Moto Z2 Play will launch in Canada on July 5 for $800 at Bell, Freedom and SaskTel


  • ToniCipriani ✓pǝᴉɟᴉɹǝʌ

    Z Play was a value leader at under $600 (Newegg had it unlocked a few days ago for about $450) This is the same phone with a minor speedbump from 625 to 626 and a neutered battery, and now they want $800. Seriously?

    • Ryan

      Yeah, insane. It would be nice if Canadian carriers would actually offer non-flagship phones at a reasonable price.

    • Techguru86

      A5 2017 is probably the best offering

    • Badwithnames14

      I want it, but I’m a little wary considering the 2016 a5 has been getting nougat in some places already, while it’s no where in sight for the 2017 version.

      Like I’m good with waiting for the updates and all, touchwiz adds a lot afterall, but the older model getting the update first is a red flag.

    • silver_arrow

      Yeah got one for I think $5 per month on Koodo, so $240 overall. A crazy good deal for a damn good phone.

  • John Lofwire

    my god moto z play first edition sold for 670$ cad and included the speaker as well.

    so this is WAY overpriced.

  • vn33

    Whoa! $800 for this? Don’t they know the OnePlus 5 is coming out?

    • Techguru86

      Most consumers don’t buy Oneplus products in North America, they were like Nexus, the go to devices for the price, nowadays not so much, especially after 1+2, 1+x

  • Daniel Szilagyi

    Wow, this is DOA…this is at best higher mid-tier specs but full premium pricing

    • EndangeredTechman

      Not even mid tier anymore. SD835 is flagship. 660 is premium/upper mid. 630 is mid. 626 comes in a hair above 625 in the low mid tier as the new 450 brings up the low tier and the rest is bargain bin disposables.

  • Omar

    Considering this… Would the Moto Z Play still be worth buying in 2017?

    • dmcd

      I definitely recommend it. Awesome battery and good enough for everything else.

    • EndangeredTechman

      I’d consider the original z play to be superior to this. So using this insane pricing your getting a 900 dollar phone for half price. I was considering a Moto but now I’m waiting on the nokia.

  • David

    Overpriced. According to GSM Arena this device, other than its material build, is a close cousin to the $300USD version of the Moto G5 Plus based on RAM, relative processor capabilities and front/rear cameras.

    Motorola for what it now represents can be considered a Chinese brand that is not perceived as such. You’re paying the price of a legacy nameplate with mid-range innards. This feels worse than paying the Samsung price premium for its devices since they truly offer the best technology with every new generation of flagship.

    Even LG offers better value per dollar for the sake of competition with the LG G6.

  • Leif Shantz

    Shockingly overpriced!
    This phone should cost no more than $500 CAD!
    People should buy the Pixel for $100 more than this DOA phone…

  • dmcd

    I got the Moto Z Play for $360 on sale, $800 for a slightly upgraded phone is ridiculous. I’ll bet they will lower the price to $600 after the “free” speaker mod is sold out.

  • jeff the chef

    I wonder if there’s going to be a successor to the Z at all with a price tag like that?
    At least not in Canada

  • Brad Fortin

    Wow, this seems like a terrible deal when compared to past devices. The Moto X Play was a little over $400 and had a 1080p screen, 8x A53 cores, and a huge battery. The Moto Z play was a little over $600, had the same screen, 8x higher-clocked A53 cores, and a large battery. Now the Moto Z2 Play is $800, still has the same screen, still has 8x higher-clocked A53 cores, and the battery is smaller yet again. In other words, nearly the same specs as 2 years ago but at nearly double the price. Just about the only saving grace, at least for early adopters, is the included Moto Mod.

  • EndangeredTechman

    Carriers stuffing that 50 dollar unlock fee in ahead of time now? Seriously a phone with an outdated mid tier chip (should have had a 630 with new modem) for near flagship price. Pssst.. hey Bell and friends, that stuff your smokin isn’t legal till next July.

  • Arman

    I saw a camera review on YouTube about this phone and it was unbelievably good, might have been a fake, waiting for more camera reviews.

  • Smanny

    You can buy a brand new Moto Z2 play in the US for $400. So how does it jump to $800 in Canada?