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

Motorola Moto X Play (2015) / X Play Dual SIM / Verizon Droid Maxx 2
alaScore 94

874 reviews

Sep, 2016

alaTest has collected and analyzed 874 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 4.0/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. People really like 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 94/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review by: (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. People really like the price and camera. The screen and portability are also appreciated.

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

Sep, 2016

Consumer review by: (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

Sep, 2016

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: (cnet.com)

Motorola Moto X Play black

 

This 5.5-inch phone handset rocks a full HD display, a great 21-megapixel camera, a meaty processor and a version of the Android Lollipop operating system that's free of the painful bloatware most companies insist on installing. Add a splash-proof body...

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

Expert review by: James Peckham (techradar.com)

Moto X Play review

 

It's time for Motorola to entertain you

Great camera ; Good screen ; Great battery life ; Stock Android ; Decent price

Limited customisation ; Not fully waterproof ; No wireless charging ; No TurboPower charger in the box

The Moto X Play does a lot right with an impressive camera, superb battery life and attractive price, but there's a frustrating number of missing features and options.

Jan, 2016

Product Specifications

Design

Curved Design:No / Yes

Display

Pixel density:403

Messaging

E-mail: Yes

Navigation

GPS: Yes

Networking

2G standards:EDGE, GPRS, GSM / EDGE, GSM, GPRS
3G standards:HSPA+, UMTS
4G: Yes
4G standards:LTE
SIM card capability:Dual SIM / Single SIM

Ports & interfaces

USB port: Yes