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
14nm process
GPU Adreno 506 GPU @ ~650 MHz
Screen 5.5-inch Full HD (1920x1080, 403 ppi) AMOLED
4GB (Moto Maker)
Storage 32GB
64GB (Moto Maker and international)
Expandability microSD up to 2TB
Rear camera 12MP, Dual Autofocus Pixel
phase-detect, laser autofocus
1.4-micron pixels
f/1.7 lens
dual-LED flash
Video capture 720p (120fps), 1080p, 4K (30fps)
Front camera 5MP
1.4-micron pixels
f/2.2 wide-angle lens
front-facing flash
Connectivity USB-C
3.5 mm headphone jack
Moto Mods support Yes
Water resistance Water-repellent coating
Security One-touch fingerprint sensor
Battery 3000mAh
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
Weight 145g
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