Motorola Moto X Play

79
Engadget
Score
79

A good product that falls short of greatness.

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Moto X Play review: An unexciting phone with a huge battery

Summary

The Moto X Play seems built for one thing. It can't compete with other devices on specs, but it will last you two days on a single charge.If you prioritize battery life over everything, it's definitely worth considering.

Pros
  • Truly all-day battery life
  • The best Motorola camera yet
  • Solid performance
Cons
  • Questionable value when compared to other Moto phones
  • Camera is still poor in low light
  • Not waterproof like the Moto G
Moto X Play review: An unexciting phone with a huge battery

The Moto X Play occupies a strange space in the company's 2015 lineup. It's an affordable, mid-range handset that does a decent job of keeping pace with the flagships. But at £249 ($382 including the UK's 20 percent sales tax), it's not that much more affordable than the company's top-tier X Style, and it's a lot pricier than our favorite budget smartphone, the Moto G. That's not to say there aren't benefits to splashing out on the X Play. You'll get a larger, higher-res display than on the G, an all-new 21-megapixel camera, a capacious 3,630mAh battery and a whole lot more. If you've got your heart set on a Moto, could these additions be worth the extra cash? It really depends on what you want from a smartphone.

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Scores

Engadget

79
 

Breakdown

Reception and call quality
8.0
Display
8.8
Battery life
9.3
Camera
8.0
Ease of use
8.0
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Specs

Moto

Type
Smartphone (Android)
Camera
yes
Internal memory
16 GB
Screen size
5.5 inches
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Specs

Moto

Type
Smartphone (Android)
Camera
yes
Internal memory
16 GB
Screen size
5.5 inches
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