Moto Z2 Play: Thinner design at the sake of the battery

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The Moto Z Play was one of the best phones on the market when it came to battery life. The smartphone sported a 3,510mAh battery, that got you through more than a day and a half of power usage. But the next iteration, the Moto Z2 Play, will sacrifice the battery for a thinner design.

Lenovo plans to shave off the extra body that was present on the Z Play to achieve a more thinner design, much like the original Moto Z. The battery is going to be downgraded from 3,510mAh to 3,000mAh. Renowned for it’s amazing battery life, the Z2 Play might not be able to provide the same experience as its predecessor, with the maximum listed usage time coming down from 50 to a not-so-impressive 30 hours.

The Z Play was the least thin of the 3 Z models. It’s going to receive a millimeter worth of reduction in depth and a 20gm reduction in weight. Pretty close to the Moto Z’s 5.19mm thickness.

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The Moto Z2 Play is set to receive upgrades in all other department. It’ll sport a Snapdragon 626 clocked at 2.2GHz paired with Adreno 506, not much of a deviation from its predecessor. The Z2 will feature 4GB RAM and 64GB of internal storage. In the camera department, Moto has gone as far as to use a 12MP f/1.7 module in place of the 16MP f/2.0 module to increase image quality.

The selfie shooter is the same 5MP sensor. It features a 5.5 inch SUPER AMOLED display, which is constant in the line of the Z series to make sure that the Moto Mods stay compatible.

There have been multiple leaks of the Moto Z2 Play and the upcoming Moto phones, the Moto C and Moto E4/E4+ which indicate a launch right around the corner. Stay tuned for more!

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  1. Sam Davies
    May 7, 2017

    So they’re going to sacrifice 20 hours of battery life to make the phone 1 millimetre thinner… Seriously? If you want a thinner phone then buy the Moto Z.. The play is renowned for its battery life, why throw that away???

  2. vijay sud
    May 7, 2017

    Lenovo run by some idiots with heads in sky these days. For chrissake who buys a phone these days with half day’s battery ?…No wonder despite vast resources, it is continually on a path of harakiri..

  3. Red Deplorable
    May 7, 2017

    Highly disappointed with this. Huge FAIL!

  4. yalok
    May 8, 2017

    Battery life will still be better of many flagships. But now it’s got other bonuses. I’m not disappointed by the change.