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Motorola Moto Z2 Play (2017) review

Android OS v7.1.1 (Nougat)
Qualcomm Snapdragon 626 MSM8953 Pro
Adreno 506
3 GB / 32 GB
5.5 inch (1080 x 1920 px)
12 MP, 4032 x 3024 px, autofocus

Motorola announced the launch of the Moto Z2 Play smartphone in 2017. The manufacturer is offering the Motorola Moto Z2 Play phone with 5.5 inch display, Qualcomm Snapdragon 626 MSM8953 Pro chipset, 3 GB of RAM and 32 GB of internal storage.

The Motorola Moto Z2 Play series was launched with Android OS v7.1.1 (Nougat) pre-installed, but it is upgradable to newer versions of OS as they become available. The 5.5 inch phone comes with a high resolution AMOLED display (1080 x 1920 px). AMOLED displays are used in many high-end and flagship devices. This smartphone has a single camera on the back (12 MP, 4032 x 3024 px, autofocus). The single camera setup can be sufficient for many smartphone users, depending on their photography needs and preferences. The Moto Z2 Play also features a 5 MP front-facing camera.

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Motorola Moto Z2 Play specifications

BrandMotorola
NameMoto Z2 Play
ModelZ2PLAY
Release date2017

Body

Weight5.11 oz
Dimensions6.15 x 3 x 0.24 inch
Colorsgold, gray
SIM typeNano SIM

The weight of Motorola Moto Z2 Play is about 5.11 oz with battery, which is average compared to most of the smartphones with same size. The dimensions of this Motorola smartphone are average (6.15 x 3 x 0.24 inch). Smaller smartphones are more compact and easier to carry around, but they may have smaller displays that can be harder to read and interact with. A Nano SIM is a small (12.3 x 8.8 x 0.67 mm) chipcard that is used in smartphones as a subscriber identity module (SIM) for connecting to a cellular network.

System

OS versionAndroid OS v7.1.1 (Nougat)
SoCQualcomm Snapdragon 626 MSM8953 Pro
CPUOcta-core 2.2 GHz Cortex-A53
GPUAdreno 506

The Motorola Moto Z2 Play comes with Android OS v7.1.1 (Nougat) out of the box, but it is upgradable to the next OS. Android is a mobile operating system developed by Google based on a modified version of the Linux kernel and other open-source software. The Moto Z2 Play utilizes Qualcomm Snapdragon 626 MSM8953 Pro chipset. This octa-core CPU is managed by an advanced scheduler that allocates tasks to the CPU for speed and power efficiency in real time.

The Moto Z2 Play utilizes Adreno 506 GPU. A GPU (Graphics Processing Unit) is a specialized chip that is primarily designed to handle and accelerate the processing of graphics and visual data. It is responsible for rendering images, videos, and animations on a smartphone screen. Adreno GPUs are designed to work in conjunction with Qualcomm's Snapdragon processors. The latest Adreno GPUs support advanced graphics features such as high dynamic range (HDR) rendering, virtual reality, and augmented reality applications.

Display

Display typeSuper AMOLED
Screen size5.5 inch
Resolution1080 x 1920 px
Multitouch supportyes

The Moto Z2 Play features a 5.5 inch AMOLED display. AMOLED displays enable an Always-On Display feature, where a portion of the screen remains active to display information such as time, date, notifications, or custom widgets, even when the rest of the display is off. The 5.5 inch display make this smartphone pocket-friendly. The size of the screen is measured diagonally, from corner to corner. A larger screen typically requires more power to illuminate, which can impact battery life. The display of Motorola Moto Z2 Play is multitouch capable. Multitouch technology enables the device's touchscreen to detect and interpret multiple touch points on the screen simultaneously.

Memory

RAM3 GB
Internal storage32 GB
Memory card slotmicroSD

With 3 GB of RAM, a smartphone can run multiple apps simultaneously without experiencing any significant lag or slow performance. Having more RAM in a smartphone can provide benefits in terms of performance and multitasking. When you have more RAM, you can keep more apps and processes open in the background without slowing down the device. 32 GB of internal storage is generally considered to be the minimum amount of storage you would want in a smartphone. The Moto Z2 Play has 32 GB of internal storage. The memory of Motorola Moto Z2 Play (3 GB) cannot be expanded, but the internal storage (32 GB) can be expanded with a compatible microSD card. A microSD card is a type of small, removable flash memory card used to store digital information.

Camera

Main camera12 MP, 4032 x 3024 px, autofocus
FlashDual LED
Selfie camera5 MP

The Moto Z2 Play offers only a single-camera setup. The single camera can still be sufficient for many smartphone users, depending on their photography needs and preferences. The main camera of the Moto Z2 Play is equipped with autofocus. An autofocus (or AF) optical system uses a sensor, a control system and a motor to focus on an automatically or manually selected point or area. Very few Android cameras come without autofocus. The main camera of Moto Z2 Play smartphone does not have OIS. The optical image stabilization (OIS) is an important feature in smartphones, particularly for those who frequently use their phones to take photos and videos.

Connectivity

GSM 2G bands850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
Network coverage2G / 3G / 4G
Wi-FiWi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n
Bluetoothv4.2, A2DP
GPSA-GPS, GLONASS
NFCyes
FM radioyes
USBUSB Type-C
Headphone3.5 mm jack

The Motorola Moto Z2 Play supports 4G/LTE networks. 4G is the fourth generation of mobile phone technology. 4G provides faster data transfer speeds compared to previous generations. It offers peak download speeds ranging from 100 Mbps to 1 Gbps, depending on the specific network and implementation. The Motorola Moto Z2 Play like all modern smartphones, is capable of connecting to Wi-Fi networks. Wi-Fi networks offer several advantages over wired networks, including greater mobility, flexibility, and convenience.

The Moto Z2 Play smartphone is capable of connecting to Bluetooth devices. Bluetooth is a wireless communication technology that allows devices to connect and communicate with each other over short distances. The Moto Z2 Play has a GPS receiver. GPS allows smartphones to determine their precise location and provide accurate navigation and mapping services. This includes turn-by-turn directions, real-time traffic updates, points of interest, and alternative routes.

The Moto Z2 Play comes with NFC (Near Field Communication) functionality. Near Field Communication (NFC) is a short-range wireless connectivity technology that makes life easier and more convenient for consumers around the world by making it simpler to make transactions, exchange digital content, and connect electronic devices with a touch. The Moto Z2 Play phone has built-in FM radio. The built-in FM Radio is great for listening to your favorite radio station.

The Moto Z2 Play has an USB Type-C port. Type-C is a small, reversible connector that can be plugged in to a device in either orientation, making it more convenient to use than older USB connectors that only worked when plugged in a certain way. The Moto Z2 Play smartphone has a 3.5 mm headphone jack. A 3.5 mm headphone jack is a small round port, that allows you to connect wired headphones or earphones to the device.

Battery

TypeLi-Po 3000 mAh, non-removable

The Li-Po 3000 mAh, non-removable battery gives the smartphone a good battery backup. The lithium polymer (Li-Po) battery is a thin, light-weight, rechargeable battery. No periodic discharge is needed and charging can be done at random. The battery of Moto Z2 Play isn't removable without voiding the warranty.

Features

Sensorsaccelerometer, compass, fingerprint, gyroscope, light, proximity
SpecialsCorning Gorilla Glass, Fast charging

Smartphones today come with a wealth of sensors to facilitate a better user experience. The accelerometer is a sensor that measures the tilting motion and orientation of the phone. The Moto Z2 Play phone has a fingerprint scanner. This sensor identifies and authenticates the fingerprints of an individual in order to grant or deny access to a smartphone. This Motorola phones come with proximity sensor. This proximity sensor detects how close the phone is to an outside object, such as your ear.

The Moto Z2 Play phone comes with a compass sensor. A compass sensor is a device that provides accurate directions in relation to the earth's North and South magnetic poles. The ambient light sensor detects the level of ambient light in the surrounding environment. The main purpose of a light sensor in a smartphone is to automatically adjust the brightness of the device's display. This smartphone supports fast charging technology, which comes in handy when you need quick juice on your device. Corning Gorilla Glass is designed to provide enhanced durability and resistance to scratches, impacts, and drops.

The specifications above are based on the official data published by the manufacturer, but we also take user reviews into consideration. If you found an error or something lacking in the specifications above for the Motorola Moto Z2 Play, then don’t hesitate and signal the problem to us.

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