Lenovo-owned Motorola has finally launched its Moto Z2 Play in India. The new device will be available for purchase across the country for Rs. 27,999 starting June 15. However, it wouldn't be a cakewalk for the device as it would face competition from hordes of mid-range handsets, including Apple iPhone SE, OnePlus 3T and Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017).
The iPhone SE is priced at Rs. 21,999 for the 16GB model and Rs. 27,490 for the 64GB, while the OnePlus 3T comes with a price tag of Rs. 29,999, and Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017) at Rs. 28,990.
So, which smartphone should you buy -- Moto Z2 Play, iPhone SE, OnePlus 3T or Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017)? Well, it's hard to say as it's more about one's taste than the price but we can provide you key specifications of the handsets to give you a clear picture of what's in the offing.
Moto Z2 Play
The device sports a 5.5-inch full HD super AMOLED IPS display with 1,920x1,080p (401 ppi pixel density), powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 626 processor, runs Android 7.1.1 Nougat operating system, and comes packed with a 4GB RAM and 64GB internal memory (with microSD card slot). It features a 12MP dual autofocus pixel camera with f/1.7 aperture, 1.4µm pixel size, Laser Autofocus (Up to 5 meters), Phase Detection Auto Focus (PDAF), Color Correlated Temperature (CCT) dual LED flash, Professional mode and Auto Night mode, a 5MP front-snapper with ƒ/2.2 aperture, 1.4µm pixel size and Wide-Angle lens, and a 3,000mAh battery with fast battery charging technology (50 percent in 30 minutes).
Apple iPhone SE
It sports a 4-inch retina display with 1,136x640 pixels (326 ppi pixel density), powered by an A9 chip, an iOS 9.3.2 (upgradable to iOS 10.3.2), a 2GB RAM and a 16GB/64GB internal storage (no microSD card slot). It also has a 12MP iSight main camera with f/2.2 aperture, 29mm lens, 1.22 µm pixel size, phase detection autofocus and dual-LED (dual tone) flash, a 1.2MP front-snapper with f/2.4 aperture and 31mm lens, and a 1,624mAh battery.
The device features a 5.5-inch Full HD Optic AMOLED display with 1,920x1,080 pixels (401 ppi pixel density), a Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 processor, an Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow-based OxygenOS, a 64GB/128GB internal memory (no microSD card slot), and a 6GB RAM. It also features a 16MP main camera with Sony IMX298 senor, 1.12µm lens, OIS (Optical Image Stabilisation), EIS (Electronic Image Stabilisation), f/ 2.0 aperture and PDAF (Phase Detection Auto Focus, a 16MP camera with Samsung 3P8SP sensor, 1.0µm lens, EIS, PDAF and f/2.0 aperture, and a 3,400mAh battery with Dash Charge technology (5V, 4A).
Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017)
The device has a 5.2-inch full HD super AMOLED touchscreen with 1,920x1,080p resolution, an Exynos 7880 processor, an Android 6.0.16 Marshmallow operating system, a 3GB RAM, and a 32GB internal memory (expandable up to 256GB). It also has a 16MP main camera with f/1.9 aperture, 27mm lens, autofocus and LED flash, a 16MP selfie camera with f/1.9 aperture, and a 3,000mAh battery with fast charging technology.