Nick.B, 25 Dec 2016OP3 camera is much better. I owned z play, and now z force, but guys let's face it OP3 is a be... moreBut once you get a crack or issue it all goes down the drain cause there are absolutely no parts in the market.
Nick.B, 25 Dec 2016OP3 camera is much better. I owned z play, and now z force, but guys let's face it OP3 is a be... morehaha ofcorse one plus 3 would have better camera. everyone would know that coz op3 is a flagship and moto z play is midrange so stop comparing and behave like a man not like an baka
OP3 camera is much better. I owned z play, and now z force, but guys let's face it OP3 is a better phone in almost all aspects. That chinese value for money can't be beaten.
To my surprise, Moto Z Play stacks up against OnePlus 3 in performance too in a Youtube video. As for opening light apps (not heavy games or a camera), those two go head-to-head.
I was originally watching OP3T's performance because I was ordering one but as it turned out, Moto's SD 625 doesn't suck in real life.
That said, I think Motorola and other manufacturers should boost its default animation speed because slower animation spoils snappy feel when customers(e.g myself) try them in a store.
And Lenovo is destroying Motorola, isn't it? People complaining about Lenovo destroying Motorola. Now with this review, it's clear that Motorola it's in good hands. :)
taghack, 25 Dec 2016The great battery life was prominently mentioned in the review. The review unit was also put t... moreAs I said before, it's my opinion. No need to take it personally. If you don't like the phone than go ahead buy oneplus 3 no one is stopping you.
What I meant by not comparing with op3 is because of specifications, if you want to compare moto z play than compare with similar phones with similar specifications for example Zenfone 3, Huawei Honor 8.
Parag07, 24 Dec 2016I don't like the review at all not just because I own the moto z play but because the approach... moreI feel you, man. Some people can't afford it so they try to compare it with cheap brands with flagship specs but in every day use specs don't really matter except if you have no life like using the phone as a pc. Sometimes, low, mid or high end phones don't matter as long you a have a trusted brand or a solid one. There's lots of reasons why they have to put up with those prices. They are not shaken by the cheap competitors because they know their products. Oneplus are just for the trying hard wannabe geeks that wanna look cool for having flagship specs but in the end. It is just a one plus one phone. So sad. Godbless and cheers, man.
Daily driver here GN5
Trap phones GN2 AND GN4.
Parag07, 24 Dec 2016I don't like the review at all not just because I own the moto z play but because the approach... moreThe great battery life was prominently mentioned in the review. The review unit was also put through the same rigorous testing as any other phone. Choosing to only see the performance argument as the reason for the admittedly negative findings of the review is a very narrow-minded attempt at overlooking all the other valid points made throughout the many long pages. Also, asking not to compare the Moto Z Play "with oneplus 3 or any other phone for that matters" is not realistic, nor fair from a reviewer standpoint. Nor should it be hailed as an acceptable approach from any end-user and prospective buyer.
Robert in California, 24 Dec 2016I've had my Moto Z play for about three weeks now and love it. I'm not a gamer, so high bench... more3.5 mm jack is mentioned in the hardware section. Also, this is a review Moto Z Play, not the Moto Z or the Moto Z Force.
I've had my Moto Z play for about three weeks now and love it. I'm not a gamer, so high benchmark scores were not a big factor. Everyday use is what count. I often find I have over a dozen apps open with no lag. I also found it odd that the reviewer quibbled about the ugly plastic charger port without mentioning the headphone jack. The headphone jack is a huge difference between the Moto Z and the Moto Z Force which sacrifice the jack to provide a marginally thinner phone.
Finally, I have a comment about the mods. It is impossible to appreciate the mods without trying them. I received the projector mod with my phone for $50 (black Friday special). I was able to put it to use right away after my wife missed part of our kids Christmas concert. The performance blows everyone away. I was able to fill a huge wall where I work (lights off, of course). I would not pay the $295 asking price, but if Moto can increase the number of available mods and bring the price down, they'll be a hit. Something other phones don't offer.
Zeus, 24 Dec 2016There is one thing which is totally obvious from your post and that is u haven't owned the one... moreWould you like to see the receipt? I also sold it on Swappa a couple of months later. Good phone but way overrated.
Parag07, 24 Dec 2016I don't like the review at all not just because I own the moto z play but because the approach... moreYou're right. A whole page about sintetic benchmarks and not a single phrase about real life performance (except the conclusion). By far, one of the best midrangers. Too bad this review doesn't say all about it!
NotGoodEnought, 24 Dec 2016Battery efficiency is excellent, wonder if the lenovo p2 will post a better result with it 510... more50%better, as stated by a YouTube reviewer. Still, every person may not experience the same
Parag07, 24 Dec 2016I don't like the review at all not just because I own the moto z play but because the approach... moreRight
I always appreciate GSMAena's thorough review but they sometimes too much care about benchmark scores and rather minor compromises.
Intensive gaming aside, SD625 has decent performance and best-in-class energy-efficiency.
And Moto mods offer boredom-proof!
As I see it, most reviewers and readers on other sites laud Moto Z Play for its stunning battery life (one of the best ever), and solod daily-use performance.
Not liking a device is fine, but a review like this can't do this phone enough justice. I have this and an LG G4. Not only does the overall UI perform much better than the G4's, but it also runs ridiculously cool under a heavy workload. This phone is probably more of a niche product, yet people are amazed when I tell them I don't have to charge my phone for around two days, or I can do a little 20% top up and be okay for the rest of the day...
Why exactly are you still using Geekbench 3 instead of 4? Just why???