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The Moto Z3 and the Moto Z3 Play are the latest high-end and mid-range devices from Motorola. The former brings the promise of future 5G speeds, while the latter is the first of the Play series to feature a dual rear camera setup. While its specifications and features are groundbreaking, the true value of these devices lies in Moto Mods.

There isn’t much of a difference between the two, with the major one being that while the Moto Z3 is powered by the Snapdragon 845 processor, the Moto Z3 Play comes with a Snapdragon 636. Of course, the Moto Z3 is also a Verizon-exclusive, while the Z3 Play is available unlocked. 

Keeping your smartphone protected from accidental bumps and drops is never a bad idea. Because of their identical design and dimensions, the good news is that the cases listed below fit both smartphones. Here is a roundup of some of the best Moto Z3 and Moto Z3 Play cases that you can buy!


Poetic Karbon Shield

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The Poetic Karbon Shield is a slim-fit TPU case. It comes with a carbon fiber texture on the back that provides a lot of grip. A raised lip keeps the camera bump protected. Precise cutouts are available for the side-mounted fingerprint scanner and the charging port, while the volume rocker and power button are protected. The Poetic Karbon Shield is priced at just $9.95.


LK Ultra

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The LK Ultra is an ultra-thin silicone case that barely adds any bulk to the device while keeping it protected from bumps and drops. A raised lip keeps the camera safe and the volume rocker and power buttons are covered. Precise cutouts are available for the fingerprint scanner and the charging port. This is also a clear case that lets you show off the design of the phone. The LK Ultra case is priced at just $7.99.


TUDIA Merge

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The TUDIA Merge is a slim-fit but dual-layer case that combines a soft TPU shell and a hard polycarbonate back to provide rugged protection. Raised edges keep the camera and screen protected and all the buttons are covered as well. Precise cutouts allow for easy access to the fingerprint scanner and the charging port. The TUDIA Merge case is available in a few different colors like matte black, mint, rose gold, and metallic slate. The case is priced at just $8.95.


Spigen Rugged Armor

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The Spigen Rugged Armor is one of the best Moto Z3 and Moto Z3 Play cases around. The flexible TPU case utilizes Air Cushion technology to keep the device safe from accidental drops. The buttons are covered but easy to press. A raised lip keeps the camera bump protected and precise cutouts are available for the fingerprint sensor on the side and the charging port. The Spigen Rugged Armor case is priced at $12.99.


Ferlinso Wallet

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The Ferlinso Wallet is made with a premium PU leather and the phone is held in place with a slim TPU case. The case comes with three slots for credit cards and ID and a large pocket for cash. Between the PU leather is a layer of RFID blocking material to keep your cards protected. Precise cutouts are available for easy access to all ports and buttons. A magnetic lock keeps the case closed and a slit along the earpiece lets you use the phone for calls without having to open the front cover. The front cover can also be folded and fashioned into a kickstand. The Ferlinso Wallet case is available in black, red, and rose gold, and is priced at $10.99.


Encased Slimline with holster

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The Encased Slimline is a solid polycarbonate case that comes with a non-slip rubberized finish and features precise cutouts for easy access to all ports and buttons. The case also comes with a durable kickstand. The inside of the holster is lined with soft felt to keep the screen scratch-free. The belt clip can be adjusted to keep the device in the horizontal or vertical position. The Encased Slimline case with holster is priced at just $12.95.


AMENQ rugged case

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This AMENQ rugged case is one of the best Moto Z3 and Moto Z3 Play cases around if you are looking for complete device protection. The case combines a TPU bumper and a hard polycarbonate plate on the back and around the front to provide heavy-duty protection from drops. A raised lip keeps the camera safe and the buttons are covered as well. Precise cutouts for the fingerprint scanner and the charging port are available. Color options for the case include black, purple, and rose gold. It is priced at just $10.99.


Incipio DualPro Shine

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The Incipio DualPro Shine offers dual layer protection for your Moto Z3 or Moto Z3 Play. It combines an impact resistant ABS polycarbonate frame and a shock absorbing dLAST TPE core to provide military-grade protection (drop tested up to 10ft). The outer shell comes with a great looking carbon fiber finish. The buttons are covered but easy to press and precise cutouts are available for the charging port, camera, fingerprint scanner, and mics. The Incipio DualPro Shine is currently priced at $34.99. It is comparatively expensive, but it’s one of the best Moto Z3 and Moto Z3 Play cases you can buy. 


Dretal Armor

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The Dretal Armor case is made of environment-friendly plastic and anti-stretch rubber and provides a lot of grip. The corners are reinforced with an inner airbag design to allow for more shock absorption. The buttons are covered but easy to press. The case also comes with a built-in metal plate that can be used place the phone on a magnetic car mount or holder. The Dretal Armor case of the Moto Z3 and Moto Z3 Play is available in black, blue, and orange, and is priced at just $8.98.


There you have it for this roundup of some of the best Moto Z3 and Moto Z3 Play cases that are currently available!

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