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Motorola Moto G6

Specifications

Motorola Moto G6
Motorola Moto G6 (Moto G6 Series)
Graphics adapter
Qualcomm Adreno 506, Memory: 600 MHz
Memory
3072 MB 
Display
5.7 inch 2:1, 2160 x 1080 pixel 424 PPI, capacitive touchscreen, 10 multitouch points, IPS, Corning Gorilla Glas 3, glossy: yes
Storage
32 GB eMMC Flash, 32 GB 
Connections
1 USB 2.0, Audio Connections: combined microphone and headphone port (3.5 mm), Card Reader: microSD up to 128 GB (SD, SDHC, SDXC), 1 Fingerprint Reader, NFC, Brightness Sensor, Sensors: proximity, position, and G sensors, magnetometer, BeiDou, AGPS, OTG, MTP
Networking
802.11a/b/g/n (a/b/g/n), Bluetooth 4.2, GSM/GPRS/Edge (850, 900, 1800, and 1900 MHz), UMTS/HSPA+ (850, 900, 1900, and 2100 MHz), LTE Cat. 4 (Band 1, 3, 5, 7, 8, 20, 38, 40), Dual SIM, LTE, GPS
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 8.3 x 153.8 x 72.3 ( = 0.33 x 6.06 x 2.85 in)
Battery
3000 mAh Lithium-Ion
Operating System
Android 8.0 Oreo
Camera
Primary Camera: 12 MPix + 5 MPix (f/1.8, 1080p video @ 60 fps)
Secondary Camera: 8 MPix (1080p video @ 30 fps)
Additional features
Speakers: mono speaker, Keyboard: virtual, 15 W Turbo charger, USB cable, transparent Gel cover, Quick Start Guide, warranty card, 24 Months Warranty, P2i splash water protection, face unlocking, FM radio, three microphones, Dolby Audio, head SAR: 0.636 W/kg, body SAR: 1.365 W/kg, fanless
Weight
167 g ( = 5.89 oz / 0.37 pounds) ( = 0 oz / 0 pounds)
Price
249 Euro

 

Pricecompare

Average Score: 83.35% - good
Average of 14 scores (from 38 reviews)
price: - %, performance: 64%, features: 40%, display: 82% mobility: 82%, workmanship: 85%, ergonomy: 80%, emissions: 95%

Reviews for the Motorola Moto G6

83.9% Motorola Moto G6 Smartphone Review | Notebookcheck
G as in genius? The latest offshoot of the Motorola-G series is advertised self-confidently and presents itself as a successful advancement of the Moto G5s. A faster SoC, a dual camera, and an updated design are supposed to attract customers. You can find out about the qualities and weaknesses of the Moto smartphone in this test.
100% Motorola Moto G6 review: if you want a budget smartphone, look at this one first
Source: Mirror English
Suffice to say, I was pretty impressed with the Moto G6 and reckon it's the best budget smartphone I've used so far this year. I have no trouble recommending it to anyone after a new phone on a limited budget.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 05/11/2018
Rating: Total score: 100%
Moto G6 Hands-On First Look Review: Return of The (BUDGET) King
Source: Know Your Mobile English
The Moto G6 Play is cheaper still at only £169 and will be found with EE, Argos, Carphone Warehouse, O2, Amazon, Tesco, and John Lewis, amongst others. The Moto G6 Plus is priced at £269 and begins as a Carphone Warehouse exclusive in the UK.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 05/10/2018
100% Motorola Moto G6 review
Source: Stuff TV English
The Motorola Moto G6 is more of the same for the series. But when that means a great value phone that makes almost all the right design choices, that’s only a good thing.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 05/03/2018
Rating: Total score: 100%
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% Motorola Moto G6 review: The affordable smartphone, reinvented
Source: Pocket Lint English
The Motorola Moto G6 represents a quantum shift for the series, moving the once affordable phone into a more premium space. That comes with a slightly inflated price tag, but it feels like the right move for the brand.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/01/2018
Rating: Total score: 80%
90% Motorola Moto G6 Review: Sleekest G in town
Source: Recombu English
The Moto G6 is another great entry in Motorola’s value-packed smartphone family. That sleek redesign gets a big thumbs up from us, while the vanilla Android experience is backed by some worthy Moto features. And while the performance is limited, this handset will prove perfectly satisfying to most everyday users.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 04/27/2018
Rating: Total score: 90%
Moto G6 Hands-On First Look Review: Return of The (BUDGET) King
Source: Know Your Mobile English
The Moto G6 is showing a lot of promise, and has the potential to really pick up and run with its heritage of offering a ton of bang for your buck. More than most previous Moto G handsets, the Moto G6 appears to be an enticing prospect for a mass audience with a highly competitive and affordable price point, while also offering features that until now have largely been the territory of flagship-class smartphones.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 04/26/2018
80% Motorola Moto G6 review: a glass-backed budget beauty
Source: T3 English
Despite a modest internal hardware spec, the Motorola Moto G6 offers one of the most affordably attractive and - crucially - modern smartphone packages on the market today. An all-glass build, sharp 18:9 aspect ratio screen, and full-featured camera system with AI tech simply make it easy to forget that you're using a device that costs under a third of the price of an Android flagship. If you're shopping on a budget, it's incredibly easy to recommend.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/25/2018
Rating: Total score: 80%
Moto G6 First Look: The sweet spot in Motorola’s new budget triple-threat
Source: Trusted Reviews English
While most people will gravitate towards the cheaper G6 Play or larger G6 Plus, I think it’s the Moto G6 that hits the sweet spot between price and features. This is a phone that looks great and comes packed with goodies. It all comes down to the camera, though, and we’ll need to test that further, so check out our full review soon.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 04/23/2018
Motorola Moto G6 initial review: Refined and affordable, the reinvented Moto G is here
Source: Pocket Lint English
The Motorola Moto G6 represents a quantum shift for the series, moving the once affordable phone into a more premium space. While that might alienate those seeking a truly budget phone, visually speaking the G6 has got a whole lot right.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 04/23/2018
Moto G6 Review: Hands-on
Source: PC Advisor English
After 24 hours with the Moto G6 you can colour us impressed. At just £219, Motorola is offering what looks to be a fantastic phone in terms of combining design, specs and software.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 04/20/2018
Hands on: Moto G6 review
Source: Techradar English
At first sight everything seems to add up for the Moto G6. Everything you’d expect from an affordable phone is here, plus a whole lot more, with an 18:9 display, high-end design and new camera features that look to blow other affordable handsets away.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/20/2018
Moto G6 revealed: Dual cameras, 18:9 screen, no notch for $250
Source: CNet English
Motorola wants to keep up its momentum for budget phones in a big way, with three new Moto G6 phones for 2018 in the Moto G6, Moto G6 Plus and G6 Play. There's also the even-more-budget Moto E5 Plus, Moto E5 Play and Moto E5.
Single Review, online available, Short, 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

80% Motorola Moto G6 Die G-Serie bläst erneut zum Angriff
Source: Android Pit German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/30/2018
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Mein Fazit in 10 Stichpunkten
Source: MobiFlip German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/13/2018
Rating: Total score: 80%
76% Der zuverlässige Partner von nebenan
Source: Inside Handy German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/12/2018
Rating: Total score: 76%
Preis-Leistungs-Kracher
Source: Tech Stage German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/11/2018
Für 249 Euro eines der besten Smartphones
Source: Computerbase German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/09/2018
82% Spartipp oder Sparflamme?
Source: Curved German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 05/07/2018
Rating: Total score: 82% performance: 80% display: 80% mobility: 85%
Neuer Preis-Leistungs-Hit von Motorola
Source: WinFuture German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 05/07/2018
Das Moto G6 ist Preis-Leistungs-Sieger
Source: n-tv German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 05/04/2018
Verfeinerung der Mittelklasse
Source: Android Pit German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/30/2018
Die neue Mittelklasse
Source: WinFuture German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 04/27/2018
Verfeinerung der Mittelklasse
Source: Android Pit German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/20/2018
Motorola Moto G6, Lo Hemos Probado
Source: Tuexperto Spanish ES→EN
Positive: Good price; powerful hardware. Negative: Poor cameras.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/21/2018
Motorola Moto G6 hands-on: rifinito nella forma
Source: AndroidPit.it Italian IT→EN
Positive: Large battery capacity; powerful processor; flexible fingerprint sensor. Negative: Relatively high price.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 04/19/2018
80% Review Moto G6: puntjes op de i zorgen voor uitstekende prijs-kwaliteitverhouding
Source: AndroidWorld.nl Dutch NL→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/12/2018
Rating: Total score: 80%
Motorola Moto G6
Source: Consumentenbond Dutch NL→EN
Positive: Good price; nice design; high performance; decent cameras.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 05/29/2018
70% Test Du Motorola Moto G6 : Convaincante Simplicité
Source: Frandroid French FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 05/05/2018
Rating: Total score: 70% performance: 70% display: 80% mobility: 70% workmanship: 80%
80% Test du Moto G6 : une véritable montée en gamme, un prix toujours abordable
Source: 01Net French FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 05/04/2018
Rating: Total score: 80% performance: 70% mobility: 80%
Prise En Main Du Moto G6
Source: Fredzone French FR→EN
Positive: Good price; nice dual cameras; excellent display.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 05/25/2018
Moto G6 et G6 Play de Motorola : notre première prise en main
Source: CNet France French FR→EN
Positive: Good price; impressive design; decent cameras; long battery life.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 04/20/2018
Prise en main du Moto G6 : Motorola est sur la bonne voie
Source: AndroidPit.fr French FR→EN
Positive: High autonomy; large screen; nice performance; decent processor. Negative: Relatively high price.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 04/19/2018
Motorola Moto G6 - styl, funkcjonalność i przyzwoita cena
Source: Komputerswiat Turkish PL→EN
Positive: Good price; nice design; decent hardware; good performance; nice display; fast fingerprint sensor; long battery life; good cameras.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/19/2018
Trên tay và đánh giá nhanh Moto G6: Sự nâng cấp toàn diện
Source: The Gioididong VN→EN
Positive: Stylish design; great built quality; nice performance; good price.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 04/22/2018
Moto G6 ra mắt: Camera kép, Snapdragon 630, giá từ 250 USD
Source: Zing VN→EN
Positive: Nice dual cameras; decent hardware; good price; solid workmanship; excellent display. Negative: Unsupported waterproof.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 04/20/2018
REVIEW Motorola Moto G6 – Cei trei muschetari cu Android
Source: Playtech.ro →EN
Positive: Premium design; nice display; good speakers; large battery capacity.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 05/14/2018

Comment

Model: Motorola has a long story when it comes to making cell phones. Here we are, having the next iteration of G series. G series to some extent represent the budget line and just like last years G5, G6 is no different.

Moto G6 comes in 3 different flavors. Cheaper Moto G6 Play, Moto G6 for midrange and somewhat premium Moto G6 Plus.

I will be playing with G6 today. How does it feel? It has a glass body, can be held with just one hand, anything else? Nope. Oh, maybe 3.5 jack for stereo output, that’s something to mention about.

As I mentioned, the G series represents budget phones for Motorola. With a price tag around 249 dollars, the G6 is the real example of it. Since the price tag is this low, I can find hardly anything to criticize. Sure thing, we need to get something when a price is paid. But look, you get a quality case, 12 MP + 5 MP dual rear cameras (G5 used to have 13MP), almost 2-day battery life, if you just use it for phone calls of course. The camera is just average, yes just average nothing more.

The Snapdragon 450 processor and 3 to 4 GB (depending on region) of RAM is provided with the device. It is adequate for day to day usage. Meaning, don't expect to play very high demanding games. But if you are someone using your smartphone just lets say for business, it will be more than enough.

One big advantage of the Moto G6 is that it comes with stock Android, no bloatware, no headaches. To keep the price down, the not so essential water and dust resistance is gone. If you ask me, it is not a big deal, for the past 15 years of my cell-phone usage, there was only one occasion that my phone was water damaged and it is really an exceptional situation. So yeah, no need to pay for IP67 or IP68 certifications.

When it comes to budget phones, my answer to “Would I buy it?” becomes a bit hard to answer. For starters, almost all budget phones look similar, whether it is the outlook or internals. Secondly, the competition is very strong. Xiaomi is a big player in this segment and it can be cheaper most of the time and there are other Chinese brands like Honor from Huawei. I would buy this smartphone, just because it has stock Android compared to other manufacturers. Other than that, I think it is no different from the competition. No premium features, nothing special to spend more than a few minutes for deciding.

Hands-on article by Ümit Yılmaz Güneş

Qualcomm Adreno 506: Integrated graphics card in the Snapdragon 625 SoC and based on the new 500-series architecture with support for Vulkan, OpenGL ES 3.1 + AE (3.2) and UBWC. 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.
450: Lower mainstream octa-core ARM Cortex-A53 SoC clocked at up to 1.8 GHz and the Adreno 506 GPU, a LPDDR3 single channel memory controller as well as an X9 LTE (Cat. 7 300 / 150 Mbps) 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.
0.167 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.
83.35%: 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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Stefan Hinum (Update: 2018-05- 4)