Motorola Moto Z2 Play Camera Review: Video and Images Samples

Moto Z2 Play is another smartphone from Motorola that has the ability to support different Modular accessories known as “Mods”. It is the successor of the last yeas launched Motorola Moto Z Play. The Mods are not come with the Moto Z2 Play and you have to purchase them separately such as Camera Mod “Hasselblad True Zoom Camera ( Moto Mod)” that cost around $308.93 (Rs 19,999) and JBL speaker at $108 ( Rs 6,999). Besides these popular mods, there are also other mods available to provide different functionality like moto gamepad, wireless charging, moto turbopower (battery), Wireless projector and more.  So, if you are planning to buy the Moto Z2 Play then you surely want to know about its camera performance. In this article, we are going to test the Moto Z2 Play camera and will talk about the camera quality in detail including its camera images and videos sample.

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Moto Z2 Play Camera Specifications

The Moto Z2 Play camera comes with the 12-megapixel rear camera with laser autofocus, phase detection autofocus dual autofocus pixels and dual-tome LED flash. The camera has a ƒ/1.7 aperture size that helps the Z2 Play to capture the photos in low light. The Moto Z2 Play has 10 times the number of autofocus pixels as its predecessor Moto Z Play. The front camera uses the 5 MP wide angle camera for selfies that feature front-facing dual CCT flash.

Moto Z2 Play Camera App Review

The Moto Z2 Play camera app is snappy with all major options you need to full fill phone photography needs. In the camera settings of the Z2 play, you find options such as shutter sound,  Quick capture -icon that helps to open or switch between front and back cameras, save location to change the storage location to phone or microSD card,  Photo Size, Tap anywhere to capture: Capture by tapping anywhere on the screen, Assistive grid, Video Size.


Moto Z2 Play camera app settings

In the Video size setting you can capture 4K Ultra HD (30fps), Full HD 1080p at 60fps, Full HD 1080p at 30fps, HD 720 at 30fps and VGA 480 at 30fps. So, if you are low in space or just want to capture some video for a particular device then you can change the Video according to that in the Moto Z2Play.

Moto Z2 Play camera app features

The auto time gives 3s to 10s time period to capture automatically.

Moto Z2 Play camera flash time


The Moto Z2Play also comes with the Manual mode option which means you can adjust the focus, White Balance, Shutter speed, ISO and Exposure manually. The auto focus of the camera is much better than the manual focus. In manual focus, it can’t focus an object in much accurate manner.

Moto Z2 Play camera Maual Mode

The Motorola Moto Z2 Play camera app Modes are the Professional mode, slow motion, and Panorama. The camera app of Z2play is missing of camera filters.

Moto Z2 Play camera mode options


Moto Z2 Play Camera Image Samples

All these images are clicked by the Moto Z2 Play smartphone and displaying here without any filters and editing. The original images are so big and the resolution was so high, here we have reduced the size and resolution to upload fast.

Moto Z2 Play digital zoom test

Shot: 1/250 sec. f/1.7 4.28mm

ISO: 64

Moto Z2 Play camera zoom samples

Shot: 1/250 sec. f/1.7 4.28mm


Moto Z2 Play camera zoom sample

Normal Daylight Moto Z2 Olay camera sample images

Shot: 1/30 sec. f/1.7 4.28mm


Moto Z2 Play camera macrto shot

Shot: 1/160 sec. f/1.7 4.28mm

ISO: 64

Moto Z2 Play camera review

Shot: 1/400 sec. f/1.7 4.28mm

ISO: 64

Moto Z2 Play closeup camera samples

Shot: 1/30 sec. f/1.7 4.28mm

ISO: 200

Moto Z2 Play review camera samples

Image Showing multiple autofocus point benefit

The Moto Z2Play comes multiple autofocus points and the benefit of that you can see in the given sample image. The same object at the same distance but the focus in the first picture is at the differettn place and in the second at different.

Shot: 1/640 sec. f/1.7 4.28mm

ISO:  80

Moto Z2Play Auto foucs point camera samples

Shot: 1/640 sec. f/1.7 4.28mm

ISO: 80

Moto Z2Play Autofoucs point camera samples

Random Moto Z2 Play clicked Images

Shot: 1/400 sec. f/1.7 4.28mm

ISO: 80

Moto Z2Play camera macro samples

Shot: 1/125 sec. f/1.7 4.28mm

ISO: 64

Moto Z2Play camera review


Shot: 1/100 sec. f/1.7 4.28mm

ISO: 64

Moto Z2Play camera samples in sun light

Shot: 1/800 sec. f/1.7 4.28mm

ISO: 80


Moto Z2Play camera samples

Images shot at the evening time in the dusk light

Shot: 1/100 sec. f/1.7 4.28mm

ISO: 80

Moto Z2Play camera samples evening shot

Shot: 1/20 sec. f/1.7 4.28mm

ISO: 50

Moto Z2Play camera samples under street light

Shot: 1/15 sec. f/1.7 4.28mm

ISO: 2500

Moto Z2 Play low light camera samples

Moto Z2 Play camera review: Night Image sample

The Moto Z2 Play has inbuilt auto night mode which enables during dark or night. The night images are not that much good and come out noise due to bump in ISO but that is problem with almost all the smartphones.

Moto Z2 play night image sample

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 Moto Z2 Play Camera Review

Moto Z2 Play Camera Review: Video Sample

This Video created by using Moto Z2 Play smartphone




So, the out of the camera is very good if you compared it with the Samsung C9 Pro which costly than Moto Z2Play. The AMOLED display of the phone tends to displays the pictures more vivid than actually, they are. In some pictures, we noticed a slight ghosting effect caused by our hand shaking. The camera app sometimes increases the ISO in order to maintain the low shutter speed which reduced the blur but increases the noise, especially in low light. The camera also has a professional mode that helps a lot if you want to control the focus, exposure, white balance and shutter speed of the camera.

Coming to the front camera which is 5 megapixels along dual tone LED flash. The dual tone flash is quite useful to take selfies in the low light. Also, the beautification mode can be used to enhance the skin tone. The plus point of the front camera is it also supports the HDR and quite good to capture and share the selfies without edit.

Moto Z2 Play Camera verdict

Overall, it is the best phone in the price category both performance and camera wise. If you want a phone at Rs 27,999 then it is the best option even over the Oneplus 3, 3T and Samsung C9 Pro.


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