Moto Z2 Play may not be the battery champ that its predecessor was

Moto Z2 Play may not be the battery champ that its predecessor was
A few weeks back, upon seeing press renders of the unannounced Motorola Moto Z2 Play, we assumed that the handset would be an incremental upgrade over the original Moto Z Play (seen here on the left). And it looks like we were right to assume that.

According to Venture Beat, the Z2 Play won't bring too many major enhancements, and it will actually be worse than its predecessor in one key area.

While the original Moto Z Play packs a generous 3510 mAh battery, the Moto Z2 Play reportedly has a smaller, 3000 mAh battery. We were seriously impressed with the battery life of last year's Moto Z Play, so we're obviously not happy to find out that the Z2 Play might not be particularly awesome in this regard. Since it comes with a smaller battery, the Moto Z2 Play should be 1mm thinner and about 20 grams lighter than the old Z Play, but that's hardly a consolation, is it?

Battery woes aside, the Moto Z2 Play (pictured below) will feature 4 GB of RAM and 64 GB of internal memory - a nice bump from the 3 GB of RAM and 32 GB of internal memory of the old model. The new handset will further come with a mid-range Snapdragon 626 processor, a 5 MP front-facing camera, and a 12 MP rear camera with dual pixel autofocus (and increased image quality). The device will likely run near stock Android 7.1 Nougat.

The original Moto Z Play was announced in August last year, but the new model might be officially unveiled a couple of months earlier, in June - quite possibly at the same time with a regular Moto Z2, and a Moto Z2 Force.

source: Venture Beat



1. aegislash

Posts: 1517; Member since: Jan 27, 2015

A lot of us: I wouldn't mind a thicker device if it had a bigger battery OEMs: Huh...let's do the complete opposite and make devices thinner with smaller batteries

2. Villa1nz

Posts: 1; Member since: May 05, 2017

It's to force you to buy the battery moto mod, accessory makers probably pressured them to reduce battery so there is a point to the battery mod... if you get a a full day with 8 hours SOT, no reason to have one. If they can cut the SOT down, just enough, it will force enough users to buy battery mod.

11. GameKing95

Posts: 30; Member since: Jan 10, 2013

One of these things will happen. 1. He will​ resell and get rid of it 2. He will buy a battery mod and realise he paid more just for a battery he would have got with another brand. He will repeatedly tell all his friends what a scumbag motorola is, after the death of his phone he or anyone near him will never buy a motorola ever again. 3. He will not buy a battery mod and still complain and no one around him will ever buy a motorola again 4.He will not buy a piece of s**t like that in the first place. 5. He will be the friend listening to the complaining friend, and laugh his brains out and call his friend an idiot for buying this phone. In 3 years motorola will be where HTC is now, they dont have a Vive to keep them alive. And will die out soon after that

12. phonearenarocks

Posts: 607; Member since: Mar 26, 2015

Cant agree more!!!!!!!!

13. Jango

Posts: 376; Member since: Oct 24, 2014

Damned straight!

14. Jango

Posts: 376; Member since: Oct 24, 2014

I was gonna buy this as I am crazy about their predecessor which i skipped in favor for the Pixel. I realised that if the phone does the basics fine, all I care about is battery life, camera and price. The predecessor did battery life and price well. This one is a fail! DOA!

3. shamrock_sean

Posts: 37; Member since: Apr 27, 2017

Why not make a thicker handset with a bigger battery and get rid of that camera hump?? Come on Moto

4. aegislash

Posts: 1517; Member since: Jan 27, 2015

I believe the hump is there to help hold the Mods in place.

5. ChazzMatt

Posts: 106; Member since: Sep 26, 2013

"I believe the hump is there to help hold the Mods in place." Why do you have crutches? Because I have a broken leg. Just like crutches are a sign something is broken, mods are a sign SOMETHING was left out of the phone for which you have already paid several hundred dollars -- Qi wireless charging, a bigger battery, stereo speakers... You shouldn't have any mods or need mods. EVERYTHING should be in the phone to begin with -- large battery, Qi wireless charging, stereo speakers. My 5.2" 1440p AMOLED Moto XT1225 has a 3,900 mAh battery. Motorola could even make it 4,000 and I still wouldn't mind the slight extra thickness. Mods are like, "You just bought a car! Do you want tires or a steering wheel? But you can't use both at the same time!" "Mods" are an idea that should go away as quickly as possible. Take something like the ZTE Axon 7 (award winning DAC/front facing stereo speakers, frame designed by BMW), add a glass/ceramic back for Qi wireless charging, slightly bigger batter -- BOOM! Winner. Put EVERYTHING into the phone to begin with.

6. dfint007

Posts: 1; Member since: May 05, 2017

While I agree with several of your points, in terms of the phone should have all of the things already built in, what about the others who don't care about those features and just want a phone like this with what it has? IMO, I think that the mods should stay but feature things that wouldn't necessarily appeal to everyone, or mods that serve a functional purpose while not crippling if they don't come standard--aka wireless charging and a decent DAC, ect.

10. TerryTerius unregistered

Yeah, that's not really a good comparison. There's a difference between essentials for the phone to work, and luxuries. At the end of the day wireless charging, waterproofing, stereo speakers, and thighs of that nature are add-ons. You don't buy a Honda Civic with the expectation that it will be as well equipped as a Mercedes S Class or a Porsche Panamera, just because it happens to be the same type of product.


Posts: 130; Member since: Mar 09, 2017

just imagine this specs far moto z2 play -5-5" super amoled display, 3D Corning gorilla Glass 5 1080p screen resolution -SD626 64GB 4GB RAM -USB type-C -12mp f1.7 with ois -front 8MP f1.9 with flash -4000mah battery quick charge 3.0 supported -slow motion and 4k video recording price $350

9. Clars123

Posts: 1078; Member since: Mar 16, 2015

1. Imagine all you want...THAT isnt happening 2. $350?? are genuinely hallucinating

8. medtxa

Posts: 1655; Member since: Jun 02, 2014

I like thin phones, it looks impressive.

15. kanagadeepan

Posts: 1270; Member since: Jan 24, 2012

Make it 12mm thick and give > 8000mAh battery with it...

16. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

"Make it 12mm thick and give > 8000mAh battery with it..." Not happening.

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