+ Wednesday July 24th, 2019

After announcing their new range of budget friendly handsets at an event in São Paulo, Brazil last month, Motorola Australia has today revealed their plans for bringing the phones to Australia.

The Moto G6, G6 Play and G6 Plus, as well as the Moto E5 will be arriving on June 7th, in-store through the usual channels, as well as online through the Motorola website.


As you’ve seen, this time around Motorola will be bringing the entire range of Moto G6 handsets to Australia, the reasoning behind this move is that the Moto G line is their most popular line here in Australia. Motorola has cut down on the amount of SKUs available this time around, with a single memory configuration for each model being made available and they’ve also cut down on the range of colours being launched here in Australia.

Qualcomm Snapdragon processors power the entire Moto G and Moto E range, with different levels of processor powering the individual models. Differences in construction also differentiate the models, with the Moto G6 Plus and Moto G6 featuring 3D Glass rears, dual rear camera sensors (12MP + 5MP) and a USB Type C connector, while the Moto G6 Play and Moto E have a single 13MP rear camera sensor and use plastic construction with a microUSB connector.


In terms of software, all the Motorola handsets will be arriving with Android 8.0 (Oreo) on board. Regular security updates will be delivered to the phones on a quarterly basis to keep them up to date and protected from the ills of the world.

In terms of platform updates there are no solid dates from Motorola on how long the phones will be supported in terms of platform updates, but they did point to the Oreo update which rolled out yesterday to the Moto Z – a now 2-year old phone.

Australian Availability

In terms of local launch, the range launching in Australia looks like this:

  • Moto G6 Plus available in Deep Indigo colour with 4GB RAM/64GB onboard storage – RRP of $499.
  • Moto G6 available in Deep Indigo colour with 3GB RAM/32GB onboard storage – RRP of $399.
  • Moto G6 Play available in both Gold and Grey colours with 3GB RAM/32GB onboard storage – RRP of $329.
  • Moto E5 coming in Gold and Grey colours with 2GB RAM/16GB onboard storage – RRP of $229.

Moto E5

Moto G6

Full specs:
Moto E5

Key Specifications:Motorola Moto E5
Release date
Screen size5.7-inch
Screen technologyIPS-LCD
Resolution1,440 x 720
Rear camera13MP
Front camera5MP
ChipsetQualcomm Snapdragon 425
Core configQuad-Core 1.4GHz
MicroSDYes, up to 128GB
Battery4,000 mAh
Battery removable
ConnectorMicroUSB 2.0
Headphone PortYes
Headphone Location
Speaker Configuration
Android OSAndroid 8.0 (Oreo)
Vendor skin
Dimensions154.4 x 72.2 x 8.95 mm
  • Flash Grey
  • Fine Gold

Moto G6

 Motorola Moto G6Motorola Moto G6 PlayMotorola Moto G6 Plu
Release date
Screen size5.7-inch5.7-inch5.9-inch
Screen technologyIPSIPSIPS
Resolution2,160 x 1,0802,160 x 1,0802,160 x 1,080
Rear camera12MP + 5MP13MP12MP+5MP
Front camera16MP5MP16MP
ChipsetQualcomm Snapdragon 450Qualcomm Snapdragon 430Qualcomm Snapdragon 630
Core configQuad-Core 1.4GHz
MicroSDYes, up to 128GBYes, up to 128GBYes, up to 128GB
Battery3,000 mAh4,000 mAh3,200 mAh
Battery removable
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
  • Deep Indigo
  • Black
  • Blush
  • Silver
  • Deep Indigo
  • Flash Grey
  • Deep Indigo
  • Nimbus

We’ll be checking out the Moto G6 series and the Moto E5 with review units on their way shortly. If you’re in the market for a mid-range phone you can check out the phones when they arrive in stores on June 7th.

Daniel Tyson  


Dan is a die-hard Android fan. Some might even call him a lunatic. He's been an Android user since Android was a thing, and if there's a phone that's run Android, chances are he owns it (his Nexus collection is second-to-none) or has used it.

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