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Wileyfox Spark: Review

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The Wileyfox Spark is a budget handset from a plucky young UK handset maker, but can the sub-£100 phone deliver the sort of performance that can still make using it enjoyable?

We put it to the test to find out, but you don’t need a 2,000 word review to get to the good bits, so read on for a concise overview in 10SECOND style.

Cyanogen OS is easily customizable

Note: There is now a newer, and more powerful, version of this phone available as the Swift 2 & Swift 2 Plus.

  • Textured rear adds variety

  • It's not striking, but it's certainly an inoffensive design.

  • Not the heaviest, at 136 grams

  • The textured rear avoids it feeling too plasticky.

  • 8MP camera delivers average snaps.

  • Cyanogen OS is easily customizable

  • Basic camera settings

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Oneplus 5T 8GB+128GB - Snapdragon ™ 835 Octa Core - 4G - Dual Camera - 20+16MP Black

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Features

  • Latest Android 7.0 OS, 4GB + 64GB/32GB Memory flagship Combo inputs, MTK 6750 Octa Core 64 bit1,5 2.3GHz Processor, support max. 128 GB Micro SD card.
  • 5.2 inch HD screen 720 * 1280PIXEL with 6.9 mm thin metal body and 2.5D glass covers.
  • Front 13MP + 8.0MP front camera, capture the amazing moments with quick focussing and intelligent beauty effect technology.
  • Unlocked Smartphone, support 4G LTE + volte technology, tape 20, Dual SIM Dual Standby (2 Nano SIM).
  • 3300 mAh Large Battery with energy saving sleep mode, 0,1s fingerprint identification, WiFi, notification LED, Bluetooth 4.0, GPS + GLONASS Dual Navigation system.

Product Description

Screen Size (Height x Width x Depth): 6,01 bezel resolution: Full HD (2160 x 1080 pixels) ppi: 0,755 M Series Protective glass: Corning? Gorilla? Glass 5 Type: Optical AMOLED aspect ratio: 18: 09 Features Mode Night Screen Dark Theme Colour Accent system reversing camera sensor: Sony IMX398 + Sony IMX 376 K 16MP + 20MP OIS: Yes Ice: Yes Auto Focus: Pdaf aperture: f/1.7 + F/1.7 video: 4 K @ 30fps/1080p at 60fps/720P @ 30fps slow motion: 720P @ 120fps raw picture support: Yes Functions Auto for cleaning shot, HDR, dynamic denoise, manual control image camera Front Sensor: Sony IMX 371 16 MP: Yes Auto Focus: Fixed focus Aperture: F/2.0 Video: MKV, MOV, MP4, H.265 HEVC), AVI, WMV, TS, 3GP, FLV, WEBM Self selfie: Yes The actual internal storage, the is available by the phone, may vary depending on your configuration your mobile phone software. Notification LED: Support

OnePlus 5T Snapdragon 835 6” Dual SIM Smartphone 8+128GB Midnight Black

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Features

  • Qualcomm® SnapdragonTM 835 (Octa-core, 10nm, up to 2.45GHz)
  • USB 2.0, Type-C, Supports USB Audio Dual nano-SIM slot, 3.5mm audio jack
  • Band Supported: FDD LTE: Band 1/2/3/4/5/7/8/12/17/18/19/20/25/26/28/29/30/66
  • Font Camera: 16MP Rear Camera: 20MP
  • Leap into a truly immersive flagship experience. Our Full Optic AMOLED 18:9 display complements the masterfully crafted all-aluminum body for a sleek, yet resilient design.

Product Description

Dimensions 156.1*75*7.3mm Weight 5.7 ounces (162g) Material Anodized Aluminum Operating System OxygenOS based on Android 7.1.1 Nougat CPU Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 835 (Octa-core, 10nm, up to 2.45GHz) GPU Adreno 540 RAM 6/8 GB LPDDR4X Storage 64/128 GB UFS2.1 2-LANE   LTE Supports 3xCASupports 64QAM & 256QAMSupports up to DL CAT 12 (600 Mbps)UL CAT 13 (150 Mbps) depending on carrier support Bands FDD LTE: Band 1/2/3/4/5/7/8/12/17/18/19/20/25/26/28/29/30/66TDD-LTE: Band 34/38/39/40/41TD-SCDMA: Band 34/39UMTS(WCDMA): Band 1/2/4/5/8CDMA: BC0GSM: 850/900/1800/1900 MHz Package Included: 1x OnePlus 5T1x Screen Protector (pre-applied)1x Translucent Case1x Dash Type-C Cable1x Dash Power Adapter1x SIM Tray Ejector1x Quick Start Guide1x Safety Information

OnePlus 5T Snapdragon 835 6” Dual SIM Smartphone 6+64GB Midnight Black

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Features

  • Qualcomm® SnapdragonTM 835 (Octa-core, 10nm, up to 2.45GHz)
  • USB 2.0, Type-C, Supports USB Audio Dual nano-SIM slot, 3.5mm audio jack
  • Band Supported: FDD LTE: Band 1/2/3/4/5/7/8/12/17/18/19/20/25/26/28/29/30/66
  • Font Camera: 16MP Rear Camera: 20MP
  • Leap into a truly immersive flagship experience. Our Full Optic AMOLED 18:9 display complements the masterfully crafted all-aluminum body for a sleek, yet resilient design.

Product Description

Dimensions 156.1*75*7.3mm Weight 5.7 ounces (162g) Material Anodized Aluminum Operating System OxygenOS based on Android 7.1.1 Nougat CPU Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 835 (Octa-core, 10nm, up to 2.45GHz) GPU Adreno 540 RAM 6/8 GB LPDDR4X Storage 64/128 GB UFS2.1 2-LANE   LTE Supports 3xCASupports 64QAM & 256QAMSupports up to DL CAT 12 (600 Mbps)UL CAT 13 (150 Mbps) depending on carrier support Bands FDD LTE: Band 1/2/3/4/5/7/8/12/17/18/19/20/25/26/28/29/30/66TDD-LTE: Band 34/38/39/40/41TD-SCDMA: Band 34/39UMTS(WCDMA): Band 1/2/4/5/8CDMA: BC0GSM: 850/900/1800/1900 MHz Package Included: 1x OnePlus 5T1x Screen Protector (pre-applied)1x Translucent Case1x Dash Type-C Cable1x Dash Power Adapter1x SIM Tray Ejector1x Quick Start Guide1x Safety Information

OnePlus 5 128GB Midnight Black 8GB RAM

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Features

  • Using Qualcomm® SnapdragonTM 835 (Octa-core, 10nm, up to 2.45GHz) and 8GB RAM+ 128GB ROM Memory
  • Support 4G FDD-LTEnetwork: FDD LTE: Band 1/2/3/4/5/7/8/12/17/18/19/20/25/26/28/29/30/66
  • Dual camera technology lets you focus on your subject, progressively blurring the background for a gentle, yet powerful effect.
  • OxygenOS is our operating system built on Android. It's smooth. It's minimalistic. It's refined.
  • Insert two SIM cards and connect to two networks simultaneously. Whether you're travelling or relies on the need of using two phone numbers, it just makes sense.

Product Description

Connectivity LTE/LTE-A DL 3CA/256QAM, UL CA/64QAM Supports up to DL CAT12/ UL CAT13(600Mbps/150Mbps) depending on carrier support Bands FDD LTE: Band 1/2/3/4/5/7/8/12/17/18/19/20/25/26/28/29/30/66 TDD LTE: Band 38/39/40/41 TD-SCDMA: Band 34/39 UMTS(WCDMA): Band 1/2/4/5/8 CDMA EVDO: BC0 GSM: 850/900/1800/1900 MHz Wi-Fi 2x2 MIMO, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, 2.4G/5G Bluetooth Bluetooth 5.0, support aptX & aptX HD NFC NFC enabled Positioning GPS, GLONASS, Galileo, BeiDou Camera Rear Camera Wide-angle Sensor: Sony IMX 398 Megapixels: 16 Pixel Size: 1.12 µm EIS: Yes Autofocus: DCAF Aperture: f/1.7 Rear Camera Telephoto Sensor: Sony IMX 350 Megapixels: 20 Pixel Size: 1.0 µm Autofocus: PDAF Aperture: f/2.6 Flash Dual LED Flash Video 4K resolution video at 30fps 1080P resolution video at 60fps 1080P resolution video at 30fps 720P resolution video at 30fps Slow Motion: 720p videos at 120fps Time-Lapse Rear Features Portrait, Pro Mode, Panorama, HDR, HQ, Dynamic Denoise, Clear Image, RAW Image...

OnePlus 5T A5010 - 8GB RAM + 128GB - 6.01 inch - US Version with Warranty (Midnight Black)

$696.80
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Features

  • OnePlus 5T A5010, Operating System: OxygenOS based on Android 7.1.1 Nougat, CPU: Qualcomm® SnapdragonTM 835 (Octa-core, 10nm, up to 2.45GHz), 8G RAM + 128G ROM, Sensors: Fingerprint, Hall, Accelerometer, G-sensor, Electronic Compass, Gyroscope, Proximity, Ambient Light Sensor, RGB, Sensor Hub. Dual SIM - works with all GSM carriers in US including AT&T, Cricket, Straight Talk, NET10, T-Mobile, and MetroPCS and more. "NOT COMPATIBLE WITH VERIZON AND SPRINT".
  • Display Size: 6.01 inches | Resolution: 1080P (1080 x 2160 pixels), 401ppi | Aspect Ratio: 18:9 | Type: AMOLED | Supports sRGB, DCI-P3 | Cover Glass: 2.5D Corning® Gorilla® Glass 5
  • Rear camera: 16MP + 20MP (Dual LED Flash, Video: 4K resolution at 30fps | 1080p resolution at 60fps | 1080p resolution at 30fps | 720p resolution at 30fps | Slow Motion: 720p videos at 120fps | Time-Lapse) | Front camera: 16MP (1080p resolution at 30fps | 720p resolution at 30fps | Time-Lapse)
  • FDD LTE: Band 1/2/3/4/5/7/8/12/17/18/19/20/25/26/28/29/30/66, TDD-LTE: Band 34/38/39/40/41, TD-SCDMA: Band 34/39, UMTS(WCDMA): Band 1/2/4/5/8, CDMA: BC0, GSM: 850/900/1800/1900 MHz
  • In the box: 1x OnePlus 5T | 1x Screen Protector (pre-applied) | 1x Translucent Case | 1x Dash Type-C Cable | 1x Dash Power Adapter (US Charger), a days's power in half an hour | 1x SIM Tray Ejector | 1x Quick Start Guide | 1x Safety Information

Product Description

Dual Camera Shoot clearer photos Optimized for low-light and portrait photography. Our highly rated 16 + 20 MP cameras help you capture crystal-clear shots. Design Expand your perspective Leap into a truly immersive flagship experience. Our Full Optic AMOLED 18:9 display complements the masterfully crafted all-aluminum body for a sleek, yet resilient design. OxygenOS Software so smooth, you'll notice the difference The best of Android refined. OxygenOS is streamlined with feedback from our users for a refreshing user experience. Performance Packed with incredible power and speed Your experience with Qualcomm® SnapdragonTM 835 optimized, thanks to a seamless combination of hardware and software. Dash Charge Probably the best charging solution on the planet A day's power in half an hour. Dash Charge, our signature powering solution, is the end of overnight charging. Network Move with freedom Ready to take on the world. Travel hassle-free with our unlocked Dual SIM flagship.

OnePlus 5T A5010 - 6GB RAM + 64GB - 6.01 inch - US Version with Warranty (Midnight Black)

$634.99
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Features

  • OnePlus 5T A5010, Operating System: OxygenOS based on Android 7.1.1 Nougat, CPU: Qualcomm® SnapdragonTM 835 (Octa-core, 10nm, up to 2.45GHz), Storage: 64GB UFS2.1 2-LANE / 6GB LPDDR4X, Sensors: Fingerprint, Hall, Accelerometer, G-sensor, Electronic Compass, Gyroscope, Proximity, Ambient Light Sensor, RGB, Sensor Hub. Dual SIM - works with all GSM carriers in the US. Does not support CDMA (Sprint, Verizon, and their subs)
  • Display Size: 6.01 inches | Resolution: 1080P (1080 x 2160 pixels), 401ppi | Aspect Ratio: 18:9 | Type: AMOLED | Supports sRGB, DCI-P3 | Cover Glass: 2.5D Corning® Gorilla® Glass 5
  • Rear camera: 16MP + 20MP (Dual LED Flash, Video: 4K resolution at 30fps | 1080p resolution at 60fps | 1080p resolution at 30fps | 720p resolution at 30fps | Slow Motion: 720p videos at 120fps | Time-Lapse)
  • Front camera: 16MP (1080p resolution at 30fps | 720p resolution at 30fps | Time-Lapse)
  • In the box: 1x OnePlus 5T | 1x Screen Protector (pre-applied) | 1x Translucent Case | 1x Dash Type-C Cable | 1x Dash Power Adapter | 1x SIM Tray Ejector | 1x Quick Start Guide | 1x Safety Information

Product Description

Dual Camera Shoot clearer photos Optimized for low-light and portrait photography. Our highly rated 16 + 20 MP cameras help you capture crystal-clear shots. Design Expand your perspective Leap into a truly immersive flagship experience. Our Full Optic AMOLED 18:9 display complements the masterfully crafted all-aluminum body for a sleek, yet resilient design. OxygenOS Software so smooth, you'll notice the difference The best of Android refined. OxygenOS is streamlined with feedback from our users for a refreshing user experience. Performance Packed with incredible power and speed Your experience with Qualcomm® SnapdragonTM 835 optimized, thanks to a seamless combination of hardware and software. Dash Charge Probably the best charging solution on the planet A day's power in half an hour. Dash Charge, our signature powering solution, is the end of overnight charging. Network Move with freedom Ready to take on the world. Travel hassle-free with our unlocked Dual SIM flagship.

OnePlus 5T A5010 - 8GB RAM + 128GB - 6.01 inch - International Version / No Warranty (Midnight Black)

$610.00
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Features

  • System: OxygenOS on Android Nougat
  • Processor: Octa Core / 2.45 GHz / Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 / GPU: Adreno 540
  • Memory: Internal: 128 GB / RAM: 8 GB
  • Display: 6.01" / AMOLED / Resolution: 2160 x 1080 pixels / 401 ppi
  • Camera: Main: 16 MP, Sony IMX 398, 1.12μm, Secondary: 20 MP, IMX 376K, 1.0 μm / Video: 4K UHD / Front: 16 MP, IMX 371, 1.0 µm

Product Description

The OnePlus 5T is powered by 2.45GHz octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor and it comes with 8GB of RAM. The phone packs 128GB of internal storage that cannot be expanded. As far as the cameras are concerned, the OnePlus 5T packs a 20-megapixel primary camera on the rear and a 16-megapixel front shooter for selfies. The OnePlus 5T runs Android 7.1.1 and is powered by a 3300mAh non removable battery. It measures 156.10 x 75.00 x 7.30 (height x width x thickness) and weigh 162.00 grams. The OnePlus 5T is a dual SIM (GSM and GSM) smartphone that accepts Nano-SIM and Nano-SIM. Connectivity options include Wi-Fi, GPS, Bluetooth, NFC, USB OTG, 3G and 4G (with support for Band 40 used by some LTE networks in India). Sensors on the phone include Compass Magnetometer, Proximity sensor, Accelerometer, Ambient light sensor and Gyroscope.

OnePlus 5T A5010 - 8GB RAM + 128GB - 6.01 inch - International Version / No Warranty (Lava Red)

$631.90
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Features

  • System: OxygenOS on Android Nougat
  • Processor: Octa Core / 2.45 GHz / Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 / GPU: Adreno 540
  • Memory: Internal: 128 GB / RAM: 8 GB
  • Display: 6.01" / AMOLED / Resolution: 2160 x 1080 pixels / 401 ppi
  • Camera: Main: 16 MP, Sony IMX 398, 1.12μm, Secondary: 20 MP, IMX 376K, 1.0 μm / Video: 4K UHD / Front: 16 MP, IMX 371, 1.0 µm

Product Description

The OnePlus 5T is powered by 2.45GHz octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor and it comes with 8GB of RAM. The phone packs 128GB of internal storage that cannot be expanded. As far as the cameras are concerned, the OnePlus 5T packs a 20-megapixel primary camera on the rear and a 16-megapixel front shooter for selfies. The OnePlus 5T runs Android 7.1.1 and is powered by a 3300mAh non removable battery. It measures 156.10 x 75.00 x 7.30 (height x width x thickness) and weigh 162.00 grams. The OnePlus 5T is a dual SIM (GSM and GSM) smartphone that accepts Nano-SIM and Nano-SIM. Connectivity options include Wi-Fi, GPS, Bluetooth, NFC, USB OTG, 3G and 4G (with support for Band 40 used by some LTE networks in India). Sensors on the phone include Compass Magnetometer, Proximity sensor, Accelerometer, Ambient light sensor and Gyroscope.

OnePlus 5T (Midnight Black 6GB RAM + 64GB memory)

Rs. 32,999
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Features

  • 20MP+16MP primary dual camera and 16MP front facing camera
  • 15.26 centimeters (6.01-inch) capacitive touchscreen FHD Full Optic AMOLED 18:9 display with 2160 x 1080 pixels resolution. Cover Glass:2.5D Corning Gorilla Glass 5
  • OxygenOS based on Android 7.1.1 Nougat with Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 octa core processor
  • 6 GB RAM, 64 GB internal memory and dual nano SIM dual-standby (4G+4G)
  • 3300mAH lithium Polymer battery with Dash Charge technology

Product Description

The OnePlus 5T comes with a 18:9 Full Optic AMOLED display, 20+16 MP dual primary camera, 6/8 GB of RAM; up to 128 GB memory, Snapdragon 835 processor and much more

OnePlus 5T (Midnight Black 8GB RAM + 128GB memory)

Rs. 37,999
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Features

  • 20MP+16MP primary dual camera and 16MP front facing camera
  • 15.26 centimeters (6.01-inch) capacitive touchscreen FHD Full Optic AMOLED 18:9 display with 2160 x 1080 pixels resolution. Cover Glass:2.5D Corning Gorilla Glass 5
  • OxygenOS based on Android 7.1.1 Nougat with Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 octa core processor
  • 8 GB RAM, 128 GB internal memory and dual nano SIM dual-standby (4G+4G)
  • 3300mAH lithium Polymer battery with Dash Charge technology

Product Description

The OnePlus 5T comes with a 18:9 Full Optic AMOLED display, 20+16 MP dual primary camera, 6/8 GB of RAM; up to 128 GB memory, Snapdragon 835 processor and much more

OnePlus 5 (Slate Gray 8GB RAM + 128GB memory)

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Features

  • 20MP+16MP primary dual camera and 16MP front facing camera
  • 13.97 centimeters (5.5-inch) capacitive touchscreen FHD display with 1920 x 1080 pixels resolution. Cover Glass:2.5D Corning Gorilla Glass 5
  • Android v7.1.1 Nougat OS with Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 octa core processor
  • 8 GB RAM, 128 GB internal memory and dual nano SIM dual-standby (4G+4G)
  • 3300mAH lithium Polymer battery with Dash Charge technology

Five months after the initial introduction of the OnePlus 5, the Chinese company moved on to greater things; literally.

The new OnePlus 5T is regarded as a cost-effective rival to some of the most powerful smartphones on sale today, in fierce contention with the likes of iPhone 8, LG V30, and Samsung Galaxy ranges. But how does it stack up?

OnePlus 5T Review: Design

The OnePlus 5T is 156.1mm tall and 75mm wide and 7.3mm thick.

The sleek metal unibody makes it aesthetically pleasing, and it got a modest makeover with smaller bezels, and a gently-curving rear.

Even though the OnePlus 5T is neither dust nor water resistant, the 2.5D Gorilla Glass, anodized aluminum, and ceramic coating are basic protective measures.

Lastly, it weighs 163g, making it fit the description of big, bold, and beautiful. The OnePlus 5T colors are Lava Red, Sandstone White, and Midnight Black.

OnePlus 5T Review: Display

This is perhaps, the single biggest improvement on this device. The OnePlus 5T boasts a 6.01-inch full HD (18:9) AMOLED panel, making it one of the few handsets available with a screen larger than 6-inches.

One disappointing feature, however, is its full HD resolution; a mere 2,160 x 1,080 with a 401ppi pixel density. For the price, sacrifices have to be made, and this is obviously one of them for the 5T. It’s not ‘bad’ as a screen though.

Display Modes:

  • Adaptive mode
  • Reading Mode
  • Night Mode
  • Lift Up Display
  • Ambient Display

Software

Equipped with OxygenOS 4.7 and Android 7.1.1 (Nougat), the OnePlus 5T is upgradable to Android 8.0 and Oxygen OS 5.0.3.

Face Unlock uses a plain 2D recognition feature, which makes it faster and easier to use for unlocking the phone, however, it is unfit for any other authentication outside the lock screen – so you won’t be able to use it for payments, for example.

Its chipset is the Qualcomm MSM8998 Snapdragon 835 and the OnePlus 5T has an Octa-Core (4 x 2.45 GHz Kryo & 4 x 1.9 GHz Kryo) processor. It offers 6GB/8GB of RAM and 64/128GB storage, depending on where you are in the world.

There is no external memory slot available, however.

OnePlus 5T retains the 3.5mm headphone jack and the company announced that it will continue to support this connector until USB-C headphones garner enough momentum to making the switch painless. There is also an active noise-cancelling microphone to make audio quality clearer on calls.

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OnePlus 5T Review: Camera

The OnePlus 5T is home to dual cameras; the primary 16-megapixel and the secondary 20-megapixel. OnePlus employs what it calls ‘Intelligent Pixel Technology’, which is useful in brightening dark scenes without causing a distortion.

The camera features a pro mode, panorama mode, time-lapse, slow-motion video mode and a rear fingerprint sensor that can be long-pressed to take photos with either camera.

It also comes with a face unlock interface which allows you seamlessly unlock your phone. On the other hand, the removal of the telephoto lens makes an optical zoom impossible and the front camera lacks a portrait mode.

The face unlock is not as reliable as that of the Samsung S8, however.

OnePlus 5T Review: Battery

Like its predecessor, the OnePlus 5T comes with a 3,300 mAh battery.

Tests reveal that the life-span under heavy usage is 11 hours, 22 minutes, however, some users find that they get a lot less than that under any conditions.

On paper, it’s about on par with the Samsung Note 8 and Google Pixel 2, as long as you don’t suffer the same problems as some of those other users linked above.

OnePlus 5T Review: Pricing & Availability

The OnePlus 5T is available in almost every country in the world.

The phone price ranges from $450-$600 depending on the specifications you choose, and it’s available directly from OnePlus, third-party retailers or on contract deals – again, depending on what country you’re in.

OnePlus 5T Review: Rating

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Moto Z Play: Review

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Introduction to Motorola Moto Z Play

The Moto Z Play is one of the cheapest ways to enter the MotoMods ecosystem, but is the phone any good on its own? And are those MotoMods worth the cash? Read our brief Moto Z review to find out, and then check out the MotoMods pieces.

Lenovo Moto Z Play UK SIM-Free Smartphone - Black/Silver

£369.00
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Features

  • Turn your phone into a movie projector, boombox, battery powerhouse, and more, in a snap.
  • Up to 50 hour battery. Play for days without recharging.
  • TurboPower: Get up to 9 hours of power in just 15 min of charging
  • 16 MP dual autofocus camera: Shoot beautifully sharp photos day or night with laser and phase detection autofocus.
  • Fingerprint reader: Instantly unlock and lock your phone, log-in to apps, and even make mobile payments.

Lenovo Moto Z Play UK SIM-Free Smartphone - White/Gold

£369.00
£319.00
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Features

  • Turn your phone into a movie projector, boombox, battery powerhouse, and more, in a snap.
  • Up to 50 hour battery. Play for days without recharging.
  • TurboPower: Get up to 9 hours of power in just 15 min of charging
  • 16 MP dual autofocus camera: Shoot beautifully sharp photos day or night with laser and phase detection autofocus.
  • Fingerprint reader: Instantly unlock and lock your phone, log-in to apps, and even make mobile payments.

Motorola Moto Z Play 32GB - Black (Unlocked)

$449.99
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Features

  • Transforms with Moto Mods using interchangeable back covers
  • Up to 50 hour battery* and TurboPower for up to 9 hours of power in 15 minutes of charging†
  • Android 6.0.1, Marshmallow with 32GB storage and micro SD card support. Unlocked cell phones will not work with CDMA Carriers like Sprint, Verizon, Boost or Virgin.
  • 16 MP laser autofocus back camera and 5 MP front camera
  • Brilliant 5.5in 1080P super AMOLED display. Log-in to apps, and even make mobile payments

Product Description

Moto Z Play and Moto mods transform your mobile experience in a snap. Plus you can play for days on a single charge with moto’s longest lasting battery ever* all in a thin, elegant design.  *All battery life Claims are approximate and based on a mixed use profile (which includes both usage and standby time) under optimal network conditions. Actual battery performance will vary and depends on many factors including signal strength, network configuration, age of battery, operating temperature, features selected, device Settings, and voice, data, and other application usage patterns. Refer to user manual for troubleshooting steps.

Motorola Moto Z Play XT1635-01 4G LTE, 32GB, Single SIM, 5.5", Verizon Unlocked (Certified Refurbished) (Black)

$279.95
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Features

  • 64bit - Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 MSM8953 (14nm), 2Ghz Octa-Core ARM Cortex-A53, Qualcomm Adreno 506 650Mhz, NFC Supported
  • 3GB LPDDR3 RAM, 32GB (22GB user available), External storage: Until 2TB microSD, microSDHC, microSDXC, USB 3.1 Type-C reversible connector Charger, 3.5mm audio jack
  • Super AMOLED 5.5" Display, 69.8% screen to body ratio, 1080 x 1920 pixels resolution, 16 million colors, Gorilla Glass 4
  • 1 slot nano-SIM (4FF), Main camera: 16 megapixels (4608 x 3456 pixels), Front camera: 5 megapixels (2592 x 1944 pixels), Video 4K UHD (3840 x 2160 pixels) 30 fps, Dual LED on main camera and LED on front camera, Battery capacity 3510 mAh
  • Quad-Band 850/900/1800/1900, CDMA 850/1900, GSM 850/900/1800/1900, CDMA2000 1xEV-DO, UMTS 850/900/1900/2100, LTE Cat6 700/850/1700/1800/1900/2600 (Bands 2,3,4,5,7,13), GPRS, EDGE, CDMA2000 EV-DO Rev A, UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+, LTE, LTE-A

Product Description

The Motorola Moto Z Play Droid XT1635-01 is a good Android phone with 2Ghz Octa-Core processor that allows run games and heavy applications. With one SIM card slot, the Motorola Moto Z Play Droid XT1635-01 allows download up to 300 Mbps for internet browsing, but it also depends on the carrier. Great connectivity of this device includes Bluetooth 4.0 version with A2DP, WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n and NFC to make payments and allows connection to other devices. Including the battery, the Motorola Moto Z Play Droid XT1635-01 phone has 165 grams and it's a very thin device, only 7 mm.

Motorla Moto Z Play XT1635-01 32GB Black Verizon + GSM Unlocked - (Certified Refurbished)

$229.99
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  • This Certified Refurbished product is tested and certified to look and work like new. The refurbishing process includes functionality testing, basic cleaning, inspection, and repackaging. The product ships with all relevant accessories, a minimum 90-day warranty, and may arrive in a generic box. Only select sellers who maintain a high performance bar may offer Certified Refurbished products on Amazon.com
  • Transforms with Moto Mods using interchangeable back covers
  • Up to 50 hour battery and TurboPower for up to 9 hours of power in 15 minutes of charging
  • 16 MP laser autofocus back camera and 5 MP front camera
  • Unlocked and compatible with GSM networks like T-Mobile and AT&T.

Product Description

Stay connected on the go with the Lunar Gray Moto Z Play XT1635 32GB Smartphone from Motorola. This device is powered by a 2.0 GHz octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 processor and 3GB of dedicated RAM. It comes equipped with 32GB of storage and includes a microSD slot that supports microSDXC cards with up to 2TB of memory for additional storage capacity. The reversible USB Type-C port allows you to connect the device for mass-storage purposes and also serves as a charging port. The Moto Z Play houses a 5.5" AMOLED touchscreen display, which features Full HD 1920 x 1080 resolution. For your photo and video needs, the Moto Z Play features two cameras: a rear-facing f/2.0 16MP camera with 1.3μ pixels, autofocus, dual LED flash, auto HDR, and 4K video capture, and a front-facing f/2.2 5MP camera with a wide-angle 85° lens and its own LED flash. The Moto Z Play is also well-equipped for wireless communication. It features Bluetooth 4.0 + LE technology for pairing with other Bluetooth...

Motorola Moto Z2 Play 64 GB (Single Sim) UK SIM-Free Smartphone - Lunar Grey

£299.00
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Features

  • Up to 30 hours juice from the 3000 mAh battery, plus get up to 8 hours of battery life in just 15 minutes with TurboPower charging
  • 5 MP front camera and 12 MP dual autofocus pixel rear camera plus laser autofocus for amazing photos in any light
  • Fast memory and tons of space for music, films and photos with 64 GB storage and 4GB RAM; plus, add up to 2 TB more with a microSD card
  • Ultra-slim aluminium unibody in the Motorola style with durable corning gorilla glass and water-repellent Nano coating
  • 5.5 inch full HD super AMOLED display for vivid colour and razor sharp detail

Product Description

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Moto Z Play with Style Mod (Black, 32GB)

Rs. 19,389
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Features

  • 3510 mAh all day battery with TurboPower charging (8 hours of power in 15 min of charging)
  • 16 MP dual autofocus camera with laser focus & PDAF with color balancing dual LED flash, 4K video recording (30 fps) , 5 MP front camera with display flash
  • Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow, 2 GHz Octa-Core Qualcomm® Snapdragon 625 processor with 650 MHz Adreno 506 GPU , 3GB LPDDR3 RAM, 32GB internal memory expandable up to 2TB and dual micro-SIM dual-standby (4G+4G), 4G VoLTE
  • 13.97 centimeters (5.5-inch) super AMOLED 1080p full HD Display, 403 ppi. finger print reader and water repellent nano-coating
  • Transform your phone by magnetically clicking Moto Mods onto your phone. Turn it into a movie projector, boombox, battery powerhouse, and more (Mods purchased separately)

Moto Z2 Play (Lunar Grey, 64GB, 4GB RAM)

Rs. 20,050
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Features

  • 12MP primary camera and 5MP front facing camera
  • 13.97 centimeters (5.5-inch) Full HD AMOLED capacitive touchscreen with 1920 x 1080 pixels resolution
  • Android v7.0 Nougat operating system with 2.2GHz Qualcomm SnapdragonTM 626 processor octa core processor, 4GB RAM, 64GB internal memory expandable up to 2TB and dual SIM dual-standby (4G+4G)
  • 3000mAH lithium-ion battery
  • 1 year manufacturer warranty for device and 6 months manufacturer warranty for in-box accessories including batteries from the date of purchase

Product Description

Meet the Moto Z2 Play - the smartphone that strikes the perfect balance between style and performance. Powered by a powerful octa-core processor and compatible with Moto Mods, the Moto Z2 Play opens up new possibilities. The intuitive Android Pure Nougat OS lets you use multiple apps in split-screen mode, so you can get more done in no time.

 

Lenovo Moto Z Play UK SIM-Free Smartphone - Black/Silver

£369.00
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Features

  • Turn your phone into a movie projector, boombox, battery powerhouse, and more, in a snap.
  • Up to 50 hour battery. Play for days without recharging.
  • TurboPower: Get up to 9 hours of power in just 15 min of charging
  • 16 MP dual autofocus camera: Shoot beautifully sharp photos day or night with laser and phase detection autofocus.
  • Fingerprint reader: Instantly unlock and lock your phone, log-in to apps, and even make mobile payments.

Lenovo Moto Z Play UK SIM-Free Smartphone - White/Gold

£369.00
£319.00
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Features

  • Turn your phone into a movie projector, boombox, battery powerhouse, and more, in a snap.
  • Up to 50 hour battery. Play for days without recharging.
  • TurboPower: Get up to 9 hours of power in just 15 min of charging
  • 16 MP dual autofocus camera: Shoot beautifully sharp photos day or night with laser and phase detection autofocus.
  • Fingerprint reader: Instantly unlock and lock your phone, log-in to apps, and even make mobile payments.

Motorola Moto Z2 Play 64 GB (Single Sim) UK SIM-Free Smartphone - Lunar Grey

£299.00
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Features

  • Up to 30 hours juice from the 3000 mAh battery, plus get up to 8 hours of battery life in just 15 minutes with TurboPower charging
  • 5 MP front camera and 12 MP dual autofocus pixel rear camera plus laser autofocus for amazing photos in any light
  • Fast memory and tons of space for music, films and photos with 64 GB storage and 4GB RAM; plus, add up to 2 TB more with a microSD card
  • Ultra-slim aluminium unibody in the Motorola style with durable corning gorilla glass and water-repellent Nano coating
  • 5.5 inch full HD super AMOLED display for vivid colour and razor sharp detail

Product Description

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Moto Z Play review: Design and Hardware

The Moto Z Play looks similar to many other phones from the front, but turn it over and its differences become obvious – there’s a section of magnetic connectors at the bottom rear of the phone for docking the Moto Mods. The display is a bright 1080p panel crisp and accurate colours. It’s not as crisp as the 2K panel on the Moto Z, but there are still no real complaints here.

Powering things along is a 2.0GHz Snapdragon 625 processor and 3GB of RAM. Storage is pegged at 32GB, and this can be extended by popping in a microSD card.

The main rear camera has a 13-megapixel sensor with image stabilisation and auto-focus. On the front, there’s a more modest 5-megapixel selfie camera.

Most notably, the design includes both a fingerprint sensor that sticks out on the front, and a camera lens that prevents a flush finish on the back.  While the fingerprint sensor is nice and responsive, these are two design elements I’d prefer had come out a little different. The sensor also doubles as a button to turn your screen on and off too.

The battery, while sounding nothing special on paper, performed so well that the Moto Z Play can be considered near-essential if battery is your only priority. Even the much larger power pack on the 6-inch Meizu M3 Max can’t match it, and that was no slouch. Charging is via USB-C.

Check out the Moto Z Play review box for details on how well these performed and sample images. Reviews of the MotoMods will follow at a later date.

Moto Z Play: Camera and software

Let’s cut to the chase with the camera. The rear-facing 13-megapixel camera is going to do about as well as you’d expect any mid-range Android handset to do. That’s to say, it’s as good as the conditions you give it – and comes with the added advantage of supporting the Hasselblad TrueZoom add-on if you need a little more range to your snaps.

That’s not to say it’s bad, as it’s not, but it’s not replacing your DSLR either, and in low light, you should adjust your expectations.

Software-wise the Moto Z Play ships with Android Marshmallow, but it’s due to get an upgrade to the newer Nougat variant imminently – the rollout has started in China already. Of course, it’s not entirely stock Android and fans of the Moto Display will be pleased with the efficient notifications and battery-saving features. It supports some gesture controls too, like twisting your hand in a particular way to launch the camera app.

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Meizu M3 Max: Review

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MEIZU M3 Max

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  • MEIZU

Original Meizu M3 Max Meilan Mobile Phone MTK Helio P10 Octa Core 6.0-inch 1920x1080 3GB RAM 64GB ROM 13MP Camera Fingerprint ID (Silver)

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  • shipment: DHL Service! Will arrive within only 10 business days!

Product Description

Original Meizu M3 Max Meilan Max FDD 4G LTE Cell Phone 3GB RAM 64GB ROM Helio P10 Octa Core 6.0" 1920x1080p FHD Fingerprint

Original Meizu M3 Max Meilan Mobile Phone MTK Helio P10 Octa Core 6.0-inch 1920x1080 3GB RAM 64GB ROM 13MP Camera Fingerprint ID (gray)

$260.00
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BindingElectronics
BrandMeizu
Colorgray
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EAN ListEAN List Element: 6937520001948
Item DimensionsWeight: 32
LabelMeizu
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Package DimensionsWeight: 32
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Product Type NamePHONE
PublisherMeizu
StudioMeizu
TitleOriginal Meizu M3 Max Meilan Mobile Phone MTK Helio P10 Octa Core 6.0-inch 1920x1080 3GB RAM 64GB ROM 13MP Camera Fingerprint ID (gray)

Product Description

Original Meizu M3 Max Meilan Max FDD 4G LTE Cell Phone 3GB RAM 64GB ROM Helio P10 Octa Core 6.0" 1920x1080p FHD Fingerprint

 

MEIZU M3 Max

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  • MEIZU

 

Original Meizu M3 Max Meilan Mobile Phone MTK Helio P10 Octa Core 6.0-inch 1920x1080 3GB RAM 64GB ROM 13MP Camera Fingerprint ID (Silver)

$280.00
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  • shipment: DHL Service! Will arrive within only 10 business days!

Product Description

Original Meizu M3 Max Meilan Max FDD 4G LTE Cell Phone 3GB RAM 64GB ROM Helio P10 Octa Core 6.0" 1920x1080p FHD Fingerprint

Original Meizu M3 Max Meilan Mobile Phone MTK Helio P10 Octa Core 6.0-inch 1920x1080 3GB RAM 64GB ROM 13MP Camera Fingerprint ID (gray)

$260.00
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Features

BindingElectronics
BrandMeizu
Colorgray
EAN6937520001948
EAN ListEAN List Element: 6937520001948
Item DimensionsWeight: 32
LabelMeizu
ManufacturerMeizu
Package DimensionsWeight: 32
Package Quantity1
Product GroupCE
Product Type NamePHONE
PublisherMeizu
StudioMeizu
TitleOriginal Meizu M3 Max Meilan Mobile Phone MTK Helio P10 Octa Core 6.0-inch 1920x1080 3GB RAM 64GB ROM 13MP Camera Fingerprint ID (gray)

Product Description

Original Meizu M3 Max Meilan Max FDD 4G LTE Cell Phone 3GB RAM 64GB ROM Helio P10 Octa Core 6.0" 1920x1080p FHD Fingerprint

The Meizu M3 Max is one of the few handsets on the market currently that offers a 6-inch display, and with that it brings some advantages, and few things that aren’t so great.

I’ve been putting one through its paces to see if it lives up to its promise of a solid spec list at a mid-range £280 RRP. You can buy one directly from Meizu’s online store for around £220 at the moment, though.

However, it’s entered an increasingly fiercely-contested market with the likes of OnePlus and Wileyfox putting up particularly good competition in the value space, so it needs to be better than ‘average’ to impress.

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