1. soma4society's Avatar
    What's everyone's thoughts on this? I'm torn. I love the built-in battery longevity of the current Z play, but otoh the thinner profile may make using mods a bit more attractive as the phone won't be so chunky when they're attached.

    3000 mAh will likely be good (given the other specs). Just not *as* good as it is now...

    Report: Moto Z2 Play will be thinner with a much smaller battery
    PowrDroid and Morty2264 like this.
    05-06-2017 07:58 AM
  2. Scott337's Avatar
    I know he is a well known "leaker" and well respected, but until the phone is actually released it's all just rumors and speculation.
    Morty2264 likes this.
    05-06-2017 08:01 AM
  3. PowrDroid's Avatar
    The only reason I would consider the Z Play 2 would be for an oversized battery. This 3000 mAh battery would cause me to look elsewhere for my next phone.
    dwainewheeler01 likes this.
    05-07-2017 09:53 AM
  4. mobrules's Avatar
    I expect to use my Z Play for the next 2 years at least. Then I plan to look for an unlocked phone that fits my needs at that point. But I can't see going backwards in battery capacity.
    dwainewheeler01 likes this.
    05-07-2017 09:57 AM
  5. VAYinzer's Avatar
    If this is true, then it's definitely disappointing. I bought my wife the Moto Z Play specifically b/c it had the larger battery. I own a Moto XPE and was looking at the Moto Z Play2 as a possible replacement for the XPE, but not now. With my XPE, battery life is a concern and for any replacement, I will be looking at battery life. To that end, if the Moto Z Play does decrease the battery, I would more than likely look towards the One Plus 5 or Huawei Mate 9, both with great battery life.
    Dconn1975 likes this.
    05-08-2017 06:26 AM
  6. 1901Madison's Avatar
    What's everyone's thoughts on this? I'm torn. I love the built-in battery longevity of the current Z play, but otoh the thinner profile may make using mods a bit more attractive as the phone won't be so chunky when they're attached.

    3000 mAh will likely be good (given the other specs). Just not *as* good as it is now...

    Report: Moto Z2 Play will be thinner with a much smaller battery
    It's only going to be about 1mm thinner. Is it really worth losing nearly 15% of battery?
    05-08-2017 08:08 AM
  7. PowrDroid's Avatar
    This could be a way for Moto to promote their battery pack mod.

    If I were to get a Moto Z of any variety, Force, regular, or Play, I would definitely use a style shell mod on the back to make the protruding camera lens flush with the rest of the phone's backside. If instead, I used a battery power pack mod I would get the camera lens flush AND have more battery than the original Z Play. Win-win. The overall weight of the combo would be a consideration.
    05-08-2017 10:51 AM
  8. nickname303's Avatar
    It's only going to be about 1mm thinner. Is it really worth losing nearly 15% of battery?
    No is the answer
    05-08-2017 04:53 PM
  9. nickname303's Avatar
    I will be looking at battery life. To that end, if the Moto Z Play does decrease the battery, I would more than likely look towards the One Plus 5 or Huawei Mate 9, both with great battery life.
    The One Plus 5 isn't even released yet, how can you say it has great battery life?!
    05-08-2017 04:56 PM
  10. Morty2264's Avatar
    3000 mAh would more than suit my needs, but yeah, I get what you are saying, OP. The Play is currently really tough to beat - let's hope the next iteration does that! At this point, I think my next phone will be either the Axon 8 or the Moto Z Play 2 - or, at least, those are the ones that I'm keeping an eye on.
    05-08-2017 08:20 PM
  11. VAYinzer's Avatar
    Only assuming based on the performance of the One Plus 3T, and the internet leaks on the battery in the upcoming One Plus 5, but of course you are right b/c you know what happens when you assume.
    05-09-2017 02:01 PM
  12. pkguy323's Avatar
    I'm good with it. Battery mods to the rescue.
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    05-09-2017 08:26 PM
  13. Morty2264's Avatar
    I'm good with it. Battery mods to the rescue.
    This is a fair point. I keep forgetting about the mods lool.
    05-09-2017 09:29 PM
  14. soma4society's Avatar
    I'm good with it. Battery mods to the rescue.
    I'm fine with the idea of a mod, but I need to be able to put a case on my phone because I'm a notorious klutz. If using a mod means I have to go caseless, then Houston...we have a problem lol.
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    05-09-2017 09:41 PM
  15. this_is_nascar's Avatar
    Really dissappointed that the Z2 will take away what made it so popular.
    05-10-2017 07:31 AM
  16. 1901Madison's Avatar
    I'm fine with the idea of a mod, but I need to be able to put a case on my phone because I'm a notorious klutz. If using a mod means I have to go caseless, then Houston...we have a problem lol.
    The battery mod is fine, but it's not just about the thickness. A Moto Z / Force / Play with the battery mod is really heavy.
    05-10-2017 08:06 AM
  17. BigCTM's Avatar
    Looks like a second Z Play will be my next phone then...This phone is all about the battery life. A mod won't cut it.
    05-10-2017 08:21 AM
  18. Morty2264's Avatar
    I'm fine with the idea of a mod, but I need to be able to put a case on my phone because I'm a notorious klutz. If using a mod means I have to go caseless, then Houston...we have a problem lol.
    LOOL that is a great way to say that.
    05-10-2017 08:38 AM
  19. Dconn1975's Avatar
    If this is true, then it's definitely disappointing. I bought my wife the Moto Z Play specifically b/c it had the larger battery. I own a Moto XPE and was looking at the Moto Z Play2 as a possible replacement for the XPE, but not now. With my XPE, battery life is a concern and for any replacement, I will be looking at battery life. To that end, if the Moto Z Play does decrease the battery, I would more than likely look towards the One Plus 5 or Huawei Mate 9, both with great battery life.
    I picked up the Z Play today and I love it. However I had the Z Force when it first was released when I used a carrier. So naturally loving the Z Force I figured I'd love the Z Play and I do. All that said up until today bc I have to send my Honor 8 in for a charging issue I did get the Z Play. I would have jumped at the Mate 9 had it been $500 or less. Overall the Z Play is a very good device and definitely a winner at $399. Plus I had some mods left over from my Z Force so it made the most since to get the Z Play. I love the device so far. I really can't tell much of any noticable difference between it and the Z Force. Especially not when they aren't side by side. Z Plays performance is plenty good!
    05-13-2017 01:22 AM
  20. Ry's Avatar
    Smaller so you can buy a battery mod.
    05-15-2017 10:40 PM

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