Motorola’s next mid range smartphone the MotoX Play is going to get launched on September 14. It will also be the Flipkart exclusive launch as has been the earlier Moto devices.
Update 14/September 2015 – The MotoX Play has got launched on Flipkart today, the 16 GB variant will cost you Rs. 18,499 and the 32 GB will cost you Rs. 19,999. We expected it to launch around the 20K price point. The pricing by Motorola has been great to make the new range of smartphone a good value for money for buyers looking beyond pure budget smartphones.
Motorola has been extremely successful in India with Moto E 3G and Moto-E 4G being good selling smartphones under 10K. Moto G 3rd gen which was launched in July 2015, in two variants is also doing fairly good in the 10K to 15K segment. Motorola also unveiled the high end Moto X style couple of weeks back, which they are yet to bring to India.
Moto X Play is a fantastic smartphone and brings power as well as performance at an affordable price. If you are not obsessed with the flagship tag or the highest end processor, but need a quality smartphone with good camera capabilities Moto X Style can be a good choice.
The smartphone carry the signature Motorola design, a mix of the older Moto G 2nd gen and some elements from the more expensive moto turbo. The smartphone has the camera lens and Motorola logo M marked at the back.
The smartphone weighs 169 grams and has a thickness of about 9 mm.
The front is neat with not very thin bezels and sport the speaker grill at the top and bottom of the smartphone. What sets it apart from other Moto smartphones is the differentiating back cover mesh design.
The two major highlight for the Moto X style is the great battery life it offers and the stunning pics you can click using it’s camera.
The Moto X play is powered by the 1.7 GHz Qualcomm® Snapdragon 615 Octa-core CPU, Adreno 405 @ 550 MHz GPU and also has a Natural Language Processor. The smartphone has 2 GB of Ram for multi-tasking and is sufficient to drive the OS with a lag free experience.
The MotoX play comes with 16 GB of onboard storage which can be further expanded to 128 GB via micro Sd card. We may get a 32 GB model as well which is likely to be priced a bit higher.
The rear camera is one of the best that Motorola has shipped so far, the 21 Mega pixel camera has f /2.0 aperture. It comes with advanced features like PDAF( Phase detect auto focus) HDR+ , slow motion video, night mode and panorama.
The front camera is also good with a 5 MP lens for clicking some cool selfies.
Display and Resolution
The smartphone has 5.5 inch IPS LCD display with Full HD 1920*1080 resolution and offers 401 PPI. The MotoX Play screen is protected by the Gorilla glass 3 protection.
OS and Features
The smartphone runs on the latest Android OS Lollipop 5.1 and some cool Motorola software. It offers near stock android experience.
The MotoX Play has support for high speed 4G LTE network and it also supports the NFC for android pay. The smartphone is water repellent, but not water proof like some of the Sony smartphones.
Motorola boasts of 2 day battery life with the MotoX Play and comes with a massive 3640 mAH battery capacity.
Overall a great device from Motorola in terms of specs and features, we will get to know more once we get to play more with it.