Published: Sat, April 21, 2018
Sci-tech | By Eric Barnett

Moto G6 Plus hands-on: Motorola trying to do the impossible

Moto G6 Plus hands-on: Motorola trying to do the impossible

In the U.S., the Moto G6 and the Moto G6 Play will be available, while the Moto E5 Plus (known as the Moto E5 in global markets) and the Moto E5 Play are the company's latest devices in the Moto E series. Alongside those devices, we also got the Moto E5 family. We've been waiting for the new G6 phones ever since the Moto G6 Plus posed for Mr.

After rolling out the Android Oreo 8.0 update for the former flagship Moto Z 2016, Motorola is again back with the Android Oreo update 8.0 and this time the Moto Z Play is receiving this highly awaited software update.

All these Moto G6 smartphones will be available for purchase from today itself in Brazil. All the moto phones will roll out in Asia Ocean, Europe, Latin America and North America.

You can choose from these color options: Deep Indigo, Silver, Black, and Blush.

Also both the Moto G6 and Moto G6 Plus get a face recognition feature for unlocking the devices. It is also said that the software support for the Moto E5 lineup will end within 6 to 12 months.

The most affordable of the Moto G6-series, the Moto G6 Play sports a 5.7-inch HD+ screen.

Network: 4G VoLTE, WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n (2.4 GHz + 5 GHz), Bluetooth 4.2, GPS, USB Type-C. Motorola's Moto E5 (€149 EUR) opts for a 5.7-inch screen includes a hidden fingerprint reader and microSD card slot. It possesses an updated Camera setup, in the rear a 12MP+5MP Dual-Camera setup is present with Dual-Pixel AF, Aperture f/1.7, Dual-LED Flash while in the front an 8MP selfie shooter is there with LED Flash. It is comparatively a smaller device with a 5.2-inch 720p display with a standard 16:9 ratio.

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Moto G6 Plus and Moto G6 both have dual rear cameras on the back and a 3D glass design

Processor: 1.4GHz Octa-Core 64-bit Snapdragon 430 (MSM8937) Mobile Platform with Adreno 505 GPU. Memory is 2GB RAM / 16GB storage or 3GB RAM / 32GB storage.

The rear camera can shoot video in up to 1080p at 60fps.

Battery: 4000mAh battery with Turbocharging. The smartphone offers 3GB of RAAM and 32GB of internal storage that is further flexible and stretchy with up to 128GB via a microSD card.

The Moto G6, as you might expect, comes with Android 8.0 Oreo out of the box. The phone comes with an ultra-wide 18:9 aspect ratio and has an integrated Dolby Audio preset modes for an enhanced sound experience. Expandable storage is also 128GB. A fingerprint sensor on the front that can detect gestures and completely replace the Android control keys free up screen space on the phone's anterior.

Camera: 12MP rear camera with LED Flash, f/2.0 aperture, 1.25um pixel size, Laser Autofocus, PDAF and 5MP front-facing camera with LED flash. The phone is powered by a 4,000 mAh battery, which can last up to 36 hours on a single charge - according to company's claims.

Display: 5.2-inch (1280 × 720 pixels) HD IPS display. It also has a Snapdragon 435 processor, 3 GB of RAM and 32 GB of storage. There are two RAM variants: 4GB/6GB RAM options, though storage is limited to 64GB on both. The Plus version also offers extra protection against splashes of water and dust.

For the photography, Moto E5 Plus features a 12-megapixel rear camera and an 8-megapixel front-facing camera which is an vast 5,000mAh battery and runs Android 8.0 Oreo out-of-the-box.

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