After launching two variants of Moto G (3rd Gen) in India, Motorola launched the Moto X (3rd Gen) in the US. The new Moto X comes in two variants ‘Moto X Style‘ and ‘Moto X Play.’ Earlier the company announced that the Moto X Play will be on sale in 55 countries starting from August while the Moto X Style starts selling from September. Today we received the invite for the launch event of both the models in India that will be held on September 14th in New Delhi.
As of now we do not have details about the availability or pricing of the devices. The Moto X Style is priced at $399 in the US while Moto X Play will be $100 cheaper than the Moto X Style, that makes it around $299. Both the devices runs on latest Android 5.1.1 Lollipop with just minor tweaks and zero bloatware.
Moto X Style is much more like a flagship device compared to the Moto X Play. It sports a bigger 5.7-inch Quad HD (2560×1440) IPS display with a pixel density of 520ppi and comes with Gorilla Glass 3 protection. There will be a water repellent nano-coating on the Moto X Style, which makes it a splash proof device.
The device is powered by Snapdragon 808 hexa-core MSM8992 processor clocked at 1.8GHz coupled with Adreno 418 GPU and 3GB of RAM. There will different devices with internal storages of 16GB/32GB/64GB and a MicroSD card slot for storage expansions up to 128GB.
On the camera front, there is a 21MP rear camera with f/2.0 aperture and dual LED flash that can record 4K videos at 30 fps, Full HD videos at 60fps and slow-motion videos at 120 fps. For selfie lovers, this will be one of the best devices which comes equipped with a 5MP front camera along with f/2.0 aperture and an LED flash.
The smartphone is powered by a battery of 3,000mAh and it includes the turbocharging mode that gives 10 hours of battery life with just 15 minutes of charging. The device has dual front-facing speakers for better sound output.
Connectivity on this device includes 4G LTE, NFC, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.1 LE and GPS. It measures 153.9 x 76.2 x 11.06 mm and weighs 179 grams. The device offers customization through Moto Maker to choose what colors you need on your device.
The Moto X Play has the same design like Moto X Style and unlike dual front facing speakers on the Moto X Style, this device has a single front-facing speaker. It retains the same cameras as on the Moto X Style but misses the selfies flash on this device.
The Moto X Play sports a 5.5-inch Full HD (1920×1080) IPS display with a pixel density of 403ppi and a Gorilla Glass 3 protection on top of it. Under the hood, it has a Snapdragon 615 octa-core processor clocked at 1.7GHz coupled with Adreno 405 GPU and 2GB of RAM.
It comes in 16GB and 32GB storage options along with MicroSD card slot for a maximum storage of 128GB. The Moto X Play comes with a 3,630mAh battery that is almost 21% larger than the Moto X Sport. According to Motorola, the battery gives 48 hours of mixed usage and supports the turbocharging mode.
The device measures 148.00 x 75.00 x 10.9 mm and weighs 169 grams. The Moto X Play too comes with water repellant nano-coating. It has the same connectivity features as of Moto X Style except it comes with Bluetooth 4.0 LE instead of Bluetooth 4.1 LE. Worthy to mention that Motorola will not launch the Moto X Play in the US, hinting that the company is targeting the handset at more price-sensitive markets.