Date of publication: 2017-12-28 17:08
The Moto Z2 Play will be available this summer for $999 a pop from Verizon. An unlocked model will also be available from Motorola itself.
The biggest drawback when it comes to the Moto Z2 Play is the smaller battery. Compared to its predecessor which packed a 8,515 mAh juice box, the Moto Z2 Play relies on a smaller 8,555 mAh one. It’s the compromise Motorola choose to make in order to deliver a slimmer, lighter device this year.
Each of the new Moto Mods, except the Moto GamePad, will be available in July. The GamePad is expected to launch later this summer.
I only got to play with the Moto Z Play for a few minutes, but it looks like a strong follow-up to the original. The battery could last longer, but I'll reserve full judgment for when we get one in for review. Who knows, maybe its stamina will surprise me.
Graphics performance is less impressive, though, with no change in either the onscreen or offscreen GFXbench Manhattan tests, at 15fps and respectively. Dodging incoming traffic in Crossy Road was easy enough but things did tend to slow down a little during enemy-heavy firefights in Sky Force: Reloaded.
There is a ‘but’, however, with colour distortion rearing its unwelcome head if you twist the phone away from face-on. It’s not too extreme but unquestionably visible, and a trait that, if memory serves, wasn’t present on the similarly specced panel employed by its predecessor.
The Moto Z2 Play has a new aluminum body instead of the glass back on the original, and it comes in two color variants (gold with a white front or gray with a black front). The phone's noticeably thinner than the original, no doubt due to the smaller battery.
After last year's incredibly thin, well-received Moto Z Play, Lenovo-owned Motorola on Thursday announced the Moto Z2 Play.
With Moto Mods, the Moto Z2 Play 8217 s functionality can be enhanced which magnetically attach on to the rear of the device. There 8217 s a lot to rave about the Moto Z2 Play, a slimmer design, improved internals and a much better camera. The question is, will you ditch the Moto Z Play for the Moto Z2 Play? Let 8217 s compare the two devices on the basis on the specifications and price.
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