Moto Puts the Z Play on a Diet for its Next Iteration
Last October, we got our mitts on the Moto Z and the Moto Z Play; praising them for finding a measure of success in terms of their modularity. The Moto Z was a sleek looking and an extremely thin device that was running on flagship-level specs at that time, but it was also lacking a 3.5mm audio jack and its battery pretty guaranteed that you had to have a powerbank or access to a wall socket during mid-day. The Moto Z Play was on the chunkier side, was more of a mid-ranged device, but had more juice and the port to plug your cans into.
It seems Lenovo wants to bridge the gap between the two devices when it releases the Moto Z2 Play by making it a hair thinner at 6mm down from the original’s 7mm, and will be 20 grams lighter. While the Z2 Play will retain its 3.5mm audio jack, its battery capacity had to be sacrificed and will now be at the usual 3000mAh; down from the previous model’s 3510mAh. While this may irk some users, Moto more than makes up for it by giving the Z2 Play a bit of a bump in its internals.
The Moto Z2 Play will still have a 5.5-inch Full HD display, but will now sport a Qualcomm Snapdragon 626 that clocks in at 2.2GHz; getting a nice bump up in both its RAM and storage that now sits at 4GB and 64GB respectively. For its cameras, the Z2 Play will be getting a bump down from 16-megapixels to 13-megapixels for its rear shooter and will retain its 5-megapixel front camera. The difference is though that Moto is choosing to focus on better image quality on both because, as we all know, it’s not always about the megapixel count.
The Moto Z2 Play will, of course, retain the pins on its back to be able to use the Moto Mods.