Motorola Moto X Play now available in Canada, prices start at about $300
posted by Florin T. / Aug 22, 2015, 6:51 PM
Right now, Canadian customers can buy the Moto X Play from five carriers. Videotron and SaskTel are the ones that are selling the new handset for the lowest prices off-contract: 399.95 Canadian dollars, and 399.99 Canadian dollars, respectively - meaning about $303 USD. You can also get the X Play from Koodo (410 CAD), Telus (420 CAD), or Bell (449.99 CAD). 2-year contracts are available, too, starting at 50 CAD for the Moto X Play, plus the usual monthly fees.
Alongside the Moto X Style (known as Moto X Pure Edition in the US) and the Moto G (2015), the Moto X Play is part of Motorola's brand new line-up of smartphones. Running near-stock Android 5.1 Lollipop, the X Play offers plenty of attractive features (for its price category), including a 5.5-inch 1080p display, LTE, an octa-core Snapdragon 615 processor, 2 GB of RAM, 32 GB of expandable storage space, 21 MP rear camera, and a 3630 mAh battery. The handset is splash-resistant, and can be customized via Moto Maker for free (though some custom elements may cost extra).
While Motorola said that the Moto X Play would not be released in the US, the smartphone could be launched Stateside after all, but under a different name: Droid Maxx 2. Like all previous Droid models, the Maxx 2 should be a Verizon exclusive.
source: Motorola Canada
- 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
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I just hope Motorola optimized the X Play''s battery well, I've read the review of Alcatel Idol 3 (5.5) on laptopmedia.com and the phone's temperature went above 40 degrees Celsius. scary af
posted on Aug 22, 2015, 7:31 PM 1
both my idol 3 stay cool. Standby time on them is impressive as well.
posted on Aug 22, 2015, 8:44 PM 0
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I had the idol t3 for over a month, great phone in terms of battery, seriously awesome..and display.. Unfortunately when the temp in the er reached 80 F or more the phone started behaving really bad... Same issue as one plus one... Had to return it
posted on Aug 22, 2015, 11:16 PM 1
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I tried order from US but they make it really since you must go through one of the 5 canadian carriers.
posted on Aug 22, 2015, 8:09 PM 0
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Hope this baby comes to Honduras soon, gotta be buying a new Moto phone :D
posted on Aug 22, 2015, 10:06 PM 0
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Hi, Phonearena. Canada is not the first country to get the Moto X Play, the device has been in Brazil for one week now (released on Monday, the 17th), costing around 350 USD for the 16GB model and around 385 USD for the 32GB model. There are even some reviews of it already. Best regards.
posted on Aug 22, 2015, 10:51 PM 3
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hi rizera, why dont you give us the link of the review please ... :0)
posted on Aug 23, 2015, 1:44 PM 0
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Does the Brazilian model have the same bands as Canadian model?
posted on Aug 22, 2015, 11:30 PM 0
Posts: 1043; Member since: Sep 28, 2013
With such bands, it's virtually a global phone: 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) Dear Motorola, please, do bring the X Play stateside to all, not just to freaking Verizon.
posted on Aug 23, 2015, 2:01 PM 0
Posts: 238; Member since: Nov 15, 2012
In Mexico it was also launched on friday, but prices start at aproximately $349 USD for the version with 16GB Storage, all the customizations, unlocked and delivery included. Extra $29 USD for the 32GB version.
posted on Aug 24, 2015, 3:16 PM 0
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