For me, the main point of buying a 5 inch phone is the desire for compactness. This is in fact my currently preferred size. However, this phone is a bit bulky for maximum compactness compared to the Xiaomi Redmi 3 series. The Moto is 144.4 mm long vs the Redmi 3 at 139. The Moto is 72 mm wide vs Redmi at roughly 69 mm. There are some 5.2 inch phones of similar width to the Moto and even the 5.5 inch Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge is only 72 point something wide, don't know exactly, but the Moto is way too wide because of over thick bezels. Defeats the purpose if you are looking for maximum compactness.
I'm getting almost 24 hours of battery life with bluetooth off, 40% screen brightness, light web browsing, few calls, few downloads and watching some videos via wifi. As any other phone, It drains faster when using camera, GPS, 4G network, but even with heavy use I'm getting 12+ hours. The original charger with 10W takes 1h30min to 2 hours for a full charge. A few minutes plugged in a PC with the USB cable can get you more hours when unplugged. I'm very happy with it. It gets hot above the "M" logo in the back in the first 30 minutes of charging or when using the camera, but it's not something that should worry a prospective buyer. Very good battery life with Android 6.0. I use an app called Greenify to put background processes in hibernation and it definitely helps a lot. Very decent performance, no lags, in 2 months I have never needed to reset the phone because of bugs. I wish the camera had better performance and more manual controls but OpenCamera is a good alternative app. GSMArena this is my thank you for being such a great site!!
Dmitry, 07 Jan 2017Hi, does anybody know wether it has the led notifications build in?This doesn't have any inbuild led notification light.
In these recent I'm facing troubles with It.. I hv put an extrnl SD card in it... When i watches movies or hearsmusic i cant use my External storage... I has been removed automatically.. It wil be proper if i switchd off and on my cell... In my fon there was a feature that allows me to Format My external storage as Internal.. Now itself i made my memory card like that... I donno wot will happen
Dmitry, 07 Jan 2017Hi, does anybody know wether it has the led notifications build in?
All Moto phones have a feature called Active display. Moment you move your phone, screen will display all the notifications ( without unlocking)
No need to have led notification ( though it has led underneath, but inactive in most of phones)
Dmitry, 07 Jan 2017Hi, does anybody know wether it has the led notifications build in?no it dosen't have
This phone could have a great success if this is allowed to be sold in other countries I cant find this phone in UAE and Philippines.
Arbaaz, 06 Jan 2017Thinking to buy this phone but Is it good for rough and tough use and for camera ? Plz suggest... moreYou buy any Samsung or Motorola mobile. Their built quality is fine and its wiring connections chip used it's mother barads are absolutely guanine , stays longer and stronger. Not look wise but inside built wise. Other China sets seems fantastic but if you open its inside mother board chipset cable connections you will notice it's not quality wise strong.
Thinking to buy this phone but Is it good for rough and tough use and for camera ? Plz suggest me phones under 11,000
AnonD-624010, 23 Dec 2016I'd like to know if the camera scratches easily, my boyfriend has motorola g4 plus and his cam... moreIt has gorilla glass 3 for camera protection. i am using it.. don't worry :)
moto g play is good mobile , decent camera very good performance , no heating issue,
i like it very much.
Alex, 04 Jan 2017What is with galery? Everything must go on google cloud. I don't like that! I hear ya. I just bought the Moto G4 Play yesterday and discovered the gallery has disappeared. One strike against Marshmallow