Motorola moto z2 play lunar gray


moto z² play

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Available in an unlocked version for major U.S. carriers like Verizon, Sprint§§, AT&T, and T-Mobile. Also available as a Verizon-exclusive. Check carrier compatibility

operating system

Android™ 8.0, Oreo

system architecture/processor

Motorola Mobile Computing System, including Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 626 processor with up to 2.2 GHz Octa-Core CPU and Adreno 506 GPUNatural Language Processor

Contextual Computing Processor

memory (RAM)

3GB LPDDR3 / 4GB LPDDR3

storage (ROM)

32GB / 64GB‡microSD Card slot with UHS-I support (up to 2 TB)††

dimensions

76.2 x 156.2 x 5.99 mm

weight

145g

display

5.5 Full HD 1080p (1920 x 1080) Super AMOLEDUp to 16 million colors. 401 PPI

Corning®Gorilla® Glass

battery

3000 mAh, up to 30 hours*TurboPower charging for up to 8 hours of use in 15 minutes (50% charge in 30 minutes)†

water protection

Water repellent nano-coating**

network bands

CDMA (850, 1900 MHz)GSM/GPRS/EDGE (850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz)UMTS/HSPA+ (850, 900, 1700, 1900, 2100 MHz)4G LTE (B1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 17, 20, 25, 26, 28, 29, 30, 38, 41, 66)

SIM card

Nano-SIM

Bluetooth® technology

Bluetooth version 4.2 LE + EDR

sensors

Fingerprint SensorAccelerometerAmbient LightGyroscopeMagnetometerProximity

Ultrasonic

12MP 1.4um Dual Autofocus Pixelƒ/1.7Laser Autofocus (Up to 5 meters)Phase Detection Auto Focus (PDAF)Color Correlated Temperature (CCT) dual LED flashProfessional modeAuto Night mode

Video Encode: 480p (30fps) 720p (120fps) 1080p (60fps), 4K (30fps)

front camera

5MP 1.4umƒ/2.2Wide-Angle lensColor Correlated Temperature (CCT) dual LED flashAuto Night modeBeautification softwareProfessional mode

Video Encode: 480p (30fps) 720p (120fps) 1080p (30fps)

connectivity

Moto Mods™ connectorUSB-C™ port with USB 3.1 support

3.5mm headset port

FM radio

Yes

speakers/microphones

Front-ported loud speaker3 Mics

video playback

480p (30fps) 720p (120fps) 1080p (60fps), 4K (30fps)

NFC

Yes

location services

A-GPS, GLONASS

Wi-Fi

802.11 a/b/g/n 2.4 GHz + 5 GHz

colors

Lunar GrayFine Gold

moto mods

Compatible with all Moto Mods. Learn more

moto experiences

Moto Display, Moto Voice, Moto ActionsLearn more

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Motorola Moto Z2 Play Review

Modular smartphone hardware is, at the very least, an intriguing concept: since phones are far from one-size-fits-all, it makes sense to let users choose the hardware features that matter most to them, and by making this hardware modular, it saves shoppers the expense of picking up a whole new phone every time their desires shift. But for as nice as the idea is, actually making modular smartphones work is an uphill battle, and even giants like Google have looked long and hard at such projects before eventually declaring, “Nope!”But last year Lenovo-owned Motorola did the impossible, and launched not just a modular smartphone, but a whole family of both modular phones and the modules that attach to them: the Moto Mods. We were promised that this wouldn't be a one-shot phenomenon, and this year they're indeed back, as we get a new phone and some new Moto Mods add-ons. Will this new batch of hardware finally convince the nay-sayers that modular smartphones are here to stay? Or is there little here that's going to sway a critic who wasn't already won over by last year's lineup? Join us as we take a look at the new Moto Z2 Play, as well as a trio of new Moto Mods.

In the box:

  • Moto Z2 Play
  • Motorola Turbo Charge adapter
  • USB Type-C to standard-A cable
  • SIM tool
  • Safety card
  • Quick-start guide
The blessing of support for Moto Mods can also be a bit of a curse: on the one hand, you're giving a phone support for a growing body of add-on hardware, letting users augment the handset with a heavy-duty camera, extra battery capacity, or maybe even a digital projector. But on the other hand, you're locking your phone into being a particular shape and size, with Moto Mods support inherently linked to the physical makeup of a phone. While that does give Motorola some wiggle room to experiment with handset thickness, other aspects of the phone's design, from that utterly flat back panel to the prominent, centered camera bump, are set in stone. As a result, the Moto Z2 Play looks and feels a lot like its predecessors, even as it strays a bit from the decisions that went into making the original Moto Z Play. Perhaps most notably there, Motorola's decided to give us a thinner phone this time around, with the Z2 Play's 5.99mm thickness (no Moto Mods attached) coming in below the first gen's 6.99mm. As a consequence, though, battery size also takes a hit – which we'll talk about just a bit later.Layout-wise, we've got a 5.5-inch screen dominating the phone's face, with a fingerprint scanner below and front-facing camera hardware up top – including a rare dual-LED front-facing flash. The hybrid SIM tray (with support for microSD expansion) lives up top, and along the right side we've got the power button, as well as discrete up-and-down volume controls. Underneath we find the phone's USB Type-C port, and also the analog headphone jack – a feature we got on the first Moto Z Play, but not the other Moto Z phones.On the back, there's a camera that sure looks a lot like those on earlier Moto Zs, but that's hiding some new hardware within, and down below is the critical Moto Mods interface.By itself, the Moto Z2 Play is both quite thin and notably lightweight, coming in at just 145g. But neither of those will last for long, as the phone is just begging to have some Moto Mods attached. From the moment you first boot up the Moto Z2 Play, the phone looks ready to impress with a dazzling, high-contrast Motorola logo on-screen. It's a great way to grab your attention, and really emphasizes some of the best properties of the phone's 5.5-inch AMOLED display. The screen's 1080 x 1920 resolution looks decent at this size, but by default the phone's interface doesn't take great advantage of all those available pixels, with text and on-screen elements displayed quite a bit larger than they need to be – and making the screen seem less well-equipped than it really is. Luckily, you can quickly make strides towards fixing that with a few settings tweaks.But while we were impressed by that early onslaught of classic-AMOLED saturation and bright colors, that honeymoon period didn't last. By default the phone is set to its “vibrant” color mode, but even in “standard,” which claims to deliver realistic colors, our tests found the screen doing not such a great a job at accurately depicting colors – and beyond the general intensity issues we see with AMOLEDs, we also found magenta hues in particular to be poorly reproduced, leaning much more towards blue than they should.

Those disappointments continue when it comes to screen brightness, which seems to top out just north of 400 nits. That's significantly less bright than the majority of phones that cross our path, and notably worse than we saw on the much-more-affordable Moto G5 Plus – which hit nearly 600 nits.

In the end, the screen is detailed and colorful, but still comes up short in a few key areas, and even for a $400 phone, we expect a little more.

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Description

Meet the Moto Z2 Play - the smartphone that strikes the perfect balance between style and performance. Powered by a powerful octa-core processor and compatible with Moto Mods, the Moto Z2 Play opens up new possibilities. The intuitive Android Pure Nougat OS lets you use multiple apps in split-screen mode, so you can get more done in no time.

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Product Description

Open up to a whole new world of possibilities with the Moto Z2 Play. Powered by a powerful processor and a long-lasting battery, the sleek and slim Moto Z2 Play is the perfect tool to make the most out of entertainment.

Slim Metal Unibody

The super-slim 5.99 mm, all-metal unibody design of the Moto Z2 Play, with Corning Gorilla Glass 3 and water-repellent nanocoating, gives you the best of both the worlds - durability and style. Encased within the sleek metal frame is the 13.97 cm (5.5) Full HD Super AMOLED display that produces images in rich detail. Watching movies and playing games will only get better with the Moto Z2 Play.

12 MP Rear Camera

Thanks to Moto Z2 Play's 12 MP rear camera which has a pixel size of 1.4 um, you can capture beautiful moments in crystal-clear detail.This smartphone also feature PDAF laser autofocus and dual pixel autofocus which make for clear, blur-free photos. An aperture ratio of f/1.7 and a Correlated Temperature (CCT) dual LED flash ensure that you can capture bright images even when it's dark.

TurboPower

You can watch movies, play games, listen to music, browse the Internet and do much more without worrying about running out of charge as the Moto Z2 Play is powered by a 3000 mAh battery that keeps your entertainment going all day. The TurboPower charger gives the phone up to seven hours of battery life in just about 15 minutes.

Moto Mods

Don't worry about not having a professional camera, a power bank or a projector. The Moto Z2 Play is compatible with Moto Mods and gives you access to a new world of possibilities. Add a projector, shoot with a 10x optical zoom or instantly boost battery life by snapping the compatible Moto Mods to this smartphone.

Superior Performance

The Moto Z2 Play is powered by a 2.2 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 626 octa-core processor and 4 GB of RAM to provide excellent performance. What's more is, this smartphone can handle almost any task you throw at it, offering a smooth multitasking experience.

5 MP Front Camera

Capture beautiful selfies using the Moto Z2 Play's 5 MP front camera which has a pixel size of 1.4 um and an aperture ratio of f/2.2. It's also equipped with a flash and a wide-angle lens. Now, even when you're out with your friends in a dimly lit club, you can capture vibrant selfies.

Storage

You can carry your daily dose of entertainment with you wherever you go as the Moto Z2 Play comes with up to 64 GB of internal storage. From movies and songs to games and pictures, you can easily carry your favourite media files on this Moto smartphone. That's not all, you can also easily add up to 2 TB of dedicated expandable memory using a microSD card.

Fingerprint Reader

Forget about complicated patterns and difficult-to-remember passwords. With the Moto Z2 Play, all it takes is a touch on the fingerprint reader to instantly unlock your phone. That's not all, the fingerprint reader also allows you to easily navigate your phone.

Moto Voice

You can use just your voice to ask the Moto Z2 Play for directions, information or answers, thanks to the Moto Voice feature.

Moto Actions

Thanks to Moto Actions, you can control this phone using smart motions and gestures. Like, you can open the camera with the flick of your wrist or turn on the flashlight by doing a chop twice.

Moto Display

Checking your notifications and updates just got easy with the Moto Z2 Play. Thanks to the Moto Display feature, you can get a preview of your notifications and updates without unlocking your phone.

Latest Pure Android 7.1.1

The Moto Z2 Play runs on the Android Pure Nougat OS which allows you to view multiple apps at once in split-screen mode. With its Doze power-saving mode, you can restrict device functionality once the screen is off, making the battery last longer.

Specifications

General

In The Box
  • Handset, 15 W Turbo Charger, USB Cable, Headset
Model Number
Model Name
Color
Browse Type
SIM Type
Hybrid Sim Slot
Touchscreen
OTG Compatible
Quick Charging
Sound Enhancements
  • Speaker: Mono Front Porting, 3 Microphones

Display Features

Display Size
Resolution
Resolution Type
GPU
Other Display Features
  • OLED with Gorilla Glass 3

Os & Processor Features

Operating System
Processor Type
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 626 Octa Core 2.2GHz
Processor Core
Primary Clock Speed
Operating Frequency
  • GSM - 850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz; UMTS B1; B5; B8; 4G LTE - Band (01, 03, 05, 08, 40)

Memory & Storage Features

Internal Storage
RAM
Supported Memory Card Type
Memory Card Slot Type
Call Log Memory

Camera Features

Primary Camera Available
Primary Camera
Primary Camera Features
  • Dual Pixel (IMX 362) f1.7, 1.4 micrometer, PDAF Laser Focus
Secondary Camera Available
Secondary Camera
Secondary Camera Features
  • (OV5695) f2.2, 1.4 micrometer, 85Degree FOV
Flash
HD Recording
Full HD Recording
Video Recording
Video Recording Resolution
Digital Zoom
Frame Rate

Call Features

Connectivity Features

Network Type
Supported Networks
Internet Connectivity
3G
Pre-installed Browser
Micro USB Port
Bluetooth Support
Bluetooth Version
Wi-Fi
Wi-Fi Version
  • 802.11 a/b/g/n (2.4 GHz and 5 GHz)
NFC
USB Connectivity
Audio Jack
Map Support
GPS Support

Other Details

Smartphone
SIM Size
Removable Battery
SMS
Graphics PPI
Sensors
  • Proximity Sensor, Accelerometer, Ambient Light Sensor, Magnetometer (e-Compass), Gyroscope, Sensor Hub, GPS, Fingerprint
Other Features
  • Video Playback Rate: 1080p 30 FPS, USB Mass Storage, 4G + 3G DSDS Support, Wireless Connectivity Chip: WCN3660B, Software Features: Moto Experience, Display, Actions, Voice, Approach (Ultrasonics), Depth: 8.49 mm at Camera Bump, P2i Nano Coating, Interchangable Cover: Mods, Micro USB C
GPS Type
  • aGPS (Assisted), A-GPS (Autonomous)

Multimedia Features

FM Radio
Audio Formats
  • Audio Codecs Decode: AOSP Codecs - AAC, AAC+, Enhanced AAC+, AAC ELD (Enhanced Low Delay), MAR-NB, AMR-WB, FLAC, MP3, MIDI, Vorbis, PCM / WAVE MM Capabilities: TBD, Audio Codecs Encode: AOSP Codecs - AAC, AAC+, AAC ELD (Enhanced Low Delay), MAR-NB, AMR-WB, PCM / WAVE MM Capabilities: TBD

Battery & Power Features

Dimensions

Width
Height
Depth
Weight

Warranty

Warranty Summary
  • Brand Warranty of 1 Year Available for Mobile and 6 Months for Accessories

Ratings & Reviews

4

Really Nice

It's very slim and light weight compared to Moto z playBattery life is very goodNo lag and very smooth operatingScreen quality is very good

Overall very good phone

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Satish Kumar

Certified Buyer, Annavaram

Jul, 2017

5

Terrific purchase

I purchased in big billion sale 2018 @ 8999. I think it's lottery in 9k price tag. Solid build, Good Camera, Slim Design, Decent Battery with Turbo Charging. What more you need. Go for it whenever there is same offer in future. It's far better than Mi, Vivo Oppo!!! Added some pics with and without Back Cover. Also I put tempered glass on the screen. Got the Android Oreo today :-).

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Ganesh Shinde

Certified Buyer, Pune

11 months ago

5

Wonderful

Mallikarjun K

Certified Buyer, Koppal

11 months ago

5

Mind-blowing purchase

finally got my armour pack. thanks flipkart

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ramakrishna Samireddy

Certified Buyer, Bangalore

Jun, 2017

5

Terrific

got it just rs 9,999

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Soumitra Adak

Certified Buyer, Singur

10 months ago

4

Good choice

nice phone and fast and nice slim phone ...great mobile ...good super amoled display

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Sanjay Kumar meena

Certified Buyer, Jaipur

Apr, 2018

5

Awesome

Also ordered the jbl speaker mod along with it but the order has not been approved yet..hope flipkart would look into the matter..and send me the speaker mod ASAP within the delivery date it says.....And the Phone is awesome..

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Koustabh Biswas

Certified Buyer, North 24 Parganas

Jul, 2017

5

Highly recommended

Great mobile with looks ..... Here are some points that help you buy this product without any hesitation...The lightest mobile I have ever hold...Slimmest too...Strong metallic body with smooth finishing...

And there are lots of questions about the battery life as this mobile comes with 3000 mah battery... But forget all that this mobile is really long lasting and durable .... And despite that this mobile got fast charging facility.... Contains USBC charger ....so long battery life and fas...

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Mohit Kashyap

Certified Buyer, New Delhi

Jun, 2017

5

Terrific purchase

It's very good phone.. Good cam in low light.. Awesome built-in quality.. Superb battery.. Nice display... Only problem is the camera bump..

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PRATIK GHOSH

Certified Buyer, North Barrackpur

10 months ago

5

Mind-blowing purchase

PARMESHWAR KUMAR

Certified Buyer, Patna

11 months ago

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Questions and Answers

Q:is it good to buy this phone at 10k in 2018???

A:at 10k it's definitely worth each n every penny

Flipkart User

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Q:samsung c7 pro or moto z2?, which is advisable

A:Not a big fan of Samsung! I would reco Moto any day.

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Q:moto z play mods will be supported for moto z2 play mobile?

A:yes it indeed supports

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Q:which is best? moto g5 plus or moto z2 play

A:Moto z2 if you love Moto voice and other mods features.

Dr Ashik Al Mohamed

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Q:is this mobile with style mod are not

A:nope

Aditi Asthana

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Q:can moto z2 play upgradable ever upcomming android updates???????

A:yes

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Q:How is Moto Z2 play in long term usage?

A:it's a fantastic device always stands out in size ,look, thinness, performance, responsiveness.there is nothing about it which lacked at any point of time of my usage.buy spigen cover only .

Swapnil 'Gupta

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Q:what is volet mobile

A:Voice over Long-Term Evolution (VoLTE) is a standard for high-speed wireless communication for mobile phones and data terminals. It is based on the IP Multimedia Subsystem (IMS) network, with specific

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Q:should I go for moto z2 or moto x4?

A:well it depends what you want. Go for z2 if you want AMOLED5.5inch,metallic body,moto MODs and its build quality. Go with x4 if you want 5.2LCD,IP68,full glossy body,dual camera. Go for z2 its better

Sudhir Verma

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Q:does it have dolby atmos

A:no it does not Dolby Atmos on paper, but the speakers are better than most smartphones you won't regret your buy ! 😊

Kuldeep Tamakuwala

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moto z play (2nd gen.)

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thinner. lighter. faster.

Android™ 7.1.1, Nougat

System architecture/processor

motorola Mobile Computing System, including Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 626 processor with up to 2.2 GHz Octa-Core CPU and Adreno 506 GPUNatural Language Processor

Contextual Computing Processor

Memory (RAM)

3 GB LPDDR3/4 GB LPDDR3

Storage (ROM)

32 GB/64 GB‡​microSD Card slot with UHS-I support (up to 2 TB)††

Dimensions

76.2 x 156.2 x 5.99 mm

Weight

145g

Display

5.5 Full HD 1080p (1920 x 1080) Super AMOLEDUp to 16 million colors. 401 PPI

Gorilla Glass

Battery

3000 mAh, up to 30 hours*turbopower charging for up to 8 hours of use in 15 minutes (50% charge in 30 minutes)†

Water protection

Water repellent nano-coating**

Network bands

GSM/GPRS/EDGE (850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz)UMTS/HSPA+ (850, 850+, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz)

4G LTE (B1, 3, 5, 7, 8, 19, 20, 28, 38, 40, 41)

SIM card

Nano-SIMDual-SIM available in certain countries

Connectivity

moto mods™ connectorUSB-C™ port with USB 3.1 support

3.5mm headset port

Bluetooth® technology

Bluetooth version 4.2 LE + EDR

NFC

Yes

12MP 1.4um Dual Autofocus Pixelƒ/1.7Laser Autofocus (Up to 5 meters)Phase Detection Auto Focus (PDAF)Color Correlated Temperature (CCT) dual LED flashProfessional modeAuto Night mode

Video Encode: 480p (30fps) 720p (30fps) 1080p (30fps), 4K (30fps)

Front camera

5MP 1.4umƒ/2.2Wide-Angle lensColor Correlated Temperature (CCT) dual LED flashAuto Night modeBeautification softwareProfessional mode

Video Encode: 480p (30fps) 720p (30fps) 1080p (30fps), 4K (30fps)

FM radio

Yes

Speakers/microphones

Front-ported loud speaker3 Mics

Video playback

480p (30fps) 720p (120fps) 1080p (60fps), 4K (30fps)

Location services

A-GPS, GLONASS

Sensors

Fingerprint SensorAccelerometerAmbient LightGyroscopeMagnetometerProximity

Ultrasonic

Wi-Fi

802.11 a/b/g/n 2.4 GHz + 5 GHz

Colours

Lunar Gray, Fine Gold

moto mods

Compatible with all moto mods. Learn more

moto experiences

moto display, moto voice, moto actions

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Moto Z2 Play review

You may think modular phones are dying off, with Google Project Ara getting canned and the LG G6 ditching the swappable design of the LG G5, but Motorola is pressing ahead with its Moto Mods-led project – and the Moto Z2 Play proves it can work on mid-range phones too.

This is a more affordable phone than the newly launched Moto Z2 Force, which still packs suitably impressive spec for the price, and comes with the added, innovative feature that enables you to swap out the back of your phone for a brand new accessory.

It’s easy to swap modules in and out, and the Z2 Play proves that modular designs can work at an affordable price point. Does that mean it’s good enough for you to pick up as your next smartphone though?

  • Launching at $499 or £379.99 (about AU$630)
  • Out now in the US and UK, no word on Australian release

If you live in the US or UK, you can buy the Moto Z2 Play right now; an Australian release date for the phone is currently unclear.

Those in the US can buy the phone exclusively through Verizon with deals starting at $17 a month for 24-month contracts. There’s also an unlocked retail sale of the phone launching soon which will cost $499.

In the UK you can buy the phone outright for £379.99 from Motorola’s website. None of the major UK networks are currently offering the phone, so for now if you want the Z2 Play you’ll have to buy it outright.

Key features 

  • Modular design allows you to switch features on your phone
  • Variety of Moto Mods that allow you to have a projector, speaker and much more

The Moto Z2 Play’s headline feature is that it’s a modular phone. In fact, it’s one of the few modular devices on the market right now.

Motorola's way of allowing you to add extra features to your phone is via accessories called Moto Mods, swappable rear modules which you slide onto your phone.

For example, one will add extra battery life to your phone, while another will give you wireless charging. There’s even a Mod that includes a projector, enabling you to project a film from your phone onto a wall.

You can even add a next-gen camera module to the back of your phone. These Mods will cost you extra money, but they give you the option to snap on a feature when you particularly need it.

We found it useful to be able to snap on the battery pack on a morning when we knew we’d need some extra juice, or the speaker if we wanted to use the phone around the house for listening to music.

If you want a phone that genuinely does something different, the Moto Z2 Play it is – it’s unlike anything else on the market right now.

  • Take a look at every Moto Mod Motorola has announced so far

Design

  • All metal design with a 6mm thin body
  • 3.5mm headphone jack and USB-C connector at bottom of the phone
  • Moto Mod connector at the bottom of the back of the phone

The modular feature discussed above means this phone has a unique design when compared to the iPhone 7, HTC U11 or the Samsung Galaxy S8 and indeed most current phones.

It’s thinner than all of those devices, with the body of the phone coming in at only 6mm, but the large camera bump is thicker, which may annoy some people. You should also bear in mind that adding on various modules will mean the phone gets much thicker.

Without the modules, this is an extremely lightweight phone, and is comfortable to have in your pocket. If you’re going to add the projector or speaker modules though it will get quite chunky and may not fit in your pocket easily.

The Z2 Play features a fully metal design with brushed edges and a mostly flat back, which feels strange in the palm of your hand. It’s not glass like the original Moto Z Play, and some may find this phone a tricky to handle, as it can prove a bit slippery.

Some of the modules you buy will give you better grip than you’d expect including a dedicated case, which doesn't bring any extra features but simply attaches to the rear of the phone

There’s a small fingerprint sensor below the screen, which is easy to reach and quick to work when you’re holding the phone in one hand.

At the bottom of the phone sits the USB-C port, and next to it is a 3.5mm headphone jack. Unlike on the Moto Z, Motorola has decided to include a headphone jack on this phone, and that’s something we particularly appreciate.

Sadly Motorola hasn’t gone for a waterproof design for the Moto Z2 Play, but it is splash-proof, so it should be able to handle the odd drop of water if you accidentally get it wet.

Display

  • Full HD 5.5-inch AMOLED screen
  • Bright and crisp with great color calibration

Motorola has opted for a 5.5-inch display on the Moto Z2 Play, which is a comfortable size, and the Full HD panel has a high enough resolution that you won’t spot pixels while using the phone.

It’s 401 pixels per inch, which is the norm for phones around this price point. We found the colors to be well calibrated, and it hit good levels of brightness when turned up to full.

Motorola has included an AMOLED panel, which may be why the colors look so deep, and when you’re watching video you’ll particularly notice the vivid picture on the screen.

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Moto Z2 Play officially announced: coming to Verizon in July, unlocked version later this summer

After months and months of leaks, rumors, and speculation, Lenovo has finally taken the wraps off its new powerhouse of a phone, the Moto Z2 Play. The original Moto Z Play brought us incredible battery life at an affordable price, and the Z2 Play, unsurprisingly, will do just that, but in a more refined package.

Before we get into the nitty gritty specs, let’s first talk about where you’ll be able to buy this thing. It’s coming to Verizon as a carrier exclusive in July in Lunar Gray and Fine Gold color options, though it’s worth noting Big Red is finally dropping that confusing “Droid” branding this time around. If you’re not a Verizon customer, you’ll also be able to buy an unlocked version “later this summer” for $499. That’s $50 more than what the Z Play went for when it debuted last year.

Moto Z2 Play specifications

 Moto Z2 Play
Display5.5-inch Super AMOLED 1920 x 1080 resolution

401 ppi

Processor2.2 GHz octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 626
GPUAdreno 506
RAM3/4 GB LPDDR3
Storage32/64 GB
MicroSDYes, up to 2 TB UHS-I
CamerasRear: 12 MP Dual Autofocus Pixel sensor, 1.4 μm, ƒ/1.7 aperture, laser autofocus, phase detection autofocus, dual LED flash

Front: 5MP sensor, 1.4 μm, ƒ/2.2 aperture, wide-angle lens

Battery3,000 mAh Non removable

TurboPower charging for up to 8 hours of use in 15 minutes (50% charge in 30 minutes)

Water resistanceWater repellant nano-coating
ConnectivityMoto Mods connector USB Type-C port with USB 3.1 support 3.5 mm headset port Bluetooth 4.2 LE + EDR Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n 2.4 GHz + 5 GHz

NFC

SensorsFingerprint sensor Accelerometer Ambient light Gyroscope Magnetometer Proximity

Ultrasonic

NetworkCDMA (850, 1900 MHz) GSM/GPRS/EDGE (850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz) UMTS/HSPA+ (850, 900, 1700, 1900, 2100 MHz)

4G LTE (B1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 17, 20, 25, 26, 28, 29, 30, 38, 41, 66)

SIMNano
SoftwareAndroid 7.1.1 Nougat
Dimensions and weight76.2 x 156.2 x 5.99 mm 145 g

Okay, let’s talk about the specs. The Moto Z2 Play sports a 5.5-inch Full HD AMOLED display and is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 626 platform, backed by either 3 or 4 GB of RAM. It’ll also have either 32 or 64 GB of on-board storage and microSD expansion up to 2 TB.

But what we really need to talk about is that battery. Last year, we had a hard time draining the Moto Z Play’s 3,510 mAh battery, thanks to the lower resolution display and power-sipping Snapdragon 625 CPU. The Z2 Play, however, has a much smaller 3,000 mAh unit, which is undoubtedly a bit worrisome. It’s worth noting that a smaller battery capacity doesn’t always mean worse battery life, so we’ll have to withhold our judgement until we get the chance to review it.

When you do have to recharge the battery, Lenovo says you’ll be able to get up to eight hours of use in just a 15-minute charge. That’s not bad at all!

Around back Lenovo included a 12 MP Dual Autofocus Pixel camera, complete with phase-detection, laser autofocus, an f/1.7 aperture, a dual-LED flash, and a 1.4 μm pixel size. The front camera also sounds pretty promising, with its 5 MP sensor, f/2.2 aperture, 1.4 μm pixel size, and front-facing flash.

The Z2 Play runs the latest version of Android, 7.1.1 Nougat (shocker). Users can expect a near stock version of Android on the Z2 Play, with only a handful of useful Moto features thrown in. Moto Display, Moto Voice, and Moto Actions are all present here.

As far as design is concerned, the Moto Z2 Play doesn’t stray too far off from the original Z Play’s design. That’s partially because this new phone is compatible with Moto Mods (more on that later). The differences in aesthetics seem to be subtle, yet refined. Lenovo implemented a larger fingerprint sensor on the front this time around, similar to the sensors you’d find on the Moto G5 and G5 Plus. That means you’ll also get to take advantage of fingerprint sensor gestures, allowing you to go back, home, or open the recent apps menu all from that one button.

The phone is also thinner at 5.99 mm, compared to the Moto Z Play’s 7 mm. The Z2 Play also features a USB Type-C port, and yes, a 3.5 mm headphone jack.

Lenovo is also launching a handful of new Moto Mods alongside the Z2 Play, which you’ll be able to pick up later this summer. These include the JBL SoundBoost 2 ($79.99), a Wireless Charging Style Shell ($39.99), a Moto TurboPower Pack charger ($79.99), as well as a GamePad ($79.99).

Check it out at Motorola.com

Now that it’s official, what are your thoughts on the Moto Z2 Play? Will this be your next phone, or are you passing this time around? Let us know what you think in the comments!

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