Review: Moto Z 2 Play

Review: Moto Z 2 Play

By Udit Agarwal

Moto Z2 Play smartphone with modular Moto Mods has been launched in the country India on the last Thursday. And is already available for pre-booking starting Thursday till 14th of June, the new Moto Z2 Play will go on sale via an offline stores and on the ecommerce platform Flipkart on June 15. Lenovo also announced the new Moto Mods - which it had launched last week - but did not detail when they would become available in India beyond saying "next few months." Only the Moto Z2 Play variant with the RAM of 4GB, 64GB storage, and dual-SIM card support has been launched in India, with the company eschewing the 3GB RAM/ 32GB storage variant for the country.

Moto Z2 Play price, launch offers

The Moto Z2 Play has been priced at the cost of Rs. 27,999. And apart from this customers can pre-book the smartphone by simply paying Rs. 2,000 through online, and then can choose to pay EMI over 10 months with zero percent interest and with zero processing fees. Lenovo has also announced a 100GB additional Reliance Jio 4G data offer for all its Jio users, and the offer is applicable to regular buyers as well, not just those who pre-book Moto Z2 Play.

Moto Z2 Play specifications

On the specification department, Moto Z2 Play runs on the Android version 7.1.1 Nougat and has a 5.5-inch full High Definition (1080x1920 pixels) Super AMOLED display with the protection of Corning Gorilla Glass 3 and a pixel density of 401ppi. The smartphone is powered and supported by a 2.2GHz Snapdragon 626 octa-core processor which is simply paired with 4GB RAM.

Photography department

The Moto Z2 Play has a 12-megapixel primary rear camera with a 1.4-micron pixel sensor, with an aperture of f/1.7, a color correlated temperature (CCT) dual-LED flash, as well as laser and dual autofocus lens (laser autofocus with expanded range up to 5 metres and 3 million dual autofocus pixels), At the front camera department, there is a 5-megapixel selfie camera  for taking selfies and video calling with an f/2.2 aperture, wide-angle lens, and a dual-LED CCT flash.

The 64GB of inbuilt storage on board the Moto Z2 Play can be expanded further via microSD card (up to 2TB) - the smartphone has a dedicated SD card slot, separate from the SIM cards. The smartphone packs up with a battery capacity of 3000mAh, a major downgrade from 3510mAh battery seen on the predecessor Moto Z Play, but Lenovo claims the new, more efficient chipset will compensate for the loss. The company alsos included TurboPower charger provides 50 percent charge in just 30 minutes of time, and the battery is rated to deliver up to 30 hours of mixed usage.

The connectivity options on the smartphone include the 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/g/b/n (2.4GHz and 5GHz), Bluetooth 4.2, USB Type-C (3.1), a 3.5mm headphone jack, NFC, FM radio, and GPS/ A-GPS. Sensors on board include accelerometer, ambient light sensor, gyroscope, magnetometer, and proximity sensor. It weighs only 145 grams, and measures 156.2x76.2x5.99mm with respect to its length x height x thickness.