Together with all the Z2 Play, you have the choice to choose either 32 or even 64 GB of onboard storage, which also dictates the amount of RAM. If you're worried about storage, the good thing is that expandable storage via microSD card can be obtained for up to an additional 256 GB. You won't find a good deal of bells and whistles with an Moto Z2 Play, since it's, after all, even a mid-range smartphone. There's no IP certificate for resistance to the parts, but Motorola does, as always, include a nano coating that is water repellent and gives some kind of splash protection.
The sound experience is also sadly not that good with there being just a single speaker unit embedded in the earpiece. While I do appreciate that it is a front-facing speaker, so it doesn't get very loud and its place ends in a very lopsided listening experience when you're watching videos or playing matches from landscape orientation. Naturally, a great way to enhance the sound experience is to get your hands to the JBL SoundBoost Moto Mod.
The fingerprint sensor has been redesigned using the same oval shape which has been first introduced earlier this season with the Moto G5 Plus, and it works good at unlocking the telephone with reliability and speed. Moreover, you can use several gestures onto the scanner to maneuver round the user interface instead of the on-screen navigation keys. This is a great method to maximize the display property, but there is a bit of a learning curve when it comes to using one button to get all.
Even with the telephone becoming a millimeter thinner than its predecessor, there was still enough space for Motorola to include a headphone jack. This design option did result in another compromise however, with the battery capacity has been reduced to 3,000 mAh from the 3,510 mAh device that was available with the first Z Play.
Because of this, the Motorola Moto Z2 Play isn't likely to provide the two full days of battery life which was possible with the Z Play. In spite of heavy usage, it wasn't a struggle to find a full day of use on this telephone, and most of my days finished with 25 to 40 percent of battery still remaining.
If battery life was an issue for you, it certainly won't be with the Moto Z2 Play. For those who do have to plug the device into charge, Motorola's Turbo Power charging allows for the telephone to be billed to 50% after just half an hour.