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The Moto X Play is the “mid-range” variant of the Moto X 2015, featuring a smaller screen than the Pure Edition, but it also has weaker specs. We will compare it with a huge Lenovo phablet, which was launched at the end of 2014.

Designs and Displays

Likewise the Pure Edition, the X Play model comes with a rubberized plastic back with a tyre-tread style pattern and it’s waterproof. The cover is available in black and white, but on the Moto Maker website there are in total 14 different colors to choose from. Also, the vertical strip from the back is available in seven color options, but you can also engrave your name on the back for free. The phone isn’t the slimmest, nor the lightest, measuring 148 x 75 x 10.9 mm and weighting 169 grams, while the screen, which is LCD, is sized at 5.5-inch and supports a Full HD resolution of 1080 x 1920 pixels at 403 ppi.

The Lenovo Golden Warrior Note 8 has a rectangular plastic body with curved edges and an aluminum metal bumper frame case, and it’s available in one color: white. Its dimensions are 169.3 x 83.6 x 8.7 mm, it’s 1 gram heavier, while the screen is IPS LCD and measures 6-inch. Unfortunately, the resolution isn’t impressive, being stuck at 720 x 1280 pixels, which makes the pixel density very low – 245ppi.


Both phones are using 64bit processors with eight cores, but the Moto X Play has better specs because it’s freshly released and Motorola has opted for a Qualcomm MSM8939 Snapdragon 615 with four cores running at 1.7GHz and four cores running at 1GHz, which are backed by 2GB of RAM, while the Golden Warrior Note 8 is powered by a Mediatek MT6752 octa core 1.7 GHz Cortex-A53 processor, which is backed by 1GB of RAM.

Both phones support microSD card, but with different capacities. The Lenovo phablet has a built-in memory of 8GB, which is expandable up to 32GB, while the Moto X Play offers variants of 16 and 32GB, which can be increased up to 128GB.


Both of the front cameras have a resolution of 5MP, but the Moto X Play has a more advanced rear camera of 21MP with dual-LED flash and auto-HDR, while the Golden Warrior Note 8 is settling for a 13MP main camera with LED flash.


Inside the Golden Warrior Note 8 was placed a large battery of 3300mAh, which does a good job, but the Moto X Play lasts longer with its giant 3630 mAh battery.


The Moto X Play is much more expensive, costing 569 dollars, while the Lenovo Golden Warrior Note 8 can be found at a price of 180 dollars.