Moto X Play Detailed Review

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.

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Find My Phone : About tiny android apps

Do you often keep your phone on silent and then forget where you have kept it? Maybe it is under those files in the office or in the some nook of  your home? Or maybe your kid has hidden it among all those innumerable toys.  How you wish your phone itself can ring aloud and flash its flashlight to let you know where it is! But alas….it is on silent mode!

Does it happen on a busy morning when you rush to your office only to find out that you are not carrying  your mobile and then you wonder if you have left it a home, or did you forget it in your car or if  your kid has taken it from your bag and put it in those toys or carried it to his/her school instead! Or you worry if it was snatched quietly by some pickpocket while you were on that crowded bus or local train.  How you wish your phone itself could somehow let you know its location?

Find My Phone

Find My Phone

Well, I (Orisys Software) have launched an app Find My Phone that could fulfill both these wishes and take care of the situations such as those mentioned above. Find My Phone is a simple, free android app that offers just these two features –

  • If you have kept your android phone/device on silent/vibration only, and can’t locate it in the room, you can easily locate it in the room by sending a command SMS text from another phone and your phone will start ringing (even if it is on silent) and if the device has a flashlight, it will be turned on as well. You can then pick up your phone, and turn off the sound & flashlight (if available) by clicking the “OK” button that will pop up in the dialog box.
  • You can also find location (either address or co-ordinates on the map) of your android device/phone by sending it another command SMS text from a different phone. The app will try to find address of the phone/device and will send an SMS to the phone from which the command SMS was sent. If it cannot find the address, it will send SMS with co-ordinates (latitude/longitude) of the phone/device along with map link.

The app is intentionally kept simple and it allows you to customize both these SMS command texts so that they are as easy or as complex as you want them. You can customize the SMS text when you install the app and change them whenever you want. The app will respond accordingly to your customized commands. This app is absolutely FREE! No advertisements either!!! :-)

You can download & install it from Google Play, and feel free to share it with your friends as well!


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1Tap Switch : Free Android App launched

1Tap Switch

1Tap Switch

We (Orisys Software) have launched our very first, free Android Demo App in Google’s Android Market. You can visit product site here – 1Tap Switch

Simple & extremely easy to use 1Tap Switch is a powerful widget that allows you to toggle (switch ON/OFF) various features for your android device, such as Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, Silent Mode, Airplane Mode, Flashlight (if available) and more. And it is absolutely FREE! No advertisements either!!! 🙂

You can download & install it from – Android Market. Feel free to share it with your friends!

This is a simple, small & free demo app for Android platform. I am hoping that we would be able to add more useful apps to the Android market soon.

Please do send your feedback and rate the application so that it remains in the top search items. Your suggestions/inputs for improvement are most welcome as well!

Screenshots

1Tap Switch

1Tap Switch

 


1Tap Switch is available in Android Market