Moto X Play is not made for the US, but Motorola says it'll offer "more choices" later this year
posted by Florin T. / Jul 28, 2015, 9:43 AM
The Moto X Play will be released in August, and Motorola specifically says that it's not bringing it to the US, though it will "have more choices for you all later this year" - this is likely a hint at the upcoming launch of new Moto Droids.
But where will the Moto X Play be available, then? Well, you'll be able to buy one in Canada, Latin America, and Europe. The handset's exact price hasn't been revealed, but it could be around $300.
Just like the other two new Motorola smartphones, the Moto X Play runs near-stock Android 5.1.1 Lollipop, and is customizable via Moto Maker. Powered by an octa-core Snapdragon 615 processor, the Moto X Play sports a 5.5-inch 1080p display, further featuring: a 21 MP rear camera, 5 MP front-facing camera, dual SIM capabilities, 2 GB of RAM, 16 GB or 32 GB of storage space, and a large 3630 mAh battery (for up to 48 hours of usage time). Would you buy a Moto X Play if you had the chance?
- Display 5.5" 1080 x 1920 pixels
- Camera 21 MP / 5 MP front
- Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 615, Octa-core, 1700 MHz
- Storage 32 GB + microSDXC
- Battery 3630 mAh
Posts: 31; Member since: Nov 14, 2012
Are they kidding!? If anything it is built for the US where people are always on the go! I would buy this phone in a heartbeat, was actually telling people about it before I realized its coming EVERYWHERE except the USA
posted on Jul 28, 2015, 10:04 AM 0
Posts: 63; Member since: Jul 25, 2013
The best of Moto have been always Droid: Droid Ultra/Maxx>Moto X; Droid Turbo>Moto X(2014) and now again. To stand out in a crowd you must offer something special, for Moto that is durability and battery. I cannot understand their strategy nor their mental state.
posted on Jul 28, 2015, 11:10 AM 0
Posts: 23; Member since: Oct 31, 2013
The reason that Moto does not sell big battery phones in US other than Verizon is probably that the agreement between Motorola and Verizon: Motorola makes Droid series exclusive to Verizon with big battery, and Motorola agrees not to sell the big battery non-Verizon phones in the US. With this agreement, anyone wants a Motorola big battery phone must buy it from Verizon. I am just wondering when this agreement will get expired.
posted on Jul 28, 2015, 11:24 AM 0
Posts: 23; Member since: Oct 31, 2013
From the specs comparison of below link, Moto X Style vs Moto X Play vs Moto G 2015: specs comparison The HSPA and LTE bands from Moto Play are not for US carriers. Looks like Moto X Play is not good for any US carriers.
posted on Jul 28, 2015, 12:09 PM 0
Posts: 75; Member since: Aug 02, 2012
Pulled from Motorola Canada's website: XT1563 GSM/GPRS/EDGE (850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz) UMTS/HSPA+ (850, 900, 1700 (AWS), 1900, 2100 MHz) 4G LTE (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 17, 28) Bam. US customers wanting this phone could just import it unlocked, and it'll work on AT&T and T-Mobile no problem. Yes, it sucks for Sprint and Verizon customers, but it's still something. If I wanted it that much, I'd do it as a f**k you to Moto/Verizon for preventing these kinds of phones to be more widespread.
posted on Jul 28, 2015, 5:24 PM 0
Posts: 1; Member since: Oct 09, 2016
I'm not really tech savvy so I'm wondering how I can use my unlocked Canadian phone with at&t or t mobile? Can I use it with a prepaid service....just buying a prepaid sim from either carrier? I bought a random sim card from Walmart when I first moved stateside not realizing moto x play was not available in the US and it didn't work. Any advice would be greatly appreciated as I love my moto x play and hate to replace it so soon. Thanks for any help!
posted on Oct 09, 2016, 3:04 AM 0
Posts: 4; Member since: Apr 17, 2015
This is crap, why abandon your chance to sell a ton of these phones. Moto did all this work to get the moto x series to become a solid contender, now that interest is generated in the USA for these phones, let's offer a product to Canada and Europe only that usa would love just as much or even more. Makes a whole lot of sense.
posted on Aug 19, 2015, 3:58 AM 0
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