Moto Z Play with free moto style shell with wireless charging £269 with code at motorola.co.uk
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Moto Z Play with free moto style shell with wireless charging £269 with code at motorola.co.uk

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Found 14th Sep 2017
Price cut to £279 as new model out but you can use the UKWELCOME10 code to take £10 off or use Top Cashback to get just over 5% back making it £266.79 delivered.


Spec is slightly better than the new G5s Plus with optional mods available at additional cost (Love the speaker one) and its been software upgraded to 7.0 and I understand 7.1.1 is on the way.

5.5” Super AMOLED Gorilla Glass 1080p HD (1080 x 1920) screen
Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 625 processor - 2 GHz Octa-Core CPU and Adreno 506 GPU, 650 MHz
3GB RAM
3510Mah HUGE battery with TurboPower™ -up to 9 hours of power in 15 minutes of charging
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For an extra £30 I'd have the Moto Z
Don_Mega2 m ago

For an extra £30 I'd have the Moto Z


Half the battery life and no audio jack. I'll pass.
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Don_Mega3 m ago

For an extra £30 I'd have the Moto Z


As mentioned, Half the battery life and no audio jack - but also Out of stock at the moment as thats what i went to their site for in the first place
fish32358 m ago

And somehow this deal went cold. …And somehow this deal went cold. https://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/lenovo-moto-z-play-23376-delivered-amazon-germany-2720792

Now coming at Euro 309 plus postage to UK
Terrible company the extras did not show up when i ordered and they refused to send them out had to send the whole order back to germany and then they lost it avoid
The battery is 3510mah not 3150. This is the best feature of the phone.
I might've voted hot but I've seriously gone off Moto phones after my last 3... Not voted either way but I really don't think I trust Motorola quality control any more.
Looks decent but I can't help think the 625 chipset is a bit on the low side. Tempted but SoC I'd be side-grading
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abdiman1 h, 39 m ago

The battery is 3510mah not 3150. This is the best feature of the phone.

Cheers, edited.
rev611 h, 17 m ago

Looks decent but I can't help think the 625 chipset is a bit on the low …Looks decent but I can't help think the 625 chipset is a bit on the low side. Tempted but SoC I'd be side-grading


Having had one of these in my KEYone (before the screen fell off), I would have to agree, my phone got sluggish handling light loads of emails and browsing. It's good for battery life but performance is a bit underwhelming.
plewis005 h, 26 m ago

Having had one of these in my KEYone (before the screen fell off), I would …Having had one of these in my KEYone (before the screen fell off), I would have to agree, my phone got sluggish handling light loads of emails and browsing. It's good for battery life but performance is a bit underwhelming.


That has more to do with the garbage software blackberry phones have.

Lenovo actually did a good job with the software on their 625 phones. Nice and snappy.

Downside to the z play is the poor screen quality. The AMOLED panel used is just as bad in quality as the one used on the pixel.

The back glass scratches easy due to the anti shatter coating (can be removed at painstaking effort and risk), the mods don't secure tight like on the Z, but other than that it's a very good device.

Personally used my £30 code on very to get the G5S Plus for £230. Better build, nicer IPS screen, slight hit on battery but I don't need to get 8 hours SoT per day, 6-7 is fine. Downside is I have to use the old micro USB cables again
striker3321 m ago

That has more to do with the garbage software blackberry phones have. …That has more to do with the garbage software blackberry phones have. Lenovo actually did a good job with the software on their 625 phones. Nice and snappy. Downside to the z play is the poor screen quality. The AMOLED panel used is just as bad in quality as the one used on the pixel. The back glass scratches easy due to the anti shatter coating (can be removed at painstaking effort and risk), the mods don't secure tight like on the Z, but other than that it's a very good device. Personally used my £30 code on very to get the G5S Plus for £230. Better build, nicer IPS screen, slight hit on battery but I don't need to get 8 hours SoT per day, 6-7 is fine. Downside is I have to use the old micro USB cables again


It runs near-stock Android, there's nothing wrong with the software, this wasn't a BB10 device.

The general consensus is that the Snapdragon 650 is much better being a performance hexa-core rather than a slower octa-core if using 600-series devices. To be honest I don't think I'd get an Android phone with much less than the latest SoC to ensure good performance, I've just seen them degrade over time too much.
This or Moto G5S Plus? As OP said this has slightly better specs but G5S Plus is a year newer. Same processor, same storage, same RAM, G5S plus is £10 cheaper. Will the Z play be supported longer from now than the G5s plus (in terms of software updates)?
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I went with this in the end, its been updated to August 17 Security patch and Android 7.1.1 and both this and the G5Plus are listed to get Android 8 - motog5.net/mot…te/


Figuring by the time android 9 comes out I will be hunting a new phone so that longevity was/is enough for me - I also love the speaker mod
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