With a 5.5 inch 1080p screen, the mid-tier Snapdragon 626 processor from Qualcomm and a solid 4GB of RAM, it is well specified given its cost. And since it is able to work with MotoMods, there are ways to improve its features over time.
Whether adding a bigger battery or integrating a pico projector and camera upgrade, this modular approach to smartphone design is Motorola’s calling card at the moment. Meanwhile, it is expanding its range of modifications on a regular basis, meaning the Z2 Play can be upgraded further down the line.
Interestingly, this handset will arrive alongside a brand new mod which adds an entire physical gamepad to the handset, making it an impressive machine for interactive entertainment, which is not solely reliant on touchscreen or motion-based inputs. So for serious gamers who want a portable system combined with their smartphone, this could be the ideal solution.
At £379 the Z2 Play is a direct competitor to Huawei’s similarly specced Honor 9, while managing to undercut the OnePlus 5 in terms of price.