1. smokey8's Avatar
    Hi everyone =)

    I'm new here, love the site.

    I searched for this before posting, found a post, but I didn't quite get the answer.

    So:

    Does the Moto Z Play include a compass sensor?

    I'd so appreciate a clear answer lol I can't seem to find one. GSM Arena claims it does. The Moto site says it doesn't. And so on.

    Side note, I've always been a huge Lenovo fan, I love their tablets... it's early to tell, but imho so far their Moto tenure is looking good. Now for my short rant:

    This past year I went out and got the Moto G4 Plus and two Yoga Tab 3s. The tablets are amazing etc and the G4 -although it lacks the G3's ooomph- is a good phone. BUT:

    Why did they get rid of the compass sensors?!!

    I've recently been blown away by "Star Walk", "Stellarium" etc. The lack of a compass sensor doesn't render them useless, I make do with a cheap plastic compass but still, a compass sensor is about as standard and basic as a "power" button!! What's up with this?

    Anyway, sorry, I didn't come here to grumble. I'm eyeing the Moto Z Play but the compass thing is a deal breaker for me.

    Opinions? OK, thanks for your help. I really appreciate it!

    05-18-2017 06:51 AM
  2. kbz1960's Avatar
    Seems this app works fine.
    smokey8 and ojjunio like this.
    05-18-2017 09:19 AM
  3. smokey8's Avatar
    Hey,

    Well, that's settled then. Thanks so much kbz, you probably saved my sanity, my provider offered a Samsung Edgey contraption as an alternative to the Moto Z Play and I was actually considering it. I never had a good experience with that heinous touchwiz thing. Thanks
    kbz1960 and ojjunio like this.
    05-18-2017 09:32 AM
  4. Dconn1975's Avatar
    Hey,

    Well, that's settled then. Thanks so much kbz, you probably saved my sanity, my provider offered a Samsung Edgey contraption as an alternative to the Moto Z Play and I was actually considering it. I never had a good experience with that heinous touchwiz thing. Thanks
    Grab the Moto Z play while it's on sale for $399 if you are not on contract. I just bought one and I love it. It's a killer device and like the poster said you can always download a compass. No problem. I've enjoyed my Z Play and it's one of the best devices for the money.
    kbz1960, mobrules and ojjunio like this.
    05-18-2017 11:32 AM
  5. this_is_nascar's Avatar
    Which compass app is this?
    ojjunio likes this.
    05-19-2017 06:01 AM
  6. kbz1960's Avatar
    Just compass
    05-19-2017 07:59 AM
  7. this_is_nascar's Avatar
    Thx.
    kbz1960 likes this.
    05-20-2017 06:10 AM
  8. Btravelen's Avatar
    Interesting.. I had a Samsung Edge that I shelved for the Moto Z Play.. The Play lasts a LOT longer on the same size battery.. Samsung screwed up Android on their phones..
    kbz1960 and Apple2Droid like this.
    08-01-2017 08:22 AM
  9. Apple2Droid's Avatar
    Interesting.. I had a Samsung Edge that I shelved for the Moto Z Play.. The Play lasts a LOT longer on the same size battery.. Samsung screwed up Android on their phones..
    I was about to buy a S7 Edge today ($465 new) but lucked out and got a 7 month old Z Play with faux wood shell and battery mod for $195 shipped. I just couldn't pass it up and it's the phone I was initially interested in anyway. I love the Moto Display on my Moto X2 so I'm glad I'll still have that.
    09-27-2017 11:48 PM

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