Motorola launches Moto Z2 Play and Moto Mods in the Philippines

Motorola returned to the Philippines last October 2016 with the launch of the Moto Z Play. It received critical praise from critics due to its beautifully crafted design, long battery life and can be connected on the company’s own Moto Mods. Today, the successor, Moto Z2 Play formally announced at an event in Taguig City. It is now lighter, thinner and faster.

It features a premium, vivid and large 5.5-inch Super AMOLED display with 1080p resolution and has a splash proof resistance. At the heart of the phone is the Qualcomm Snapdragon 626 SoC, that clocks at 2.2Ghz and is paired with Adreno 506 GPU.

The moderate 3,000 mAh battery capacity is fair enough to used the phone up to 30 hours of moderate usage and is complying with the company’s own Turbo Power rapid charging. Luckily, the company announced that the base storage here in the country is 64GB and bumps the RAM to 4GB, that can expanded thru microSD card.

It also features an upgraded f/1.7 aperture rear camera that includes dual pixel focusing and an improve laser auto-focus, which means it should work better and focus faster.

The UI of the phone has been revamped and now incorporates a new Night Display feature that reduces how much blue light the Moto Z2 Play’s screen outputs at night. Moreover, the phone includes an overhaul fingerprint sensor.

The magnetic connector is clearly visible at the back. It can automatically detect what Moto Mods accessories is intact to the phone.

Z2 Play with Hasselblad Mod

Motorola Moto Z2 Play key specs:

5.5-inch FHD Super AMOLED display; 1920 x 1080 resolution
Corning Gorilla Glass
Splash and dust resistant
2.2Ghz 64-bit Qualcomm Snapdragon 626 octa-core processor
Adreno 506 GPU
64GB storage
MicroSD slot that supports up to 2TB
12-megapixel rear camera, f/1.7 aperture with laser & phase detection auto-focus, Dual Pixel sensor and dual-LED flash
5-megapixel front camera, f/2.2 aperture with wide angle lens and dual-LED flash
Dual-SIM, Dual Standby
3G HSDPA, 4G LTE connectivity
WiFi, Bluetooth, GPS, A-GPS, USB-OTG, NFC
Fingerprint sensor
FM Radio
Android 7.1.1 ‘Nougat’
3,000 mAh non-removable battery
Quick charge support, 15W TurboCharging
156.2 x 76.2 x 5.99 mm
145 grams
Colors: Fine Gold and Lunar Gray
SRP: P24,999

Moto GamePad key specs:

226 x 75.9 x 24.4 mm
140 grams
1,035 mAh built-in battery
USB Type-C charging port

Moto Hasselblad True Zoom key specs:

152.3 x 72.9 x 9.0 – 15.1 mm
145 grams
12-megapixel BSI CMOS sensor
Xenon flash
ISO: Auto, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200
10x optical zoom, 4x digital zoom
f/3.5 – 6.5 aperture, with 4.5 to 45 mm focal length
SRP: P14,099

Moto JBL Soundboost key specs:

152 x 73 x 13 mm
145 grams
1,000 mAh built-in battery
2 speakers, 27 mm diameter each with stereo sound
3W per speaker
Up to 80 decibels
USB Type-C charging port
SRP: P5,499

Moto JBL Soundboost 2 key specs:

152 x 73 x 14.5 mm
135 grams
1,000 mAh built-in battery
2 speakers, 27 mm diameter each with stereo sound
3W per speaker
Up to 80 decibels
USB Type-C charging port
Splash proof

Moto Incipio Offgrid Power Pack key specs:

152.7 x 73.5 x 6.2 mm
79 grams
2,200 mAh built-in battery
Wireless charging
Up to 22 hours of battery life
SRP: P4,599

Moto Insta-Share Projector key specs:

WVGA 480p resolution
Project up to 70-inch diagonal screen
153 x 74 x 11 mm
125 grams
1,100 mAh built-in battery
USB Type-C charging port
Up to 10,000 hours of lamp life rating
SRP: P14,999


The all new Motorola Moto Z2 Play will be available starting July 21 in major Motorola retailers across the country, which includes the three new Motorola outlets at SM North EDSA, SM Mall of Asia and SM Megamall, and thru Lazada online shop. For those who will purchase from July 21 to August 31, they will receive a special package, bundled with four freebies: a selfie stick, a liquid nano-screen protector, Moto Style Shell Mod and a protective metal bumper. It will come in two colors: Fine Gold and Lunar Gray.

SRP is P24,999.

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