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???
ashutosh, 24 Dec 2016 i just wanted to know ..why mi5 is not recommended in conclusion Its really boring! Better to stop!
I don't like the review at all not just because I own the moto z play but because the approach of the review is absolutely incorrect. Well I understand, everybody is different so as their preferences. But reviewing a product is to be taken seriously. Not only the product image is at stake but also the credibility of the website. I guess either the reviewer didn't use the phone or he is paid to write a bad review. Well this is only my opinion.
Anyways lets get back to the product, I have been using moto z play for a month now, and I have no complaints. It's really sad people are judging the phone by its specifications. But for me, what matters is the user experience and I am completely satisfied what moto z play has to offer. I don't understand what is raw performance and benchmark scores are?. Is there any relavance of these stupid things in real life usage. Are you going to check your phone's benchmark scores first thing in the morning? Simple answer is a big no. What do we check the first thing in the morning, is the amount of battery left in the phone and I am really proud to say with moto z play I don't need worry about that. The stand by time is amazing. Battery life in general is spectacular, it is very well optimised.
I think I made my point. The phone is amazing I just love the design, It looks like a very high end phone.
Camera is good, but struggles in low light. Screen is again very good. Speaker is above average nice sound quality.
Well the general performance of the phone is superb no complaints.
In the end I want to say, stop comparing moto z play with oneplus 3 or any other phone for that matters. Specifications are not the only criteria to justify the worth.
MZPowner, 24 Dec 2016This review has it all wrong. I have owned the OP3, the MG4+, and now the MZP. The Z Play is ... moreThere is one thing which is totally obvious from your post and that is u haven't owned the oneplus 3 . 😂
Too harsh a review. Since it's Moto, just get a tempered glass protector for the front and back if you want to use it naked, iPhone jet black scratches as well, so does the Pixel glass window.
1+ is a joke and irrelevant. You get the same screen, a lil better cam, wayyy lesser battery and none of the Moto tweaks.
Finally! Thank you GSMA guys!
But hey, you can not have the thinness of Moto Z without foregoing the 3.5 mm jack and the big battery. Z Play's thickness (it is not really thick either) is an advantage relative to the Z, IMO.
I used moto z play for a week before switching to moto z force
in the summer I had s7edge
I must say for the low price of z play it's much above it's price range
amazing phone I felt in love with it
well done moto and lenovo, all the trio moto z are amazing
I personally felt the review a bit harsh. Its not fair comparing Moto Z play with G4 plus and OP3. The phone doesn't fit in either of the category. I was expecting a comparision with Zenfone 3 and Samsung A7. Moto has a spectacular brand value and after sales support here in India which OnePlus and Xiaomi lack.
I have been using the phone since 1 month and undoubtedly justifies its price tag. This is one of the best mid range phones available in the market which is totally overlooked.
I can't wait for your review of Lenovo P2! Please do it ASAP, GSM Arena!
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Its great altenative of Zenfone 3. But there its only Moto E3 Power.
moto z play has a great battery life, that's very impressive, i hope this phone is available in our country.
Battery efficiency is excellent, wonder if the lenovo p2 will post a better result with it 5100mah, same spec, same amoled screen.
This review has it all wrong. I have owned the OP3, the MG4+, and now the MZP. The Z Play is far better than the other two for many reasons, but here are three big ones.
1) The Z Play doesn't just have slightly better batter life. It is more than twice as good as the OP3 and the G4+. Not even close. The Z Play gets 11+ hours of screen time with heavy use. The others get 4-5, variable. It's a blowout.
2) Moto Mods. Yeah people complain about the prices but you can often get them sharply reduced or even free with the purchase of the phone. I own four of them. One was free, one I got $50 off, another $100 off, and the last $25 off of it's $79 price. The Mods completely change the nature of the device. It goes from being another slick black/gray piece of hardware to a whole new tool for entertainment and enjoyment. I watch movies in bed on the ceiling with the projector, I crank up the tunes with the speaker when making breakfast over the sound of sizzling bacon, and I take the most ridiculously good zoom photos with the camera mod. My friends are all jealous and want to know more about the mods. They look at their iPhones and wonder where they went wrong.
3) Performance. Yeah I know the OP3 has an 820 but I swear there is no difference in real life use between it and the Z Play. None. If anything, the Z Play feels smoother, perhaps because of Moto's optimizations. I'm just telling you real world experience, benchmarks aside. The Z Play fingerprint sensor is 10 times as accurate and feels faster than the OP3, which I had to reprogram several times. I think my Z Play has ever misread my fingerprints unless they were wet. Moto's stock Android optimization just makes this baby hum.
In virtually every other way, the Z Play equals or exceeds the OP3 and G4+. In build quality, camera, display (OP3 is eveb worse than G4+), speakers, etc., the Z Play equals or wins.
Again, I've owned all three and had each for several months. I've had them side by side. Trust me. Go with the Z Play.