(Pocket-lint) - Motorola currently offers three smartphone ranges, comprised of the Moto E, Moto G and Moto One. Within the three ranges, there are then several models so working out which Moto is right for you is no easy task. Luckily, we've done all the hard work for you.

We've compared the Moto E, Moto G and Moto One ranges to help you work out the differences between an £100 Moto device and a flagship Moto.

Quick summary

The Moto E range offers big display sizes in a 18:9 aspect. They are good looking phones that cover all the bases at a reasonable price, making them good candidates for kids or those on a budget.

The Moto One range runs on Android One software, offering a clean software experience. All the phones within the One range have a key focus, such as a specific camera function or display offering. Prices vary across the range, with some more expensive than the Moto G range and others cheaper.

The Moto G range brings even bigger displays than the Moto E range within reasonable footprints, along with premium glass designs and some good camera features. At the top of the range, there is plenty of power and nice finishes, all for under £300.

Moto G range

The Moto G range is the most well-known of the Motorola handsets, having been around the longest of those compared in this feature. They are more expensive than the Moto One range and Moto E, but they offer some great features for their price.


Moto G8 Plus


Dimensions: 158.35 x 75.83 x 9.1mm, 188g, Water repellant
Display: 6.3-inch, 2280 x 1080 (400ppi), 19:9, IPS LCD
Camera: 48MP main + 5MP depth + 16MP action camera, 25MP front
Storage: 64GB, microSD up to 512GB
Battery: 4000mAh
Colours: Cosmic Blue, Crystal Pink

The Moto G8 Plus takes a leaf out of the Moto One Action's book, offering an ultra-wide action camera that you can shoot video with, even when holding your phone vertically. It offers a large display with a waterdrop notch, a huge battery, NFC for mobile payments and it supports Dual SIM. There's a fingerprint sensor on the rear though so sadly no under-display option like the Moto One Zoom.

It runs on the Qualcomm Snapdragon 665 processor with 4GB of RAM.


Moto G7 Plus


  • Dimensions: 157 x 75.3 x 8.3mm, 176g, Water repellant
  • Display: 6.2-inch, 2270 x 1080 (405ppi), 19:9, IPS LCD
  • Camera: 16MP main + 5MP depth, 12MP front
  • Storage: 64GB, microSD up to 512GB
  • Battery: 3000mAh
  • Colours: Deep Indigo, Viva Red

The Moto G7 Plus may have been succeeded by the G8 Plus, but it offers a dual camera system with optical image stabilisation, a large display with waterdrop notch, Dolby Atmos-tuned stereo speakers, NFC and expandable storage. It also has a 27W fast charger in the box, offering 8 hours of battery life in 15 minutes charge. 

It runs on the Qualcomm Snaprdragon 636 processor with 4GB RAM.


Moto G7 Power


  • Dimensions: 160.83 x 76 x 9.4mm, 198g, Water repellant
  • Display: 6.2-inch, 1570 x 720 (279ppi), 19:9, IPS LCD
  • Camera: 12MP main, 8MP front
  • Storage: 32GB, microSD up to 512GB
  • Battery: 5000mAh
  • Colours: Marine Blue

The Moto G7 Power is all about battery life, with a huge 5000mAh call under its hood. It only has a single rear camera and it has a larger notch than the Moto G7 Plus, for example, but it offers a nice big display, a rear fingerprint sensor, expandable storage through microSD and face unlock.

It runs on the Qualcomm Snapdragon 632 processor with 3GB of RAM.


Moto G7 Play


  • Dimensions: 147.31 x 71.5 x 7.99mm, 149g, No water resistance
  • Display: 5.7-inch, 1512 x 720 (294ppi), 19:9, IPS LCD
  • Camera: 13MP main, 8MP front
  • Storage: 32GB, microSD up to 512GB
  • Battery: 3000mAh
  • Colours: Deep Indigo, Fine Gold

The Moto G7 Play is at the bottom end of the G series, offering a smaller display and smaller battery capacity than the G7 Power, as well as no water resistance. It offers a fingerprint sensor, face unlock and expandable storage still however, as well as fast charging capabilities and a large enough display.

It runs on the Qualcomm Snapdragon 632 processor with 2GB of RAM.

Moto One range

The Moto One range is the newest of the Motorola ranges being compared in this feature. There's a varied price range but they all run on Android One software, offering a clean user experience with no bloatware.


Moto One Macro


  • Dimensions: 157.6 x 75.41 x 8.99mm, 186g, IPX2
  • Display: 6.2-inch, 1520 x 720 (270ppi), 19:9, IPS LCD
  • Camera: 13MP main + 2MP depth + 2MP macro, 8MP front
  • Storage: 64GB, microSD up to 512GB
  • Battery: 4000mAh
  • Colours: Space Blue, Ultra Violet

The Motorola One Macro is all about its dedicated Macro lens that brings you 5x closer to objects for capturing the smallest of details. There's a large display too though, with a waterdrop notch and the Moto One Macro also has a big battery, a 10W fast charger in the box and microSD expansion up to 512GB.

It runs on the MediaTek Helio P70 processor with 4GB of RAM.


Moto One Zoom


  • Dimensions: 75 x 158 x 8.8mm, 190g, P2i coating
  • Display: 6.4-inch, 2340 x 1080, (403ppi), 19:9, OLED
  • Camera: 48MP main + 16MP wide + 8MP telephoto + 5MP depth, 25MP front
  • Storage: 128GB, no microSD
  • Battery: 4000mAh
  • Colours: Denim Blue, Grey

The Moto One Zoom has a quad camera on the rear with optical image stabilisation and 3x optical zoom, a 25MP front camera and there's a large OLED display with a waterdrop notch on the front. Design-wise, the Moto One Zoom has a glass rear and while there is no microSD for storage expansion, there's an in-display fingerprint sensor and a large battery.

It runs on the Qualcomm Snapdragon 675 processor with 4GB of RAM.


Moto One Action


  • Dimensions: 160.1mm x 71.2mm x 9.15mm, 176g, IPX2
  • Display: 6.3-inch, 2520 x 1080 (435ppi), 21:9, IPS LCD
  • Camera: 12MP main + 16MP wide angle + 5MP depth, 12MP front
  • Storage: 128GB, microSD up to 1TB
  • Battery: 3500mAh
  • Colours: Aqua Teal, Denim Blue

The Moto One Action is all about its ultra-wide action camera that will allow you to capture 4x more in the frame, as well as hold your phone vertically ad still het horizontal videos. There's also a 21:9 aspect ratio display though for an ultra-wide viewing experience too and you'll find microSD expansion, a pretty large battery and there's a fingerprint sensor on the rear.

It runs on the Samsung Exynos 9609 processor with 4GB of RAM. 


Moto One Vision


  • Dimensions: 160.1 x 71.2 x 8.7mm, 180g, IP52
  • Display: 6.3-inch, 1080 x 2520 (432ppi), 21:9, IPS LCD
  • Camera: 48MP main + 5MP depth, 25MP front
  • Storage: 128GB, microSD up to 512GB
  • Battery: 3500mAh
  • Colours: Bronze Gradient, Sapphire Gradient

The Moto One Vision is all about its 21:9 aspect ratio display, offering an ultra-wide angle screen with a punch hole camera in the top left corner. There's a dual camera on the rear, offering optical image stabilisation, Night Vision mode and Quad Pixel technology, while the fast charging is also supported for seven hours battery in 15 minutes. 

It runs on the Samsung Exynos 9609 processor with 4GB of RAM.

Moto E range

The Moto E range is the cheapest of the Moto handsets, but that's not to say it isn't a range worth considering. There are some great options in the range for their sub-£100 price points.


Moto E6 Plus


  • Dimensions: 155.6 x 73.06 x 8.6mm, 149.7g, No IP rating
  • Display: 6.1-inch, 1440 x 720 (ppi), 19.5:9, IPS LCD
  • Camera: 13MP + 2MP rear, 8MP front
  • Storage: 32GB/64GB, microSD up to 512GB
  • Battery: 3000mAh
  • Colours: Polished Graphite, Bright Cherry

The Moto E6 Plus has a dual rear camera that allows for portrait photos and it comes with a higher resolution front camera than the rest of the Moto E range. The display has a waterdrop notch, allowing for a wider aspect ratio than the Moto E6 Play, and there are two storage options, both of which have microSD support up to 512GB - double that of the Moto E6 Play.

It runs on the MediaTek Helio P22 processor with 2GB and 4GB RAM options. There's also the option of Dual-SIM.


Moto E6 Play


  • Dimensions: 146.5 x 70.9 x 8.3mm, 140g, No IP rating
  • Display: 5.5-inch, 1560 x 720 (295ppi), 18:9, IPS LCD
  • Camera: 13MP rear, 5MP front
  • Storage: 32GB, microSD up to 256GB
  • Battery: 3000mAh
  • Colours: Ocean Blue, Steel Black

The Moto E6 Play has a metallic finish with a fingerprint reader on the rear, along with face unlock. There's no waterproof rating or fancy features as such, but the E6 Play has a pretty large battery capacity for its size, an 18:9 aspect ratio display and it offers microSD support for storage expansion up to 256GB.

It runs on the MediaTek MT6739 processor with 2GB of RAM. 


Moto E5 Play


  • Dimensions: 147.88x 71.2 x 9.19mm, 150g, No IP rating
  • Display: 5.3-inch, 960 x 480 (ppi), 18:9, IPS LCD
  • Camera: 8MP rear, 5MP front
  • Storage: 16GB, microSD up to 128GB
  • Battery: 2800mAh
  • Colours: Fine Gold, Starry Black

The Moto E5 Play has been succeeded by the E6 Play - which has a larger and higher resolution display, as well as other improvements - but the E5 Play is cheaper, offers a slim body and still comes with a fingerprint sensor on the rear. The single rear camera has autofocus on board and there's a microSD slot for storage expansion up to 128GB.

It runs on the Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 processor with 1GB of RAM. 

Which is the best Moto phone?

The best Moto phone for you will depend on a number of factors, including budget and what features you care about the most.

For example, if you want battery life, the Moto G7 Power is a fantastic option, while if you want a super wide 21:9 aspect ratio display, you'll want to be looking at the Moto One Vision or Moto One Action. If you only have £100, then you'll need to be looking at the Moto E range.

This feature gives you a summary of what each device offers and what it's main features are, but you can read all our full reviews on the Motorola smartphones by heading to our Motorola Reviews Hub page.

Writing by Britta O'Boyle.