In an event in Goa, Lenovo-owned Motorola has launched the company’s latest smartphone – Moto Z2 Play in India at a price tag of Rs. 27,999. The smartphone comes in Lunar Gray, and Fine Gold colours and available on Retail stores, Flipkart, starting from June 15th, 2017. The smartphone comes with new Moto Mods like Moto TurboPower Pack Mod, Moto Style Shell with Wireless Charging. Originally, the smartphone unveiled last week in U.S. & few other markets at a price tag of US $499 and it is the successor of last year Moto Z Play. When compared with the predecessor, the smartphone receives incremental upgrades and retains the semi-modular features.
The smartphone supports Moto Mods and above all, there is no need to buy new Moto Mods, it will support all the old Moto Mods. The new Moto Mods launched are Moto Power Pack, Turbo Power Pack, JBL SoundBoost 2, and Moto GamePad
Moto Power Pack packs 2200mAh battery and weighs 72 grams only. It comes in black & white colour and lasts for up to 16 hours. It cost US $49.99 and there is no word on India pricing.
The Turbo Power Pack Moto Modo packs 3490mAh battery and supports fast charging. It supports up to 30W TurboPower and charges to 50 percent in just 20 minutes. It weighs 95 grams. It cost US $79.99 and and there is no word on India pricing.
Moto also launched the Wireless Charing Style Shell and it does exactly as the name suggests. It cost U.S $39.99 and there is no word on India pricing.
The JBL SoundBoost 2 Moto Mod comes with a kickstand, and it is splash proof. It comes in black, red, and blue colour variants. It cost US $79.99 and there is no word on India pricing.
The Moto GamePad Mod will work with all the games that support physical controllers. It uses Moto Mods connector to connect with a smartphone instead of Bluetooth connection. It packs 1000mAh battery and the Gamepad last for up to 8 hours. The Moto GamePad comes with USB Type-C port for charging and 3.5mm headphone jack. It cost U.S. $79.99 and there is no word on India pricing.
Pre Book Offer:
The company already started the pre-booking of the smartphone and it comes with Hello Finance, Hello Mods, Hello Armor, and Hello Surfing offer. The pre booking offer will be available between June 8 to June 14th, 2017.
Under Hello Finance offer, you have to pay Rs. 2,000 for the pre-order and later on the remaining amount will be paid in 10 months easy EMIs without any interest, and this offer is valid on Bajaj or Homecredit finance services. Apart from this, you can also swipe your credit card at select stores, and convert the remaining payment into 3/6/9/12 months EMI without any interest. To find out which Moto retail store has this offer, use their Moto retail store locator.
The Hello Mods offer is applicable on select Moto Mods like JBL SoundBoost 2, Moto TurboPower Pack, Moto Style Shells with Wireless Charging, and the Moto GamePad.
The Moto Armor offer is all about offering protective accessories for the Moto Z2 Play.
Under Hello Surfing offer, you get 100GB additional Jio 4G data which is limited to 10GB data per month on recharge of Rs. 309 or above till 31st March 2018.
Moto Z2 Play Specifications, and Features
Display, Processor, Operating System, and Memory:
On the specifications front, the Moto Z2 Play features 5.5-inch Full HD Super AMOLED display with a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels and the display is protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 3. The smartphone is powered by 2.2GHz Octa-Core Qualcomm Snapdragon 626 processor which is paired with Adreno 506 GPU, and 4GB LPDDRR3 RAM. The smartphone runs on Android 7.1.1 Nougat operating system and has 64GB internal storage which can be expanded further up to 2TB via microSD card.
The Moto Z2 Play features 12MP rear camera with dual-tone LED flash, dual-pixel autofocus, laser autofocus, f/1.7 aperture, and has a 5MP front facing the camera with f/2.2 aperture, dual-tone LED flash for selfie & video-calling. According to company, the rear camera promises good low-light shots
SIM Support, Connectivity, and Sensors:
The Moto Z2 Play has dual-SIM support and comes with connectivity features like 4G VoLTE, WiFi 802.11a/b/g/n (2.4 GHz + 5 GHz), Bluetooth 4.2 LE, GPS, NFC, USB 3.1 Type-C port. The smartphone comes with sensors like accelerometer, ambient light sensor, gyroscope, magnetometer, and proximity sensor.
Dimensions, and Weight:
The Moto Z2 Play measures 156.2 x 76.2 x 5.99mm, and weighs 145 grams.
The smartphone has a sleek metal unibody and fingerprint sensor embedded into Home Button that has slightly circular shape.
The smartphone comes with Moto Voice Assistant support and has water-repellent coating instead of IP rating for water & dust resistant.
Like Moto Z Play, the Moto Z2 Play also has support for Moto Mod connectors. With the launch of Moto Z2 Play, the company also introduced new JBL SoundBoost 2 Mod that offers 10 hours of playtime.
The Moto Gamepad Mod adds physical gaming controls and it was first introduced at the MWC. The Moto GamePad Mod adds physical gaming controls to the phone.
There are Moto Styles Shells with Wireless Charing (up to 10W) in a variety of finishes.
There is a new TurboPower Mod that has 15W fast charging built into it. It has a button on the back along with LED indicators
The Moto Z2 Play packs 3000mAh battery and lasts for up to 30 hours. The TurboPower Charger lets you charge the phone up to 50 percent in just 30 minutes.
At such a price tag, the Moto Z2 Play compete with
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Moto Z2 Play vs Moto Z Play
|Specifications||Moto Z2 Play||Moto Z Play|
|Display||5.5-inch Full HD Super AMOLED display with a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels and protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 3||5.5-inch Full HD Super AMOLED display with a resolution of 1920 x 10880 pixels and protected by Corning Gorilla Glass|
|Processor||2.2GHz GHz Octa-Core Snapdragon 626 processor with Adreno 506 GPU||2GHz Octa-Core Snapdragon 625 processor with Adreno 506 GPU|
|Memory||4GB LPDDR3 RAM with 64GB internal storage, expandable memory up to 2TB with microSD||3GB RAM, 32GB internal memory, expandable memory up to 2TB with microSD|
|Operating System||Android 7.1.1 (Nougat)||Android 6.0.1 (Marshmallow)|
|Rear-Camera||12MP rear camera with dual-tone LED flash, Dual-Pixel Autofocus, Laser Auto focus, f/1.7 aperture, 4K video recording||16MP rear camera with dual-tone LED flash, Laser Autofocus, PDAF, 1.3um pixel, f/2.0 aperture|
|Front-Camera||5MP front-facing camera with f/2.2 aperture, dual-tone LED flash||5MP front-facing camera, wide-angle lens, LED flash|
|Connectivity||4G VoLTE, WiFi 802.11a/b/g/n (2.4 GHz + 5 GHz), Bluetooth 4.2 LE, GPS, NFC, USB 3.1 Type-C||4G LTE, WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n (2.4 GHz + 5 GHz), Bluetooth 4.0 LE, NFC, USB Type-C port|
|Dimensions||156.2 x 76.2 x 5.99mm||156.4 x 76.4 x 6.99mm|
|Battery||3000mAh battery with Turbo charging||3510mAh battery with Turbo charging|