Motorola launches 2018 G6 and E5 smartphones

Also, this could suggest Motorola will be more consistent in regards to improving its own apps and added functionalities, which now include the likes of Moto Display and Moto Actions, among many others. This time, however, there's a dual-camera inside the circular housing. You know it's plastic, but it doesn't immediately look or feel cheap - and that's great.

Motorola has the brand, the relationships, and a history of reliability.

The camera story on these phones is basic compared to the higher-end Moto G6 series. The company has not yet revealed when the handsets will be made available in India. Motorola does add some handy software experiences though. All three devices have Android 8.0 Oreo (too bad that Motorola opts for this version and not the 8.1). Giving users all-day battery life in a well-rounded phone without breaking the bank. There's also an embrace of new materials, and this year we see the G6 move away from an all-metal build to now feature a glass-wrapped design.

The Moto E5 comes in Gold and Platinum colors and will cost €150 (INR12,220 aprrox).

The Moto G6 comes with 3GB of RAM (4GB in certain regions) and Qualcomm's latest mid-range processor, the Snapdragon 450. The definition is however lower than the other two devices, and the fingerprint reader for this model is located on the back. The G6 Play is powered by a 4000mAh battery with micro USB 10W rapid charger.

What's the downside? That screen is not very sharp, and also not very bright. Motorola quickly followed up with the more accomplished, albeit more expensive Moto G5S, but the damage was done. But it's a nice lower-end phone for folks who will want to spend under $100 at their carrier and don't need a big phablet. Again on the back, there's a double camera and a glass finish.

In terms of core hardware, the Moto G6 Play is powered by a 1.4GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 427 processor with 2GB and 3GB RAM options. Motorola's once again done a fantastic job of making phones that are low-priced, but not cheap.


The two E5 phones will only be available through carriers in the U.S., although they could come from any carrier. Most markets will only get one or two of the three models, which Motorola says is an attempt to simplify the offerings - and indeed, when you look at these three phones it's hard to see what market would demand the choice of all three. The Moto G6 will start at $249 while the G6 Play starts at $199, and will be available this Spring. Besides featuring a fingerprint sensor at the front, the Moto G6 also has 32GB inbuilt storage.

Compared to the rest, the battery is small at 2,800mAh.

The Moto E5 has a USB Type-C port which can be used to charge the massive 4000 mAh battery.

The big deal on the G6 is the camera. To the front, there's dual camera setup with 5 MP F/2.0 camera and 8 MP shooter with an F/2.2 aperture and 1.25um pixel size. As for optics, there is a single 12-megapixel rear camera which comes with f/2.0 aperture, 1.25-micron, and laser autofocus.

You get Bluetooth 5.0 instead of 4.2, 11ac Wi-Fi and a bigger battery at 3200mAh.

Moto "G6 Plus", the report said, would come with a 5.9-inch display and a "unique dual smart camera system" with landmark recognition.


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