I am just shocked that the gsmarena battery test gives only 100 h to the Moto Z Play when i have read a lot of reviews where they talk about the great, superb and amazing battery. Can someone explain to me how Samsung Galaxy C7 and the Moto Z Play obtain the same hours when the Moto wins in every test by a large margin? Moto wins by 5 hours in talk time, by 1 hour in web browsing and by 3 fricking hours in the video test and they have the same result in hours, 100. Something is wrong with the test. Thanks
Camera actually isn't that bad when I used the studio comparison chart. Z Play is so less grainy than OnePlus 3T.
AnonD-428442, 25 Dec 2016The Moto Z and Z Play were probably already in Motorola's pipeline before Lenovo. You don't ju... moreThere was a report saying Moto Z will be designed by Motorola itself still. I wish everything full metal in Moto will be Moto M series.
AnonD-255623, 25 Dec 2016But once you get a crack or issue it all goes down the drain cause there are absolutely no par... moretrue
btw I did not express myself good
What I said is OP3 is better than Play
Moto Z is on par with OP3
Z force is better than both Op3 and op3t
But I would go all Motorola because OP3 is chinese designed afterall
Aloof, 25 Dec 2016Can't you change animation speed in developer's options?Yes always, I mean, their marketing side of things.
They should've done by default
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... moreEvery aspect?
Dude, better battery life, expandablility, and availability are decisive factors for people in general so we'd give credit to Moto Z Play.
Don't get me wrong I prefer OP3T becauae I'm leaning to milli-second faster device, but its advantage is disappointingly marginal from what I've seen in videos..
TC for Life, 25 Dec 2016And Lenovo is destroying Motorola, isn't it? People complaining about Lenovo destroying Motoro... moreThe Moto Z and Z Play were probably already in Motorola's pipeline before Lenovo. You don't just come up with a new phone design overnight, usually it takes a couple of years.
If you want to see what Motorola will become under Lenovo, look no further than the Moto M and the rumored upcoming Moto X. They all look like a generic Chinese phone. Lenovo doesn't even continue the Moto mods. This year's Motorola Lineup (Z, Z play, G4, G4 Plus) are probably the last lineup from the old Motorola.
Aloof, 25 Dec 2016TechTrinkets? Hehe. I still wish Z Play has 4gb of RAM so it doesn't get squashed in that revi... morei dont think in daily life anyone would open that much apps and games in backgroud so 3 gb ram is more than enough. even 2 gb ram is enough. that was just a test not a daily baisi test that everyone would be doing so its not a valid reason to criticise moto z play
303tk4, 25 Dec 2016To my surprise, Moto Z Play stacks up against OnePlus 3 in performance too in a Youtube video.... moreTechTrinkets? Hehe. I still wish Z Play has 4gb of RAM so it doesn't get squashed in that review by OP3 when switching apps (games).
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.
AnonD-624211, 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.
AnonD-624211, 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.