Motorola Moto G6 Play 

price₹ 9,150 onwards

launchJun, 2018

28.5

excellence score

78.3

value for money score

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Design

  • One of the best-looking phones in this class - even though the back is plastic it looks classy with reflective elements under the top layer responding well to light
  • Easy to use with one hand

Display

  • The trendy new 18:9 extra-tall display adds to the looks too
  • The display is pretty good otherwise too - it has decent brightness, contrast and sunlight legibility - the only thing you are really loosing compared to the regular G6 is resolution

Software

  • Software continues to be Motorola's strong suit with a a fine blend of vanilla Android and just the right amount of useful proprietary customizations (like Moto Actions)

Performance

  • Decent day-to-day performance backed by a Snapdragon 430 - it’s not a super-powerful chipset but does get you more-than-acceptable performance in most areas, including simple gaming
  • The performance is decent in day-to-day use, but there are some phones with better CPUs now in this price bracket (though that is likely to matter only if you are into gaming)

Camera

  • Good rear camera, especially in daylight - the default Auto HDR mode works well, and colors are well-saturated and natural (the only place really where the Moto G6 Play camera loses out to its senior cousins is the absence of a secondary camera for bokeh effects, and somewhat worse low light performance)
  • Decent front camera too, with a relatively subtle Beauty mode to zap your eye bags
  • Camera, though decent, is a bit on the slow side too - you can only take roughly one shot a second

Audio

  • Decent, clean audio quality through the 3.5mm jack
  • The speaker is not the most loud or clear

Battery

  • Great battery life - the 4000mAh unit lets the Motorola Moto G6 Play plough on through a full day of intensive use - with lighter use you should find you have 40-50% left by bed time
  • Supports fast charging (which is uncommon at this price point) - gets you from flat to 100% charge in under two hours
  • Has a micro USB charge socket rather than the newer USB-C on the senior Moto G6 phones

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  • It's also likely to be more durable in the long run, compared to it's senior G6 series cousins with all-glass bodies
  • EIS for video is a great little bonus and it works surprisingly well
  • There's a dedicated MicroSD cars slot on the SIM tray, so you can have to SIM cards and and SD at the same time
  • Lacks the water repellent nano-coating of the senior Moto G6 phones
  • On the whole, the Moto G6 Play is a pretty decent phone on its own, especially because of it's fuss-free software, but it will face some stiff competition from Xiaomi, Asus and Realme phones, which offer significantly more powerful devices in this price bracket

Expert Reviews

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  1. A dependable phone with a nice feature set
    gsmarena.com in-depth Read Review »
  2. Great value...Has plenty going for it, including a long-lasting battery and a decent screen. If you're on a tight budget it's easy to recommend.
    techradar.com in-depth Read Review »
  3. The Moto G6 Play packs great looks and nearly two-day battery life
    digitaltrends.com in-depth Read Review »
  4. If your budget is tight, you’ll be hard pushed to find a better deal
    alphr.com in-depth Read Review »
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Motorola Moto G6 Play Specifications

Operating System
Smartphone OSAndroid 8.0 OreoExpected update to 9.0 Pie
Display
TouchscreenYes (Capacitive)
Screen Size5.7 inches
Screen Resolution720x1440 pixels (~ 282 pixels per inch)
Tall Aspect Ratio / Minimal BezelsYes
Display Features
  • IPS LCD
  • FullView Display
Scratch Resistant DisplayYes, Corning Gorilla Glass
Sensors
  • Accelerometer
  • Proximity Sensor
  • Ambient Light Sensor
  • Gyroscope
Fingerprint sensorYes
Processor/RAM
Processor1.4 GHz, Octa Core, Qualcomm Snapdragon 430Ranked #72 in Mobile Procesor Benchmarks
GPUAdreno 505
RAM3 GB
Memory
Internal Memory32 GB
Expandable Memory Slotup to 128 GB
Battery
Battery Capacity4000 mAh
Fast ChargingYes, TurboCharge
Dimensions
Weight175 gm
Thickness9 mm
Camera
Primary Camera13.0MP
Camera Auto-FocusYes
Camera FlashYes
HD Video RecordingYes (Full HD)
Other Camera Features
  • F/2.0 Aperture
  • 1.12µm Pixel Size
  • Phase Detection Autofocus (PDAF)
  • EIS
  • Touch focus
  • Face detection
  • HDR
  • Panorama
Secondary Camera8.0MP
Secondary Camera Features
  • LED flash
  • Full HD Video Rec
Connectivity
BluetoothYes
Connecting PortUSB
WiFiYes
WiFi DirectYes
4GYes
VoLTEYes
3GYes
2G Internet (GPRS/EDGE)Yes
GPSYes + GLONASS
CompassYes
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App StoreGoogle Play Store
Dual SIMGSM+GSM
Noise FiltrationYes
FM RadioYes
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  • Dolby Audio

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