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Motorola Moto E6 Plus: A poor performer that stutters in everyday tasks

Motorola Moto E6 Plus: A poor performer that stutters in everyday tasks (Image source: Motorola)
Motorola Moto E6 Plus: A poor performer that stutters in everyday tasks (Image source: Motorola)
The Moto E6 Plus is a relatively compact and affordable smartphone that should have a lot going for it. However, its dismal MediaTek Helio P22 SoC makes general tasks like switching between apps and scrolling through webpages a chore. The Moto E6 Plus represents an upgrade over its predecessor in some areas, though.
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Sadly, the MediaTek Helio P22 MT6762 dooms the Motorola Moto E6 Plus. While we were initially impressed by Motorola's latest mid-range handset, its poor CPU performance confined it to being a device we could not recommend to anyone. While it does not perform poorly by Helio P22 MT6762 standards, our review unit stuttered even when we switched between apps. The E6 Plus also failed to impress during our Wi-Fi tests, where it fared dismally.

More RAM may help the E6 Plus, and Motorola does sell a 4 GB version to its credit. The Sony Xperia L3 with its 3 GB of RAM certainly performs better than our review unit does with 2 GB, so the 4 GB model may be the version of the E6 Plus to get if you are interested in buying the device.

If you are familiar with the E5 Plus, then you may be considering the E6 Plus for its expected battery life alone. Motorola packed a 5,000 mAh battery in the E5 Plus, so it would follow that it did the same with the E6 Plus, right? Oddly, Motorola has dropped the battery capacity to 3,000 mAh, but the E6 Plus still lasted over thirteen hours in our practical Wi-Fi battery life tests. Positively, the E6 Plus has a replaceable battery, so you could theoretically carry multiple batteries with you if needs be.

The device also has dedicated card slots for two SIMs and a microSD card, although one of the former is a micro-SIM, a now old standard. Fortunately, Motorola includes a nano-SIM adapter in the box. Conversely, having a micro-SIM card slot may appeal to those who only have older SIM cards to hand.

There are many positives to the Moto E6 Plus, but its lacklustre performance outweighs them in our eyes. Please see our accompanying Motorola Moto E6 Plus review for our full thoughts on the device.

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Alex Alderson, 2019-11- 3 (Update: 2019-11- 3)
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Prior to writing and translating for Notebookcheck, I worked for various companies including Apple and Neowin. I have a BA in International History and Politics from the University of Leeds, which I have since converted to a Law Degree. Happy to chat on Twitter or Notebookchat.