Lenovo Vibe X3 Dual SIM was launched in India sometime back at Rs 19,999. Among its opponents include the Moto X Play whose 32 GB version (with turbo charger) is available for Rs 18,999.
Here we have compared the two phones on the basis of their specifications.
The Lenovo Vibe X3 looks really great with front speakers and a smooth back panel that harbours a fingerprint sensor. The shining metal side panels further provides an oomph factor. The Lenovo Vibe X3 measures 154 x 76.5 x 9.3 mm, and weighs 175 grams, making it a decent sized phone.
The Motorola Moto X Play too is a unique phone vis-a-vis its design. Its curved body and lovely half-honeycomb designed back panel offers good grip. It too has got two front speakers though not as large as Vibe X3. The thin camera unit in the back is also a unique aspect of Motorola phones. The Motorola Moto X Play measures 148 x 75 x 10.9 mm and weighs 169 grams. It isn’t small and light package, but the since the phone has a curved back panel, it doesn’t feel awkward to hold at all.
The Motorola Moto X Play has a 5.5 inch full HD (1080 x 1920) IPS display. The pixel density is superb at 403 ppi. Lenovo Vibe X3 has a 5.5 inch full HD (1080 x 1920) IPS display. The pixel density stands at 403 ppi as well.
Both these screens are alike, and both have Corning Gorilla Glass 3 for protection.
Processor and Memory
The Lenovo Vibe X3 runs on a hexa-core 1.8 GHz Snapdragon 808 processor which runs with 3 GB of RAM. The internal memory stands at 32 GB to which you can add another 128 GB via a microSD card.
The Motorola Moto X Play is armed with an octa-core Snapdragon 615 which is clocked at 1.7 GHz. The phone has 2 GB of RAM, and 16 GB of internal storage, to which you can add another 128 GB via a microSD card.
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The Lenovo Vibe X3 is the winner, simply because it has a better Snapdragon processor as well as 3 GB of RAM. The Lenovo Vibe X3 also runs a higher end GPU (Adreno 418 vs Adreno 405).
The Motorola Moto X Play comes preinstalled with Android Lollipop but Motorola has already released the Android Marshmallow update for it.
The Lenovo Vibe X3 runs on Android Lollipop too, but we don’t have any official word about the updates but media reports have indicated that Lenovo may issue the update very soon for the X3.
The Lenovo Vibe X3 has a battery of 3500 mAh; while the Motorola Moto X Play has a 3630 mAh package. Lenovo says that the Vibe X3 will be able to provide up to 31 hours of talk time or 618 hours of standby time while Motorola says nothing. Despite that, we are forced to call this a draw, as there is only a 130 mAh difference in size.
Lenovo Vibe X3 has a 21 megapixel primary camera (Sony IMX230), with an aperture of f/2.0, 27 mm lens, phase detection auto-focus, flash, face detection, panorama, HDR, geo-tagging, and 4K video recording. In its front lies an 8 megapixel selfie taker.
Related: Motorola Moto X Play Review
The Motorola Moto X Play is armed with a 21 megapixel unit with an aperture of f/2.0, auto-focus, LED flash, HDR, panorama, and video recording at 1080p at 30 fps. It offers a 5 megapixel selfie shooter.
The Lenovo Vibe X3 is a dual-SIM device, equipped with 4G, GPS (A-GPS and GLOASS), Bluetooth 4.1, and WiFi.
The Motorola Moto X Play too is a dual-SIM device with 4G, Bluetooth 4.0, GPS (A-GPS and GLONASS), WiFi, and NFC.
The Vibe X3 has additional fingerprint sensor.
The Lenovo Vibe X3 is a newer phone and offers just that little bit more. It has a better processor, additional fingerprint sensor, more RAM, and even a better front camera. Thus in our view, it is worth the extra Rs 1,000.