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    Moto G6 $250, G6 Play $200 available on May 10

    Moto G6 - 5.7" 18:9 LCD, FullHD+, 3GB/32GB, $250 SRP. G6 Plus will likely come in at $300+ w/ 5.93" LCD and slightly better specs.

    http://androidpolice.com/wp-content/...-moto-g6-1.png

    Moto G6 Play: 5.7" 18:9 LCD, HD+ (1440x720), 3GB/32GB, 4Ah batt. $200 SRP.

    http://androidpolice.com/wp-content/...to-g6-play.png

    Specs for G6 line: https://www.androidcentral.com/new-l...ll-their-glory

    Notes: Per http://screen-size.info the new 18:9 screens have the same width (in portrait) as older 16:9 screens, ie 18:9 5.7" has the same width (2.5") as 16:9 5.2". Ditto G6 Plus' 18:9 5.93" vs 16:9 5.5"; width is 2.7".

    In other words, despite the larger diagonals that imply larger screens, the new 18:9 screens are functionally the same size as previous G4/G5, just more "stretched."

    The Fry sales page is for a non-carrier branded version, which implies that universal (US) carrier compatibility will continue. Am waiting to see whether these will have the all-important B71 for TMO. New Moto lines announcement is slated for April 3.

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    Quote Originally Posted by e.mote View Post
    Moto G6 - 5.7" 18:9 LCD, FullHD+, 3GB/32GB, $250 SRP. G6 Plus will likely come in at $300+ w/ 5.93" LCD and slightly better specs.

    http://androidpolice.com/wp-content/...-moto-g6-1.png

    Moto G6 Play: 5.7" 18:9 LCD, HD+ (1440x720), 3GB/32GB, 4Ah batt. $200 SRP.

    http://androidpolice.com/wp-content/...to-g6-play.png

    Specs for G6 line: https://www.androidcentral.com/new-l...ll-their-glory

    Notes: Per http://screen-size.info the new 18:9 screens have the same width (in portrait) as older 16:9 screens, ie 18:9 5.7" has the same width (2.5") as 16:9 5.2". Ditto G6 Plus' 18:9 5.93" vs 16:9 5.5"; width is 2.7".

    In other words, despite the larger diagonals that imply larger screens, the new 18:9 screens are functionally the same size as previous G4/G5, just more "stretched."

    The Fry sales page is for a non-carrier branded version, which implies that universal (US) carrier compatibility will continue. Am waiting to see whether these will have the all-important B71 for TMO. New Moto lines announcement is slated for April 3.

    Thanks for the post.

    Probably not, but I wonder if they will have NFC and/or 5G WiFi and/or USB C this time around?
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    IIRC, April 3 has been shown on Moto documents as the announcement date for the E5 line. Wonder if it will still be the case given the G6 announcement on that date. Find out tomorrow I guess.

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    Quote Originally Posted by e.mote View Post
    Am waiting to see whether these will have the all-important B71 for TMO. New Moto lines announcement is slated for April 3.
    Yep, hoping the new phones support 14, 29, 30 & 71. The only newer band the G4 line supported was 66.

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    >I wonder if they will have NFC and/or 5G WiFi and/or USB C this time around?

    Not sure about G4 Play, but both G4/G4+ and G5+/G5s+ lines have had 5GHz wifi. It's 802.11n and not ac. But there is no functional difference, as perf bottleneck is at the wifi antenna, which is at best 2x2. I assume same for G6.

    No mention of NFC in Fry's sales glossy, so likely no.

    Per G6 FCC photo, looks like micro-USB.

    http://pocket-lint.com/phones/news/m...us-and-g6-play

    https://cdn.pocket-lint.com/r/s/660x...wnbxjeb1mr.jpg


    >Yep, hoping the new phones support 14, 29, 30 & 71

    B14 won't matter to most people. First responders would already have compatible work phones. B29 & B30 are supplemental bands that only matter for those in congested areas, and only in certain locations. B71 is the big one, although it also won't matter until at least next year (more like 2 years). B71 is on my must-have list for 2018 phones.

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    The Play variety "only" has a slightly better than 720p screen. Can anyone comment on why someone would need higher than that on a phone screen? Just to get more icons on the screen? I watch 720p content on a 42" screen, and it looks fine. So I don't understand why cell phones need ultra hi-res screens. I realize the viewing distance is closer on a phone.

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    Quote Originally Posted by clocks11 View Post
    The Play variety "only" has a slightly better than 720p screen. Can anyone comment on why someone would need higher than that on a phone screen? Just to get more icons on the screen? I watch 720p content on a 42" screen, and it looks fine. So I don't understand why cell phones need ultra hi-res screens. I realize the viewing distance is closer on a phone.
    Watch a video on a device with a 1440p screen, then watch one on a 720p screen. There is a noticeable difference in quality. Whether or not that's important to you is up to you. But to answer as to why someone would want better than a 720p screen the answer is easy, because it looks better.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SecretAgentCarl View Post
    Watch a video on a device with a 1440p screen, then watch one on a 720p screen. There is a noticeable difference in quality. Whether or not that's important to you is up to you. But to answer as to why someone would want better than a 720p screen the answer is easy, because it looks better.
    At my age, the last thing I want to do is watch TV/Movies on my phone. I wasn't sure if a 720p screen would limit me in any other ways.

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    Quote Originally Posted by clocks11 View Post
    At my age, the last thing I want to do is watch TV/Movies on my phone. I wasn't sure if a 720p screen would limit me in any other ways.
    Preference is totally up to the individual. For some people 720p content is just fine, others prefer higher resolution. It's one of those things where there really isn't a right or wrong answer to. The screen resolution really won't limit you in any ways, you can do the same things on a 480p screen that you can on 1440p screen, just the sharpness of the display would be the difference, and again if that's important to someone or not is totally up to them.

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    Any mention of laser autofocus? My G4 Plus has it and it's great.

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    Quote Originally Posted by e.mote View Post
    B71 is the big one, although it also won't matter until at least next year (more like 2 years). B71 is on my must-have list for 2018 phones.
    I think the bands are in this link. I see an LTE 71 for the "na" varient. I'm assuming that is the unlocked version?

    https://www.androidpolice.com/2018/0...specs-z3-play/

    Edit: nevermind, that is for the Z3 Play.

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    >I see an LTE 71 for the "na" varient

    Good find. While it's for Z3 Play unlocked, it bodes well for the G6'es to have it along with the other bands listed, as band availability is not considered a "premium" feature (cf B12 availability).


    >Preference is totally up to the individual.

    Preference is largely influenced by marketing. Many now considers 18:9 screens to be superior, and 16:9 outmoded, even though there's no functional difference in screen size. DPI is a checklist item; ditto "thinness," ditto "notch." It's basically tech fashion. Companies have to find new reasons to people to buy the new shiny.

    My 9" Nook HD+ is 1920x1200, and it's fine. I also had no complaints with my 4.5" E2 960x540, other than that the screen was too small once I got used to phablet. I don't mind G6 Play's res. But G4 Play got nerfed on VoLTE for VZW, and E4 got nerfed on community support, so watch out for the caveats.

    My G4+ will last at least a couple more years, so I'll probably pick up a G6/G6+ next year once they go on clearance. B71 should kick in about then, and hopefully TMO & Co will have some good deal. Although I have to say that if Sprint keeps up with its unlimited freebie, it doesn't matter what TMO has.

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    Quote Originally Posted by e.mote View Post
    >

    Preference is largely influenced by marketing. Many now considers 18:9 screens to be superior, and 16:9 outmoded, even though there's no functional difference in screen size. DPI is a checklist item; ditto "thinness," ditto "notch." It's basically tech fashion. Companies have to find new reasons to people to buy the new shiny.
    Well said. I've only tried one 18:9 phone, but found I didn't like the skinnier aspect ratio, and that it was more difficult to type on unless I wanted to rotate and use the phone horizontally. But evidently someone decided all new phones must be 18:9, so I feel like I better get used to it.

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    I need a new phone badly & I've been holding out to see the G6 line when it's finally released. I currently have a Moto G4 Play which is a 5" screen and I find that to be a perfect size. And if the leaks are correct then the G6 will have a Snapdragon 450 and the G6 Plus will have Snapdragon 630 which means if I want the better processor then I have to go with the even larger screen in the G6 Plus. The G6 is supposedly a 5.7" screen & the G6 Plus will be close to a 6" screen. I really despise these Phablet size phone's.

    I've also been considering a Moto Z2 Play which is a Snapdragon 626 with a 5.5" AMOLED screen. Not sure overall though how it will compare to the new Moto G6 Plus. Any ideas?

    On a side note I'm glad Motorola is finally going with USB-C instead of Micro USB.

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