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The Moto X Play, Moto X Style and Moto G - Our Review
Motorola has recently unveiled several new smartphones which include variations of their premium Moto X flagship handset called the Moto X Play and the Moto X Style and a revamped 2015 (3rd generation) version of the popular Moto G.
The Moto X Play is similar in design to the original Moto X smartphone with speakers situated above and below the screen, slimline bezels and a light metal build. Featuring a 5.5-inch 1080p Full HD display, the Moto X Play has a resolution of 403 pixels per inch and the screen is colourful with sharp vivid colours. The rear camera boasts an impressive 21-megapixel lens and features a dual-LED flash, the front facing camera is 5-megapixels and is ideal for selfies.
On the inside is an Octacore Snapdragon 615 processor (for fast processing and efficient battery usage), 2GB of RAM and the option of 16 or 32GB of built-in storage which can be increased up to 128GB with a microSD card. The 3630mAh battery i s a beast which provides around 2 days of use and the X Play comes with Turbo Charging which means that just 15 minutes of charging will give approximately eight hours of battery use.
The Moto X Style edges the X Play with regard to specs and as a result will be the more expensive smartphone of the two. Sporting a curved design, the X Style is only 6.1mm in depth at its slimmest and it weighs in at 179 grams. As with the new Moto G, the X Style can be designed using the Moto Maker using you preference of colour combinations. As well as the options for colours, you can choose which material you want your X Style to come in and these include plastic, leather and wood.
The Moto X Style is the largest of the three new Motorola smartphones with a stunning 5.7-inch Quad HD display and an impressive resolution of 1440 x 2560 (520 pixels per inch). Powered by a Snapdragon 808 Octacore processor, there's also 3GB of RAM and the option of 32 or 64GB of expandable onboard storage. On the rear is a fantastic quality 21-megapixel camera with full HD or 4K video and on the front is a 5-megapixel camera with its own flash and wide-angle lens.
The 2015 Moto G is the third edition of Motorola's best selling, budget smartphone. The latest version of the Moto G has had a style overhaul and now comes in a customisable range of colours with 10 colour options for the rear cover, a choice of a black or white face and a customised colourful trim.
It also comes with a polycarbonate design and is water resistant to IP67 standards, so will withstand water up to a depth of 1 metre for 30 minutes. The new Moto G boasts a curved design on the back which can be removed and under which can be found the MicroSD slot to boost the 8 or 16GB of onboard storage up to 32GB.
Like the 2nd generation Moto G, the newest version comes with a 5-inch 720p HD display with a resolution of 294 pixels per inch and some welcome upgrades to the rear and front cameras. On the rear is a great 13-megapixel snapper which features a burst mode and on the front is a decent 5-megapixel camera. Running on Android Lollipop 5.1.1 and powered by a Snapdragon 410 processor with 1 or 2GBs of RAM. The good-sized 2470mAh battery easily provides enough charge for a full days worth of use.