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 E5||Motorola Moto E5 Play||Motorola Moto E5 Plus||Release date||—||—||—||Screen size||5.7-inch||5.2-inch||6.0-inch||Screen technology||IPS-LCD||IPS-LCD||IPS-LCD||Resolution||1440x720||1280x720||1440x720||PPI||—||—||—||Rear camera||13MP||8MP||12 MP||Front camera||5MP||5MP||8MP||Chipset||Qualcomm Snapdragon 425||Qualcomm Snapdragon 425/427||Qualcomm Snapdragon 435||Core config||Quad-Core 1.4GHz||Quad-Core 1.4GHz||—||Ram||2GB||2GB||3GB||Storage||16GB||16GB||32GB||MicroSD||Yes, up to 128GB||Yes, up to 128GB||Yes, up to 128GB||Battery||4,000 mAh||2,800 mAh||5,000 mAh||Battery removable||—||Yes||—||Connector||MicroUSB 2.0||MicroUSB 2.0||MicroUSB 2.0||Headphone Port||Yes||Yes||Yes||Headphone Location||—||—||—||Speaker Configuration||—||—||—||Android OS||Android 8.0 (Oreo)||Android 8.0 (Oreo)||Android 8.0 (Oreo)||Vendor skin||—||—||—||Dimensions||154.4 x 72.2 x 8.95 mm||151 x 74 x 8.85 mm||161.9 x 75.3 x 9.35 mm||Weight||174g||150g||200g||Colours|
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 G6||Motorola Moto G6 Play||Motorola Moto G6 Plu||Release date||—||—||—||Screen size||5.7-inch||5.7-inch||5.9-inch||Screen technology||IPS||IPS||IPS||Resolution||2160x1080||2160x1080||2160x1080||PPI||—||—||—||Rear camera||12MP + 5MP||13MP||12MP+5MP||Front camera||16MP||5MP||16MP||Chipset||Qualcomm Snapdragon 450||Qualcomm Snapdragon 430||Qualcomm Snapdragon 630||Core config||—||Quad-Core 1.4GHz||—||Ram||3GB/4GB||2GB/3GB||4GB/6GB||Storage||32GB/64GB||16GB/32GB||64GB||MicroSD||Yes, up to 128GB||Yes, up to 128GB||Yes, up to 128GB||Battery||3,000 mAh||4,000 mAh||3,200 mAh||Battery removable||—||—||—||Connector||USB-C||MicroUSB||USB-C||Headphone Port||Yes||Yes||Yes||Headphone Location||—||—||—||Speaker Configuration||—||—||—||Android OS||Android 8.0 (Oreo)||Android 8.0 (Oreo)||Android 8.0 (Oreo)||Vendor skin||—||—||—||Dimensions||153.8 x 72.3 x 8.3 mm||155.4 x 72.2 x 9.1 mm||160 x 75.5 x 8.0mm||Weight||167g||180g||167g||Colours|
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.