Moto X Play

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Moto X Play
Moto X Play logo.svg
ManufacturerMotorola Mobility
SeriesMotorola Moto
PredecessorDroid Maxx
RelatedMoto X Style
Moto G (3rd generation)
Form factorSlate
Dimensions148 mm (5.8 in) H
75 mm (3.0 in) W
10.9 mm (0.43 in) D
Mass169 g (6.0 oz)
Operating systemOriginal: Android 5.1.1 "Lollipop"
Current: Android 6.0.1 "Marshmallow" (For Droid Maxx 2)
Android 7.1.1 Nougat (For Moto X Play)
System on chipQualcomm Snapdragon 615
CPU1.7 GHz 64-bit Octa-core
GPUAdreno 405
Storage16 or 32 GB
Removable storagemicroSDXC up to 128 GB
Battery3630 mAh Li-Po
Display5.5" (140 mm) 1080 × 1920 pixel (403 ppi) IPS LCD
Rear camera21 MP Sony Exmor IMX230, f/2.0 aperture, dual CCT flash, 1080p video recording @ 30fps, slow motion
Front cameraMP
SoundMono speaker
WebsiteOfficial website

Moto X Play is an Android smartphone developed by Motorola Mobility, a division of Lenovo. Unveiled on July 28, 2015, it was one of three devices that succeeded the second-generation Moto X. In contrast to the high-end Moto X Style, the Play is intended as a mid-range device with high battery capacity .

It was released in Canada, Europe, and Latin America in August 2015.[1] In the United States, it was exclusive to Verizon Wireless under the name Droid Maxx 2, as unveiled in October 2015[2] as part of the Droid line of smartphones that are exclusively manufactured by Motorola.[3]



The Moto X Play's chassis features a faux metallic bezel and a textured rear cover, and is splash-resistant. The rear cover can be removed and replaced with differently-colored versions to customize the phone; no other user-replaceable parts are present under the cover, as the device's battery is non-removable, and the SIM and MicroSD card tray are located on the top.

It is powered by a 1.7 GHz[4] octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 system-on-chip with 2 GB of RAM, and features a 5.5-inch 1080p IPS LCD display. Moto X Play is available with either 16 or 32 GB of internal storage, expandable via MicroSD card. The Moto X Play includes a non-replaceable 3630 mAh battery, which Motorola rated as providing 48 hours of mixed usage on a single charge.[5] It also features a 21-megapixel rear-facing camera with Back-LED flash,[6] and a 5-megapixel front-facing camera with wide-angle lens.[7][5]


The Moto X Play shipped with Android 5.1.1 "Lollipop", customized with Motorola's suite of apps including Moto Display, Moto Voice, and Moto Assist.[8] In January 2016, Motorola began to release an update to Android 6.0 "Marshmallow".[9] It enables new features such as "Google Now on Tap", which allows users to perform searches within the context of information currently being displayed on-screen, and "Doze", which optimizes battery usage when the device is not being physically handled.[10] An update to Android 7.1.1 "Nougat" was released in June 2017 for international models[11] and February 2018 for U.S. Droid Maxx 2 models.[12]


The Moto X Play has several variants to support 3G and 4G networks of different carriers:

Model FCC ID Regions CDMA bands GSM bands UMTS bands LTE bands Notes
XT1561 China[13] Unknown Quad Unknown Unknown Unlocked for Chinese Carriers
XT1562 Europe,[14] Australia,[15] India[16] N/A Quad 850/900/1800/1900/2100 1/3/5/7/8/19/20/28/38/40/41 SIM unlocked
XT1563 Canada,[17] Brazil[18] and most Latin American carriers N/A Quad 850/900/1700(AWS)/1800/1900/2100 1/2/3/4/5/7/8/12/17/28

All variants support the four 2G GSM bands 850/900/1800/1900.


  1. ^ "Motorola unveils new Moto X Style, Moto X Play, and Moto G smartphones". VentureBeat. Retrieved 9 June 2016.
  2. ^ "Verizon's Droid Maxx 2 is a Moto X Play for the US". The Verge. Retrieved 9 June 2016.
  3. ^ "Motorola now exclusive Droid partner to Verizon". CNET. CBS Interactive. Retrieved 9 June 2016.
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  5. ^ a b "Moto X Play review: An unexciting phone with a huge battery". Engadget. Retrieved 9 June 2016.
  6. ^ "Crowd Pleaser: Motorola Moto X Play review". GSMArena. Retrieved 9 June 2016.
  7. ^ "Moto X Play review". Techradar. Retrieved 9 June 2016.
  8. ^ "Motorola Moto X Play review: a decent performer for a bit less". The Guardian. Retrieved 9 June 2016.
  9. ^ "Moto X Play Now Receiving Android 6.0 Marshmallow Update in India". Gadgets360. NDTV. Retrieved 9 June 2016.
  10. ^ "Android 6.0 Marshmallow, thoroughly reviewed". Ars Technica. Conde Nast. Retrieved October 6, 2015.
  11. ^ "Moto X Play is now receiving the update to Android 7.1.1 Nougat". Retrieved 2019-01-26.
  12. ^ Vasile, Cosmin. "Motorola DROID MAXX 2 receiving Android 7.0 Nougat update". Phone Arena. Retrieved 2019-01-26.
  13. ^ Motorola Moto X Play Get Certified In China, Ministry of Industry and Information Technology of China
  14. ^ "Specifications". Retrieved 2015-08-27.
  15. ^ "Specifications". Retrieved 2015-08-27.
  16. ^ "Specifications". Retrieved 2015-09-26.
  17. ^ "Specifications". Retrieved 2015-08-27.
  18. ^ "Specifications". Retrieved 2015-08-27.
Preceded by
Moto X (2014)
Moto X Play
Succeeded by
Moto X4