Motorola: No ‘Chop Chop’ Gesture, Gyroscope On Moto X Play

August 26, 2015 - Written By Kristijan Lucic

Motorola has announced three new devices last month, the Moto G (3rd-gen), Moto X Play and Moto X Style. The first two devices are mid-ranger, and the latter one is the company’s new flagship. That being said, Motorola tends to ship their devices with an almost stock Android build installed on it, however, the company does include a number of additional features / apps in their device which usually improve their usability. Well, we have some new Moto X Play info to share with you, read on.

During Motorola’s presentation of these three devices, the company has introduced some new neat features, like ‘Chop Chop’ gesture. This gesture lets you turn on the flashlight if you shake your phone like you’re chopping something with a knife. This probably doesn’t sound all that interesting, but the feature is actually quite useful if you need to fire up the flashlight real quick. Well, it seems like the Moto X Play doesn’t exactly come equipped with that feature. Motorola has confirmed this fact while responding to a question directed at them on Twitter. The company has also confirmed that the Moto X Play doesn’t sport a gyroscope, in case you were wondering. This is actually quite interesting considering the vast majority of people thought that the ‘Chop Chop’ gesture comes pre-installed on the Moto X Play, and the inclusion of a gyroscope was a given. Unfortunately, that’s not the case. This is a bit strange, and it might bother some of you, but it is what it is.

The Motorola Moto X Play is a mid-range offering by the company. This phone sports a 5.5-inch 1080p (1920 x 1080) display, 2GB of RAM and 16 or 32GB of expandable internal storage (expandable up to 128GB). Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 615 64-bit octa-core SoC fuels this handset, and a rather big 3,630mAh battery is included on the inside. The 21-megapixel camera is located on the back of the Moto X Play, and a 5-megapixel shooter is available on its front side. Android 5.1.1 Lollipop comes pre-installed on this smartphone which measures 148 x 75 x 10.9mm, while it weighs 169 grams.