Moto Z2 Play arrives in the Philippines, priced at PhP 24,999

    The Moto Z2 Play is finally here. Still built around their Moto Mods that started with the Moto Z, the Moto Z2 Play aims to be bolder, louder, and brighter than before.

    With an all metal unibody design to stand up to wear and tear, the 5.5-inch smartphone has a FullHD Super AMOLED with Corning Gorilla Glass display while the rear shooter is a 12MP, f/1.7 sensor with Laser AF, PDAF, and LED Flash.

    At the top of the screen is a 5MP, f/2.2 Wide Angle selfie camera that will net you better selfies or groufies. Providing juice to the 2.2GHz octa-core processor is a 3000mAh battery that can get you up to 7 hours of battery life in just 15 minutes of charging. Motorola has also integrated gesture controls to the Z2 Play for easier usage. Here’s the complete specs of the Moto Z2 Play:

    Display5.5-inch FullHD Super AMOLED, 1920 x 1080 with Corning Gorilla Glass
    CPU2.2GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 626
    GPUAdreno 506
    RAM3GB / 4GB
    Storage32GB / 64GB, expandable up to 2TB via microSD slot
    Rear Camera12MP, f/1.7, Laser AF, PDAF, LED Flash, dual LED color correlated temperature flash, 4K 30fps, 1080p 60fps, 720p 120fps,
    Front Camera5MP, f/2.2, Wide-Angle
    OSAndroid 7.1.1 Nougat
    OthersUSB 3.1 Gen2 Type-C, 4G LTE, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.2, Fingerprint Sensor, A-GPS, GLONASS, Turbo Charging, Dual-SIM
    ColorsLunar Gray, Fine Gold

    Of course, if you don’t feel that the base model of the Moto Z2 Play is up to your standards, you can also expand its capabilities with Moto Mods.

    The Moto Gamepad Mod.

    Much like its predecessor, installing Moto Mods in the Z2 Play is easy as lining up the connections near the bottom of the smartphone to the mod, and snapping the two together. These mods include the Incipio Power Pack, Moto Insta-Share projector, and JBL Soundboost. Even more mods will be coming in the near future to lengthen the lifespan of Moto Mods-based smartphones.

    Moto Z2 Play (Left) and Moto Z (Right).

    What we noticed about the Moto Z2 Play compared to the Moto Z, is that it does have a more prominent camera bump than the latter. Hopefully, the camera performance is better with the Z2 Play. We’ll let you know more when we get a unit for review.

    The Moto Z2 Play will be exclusively available in Motorola outlets in Cyberzone in SM MoA, SM Megamall, and SM North Edsa on July 21 for PhP 24,990. You can also get the Moto Z2 Play in Lazada. To sweeten the deal, if you purchase the Moto Z2 Play from July 21 to August 31, it will come with several freebies such as a Moto Style Shell Mod, protective metal bumper, a selfie stick, and liquid nano-screen protector.

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