Moto Z2 Play is now available at Canadian carriers for up to $800 outright


  • Hello Moto ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

    Overpriced. Next.

  • Rugal Bernstein

    the full spec moto z2 will be the same price

  • Beebs

    Meanwhile Moto won’t make available the G5 Plus in Canada

    • ToniCipriani ✓pǝᴉɟᴉɹǝʌ

      Well yeah, the G5 Plus with 4/64GB will make this look VERY bad, especially this is just the 32GB version.

      Plus it seems like Bell got the unlocking ruling early and decided to set the price $100 higher than everyone else.

    • Beebs

      It is depressing to see how the carriers and manufacturers collude to give the Canadian public the shaft.

  • Jayzziebone

    The Oneplus 5 with Snapdragon 835 and 6GB of RAM and 64GB of storage is 649$ or 8GB of RAM and 128GB of storage is 719$…. The choice is clear.

    • disqus_mOZ5V9TIW7

      Most don’t buy devices online

    • Jayzziebone

      Well…those who can do it, should do it. But we are getting screwed in Canada with those phones prices. It’s ridiculous.

    • jellmoo

      Honestly? I’d pay the extra to avoid the jelly scrolling on the OnePlus 5.

    • R47_R47

      I’d pay more money for a high performance phone without jelly scrolling. But with a SD652 this phone is underpowered, and isn’t worth a premium. And from someone who used a OP5, the jelly scrolling isn’t noticable unless you’re scrolling up and down quickly, or recording in slow motion. However, the OP5 shouldn’t have the jelly scrolling issue at all, and at the price markup front he Op3 it’s not worth the cost.

    • jellmoo

      Oh I don’t disagree. The price point is a ridiculous markup above the US price (though I have no issue with the SD626 SoC as it’s proven to be a workhorse). I’m just saying that I’d pay more for a device without a noticeable quality issue.

    • Jayzziebone

      I saw that jelly scrolling on the OP5. And honestly, it’s not a big issue. This Moto Z2 play is nice but that SD626….not sure about that. At the beginning the phone will be okay, after loading all your apps and data, that phone will start lagging for sure! Plus 32 GB of storage is not enough anymore. I’ll rather have the 128GB option with the OP5. Apps are getting bigger(in terms of MB size) and heavier(with more features) and you need a SOC and RAM that can handle all the load. The OP5 has DDR4 RAM. OP5 is still expensive compared to OP3, but this moto Z2 play is overpriced in Canada. It’s 400$ in the US, this is ridiculous.

  • disqus_mOZ5V9TIW7

    Overpriced for a snapdragon 626

  • AppleBerrySandwich

    Bell overcharging – never seen that before LOL.

    With the dollar now close to $1.30 – ~$520 with less tax is worth a trip to the U.S.

  • Daniel Szilagyi

    This is just gross, way too expensive for this thing….might as well get a slew of other devices for that price with much better specs and support.

  • Brian Alexander

    just bought a LG V20 online for $370 US vs $800-1000 in Canada, We’re getting so gauged on electronics lately, the price differential is as though our currency was 50 cents to the dollar. Guess they pocket the difference

    • Whome

      Which site did you buy it from?

    • Brian Alexander

      bought it off Ebay from seller called neverpayMSRP
      its also been going no sale for that price on bhphotovideo, you just have to be quick usually the sales just last a couple hours, I kept getting notifications from google now haha

    • John Lofwire

      I can get brand new LG V20 at 450-500$ canadian you just need to look at the right place like Ebay by example.

  • John Lofwire

    Great phone but terribly overpriced.

  • Erroll Maclean

    So for $200 more I can get a flagship phone, like the S8 or Pixel? …do they really think people are THAT stupid?

    I’m interested in the Z line for the AMOLED and battery mods, but not at that kind of price. Especially since the mods are extra.