Moto X Play Review

After the launch of its super flagship Moto Turbo, Motorola has recently unveiled Moto X Play.

It’s a mid-range contribution by today’s standards. So how Moto X Play does really perform, let’s find out.

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It is elegant to look at. The camera is placed on a rectangular narrow piece of plastic and the top portion of the phone has the tray for the microSD card and the dual Nano SIM cards slot as well. The right side constructs a textured power/standby key and volume rocker. On the top houses the 3.5mm headphone jack. The back cover can be removed to get a glimpse of the massive battery and it is wrapped with a “water-repellent coating”.

The Moto X Play comes with a 5.5-inch full-HD display that looks good and is bright enough to get its job done when outdoors. Also the viewing angles are quite decent. The smartphone comes with the 64-bit Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 CPU clocked at 1.7GHz with 2GB of RAM backed by Adreno 405 GPU. It’s flawlessly proficient of performing daily tasks without a glitch, so you shouldn’t run into many issues when gaming or multitasking. The 32GB unit of the Moto X Play has about 25.45GB of user-accessible storage. There’s a lower priced 16GB variant as well, but given the nominal price difference between the two, you can try for the one with more built-in storage. The Moto X Play supports both USB OTG storage expansion options and a microSD (up to 128GB). The Moto X Play comes with Android 5.1 OS. It offers a 5MP front camera, a 21MP rear camera, complete with dual-LED flash, a phase detection autofocus and can capture 1080p videos at 30fps with a slow-motion video option.

On the connectivity front you have a Wifi 802.11n, a dual 4G Nano SIM card configuration, Bluetooth 4.0 with A-GPS. The phone is geared up by a 3,630mAh battery which is non-removable. Also it brings apps such as Migrate, Help, Connect and Moto. The Moto app helps you tailor your phone according to your choice by using Display, Assist and Actions. For example, glance at notifications when you are in a meeting, giving out voice notifications when you are driving, activating your phone with a phrase and so on. Motorola Migrate helps you to transfer content from or to the phone wirelessly.

It’s a little odd for Motorola for not bundling a fast charger with the Moto X Play. With such a massive battery capacity, which supports about 48-hour battery stamina, the lack of a fast charger may leave you feel a little indignant.

Well it’s hard not to like the Moto X Play as it is providing a complete package at a reasonable price.  You may not fall in love instantly with the phone but the specifications, CPU, RAM and storage are just right about the money. This isn’t an unruly ultra-bargain phone but it is still a great option to go for if you can’t stand the idea of lining up in a virtual que to buy the OnePlus 2.

Picture courtesy – gogi.in


by techtalks @TechTalks November 27, 2015 10:56 AM UTC

DIGITAL DEBATE

Mobile Upgrades: Killing The Product Before Its Time?

Have to agree. The speed of newer phone models within the same series and newer app versions lead to more thought put into buying decisions. Phone lines have a definite short shelf life

Lionel Gurjao

Frequently upgrading the software is a real problem as updating the software might cause your phone to lag because of the older hardware.

Shivendra Singh

They should come out with upgrades for the specific phones and not for the separate Operating System. This way a special version for your phones specific hardware can be made

Maalin Ashar

They should come out with upgrades for the specific phones and not for the separate Operating System. This way a special version for your phones specific hardware can be made

Maalin Ashar

Q5 blackberry

Alhassan A Bukar

Nice

Ishwar Maradi