Sep 14th, 2017

Last year, the Moto Z Play was introduced and really took the world by storm thanks to one major feature – battery life. The device included a 3,510mAh battery, which lasted FOREVER and was an extremely great option for those who weren’t looking to spend a boat load on a flagship phone.

Fast forward to this year, and the Moto Z2 Play was introduced with a similar design, but it is much slimmer than its predecessor. The reason for the change in slimness is due to the much smaller 3,000mAh battery, which left many hopefuls disappointed in the battery size.

We’ve already tested the Z2 Play battery to see how long the device lasts, and you can check that out here. But the next big question with many devices comes to how quickly the Z2 Play will recharge. So without further adieu, here are our results:

And the answer is: 6,360 seconds or 1 hour and 46 minutes

We plugged in the Z2 Play at 1:05 PM when the device was completely out of juice and the screen was black. At the 10 minute mark, we turned the phone on, which showed 18% and we were able to get started on our latest test.

  • 10 min – 18%
  • 20 min – 30%
  • 30 min – 44%
  • 40 min – 57%
  • 50 min – 70%
  • 60 min – 80%
  • 70 min – 89%
  • 80 min – 94%
  • 90 min – 97%
  • 100 min – 98%
  • 106 min – 100%

After the results were, in you can see that we were able to charge from 0% to 100% in just over an hour and 45 minutes. Even though the Z2 Play isn’t a flagship device by any measure, these results are still rather impressive.

While the Moto Z2 Play doesn’t fall in the flagship category, it’s still important to note something major about the device. Motorola has included its TurboPower charging technology with the device while claiming that you can get 8 hours of usage with just 15 minutes of charging.

Speaking of Motorola’s claims, we were able to charge from 0% to 44% in just 30 minutes, while taking an extra 10 minutes to get over the 50% threshold. TurboPower is pretty impressive, and you can rest easy knowing you’ll definitely get some extra juice if you end up needing to top off the Z2 Play before heading out for a night on the town.

As for the charging brick, Motorola included a 15W TurboPower Charger which is a bit small, but considering the smaller battery of the Z2 Play, isn’t all that surprising. Additionally, it’s worth noting this is the same charger that was included with the Moto Z2 Force flagship smartphone.

Speaking of the Z2 Force, you can see that within the last 20-30 minutes of charging, the Z2 Play’s charging speed slows down. This is by design from Motorola, as it is a built-in way to protect your device from overcharging and potentially harming the phone or charger.

Let us know what you think about these findings, and whether you’re disappointed in Motorola’s decision to include a smaller battery with the Z2 Play.

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