Latest Moto G Series – G6 Plus, G6 and G6 Play Details and Features
Motorola has refreshed the Moto G Series along with the more affordable E series recently. And as per our source, the company is planning to launch both new G and E series in India in May 2018.
Motorola recently launched 6 new phones – Moto G6, Moto G6 Plus, Moto G6 Play, Moto E5 Plus, Moto E5 and Moto E5 Play.
The phones are available in Brazil and will later go on sale in regions like Mexico, Latin America, and Europe. The Moto G6 Plus is the top of the line model and the E5 Play is the most affordable in the new Moto range.
It makes perfect sense for the company to launch these new phones as soon as possible to battle Xiaomi that has already launched the new Redmi Note 5 Pro and Redmi Note 5 in India.
Let’s have a quick glance at what is new in the G6 Series.
Key Features G6 Series
- Full Vision Bezel-less Display, 18:9 aspect ratio.
- Improved Performance – Better Processors.
- Improved Camera Quality & Features.
- Better Design and Looks
- Android Oreo Out of the Box.
- P2i Water Protection rating (Splash Resistant).
Expected Price For Moto G6 Series
- Moto G6 Plus – Rs. 18,000 to Rs. 20,000
- The Moto G6 – Rs. 13,000 to Rs. 16,000
- Moto G6 Play – Rs. 11,000 to Rs. 13,000.
The exact India price is yet not available but we will most likely share an update when Motorola launches these in India. Also, the price in Euro is €299, €249 and, €199 respectively for the 3 models.
A Better Design
The new Moto G6 series comes with a stunning new design which is similar to the more expensive Moto X4. To recall, the Moto G5s and the G5s Plus came with a metallic back cover, the new G6 series comes with a gorgeous looking glass back cover.
Motorola says that the glass back is protected by the Corning Gorilla Glass 3 that makes it more durable. The edges are contoured to provide a better grip and the camera lines are concealed from view.
Also, the Dual rear camera comes with the iconic dial design seen previously on the Moto X4.
The front side has a full vision display that comes with the modern 18:9 aspect ratio (without a notch). Also, there is a front flash that makes selfies brighter in the low light conditions.
Aforementioned, all the three phones come with P2i rating making these splash resistant.
Some Differences Moto G6 Vs G6 Play
The Moto G6 Plus and G6 come with a home button (embedded with a fingerprint scanner) at the front, the G6 play has a rear fingerprint scanner embedded in the Moto Logo.
Also, both the higher end models have a dual rear camera, whereas the more affordable G6 Play gets a single rear camera setup.
Let’s Check out the Key Specs and Features for each of the three new G Series models by Motorola.
Moto G6 Plus
The Moto G6 Plus comes with a large 5.93 Inch Full HD+ Display with 2160*1080 pixels resolution. Aforementioned, the display has Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection and even comes with the 2.5D Curved Glass.
For imaging, it comes with a Dual Rear camera with 12 MP + 5 MP lens. The higher resolution lens comes with a f/1.7 aperture and the smaller lens has a f/2.2 aperture.
Notably, the front selfie camera comes with an 8-megapixel lens that has 80-degree wide-angle view and has a f/2.0 aperture. At the back there is a Dual tone, twin led flash, moreover, the front side has a selfie camera flash.
Powering the mobile is the Octa-Core, Qualcomm Snapdragon 630 processor with a clock speed of 2.2 GHz and the Adreno 508 GPU. There is 4 GB Ram and 64 GB internal storage space, expandable up to 128 GB using the micro-sd card slot.
Additionally, it runs on the latest Android Oreo 8.0 with stock Android experience.
Connectivity – The new G6 Plus is loaded with modern connectivity options like USB Type C port, NFC, Bluetooth 5.0 and also has the standard options like 3.5 mm Audio jack and 4G VOLTE.
Battery Capacity – Lastly, it comes with 3200 mAH capacity battery that supports the Motorola Turbo Charging technology (offers 7 hours of battery life with just 15 minutes of charging).
The phone weighs 165 grams and has a thickness of 7.99 mm.
Next, we have the Moto G6 that comes with almost similar camera setup but the primary lens comes with f/1.8 aperture instead of the f/1.7 aperture on the G6 Plus. Rest of the camera specs are similar to the higher model.
Also, it is smaller and comes with a 5.7 Inch Full HD+ display with 2160*1080 pixels resolution, 18:9 aspect ratio display.
Powering the phone is the mid-range Octa-Core, Qualcomm Snapdragon 450 Processor with a clock speed of 1.8 GHz. Additionally, there is Adreno 506 GPU and 3 GB ram to take care of multi-tasking.
There is Android Oreo 8.0 OS and all three phones (Moto G6 and G6 Plus, G6 Play) will even get the Android P update.
Furthermore, it comes with 32 GB of internal storage that is expandable up to 128 GB using the micro-sd card slot. Also, it comes with connectivity options such as Dual Sim, 4G VOLTE, USB Type C port, Bluetooth 4.2 and 3.5 mm headphone jack.
Notably, there is no NFC support and it has Bluetooth version 4.2 instead of 5.0, unlike the top model.
Further, It weighs 163 grams and has a thickness of 8.3 mm.
Also, both Moto G6 and G6 Plus comes with 3 microphones and even has the Dolby Audio support.
Lastly, the battery capacity is 3000 mAH and it even comes with turbocharging support.
Moto G6 Play
Coming to the most affordable member of the Moto G6 series, the Moto G6 Play. It comes with a Bezel-less, 18:9 aspect ratio, 5.7 Inch display. However, it has a lower HD+ (1440*720 pixels) resolution.
Powering the device is the tried and tested Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 / Adreno 505, Octa-Core processor with a maximum clock speed of 1.4 GHz.
The phone offers either 2 GB / 3 GB ram and 16 GB / 32 GB internal storage with expandability option.
However, the key highlight of the Moto G6 Play is its long battery life. As it comes with a massive 4000 mAH capacity battery that offers rapid charging support using a 10W charger.
For photography, there is a single rear camera with 13 Megapixels resolution and even has a 5 Megapixel front selfie camera with a dedicated selfie flash. The rear camera has a f/2.0 aperture whereas, the selfie shooter offers f/2.2 aperture and 80-degree wide angle lens.
On the connectivity front, it comes with the traditional micro-USB port and has 4G VOLTE, Dual Sim, WIFI and Bluetooth 4.2 support.
Furthermore, it weighs 180 grams and has 9.0 mm thickness which seems higher but is attributed to the larger battery capacity.
The new G6 series looks exciting and Motorola is bound to get a lot of traction in the market.
The key success factor in the hyper-competitive Indian market is the price. That we will get to know when the brand launches these new phones in the coming month.
Besides, the ex-market leader Samsung seems to be sleeping and running the show with old models. Samsung is not able to compete with the latest offering from the Chinese manufacturers.
Besides, Motorola can make some impact on the ever-expanding Xiaomi empire with a more focused online as well as retail strategy.
Notably, Motorola is expanding the retail presence with utmost seriousness. They recently opened 25 Moto Hubs in North East, 60 in Madhya Pradesh, and 50 in AP and many more in other parts of the country.
Let’s wait for the India launch and more updates.
Specs Comparison Moto G6 Plus Vs Moto G6 Vs Moto G6 Play
|Specifications||Moto G6 Plus||Moto G6||G6 Play|
|Processor||Snapdragon 630, 2.2 GHz||SD 450, 1.8 GHz||SD 430, 1.4 GHz|
|Cores||8 Cores||8 Cores||8 Cores|
|GPU||Adreno 508||Adreno 506||Adreno 505|
|Ram||4 GB||3 GB||2 GB or 3 GB|
|Storage||64 GB||32 GB||16 GB or 32 GB|
|Expandable Storage||Yes, up to 128 GB||Yes, up to 128 GB||Yes, up to 128 GB|
|OS||Android Oreo 8.0, stock||Android Oreo 8.0, stock||Android Oreo 8.0, stock|
|Rear Camera||12 MP (f/1.7)+ 5 MP Dual Camera||12 MP (f/1.8)+ 5 MP Dual Camera||13 MP with f/2.0|
|Front Camera||8 MP Camera||8 MP Camera||5 MP Camera|
|Design||Glass Build||Glass Build||Glass Build|
|Display||5.93 Inch FHD+ (2160*1080), 18:9||5.7 Inch FHD+ (2160*1080) 18:9||5.7 Inch HD+ (1440*720) 18:9|
|Thickness||7.99 mm||8.3mm||9.0 mm|
|Weight||165 grams||163 grams||180 grams|
|USB Type C||Yes||Yes||No|
|Battery||3200 mAH||3000 mAH||4000 mAH|
|Connectivity||4G VolTE, Dual Sim||4G VolTE, Dual Sim||4G VolTE, Dual Sim|
|Expected Price||Rs. 20,000||Rs. 16,000||Rs. 13000|