Motorola Moto Z2 Play 

price₹ 18,299 onwards

launchJun, 2017

47.4

excellence score

72.3

value for money score

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Design

  • Beautifully made, well-designed, slim and light (although might look a little a bit too futuristic for some, with exposed connection pins on the rear, when used without any mods)
  • The phone feels a bit wide and uncomfortable without a magnetic back cover (mod)
  • The power button and volume rockers are a bit too small

Display

  • Beautiful, sharp display

Software

  • Great fingerprint scanner with gesture controls
  • Motorola's software sticks to stock, simple Android - but still adds useful software tricks - such as "show me" voice commands, Moto Display, and Moto Actions

Performance

  • Good speed/performance - though the chipset is not cutting-edge for this price bracket - but everything runs flawlessly in real-life use
  • Performance is good, but there are phones in this price bracket with better chipsets

Camera

  • Pretty good rear camera quality - generally takes bright, colorful, detailed photos - low-light performance is pretty good too
  • Decent front camera too
  • Camera is again pretty good, but falls behind the best camera devices in this price bracket - the Honor 8 Pro, and the OnePlus 5

Audio

  • Very good audio quality via both headphones and speaker

Battery

  • The key USP here of course is the magnetic mod add-ons that you can snap onto the back of any Moto Z-family phone - some of the cool ones are the TurboPower Pack charger, Wireless Charging Style Shell, and JBL SoundBoost 2 speaker - they work with minimal fuss and can be genuinely useful ways of enhancing your phone's functionality
  • Very good battery life - you should be able to easily go a day and a half or even two days with some heavy use - and of course battery life can be made even more incredible with a relevant battery Mod

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Motorola Moto Z2 Play Specifications

Operating System
Smartphone OSAndroid 7.1 Nougat, Upgradeable to 8.0 Oreo
Display
TouchscreenYes (Capacitive)
Screen Size5.5 inches
Screen Resolution1080x1920 pixels (~ 401 pixels per inch)
Display Features
  • Super AMOLED
Scratch Resistant DisplayYes, Corning Gorilla Glass
Sensors
  • Accelerometer
  • Ambient Light Sensor
  • Gyroscope
  • Magnetometer
  • Proximity Sensor
  • Ultrasonic Sensor
Fingerprint sensorYes
Processor/RAM
Processor2.2 GHz, Octa Core, Qualcomm Snapdragon 626
GPUAdreno 506
RAM4 GB
Memory
Internal Memory64 GB
Expandable Memory Slotup to 2 TB
Battery
Battery Capacity3000 mAh
Battery Talktime (3G)30.00 hrs
Fast ChargingYes, TurboPower
Dimensions
Weight145 gm
Thickness5.99 mm
Camera
Camera12.0 MP
Camera Auto-FocusYes
Camera FlashYes
HD Video RecordingYes (4K)
Other Camera Features
  • F/1.7 Autofocus
  • Phase Detection Autofocus (PDAF)
  • Laser Autofocus
  • Dual-LED (dual tone) Flash
  • 1.4um Pixel Size
  • Geo-tagging
  • Touch Focus
  • Face Detection
  • Panorama
  • Auto-HDR
  • Professional Mode
  • Auto Night Mode
Secondary Camera5.0 MP
Secondary Camera Features
  • F/2.2 Aperture
  • 1.4um Pixel Size
  • Dual-LED (dual tone) Flash
  • Wide-Angle Lens
  • Auto Night Mode
  • Beautification Software
  • Professional Mode
  • Full HD Video Recording
Connectivity
BluetoothYes
USBYes
WiFiYes
4GYes
VoLTEYes
3GYes
2G Internet (GPRS/EDGE)Yes
GPSYes + GLONASS
CompassYes
NFCYes
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Dual SIMGSM+GSM
Dust ResistantYes
Noise FiltrationYes
FM RadioYes
More
  • Fast Battery Charging (TurboPower): 50% in 30 min
  • WiFi Direct
  • USB Type-C
  • Moto Mods Connector

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