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The sales for Motorola devices have been booming and the company is thriving. So much that the roll out of new devices is part of the plan. Thus, the Moto X Play definitely made an impression on users and they quickly turned to this 2014 mid-range handset. However, some might find themselves in quite a predicament and cannot seem to decide between the new Moto X Play and the previous Moto X ( Gen 2). They are under the Rs. 20,000 price tag, so it’s a pretty close call. Let’s see how they stack up against one another in this analogy.


The Moto X Play delivers a 5.5-inch Full HD IPS display with 403ppi and has Corning Gorilla Glass 3. The Moto X (Gen 2) delivers the same Full HD resolution, however it sports a 5.2-inch screen and 424ppi. The Moto X (Gen 2) houses an AMOLED screen whereas the Moto X Play has the IPS display.


The Moto X is fired up by a 2.5GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 chipset coupled with Adreno 330 GPU whereas the Moto X Play owns a 1.7GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 octa-core CPU coupled with Adreno 405.

RAM & Storage Options

Both devices pack identical RAM and Storage options. So, 2GB RAM with 16GB and 32GB storage options are included in both Moto X devices. However, the factor that sets these two apart is the fact that only the Moto X Play has the microSD card slot thus offering the possibility of expanding the memory up to 128GB.


The camera addition in both handsets is amazing. The Moto X Play has a 21MP back-end camera with dual-tone LED flash and a 5MP front camera unit. The Moto X (Gen 2) on the other hand has a 13MP back-end snapper with dual-LED flash and a 2MP front shooter.

Battery & Software

A 3,630mAh battery was included in the Moto X Play while in the Moto X (Gen 2) the battery is only a 2,300mAh, which supposedly won’t last more than 24 hours of intense usage.

As far as the software is concerned, the Moto X Play device runs Android 5.1.1 Lollipop while Moto X (Gen 2) runs on Android 4.4 KitKat. But, Android 5.1.1 Lollipop has just rolled out to Moto X (Gen 2), so no difference here.


The 16GB version of the Moto X Play will cost Rs 18,499 while the 32GB version will retail for Rs 19,999. If you are interested in the Moto X (Gen 2) model, you should know that for the 16GB model you will end up paying 19,999. Heads-up here because for the exact same price you could purchase the 32GB version of the Moto X Play. And for the 32GB model of the Moto X (Gen 2) you will pay Rs. 22,999. So which is a better deal after all?