Moto X Play comes to Canada Friday August 21-Has US LTE bands


The Moto X Play isn’t officially coming to the US, but it is arriving at our northern neighbors this Friday according to Motorola Canada. Normally those of us in the states would be depressed that we aren’t getting the phone as well, but there is a silver lining here. Along with the availability announcement, Motorola released the LTE bands for the phone-it’s packing all the necessary bands to work on T-Mobile and AT&T in the US!

Here is a look at the official information from Motorola:

  • XT1563
  • GSM/GPRS/EDGE (850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz)
  • UMTS/HSPA+ (850, 900, 1700 (AWS), 1900, 2100 MHz)
  • 4G LTE (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 17, 28)

We see that the necessary 2,4, and 12 bands are present from T-Mobile, as well as 2,4, and 17 for AT&T LTE.

Considering the beastly 3630 mAh battery and price of $299, this might be a phone worth getting if it can be obtained cheaply from Canada. Normally is is incredibly expensive to import phones, but we are searching for an easy way to get this directly from a Canadian outlet. Other specs include a new 21MP camera, 16GB of storage (with SD slot), Turbo Charger-readiness, water resistance, and a beautiful Motorola design with options for Moto Maker. Make sure you do NOT import the European or UK models as these are not US LTE compatible! We will keep you updated if we find out how to get a Moto X Play from Canada on the cheap!

Source: Motorola

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