Moto X Style, Moto G 2015, and Moto X Play price and release date

Moto X Style, Moto G 2015, and Moto X Play price and release date

Never mind the Nexus 6 that was still developed under Google's supervision - the trio that Motorola just announced is its best affirmation so far that it won't stand still after the Lenovo acquisition, and won't be resting on any laurels. With a budget warrior as the Moto G (Gen 3), a wonderful enduring midranger as the Moto X Play, and a thundering 5.7"  Moto X Style, there is something for everyone to consider.

Why is that, you ask? Well, because of the pricing that Motorola promised to deliver, though deciphering the tags that Motorola hinted at is another matter. Alright, let's do this - for the Moto X Style, Motorola pegged a release date in September, with a price that will be between $200 and $300 cheaper compared to flagship smartphones from Motorola's competitors. If we consider the typical $700 flagship, this means that the X Style will land at $400-$500, depending on the model. In the U.S., Motorola will launch the phone as the Moto X Style Pure Edition. Priced at $399, it will be unlocked and compatible with all four major U.S. carriers' networks.

When it comes to the Moto X Play, Motorola will release it earlier, as soon as next month, and it will go for “$300 - $400 less than competitors' flagships”, which would mean a price-tag of around $300, depending on the storage inside. The Moto G 2015 munchkin will be available immediately, and it's price tag is as straightforward as they come - just like last year, Motorola pegged it at around $180 for the 8 GB / 1 GB RAM model, and about $220 for the 16 GB / 2 GB RAM version. 

All in all, the basic pricing of the three stooges goes in Benjamin increments - about $200 for the Moto G, $300 for the Moto X Play, and starts at $400 for the Moto X Style, with releases in July, August and September, respectively. This puts Motorola on equal footing even with Chinese makers when it comes to the value-for-money ratio of the new phones, so we can't complain. Oh, wait, it's Motorola by Lenovo, after all.

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9 Comments

1. eN16HTMAR3

Posts: 253; Member since: Oct 08, 2013

Now that's a good price with the specs to boot.

2. ChenHui88

Posts: 10; Member since: Jan 14, 2015

Any chance Motorola bring the X Play to this side of the world (Vietnam), cause I really really want to get one?

9. robocopvn

Posts: 504; Member since: Mar 10, 2010

As I know, they stop their business in Asia (SEA included). Hopefully with brighter future, they will expand again

3. LGisgood

Posts: 833; Member since: Jun 23, 2012

MOTO X PLAY is LOVE! like my comment if you would agree with me.

4. Gibscreen

Posts: 32; Member since: Jun 03, 2014

In other words all the rumors were wrong and moto now has 3 phones none of which can be called a flagship. You've got a budget phone, a non-us large phone, and a phablet with a year old processor. What happened to the 5.2" 1440p with improved camera and bigger battery? It's like they're trying not to compete on the high end.

5. jellmoo

Posts: 2533; Member since: Oct 31, 2011

A year old processor? You mean the one that made its debit on the G4, just a few months ago? They've given us a solid entry level device, a midrange/entry level high end device, and a flagship level device. All at great prices. How dare they???

6. Joshing4fun

Posts: 1244; Member since: Aug 13, 2010

Yeah I'm disappointed that there's no 5.2" highend phone. If they think people are only asking for phablets, they're not talking to the majority.

7. Sniggly

Posts: 7305; Member since: Dec 05, 2009

With its screen to size ratio it barely qualifies as a phablet.

8. konscient

Posts: 2; Member since: Aug 26, 2014

Moto X Play is just perfectly balanced. Eagerly waiting for its release. A lot is going to depend on its release dates as sooner or later, comparable devices with similar configuration will be coming. I hope they release it in the first half of August here in Indian Subcontinent.

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