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Motorola Moto X Play (2015) / X Play Dual SIM / Verizon Droid Maxx 2

alaTest has collected and analyzed 951 reviews of Motorola Moto X Play (2015) / X Play Dual SIM / Verizon Droid Maxx 2. The average rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. Comments about the screen and battery are on the whole positive. The usability and size also get good reviews.

performance, size, usability, battery, screen

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the Motorola Moto X Play (2015) / X Play Dual SIM / Verizon Droid Maxx 2 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 93/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Motorola Moto X Play (2015) / X Play Dual SIM / Verizon Droid Maxx 2

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 120 user reviews of Motorola Moto X Play (2015) / X Play Dual SIM / Verizon Droid Maxx 2 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.co.uk. People are impressed by the price and camera. The screen and portability are also mentioned favorably.

performance, portability, screen, camera, price

92% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Motorola Moto X Play SIM-Free Smartphone - WhiteMotorola Moto X Play SIM-Free Smartphone - White

Jun, 2017

Consumer review by: (amazon.ca)

Amazon.ca review summary for Motorola Moto X Play (2015) / X Play Dual SIM / Verizon Droid Maxx 2

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1 user review of Motorola Moto X Play (2015) / X Play Dual SIM / Verizon Droid Maxx 2 from Amazon.ca. The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.ca.

100% of the reviews on Amazon.ca give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: MOTOROLA MOTO X PLAY XT1562 16GB BLACK FACTORY UNLOCKED 4G/LTE SINGLE SIM CELL PHONEMOTOROLA MOTO X PLAY XT1562 16GB BLACK FACTORY UNLOCKED 4G/LTE SINGLE SIM CELL PHONE

Jun, 2017

Expert review by: James Peckham (techradar.com)

Moto X Play review

 

It's time for Motorola to entertain you

Great camera ; Good screen ; Great battery life ; Stock Android ; Decent price

Limited customisation ; Not fully waterproof ; No wireless charging ; No TurboPower charger in the box

The Moto X Play does a lot right with an impressive camera, superb battery life and attractive price, but there's a frustrating number of missing features and options.

Nov, 2016

Expert review by: Chris Hall (pocket-lint.com)

Motorola Moto X Play review: Big-battery beauty

 

Motorola has doubled-up its Moto X devices in 2015, offering two different models in this popular family. The Moto X Style is the larger model with more advanced specs, with the Moto X Play (reviewed here) the more natural replacement for the previous...

Battery life, Moto Maker options, price, pretty much bloatware free

Not hugely exciting, camera low light performance weak, no fingerprint scanner

The Moto X Play is a headset that appears to have one primary focus: long-lasting battery life. If you want an endurance champion, then the Moto X Play could well be the handset for you.

Oct, 2015

Expert review by: Ashleigh Allsopp (pcadvisor.co.uk)

Motorola Moto X Play review

 

By cutting a few corners, the Moto X Play is cheaper than 2014's Moto X. But while it's a great mid-range phone, a few too many compromises mean it won't please everyone. Find out why in our Motorola Moto X Play review

Overall, the Moto X Play is a decent mid-range phone. But, it's not the great upgrade which Moto X owners were looking for. The camera is good, as is the screen, but performance could be better - as could battery life. Had Motorola offered the dual-SIM...

Dec, 2015

Expert review by: (stuff.tv)

Motorola Moto X Play review

 

Heavy duty Android for hardcore users on a budget

Massive battery ; Good screen ; Advanced camera sensor

Camera could be snappier ; … and it’s begging for OIS ; Not the prettiest design

It may not have Moto’s usual wow factor, but shades of the Moto G’s value make this a top affordable pick

Aug, 2015

Recommended by TR

Expert review by: Max Parker (trustedreviews.com)

Moto X Play

 

The Moto X Play is the Motorola's latest mid-range device, offering up more power and a better display than the cheaper Moto G – a phone we love – but at a price that is lighter on the wallet than the incoming Moto X Style.

Fantastic display ; Durable build ; Detailed camera ; No ugly skins

Poor low-light photos ; Minor performance issues ; Turbo charger not included

Aug, 2015

Expert review by: Ashleigh Allsopp (pcadvisor.co.uk)

Motorola Moto X Play hands-on review

 

The Moto X Play sits between the Moto G & Moto X Style as an impressive mid-range phone. Here's our Moto X Play hands-on review.

We're pleased to see a price tag of less than £300 for the new Moto X Play, and are impressed by the new camera, display and design. It's a shame there's no waterproofing - it seems odd that Motorola limited that to its budget model - but we think this...

Jul, 2015

Expert review by: Chris Barraclough (recombu.com)

Motorola Moto X Play Review: In Depth

 

Motorola Moto X Play review: We test out Motorola's latest no-frills flagship phone, the Moto X Play, which offers a happy medium between the budget Moto G mobile and Motorola's super-charged Moto…

Gorgeous screen ; Capable camera ; Smooth performance ; Clean interface

Average everyday battery life ; Camera needs manual control

The Moto X Play isn’t the Motorola flagship that we’re excited to see, but it’s a very good handset for the price and a solid rival to the OnePlus 2. The spacious, vibrant screen and expandable storage make it a media monster, while amateur...

Aug, 2015

Expert review by: Thomas McMullan (alphr.com)

Motorola Moto X Play review: Great battery life, great price

 

The chunky Motorola Moto X Play is far from sleek, but aims to make up for its lack of prettiness with great battery life

The Moto X Play doesn’t excel in everything; it’s oddly not as waterproof as the cheaper Motorola Moto G (2015), the camera doesn’t perform well in low light, and performance is middling.

Nov, 2015

Expert review by: Luke Johnson (digitalspy.com)

Motorola Moto X Play review: A great screen and unbeatable battery make this the best sub-£300 smartphone

 

Motorola just changed the mobile landscape with the best sub-£300 smartphone yet.

Stunning display ; Amazing value ; Hugely impressive battery life

Not the prettiest ; Low-light photography could be better ; Slightly bulky

Almost half the price of some comparable devices, the Moto X Play sets new standards for the mid-market smartphone space. Yes, there are better looking handsets doing the rounds, but with a stunning screen, largely impressive camera and hugely positive...

Oct, 2015

Expert review by: Carly Page (theinquirer.net)

Moto X Play review

 

Stock Lollipop and beefy battery make for the best sub-£300 phone on the market

Sturdy design, decent screen, excellent battery life, stock Android 5.1, microSD slot

Average camera

It's hard to fault the Moto X Play. We lauded Motorola's latest Moto G as the best sub-£200 handset, and it's hard to think of a better sub-£300 phone than the Play.

Aug, 2015

Product Specifications

Battery

Battery Capacity:3630

Call management

Call divert: Yes
Call hold: Yes
Call timer: Yes
Call waiting: Yes
Caller ID: Yes
Conference call: Yes
Speakerphone: Yes
Speed dialing: Yes
Vibrating Alert: Yes

Camera

Auto Focus: Yes
Built-in Flash: Yes
Digital Zoom:4
Flash type:LED
Front Camera: Yes
Front camera resolution (numeric):5
Geotagging: Yes
Main camera resolution (numeric):21
Maximum frame rate:30
Night mode: Yes
Rear camera resolution (numeric):21
Second Camera: Yes
Second camera resolution:5
Video recording: Yes
Video recording modes:1080p
Video stabilizer: Yes
Zoom capability: Yes

Certificates

Head SAR (EU):0.494

Design

Colour of product:Black / White
Curved Design:No / Yes
Form factor:Bar
Protection features:Water Resistant

Display

Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display diagonal:14
Display Resolution:1920 x 1080
Orientation sensor: Yes
Pixel density:403
Touch screen type:Capacitive
Touch technology:Multi-touch
Touchscreen: Yes
Touchscreen Type:Capacitive

Ergonomics

Accelerometer: Yes
Ambient light sensor: Yes
Proximity sensor: Yes

Memory

Internal RAM:2

Messaging

Chat: Yes
E-mail: Yes
Instant messaging (IM): Yes
MMS (Multimedia Messaging Service): Yes
Short Message Service (SMS): Yes

Multimedia

Video formats supported:H.264, MPEG4

Navigation

GPS: Yes
GPS (satellite): Yes
Position location:Y / Yes

Networking

2G bands (primary SIM):850,1800,900,1900 / 850,900,1800,1900
2G standards:EDGE, GPRS, GSM / EDGE, GSM, GPRS
3G: Yes
3G bands supported:850,900,1900,2100 / 900,1900,850,2100
3G standards:HSPA+, UMTS
4G: Yes
4G standard:LTE
4G standards:LTE
Bluetooth: Yes
Bluetooth version:4.0 LE
Near Field Communication (NFC): Yes
SIM card capability:Dual SIM / Single SIM
SIM card type:NanoSIM
Tethering (modem-mode): Yes
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / 802.11a, 802.11g, 802.11b, 802.11n / IEEE 802.11a, IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n

Packaging Content

Battery pack: Yes
Quick start guide: Yes
Warranty card: Yes

Performance

Accelerometer: Yes
Ambient light sensor: Yes
Flight mode: Yes
Graphics adapter:Adreno 405
Microphone mute: Yes
On-board graphics adapter model:Adreno 405
Operating system installed:Android
Operating System Version:5.1.1
Personal info management (PIM):Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Events reminder, Notes, To-do list / Alarm clock, Notes, To-do list, Calendar
Personalization:Icons / Icons, Menu, Shortcuts
Proximity sensor: Yes
Subscription type:No subscription
Support for contact groups: Yes
Themes:Wallpapers
Video call: Yes

Ports & interfaces

Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
USB connector type:MICRO-USB
USB port: Yes
USB version:2.0

Processor

Processor Cores:8
Processor family:Qualcomm Snapdragon
Processor frequency:1.7
Processor Model:615

Software

Operating system installed:Android
Operating System Version:5.1.1

Storage

Internal RAM:2048
Internal storage capacity:16
USB mass storage: Yes

Subscription

Subscription type:No subscription

Technical Details

Google applications:Gmail, YouTube, Google Play / Google Maps, Google Play, YouTube

Video

Video call: Yes

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:1.09 / 10.9
Height :14.8 / 148
Weight:169
Width:7.5 / 75