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

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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.


Moto
Z2 Play
Moto
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
3GB / 4GB LPDDR3 RAM
Snapdragon 625 (14nm) @ 2.0GHz
3GB RAM
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
32GB
+ 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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Motorola Moto Z2 Play specs
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  • Display 5.5 inches 1920 x 1080 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP (Single camera) 5 MP front
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon 626 4GB RAM
  • Storage 64GB, microSDXC
  • Battery 3000 mAh
  • OS Android 9.0 Pie
Motorola Moto Z Play specs
  • Display 5.5 inches 1920 x 1080 pixels
  • Camera 16 MP (Single camera) 5 MP front
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 3GB RAM
  • Storage 32GB, microSDXC
  • Battery 3510 mAh
  • OS Android 8.0 Oreo
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