Moto E5, Moto G6 Announced: Specs, Price & Availability Revealed

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Motorola does add a few extra features in its version of Android running on the Moto G6, like gestures that act as shortcuts for the camera and flashlight. Internally it's near-identical to the standard Moto E5, but is considerably smaller with just a 5.2-inch display, has a different form factor with a 16:9 aspect ratio, has a different style of plastic body, and subsequently has a dramatically smaller 2800mAh battery. The G6 phones will be available both from carriers and in unlocked, all-carrier models. Storage is also expandable up to 128GB. All these phones come with 18:9 display and run on Android 8.0 Oreo. The rear camera can record 1080p 30fps videos. If battery life's a key concern for you, though, then the Moto G6 Play may be a better bet.

Design-wise, all feature a rear-mounted fingerprint sensor that is cleverly embedded into the "batwing" logo.

Connectivity features include 4G VoLTE, WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n (2.4 GHz + 5 GHz), Bluetooth 4.2, Global Positioning System and USB Type-C. They will be available alongside the Moto G6 line starting this spring.

It is, indeed, a very nice phone for its price.

. The new Moto G6 devices should again hold the crown for best budget devices (under $400) this year. The phone is priced at €250 (INR 20,364 approx).

The E5 Plus also includes 15W Turbo Charging like the G6, and like the G6 Play, the E5 Play offers 10W Rapid Charging.

If you opt for the cheaper Moto G6 Play you will be getting the older Snapdragon 430.

You get 16GB of internal storage, but these days that can fill up pretty quickly. The phone runs Android 8.0 Oreo. It also features phase detection autofocus, which improves capture speed. This time, however, there's a dual-camera inside the circular housing. First off, you won't be getting it confused with any other product in Motorola's USA lineup, as it still has a 16:9 screen and chunky bezels. There's also an accelerometer, a gyroscope, proximity sensor and a digital compass. The phone lacks NFC. It comes in 4GB and 6 GB RAM models.

Design-wise, the devices take heavy inspiration from last year's Moto X4 with curved Gorilla Glass rears. It has an LED flash on the back. Motorola's new offering can instead deliver FM radio functionality and offers a 3.5mm audio jack, though its charging and data transfer port is still a Micro-USB affair, whereas the other two devices from the new lineup transitioned to a USB Type-C connector. For starters, it sports a bigger 5.9-inch full HD+ display. The phone is powered by either Snapdragon 425/427 chipset and Adreno 505 GPU.

There is an 8MP f/2.0 sensor on the rear and a 5MP camera with flash sits above the display. To the front, the seflie camera is an 5 MP shooter with a LED flash. As with the other new G6 handsets there's some serious size upgrades.

The Moto E5 Plus comes in Black, flash gray, blue and gold colours while the E5 Play has been launched in black, dark lake and flash gray colours. As for the release, Motorola has only said the two models will roll out in markets in Asia Pacific (including India), Europe, and Latin America "over the coming months".

You can also read how the Moto G6 compares to the G6 Plus and G6 Play, but here we are looking at how the standard Moto G6 compares to the Moto G5.

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