Moto Z2 Play vs Moto Z Play: battery life comparison and all other differences


The new Moto Z2 Play is out, and it's an impressive $500 phone: cheaper than a flagship, yet touting some unique Moto Mods, a clean design and the promise of great battery life.

But how does it compare to last year's Moto Z Play, a phone that ranked as 'the best battery phone' by many.

Well, the Moto Z2 Play also has a super power efficient battery chip: the new Snaprdagon 626 built on a 14nm architecture, a key component to delivering excellent battery longevity. However, it also has a 15% smaller battery than the original.

The official battery figures on the Z2 Play quote 30 hours of battery use, while on the Moto Z Play the same measurement stood at 50 hours. So no, don't expect quite the same solid 2-day battery life, but do expect a still great one to one and a half day battery here. What are the rest of the differences between the new Moto Z2 Play and the Moto Z Play? Find out in our specs comparison right below.

Z2 Play
Z Play
PlatformAndroid 7.1.1 NougatAndroid 7.0 Nougat
*after update from 6.0
Dimensions5.5" AMOLED 16:9 display
1080 x 1920 pixel Full HD
5.5" AMOLED 16:9 display
1080 x 1920 pixel Full HD
Display76.2 x 156.2 x 5.99mm
145 grams
76.4 x 156.4 x 6.99 mm
165 grams
Processor, RAMSnapdragon 626 (14nm) @ 2.2GHz
Snapdragon 625 (14nm) @ 2.0GHz
Camera12MP Dual Pixel AF rear camera
*f/1.7, 1.4 um pixel size; 4K video
5MP f/2.2 front cam, dual LED flash
16MP rear camera
*f/2.0, 1.3 um pixel size; 4K video
5MP front cam, single LED flash
Storage32GB / 64GB
+ with microSD card slot
+ with microSD card slot
Battery3,000 mAh
with USB-C 3.1 and fast charging
3,510 mAh
with USB-C 2.0 and fast charging
Special featuresSupports all Moto Mods
Water-repellent nano coating
Supports all Moto Mods
Water-repellent nano coating

source: Motorola

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