Moto Z Play Receives Android 8.O Oreo Update in India
Apr 20 2018 by Elias Hubbard
The dual camera and the AI frills won't appeal to everyone, which is why Motorola put together a more practical option: the Moto G6 Play.
Usually, there are tell-tale design elements that Moto G devices are in the "mid-range" of the smartphone spectrum, like a plastic back.
The Moto G6's display is an IPS 1,080 x 2,160 panel with a pixel density of 424ppi and it looks as colourful and bright as you could hope for at this price. Motorola has opted for the 18:9 display format, however, it hasn't decided not to follow the current trend: none of the three models offer the notch, which some of you will be pleased to see! The Moto G6 has followed the wider trend of offering an 18:9 aspect ratio with a display that measures 5.7in corner to corner, and it surrounds this all with a glass and aluminium body that features a dual-rear camera. That's important now, but it's extra important a year from now when you're using this phone as apps get larger and more demanding. And the display has a 1080p resolution, which anyone can be happy with. The phone has a rear mounted fingerprint scanner and a USB type C port for connectivity. The exterior employs a glass sandwich design just like the G6 duo, with the iconic batwing logo on the back cleverly doubling as a fingerprint sensor.
The return of a screen-bottom fingerprint sensor means users get the benefit of gesture control, which should pair nicely with this big screen.
If you're looking for an upgraded features, here are they. The Moto G6 combines a 12-megapixel (f/1.8) primary sensor with a 5-MP secondary one. It comes with a 10W charger and runs Android 8.0 Oreo. And that's with its mid-range-but-still-powerful Qualcomm Snapdragon 450 processor. The Moto G6 starts at $249, and that comes with 3GB RAM and 32GB of storage. Both the versions will come with 64GB storage. That is thanks to the included Moto features, such as Moto Voice and Moto Display, that tend to compliment the Android experience rather than clash with it. The phone is priced at €300 (INR 24,437).
Flagship Android phones might get all the press these days, but not everyone has $800-and-more burning a hole in their pocket. Motorola claims the nanocoating is actually better than the usual "IPXX" ratings on high-end smartphones, as their nanocoating doesn't become compromised if - or when - you drop the Moto G6. Motorola has a lot riding on these devices; After years of simply going by "Moto", the company has moved to using its full name in the interest of expanding the brand worldwide. All things considered, the Moto G6 Play is certainly not a phone that will dominate benchmark charts but given the highly advanced stage of mobile technologies, even its modest hardware should be more than capable of serving as a daily driver for most people, with the main allure of the overall package being its versatility and accessibility, i.e. affordability.
Although the Moto E5 Plus looks like it has dual rear cameras, it only has one. Just like the Moto E5, the rear is covered in polycarbonate.
As you might expect, there are some key differences between the three G6 phones when it comes to power, as well. However, the redeeming aspect of this cheaper device is its 4,000 mAh battery, though charging is over micro-USB.