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Motorola unveiled the new mid-range G6 family

cjmagowan  —  10 months ago ( Apr 23, 2018 )    |    Mobile, News

Lately, Motorola has been thought to be insignificant in this ever-growing saturation of mobile device but the brand still has something to prove that they are still in the game by rolling out the new G6 series in the market with three new phones, The Moto G6 Plus, Moto G6 and the Moto G6 Play. All of which are mid-range handsets with a clean and straight to the point stock Android Oreo on board, an 18:9 aspect ratio display.

The Moto G6 Plus

The top tier of the company’s mid-rangers, the Moto G6 Plus is the largest of the three with its 5.9-inch Full-HD+ display. The handset is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 630 processor with either 4GB or 6GB of RAM and with an expandable storage in 64GB and 128GB respectively. Loudspeaker is situated on the front unlike more implementations that’s usually found either on the side or bottom of the device.

For imaging, the Moto G6 Plus has a dual sensors on the back with 12 Megapixel main camera with a bright f/1.7 Aperture and a 5 Megapixel depth sensor. It comes with Dual Pixel autofocus technology and can record 4K videos. The selfie sensor on the front is standard 8 Megapixel shooter with face filters and can shoot full-HD videos.

In connectivity, the handset will be available in single SIM or dual SIM versions and support 4G LTE, other connectivity features were also updated to support the latest with Wi-Fi 802.11ac and Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, Bluetooth 5.0, NFC, FM Radio, GPS and USB-C on USB 2.0.

The handset comes with a 3200 mAh embedded battery with a 15W TurboPower charger and a USB-C cable for fast charging. Motorola has indicated splash resistance as well thanks to its metal sandwiched on a glass front and back design and P2i rating.

The Moto G6

This one comes with a 5.7-inch screen, smaller than the Moto G6 Plus but not so much. It sports an IPS screen with full-HD+ display and a tall 18:9 Aspect ratio. It also support the IP2i rating which makes it splash resistant on its glass surface both the front and back sandwiched on a full metal aluminum frame and water-repellent coating.

The device is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 450 chipset and available in 3GB or 4GB of RAM and respectively with 32GB and 64GB of internal storage. There’s also a microSD slot for storage expansion when needed.

In terms of imaging, the Moto G6 has the same sensors as the Moto G6 Plus but has the lesser brighter lens on its 12 Megapixel primary camera with f/1.8 aperture together with a 5 Megapixel depth sensing camera. The Selfie camera on the front is the same as its Plus sibling at 8 Megapixel with an f/2.2 Aperture lens. The Moto G6 doesn’t record 4K videos but will do with full-HD video recording without any problem.

The handset also has two versions available one with a single SIM and another with dual SIM, both of them supports 4G/LTE. Other connectivity features includes Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.2, GPS, FM Radio, USB-C but no NFC.

The Moto G6 also has a smaller battery at 3000 mAh with a 15W TurboPower charger. Like the Moto G6 Plus, the Moto G6 also has a front-firing loudspeaker but has an added feature on it and that’s Dolby Audio support.

The Moto G6 Play

The Play variant of the series also has a 5.7-inch IPS display but unlike the two mentioned above, the Moto G6 Play gets to settle with 720p+/HD+ resolution screen. Of the three, the Play variant is built in polycarbonate but thankfully IP2i rating is still included (though) Motorola said it is only available for the US version.

It is powered by a modest Snapdragon 430 from Qualcomm and comes with 3GB of RAM together with 32GB of expandable storage. Connectivity-wise, the Moto G6 Play supports 4G/LTE on either dual SIM or single SIM variants and supports Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.2, NFC, GPS and USB 2.0 with Type-C interface.

For photography, the Moto G6 Play only has a 13 Megapixel primary sensor on the back with an f/2.0 Aperture lens and Phase Detection AF. On the Selfie side, it houses the same 8 Megapixel sensor as its brother and supports 1080p video recording.

What excels on the Moto G6 Play though is the battery with its large 4000 mAh embedded battery pack with a promised 36 hours of battery life on continuous usage under a single charge. Its front-firing speaker also has Dolby Audio enabled for better sound experience.

Also three variants of the new Moto G6 are powered by a close to stock Android Oreo interface which closely resembles Android One devices and another thing to note about the new Moto G6’s is that they all come with dedicated flash both the front and back so users will always get a light assist when taking photos in whatever situation they are in.

the Moto G6 Plus will retail at 300 Euros, the Moto G6 goes around 250 Euros while the Moto G6 Play should set back for only 200.00 Euros. These devices will be available in the market around the first week of May except in Brazil where these handsets becomes available immediately and in Mexico on next week.