Moto Z Play Review: 8-Cores And Insane Battery Life

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Moto Z Play: AnTuTu & Geekbench

AnTuTu’s latest benchmark returns a number of metrics ranked as scores, rather than frame rates or time to complete. We tested with the latest version of AnTuTu across all platforms including Android, iOS and even Windows Phone. AnTuTu returns four top level performance metric results that we are including here: CPU, RAM, 3D, UX (or User Experience) along with a total score.
AnTuTu 6
Platform Benchmarks
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The Moto Z Play scores at the bottom of the pack here. This reinforces that this is not a flagship device but rather a budget friendly midrange phone. 3D scores especially bring the Moto Z Play down here.

Moving on, GeekBench taxes only CPU cores in a handset (not graphics), with both single and multi-threaded workloads.
Synthetic CPU Testing
moto z play benchmark geekbench

Geekbench, on the other hand, does do some favors for the Moto Z Play. Here it has jumped up and surpassed several popular flagships from last generation, including the Nexus 6P and iPhone 6s Plus. The Snapdragon 625 is clearly capable in its own right here which translates to good performance throughout the UI.

The only performance aspect we noticed issues with was in games care of lower-than-ideal framerates so let's take a look...

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