Motorola Moto X Play 32GB  Sony Xperia Z3 Plus  
Motorola Moto X Play 32GBSony Xperia Z3 Plus
magic score50.4<50
PriceRs. 18,499 onwardsRs. 28,640 onwards
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Launch Date (India)Sep, 2015Jun, 2015
Smartphone OSAndroid 5.1, Upgradeable to 6.0, Expected upgrade to 7.0Android 5.0, Upgradeable to 5.1, Expected upgrade to 7.0
Screen Size5.5 inches5.2 inches
Screen Resolution1080x1920 pixels (~ 401 pixels per inch)1080x1920 pixels (~ 424 pixels per inch)
Display FeaturesScratch Resistant (Corning Gorilla Glass 3)IPS LCD, Scratch Resistant glass, Oleophobic Coating, Triluminos display, X-Reality Engine
Processor1.7 GHz2 GHz
Processor NameQualcomm MSM8939 Snapdragon 615Qualcomm MSM8994 Snapdragon 810 (Quad Core 1.5 GHz Cortex-A53 + Quad Core 2 GHz Cortex-A57)
GPUAdreno 405Adreno 430
Camera21.0 MP20.7 MP
HD Video RecordingYes (Full HD)Yes (4K)
Secondary Camera5.0 MP5.1 MP
Thickness10.9 mm6.9 mm
Weight169 gm144 gm
Battery Capacity3630 mAh2930 mAh
Battery StandbyN/A590 hrs
Battery TalktimeN/A17.00 hrs
Other Battery ParametersN/AMusic Playback Time: 91 hrs, Video Playback Time: 9.66 hrs
Editor's Note [Positives]
  • Good build quality with tight-fitting polycarbonate body
  • Good ergonomics - thin bezels and curved back make this phone easy to handle with one hand
  • Rubberized back offers good grip
  • Good display - sharp, vibrant, and has great brightness levels, good contrast levels and accurate color reproduction
  • Near stock Android UI which is fast, polished and functional - with some useful tweaks and features
  • Moto Display - an updated lock screen feature which lets you quickly scan through multiple notifications without unlocking the device
  • Decent speed/performance
  • Very good camera - images are detailed, and have accurate color saturation levels particularly in well lit conditions
  • Good call quality
  • Decent loudspeaker
  • Good overall audio quality
  • Excellent battery life
  • Beautiful, dual-glass OmniBalance design - the frame is even sleeker than the Z3 and together with the new materials exudes even more luxury
  • Ultra-slim at 6.9mm
  • Light, and pleasant to handle
  • Water-resistant
  • Excellent display with rich colors and nice viewing angles
  • Xperia UI doesn't stray far from stock Android 5.0.2 Lollipop - it's simple and fluid, with some added features like Sony's small apps
  • Good speed/performance, backed by powerful hardware
  • Very good camera
  • Dual stereo speakers provide good, clean output
  • Good audio quality
  • Rich feature-filled multimedia apps for pictures, videos, music
  • Decent battery life
Editor's Note [Negatives]
  • No major negatives
  • Tends to overheat when put under stress (during gaming, watching videos, etc)
  • Gets hindered from operating at peak performance due to thermal throttling down
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