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  1. hal1's Avatar
    Can anybody give a general experience review compared to the Droid Turbo?
    08-26-2015 12:38 PM
  2. Mrrikki's Avatar
    So day 2 and I have found a few minor negatives now, the buttons rattle and feel cheap. The fact the UK phones come with standard charger instead of fast charger is annoying but I do have plenty of fast chargers so no biggie for me but could be for others.

    Performance has still been amazing still and no lag etc. Compared to my LG G4 I have seen no performance issues at all, it performs like an expensive flagship phone.

    Battery today has been great, I was busy in work so didn't use it as much as I may do at other times, based on today's usage I could get through two days without charging. 3 hours screen time and over 15 hours standby with 49% battery left.

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    08-26-2015 04:45 PM
  3. andy a's Avatar
    So day 2 and I have found a few minor negatives now, the buttons rattle and feel cheap. The fact the UK phones come with standard charger instead of fast charger is annoying but I do have plenty of fast chargers so no biggie for me but could be for others.

    Performance has still been amazing still and no lag etc. Compared to my LG G4 I have seen no performance issues at all, it performs like an expensive flagship phone.

    Battery today has been great, I was busy in work so didn't use it as much as I may do at other times, based on today's usage I could get through two days without charging. 3 hours screen time and over 15 hours standby with 49% battery left.

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    Thanks for that the but rattling buttons might annoy me as there really is no need for that as it does make any phone seem cheap, also if the phone has fast charging why on earth don't they supply a fast charger as to me that is inexcusable it really is even if they charged a few pounds more.
    08-26-2015 05:06 PM
  4. aldo82's Avatar
    08-26-2015 05:59 PM
  5. Cakefish's Avatar
    Yes, my buttons rattle too and I have seen another commenter complain about this on another website. It seems the phone is built this way, not just a specific issue to my particular unit.

    However, the haptic feedback is miles better than the Nexus 5 i.e. less rattly and quieter, so just like any phones there are pros and cons.

    Edit (more reviews):

    http://www.trustedreviews.com/moto-x-play-review

    https://recombu.com/mobile/article/m...-x-play-review
    08-26-2015 06:24 PM
  6. cheesiepoof's Avatar
    I have the Brazil variant XT-1563 and no rattling buttons here. Using this phone heavily for a week, I have no problems with it, but it's not blowing me away either. Big pluses for me are dual sim + SD + FM radio. Camera is **** coming from the Note 4, and so is the stock dialer. (Ok, maybe not ****, but I prefer Sammy's camera and software.)

    Someone asked about headphone audio quality, yes it's perfectly fine.

    Nothing on this phone is really a "wow" except for the battery. I'm getting about a day and a half of heavy usage. Overall this ain't no flagship, just a solid phone for $400. Honestly unless you are dying to have this RIGHT NOW or you need dual sim / fm radio, I would wait for the Moto X Pure Edition that's releasing in the US sometime soon. Too many things missing: gyroscope, stereo speakers, optical image stabilization, no chop twice for flashlight, 4.0 bluetooth instead of 4.1, 32 bit Android instead of 64 (ok the software feels fine but I'm wondering how future proof that will be), no Wifi ac (!!!), screen res at 1080p vs. 1440 on the Pure, 2 gigs ram vs. 3. Also if you jump carriers, the Pure supports way more LTE bands than any variant of the Play. [So far I'm aware of 3, the XT1562 for the UK, XT1563 for Canada and Mexico, and the XT1565 for Verizon with Droid branding. Each variant supports a fairly limited amount of spectrum while the Pure edition seems to have all of em.]

    BTW, there's a possibility that my XT-1563 has a few slight differences from ones in Mexico or Canada... mine says Made In Brazil whereas the Mexican XT-1563 says Made In China.
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    08-26-2015 11:09 PM
  7. Cakefish's Avatar
    This is the first time I have heard that it's 32bit Android. And you're completely right. I just checked. I don't understand why. It adds no extra cost for the OEM to load 64bit Android onto a phone so this is a really puzzling omission. Is it because 64bit Android takes up more RAM usage?

    But honestly cheesiepoof, the FHD screen is one of the best aspects about this device, not sure why you want QHD. The performance would tank and the battery life would suffer greatly.
    08-27-2015 04:52 AM
  8. aldo82's Avatar
    I guess its all about conprmises. Unfortunately. Droid Life did an article recently saying there is always a BUT with modern smartphone and its certainly true here.

    I prefer the screen of the play, both size and resolution. And i prefer the battery size. It's cheaper too so brilliant, get that! But it has other compromises vs the style so the decision isn't easy.

    I've always owned flagships and the play is the first midrange I've considered. Seems a great phone for the money but the reason I'm holding off and waiting for as many reviews and user opinions as possible is that the negatives may not mean its really worth it vs the one m8 I have right now.

    Thanks for all the reviews and opinions from those with the device. Really helpful

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    08-27-2015 05:27 AM
  9. Cakefish's Avatar
    I think the best way to sum it up is that it feels more like a souped-up Moto G on steroids rather than a scaled back Moto X Style. It offers a lot more than the Moto G can; much better display, better GPU performance, better camera, smaller bezels, more refined design etc. but there is a larger gulf between the Moto X Style and the Moto X Play than the Moto G and the Moto X Play.

    I am certainly not regretting my decision but I am not being blown away by this phone as I was hoping I would be. I wanted a phone that would completely replace my Nexus 5, but this phone acts as more of a sidegrade - noticeably better in some areas (battery, camera, speaker quality, display, SD card support, haptic feedback) and worse in others (lack of gyroscope & other sensors, not quite as smooth in the Android UI, rattly buttons).
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    08-27-2015 05:55 AM
  10. aldo82's Avatar
    What areas is it worse than the nexus 5? I don't use mine any more but have played around with it on 5.1.1 and it feels really fluid and snappy. I'd be back using it if the battery wasn't so terrible! Is it performance of the play vs the nexus or down to build quality or...? I guess the camera must be better and the battery at least

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    08-27-2015 06:00 AM
  11. Cakefish's Avatar
    What areas is it worse than the nexus 5? I don't use mine any more but have played around with it on 5.1.1 and it feels really fluid and snappy. I'd be back using it if the battery wasn't so terrible! Is it performance of the play vs the nexus or down to build quality or...? I guess the camera must be better and the battery at least

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    Yes, performance isn't quite as slick in general use i.e. the Material UI animations, time it takes to install apps, 3D performance. Not a huge difference but noticeable for someone who has used Nexus 5 since it launched (though I would say that Moto X Play offers a better experience than the Nexus 5 did with Android 5.0-5.1 with that awful memory leak/borked background app management).

    Other notable areas of downgrade are the lack of gyroscope and other sensors. I have looked at several hardware info apps and the gulf between the number of sensors installed on these phones is quite big - granted, the majority of the ones on the Nexus 5 are going to be used rarely in everyday usage scenarios (e.g. barometer, gravity sensor etc.). The gyroscope is the biggest omission here but also notable is the lack of a dedicated step counter, though whether that impacts apps like Google Fit I am yet to find out - will report back later today on that.

    The build quality is about the same. Moto X Play has rattly (i.e. loose fitting) buttons and yet the Nexus 5 has a much inferior haptic feedback (the vibration engine is noisier and doesn't generate as pleasing vibrations - hey, stop it with your dirty mind!).

    The battery and camera are miles better than the Nexus 5, I can already tell. Low-light camera performance is much closer between them but the Moto X Play still wins out slightly, which is impressive as it manages this without OIS.
    08-27-2015 06:14 AM
  12. aldo82's Avatar
    Anyone know what the gyroscope is normally used for? I don't game so from that point of view its not a biggie for me. I know the accelerometers will be used for screen rotation etc so where does the gyroscope come in normal usage? Panning around in street view? Photosphere?

    Shame about the step counter. I find it quite interesting having a pedometer permanently running on my m8

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    08-27-2015 06:36 AM
  13. Cakefish's Avatar
    Anyone know what the gyroscope is normally used for? I don't game so from that point of view its not a biggie for me. I know the accelerometers will be used for screen rotation etc so where does the gyroscope come in normal usage? Panning around in street view? Photosphere?

    Shame about the step counter. I find it quite interesting having a pedometer permanently running on my m8

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    Yep, the most obvious uses are for photosphere and panoramic mode in the Google camera app as well as street view. Moto camera app actually has panoramic mode so I'm not sure why Google's implementation relies on the gyroscope. There's probably some games that make use of it too but like you I'm not a big Android gamer (prefer PC gaming on my laptop or Nintendo 3DS).

    Yeah, again I'll report back if it seems like an issue in Google Fit. It does seem to be tracking my steps still so perhaps it doesn't need the dedicated hardware and can just as well rely on the accelerometer (it's a 3-axis accelerometer in Moto X Play).



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    08-27-2015 06:54 AM
  14. aldo82's Avatar
    Thanks for the updates. I actually thought the accelerometers were used for step counting on phones and didn't know about dedicated step counters so will be interested how you get on. I don't think the gyro is a biggie for me

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    08-27-2015 07:04 AM
  15. Mrrikki's Avatar
    I have been using Google fit the last two days and working fine, I did a 4000 step walk with the X Play and my LG G4 and the X Play ended up about 5% more steps so not sure which one was the more accurate lol.
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    08-27-2015 07:05 AM
  16. Cakefish's Avatar
    I'll do the same with my Nexus 5 and compare the results.
    08-27-2015 07:09 AM
  17. aldo82's Avatar
    I just looked on a hardware app on my one m8 and it doesn't specifically mention a step counter but pedometer works fine so I think accelerometers must work OK for this

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    08-27-2015 07:09 AM
  18. Cakefish's Avatar
    I think I was being a bit prematurely harsh on this phone by calling it a mere sidegrade earlier. In most regards it's an upgrade vs Nexus 5. Only the slightly less slick Material UI animations/decreased 3D performance, lack of certain sensors and those rattly buttons are what springs to mind as notable downgrades.

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    08-27-2015 07:31 AM
  19. Mrrikki's Avatar
    Took a few photos on my lunchtime walk, they were in auto mode with HDR on.

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    08-27-2015 07:55 AM
  20. aldo82's Avatar
    Well I've ordered one now! The CPW deal is too good to miss out on and in selling my oen m8 and nexus 5 itll barely cost me anything!

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    08-27-2015 08:03 AM
  21. goodclimate's Avatar
    Hi
    Could someone who has the MXP please comment in a bit more depth on the audio performance using stereo headphones. Specifically, does it get plenty loud and is there any buzzing or hissing from the headphone jack?
    08-27-2015 08:27 AM
  22. Cakefish's Avatar
    Well I've ordered one now! The CPW deal is too good to miss out on and in selling my oen m8 and nexus 5 itll barely cost me anything!

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    Welcome to the club! The CPW deal sounds great. If I were buying now, I'd go for that without hesitation.

    Hi
    Could someone who has the MXP please comment in a bit more depth on the audio performance using stereo headphones. Specifically, does it get plenty loud and is there any buzzing or hissing from the headphone jack?
    I have Sony MDR-XB950AP headphones so not the most audiophile-esque headphones out there but I can't hear any buzzing or hissing of any kind. They get plenty loud, max volume is uncomfortable to listen to!
    08-27-2015 08:35 AM
  23. getbretweir's Avatar
    All these battery life comments is amusing. I sear every phone out has complaints about poor or even horrible battery life. Every forum for every phone regardless of the manufacturer, there's always complaints about battery life. I think with fast charging, battery life complaints are pretty useless now IMO
    to me your point justifies the criticism even more. why settle? if everyone has issues with battery life on every phone, hopefully am OEM will address it sooner than later.

    I never hear anyone say, man this phone is awesome cause it's so thin, glad they shaved of an extra mm .... until I comfortably go a full day, without even thinking about charging my phone, I won't be satisfied. I just don't think that's an unreasonable expectation.
    08-27-2015 03:34 PM
  24. Cakefish's Avatar
    Battery update: almost end of day. Been using it heavily with brightness set to adaptive with the slider at 50%, which seems to really like to crank the brightness up high (it's been a sunny day); I've been taking many pictures with the camera and uploading them online, using Chrome via WiFi and LTE, watching YouTube videos, using Tapatalk and the Android Central app, installing other apps, playing music via speaker etc. and I'm at 50%. Screen on time currently at 2 hr 45 mins.

    For reference my Nexus 5 would already be dead by now.

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    08-27-2015 04:16 PM
  25. Mrrikki's Avatar
    Battery update: almost end of day. Been using it heavily with brightness set to adaptive with the slider at 50%, which seems to really like to crank the brightness up high (it's been a sunny day); I've been taking many pictures with the camera and uploading them online, using Chrome via WiFi and LTE, watching YouTube videos, using Tapatalk and the Android Central app, installing other apps, playing music via speaker etc. and I'm at 50%. Screen on time currently at 2 hr 45 mins.

    For reference my Nexus 5 would already be dead by now.

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    Very similar for me today, Iam sure I could get this through 2 days at a push.

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    08-27-2015 04:34 PM
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