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Motorola Moto G6 Plus

Specifications

Motorola Moto G6 Plus
Motorola Moto G6 Plus (Moto Series)
Graphics adapter
Memory
4096 MB 
Display
5.9 inch 2:1, 2160 x 1080 pixel 409 PPI, capacitive, IPS, Corning Gorilla Glass 3, glossy: yes
Storage
64 GB eMMC Flash, 64 GB 
, 52 GB free
Connections
1 USB 2.0, Audio Connections: 3.5 mm audio port, Card Reader: microSD (up to 128 GB), 1 Fingerprint Reader, NFC, Brightness Sensor, Sensors: gyroscope, proximity sensor, magnetometer, ultrasonic
Networking
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (a/b/g/n/ac), Bluetooth 5.0, GSM/EDGE (850/900/1800/1900 MHz) UMTS/HSPA+ (850/900/1900/2100 MHz) 4G LTE (Kat. 13 DL/5 UL) (1, 3, 5, 7, 8, 20, 38, 40), Dual SIM, LTE, GPS
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 8 x 160 x 75.5 ( = 0.31 x 6.3 x 2.97 in)
Battery
3200 mAh Lithium-Ion
Operating System
Android 8.0 Oreo
Camera
Primary Camera: 12 MPix + 5 MPix ƒ/1.7 aperture
Secondary Camera: 8 MPix
Additional features
Speakers: 1 front speaker, Keyboard: onscreen, Keyboard Light: yes, silicone protective case, SIM tool, 15-watt USB power supply, USB Type-C cable, 24 Months Warranty, SAR head: 0.445 W/kg, SAR body: 1.407 W/kg, fanless
Weight
167 g ( = 5.89 oz / 0.37 pounds), Power Supply: 78 g ( = 2.75 oz / 0.17 pounds)

 

Pricecompare

Average Score: 82.5% - good
Average of 30 scores (from 51 reviews)
price: 87%, performance: 74%, features: 76%, display: 83% mobility: 82%, workmanship: 80%, ergonomy: 81%, emissions: 96%

Reviews for the Motorola Moto G6 Plus

86.1% Motorola Moto G6 Plus Smartphone Review | Notebookcheck
G as in great. Motorola advertizes the top model of the G6 series as having a brilliant camera and great performance. At a price of 300 Euros (~$355), the Moto G6 Plus has plenty to offer. What exactly that entails will be explained in our detailed review.
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%
80% Moto G6 Plus review
Source: Techradar English
With a big, bright display, quality build and strong performance, the Moto G6 Plus blurs the line between budget and mid-range smartphone. Whether it represents a sufficient leap forward from the brilliant Moto G6 is another matter, however.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 05/29/2018
Rating: Total score: 80%
90% Moto G6 Plus
Source: Trusted Reviews English
For £40 more than the standard G6, the G6 Plus poses a pretty tempting value proposition. Of course, you get a slightly larger display, but there’s also double the storage as standard, marginally improved everyday performance and a bigger battery.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 05/17/2018
Rating: Total score: 90%
80% Moto G6 Plus Review
Source: PC Advisor English
It's not perfect by any means - we noticed occasional sluggish performance in some apps, while the camera was a touch slow in opening and struggled to deal with shake - but there's a huge amount here to like.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/15/2018
Rating: Total score: 80%
85% Moto G6 Plus review: A lot of handset for a competitive price
Source: Zdnet.com English
The Moto G6 Plus delivers a lot of handset for a competitive price. More internal storage would be nice, but at least a MicroSD card slot is available for external expansion. Battery life could be better and the fingerprint sensor is in a very awkward location. The camera is really impressive for a handset at this price, and the same can be said of the hardware styling. Fans of Moto handsets should find plenty to like here.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 05/14/2018
Rating: Total score: 85%
76% Motorola Moto G6 Plus review
Source: GSM Arena English
Well, just like the original, it's a lot of phone for a little cash, though the definition of the latter has shifted more than we'd like. In the end, in the never-ending game of compromise, you can't go wrong with the Moto G6 Plus.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 05/12/2018
Rating: Total score: 76%
80% Moto G6 Plus review: Motorola still masters the art of the mid-range phone
Source: Android Central English
But in most markets, you won't have those choices — if the Moto X4 is available, the G6 Plus probably won't be. Same for the standard Moto G6. If Motorola is ranging only the Moto G6 Play and G6 Plus where you live, this really is the budget phone to beat in the $3-400 price range. It offers so much, with so few downsides, and a really great price — the complete package is tough to match. Motorola has this formula locked in, and it shows in the Moto G6 Plus.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 05/08/2018
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Motorola Moto G6 Plus review: A big deal?
Source: Pocket Lint English
Overall, if you're not going to spend two-and-a-half times more on a phone camera solution then the Plus does a solid job in the camera department. Just keep your expectations in check.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/03/2018
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%
Motorola Moto G6 Plus initial review: Bigger and better... without costing a fortune
Source: Pocket Lint English
The Motorola Moto G6 Plus is the big boss of the new G series line-up - and certainly the best of the three models in this range for 2018. The said, we don't think it plays on its "Plus" name quite hard enough: we'd like this phone to be that big bigger, say 6.2-inches, to get a real upsized and uprated experience.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 04/23/2018
Moto G6 Plus Review: Preview
Source: PC Advisor English
It might look very similar to the regular G6, and only offer a slightly larger screen, but the G6 Plus impresses in other areas.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 04/20/2018
Moto G6 Plus first look
Source: Trusted Reviews English
The Moto G6 Plus seems to be a formidable smartphone for the price. It looks and feels like a phone that costs a lot more, and it comes with an impressive specs list. We’ll need to test the camera a lot more before we pass judgement, but the G6 Plus sits atop what looks like an impressive triple-entry to the Moto G range.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 04/19/2018
Hands on: Moto G6 Plus review
Source: Techradar English
With a larger screen, more powerful internals and extra battery, it seems like the Moto G6 Plus is a no-brainer over the newly launched Moto G6. If you've liked Moto G phones in the past, but want one packed full of impressive specs, you'll like the look and spec of the G6 Plus.
Single Review, online available, Long, 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

XL-Display und Top-Ausstattung in der Mittelklasse?
Source: Area DVD German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/14/2018
83% Motorola Moto G6 Plus Der Riese der G6-Serie
Source: Chip.de German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/24/2018
Rating: Total score: 83% performance: 80% features: 89% display: 91% mobility: 87%
Motorola Moto G6 Plus schnelle Kamera, schwacher Akku
Source: Tech Stage German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/19/2018
83% Der Riese der G6-Serie
Source: Chip.de German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/18/2018
Rating: Total score: 83% performance: 80% features: 89% display: 91% mobility: 87%
Motorola Moto G6 Plus Viel drin für schmale Geldbeutel
Source: n-tv German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 05/24/2018
87% Motorola Moto G6 Plus der König der Mittelklasse
Source: Tech Stage German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/21/2018
Rating: Total score: 87% performance: 86% display: 85% mobility: 85% workmanship: 90%
Viel Smartphone fürs Geld
Source: Android Pit German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/10/2018
Viel Smartphone fürs Geld
Source: Android Pit German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 04/21/2018
82% Moto G6 Plus Review En Español (Video)
Source: Arturogoga Spanish ES→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/26/2018
Rating: Total score: 82% performance: 80% display: 80% mobility: 80% workmanship: 80%
78% Motorola Moto G6 Plus, análisis y opinión
Source: Computerhoy Spanish ES→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/16/2018
Rating: Total score: 78% features: 80% display: 70% mobility: 80% workmanship: 70%
84% Moto G6 Plus, análisis: por menos de 300 euros pocos ofrecen una experiencia así
Source: Xataka Spanish ES→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/31/2018
Rating: Total score: 84% performance: 83% display: 83% mobility: 88% workmanship: 85%
▷Moto G6 Plus: 5 Ventajas y 4 Desventajas a tener en cuenta
Source: Mi Mundo Gadget Spanish ES→EN
Positive: Excellent display; powerful hardware; very good cameras; face ID unlock. Negative: Unsupported waterproof; no wireless charging; low autonomy.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 07/24/2018
Review | Motorola Moto G6 Plus
Source: Target HD Portuegese PT→EN
Positive: Decent hardware; nice performance; good price.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 07/26/2018
84% Recensione Moto G6 Plus: a meno di 200 euro sarà il best buy di fine anno
Source: HDblog.it Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/09/2018
Rating: Total score: 84%
78% Recensione Motorola Moto G6 Plus – Una delle scelte migliori da fare
Source: Techzilla.it Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/05/2018
Rating: Total score: 78% price: 85% display: 70% mobility: 80% workmanship: 75%
87% Motorola Moto G6 Plus Recensione: Nuovo Pretendente Al Trono Della Fascia Media
Source: Everyeye.it Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 06/12/2018
Rating: Total score: 87%
84% Recensione Motorola Moto G6 Plus: un vero Moto G (di quelli che funzionano alla grande)
Source: Tutto Android Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 06/09/2018
Rating: Total score: 84% price: 80% features: 82% display: 84% mobility: 88% ergonomy: 72%
88% Recensione Motorola Moto G6 Plus
Source: AndroidWorld.it Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 06/07/2018
Rating: Total score: 88% price: 80% features: 80% display: 85% mobility: 80% workmanship: 90% ergonomy: 90%
Moto G6 Plus: la recensione del nuovo top di gamma della serie G di Motorola
Source: Leonardo.it Tech Italian IT→EN
Positive: Good price; nice performance; solid workmanship; elegant design; decent display.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/28/2018
Moto G6 Plus, un vero best-buy a €299
Source: Androidiani Italian IT→EN
Positive: Good price; excellent cameras; high performance; beautiful design.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 06/21/2018
Moto G6 Plus, ecco come va
Source: Panorama Italian IT→EN
Positive: Good price; nice design; solid workmanship.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 05/31/2018
Moto G6 Plus hands-on: il migliore costa anche di più
Source: AndroidPit.it Italian IT→EN
Positive: Nice design; decent cameras.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 04/21/2018
90% Moto G6 Plus - Verstandigste keuze
Source: Computer Totaal Dutch NL→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 08/08/2018
Rating: Total score: 90%
80% Moto G6 Plus Review - Nét iets meer voor je geld
Source: XGN Dutch NL→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 06/23/2018
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Motorola Moto G6 Plus review: gulden middenweg?
Source: All About Phones Dutch NL→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/19/2018
Rating: Total score: 80%
90% Review Motorola G6 Plus: absolute midrange-topper
Source: AndroidWorld.nl Dutch NL→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 05/14/2018
Rating: Total score: 90%
70% Test, recenzja, opinia – Motorola Moto G6 Plus – jak owoc, który dojrzewa
Source: 90 Sekund Turkish PL→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 07/12/2018
Rating: Total score: 70% price: 90% features: 70% mobility: 60% workmanship: 70%
Recenzja Motoroli Moto G6 Plus – smartfona z potencjałem
Source: Tabletowo Turkish PL→EN
Positive: Solid workmanship; nice speakers; decent cameras; fast fingerprint sensor. Negative: Poor cameras; no notification LED.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 07/25/2018
[Recenzja] Motorola Moto G6 Plus – smartfon prawie perfekcyjny
Source: Android.com.pl Turkish PL→EN
Positive: Nice design; solid workmanship; good display; long battery life.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/27/2018
Trên tay Motorola Moto G6 Plus – phiên bản lớn hơn của G6
Source: The Gioididong VN→EN
Positive: Big screen; decent hardware. Negative: Unsupported waterproof.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 04/24/2018
95% Test Motorola Moto G6 Plus
Source: Tek.no NO→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 05/12/2018
Rating: Total score: 95%
TEST: Motorola Moto G6 Plus
Source: Dinside NO→EN
Positive: Nice performance; decent hardware; quick charging; beautiful design; thin frames. Negative: Poor cameras; high price.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/03/2018
78% Motorola Moto G6 Plus
Source: Input DA→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 07/23/2018
Rating: Total score: 78% price: 100% performance: 60% workmanship: 62%
81% Test af Motorola Moto G6 Plus – Forbløffende god til prisen
Source: Mobil DK DA→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 05/24/2018
Rating: Total score: 81% display: 80% mobility: 80% workmanship: 90%
Motorola Moto G6 Plus test – derfor er den fremragende
Source: Mere Mobil.dk DA→EN
Positive: Nice design; long battery life; fast charging; decent cameras. Negative: Poor display; no wireless charging; inflexible fingerprint sensor.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 05/24/2018
Første indtryk og test af Motorola Moto G6 Plus – Flot, god og billig
Source: Mobil DK DA→EN
Positive: Nice design; solid workmanship; good price; excellent display.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 05/15/2018
76% Test: Motorola Moto G6 Plus - prisvärd som få
Source: Mobil.se SV→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 06/11/2018
Rating: Total score: 76%

Comment

Model: I think the word “Plus” is not used appropriately most of the time. When I hear “Plus”, I want to get something additional besides the size and the Moto G6 Plus achieves that. It is not just different to the Moto G6 with its size, it also has a more powerful processor, more RAM, a slightly bigger battery and again slightly better camera. Can we say that it is almost better in every aspect?

The screen follows new 18:9 trend, whereas the G6 only has FHD resolution. The Snapdragon 630 can be considered upper mid range, so just like the Moto G6 you can't do too demanding things, but this one got more horsepower. The cameras of the G6 Plus has a wider aperture lens, but that’s it.

I think 5.7 vs 5.9 inch is not a big deal, in terms of size. But that 0.2 inch difference means a lot more in performance. The price difference? About 100$. So, it is not an easy decision to make. Is it worth the 100$? Again, maybe. I am saying maybe, because this segment is where the competition is. Remember this, even Apple is considering an iPhone SE2 to increase its sales where price matters, just like India. Since this is the case, there are other models for this price range and give or take, they provide almost the same specs. At least the G6 models come with stock Android, but then you can have Xiaomi’s Mi A1.

When it comes to making decisions like this, I think the personal taste matters. Moto G6 Plus definitely is a nice device. But since there are so many other options to take a look at, you have to go and see the device itself, not just from pictures or videos available. How do you feel? How does it feel to hold? Questions like that will help you with your purchasing decision. Other than that, the G6 series are just mid segment devices. They are for budget centric customers. But the G6 Plus comes with some extras for a bit of extra on the price tag.

To buy or not to buy? It is of course a buy. With almost 2-day battery usage, dual sim, stock android, good looks, all packed in this mid range device for a good price. If you are looking for a price/performance device and want to have a screen that follows latest 18:9, go for the G6 Plus. But if you don't care about the extra horsepower and screen is not your concern, maybe take a look at G6 as well.

Hands-on article by Ümit Yılmaz Güneş

Qualcomm Adreno 508: Integrated graphics card in the Snapdragon 630 SoC based on the Adreno 500 architecture. According to Qualcomm "up to 30% faster graphics rendering than previous designs".  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.
630: Mid-range octa-core SoC with eight ARM Cortex-A53 cpu cores at up to 2.2 GHz, an Adreno 508 GPU, a LPDDR4-2666 memory controller and a X12 LTE (Cat 13/12, 300 / 150 MBit) modem. Manufactured in the modern 14nm process. » Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.
5.9":

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.
0.167 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.
82.5%: This rating should be considered to be average. This is because the proportion of notebooks which have a higher rating is approximately equal to the proportion which have a lower rating.
» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.

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