Motorola just unveiled the Moto X Play, a companion to the company’s new Moto X Style. And although it’s being billed as the more affordable Moto X, Motorola made sure it didn’t skimp on things like battery, design, and price. The company said this device will cost $300-$400 less than some competing flagships.
Like other Motorola devices, the device will take advantage of Moto Maker, the company’s awesome customization service, expanding the possibilities even more. It’s not quite as attractive as the Moto X Style, though the Play does still carry that signature Motorola look.
As for specs, the Moto X Play includes a 3630mAh battery, and can get up to 8 hours of power with just 15 minutes of charge. Additionally, it sports a 21-megapixel camera (5-megapixel front-facing), and the same hallmark Motorola features consumers have fallen in love with over the past few years. That means you still get pure Android, with the benefit of some thoughtful additions.
There’s also a 5.5-inch 1080p display, making it a tad smaller than the Moto X Style, a Snapdragon 615 processor, 2GB of RAM, 4G LTE, 16/32GB of expandable storage, Android 5.1.1, metallic accents, and features a water repellant coating.
If you don’t want to spend a few extra bucks for the Moto X Style, the Moto X Play sounds like every bit as good, for cheaper. You still get a 1080p screen, great specs, and the goodness of pure Android. But where the device really stands out is Motorola’s own home cooked features, such as Moto Assist, Moto Display, Moto Voice and more.
Motorola has evolved into one of the smarter mobile companies on the market, creating thoughtful devices that are affordable and fun to use. The Moto X Play is just another in a long line of excellent Motorola smartphones.
The Moto X Play will be available in over 55 countries this August. Unfortunately, the device will not be available in the U.S., which means consumers here will only have the Moto G and Moto X Style to choose from.