Motorola is updating its Moto E line of entry-level and Moto G line of mid-range smartphones with a whole bunch of new models set to launch this spring.

The Moto G6 Play will sell for $199, while prices for the standard Moto G6 will start at $249. There’s also a Moto G6 Plus model. That model’s expected to launch in Europe, Latin America, and Asia, but not in the US or Canada, so I haven’t seen US pricing for it. The Moto G6 Plus is expected to sell for €299 in Europe.

The company is also launching a €149 Moto E5, €169 Moto E5 Plus, and Moto E5 Play (price TBD). Interestingly this time the Plus and Play models are coming to North America, but not the standard Moto E5. .

Here’s a run-down of what you get from each of the 6 new phones:

Moto G6

  • 5.7 inch, 2160 x 1080 IPS LCD pixel display
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 450 processor
  • 3GB RAM and 32GB of storage or 4GB RAM and 64GB of storage
  • microSD card reader
  • 12MP + 5MP dual rear cameras
  • 8MP front camera
  • 3,000 mAh battery + 15W Turbo charging
  • 802.11a/b/g/n WiFi and Bluetooth 4.2
  • USB Type-C
  • 3.5mm headphone jack
  • Fingerprint reader

Moto G6 Play

  • 5.7 inch, 1440 x 720 pixel IPS LCD display
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 427 processor
  • 2GB of RAM and 16GB of storage or 3GB of RAM and 32GB of storage
  • microSD card slot
  • 13MP rear camera
  • 8MP front camera
  • 4,000 mAh battery + 10W Turbo charging
  • 802.11a/b/g/n WiFi and Bluetooth 4.2
  • micro USB
  • 3.5mm headphone jack
  • Fingerprint reader

Moto G6 Plus

  • 5.9 inch, 2160 x 1080 pixel display
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 630 processor
  • 4GB of RAM and 64GB of storage
  • microSD card reader
  • 12MP + 5MP rear cameras
  • 8MP front camera
  • 3,2000 mAh battery + 15 Turbo charger
  • Bluetooth 5.0
  • USB Type-C
  • 3.5mm headphone jack
  • Fingerprint reader

Moto E5

  • 5.7 inch, 1440 x 720 pixel IPS LCD display
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 processor
  • 2GB of RAM and 16GB of storage
  • microSD card reader
  • 13MP rear camera
  • 5MP front camera
  • 4,000 mAh battery + 10W rapid charger
  • 802.11b/g/n WiFi, Bluetooth 4.2, and NFC
  • micro USB port
  • 3.5mm headphone jack
  • Fingerprint reader

Moto E5 Play

  • 5.2 inch, 1280 x 720 pixel LCD display
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 or 427 processor
  • 2GB of RAM and 16GB of storage
  • microSD card reader
  • 8MP rear camera
  • 5MP front camera
  • 2,800 mAh battery + 10W rapid charger
  • 802.11ab/g/n WiFi and Bluetooth 4.2
  • micro USB port
  • 3.5mm headphone jack
  • Fingerprint reader

Moto E5 Plus

  • 6 inch, 1440 x 720 pixel IPS LCD display
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 processor
  • 3GB of RAM and 32GB of storage
  • microSD card reader
  • 12MP rear camera
  • 8MP front camera
  • 5,000 mAh battery + 15W rapid charger
  • 802.11ab/g/n WiFi and Bluetooth 4.2
  • micro USB port
  • 3.5mm headphone jack
  • Fingerprint reader

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5 replies on “Motorola launches Moto G6 and Moto E5 smartphone families”

  1. There’s always hope for Nokia’s offerings to make it to your area.

  2. No mention of NFC or compass. That is important information for a lot of people.

    1. These are ~$200 phones. If NFC is that important to you, then you’re not looking at $200 phones.

      And compass?! It’s been damn near a decade since that was a selling point! Go to a detailed phone spec site like gsmarena if you want to check for a compass feature; it will never be included in the standard specs blurb. This is 2018, not 2005!

      1. Those were the distinguishing differences between the G series and the X series. They axed the X series from their lineup. All I was asking if they incorporated those features into there budget series phone. You don’t have to be a Richard about it.

  3. Looks like the X4 design is getting reused across the board, not a bad idea but it makes these new models look dated a little (tho innards and screen size are totally different).

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