Moto Z2 Play Launched in India: What Are The Biggest Improvements since Moto Z Play?

Motorola has recently released its Moto Z2 Play smartphone with modular Moto Mods in India. The new smartphone is the successor to last year’s Moto Z Play smartphone. It is now available for pre-booking on Flipkart until June 14. It will go on sale at a price of Rs 27,999 via Flipkart and offline store from June 15.

The modular functionality on smartphones is at a promising stage right now and smartphones like Moto Z2 Play are playing an important role in it. The handset has come up with two new Moto Mods comprising the Gamepad Mod and the JBL SoundBoost 2. Here’s a look at the major changes in the Moto Z2 Play smartphone when compared to the Moto Z Play.


Moto Z2 Play Launched in India

The design language of the new Moto Z2 Play is refreshed. It is thinner in size and much lighter than its predecessor. It has incorporated metal built instead of glass. The ceramic rear panel is now replaced with the brushed metal. The Moto Z2 Play weighs just 145 grams and is merely 6mm in thickness. On the other hand, the Moto Z Play weighs 165 grams and has 6.9mm thickness.


The Moto Z2 Play is powered by an advanced 2.2GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 626 processor paired with 4GB of RAM, 64GB of internal storage, and option to expand storage via microSD card slot. On the contrary, the Moto Z Play boasts a 2GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 octa-core processor coupled with 3GB of RAM, 32GB of internal storage, and external storage option via microSD card.

Moto Z2 Play Launched in India

In addition, the latest Moto Z2 Play comes pre-installed with Android 7.0 Nougat OS out-of-the-box, whereas the predecessor ran on Android 6.0 Marshmallow. The Moto Z2 Play arrives with a slight downgrade in terms of battery capacity. The Moto Z Play boasts a 3510mAh battery, whereas the latest mobile comes with a 3000mAh battery. The reduced battery capacity is certainly a frustration in the case of Moto Z2 Play.


The biggest change in Moto Z2 Play is its 12MP primary rear camera. The Moto Z Play featured a 16MP rear camera which is slightly better on paper. However, the megapixel count is not that important when it comes to photography. What matters is the camera sensor size, camera output, and others.

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The company has offered a 1.4-micron sensor which is ideal for dual autofocus and f/1.7 aperture for Moto Z2 Play. Up front, there is a 5MP selfie snapper with f/2.2 aperture, dual-tone LED flash and wide-lens. The lesser f-stop count on the device will ensure brighter images in low light conditions as more light will enter its lens.
Moto Z2 Play Launched in India

On the other hand, the rear camera on the Moto Z Play supports autofocus, PDAF, and f/2.0 aperture.


The Moto Z2 Play is slightly expensive as it comes with a price tag of Rs 27,999. To recollect, the Moto Z Play was launched in India for Rs 24,999. It is noteworthy that the Moto Z2 Play is coming with interesting pre-booking offers. The company is allowing users to buy the device with by paying Rs 2000 upfront and the rest via EMI in 10 months with zero processing fee and zero interest during the pre-booking period.

Moreover, the company is offering Moto Armour pack which includes an aluminium case, backshell, a protective film, and selfie stick as a freebie. Also, the company is offering 100GB of free data for Reliance Jio subscribers with the purchase of the Moto Z2 Play. It is worth mentioning that the free data offer is applicable for all buyers even after the pre-booking period.

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