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The new Moto Z2 Play measures only 6mm and takes Moto Mods to a whole new level

Motorola followed up its modular phone with a sequel. Meet the Moto Z2 Play, it has retained the mods technology unlike the LG G6 that ditched it. Motorola has not only made the Z2 Play compatible with previous mods that came with the great Moto Z we recently reviewed,  but also introduced new ones.

First of, the Moto Z2 Play has a few design and internal components changes. The 5.5 inch Full HD remains intact, the CPU however has been improved to the energy efficient Snapdragon 626 with either 3GB or 4GB depending on storage option taken; there is 32GB & 64GB respectively. Micro SD storage expansion is also supported.

Moto Z2 Play comes with a splash proof body packing a 3000mAh battery which is a downgrade from last year’s 3510mAh. Perhaps the 1mm thinner body might be a consolation, it is now measuring only 6mm.

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Android 7.1.1 runs the show as is customary for Motorolas getting early updates due to their lean software add ons. The rear camera is equipped with the great 12MP sensor which has dual pixel technology for light speed focusing just like the Samsung Galaxy S8. It has f/1.7 aperture size which is big enough to guarantee great low light photography. The selfie department is covered by a 5MP, f/2.2 wide angle shooter.

Now, we were saving the best for last, say hello to Moto Mods.  The width and height of the Moto Z2 Play have been kept similar to last year’s successor to make sure all the previous Moto mods fit perfectly.

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New mods were launched, they include

Turbo Power Pack 

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-Has 3490mAh battery

-Fast charges the phone

-Costs $79

Moto GamePad

  • Dual analog sticks
  • D Pad

  • 1035mAh battery

  • Costs $79

Moto Style Shells (an upgrade from last year)

  • Wireless Charging
  • Different patterns including wood

  • Costs $39

  • JBL Sound Boost 2

    • Kickstand

    • 2*3W stereo speakers

    • 1000mAh battery

    • Splash proof

    • Costs $79
      The Moto Z2 Play cost $499 and goes on sale in the US on summer with Global expansion coming shortly after

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    Dennis Mathu
    Dennis Mathu
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