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Motorola Moto E6 Play Smartphone Review – Tiny highlights

Florian Schmitt, 👁 Florian Schmitt (translated by DeepL / Ninh Duy), 01/10/2020

Saved at the wrong end? The Moto E6 Play from Motorola offers very little power but costs very little money. You could call that a fair trade, if it weren't for the competition...

Motorola Moto E6 Play
Motorola Moto E6 Play (Moto E Series)
Graphics adapter
Memory
2048 MB 
Display
5.5 inch 18:9, 1440 x 720 pixel 293 PPI, Capacitive, IPS, glossy: yes, 60 Hz
Storage
32 GB eMMC Flash, 32 GB 
, 23.3 GB free
Connections
1 USB 2.0, Audio Connections: 3.5mm, Card Reader: micro SD up to 256 GB, dedicated, 1 Fingerprint Reader, Brightness Sensor, Sensors: Acceleration sensor, proximity sensor
Networking
802.11 b/g/n (b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4), Bluetooth 4.2, 2G (850/​900/​1800/​1900), 3G (B1/​B2/​B5/​B8), 4G (B1/​B3/​B5/​B7/​B8/​B20/​B38/​B40/​B41), Dual SIM, LTE, GPS
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 8.3 x 146.5 x 70.9 ( = 0.33 x 5.77 x 2.79 in)
Battery
3000 mAh Lithium-Ion
Operating System
Android 9.0 Pie
Camera
Primary Camera: 13 MPix f/2.2, phase comparison AF, LED flash, video @1080p/30fps
Secondary Camera: 5 MPix f/2.2
Additional features
Speakers: Mono loudspeaker, forward facing, Keyboard: Virtual, charger, USB cable, SIM tool, silicone case, 24 Months Warranty, LTE Cat 4 (150Mbps/50Mbps); SAR value: 0.55W/kg (head), 1.776W/kg (body); FM radio, fanless
Weight
140 g ( = 4.94 oz / 0.31 pounds), Power Supply: 52 g ( = 1.83 oz / 0.11 pounds)
Price
109 Euro
Note: The manufacturer may use components from different suppliers including display panels, drives or memory sticks with similar specifications.

 

Comparison Devices

Bewertung
Rating Version
Datum
Modell
Gewicht
Laufwerk
Groesse
Aufloesung
Preis ab
71 %7
01/2020
Motorola Moto E6 Play
MT6739, PowerVR GE8100
140 g32 GB eMMC Flash5.5"1440x720
75 %7
12/2019
Xiaomi Redmi 8A
SD 439, Adreno 505
188 g32 GB eMMC Flash6.22"1520x720
70 %7
11/2019
LG K30
425, Adreno 308
148 g16 GB eMMC Flash5.45"1440x720
75 %7
08/2019
Samsung Galaxy A10
Exynos 7884B, Mali-G71 MP2
168 g32 GB eMMC Flash6.2"1520x720

Case, Equipment and Operation - Fancy, but a fingerprint magnet

The Moto E6 Play is one of the cheapest smartphones in the manufacturer's line-up. For not even 110 euro manufacturer's price, you get a 5.5 inch device with entry-level qualities.

The case is made of plastic, the back is mirrored and wants to bring some glamour to the entry-level class. It does look chic, but it is very susceptible to fingerprints. The case is reasonably stable, but pressure on the front side gets through to the screen. The Moto E6 Play is a very handy device, which is also quite light at 140 grams.

32 GB mass storage is common in this class, and we like the fact that it can be expanded via a separate microSD slot, so you don't have to sacrifice either of the two SIM slots for this. In our test with the reference router Linksys Nighthawk AX12, the WLAN speed is on a slightly lower level than in comparable smartphones.

There is a fingerprint sensor on the back, which unlocks the smartphone after a significant delay, but our finger is reliably recognized. The operation is basically precise, but due to the low system performance there are always delays and waiting times.

Motorola Moto E6 Play
Motorola Moto E6 Play
Motorola Moto E6 Play
Motorola Moto E6 Play
Motorola Moto E6 Play
Motorola Moto E6 Play
Motorola Moto E6 Play
Motorola Moto E6 Play

Size Comparison

156.5 mm / 6.16 inch 75.4 mm / 2.97 inch 9.4 mm / 0.3701 inch 188 g0.4145 lbs155.6 mm / 6.13 inch 75.6 mm / 2.98 inch 7.9 mm / 0.311 inch 168 g0.3704 lbs146.9 mm / 5.78 inch 71.5 mm / 2.81 inch 8.5 mm / 0.3346 inch 148 g0.3263 lbs146.5 mm / 5.77 inch 70.9 mm / 2.79 inch 8.3 mm / 0.3268 inch 140 g0.3086 lbs
Networking
iperf3 Client (receive) TCP 1 m 4M x10
Xiaomi Redmi 8A
802.11 b/g/n
56 (min: 54, max: 58) MBit/s ∼100% +7%
LG K30
802.11 b/g/n
55.1 (min: 53, max: 56) MBit/s ∼98% +5%
Samsung Galaxy A10
802.11 b/g/n
53.6 (min: 39, max: 60) MBit/s ∼96% +2%
Motorola Moto E6 Play
802.11 b/g/n
52.5 (min: 45, max: 56) MBit/s ∼94%
iperf3 Client (transmit) TCP 1 m 4M x10
LG K30
802.11 b/g/n
55.6 (min: 52, max: 61) MBit/s ∼100% +16%
Xiaomi Redmi 8A
802.11 b/g/n
55.3 (min: 49, max: 60) MBit/s ∼99% +15%
Samsung Galaxy A10
802.11 b/g/n
50.6 (min: 27, max: 58) MBit/s ∼91% +5%
Motorola Moto E6 Play
802.11 b/g/n
48.1 (min: 18, max: 58) MBit/s ∼87%
0102030405060Tooltip
; iperf3 Client (receive) TCP 1 m 4M x10; iperf 3.1.3: Ø52.1 (45-56)
; iperf3 Client (transmit) TCP 1 m 4M x10; iperf 3.1.3: Ø48.2 (18-58)

Cameras - Quite good for the class

The main camera at the back is a single lens, as in the predecessor Moto E5 Play, but it now has a resolution of 13 megapixels, and there is still a 5-megapixel lens at the front.

The photos tend to have a slight color cast and could also be brighter, details are quickly lost in dark areas. The camera has a hard time in low light, especially when the image lacks the right sharpness. In bright ambient light, however, the sharpness is quite good, but as soon as you zoom in closer, artefacts become visible. All in all, the quality of the photos is appropriate for the price range and even quite good in bright environments.

Videos can be recorded with the main camera in maximum 1080p and 30 fps. The quality is reasonable, but artifacts are visible during exposure transitions.

Image Comparison

Choose a scene and navigate within the first image. One click changes the position on touchscreens. One click on the zoomed-in image opens the original in a new window. The first image shows the scaled photograph of the test device.

Scene 1Scene 2Scene 3
ColorChecker
29 ∆E
53.7 ∆E
39.1 ∆E
35.4 ∆E
44.4 ∆E
61.6 ∆E
53.3 ∆E
34.7 ∆E
41.7 ∆E
27.6 ∆E
63.2 ∆E
63.1 ∆E
31.1 ∆E
47.2 ∆E
36.5 ∆E
74.5 ∆E
42.2 ∆E
42.9 ∆E
92.9 ∆E
70.6 ∆E
51.5 ∆E
36.5 ∆E
23.3 ∆E
12.9 ∆E
ColorChecker Motorola Moto E6 Play: 46.21 ∆E min: 12.89 - max: 92.93 ∆E
ColorChecker
4.2 ∆E
3.3 ∆E
6.4 ∆E
7.4 ∆E
4.1 ∆E
2.9 ∆E
5.2 ∆E
10 ∆E
4 ∆E
6.5 ∆E
6.3 ∆E
8 ∆E
8.2 ∆E
7.6 ∆E
3.5 ∆E
6.9 ∆E
2.6 ∆E
12.3 ∆E
3.9 ∆E
2.7 ∆E
2.9 ∆E
11 ∆E
10.8 ∆E
10 ∆E
ColorChecker Motorola Moto E6 Play: 6.28 ∆E min: 2.61 - max: 12.25 ∆E
Testchart 1 Lux
Testchart 1 Lux
Test chart perfect lighting
Test chart perfect lighting

Display - Solid with a slight blue cast

Sub-pixel Array
Sub-pixel Array

The screen is at class level in terms of resolution. 1,440 x 720 pixels are sufficient, individual pixels can only be seen if you get very close to the screen. Nevertheless, the display is of course not as brilliant as on higher resolution screens. We measured PWM flicker at such a high frequency that even very sensitive people shouldn't have any problems with it.

The brightness is also on the level of comparable devices, the black value is OK at 0.3 cd/m², so the contrast ratio is also decent. The colour deviations are a little higher than in some other devices in the price range, but still within limits. In our tests with the CalMAN software, we noticed a visible blue cast in the greyscales.

415
cd/m²
440
cd/m²
447
cd/m²
420
cd/m²
443
cd/m²
452
cd/m²
404
cd/m²
432
cd/m²
447
cd/m²
Distribution of brightness
X-Rite i1Pro 2
Maximum: 452 cd/m² Average: 433.3 cd/m² Minimum: 5.5 cd/m²
Brightness Distribution: 89 %
Center on Battery: 443 cd/m²
Contrast: 1477:1 (Black: 0.3 cd/m²)
ΔE Color 5.91 | 0.6-29.43 Ø5.9
ΔE Greyscale 7.4 | 0.64-98 Ø6.1
94.2% sRGB (Calman 2D)
Gamma: 2.235
Motorola Moto E6 Play
IPS, 1440x720, 5.5
Xiaomi Redmi 8A
IPS, 1520x720, 6.22
LG K30
IPS, 1440x720, 5.45
Samsung Galaxy A10
IPS, 1520x720, 6.2
Response Times
-39%
-28%
-14%
Response Time Grey 50% / Grey 80% *
48 (23, 25)
52 (21, 31)
-8%
44 (23, 21)
8%
38 (19, 19)
21%
Response Time Black / White *
26 (11, 15)
28 (11, 17)
-8%
24 (9, 13)
8%
16 (5, 11)
38%
PWM Frequency
1923000
595 (15)
-100%
2500 (10)
-100%
77 (10)
-100%
Screen
4%
4%
9%
Brightness middle
443
441
0%
460
4%
451
2%
Brightness
433
421
-3%
456
5%
430
-1%
Brightness Distribution
89
89
0%
91
2%
90
1%
Black Level *
0.3
0.38
-27%
0.47
-57%
0.22
27%
Contrast
1477
1161
-21%
979
-34%
2050
39%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 *
5.91
4.46
25%
3.91
34%
5.44
8%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 max. *
11.58
8.01
31%
6.52
44%
11.94
-3%
Greyscale DeltaE2000 *
7.4
5.4
27%
5
32%
7.8
-5%
Gamma
2.235 98%
2.146 103%
2.11 104%
2.206 100%
CCT
8492 77%
7901 82%
7565 86%
9149 71%
Total Average (Program / Settings)
-18% / -8%
-12% / -5%
-3% / 2%

* ... smaller is better

Display Response Times

Display response times show how fast the screen is able to change from one color to the next. Slow response times can lead to afterimages and can cause moving objects to appear blurry (ghosting). Gamers of fast-paced 3D titles should pay special attention to fast response times.
       Response Time Black to White
26 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 11 ms rise
↘ 15 ms fall
The screen shows relatively slow response rates in our tests and may be too slow for gamers.
In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.8 (minimum) to 240 (maximum) ms. » 46 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is similar to the average of all tested devices (24.9 ms).
       Response Time 50% Grey to 80% Grey
48 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 23 ms rise
↘ 25 ms fall
The screen shows slow response rates in our tests and will be unsatisfactory for gamers.
In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.9 (minimum) to 636 (maximum) ms. » 76 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is worse than the average of all tested devices (39.5 ms).

Screen Flickering / PWM (Pulse-Width Modulation)

To dim the screen, some notebooks will simply cycle the backlight on and off in rapid succession - a method called Pulse Width Modulation (PWM) . This cycling frequency should ideally be undetectable to the human eye. If said frequency is too low, users with sensitive eyes may experience strain or headaches or even notice the flickering altogether.
Screen flickering / PWM detected 1923000 Hz

The display backlight flickers at 1923000 Hz (Likely utilizing PWM) .

The frequency of 1923000 Hz is quite high, so most users sensitive to PWM should not notice any flickering.

In comparison: 50 % of all tested devices do not use PWM to dim the display. If PWM was detected, an average of 17113 (minimum: 5 - maximum: 2500000) Hz was measured.


CalMAN Grayscale
CalMAN Grayscale
CalMAN Color accuracy
CalMAN Color accuracy
CalMAN Color space
CalMAN Color space
CalMAN Saturation
CalMAN Saturation

Performance, Emissions and Battery Life - Slow

The Mediatek MT6739 has already been around for two years and is not the fastest SoC anyway. Especially the integrated graphics solution PowerVR GE8100 doesn't come close to the comparable devices in our benchmarks. These partly offer four times the performance. But at least quite a lot of benchmarks run on the SoC, which don't even start with others.

MicroSD cards, like our Toshiba Exceria Pro M501, are read with normal speed, but the internal memory is accessed much slower than in other, similarly expensive smartphones.

There is hardly any noticeable warming, under a longer load it is a maximum of 35.3°C. The smartphone stays absolutely cool in idle mode.

The earphones are used as speakers, they even offer a bit more force and a somewhat more balanced sound than other speakers in this class, but can't hold a candle to the Xiaomi Redmi 8A. Sound output via 3.5mm plug or Bluetooth works without any problems.

The small 3,000 mAh battery unfortunately doesn't help the Motorola Moto E6 Play to particularly great runtimes: After not even 10 hours the smartphone has to be plugged in again in our WLAN test. The LG K30 can last over an hour longer, the Redmi 8A is out of reach anyway.

PCMark for Android
Work 2.0 performance score (sort by value)
Motorola Moto E6 Play
Mediatek MT6739, PowerVR GE8100, 2048
3671 Points ∼67%
Xiaomi Redmi 8A
Qualcomm Snapdragon 439, Adreno 505, 2048
4708 Points ∼85% +28%
LG K30
Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 (MSM8917), Adreno 308, 2048
3831 Points ∼69% +4%
Samsung Galaxy A10
Samsung Exynos 7884B, Mali-G71 MP2, 2048
5136 Points ∼93% +40%
Average Mediatek MT6739
  (2467 - 5377, n=16)
3206 Points ∼58% -13%
Average of class Smartphone
  (2630 - 11690, n=438)
5517 Points ∼100% +50%
Work performance score (sort by value)
Motorola Moto E6 Play
Mediatek MT6739, PowerVR GE8100, 2048
5136 Points ∼75%
Xiaomi Redmi 8A
Qualcomm Snapdragon 439, Adreno 505, 2048
6026 Points ∼88% +17%
LG K30
Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 (MSM8917), Adreno 308, 2048
5253 Points ∼77% +2%
Samsung Galaxy A10
Samsung Exynos 7884B, Mali-G71 MP2, 2048
6823 Points ∼100% +33%
Average Mediatek MT6739
  (3742 - 5136, n=11)
4323 Points ∼63% -16%
Average of class Smartphone
  (1077 - 15193, n=601)
6014 Points ∼88% +17%
3DMark
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited Physics (sort by value)
Motorola Moto E6 Play
Mediatek MT6739, PowerVR GE8100, 2048
626 Points ∼31%
Xiaomi Redmi 8A
Qualcomm Snapdragon 439, Adreno 505, 2048
1627 Points ∼80% +160%
Samsung Galaxy A10
Samsung Exynos 7884B, Mali-G71 MP2, 2048
1615 Points ∼79% +158%
Average Mediatek MT6739
  (573 - 677, n=14)
614 Points ∼30% -2%
Average of class Smartphone
  (573 - 5576, n=444)
2043 Points ∼100% +226%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited Graphics (sort by value)
Motorola Moto E6 Play
Mediatek MT6739, PowerVR GE8100, 2048
104 Points ∼6%
Xiaomi Redmi 8A
Qualcomm Snapdragon 439, Adreno 505, 2048
418 Points ∼22% +302%
Samsung Galaxy A10
Samsung Exynos 7884B, Mali-G71 MP2, 2048
439 Points ∼23% +322%
Average Mediatek MT6739
  (75 - 189, n=14)
98.1 Points ∼5% -6%
Average of class Smartphone
  (75 - 9345, n=444)
1882 Points ∼100% +1710%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited (sort by value)
Motorola Moto E6 Play
Mediatek MT6739, PowerVR GE8100, 2048
128 Points ∼7%
Xiaomi Redmi 8A
Qualcomm Snapdragon 439, Adreno 505, 2048
501 Points ∼29% +291%
Samsung Galaxy A10
Samsung Exynos 7884B, Mali-G71 MP2, 2048
524 Points ∼30% +309%
Average Mediatek MT6739
  (93 - 225, n=14)
120 Points ∼7% -6%
Average of class Smartphone
  (93 - 7982, n=445)
1748 Points ∼100% +1266%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Unlimited Physics (sort by value)
Motorola Moto E6 Play
Mediatek MT6739, PowerVR GE8100, 2048
640 Points ∼33%
Xiaomi Redmi 8A
Qualcomm Snapdragon 439, Adreno 505, 2048
1618 Points ∼83% +153%
LG K30
Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 (MSM8917), Adreno 308, 2048
916 Points ∼47% +43%
Samsung Galaxy A10
Samsung Exynos 7884B, Mali-G71 MP2, 2048
1629 Points ∼83% +155%
Average Mediatek MT6739
  (530 - 698, n=16)
615 Points ∼31% -4%
Average of class Smartphone
  (375 - 5209, n=473)
1954 Points ∼100% +205%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Unlimited Graphics (sort by value)
Motorola Moto E6 Play
Mediatek MT6739, PowerVR GE8100, 2048
185 Points ∼7%
Xiaomi Redmi 8A
Qualcomm Snapdragon 439, Adreno 505, 2048
725 Points ∼29% +292%
LG K30
Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 (MSM8917), Adreno 308, 2048
301 Points ∼12% +63%
Samsung Galaxy A10
Samsung Exynos 7884B, Mali-G71 MP2, 2048
646 Points ∼26% +249%
Average Mediatek MT6739
  (131 - 189, n=16)
161 Points ∼6% -13%
Average of class Smartphone
  (70 - 20154, n=473)
2498 Points ∼100% +1250%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Unlimited (sort by value)
Motorola Moto E6 Play
Mediatek MT6739, PowerVR GE8100, 2048
220 Points ∼10%
Xiaomi Redmi 8A
Qualcomm Snapdragon 439, Adreno 505, 2048
826 Points ∼39% +275%
LG K30
Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 (MSM8917), Adreno 308, 2048
354 Points ∼17% +61%
Samsung Galaxy A10
Samsung Exynos 7884B, Mali-G71 MP2, 2048
746 Points ∼35% +239%
Average Mediatek MT6739
  (159 - 225, n=16)
192 Points ∼9% -13%
Average of class Smartphone
  (88 - 10427, n=473)
2105 Points ∼100% +857%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Physics (sort by value)
Motorola Moto E6 Play
Mediatek MT6739, PowerVR GE8100, 2048
601 Points ∼31%
Xiaomi Redmi 8A
Qualcomm Snapdragon 439, Adreno 505, 2048
1657 Points ∼85% +176%
Samsung Galaxy A10
Samsung Exynos 7884B, Mali-G71 MP2, 2048
1682 Points ∼86% +180%
Average Mediatek MT6739
  (486 - 690, n=17)
567 Points ∼29% -6%
Average of class Smartphone
  (435 - 4909, n=524)
1946 Points ∼100% +224%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Graphics (sort by value)
Motorola Moto E6 Play
Mediatek MT6739, PowerVR GE8100, 2048
87 Points ∼6%
Xiaomi Redmi 8A
Qualcomm Snapdragon 439, Adreno 505, 2048
369 Points ∼23% +324%
Samsung Galaxy A10
Samsung Exynos 7884B, Mali-G71 MP2, 2048
444 Points ∼28% +410%
Average Mediatek MT6739
  (65 - 185, n=17)
85.4 Points ∼5% -2%
Average of class Smartphone
  (53 - 8469, n=524)
1571 Points ∼100% +1706%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) (sort by value)
Motorola Moto E6 Play
Mediatek MT6739, PowerVR GE8100, 2048
107 Points ∼7%
Xiaomi Redmi 8A
Qualcomm Snapdragon 439, Adreno 505, 2048
446 Points ∼30% +317%
Samsung Galaxy A10
Samsung Exynos 7884B, Mali-G71 MP2, 2048
531 Points ∼35% +396%
Average Mediatek MT6739
  (80 - 221, n=17)
105 Points ∼7% -2%
Average of class Smartphone
  (68 - 7012, n=525)
1504 Points ∼100% +1306%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Physics (sort by value)
Motorola Moto E6 Play
Mediatek MT6739, PowerVR GE8100, 2048
607 Points ∼33%
Xiaomi Redmi 8A
Qualcomm Snapdragon 439, Adreno 505, 2048
1654 Points ∼91% +172%
LG K30
Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 (MSM8917), Adreno 308, 2048
944 Points ∼52% +56%
Samsung Galaxy A10
Samsung Exynos 7884B, Mali-G71 MP2, 2048
1674 Points ∼92% +176%
Average Mediatek MT6739
  (445 - 690, n=17)
567 Points ∼31% -7%
Average of class Smartphone
  (293 - 5054, n=565)
1814 Points ∼100% +199%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Graphics (sort by value)
Motorola Moto E6 Play
Mediatek MT6739, PowerVR GE8100, 2048
150 Points ∼7%
Xiaomi Redmi 8A
Qualcomm Snapdragon 439, Adreno 505, 2048
719 Points ∼35% +379%
LG K30
Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 (MSM8917), Adreno 308, 2048
297 Points ∼14% +98%
Samsung Galaxy A10
Samsung Exynos 7884B, Mali-G71 MP2, 2048
582 Points ∼28% +288%
Average Mediatek MT6739
  (102 - 185, n=17)
132 Points ∼6% -12%
Average of class Smartphone
  (43 - 11488, n=564)
2053 Points ∼100% +1269%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 (sort by value)
Motorola Moto E6 Play
Mediatek MT6739, PowerVR GE8100, 2048
180 Points ∼10%
Xiaomi Redmi 8A
Qualcomm Snapdragon 439, Adreno 505, 2048
822 Points ∼46% +357%
LG K30
Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 (MSM8917), Adreno 308, 2048
350 Points ∼20% +94%
Samsung Galaxy A10
Samsung Exynos 7884B, Mali-G71 MP2, 2048
681 Points ∼38% +278%
Average Mediatek MT6739
  (120 - 211, n=17)
157 Points ∼9% -13%
Average of class Smartphone
  (55 - 8866, n=567)
1774 Points ∼100% +886%
1280x720 offscreen Ice Storm Unlimited Physics (sort by value)
Motorola Moto E6 Play
Mediatek MT6739, PowerVR GE8100, 2048
9884 Points ∼68%
Xiaomi Redmi 8A
Qualcomm Snapdragon 439, Adreno 505, 2048
12594 Points ∼86% +27%
LG K30
Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 (MSM8917), Adreno 308, 2048
11927 Points ∼82% +21%
Samsung Galaxy A10
Samsung Exynos 7884B, Mali-G71 MP2, 2048
11287 Points ∼77% +14%
Average Mediatek MT6739
  (7103 - 10981, n=17)
9367 Points ∼64% -5%
Average of class Smartphone
  (735 - 45072, n=715)
14596 Points ∼100% +48%
1280x720 offscreen Ice Storm Unlimited Graphics Score (sort by value)
Motorola Moto E6 Play
Mediatek MT6739, PowerVR GE8100, 2048
3662 Points ∼16%
Xiaomi Redmi 8A
Qualcomm Snapdragon 439, Adreno 505, 2048
13408 Points ∼58% +266%
LG K30
Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 (MSM8917), Adreno 308, 2048
5778 Points ∼25% +58%
Samsung Galaxy A10
Samsung Exynos 7884B, Mali-G71 MP2, 2048
11335 Points ∼49% +210%
Average Mediatek MT6739
  (2878 - 4346, n=17)
3398 Points ∼15% -7%
Average of class Smartphone
  (536 - 209204, n=713)
23210 Points ∼100% +534%
1280x720 offscreen Ice Storm Unlimited Score (sort by value)
Motorola Moto E6 Play
Mediatek MT6739, PowerVR GE8100, 2048
4258 Points ∼23%
Xiaomi Redmi 8A
Qualcomm Snapdragon 439, Adreno 505, 2048
13218 Points ∼71% +210%
LG K30
Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 (MSM8917), Adreno 308, 2048
6526 Points ∼35% +53%
Samsung Galaxy A10
Samsung Exynos 7884B, Mali-G71 MP2, 2048
11324 Points ∼61% +166%
Average Mediatek MT6739
  (3392 - 4339, n=17)
3912 Points ∼21% -8%
Average of class Smartphone
  (662 - 97276, n=713)
18684 Points ∼100% +339%
GFXBench
Aztec Ruins High Tier Onscreen (sort by value)
Motorola Moto E6 Play
Mediatek MT6739, PowerVR GE8100, 2048
1.2 fps ∼12%
Xiaomi Redmi 8A
Qualcomm Snapdragon 439, Adreno 505, 2048
3.9 fps ∼38% +225%
Samsung Galaxy A10
Samsung Exynos 7884B, Mali-G71 MP2, 2048
4.8 fps ∼47% +300%
Average Mediatek MT6739
  (0.61 - 2, n=5)
1.062 fps ∼10% -11%
Average of class Smartphone
  (0.61 - 60, n=238)
10.3 fps ∼100% +758%
2560x1440 Aztec Ruins High Tier Offscreen (sort by value)
Motorola Moto E6 Play
Mediatek MT6739, PowerVR GE8100, 2048
0.35 fps ∼5%
Xiaomi Redmi 8A
Qualcomm Snapdragon 439, Adreno 505, 2048
1.2 fps ∼16% +243%
Samsung Galaxy A10
Samsung Exynos 7884B, Mali-G71 MP2, 2048
1.4 fps ∼19% +300%
Average Mediatek MT6739
  (0.21 - 0.4, n=4)
0.3275 fps ∼4% -6%
Average of class Smartphone
  (0.21 - 68, n=236)
7.41 fps ∼100% +2017%
Aztec Ruins Normal Tier Onscreen (sort by value)
Motorola Moto E6 Play
Mediatek MT6739, PowerVR GE8100, 2048
1.9 fps ∼12%
Xiaomi Redmi 8A
Qualcomm Snapdragon 439, Adreno 505, 2048
6.7 fps ∼44% +253%
Samsung Galaxy A10
Samsung Exynos 7884B, Mali-G71 MP2, 2048
7.9 fps ∼52% +316%
Average Mediatek MT6739
  (1.4 - 2.5, n=6)
1.983 fps ∼13% +4%
Average of class Smartphone
  (1.4 - 60, n=242)
15.3 fps ∼100% +705%
1920x1080 Aztec Ruins Normal Tier Offscreen (sort by value)
Motorola Moto E6 Play
Mediatek MT6739, PowerVR GE8100, 2048
0.95 fps ∼5%
Xiaomi Redmi 8A
Qualcomm Snapdragon 439, Adreno 505, 2048
3.6 fps ∼21% +279%
Samsung Galaxy A10
Samsung Exynos 7884B, Mali-G71 MP2, 2048
4 fps ∼23% +321%
Average Mediatek MT6739
  (0.6 - 0.95, n=6)
0.828 fps ∼5% -13%
Average of class Smartphone
  (0.6 - 165, n=242)
17.4 fps ∼100% +1732%
Motorola Moto E6 PlayXiaomi Redmi 8ALG K30Samsung Galaxy A10Average 32 GB eMMC FlashAverage of class Smartphone
AndroBench 3-5
61%
33%
58%
35%
66%
Sequential Write 256KB SDCard
64.7 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501)
61.7 (Tohsiba Exceria Pro M501)
-5%
65.8 (Tohsiba Exceria Pro M501)
2%
65.3 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501)
1%
51.3 (3.4 - 87.1, n=155)
-21%
50.2 (1.7 - 87.1, n=473)
-22%
Sequential Read 256KB SDCard
81.9 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501)
84.9 (Tohsiba Exceria Pro M501)
4%
85.6 (Tohsiba Exceria Pro M501)
5%
78.8 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501)
-4%
70.2 (8.2 - 96.5, n=155)
-14%
68.4 (8.1 - 96.5, n=473)
-16%
Random Write 4KB
9.3
15.8
70%
10.24
10%
13.3
43%
18.1 (0.75 - 77.3, n=198)
95%
26.1 (0.14 - 259, n=802)
181%
Random Read 4KB
37.1
73.1
97%
53.11
43%
73.4
98%
40 (3.59 - 117, n=198)
8%
51.3 (1.59 - 226, n=802)
38%
Sequential Write 256KB
80.8
106.4
32%
73.8
-9%
101.7
26%
95.4 (14.8 - 189, n=198)
18%
107 (2.99 - 729, n=802)
32%
Sequential Read 256KB
104.7
282
169%
261
149%
296.4
183%
236 (25.8 - 452, n=198)
125%
295 (12.1 - 1781, n=802)
182%

Temperature

Max. Load
 35.2 °C
95 F
32.2 °C
90 F
30.2 °C
86 F
 
 34.6 °C
94 F
32 °C
90 F
30.6 °C
87 F
 
 33 °C
91 F
31.9 °C
89 F
30.2 °C
86 F
 
Maximum: 35.2 °C = 95 F
Average: 32.2 °C = 90 F
30.2 °C
86 F
31.7 °C
89 F
35.3 °C
96 F
31.3 °C
88 F
32.2 °C
90 F
35.3 °C
96 F
31.6 °C
89 F
32.6 °C
91 F
33.9 °C
93 F
Maximum: 35.3 °C = 96 F
Average: 32.7 °C = 91 F
Power Supply (max.)  37.8 °C = 100 F | Room Temperature 21.5 °C = 71 F | Voltcraft IR-260
(±) The average temperature for the upper side under maximal load is 32.2 °C / 90 F, compared to the average of 33 °C / 91 F for the devices in the class Smartphone.
(+) The maximum temperature on the upper side is 35.2 °C / 95 F, compared to the average of 35.4 °C / 96 F, ranging from 22.4 to 51.7 °C for the class Smartphone.
(+) The bottom heats up to a maximum of 35.3 °C / 96 F, compared to the average of 34 °C / 93 F
(+) In idle usage, the average temperature for the upper side is 28.6 °C / 83 F, compared to the device average of 33 °C / 91 F.


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Heatmap - Bottom
Heatmap - Top
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Speakers

dB(A) 0102030405060708090Deep BassMiddle BassHigh BassLower RangeMidsHigher MidsLower HighsMid HighsUpper HighsSuper Highs2039.544.52539.937.93134.532.64033.8355033.938.76328.9308024.124.710023.222.912523.222.816022.3242002026.825018.731.831517.438.940017.145.850016.854.363014.560.880014.467.210001674.2125014.375.8160014.372.520001570.8250014.269.8315014.267.7400014.166.3500014.566.1630014.566800014.962.51000015.266.21250015.567.41600016.154.4SPL71.765.368.227.282N24.818.822.60.946.6median 15.2median 66Delta2.512.7434436.837.532.831.833.732.440.136.631.332.924.723.325.622.822.122.719.921.719.320.217.222.617.431.517.140.817.351.41557.8156218.667.814.569.715.767.714.469.214.468.714.165.414.26514.364.714.564.914.566.914.574.414.570.714.75060.963.567.562.464.460.727.579.512.615.12015.51612.9141.7median 15median 64.71.514.8hearing rangehide median Pink NoiseMotorola Moto E6 PlayLG K30
Frequency diagram (checkboxes can be checked and unchecked to compare devices)
Motorola Moto E6 Play audio analysis

(+) | speakers can play relatively loud (82 dB)
Bass 100 - 315 Hz
(-) | nearly no bass - on average 38.1% lower than median
(+) | bass is linear (5.9% delta to prev. frequency)
Mids 400 - 2000 Hz
(±) | reduced mids - on average 8.4% lower than median
(±) | linearity of mids is average (10.3% delta to prev. frequency)
Highs 2 - 16 kHz
(+) | balanced highs - only 1.4% away from median
(+) | highs are linear (3.4% delta to prev. frequency)
Overall 100 - 16.000 Hz
(±) | linearity of overall sound is average (27.3% difference to median)
Compared to same class
» 70% of all tested devices in this class were better, 9% similar, 21% worse
» The best had a delta of 13%, average was 24%, worst was 44%
Compared to all devices tested
» 81% of all tested devices were better, 5% similar, 14% worse
» The best had a delta of 3%, average was 21%, worst was 53%

LG K30 audio analysis

(±) | speaker loudness is average but good (79.5 dB)
Bass 100 - 315 Hz
(-) | nearly no bass - on average 41.1% lower than median
(+) | bass is linear (4.8% delta to prev. frequency)
Mids 400 - 2000 Hz
(±) | reduced mids - on average 7.8% lower than median
(±) | linearity of mids is average (10.5% delta to prev. frequency)
Highs 2 - 16 kHz
(+) | balanced highs - only 2.5% away from median
(+) | highs are linear (4.1% delta to prev. frequency)
Overall 100 - 16.000 Hz
(-) | overall sound is not linear (30.3% difference to median)
Compared to same class
» 83% of all tested devices in this class were better, 7% similar, 9% worse
» The best had a delta of 13%, average was 24%, worst was 44%
Compared to all devices tested
» 88% of all tested devices were better, 4% similar, 7% worse
» The best had a delta of 3%, average was 21%, worst was 53%

Battery Life

Motorola Moto E6 Play
3000 mAh
Xiaomi Redmi 8A
5000 mAh
LG K30
3000 mAh
Samsung Galaxy A10
3400 mAh
Average of class Smartphone
 
Battery Runtime
WiFi Websurfing 1.3
584
1145
96%
659
13%
753
29%
672 (223 - 2636, n=670)
15%
Battery Runtime
NBC WiFi Websurfing Battery Test 1.3
9h 44min

Pros

+ handy and quite light
+ little warming
+ decent camera for the price range

Cons

- too little power
- slow memory
- short battery life

Verdict - Smartphone for low demands

In Review: Motorola Moto E6 Play.
In Review: Motorola Moto E6 Play.

We have found the Motorola Moto E6 Play to be a very affordable companion cell phone and we would recommend you keep this in mind! You have to manage with little power. But the Moto E6 Play is quite handy, which makes it practical for small hands. The screen also has a clear blue cast, but is otherwise on class level. The camera takes quite decent pictures.

If only it weren't for the competition: The hardly more expensive Xiaomi Redmi 8A has a lot more power, especially in the area of graphics, lasts twice as long and also offers much better speakers. The Samsung Galaxy A10 also cuts a better figure in many respects, but you have to add another 30 euro to the price of the Moto-Smartphone at the time of testing to get it.

The Motorola Moto E6 Play is a handy smartphone for those who don't need much performance or long battery life.

If you need a handy smartphone, you can consider the Motorola Moto E6 Play, it doesn't do badly in the area of camera and screen for so little money. You shouldn't expect much performance or battery life, though.

Motorola Moto E6 Play - 01/09/2020 v7
Florian Schmitt

Chassis
68%
Keyboard
65 / 75 → 87%
Pointing Device
81%
Connectivity
34 / 70 → 48%
Weight
93%
Battery
88%
Display
82%
Games Performance
2 / 64 → 3%
Application Performance
41 / 86 → 47%
Temperature
92%
Noise
100%
Audio
56 / 90 → 62%
Camera
43%
Average
65%
71%
Smartphone - Weighted Average

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Florian Schmitt, 2020-01-10 (Update: 2020-01-10)