Our Opinion

The Motorola Moto G6 Plus (4GB RAM) is a significantly better phone than the Motorola Moto E5 Plus, and is also significantly better value for money. What should you buy? Go for the Motorola Moto G6 Plus (4GB RAM)!

Motorola Moto E5 Plus  Motorola Moto G6 Plus (4GB RAM) 
Motorola Moto E5 Plus Motorola Moto G6 Plus
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Excellence Score
24.6
47.1
Value for Money Score
65.3
81.9
Price ₹ 11,430 onwards ₹ 18,000 expected
Launch Date (India) Jul, 2018 Coming Soon!
Expected Launch Date N/A N/A
Smartphone OS Android 8.0 OreoLow likelihood of getting updated to next Android version Android 8.0 OreoExpected update to next Android version
Touchscreen Yes (Capacitive) Yes (Capacitive)
Screen Size 6 inches 5.93 inches
Screen Resolution 720x1440 pixels (~ 268 pixels per inch) 1080x2160 pixels (~ 407 pixels per inch)
Scratch Resistant Display Yes, Corning Gorilla Glass Yes, Corning Gorilla Glass 3
Display Features IPS LCD, FullView Display IPS LCD, FullView Display
Full Physical QWERTY Keypad
Processor 1.4 GHz 2.2 GHz
Processor Type Octa Core Octa Core
Processor Name Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 Qualcomm Snapdragon 630
GPU Adreno 505 Adreno 508
RAM 3 GB 4 GB
3G Yes Yes
4G Yes Yes
VoLTE Yes Yes
WiFi Yes Yes
GPS Yes Yes
Bluetooth Yes Yes
USB Yes Yes
Camera 12.0 MP 12.0 MP
Camera Auto-Focus Yes Yes
Camera Flash Yes Yes
HD Video Recording Yes (Full HD) Yes (4K)
Other Camera Features F/2.0 Aperture, 1.25µm Pixel Size, Phase Detection Autofocus (PDAF), Laser Autofocus, HDR, Panorama, Manual Mode, Burst Shot, Best Shot, QR code/Barcode Scanner, Slo-motion mode, Video Stabilisation Dual Camera (12MP + 5MP), 12MP: F/1.7 Aperture, 5MP: F/2.2 Aperture, Phase Detection Autofocus, Geo-tagging, Touch focus, Face detection, Panorama, Auto-HDR
Secondary Camera 5.0 MP 8.0 MP
Secondary Camera Features LED Flash F/2.2 Aperture, LED flash, Full HD Video Rec.
Internal Memory 32 GB 64 GB
Expandable Memory Slot up to 128 GB up to 128 GB
Contacts Storage Unlimited Unlimited
SMS Storage Unlimited Unlimited
Music Player Yes Yes
FM Radio Yes Yes
Dual SIM GSM+GSM GSM+GSM
Thickness 9.35 mm 8 mm
Weight 197 gm 167 gm
Audio Output 3.5mm jack 3.5mm jack
Water Resistant Yes
Battery Capacity 5000 mAh 3200 mAh
Battery Standby N/A N/A
Battery Standby (3G) N/A N/A
Battery Talktime N/A N/A
Battery Talktime (3G) N/A N/A
Fast Charging Yes, TurboPower Yes, TurboCharge
Other Battery Parameters N/A N/A
Fingerprint sensor Yes Yes
Other Features WiFi Direct; Noise Filtration Splash Resistant; WiFi Direct, WiFi dual-band; Noise Filtration; Dolby Audio
2-minute Review [Positives]
  • Good build quality, premium looks with a glass back
  • Water-repellence – a feature that can help at least some with minor splashes (but does not make the phones submersible in water)
  • Decent fingerprint scanners in the rear
  • Modern, tall, 18:9 display with slimmed-down bezels - it's fairly bright and vivid
  • In typical Moto fashion, the Moto E5 Plus run a clean, bloat-free version of Android, with minimal useful add-ons like Moto Display, Moto Actions, and Night Mode
  • Decent day-to-day performance - for light workloads, the phone will sail through just fine - multitasking switches quickly, and apps launch in a timely manner
  • Decent rear camera in favorable lighting conditions
  • Video recording is decent too with reasonably good stabilisation
  • Call quality is pretty good too
  • Excellent battery life - with a 5000mAh battery, the E5 Plus is a road warrior, and can last you up to 2 days with moderate use, before you need to charge it again
  • Fast charging support (TurboCharge) - the phone gets from 0 to 50% in about an hour
  • Premium, sleek, glass-based design - this is easily the best looking Moto G to date
  • The rear edges of the G6 Plus are curved, and that allows it to sit much more comfortably in the palm of your hand than previous models – if you've seen the Samsung Galaxy S7, it’s a similar curvature on the back
  • Motorola has also kept the fingerprint sensor on the front of the phone, just below the display, but it doesn’t take up much space, so the bottom bezel is quite thin and looks good. The sensor is easy to hit, and works efficiently
  • Top-quality, modern, bright, Full HD+ IPS LCD display with then new 18:9 display ratio - it has good colors, and viewing angles too
  • Moto continues to excel in the software part, keeping the UI close to stock Android while adding just the right set of add-ons like Moto Actions (gesture control), night display, and fingerprint sensor based navigation
  • Good, solid performance, backed by the Snapdragon 630 - does well under all use cases, including games
  • Good set of dual rear cameras - pretty good for this price bracket - the focus is really quick, and pictures come out crisp and natural, and the portrait mode is decently implemented too
  • The phone also comes with image recognition software that enables you to take photos of objects you come across, or landmarks in a city you’re visiting, and get information about them, for example a Wikipedia page, or details of where you can buy an item
  • On the front of the Moto G6 Plus is a 8MP selfie camera, which is pretty decent too - it also has a filters mode, which overlays Snapchat-like frippery such as cat features or bunny ears (though it takes a long time to process images)
  • The front camera also has an effective group selfie mode that works similar to a panoramic images mode
  • Video recording is decent too, and there is a pretty decent slow-mo mode too
  • Good, powerful loudspeaker
  • Good battery life - will comfortably last the day with moderate to heavy use
  • Fast charging support
  • On the whole, the Moto G6 Plus looks great, has good software, performs good, and has a good set of cameras - all in all its a strong choice in this price bracket - it's a solid step up from it's younger cousin, the Moto G6, with better performance, camera and battery life - and could compete well with the likes of Nokia 6.1 (which has a more premium build, but lacks dual rear cameras) and the Redmi Note 5 Pro (which has better performance and battery, but lacks stock Android)
2-minute Review [Negatives]
  • A bit on the heavy side
  • The glass back is prone to scratching (as all glass backs are)
  • The display could have had better resolution
  • Average front camera
  • Average loudspeaker - both loudness and audio quality could have been a bit better
  • The Moto E5 Plus is a decent phone by itself, and is a especially good choice if you value battery life above all else, but other devices from Xiaomi, Asus, Realme in this price bracket will likely be better overall deals
  • A bit on the tall side - not as easy to grip as the smaller Moto G6
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