Motorola’s G6 Plus And E5: Quality Phones At Affordable Prices

Motorola introduces the G6 plus and E5 - quality phones focused on display, design and power, at affordable prices.

Motorola G6 plus and E5 back

The legacy phone brand is back. Back with a whole suite of devices built so well, they’ll make your jaws drop. Motorola wasn’t kidding, when it attempted to build quality phones focused on display, design and power at affordable prices, as proven by the launch of the next generation of their most successful smartphone device family – the sixth generation of the Moto G family. Simultaneously, they’re also releasing the fifth generation of the Moto E device.

Equipped with the Android Oreo 8.0.0 OS and the speed and power of Qualcomm®Snapdragon processors, these are phones that are designed for everyone. Whatever your age, gender, disposable income, or interest in gaming – you’ll find features that are right for you!

Motorola G6 plus and E5

Motorola G6 plus and E5 back

Moto G6 plus: That camera! That glass body!

Starting RRP $499 AUD. Colour available: Indigo

It’s hard to imagine how they’ve managed to design such a splendid user-friendly phone at such an incredibly low price, but Motorola has really pulled all stops with this one. A frontrunner in the “luxury budget category” (you know, the category that Xiaomi is vying to be the champion of), the G6 plus has a stunning Max Vision 5.9” 2160 X 1080 display, with full HD+ and a Corning Gorilla Glass 3. It’s like the sleek new rookie athlete that all the scouts were vying for.

And like any good athlete, it delivers too! Its 12MP + 5MP dual smart cameras with depth editing software are perfect rear imagers, while the 16MP (you read that right!) front imager with a low light mode and LED Flash makes it the perfect camera for selfies.

Let’s compare the Moto G6 plus camera, in a low light mode, with a flagship Android phone like the Samsung Galaxy S9:

Motorola G6 plus low light modeSamsung Galaxy S9 low light mode

(left image: captured on Motorola G6 plus; right image: captured on Samsung Galaxy S9)

The G6 plus has a 3000mAh 15W Turbo Power charger and uses a USB-C port.

Top 3 reasons to buy the Motorola G6 plus:

  • Say cheese: The best camera in the price range, giving flagship phones a fight. Well, kinda.
  • Sleek, hi-end, hi-design glass body. Looks sexy as hell!
  • Easy to hold and use: Perfect size and amazing user-centric features (shake to turn on the camera or the flashlight, turn off Bluetooth, play a certain movie on Netflix, front fingerprint reader, face unlock etc).

Moto E5: An everyday powerhouse, and exceptional value for money.

Starting RRP of $229 AUD. Colours available: Flash Grey, Fine Gold

Don’t be fooled by its price. This 5.7” Max Vision 720 X 1440 HD+ display may not sound like all that, but the unassumingly good 13MP rear camera, a respectable 5MP front camera, and a whopping 4000mAh battery means that whether you’re a 20-something student/young professional who needs a devilishly tireless battery for all your streaming videos or a 70-year old grandma whose greatest pleasure in life is to snap pictures of her grandchildren, the Moto E5  will work for ya.

In another example of Motorola’s attention to user-centric design, the E5’s rear-mounted fingerprint reader is exactly where you want it to me, falling perfectly under the tip of your index finger.

Motorola E5 rear-mounted fingerprint reader

The only really disappointing thing is that the E5 still uses a micro USB port. Why it hasn’t been updated to USB-C is an unanswered mystery, but well, at least all your old cables will still fit into it!

Top 3 reasons to buy the Motorola E5:

  • Affordable, affordable, affordable!
  • That monstrous 4000mAh battery.
  • Clean software.

There you have it, great phones with some amazing user-friendly features, at unbelievably affordable prices.

To top all of that, Motorola is also displaying its commitment to sustainability as a member of Mobile Muster (a not-for-profit government accredited mobile phone recycling program in Australia). By ensuring consumers can drop off their old devices at participating Motorola retailers, and making sure everything is recycled and nothing is resold, Motorola is letting everyone know it’s here for the long haul.

Both phones are available online and in-store from Thursday, 7 June 2018. For full information, retailers, and specifications, visit the Motorola website.   

Sneha Khale
With a background in Psychology and Criminology, Sneha has spent the past several years working in the travel and tech industries. As a writer and editor, she's most interested in developing content which is at the intersection of pop culture, gender, and contemporary lifestyle. "Don't let your 'to do' list get longer than your Netflix 'to watch' queue," is her philosophy for 2018.

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