Moto X Play Could be The Perfect Mid Range Android for You

For years you’ve asked for a reasonably priced smartphone with minimum customizations from Motorola. Well, that wish has been finally granted with the arrival of the cheaper version of Motorola’s flagship, dubbed the Moto X Play.

But that doesn’t mean this phone is a slouch. On the contrary, it is the most alluring mid-range phone on the market, costing around 300-400 dollars lesser than flagships. That makes its price around $300.

On the front-end, you’re getting a 5.5” display with 1080p resolution. Like the Style and the G, the Play too comes with Moto Maker customization, which is rather limited but a cool feature anyway.

On the inside, the X Play comes with a 1.7 Ghz 64-bit Snapdragon 615 with octa-core configuration. Apart from that, you also get 2 GB worth RAM and 16 GB internal storage, which is expandable. Much like its older cousin, the Play comes with a 21 megapixel back camera with 1080p video recording rather than 4K, as the processor here doesn’t support it.

There is a 5 megapixel camera at the front as well. The phone runs on Android 5.1.1 Lollipop, which is near-stock and features a few Motorola apps. Connectivity options include Bluetooth LE, NFC, Wi-Fi, GPS and microUSB.

One of the biggest features here is the battery, which stands at a 3,630 mAh, substantially larger than that of the X Style. According to Motorola, it should last around 2 days, and also features TurboCharging, a feature which is faster than conventional fast-charging.

Moto X Play Specifications:

  • moto x playCPU: 1.7 Ghz quad-core Cortex-A53 plus 1 Ghz quad-core Cortex-A53
  • Chipset: Qualcomm Snapdragon 615
  • OS: Customized Android 5.1.1 Lollipop
  • Supported Networks: 2G, 3G, 4G LTE
  • Design:
    • Weight: 169g
    • Thickness: 8.9-10.9 mm
  • Display: 5.5” with 1080p resolution
  • Memory:
    • RAM: 2 GB
    • Internal: 16 GB
    • Card slot: yes, expandable by 128 GB
  • Camera:
    • Primary: 21 megapixel with Flash, 1080p video, f/2.25 aperture
    • Secondary: 5 megapixel
  • Connectivity: Bluetooth LE, NFC, Wi-Fi, GPS, LTE, microUSB
  • Battery: 3,630 mAh
  • Price: around $300


  • Ammar Saeed

    What the heck Azeem, Is it really a mid range phone…? How the admin approved this post….?

    • Guest

      aur mid range kia hota hai bhai? Iphone 6, samsung 6, lg 5 ki price nai pata?

    • Azeem Ullah Hasan

      Ammar, as I’ve said earlier, we deduct what range the phone lies in through its specs, not the price. In the case of the Q5 too, the phone cost $400 but was far from high-end. Similarly, X Play can’t be termed high-end either. Mid-range is a huge category anyway. Almost any phone which is not high or low-end can fall in it.

      • Bronn

        *deduce (not deduct)

  • Abdul Raheem

    Instead of this, PTCL EVO CharJI tab is a better option. Also Hitler approves it :D
    https://vimeo.com/134702116

  • SDKforLumia

    The bigger question is, will it arrive in Pakistan officially or not? Will we be lucky enough to actually buy it from retailers? Nor grey channel.
    Please confirm admin

  • Sehab Khan

    just toooo good for pakistani market

  • Atif

    Anyone who is using or used droid turbo without their fan glasses on will realize this phone can trump droid turbo on battery easy and still run as a flagship thanks to almost stock like lollipop.