1. 1901Madison's Avatar
    I ordered the Moto Z Play and it is arriving on Monday. I'm very excited, but while I wait, I thought I'd ask if anyone has one in their hands yet. If so, what are your early impressions?
    Ry and libra89 like this.
    09-10-2016 02:12 PM
  2. azdmelani's Avatar
    Not yet. Ordered one from Moto, so it's not instant gratification
    Ry and anon(5002059) like this.
    09-10-2016 03:36 PM
  3. dby2011's Avatar
    I got my hands on one at the Verizon store. Very impressive build quality.
    benjamminh and anon(5002059) like this.
    09-10-2016 04:25 PM
  4. Wobblin30's Avatar
    Just finished setting mine up, it's dark here on the east coast so I'll give the camera a go tomorrow. Performance seems good, no lag as of yet . I picked it up after checking out the Mr. Mobile review. The battery on the 5X is got earlier this week has been awful. I had one pre-Nougat and it was pretty solid but this one has been a dumpster fire. I'm okay with mid tier specs as long as the battery is solid. Based in Michael's review, this phone is just that.

    Picked up a clear bumper for now, no issues plugging in the charging cable which was an issue with the Force. Charcoal Ash shell came in the box, planning on picking up a leather one from Moto. Hopefully Amazon has a decent case in the coming weeks, pretty bare right now.

    Attached is after setting up 60 or so apps, playing around for a bit. 85% on the initial boot so battery seems good. Once it settles in, I'm expecting better battery than the Force as the 625 processor sips battery from what I've read.
    Attached Thumbnails Anyone get the Moto Z Play yet?-81.jpg  
    09-10-2016 07:47 PM
  5. benjamminh's Avatar
    Not only the processor difference but also a lower resolution screen should also use less battery.
    09-10-2016 08:30 PM
  6. pajo985's Avatar
    can anyone with phone tell me, does moto display on z play supports wave to wake?
    as I understood from a few reviews, play doesn't have IR's, but wave to wake works with proximity sensor? (similar to original X on android 5)?

    how this works?

    thanks
    09-11-2016 04:40 AM
  7. Clocks's Avatar
    can anyone with phone tell me, does moto display on z play supports wave to wake?
    as I understood from a few reviews, play doesn't have IR's, but wave to wake works with proximity sensor? (similar to original X on android 5)?

    how this works?

    thanks
    Proximity only, same as the G4. It worked flawlessly on my G4+.
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    09-11-2016 08:03 AM
  8. Bosgarage57's Avatar
    I'm very interested in this. Would love to see camera photos. Wonder if theyll be black Friday deals on it. I don't need an 820 processor. The most resource intensive game I play is Pokemon Go. In looking more for battery life and mods.
    09-11-2016 08:29 AM
  9. 1901Madison's Avatar
    I'm very interested in this. Would love to see camera photos. Wonder if theyll be black Friday deals on it. I don't need an 820 processor. The most resource intensive game I play is Pokemon Go. In looking more for battery life and mods.
    Same here. I'm not a big gamer, which is why I think the Moto Z Play should be perfect for my needs. It's a bonus that it has gorilla glass rather than the POLED and a headphone jack. If the battery life is better than the Z Force, then even better (though the Z Force battery life is incredible). The big thing is $17 per month is a whole lot less than $31.
    09-11-2016 09:05 AM
  10. azdmelani's Avatar
    I'm very interested in this. Would love to see camera photos. Wonder if theyll be black Friday deals on it. I don't need an 820 processor. The most resource intensive game I play is Pokemon Go. In looking more for battery life and mods.
    Check out the hasselblad comparison post. Play did better than the Z
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    09-11-2016 09:49 AM
  11. azdmelani's Avatar
    can anyone with phone tell me, does moto display on z play supports wave to wake?
    as I understood from a few reviews, play doesn't have IR's, but wave to wake works with proximity sensor? (similar to original X on android 5)?

    how this works?

    thanks
    In the Flossy Carter review, he demonstrates this. Works fine.
    anon(5002059) likes this.
    09-11-2016 10:20 AM
  12. Clocks's Avatar
    Stopped into a corporate store to pick one up. The rep looked at me like I had two heads. Never heard of it. Went to the back office for a few minutes, no one had ever heard of it. The Verizon website says its available to pick up in that store today...oh well.
    azdmelani and KoukiFC3S like this.
    09-11-2016 10:45 AM
  13. benjamminh's Avatar
    FWIW the Z Force screen with shatter shield is much improved over last year. With the prices I've seen from Verizon the Play is the best deal on the Zs unless you get one of the deals they've had that have been really good.
    09-11-2016 12:48 PM
  14. 1901Madison's Avatar
    FWIW the Z Force screen with shatter shield is much improved over last year. With the prices I've seen from Verizon the Play is the best deal on the Zs unless you get one of the deals they've had that have been really good.
    Agree that it's improved, very much so. But it still scratches easily and needs a tempered glass protector to avoid scratching. I prefer the real glass since I rarely, if ever, drop my phone.
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    09-11-2016 01:19 PM
  15. benjamminh's Avatar
    That's fair enough. I did put a glass screen protector on it.
    09-11-2016 06:33 PM
  16. mflotastic's Avatar
    does anyone know if mobile hotspot is enabled for UDP users?
    09-12-2016 01:33 PM
  17. Bosgarage57's Avatar
    does anyone know if mobile hotspot is enabled for UDP users?
    I'd like to know this as well. It'll be a big factor in buying. Does FoxFi work. I heard there was some sort of workaround to do like the Turbo 2s had to do on the Z force. Not sure if it's applicable on the Play or not.
    09-12-2016 04:05 PM
  18. anon(5002059)'s Avatar
    Just got mine. Bought mine from Verizon. Didn't want to order from Lenovo because Verizon won't deal with it if there is a warranty issue when you buy direct from Moto.
    So far so good. Buttery smooth like the first Moto X. Let's hope for no issues.
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    09-12-2016 10:59 PM
  19. 1901Madison's Avatar
    And having the headphone jack is a nice perk!
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    09-13-2016 06:28 AM
  20. azdmelani's Avatar
    And having the headphone jack is a nice perk!
    That's key for me! I listen to Spotify at work all day.
    09-13-2016 07:15 AM
  21. huungryshark's Avatar
    That's key for me! I listen to Spotify at work all day.
    It's no big deal even without it. You can plug an adapter to your headphones.

    Key was battery life. 14nm SoC plus big battery and only Full HD. And those mods!

    3500 + 2200 mah battery powerpack , insane battery life lol
    09-13-2016 10:10 AM
  22. 1901Madison's Avatar
    It's no big deal even without it. You can plug an adapter to your headphones.

    Key was battery life. 14nm SoC plus big battery and only Full HD. And those mods!

    3500 + 2200 mah battery powerpack , insane battery life lol
    This is without a battery mod. I can't even imagine what the battery life would be like with the mod. Though with battery this good, it's not worth the extra weight of the mod.
    Attached Thumbnails Anyone get the Moto Z Play yet?-3352.jpg  
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    09-13-2016 12:15 PM
  23. azdmelani's Avatar
    This is without a battery mod. I can't even imagine what the battery life would be like with the mod. Though with battery this good, it's not worth the extra weight of the mod.
    Awesome! I know I could buy an adapter, but guarantee I would lose it!
    anon(5002059) likes this.
    09-13-2016 12:25 PM

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