moto z2 play design
The design of the Moto Z2 Play is similar to that of the Moto Z Play, and it also supports the Moto Mods ecosystem. To ensure that the new phone supports the old Moto Mods, Moto has introduced the new phone with the same length and width and the connector pins have been replaced with the old ones. Any change could have been made only by reducing the thickness of the phone, and Motorola has made the phone a millimeter thinner. The thickness of the original Moto Z Play was 6.99 mm while the Moto Z2 Play measures 5.99 mm in width. And perhaps this is the reason why the battery has been shortened and the new phone has 3000 mAh battery, whereas the previous phone had 3510 mAh battery. On the other hand, due to less battery, the new phone weighs 20 grams less than the Z Play i.e. 145 grams.
Moto Z2 Play flaunts a 5.5-inch Super AMOLED display with a resolution of 1080×1920 pixels. Corning Gorilla Glass has been given for protection. The display is varied and the viewing angles are also exceptionally good. Reading on the phone in sunlight can be a problem as we had to use the brightness control while using the phone in daylight. There’s a fingerprint sensor under the screen, which Moto says is designed to better recognize gestures on the sides.
Moto Action has given the user an alternative to the traditional three-button Android navigation. Users can use the fingerprint sensor as a gesture. Due to which space is available for more content on the screen. You can swipe left on the fingerprint sensor to go back, while swiping right can launch the app switcher. and tap to go to homescreen. Apart from this, there is an option to long press the fingerprint sensor to lock the phone. And it doesn’t take much time to learn how to use the whole process and we soon got used to it.
To keep selfie lovers happy, the Moto Z2 Play packs a 5-megapixel front camera with a dual-tone LED flash. The phone also has a beautification mode, which helps in taking better selfies. Notification LED was not given in Moto Z2 Play. At the bottom of the rear, there is a large camera bulge. Thanks to the Moto Mods, a similar design has been seen across all the Moto Z series smartphones. The primary camera sensor of 12 megapixels, comes with 1.4 micron pixels and dual-tone LED flash. Apart from this, aperture F / 1.7 has been given for better photography in low light. The pictures taken with the camera were good, but we’ll reserve our judgment on this until a detailed review of the Moto Z2 Play.
There is a metal ring around the camera bump so that the lens does not get scratched when placed on any surface. Motorola will also offer a mod shell with the Moto Z2 Play, which makes the phone bulky but makes the camera bulge a bit less.
The frame of the Moto Z2 Play is made of aluminum, which makes the phone look premium. The special thing is that Moto has given antenna lines all around the body of the phone, which is a unique and handy feature. The phone houses the power and volume buttons on the right side while there is a SIM tray on the top which can be used for two nano SIM cards as well as a microSD card. The Z2 Play has a USB Type-C port at the bottom and can also be used as a loudspeaker.
The biggest change in the Moto Z2 Play compared to the previous Z Play is the specification. The phone is powered by a 2.2GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 626 octa-core processor, which is an updated version of the Snapdragon 625 processor. The phone has 4 GB RAM and 64 GB inbuilt storage which can be expanded. In terms of software, the Z2 Play runs on stock Android Nougat. Moto has some Google apps pre-installed.
In the limited amount of time we spent with the phone, we enjoyed using the Moto Z2 Play. The fingerprint scanner works fine and unlocks the phone fast. There was no problem with the phone during multitasking. The good thing is that the phone supports quick charging. A 15W turbo charger comes with the phone in the box.
The Moto Z2 Play smartphone seems to follow the same path as the previous Z2 Play smartphone. The internal specifications of the phone have improved but the competition has also increased. The Samsung Galaxy C7 Pro smartphone is the closest competitor to the Z2 Play. Though it doesn’t have the modular design like the Moto Z2 Play, it costs less. Stay tuned to Gadgets 360 for a detailed review of the Moto Z2 Play.