Motorola’s 2015 flagship phone comes in two versions. Both are smartphones with high-end specs, and customizable designs.
But the Moto X Style has a 5.7 inch, 2560 x 1440 pixel display and 3GB of RAM while the Moto X Play has a 5.5 inch, 1920 x 1080 pixel display, 2GB of memory, and a price tag that’s about $100 lower.
The Moto X Play goes on sale in 55 countries starting in August, while the Moto X Style launches in September.
Want to buy one of the new phones in the United States? So far Motorola has only announced plans to offer one model: An unlocked version of the Moto X Style called the Moto X Pure. It launches later this year for $400.
One of Motorola’s new phone may have a larger screen than the 5.5 inch display on the iPhone 6 Plus, but the phones have a smaller body. Motorola says that’s because its new phone has a 76 percent screen-to-body ratio.
The phones feature 21MP rear cameras, 5MP front-facing cameras, Motorola Turbo Charge quick-charging technology, and big batteries.
Both phones run Android 5.1 Lollipop software with Motorola features including Moto Voice commands, Moto Assist, Moto Display, and Moto Actions.
Motorola says the Moto X Style will sell for about $200 to $300 less than a typical flagship smartphone, has a Qualcomm Snapdragon 808 processor, offers up to 30 hours of battery life from a 3,000 mAh battery, and features a microSD card slot for additional storage. The phone will be available with 16GB to 64GB of built-in storage.
The Moto X Style ships standard with a coated silicon rubber back, but it’s also available with leather, natural wood, and other options. The phone has a water-repellent coating as well.
The phone supports 4G LTE networks, and Motorola will offer customers a chance to buy a carrier-unlocked Pure Edition phone that works on all major US wireless carriers including Verizon, Sprint, AT&T, and T-Mobile.
Motorola says that the Pure Edition will be available this fall for $400, which is a pretty great price for an unlocked phone with flagship-level specs. Of course, it has some competition in that space from devices like the $329 OnePlus 2 and $299 Asus Zenfone 2.
Motorola says the Moto X Play, meanwhile, will sell for $300 to $400 below the price of a typical flagship, and it features the same software as the Moto X Style, plus a bigger, 3,640 mAh battery.
On the other hand, this model sports just 2GB of RAM, a Snapdragon 615 processor, and a lower-resolution display.
Another thing that sets the Moto X Style and Moto X Play apart from one another? The Style has a front-facing flash for snapping selfies in the dark.
Motorola has also updated it’s Moto G budget smartphone. The new model features a 5 inch, 720p display, 13MP rear and 5MP front cameras, a Snapdragon 410 processor, and up to 2GB of RAM and 16GB of storage. It’s also waterproof.
The new Moto G is now available for $179 and up.