Our Opinion

The Motorola One Macro is a significantly better phone than the Motorola Moto E6S, and is also slightly better value for money. What should you buy? Go for the Motorola One Macro!

Motorola Moto E6S  Motorola One Macro 
Motorola Moto E6S Motorola One Macro
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Excellence Score
22.7
29.3
Value for Money Score
73.4
76.2
Price ₹ 6,999 onwards ₹ 9,999 onwards
Launch Date (India) Sep, 2019 Oct, 2019
Expected Launch Date N/A N/A
Smartphone OS Android 9.0 PieLow likelihood of getting updated to next Android version Android 9.0 PieExpected update to Android 10
Touchscreen Yes (Capacitive) Yes (Capacitive)
Screen Size 6.1 inches 6.2 inches
Screen Resolution 720x1560 pixels (~ 282 pixels per inch) 720x1520 pixels (~ 271 pixels per inch)
Tall Aspect Ratio / Minimal Bezels Yes Yes
Scratch Resistant Display Yes Yes
Display Type IPS LCD IPS LCD
Display Features N/A 2.5D Curved Glass
Full Physical QWERTY Keypad
Processor 2 GHz 2 GHz
Processor Type Octa Core Octa Core
Processor Name MediaTek Helio P22Ranked #61 in Mobile Processor Benchmarks MediaTek Helio P70Ranked #35 in Mobile Processor Benchmarks
GPU PowerVR GE8320 Mali-G72 MP3
RAM 4 GB 4 GB
3G Yes Yes
4G Yes Yes
VoLTE Yes Yes
WiFi Yes Yes
GPS Yes Yes
Bluetooth Yes Yes
Connecting Port USB USB-C
Primary Camera 13MP + 2MP 13MP + 2MP + 2MP
Camera Auto-Focus Yes Yes
Camera Flash Yes Yes
HD Video Recording Yes (Full HD) Yes (Full HD)
Other Camera Features 13MP: F/2.0 Aperture; 1/3.1" Sensor Size; 1.12um Pixel Size; PDAF, 2MP: Depth Sensor, HDR, Panorama, Bokeh, Face Beauty 13MP: F/2.0 Aperture; 1.12um Pixel Size; Laser AF; PDAF, 2MP: Macro Lens, 2MP: F/2.2 Aperture; 1.75um Pixel Size; Depth Sensor
Secondary Camera 8MP 8MP
Secondary Camera Features F/2.0, 1.12um Pixel Size, HDR, Portrait Mode, Face Beauty F/2.2 Aperture, 1.12um Pixel Size
Internal Memory 64 GB 64 GB
Expandable Memory Slot up to 512 GB up to 512 GB
Contacts Storage Unlimited Unlimited
SMS Storage Unlimited Unlimited
Music Player Yes Yes
FM Radio Yes Yes
Dual SIM GSM+GSM GSM+GSM (Hybrid SIM slot)
Thickness 8.6 mm 8.99 mm
Weight 150 gm 186 gm
Width 73.1 mm 75.4 mm
Audio Output 3.5mm jack 3.5mm jack
Water Resistant Yes, Splash Resistant (P2i Coating) Yes, Splash resistant (PX2 coating)
Battery Capacity 3000 mAh 4000 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 Support Yes, 10W Rapid Charging Yes
Included Fast Charger Yes, 10W Rapid Charger Yes, 10W Rapid Charger
Other Battery Parameters N/A N/A
Fingerprint sensor Yes Yes
Other Features Noise Filtration Noise Filtration
2-minute Review [Positives]
  • The Cranberry Red variant looks stylish with a unique gradient scheme
  • Compact size & light-weight - fits comfortably into your hand
  • Modern front with a dot-notch display
  • Reasonably fast rear mounted fingerprint sensor, and face unlock
  • Motorola continues to keep the software on it's phones clean, and simple - it's basically stock Android with a few useful Moto add-ons
  • Powered by a Helio P22 (similar to Snapdragon 625), performance of the device is good enough for day-to-day use, and casual games
  • Just about ok camera setup for the price bracket - on the rear is a dual-rear camera setup carrying a primary 13MP lens paired with a secondary 2MP depth sensor - on the front is a 8MP camera
  • Details, dynamic range, and exposure levels are ok
  • Selfies come out decent too
  • Google Lens is integrated into the camera app
  • The stock Android, 720p display, and battery of 3000mAh combine to give a decent (though, not exceptional) battery life - it will last you a full day with moderate use
  • One of the rare smartphones today that packs a removable battery - which gives the freedom to swap batteries when the original one is discharged or goes out of commission for good
  • Glossy gradient back - looks nice, though not quite as eye-popping as the colour options on Redmi smartphones
  • Decent build quality and tactile buttons
  • Good 6.1-inch HD+ display - produces bright and vivid colours, making it great for watching videos on YouTube - viewing angles are decent too - overall one of the better displays of this price segment
  • True to Motorola style, you get clean and simple stock Android (+ a guaranteed update to Android 10) - mind you it's not an Android One series phone though despite the 'One' moniker
  • The minor Motorola additions to stock Android are those that make the user experience even better - there are the Moto navigation gestures as well as the Moto Display, both of which make it easier to live with when compared to any other stock Android phone
  • Very good performance for the price bracket with a solid MediaTek Helio P70 chipset (similar to Snapdragon 660) - both day-to-day use, and gaming is smooth
  • Laser autofocus is super fast
  • One of the key highlights of the One Macro of course is it's unique (for the price range) 2MP macro camera that gives you some very interesting close-up photography options (the macro mode is available for both the still and video mode)
  • It's very impressive in actual performance too, in fact surprisingly so - whether its daylight or under artificial light, the macro camera on the One Macro takes quite detailed photos - the colours are vibrant with good contrast levels and high brightness, and there isn't a lot of post-processing with the colours which means you mostly get what you see - and the lower 2cm focal length means that you can go quite close to your subject to get the photo you wanted
  • The portrait mode uses the 2MP depth camera and it impresses too with good levels of edge detection
  • Decent 8MP front camera
  • While the One Macro only has to make do with a single loudspeaker but with the Dolby Atmos tuning, it is fairly good
  • Very good battery life with a combination of a 4000mAh cell, stock Android, and an HD+ display - you can comfortably stretch this up to 2 days on a single charge, with moderate use
  • Fast charging support (though the included 10W fast charger isn't the most powerful)
  • On the whole, the One Macro looks like an excellent stock Android option in the under 10k price bracket, that will please the Android purists - it's worth buying not just for its unique macro camera, but also as a great all-round budget phone
2-minute Review [Negatives]
  • The Polished Graphite variant has a simple mirror finish, and looks a bit cheap
  • For both the color variants, the back is very glossy, and therefore a fingerprint magnet
  • Average IPS display - sunlight legibility, viewing angles, and color reproduction aren't too impressive
  • But it's not the best performer in this price bracket - the likes of Realme 3i have the much more powerful Helio P60
  • Images are generally a bit on the dull side though
  • Bokeh shots take 2-3 seconds to process
  • Low light performance is expectedly average
  • Lacks a compass - which is a big miss at this price point in 2019
  • Overall, the Moto E6s will find it a struggle to compete with the likes of Realme 3i and Redmi 7 which offer significantly better value (more powerful chips, bigger batteries and better cameras)
  • Like other glossy back phones, it will be a tough job to keep the phone clean and free of scratches - you will be better off using the bundled case
  • The main 13MP rear camera is more average though - in daylight, the photos wear a warmer tone and most of the details are softened - the dynamic range is also average - it's not quite a match to the other top camera phones in this price range
  • As light levels fall, the main camera starts struggling with exposures and sharpness (and there is no 'Night mode')
Expert Reviews
  1. Possibly one of the only phones at this price to offer 4GB of RAM and 64GB of storage, which is a great, but it compromises a bit too much in other areas, which makes it a little difficult to recommend
    gadgets.ndtv.com in-depth Read Review »
  2. At the current price, the phone is matched with the likes of Realme 3i and Redmi 7 and that is tough competition for the new Motorola device
    indianexpress.com in-depth Read Review »
  3. A bargain
    expertreviews.co.uk in-depth Read Review »
  4. The Motorola Moto E6 Plus has many positives, but its performance is too weak for us to be able to recommend it
    notebookcheck.net in-depth Read Review »
  5. The Moto E6s is worth buying if you want plenty of storage on a budget, but there are better options
    firstpost.com in-depth Read Review »
  6. Motorola is once again offering an excellent budget smartphone for those looking for a cheap handset...there is some compromise on cameras and processing power though
    techadvisor.co.uk in-depth Read Review »
  7. Feels outdated...only for Stock Android lovers
    indiatoday.in in-depth Read Review »
  8. Motorola makes a valiant effort in the sub 10K range, but the competition is fierce...With Realme, Redmi and even Samsung offering better chipsets, bigger batteries and better cameras, Moto seems to be wanting tad
    in.pcmag.com in-depth Read Review »
  9. Will have tough time competing against what other players like Samsung, Realme, Xiaomi, Vivo or even, Infinix have to offer in this segment
    zeebiz.com in-depth Read Review »
  10. Robust package overall
    timesnownews.com in-depth Read Review »
  11. bgr.in hands-on Read Review »
  12. trustedreviews.com hands-on Read Review »
  13. themobileindian.com hands-on Read Review »
  1. Did not give us much to complain about...But Realme 5, and Xiaomi Redmi Note 7S are very strong competitors
    gadgets.ndtv.com in-depth Read Review »
  2. Laser focused at giving the first time smartphone buyer everything in a relatively premium package...commendable
    fonearena.com in-depth Read Review »
  3. The Motorola Moto One Macro is a decent option for someone who wants a bloatware-free software experience....But there’s better hardware to be had in the competition
    androidauthority.com in-depth Read Review »
  4. An affordable daily driver that gets most things right
    livemint.com in-depth Read Review »
  5. An impressive phone ...should be in the top of your list while choosing a new phone for yourself under Rs 10,000
    indiatoday.in in-depth Read Review »
  6. A sensible purchase but Motorola needs to step up its game a bit more to stay relevant
    firstpost.com in-depth Read Review »
  7. gsmarena.com hands-on Read Review »
  8. bgr.in hands-on Read Review »
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