Motorola has just taken the wraps off the new moto g6 series, boasting 18:9 screen aspect ratio Max Vision displays, up to Snapdragon 630 processors and running Android 8.0 Oreo out-of-the-box.
moto g6 plus
Headlining the mid-range series is the moto g6 plus. The flagship G6 Plus packs a 5.9-inch FHD+ Max Vision display with Gorilla Glass 3. Powering the device is a Qualcomm Snapdragon 630 processor mated to either 4GB or 6GB of RAM, complemented by 64GB of storage.
While it doesn’t sport IP-rated dust- or water-resistance, it does have a p2i-rated water repellent coating that protects the phone both inside and out.
Unsurprisingly, the moto g6 plus features a dual-camera system: a 12MP + 5MP combo that boasts Dual Pixel AF and a superfast f/1.7 aperture lens and 1.4um pixel size.
Moto has thrown in some smart camera modes, much like its predecessor moto g5s plus. It is capable of shooting 4K videos, too. On the front, it gets an average 8MP unit that has manual and a host of beautification features.
Moto’s smartphones have traditionally been strong in the audio department, and the moto g6 plus is no different. There’s a front facing speaker enhanced by Dolby Audio and it also comes with a 3.5mm headphone jack.
With three mics, you can also easily interact with the phone using moto voice and Google Assistant.
Keeping the device juiced is a fairly large 3,200mAh battery that supports TurboPower rapid charging via USB Type-C.
The moto g6 plus retails for EUR299 (MYR1,435) and it’s available in Brazil now, then Mexico next week. It will roll out in various countries in Asia Pacific, Europe and Latin America over the next coming months.
Moving down a notch, the moto g6 features a smaller 5.7-inch FHD+ display. It’s powered by a Snapdragon 450 processor and comes with either 3GB or 4GB of RAM. Storage wise it gets either 32GB or 64GB, and is expandable via microSD.
The moto g6 also features a dual-camera setup – 12MP + 5MP but with a slightly slower f1/1.8 aperture. The front gets a similar 8MP unit as the g6 plus. It has advanced imaging software that delivers stunning portraits, artistic black and whilte shots and even funny face filters.
Stretching the similarities further the moto g6 also features a front-firing speaker with Dolby Audio, and a headphone jack.
All-day juice is supplied by a 3,000mAh battery that also supports TurboPower rapid charging via USB Type-C.
The moto g6 is priced slightly lower at USD249 (MYR968). It is also available in Brazil this week and next week in Mexico. It will roll out across various countries in Asia Pacific, Europe, Latin America and North America in the coming months.
moto g6 play
The moto g6 play is the entry-level model in the G6 series, sporting a lower-res 5.7-inch 720p 18:9 display. It runs a Qualcomm Snapdragon 427 processor and is mated to either 2GB or 3GB of RAM. Storage is either 16GB or 32GB, expandable via microSD.
The affordable phone rocks a large 4,000mAh battery that charges up via conventional microUSB.
In the optics department, it features a single 13MP f/2.0 main shooter while the front comes with a 5MP selfie shooter.
Unlike its more premium siblings, the g6 play features a polymer glass back instead of 3D glass. It does get a cool fingerprint sensor on the rear, embedded with the Moto logo.
The moto g6 is available today in Brazil and next week in Mexico and it will roll out to various countries in Asia Pacific, Europe, Latin America and North America over the next few months. It retails for USD199 (MYR744).
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