- Analysis by Christelle Nina
As the latest addition (as of June 2017) to Motorola's lineup of modular smartphones, the Moto Z2 Play claims to give consumers a lighter and thinner option at 145 grams and 5.99mm . This matters a lot, considering that users have to battle with a lot of extra bulk when dealing with the attachable mods.
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The Motorola Z2 Play also offers a promising imaging setup at the rear, with a 12-megapixel shooter greeting users. Of course, this may still be enhanced using photography-focused modular accessories . However exciting this idea might be, the fact that this smartphone offers an underwhelming 5-megapixel selfie cam cannot be ignored. As a slight compensation, this front-facing sensor has been equipped with a promising color-correlated temperature (CCT) dual-LED flash , just like the rear shooter.
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Its 3000mAh battery also leaves us wanting for more, as this amount of power seems lacking for such a high-functioning device. It's also an unimpressive value compared to similar high-end Androids. The user is then left with a below-average 30-hour usage time .
Its Gorilla Glass-protected 1080p display, 2.2GHz octa-core processor , and 4GB RAM are notable good points that finish off the Z2 Play's pros and cons list.
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While the Motorola Moto Z2 Play certainly isn't the best smartphone in its price range, it's a very interesting option for fans of modular design. We imagine that it's bound to attract additional enthusiasts in the said bandwagon, based on the pros and cons that we have listed here.
** This phone is also known as: Motorola Moto Z Play 2nd gen, Motorola XT1710
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