11-29-2016 08:53 AM
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  1. richv77's Avatar
    The Honor 8 happens to be on sale for $350 at Bestbuy.
    I really like it but I was also looking at the Moto Z Play which they just got in.
    The screen seems brighter and the speaker was louder. I am not sure whose camera is better. Neither camera has AIS. I am not sure if the Moto is worth a $100 more?
    Thanks for your comments.

    -Rich
    11-06-2016 04:20 PM
  2. Guytronic's Avatar
    The Z play is a pretty cool device in my opinion.
    That said I don't think it's worth 100 dollars more.

    Adding mods to the moto would be a hole to dump even more money into.
    At least with an 8 you'll be getting an excellent all-rounder for way less money.

    Best of luck there choosing.
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    11-06-2016 06:23 PM
  3. Jared DiPane's Avatar
    I may have to disagree that the Z Play isn't worth $100 more.

    Having used both, the Z Play has FAR better bettery life. The speaker is definitely better as well. The ability to unlock AND lock with the fingerprint sensor is pretty sweet as well. The cameras are pretty similar in quality.

    As for the mods, you don't need them for a great experience. It comes with a Style Shell which is like a built-in case, and you can always add more later IF you decide you want to.

    From a software perspective, the Z Play is more enjoyable (for me) than the Honor 8. Sure, EMUI 5 may fix some of the issues, but in its current state it can be quite frustrating at times.

    Overall, it comes down to personal preference but I do believe the Z Play is worth the extra money over the Honor 8.
    11-06-2016 07:12 PM
  4. dpham00's Avatar
    I have both and I would agree with Jared's assessment. The Moto z play gets double the battery life of the honor 8.

    I have pictures from both devices, I will post them when I get a chance
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    11-06-2016 11:01 PM
  5. Guytronic's Avatar
    I still believe the honor 8 is the better deal.

    I would say the two phones are difficult to compare actually.
    One is a simple package the other is a a bit more complex due to modifiable capabilities.
    Personally as a techno-fan the Moto is a win and I would probably blow dollars on mods.

    My feeling is that it's somewhat out of place to put these phones in the same category.
    One does one thing very well and the other offers something different.

    The difference here is the level of ones pocketbook...
    Nothing more.
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    11-07-2016 01:43 AM
  6. dpham00's Avatar
    I still believe the honor 8 is the better deal.

    I would say the two phones are difficult to compare actually.
    One is a simple package the other is a a bit more complex due to modifiable capabilities.
    Personally as a techno-fan the Moto is a win and I would probably blow dollars on mods.

    My feeling is that it's somewhat out of place to put these phones in the same category.
    One does one thing very well and the other offers something different.

    The difference here is the level of ones pocketbook...
    Nothing more.
    Without a doubt... The honor 8 is a better deal . It just depends on what you are looking for though.


    Btw,i posted some pics here from both devices.

    http://forums.androidcentral.com/sho....php?p=5550113
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    11-07-2016 11:26 AM
  7. dpham00's Avatar
    There's also a significant size difference

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    11-07-2016 02:39 PM
  8. James Falconer's Avatar
    FWIW on EMUI - you'll get used to it. It has come a long way from where it was a year ago.

    @dpham00 - thanks for posting those pictures. Very helpful for the OP I'm sure!
    libra89 likes this.
    11-07-2016 04:19 PM
  9. djepperson1's Avatar
    FWIW on EMUI - you'll get used to it. It has come a long way from where it was a year ago.

    @dpham00 - thanks for posting those pictures. Very helpful for the OP I'm sure!
    I actually now that I have gotten used to it and I'm starting to like it a lot this phone surprises me how silky smooth it is
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    11-13-2016 06:32 PM
  10. dpham00's Avatar
    I actually now that I have gotten used to it and I'm starting to like it a lot this phone surprises me how silky smooth it is
    Yeah it runs pretty smooth most of the time. The only time I have problems is when it is downloading apps in the background. Then if starts to really lag
    11-13-2016 11:38 PM
  11. orangecroc's Avatar
    Never had that on mine.
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    11-14-2016 04:33 AM
  12. robk84's Avatar
    I personally feel so burned by moto. My Moto X Pure was bad on updates(even security updates), one drop on carpet broke the digitizer (something that someone else here had happen), and their Verizon exclusivity deals have left a bad taste in my mouth and I am just done with them. Honor/Huawei has been great, they are active in forums, they have good customer service, and they also are an up and comer trying to make a splash in the world market. For me the company and the price to value proposition of the Honor wins.
    11-14-2016 11:20 AM
  13. djepperson1's Avatar
    I personally feel so burned by moto. My Moto X Pure was bad on updates(even security updates), one drop on carpet broke the digitizer (something that someone else here had happen), and their Verizon exclusivity deals have left a bad taste in my mouth and I am just done with them. Honor/Huawei has been great, they are active in forums, they have good customer service, and they also are an up and comer trying to make a splash in the world market. For me the company and the price to value proposition of the Honor wins.
    Agreed I was debating moto z play. But after the experience of the moto x and s7 edge (unlocked) lack of updates. I decided it's been awesome I'm glad they listen and are timely with replies
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    11-14-2016 11:25 AM
  14. dpham00's Avatar
    I personally feel so burned by moto. My Moto X Pure was bad on updates(even security updates), one drop on carpet broke the digitizer (something that someone else here had happen), and their Verizon exclusivity deals have left a bad taste in my mouth and I am just done with them. Honor/Huawei has been great, they are active in forums, they have good customer service, and they also are an up and comer trying to make a splash in the world market. For me the company and the price to value proposition of the Honor wins.
    Moto has had a pretty poor track record on updates. They also have a record of promising updates and reneging later.

    With that said being on Verizon, there are some very good deals that can be had on Verizon if you are willing to do a bit of work. I got my Moto Z play droid for$20 after promotions.
    11-14-2016 11:49 AM
  15. Aljean Thein's Avatar
    I like the look of Honor 8 much more. The phone is fast and snappy. I would only suggest the Honor 8 cause i got mine for $275 used lol
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    11-17-2016 02:12 AM
  16. djepperson1's Avatar
    That was a good deal I got mine at 329.99 and glad I did. If you don't mind me asking what is your experience buying used or was this your first used phone?
    11-17-2016 07:15 AM
  17. orangecroc's Avatar
    I got mine free on my contract, and my network supplies them unlocked too.
    11-17-2016 07:37 AM
  18. 1901Madison's Avatar
    Regarding updates, the Z Play on its current software is fantastic. This may be the first time I can remember not caring about an update. I'm totally happy with the phone as is.
    11-17-2016 09:17 AM
  19. dpham00's Avatar
    The Verizon moto z is $240 right now at best buy on dpp. Comes with that jbl and battery pack mod.
    11-17-2016 12:59 PM
  20. BotanicalStig's Avatar
    The Verizon moto z is $240 right now at best buy on dpp. Comes with that jbl and battery pack mod.
    That's a sweet deal for people who hate security patches and never want new versions of Android.

    For the rest us, the honor 8 is worth the extra $100.
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    11-17-2016 03:01 PM
  21. dpham00's Avatar
    That's a sweet deal for people who hate security patches and never want new versions of Android.

    For the rest us, the honor 8 is worth the extra $100.
    Just sharing it for those considering the moto z play. Honor has committed to software updates but my experience with updates on the honor 5x has been mediocre. The honor 8 has been pretty good, though it has only been out a short time.
    11-17-2016 03:09 PM
  22. 1901Madison's Avatar
    That's a sweet deal for people who hate security patches and never want new versions of Android.

    For the rest us, the honor 8 is worth the extra $100.
    Fair, but some people care more about the other aspects of the phone. Plus, Moto has been awesome with security updates thus far.
    11-17-2016 03:09 PM
  23. orangecroc's Avatar
    Security updates shouldn't be an issue for 2 years on any device. OS developers were court ordered to do monthly security patches this year.
    11-17-2016 05:58 PM
  24. TonyHove's Avatar
    I actually now that I have gotten used to it and I'm starting to like it a lot this phone surprises me how silky smooth it is
    Totally agree with this. I got the Honor 8 about 10 days ago and for sure it's a good deal. EMUI is different but not as bad as it's made out to be. It's quite a cohesive smooth experience. The camera is very solid, performance has been good, the fingerprint scanner is possibly one of the most consistent I've used, the phone looks even better in person and overall experience has been very enjoyable. And a bonus, it's received 2 security patch updates since I've had it (latest one today).
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    11-17-2016 06:40 PM
  25. Aljean Thein's Avatar
    That was a good deal I got mine at 329.99 and glad I did. If you don't mind me asking what is your experience buying used or was this your first used phone?
    I've bought many used phones before. Have no problems with it. They're fast and are in good condition.
    11-17-2016 07:57 PM
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