Moto G6 Plus vs Moto G5s Plus vs Moto G5 Plus: The Moto G Plus Evolution


Motorola recently announced its brand new Moto G6 lineup at an event in Brazil. As you might have guessed, the new G6 lineup consists of three devices the Moto G6, the Moto G6 Plus and the Moto G6 Play. The G Series lineup from Motorola has been very popular thanks to their excellent value for money proposition. The reason Motorola chose Brazil to launch the new G6 series was that Brazil, like India, also happens to be an emerging market where affordable handsets are in great demand. In the next few weeks, we expect all the three brand new Moto G6 series handsets to make its official debut in India. Before the official India launch happens, we thought it would be a great idea to compare one of the new Moto G handsets – the Moto G6 Plus – against two older handsets – the Moto G5s Plus and the Moto G5 Plus

Moto G6 Plus vs Moto G5s Plus vs Moto G5 Plus: Design, Display

The Moto G6 Plus is the newest handset among the three devices being compared today. Naturally, it is expected to be the one with the most updated spec sheet as well. The G6 Plus features a “tall boy” design and integrates a 5.9-inch IPS LCD display with a resolution of 1080 x 2160 pixels in the 18:9 aspect ratio. The phone gets an aluminium body as well and also happens to be splash resistant. For scratch protection, the phone gets a Corning Gorilla Glass 3 layer as well.

The Moto G5s Plus gets a 5.5-inch IPS LCD display with a resolution of 1080 x 1920 pixels. As you can easily make out, this panel is in the older 16:9 aspect ratio. Like the G6 Plus, this phone also came with a layer of Corning Gorilla Glass 3 for scratch resistance and durability. The G5s Plus also gets an aluminium body.

The Moto G5 Plus was launched before the G5s Plus and comes with a smaller 5.2-inch IPS LCD panel.  Design-wise, the G5S Plus is otherwise similar to the G5s Plus and features an IPS LCD panel with the same 1080 x 1920 pixels resolution. The phone also gets a layer of Corning Gorilla Glass 3 for scratch resistance.

Moto G6 Plus vs Moto G5s Plus vs Moto G5 Plus: Specifications, Hardware

The Moto G6 Plus is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 630 SoC that houses an octa core 2.2 GHz Cortex A53 processor and the Adreno 508 GPU for graphics. The phone will be offered in a 4GB RAM + 64GB and a 6GB RAM + 128GB version. Both these versions will get a microSD card slot for additional memory. The handset also gets a 3200 mAh non-removable battery.

As for the camera, the G6 Plus gets a dual camera setup at the rear consisting of a 12-megapixel + 5-megapixel cameras with support for PDAF and dual LED dual-tone flash. The front camera happens to be an 8-megapixel unit. The G6 Plus should be able to record full HD 1080P videos at 30fps with ease.

The Moto G5s Plus uses the Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 chipset that houses an octa core processor clocked at 2 GHz and uses the Adreno 506 GPU for graphics. This phone is sold in a single 4GB RAM + 64GB version.  The camera department is handled by a dual 13-megapixel + 13-megapixel camera and an 8-megapixel front-facing camera.

Lastly, we have the Moto G5 Plus which packs in the same Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 chipset and uses the same octa core processor and GPU combination. The G5 Plus is sold in a 3GB RAM + 16GB and a 4GB RAM + 32GB version. The camera department is handled by a 12-megapixel primary camera and a 5-megapixel front-facing camera.

Moto G6 Plus vs Moto G5s Plus vs Moto G5 Plus: OS Updates, Software

The Moto G6 Plus being the newest handset runs Android 8 Oreo – the newest version of Android. The other two handsets currently run Android 7 Nougat. Motorola, however, has confirmed that both the handsets – the G5s Plus and the G5 Plus will get the official Android 8 Oreo update. There is also good chance that the Moto G6 Plus would be updated to Android P.

Moto G6 Plus vs Moto G5s Plus vs Moto G5 Plus: Price in India, Verdict

The official price of the Moto G6 Plus is yet to be announced. The handset should, however, be priced at around the Rs.15,000 mark in India.

The current prices of the Moto G5s Plus and the G5 Plus are as follows.

Moto G5 Plus 3GB RAM + 16GB: Rs. 14,999

Moto G5 Plus 4GB RAM + 32GB: Rs. 14,990

Moto G5s Plus 4GB RAM + 64GB: Rs.13,999

Looking at the current prices of these handsets looks like it would be a good idea for you to wait for the Moto G6 Plus to launch and then decide to buy one of these handsets.