Motorola launches Moto X Style in India, price starting from Rs. 29,999

After bring the new Moto X Play to India, Motorola has now launched the Moto X Style. The all new Moto X Style packs a 5.7 inch QHD LCD display with Gorilla glass protection. Moto X Style is powered by 1.8GHz hexa-core 64-bit Qualcomm Snapdragon 808 chipset with Adreno 428 GPU and 3GB RAM. It comes in two variants of 16GB and 32GB internal storage which is expandable upto 128 GB with a microSD card. Moto X Style running on Android 5.1.1 out of the box. The Moto devices are known for their Nexus like pure andorid experience and quick updates. The black and white color variants will be available in India. With the Moto Maker not being made available for India, the back covers will soon be available for purchase. But we really doubt if the leather backs will ever make it to India. It will be water resistant like the other Moto devices. It is a single SIM device and supports 4G LTE network.

Display 5.7-inch TFT LCD Corning Gorilla Glass 3
Resolution 1440 x 2560 pixels with ~520 ppi pixel density
Processor  1.8 GHz Hexa-Core Qualcomm Snapdragon 808
Storage 16/ 32/ 64 GB and Expandable upto 128 GB with microSD card
Rear Camera 21 MP with LED Flash and 4k recording
Front Camera 5 MP with flash
Battery  3,000 mAh

Moto X Style comes with ” World’s fastest Turbo Charging Technology” which Motorola says it can give 10 hours of battery life from a 15 minute charge. The price of Moto X Style in India is Rs. 29,999 for the 16GB model and Rs. 31,999 for the 32GB Model. The 64 GB is not yet announced in India. The smartphone will be available exclusively on Flipkart and pre-orders start from October 15.  Flipkart and Motorola have also got some launch offers for customer which included exchange offers, cashback, Rs 5000 MakemyTrip vouchers along with Rs 1000 FlipKart vouchers.

From the position of a flagship device, it will compete with OnePlus 2, Zenfone 2 and the Lenovo Vibe Shot. But it will be the costliest of all the competitors in the segment.


Moto X Play – advantage Motorola

Motorola is on the roll. Right from the first generation Moto G and Moto X, they have redefined the standard of entry level and mid level segments. The Moto X play was announced in an event in NewYork back in July this year. It was one of the two successors for the Moto X. The Moto X Style (or Pure) is a slightly higher end model of the two. The Moto X play has a smaller screen but a larger battery. Just within 2 months of the international launch, the Moto X play has been made available in India.


Key Specifications

  • Display – 5.5-inch, 1920×1080 resolution (403 ppi),
  • Processor – Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 octa-core @ 1.7GHz
  • Graphics – Adreno 405 GPU
  • RAM – 2GB
  • Memory – 16GB or 32GB internal storage, SD card up to 128GB
  • Camera – 21MP f/2.0 Rear and 5 MP front
  • Protection – Corning Gorilla Glass 3 and Water repellent nano-coating
  • Battery – 3630 mAh non-removable
  • SIM – Dual Nano SIM with 4G LTE support
  • Support NFC

While these specifications are not that of a flagship device, its an Moto X. If you have followed Moto X closely, you would understand that Moto X is not about muscles in the specs. Its about brains in the mobiles. It delivers the best features at the least possible hardware and that explains the pricing. Moto X Play is a true descendant in the Moto X bloodline. It runs on Android 5.1.1 and the UI is not skinned at all. Like any other Moto mobile, the Moto X Play has Nexus like experience. Apart from a few tweaks here and there, it is still pure Android at heart. The Moto X play has a huge 3630 mAh battery and a top end camera specification.

The 32 GB variant is priced at Rs 19999 and the 16 GB variant is priced at Rs 18499. Both the variants have memory expansion slots, that support upto 128 GB of microSD card. The best part is yet to come. It is available in Flipkart at all times until the stocks run out.

Here are the major advantages when buying the Moto X Play, which you don’t get in many devices out there

  • Pure stock Android Experience
  • No Invites or Flash sales. Just click “Buy now”
  • 128 GB of expandable storage
  • 3630 mAh Battery
  • Water repellent mobile

Buy it here


Android 5.1 coming to Moto X and Moto E 4G LTE 2nd gen

After about 8 months of launch, finally Andoird 5.0 is breaking the 10% adoption rate. As more and more devices are lapping up the Lollipop, Motorola has also been quick to give the update, sometimes even faster than a Nexus device. Now the Moto X and Moto E 4G 2nd Generation mobiles are next in line to get the update. The update will start rolling out in Brazil and soon will make it to the rest of the world. The 5.1 update fixes some bugs and adds stability to the system. It also brings in a few little features like the HD voice support. Apart from the Android update, Motorola plans to add a few little features on its own. A new gesture named “Chop Chop” lights up the LED flash as a flash light with two quick chopping like action with the mobile.

Moto X



Moto X vs Nexus 5


The Moto X was launched in India, today and available through online retailer Flipkart. While Moto X is a great device, I think its immediate competitor is the Nexus 5. The Moto Maker was the armour in this competiton and Moto X has that edge in US and in Europe. But in India, given that Moto Maker is not available, Nexus 5 still has it quad core snapdragon 800 processor to defend its position here. Pricing is a crucial factor in the Indian market. Moto X has been priced aggressively at 24k, though it doesn’t have a HD screen, it has a great camera as compared to the Nexus 5 in all fronts. It also has the Low energy bluetooth and an always listening core to interact with Google Now. In papers, Moto X has just a dual core processor, but I really don’t think that will be a big hurdle in the processing power for real world. I have not tested the performance of the Moto X, so that’s just my educated guess and hence am not jumping to conclusions here. Check out the specification comparison below and you will see that Moto X is a good Value for Money device.

Nexus 5 Moto X
SIM Single Micro-SIM Single Nano-SIM
Dimensions 137.9 x 69.2 x 8.6 mm 129.3 x 65.3 x 10.4 mm
Weight 130 gm 130 gm
Type True HD IPS+ capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
Size 1080 x 1920 pixels, 4.95 inches (~445 ppi pixel density) 720 x 1280 pixels, 4.7 inches (~312 ppi pixel density)
Card slot No No
Internal Memory 2 GB RAM 2 GB RAM
Storage 16/32 GB 16/32 GB
Bluetooth Yes, v4.0 with A2DP Yes, v4.0 with A2DP, LE, EDR
NFC Yes Yes
USB microUSB (SlimPort) v2.0, USB Host, USB On-the-go microUSB v2.0, USB Host
Primary Camera 8 MP, 3264 x 2448 pixels, optical image stabilization, LED flash, HDR 10 MP, 4320 x 2432 pixels, LED flash, 1.4 µm pixel size, HDR
Video 1080p@30fps Yes, 1080p@30fps, stereo sound rec., HDR
Secondary Camera 1.3 MP 2 MP with 1080p video recording
OS Android OS v4.4.2 (KitKat) Android OS, v4.2.2 (Jelly Bean), upgradable to v4.4 (KitKat)
Chipset Qualcomm MSM8974 Snapdragon 800 Qualcomm MSM8960Pro Snapdragon
Processor Quad-core 2.3 GHz Krait 400 Dual-core 1.7 GHz Krait
Graphics processor Adreno 330 Adreno 320
Colors Black, White, Red Black, White (front panel), 18 color options (back panel)
Wireless Charging Yes No
Always Listening Voice Commands No Yes
Colors 3 (Black, White, Red) 5 (Black, White, Turquoise, Royal Blue, Red), 2 Bamboo Wood back (Walnut and Teak Finish)
Battery Li-Po 2300 mAh battery Li-Ion 2200 mAh battery
Price in INR 16 GB – 29k / 32 GB – 33k 16 GB – 24k for colors and 28k for wooden variants