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Motorola Moto G6 Play

Specifications

Motorola Moto G6 Play
Motorola Moto G6 Play (Moto G6 Series)
Graphics adapter
Memory
3072 MB 
Display
5.7 inch 2:1, 1440 x 720 pixel 282 PPI, Capacitive, IPS, Moto Display, night display, attentive display, glossy: yes
Storage
32 GB eMMC Flash, 32 GB 
, 26 GB free
Connections
1 USB 2.0, Audio Connections: 3.5 mm , Card Reader: microSD, 1 Fingerprint Reader, NFC, Brightness Sensor, Sensors: fingerprint reader, accelerometer, gyroscope, proximity sensor
Networking
802.11 b/g/n (b/g/n), Bluetooth 4.2, GSM (850/900/1,800/1,900 MHz) UMTS (850/900/1,900/2,100 MHz) 4G LTE (1, 3, 5, 7, 8, 20, 38, 40), Dual SIM, LTE, GPS
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 9 x 154.4 x 72.2 ( = 0.35 x 6.08 x 2.84 in)
Battery
4000 mAh Lithium-Ion, Battery runtime (according to manufacturer): 32 h
Operating System
Android 8.0 Oreo
Camera
Primary Camera: 13 MPix f/2.0, 1.12µm
Secondary Camera: 8 MPix
Additional features
Speakers: 1 front-facing speaker, Keyboard: virtual, Keyboard Light: yes, USB power supply, MicroUSB cable, SIM ejection tool, 24 Months Warranty, SAR (head): 0.657 W/kg, SAR (body): 1,423 W/kg, fanless
Weight
175 g ( = 6.17 oz / 0.39 pounds), Power Supply: 40 g ( = 1.41 oz / 0.09 pounds)

 

Pricecompare

Average Score: 79.4% - good
Average of 22 scores (from 36 reviews)
price: 80%, performance: 63%, features: 65%, display: 75% mobility: 88%, workmanship: 79%, ergonomy: 78%, emissions: 96%

Reviews for the Motorola Moto G6 Play

82.9% Motorola Moto G6 Play Smartphone Review | Notebookcheck
Big battery at a good price. Motorola's latest iteration of its G-series includes the mid-range Moto G6 Play smartphone at a price of around $200. With its 13 MP camera and its Snapdragon SoC it seems to be positioned fairly competitively. Let us find out how well it did in our test.
Moto G6 and Moto G6 Play review: The best cheap Android phones you can buy
Source: Android Authority English
You're not going to find a better, more premium-looking phone at this price than the Moto G6. No, the camera isn't great (and neither is Motorola's software update track record), but everything else is. The build is fantastic, the software is a joy to use, and it's compatible with all the major carriers in the States. It's the best smartphone you can buy for under $250, hands down.
Comparison, online available, Very Long, Date: 08/02/2018
90% Moto G6 Play
Source: Trusted Reviews English
Are the upgrades worth £50? Yes, easily. However, that the range caters for those who want to spend under £200 is important. And if battery life is your primary concern, the Play is actually a better choice than its higher-end brothers.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 07/23/2018
Rating: Total score: 90%
70% Moto G6 Play review: The budget battery king strikes again
Source: Android Central English
Still, the Moto G6 Play stands uncontested in battery life, and the ultra-clean Android software is a nice bonus. If you're working with $200, go ahead and pull the trigger on the G6 Play — you won't be disappointed.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/17/2018
Rating: Total score: 70%
75% Moto G6, G6 Play, And G6 Plus Review: I Can’T Believe Budget Phones Are This Good
Source: The Verge English
The standard G6 really does strike the best balance here. And for $250, it’s hard to complain about the shortcomings it does have. If anything, it’s given me more reason to complain about the flaws on my $649 phone. As the quality gap between high- and low-end smartphones continues to shrink, the price between them seems to be growing bigger. For people who usually buy top-of-the-line phones, that’s bad news. But if you’re shopping under $300, Motorola makes it feel like there’s very little you’re missing out on.
Comparison, online available, Medium, Date: 07/12/2018
Rating: Total score: 75%
Motorola Moto G6 Play
Source: PC Mag English
The Motorola Moto G6 Play is a more affordable take on the standard G6 that trades some power for battery life, striking an ideal balance of price and performance.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 07/07/2018
76% Motorola Moto G6 Play review:
Source: CNet English
The Moto G6 Play has a long battery life for the cost, but smart buyers would uplevel to the Moto G6 for just a little bit more.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/03/2018
Rating: Total score: 76% performance: 70% mobility: 90% workmanship: 70%
76% Motorola Moto G6 Play review:
Source: CNet English
The Moto G6 Play has a long battery life for the cost, but smart buyers would uplevel to the Moto G6 for just a little bit more.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/03/2018
Rating: Total score: 76% performance: 70% mobility: 90% workmanship: 70%
70% Moto G6 Play Review
Source: NDTV Gadgets English
The Moto G6 Play looks great, is built well, and is easy to use with one hand. The battery life is above average and the software package is fluid and has a few useful customisations. However, the cameras are average, performance is sub-par, and the display is nothing to write home about.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 06/28/2018
Rating: Total score: 70% price: 60% performance: 60% display: 60% mobility: 80% workmanship: 80%
Moto G6 Play review: All the battery, none of the expense
Source: Pocket Lint English
The G6 Play offers a whole lot of goodness for its modest asking price. Its real win is battery life, which goes on and on. However, such capacity seems at odds with its limited power credentials. That's the main qualm we have with the Play: there's the 'regular' G6 and larger G6 Plus, both of which are more logical purchases, despite their increased asking prices.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/15/2018
Motorola Moto G6 Play review
Source: GSM Arena English
Despite the few minor issues we found with the Moto G6 Play, it definitely won't steer you wrong. It's a dependable phone with a nice feature set. However, in this price range you can (and should!) get hardware that provides hiccup-free performance. So if you shop around a bit, there is more value to be had elsewhere. We hope Lenovo sorts things out with the Moto G6 Play performance, otherwise as things stand right now, it's hard for it to get the recommendation it deserves.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 05/18/2018
90% Moto G6 Play
Source: Trusted Reviews English
The Moto G6-series phones are great – and the company continues this trend with the Moto G6 Play. This phones offers excellent value and is mostly a joy to use.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 05/11/2018
Rating: Total score: 90%
80% Moto G6 Play Review
Source: PC Advisor English
The Moto G6 Play is a great little surprise of a phone. It holds its own next to the other two G6 phones and has better battery life (and a cooler fingerprint sensor).
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 05/09/2018
Rating: Total score: 80%
85% Motorola Moto G6, G6 Plus and G6 Play Review
Source: Phone Arena English
The sixth generation of Motorola's G-series leaves positive impressions in more ways than it has negatives. Thoughtful design choices coalesce with stock Android and long battery life for the ultimate in daily usage, and software update convenience.
Comparison, online available, Long, Date: 05/02/2018
Rating: Total score: 85%
80% Moto G6 Play review
Source: Techradar English
The Moto G6 Play is the most basic model in the G6 range but still has plenty going for it, including a long-lasting battery and a decent screen. If you're on a tight budget it's easy to recommend.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 04/29/2018
Rating: Total score: 80%
100% Motorola Moto G6 Play review
Source: Stuff TV English
At £169, it’s an absolute steal. There are plenty of great phones available for around the £200 mark these days, but few are as easy to recommend as this one.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/25/2018
Rating: Total score: 100%
Moto G6 Play Review: First Look
Source: PC Advisor English
It might be worth spending the extra to get the regular G6, but if you're strapped for cash then the Moto G6 Play looks like a nice phone for £169.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 04/20/2018
Moto G6 Play first look
Source: Trusted Reviews English
The likes of Honor and Xiomi have made the budget mobile arena far more competitive, but the Moto G6 Play remains one of most complete phones you can pick up for less than £200. All signs point to the G6 Play being a great budget phone from Motorola. Our full review will be coming soon.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 04/19/2018
Hands on: Moto G6 Play review
Source: Techradar English
Despite being the cheapest G6 phone, the G6 Play brings a lot to the table, including an impressive design, up-to-date Oreo software and a big battery.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 04/19/2018
Moto G6, G6 Plus, and G6 Play hands-on review
Source: GSM Arena English
Surprisingly, the Moto G6 Play is no major downgrade as well. Despite a different bill of materials, Motorola managed to preserve the styling mostly intact, in no small part, thanks to a 5.7-inch, Max View display, on the cheap. Plus, the Play manages to bring a treat of its own to the table, namely a large 4,000 mAh battery pack. Also, an on-screen navigation setup, with a fingerprint reader around back - a throwback to Moto G phones of yore.
Comparison, online available, Long, Date: 04/19/2018

Foreign Reviews

77% Mittelklasse-Handy zum Einsteiger-Preis
Source: Chip.de German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/02/2018
Rating: Total score: 77% performance: 76% features: 77% display: 84% mobility: 85%
86% Motorola G6 Play im Test: Starker Akku und gute Performance
Source: Teltarif German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 06/11/2018
Rating: Total score: 86% price: 100% display: 70% mobility: 90% workmanship: 100%
Motorola Moto G6 Play mit 4000-mAh-Akku
Source: Tech Stage German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/08/2018
Der Akku-König ist zurück
Source: Android Pit German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/13/2018
Der Akku-König ist zurück
Source: Android Pit German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 04/30/2018
70% Análisis del Motorola Moto G6 Play
Source: Movil Zona Spanish ES→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/29/2018
Rating: Total score: 70%
Análise Motorola Moto G6 Play: Review
Source: Mais Tecnologia Portuegese PT→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/09/2018
80% Motorola Moto G6 Play: Un Entry Level Scattante E Dalla Lunga Autonomia
Source: Everyeye.it Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 07/05/2018
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Recensione Motorola Moto G6 Play: un campione di autonomia
Source: Tutto Android Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 06/28/2018
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 83% features: 70% display: 75% mobility: 90% ergonomy: 78%
79% Recensione Moto G6 Play
Source: Andrea Galeazzi Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 06/19/2018
Rating: Total score: 79% price: 80% display: 75% mobility: 89% workmanship: 78%
80% Recensione Motorola Moto G6 Play
Source: AndroidWorld.it Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 06/18/2018
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 75% features: 75% display: 80% mobility: 85% workmanship: 75% ergonomy: 75%
Moto G6 Play, ottima autonomia e design elegante a meno di €200 | Recensione
Source: Androidiani Italian IT→EN
Positive: Good price; nice performance; stylish design; decent cameras.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 08/07/2018
Recensione Moto G6 Play: bel design (e poco altro) a basso costo
Source: Leonardo.it Tech Italian IT→EN
Positive: Good price; high autonomy; decent cameras; nice design.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/12/2018
Moto G6 Play hands-on: il re della batteria è tornato
Source: AndroidPit.it Italian IT→EN
Positive: Stylish design; decent cameras; impressive display; large battery capacity.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 04/24/2018
78% Test du Motorola Moto G6 Play : une autonomie record
Source: CNet France French FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 07/05/2018
Rating: Total score: 78%
70% Test Du Moto G6 Play : Grande Autonomie À Petit Prix
Source: Frandroid French FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/10/2018
Rating: Total score: 70% performance: 70% display: 70% mobility: 90% workmanship: 70%
72% Moto G6 Play testad: Oväntat bra budget
Source: Mobil.se SV→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/25/2018
Rating: Total score: 72%

Comment

Qualcomm Adreno 505: Only some 3D games with very low demands are playable with these cards. » Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.
430: Lower mainstream octa-core ARM Cortex-A53 SoC clocked at up to 1.4 GHz and the Adreno 505 GPU, a DDR3L-1600 memory controller as well as an X6 LTE (Cat. 4) modem.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.
5.7":

This display is quite big for a smartphone but frequently used for smartphones.

Large display-sizes allow higher resolutions. So, details like letters are bigger. On the other hand, the power consumption is lower with small screen diagonals and the devices are smaller, more lightweight and cheaper.  

» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.
0.175 kg:

Only few smartphones are more lightweight than this.


Motorola: The original company Motorola Inc was split in 2011. Motorola Mobility got the smartphone range and was taken over by Google in 2012 and by Lenovo in 2014. The Motorola smartphone brand continues for the time being. There are still a lot of reviews on Motorola Mobiles with average ratings.
79.4%: This rating is not convincing. The laptop is evaluated below average, this is not really a recommendation for purchase.
» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.

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