Our Opinion

The Samsung Galaxy A6 Plus is a slightly better phone, but the Motorola Moto G6 (4GB RAM, 64GB) is significantly better value for money. Which phone should you buy? Depends on how much your want to spend!

Motorola Moto G6 (4GB RAM, 64GB)  Samsung Galaxy A6 Plus 
Motorola Moto G6 Samsung Galaxy A6 Plus
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Excellence Score
36.8
38.5
Value for Money Score
71.2
60.2
Price ₹ 15,799 onwards ₹ 22,990 onwards
Launch Date (India) Jun, 2018 May, 2018
Expected Launch Date N/A N/A
Smartphone OS Android 8.0 Oreo Android 8.0 Oreo
Touchscreen Yes (Capacitive) Yes (Capacitive)
Screen Size 5.7 inches 6 inches
Screen Resolution 1080x2160 pixels (~ 424 pixels per inch) 1080x2220 pixels (~ 411 pixels per inch)
Scratch Resistant Display Yes, Corning Gorilla Glass 3
Display Features IPS LCD, 2.5D Curved Glass, FullView Display Super AMOLED, Infinity Display, 2.5D Curved Glass
Full Physical QWERTY Keypad
Processor 1.8 GHz 1.8 GHz
Processor Type Octa Core Octa Core
Processor Name Qualcomm Snapdragon 450 Qualcomm Snapdragon 450
GPU Adreno 506 Adreno 506
RAM 4 GB 4 GB
3G Yes Yes
4G Yes Yes
VoLTE Yes Yes
WiFi Yes Yes
GPS Yes Yes
Bluetooth Yes Yes
USB Yes Yes
Camera 12.0 MP 16.0 MP
Camera Auto-Focus Yes Yes
Camera Flash Yes Yes
HD Video Recording Yes (Full HD) Yes (Full HD)
Other Camera Features Dual Camera (12MP + 5MP), 12MP: F/1.8 Aperture, 5MP: F/2.2 Aperture, Phase Detection Autofocus, Geo-tagging, Touch focus, Face detection, Panorama, Auto-HDR, Slow Motion Video Dual Camera (16MP + 5MP), 16MP: F/1.7 Aperture, 5MP: F/1.9 Aperture
Secondary Camera 8.0 MP 24.0 MP
Secondary Camera Features F/2.2 Aperture, LED flash, Full HD Video Rec. F/1.9 Aperture, LED Flash
Internal Memory 64 GB 64 GB
Expandable Memory Slot up to 128 GB up to 256 GB
Contacts Storage Unlimited Unlimited
SMS Storage Unlimited Unlimited
Music Player Yes Yes
FM Radio Yes
Dual SIM GSM+GSM GSM+GSM
Thickness 8.3 mm 7.9 mm
Weight 167 gm 191 gm
Audio Output 3.5mm jack 3.5mm jack
Water Resistant Yes
Battery Capacity 3000 mAh 3500 mAh
Battery Standby N/A N/A
Battery Standby (3G) N/A N/A
Battery Talktime N/A N/A
Battery Talktime (3G) N/A N/A
Fast Charging Yes, TurboCharge
Other Battery Parameters N/A N/A
Fingerprint sensor Yes Yes
Other Features Face Unlock; WiFi Direct; WiFi Dual-band; USB Type-C; Noise Filtration; Dolby Audio WiFi Direct; ANT+ Support; Noise Filtration; Dolby Atmos; Samsung Pay Mini; Samsung Mall
2-minute Review [Positives]
  • Premium, sleek, glass-based design - this is easily the best looking Moto G to date
  • The rear edges of the G6 are curved, and that allows it to sit much more comfortably in the palm of your hand than previous models – if you've seen the Samsung Galaxy S7, it’s a similar curvature on the back
  • Among the Moto G6 sisters - the Moto G6 is arguably the perfect size - not too big, not too small
  • Also has water-repellent coating
  • Motorola has also kept the fingerprint sensor on the front of the phone, just below the display, but it doesn’t take up much space, so the bottom bezel is quite thin and looks good
  • The fingerprint sensor is also easy to hit, and works efficiently
  • Modern, bright, clear Full HD+ 5.7-inch IPS LCD display with then new 18:9 display ratio - the new aspect ratio isn’t just good for the look of the handset, it means there’s more screen packed into a smaller body - it's the optimum size for the phone's overall size
  • Moto continues to excel in the software part, keeping the UI close to stock Android while adding just the right set of add-ons like Moto Actions (gesture control), night display, and fingerprint sensor based navigation
  • Decent daily performance, backed by the efficient Snapdragon 450 - it will do reasonably well for most uses except if you tend to use heavy games
  • Decent set of dual rear cameras - pictures generally come out well, and the portrait mode is well implemented too
  • The phone also comes with image recognition software that enables you to take photos of objects you come across, or landmarks in a city you’re visiting, and get information about them, for example a Wikipedia page, or details of where you can buy an item
  • On the front of the Moto G6 is a 8MP selfie camera, which is pretty decent too - it also has a filters mode, which overlays Snapchat-like frippery such as cat features or bunny ears (though it takes a long time to process images)
  • The front camera also has an effective group selfie mode that works similar to a panoramic images mode
  • Video recording is decent too, and there is a pretty decent slow-mo mode too
  • Decent loudspeaker
  • Decent (though not exceptional) battery life - will last the day with moderate use
  • Fast charging support
  • Premium build, with a metal unibody - the phone feels very solid in the hand
  • The highlight of the phone is the modern 18.5:9 display ratio 'Infinity Display' - it has great viewing angles, punchy colours and deep blacks - the tall screen lends itself well to gaming and multimedia consumption and makes content look immersive - the screen also has an always-on mode that shows the time, date, battery level, and notifications for missed calls and alarms without waking the phone from sleep
  • Samsung's Experience UI on top of Android has some nifty features such as ultra data saving mode, an anti-virus app powered by McAfee, theme support, and a one-handed mode - there is also Samsung Pay Mini (enables mobile payments), and Samsung Mall (allows users to search for products across four e-commerce platforms using image recognition), and S Bike mode (promotes two-wheeler safety)
  • Decent dual rear cameras - click good pictures in daylight with good dynamic range, accurate colours and a good amount of detail
  • Decent front camera too, in daylight
  • Both the rear and front cameras are also capable of taking bokeh shots, and these generally come out well
  • Good battery life - the phone easily lasts the whole day with medium to intensive use, with some juice left in the tank
2-minute Review [Negatives]
  • Outdoor visibility of the display could have been better
  • Performance is decent, but far from the best in the price bracket (that space belongs to the likes of Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro) - Motorola could have done with a more powerful SoC
  • The camera, though it's pretty decent in quality, can be somewhat slow at times, so shooting moving subjects can be an issue
  • On the whole, the Moto G6 looks great, has good software, performs alright, and has a decent set of cameras - seen alone, its a good device - but in this competitive segment, with the likes of the Redmi Note 5 Pro, and the Asus Max Pro M1 around (both of which are better equipped, offer better performance, and have arguably better cameras as well), Moto might find the going tough, in all but the most loyal Motorola fan segments
  • Quite heavy (191g) and wide, which makes one-handed use very difficult - at 7.9mm, the phone is also not the slimmest out there, which exacerbates the issue
  • Thanks to the conspicuous antenna lines and prominent regulatory information, the back panel looks quite busy and cluttered
  • The fingerprint sensor is located right below the rear dual camera setup - not only is the sensor narrow and rather sluggish, but the location is also quite unergonomic - you might find your fingers constantly hitting the rear cameras instead of the sensor
  • Facial recognition too is not the best - the feature only works well when you are facing the front camera head-on, and that too in favourable lighting
  • The 'Infinity Display' looks nice, but is not exactly borderless - other phones in this price bracket generally have higher screen to body area ratios
  • Samsung's Experience UI with a host of Samsung applications competing with Google's own, as well a suite of Microsoft apps that cannot be uninstalled, is fast becoming as bloated as TouchWiz
  • Performance wise too, the A6+ falls significantly behind it's competition - push the phone, and slowdowns and stutter become noticeable - thanks to an underpowered Snapdragon 450 that is now more seen in under Rs. 10k phones - additionally Samsung Experience UI's drawn-out animations make the Galaxy A6+ feel even more sluggish
  • The rear and front cameras are decent in daylight, but struggle in low light
  • The single speaker is loud but shrill, and its location is quite awkward - it is easy to cover the speaker with your hand while watching videos or playing games in landscape
  • The lack of NFC and the presence of the old-fashioned Micro-USB port for charging and data transfers are both disappointing too
  • The quality of bundled accessories too is average - the earphones are very basic, and the Micro-USB cable is extremely short
  • Battery life is good, but charging speed is quite slow - the bundled charger takes more than three hours to charge the Galaxy A6+ fully, and takes 1.5 hours to get to 50 percent
  • On the whole, the A6+ has nothing much going for it except the screen, and might only make sense to hardcore Samsung loyalists - for most other users, phones like the Nokia 7 Plus, or the Honor 8 Pro, are going to be much more well rounded options - at the cheaper end, you could also look at the Nokia 6.1 or the Redmi Note 5 Pro, which are going to be much better value for money
Expert Reviews
  1. The G6 offers a lot of solid features, plus extras including some fun camera features, fast charging and it all adds up to make one of the best budget handsets on the market
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  2. Good upgrade to the last year’s Moto G5
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  5. The Moto G6 defines what a good value smartphone should be like
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  9. the Moto G6 has good qualities in spades: it looks super stylish, the performance is solid and the camera is one of the best you can get without spending more than twice the money
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