For the price, the latest Moto G Play has a basic but worthy overall design. At 163.8 x 75 x 8.3mm, it’s a bit tall, but not unwieldy. Thanks to its plastic construction, it also manages to remain relatively light at only 185g. It comes in a single color, Sapphire Blue, which is quite pleasing to the eye.

The front is dominated by its display, and a hole-punch camera can be found at the top. The bezels are a bit thick, and not at all uniform. The side bezels aren’t too bad, but there is a bit more at the top, and the bottom of the device has an especially large chin.

The right side of the device houses the volume buttons and the power button, which pulls double duty as a fingerprint sensor. The left side has a combination SIM and microSD slot, allowing for expandable storage. The top has a headphone jack, and a USB-C port and a speaker can be found at the bottom.

The back houses a single camera system and not much else — outside of the Motorola logo. It looks like there are two lenses on the back, but the bottom one only houses a flash.

One thing to note is that this device is quite slippery. If you don’t hold this device tightly, it can easily slip out of your hand. This is especially true if you tend to keep it on rounded surfaces, like a couch armrest. It had to be saved from hitting the ground on a couple of occasions.

The Moto G Play features a water-repellent design. While it would have been nice to see a full IP rating, at the price, it’s nice that it can survive light splashes of water.

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