Moto G6, Moto G6 Play launched on Amazon, Flipkart Starting Rs. 11,999

Latest Moto G6 Series launched in India Specs, Price, Top Features

Motorola refreshed the Moto G Series along with the E Series couple of weeks back. Today (4th June) the company has launched two new phones in the Indian market and details are as follows.

Notably, the Moto G6 will go on sale on Amazon India while the more affordable Moto G6 Play is available from Flipkart. The price for the Moto G6 is set at Rs. 13,999/15,999 and it competes with the Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro and the Realme 1 (6 GB) variant in this price range.

Further, you can avail the launch day offers by purchasing the phone using the HDFC debit or credit card to get an Rs. 1250 discount, valid till June 6. Effectively, it will cost you Rs. 11,750 using the HDFC card after discount.

On the other hand, the Moto G6 play, available on Flipkart, costs Rs. 11,999 and you can buy it using the ICICI bank debit or credit card to get a discount of Rs. 1,000.

Notably, Motorola has not launched the Moto G6 Plus in India but has brought the two more affordable versions (G6 and G6 Play).

Both the phones will go on sale from today(4th June) mid-night.

Moto G6, Moto G6 Plus

It makes perfect sense for the company to launch these new phones 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.

list iconKey Features G6 Series 

  • Full Vision Bezel-less Display, 18:9 aspect ratio.
  • Improved Performance – Better Processors.
  • Improved Camera Quality & Features.
  • Better Design and Looks
  • Integrated Google Lens in Camera.
  • Face unlocking Feature.
  • Android Oreo Out of the Box.
  • P2i Water Protection rating (Splash Resistant).

price-tag-iconPrice For Moto G6 Series India

  • Moto G6 Plus – Not Launched in India
  • The Moto G6 – Rs. 13,999 (3 GB RAM and 32 GB Storage)
  • Moto G6 – Rs. 15,999 (4 GB Ram and 64 GB storage)
  • Moto G6 Play – Rs. 11,999

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.

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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.

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smartphone iconMoto G6

Price Rs. 13,999, 15,999

The key highlight of the Moto G6 is its Dual rear camera setup that comes with a 12 MP (f/1.8)+ 5 MP camera. The camera setup is similar to the Moto G6 Plus but the primary lens comes with f/1.8 aperture instead of the f/1.7 aperture on the Plus variant.

Additionally, it comes with a 16 Megapixel front selfie camera (international version comes with 8 MP selfie camera) to click detailed selfies. Motorola has changed the front selfie camera in India to make it more attractive for the selfie lovers and more importantly to compete with the RN5 Pro that comes with a 20 MP selfie shooter.

There are camera modes like the text scanner mode, Bokeh mode, selective focus or the spot color to enhance your images.

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Moto-G6-Image

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 /4 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.

Moto G6

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.

mobile iconMoto G6 Play

Price Rs. 11,999

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.

Moto G6 Play

The phone offers either 2 GB / 3 GB ram and 16 GB / 32 GB internal storage with expandability option. In India, the company has launched it in 3 GB Ram and 32 GB storage 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.

smartphone iconMoto G6 Plus

Not Yet launched in India.

Display

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.

Moto G6 Plus

Camera

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.

Performance

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.

Other Features

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.

idea iconInitial Thoughts

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.

Also, Huawei is ahead of Motorola with its portfolio of bezel-less and Dual camera phones such as Honor 9 Lite, Honor 7X and the Honor 9i.

The more swift competition is from the market leader Xiaomi. They recently launched an arsenal of new devices – Redmi Note 5 Pro, Redmi Note 5 and Redmi 5 in the market.

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.

One thing is noteworthy here, both the Moto G6 and the G6 Play lack the muscle needed to compete with the likes of Redmi Note 5 Pro or the Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1. All said and done Snapdragon 450 and 430 are no match for the Snapdragon 636 or even the Helio P60 used in the Oppo RealMe 1.

Enthusiasts, looking for a snappy device will not find the new Motorola phones very exciting despite some really good features and specs. Also, I find it a bit strange that the company is pitting the G6 agains the rivals in place of the G6 Plus which is not launched in the country.

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

SpecificationsMoto G6 Plus Moto G6G6 Play
ProcessorSnapdragon 630, 2.2 GHzSD 450, 1.8 GHzSD 430, 1.4 GHz
Cores8 Cores8 Cores8 Cores
GPUAdreno 508Adreno 506Adreno 505
Ram 4 GB3 GB3 GB
Storage64 GB32 GB32 GB
Expandable StorageYes, up to 128 GBYes, up to 128 GBYes, up to 128 GB
OSAndroid Oreo 8.0, stockAndroid Oreo 8.0, stockAndroid Oreo 8.0, stock
Rear Camera12 MP (f/1.7)+ 5 MP Dual Camera12 MP (f/1.8)+ 5 MP Dual Camera13 MP with f/2.0
Front Camera8 MP Camera16 MP Camera5 MP Camera
DesignGlass BuildGlass BuildGlass Build
Display5.93 Inch FHD+ (2160*1080), 18:95.7 Inch FHD+ (2160*1080) 18:95.7 Inch HD+ (1440*720) 18:9
Thickness7.99 mm8.3 mm9.0 mm
Weight165 grams163 grams180 grams
USB Type CYesYesNo
NFCYesNoNo
Battery3200 mAH3000 mAH4000 mAH
Fast ChargingYesyesYes
Connectivity4G VolTE, Dual Sim4G VolTE, Dual Sim4G VolTE, Dual Sim
Expected PriceRs. 13,999Rs. 11,999

 

Specs Source – Official Motorola Website G6, Moto G6 Play

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