Motorola launches three phones each in G6 and E5 series

Eloise Marshall
April 20, 2018

On the last Thursday, the Motorola unveiled and launched its new and latest Moto E5 smartphones alongside the Moto G6 series.

The Moto G and Moto E series are not about high-end phones but about affordability and they're among the company's most successful products.

Long story short, with this update policy in place for the Moto G6 and Moto E5, I certainly won't be rushing to recommend a Moto device to anyone anytime soon... Let's take a look at the specifications of all these six phones.

Display: 5.7-inch (1440 × 720 pixels) HD+ 18:9 IPS display. The Fingerprint Scanner is still present in the front, however, it is now more compact. So Motorola has not eliminated the bottom and top bezel on the G6 series, even though it has introduced the new 18:9 aspect ratio.

The Redmi Note 5 Pro has a tall 5.99-inch Full HD+ display with the 18:9 aspect ratio but the lack of a physical home button on the front forces the company to go for a rear-mounted fingerprint scanner. There will also be a Moto E, but it will not be available in the US.

Moto E5 Plus has a bigger 6-inch display with HD+ resolution.

The Moto G6 Play majors on battery life.

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In terms of imaging, the phone sports a 12 MP and 5 MP dual camera on the back. There's also the portrait mode, face filters, manual mode, panorama, spot color, text scanner, landmark recognition, and object recognition. Motorola hasn't been particularly known for its timely update cycle, so I'm not exactly holding my breath for the Moto G6 to get updated to Android P later this year.

Starting from $249, the Moto G6 is available in Brazil now, with Mexico to follow next week, followed by a worldwide rollout over coming months.

Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 630, octa-core, 2.2GHz. The inbuilt storage is 16GB with up to 128GB expansion option with the help of microSD card. It is powered by a 1.4GHz quad-core Snapdragon 425 chipset with 2GB of RAM. Other specs include the following: 3GB or 4GB RAM, 32GB or 64GB onboard storage, fingerprint reader, microSD card slot, and a 3D glass back. The Indian variants will have the same specifications and features but the pricing will be different. It is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon octa-core 450 processor with Adreno 506 GPU. RAM and storage combination is 2GB+16GB and 3GB+32GB. Motorola has specced a 3200mAh battery which you charge via the USB Type-C port. At the front there is a 5-megapixel selfie camera with a dedicated LED flash. The rear camera comes with Dual Autofocus Pixel technology.

Would you have preferred the Moto G6 to run on Android One? The front camera is 8MP on the Moto G6 Plus. All the three Moto E5 models sport selfie flash and a fingerprint sensor embedded in the Motorola logo on the back. The aperture size f/1.8.

Rear Camera: 12MP, f/2.0 aperture, LED Flash, Video recording up to 1080p @ 30fps. The front camera is 8MP. On the front side, it will have an 8MP selfies camera with a f/2.0 aperture and flash LED.

Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro with 4GB RAM is priced at Rs 13,999 while the 6GB RAM model costs Rs 16,999. However, India might see only the normal and the Plus variants of these phones.

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