Sony Xperia Z5 vs Moto X Play Sony device beats Motorola's offering with more powerful processor, more RAM and higher resolution camera


The Moto X Play from Motorola and the Sony Xperia Z5 are clashing head-on in their respective price ranges with their nearly similar features.

How can a consumer make a choice between the two handsets? A detailed comparison of each device’s specifications is the key.

The Moto X Play’s specifications include a 5.5-inch liquid crystal display (LCD) screen that outputs a display resolution of 1920×1080 pixels, which translate to a Full HD display, as reported by Android Headlines.

Its capabilities are powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 octa-core processor, but the Moto X Play is quite low in the memory department with only 2GB backing up its otherwise fast processor.

For storage space, Android Headlines said, the Moto X Play offers a 16GB or a 32GB native storage space. Fortunately, consumers can expand this by attaching a micro SD memory card into the provided slot.

The Moto X Play carries a 21-megapixel rear camera paired with a 5-megapixel selfie shooter. The device runs Android 5.1.1 out of the box.

As for the Sony Xperia Z5, Tech2 said, it offers a slightly smaller display screen than the Moto X Play at 5.2 inches. However, it also offers full HD resolution. The Z5 also offers a slightly more powerful chipset with a Snapdragon 810 processor, backed up by 3GB of RAM.

PC Advisor said that the Z5 can have up to 32GB of native storage, but can be expanded to 200 GB using micro SD memory cards.

The Xperia Z5 also carries a slightly higher resolution for its rear camera at 23 megapixels. Its front shooter, however, is on par with the Moto X Play at 5 megapixels.

The Z5 has Android 5.1 Lollipop pre-installed, but Tech2 reported that Sony could release a software update to get the Xperia Z5 running on Android Marshmallow when it becomes available.