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Tech Comparison: Moto X Play Smartphone and the Sony Xperia C5 Ultra Smartphone

Work Life Aug 07, 2015

We take a closer look at the Moto X Play Smartphone and the Sony Xperia C5 Ultra Smartphone.


The Gadgets

Moto X Play Smartphone

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Motorola has recently made headlines in India by launching a service called Moto Xpress. This service will be launched in New Delhi, Gurgaon and Noida and is a one-hour home repair service for customers. The company’s commitment to expansion in India is fantastic, and combining this news with this month's release of the Moto X Play smartphone indicates Motorola is on a roll for the month of August.

Price: $400 CDN

Positive reviews surrounding this smartphone focus on the compact size and the convenience of the water repellant feature. The resolution is also noteworthy, providing a stunning display for all gaming and video watching needs. Plus, every app on the smartphone can be added or removed, depending on the user‘s preferences. The processor and RAM are also strong enough to support gaming needs. Other reviews have remarked that the smartphone’s audio system is average, but the battery life is impressive. Keeping all of these features in mind, the smartphone is still a great find when considering the affordable price of $400 CDN.

Sony Xperia C5 Ultra

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This phone was released in Hong Kong on August 14, 2015. 

Price: $425 CDN

Reviews of this smartphone praise the slender design and impressive 6” IPS LCD diplay with 1080 by 1920 resolution. Other impressive features include a microSD card slot which accommodates an extra 200 GB in storage and further complements the 16 GB storage that is already on the smartphone. Plus, the smartphone’s cameras offer advanced features like the front camera autofocus feature and a field of view that covers 88 degrees. The main camera also includes other impressive features like an Exmor RS sensor. Lastly, the 48-hour battery life is also commendable. 


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  Operating System Processors RAM Storage Cameras Battery Audio
Moto X Play Smartphone
Android 5.1.1 Lollipop 1.7GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon  615 Octa-core CPU,a Natural Language Processor and a Contextual Computing Processor 2 GB 16 GB/32 GB 21 MP Rear Camera + 5 MP Front Camera 3630 mAh Front speaker
Sony Xperia C5 Ultra
Android 5.0 Lollipop 1.7 GHz Octa-core processor
2 GB 16 GB 13 MP camera and a front camera 2390 mAh Sony 3D Surround Sound technology and other features for enhanced clear audio + FM radio with RDS


The Results

Comparatively, both smartphones offer impressive features. The Motorola smartphone has the same amount of storage and memory capabilities as the Sony smartphone, as well as the same main processor and water resistant feature. Plus, the Motorola smartphone has a longer battery life. However, for a slightly higher price, the Sony smartphone offers more advanced audio features. Besides the audio features of the Sony smartphone, the Motorola smartphone seems to rival or surpass all of the Sony smartphone’s features. Therefore, the Motorola smartphone seems to be a better purchasing option.

Maresah Dharmoo

Maresah Dharmoo


Maresah (@sah_mare) our guest tech expert is a University of Toronto graduate with a double major in Political Science and English. She has an ever-present passion for journalism and she loves staying updated on all things tech. Maresah also loves karate, reading, running and sight-seeing. Check her...