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Best Cases for the Moto Z2 Play

The Moto Z2 Play is a really compelling phone, an ultra-slim device that incorporating Motorola's Moto Mod design for expanded functionality.

But when you don't have a Moto Mod on, your phone is more exposed and prone to damage. You need a case you can slip on and off as needed. We've rounded up some of the best cases for the Moto Z2 Play. Find your new favorite below!

OtterBox Commuter Series

What better place to start than with an OtterBox. Arguably one of the most reliable and trusted case manufacturers in the game, you can get an OtterBox Commuter Series for your Moto Z2 Play.

Not only will it keep your phone well protected from drops and scratches, the covers over the headphone jack and charging port make it an ideal case for anyone who may rely on their phone while working in a dusty space like a construction site. It's also backed by OtterBox's fantastic customer support and warranty, so if anything happens with the case you can reach out to them.

It's by far the priciest case on this list at around $40, but sometimes you get what you pay for.

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Incipio DualPro

If you're looking for a sleek and lightweight case from a highly reputable brand, Incipio's DualPro case is the right voice for you.

Featuring a smooth, scratch-resistant polycarbonate shell plus a shock-absorbing TPU inner core, this two-piece case is designed with enhanced drop protection. Precise cutouts mean you'll have full access to the charging port and headphone jack as well as the volume and power button on the side.

Choose from seven different color styles and keep your Moto Z2 Play protected starting at $12!

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Spigen Rugged Armor

The Moto Z2 Play is a sleek phone, so you'll definitely want a sleek case to match, right? The Rugged Armor style case by Spigen is a sturdy option that offers rugged protection in a slim profile. In fact, this case is just the right thickness to address the camera bump on the back with a little lip around the front to protect the screen.

Made of flexible TPU, this is a good case if you also own Moto Mods as you'll be able to quickly and easily pop it on or off as needed. Get yours from Amazon for just $12.

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Spigen Liquid Crystal

If you're looking for a clear option from Spigen that's even slimmer than the Rugged Armor, Liquid Crystal is the way to go. This case also addresses the camera bump on the back delivering a back panel that sits flush against the lens, and there's also some protection around the front.

Best of all this case is pretty much transparent when installed, allowing you to show off the Moto Mod connectors to anyone who's curious. And since the case is made of flexible TPU, it's easy to peel off of your phone when you want to attach a Moto Mod. Get yours from Amazon for just $10.

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Moko Slim Fit

If you bought your Moto Z2 Play partially for its slim design, the last thing you'll want to do is add a whole bunch of bulk with a brick of a case. That's where the Moko Slim Fit case comes in!

it's a flexible and lightweight case that will help protect your phone from the shock of a fall with its premium TPU material. There's also web pattern on the inside that helps dissipate heat so your phone always stays cool. Visually, this is one of the best-designed cases on our list, with a smooth, fingerprint-resistant backing highlighted with two panels of carbon fiber texture to assist with grip.

There are cutouts around the camera, charging port, headphone jack, and even the Moto Mod connector pins, though this case is still not thin enough to be used with Moto Mods. Starting around $9, it's a solid case for your Moto Z2 Play.

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CruzerLite Bugdroid Circuit

Looking to add a bit of Android flair to the back of your phone? This slim and colorful case features that iconic Bugdroid logo, along with an accompanying circuitry pattern to finish the look.

Made from durable TPU, this case flexes and is easy to install, covering the back of the phone and adding protection for the Moto Z2 Play's back camera. There are cutouts around the bottom for the headphone jack and charging port and it's available in your choice of eight different colors. At around $10, you could even afford to mix and match if you so desire!

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OEAGO Hybrid Defender

If you're looking for a rugged case, OEAGO is your best option. They offer a heavy duty case that combines a rubberized polycarbonate outer shell with a soft silicone inner layer to cushion your phone should you accidentally drop it.

The back panel features a raised dot pattern that helps with the grip in-hand. There are cutouts around the headphone jack, charging port, camera and even the Moto Mods connector, even though practically every mod needs to be flush with the back of the phone.

OEAGO also offer a more rugged case design (opens in new tab) with a tire tread design on the back and a pop-out kickstand, although that look is not going to be for everyone. Both are available starting at just $4, so this is definitely one of the cheapest options you can get.

Note: The photo on the listing is for the original Moto Z Play, but the case itself is compatible with the Moto Z2 Play.

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What case are you rocking?

Have you tried out one of the cases we've listed above? Got another great option that didn't make our list? Let us know in the comments!

Update January 2018: Added a couple Spigen cases to our list: the Rugged Armor and Liquid Crystal!

Marc Lagace was an Apps and Games Editor at Android Central between 2016 and 2020. You can reach out to him on Twitter [@spacelagace.

12 Comments
  • I like the Moko Slim Fit and CruzerLite Bugdroid Circuit. The Incipio DualPro looks generic, but I bet it feels nice in the hand.
    Like Marc, I question why they would make a cutout for the mod connectors when you can't use the mods with the case on.
  • All I can think of is that the case manufacturers that make a cutout for the pins have no clue what this phone is all about. Personally, I use a bumper on mine so that I can swap from battery mod to speaker mod with no case removal. Otherwise the battery mod stays on to protect the back. (If you are a one who cares how thick your phone is, this would not be the way to go😉).
  • You're probably right about that: no clue so they make a cutout. A bumper that clears the mods is a good idea, I'll have to remember that :)
  • I can't seem to find anyting mod compatible; which bumper are you using?
  • I use the bumper that Verizon sells. Works good. No back so I can change mods without removing the bumper.
  • This is the one.
  • I've always preferred the brand Supcase, but they haven't made one yet. I prefer a see through backing.
  • Tudia has some nice, slim, grippy cases for the MZ2P
  • The shadow armor series from CoverOn are my favorite, it's a dual layer cover with a great design for me and it adds a kickstand. Shame it's not available for the z2 force models.
  • I looked at those. They don't have very good reviews on Amazon and the stupid hole in the back....
  • The Otterbox Commuter is stout, as expected, but a bit slippery. The buttons are stiff. I used two layers of electrical tape, on the inside to help make the buttons easier to use.
    The Incipio Dual Pro is very slippery and made nothing like the Dual Pro for the Moto X Pure Edition.
    The Spigen "rugged armor" is only tpu, or something close.
    Speck makes two case. Presidio and Presidio Grip. Presidio is a hybrid case and the back is slippery. Presidio Grip is made like most Speck cases that you've probably seen and provides good protection and great grip. The buttons work well.
    The Sleo snap case is very grippy, but has the stupid and useless hole on the back. The buttons are exposed and easy to use.
    The TUDIA Slim-Fit HEAVY DUTY is surprisingly grippy, for a hybrid case and the buttons work well.
  • Forgot to mention the finish on the hard back of the TUDIA case. It is a matte finish, allowing enough grip to be confident.