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Motorola Moto Z2 Play

alaTest has collected and analyzed 206 reviews of Motorola Moto Z2 Play. The average rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the design and usability. The price and performance are also appreciated, but there are some negative opinions about the sound and camera.

battery, performance, price, usability, design

camera, sound

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the Motorola Moto Z2 Play is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 90/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by : Max Parker (

Moto Z2 Play


Moto Z2 Play review: A lot of phone for £379.99, but the lack of convincing Moto Mods mean it's not quite the Honor 9 killer we were expecting

Slick software ; Affordable price ; Fantastic battery life

Odd design ; Camera struggles in varying conditions ; Not convinced by Moto Mods

The original Z2 Play was Trusted’s battery life champion until the Lenovo P2 came along. Which is why I had high hopes for the Z2’s stamina. Despite the fact Motorola has swapped the original Z’s 3510mAh battery for a smaller A 3000mAh cell to...

Oct, 2017

Expert review by : Mike Lowe (

Moto Z2 Play review: All the mod cons


Ignoring Mods for a moment, however, and it's hard to ignore how well the Z2 Play runs. The subtle design tweaks compared to the previous-gen Play

Incredible battery life (even more incredible with a relevant battery Mod) ; Mods work with minimal fuss and can be genuinely useful ; Great fingerprint scanner with gesture controls ; Flagship-level smoothness and operation - including for games

The OnePlus 5 will likely give it a run for the money ; Not all Mods fit perfectly and phone looks bizarre without one fitted ; Why buy into Mods when you could buy separate accessories for any phone?

If you find Moto Mods enticing then the Z2 Play is a super phone with plenty to offer beyond its quirky selling point. If Mods leave you cold given their cost and size implication then, well, we think Moto will be in a great place to deliver an...

Jul, 2017

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Motorola Z2 Play review


Moto does modular right with this great value mid-ranger

Premium build and quality screen - even at 1080p ; Silky performance and great battery life ; Nifty modular accessories

Camera lacks colour punch ; Moto Mods quickly get expensive ; Phone still looks weird without a Mod in place

A magnificent mid-ranger that might not wow on sheer specs, but still impresses with modular magic

Jul, 2017

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Motorola Moto Z2 Play review: Lenovo’s modular phone is a bargain


The Motorola Moto Z2 Play might be a mouthful but this modular smartphone builds on everything we loved about the original

Attractive price ; Decent performance boost ; Fantastic low-light camera

Battery isn't as long-lasting

Its all-day battery life alone is enough to have you reaching for your wallet, even if it isn’t quite so long-lasting as last year’s. The issue, aside from the slight performance bump and the design overhaul, is that the Moto Z2 Play doesn’t really...

Nov, 2018

Expert review by : Alex Todd (

Motorola Moto Z2 Play Review: Playtime is over


Our in-depth Moto Z2 Play review uncovers whether Motorola's first 'Z' phone of the year makes a worthwhile successor to the recently launched Z Play.

Slim, sturdy, premium design ; Smart Android modifications ; Excellent battery life ; Moto Mods support

No EIS when recording 4K video ; Viewing angle issues ; Camera bump

Despite its name, the Motorola Moto Z2 Play is anything but fooling around, offering a flagship-like experience for almost half the price. It’s bigger and bulkier than similarly-priced mid-rangers and cracks under pressure when compared to the...

Jul, 2017

Expert review by : Jessica Dolcourt (

Motorola Moto Z2 Play review


The more time I spend with the Moto Z2 Play, the more I like this midrange phone.

The Moto Z2 Play has a beautiful screen and all-day battery life. There’s expandable storage, lots of software tricks and even a headphone jack.

Its best software feature doesn’t always work. The phone feels wide and uncomfortable without a magnetic back cover, and not much better with covers that don’t fit well. Last year’s Z Play had much longer battery life.

Strong battery life, clever software and magnetic Mod add-ons make the Motorola Z2 Play a compelling midrange choice.

Jun, 2017

Expert review by : Creative Bloq (

Review: Moto Z2 Play and Moto Mods


The bolt-on extras turn this Android phone into a top creative tool.

Innovative modular system ; Wide range of mods ; Slick and stylish

Mods are relatively expensive ; Screen not amazing

Using a truly innovative approach, mods can quickly transform the Z2 Play smartphone (and others in the Motorola range) into a top optical zoom camera or a rather nifty projector. We love the idea and the execution.

Sep, 2017

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Motorola Moto Z2 Play review

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The Moto Z2 Play mobile phone has a magnetic back for you to attach modular add-ons, such as a projector and a power bank - at extra cost. It's not the most expensive phone out there, but you don't want to spend any money on a mobile if its battery...

Nov, 2017

Expert review by : Dan Carter (

Motorola Z2 Play – review


A small upgrade to the original but keeps the key selling points for upgrading customers

Nov, 2017

Expert review by : Robin-Leigh Chetty (

Motorola Moto Z2 Play


A far better all-round offering than its predecessor, the Moto Z2 Play is a solid smartphone sans Moto Mods.

Premium finish; Solid processing power; Streamlined UI

Unsightly camera bulge; Can become expensive with Moto Mods

Getting your hands on a Moto Z2 Play will cost you around R8 799, including JBL SoundBoost 2 Moto Mod. It's a relatively good value for money price given the Z2 Play's considerably better all-round performance compared to its predecessor.

Oct, 2017

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