Motorola Moto Z2 Play

Specifications, Price, Review & Should you Buy?

This phone is either discontinued or not worth buying anymore
Key Specs:
  • 5.5 inches, Full HD (1920 x 1080 pixels) Super AMOLED display
  • 2.2 GHz Octa-Core Qualcomm Snapdragon 626 processor
  • 4 GB RAM, 64 GB Internal Storage, microSD up to 2 TB
  • 12 MP Camera + 5 MP Front Camera with CCT Dual-LED flash
  • Android 7.1.1 Nougat, 3000 mAh battery, TurboPower charging
  • Fingerprint scanner, Dual SIM, 4G VoLTE, NFC, Laser Autofocus
  • Water repellent nano-coating, USB Type-C (3.1), Moto Mods
Moto Z2 Play Price in India:

 18,999
on
Availability Details:
Available both in online and offline stores.
OS Updates?
Will get future Android updates for sure


Strength

  • Moto mods are innovative and excellent addition
  • Excellent slim and premium design
  • Excellent cameras
  • Excellent display
  • Good battery life + Fast charging
  • Good performance
  • Stock Android experience & Fast Android updates
  • Water repellent nano coating
  • Good user experience

Weakness

  • Moto mods are very costly
  • A bit overpriced


Should You Buy?

Overall, the Moto Z2 Play is very well designed slim phone with excellent cameras, great display, good performance, good battery life and great stock Android software. It is an all round phone with good balance of everything. And when you add the Moto Mods to it, the experience goes to a whole different level with great capabilities added to your smartphone. Even if you give the expensive Moto Mods a miss, it is still a very good smartphone.

Our Score
77
Out of 100
Performance:
37%
Rear Camera:
65%
Front Camera:
70%

0%

User Rating: 4.65 ( 1 votes)


Moto Z2 Play Full Specifications:
Phone Details
Phone Name(s) Moto Z2 Play
Manufacturer Motorola
AnnouncedJune 2017
ReleasedJune 2017
Body
BuildMetal Unibody design, support for Moto Mods
Colors
Lunar Gray
Fine Gold
Dimensions156.2 x 76.2 x 5.99mm
Weight145 grams
ButtonsOn-screen navigation buttons, Power Button, Volume Rockers
Display
Screen Size5.5 inches
Display TypeSuper AMOLED display
ResolutionFull HD (1920 x 1080 pixels)
Pixel Density401 pixels per inch (PPI)
Aspect Ratio16:9 aspect ratio
Display Area70.1% screen-to-body ratio
ProtectionCorning Gorilla Glass 3
TouchscreenYes, Capacitive, Multitouch
Performance
Processor2.2 GHz Octa-Core Qualcomm Snapdragon 626 processor
RAM4 GB
GPUAdreno 506
Storage
Internal64 GB
ExternalmicroSD up to 2 TB
USB OTG Yes
Operating System
OS Android 7.1.1 Nougat
User InterfaceStock Android UI
FeaturesMoto Actions: One-button nav, Double karate chop for torch, Twist for quick capture, Swipe to shrink screen, Pickup to stop ringing, Flip for Do Not Disturb
Cameras
Rear Camera12 MP camera with CCT Dual-LED flash
Detailsf/1.7 aperture, 1.4µm Dual Pixel Autofocus, Laser Autofocus, PDAF, HDR, Panorama, Professional mode, Auto Night mode
Video Recording2160 @30fps, 1080p @60fps, 720p @120fps, 480p @30fps
Front Camera5 MP camera with CCT Dual-LED flash
Detailsf/2.2 aperture, Wide-Angle lens, Beautification mode
Video Recording1080p @30fps, 720p @120fps
SIM
SIMDual SIM (dedicated slots)
SIM SizeNano SIM
Battery
Capacity3000 mAh Li-Po battery
Fast ChargingYes, TurboPower charging (50% charge in 30 minutes)
Wireless ChargingNo
Removable Battery Yes
Talk Timeup to 24 hours
Security and Sensors
SecurityFingerprint Scanner
SensorsAccelerometer, Gyroscope, Proximity sensor, Ambient Light sensor, Magnetometer, Ultrasonic
Connectivity
Wi-Fi802.11 a/b/g/n 2.4 GHz + 5 GHz Dual band, Wi-Fi Direct, Wi-Fi Hotspot
Bluetoothv4.2, A2DP, LE, EDR
LocationGPS, A-GPS, GLONASS
USB TypeUSB Type-C (3.1)
FM RadioYes
NFC Yes
Infrared No
Sound
SpeakersYes
3.5mm Headphone JackYes
MicrophoneOne primary microphone and one dedicated microphone for Active noise cancellation
Network
Cellular Networks2G, 3G, 4G / VoLTE
2G BandsGSM 850/ 900/ 1800/ 1900 MHz
3G BandsHSDPA 850/ 900/ 2100
4G BandsFDD-LTE 1(2100)/ 3(1800)/ 5(850)/ 8(900); TDD-LTE 40(2300)
Speed-
SAR Values
Head-
Body-
Other Features
Notification LEDUses 'Moto Display' to show notifications
Water ResistanceNo
Moto ModsHasselblad True Zoom, JBL SoundBoost, Insta-Share Projector, GamePod, Turbo Power Pack 2, Moto Mod Shells
Disclaimer: We have tried our best to list correct specs & information on this page, but still cannot guarantee it is 100% correct.
Moto Z2 Play Review:

Motorola has launched an upgraded variant of its popular modular smartphone Moto Z Play, as the new Moto Z2 Play. It supports all the new and existing Moto Mods but, let’s come to it later and start with the design first. The Moto Z2 Play comes with an almost similar design like the Moto Z Play but, it is much thinner at just 5.99 mm and also comes with a premium metallic back this time. It looks beautiful with antenna lines surrounding all the edges of the back and the big circular camera unit, although it has big hump. It is really thin and scores very good in the design department.

It sports a 5.5. inches Full HD Super AMOLED display which has excellent colors, good brightness and a very good overall quality. The Moto Z2 Play is powered by the 2.2 GHz octa core Snapdragon 626 processor paired with 4 GB RAM and Adreno 506 GPU. At this price, one expects a powerful processor from Qualcomm’s ‘Snapdragon 800’ series but even with the Snapdragon 626 the performance is very good. It can handle multitasking and gaming very well and doesn’t heat up as well. It packs a 12 MP rear camera with Dual Autofocus Pixel, ƒ/1.7 aperture, Laser Autofocus a full Pro Mode, Auto Night mode and dual-LED flash.

The picture quality is very good and significantly improved over the Moto Z Play. It can record 4K videos at 30 fps. The Moto Z2 Play packs a 5 MP front camera with ƒ/2.2 aperture Wide-Angle lens, beautification modes and a dual-LED flash as well. It clicks good selfies and due to the flash, low light selfies also turn out very good. It runs on the latest Android 7.1.1 Nougat with Stock Android UI, which comes with few Motorola enhancements like the Moto Display (shows time and notification icon when screen is lock), Moto Voice (a voice assistant, which when asked, for example, “show me the weather”, quickly shows the weather app), Moto Actions (helpful actions like twist the phone to open camera, chop twice to turn on flashlight, etc.).

It packs a very fast and responsive fingerprint scanner which, apart from unlocking the phone, also locks the phone when long tapped. It is a dual sim phone with 4G and VoLTE support and packs in 64 GB of onboard storage which is expandable via microSD card through a dedicated slot. It comes with Water repellent nano-coating which helps you with occasional splashes. The Moto Z2 Play is backed by a non-removable Li-Ion 3000 mAh battery which delivers good battery backup and supports Motorola’s TurboPower fast charging. Now, coming to its most important feature, the Moto Mods, to explain in details, Moto Mods are the swappable back covers which attach to the phone via strong magnets and can be interchanged very easily.

There are various Moto Mods like the Insta-Share Projector Mod which converts your phone into a mini projector and can prove very handy for small presentations and meetings, the new JBL SoundBoost 2 Mod which adds loud rich quality stereo sound to your phone, it also comes with kickstand so pull it and there is no need to carry any other portable speaker for music, the Hasselblad True Zoom Mod, which converts your phone into a true digital camera with 10x optical zoom, xenon flash, physical shutter and zoom buttons and grip like standard cameras, the Incipio offGRID™ Power Pack Mod which is a powerbank mod and adds extra battery life to the phone and also the Moto Style Shells which give different styles and looks to the phone. The Moto Mods are obviously great additions to the phone, but they come at a price which is very big!

Motorola Moto Z2 Play (Fine Gold):

Motorola Moto Z2 Play (Lunar Gray):


Moto Z2 Play is suitable to use for:
  • Heavy Users
  • Normal Day to Day Users
  • Heavy Gamers
  • Moderate Gamers
  • Camera Lovers
  • Selfie Lovers
  • Multimedia Consumption

Rahul Dubey

Rahul is a Professional Blogger and the Founder of 'Best Tech Guru'. He is a Computer Science & Engineering graduate and the passion for Technology & Entrepreneurship kept him away from a regular job, now he spends all his time with latest technology and loves to help people. He is a Tech enthusiast and has written hundreds of articles over the years on this blog. Follow @iamRahulD

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