The Motorola Moto X Play was announced just a few weeks back and at IFA 2015, we’ve just gone hands on with the device. The phone offers quite a few compelling upgrades over last year’s Moto X and at first glance appears to be a formidable handset in the mid to upper segment. Without further ado let’s run through the hardware specs of the handset and get a closer look at it through this picture gallery.
Motorola Moto X Play specifications
- 5.5-inch (1920 x 1080 pixels) display with Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection
- Octa-Core Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 ( 4 x 1.1 GHz Cortex A53 + 4 x 1.7 GHz Cortex A53) 64-bit processor with Adreno 405 GPU
- 2GB RAM, 16GB /32GB internal memory, expandable memory up to 128GB with microSD
- Android 5.1.1 (Lollipop)
- 21MP rear camera with dual-tone LED flash, f/2.0 aperture, 1080p video recording
- 5MP front-facing camera
- Dimensions: 148 x 75 x 8.9-10.9mm; Weight: 169 grams
- 4G LTE / 3G, WiFi 802.11a/g/b/n (dual band), Bluetooth 4.0 and GPS
- 3630mAh battery
The front of the phone has a large 5.5 inch display and is covered by a Gorilla Glass 3 layer. As you’ll notice, the design is more less similar to the handset it replaces. In fact it can be seen that Motorola has created a uniform design identity that stretches across segments ie from the Moto G to the Moto X Play, it isn’t hard to spot consistencies in the design.
The right side of the phone is where you’ll spot the power button and the volume rocker. The left side is completely bereft of buttons while the 3.5mm audio jack and SIM card slot are placed up top. Nothing out of the ordinary here, the microUSB charging and data transfer port is as expected at the bottom of the phone. On that note, the phone does support Quick Charging to top off your handset rapidly.
Under the hood is an Octa Core Snapdragon 615 processor paired with 2GB of RAM and 16 or 32GB of storage. This can be augmented with a microSD card slot unlike last year’s Moto X which had sealed in storage. Connectivity options on the handset includes 4G LTE / 3G, WiFi 802.11a/g/b/n (dual band), Bluetooth 4.0 and GPS which more or less covers all the essentials. The phone has a 3630 mAh battery which combined with the aforementioned quick charging capability should let deliver about 48 hours of usage time according to Motorola.
In terms of camera hardware, there have been improvements to both the rear and the front module. Over at the back is a 21MP sensor and a dual tone flash. The front facing camera has been bumped up to a 5MP sensor. Overall, Motorola seems to have delivered a very interesting follow up to last year’s Moto X and we can’t wait to put this one through the review process.
Dhruv contributed to this post.