1. pjeverly's Avatar
    The Play seems like the perfect upgrade from the Moto X 2014. Better camera and much better battery. And not too big. Does anyone know if it will work in the US? It's says it's also for Canada.
    07-30-2015 01:04 AM
  2. venkatrahmana's Avatar
    same question
    07-30-2015 02:58 AM
  3. dusoccer10's Avatar
    The Play seems like the perfect upgrade from the Moto X 2014. Better camera and much better battery. And not too big. Does anyone know if it will work in the US? It's says it's also for Canada.
    For the most part, it should work on AT&T and T-Mobile.
    07-30-2015 08:22 AM
  4. anon(5506951)'s Avatar
    I was just about to ask the question, lol. Yeah, I much prefer the battery and screen resolution of the X Play. If I were to get it, I would just need it to work on T-Mobile Prepaid. My only question about the Play is the processing power. Although I'm not a gamer at all, I'd hate to have a less than optimal processor running all of Moto's features. It's a shame though that the X Play doesn't have the dual stereo speakers.

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    07-30-2015 01:36 PM
  5. Ry's Avatar
    Which LTE bands will it have?

    Posted via Android Central App (Moto X)
    08-01-2015 08:17 PM
  6. Cakefish's Avatar
    Which LTE bands will it have?

    Posted via Android Central App (Moto X)
    From Motorola website:

    GSM/GPRS/EDGE (850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz)
    UMTS/HSPA+ (850, 900, 1800, 1900, 2100 MHz)
    4G LTE (1, 3, 5, 7, 8, 19, 20, 28, 38, 41)

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    08-02-2015 04:37 PM
  7. blocks992's Avatar
    You could import the Play from Canada, as the phone has bands 4 & 17 - which is what you'll need for use on AT&T.
    08-11-2015 05:12 PM
  8. TelecasterM's Avatar
    Hmm Maybe I can order one from Amazon Canada when they are available and have it shipped to US
    08-19-2015 11:56 AM
  9. Greatsrj23's Avatar
    Has Motorola said why they aren't releasing it in the U.S? From what i've read and heard so far it sounds like it isn't coming right now which could mean it might in the future?? Maybe??? This phone is the perfect upgrade for me. The Pure is fine but I need a battery like this one has!
    08-19-2015 02:22 PM
  10. Ry's Avatar
    Has Motorola said why they aren't releasing it in the U.S? From what i've read and heard so far it sounds like it isn't coming right now which could mean it might in the future?? Maybe??? This phone is the perfect upgrade for me. The Pure is fine but I need a battery like this one has!
    I think tech bloggers are speculating that the Moto X Play might be the basis for an upcoming Verizon-exclusive DROID-branded devices.
    08-19-2015 03:27 PM
  11. landale's Avatar
    Has Motorola said why they aren't releasing it in the U.S? From what i've read and heard so far it sounds like it isn't coming right now which could mean it might in the future?? Maybe??? This phone is the perfect upgrade for me. The Pure is fine but I need a battery like this one has!
    The general belief is that a version of it will be sold as an exclusive on Verizon hence no Moto X Play in the US. Probably a lower end Droid to whatever the new Droid Turbo will end up being.
    08-19-2015 03:27 PM
  12. Greatsrj23's Avatar
    The general belief is that a version of it will be sold as an exclusive on Verizon hence no Moto X Play in the US. Probably a lower end Droid to whatever the new Droid Turbo will end up being.
    As much as I would like a new Droid Turbo or something like it I still find it strange that Motorola would not only keep this phone out of the U.S. but to then possibly rebrand it as a Droid which is only on Verizon and then keep it away from everyone else. I guess time will tell. My contract is up in Jan so hopefully they announce something by then.
    08-20-2015 11:59 AM
  13. Ry's Avatar
    As much as I would like a new Droid Turbo or something like it I still find it strange that Motorola would not only keep this phone out of the U.S. but to then possibly rebrand it as a Droid which is only on Verizon and then keep it away from everyone else. I guess time will tell. My contract is up in Jan so hopefully they announce something by then.
    Not unheard of though. A good number of the Motorola DROIDs for Verizon have had "international" variants like the Milestone, Milestone X, RAZR, RAZR HD, RAZR i, and more recently the Moto Maxx which is the current DROID TURBO.

    If the X Play becomes a DROID variant, I think the only thing different this time is that the international model went first.
    08-20-2015 01:15 PM
  14. TelecasterM's Avatar
    Wonder if there is any way to buy a Candian X Play? Will they only be sold as branded carrier phones?
    08-20-2015 01:50 PM
  15. landale's Avatar
    As much as I would like a new Droid Turbo or something like it I still find it strange that Motorola would not only keep this phone out of the U.S. but to then possibly rebrand it as a Droid which is only on Verizon and then keep it away from everyone else. I guess time will tell. My contract is up in Jan so hopefully they announce something by then.
    Motorola probably makes more money in the US from their exclusive Droid deal with Verizon than all other phone sales combined. Hopefully that will start to change with their new business model of going direct to consumer but time will tell. Until then they aren't going to risk loosing their Verizon deal and making the Moto X Play a Verizon exclusive is much cheaper than designing a separate phone for them.
    08-21-2015 11:05 AM
  16. Greatsrj23's Avatar
    Not unheard of though. A good number of the Motorola DROIDs for Verizon have had "international" variants like the Milestone, Milestone X, RAZR, RAZR HD, RAZR i, and more recently the Moto Maxx which is the current DROID TURBO.

    If the X Play becomes a DROID variant, I think the only thing different this time is that the international model went first.
    Good point. I actually just read that Moto could be releasing a Droid Maxx 2 and Droid Turbo 2. Read an article on The Verge and it said the Maxx 2 will keep the $300 price point of the Play but the Turbo 2 will be around $600 though.
    08-24-2015 08:42 AM
  17. Ry's Avatar
    Motorola probably makes more money in the US from their exclusive Droid deal with Verizon than all other phone sales combined. Hopefully that will start to change with their new business model of going direct to consumer but time will tell. Until then they aren't going to risk loosing their Verizon deal and making the Moto X Play a Verizon exclusive is much cheaper than designing a separate phone for them.
    With the introduction of the Moto G, I doubt that's still the case.

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    08-24-2015 01:55 PM
  18. landale's Avatar
    With the introduction of the Moto G, I doubt that's still the case.

    Posted via Android Central App (Moto X)
    I am talking about profit, not overall sales. The Moto G is not a high profit phone for them, that is part of the reason why it's been such a popular device as it's a great value. The Droid's on the other hand are sold at $500+ full retail and Verizon pays Motorola additional money as part of them being the exclusive carrier.
    08-24-2015 03:26 PM
  19. Ry's Avatar
    I am talking about profit, not overall sales. The Moto G is not a high profit phone for them, that is part of the reason why it's been such a popular device as it's a great value. The Droid's on the other hand are sold at $500+ full retail and Verizon pays Motorola additional money as part of them being the exclusive carrier.
    I understand that.

    I just feel that enough Moto Gs have sold to make it Motorola's lead money maker.

    Posted via Android Central App (Moto X)
    08-24-2015 08:47 PM
  20. bwhick7492's Avatar
    Anyone know a place that will shop one of these to the U.S. I am dreaming of that battery.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    08-28-2015 12:20 AM
  21. 1901Madison's Avatar
    If I already have a Verizon nano sim, can I simply plug it into a Moto X Play and use it on the Verizon network? I know that Verizon sells the Maxx 2, but it seems easier to buy a Moto X Play online than a Maxx 2. Not many retailers will sell the Maxx 2 without a Verizon contract of some sort.
    01-17-2016 07:19 AM

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