Motorola is a brand that is known to be the one that introduced the world to the cell phone and in a way it still is. The Moto series of handsets launched by the brand is fast setting a trend of devices that may not look impressive on paper but are high on user experience. For those who have used an Apple iPhone will understand when we say that it is one of the poorest specced device on paper, however, when it comes to performance and fluidity, it can beat most Android flagships hands down. This is owing to the fact that the handset comes with a flawless sync between hardware and software. Moto X Style is one such device, whereas, other handsets are in the race of which one has better processor or camera module.
The design of the handset is along the lines of new design philosophy adopted by the brand. Moto X still comes with the same front panel and front firing loudspeakers. However, a major difference is visible on the back panel, where there is a thin metal strip now to house the LED flash, camera module and dimpled Motorola logo. Moreover, the panel itself boasts of an attractive diamond pattern finish, which accounts for a better grip. Also, the handset is water resistant, which means added durability.
The display of the handset is quite a delight to look at owing to its size and resolution. Motorola has equipped the handset with a decent size 5.7-inch display that is good enough for all kind of multimedia requirements. Moreover, it comes with a Quad HD resolution of 1440 x 2560 pixels, which means that the multimedia content can be enjoyed with any visual loss.
If there is one thing that Motorola excels in and designs its handset around, it is the user experience offered by its handset. The Motorola Moto X Play comes with the latest Android 5.1 Lollipop update out of the box. Moreover, since it is a Motorola device, you can be rest assured that the handset will receive the Android M update before most of the handsets in the market.
Performance and Battery Life
Motorola has equipped the Moto X Play with a powerful Hexa-core processor that has been clocked at 1.8 GHz, therefore, you can be assured of the performance being offered by the handset. Moreover, the processor comes with sufficient RAM of 3 GB, which means it has ample memory at its disposal to perform smoothly. On the battery front, the handset boasts of a powerful 3000 mAh battery that can last up to 18-24 hours on mixed usage.
The highlight of the handset has got to be the 21 Megapixel primary camera on the rear panel, which is major improvement since the first generation Moto X. This snapper has been equipped with features like rapid focus and colour-adjusting flash. On its front panel there is a 5 Megapixel snapper.
We do not know about you but Motorola Moto X Style has got us wanting to get rid of our existing smartphones and buy the new device. If user experience and performance fluidity is an absolute must for you, this is the handset for you.
|General Specifications||Launch Date||October 14, 2015|
|Model||Moto X Style|
|SIM Card||Dual Nano SIM|
|Operating System||Android v5.1.1 (Lollipop)
Upgradable To V7.0 (Nougat)
|Dimensions||153.9 x 76.2 x 11 mm|
|Processor & RAM||Processor||1.8 GHz Tru-Hexa Core 64 bit (ARM Cortex A57)|
|Chipset||Qualcomm Snapdragon 808 MSM8992|
|Display||Size||5.7 inches (14.48 cm)|
Corning Gorilla Class 3
|Sensors||Light sensor, Proximity sensor, Accelerometer, Compass, Hall Sensor|
|Resolution||1440 x 2560 pixels|
|Pixel Density||515 ppi|
|Screen to Body Ratio||76.2 %|
|Other Input Features||Multi-touch|
Dual-color LED Flash
|Rear Camera Sensor||Exmor-RS CMOS Sensor|
|Rear Camera Aperture||f/2.0|
|Front Camera Aperture||f/2.0|
|Rear Camera Features||Geo tagging, High Dynamic Range mode (HDR), Burst Mode|
|Rear Auto Focus||
Phase Detection autofocus
2160p@60fps, 4k, Full HD
Digital Zoom, Up To 4x
|Battery||Battery Capacity||3000 mAh|
|Battery Type||Li-ion, Non Removable|
|4G||LTE Cat6 300 Mbps/LTE Cat6 300 Mbps|
Wi-Fi 802.11, a/ac/b/g/n
|USB Port||microUSB 2.0|
|Entertainment & Multimedia||Ringtone||Music ringtones, Polyphonic ringtones, Vibration|
|Audio Format||AAC, AAC+, AMR, FLAC, MIDI, MP3, OGG, WAV, WMA|
|Video Format||3GPP, AVI, H.263, H.264, MPEG4, WebM, WMV, Xvid, DivX|
|Storage||Internal Storage||16 GB|
Up to 128 GB
|Calling & Messaging||Phone Book||
|Additional Information||Items in the Box||Handset with built-in Battery, Charger, USB Cable, User Manual, Warranty Card|