Moto G6 and E5 detailed in full (Plus and Play, too)

20 April, 2018, 01:53 | Author: Courtney Reynolds
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Moto E5 is the next in line in this series, featuring a 5.7-inch display with the same 18:9 aspect ratio and HD+ resolution as its sibling. The latter will only be available here in the US, bringing with it a beefy 5,000mAh battery and a pair of rear-facing cameras in a circular formation that will look familiar to anyone who's picked up a Moto Z.

We also get the first taste of Motorola's budget phones embracing the long-overdue world of USB Type-C, with the Moto G6 upgrading to the reversible connector - even as others here stick with micro-USB.

In the United Kingdom the E5 release date is set for June and the handset will be available from a number of retailers including Carphone Warehouse, Vodafone, Amazon and Argos.

As for pricing, the Moto G6 Play is only $199.

The device also has a massive 5,000mAh battery, which promises up to 36 hours of battery life.

The Moto E5 price (MSRP) will be Euro 149 (around Rs. 12,000), while Moto E5 Plus will cost Euro 169 (approximately Rs. 13,700).

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Moving on, we have the Moto E5 Plus and Moto E5 Play. I particularly like the rear mounted fingerprint reader with the Motorola logo printed on it, which feature on both phones. The back is not made out of glass, but it does keep the same Max Vision screen with 5.7 inches and 18:9 ratio. The Huawei P20 has a monochrome sensor to support the main one, while the LG G6 has opted for a wide-angle second camera to fit more in. It's also a LCD panel, which means it doesn't quite have the same pop as OLED displays, but it's still a good enough offering considering the phone's price tag. Unveiled in four colour options - Black, Mineral Blue, Flash Gray, and Fine Gold - the handset measures 161.9x75.3x9.35mm and weighs 200 grams. There is a single 13MP camera housed vertically in a circular bump, another carryover from the X4. First off, you won't be getting it confused with any other product in Motorola's US lineup, as it still has a 16:9 screen and chunky bezels. It does include phase detect autofocus though.

On the front there's a 5MP selfie camera which should suffice for the occasional Snapchat and Instragram Story session. It boasts a 4,000 mAh battery and 1.4 GHz processor with a 5.7-inch display with 720p resolution. That's a claim we're inclined to agree with, but we'll but it to the test in our in-depth review.

Adapting some of the more notable features of those higher-end products for a less expensive handset was a primary consideration for the Moto G6, and it shows.

Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 processorQuad-core 2.2GHz processor and 4GB of RAM deliver outstanding overall performance for opening and running applications, flipping through menus, running home screens and more. It runs Android 8.0 Oreo. There are clearly notable improvements though, with specifications suggesting it will certainly be a more adept device compared to the G6. It comes in either 2 GB RAM/ 3 GB RAM variants and with 16 GB of storage/ 32 GB of storage, which is expandable up to 256 GB, via a microSD card.

We're unsure whether the G6 Plus will arrive stateside, but it will be available in Europe for 299. These phones had to be current, designed that year - not last year's models at cheaper prices. All the new Motorola phones run on stock Android 8.0 Oreo.

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