These Motorola Moto G6 and E5 variants will be sold in the US

These Motorola Moto G6 and E5 variants will be sold in the US
Last week, Motorola Mobility announced no less than six new smartphones running Android 8 Oreo: Moto G6, Moto G6 Plus, Moto G6 Play, Moto E5, Moto E5 Plus, and Moto E5 Play. While some of these handsets are already available in markets like Brazil and Mexico, folks in the US can't buy them yet. 

Motorola said that its new phones would be released in the US "in the coming months". However, not all models will be sold stateside. For example, US customers won't be able to purchase the most powerful among them - the Moto G6 Plus. So what is Motorola bringing stateside after all? Well, here are the four handsets that are currently listed on the company's US website, alongside their prices, main specs, and color variants.

Moto G6, $249

Specs: 5.7-inch display with 1080 x 2160 pixels, Snapdragon 450 processor, 3 GB / 4 GB of RAM, 32 GB / 64 GB of storage space, 3000 mAh battery.
Colors: black, deep indigo, blush.

Moto G6 Play, $199

Specs: 5.7-inch display with 720 x 1440 pixels, Snapdragon 427 processor, 2 GB / 3 GB of RAM, 16 GB / 32 GB of storage space, 4000 mAh battery. 
Color: deep indigo.

Moto E5 Plus, $169

Specs: 6-inch display with 720 x 1440 pixels, Snapdragon 435 processor, 3 GB of RAM, 32 GB of storage space, 5000 mAh battery.
Colors: black, mineral blue, flash gray, fine gold.

Moto E5 Play, around $119

Specs: 5.2-inch display with 720 x 1280 pixels, Snapdragon 427 processor, 2 GB of RAM, 16 GB of storage space, 2800 mAh battery.  
Colors: black, dark lake, flash gray.

All these new Motorola phones are splash-resistant and have fingerprint scanners. They will be sold unlocked, being compatible with most relevant US carriers. Do you plan to buy any of them?

source: Motorola



1. ijuanp03

Posts: 616; Member since: Dec 30, 2014

Good design and build quality. I prefer the Gorilla Glass 3 over the 5 for the sold reason that the 5 easily gets scratches compared to 3. The reason is due to the softer glass and less susceptible to shatter.

11. sgodsell

Posts: 7451; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

On the Motorola website they say the Moto G6 play has a SD 430, and not a SD 427. Just scroll down to performance. Also the E5 plus is a better buy for bigger battery and a better SoC. However the G6 play has a gyroscope (VR/AR stuff).

2. NateDiaz

Posts: 1090; Member since: Mar 03, 2018

Uneven bezels make this phone not so attractive. 28nm processor with 2800mAh battery is another reason not to buy.

3. fyah_king unregistered

I’ll take the e5 plus for travel.

4. Humanoid

Posts: 1226; Member since: Dec 11, 2017

E5+ = S435 G6p= S427 Is this right?

12. sgodsell

Posts: 7451; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

The G6 play has a SD 430. PhoneArena got that part wrong.

5. Nimbus

Posts: 442; Member since: Apr 02, 2018

Rip G6 plus,only worth buying is G6,G6play and e5 plus in US.

6. KingSam

Posts: 1479; Member since: Mar 13, 2016

G6 play isn't worth it. Take the e5 plus or g6. The Mi A2 will crush this. Not to mention zenfone 5.

7. Duncdawg26

Posts: 176; Member since: Jan 20, 2017

The zenfone 5 is exactly double the price of the g6. And I believe the A2 is more expensive as well. At the very least it's not widely available. Anywhere Xiaomi is available, it'll clean up. Moto needs to focus on the markets they aren't in, aka the US. Moto has what all they other Chinese budget phone companies don't and won't have: carrier support. Samsung and LG's budget phones are allowed into carriers but they suck. All moto has to do is offer their phones with decent chips for decent prices (nothing crazy like Xiaomi) and they would be fine, maybe even crushing. But instead they offer the US the inferior g6 and keep trying to push the Z line that everyone knows isn't as good as the galaxy s line and has worse cameras than LG. Moto finally recognizes that the g line is more important than their z line and then won't sell their best phone in the g line to half their markets - ??? Maybe $400 phones don't sell for carriers but they should now more than ever. Every retail employee could tell customers they're getting a solid phone that could do everything they needed to do for half the price.

8. Michael Lyles unregistered

I've poured over multiple stories concerning these phones and none of them explain why the G6 plus isn't being released here in the states. Anyone have any theories?

10. Duncdawg26

Posts: 176; Member since: Jan 20, 2017

The reason I read was they aren't releasing the g6+ in any markets the moto x4 was released because it had the same processor and similar looking back, and therefore would be some how repetitive and conflict sales. (code: even less people would by the x4). I personally don't agree with the choice. I have never been much interested in the x4 (too small) and would seriously consider a g6+

9. hurrycanger

Posts: 1765; Member since: Dec 01, 2013

Is the 450 better than 625? The Moto G6 starts at the same price the G5s Plus did, and seeing it going from 625 to 450 concerns me a bit.

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