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Moto X Play vs Moto X Style vs Moto X (2014) – The War Between Motorola Smartphones

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At a big launch event set in London, the company Motorola spilled the beans on 3 devices. The first and foremost Moto X line came out back in 2013 and ever since then it has been hit with constant updates. But, if you’re curious to know what’s the deal with these two 2015 new phone models and if they can be matched with the 2014 one, keep on reading.

Screens & sizes

The 2014 Moto X comes packed with a 5.2 inch display, whilst the Moto X Play has a bigger 5.5 inch one and last but not least the Moto X Style wins this category and sports a 5.7 inch display screen.
The Moto X Play has 1920×1080 pixel resolution exactly like the 2014 model, but because it has a 5.5 inch display, it only has 440 ppi whilst the 2015 version has a 423 ppi. And the gold cup goes to Moto X Style because it has a Quad HD (1440×2560 pixel) resolution and 515ppi. All of these three Motorola devices have AMOLED tech integrated.

Design & thickness

The Moto X 2014 has measures 140.8×72.4, the Moto X Play being next in line measuring 148x75mm, whereas the Moto X Style takes the lead with 153.9×76.2mm. As far as the thickness of these devices, the Moto X (2014 version) is a rather chunky device( 9.9mm thickness), whilst The Style’s curve fluctuate between 6.1-11.06mm and the Play device is somewhere between 8.9-10.9mm.

Camera features

Both Moto X Play and Moto X Style house a 21 MP rear camera (f/2.0 lens). This is a pretty big enhancement. The former Moto devices have the dual flash and the 5 MP front camera unit. The Moto X Style has something that the Play and the Moto 2015 model are missing out on and that is the front flash.

Power & RAM

If you come to think about it, the Moto X 2014 model is a combo between the 2015 Motorola devices when it comes to power. The Moto X Style packs under the hood a hexa-core 1.8GHz Snapdragon 808 processor with 3GB RAM. The Moto X 2014 has a 2.5GHz Snapdragon 801 and 2GB RAM and the brand new 2015 Moto X Style has a 1.7GHz octa-core Snapdragon 615 processor with 2GB RAM.

Battery capacity

When it comes to the battery life duration, the Moto X has a 3630mAh capacity, whilst the Moto X Style has a 3000mAh one. So if we were to consider the battery of the Moto X 2014 model, which is only a 2300mAh battery, the 2015 Moto devices are a step up. What you will also love with both of the 2015 Motorola devices is the turbocharging element. According to Motorola, the latter devices will charge way faster.

What about the software?

Moto X Play as well as Moto X Style will function on the Android 5.1.1 Lollipop, which is the newest one out there. You can also enjoy Motorola’s Messages app and Moto app (great for voice commands) and more. The Moto X (2014) model will also get to enjoy all of these updates, so as far as software whichever model phone you pick, you’re good to go.
So in the end, it all comes down to your personal preference. If you are all about the big screen and super-power, go with the Moto X Style device, if you’re looking to get the most amazing features and a good deal on the device, choose the Moto X Play instead.