Motorola Moto X Play orders accepted today in the U.K. and Germany; phone ships starting August 26th

Motorola Moto X Play orders accepted today in the U.K. and Germany; phone ships starting August 26th
Orders on the Moto Maker site are being taken in the U.K. and Germany for the Motorola Moto X Play, starting today. The phone will ship in the U.K. starting on August 26th, and in Germany on August 27th. As you might know by now, this model is not available in the U.S. In the states, the Motorola Moto X Pure Edition will be available to order starting on September 3rd. But we digress. Today is all about the Moto X Play which is priced starting at the equivalent of $437 USD.

The Motorola Moto X Play is equipped with a 5.5-inch display. The screen resolution of 1080 x 1920 (FHD) means that the pixel density comes in at 401ppi. A Snapdragon 615 SoC is under the hood, carrying an octa-core 1.7GHz CPU and the Adreno 405 GPU. 2GB of RAM is inside, along with 32GB of internal memory. Those requiring additional storage can turn to the 128GB capacity microSD slot.

The rear camera on the Moto X Play is 21MP with an aperture of f/2.0. This allows the camera to snap quality pictures even under low lighting conditions. The 5MP snapper in front will take selfies and handle video chats. A 3630mAh battery keeps the Moto X Play running for a long time. Motorola says that you will get 48 hours of "mixed use" from the cell, and Android 5.1.1 is pre-installed. The Moto X Play is protected from splashes and light rain thanks to the nanocoating protection from P2i.

The Moto X Play will continue its march across Europe and will also be offered in Latin America and Canada later this month. Motorola hinted at the product introduction event that U.S. customers will be offered more handsets later this year.


source:  MotoMaker (U.K.) via 9to5Google, AndroidGuys

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Moto X Play
  • 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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24 Comments

1. JunitoNH

Posts: 1946; Member since: Feb 15, 2012

Don't forget, as a free gift, you'll get free, continuos phone reboots. As someone, whom owned two of them, no way Moto, not again.

3. mafiaprinc3

Posts: 585; Member since: May 07, 2012

the phone must've been frightened when it saw you,each time you woke it, hence the reboots

10. JunitoNH

Posts: 1946; Member since: Feb 15, 2012

Maybe so....lol, guess I would had done the same thing, but nevertheless, done with Moto.

15. Penny

Posts: 1844; Member since: Feb 04, 2011

I have a 2013 original Moto X that's been running pretty much flawlessly. It's the most reliable experience among the Android options in my opinion.

17. Scott93274

Posts: 6030; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

I'll second that.

2. mafiaprinc3

Posts: 585; Member since: May 07, 2012

WOULD LOVE TO SEE BATTERY LIFE ON THIS. WISHED THEY HAD ADDED STEREO FRONT FACING SPEAKERS

12. BobLawblaw unregistered

Why are you shouting? We're just here..

4. cezarmed2

Posts: 71; Member since: Jul 22, 2014

This is what I hate about Motorola. What happend to the 300 $ pricetag or 270 euros? This is not fair by any meaning. If you say you do one thing, f-ing do it! I was waiting for Moto X Style but I'll pass. There's a chance it will cost as the G4.

5. carlemillward unregistered

It probably is that price if you purchase it directly from the US online store, if you in America. But then again, America does not have the X Play :)

20. pifon

Posts: 76; Member since: Jun 15, 2013

true, they promised "affordable flagship" but they delivered overpriced midrange

23. tech2

Posts: 3487; Member since: Oct 26, 2012

Yep. Not to mention this Snapdragon 615 chip has similar heating issues as with SD 810. I really liked the massive battery but now with the inflated price tag and an overheating SoC. I am not so sure. :/

6. wando77

Posts: 1167; Member since: Aug 23, 2012

Why is the high end pure thicker than the play but has much smaller battery?

7. Af1rPA

Posts: 712; Member since: Jun 12, 2014

I wonder if this battery was made by the same company that made the battery for the Droid Turbo. If so then expect a battery that drains super fast. This explains why they made it 3600mAh.

22. Cakefish

Posts: 6; Member since: Aug 19, 2015

That probably had more to do with the QHD display and Verizon bloatware than anything else.

8. Donbenie

Posts: 258; Member since: Aug 04, 2013

And this is supposed to be the affordable price tag?

11. JunitoNH

Posts: 1946; Member since: Feb 15, 2012

I think most, will benefit from purchasing the One plus One. It still a good device, and it is going for $299 for the 64Gb. Unless of course, you the latest and greatest.

9. eman99

Posts: 409; Member since: Aug 03, 2010

when is the state version coming

14. Cheezwiz

Posts: 500; Member since: Dec 29, 2014

It isn't. Moto X Play isn't coming to the US market. what I want to know is whether it has the radios for US LTE bands.

13. Cheezwiz

Posts: 500; Member since: Dec 29, 2014

Does anyone know if the Canadian bands will work on any US carriers? I'm tempted to buy one of these over the Moto X PE

16. Chuck007

Posts: 1410; Member since: Mar 02, 2014

Love the approach they are taking with the X Play. Great screen, battery life, and build quality with everything you need on a smartphone without breaking the bank.

18. tonyv13

Posts: 113; Member since: Jun 07, 2015

430$ damn Plus tax , shipping and in case you wanna get your name on the cover your probably looking at 500$ that's not midrange price lol

21. Cakefish

Posts: 6; Member since: Aug 19, 2015

Welcome to the UK where all electronics are priced 40-50% higher than in the US for some reason (VAT is only 20%).

19. Samsomesh

Posts: 195; Member since: Jun 11, 2012

That's too much I can get 1+2 at that price in India.!!

24. Astonvan

Posts: 237; Member since: Aug 14, 2015

What the heck! i thought that this would be priced between $299-399 . Now i wonder what moto x style's price would be.

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