Moto Z2 Play Review

The Moto Z2 Play is a great sign that Motorola has not given up on the modular system, but is the second generation smartphone good enough without mods?

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Moto Z2 Play

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Last year, Motorola introduced the Z series of smartphones to the world, built around the concept of hot-swappable “mods.” We had the Moto Z and the Moto Z Play, the former being a spitting image of the legendary Moto Razr in terms of its slim profile and the latter being slightly thicker, but sporting a much larger 3500mAh battery. It hasn’t even been a year, and Motorola has already introduced the next version of the Moto Z Play, the Moto Z2 Play. At first glance, it seems evident that the company has learnt a lot from its maiden attempt at modular phones. The Moto Z2 Play is now slimmer by 1mm, measuring just 6mm thick. There’s 4GB of RAM and 64GB of storage as against the 3GB RAM/32GB storage in comparison to its predecessor. The mod interface on the back remains unchanged, but then again, there was very little reason to meddle with that in the first place. The camera module still sticks out like a huge sore thumb, but the camera is supposed to be far better on the Moto Z2 Play than it was on the Z Play. Overall, the smartphone has been introduced to the market at a slightly higher price point that its predecessor, and dangerously close to the OnePlus territory. The phone offers a number of interesting features and we take a look at just how each of them stacks up with respect to the competition.

RATINGS

Overall

79.0
  • Specifications8.1

  • Design & Build7.7

OUR VERDICT

The Moto Z2 Play is a worthy successor to the first generation modular phone from Motorola, but we can’t help but wonder if it can hold its own against the competition if mods were taken out of the picture. We will update this verdict once our review is complete, but for now, you can read our individual, in-depth review of the phone’s various parameters. 

Key Features

  • Processor
    Qualcomm Snapdragon 626
  • RAM
    4 GB
  • On-board storage
    64 GB
  • Sim Type
    Dual Sim (Nano)
  • VoLTE Enabled
    Yes
Display
  • Screen Type
    Super AMOLED
  • Resolution
    1920x1080
  • Pixel Density
    401ppi
  • Screen Size
    5.5 Inch

Moto Z2 Play Features & Specifications

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Moto Z2 Play Design & Build

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