Motorola Moto X Play Specs & Price

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Packing in a large Full HD display, the new Motorola Moto X Play is designed to appeal to those interested in a device that delivers amazing streaming, gaming and multitasking capability. It is ideal for those interested in the simultaneously-introduced Motorola Moto X Style but willing to make some concessions for a cheaper price.

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Design and Screen

Motorola Moto X Play shows off a solid construction with slightly curved edges. At its thinnest point, it measures 8.9 millimetres. The phablet boasts a water-repellent design to keep your mind at rest when using it near water.

It parades a massive 5.5-inch display – slightly smaller than that of the Moto X Style – with Full HD resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels and a pixel density of 403 ppi. The touchscreen is protected by strong Corning Gorilla Glass 3.

Camera and Storage

Like the higher-end Moto X Style, Motorola Moto X Play is impressively configured in the camera department. It packs a 21-megapixel rear shooter with dual LED flash for enhanced colours. The F2.0-aperture sensor has Quick Capture, drag to focus & exposure, Panorama and Auto HDR features, among others.

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You also get a 5-megapixel, wide-angle selfie camera with flash. The phablet will come in two storage variants of 16 GB and 32 GB.

Processor and Other Features

The Moto X Play is fired up by an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 processor clocked a 1.7 GHz – this compares well against the 1.8GHz, hexa-core Snapdragon 808 chip used for the Moto X Style. The processor receives support from RAM of 2GB capacity and an Adreno 405 GPU.

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Like its new brother devices, Motorola Moto X Play runs on Android 5.1.1 Lollipop operating system, which could possibly be upgradeable to the upcoming Android M later in the year.

It is armed with a fast-charging 3,630mAh battery, which Motorola says can last up to 48 hours on a charge. At that rate, the battery significant betters that of the significantly more-expensive Samsung Galaxy S6.

It offers users access to super-fast LTE connectivity, just like Moto X Style. The Motorola Moto X Play phablet also features Bluetooth 4.0 LE and dual band Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n.

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Pricing & Availability

Motorola Moto X Play is not yet available in Nigeria. We have no information on pricing and availability for Nigeria. Motorola Moto X Play Price in Nigeria is expected to range from N85,000 to N105,000 at launch.

Motorola Moto X Play Specs

Here are a few specs of the Motorola Moto X Play:

General Features

  • Platform: Android 5.1.1 (Lollipop)
  • Processor: 1.7, 1.0GHz Quad Core Processor (Qualcomm MSM8939 Snapdragon 615)
  • GPU: Adreno 405
  • Memory: 2GB RAM
  • Colours: Black, White
  • Dimension: 148 x 75 x 8.9 ~ 10.9 mm
  • Weight: 169 g
  • SIM Type: Nano SIM
  • SIM Count: Optional Dual SIM, dual stand-by


  • Display: 5.5-inch Touch Display, 1080 x 1920 pixels (403 ppi)
  • Display Protection: Corning Gorilla Glass 3


  • Rear Camera: 21MP Camera, 1080p HD Video
  • Rear Camera Features: Geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, panorama, auto-HDR
  • Front Camera: 5MP Camera


  • Built-in Storage: 16GB, 32GB
  • Memory Card Support: up to 128GB
  • Bundled Cloud Storage:

Network Support

  • 2G GSM: 850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz
  • 2G CDMA 1X: No
  • 3G WCDMA: 850, 900, 1800, 1900, 2100 MHz
  • 3G CDMA EVDO: No
  • 4G LTE: Yes

Internet & Connectivity

  • GPRS: Yes
  • EDGE: Yes
  • 3G/WCDMA/HSPA: Yes
  • HSPA+: Yes
  • 4G LTE: Yes
  • WLAN: Yes, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, dual-band
  • Wi-Fi Hotspot: Yes
  • Bluetooth: Yes Bluetooth 4.0, A2DP, LE
  • NFC: Yes
  • Infrared Blaster: No
  • USB Port: Yes USB 2.0


  • SMS/MMS: Yes
  • Instant Messaging: Yes
  • Push Emails: Yes
  • Email Protocol:


  • Music Player: MP3/AAC+/WAV/WMA player
  • Video Player: MP4/H.264/WMV player
  • FM Radio: To be Confirmed
  • Loudspeaker: Yes
  • 3.5mm Jack: Yes


  • Navigation: Yes, GPS with A-GPS
  • Maps: Google Maps

Sensors & Control

  • Digital Compass: Yes
  • Accelerometer: Yes
  • Proximity Sensor: Yes
  • Light Sensor: Yes
  • Barometer: No
  • SpO2: No
  • Pedometer: No
  • Heart Rate Monitor: No
  • Gyroscope: Yes
  • Fingerprint Scanner: No
  • Iris Scanner: No
  • Intelligent Digital Assistant:
  • Motion Sensing / Gesture Control: No
  • Voice Control: No

Other Features

  • Video Streaming: Yes
  • Active Noise Cancellation: Yes
  • Wireless Charging: No
  • Built-in Mobile Payment: No
  • Water Resistant: No, Water Repellant (IP52 certified) i.e. Slash Resistant
  • Dust Resistant: No
  • Image Editor: Yes
  • Video Editor: Yes
  • Document Viewer: Yes
  • Document Editor: No


    • Battery: 3630 mah non removable Battery
    • Talktime:


  • Standby Time:
Paschal Okafor is NaijaTechGuide Team Lead. The article Motorola Moto X Play Specs & Price was written by Paschal Okafor. The article was last modified: July 26th, 2019

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