6 big differences between Moto X Style and Moto X Play

 Moto X Style and Moto X Play

Motorola India on Thursday launched its new smartphone Moto X Style in India

 The 16 GB model of the handset is priced at Rs 29,999. This handset is being seen as a rival to the LG Google Nexus 5X, launched on October 13 in India, whose 16 GB variant will be priced at Rs 31,900.

Motorola has expanded its Moto X range in India in the last few days. First Moto X Play was released, then Moto X Style within a month. Remember that the price of the 16 GB variant of Moto X Play was launched at Rs 18,499.

Even though both handsets are part of the Moto X family, there is a big difference in terms of specification and price. Let's know the difference between Moto X Style and Moto X Play.

1. Display

There is a significant difference in the display size of both devices. The Moto X Style has a 5.7-inch TFT LCD screen while the Moto X Play has a 5.5-inch. Their screen resolution also varies. The Moto X Style comes with Quad HD (1440x2560 pixels) resolution and 520 ppi pixels of density while the Moto X Play with full-HD (1080x1920 pixels). Corning Gorilla Glass 3 has protection on both.

2. Chipset

The Moto X Style has a 1.8 GHz hexa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 808 (MSM 8992) processor and Adreno 418 GPU. It is worth noting that many high end smartphones have been launched with 808 chipsets including LG G4 and LG V10.

On the other hand, the Moto X Play is equipped with 1.7 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 processor and Adreno 405 GPU. Snapdragon 615 chipsets have been commonly used in affordable or mid-range smartphones, such as the Sony Xperia M4 Aqua Dual, HTC Desire 826, Oppo R7 and R7 Plus. In this case, the Moto X Play seems a bit weak.

3. RAM

The Moto X Style has 3GB of RAM compared to the 2GB RAM of the Moto X Play. With more RAM present, the Moto X style user will benefit from multitasking.

4. Camera

The Moto X Play and X Style have the ability to record video in 4K resolution despite having a 21-megapixel rear camera. The Moto X Style is equipped with this feature while full-HD (1080 pixels) recording is possible from the Moto X Play. Keeping in mind the camera enthusiasts, Motorola has also given flash with a front camera in Moto X Style, so that better photos can be taken in low light. Keep in mind that the Moto X Play has no front flash. Both handsets have a 21-megapixel rear and a 5-megapixel front camera.

5. Battery

Battery department also has a special difference between the two devices. The Moto X Style has a QHD display, but it comes with a 3000 mAh battery. On the other hand, the Moto X Play equipped with a full-HD display has a much larger 3630 mAh battery. During the review, the Moto X Play battery lasted well, but not spectacularly.

There is no doubt that the 3630 mAh battery is one of the important features of the Moto X Play. However, we have to wait for the Moto X Style review, so that we can also say something about the performance of its battery.

6. Body

Motorola has provided water repellent coatings on most of its devices to protect them from water spills. But it is not waterproof at all. This feature was first seen in the Moto G launched by the company in 2013. Since then, most of Motorola's devices came with this feature.

However, Moto G (third gen) was an exception in this case as it is a waterproof handset (IPX7 certification). The Moto X Style comes with IP52 certification (Dust Resistant). And the Moto X Play comes with a water repellent coating.