Lenovo-owned Motorola officially announced the Moto Z2 Play in June 2th as the continued successor to the 2016 sleeper hit phone, the Moto Z Play. Now, after a nearly month, the Z2 Play is available for purchase through Verizon Wireless carrier with a pretty decent punch at a relatively affordable cost.
The Z2 Play features a 5.5-inch AMOLED display with the 1920 x 1080 resolution, and is powered by the Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 626 processor, along 3GB of RAM and 32GB of internal storage. Moving to the back, you’ll see a single 12MP rear camera with an big f/1.7 aperture.
One of the main highlights of the Z Play was its impressive battery life, but with the Z2 Play this year, this might be a downgrade. While the original Z Play comes equipped a huge 3,510 mAh battery, this Z Play 2 only features a 3,000 mAh battery capacity. Although that’s quite a little smaller in terms of battery capacity, Motorola still confidently claims that the Z2 Play will be able to use up to 30-hours just on a single charge. Even if the Z2 Play can offer battery performance close to what last year’s model accomplished, but many users have much preferred the company equipping with a larger battery capacity instead of bringing a super-slim 5.99-millimeter design.
In terms of software, the Z2 Play is curently running Android 7.1.1 Nougat out of the box with a close-to-stock Google Android look with just a few customizations.
You can grab the Moto Z2 Play from Verizon from today, and you can also choose to pay for the retail price of the phone or sign with the month-to-month plan at $17/month. Furrthermore. you’ll also get a free JBL SoundBoost Moto Mod without any extra charge.
If want a Moto Z2 Play but aren’t locked with Verizon, you can purchase the GSM unlocked variant directly through Motorola later in this summer with the price tag of $499.