Motorola Moto G Play (2024) Specs: Design, Camera, Connectivity

The Motorola Moto G Play (2024) is a budget-friendly smartphone that offers a large display, a long-lasting battery, and a decent performance. It is part of the Moto G series, which is known for delivering reliable and affordable devices.

The Motorola Moto G Play (2024) was announced in January 2024 and goes on sale in the United States in February 2024.

Product image of Motorola Moto G Play (2024)

Design

The Motorola Moto G Play (2024) has a simple and sturdy design with a plastic body and a glass front. It measures 163.8 x 75 x 8.3 mm and weighs 185 g. It comes in one color option: Sapphire Blue. The Moto G Play (2024) has a 6.5-inch IPS LCD display with a resolution of 720 x 1600 pixels, a refresh rate of 90 Hz, and a brightness of 500 nits. The display is protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 3 and has a punch-hole cutout for the front camera.

The Motorola Moto G Play (2024) has a single camera on the back, placed in a circular module. It also has a fingerprint scanner on the side, a USB Type-C port on the bottom, and a 3.5 mm headphone jack on the top. It has a water-repellent design with an IP52 rating.

Hardware

The Motorola Moto G Play (2024) is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 680 4G chipset, which is an octa-core processor with four Cortex-A73 cores clocked at 2.4 GHz and four Cortex-A53 cores clocked at 1.9 GHz. The Motorola Moto G Play (2024) also has an Adreno 610 GPU, 4 GB of LPDDR5 RAM, and 64 GB of UFS 2.2 storage.

It has a microSD card slot for expanding the storage. The Motorola Moto G Play (2024) has a 5000 mAh battery that supports 15W wired charging.

The Motorola Moto G Play (2024) has a performance score of 691,000 on AnTuTu, 3,400 on Geekbench 5 single-core, and 10,800 on Geekbench 5 multi-core.

The Moto G Play (2024) has a battery life of 11 hours and 25 minutes on web browsing, 17 hours and 7 minutes on video playback, and 114 hours on audio playback. It has a charging speed of 58% in 30 minutes and 100% in 74 minutes.

Software

The Moto G Play (2024) runs on Android 13 with Moto UI on top. The Motorola Moto G Play (2024) has a clean and user-friendly interface that offers various customization options, gestures, and features.

The Motorola Moto G Play (2024) also has some exclusive software features, such as the Moto Actions, which allow the user to perform various actions by using gestures, such as twisting the phone to launch the camera, chopping the phone to turn on the flashlight, or flipping the phone to activate the do not disturb mode, the Moto Display, which shows notifications and other information on the lock screen, and the Moto Gametime, which optimizes the gaming performance and blocks interruptions.

The Moto G Play (2024) also supports the Google Assistant and the Google Play Store, which offer access to millions of apps and games.

Camera

The Motorola Moto G Play (2024) has a single camera on the back, which is a 50 MP wide-angle camera with an aperture of f/1.8, a pixel size of 0.64 µm, and phase detection autofocus. The Motorola Moto G Play (2024) also has an LED flash, HDR, and panorama modes.

The Moto G Play (2024) can record videos up to 1080p at 30 fps. The Motorola Moto G Play (2024) also has a single camera on the front, which is an 8 MP wide-angle camera with an aperture of f/2.0 and a pixel size of 1.12 µm.

The Moto G Play (2024) also has HDR and video recording modes. The Motorola Moto G Play (2024) has a decent camera that can capture good photos and videos in various lighting conditions and scenarios.

Connectivity

The Motorola Moto G Play (2024) supports 2G, 3G, and 4G networks, with dual SIM capability and eSIM support. The Motorola Moto G Play (2024) also supports Wi-Fi 6E, Bluetooth 5.1, NFC, GPS, GLONASS, Galileo, BeiDou, and USB 3.2 Type-C.

The Moto G Play (2024) has a data speed of up to 7.35 Gbps on 5G, 2 Gbps on 4G, and 42.2 Mbps on 3G. The Motorola Moto G Play (2024) has a call quality of 93 dB on earpiece and 75 dB on speaker. The Motorola Moto G Play (2024) does not support wireless charging or reverse wireless charging.

Motorola Moto G Play (2024)

Other features

The Motorola Moto G Play (2024) has some other features that make it a value-for-money smartphone, such as the fingerprint scanner, which is fast and reliable, the face unlock, which is convenient and secure, the stereo speakers, which deliver loud and clear sound, the Dolby Atmos, which enhances the audio quality and surround effect, the 24-bit/192kHz Hi-Res audio, which offers high-fidelity sound, the AKG-tuned earphones, which are included in the box, and the FM radio, which can be used to listen to local stations.

The Motorola Moto G Play (2024) also comes with some accessories, such as the charger, the cable, the earphones, the SIM ejector tool, and the user manual. The Moto G Play (2024) also has a one-year warranty and a 24/7 customer service.

Availability and Price in the United States

The Moto G Play (2024) is available in Sapphire Blue and will be priced at $149.99 in the US. The smartphone will be available unlocked starting from February 8th, 2024 on Amazon.com, Best Buy, and Motorola.com.

Some carriers will also sell the Moto G Play (2024) sometime after its initial release. Those carriers include: Consumer Cellular, Verizon, Xfinity Mobile, Visible, Cricket, AT&T, UScellular, Cox Mobile, Straight Talk, Walmart Family Mobile, Total by Verizon, and Simple Mobile.

Availability and Price in Canada

It goes on sale in Canada on January 26 2024, at “select carriers and national retailers”. There is no official word on pricing in Canada at press time.

Availability and Price in the European Union

The Moto G Play (2024) goes on sale at retailers and carriers in EU countries on January 26, 2024. It will be available in Sapphire Blue and will be priced at about 140 EUR in the European Union.

Availability and Price in Australia

The Moto G Play (2024) is expected to be officially released in Australia in the course of the year. Available colour will be Sapphire Blue and will be sold for about 200 AUD at various retailers and carriers, such as Amazon, Best Buy, and Motorola.

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