Motorola Moto X Play is designed to appeal to those interested in a device that delivers amazing streaming, gaming and multitasking capability. It is ideal for those interested in the simultaneously-introduced Motorola Moto X Style but willing to make some concessions for a cheaper price.
Design and Screen
Motorola Moto X Play shows off a solid construction with slightly curved edges. At its thinnest point, it measures 8.9 millimetres. The phablet boasts a IP52-certified water-repellent design.
It parades a 5.5-inch display – slightly smaller than that of the Moto X Style – with Full HD resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels and a pixel density of 403 ppi. The touchscreen is protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 3.
Camera and Storage
Like the higher-end Moto X Style, Motorola Moto X Play is impressively configured in the camera department. It packs a 21-megapixel rear shooter with dual LED flash for enhanced colours. The F2.0-aperture sensor has Quick Capture, drag to focus & exposure, Panorama and Auto HDR features, among others.
You also get a 5-megapixel, wide-angle selfie camera with flash. The phablet will come in two storage variants of 16 GB and 32 GB.
Performance and Other Features
The Moto X Play is fired up by an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 processor clocked a 1.7 GHz – this compares well against the 1.8GHz, hexa-core Snapdragon 808 chip used for the Moto X Style. The processor receives support from RAM of 2GB capacity and an Adreno 405 GPU.
Like its new brother devices, Motorola Moto X Play runs on Android 5.1.1 Lollipop operating system, which could possibly be upgradeable to the upcoming Android M later in the year.
It is armed with a fast-charging 3,630mAh battery, which Motorola says can last up to 48 hours on a charge. At that rate, the battery significant betters that of the significantly more-expensive Samsung Galaxy S6.
It offers users access to super-fast LTE connectivity, just like Moto X Style. The Motorola Moto X Play phablet also features Bluetooth 4.0 LE and dual band Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n.
Pricing & Availability
Motorola Moto X Play is not yet available in Nigeria. We have no information on pricing and availability for Nigeria. Motorola Moto X Play Price in Nigeria is expected to range from N85,000 to N105,000 at launch.
Motorola Moto X Play Specs
- Platform: Android 5.1.1 (Lollipop)
- Processor: 1.7, 1.0GHz Quad Core Processor (Qualcomm MSM8939 Snapdragon 615)
- GPU: Adreno 405
- Memory: 2GB RAM
- Colours: Black, White
- Dimension: 148 x 75 x 8.9 ~ 10.9 mm
- Weight: 169 g
- SIM Type: Nano SIM
- SIM Count: Optional Dual SIM, dual stand-by
- Display: 5.5-inch Touch Display, 1080 x 1920 pixels (403 ppi)
- Display Protection: Corning Gorilla Glass 3
- Rear Camera: 21MP Camera, 1080p HD Video
- Rear Camera Features: Geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, panorama, auto-HDR
- Front Camera: 5MP Camera
- Built-in Storage: 16GB, 32GB
- Memory Card Support: up to 128GB
- Bundled Cloud Storage: –
- 2G GSM: 850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz
- 2G CDMA 1X: No
- 3G WCDMA: 850, 900, 1800, 1900, 2100 MHz
- 3G CDMA EVDO: No
- 4G LTE: Yes
Internet & Connectivity
- GPRS: Yes
- EDGE: Yes
- 3G/WCDMA/HSPA: Yes
- HSPA+: Yes
- CDMA EVDO: No
- 4G LTE: Yes
- WLAN: Yes, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, dual-band
- Wi-Fi Hotspot: Yes
- Bluetooth: Yes Bluetooth 4.0, A2DP, LE
- NFC: Yes
- Infrared Blaster: No
- USB Port: Yes USB 2.0
- SMS/MMS: Yes
- Instant Messaging: Yes
- Push Emails: Yes
- Email Protocol: –
- Music Player: MP3/AAC+/WAV/WMA player
- Video Player: MP4/H.264/WMV player
- FM Radio: To be Confirmed
- Loudspeaker: Yes
- 3.5mm Jack: Yes
- Navigation: Yes, GPS with A-GPS
- Maps: Google Maps
Sensors & Control
- Digital Compass: Yes
- Accelerometer: Yes
- Proximity Sensor: Yes
- Light Sensor: Yes
- Barometer: No
- SpO2: No
- Pedometer: No
- Heart Rate Monitor: No
- Gyroscope: Yes
- Fingerprint Scanner: No
- Iris Scanner: No
- Intelligent Digital Assistant: –
- Motion Sensing / Gesture Control: No
- Voice Control: No
- Video Streaming: Yes
- Active Noise Cancellation: Yes
- Wireless Charging: No
- Built-in Mobile Payment: No
- Water Resistant: No, Water Repellant (IP52 certified) i.e. Slash Resistant
- Dust Resistant: No
- Image Editor: Yes
- Video Editor: Yes
- Document Viewer: Yes
- Document Editor: No
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