Moto G6 and Moto E5 Series, Which One Should You Buy?

Motorola has just released the new Moto G6 and Moto E5 series. Though the Moto G series has always been the elder brother of the E series, the features vary from one phone to another.

Moto G6 and Moto E5

Motorola has just released the new Moto G6 and Moto E5 series. Though the Moto G series has always been the elder brother of the E series, the features vary from one phone to another, and also from one series to another. So, which phone should you go for? How do both the phones compare?

Moto G6 and Moto E5

Hardware and Build Quality

Moto has always been consistent about one thing. Though they predominantly manufacture budget phones except for the X series, they have maintained their quality. They have also been careful on maintaining the price of the phones too. Moto has done it again this time too. The design of the Moto G series is wonderful. The Moto G6 Plus is the most premium of the three. With Gorilla glass on the back, and with a comfortable polished feel, the phone looks classic. The Moto G6 also has the glass back while the Moto G6 Play has only the polymer back. The Moto G6 vs Moto E5 series are not waterproof, and so that’s a bummer. But other than that, these phones are top notch when it comes to design.

Unfortunately, this cannot be said when it comes to the Moto E series this time. The phones look cheap and ugly due to the quality used, and though they have tried to implement the same design language of the G series into the E except for using cheaper materials, they have failed at that. Though all the other aspects of the Moto E are the same as the Moto G, such as the curved sides, the 3.55mm headphone jack, and a USB-C port, they lack style and design.

Moto G6 and Moto E5


There are five phones in total. Three phones from the G series, and two from the E series. All the phones in the Moto G6 and Moto E5 series manage to pull off an 18:9 ratio.

The Moto G6 Pro sports a 5.93-inch IPS LCD display, and has a resolution of 1080 x 2160. By this, you might have figured out that this is a touch-large phone. So if you’re looking for a huge phone or even a small phablet, then this might be the one for you.

The Moto G6 comes with a 5.7 inch IPS LCD display and supports full HD resolution at 1080 x 2160.

The Moto G6 Play has the same screen size as the Moto G but has a lower resolution of 720 x 1440. Thus this makes up the lowest quality of the G series, and not recommended if you use your phone a lot for entertainment.

The Moto E5 Plus sports a 6-inch IPS display with an 18:9 aspect ratio but as the same G6 Play’s resolution of 720 x 1440 pixels.

Next in line is the Moto E5 that has a 5.7-inch screen that shares the same aspect ratio as that of its sibling. An 18:9 aspect ratio and a resolution of 720 x 1440.

Moto G6 and Moto E5


The Moto G6 Plus and its younger sibling have very fast processors. Fitted with the 1.8GHz Snapdragon 450 and 2.2GHz Snapdragon 630 respectively, the phones can easily multitask between apps. Also, the standard Moto G6 has an optional 3GB or 4GB RAM while the Plus version comes with an optional 4GB or 6GB of RAM. The Moto G6 Play is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 SoC and will be launched with 2GB of RAM.

Moto E is also not far back when coming to processing power. The Moto E gets a Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 processor and also 2GB of RAM.

Moto G6 and Moto E5


The camera on the Moto G6 and Moto E5 series are nothing short of spectacular. The G6 Play has a single 13MP primary camera, and also has features for auto-focus and LED flash. The Motorola G6 comes with a primary 12MP + 5MP dual camera. The dual camera has a ton of features like autofocus, dual LED-flash and also record Full HD videos. The Moto G6 Plus comes with a dual camera of 12MP + 5MP. The G6 Plus has more of the features when coming to the camera.

The Moto E5 has a 13MP rear camera with a 5MP front camera. Though it does not have much of the fancy features that the Moto G6 has, it takes considerably good photographs, even in low light.

Moto G6 and Moto E5


The Moto G6 is powered by a 3000mAh battery, while the Moto G6 Play runs on a 3200mAh battery and the Moto G6 Plus is juiced by a 4000mAh battery.

The Moto E shares the same battery as the Moto G6 Plus. It has a 4000mAh non-removable battery.

Moto G6 and Moto E5


It comes all down to this. The Moto G6, G6 Play, and the G6 Plus have all good features. The G6 Play is more oriented to the battery side, while the Plus is the king of them all. The Moto E5 shares some of the features from the G6 Plus but still manages to maintain the same cost.

But there is one undermining them in all of them. The Moto G6 and Moto E5 manage to pull off a professional, flagship like look while still managing to remain budget friendly.


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