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OnePlus X vs Moto X Play specs and price

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The OnePlus X has been the subject of plenty of anticipation and was officially unveiled in the week. The phone will release in November and it has an affordable price tag. One of its competitors is the Moto X Play that released in August. Today we’re considering the OnePlus X vs Moto X Play in a specs and price breakdown.

The OnePlus X has a smaller display than the OnePlus 2 and some lesser specs. It could be a good choice for those wanting to try out a OnePlus smartphone, and it comes in an Onyx or limited edition Ceramic version. The Moto X Play on the other hand is a slightly cheaper variation of the Moto X Style (aka Moto X Pure Edition) that was announced at the same time. Let’s check out the OnePlus X vs Moto X Play specs and more to see how they compare.

Processors
The OnePlus X has a 2.3GHz Snapdragon 801 quad-core processor and Adreno 330 graphics. The Moto X Play has a Snapdragon 615 octa-core processor (four cores at 1.7GHz and four at 1GHz) and Adreno 405 graphics.

Display
The new OnePlus phone has a 5-inch AMOLED display with Full HD resolution of 1920 x 1080 resulting in 441 ppi. The Moto X Play has a 5.5-inch IPS LCD display with resolution of 1920 x 1080 and 403 ppi.

RAM and Storage
The OnePlus X has 3GB of RAM and 16GB of internal storage (expandable via microSD to 128GB). The Moto X Play has 2GB of RAM and internal storage options of 16GB of 32GB, both expandable to 128GB.

Camera set-up
The OnePlus X has a 13-megapixel rear camera with phase detection autofocus, LED flash, and 1080p video capture, as well as an 8-megapixel front-facing camera. The Moto X Play has a 21-megapixel rear camera with phase detection autofocus, dual-LED flash, and 1080p video capture. It has a 5-megapixel front-facing unit.

Battery
The OnePlus X is equipped with a 2525 mAh battery while the Moto X Play has a 3630 mAh battery.

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Connectivity
Both phones support 4G LTE, Bluetooth, 4.0, GPS, and microUSB 2.0. The OnePlus X has WiFi 802.11 b/g/n and the Moto X Play has WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n. They both include WiFi hotspot.

Operating System
The OnePlus X runs the Android 5.1.1 Lollipop-based OxygenOS UI. The Moto X Play runs almost stock Android 5.1.1 Lollipop and has been confirmed for the Android Marshmallow update at some point.

Dimensions and Weight
The OnePlus X measures 140mm x 69mm x 6.9mm and weighs 138g for the Onyx Edition or 160g for the Ceramic Edition. The Moto X Play measures 148mm x 75mm x 10.9mm and weighs 169g.

Price
Obviously pricing varies according to individual market and retailers, and we’ll provide a few examples. We’ll stick with the price for the Onyx version, as it will be more widely available. As a guide we’ll tell you that the OnePlus X Onyx phone has a price of £199, $249 or Rs. 16.999. You can see prices for other regions as well as for the limited edition Ceramic version in our launch article about the phone. The Moto X Play launched from £279 or Rs 18,499 for the 16G option. It has been rebranded as the Motorola Droid Maxx 2 for US carrier Verizon.

We’ll also point out that the Moto X Play is available in single SIM or dual SIM options. The OnePlus X is a hybrid dual SIM handset meaning the second slot is usable as a microSD slot. We’re not delving into all of the individual features of these two handsets or the designs, and we’ll see more on that once the OnePlus X is in our hands. However, on specs alone the above should help you to clarify which might be best for your needs.

Although pricing is not miles apart, the OnePlus X is cheaper in the instances we quoted. Remember though that pricing for other regions and different retailers may differ. Now that you’ve compared the OnePlus X vs Moto X Play specs and price we’d like to hear your verdict. Are you more likely to purchase the OnePlus X or the Moto X Play?