The Moto Z2 Play is the latest entrant in the Moto Z lineup of smartphones. Here’s everything you need to know about the new Moto

Just after nine months of the release of the original Moto Z and the Moto Z Play, Motorola has decided to come up with the second generation of the lineup – The Moto Z2 Play.

But, is the Moto Z2 Play any good in terms of an upgrade over its predecessor? How well would it hold up against the likes of the upcoming devices like the OnePlus 5?

The newly released Oppo R11 might also be a challenge ahead for the device, as it looks equally stunning as well.


Moto Z2 Play Overview

The Moto Z2 Play may not be called a complete overhaul over its previous generation as most of the specifications in the new one were almost already there.

But there is no denying the fact that the device looks absolutely stunning and premium.

Moto Z2 Play

Moto Z2 Play Specifications

  • 5.5 inch, 1920 x 1080 pixels full HD display
  • Adreno 506 GPU clocked at 650 MHz
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 626 Octa-Core chipset clocked at 2.2 GHz
  • 64 GB of internal storage
  • 4 GB of RAM
  • 12 MP camera with Dual Pixel (IMX 362) f1.7, 1.4 micrometer, PDAF Laser Focus
  • 5 MP front camera
  • 3,000 mAh battery
  • 5.99 mm thickness

Moto Z2 Play (Lunar Gray and Black, 64 GB)

The key highlight for some of the potential buyers of the new Moto Z2 Play might be the decreased thickness of the device, making it look all the way more pleasing to the eye.

It’s so slim, one can not just ignore how beautiful it looks.

On the other hand, though, the protruding camera lens might turn out to be an eyesore for some.

But this is a matter of choice, so let’s not talk about it.

The revamped front fingerprint scanner also looks way better than the older Moto Z lineup.

Moto Z2 Play – The good

  • Amazing display
  • Amazing design
  • Great performance, thanks to the decent SoC
  • Decent battery life
  • Way better camera quality as compared to the previous generation
  • The existing Moto Mods work with the new Moto Z2 Play. If you happen to have any of those, you need not buy new ones for this

Moto Z2 Play – The bad

  • Priced somewhat high
  • The battery life is not as good as the previous generation Moto Z devices
  • Dated processor
  • A QHD screen would have been way better

Moto Z2 Play – final verdict

Though the Moto Z2 Play could have been way better a smartphone and the lack of the latest hardware is a bummer, but it is, without any doubts, one of the most amazing looking devices.

That being said, it is not a bad performer either and should get the job done.

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The device is going to be launched on 15th of June, just a week before the OnePlus 5 launch, so it would be interesting to see whether buyers go for the Moto Z2 Play or wait for one week to get the highly anticipated OnePlus flagship.
Nevertheless, the Moto Z2 Play is going to be sold for ₹27,999 in Indian markets, exclusively via Flipkart.
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