Moto X Style vs Moto X Play vs Moto G 2015: specs comparison

Moto X Style vs Moto X Play vs Moto G 2015: specs comparison
Moto has hit the competition hard today with not just one, not two, but three great new smartphones! The Moto X Style, X Play and new Moto G will all reach the market at different moments: the Moto G 2015, for example, is promised to become available as soon as today, while the Moto X Play is to launch in August, followed by the Moto X Style in September.

And while all three new Motorola smartphones fit in different categories: high-end for the X Style, upper-mid-range for the X Play, and lower-mid-range for the Moto G, we think it'll be a good idea to have a nice overview of the specs of all three - so we can all make out all the differences at a glance.

Without further ado, let's see how all three new Motos stack up against each other in the all-important specs department!

Motorola Moto X Style vs Motorola Moto X Play vs Motorola Moto G (2015)


Display size

5.7 inches
5.5 inches
5.0 inches


1440 x 2560 pixels
1080 x 1920 pixels
720 x 1280 pixels

Pixel density

520 ppi
403 ppi
294 ppi



Screen-to-body ratio

75.03 %
74.72 %
67.05 %



Single camera
Single camera
Single camera

Main camera

21 megapixels
21 megapixels
13 megapixels

Hardware Features

Back-illuminated sensor (BSI), Phase detection autofocus
Phase detection autofocus


Aperture size: F2.0; Focal length: 27 mm; Sensor size: 1/2.4"; Pixel size: 1.1 μm
Aperture size: F2.0; Sensor size: 1/2.4"; Pixel size: 1.1 μm
Aperture size: F2.0

Video recording

3840x2160 (4K UHD) (30 fps), 1920x1080 (Full HD) (60 fps)
1920x1080 (Full HD) (30 fps)
1920x1080 (Full HD) (30 fps)

Recording format

MPEG4, H.264
MPEG4, H.264
MPEG4, H.264


High Dynamic Range mode (HDR), Continuous autofocus, Digital image stabilization, Video calling
High Dynamic Range mode (HDR), Video calling
Picture-taking during video recording, Video calling


5 megapixels
5 megapixels
5 megapixels



6.06 x 3.00 x 0.44 inches (153.9 x 76.2 x 11.06 mm)
5.80 x 2.95 x 0.43 inches (147.3 x 75 x 10.9 mm)
5.59 x 2.85 x 0.48 inches (142 x 72.4 x 12.2 mm)


6.31 oz (179 g)
the average is 6.1 oz (173 g)
5.96 oz (169 g)
the average is 6.1 oz (173 g)
5.47 oz (155 g)
the average is 6.1 oz (173 g)


Back: Plastic
Back: Plastic
Back: Plastic


Splash, Dust; IP 52
Water; IP x7


Notification light

Hardware & Performance

System chip

Qualcomm Snapdragon 808 MSM8992
Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 8939
Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 8916


Hexa-core, 1800 MHz, ARM Cortex-A57 and ARM Cortex-A53, 64-bit
Octa-core, 1700 MHz, ARM Cortex-A53, 64-bit
Quad-core, 1400 MHz, ARM Cortex-A53, 64-bit


Adreno 418
Adreno 405
Adreno 306




Android (7.0 Nougat, 6.0 Marshmallow, 5.1 Lollipop)
Android (7.1 Nougat, 6.0 Marshmallow, 5.1 Lollipop)
Android (6.0 Marshmallow, 5.1 Lollipop)



3000 mAh
3630 mAh
2470 mAh





1. jesus_sheep

Posts: 279; Member since: Apr 18, 2015

2015 seems to be a disappointing year for smartphones. I guess I'll wait until next year.

3. natypes

Posts: 1110; Member since: Feb 02, 2015

The improvements are just going to be incremental for a while in not from here on out. I suggest not setting your standards so high and be reasonable.

7. Shocky unregistered

Thanks to Qualcomm, everything with Qualcomm has been disappointing this year.

10. Cheezwiz

Posts: 500; Member since: Dec 29, 2014

Not in the midrange. Basically, the Moto X Style is right between the Galaxy Note 4 and the upcoming Note 5.....but the Moto starts at $399. That sounds like tons of value to me as someone who buys unsubsidized phones.

17. QWERTYphone

Posts: 654; Member since: Sep 22, 2014

Removable Battery ? Fingerprint scanner ?

19. xq10xa

Posts: 810; Member since: Dec 07, 2010

You already mentioned this on several other posts. Cmon bro. It's a phone. Take it easy. Stop being a lame ass troll.

2. natypes

Posts: 1110; Member since: Feb 02, 2015

Good job on avoiding the 810 Moto.

8. Shocky unregistered

Good choice but Snapdragon 808 is hardly high end, lack of competitive options available.

24. legiloca

Posts: 1676; Member since: Nov 11, 2014

Does having an oven matter more to you than going for a safer chip?

4. bugsbunny00

Posts: 2264; Member since: Jun 07, 2013

why is the moto Xstyle have the lesser mah battery on a 5.7" display? a little fishy there.

12. Cheezwiz

Posts: 500; Member since: Dec 29, 2014

almost certainly to hit the price point that Motorola wanted.

5. may_czos

Posts: 955; Member since: Nov 22, 2014

Massive+massive+weak. Nothing to choose from. Motorola is mad. PS. My condolences to people using SD615 with FHD display. Buy Moto X Play and don't play any games...

6. Kruze

Posts: 1285; Member since: Dec 30, 2014

Good job, Moto. Seriously, no Snapdragon 810, awesome specs, and micro SD card slot? Hell yeah, this will be on my list.

9. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

Motorola did a smart choice not using the oven baked 810. Now I need a way to trade my G4 for the X PLAY

14. Shocky unregistered

Similar to mediatek SoC, difference is the re-branded Adreno 330 GPU. Not bad, should be similar to last years flagship devices using Snapdragon 801, but not quite as fact. OnePlus One would be a better buy. :p

11. DroidMystic

Posts: 91; Member since: Oct 31, 2014

Here I will say it Moto X play is the choose no matter how other people thinks about the SD615, This phone will be a real success for that price target. Well done Motorola.

13. jove39

Posts: 2146; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

WTH motorola...where is 5" flagship moto x device? And why would you use S808 instead of S810...just look at Oneplus how they made best use of S810 in OP2.

15. Bm888

Posts: 517; Member since: Jul 06, 2015

Qualcomm really messed OEMs. . .no viable options for SOCs except the ovens.. reason why Samsung always striving to be ahead at everything on its own

16. QWERTYphone

Posts: 654; Member since: Sep 22, 2014

Removable Battery ? Fingerprint scanner ?

20. xq10xa

Posts: 810; Member since: Dec 07, 2010

Repost? Repost?

18. Benalys

Posts: 23; Member since: Oct 31, 2013

This big battery phone can not purchased in US. The reason that Moto does not sell big battery phones in US other than Verizon is probably that the notorious 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.

21. Cheezwiz

Posts: 500; Member since: Dec 29, 2014

I noticed the flash is different on the Style and the Play. Does anyone have any details on the specific differences between the camera units?

22. Playing4Pleasure

Posts: 1; Member since: Jul 28, 2015

I know this topic is about the new Motorola's but at the prices for this new phones and their specs I will be buying the OnePlus Two ! Much better specs at a much lower price(not with much).What do you think?

23. niteiknight

Posts: 77; Member since: Aug 02, 2012

Pulled from Motorola Canada's website: XT1563 (Moto X Play) 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) The phone, if unlocked, can be used on AT&T or T-Mobile with no issue. This makes sense since the Canadian carriers use about the same bands as the US GSM carriers, which helps for roaming. Meaning, if you can import the phone or otherwise purchase it in Canada, it'll work in the US (The USD/CAD exchange rate would be favorable to American buyers). True, you won't be able to use it on Verizon or Sprint, but two out of the four isn't too bad. It's not perfect by any means, but if you're dead set on this phone, there's your opening. TL;DR the Canadian version of the Moto X Play will be LTE compatible with AT&T and T-Mobile. Anyone telling you otherwise is being factually incorrect.

25. legiloca

Posts: 1676; Member since: Nov 11, 2014

Here's to those who were complaining about Moto G not going for SD615, there, Moto X Play got you..

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