Hands on: Moto G6 Plus review

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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).

It had been feeling likely that we'd be seeing at least some of this hardware make its debut this week, ahead of possible sales next month, and today we see that confirmation arrive, as Motorola launches the Moto G6, G6 Plus, G6 Play, E5, E5 Plus, and E5 Play.

We'll go ahead and get the commonalities out of the way first.

All the three phones have a Moto X4-like 3D glass design - although the Moto G6 Play is what you can call glass-like since it's inherently plastic - with the Moto G6 Plus having a 5.9-inch and the Moto G6 and Moto G6 Play a 5.7-inch bezel-less display with an unusual 18:9 aspect ration.

The good news is that the Moto G6 Plus is cheaper, sleeker and, arguably, better looking than its rivals from Sony. The phone is splash-proof, although the shiny back is a major fingerprint magnet.

The smartphone features a 5.2-inch HD display and is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 quad-core SoC. That 14-nm-fabbed SoC pairs eight ARM Cortex-A53 cores with Adreno 506 graphics. There is 32 GB of internal storage in this phone.




The E5 Plus is the bigger of the two, boasting a large 6 inch LCD touchscreen with 1440x720 pixels resolution. It has a single rear camera with a 13MP sensor and an 8MP front facing sensor.

The Moto G6, G6 Play, E5 Play, and E5 Plus aren't flagships. Motorola, well, Lenovo, has also invested in a bunch of first-party camera software, including a small selection of built-in AR overlays and some Google Lens-like tricks, including the ability to scan text. All things considered, battery life is one of the main selling points of the new handset, with the Moto G6 Play catering to the demographic that wants a smartphone capable of getting through an entire day without recharging no matter what. You'll get a nice step up in performance with the Moto G6 Plus (shown), though, which has a Snapdragon 630 with an Adreno 508 and either 4GB or 6GB RAM. The phones are hefty, at 200 and 174 grams respectively, and that purely comes down to their massive batteries - 5000mAh on the E5 Plus, and 4000mAh on the E5.

The E5 Plus also includes 15W Turbo Charging like the G6, and like the G6 Play, the E5 Play offers 10W Rapid Charging. The two chips are the same except for their modems. The phone has 2 GB of RAM and 16 GB of storage, which is expandable up to 256 GB, via a microSD card. "The 5.2" non-IPS LCD display's resolution is 720x1080. At the front, there is an 8-megapixel sensor coupled with LED flash. The Play has an enormous 4,000mAh battery.

It sits in the middle of a range of three new Motorola smartphones running stock Android, and I think it's the pick of an impressive bunch that all offer great value.

It might look pretty much the same, but the Moto G6 Plus differs in specs here and there. The company has not yet revealed when the handsets will be made available in India. That's important now, but it's extra important a year from now when you're using this phone as apps get larger and more demanding.

The pricing of Moto E5 Play is still unknown while the phone is said to available in the USA markert only.

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