Moto G6 lineup official with 18:9 displays and dual cameras

Moto G6 lineup official with 18:9 displays and dual cameras

Moto G6 lineup official with 18:9 displays and dual cameras

The Moto E5 and E5 Play, like their G6 counterparts and very similar in appearance. The G6 Play does have a 4000mAh though, which Motorola states will grant "up to 36 hours of power". At £219, though, it's arguable whether the Moto G is any longer a budget phone, or whether it's more aptly labelled "mid-range".

The Moto G6's display is an IPS 1,080 x 2,160 panel with a pixel density of 424ppi and it looks as colourful and bright as you could hope for at this price. Motorola was one of the first companies to drop it on its premium Z line, but the company is smartly keeping the port around on its budget devices.

Online smartphone retailers Carphone Warehouse and Amazon released pictures of the upcoming Moto G6 and Moto G6 Plus. As for the sensors, the Moto G6 has accelerometer, gyroscope, proximity sensor and compass.

The Plus is only marginally bigger than G6 but shares the same design so everything is in the same place. The Moto G6 and Moto G6 Plus have a front-mounted fingerprint scanner while the G6 Play has it embedded into the Moto dimple on the back. It's worth noting that the camera bump is a bit bigger on the Plus.

We've yet to have any extensive time with the Moto G6 Plus camera, but we have used the Moto G6's rear shooter a lot and it seems to be around the same if not a touch worse than what's on the back of the Plus. Overall, the upgrades might convince you to pay the extra £50. Most markets will only get one or two of the three models, which Motorola says is an attempt to simplify the offerings - and indeed, when you look at these three phones it's hard to see what market would demand the choice of all three.

The G6 Play has almost the same type of display as of its big brother, but at 720p resolution instead.

The "standard" G6 is built around a Snapdragon 450 chipset coupled with 3GB/4GB of RAM and 32GB/64GB of internal storage. This 28-nm-fabbed chip has four Cortex-A53 cores churning at 1.4 GHz alongside Adreno 308 graphics. Again, the G6 Play stoops down to polymer glass and a Snapdragon 427 processor with either 2GB of RAM and 16GB of storage, or 3GB and 16GB. It'll also come as a 64GB option, but since there's a microSD card slot for expanding that, the entry-level model should suit most people.

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Still, that's only £30 more for the Snapdragon 630 and some other benefits, too. You get a big HD display, dual cameras, decent performance and all-day battery life. The secondary depth camera is a 5MP snapper and the selfie snapper on the front is an 8-megapixel sensor with a front flash, which features across the Moto range.

In terms of video, the G6 has a maximum video resolution of 1080p Full HD up to 60fps. A 13MP camera is present at the back of the phone, and a 5MP camera is on the front. All the three phones support expandable storage and run Android 8.0 Oreo software out-of-the-box.

There's no bloatware here as per usual.

Motorola has confirmed it will be introducing a new software beta program.

For a shade less than £220 you get a crisp 5.7-inch Full HD+ screen in a body narrower and only slightly taller than its predecessor's.

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.

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