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Motorola Moto Z Play

alaTest has collected and analyzed 133 reviews of Motorola Moto Z Play. 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. Opinions about the price and usability are generally positive. The camera and performance also get good feedback. There are some mixed reviews about the size.

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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 (

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 (

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 (

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 : Andreas Kilian (

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 (

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.

Sleek look, very thin, decent battery life, camera has OIS, Moto Mod support, microSD card slot.

Almost too thin, battery life could be a bit better. Stereo speakers would be nice. Clear plastic bumper guard makes phone look cheap.

Oct, 2016

Expert review by : Jason Cipriani (

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 (

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 (

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 : Rose Behar (

Moto Z Play review: More than enough battery to power the modular future


The idea of modularity, pioneered by Google's scrapped Project Ara , is a noble one. Consumers buy the smartphone they need, and choose modular additions to achieve the smartphone they want.

Outstanding battery life ; User-friendly, intelligent design ; Zippy, reliable performance

Slightly above normal price range for specs ; Average, not excellent, camera quality ; Not as powerful as other devices in its range

Oct, 2016

Expert review by : Jason Million (

Moto Z Play: Mid-Ranger with Massive Battery Life [Review]


After getting spending a great deal of time and adjusting to the Moto Z & Moto Z Force smartphones that came out around the middle of the summer, Motorola has decided to announce its newest smartphone to the Z family with the Moto Z Play. They have...

At a price point of around $400 I expected this phone experience to be slightly different. But Motorola definitely knows how to make a mid-range smartphone without skimming or compromising too much integrity of the product itself. It takes decent...

Sep, 2016

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