Motorola announces the Moto G6, G6 Play, E5 Plus, and E5 Play

Moto Z Play receiving Android 8.0 Oreo update in India

The Moto E series from Motorola is the budget range one, and it did have some well valued phones in the recent times, except for the Moto E4 series that received some flak except for the battery life they offered.

The Play actually sports the larger battery of the two, at 4,000mAh to the G6's 3,000.

That's not a lot.

The batteries in the two phones are entirely different. Motorola was one of the first companies to drop it on its premium Z line, but the company is smartly keeping the port around on its budget devices.

But there is a distinct difference on the inside.

Many phones have rear cameras positioned very high up, nearly touching the top edge. The G6 Play does start at £169, however, so there is still an option at that price point.

The Moto G6 is the true successor to last year's victor of Best Budget Phone at the Trusted Reviews Awards.

It's truly uncanny how hard the G6 and G6 Plus are to tell apart, but that's not a bad thing.

The new Moto G6 comes with a long and skinny 5.7-inch display similar to the Galaxy S9, a stylish design, dual cameras and an affordable price tag. And also, it's interchangeable, we've forgotten what that looks like.

The speaker on the Moto G6 has moved from the bottom edge to the front, which is a good move, as it's much harder to muffle.

There's also a 3.5mm headphone jack - something that's become a rare commodity these days - and Bluetooth 4.2 for those who've discovered the freedom of wireless headphones.

Inside, it's all change, though. Other highlights of the smartphone are 1.8GHz octa-core Snapdragon 450 SoC, 3GB RAM, 32GB onboard storage capacity, Android 8.0 Oreo OS, dual-SIM functionality, dual rear camera setup (12MP + 5MP), dual-lens LED flash, single LED front flash.

This should lend it nippier, less laggy performance than the G6, which I've found to be a little laggardly in places.

The Motorola Moto G5 has the Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 processor under its hood, supported by 3GB of RAM and 16GB of storage, which is expandable via microSD. The rear cameras can record 4K 2160p videos and there's also a dual-tone dual-LED flash on the back.

That bit's the same as the G6. The three phones come with 15 W Turbo Charger, to top up the batteries quickly. However, I'd be disappointed if that wasn't the case.

The last is the Moto E5 Play.

In terms of optics, the Moto G6 and Moto G6 Plus come withe dual rear cameras consisting of one 12-megapixel sensor and a secondary 5-megapixel sensor. Motorola has opted for the 18:9 display format, however, it hasn't decided not to follow the current trend: none of the three models offer the notch, which some of you will be pleased to see! It's a slightly tricky phone to judge.

The standard Moto G6 is a more comfortable device to hold overall because of its smaller size, but the Moto G6 Plus isn't far behind and it looks high-end when you twirl it in your fingers. The competition is only going to get more fierce as the year rolls on, but Motorola has proven itself to be one of the world's best - if not /the/ best outright - at crafting quality, cheap devices. Motorola quickly followed up with the more accomplished, albeit more expensive Moto G5S, but the damage was done.



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