Have you ever wanted to modify your smartphone with accessories and tailor it your specific needs?
If so, you might be in luck following the launch of the Moto Z² Play from Motorola. This modular phone is designed to be customisable, so you can use extra hardware such as battery packs and clip-on speakers to enhance its performance.
Of course, this isn’t the first time that a major smartphone manufacturer has gone down this road.
However, LG’s dabblings in the modular design market weren’t entirely successful, so it will be interesting to see if Motorola manages to yield better results.
Smartphone users should be attracted by a number of stand-out features on the Moto Z² Play.
For instance, it has a 5.5-inch AMOLED display, a Snapdragon 626 processor and 4GB of RAM.
The device also boasts an all-metal unibody design, but it is thinner and lighter than previous Motorola handsets.
Users should also enjoy using the 5Mp camera with dual flash on the front and a 12Mp camera on the reverse side.
In addition, the device offers up to 30 hours of battery life, which compares very favourably to many rival smartphones.
Finally, we love the fact that the brightness of the display changes in line with the time of day.
That means you won’t get too much glare if you check your phone at night, which is ideal for those of us who simply have to check our texts at some unholy hour and struggle to get back to sleep afterwards!
But these features won’t ultimately mean a lot if consumers don’t get on board with the idea of customisable handsets.
Only time will tell if the Moto Z² Play really takes off in the UK and encourages more people to look at investing in a modular phone.