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  1. aldo82's Avatar
    Just installed Facebook which is normally a dog of an app it it runs pretty well. Better than my old phone! This app scrolls well too. I think the scrolling lag in chrome is when it is still loading. So if the page has ads its better to press the x to stop it loading them.

    Also notice that if u slide your finger along the screen the page will not keep up with you. I.e. it will scroll slower than your finger. Not sure if that lag or by design but different to what I'm used to.

    Sliding side menus in such as Google maps does lag and trails behind the finger.

    I wonder if this the same for everyone? Perhaps this can be ironed out in a software update in the future. It's not too bad and certainly not enough to put me off. I'm pleased with my purchase!

    By the way, when you set up moto voice does voice command always go through it? Ie when in the Google app you can no longer just say OK Google now?

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    08-29-2015 10:02 AM
  2. Mrrikki's Avatar
    So in still getting lag in scrolling. Chrome is the worst offender. I'm quite surprised it's unable to scroll smoothly and I haven't seen much mention if this. If its down to the processor then its a shame they didn't put a better one in for a little bit more! Of course that's the style but then I wouldn't want a screen that big. Everything else on the play I really like and I am enjoying it.

    Battery seems great. I'm on 50% with 1h 47 screen on which includes some sat nav. But that's with over 17 hours of standby to and its my first charge so it should improve. It only lost 3% overnight. Perhaps I can go back to not charging my phone overnight which would be great!

    A couple of weird things I've noticed in addition to the laggy scrolling. When I switch it on, it takes a good 30 seconds after its booted up to find a signal. Never had that on any other phone. Also ant get the camera gesture to work reliably. And in using this app, if I press the icon to open it it resets to the front screen. If I open it from multitasking then it saves state. That didn't happen on my old phone!

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    Weird as u have had zero lag on this phone, Chrome has been perfect.

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    08-29-2015 10:23 AM
  3. aldo82's Avatar
    Weird as u have had zero lag on this phone, Chrome has been perfect.

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    That's frustrating to hear for me. Makes me wonder if mine is faulty and worth exchanging but then it's not that bad so bet the shop would just laugh at me!

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    08-29-2015 11:33 AM
  4. Mrrikki's Avatar
    That's frustrating to hear for me. Makes me wonder if mine is faulty and worth exchanging but then it's not that bad so bet the shop would just laugh at me!

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    Is there any sites you get real issues with? I could test them on my phone to see.
    08-29-2015 11:46 AM
  5. aldo82's Avatar
    Android central for a start!

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    08-29-2015 11:55 AM
  6. Cakefish's Avatar
    It heavily depends on the type of site you're visiting. Heavy, unoptimised sites will really make it struggle. Light, well optimised sites will run like butter.

    I can confirm that this phone isn't as slick and smooth as the Nexus 5 in some UI animations, but it's never unbearably slow. Even the Nexus 5 is not immune to the occasional stutter and slowdown, these just happen to be a bit more common occurrences on the Moto X Play. The Android Marshmallow preview builds are said to perform much better on the Nexus devices than Lollipop does, so there's hope for improvement in the future

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    08-29-2015 12:02 PM
  7. Mrrikki's Avatar
    Is there any sites you get real issues with? I could test them on my phone to see.
    Ok, so I normally use the app as I often find Android Central laggy, used to have terrible issues with it on Chromebooks also until I used Adblock as these adverts seem to slow it down.

    Yes this site does lag on the X Play, I gave it a few seconds to load and it was better, I used my LG G4 did the same test initial lag was the same. Once the page had fully loaded it was smoother on the LG G4 but it was not unusable on the Moto X Play.
    08-29-2015 12:02 PM
  8. aldo82's Avatar
    OK thanks guys. I think what I'm seeing is probably typical. If I bring up the BBC mobile website and scroll straight away there is stutter but if I wait a second then scroll it much better. Strangely it does still glitch every so often though rather than scroll totally smoothly. Hopefully just software that can be fixed!

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    08-29-2015 12:11 PM
  9. Cakefish's Avatar
    Just tried the AC website in Chrome and it's not perfectly smooth on my device either. This is something that we have to expect, it's not going to perform as well as a flagship device, and it's unfair to expect that it would.

    Sure, I am a little disappointed that it can't quite keep up with my nearly two year old Nexus 5 in all use cases, but I keep reminding myself that the Nexus 5 launched with the top of the line processor at the time and skimped heavily on both the camera and the battery to get there. Motorola has taken the opposite approach. Whether that makes for a more rounded overall experience depends on what you prioritise more in your Android experience; buttery smooth animations and gameplay or great camera quality and long battery endurance.

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    08-29-2015 12:13 PM
  10. Mrrikki's Avatar
    OK thanks guys. I think what I'm seeing is probably typical. If I bring up the BBC mobile website and scroll straight away there is stutter but if I wait a second then scroll it much better. Strangely it does still glitch every so often though rather than scroll totally smoothly. Hopefully just software that can be fixed!

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    Ok so I just did a few tests on the X Play with the Android Central site:

    Firefox worked perfect no lag at all but I prefer to use Chrome as it saves my passwords across devices etc.
    Chrome Beta - Seems to be better, I then switched to desktop site and this was far better than the mobile site.
    Chrome normal - thought I would try desktop site here, again far better than the mobile site.

    Hope this helps, I will go back to using the AC app anyway
    08-29-2015 12:16 PM
  11. Cakefish's Avatar
    I think we can all agree that the AC app is fantastic. The apps for other sites like Phandroid, Android Authority and Pocketnow are not even close.

    Lollipop has been notorious for slowing non-flagship class devices down. Android Marshmallow makes big improvements to RAM management. And because this a Motorola device we can expect the update not long after the Nexus devices.

    I was able to get 35,693 in the Antutu benchmark with this phone. My Nexus 5 got 39,526. This device isn't that bad, it's the Android OS itself that needs optimising. Specifically for multi-threaded workloads which is the Snapdragon 615's strength rather than single-core performance, which is its weakness.

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    08-29-2015 12:32 PM
  12. aldo82's Avatar
    Thanks for the inputs. I do like the approach moto took on the play. Good camera, good battery, good screen and nice form factor for a great price that doesn't break the bank. It's only chrome I seem to have issues with so hopefully that might improve with updates and marshmallow.

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    08-29-2015 01:32 PM
  13. Ogdin's Avatar
    Firefox syncs across devices too.

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    08-29-2015 01:59 PM
  14. Mrrikki's Avatar
    Firefox syncs across devices too.

    Posted via my Moto x
    Of course but I use Chrome for everything and don't want to swap to Firefox which is what I was trying to get at.
    08-29-2015 02:03 PM
  15. Cakefish's Avatar
    I did a bit of research online on how one could optimise mobile web browsing for non-flagship class CPUs and discovered that it is possible to block mobile ads without the need for root access! The app is called Adguard and it works wonderfully. Webpages that were horribly slow before now scroll like butter and load much faster. I tested it out on several websites - you wouldn't believe the difference it makes. Literally butter!

    I won't link directly to the .apk but this PhoneArena article about it: http://www.phonearena.com/news/Spotl...r-life_id70298

    Hope it helps you guys, I'm certainly keeping it installed. It's a night and day difference. Sad to think that the majority of mobile website choppines is solely created by bloated, unoptimised adverts, but couldn't be happier that there's an easy solution out there.

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    08-29-2015 02:41 PM
  16. Mrrikki's Avatar
    I did a bit of research online on how one could optimise mobile web browsing for non-flagship class CPUs and discovered that it is possible to block mobile ads without the need for root access! The app is called Adguard and it works wonderfully. Webpages that were horribly slow before now scroll like butter and load much faster. I tested it out on several websites - you wouldn't believe the difference it makes. Literally butter!

    I won't link directly to the .apk but this PhoneArena article about it: http://www.phonearena.com/news/Spotl...r-life_id70298

    Hope it helps you guys, I'm certainly keeping it installed. It's a night and day difference. Sad to think that the majority of mobile website choppines is solely created by bloated, unoptimised adverts, but couldn't be happier that there's an easy solution out there.

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    Looks good, will he interesting to see if it drains battery being on all the time.

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    08-29-2015 03:18 PM
  17. aldo82's Avatar
    Interesting, will have to look into that. By the way that website is seriously bad on my phone. The laggiest site I've seen!

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    08-29-2015 03:19 PM
  18. Mrrikki's Avatar
    Interesting, will have to look into that. By the way that website is seriously bad on my phone. The laggiest site I've seen!

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    Weird that website was OK for me, this adblocker really speeds up a number of sites though.

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    08-29-2015 03:28 PM
  19. Cakefish's Avatar
    Looks good, will he interesting to see if it drains battery being on all the time.

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    This explains it:

    https://kb.adguard.com/index.php?/Kn...umption-issues

    According to the article Android associates the consumption of all other apps to the Adguard app. I'll just have to monitor my battery life over a few days and see if it drops noticeably.
    08-29-2015 05:10 PM
  20. aldo82's Avatar
    I decided to factory reset mine before I got too much installed to see if it made a difference to the general jerkiness I'm seeing in the OS. Well it didn't! So was a bit of a waste of time but never mind. I'm disappointed by the lag im seeing especially as others aren't but if there was a hardware fault then I assume there would be more problems than just a bit of lag. Maybe I am just OCD about it and everyone's is actually the same! Have wondered if it could be a display refresh issue although some things seem so not sure that can be it.

    Oh well more than happy with every other aspect of the phone so hopefully some software updates in the future will sort it out

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    08-30-2015 07:08 AM
  21. Cakefish's Avatar
    It's not likely at all to be a hardware fault, just that everyone's tolerances to 'lag' is different. If you're moving over from a faster phone, like I am, then you're more likely to notice it (as I do); but if you're upgrading from a slower phone then it will seen like the fastest thing in the universe. It's all relative

    And yeah, I have high hopes that Android Marshmallow will help performance.

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    08-30-2015 07:13 AM
  22. aldo82's Avatar
    Good points. Just surprises me pure android still has lags for simple task. I understand if running heavy games and multi tasking but basic animations or scrolling is a surprise to me

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    08-30-2015 09:04 AM
  23. Cptanarchy's Avatar
    Hello Guys,

    I want to get rid of my old LG G3 and at first I was really attracted by the Galaxy S6 because of its great build quality and materials.

    So I ordered the 64 GB Version and have been fiddeling around with it for almost five days but I am a bit dissapointed because of the poor ram management.

    How does the Moto X Play perform when multitasking?

    Are there many lags when switching between apps or does it close apps as soon as you are starting ram hungry stuff like Chrome?

    Maybe there is somone who has both devices at hand and can compare them.

    Thanks in advance for your help.

    Greetings

    Cptanarchy
    08-30-2015 10:32 AM
  24. Cakefish's Avatar
    Good points. Just surprises me pure android still has lags for simple task. I understand if running heavy games and multi tasking but basic animations or scrolling is a surprise to me

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    The Material Design UI animations are GPU dependant and the Adreno 405 is not the best at handling demanding content at the 1080p native resolution that the Play has. This is the cause of the occasional choppy animations. Google hopefully have optimised this as Nexus owners report much smoother operation in day to day tasks from the Android Marshmallow Developer Previews, as I've already mentioned.

    Hello Guys,

    I want to get rid of my old LG G3 and at first I was really attracted by the Galaxy S6 because of its great build quality and materials.

    So I ordered the 64 GB Version and have been fiddeling around with it for almost five days but I am a bit dissapointed because of the poor ram management.

    How does the Moto X Play perform when multitasking?

    Are there many lags when switching between apps or does it close apps as soon as you are starting ram hungry stuff like Chrome?

    Maybe there is somone who has both devices at hand and can compare them.

    Thanks in advance for your help.

    Greetings

    Cptanarchy
    I just tested it for you. The following apps were all open before it finally decided to start reloading apps;

    Tapatalk
    Chrome (2 tabs of GSMArena)
    Gmail
    YouTube
    Facebook
    BBC News
    BBC iPlayer
    Google Maps
    Messenger
    Amazon
    Play Store

    So it only started to kill background apps once over 10 were open at the same time.

    I haven't noticed any difference between the multitasking capabilities of this phone and the Nexus 5.

    Hope this helps

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    08-30-2015 02:20 PM
  25. eak1570's Avatar
    My uncle going to the trip to London next Tuesday and I want him to buy me Moto X play but I have some questions
    1. How is the build quality? Is the phone feel cheap?
    2. How the screen quality?
    3.How is the phone run on 615 processor?
    4 Is the body very thick because the battery size?

    I don't mind for LTE in my area H+ is still very fast..

    Thanks.
    08-30-2015 02:55 PM
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