The Moto Z2 Play has arrived in India for a price of Rs 27,999. While the first Moto Z Play smartphone is still selling for Rs 24,999, the second generation, Moto Z2 Play, offers a better design, upgraded hardware and unlocks the known Moto Mod universe. The Moto Z series smartphones essentially focus on the overall “modular” experience rather than just the regular ‘specs versus price’ comparisons.
The Moto Z2 Play or the older Moto Z Play offer the best only when someone opts for Moto Mod accessories– the key innovation and highlight.
So, what’s new in the Moto Z2 Play and should Moto Z Play users think of upgrading?
The new Moto Z2 Play is slightly lighter and slimmer. While the first Moto Z Play offered a glass rear, this one is completely metal. The Moto Z2 Play retains the 3.5mm headphone hack and USB Type-C connector. The new design of the antenna band gives a classy look to the back of the phone. The camera bump will always remind you to buy a Moto Mod. However, there is a free Style Shell to help you take care of that. Also, it will be available in two colours- Grey and Golden.
The Moto Z2 Play.
The Moto Z2 Play is a dual SIM phone with separate SIM card slots and microSD card slot. Both the phones offer the same 5.5-inch 1080p Full HD display with Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection.
While the older Moto Z Play was powered by a Snapdragon 625 SoC, the Z2 Play run Snapdragon 626 SoC. It’s an octa-core CPU clocked at 2.2GHz. The new variant offers 4GB of RAM and 64GB internal storage instead of 3GB of RAM and 32GB storage in the earlier Moto Z Play.
Compared to the 3,510 mAh battery on the Moto Z Play , the Z2 Play is powered by a 3,000 mAh battery to go along with the slim design.
The Moto Z Play.
Coming to the camera, the older Moto Z Play offered a 16MP f/2.0 PDAF rear camera while the new Z2 Play comes with a 12MP f/1.7 PDAF camera. Both has a 5MP front camera.
Other connectivity features are same including support for NFC.
Apart from the slim design, which makes the device more handy when used with Moto Mod, the experience on both are similar. Both the Moto Z Play and Moto Z2 Play offer the same ease and smooth performance of Moto Mods. Moto Z Play owners will not be able to sense the upgrade here but will definitely admire the flagship Moto Z-like design.