Today was the launch of the Moto Z2 Play, Motorola's new smartphone after the success that was the original Moto Z Play. This time the team comes with two new mods: a JBL 2 speaker, and perhaps the most eye-catching of all, the Gamepad Mod that will be available later this year. The equipment is already available at operators in the country.
We have already had a Hands On with the team in June, when we went to Brazil to cover the team's worldwide launch. What I put back then was:
“Now the Moto Z2 Play brings with it the new Snapdragon 626, an upgrade to last year's processor that promises improvements in performance and durability. From what I was able to test at the event in my brief hands-on with the team, the phone felt quite smooth. It should be noted that Motorola has included the 7.1.1 version of Android, an even more current version than the one we see in the S8 or LG G6, which continue with 7.0. And yes, there are significant improvements in 7.1 on autonomy issues. ”
You can see the complete Hands On of the team in this article:
And here is the video of the trip:
Regarding technical characteristics, we have:
Moto Z2 Play: Technical Features
|Processor||Qualcomm Snapdragon 626, octa-core, 2.2GHzAdreno 506GPU|
|Memory||64GB, microSD slot up to 2TB4GB RAM|
|screen||5.5 ″ FHD Super AMOLED (1920 × 1080, 401ppi) Gorilla Glass|
|Cameras||Rear: 12MP f / 1.7 (1.4um) Front: 5MP f / 2.2 (1.4um) wide-angle|
|Ports||Moto Mods, USB Type-C, 3.5mm (headphones)|
|Connectivity||WiFi 802.11a / b / g / nBluetooth 4.2NFC|
|Networks||CDMA (850, 1900 MHz) GSM / GPRS / EDGE (850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz) UMTS / HSPA + (850, 900, 1700, 1900, 2100 MHz) 4G LTE (B1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 17, 20, 25, 26, 28, 29, 30, 38, 41, 66)|
|Waterproof?||It is not waterproof, but it has a water repellent layer.|
|Others||FM Radio, Front Speaker (yes!)|
|Size||156.2 x 76.2 x 5.99mm145g|
|Colors||Lunar Gray, Fine Gold|
I am finally happy to test the team and I think there are two aspects to highlight:
- We have a phone with 64 GBs of Storage and 4 GBs of RAM, which I consider a good upgrade of the Moto Z Play that had 32/3 GBs, respectively.
- The battery has suffered a hit, losing 500 mAh, which could impair battery life. It is something that I want to prove personally, but seeing reviews from other media that have already had the team in their hands, we have been able to see that it has not lost as much autonomy as we expected.
Definitely be an interesting phone to evaluate. I will be testing it in the following days to bring you my complete review!