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Motorola Moto E6s Smartphone Review - Mobile Phone for Little Money

Light sunrise. The Motorola Moto E6s wants to attract attention with gradient effects and dual camera. The price range around 100 Euros is highly competitive, can Motorola's cheap smartphone stand out?
Florian Schmitt, 👁 Florian Schmitt (translated by DeepL / Ninh Duy),
Motorola Moto E6s
Motorola Moto E6s (Moto E Series)
Processor
Mediatek Helio P22 MT6762 8 x 2 GHz, Cortex-A53
Graphics adapter
Memory
2048 MB 
Display
6.1 inch 19.5:9, 1560 x 720 pixel 282 PPI, Capacitive, IPS, glossy: yes, 60 Hz
Storage
32 GB eMMC Flash, 32 GB 
, 24 GB free
Connections
1 USB 2.0, Audio Connections: 3,5mm-Audioport, Card Reader: microSD up to 256GB, dedicated, 1 Fingerprint Reader, 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/​B2/​B3/​B5/​B7/​B8/​B18/​B20/​B38/​B40/​B41), Dual SIM, LTE, GPS
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 8.5 x 155.6 x 73 ( = 0.33 x 6.13 x 2.87 in)
Battery
3000 mAh Lithium-Polymer
Operating System
Android 9.0 Pie
Camera
Primary Camera: 13 MPix f/2.2, Phase comparison AF, LED flash, video @1080p/30fps (camera 1); 2.0MP, f/2.4, depth of field (camera 2)
Secondary Camera: 5 MPix f/​2.2, Videos @1080p/​30fps
Additional features
Speakers: Mono speakers at the rear, Keyboard: Virtual, Charger, USB cable, 24 Months Warranty, FM radio, notification LED; SAR value: 0.455 W/kg (head), 1.558 W/kg (body), fanless
Weight
160 g ( = 5.64 oz / 0.35 pounds), Power Supply: 49 g ( = 1.73 oz / 0.11 pounds)
Price
99 Euro
Note: The manufacturer may use components from different suppliers including display panels, drives or memory sticks with similar specifications.

 

Vergleichsgeräte

Bewertung
Rating Version
Datum
Modell
Gewicht
Laufwerk
Groesse
Aufloesung
Preis ab
75 %7
05/2020
Motorola Moto E6s
Helio P22 MT6762, PowerVR GE8320
160 g32 GB eMMC Flash6.1"1560x720
74 %7
01/2020
Nokia 2.3
Helio A22 MT6761, PowerVR GE8300
183 g32 GB eMMC Flash6.2"1520x720
75 %7
01/2020
Huawei Y6s
Helio P35 MT6765, PowerVR GE8300
150 g32 GB eMMC Flash6.09"1560x720
75 %7
12/2019
Xiaomi Redmi 8A
SD 439, Adreno 505
188 g32 GB eMMC Flash6.22"1520x720

Case, Equipment and Operation - Solid Workmanship

The Motorola Moto E6s offers a matt plastic case in two colours: Peacock Blue or Sunrise Red, both offering a colour gradient. This looks chic, the case can be pressed in a bit, but the pressure can't get through to the screen. The back cannot be removed, and the battery cannot be replaced either. At 160 grams, the smartphone is not quite as light as the Huawei Y6s, but it is far from being a heavyweight.

With LTE Cat.4 and WiFi 4, the equipment is on the usual level for the class in terms of communication, but the internet via WLAN can only be reached quite slowly in our test with the reference router Linksys Nighthawk AX12, where other devices have a speed advantage. As a small goodie there is a dedicated microSD slot, so you can use two SIM cards and one microSD card for memory expansion.

The fingerprint sensor on the back works reliably, but needs a short time to actually unlock the screen. You have to live with jerks in the daily use and slight delays, especially when complex apps are running in the background.

Size Comparison

157.69 mm / 6.21 inch 75.41 mm / 2.97 inch 8.68 mm / 0.3417 inch 183 g0.4034 lbs156.5 mm / 6.16 inch 75.4 mm / 2.97 inch 9.4 mm / 0.3701 inch 188 g0.4145 lbs156.3 mm / 6.15 inch 73.5 mm / 2.89 inch 8 mm / 0.315 inch 150 g0.3307 lbs155.6 mm / 6.13 inch 73 mm / 2.87 inch 8.5 mm / 0.3346 inch 160 g0.3527 lbs
Networking
iperf3 Client (receive) TCP 1 m 4M x10
Nokia 2.3
802.11 b/g/n
70.6 (53min - 109max) MBit/s ∼100% +64%
Huawei Y6s
802.11 b/g/n
58.3 (55min - 61max) MBit/s ∼83% +36%
Xiaomi Redmi 8A
802.11 b/g/n
56 (54min - 58max) MBit/s ∼79% +30%
Motorola Moto E6s
802.11 b/g/n
43 (26min - 61max) MBit/s ∼61%
iperf3 Client (transmit) TCP 1 m 4M x10
Nokia 2.3
802.11 b/g/n
61.3 (10min - 110max) MBit/s ∼100% +73%
Huawei Y6s
802.11 b/g/n
55.8 (53min - 65max) MBit/s ∼91% +58%
Xiaomi Redmi 8A
802.11 b/g/n
55.3 (49min - 60max) MBit/s ∼90% +56%
Motorola Moto E6s
802.11 b/g/n
35.4 (5min - 57max) MBit/s ∼58%
010203040506070Tooltip
; iperf3 Client (receive) TCP 1 m 4M x10; iperf 3.1.3: Ø42.7 (26-61)
; iperf3 Client (transmit) TCP 1 m 4M x10; iperf 3.1.3: Ø36.6 (5-57)

Cameras - Dual Camera with Depth of Field

Recording front camera
Recording front camera

With its 13 megapixels as the resolution for the main camera on the back, the Motorola Moto E6s is on a class level, and a second camera for the depth of field is rarely seen. It only brings an added value if you use the camera's portrait function, but at least.

Basically, the camera pictures lack a bit of contrast, colors look a bit dull. In detail, the pictures are also quickly washed out and grainy in daylight. But if one does not enlarge the pictures too much, they offer an acceptable impression. Also in low light and high contrast it becomes clear that the small camera is a little overstrained, the image contents are still recognizable, but the image is still not very detailed.

The front camera makes useful selfies, but details are blurred on closer inspection. Overall, the Moto E6's camera can be used for snapshots, but you shouldn't expect too high quality due to the often blurred display.

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
28.9 ∆E
52.3 ∆E
37.8 ∆E
34.3 ∆E
42.5 ∆E
60 ∆E
51.3 ∆E
32.7 ∆E
40.7 ∆E
27.3 ∆E
61.3 ∆E
62.3 ∆E
28.8 ∆E
45.4 ∆E
34.9 ∆E
72.6 ∆E
41.3 ∆E
40.6 ∆E
77.8 ∆E
68.3 ∆E
50.6 ∆E
36 ∆E
23.4 ∆E
13 ∆E
ColorChecker Motorola Moto E6s: 44.34 ∆E min: 12.99 - max: 77.84 ∆E
ColorChecker
15.5 ∆E
10.9 ∆E
12.5 ∆E
14.9 ∆E
12 ∆E
9 ∆E
11.4 ∆E
13.7 ∆E
13.9 ∆E
11 ∆E
7.4 ∆E
10.1 ∆E
9.8 ∆E
9.6 ∆E
13.9 ∆E
6 ∆E
11.9 ∆E
9.8 ∆E
2.4 ∆E
5.1 ∆E
7.6 ∆E
9.9 ∆E
7.7 ∆E
4 ∆E
ColorChecker Motorola Moto E6s: 9.99 ∆E min: 2.44 - max: 15.53 ∆E

Display - Good Contrast

Sub-pixel Array
Sub-pixel Array

The screen with Waterdrop-Notch can be made quite bright if desired and we don't notice any PWM, so people who are sensitive to flickering can breathe a sigh of relief. The black level is also quite low, which contributes to somewhat stronger colours. The color representation is also quite decent for such a cheap device. Due to the high response times, the screen is rather not suitable for gamers.

Because the Moto E6s has DRM Widevine certification, streaming content can be viewed in HD on the phone, but the screen supports a maximum of 720p.

473
cd/m²
474
cd/m²
494
cd/m²
471
cd/m²
488
cd/m²
486
cd/m²
476
cd/m²
477
cd/m²
491
cd/m²
Distribution of brightness
X-Rite i1Pro 2
Maximum: 494 cd/m² Average: 481.1 cd/m² Minimum: 7.86 cd/m²
Brightness Distribution: 95 %
Center on Battery: 488 cd/m²
Contrast: 1952:1 (Black: 0.25 cd/m²)
ΔE Color 5.02 | 0.6-29.43 Ø5.8
ΔE Greyscale 4.4 | 0.64-98 Ø6
93.9% sRGB (Calman 2D)
Gamma: 2.252
Motorola Moto E6s
IPS, 1560x720, 6.1
Nokia 2.3
IPS, 1520x720, 6.2
Huawei Y6s
IPS, 1560x720, 6.09
Xiaomi Redmi 8A
IPS, 1520x720, 6.22
Response Times
8%
-9%
1%
Response Time Grey 50% / Grey 80% *
64 (31, 33)
49.2 (27.6, 21.6)
23%
54 (25, 29)
16%
52 (21, 31)
19%
Response Time Black / White *
24 (3, 21)
25.6 (12.4, 13.2)
-7%
32 (15, 17)
-33%
28 (11, 17)
-17%
PWM Frequency
7692 (25)
100 (10)
595 (15)
Screen
-15%
-35%
-15%
Brightness middle
488
515
6%
424
-13%
441
-10%
Brightness
481
488
1%
397
-17%
421
-12%
Brightness Distribution
95
92
-3%
85
-11%
89
-6%
Black Level *
0.25
0.23
8%
0.35
-40%
0.38
-52%
Contrast
1952
2239
15%
1211
-38%
1161
-41%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 *
5.02
6.1
-22%
6.45
-28%
4.46
11%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 max. *
8.99
13.4
-49%
12.76
-42%
8.01
11%
Greyscale DeltaE2000 *
4.4
7.7
-75%
8.5
-93%
5.4
-23%
Gamma
2.252 98%
2.26 97%
2.231 99%
2.146 103%
CCT
7841 83%
8639 75%
9108 71%
7901 82%
Total Average (Program / Settings)
-4% / -10%
-22% / -30%
-7% / -12%

* ... 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
24 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 3 ms rise
↘ 21 ms fall
The screen shows good response rates in our tests, but may be too slow for competitive gamers.
In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.8 (minimum) to 240 (maximum) ms. » 36 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is similar to the average of all tested devices (24.4 ms).
       Response Time 50% Grey to 80% Grey
64 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 31 ms rise
↘ 33 ms fall
The screen shows slow response rates in our tests and will be unsatisfactory for gamers.
In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.8 (minimum) to 636 (maximum) ms. » 97 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is worse than the average of all tested devices (38.7 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 not detected

In comparison: 51 % of all tested devices do not use PWM to dim the display. If PWM was detected, an average of 17520 (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 - Good Stamina

The MediaTek Helio P22 is built into many cheap smartphones as a processor, some of which are much more expensive than the Moto E6s. Thus, the smartphone is equipped with a reasonable amount of power for its price range and this is also reflected in the benchmark, where the smartphone can keep up well. Nevertheless, you always have to reckon with jerks in everyday life.

We do measure a minimal warming on the case, but it isn't noticeable with the hand. The small loudspeaker on the back isn't a highlight, but bearable at medium volume. Audio devices connected via a 3.5mm jack or Bluetooth work perfectly.

The Motorola smartphone gets a good 13:26 hours runtime out of the small 3.000 mAh battery in our WLAN test. The small battery also accounts for the low weight of the smartphone. A heavy Xiaomi Redmi 8A offers a much larger battery and also significantly longer runtimes. But you should also survive two days of average use with the Moto E6s. Since the charger only charges with a maximum of 5 watts, charging can take up to 3 hours.

PCMark for Android
Work 2.0 performance score (sort by value)
Motorola Moto E6s
Mediatek Helio P22 MT6762, PowerVR GE8320, 2048
5197 Points ∼87%
Nokia 2.3
Mediatek Helio A22 MT6761, PowerVR GE8300, 2048
4868 Points ∼81% -6%
Huawei Y6s
Mediatek Helio P35 MT6765, PowerVR GE8300, 3072
3936 Points ∼66% -24%
Xiaomi Redmi 8A
Qualcomm Snapdragon 439, Adreno 505, 2048
4708 Points ∼79% -9%
Average Mediatek Helio P22 MT6762
  (3805 - 5380, n=18)
4680 Points ∼78% -10%
Average of class Smartphone
  (2630 - 15299, n=525)
5982 Points ∼100% +15%
Work performance score (sort by value)
Motorola Moto E6s
Mediatek Helio P22 MT6762, PowerVR GE8320, 2048
6873 Points ∼100%
Huawei Y6s
Mediatek Helio P35 MT6765, PowerVR GE8300, 3072
4658 Points ∼68% -32%
Xiaomi Redmi 8A
Qualcomm Snapdragon 439, Adreno 505, 2048
6026 Points ∼88% -12%
Average Mediatek Helio P22 MT6762
  (4404 - 7465, n=16)
5884 Points ∼86% -14%
Average of class Smartphone
  (1077 - 19989, n=683)
6565 Points ∼96% -4%
3DMark
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited Physics (sort by value)
Motorola Moto E6s
Mediatek Helio P22 MT6762, PowerVR GE8320, 2048
1187 Points ∼53%
Nokia 2.3
Mediatek Helio A22 MT6761, PowerVR GE8300, 2048
837 Points ∼37% -29%
Huawei Y6s
Mediatek Helio P35 MT6765, PowerVR GE8300, 3072
1061 Points ∼47% -11%
Xiaomi Redmi 8A
Qualcomm Snapdragon 439, Adreno 505, 2048
1627 Points ∼73% +37%
Average Mediatek Helio P22 MT6762
  (912 - 1187, n=17)
1020 Points ∼46% -14%
Average of class Smartphone
  (573 - 5780, n=528)
2235 Points ∼100% +88%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited Graphics (sort by value)
Motorola Moto E6s
Mediatek Helio P22 MT6762, PowerVR GE8320, 2048
451 Points ∼21%
Nokia 2.3
Mediatek Helio A22 MT6761, PowerVR GE8300, 2048
253 Points ∼12% -44%
Huawei Y6s
Mediatek Helio P35 MT6765, PowerVR GE8300, 3072
443 Points ∼20% -2%
Xiaomi Redmi 8A
Qualcomm Snapdragon 439, Adreno 505, 2048
418 Points ∼19% -7%
Average Mediatek Helio P22 MT6762
  (376 - 467, n=17)
421 Points ∼19% -7%
Average of class Smartphone
  (75 - 10043, n=528)
2173 Points ∼100% +382%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited (sort by value)
Motorola Moto E6s
Mediatek Helio P22 MT6762, PowerVR GE8320, 2048
523 Points ∼26%
Nokia 2.3
Mediatek Helio A22 MT6761, PowerVR GE8300, 2048
299 Points ∼15% -43%
Huawei Y6s
Mediatek Helio P35 MT6765, PowerVR GE8300, 3072
509 Points ∼25% -3%
Xiaomi Redmi 8A
Qualcomm Snapdragon 439, Adreno 505, 2048
501 Points ∼25% -4%
Average Mediatek Helio P22 MT6762
  (435 - 536, n=17)
484 Points ∼24% -7%
Average of class Smartphone
  (93 - 8386, n=529)
2026 Points ∼100% +287%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Unlimited Physics (sort by value)
Motorola Moto E6s
Mediatek Helio P22 MT6762, PowerVR GE8320, 2048
1189 Points ∼55%
Nokia 2.3
Mediatek Helio A22 MT6761, PowerVR GE8300, 2048
854 Points ∼40% -28%
Huawei Y6s
Mediatek Helio P35 MT6765, PowerVR GE8300, 3072
1015 Points ∼47% -15%
Xiaomi Redmi 8A
Qualcomm Snapdragon 439, Adreno 505, 2048
1618 Points ∼75% +36%
Average Mediatek Helio P22 MT6762
  (900 - 1195, n=18)
1013 Points ∼47% -15%
Average of class Smartphone
  (375 - 5765, n=560)
2150 Points ∼100% +81%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Unlimited Graphics (sort by value)
Motorola Moto E6s
Mediatek Helio P22 MT6762, PowerVR GE8320, 2048
742 Points ∼25%
Nokia 2.3
Mediatek Helio A22 MT6761, PowerVR GE8300, 2048
459 Points ∼16% -38%
Huawei Y6s
Mediatek Helio P35 MT6765, PowerVR GE8300, 3072
712 Points ∼24% -4%
Xiaomi Redmi 8A
Qualcomm Snapdragon 439, Adreno 505, 2048
725 Points ∼25% -2%
Average Mediatek Helio P22 MT6762
  (452 - 823, n=18)
706 Points ∼24% -5%
Average of class Smartphone
  (70 - 20154, n=560)
2926 Points ∼100% +294%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Unlimited (sort by value)
Motorola Moto E6s
Mediatek Helio P22 MT6762, PowerVR GE8320, 2048
810 Points ∼33%
Nokia 2.3
Mediatek Helio A22 MT6761, PowerVR GE8300, 2048
512 Points ∼21% -37%
Huawei Y6s
Mediatek Helio P35 MT6765, PowerVR GE8300, 3072
763 Points ∼31% -6%
Xiaomi Redmi 8A
Qualcomm Snapdragon 439, Adreno 505, 2048
826 Points ∼34% +2%
Average Mediatek Helio P22 MT6762
  (513 - 870, n=18)
756 Points ∼31% -7%
Average of class Smartphone
  (88 - 10699, n=560)
2454 Points ∼100% +203%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Physics (sort by value)
Motorola Moto E6s
Mediatek Helio P22 MT6762, PowerVR GE8320, 2048
1131 Points ∼54%
Nokia 2.3
Mediatek Helio A22 MT6761, PowerVR GE8300, 2048
822 Points ∼39% -27%
Huawei Y6s
Mediatek Helio P35 MT6765, PowerVR GE8300, 3072
435 Points ∼21% -62%
Xiaomi Redmi 8A
Qualcomm Snapdragon 439, Adreno 505, 2048
1657 Points ∼78% +47%
Average Mediatek Helio P22 MT6762
  (860 - 1131, n=17)
1001 Points ∼47% -11%
Average of class Smartphone
  (435 - 5209, n=609)
2112 Points ∼100% +87%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Graphics (sort by value)
Motorola Moto E6s
Mediatek Helio P22 MT6762, PowerVR GE8320, 2048
397 Points ∼22%
Nokia 2.3
Mediatek Helio A22 MT6761, PowerVR GE8300, 2048
219 Points ∼12% -45%
Huawei Y6s
Mediatek Helio P35 MT6765, PowerVR GE8300, 3072
508 Points ∼28% +28%
Xiaomi Redmi 8A
Qualcomm Snapdragon 439, Adreno 505, 2048
369 Points ∼20% -7%
Average Mediatek Helio P22 MT6762
  (222 - 405, n=17)
322 Points ∼18% -19%
Average of class Smartphone
  (53 - 9167, n=609)
1833 Points ∼100% +362%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) (sort by value)
Motorola Moto E6s
Mediatek Helio P22 MT6762, PowerVR GE8320, 2048
464 Points ∼27%
Nokia 2.3
Mediatek Helio A22 MT6761, PowerVR GE8300, 2048
262 Points ∼15% -44%
Huawei Y6s
Mediatek Helio P35 MT6765, PowerVR GE8300, 3072
304 Points ∼17% -34%
Xiaomi Redmi 8A
Qualcomm Snapdragon 439, Adreno 505, 2048
446 Points ∼26% -4%
Average Mediatek Helio P22 MT6762
  (269 - 470, n=17)
379 Points ∼22% -18%
Average of class Smartphone
  (68 - 7678, n=610)
1742 Points ∼100% +275%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Physics (sort by value)
Motorola Moto E6s
Mediatek Helio P22 MT6762, PowerVR GE8320, 2048
1124 Points ∼57%
Nokia 2.3
Mediatek Helio A22 MT6761, PowerVR GE8300, 2048
791 Points ∼40% -30%
Huawei Y6s
Mediatek Helio P35 MT6765, PowerVR GE8300, 3072
1017 Points ∼51% -10%
Xiaomi Redmi 8A
Qualcomm Snapdragon 439, Adreno 505, 2048
1654 Points ∼83% +47%
Average Mediatek Helio P22 MT6762
  (854 - 1139, n=18)
1005 Points ∼51% -11%
Average of class Smartphone
  (293 - 5274, n=652)
1982 Points ∼100% +76%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Graphics (sort by value)
Motorola Moto E6s
Mediatek Helio P22 MT6762, PowerVR GE8320, 2048
655 Points ∼27%
Nokia 2.3
Mediatek Helio A22 MT6761, PowerVR GE8300, 2048
414 Points ∼17% -37%
Huawei Y6s
Mediatek Helio P35 MT6765, PowerVR GE8300, 3072
403 Points ∼17% -38%
Xiaomi Redmi 8A
Qualcomm Snapdragon 439, Adreno 505, 2048
719 Points ∼30% +10%
Average Mediatek Helio P22 MT6762
  (370 - 750, n=18)
552 Points ∼23% -16%
Average of class Smartphone
  (43 - 13305, n=651)
2428 Points ∼100% +271%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 (sort by value)
Motorola Moto E6s
Mediatek Helio P22 MT6762, PowerVR GE8320, 2048
722 Points ∼35%
Nokia 2.3
Mediatek Helio A22 MT6761, PowerVR GE8300, 2048
463 Points ∼22% -36%
Huawei Y6s
Mediatek Helio P35 MT6765, PowerVR GE8300, 3072
465 Points ∼22% -36%
Xiaomi Redmi 8A
Qualcomm Snapdragon 439, Adreno 505, 2048
822 Points ∼40% +14%
Average Mediatek Helio P22 MT6762
  (428 - 803, n=18)
611 Points ∼29% -15%
Average of class Smartphone
  (55 - 9611, n=654)
2080 Points ∼100% +188%
1280x720 offscreen Ice Storm Unlimited Physics (sort by value)
Motorola Moto E6s
Mediatek Helio P22 MT6762, PowerVR GE8320, 2048
14651 Points ∼94%
Nokia 2.3
Mediatek Helio A22 MT6761, PowerVR GE8300, 2048
15179 Points ∼97% +4%
Xiaomi Redmi 8A
Qualcomm Snapdragon 439, Adreno 505, 2048
12594 Points ∼81% -14%
Average Mediatek Helio P22 MT6762
  (9080 - 15891, n=18)
12079 Points ∼77% -18%
Average of class Smartphone
  (735 - 58293, n=796)
15601 Points ∼100% +6%
1280x720 offscreen Ice Storm Unlimited Graphics Score (sort by value)
Motorola Moto E6s
Mediatek Helio P22 MT6762, PowerVR GE8320, 2048
11220 Points ∼41%
Nokia 2.3
Mediatek Helio A22 MT6761, PowerVR GE8300, 2048
7482 Points ∼27% -33%
Xiaomi Redmi 8A
Qualcomm Snapdragon 439, Adreno 505, 2048
13408 Points ∼49% +20%
Average Mediatek Helio P22 MT6762
  (9536 - 13491, n=18)
11216 Points ∼41% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (536 - 209431, n=794)
27343 Points ∼100% +144%
1280x720 offscreen Ice Storm Unlimited Score (sort by value)
Motorola Moto E6s
Mediatek Helio P22 MT6762, PowerVR GE8320, 2048
11836 Points ∼56%
Nokia 2.3
Mediatek Helio A22 MT6761, PowerVR GE8300, 2048
8432 Points ∼40% -29%
Xiaomi Redmi 8A
Qualcomm Snapdragon 439, Adreno 505, 2048
13218 Points ∼62% +12%
Average Mediatek Helio P22 MT6762
  (9835 - 13960, n=18)
11328 Points ∼53% -4%
Average of class Smartphone
  (662 - 117606, n=794)
21234 Points ∼100% +79%
GFXBench
Aztec Ruins High Tier Onscreen (sort by value)
Motorola Moto E6s
Mediatek Helio P22 MT6762, PowerVR GE8320, 2048
4.2 fps ∼37%
Nokia 2.3
Mediatek Helio A22 MT6761, PowerVR GE8300, 2048
2.8 fps ∼24% -33%
Huawei Y6s
Mediatek Helio P35 MT6765, PowerVR GE8300, 3072
4.2 fps ∼37% 0%
Xiaomi Redmi 8A
Qualcomm Snapdragon 439, Adreno 505, 2048
3.9 fps ∼34% -7%
Average Mediatek Helio P22 MT6762
  (4.1 - 4.8, n=16)
4.32 fps ∼38% +3%
Average of class Smartphone
  (0.61 - 60, n=321)
11.5 fps ∼100% +174%
2560x1440 Aztec Ruins High Tier Offscreen (sort by value)
Motorola Moto E6s
Mediatek Helio P22 MT6762, PowerVR GE8320, 2048
1.4 fps ∼17%
Nokia 2.3
Mediatek Helio A22 MT6761, PowerVR GE8300, 2048
0.84 fps ∼10% -40%
Huawei Y6s
Mediatek Helio P35 MT6765, PowerVR GE8300, 3072
1.4 fps ∼17% 0%
Xiaomi Redmi 8A
Qualcomm Snapdragon 439, Adreno 505, 2048
1.2 fps ∼15% -14%
Average Mediatek Helio P22 MT6762
  (1.3 - 1.6, n=16)
1.388 fps ∼17% -1%
Average of class Smartphone
  (0.21 - 101, n=319)
8.16 fps ∼100% +483%
Aztec Ruins Normal Tier Onscreen (sort by value)
Motorola Moto E6s
Mediatek Helio P22 MT6762, PowerVR GE8320, 2048
6.7 fps ∼39%
Nokia 2.3
Mediatek Helio A22 MT6761, PowerVR GE8300, 2048
4.4 fps ∼26% -34%
Huawei Y6s
Mediatek Helio P35 MT6765, PowerVR GE8300, 3072
6.9 fps ∼40% +3%
Xiaomi Redmi 8A
Qualcomm Snapdragon 439, Adreno 505, 2048
6.7 fps ∼39% 0%
Average Mediatek Helio P22 MT6762
  (6.4 - 7.6, n=16)
6.88 fps ∼40% +3%
Average of class Smartphone
  (1.4 - 60, n=325)
17.2 fps ∼100% +157%
1920x1080 Aztec Ruins Normal Tier Offscreen (sort by value)
Motorola Moto E6s
Mediatek Helio P22 MT6762, PowerVR GE8320, 2048
3.8 fps ∼19%
Nokia 2.3
Mediatek Helio A22 MT6761, PowerVR GE8300, 2048
2.3 fps ∼12% -39%
Huawei Y6s
Mediatek Helio P35 MT6765, PowerVR GE8300, 3072
3.8 fps ∼19% 0%
Xiaomi Redmi 8A
Qualcomm Snapdragon 439, Adreno 505, 2048
3.6 fps ∼18% -5%
Average Mediatek Helio P22 MT6762
  (3.5 - 4.7, n=16)
3.81 fps ∼19% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (0.6 - 257, n=324)
19.7 fps ∼100% +418%
Motorola Moto E6sNokia 2.3Huawei Y6sXiaomi Redmi 8AAverage 32 GB eMMC FlashAverage of class Smartphone
AndroBench 3-5
19%
-4%
0%
-14%
19%
Sequential Write 256KB SDCard
63.5 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501)
63.7 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501)
0%
60.6 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501)
-5%
61.7 (Tohsiba Exceria Pro M501)
-3%
52.3 (3.4 - 87.1, n=169)
-18%
51.1 (1.7 - 87.1, n=536)
-20%
Sequential Read 256KB SDCard
82.3 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501)
83.7 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501)
2%
80.9 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501)
-2%
84.9 (Tohsiba Exceria Pro M501)
3%
71.2 (8.2 - 96.5, n=169)
-13%
69.1 (8.1 - 96.5, n=536)
-16%
Random Write 4KB
17.7
30.33
71%
18.6
5%
15.8
-11%
19.3 (0.75 - 89.5, n=212)
9%
36.9 (0.14 - 319, n=892)
108%
Random Read 4KB
69.4
69.6
0%
46.7
-33%
73.1
5%
41.2 (3.59 - 117, n=212)
-41%
60.1 (1.59 - 324, n=892)
-13%
Sequential Write 256KB
103.5
149.18
44%
118
14%
106.4
3%
97.1 (14.8 - 189, n=212)
-6%
130 (2.99 - 911, n=892)
26%
Sequential Read 256KB
275
261.84
-5%
263.2
-4%
282
3%
239 (25.8 - 452, n=212)
-13%
347 (12.1 - 1802, n=892)
26%

Temperature

Max. Load
 33.8 °C
93 F
31.8 °C
89 F
30.7 °C
87 F
 
 33.9 °C
93 F
31.8 °C
89 F
30.9 °C
88 F
 
 33.3 °C
92 F
31.9 °C
89 F
30.5 °C
87 F
 
Maximum: 33.9 °C = 93 F
Average: 32.1 °C = 90 F
29.6 °C
85 F
32.6 °C
91 F
35.1 °C
95 F
29.6 °C
85 F
32.6 °C
91 F
35.4 °C
96 F
30.5 °C
87 F
32.3 °C
90 F
34.6 °C
94 F
Maximum: 35.4 °C = 96 F
Average: 32.5 °C = 91 F
Power Supply (max.)  39.6 °C = 103 F | Room Temperature 21.6 °C = 71 F | Fluke t3000FC (calibrated), Voltcraft IR-260
(±) The average temperature for the upper side under maximal load is 32.1 °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 33.9 °C / 93 F, compared to the average of 35.3 °C / 96 F, ranging from 22.4 to 51.7 °C for the class Smartphone.
(+) The bottom heats up to a maximum of 35.4 °C / 96 F, compared to the average of 33.9 °C / 93 F
(+) In idle usage, the average temperature for the upper side is 27.4 °C / 81 F, compared to the device average of 33 °C / 91 F.


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Speakers

dB(A) 0102030405060708090Deep BassMiddle BassHigh BassLower RangeMidsHigher MidsLower HighsMid HighsUpper HighsSuper Highs2032.437.4253536.53127.128.6402633.55030.437.36325.232.38022.725.710025.525.212520.126.416019.230.520017.835.725017.841.131516.145.640016.652.750015.96263014.364.280014.770.2100014.874.8125014.373.7160014.167.8200016.367.4250014.468.1315013.865.5400013.956.6500014.264.1630014.569.6800014.676.5100001574.51250015.360.61600015.761.2SPL71.226.982.3N25.60.950.7median 15median 64.1Delta1.611.6434336.837.832.83233.732.640.135.331.333.424.724.725.622.522.125.719.930.719.337.617.242.317.449.517.156.317.361.31564.31566.518.671.414.575.515.773.114.473.814.474.914.172.114.267.514.365.314.568.414.571.314.572.814.571.214.754.167.562.464.460.727.583.72015.51612.9154.4median 15median 66.51.512.4hearing rangehide median Pink NoiseMotorola Moto E6sXiaomi Redmi 8A
Frequency diagram (checkboxes can be checked and unchecked to compare devices)
Motorola Moto E6s audio analysis

(+) | speakers can play relatively loud (82.3 dB)
Bass 100 - 315 Hz
(-) | nearly no bass - on average 30% lower than median
(±) | linearity of bass is average (7.1% delta to prev. frequency)
Mids 400 - 2000 Hz
(±) | higher mids - on average 5.9% higher than median
(±) | linearity of mids is average (9.3% delta to prev. frequency)
Highs 2 - 16 kHz
(±) | higher highs - on average 5.9% higher than median
(±) | linearity of highs is average (10% delta to prev. frequency)
Overall 100 - 16.000 Hz
(±) | linearity of overall sound is average (24.4% difference to median)
Compared to same class
» 54% of all tested devices in this class were better, 10% similar, 36% worse
» The best had a delta of 13%, average was 24%, worst was 65%
Compared to all devices tested
» 71% of all tested devices were better, 6% similar, 23% worse
» The best had a delta of 3%, average was 21%, worst was 65%

Xiaomi Redmi 8A audio analysis

(+) | speakers can play relatively loud (83.7 dB)
Bass 100 - 315 Hz
(-) | nearly no bass - on average 31.8% lower than median
(±) | linearity of bass is average (9.5% delta to prev. frequency)
Mids 400 - 2000 Hz
(±) | higher mids - on average 5.7% higher than median
(±) | linearity of mids is average (7.1% delta to prev. frequency)
Highs 2 - 16 kHz
(+) | balanced highs - only 4.2% away from median
(+) | highs are linear (5% delta to prev. frequency)
Overall 100 - 16.000 Hz
(±) | linearity of overall sound is average (23.9% difference to median)
Compared to same class
» 48% of all tested devices in this class were better, 13% similar, 38% worse
» The best had a delta of 13%, average was 24%, worst was 65%
Compared to all devices tested
» 68% of all tested devices were better, 8% similar, 24% worse
» The best had a delta of 3%, average was 21%, worst was 65%

Battery Life

Motorola Moto E6s
3000 mAh
Nokia 2.3
4000 mAh
Huawei Y6s
3020 mAh
Xiaomi Redmi 8A
5000 mAh
Average of class Smartphone
 
Battery Runtime
WiFi Websurfing 1.3
806
919
14%
743
-8%
1145
42%
697 (223 - 2636, n=757)
-14%
Battery Runtime
NBC WiFi Websurfing Battery Test 1.3
13h 26min

Pros

+ current security patches at the time of testing
+ good battery life
+ fingerprint sensor
+ dedicated microSD slot
+ chic case
+ lightweight

Cons

- very slow WLAN
- long charging times
- camera with low contrast

Verdict – Affordable and Light

In Review: Motorola Moto E6s. Test device provided by: Motorola Germany.
In Review: Motorola Moto E6s. Test device provided by: Motorola Germany.

The Motorola Moto E6s is a rather light, handy smartphone, which looks chic and is quite well made thanks to the color gradient on the back. The camera takes useful pictures, but with little contrast. Nevertheless, the small battery gives it a decent battery life and the performance is reasonable for its price range.

You should know that you can't expect miracles for 100 euro, but Motorola makes a decent smartphone out of the limited budget overall. The fingerprint sensor is not always a matter of course in this price range and the dedicated memory slot is a nice thing. Also positive: The smartphone only offered Android 9 in our review, but with current security patches.

If you're looking for a light and affordable smartphone that still offers a useful battery life, you'll be in good hands with the Motorola Moto E6s.

We found the very slow WLAN, which can't even keep up in a class comparison, to be a nuisance. Nevertheless, the Motorola Moto E6s is recommendable for fans of light smartphones, as long as they use their device for less demanding activities.

Motorola Moto E6s - 05/06/2020 v7
Florian Schmitt

Chassis
76%
Keyboard
65 / 75 → 87%
Pointing Device
92%
Connectivity
33 / 70 → 47%
Weight
91%
Battery
90%
Display
85%
Games Performance
6 / 64 → 10%
Application Performance
54 / 86 → 63%
Temperature
93%
Noise
100%
Audio
69 / 90 → 77%
Camera
40%
Average
69%
75%
Smartphone - Weighted Average

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Florian Schmitt, 2020-05- 7 (Update: 2020-05-19)
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Editor of the original article: Florian Schmitt - Managing Editor Mobile
When I was 12, the first computer came into the house and immediately I started tinkering around, taking it apart, getting new parts and replacing them - after all, there always had to be enough power for the current games. When I came to Notebookcheck in 2009, I was passionate about testing gaming notebooks. Since 2012, my attention has been focused on smartphones, tablets and future technologies.