A review of the Z2 smartphone Moto Play: polyflame
For the waltz, which is danced Lenovo-owned Motorola, watch is very interesting. At first it was about saving and ruler Moto, and lots of VIBE, then the VIBE is gone, but there is a “double” brand Moto Lenovo and Lenovo smartphones without the sub-brand (a small amount). Now we are talking about what smartphones will be released only under the brand Moto – I don’t think, however, that the Saga will end.
This vanity can get lost by themselves, the gadgets, but there it was. Unlike the other
But Moto Z2 Play notable not only for expandable functionality. It’s a curious positioning your smartphone. On the one hand, it has AMOLED display, front facing fingerprint scanner, ultra-slim design, splash proof. On the other platform he’s middle class, 626 Qualcomm Snapdragon, LTE only seventh category (and not the 9th or the 12th as current flagships), the RAM of 3-4 GB. And the price of 35 thousand rubles. Z2 Play like freezes at the crossroads of two worlds — polyflame.
|Moto Z2 Play||Moto Z||Honor 9||Xiaomi Mi6||OnePlus 5|
|Display||5.5 inch, AMOLED,
1920 × 1080 pixels, 401 ppi, capacitive multitouch
|5.5 inch AMOLED, 2560 × 1440 pixels, 535 ppi, capacitive multitouch||5.15 inches, IPS, 1920 × 1080 pixels, 423 ppi, capacitive multitouch||5.15 inches, IPS, 1920 × 1080 pixels, 428 ppi, capacitive multitouch||5.5 inch, AMOLED,
1920 × 1080 pixels, 401 ppi, capacitive multitouch
|Safety glass||Corning Gorilla Glass 3||Corning Gorilla Glass 4||No information||Is, manufacturer unknown||Corning Gorilla Glass 5|
|Processor||Qualcomm Snapdragon 626 (eight cores ARM Cortex-A53 processor 2.2 GHz)||Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 (dual core Kryo 2.2 GHz + dual core Kryo 1.6 GHz)||HiSilicone Kirin 960 (Quad core ARM Cortex-A73, 2.4 GHz + four cores ARM Cortex-A53, 1.8 GHz)||Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 MSM8996 (four cores Kryo, frequency 2.45 GHz + four cores Kryo, frequency 1.9 GHz)||Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 MSM8996 (four cores Kryo, frequency 2.45 GHz + four cores Kryo, frequency 1.9 GHz)|
|Graphics controller||Adreno 506, 650 MHz||Adreno 530, 624 MHz||ARM Mali-G71 MP8, 850 MHz||Adreno 540, 710 MHz||Adreno 540, 710 MHz|
|RAM||3/4 GB||4 GB||4 GB (there is a version with 6 GB)||6 GB||6/8 GB|
|Flash memory||32/64 GB||32 GB||64 GB (there is a version with 128 GB)||64/128 GB||64/128 GB|
|Memory card support||There||There||There||No||No|
|Connectors||USB Type-C, mini-Jack 3.5 mm||USB Type-C||USB Type-C, mini-Jack 3.5 mm||USB Type-C||USB Type-C, mini-Jack 3.5 mm|
|SIM card||Two nano-SIM||Two nano-SIM||Two nano-SIM||Two nano-SIM||Two nano-SIM|
|Cell 2G connection||GSM 850/900/1800/1900 MHz, CDMA 800, 1900||GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 MHz||GSM 850/900/1800/1900 MHz||GSM 850/900/1800/1900 MHz||GSM 850/900/1800/1900 MHz, CDMA 800|
|3G cellular communications||HSDPA 850/900/1700/1900/2100 MHz||UMTS/HSPA+ 850/900/1700/1900/2100 MHz||HSDPA 850/900/1900/2100||HSDPA 850/900/1900/2100||HSDPA 850/900/1700/1900/2100 MHz|
|Cellular 4G||LTE Cat. 7 (300/150 Mbit/s): the bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 17, 20, 25, 26, 28, 29, 30, 38, 41, 66||LTE Cat. 9 (up to 450 Mbit/s): the bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 17, 19, 20, 28||LTE Cat. 6 (300/50 Mbit/s): the bands 1, 3, 5, 7, 8, 20, 38, 40, 41||LTE Cat. 16 (1000/150 Mbit/s): the bands 1, 3, 5, 7, 8, 38, 39, 40, 41||LTE Cat. 12 (600/150 Mbit/s): the bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 17, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 28, 29, 30, 38, 39, 40, 41, 66|
|Wi-Fi||802.11 a/b/g/n/ac||802.11 a/b/g/n/ac||802.11 a/b/g/n/ac||802.11 a/b/g/n/ac||802.11 a/b/g/n/ac|
|Navigation||GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS (BeiDou and Galileo are implemented by the chipset, but not stated)||GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS, BeiDou||GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS, BeiDou||GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS, BeiDou||GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS, BeiDou, Galileo|
|Sensors||Light, proximity, accelerometer/gyroscope, magnetometer (digital compass), ultrasonic||Light, proximity, accelerometer/gyroscope, magnetometer (digital compass)||Light, proximity, accelerometer/gyroscope, magnetometer (digital compass), infrared sensor||Light, proximity, accelerometer/gyroscope, magnetometer (digital compass), barometer, IR sensor||Light, proximity, accelerometer/gyroscope, magnetometer (digital compass)|
|The main camera||12 MP, ƒ/1,7, hybrid autofocus, dual-led flash, record 4K video||13 MP, ƒ/1.8 or contrast autofocus with laser illumination, led flash||Double module, 20 + 12 MP, ƒ/2.2, and a hybrid autofocus, dual-led flash||Double module, 12 MP: 27 mm, ƒ/1,8 + 52 mm, ƒ/2,6 (2x zoom); wide angle optical stabilizer works; phase detection autofocus, dual-led flash||Double module, 16 + 20 MP, ƒ/1,7 + ƒ/2.6, the contrast AF on a wide angle module + phase detection autofocus on teleformula, dual-led flash|
|Front camera||4 MP, fixed focus, flash||5 MP, fixed focus, flash||8 MP, ƒ/2.4 GHz, fixed focus||8 MP, fixed focus||16 MP, fixed focus|
|Food||Removable battery: 11.4 W·h (3000 mAh, 3.8 V)||Removable battery by 9.88 WHr (2600 mAh, 3.8 V)||Removable battery 12.16 WH (3200 mAh, 3.8 V)||A removable battery is 12.73 W·h (3350 mAh, 3.8 V)||Removable battery: 12,54 WH (3300 mAh, 3.8 V)|
|Size||156,2 × 76,2 × 5,99 mm||Was 155.3 × 75,3 × 5,19 mm||147,3 x 70,9 x of 7.45 mm||145,2 x 70,5 x of 7.45 mm||154,2 × 74,1 × 7,25 mm|
|Weight||145 grams||136 grams||155 grams||168/182 grams (normal version / ceramic)||153 grams|
|Protection case||Splash protection||Splash protection||No||Splash protection||No|
|Operating system||Android 7.1.1 Nougat||Android 6.0 Marshmallow||Android 7.0 Nougat, shell EMUI||Android 7.1.1 Nougat, shell MIUI||Android 7.1.1 Nougat, shell OxygenOS|
|Current price||34 990 rubles (for the version 4/64 GB)||40 000||26 990 rubles||29 990 rubles||32 000-36 000|
Appearance, ergonomics and software
To do today the phone to my face – quite a feat. The days of the RAZR or N98 long gone, the experiments with form crushed by the big touch screen – a space for self-expression of designers is reduced to some tiny detail. Nevertheless, Moto General (especially Chinese) the background of all this very well.
The main thing that distinguishes the last generation of the older smartphones Moto is their subtlety: less than six millimeters in average, excluding the additional cover. Well, very peculiar kind of “out of the box” – open contacts on the rear panel. The smartphone looks like a model kit, not the final device, which, however, far from the truth, if we consider modular concept.
To use Moto Mods it is not necessary – you can just cover the rear panel is removable lid. It is also nice – I don’t think a straight would be to regularly buy new lids for the refreshment of their experiences from their own smartphone, but the option to choose yourself, for example, the rear panel “under the tree” or with some print – it’s very good.
Plug-in modules, and cover, mounted on the back of the magnets is in one movement and very reliable. Implemented great.
Other distinguishing features of the Z2 Play: round the block main camera with inscribed lens and dual flash and a flash for the front camera on the front panel – a rarity in our time. Oval button with a touch, not a mechanical control, and inscribed it with fingerprint scanner nowadays. You should also note the absence of visible primary grid dynamics for two rap spoken here, and I would not say that it was such a brilliant decision.
But there is a mini Jack, who tragically disappeared from Moto Z. In the end, we are talking about the version of Play – it is still easier to make custom revolutions should not. With a mini-Jack live yet convenient – that’s why he’s here. And those who want to proudly stand in the vanguard of progress, can choose flagship devices.
The screen is not crawls to the edge and not trying to occupy the entire space of the front panel is a standard decision with an aspect ratio of 16:9. Despite the big diagonal — 5.5 inches, use Z2 Play it is quite handy to constantly shift it in your hand is not necessary. Impact and subtlety. And, to be honest, just have become accustomed over the years of treatment with gadgets with large displays, – such is the inevitable subjectivity. Classic materials – glass on the bezel, the metal faces. The build quality is not questioned, but the gap between the removable back cover and the body – causes. Dust there stuffed plenty. The case thus presented as splash-proof – dip in the water, the smartphone can not but worry that it will break, just once together with you in the rain, the idea is not necessary.
When you first start Moto Z2 Play puzzles. Below the screen is the key, which is all the laws should serve as “Home”, but the screen has this virtual key with his usual “Android” neighbors. Yes, that’s right, by default it’s just a fingerprint scanner with the ability to extinguish and turn on the screen. But in the settings of this button can “hang” all three navigation functions: simply touch go to home screen, are left to return to the previous screen, are right – print the list of open applications. To do it at first difficult, but it can be used approximately four days, errors in these actions was approximately 10 %.
As for the fingerprint scanner, it is quite ordinary, with all its advantages (very fast) and disadvantages (sensitive to microdamage of the finger). It can be used to unlock the device and verify payments on Android Pay – as usual.
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As such, shell Moto no company reasonably distanced itself from this slippery topic, allowing you to enjoy pure Android 7.1.1 Nougat with a pair of branded apps: at the start, however, this set can be expanded to list the recommendations of the Moto, but this is purely optional. However, on the second screen we are met with the search string “Yandex” — a local partnership has not been canceled. Signature of the application, by the way, unobtrusive: Moto Mods helps you to manage modules, and “just” Moto – to use various feints with a control like the inclusion of flashlight chopping motion or activation of additional features button below the screen, about which I wrote above.