Motorola announces the Moto G6 and E5 with tall screens and big batteries

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Motorola today presents its new range of Moto G and Moto E smart phones, which will be sold in the range of $ 100 to $ 300. While these are not high-end phones, they are all important for Motorola: the Moto G is still the Motorola's best seller, and the company says it is the world's best-selling seller in its price class; the Moto E, which sells for a little less, apparently is not far behind.
In the Moto G line, Motorola introduces the Moto G6 and G6 Play. (There will also be a G6 Plus, but it will not be released in the US, so we did not have the opportunity to see it). The G6 and the G6 Play are similar-looking phones, with curved edges on the back and 18: 9 shows with slim bevels on the front. They feel good, although the standard G6 is closer to a flagship-level construction, with a really nice Gorilla Glass back (at least until you get your fingerprints), instead of the polymer crystal in the game.

Moto G6 Play (left) and Moto G6 (right) Photo by Amelia Holowaty Krales / The Verge

The G6 standard comes with somewhat better specifications: it has a 5.7-inch screen that is somewhere above 1080p, a Snapdragon 450 processor and options for 3GB of RAM and 32GB of storage or 4GB of RAM and 64GB of storage. In addition, it is the only Motorola phone announced today to include USB-C. Like last year, it includes a fingerprint sensor on the front that can detect gestures and completely replace the Android control keys, freeing up even more screen space. It has a really pronounced effect on the 18: 9 screen and it looks great.
The G6 also includes two rear cameras, which allow it to offer a portrait mode. I tried it briefly, and although I would not say the results were surprising (they have the same fake obviously fake and lost edges that other photos in portrait mode), the images came out better than I expected for something very far from a star phone. . Motorola also includes a number of new camera features here, including an "active photo" mode that takes videos with each image and built-in face filters.

Moto G6 Play (left) and Moto G6 (right) Photo by Amelia Holowaty Krales / The Verge

The G6 Play also has a 5.7-inch screen, but it has a noticeable decrease in resolution of just over 720p. It does not look bad, but in comparison, it can be said that it is not as sharp as in the standard G6. The Play only has a single 12 megapixel rear camera and a maximum configuration of 3 GB of RAM and 32 GB of storage; Its default model comes with 2 GB of RAM and 16 GB of storage. Its main attraction, like most phones in the Motorola Play series, is that it has a really big battery: 4,000mAh, in this case, it should last more than a day. The Galaxy S9 has a battery of 3,000 mAh, by way of comparison.

Game Moto E5 (left) and Moto E5 Plus (right) Photo by Amelia Holowaty Krales / The Verge

Then there are the new models of Moto E, E5 Play and E5 Plus. (There is also a regular E5 model that will not be launched in the US) Normally, the E line is not as pretty as the G line, but that is not the case when it comes to the E5 Plus. The E5 Plus has a 6-inch screen with a resolution of over 720p, a Snapdragon 435 processor, 3 GB of RAM and 32 GB of storage. It only has a 12-megapixel rear camera and has a polymer glass on the back. In general, it feels a bit rounder and a little less resistant than the G6, but you might still want it for a great reason: it has a 5,000mAh battery, which is just huge.
The Moto E Play, on the other hand, is not for marveling. It looks a lot like old Moto E and G phones, with a plastic body and a 16: 9 screen. Actually, it feels really good: Motorola has made many phones with this shape, and it's great to make them , but clearly does not intend to impress anyone. The real weak spot is the 5.2-inch screen, which appears as "HD" but looks pixilated and washed in comparison to any of the other phones that Motorola announced today. It also has a surprisingly small battery for a Play phone: only 2,800mAh, although it is removable.

Game Moto E5 (left) and Moto E5 Plus (right) Photo by Amelia Holowaty Krales / The Verge

Motorola plans to launch all of these phones sometime this spring, probably in May or June. The G6 will sell for $ 249 and the G6 Play will sell for $ 199 in its base configurations. We still do not have the prices for E5 Play and Plus because that will depend on the telephone operators. They are likely to start in the $ 100 range, but it is possible that the E5 Plus will enter the territory of Moto G. Even if that is the case, Motorola expects subsidies to operators to make these phones even cheaper.
Moto G phones are being launched worldwide, with the exception of the G6 Plus. The G6 Plus really comes out before everything else, and will be launched in Brazil today and Mexico next week. It is supposed to reach parts of Asia Pacific, Europe and Latin America in the future, selling for around € 299 (around $ 370 USD). The Plus model will be somewhat larger and higher-end, with a 5.9-inch screen.
The Moto E5 Play will be launched globally, but the E5 Plus will only be available in the US. UU There is also a standard E5 with a 5.7-inch screen and an aspect ratio of 18: 9 that will sell for € 149 (approximately $ 185 USD) launched in the regions mentioned above.

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