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Motorola Moto Z Play

alaTest has collected and analyzed 140 reviews of Motorola Moto Z Play. The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. Reviewers really like the price and usability. The camera and performance are also appreciated, whereas views are divided on the size.

battery, performance, camera, usability, price

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the Motorola Moto Z Play is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 90/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by : GSMArena team (gsmarena.com)

Moto Z Play review: Playmodo

 

Few names in the fast-paced mobile industry can boast such a long-standing and universal brand recognition such as the legendary Motorola. Even now, after the glory GSM age is long gone, and the brand is under Lenovo leadership, the Moto badge still...

Dec, 2016

Expert review by : Chris Welch (theverge.com)

Moto Z Play review: the best battery life of any smartphone today

 

The Moto Z Play from Lenovo has the best battery life of any smartphone I've ever used. It's so good and so superior to the competition that this — the third member of the Moto Z family — just...

Amazing battery life ; Nice display ; Fast everyday performance

Weak camera ; Design can feel unwieldy ; Good luck with software updates

Oct, 2016

Expert review by : Lynn La (cnet.com)

Motorola's Moto Z Play has a beast of a battery (review)

 

Look at the Motorola Moto Z Play for its extra-long-lasting battery as much as its swappable snap-on accessories and affordable price.

The affordable Moto Z Play works with swappable modular accessories, retains its headphone jack (unlike the more upmarket Moto Z and Z Force) and has a battery that goes on and on.

The Z Play is the thickest and heaviest phone in the Moto Z series and its fingerprint sensor, annoyingly, can be mistaken for a home button.

Even if you don't give two licks about its cool modular capabilities, get the Motorola Moto Z for an affordable phone with an impressively enduring battery life.

Sep, 2016

Expert review by : Ajay Kumar (pcmag.com)

Motorola Moto Z Play Droid

 

The Motorola Moto Z Play Droid for Verizon is a relatively affordable midrange Android phone with the same modular functionality as its higher-end siblings.

Affordable. Modular backs add functionality. Good battery life. Sharp camera with 4K video recording. Includes a headphone jack, fingerprint scanner, NFC, and expandable storage.

Wi-Fi connectivity issues in testing. Some bloatware.

Conclusions The Moto Z Play Droid is a relatively affordable Android phone that balances price and gives you access to the Verizon cellular network, and can be enhanced using Motorola's modular Moto Mods. At $408, it's more than $200 less than the and...

Aug, 2016

Expert review by : Andreas Kilian (notebookcheck.net)

Lenovo Moto Z Play Smartphone Review

 

The superior Z? As the cheaper sibling of the Moto Z flagship smartphone, the Moto Z Play can also be expanded via Moto Mods. As well as a larger battery, it is also equipped with a higher resolution primary camera at a much lower price. Our test...

solid, high-quality build casing, expandable via Moto Mods, no bloatware preloaded, fast USB Type-C port, micro-SD card can be used as internal storage, good phone features, accurate touchscreen, high-contrast AMOLED panel, reliable fingerprint...

primary camera's unreliable autofocus, no Miracast support, screen with PWM flickering, headset not included, non-removable battery

As with the Moto Z, one of the main features of the Moto Z Play is its expandability via Moto Mods. According to Lenovo, these modules will be supported for at least three device generations. However, buyers have to dig deeper into their pockets first....

Expert review by : Jason Bouwmeester (techaeris.com)

Moto Z/Moto Z Play review: Innovation in a stagnant field

 

Our Moto Z/Moto Z Play review will look at the similarities and differences between the two phones, and see if these smartphones really stand apart in today's crowded marketplace.

Oct, 2016

Expert review by : Jason Cipriani (zdnet.com)

Moto Z Play and Hasselblad True Zoom, hands on: The first module I wanted to buy

 

Motorola's Moto Z lineup is now a little cheaper and boasts a camera Moto Mod.

Sep, 2016

Expert review by : Hadlee Simons (gearburn.com)

Moto Z Play review: does it need to play in traffic?

 

Who says you have to buy the Moto Z to get Moto Mods? Not Lenovo, with the Moto Z Play coming in at a cheaper price tag. But is it worth the price though?

Want a phone with Moto Mods, above all else? Then the long-lasting Moto Z Play is for you, even if the processor is ho-hum. Otherwise, the Huawei Nova and Mi 5 are definitely better buys. 7.5 out of 10

Apr, 2017

Expert review by : Jeph Preece (toptenreviews.com)

Motorola Moto Z Play Review

 

The Moto Z Play isn't the best smartphone you can buy, but its battery is outstanding, and its camera is surprisingly solid. Whether you're into the idea of Moto Mods or simply want a phone with a particularly long-lasting battery, it could serve you...

The Moto Z Play’s spectacular battery sets a new high bar for smartphone longevity.

Its Snapdragon 625 processor is a substandard chip in today’s market, even at a mid-tier price point.

If you’re willing to part with the raw power of higher-end processors, Motorola’s Moto Z Play will reward you with fun modularity and the most forgiving battery life we’ve seen in this generation of phones.

Dec, 2016

Expert review by : Jamison Cush (brighthand)

Moto Z Play Droid Review: Innovative and Everlasting

 

The Motorola Moto Z Play Droid is a mid-range smartphone with an innovative and semi-modular design. It's definitely different from other Android smartphones, but is it any good?

Innovative design with Moto Mods ; The best battery we’ve ever tested ; Decent performance and camera output ; Near stock Android ; Innovative design with Moto Mods ; The best battery we’ve ever tested ; Decent performance and camera output ; Near...

Too much carrier bloatware ; Fingerprint sensor easily confused for home button ; Too much carrier bloatware ; Fingerprint sensor easily confused for home button

Motorola gives us hope the modular smartphone can work. It smartly implemented the feature with the Moto Z lineup, and then combined it with a world-class battery to make the Moto Z Play Droid a compelling smartphone. There’s plenty of competition in...

Oct, 2016

Price comparison for Motorola Moto Z Play

  Store     Price
Motorola MOTO Z PLAY XT1635 GSM Unlocked Phone 32GB...
Unlocked cell phones are compatible with GSM carriers such as AT&T and T-Mobile, but are not compatible...
$149.00 TO SHOP
Motorola Moto Z Play 32GB 4G LTE GSM Global - NO...
Will NOT work with CDMA Carriers Such as Verizon Sprint Boost. SIM International model phone, Does NOT have...
$144.00 TO SHOP
Motorola TurboPower 15 USB-C (Type C) Car Charger...
Motorola original- AC004 (CHR-0600) TurboPower 15 USB-C car charger in retail box with Welcome Guide
$19.00 TO SHOP
Supershieldz (3 Pack) for Motorola Moto Z Play and...
Made from the high quality tempered-glass for maximum scratch protection and no residue when removed
$7.00 TO SHOP
Z Play LCD Screen Replacement Touch Display...
COMPATIBLE with Motorola Moto Z Play Droid XT1635 XT1635-01 XT1635-02 , (not fit z2 play, z3 play).
$59.00 TO SHOP
Motorola TurboPower 18 QC3.0 Charger with Long 6.6...
Motorola Original- TurboPower 18 (SC-51) Wall Charger with 6. 6 ft. (2m) USB-A to USB-C cable in retail box...
$21.00 TO SHOP
Moto Z Play Case, Venoro [Shockproof] Slim Hybrid...
Compatible With: Designed specifically fit for Motorola Moto Z Play unlocked version (2016) / Moto Z Play...
$9.00 TO SHOP
HPTech Moto Z Play Screen Protector - [2-Pack]...
Tempered Glass Specifically Designed only for Motorola Moto Z Play
$3.00 TO SHOP
(2 Pack) Supershieldz for Moto Z Play and Moto Z...
Made from the high quality tempered-glass for maximum scratch protection and no residue when removed
$6.00 TO SHOP
[2-Pack] Motorola TurboPower 18 QC3.0 Chargers with...
Motorola Original- Two TurboPower 18 (SC-51) Wall Chargers with two 6.6ft (2m) USB-A to USB-C cable in...
$31.00 TO SHOP

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