You might have seen that the Moto Z2 Play is official and arriving this summer in both unlocked and Verizon variants. You probably saw that it will cost $499 from Motorola. You are also probably rightfully concerned that Motorola ditched the ridiculous battery life from the original to make a phone that is thin. Mmmhmmm. But what about the rest of the Moto Z2 Play specs? Will they still make this a contender?
Overall the Moto Z2 Play specs look pretty solid and we are certainly seeing some upgrades here and there. The processor is now a Snapdragon 626, an improvement over the 625. The camera is a 12MP f/1.7 shooter that should be better than last year’s average 16MP camera. The front camera is now wide angle. The display resolution and type haven’t changed, but Motorola is throwing in a night mode. The fingerprint reader is no longer an awkward box and can take on gestures. And Android 7.1.1 is onboard. So yeah, it does have some nice improvements.
At $499, this isn’t a bad package. Then again, that all depends on the OnePlus 5.
Moto Z2 Play Specs
|Moto Z2 Play|
|Processor||Qualcomm Snapdragon 626, octa-core, 2.2GHz|
|Memory||32GB / 64GB, microSD slot up to 2TB|
3GB / 4GB RAM
|Display||5.5" FHD Super AMOLED (1920x1080, 401ppi)|
|Cameras||Rear: 12MP f/1.7 (1.4um)|
Front: 5MP f/2.2 (1.4um) wide-angle
Turbo Power charging
|Ports||Moto Mods connector, USB Type-C, 3.5mm headphone jack|
|Network||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)
|Water Resistance||Water repellent nano-coating|
|Other||FM radio, front-ported speaker, nano SIM|
|Size||156.2 x 76.2 x 5.99mm|
|Colors||Lunar Gray, Fine Gold|
Buy Moto Z2 Play: Verizon