As expected, Motorola has gone ahead and launched its Moto X Play smartphone in India today. The Moto X Play is one of the three smartphones under the new Moto X series that were unveiled last month. The other two being the Moto X Pure and the Moto X Style.
The Moto X Play should appeal to a lot of people in India and Motorola smartphones have created a market for themselves in India. So, let’s check out the details to know the new Motorola smartphone better.
Design and Build Quality
If you are aware of Motorola smartphones, you might notice that the Moto X Play looks similar to other Moto products. The device features a front stereo speakers like most recent Moto smartphones. The device also features a patterned back with a water repellent coating, which means the device is not water proof but it will manage with some water around it.
The Moto X Play features a 5.5-inch Full HD (1920x1080p) display, which makes up for a great pixel density of 401 ppi. The display is covered by Gorilla Glass 3 for strength and scratch resistance.
Performance and Battery
The Moto X Play is powered by a fairly decent Octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 processor clocked at 1.7 GHz along with Adreno 405 GPU for your graphics needs. The device packs in 2 gigs of RAM, so multitasking should be pretty sleek on the smartphone. The battery is where the Moto X Play really packs a punch. There’s a 3630 mAh battery, which should easily last you a day and even more. The Moto X Play comes in 16 and 32 GB variants and there’s also a microSD slot in case you want to expand for more.
The Moto X Play is no slouch in the camera department. It packs a 21 MP f/2.0 rear camera with a dual tone LED flash and a 5 MP front-facing camera. The cameras on the device pack in all the features we have come to expect from our modern smartphones.
Software and UI
As with other Motorola smartphones, the Moto X Play too comes with a mostly stock Android experience, which is one of the reasons its been doing well in India. The device runs on Android 5.1.1 Lollipop and we should expect Android 6.0 Marshmallow, as soon as Google releases it. There are a few Moto exclusive apps like Moto Voice, Moto Display, Moto Assist and Moto Action.
The Moto X Play for India comes with dual SIM capabilities and there’s also 4G LTE support. So, the device has all the bases covered. Other connectivity options include WiFi, Bluetooth 4.0 and GPS.
Price and Availability
The Moto X Play has been priced aggressively by Motorola, with the 16 GB variant priced at Rs. 18,499 while the 32 GB at Rs. 19,999. The device will be exclusively available over at online retailer Flipkart and it goes on sale in the usual Black and White colors at midnight today.
Motorola Moto X Play Specs:
|Display||5.5-inch display with Gorilla Glass 3|
|Dimensions||148 x 75 x 8.9-10.9m|
|Processor||Octa-core 1.7 GHz Snapdragon 615 with Adreno 405 GPU|
|Camera||21 MP f/2.0 with dual tone LED flash|
5 MP front-facing camera
|OS||Android 5.1.1 Lollipop|
|Connectivity||Dual SIM, 4G LTE, Bluetooth 4.0, A-GPS, WiFi|
The Moto X Play seems like great smartphone for the price. On paper, the device seems like a win for Motorola but we will reserve our final judgement for our review. But from what we have come to expect from Motorola smartphones off late, the Moto X Play should be a great deal.