Moto Z2 Play now available

So, I've not been allowed to talk about it prior, but I've had the new Moto Z2 Play for about a week now and this is a dang good phone.  I'll have a review out soon.

It's now available for purchase in Canada and if you do go out and pay the $800CDN for it, you'll get a free speaker mod.  I've also got the new speaker and it's quite nice and a neat update over last years (again, a review is forthcoming).

The short review is it's definitely more than a mid-ranger and even though the battery is smaller than last  year's, it still lasts a pretty good amount of time (more than most need for a full day's worth of use).

Check out the release information from Moto below:

The Moto Z2 Play is available in Canada starting today for around $800 CAD. While supplies last, Moto Z2 Play will launch with JBL SoundBoost 2 in box (an additional value of $114.99 CAD) at Bell Mobility, Bell MTS, Freedom Mobile and SaskTel. Moto TurboPower Pack and Moto GamePad will be available this summer.

Moto Z2 Play
Refined design: A thinner, lighter all-metal unibody design that looks great and stands up to everyday wear and tear.
§  A razor sharp 5.5” Full HD Super AMOLED display
§  Water repellant coating means rain, splashes or spills won’t get in your way

Performance: Get up to 30 hours of battery life on a single charge and up to 8 hours of battery life in just 15 minutes with TurboPower.
§  A 2.2 GHz octa-core processor paired with 3GB of blazing-fast memory

Camera: New features that give you brighter, sharper photos – even in low light.
§  Our first camera that combines laser autofocus and dual autofocus pixels
§  Laser autofocus has an expanded focus range of up to 5 meters
§  Captures 25% more light than the previous generation
§  Dedicated dual LED color correlated temperature flash, providing brighter, truer colors in low-light selfies

Mods: The new Moto Z2 Play can instantly transform into exactly what you need, when you need it.

JBL SoundBoost 2
Big sound in a snap, even poolside.
§  Instantly add premium JBL stereo sound to your smartphone. No pairing required
§  Don’t let a splash stop the music thanks to water-repellant coating
§  Whether you’re listening to music, watching videos or even cheering on your favorite team, the built-in kickstand gives you a truly immersive audio-visual experience
§  Get a full night’s worth of music with 10 hours of playtime built right in
§  Easily put music on hold and answer a phone call with the built-in speakerphone

Moto TurboPower Pack
The fast charging of TurboPower, now in a power pack.
§  Instantly add an extra day of battery life to your Moto Z2 Play
§  Snap it on and recharge your phone at blazing fast speeds (up to 15W) on the go
§  Plug in the TurboPower Pack and power up to 50% of capacity in just 20 minutes at 30W speeds
§  With a sleek design, the TurboPower Pack becomes part of your phone so it won’t get in the way