Our Opinion

The Motorola Moto E6S is a slightly better phone than the Nokia 4.2, and is also slightly better value for money. What should you buy? Go for the Motorola Moto E6S!

Motorola Moto E6S  Nokia 4.2 
Motorola Moto E6S Nokia 4.2
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Excellence Score
21.2
20.9
Value for Money Score
70.3
66.9
Price ₹ 6,999 onwards ₹ 7,999 onwards
Launch Date (India) Sep, 2019 May, 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 Pie, Upgradeable to Android 10Expected update to next Android versionAndroid One series
Touchscreen Yes (Capacitive) Yes (Capacitive)
Screen Size 6.1 inches 5.71 inches
Screen Resolution 720x1560 pixels (~ 282 pixels per inch) 720x1520 pixels (~ 295 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 #67 in Mobile Processor Benchmarks Qualcomm Snapdragon 439Ranked #73 in Mobile Processor Benchmarks
GPU PowerVR GE8320 Adreno 505
RAM 4 GB 3 GB
3G Yes Yes
4G Yes Yes
VoLTE Yes Yes
WiFi Yes Yes
VoWiFi/WiFi-Calling
GPS Yes Yes
Bluetooth Yes Yes
Connecting Port microUSB microUSB
Primary Camera 13MP + 2MP 13MP + 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/2.2 Aperture; 1.12um Pixel Size, 2MP: F/2.2 Aperture; 1.75um Pixel Size, Phase Detection Autofocus (PDAF)
Secondary Camera 8MP 8MP
Secondary Camera Features F/2.0, 1.12um Pixel Size, HDR, Portrait Mode, Face Beauty F/2.0 Aperture, 1.12um Pixel Size
Internal Memory 64 GB 32 GB
Expandable Memory Slot Yes, up to 512 GB Yes, up to 400 GB
Contacts Storage Unlimited Unlimited
SMS Storage Unlimited Unlimited
Music Player Yes Yes
FM Radio Yes Yes
Dual SIM GSM+GSM GSM+GSM
Thickness 8.6 mmMedium 8.39 mmMedium
Weight 150 gmLight 161 gmMedium
Width 73.1 mmOk for one-handed use 71.3 mmComfortable for one-handed use
Audio Output 3.5mm jack 3.5mm jack
Water Resistant Yes, Splash Resistant (P2i Coating)
Battery Capacity 3000 mAh 3000 mAh
Battery Standby N/A 600 hrs
Battery Standby (3G) N/A N/A
Battery Talktime N/A N/A
Battery Talktime (3G) N/A 18.00 hrs
Fast Charging Support Yes, 10W Rapid Charging
Included Fast Charger Yes, 10W Rapid Charger
Other Battery Parameters N/A Audio Playback Time: upto 100 hrs
Fingerprint sensor Yes Yes
Other Features Noise Filtration NFC; 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
  • Classy looks with a glass-on-front-and-back design, and a neat curved form factor - the Nokia 4.2 excels on the build and design front, and is easily on the best designed phones of this price segment
  • Compact, and very friendly for one-handed smartphone use
  • The power key houses a “breathing” notification light, which pulsates in white every time there’s a new notification
  • There is also a dedicated Google Assistant key, to fire up the assistant
  • Decent, modern, tiny-notch 5.71-inch display - with fairly rich colors
  • The best part about Nokia's phones remains the clean, stock Android One experience with the promise of regular software updates for up to two years
  • Android 9 Pie’s gesture navigation feature is enabled by default, and you get all other Pie goodies too, like Adaptive Battery and Digital Wellbeing
  • Decent battery life with a 3000mAh battery, supported by Android Pie's Adaptive Battery feature - you will comfortably get a day even with moderate use
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)
  • The glass back is of course susceptible to fingerprints and smudges
  • While the fingerprint scanner at the back works well, it’s hard to find in a hurry with just your finger as there’s no dimple
  • Powered by a Snapdragon 439, performance (especially GPU) is not the Nokia 4.2's strong suit - so while the phone is fit for everyday tasks like light browsing, video playback, calling, messaging, and light gaming - if you are more of a power user, you will want to look elsewhere
  • Camera performance too is average, both from the dual rear cameras and single front camera
  • Photos taken are moderately bright and colourful but contain an unexpected tinge of light yellow
  • Photos taken indoors appear noisy and even a bit blurry no matter how steadily the phone is held
  • The default camera app, while easy to use, is on the slow side - the digital viewfinder freezes for nearly a second when a shot is taken or a mode is changed - the lag worsens while shooting in low light - rendering Live Bokeh shots and previewing regular shots taken through Auto mode also take over a second or two to happen
  • Average single bottom firing speaker - while it's loud - music sounds shrill on the ears when played at full volume
  • One the whole, while the Nokia 4.2 is a pretty decent budget Android One phone, it loses out on the performance front, and in the camera department, so if you are looking for a better 'all-rounder' budget phone, you will find better choices around
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. Nokia’s latest budget phone is a case of style over substance
    techradar.com in-depth Read Review »
  2. Quite underwhelming
    gadgets.ndtv.com in-depth Read Review »
  3. Notwithstanding its imperfections, the Nokia 4.2 carves out a space for itself in the budget smartphone market
    digit.in in-depth Read Review »
  4. In isolation, the Nokia 4.2 is good but it falls behind when compared with other devices in the same segment
    bgr.in in-depth Read Review »
  5. The Nokia 4.2 has a lot of merits, but it's marred by the processor
    digitaltrends.com in-depth Read Review »
  6. With the competition in the budget segment, Nokia 4.2 might find it hard to stand out
    indianexpress.com in-depth Read Review »
  7. Nokia 4.2 may be a good looking phone but lags behind in core departments such as camera and performance
    hindustantimes.com in-depth Read Review »
  8. Good, but not good enough
    expertreviews.co.uk in-depth Read Review »
  9. A budget phone, but no bargain
    tomsguide.com in-depth Read Review »
  10. Android One makes this one of the more reliable buys you can make at this price point
    androidcentral.com in-depth Read Review »
  11. Decent entry level smartphone...but faces stiff competition from rivals
    livemint.com in-depth Read Review »
  12. Difficult to recommend...finds itself among a very competitive bunch of phones
    indiatoday.in in-depth Read Review »
  13. While still providing decent value for money, we would only recommend this phone to people who are really keen on a ‘stock’ Android experience
    techadvisor.co.uk in-depth Read Review »
  14. A lightweight, good-looking device stuck in a time warp
    business-standard.com in-depth Read Review »
  15. All-in-all, we loved the Nokia 4.2
    timesnownews.com in-depth Read Review »
  16. gadgetsnow.com in-depth Read Review »
  17. indiatimes.com in-depth Read Review »
  18. androidpolice.com in-depth Read Review »
  19. notebookcheck.net in-depth Read Review »
  20. fonearena.com hands-on Read Review »
  21. ibtimes.co.in hands-on Read Review »
  22. themobileindian.com hands-on Read Review »
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