Moto G6 and Moto E5 series officially launched - Specs, Features, Price

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None of the four new Moto phones have NFC, so Google Pay support is not in the cards.

Either should be capable of doing most tasks you'd expect, but don't expect this to be as fast as high-end phones you've used in the past. Since then, we have continued to push the boundaries of the value equation even further with the debut of the moto e, a smartphone that was fully loaded and fairly priced.

The vanilla Moto G6, sitting in the middle of the line-up, comes with a 5.7-inch, 2,160 x 1,080 pixel display. All in all, it's certainly a pity the E5 and G6 Plus are not coming to the US. All six are powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon processors running Android 8.0 Oreo. While the Moto G6 Play has an HD+ resolution, the Moto G6 and Moto G6 Plus come with full-HD+ screen resolution. It comes in 3GB RAM with 32 GB storage and 4GB RAM with 64 GB storage models.

All battery life claims are approximate and based on a mixed use profile (which includes both usage and standby time) under optimal network conditions. The battery is pegged at 3,000 mAh, and deep indigo, black, blush, and silver are your choice of colors. Whereas the latter two handsets charge over USB-C, the G6 Play is still stuck on microUSB.

Motorola's phones aren't always the flashiest, but there sure are a lot of them.

I couldn't test the Moto G6's stamina in the time I had with it, but in operation the stock Android 8.0 experience was smooth, and apps opened quickly. "The G6 has a 5.7" Full HD 18:9 LCD display with a 12MP and 5MP dual-lens camera. Motorola quickly followed up with the more accomplished, albeit more expensive Moto G5S, but the damage was done.

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The moto g play will go on sale from 2 May at a starting price of £169 and will be available from E.E, O2, Carphone Warehouse, Tesco, Amazon, Argos and John Lewis. Unfortunately, this minimal "improvement" is hampered a bit by its lower 720p resolution.

As you can see, I'm heavily focusing on the main Moto E5 and Moto E5 Plus here. The E5 Plus has a 5,000 mAh power pack can run for a day and a half under typical usage. Offers 16:9 cinema-like screen ratio that's ideal for viewing of videos, photos and games. It'll have a Snapdragon 425 or 427 processor, 2GB of RAM and 16GB of storage, a 5.2-inch, 1,280-by-720 screen, and a 2,800mAh battery.

The batteries in the two phones are entirely different.

You don't have to be a pricey phone to get a super-tall screen, and the Moto E5 brings such a premium-looking panel to the company's most budget-oriented family.

So how does the Moto G6 stack up against other new budget handsets? The Android 8 phones will launch first in its biggest markets in Latin America before gradually reaching the US, Europe and elsewhere. The G6 will go on sale in the United Kingdom from 2 May at a starting price of £219. The Plus will be $300 and up, and the Play will begin at $200. The phone will sell for €170 in Europe, the Americas and the Asia Pacific. The E5 will be available in those same regions except for North America. That's because the odd duck out, from my perspective, is the Moto E5 Play.

The E5 Plus will nearly certainly cost under $200 at carriers, and for that, you get decent specs. A price point has not been determined for the E5 Play, but presumably it will run around $100 or so.

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