Almost the same
The Moto Z2 Play is almost the same as Moto Z Play. Could have come up with a better processor. For example, considering that the Moto Z Play did not have a high-end processor, the Moto Z2 Play could have had the Qualcomm Snapdragon 660. However, this is not the case. It has almost the same processor, the Qualcomm Snapdragon 626, which is simply an improvement over the Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 with which the Moto Z Play has. The RAM, yes, it happens to be 4GB, while in the case of Moto Z Play was 3GB. The internal memory becomes 64 GB, being of 32 GB in the case of the Moto Z Play. However, it is possible to expand the memory by means of a microSD card on both smartphones.
And they have the same screen. A display of 5.5 inch with resolution Full HD 1,920 x 1,080 pixels, with technology Super AMOLED. The camera has improved on the Moto Z2 Play. Less resolution to have a few pixels of 1.4 microns, and with a lens with aperture of f / 1.7. The Moto Z Play’s camera was 16 megapixels, with an f / 2.0 aperture lens, and 1.3 micron pixels. Improvements in the Moto Z2 Play with which better photos are obtained.
In addition, the Moto Z2 Play also has radio. Some users consider the radio to be a must-have feature. While the previous Moto Z Play did not have a radio, it is so in the case of the Moto Z2 Play.
More battery for the Moto Z Play
Of course the Moto Z2 Play it has less battery. In fact, the battery capacity is 3,000 mAh, while the battery capacity of the Moto Z Play was 3,510 mAh. The battery was precisely one of the most outstanding technical characteristics of the mobile, since the autonomy of the mobile far exceeded the full day.
With very similar technical characteristics, and very few improvements in the Moto Z2 Play, in my opinion the Moto Z Play is a better option, because the mobile is much cheaper, and it is almost the same. In addition, for me the fact that the Moto Z Play has a higher capacity battery is much more relevant than having a higher quality camera.