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Motorola Moto X Play (2015) / X Play Dual SIM / Verizon Droid Maxx 2

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1025 reviews of Motorola Moto X Play (2015) / X Play Dual SIM / Verizon Droid Maxx 2. The average rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the battery and screen. The usability and size also get good feedback.

performance, size, usability, screen, battery

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the Motorola Moto X Play (2015) / X Play Dual SIM / Verizon Droid Maxx 2 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 92/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Motorola Moto X Play (2015) / X Play Dual SIM / Verizon Droid Maxx 2

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 120 user reviews of Motorola Moto X Play (2015) / X Play Dual SIM / Verizon Droid Maxx 2 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.co.uk. Opinions about the price and camera are generally positive. The screen and portability are also mentioned favorably.

performance, portability, screen, camera, price

92% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Motorola Moto X Play SIM-Free Smartphone - WhiteMotorola Moto X Play SIM-Free Smartphone - White

Apr, 2018

Consumer review (amazon.ca)

Amazon.ca review summary for Motorola Moto X Play (2015) / X Play Dual SIM / Verizon Droid Maxx 2

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1 user review of Motorola Moto X Play (2015) / X Play Dual SIM / Verizon Droid Maxx 2 from Amazon.ca. The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.ca.

100% of the reviews on Amazon.ca give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: MOTOROLA MOTO X PLAY XT1562 16GB BLACK FACTORY UNLOCKED 4G/LTE SINGLE SIM CELL PHONEMOTOROLA MOTO X PLAY XT1562 16GB BLACK FACTORY UNLOCKED 4G/LTE SINGLE SIM CELL PHONE

Apr, 2018

Expert review by : Florian Wimmer (notebookcheck.net)

Motorola Moto X Play Smartphone Review

 

Mingling in the mid-range. Motorola has pitched its mid-range Moto X Play phone to compete against price-performance whoppers such as OnePlus' One. The buyer gets a gigantic battery, plenty of performance and a high-resolution camera for under 400...

Rigid casing, Customizable, Pleasant surfaces, Splash-water proof, Relatively light, NFC, Many network frequencies, Relatively reliable GPS outdoors, Very high-resolution front-facing camera, Good camera and video pictures, Accurate touchscreen,...

Miracast doesn't always function, No USB OTG, Expansion via Moto sometimes senseless, GPS needs long for signal, Middling call quality, Light bluish cast in display, Less power than equally priced devices, Relatively high waste heat, Poor speaker...

Motorola proves that it is not only OnePlus that can build affordable smartphones that rock the mid-range. The Moto X Play convinces even more particularly in terms of camera and screen.

Feb, 2016

Expert review by : GSMArena team (gsmarena.com)

Motorola Moto X Play review: Time-saver edition

 

In many ways, the Moto X play is a sort of middle ground, half-step between the Moto G and the Moto X, but with a clear-cut stride towards the higher end of the scale.

Excellent 1080p LCD display with superb brightness, colors and contrast. ; Impressive 21MP shooter, especially for stills ; Snappy performance on the near-stock Android ROM

In many ways, the Moto X play is a sort of middle ground, a half-step between the Moto G and the Moto X, but with a clear-cut stride towards the higher end of the scale.

Mar, 2016

Expert review by : Andrew Hoyle (cnet.com)

Motorola Moto X Play review

 

Motorola has defined itself in recent years by sticking to cheap-but-awesome phones that focus on customisable designs and dependable performance rather than envelope-pushing features. The Moto X Play is no exception.

The Motorola Moto X Play packs a great screen and camera. You can customise the look to suit your tastes and it won't conk out the first time you spill your beer on it.

It lacks the luxurious wood and leather back cover options of the pricier Moto X Style.

The Moto X Play's blend of everything you'd expect from a higher-end smartphone with a customisable waterproof design and a great price makes it a superb midrange phone.

Sep, 2015

Expert review by : Vlad Savov (theverge.com)

Moto X Play review: big battery, small price

 

Moto X 2013: great phone, bad camera. Moto X 2014: great phone, bad camera. What was it that George W. Bush said about not being fooled a third time? After two years of fatally flawed Moto X...

Built to last ; With a battery that lasts and lasts ; And a camera to create lasting memories

Performance is not as smooth as it should be ; Speakers, display, and ergonomics are all just okay ; Camera still struggles in low light

Aug, 2015

Expert review by : Jason Bouwmeester (techaeris.com)

Moto X Play Review: A Solid Affordable Phone For “The Rest Of Us”

 

It's that time of the year again when the new smartphones are shipping, and with the new smartphones come new reviews. Of course, the new wave of phones range from the high priced “must have” flagships to the more affordable budget phones. The Moto X...

Great design, excellent battery performance, water-repellant

No gyroscope. Seems to require a reboot after being on for multiple (4+) days. Bit of play in the power and volume buttons

The design, performance, and battery life of the Moto X Play definitely makes this phone from Motorola an affordable option that will meet the needs of most smartphone users and should last at least 2 years before requiring an upgrade.

Oct, 2015

Expert review by : Joe Levi (pocketnow.com)

Verizon DROID Maxx 2 Review: MAXX is the proper word to describe it

 

The DROID Maxx 2 brings the power of Motorola's Moto X Play to Verizon Wireless.

Great value ; Above average battery life ; Motorola software is smart, lightweight ; Removable back cover offers some customization

Only available with 16GB on-board storage (no 32GB or higher options) ; No wireless charging support ; Removable backplate has too much “play” in it ; Far too much Verizon bloatware ; Only ships with Android 5.1.1 Lollipop – not Marshmallow

The DROID Maxx 2 isn’t a flagship, and it’s not going to win any competitions against them. However, it is a very viable mid-range phone that performs right where we’d expect it to. It feels nice, performs well, and lasts at least all day and all night.

Nov, 2015

Expert review by : S21 (s21.com)

Motorola Moto X Play review

 

The Motorola Moto X Play is a big-screen Android smartphone with customisable backs and accent colours. It's a very well-specified, balanced phone with a good processor, Full HD display, excellent camera, and very strong battery life, but is larger and...

The Motorola Moto X Play has surprised us with its all-round excellence. Although it has very much a mid-range look and feel, its sturdy, chunky design is practical and rugged. We can't however get away from its overall size and weight, and this is the...

Oct, 2015

Expert review by : Ash Tailor (androidauthority.com)

Motorola Moto X Play review

 

Wondering how Motorola's latest mid-range offering does in the real world? We find that out, and more, in our full review of the Moto X Play!

Crisp 1080p display ; Full-day battery life ; Premium-feeling design ; Moto Maker support ; Solid camera performance ; Simple, functional software experience

No wireless charging ; No included Turbo Charger ; Poor front-facing speaker quality

The Moto X Play is a solid smartphone at a cheap price. The camera is great, the screen is crisp, and Motorola's added software features provide just the right amount of functionality without getting in the way. If you can get past the poor speaker...

Oct, 2015

Expert review by : Sandeep Sarma (fonearena.com)

Motorola Moto X Play Review

 

This is the third year running that Motorola have announced updates in the Moto X series of smartphones. However, this year is a little bit different as they introduced not one but 2 new smartphones in the X series. The first is a high-end model known...

Dual-nanoSIM + microSD Card Slot; Good Screen; Excellent Audio Quality; Beautiful Erognomic Design; Close to Stock UI; Good Camera Quality (With Fast Shutter Speeds and Autofocus); Really Stable Videos (Even without OIS)

Single Speaker could’ve been a bit louder; Noisy Low Light Camera Performance

The Moto X Play is a really good device for the money that you spend. It has a really good screen, good battery life, dual SIM 4G LTE and a microSD expansion slot that doesn’t require you to sacrifice a SIM slot. The positives vastly outweigh the...

Sep, 2015

Expert review by (androidcentral.com)

Moto X Play review

 

The most affordable Moto X yet aims to dominate the competitive new mid-range market — but falls short in an important area ...

Fantastic display and impressive speaker ; Solid construction and ergonomic design ; Pure Android UI with Moto software goodness ; Capable camera — at least in most conditions

Low-light camera performance is patchy ; Stuttery animations and frequent performance hiccups ; 16GB base storage doesn't leave much breathing room

The Moto X Play is a curiosity in more than a few ways. It's surprised us with what it's good at — the generally decent camera experience, long battery life and impressive display. What's arguably more surprising, though, is what it's bad at — mainly...

Aug, 2015

Product Specifications

Battery

Battery Capacity:3630
Battery performance:3630

Call Management

Call divert: Yes
Call hold: Yes
Call timer: Yes
Call waiting: Yes
Caller ID: Yes
Conference call: Yes
Speakerphone: Yes
Speed dialing: Yes
Vibrating alert: Yes

Camera

Auto focus: Yes
Built-in flash: Yes
Digital Zoom:4
Flash Type:LED
Front Camera: Yes
Front camera resolution (numeric):5
Geotagging: Yes
Main camera resolution (numeric):21
Maximum frame rate:30
Night mode: Yes
Rear camera resolution (numeric):21
Second camera: Yes
Second camera resolution:5
Video recording: Yes
Video recording modes:1080p
Video stabilizer: Yes
Zoom capability: Yes

Certificates

Head SAR:0.494
Head SAR (EU):0.494

Design

Color of product:Black / White
Form Factor:Bar
Protection features:Water Resistant

Display

Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display Diagonal:5.5
Display Resolution:1920 x 1080
Orientation sensor: Yes
Pixel density:403
Touch screen: Yes
Touch screen type:Capacitive
Touch technology:Multi-Touch
Touchscreen:Y / Yes
Touchscreen type:Capacitive

Ergonomics

Accelerometer: Yes
Ambient light sensor: Yes
Proximity sensor: Yes

Memory

Internal RAM:2

Messaging

Chat: Yes
E-mail:Y / Yes
Instant messaging (IM): Yes
MMS (Multimedia Messaging Service): Yes
Short Message Service (SMS): Yes

Multimedia

Video compression format:H.264, MPEG4
Video formats supported:H.264,MPEG4

Navigation

GPS: Yes
GPS (satellite):Y / Yes
Position location:Y / Yes

Networking

2G bands (primary SIM):850,1800,900,1900 / 850,900,1800,1900
2G standards:EDGE,GPRS,GSM / EDGE,GSM,GPRS
3G: Yes
3G bands supported:850,900,1900,2100 / 900,1900,850,2100
3G standards:HSPA+,UMTS
4G:Y / Yes
4G standard:LTE
Bluetooth: Yes
Bluetooth version:4.0 LE
Near Field Communication (NFC): Yes
SIM card capability:Dual SIM / Single SIM
SIM card type:NanoSIM
Tethering (modem-mode): Yes
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / 802.11a, 802.11g, 802.11b, 802.11n

Packaging Content

Battery pack: Yes
Quick start guide: Yes
Warranty card: Yes

Performance

Accelerometer: Yes
Ambient light sensor: Yes
Flight mode: Yes
Graphics:Adreno 405
Graphics adapter:Adreno 405
Microphone mute: Yes
On-board graphics adapter model:Adreno 405
Operating system installed:Android
Operating system version:5.1.1
Personal info management:Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Events reminder, Notes, To-do list / Alarm clock, Notes, To-do list, Calendar
Personal info management (PIM):Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Events reminder, Notes, To-do list / Alarm clock, Notes, To-do list, Calendar
Personalization:Icons / Icons, Menu, Shortcuts
Proximity sensor: Yes
Subscription type:No subscription
Support for contact groups: Yes
Themes:Wallpapers
Video call: Yes

Ports & interfaces

Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
USB connector type:Micro-USB
USB port:Y / Yes
USB version:2.0

Processor

Processor:615
Processor cores:8
Processor family:Qualcomm Snapdragon
Processor frequency:1.7
Processor model:615

Software

Operating system installed:Android
Operating system version:5.1.1

Storage

Internal RAM:2048
Internal storage capacity:16
RAM capacity:2
USB mass storage: Yes

Subscription

Subscription type:No subscription

Technical Details

Google applications:Gmail, YouTube, Google Play / Google Maps, Google Play, YouTube

Video

Video call: Yes

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:0.429
Height:5.83
Weight:5.96
Width:2.95