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Motorola Moto Z Play

alaTest has collected and analyzed 140 reviews of Motorola Moto Z Play. The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. Comments about the price and camera are overall positive. The usability and performance are also mentioned favorably, whereas opinions are divided on the size.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the Motorola Moto Z Play is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 90/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by : Michael Passingham (

Moto Z Play


Motorola's flagship Moto Z is in real danger of being shaded by its cheaper brother, the Z Play. The Lenovo-owned brand has taken what should have been a boring mid-range phone and turned it into one of the standout handsets of 2016.

Nov, 2016

Expert review by : Cam Bunton (

Motorola Moto Z Play review: Unbeatable battery life bettered by Mods


It's big, fast, and lasts a full day without breaking a sweat.

Really great battery life ; Stock Android experience ; Mods hold heaps of potential

Questionable button and square-feeling design choices

It's big, fast, and lasts a full day without even breaking a sweat, which makes the Moto Z Play one of the best options for people wanting a phone with seemingly never-ending battery life. The Incipio Mod attachment takes battery to the next

Apr, 2017

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Motorola Moto Z Play review


Tired of your phone dying at 7pm?

Fantastic battery life ; Quirky Mods system ; Solid screen

Outclassed and out specced by OnePlus 3 ; Camera focus is unreliable

Class-leading battery life makes this quirky modular phone far more practical than your might expect.

Nov, 2016

Expert review by : Matt Swider (

Moto Z Play review


The longer-lasting modular phone with a headphone jack

Cheapest Moto Z phone yet ; Works with all MotoMods ; Includes a 3.5mm headphone jack

Not a flagship performer ; Thicker, even without accessories ; Camera won't impress you

The Moto Z Play is meant to play, as is made clear by its headphone jack and long-lasting battery – and everyone is invited thanks to its cheaper price. Just don't expect stellar performance from the chipset or camera on this thicker Moto Z variant.

Sep, 2017

Expert review by : Chris Barraclough (

Moto Z Play Review: In Depth


Moto Z Play Review: We review the most affordable member of the Moto Z mobile family, the Moto Z Play, which trims the Moto Z...

Moto Mods ; Dependable easy-to-use camera ; Excellent battery life

Limited performance ; Chunky design

The Moto Z Play is a great affordable mid-range mobile which boasts particularly strong battery life, plus strong media chops and the unique Moto Mods expandability. Of course, Moto Mods are still far from an essential feature, and we’re yet to see if...

Dec, 2016

Expert review by : Lynn La (

Motorola Moto Z Play review


Motorola's Moto Z is a premium phone that made waves with its magnetic snap-on accessories. Unlike the LG G5 , which also had swappable components, Motorola's take on modularity made a lot more sense and was easier to use.

The affordable Moto Z Play works with swappable modular accessories, retains its headphone jack (unlike the more upmarket Moto Z and Z Force) and has a battery that goes on and on.

The Z Play is the thickest and heaviest phone in the Moto Z series and its fingerprint sensor, annoyingly, can be mistaken for a home button.

Even if you don't give two licks about its cool modular capabilities, get the Motorola Moto Z for an affordable phone with an impressively enduring battery life.

Sep, 2016

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Motorola Moto Z Play review

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We found the fingerprint sensor on the Moto Z Play accurate and easy to set up. But does it unlock a phone that you'll enjoy using, or leave you wishing you'd done a bit more research? We test all smartphones independently, so you can trust our full...

Nov, 2016

Expert review by : Robin-Leigh Chetty (

Motorola Moto Z Play


A less expensive option for those intrigued by the Moto Mods setup, the Moto Z Play's price tag still places it out of reach for most mid-range users.

Solid design and robust body; Quick modular setup; Good camera

Benchmarks a little low; Can become expensive with Moto Mods

As a premium mid-range device, the Moto Z Play is a tad underpowered, with other lesser priced offerings producing a similar smartphone experience. If, however, you add the Moto Mod system into the mix, the Moto Z Play begins to show its worth.

Jun, 2017

Expert review by : Dan Carter (

Moto Z Play – Review. “Hello Moto!”


A modular smartphone with an interesting array of extras.

May, 2017

Expert review by : Joshua Waller (

Moto Z Play Review


Moto Z range lets you add Moto Mods, so you can upgrade your smartphone at a later date if you want to.

The Moto Z range is possibly one of the best solutions available in terms of giving the consumer a "modular" smartphone, where you can choose additional mods that fit your smartphone. Others offer a similar feature, for example the LG G5 lets you plug...

Dec, 2016

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