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Moto G6, Moto G6 Play & Moto G6 Plus – Here’s all you need to know

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Motorola has announced its new G series phones, and there is no doubt that the G series includes Motorola’s best selling smartphones. So, it won’t be wrong to say that Moto G series is the most important series from Motorola. This year, the company launched three new phones in the G series – Moto G6, Moto G6 Play and the Moto G6 Plus. Just like the E series, the G6 Play is the cheapest, and the G6 Plus is the most expensive among the three. We covered the whole E series in our previous article so you can check that also. Anyways, let’s talk about the 2018’s Moto G series in detail.

MOTO G6 PLAY

Moto G6 Play

Moto G6 Play

The Moto G6 Play features a polymer glass back, just like the E5 Plus. So, it is not as scratch resistant and durable as the Gorilla Glass rear panel of the Moto X4. Except for the glass back, the design is similar to the Moto E5, and E5 Play as the G6 Play has a similar camera module on the rear and a rear-facing fingerprint scanner. On the front, there is the earpiece, sensors, front camera, LED flash and an 18:9 display with rounded corners.

Here is a quick overview of the Moto G6 Play specifications –

SCREEN5.7-inch HD+ (1440x720) IPS Display 
PROCESSORQuad-Core 1.4GHz Snapdragon 427 processor with Adreno 308 GPU
RAM2/3GB
ROM16/32GB, Expandable up to 128GB via micro SD card
BATTERY4,000mAh non-removable battery with 10W rapid charging
REAR CAMERA13MP camera with f/2.0 aperture, PDAF, LED Flash and up to 1080p 30fps video recording
FRONT CAMERA5MP camera with LED Flash
OSAndroid 8.0 Oreo 
OTHER FEATURES Rear-Facing fingerprint scanner, micro USB Port, 3.5mm headphone jack, Water Repellent Coating, Moto Experiences
COLOR OPTIONS Deep Indigo and Flash Gray

MOTO G6 

Moto G6

Moto G6

The Moto G6 features a premium design with 3D Glass on the rear, just like last year’s Moto X4. Unlike the Moto E5 Plus and the Moto G6 Play, the Moto G6 has Gorilla Glass on the rear, which is much durable and scratch resistant. It has a front-facing fingerprint scanner which most of the users won’t prefer the location of fingerprint reader underneath the Motorola logo on the rear is the best. Anyways, there is an 18:9 display on the front which is a Full-HD+ panel as compared to the HD+ panels on E5, E5 Plus and the G6 Play. The Moto G6 has a USB Type-C port on the bottom which makes it the very first Moto G series phone to feature a USB Type-C Port.

Moto G6

Moto G6

The dual camera setup on the rear makes the G6 pretty similar to the Moto X4 (at least from the rear). Overall, with a 3D Glass back and metal frame, the phone surely looks premium.

Moto G6

Moto G6

The camera includes a lot of features like Landmark recognition, object recognition, text scanner, portrait mode, spot color, face filters, panorama and manual mode. The phone has a front-facing speaker underneath the earpiece with Dolby Audio. Also, there are three microphones in total for a 360-degree audio recording.

Here is a quick overview of the Moto G6 Specifications –

SCREEN5.7-inch Full-HD+ (2160x1080) IPS Display with Corning Gorilla Glass 3
PROCESSOROcta-Core 1.8GHz Snapdragon 450 processor with Adreno 506 GPU
RAM3/4GB
ROM32/64GB, Expandable up to 128GB via micro SD card
BATTERY3,000mAh non-removable battery with Turbo charging support
REAR CAMERADual Camera Setup - 12MP (f/1.8) + 5MP, LED Flash and up to 1080p 60fps video recording
FRONT CAMERA8MP camera with LED Flash
OSAndroid 8.0 Oreo 
OTHER FEATURES Front-Facing fingerprint scanner, USB Type-C Port, 3.5mm headphone jack, Water Repellent Coating, Moto Experiences, Moto Voice, Dolby Audio etc.
COLOR OPTIONS Deep Indigo, Black, Blush and Silver

MOTO G6 PLUS 

Moto G6 Plus

Moto G6 Plus

The Moto G6 Plus is the most expensive G series phone of this year and also the most feature-packed one. Design-wise, it looks exactly similar to the Moto G6 with the same 3D Glass back, dual camera setup, front-facing fingerprint reader, 18:9 display, etc. Just like the Moto G6, the Moto G6 Plus has Dolby Audio and triple microphone for a 360-degree audio recording. As for the differences, the phone has better rear cameras, better processor, more RAM, bigger battery than the G6 (but not bigger than the one on G6 Play) and a slightly bigger display.

Moto G6 Plus

Moto G6 Plus

Since there is nothing new regarding the design (as compared to the Moto G6), let’s talk about the specifications of the Moto G6 Plus –

SCREEN5.9-inch Full-HD+ (2160x1080) IPS Display with Corning Gorilla Glass 3
PROCESSOROcta-Core 2.2GHz Snapdragon 630 processor with Adreno 508 GPU
RAM4/6GB
ROM64GB, Expandable up to 128GB via micro SD card
BATTERY3,200mAh non-removable battery with Turbo charging support
REAR CAMERADual Camera Setup - 12MP (f/1.7) + 5MP with Dual AF Pixel technology, LED Flash and up to 4K video recording
FRONT CAMERA8MP camera with LED Flash
OSAndroid 8.0 Oreo 
OTHER FEATURES Front-Facing fingerprint scanner, USB Type-C Port, 3.5mm headphone jack, Bluetooth 5.0, NFC, Water Repellent Coating, Moto Experiences, Moto Voice, Dolby Audio etc.
COLOR OPTIONS Deep Indigo and Nimbus

Finally, talking about the pricing, the Moto G6 Play is already available in Brazil and will arrive for various countries in the Asia Pacific, Europe, Latin America and North America with a starting MSRP of USD 199. The Moto G6 is coming to various countries in the Asia Pacific, Europe, Latin America and North America with a starting MSRP of USD 249. Lastly, the Moto G6 Plus is coming with a starting MSRP of €299 EUR and is already available in Brazil.

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Arvind is an 18-year old college student and the one who started DroidHolic. Currently, he works as the Editor-in-Chief, webmaster and Managing Director. Passionate about smartphones, he likes to write on latest smartphone trends. You can connect with him via social media.

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