Moto E5, Moto E5 Plus, Moto E5 Play with Android Oreo announced

Moto E5 Plus

Moto E5, Moto E5 Plus, Moto E5 Play with Android Oreo announced

Motorola's 2018 lineup of midrange and low-priced smartphones includes Moto G6 (6th generation Moto G) and Moto E5. An f/1.8 aperture promises decent low-light performance. For starters, there's no official water-resistance and no wireless charging, which are both nice to have, rather than essential.

The Moto G6, G6 Play, E5 Play, and E5 Plus aren't flagships. But this time, there are several changes made and there is a new design language that the company has got. The standard G6 boasts a 5.7-inch HD display with an 18:9 aspect ratio, dual rear cameras, fingerprint sensor, 3,000 milliamp-hour battery, and Android 8.0 Oreo. They all share similar designs with glass backs and 18:9 displays across the board. The phone is powered by Snapdragon 630 chipset and Adreno 508 GPU. RAM is 2GB and built-in storage is 16GB with support for expansion. It comes with a 10W charger and runs Android 8.0 Oreo.

Advanced imaging software means studio quality portraits, artistic black and white shots, and hilarious face filters come to life through the dual rear 5MP and 12MP cameras.

The 8-megapixel front camera has gained some new (if familiar) tricks, too. (There's also a 4GB/64GB model.) It has a 5.7-inch, 2,160-by-1,080 screen, and a 3,000mAh battery. The Moto G6 has a Snapdragon 450 CPU paired with 3GB or 4GB RAM, while the lesser-spec G6 Play features a Snapdragon 430 chip paired with 3GB RAM. In fact, Motorola recently unveiled the Moto G6, Moto G6 Play, and the G6 Plus. That is just as long as the G6 Play, but with a larger screen. The phone comes in either 3 GB RAM/ 4 GB RAM and 32 GB of storage/ 64 GB of storage, which is expandable up to 256 GB via a microSD card. The "regular" Moto E5 (as I've taken to calling it) has an entirely plastic back, but one that masks its price with a metallic paint that initially feels like a thin sheet of metal. There's also a dual-tone dual-LED flash on the back. Micro-USB sits at the bottom of the G5, but this has been upgraded to USB-C on the G6.

For smartphone fans who enjoy a good spoiler, we started the year off with a pretty substantial one, when in mid-January a very convincing peek at Motorola's 2018 lineup surfaced. Google Photos is pre-installed on the phone as its default gallery app, with Google Assistant integration and voice commands also being part of the new mobile offering from the Lenovo-owned company, together with Bluetooth 4.2 and Dolby Audio.

"The display is 5.2" HD display and it comes with a Snapdragon 425/Snapdragon 427 depending on the market. The display has an 18:9 aspect ratio and is protected under unspecified version of Gorilla Glass.

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Motorola's phones aren't always the flashiest, but there sure are a lot of them.

For cameras, the G6 and G6 Plus come with dual rear shooters with a main 12MP lens and a secondary 5MP lens.

In terms of video, the G6 has a maximum video resolution of 1080p Full HD up to 60fps. Whereas the latter two handsets charge over USB-C, the G6 Play is still stuck on microUSB.

Design-wise, all feature a rear-mounted fingerprint sensor that is cleverly embedded into the "batwing" logo.

The phone also got P2i water-repellent nano coating and fingerprint sensor.

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