Not to bad of a phone, would have been better if it came with a back cover like the moto z.
Is there a..... wait, let me guess, THERE ISN'T A LED NOTIF on the MZP is there !?
When i was eyeing on the X Play not too long ago, i did get dissapointed by the absence of LED notification. I was pitting it against Vibe P1, Vibe K5, and also Vibe P1 "Turbo" that each has rather unacceptable weaknesses.
For this reason alone, the MZP loses outright to P2 in my opinion.
Does the MZP has points worthy of mention ? Yes there are !
- proprietary slot for the 2nd sim AND micro SD card slot
- Moto Mods, in particular i'd like to give that Battery extension a chance, which looks like a fancy powerbank you can slap to the back of the phone. Then again, no news yet on Moto Mods availability in my country. Speakin of battery, the P2 also wins in terms of proprietary fast charging tech, 15 W vs 18 W. Yes, i feel the need for even more battery even though the current score is quite good.
- it is remarkably Slim. Well, it's uncertain how much thickness the Battery moto mods will add. I'm fine with phones up to 1 cm thick. Even thick bezels, half a centimeter on each sides are fine. That huge protruding camera doesn't look good, without the moto mods.
AnonD-628507, 04 Jan 2017The projector is surprisingly good (for $50 more at least). My son uses it on his and the qual... moreIn my country, the projector mod costs $350 above the phone's price
Even the speaker mod costs $100
An instant sales dud in my opinion
The review covers a lot of aspects, but I think that the reviewer went rant at times... the phone is really good on stuff like perfomance, numbers lie. I compared mines to a friends S6 and perfomance is on par (also the price), touchwiz is heavy, same for emui and miui. Of course you can go with LineageOS or something like that but you miss a lot of stuff from the manufacturer.
AnonD-631761, 12 Jan 2017I have to renew my cell phone plan, the company gives me free Moto Z play or the Huawei p9 (32... moreIt's too late but one main aspect from each, Z Play for battery life, P9 for camera. Whichever you lean towards more. Great company btw.
I have to renew my cell phone plan, the company gives me free Moto Z play or the Huawei p9 (32gb 3gb ram), which of these 2 recommend I have to choose today, please help me
Nick.B, 12 Jan 2017in daytime there is no phone on par with the force in low light the force is in top 3 video ... moreDynamic range on Moto phones is still lagging, and Moto flagships (SD8XX) often reduce noise too much with their cams. If what you're saying is true, I'll be one of the happiest person though, because if Moto really is better in camera than others, this brand will be my no brainer, despite cheaper options being available out there. What's more, Z Force is only available in the US. I'd really like to have a 2Xmp camera (I know resolution isn't a main criterion in pic quality) with good software processing on a Moto phone globally.
Aloof, 06 Jan 2017Probably better detail in some shots, that's allin daytime there is no phone on par with the force
in low light the force is in top 3
video is also top 3
For those who are suffering from focus disturbances
I have a tip
Cover the dual sensors just sits side to camera lens and see the magic.
Nick.B, 06 Jan 2017buy z force it has better camera than google pixel xl Probably better detail in some shots, that's all
Another MZP Owner, 05 Jan 2017So let me get this straight:
Samsung Galaxy C7:
625 SoC, questionable Touch Wiz overlay. ~... moreRead some other reviews from the internet. You will be hard pressed to find any less-than-four-star mark.
Android Authority, Android Headlines, Android Police, Phone Arena, PC World Greenbot, PC Mag, Phone Scoop etc
Another MZP Owner, 05 Jan 2017So let me get this straight: Samsung Galaxy C7: 625 SoC, questionable Touch Wiz overlay. ~... moreWell, people say Samsung after sale services are better. Samsung cameras are more likely than not, better than Moto's. even at lower priced categories. I support Moto though. Hope they frigging step up the game in cameras. My only wish.
So let me get this straight:
Samsung Galaxy C7:
625 SoC, questionable Touch Wiz overlay. ~400+ euro
Is good and well played
625 SoC, clear Android, better battery, Moto Mods. ~400+ euro.
Not ok, overpriced, fail.
"However, Motorola arguably took things a bit too far in its strive to maintain a clutter-free experience. Then again, it might be sort of Google's fault for not having a standard Android file manager app to offer. Regardless, there is no real solution for outright browsing your files on the Moto Z Play. Sure, Google Photos is there and it has access to your local storage, but that is limited to images and videos alone. Furthermore, the Photos app seems to have trouble with quite a few video and audio codecs. But more on that later."
Did you guys somehow miss Moto's File Manager app? It's preinstalled on my Moto Z, so I'd assume the same for the Moto Z Play. Sure, it's no Ghost Commander, but it's still a perfectly fine file manager that does what you describe.
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... moreThe projector is surprisingly good (for $50 more at least). My son uses it on his and the quality, especially in a darker room, is great.