Motorola Moto G6 vs Moto G5: What's different

We explore the differences between the newly launched Moto G6 and Moto G5 that it will replace.

  • Published: April 20, 2018 10:50 AM IST
Moto G6-Moto G5- what's different

Motorola announced its Moto G6 series yesterday. With the Moto G6, Moto G6 Plus and Moto G6 Play, the series boasts Max Vision 18:9 displays and camera capabilities as the highlights.It is to be noted that the Moto G6 has not been announced in India. Its international pricing is $249, which is approximately Rs 16,500.

The Moto G6 is a successor to the Moto G5 which was launched last year. Given that the Moto G series is quite popular in the country, we might expect the company to debut the new Moto G6 series soon. In comparison, the Moto G5 costs Rs 10,999 in India. Here’s a look at all that has changed from the Moto G5 to the Moto G6 across various parameters.

Moto G6 vs Moto G5: What’s changed


One of the biggest differences between the Moto G6 and its predecessor is the display. The Moto G5 features a standard 5-inch full-HD IPS LCD display. In comparison, the Moto G6 is equipped with a 5.7-inch full HD+ Max Vision display which comes with the 18:9 aspect ratio. In terms of display alone, the Moto G6 is a true successor and offers the more trending edge-to-edge display.


Given that there have been Moto G5s series in between the Moto G5 and Moto G6, the hardware too has seen an improvement this time around. The Moto G5 came equipped with Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 octa-core SoC clocked at 1.4GHz and paired with just 3GB of RAM and 16GB of internal storage. The successor, Moto G6, is equipped with the newer Qualcomm Snapdragon 450 octa-core SoC and is available in two models: 3GB of RAM + 32GB of internal storage, and 4GB of RAM+ 64GB of internal storage. Both support microSD card for storage expansion.


Another noticeable change between the Moto G6 and Moto G5 is the camera setup. The Moto G5 was rather traditional featuring a 13-megapixel rear camera and a 5-megapixel selfie camera up front. The Moto G6, on the other hand, comes with a dual-camera setup at the back – a 12-megapixel primary sensor of aperture f/1.8 and a 5-megapixel secondary sensor. It can record full HD videos at 60fps. Up front, there is an 8-megapixel camera for selfies and video calling.

Battery, connectivity

Another upgrade is in terms of the battery. The Moto G5 includes a smaller 2,800mAh battery, whereas the Moto G6 comes armed with a 3,000mAh battery. The addition to the Moto G6 is also in terms of authentication methods. It includes Face Unlock system which is in addition to the fingerprint sensing tech.

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Moto G6 vs Moto G5: What’s unchanged

One of the things which has not been changed is the support for the latest OS. The Moto G5, when launched, came with Android Nougat out-of-the-box, which was the latest version at that time. The Moto G6 follows suite and runs Android Oreo out-of-the-box.

Both Moto G6 and Moto G5 support Turbo Charging. Both come with a dedicated fingerprint sensor. Connectivity options on both models include Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, GPS, dual SIM card slots and 4G VoLTE.

Moto G6 vs Moto G5: Specifications

Specification Moto G6 Moto G5
Display 5.7-inch FHD+ 5-inch FHD
Processor Snapdragon 450 SoC Snapdragon 430 SoC
Storage 32GB/64GB 16GB
Rear camera 12+5-megapixel 13-megapixel
Front camera 8-megapixel 5-megapixel
Battery 3,000mAh 2,800mAh
OS Android 8.0 Oreo Android 7.0 Nougat
Price $249(approx. Rs 16,500) Rs 10,999

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  • Published Date: April 20, 2018 10:50 AM IST