Motorola recently launched the Moto X Play smart phone in its X series.The phone seems to be a good in under 20K segment considering the features vs price comparison.The price of this phone in India is RS 19,999.The prime features of the Smartphone are its 3,630mAh long-lasting battery and 21-MP camera, loaded with a number of features.


Moto X Play design & style

The Motorola Moto X Play features a 5.5-inch AMOLED capacitive touchscreen with Full HD resolution and Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection. The smart phone comes with changeable back covers. It is made of sturdy metallic plastic. It sports a rubberized finish and a texture to enhance the grip. The display looks great.It also has been embossed with  “M” logo.

On the plus side, the smart phone is water resistant. In fact, its advanced nano-coating technology creates a water-repellent barrier to help protect against moderate exposure to water such as light rain, splashes or accidental spills. So it is clear that the smart phone is water resistant, not waterproof. The device measures 148 X 75 X 10.9 mm and weighs only 169 gram.The handset is available in Black and White colours.


Moto X Play comes in 2 variants 16GB and 32GB

The Moto X Play runs on the latest Android 5.1 OS and powered by Motorola Mobile Computing System including 1.7GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 Octa-core CPU, Adreno 405 @ 550 MHz GPU with artificial intelligence. Additionally, it has 2GB of RAM together with two storage variants- 16GB and 32GB and both storages are expandable up to 128GB with the help of microSD cards.

Motorola also includes some of its own system apps. The company has customized the Gallery, Messaging and Camera apps. In addition, there are also some Motorola features such as Moto Display, Assist, Help and support for gestures to activate camera and torch functions.

In terms of connectivity, the dual-SIM enabled Moto X Play includes 4G LTE, 3G, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, hotspot, Bluetooth v4.0, A2DP, micro USB v2.0, GPS with A-GPS and NFC. Here it is noteworthy that NFC is a short-range high frequency wireless communication technology that enables the exchange of data between devices over about a 10 cm distance. Besides, the handset provides a whole set of sensors, including Accelerometer, Proximity sensor and compass, however, it does not have any Gyroscope.


Moto X Play Camera Test Sample Image

On the camera front, the Motorola Moto X Play comes with a 21-MP rear camera. The camera is loaded with a number of features such as f/2.0 aperture, Closed loop processing, Phase Detect Auto-Focus, Color Correlated Temperature (CCT) flash with dual LEDs, Burst mode, Night mode, Auto HDR, Panorama, Quick Capture, Tap anywhere to capture, 4X digital zoom, Video Stabilization, 1080p HD video, Slow motion video and Drag to focus and exposure. Users can get great pictures even in low lights. At the same time, the device sports a 5-MP front-facing camera. This front-facing camera is very useful to snap a decent selfie or video chatting.

Talking about the camera performance , as expected , the outdoor shots in day light is as stunning as can be.However if you are looking for great low light photos with Moto X play you will get a disappointment.Even with auto mode and HDR on the images look grainy.

Its other features include Voice recording, Voice commands, Voice dialing, photo and video editor, highly capable audio and video player which supports a wide range of formats.The device also includes FM with RDS recording, HTML 5 browser, MP3, WAV ringtones, document viewer and 3.5mm jack. Further it has two front-facing speakers that give great volume. So far games are concerned, Asphalt 8 runs smoothly without any problems. 


Moto X play comes with powerful but non-removable 3,630mAh Li-ion battery

The Moto X Play is powered by a non-removable 3,630mAh Li-ion battery with fast charging ability. It lasts for up to 48-hours, as the company claims. Users can enjoy browsing web, playing games, watching movies or anything else on the go. In so far, the smart phone is optimized for Turbo Power charging which gives up to 8 hours of battery life in just 15 minutes. Hence, in urgency users can quickly charge the smart phone before leaving home.


The handset is good for the price and can be bought for long-lasting battery life. The display screen is crisp and clear. The device comes with Simple and functional software experience with clear voice quality while calling. Moreover, The Moto X Play comes with 1 year manufacturer warranty for Phone and for in the box accessories. On the whole, it can be said that the Motorola Moto X Play is a very classy and stylish smart phone with such a great price of Rs. 19,999.


The Moto X Play does not have fingerprint scanner. Turbo charger has not been given with the device. Light performance of the camera is weak and data on /off button in not easy. Quality of Earphones is also not up to the mark. Apart from these, the device gets heated often.The low clock speed of the GPU makes the phone lag during animations and scrolling.