Just within a week after the official unveiling of the smartphone, Motorola has now launched the Moto Z2 Play smartphone today in India. The company launched this smartphone today in the country at an event which happened in Goa. We also got a couple of new interesting Moto Mods to go with it. And as far as the device itself is concerned, we pretty much knew everything about the smartphone and the only thing which we were interested to know was the pricing of the smartphone.
The Moto Z2 Play as we all know is the successor to the previously launched Z Play smartphone that came out last year. As far as the pricing is concerned, the device is priced at 27,999 INR and it will be sold exclusively via Flipkart starting 15th June. They also launched the new Moto Mods like JBL Soundboost 2 & Turbo power mod. Having said that, we would like to know your thoughts on this smartphone. Would you be interested in buying this new smartphone form Motorola at the asking price? Be sure to let us know by dropping a comment down below and also stay tuned to PhoneRadar for more info like this.
Earlier –The Moto Z2 Play along with the Moto Z2 and the Moto Z2 Force have been in the rumors mills for quite a long time. We already came to know about the Moto Z2 Play’s specifications and design from the several leaks. Now, the company has officially unveiled the device confirming all the details from the previous leaks. It is the successor to the Snapdragon 625 powered Moto Z Play which is known for its better battery efficiency. It sports an all-metal unibody design, and there is a big rear camera module that protrudes out of the base. Just below the rear camera setup is the iconic Moto dimple. The device runs on Android 7.1.1 Nougat out of the box with very minor tweaks.
Since the Moto Z series devices come with Moto Mods support, the new Moto Z2 Play also has the 16-pin setup on the bottom rear for magnetically swapping the Moto Mods on the rear. Because of these Moto Mods, the company can’t make bigger design changes. While the last year’s Moto Mods can be attached to the new Moto Z2 Play, the company also announced few new options. As seen on the new Moto G5 devices, the Moto Z2 Play also comes with a big home button on the front that supports gestures instead of separate navigation buttons. The company calls it as ‘One Button Nav’ and it also has an integrated fingerprint sensor. Instead of the gestures, the user can also opt for on-screen navigation buttons.
The Antenna on this new device is laid out across the rear edge of the device. Just like the Moto Z Play, the new Moto Z2 Play also comes sports a 5.5-inch Super AMOLED display with Full HD (1920 x 1080 pixels) resolution. The company is also offering Corning Gorilla Glass 3 on the top for extra protection. Under the hood is the Snapdragon 626 octa-core processor clocked at 2.2GHz and comes coupled with Adreno 506 GPU. The device will be available in 3GB and 4GB RAM variants with 32GB and 64GB of internal storage respectively. If required, the user can further expand the storage up to another 2TB via MicroSD card slot. It is also splash proof, thanks to the nano coating on the device.
Talking about the cameras, there is a 12MP rear camera with f/1.7 aperture, dual pixel autofocus, laser autofocus, PDAF, and dual tone LED flash. It can record videos in 4K at 30fps and 1080p at 60fps. For selfies, there is a 5MP front camera with f/2.2 aperture and wide-angle lens. Interestingly, the front camera also comes with dual tone LED flash. It has NFC for using the device for mobile payment services like Android Pay. The device will be available in single SIM and dual SIM variants, depending on the market conditions. Connectivity options include 4G LTE, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.2 LE, GPS 3.5mm Audio port, and a USB Type-C 3.1 port.
It includes a 3,000mAh non-removable battery that is rated to give 30 hours of mixed usage. There is also TurboPower fast charging that can charge the device from 0% to 50% in just 30 minutes. It measures 156.2 x 76.2 x 5.99 mm and weighs 145 grams. The power button and volume rocker can be found on the right edge of the device. The Moto Z2 Play will be available in Lunar Gray and Fine Gold color options and the pricing starts from $499 (approx Rs. 32,000). In Brazil, the 4GB RAM variant is priced at BRL 1,999 (approx $615 / Rs. 39,500) and will go on sale starting today. The company also announces the new Moto Mods called Moto TurboPower Pack, Moto Style Shell with Wireless Charging, JBL SoundBoost 2, Moto GamePad.
The Moto TurboPower Pack Mod is priced at $80 (approx Rs. 5,150), whereas the Moto Style Shell Wireless Charging Mod costs $40 (approx Rs. 2,600). The Moto GamePad Mod which was first showcased at the MWC 2017 is now officially launched along with the Moto Z2 Play and it costs $80 (approx Rs. 5,150). Having said that, we would like to know your thoughts on this. How many of you like the concept of purchasing new Moto Mods instead of getting a new device for every few years. Share your opinion with us by commenting down below or tweet us at @PhoneRadarBlog.