Motorola India has announced the launch of its newest mid-range handset, the Moto X Play in India. The launch of the Moto X Play comes just over a month after the company announced the launch of the Motorola Moto G (3rd Generation) in India. The Moto X Play is positioned above the Moto G3 and will compete with a host of handsets from competitors. The Moto X Play comes in two versions – the base 16 GB variant has been priced at Rs.18,499 ($278) while the top-of-the-line 32GB variant has been priced slightly more at Rs.19,999 ($300) – placing them both under the psychological Rs.20,000 mark
Let us delve deeper into the features of the Moto X Play now.
To start with, the phone features a 5.5-inch, AMOLED display with full HD resolution. This translates to a PPI density of 403. The display is protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 3. Both the variants of the Moto X Play support memory expansion using microSD cards. Motorola claims the phone can accept microSD cards of up to 128GB capacity. Moving on to the hardware, the Moto X Play uses the Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 SoC which houses an octa-core chip running at 1.7 ghz. The graphic performance is taken care of by the Adreno 405 GPU that runs at 550 Mhz. The phone also gets an adequate 2GB of RAM.
The Motorola Moto X Play gets a 21 MP camera at the rear. This camera has an f/2.0 aperture and supports phase detection autofocus along with quick launch. The front camera is a 5 MP unit that should be great for selfies. The main camera supports a wide variety of shooting modes including burst mode, night mode, auto HDR, Panorama, drag to focus & exposure controls. Video recording is supported in full HD at 30 fps. Video stabilization also manages to find its way in – and so does slow motion capabilities.
In case you are planning to upgrade to the new Moto X Play soon, do note that the phone supports nano sim cards only. That brings us to the fact that the phone is a dual sim capable handset. However, the slot happens to be a hybrid slot but we have confirmed that it supports two nano SIM cards and one MicroSD card at the same time which is great news.
The phone also gets water-resistance capabilities and has a nano coating that repels water. However, unlike the Moto G3 which is IPX7 certified, the Moto X Play is NOT water resistant and is just splash resistant. The phone also gets a large battery rated at 3630 mAh which also supports Qualcomm’s QuickCharge technology. Unfortunately, it doesn’t ship with a TurboCharger 15.
Connectivity-wise, the Moto X Play has ticked almost all the boxes. It supports Micro USB, 3.5mm headset jack, Bluetooth 4.0 LE, Wi-Fi 802.11a/g/b/n (dual band capable), NFC and GPS. On the software front, the Moto X Play runs stock Android 5.1.1 which means it should get priority updates as and when Google releases them.
The Motorola Moto X Play will go on sale starting 12 a.m., September 15 and will be exclusively sold on Flipkart.
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