Moto X Play vs. Moto X (Gen 2) – How They Stack Up Against One Another
The sales for Motorola devices have been booming and the company is thriving. So much that the roll out of new devices is part of the plan. Thus, the Moto X Play definitely made an impression on users and they quickly turned to this 2014 mid-range handset. However, some might find themselves in quite a predicament and cannot seem to decide between the new Moto X Play and the previous Moto X ( Gen 2). They are under the Rs. 20,000 price tag, so it’s a pretty close call. Let’s see how they stack up against one another in this analogy.
The Moto X Play delivers a 5.5-inch Full HD IPS display with 403ppi and has Corning Gorilla Glass 3. The Moto X (Gen 2) delivers the same Full HD resolution, however it sports a 5.2-inch screen and 424ppi. The Moto X (Gen 2) houses an AMOLED screen whereas the Moto X Play has the IPS display.
The Moto X is fired up by a 2.5GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 chipset coupled with Adreno 330 GPU whereas the Moto X Play owns a 1.7GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 octa-core CPU coupled with Adreno 405.
RAM & Storage Options
Both devices pack identical RAM and Storage options. So, 2GB RAM with 16GB and 32GB storage options are included in both Moto X devices. However, the factor that sets these two apart is the fact that only the Moto X Play has the microSD card slot thus offering the possibility of expanding the memory up to 128GB.
The camera addition in both handsets is amazing. The Moto X Play has a 21MP back-end camera with dual-tone LED flash and a 5MP front camera unit. The Moto X (Gen 2) on the other hand has a 13MP back-end snapper with dual-LED flash and a 2MP front shooter.
Battery & Software
A 3,630mAh battery was included in the Moto X Play while in the Moto X (Gen 2) the battery is only a 2,300mAh, which supposedly won’t last more than 24 hours of intense usage.
As far as the software is concerned, the Moto X Play device runs Android 5.1.1 Lollipop while Moto X (Gen 2) runs on Android 4.4 KitKat. But, Android 5.1.1 Lollipop has just rolled out to Moto X (Gen 2), so no difference here.
The 16GB version of the Moto X Play will cost Rs 18,499 while the 32GB version will retail for Rs 19,999. If you are interested in the Moto X (Gen 2) model, you should know that for the 16GB model you will end up paying 19,999. Heads-up here because for the exact same price you could purchase the 32GB version of the Moto X Play. And for the 32GB model of the Moto X (Gen 2) you will pay Rs. 22,999. So which is a better deal after all?