Moto Z3 Play pre-orders open up ahead of next week's release

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Here's some exciting news for Motorola fans: the Moto Z3 Play, which was revealed at the beginning of the month, has gone up for pre-order. As you'd expect, the phone is available to order directly through Motorola, but you might also want to have a look as Amazon. The massive online retailer has revealed that the Moto Z3 Play, along with the less expensive Moto G6 Play, will be offered as Prime Exclusive phones.

Usually, that would mean fairly attractive discounts on those devices, and in the case of the Z3 Play at least, that holds true. Amazon is offering the Moto Z3 Play for $449.99, $50 less than Motorola's own price tag of $499.99. It isn't a huge discount, but still, it's hard to complain about having an extra $50 in your bank account.

Where Amazon's deal gets really tempting is in its extras. If you order the Moto Z3 Play from Amazon, the company will throw in a Moto Smart Speaker on the house. That particular Moto Mod usually costs $149.99, so if were considering the speaker anyway, this becomes a pretty great deal.

Of course, to take advantage of Amazon's Prime Exclusive phone offers, you'll need to be a Prime subscriber. You'll also need to be okay with Amazon loading up your phone with pretty much its entire lineup of Android apps, but the upside is that Amazon also pre-installs Alexa on your phone, which can be summoned by pressing the home button two times in quick succession.

For what you're paying, the Moto Z3 Play seems to be a pretty solid device. The spec sheet Motorola revealed when it announced the Z3 Play shows some respectable hardware for a mid-range phone, and if you need something less expensive, the Moto G6 Play will fit the bill with its $199.99 price tag ($189.99 if you go through Amazon). If you're not a Prime subscriber, you can pre-order the Moto Z3 Play from Best Buy, B&H Photo, and, with shipments heading out on June 29.

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