Lenovo has launched the new Moto Z Play alongside the more premium Moto Z. The Moto Z Play is a relatively affordable mid-ranged smartphone model that comes with semi-modular capabilities and some impressive premium features. The newly launched Moto Z Play has been priced at a competitive price point of Rs. 24,999. At this price point the Z Play goes straight up against its own cousin – the recently launched new Lenovo Z2 Plus among many other market rivals such as the OnePlus 3 and Xiaomi Mi 5.
So, if you are planning to go for a new smartphone device in the mid-ranged segment that comes from the house of Lenovo, which one will you choose to go for, the new Moto Z Play or the new Lenovo Z2 Plus? If you are confused, then here we are comparing these two new and capable devices side by side in order to offer help you with your buying decisions.
Take a look at the Moto Z Play Vs the Lenovo Z2 Plus:
Both the Moto Z Play and the Lenovo Z2 Plus smartphones offer full HD 1080-pixel resolution displays. While the Moto Z Play features a 5.5-inch large screen, the Z2 Plus comes with a 5 inch display with a 2.5D curved screen.
Configuration & Operating System
The Moto Z Play gets powered by Qualcomm Octa-Core 64-bit Snapdragon 625 chipset that is clocked at a speed level of 2 GHz. The processor gets the backup of 3 GB of RAM, while the Adreno 506 GPU handles the graphics requirements. The Lenovo Z2 Plus is equipped with the more powerful Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 quad-core processor that comes coupled with Adreno 530 GPU the graphics department. There is a support of 3 GB or 4 GB of RAM depending on the variant.
Both the smartphones run on the Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow Operating System out of the box. The Moto device also offer a near stock Android interface which is liked by many for its neat and clean and original feel. In the Z2 Plus, the Android Marshmallow is topped with Lenovo’s custom UI skin.
The new Moto Z Play comes with an onboard storage space of 32 GB along with the flexibility of storage expansion to up to 2 TB along with a microSD card. The new Lenovo Z2 Plus on the other hand is available for sale in a 32 GB and 64 GB inbuilt memory variants, but does not offer expandable memory option.
The Z Play features an impressive 16 MP primary camera with aperture f/2.0 that is braced with PDAF and dual tone LED flash. This camera is also capable of shooting 4K videos as well as slow motion HD video recordings at 240 fps. The mobile phone comes with a 5 MP front facing shooter that is also equipped with an LED flash to impress the selfie lovers. This capable secondary camera also offers good video recording and video chat experiences.
On the other hand, the Z2 Plus offers a good 13 MP primary camera at its rear that comes with aperture f/2.2, PDAF, electronic image stabilization and LED flash. This snapper is also capable of shooting 4K videos, time-lapse videos as well as High Definition slow motion video clips at 120fps. The Z2 Plus also offers a nice 8 MP selfie camera that offers great, detailed selfies and quality video call sessions.
Battery & Connectivity
Both the Moto Z Play and the Lenovo Z2 Plus offers large battery packs to offer great battery life for uninterrupted smartphone usage. The Z Play packs in a 3,510 mAh battery pack which comes along with fast charging support ‘TurboPower’. Lenovo claims that just a quick charge of 15 minutes can provide up to 9 hours of regular usage.
On the other hand, the Z2 Plus draws its juice from a 3,500 mAh battery pack that also supports Quick Charge 3.0 to facilitate fast charging.
Both the new smartphone models from the house of Lenovo offers all modern connectivity options including dual SIM card support 4G LTE with VoLTE support, 3G, Wi-Fi 802.11ac, Bluetooth and GPS. Both of these new phones also come with USB Type-C ports.
One of the key attraction of the newly launched Moto Z Play is that it is modular smartphone that can offer great functionalities with the use of Moto Mods. Moto Mods are essentially additional modules which can be easily attached to the phone by simply snapping them on the back of the Z Play and transform the device. There are various modules available that are connected through a ‘16 pin connector’ to interact with the smartphone. Lenovo has already unveiled the Moto Mods including InstaShare Projector module, Hasselblad True Zoom Camera module along with optical zoom as well as Xenon flash, JBL’s SoundBoost module with add on speakers and Power Pack module that offers extra battery life. The prices of these various attractive Moto Mods range from Rs. 5,999 to Rs. 19,999.
Price & Availability
If you wish to get hold of the new Moto Z Play, then you will need to set shell out Rs. 24,999. The Z play is already on sales from 17th of Oct.
On the other hand, the Lenovo Z2 Plus is available for sale in two variants – a 3 GB RAM variant which is tagged at Rs. 17,999 and a 4 GB of RAM model which costs Rs. 19,999. The Z2 Plus is already available exclusively at online portal Amazon India.
Considering all the aspects, it seems that you can’t go wrong with either of these two new Lenovo smartphone models. While the new Moto Z Play offers great primary camera, front flash and a larger display, the Lenovo Z2 Plus offers a better powerful processor, 4GB RAM option and better front camera. Now, the choice is really yours. If you wish to opt for great modular capabilities with an additional premium, then simply go for Moto Z Play, but if you are happy with a regular smartphone with a more powerful performance, then choose the Lenovo Z2 Plus that also costs a good 5k-7k lesser.