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Moto G6 and G6 Play launched in India, but what about G6 Plus?

The Moto G6 Plus is notably absent, but you can still get your hands on the G6 and G6 Play.
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June 4, 2018
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Lenovo‘s Moto G series has firmly established itself as one of the more popular budget device ranges in India. Now, the company has announced the availability of the Moto G6 and G6 Play in the market.

If you’re hoping to get the standard Moto G6 then you’ll need to log on to Amazon India and spend 13,999 rupees (~$209). The G6 Play, on the other hand, is a Flipkart exclusive and has a 11,999 rupee (~$179) price tag.

Both models will start retailing in the region at midnight tonight (IST). If you don’t care for online retailers then you can also get the devices from Moto Hub offline stores.

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So what warrants spending an extra 2,000 rupees for the vanilla Moto G6? Well, you’re getting a dual camera setup (12MP and 5MP), a higher resolution selfie camera (16MP), a sharper screen (full HD+), a more powerful but still mid-range Snapdragon 450 chipset, and more RAM/storage (3GB/32GB).

Meanwhile, the Moto G6 Play packs a single 13MP f/2.0 main camera, an 8MP front-facing camera, 1,440 x 720 display, a less capable Snapdragon 427 processor, and 2GB RAM/16GB of storage.

Nevertheless, the G6 Play has one sizeable advantage over the regular G6 in the form of a 4,000mAh battery. So if you value endurance above all else, this might be up your alley.

Motorola Moto G6 PlayMotorola Moto G6Motorola Moto G6 Plus
Display
Motorola Moto G6 Play
5.7-inch IPS LCD
1,440 x 720
282ppi
18:9 aspect ratio
Corning Gorilla Glass 3
Motorola Moto G6
5.7-inch IPS LCD
2,160 x 1,080
407ppi
18:9 aspect ratio
Corning Gorilla Glass 3
Motorola Moto G6 Plus
5.93-inch IPS LCD
2,160 x 1,080
407ppi
18:9 aspect ratio
Corning Gorilla Glass 3
Processor
Motorola Moto G6 Play
Qualcomm Snapdragon 427
1.4GHz octa-core
Motorola Moto G6
Qualcomm Snapdragon 450
1.8GHz octa-core
Motorola Moto G6 Plus
Snapdragon 630
2.2GHz octa-core
GPU
Motorola Moto G6 Play
Adreno 308
Motorola Moto G6
Adreno 506
Motorola Moto G6 Plus
Adreno 508
RAM
Motorola Moto G6 Play
2/3GB
Motorola Moto G6
3/4GB
Motorola Moto G6 Plus
4/6GB
Storage
Motorola Moto G6 Play
16/32GB
microSD slot up to 128GB
Motorola Moto G6
32/64GB
microSD slot up to 128GB
Motorola Moto G6 Plus
64/128GB
microSD slot up to 128GB
Cameras
Motorola Moto G6 Play
Rear: 13MP, ƒ/2.0 aperture

Front: 8MP
Motorola Moto G6
Rear:
Main 12MP sensor with ƒ/1.8 aperture
Secondary 5MP RGB sensor

Front: 8MP
Motorola Moto G6 Plus
Rear:
Main 12MP sensor with ƒ/1.7 aperture
Secondary 5MP RGB sensor

Front: 8 or 16MP (depending on market)
Battery
Motorola Moto G6 Play
4,000mAh
Non-removable
MicroUSB port
10W rapid charger
Motorola Moto G6
3,000mAh
Non-removable
USB Type-C port
15W TurboPower charger
Motorola Moto G6 Plus
3,200mAh
Non-removable
USB Type-C port
15W TurboPower charger
SIM
Motorola Moto G6 Play
Dual SIM
Motorola Moto G6
Dual SIM
Motorola Moto G6 Plus
Dual SIM
Headphone jack
Motorola Moto G6 Play
Yes
Motorola Moto G6
Yes
Motorola Moto G6 Plus
Yes
Fingerprint sensor
Motorola Moto G6 Play
Yes (rear)
Motorola Moto G6
Yes (front)
Motorola Moto G6 Plus
Yes (front)
IP rating
Motorola Moto G6 Play
No, water-repellant nano-coating
Motorola Moto G6
No, water-repellant nano-coating
Motorola Moto G6 Plus
No, water-repellant nano-coating
Software
Motorola Moto G6 Play
Android 8.0 Oreo
Motorola Moto G6
Android 8.0 Oreo
Motorola Moto G6 Plus
Android 8.0 Oreo
Dimensions and weight
Motorola Moto G6 Play
155.4 x 72.2 x 9.1mm
180g
Motorola Moto G6
153.8 x 72.3 x 8.3mm
167g
Motorola Moto G6 Plus
160/161 x 75.5 x 8.0mm
167-168g
Colors
Motorola Moto G6 Play
deep indigo, flash gray
Motorola Moto G6
deep indigo, black, blush, silver
Motorola Moto G6 Plus
deep indigo, nimbus

One model conspicuously absent from today’s announcement is the Moto G6 Plus. Lenovo’s Thomas Milner confirmed that the larger device is still coming, but no timeline was shared.

The Plus-sized phone offers a more powerful Snapdragon 630 chipset, 4GB/6GB of RAM, 64GB/128GB of storage, and a 12MP/5MP dual-camera setup, so if you need some oomph on a budget, you might want to wait for the G6 family’s larger sibling to land.