The Moto Z2 Play is Motorola's first Android flagship of the year, and while it bears a close resemblance to its predecessor, it has a few tricks up its sleeve. First and foremost, the Snapdragon 626 processor is 10% faster than the Snapdragon 625 in the original, and additional RAM and storage make for a more flagship-like experience. The rear camera is considerably improved — a 12MP sensor with an f/1.7 lens and 1.4 micron pixels — and the software has been given a bump up to Android 7.1.1 with a brand new Moto Display experience.
But the battery has taken a hit: the 3510mAh battery has been reduced 17% to 3,000mAh, reducing the thickness by a full millimeter.
|Category||Moto Z2 Play|
|Operating system||Android 7.1.1|
Moto Display, Voice, Actions
|Processor||Qualcomm Snapdragon 626 processor|
Octa-core Cortex-A53 @ 2.2 GHz
|GPU||Adreno 506 GPU @ ~650 MHz|
|Screen||5.5-inch Full HD (1920x1080, 403 ppi) AMOLED|
4GB (Moto Maker)
64GB (Moto Maker and international)
|Expandability||microSD up to 2TB|
|Rear camera||12MP, Dual Autofocus Pixel|
phase-detect, laser autofocus
|Video capture||720p (120fps), 1080p, 4K (30fps)|
f/2.2 wide-angle lens
3.5 mm headphone jack
|Moto Mods support||Yes|
|Water resistance||Water-repellent coating|
|Security||One-touch fingerprint sensor|
TurboPower charger (8 hrs battery in 15 min)
|Colors||Lunar Gray, Fine Gold, Nimbus Blue, Super Black|
|Dimensions||156.2 x 76.2 x 5.99 mm|
|LTE Bands||CDMA 850, 1900 MHz|
GSM/EDGE 850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz
HSPA+ 850, 900, 1700, 1900, 2100 MHz
LTE Band 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 17, 20, 25, 26, 28, 29, 30, 38, 41, 66
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Daniel Bader was a former Android Central Editor-in-Chief and Executive Editor for iMore and Windows Central.