The American handset maker, Motorola introduced a new way of swapping mods with its flagship last year, Moto Z. The brand also launched a budget variant of the same under the moniker Moto Z Play and it has been equally successful. This smartphone comes with the same 16 pin swapping connector on the rear panel along with the same design. Therefore, if you are inclined to have Moto Mod support but have not the budget for Moto Z, Moto Z Play is the one for you. Here is a laydown of the handset for those who are looking forward to picking it up.
Moto Mods support: The mainstay of this handset remains to be the support for Moto Mods, which allows users to extend a certain functionality of the handset. Users have the option to change the looks of the device, make it a portable speaker using JBL Mod, have a handy projector or make it a true blue camera with Hassleblad Tru Zoom mod. It is certainly a plus to have the ability to swap mods on the go.
Latest Android: Motorola is the brand that offers its devices with the latest Android update and also push the latest updates as and when they come out. The Motorola Moto Z2 Play comes with the Android 7.1.1 Nougat operating system with near stock interface out of the box. The device will also get the newest Android O soon after it comes out. This is a must have feature, which any user will appreciate.
Dual tone LED flash on both panels: The handset has been equipped with the same 12MP and 5MP cameras on the rear and front panels, respectively. Both cameras have been accompanied by dual tone LED flash, even the front snapper. This makes for a good imaging experience as low light imaging and selfies turn out to be far much better.
Dated Processor: The world has come a lot ahead from Snapdragon 6XX SoC days and mid-range smartphones these days are coming with Snapdragon 820 and above. Which why it comes as a surprise to see that the Moto Z2 Play has a Snapdragon 626 SoC kicking at its core. While the performance offered by the handset is pretty good, it still leaves much to desire.
|General Specifications||Launch Date||June 15, 2017|
|Color||Lunar Gray, Fine Gold|
|SIM Card||Dual Nano SIM|
|Operating System||Android v7.1.1 (Nougat)
Upgradable To V8.0 (Oreo)
|Phone Body||Case: Metal Back: Metal Side: Metal|
|Dimensions||156.2 x 76.2 x 5.9 mm|
|Processor & RAM||Processor||2.2 GHz Tru-Octa Core 64 bit (Cortex A53)|
|Chipset||Qualcomm Snapdragon 626 MSM8953 Pro|
|Display||Size||5.5 inches (13.97 cm)|
Corning Gorilla Class 3
|Sensors||Light sensor, Proximity sensor, Accelerometer, Compass, Gyroscope|
|Resolution||1080 x 1920 pixels, Full HD|
|Pixel Density||401 ppi|
|Screen to Body Ratio||69.9 %|
|Other Input Features||Multi-touch|
Dual-color LED Flash
|Rear Camera Sensor||Exmor-RS CMOS Sensor|
|Rear Camera Aperture||f/1.7|
|Front Camera Aperture||f/2.2|
|Rear Camera Features||Geo tagging, High Dynamic Range mode (HDR)|
|Rear Auto Focus||
Phase Detection autofocus, Dual Pixel autofocus, Laser autofocus
2160p@60fps, 4k, Full HD, HD
|Battery||Battery Capacity||3000 mAh|
|Battery Type||Li-ion, Non Removable|
Wi-Fi 802.11, a/b/g/n/n 5GHz
|USB Port||Mass storage device, USB charging|
|Entertainment & Multimedia||Ringtone||Music ringtones, Vibration|
|Audio Format||AAC, AAC+, AMR, MIDI, MP3|
|Storage||Internal Storage||64 GB|
Up to 2 TB
|Calling & Messaging||Phone Book||
|Additional Information||Items in the Box||Handset with built-in Battery, Charger, USB Type-C Cable, Earphone, SIM Eject Tool, User Manual, Warranty Card|