Motorola Moto G6 (4GB RAM, 64GB)  +1 variation

price₹ 15,799 onwards

launchJun, 2018

36.8

excellence score

71.2

value for money score

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Design

  • 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
  • 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

Display

  • 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
  • Outdoor visibility of the display could have been better

Software

  • 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

Performance

  • 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
  • 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

Camera

  • Decent set of dual rear cameras - pictures generally come out well, and the portrait mode is well implemented too
  • 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
  • The camera, though it's pretty decent in quality, can be somewhat slow at times, so shooting moving subjects can be an issue

Audio

  • Decent loudspeaker

Battery

  • Decent (though not exceptional) battery life - will last the day with moderate use
  • Fast charging support

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  • Also has water-repellent coating
  • 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
  • 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

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  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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Motorola Moto G6 (4GB RAM, 64GB) Specifications

Operating System
Smartphone OSAndroid 8.0 Oreo
Display
TouchscreenYes (Capacitive)
Screen Size5.7 inches
Screen Resolution1080x2160 pixels (~ 424 pixels per inch)
Display Features
  • IPS LCD
  • 2.5D Curved Glass
  • FullView Display
Scratch Resistant DisplayYes, Corning Gorilla Glass 3
Sensors
  • Accelerometer
  • Gyroscope
  • Proximity Sensor
  • Ambient Light Sensor
  • Notification Light
Fingerprint sensorYes
Processor/RAM
Processor1.8 GHz, Octa Core, Qualcomm Snapdragon 450
GPUAdreno 506
RAM4 GB
Memory
Internal Memory64 GB
Expandable Memory Slotup to 128 GB
Battery
Battery Capacity3000 mAh
Fast ChargingYes, TurboCharge
Dimensions
Weight167 gm
Thickness8.3 mm
Camera
Camera12.0 MP
Camera Auto-FocusYes
Camera FlashYes
HD Video RecordingYes (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
Secondary Camera8.0 MP
Secondary Camera Features
  • F/2.2 Aperture
  • LED flash
  • Full HD Video Rec.
Connectivity
BluetoothYes
USBYes
WiFiYes
4GYes
VoLTEYes
3GYes
2G Internet (GPRS/EDGE)Yes
GPSYes + GLONASS + BeiDou
CompassYes
More
App StoreGoogle Play Store
Dual SIMGSM+GSM
Water ResistantYes
Noise FiltrationYes
FM RadioYes
More
  • Face Unlock
  • Dolby Audio
  • WiFi Direct
  • WiFi Dual-band
  • USB Type-C

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