Moto X Play
Moto X play launch was eagerly anticipated in India when Motorola and Flipkart announced its release on 14th September 2015. It was anticipated that Moto X play would be approximately priced around ₹ 25000, given its specifications and pricing of 2nd generation Moto X. However Motorola pleasantly surprised everyone by killer pricing: ₹ 18,499 (16 GB) and 19,999 (32 GB). Moreover, the 21 MP primary camera puts it ahead of its competitors comfortably. This is arguably Motorola’s best offering this year so far.
Since I was planning to replace my old cellphone, I decided to go for Moto X Play (32 GB) and ordered it on Flipkart as soon as it became available, which also ensured that I got some cool offers with it from Flipkart!
Here are my initial impressions about the phone after exploring it thoroughly in the last 2-3 days.
Design & Build Quality
The phone is pretty well designed and the build is solid as compared to flimsy plastic builds we are experiencing from some other manufacturers. The phone feels like a premier phone straight out of the box. Despite its large size (5.5 inches display), phone fits well in the palm and rubberized back cover ensures good grip as well. The back cover is removable & swappable, but the battery is not removable. The front is covered by large 5.5 inch display covered with Corning Gorilla Glass, 5 MP front camera and openings for speaker & microphone. There is no notification LED available here. The top of the phone provides dual nano-SIM and Micro SD slot along with 3.5mm headset socket. Unlike few other manufacturers, Motorola provides headset in the box. The bottom of the phone has micro USB port for charging and data transfer. The power switch as well as volume control are located on the right edge of the phone, which is a more sensible placement as compared to left since many flip-covers could unintentionally press volume control on the left.
Unlike its cheaper sibling Moto G3, Moto X Play is not water resistant but it is water repellant with nano-coating technology.