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The Moto X Play is the Style's more affordable cousin

Matt Brian, @m4tt
07.28.15
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While we expected Motorola to refresh the Moto X and revise the best-selling Moto G, we weren't anticipating a big-screened handset for those on a budget. The new water-repellent Moto X Play is designed to be exactly that: It's powered by a 1.7GHz Snapdragon 615 octa-core processor with 2GB of RAM and features a slightly smaller 5.5-inch full HD display, 21-megapixel rear-facing and 5-megapixel front-facing cameras and a whopping 3,630mAh battery that Motorola says will last around two days on a full charge. If you liked the Droid Turbo's longevity, then the Moto X Play could be your new favorite -- especially because its "TurboPower" quick-charging technology will get you back up and running in no time.

Gallery: Moto X Play Hands-on | 10 Photos

Like the original Moto X, the Play will offer 16GB and 32GB of internal storage, but it will support up to 128GB of external storage via its microSD slot. Out of the box, the Moto X Play will feature Android 5.1.1 Lollipop and come complete with features like Moto Voice and Moto Assist. If you're clamoring for Google's latest OS, don't fret, because the phone will be updated to Android M when it rolls out later this year.

As expected, the Moto X Play can be customized via Moto Maker. Motorola will also keep the price lower than many flagships, pricing the handset at a respectable £299 ($467) in the UK. And there's the kicker: While Motorola has confirmed the Moto X Play will be available across Europe, Latin America, and Canada, US customers won't be able to buy it when it goes on general sale in August.

Gallery: Motorola Moto X Play press images | 21 Photos

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