Tuesday , August 21 2018


Motorola had a big event in Sao Paulo Brazil overnight, announcing their new mid-range devices. The announcement included both Moto E5 and G6 series phones, with Plus and Play variants announced as well.

Moto E5 Series

The Moto E5 series are their affordable mid-range devices for 2018. Motorola has expanded their line up to include both Play and Plus models of the Moto E series, and all have their pros and cons. The Moto E5 offers a large 5.7” Max Vision 18:9 aspect ratio screen with a rear fingerprint sensor built into the rear of the phone, while the Moto E5 Play offers a smaller, more compact body with a 5.2″ display that also has a crisp 8MP camera built-in. The Moto E5 Plus offers the largest display though, with a 6.0″ HD+ resolution 18:9 aspect ratio display with a massive 5000 mAh battery.

Full Specs for the phones include:

 Motorola Moto E5Motorola Moto E5 PlayMotorola Moto E5 Plus
Release date
Screen size5.7-inch5.2-inch6.0-inch
Screen technologyIPS-LCDIPS-LCDIPS-LCD
Resolution1440x7201280x7201440x720
PPI
Rear camera13MP8MP12 MP
Front camera5MP5MP8MP
ChipsetQualcomm Snapdragon 425Qualcomm Snapdragon 425/427Qualcomm Snapdragon 435
Core configQuad-Core 1.4GHz Quad-Core 1.4GHz
Ram2GB2GB3GB
Storage16GB16GB32GB
MicroSDYes, up to 128GBYes, up to 128GBYes, up to 128GB
Battery4,000 mAh2,800 mAh5,000 mAh
Battery removableYes
ConnectorMicroUSB 2.0MicroUSB 2.0MicroUSB 2.0
Headphone PortYesYesYes
Headphone Location
Speaker Configuration
Android OSAndroid 8.0 (Oreo)Android 8.0 (Oreo)Android 8.0 (Oreo)
Vendor skin
Dimensions154.4 x 72.2 x 8.95 mm151 x 74 x 8.85 mm 161.9 x 75.3 x 9.35 mm
Weight174g150g200g
Colours
  • Flash Grey
  • Fine Gold
  • Black
  • Dark Lake
  • Flash Gray
  • Black
  • Mineral Blue
  • Flash Grey
  • Fine Gold
Moto E5 series images:

Moto G6 Series

The Moto G6 Series phones are again coming in three variants. They’re super mid-range and include options for higher end specs such as dual rear cameras that discerning consumers are after.

The Moto G6 offers stunning design with a 5.7″ display in a beautiful body that’s offered in four beautiful colour options that show off an attention-grabbing 3D glass rear. The Moto G6 Play ups the ante on battery life with the same sized display, but a larger 4000 mAh battery, which Motorola says can last up to 36 hours – strangely Motorola has decided to use a MicroUSB connector in the G6 Play, but you can’t have everything. Finally, the Moto G6 Plus includes a 5.9″, 18:9 aspect ratio display with dual 12MP+5MP camera setup on the rear with an f/1.7 aperture and 1.4um pixel size for some potentially stunning photography.

 Motorola Moto G6Motorola Moto G6 PlayMotorola Moto G6 Plu
Release date
Screen size5.7-inch5.7-inch5.9-inch
Screen technologyIPSIPSIPS
Resolution2160x10802160x10802160x1080
PPI
Rear camera12MP + 5MP13MP12MP+5MP
Front camera16MP5MP16MP
ChipsetQualcomm Snapdragon 450 Qualcomm Snapdragon 430Qualcomm Snapdragon 630
Core configQuad-Core 1.4GHz
Ram3GB/4GB2GB/3GB4GB/6GB
Storage32GB/64GB16GB/32GB64GB
MicroSDYes, up to 128GBYes, up to 128GBYes, up to 128GB
Battery3,000 mAh4,000 mAh3,200 mAh
Battery removable
ConnectorUSB-CMicroUSBUSB-C
Headphone PortYesYesYes
Headphone Location
Speaker Configuration
Android OSAndroid 8.0 (Oreo)Android 8.0 (Oreo)Android 8.0 (Oreo)
Vendor skin
Dimensions153.8 x 72.3 x 8.3 mm155.4 x 72.2 x 9.1 mm160 x 75.5 x 8.0mm
Weight167g180g167g
Colours
  • Deep Indigo
  • Black
  • Blush
  • Silver
  • Deep Indigo
  • Flash Grey
  • Deep Indigo
  • Nimbus
Moto G6 series images

Availability

Motorola Australia hasn’t announced anything on the Moto E5 or Moto G6 series phones, but Motorola Global says the Moto G6 will be available for $249 USD, the Moto G6 Play will cost $199 USD while the Moto G6 Plus will cost €299 EUR. The Moto E5 will be priced at €149 EUR, while the Moto E5 Plus will cost €169 EUR. The Moto E5 Play hasn’t gotten a price as yet, but if it’s coming here we should know more soon.

Source: Motorola.

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