If you were away from the world of news for some reason, then let us tell you that Motorola’s latest device Moto X Play was recently launched in India. Its 16 GB variant costs Rs 18,499. We told in the review of this handset that if you are thinking of buying Moto X Play, then spend an additional Rs 1,500 and take the 32 GB variant.
On the other hand, the OnePlus 2 is available (listed) on the Amazon India website for Rs.24,999. If you believe in fairy tales, you can expect this handset to be in your hands very soon. The growing gap between the demand and supply of handsets in the market can be gauged from the fact that even the company’s co-founder admitted that shipping the product takes more time and effort than expected.
If availability is a key issue, we can provide you oneplus 2 In place of moto x play Will recommend to buy. Still, let us assume that we get both the devices at the same time. Which device would be better then? Let us do a comparative study of both the devices.
design and display
Both the handsets come with a 5.5-inch full-HD display. On paper, there is no significant difference between the two. But on use it is realized that Moto X Play is much better. We also mentioned in our review that the OnePlus 2’s display looks washed out and the Moto X’s panel is much better than the OnePlus 2’s.
The design depends on your personal preference. If you loved the Sandstone Black finish that was first introduced by OnePlus, which is also present in the OnePlus 2, then there is no doubt about your decision. Us motorola We all love the latest design of smartphones and the Moto X Play is no different. Both the smartphones come with the option of backcover using which you can change the look of your handset.
If you want to judge by numbers, the Moto X Play (169 grams) is slightly lighter than the OnePlus 2 (175 grams). Well, both the devices are the heaviest headsets in their segments. The Play is slightly thicker than the OnePlus, but shorter in length.
When it comes to the port layout, both phones stick to the standard format, although the OnePlus 2 has a few innovations as well. The home button present in it acts as a fingerprint scanner. There are capacitive buttons on either side of it. You will also be able to enable onscreen buttons. There is also an alert slider on the left side, which lets you switch between notification profiles on your device. You can also read about it in more detail in our review.
(Read: Review of OnePlus 2 smartphone)
Performance and Battery Life
The Moto X Play comes with a 1.7GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 octa-core chipset and 2GB of RAM, while the OnePlus 2 packs a more powerful 1.8GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 octa-core chipset with 4GB of RAM. Talking about benchmark results, OnePlus 2 is much better, but in daily use it is difficult to tell which one is better.
We also wrote in our review that the OnePlus 2 gets a bit warm when playing games continuously. We found that some apps were not working properly with the OnePlus 2, which we did not see with the Moto X Play. The call quality of both the phones was very poor in poor network areas.
As far as battery life is concerned, the Moto X Play performed much better than the OnePlus 2 in our video loop test. The battery of both the phones will last for a day, which is the kind of performance most users today expect.
Both the SIM slots in both the smartphones support 4G. There is support for both the LTE bands currently being used in India.
(read: Specifications comparison of Moto X Play and OnePlus 2,
software and camera
The Moto X Play and OnePlus 2 smartphones run on almost stock versions of Android 5.1.1. However, the OnePlus 2 offers more customization options. We suggest you read our Moto X Play and OnePlus 2 reviews once again to get the full details of the software features of both the devices.
OnePlus has additional features like app permission manager, multiple users with guest mode. On the other hand, the Moto X Play comes with Moto Display, Moto Assist and Motorola’s virtual assistant. We liked the Moto display, but the OnePlus 2’s features are more useful. Also note that Motorola has an excellent track record in rolling out software updates.
In camera performance, both the smartphones have their own shortcomings regarding focusing. But in terms of overall performance, OnePlus 2 is better. Especially in low light, the OnePlus 2 can take better pictures than the Moto X Play. The OnePlus 2 comes with 4K resolution recording and RW support. This means if you are deciding on the basis of camera performance then go for OnePlus 2. However, you’ll have to try harder to get the best shot (read our review for more details).
(Read: Moto X Play review)
Both the smartphones come with features that are not present in each other. The Moto X Play has NFC and fast charging, along with a water-repellent coating. However, its not being water resistant is very disappointing. Moto X Play comes with microSD card (up to 128GB) support.
The OnePlus 2 comes with double the storage and RAM as compared to the 32GB variant of the Moto X Play. Fingerprint scanner is also present in it. It supports 802.11ac Wi-Fi, although this feature may not be of use to every user. Another feature to note is the presence of a USB Type C port. For some it may be the technology of the future and for some it may be a tension. The Alert slider may appeal to some users, but most users will prefer to go to Settings for this action.
As we said earlier, currently only one of these two smartphones is easily available so it is a bit difficult to suggest anyone to buy OnePlus 2. If you are looking for a phone that can take great pictures and no other features matter to you, then you can wait for OnePlus 2.
For the rest, the Moto X Play is second to none in most cases. As far as the additional features present in it are concerned then it will appeal more to the common Indian consumer. Apart from this, it is 20 percent cheaper than OnePlus 2.