After its immensely successful mid-ranger, the Moto G, Motorola has announced its newest entry into the segment. And this time it ships with the X tag. The gorgeous Moto X Play, complete with its trademark ergonomic design and decorated back panels, is the manufacturer’s latest weapon in the game.
Armed with a 64 bit 1.7 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 SoC and a 5.5″ FHD Screen (1080×1920 pixels) it’s the perfect beauty with brains. And if that wasn’t enough, the handset comes with 2 GB of RAM, 16/32 GB of internal memory (expandable upto 128 GB) and a 3,630mAh battery that promises to last you 2 days on mixed usage. Keeping with the current trend, there’s also turbocharging for the fast-paced.
In terms of image capture the phone is no slouch either. A 21 MP main shooter with F 2.0 aperture and dual tone LED flash along with a 5 MP secondary camera go on to prove its merits. Gesture controls for the camera, similar to Moto G are also available. Just a flick of your wrist will activate the camera app when required.
Motorola has always been a supporter of the no bloatware philosophy, almost stock Android and a few usage enhancing features and the X Play follows. It comes with Android Lollipop (5.1.1) out-of-the box and in its purest form.
The Motorola Moto X Play is expected to launch somewhere in August 2015 and it would cost one an estimated $300 without any customizations and for the lower variant. All in all the X Play gets the best of both worlds: A little of Moto G, A little of Moto X.