Moto Z2 Play Review: Bad Sequel, Better Smartphone

Last year’s Moto Z Play was a smartphone with legendary battery life that didn’t break the bank. So, for the sequel, Motorola decided to shrink the battery – and bump up the price. Because … capitalism?

I was as irritated as anyone to see Motorola make that choice, since I really admired the original Z Play’s unique package of affordability and endurance. But what surprised me is that, even despite its shrunken battery (and my accompanying consternation) the Motorola Z2 Play is still a really good phone. Even more surprising: it’s also a pretty good deal — as long as you get it from Verizon. To see how that’s possible, check out MrMobile’s Moto Z2 Play Review! Then be sure to follow it up with Android Central’s Moto Z2 Play review for the deeper dive, and visit my Channel Page here on YouTube if you want the full take on all the new Moto Mods coming down the pike!



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MrMobile’s Moto Z2 Play Review was produced following seven days with a Moto Z2 Play review device on loan from Motorola/Lenovo. The device was used on Verizon Wireless and was connected to an Android Wear-powered Casio ProTrek for the duration of the review period, which took place in Greater Boston.


Android Central’s Moto Z2 Play Review:

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