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Rating 4.4 out of 5 stars with 193 reviews

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Fantastic!

    Posted
    gunnersca
    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

    This phone is simply outstanding! I got the unlocked version for a bargain $350. Don't be fooled by the very few negative comments ... I'm an avid cell phone fan and reviewer. I've had every notable flagship phone that's hit U.S. shores in 2017 (iPhone X, Note 8, S8, OP5, U11, Pixel 2XL, Essential) and I can tell you that this little gem has everything you're looking for! Pros: Excellent, fast octa-core processor, no lag at all even when playing top games. Coupled with 4gb RAM and stock android, this phone is as buttery smooth as any phone I've had this year!! The OnePlus 5 might be king, but... The Super AMOLED 5.5" display might only be 1920x1080 FHD, but you wouldn't know it. It is so pretty and looks amazing, you really have to see it to appreciate it. No it's not bezel-less, no phone really is BTW. It doesn't have an 18:9 aspect ratio, but that means nothing to me ... everyone is different. I'm a pretty heavy user, at times, and I have no trouble getting to the end of the day with plenty of juice left in the tank! It comes with Turbo charging, and it's actually quite fast - not as fast as the Dash Charge from OnePlus, but nothing is - It's fast! It's thin and lightweight, I got the maroon moto style shell for the back, which looks stunning! The Camera ... the biggest feature on a phone today. I don't do selfies, so no comment there. To put it honestly, it's a great camera. If you're looking for a class-leading camera, go spend some extra money on a Pixel 2 or an HTC U11, those are the cheapest best cameras out there. This z2 Play will go toe-to-toe with the OP5. My wife has a Pixel 2, and it's simply the best camera ever put on a phone. It's also a more expensive phone, so if that's an issue, trust me this camera will do the job. In daylight, it is sometimes as good as the pixel, and sometimes marginally worse. In lower light conditions, this camera does an admirable job. It won't beat one of the class leaders with OIS, but you'll be quite happy if you're not a Full Time photographer....it really has impressed me. Micro-SD card, expandable to 256gb - enough said, gotta love it! Fingerprint sensor on the front, where I personally prefer it to be - it's lightning fast and it's re-designed oval shape is so much better than the previous gen z-play. The moto mods are sweet, but other than the JBL speaker, they're not really my cup of tea... Cons: Software updates - Moto has a history with this, though I am on the November security patch, which is pretty good for Moto. It's running 7.1.1 - Oreo coming new year. Only bad I can think of. Bottom line, if you're on a budget or just don't want to spend $750-$1K, this phone should be top of your list. Great processor, display, battery, camera, SD Card storage, etc. It took me a long time to learn that to have a great phone experience, you need the basics + a great price - this phone proves you don't need to spend all your cash on a class leading phone when you can pay such a smaller price for Dang-Near-As-good as phone! Good luck!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Punches way above its weight

    Posted
    Bryanmsi
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    Excellent phone that would be a mistake to overlook. Screen: very good. Not quite as sharp as Samsung S7 or S8 but plenty good enough Speed - much better than I expected. Snapdragon 626 CPU and a clean version of Android go together like old friends. Everything is fluid and smooth, apps launch quickly, and no lag. Battery - insanely good. I'm regularly getting 2 work days out of this thing. And the charging speed is awesomely fast. 20 minutes of charging while in the shower and 15 minutes in the evening before bed is probably enough to keep the phone running forever. Looks - like a premium phone. Not cheap feeling at all. Camera - pretty good. Bright light shots are nice, if maybe a tad oversharpened. Low lights shots do get blurry/grainy but still useable. Software - awesome! The Moto actions are genuinely useful, Moto has the best driving mode on any platform, and the lack of a skin on Android is awesome! Other - the fingerprint sensor is super fast and the fingerprint sensor navigation should be on every phone Mods - surprisingly cool. The JBL speakers sound awesome, the battery mod easily makes a 3 day runtime, the style shells are very nice, and even the projector is pretty sweet. Negatives - not many. It is not waterproof. It is physically very large for the size of the screen, kind of an old-school design with large bezels. There aren't a ton of mods yet and the ones out there are kind of pricey. With last years S7 getting close to the Z2 Play in price some people might be tempted by the waterproof design and better camera of the Samsung. Overall, I'm super happy with the phone and would buy it again!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Exceeding Expectations

    Posted
    Evie
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
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    I've had the Moto Z2 Play for 2 weeks now and I'm extremely pleased with its performance, the elegant look and manageability of controls. This upgrade has features from my previous Motorola phones that are valuable and practical plus extras that upgrade to latest technology. From the battery life going beyond 24 hours without charging, to the sharp and clear sound when you are on a call, the camera with slow motion capture, etc.. I can use the plug-in earphones or the Bluetooth. It has easy access to front-face controls and the screen is big enough to display all my most-used apps. The hand wave to turn on and voice commands are two of my favorites. I believe I made the right selection with the help of the sales associate and paid a good price. It's not a flagship phone with a big tag, but it feels like one.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Love this phone

    Posted
    Pearl
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    Constantly being asked (by iPhone owners who take the same pictures I am taking) what I have because the camera is great alongside the video recording components. I upgraded from the discontinued Moto X2 (replaced 3X) and gave into this. This is the closest I have been. But this is way better. I just insert an extra memory card and I am good to go. The turbo usb-c charges up the phone fast even though daily use doesn't kill it. I bought a protective cover (soft) and haven't taken it off and see the paint on the phone has chipped quite a bit, but cosmetics doesn't deter the phone's functions. Haven't yet tried the mods. I paid in full for the phone to avoid the contract and plan which wasn't as great as the prepaid Verizon plan. Because it's already equipped with a Verizon Sim there is no need to purchase a new Sim. Just set it up and pay for the plan you want. I'd most likely get another if this one gave out on me. It's been about 4 mos.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great phone

    Posted
    BennyJ
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
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    I really like my Moto Mods so I upgraded from the original Moto Z Play. It's a great phone for the price I paid while it was on sale. I used it for the past year with no issues at all. I love the front facing camera with flash. It has a wide angle lens for great groupies. It worked great with all my Moto Mods. I liked the new fingerprint scanner. It makes to so much easier to access my apps without having to sign in all the time. Just make sure your finger is dry. I really love the Moto actions and software. It adds to the phone. The battery life isn't as great as the original Z Play but that would have been hard to beat. I enjoyed it so much that I just recently upgraded to the new Z3.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Moto phone!

    Posted
    MOSSROCK
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
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    I bought this for my soon to be 12 year old daughter. I didn't want to pay $800 or more for a phone she'll probably break at some point. I use a Moto Z3 Play and it's great, so I recommended Moto. She use to have a Samsung S5. I decided to buy the phone outright for $99. What a deal. She went to Best Buy with me and loved the phone! Battery life is great, nice size, fast charging, all for $100! This phone retailed for $400-500. She doesn't mind it's not the most expensive, it's new for her and better than her last phone! Moto mods work great with this as well. If you're a Moto fan, this is steal! Thanks to Best Buy for hooking this up!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Very nice phone at reasonable price

    Posted
    Damascus007
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    Picked up this phone after Samsung phone split open due to swelling battery. Was a total Samsung disciple until i called Samsung to ask what they would do to correct the issue which is their problem not mine. Samsung completely dropped the ball so i looked elsewhere found this MOTO phone for couple hundred dollars less than the current Samsung galaxy. Phone is beautiful, works great, phone, camera and battery life equal if not exceed the more expensive Samsung and Apple options. With MOTO mods including incipio battery add on i now have phone capable of 2.5 days of charge while under full use. Incredible. two thumbs up on MOTO phone

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Love this phone

    Posted
    1JSIPR
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    So I came from an S8+ into the Z2 Play and let me say I love this phone. I thought i was going to feel the down grade from such a gorgeous phone, but with the exception of the infinity display, I havent felt the step down and infact Im loving several of the Moto Z2 plays features like chop for torch and flick wrist for camera. I also like the fingerprint scanner navigation option so i get full use of my screen. I read lots of people talking bad about the batter but i game consistently on this phone and make it through a full day no problem.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Ready for change from Samsung

    Posted
    patthepatsfan
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
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    I have always had Samsung and my wife has always had an iPhone. I was looking for a change, and my brother got a Motorola and has the battery and speaker mod. The mods really drew my attention. I love the battery mod, and plan on getting the speaker mod as well. The device is quick, can have multiple windows open and runs quick enough, the Moto has a couple hand gestures that are cool (karate chop twice to activate flashlight on/off) and I like how lightweight the phone feels. Camera is fine, sometimes nighttime pictures are less than desired quality, but for my use, it's just fine. Overall, very happy.

    I would recommend this to a friend

    • Brand response

      Motorola Customer Care

      Hi patthepatsfan,

      Glad to know you're happy with your purchase. Thanks for leaving your wonderful review about the phone's quality, designs and features. We appreciate it.
      ~Daisy MotorolaMobility

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    1 Week in, SUPER happy

    Posted
    phoenixget
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
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    This is awesome! Battery life is incredible, nice big screen, and LOVE the fingerprint. The shake-for-flashlight is kinda nifty, as is the swing(?) for camera. So far nothing bad to say at all, other than the lack of (any) cases that will fit a mod (especially the battery). The closest you can get is a "bumper" - which currently I can only find for around $30.... But I'm sure in time that'll change too....

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Z2 for 1.5 Years and it is Solid

    Posted
    Bconstant
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
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    I paid $200 cash (no payments) for this phone and it premium. Versus spending $30 a month for 24 months which would be $720 for other premium phones. Motorola battery life us 1-2 days and the thumb reader has unique gesture technology which has simple "back" and "open all apps" with thumb. I think the newer models are alot less and please note this one I bought was standard Verizon phone and not unlocked.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Fast and great

    Posted
    ShawnyC
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
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    I came from an iPhone 6 to this phone and so far I am blown away. The phone is considered a mid range phone but everything about it feels high quality. It is very lightweight and thin but yet feels well built. It is very fast and has not had trouble doing anything so far. The camera is not extremely great but it is still very good. The Moto mods are a really cool feature as well and simple to use. Highly recommended phone.

    I would recommend this to a friend

    • Brand response

      Motorola Customer Care

      Hi ShawnyC,

      Thanks for your feedback! The phone is indeed a recommended phone and has great performance. Best phone for the best android experience.

      -Jess MotorolaMobility

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Best phone I've ever owned

    Posted
    Cameradude
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    Coming from the Moto x pure edition, this is a substantial upgrade. Screen is great, battery life is unbelievable (with occasional charges in the car and in the morning, I haven seen it go below 70%), it's way faster than my old phone. I haven used Moto mods yet, but I intend to. The only downfall I can see is the lack of accessories for it. Had to go through Amazon for a screen protector.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    I love this phone

    Posted
    Landon
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
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    I have been spending $800 or so on Samsung for as long as I can remember. Tired of it, I bought this phone for a total of $100 during President's Day sales. I will tell you, I am so happy I did. I can't say how great the camera is or anything like that - for me it is fine. Battery is great so far, screen large. If you can get a deal like I did, don't think twice!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great phone!

    Posted
    Linda

    I got it today and it is really thin and light! I get a free speaker in the mail and overall the phone is really fast. I took pictures and they look great. It's the only phone I've seen with a real flash on the front so that seems cool. I'm definitely going to try it out tonight. Plus the price is exactly what I'm looking for.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Less battery but more phone

    Posted
    DobieG
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    Bought this to replace my OG Z Play. Yes, the battery is smaller but I can still easily get a full days use. Other than the battery, this phone is an improvement on all levels. Was hoping for a vast improvement on camera, but it's still lacking for low-light photos. This is pretty much as close as you can get to vanilla Android unless you go with the Pixel line - which might be next purchase when the time comes. All-in-all a great phone!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    great battery life, cool mods

    Posted
    steve
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
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    This is my second moto z2play. I was very happy with the first one, and noticed that best buy had a special going on for adding a new line, so I got another one. I like the fingerprint and swiping options. Battery life is very good, lasts all day and then some. The mods that I have - JBL speaker- and Video projector - have their own rechargeable batteries built in, so little effect on phone battery life.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    A great upper mid range device

    Posted
    doop
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    For the price and simplicity of the software it's one of the best devices I've owned. I've owned a myriad of devices from super budget to the best of the high end, but Moto is what I always gravitate back to. The mods are great but not necessary to enjoy the overall device. Gets great battery life, the front firing ear piece speaker is acceptable and the display is nice and crisp. Hopefully I can get my hands on Z2 Force soon.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Terrific upgrade for me

    Posted
    JoeGug
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    I wasn't looking for a new phone but I kept experiencing more issues with my old one. I didn't a fancy gadget just a good phone to make calls, send texts & install some apps to make life easier. This phone ticed all those boxes. I have a phone that has plenty of storage, strong battery life & feels good in my hand. All the apps that I use are now the most current versions Quite pleased

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great phone, great battery

    Posted
    Lester
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
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    Love this phone, lightening fast and after a little bit of a hassle with Motorola on the free speaker mod, just received that today and wow that is one awsome speaker. I am an average phone user, internet, games, music, very happy. For those having trouble getting their free speaker mod, call main Motorola phone number and select the "purchase" option and you will get right through to someone.

    I would recommend this to a friend