Budget phones are great.
Moto's E and G phones have been great budget phones for years, but now there are four of them?
The Moto E5 Play, E5 Plus, G6 and G6 Play are all coming soon.
That's a whole lot of budget.
All of them feel pretty comfortable.
All have headphone jacks.
And all but one have longer 18 X 9 displays and better screen and body ratios.
How do you tell these similar looking phones apart?
After trying them out here's some key differences.
Let's start with the most promising, the G6.
The new G6 costs $249 dollars unlocked in the US It has a front fingerprint sensor with some swipe navigation like other premium Motorola phones and a dual rear camera with a bunch of extras, a portrait mode with blur effects, a color isolating effect that turns the rest of the picture black and white, and a scanning mode that can identify things in frame like Google Lens or Bixby from Samsung.
And also can scan and copy text.
The front facing camera has face filters too, but a lot of these extras feel like gimmicks.
The snapshot quality, which you'd care about, looks pretty decent in a few test photos.
But the G6's overall specs, with a 5.7 inch 1080p screen, and midrange Qualcomm Snapdragon processor.
Are still steps below top-end premium.
There's also a step down G6 Play, which costs 199 unlocked.
It has a longer life 4,000 milliamp battery and a same size, lower resolution 720p display.
A step-down processor and no USBC, and its fingerprint reader is in the back.
The E5 phones don't have prices yet.
But expect even lower deals from carriers.
The E5 Plus has a larger six inch screen and feels like a similar design to the G6 Play but with an even larger five thousand miliamp battery.
Are you staying awake here?
The other, the E5 play is the most bare bones.
plastic, with a 5.2 inch screen.
The best part of Moto's budget phones is they've delivered well on performance for the price in the past.
WHich one of these should you get on a budget?
Well, we'll have full reviews on them in the future.