Technology & Gadgets

Moto X Play – It’s time to play

Motorola India revealed their latest mid-range smartphone Moto X Play in India on 14th September via Flipkart. And as we have already reported the phone has been priced very competitively at 19,999 Rs. /- for the 32 GB model, which is really a good news for the Motorola fans in India.

Moto X Play Specs:

Model Moto X Style Moto X Play
Display 5.7 inches QHD Display 5.5 inches HD Display
Memory 16/32 GB (up to128 microSD) 16/32 GB (up to128 microSD)
RAM 3 GB 2 GB
Processor 1.8 GHz Snapdragon 808 1.7 GHz Snapdragon 615
GPU Adreno 418 Adreno 405
Camera Rear 21 MP f/2.0 21 MP f/2.0
Camera Front 5 MP with Flash 5 MP
Battery 3000 MAh 3630 MAh
Water Repellent Yes Yes
OS Android Lolllipop 5.1.1 Android Lolllipop 5.1.1

Thoughts:

As far as specs sheet is concerned, Moto X Play is a top mid-range device. It comes with Snapdragon 615 processor, which should be pretty smooth for most of your day-to-day stuff. And the phone also has a 21 MP rear snapper and a 5 MP front camera for all your adventures and selfies. The camera is comparatively better than the previous iterations from Motorola, if not better than the competition. And the very reason one would buy a Moto X Play. is the monstrous battery, 3630 MAh, which should give you a day and a half even if you are a heavy user.

So, for an average user, the phone is a perfect buy. If you are looking for something bigger and better, we suggest you wait for the Moto X Style, which we expect, will be released in mid-October in India. Or if your budget is little low, the Moto G 2015 is the only option you may want.

Against the competition: So, how does it stand against the likes of OnePlus Two, Asus Zenphone 2 and Mi 4i? The OnePlus Two can be the only competition worth comparing. The rest aren’t just good enough on the software side. Build quality, battery and brand wise, the Moto X Play is the better phone, but OnePlus steals the show with other features such as, fingerprint scanner and Snapdragon 810 processor. We will compare the phones in a separate article for the confused ones.

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