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Moto Z2 Play takes all MotoMod accessories

Motorola  pioneered the modular phone.  The Z2 Play is a good sampler

Bangalore, August 20 2017: Like a chameleon changing its colours, Motorola's recent phones can  modify themselves for  multiple roles. This has been possible ever since the company launched the modular phone concept   some 9 months ago. The recently launched  Moto Z2 Play is a good example of how this works.
The basic phone  is a 5.5 inch full HD  display device   with 4 GB RAM and 65 GB storage  that can be expanded  to an unbelievable 2 terabytes with external storage. The only catch is I am not aware of a 2 TB micro SD card that one can actually buy.  1 TB cards  were announced last year -- but they are still not easy to get  in India. Global e-bay sites offer it for the equivalent of Rs  3000.
The front( selfie camera)  is fairly modest: 5 MP, but it compensates with a nice wide angle lens and dual  LED flash.  The rear  shooter is 12 MP  with some very recent laser autofocus technology that makes for very sharp focussing even in semi  dark conditions.  Weighinh 145 grams, the Z2 Play is very thin, less than 6 mm  and  the  3000 mAh battery  while not the largest that can be found in similar-class phones, is OK for a day's typical usage.
Moto has incorporated  its own  voice system that will speak out useful inforamation ... like Siri does on iPhones.
The real differentiator with this phone is  that it is compatible with  Motorola's    Modular add-ons. That means you can clip on a projector; an enhanced JBL SoundBoost  3 watts  twin speaker with its own  battery pack and a kick stand; additional battery pack or a superior Hasselblad camera system which brings 10x zoom capability & a zenon flash system.
I think, the real differentiator will be the InstaShare projector, that lets you project stills or video to 70 inch diagonal size. It has its own  11 mAh battery to  sustain a 1 hour show.    If you shoot   full HD 1080p video with the Z2 Play, as you can, it may be worth your while to project it  and view on a big screen,  rather than watching video on a 5.5 inch screen.  One needs to budget for these accessories: the projector add-on mod costs just under Rs 20,000. The Hasselblad  True Zoom costs Rs 22,956. 
The Moto Z2 Play phone costs Rs  27,999   ( details here) but to really stretch its capability  to full potential, you need to clip on  some of the Mod accessories. ANAND PARTHASARATHY




    


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