will you see just what a device this is.

If the specifications and description appeal to you, then buy a SIM free, unlocked handset from Clove today.


SIM Free & UnlockedYes
Operating SystemAndroid
  • Version6.0.1 (Marshmallow)
  • Custom Skin
  • Speed1.2 GHz
  • Dual Core
  • Quad CoreYes
  • Make/ModelQualcomm Snapdragon 410 MSM8916
  • OtherAdreno 306 GPU
Expansion SlotYes
  • TypeMicroSDXC
  • Capacity (Up to)128 GB
Internal StorageYes
  • Capacity16 GB
  • TouchscreenYes
  • Size5
  • TypeHD IPS LCD
  • Resolution 1280 x 720 (~294 ppi)
  • Other
  • Frequencies850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 MHz
  • Speed
  • Frequencies900 / 2100 MHz
  • Speed
  • FrequenciesLTE Bands 1, 3, 7, 8, 20
  • Speed
  • Version4.1
  • FunctionsLE, A2DP
  • Version802.11 b/g/n
  • Version
  • DataMicro USB (v2.0)
  • PowerMicro USB (v2.0)
  • Audio3.5mm jack
  • Video OutYes, wireless via Miracast / Google Cast
Device Controls
  • Keyboard
  • Optical Trackpad
  • Hardware ButtonsPower / Volume
  • Other
  • Antenna TypeGPS / GLONASS
  • A-GPSYes
  • Built-in SoftwareGoogle Maps
  • Megapixels8 MP
  • FlashAuto Focus and LED Flash
  • Camera Lensƒ/2.2 aperture
  • OtherBurst mode, Auto HDR, Panorama, Drag to focus & exposure, 1080p HD video (30 fps)
Front Facing CameraYes
  • Type5 MP, ƒ/2.2 aperture
  • AccelerometerYes
  • Proximity SensorYes
  • Digital Compass
  • Gyroscope
  • Light SensorYes
  • FormatsMP3 / AAC / WAV / Flac player
  • Recording
  • FormatsMP4 / H.264 player
  • Recording
Near Field CommunicationYes
FM Radio
  • Capacity2,800 mAh
  • TypeRemovable Li-ion
  • RemovableYes
Call Time
  • GSM
  • 3G
Standby Time
  • GSM
  • 3G
Dimensions144.4 x 72 x 8.95 - 9.9 mm
Weight 137 grams
SoftwareGoogle Play, Google Apps, Moto Apps (Moto Assist, Moto Camera, Moto Display)
Warranty12 months



Will my phone work

The following is a list of Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about this product. Hopefully you will find the answer to your question, if not, use the contact form below and we shall answer it for you.

Do you ship internationally?

Yes - If you are located outside of the UK you may want to take a look at our list of FAQs for international customers on the following link:

Is this phone SIM FREE and Unlocked?

Yes, this phone is unlocked and can be used with networks around the world.

Do check the specifications to ensure compatibility in your region with your network provider. No SIM card or contract applies to this phone.

Is this phone brand new?

Yes. Unless the description of the product suggests otherwise (I.e. EX-DEMO) then this product is brand new and has not been used before.

Is there any network/operator branding?

No - There is only the manufacturer’s branding.

Does the phone have a Micro SDHC/memory card slot?

Yes – this phone supports up to 128GB of external storage

Is this a dual SIM phone?

No - You can use only one SIM in this handset.

What SIM card does this phone use?

The Moto G Play uses a single Micro SIM card.

Is this handset LTE compatible?

Yes – this phone is compatible on international LTE bands (TBC). Please check with your local operator for LTE network provisions in your area

Does this phone have a removable battery?


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