Motorola Moto X Style vs Moto X Play Comparison: Which One Should You Buy? [With Video]

Motorola announced its Motorola Moto X Style and Moto X Play smartphones in July 2015. The company, today has launched the Moto X Style in India while the Moto X Play was launched in India in September 2015.

Both devices are versions of Moto X but don’t get confused with their names. They differ a lot from each other in design and specifications. If your are confused about which handset among these to buy, then read on to find out Motorola Moto X Style vs Moto X Play comparison. In this post, we pit both smartphones against each other to ascertain which one will be the right device for you to buy.

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Motorola Moto X Style vs Moto X Play Comparison

Device/Features Motorola Moto X Style Motorola Moto X Play
Price Rs. 29,999/ Rs. 31,999 Rs. 18,499/ Rs. 19,999
Display 5.7-inch TFT LCD, Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection 5.5-inch full HD, Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection
Resolution 2560×1440 pixels 1920×1080 pixels
SoC Qualcomm Snapdragon 808 Qualcomm Snapdragon 615
CPU Hexa-core 1.8GHz Octa-core 1.7GHz
GPU Adreno 418 Adreno 405
Memory 16GB/32GB 16GB/32GB
MicroSD Yes – up to 128 GB Yes – up to 128 GB
Battery 3000mAh 3630mAh
Primary Camera 21 mega pixel with dual-tone LED flash, PDAF, f/2.0 aperture and 4K video recording 21 mega pixel with dual tone LED flash and f/2.0 aperture
Front Camera 5 mega pixel with flash 5 mega pixel
Connectivity 4G LTE, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, NFC 4G LTE, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth
OS Android 5.1.1 Lollipop Android 5.1.1 Lollipop
Dimensions/ Weight 153.9×76.2×6.1 to 11.06 mm/ 179 grams 148x75x8.9mm/ 169 grams


While both devices look similar in design, the Moto X Play comes with complete plastic body whereas the Moto X Style comes with metal frame on the sides.


The Moto X Style is powered by a hexa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 808 processor clocked at 1.8GHz paired with 3GB of RAM while the Moto X Play comes with an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 processor clocked at 1.7GHz paired with 2GB of RAM.


The Moto X Style flaunts a 5.7-inch Quad HD display with 2560×1440 pixels resolution while the Moto X Play features a 5.5-inch full HD display with 1920×1080 pixels resolution.  Screens of both phones are protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 3.


Both smartphones come in two variants based on storage- 16GB and 32GB. All variants support expandable storage up to 128GB via microSD card.


This round is again a tie as there is a 21 mega pixel camera with dual LED flash on both smartphones. They also sport a 5 mega pixel secondary camera on the front. The Moto X Style supports 4K video recording and comes with front LED flash which the Moto X play lacks.


The Moto X Style is backed up by a 3000mAh battery whereas the Moto X Play packs a larger 3630mAh battery.


Moto X Style comes with dual front firing speakers while the Moto X Play comes with single front firing speaker.


The 16GB variant of Moto X Style is priced at Rs. 29,999 while the 32GB variant is priced Rs. 31,999. The Moto X Play is priced at Rs. 18,499 for 16GB variant and Rs. 19,999 for 32GB variant.


The Moto X Style comes at a higher price compared to the Moto X Play but the higher price is justified considering its Quad HD display, dual front speakers, Snapdragon 808 processor and 3GB of RAM. The Moto X Play ranks lower to Moto X Style except the battery department.

Motorola Moto X Style vs Moto X Play Comparison Video

Which smartphone among Motorola Moto X Style vs Moto X Play is better? Share your views with us in the comments section below!

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