Motorola Moto G6 Plus

8.4/10 AVG.
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8.4/10
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The Motorola Moto G6 Plus currently has an Informr score of 8.4 out of 10. This score is based on our evaluation of 13 sources including reviews from users and the web's most trusted critics.

The "1-Minute" Review

Taking the top spot in Motorola’s 2018 G-Series lineup, the G6 Plus offers everything reviewers loved about the standard G6 and adds a little more to the experience. Of course, this also adds to the price. 

Key differences include:

  • A faster octa-core 2.2Ghz Snapdragon 630 processor with 4 to 6GB of RAM
  • An increased 32 to 64GB of internal storage
  • A slightly larger 5.9-inch display
  • 4K video capture
  • A larger 3200mAh battery

Since the screen is the same resolution as the regular G6, you technically lose a small amount of clarity on paper. However, reviewers still found display sharp at 409 pixels-per-inch.

The increased processor speed and RAM makes multitasking and heavy gaming more fluid, but it’s still not a flagship in terms of performance. However, for most users, it can keep up with most common tasks as long as you don’t mind apps taking a little longer to load.

The cameras in the G6 Plus are nearly identical to the G6, but reviewers found it handled complex lighting and low-lighting better than the other two models. Still, they still wouldn’t recommend the camera and considered it the weakest part of the package.

If you’re looking for a budget-friendly phone that will age gracefully, the G6 Plus is the best of the three new models. However, for many reviewers, the standard G6 was the sweet spot in terms of overall value. For more information on what to expect in terms of performance, design, and overall experience, be sure to check our G6 summary.


Operating system
Android
Processor
2.2 GHz
Screen Size
5.9"
Camera
12+ MP


What the Critics Are Saying...


What Mobile

Using the G6 Plus is quick and easy. It’s obviously not the power handset that can be found at higher price points but the only slow down in performance we saw was during the set up when up to 30 applications were downloading at once. Small games are easy to play and the device is able to withstand...

- What Mobile
AndroidPIT

In performance, the G6 Plus is similar to G5S Plus, but brings better cameras, better screen and sleeker design. The price is already falling and it seems to be a great option for those who do not want an older device like Z2 Play, but that needs performance. In some ways it may not be a better opti...

- Stella Dauer, AndroidPIT
Notebookcheck

With the Moto G6 Plus, Motorola is offering a powerful midrange smartphone. However, it is beleaguered not only by external rivals, but also by the good alternatives in Motorola's own ranks.

- Mike Wobker, Notebookcheck
TechRadar

With a big, bright display, quality build and strong performance, the Moto G6 Plus blurs the line between budget and mid-range smartphone. Whether it represents a sufficient leap forward from the brilliant Moto G6 is another matter, however.

- Jon Mundy, TechRadar
Digital Trends

The Moto G6 Plus is an excellent budget smartphone and we’re struggling to point to anything better at this price. It looks good, performs well, and offers some features you simply don’t expect to find in a budget phone.

- Simon Hill, Digital Trends


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Common Questions


Motorola released the Moto G6 Plus on April 19, 2018.


Motorola backs up the Moto G6 Plus with a 1 Year parts & labour warranty.


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Screen Size
5.9"

The Motorola Moto G6 Plus's screen size is 5.9 inches with 1080 x 2160 pixels resolution.

Processor
2.2 GHz

There is a Qualcomm SDM630 Snapdragon 630 Octa core 2.2 GHz processor (CPU).

OS

The phone runs on the Android 8.0 Oreo operating system (OS).

Camera
12+ MP

You can take photos or capture video with the phone's onboard 12+ megapixel camera.

There is also a secondary front facing camera with 8+ megapixels resolution.

Storage
64/128 GB

Internal memory is 64/128 GB. An external, MicroSD, MicroSDHC, microSDXC (up to 128 GB) expansion slot is available for increased storage capacity.

Battery
3200mAh

The phone is powered by a Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion), 3200 mAh battery. Motorola's performance ratings are 1243 minutes, 702 minutes Wi-Fi surfing.

Moto G6 Plus Specs

Overview
Release date April 19, 2018
Regions available UK
Networks
GSM:
850/900/1800/1900 MHz
UMTS:
850/900/1900/2100 MHz
LTE:
700/2100/850/1800 /2600 MHz
Data:
GPRS, EDGE, HSUPA, HSPA+, LTE
SIM card Nano-SIM
Dual SIM No
Operating System Android 8.0 Oreo

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Processor Qualcomm SDM630 Snapdragon 630 Octa core 2.2 GHz
Internal Flash Memory 64/128 GB
RAM 4/6 GB
ROM No
GPS Type A-GPS
Digital compass Yes
Flightmode Yes
Hearing Aid Compatible No
TTY/TDD No
Noise Cancellation Yes
SAR Head: 0.445 W/kg
Body: 1.407 W/kg
Languages English
Manufacturer Warranty 1 Year
Accessories Included USB Power Adapter, Manual, Data Cable
Power & battery
Type Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Capacity 3200 mAh
Removable Battery No
Wireless Charging No
Fast Charging Yes
Video Playback Time Up to: 666 minutes
Internet Use (Wi-Fi) Up to: 702 minutes
Internet Use (Celluar) Unknown
Talk Time Up to: 1243 minutes
Standby Time Unknown
Physical Characteristics
Design type Bar
Multi-Use Smart Phone / PDA Yes
Material Aluminium
Colors Nimbus, Deep Indigo
Dimensions [H x W x D] 16 x 7.55 x 0.8 cm (6.3 x 3 x 0.3 in)
Weight 167 grams
Water Resistant / Waterproof Water Resistant
Rugged design No
IP Rating No
Antenna Type Internal
Changeable Faceplates No
Display / Screen
Type Color
Technology LCD (IPS)
Colors 16.7 million
Resolution 1080 x 2160 pixels
Pixel density 409 pixels
Size 5.9 inches
3D No
Secondary Display No
Sensors Ambient Light, Proximity, Motion / Accelerometer, Gyroscope
Graphics Yes
Themes No
Backlit Illumination Yes
Zoom / Magnification Yes
Screen Orientation Lock Yes
Multi-Touch Yes
Fingerprint-Resistant Coating No
Additional Display Features Capacitive touch screen, Corning Gorilla Glass 3
Input / Navigation
Sleep / Wake Key Yes
Home Key No
Mute Key No
Input Type Touchscreen
Navigation Type Touchscreen
Predictive Text Entry Yes
Physical keyboard No
Voicemail Key No
Any Key Answer No
Voice Commands Yes
Keypad/Screen Lock Yes
External Volume Control Yes
External Media Playback Controls No
Fingerprint Sensor Yes
Call Management
Wi-Fi Calling Yes
Voice over LTE (VoLTE) Yes
Contact List Capacity Depends on system memory
Multiple Numbers Per Contact Email address, Other fields
Contact Groups Yes
Auto Answer No
Voice Activated Dialing Yes
Photo Caller ID Yes
Web / Email / Messaging
Web Browser Yes
Email Client Yes
Email Protocols POP3, IMAP, Microsoft Exchange
Additional Email Features Gmail
Messaging SMS, MMS, IM
Push-to-talk (PTT) No
Connectivity
USB USB Type-C
USB OTG Support Yes
Infrared No
Bluetooth 5.0
Bluetooth Profiles A2DP, AVRCP, OPP/FTP, HFP, HSP
Bluetooth Audio Codecs SBC
WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n
WiFi Encryption WPA/WPA2
Mobile Hotspot Yes
WiMAX No
Memory Expansion Slot Yes
Expansion Slot Info MicroSD, MicroSDHC, microSDXC (up to 128 GB)
PC Synchronization Yes
TV Out No
DLNA Support No
NFC Yes
UMA Support No
Data Tethering Compatibility Yes
Java Applications No
Brew Applications No
ECML / Digital Wallet No
PictBridge No
Camera
Main Camera
Aperture
ƒ/ 1.7
Resolution
12+ megapixels
Dual lens
Yes
Zoom
Yes
Flash
Yes (Dual LED)
Additional Rear Camera Info
Auto focus, Effects, Face detection, Geotagging, Multi-shot, Panorama, Self-timer, Dual camera feature (5 MP 2nd camera), Slow motion recording
Video Recording Formats
MPEG-4
Video Recording Parameters
Full HD (1920 x 1080 pixels), 30 fps
Front Camera
Resolution
8+ megapixels
Zoom
Yes
Additional Front Camera Info
Front camera flash
Video Recording Parameters
Full HD (1920 x 1080 pixels), 30 fps
Audio / Video
Audio Playback Yes
Audio Formats AAC, AAC+, AMR, eAAC+, MIDI, MP3, MP4, M4A, WMA, WAV
Radio Yes (FM)
Video Playback Yes
Video Playback Formats 3GP / 3GPP, H.264 / AVC, MPEG-4, WMV
Mobile TV No
Streaming Video Yes
External Speakers Yes
Headset Jack 3.5mm
Custom Ringtones Yes
Vibration Alert Yes
Downloadable Ringtones Yes
Ringtone Composer No
Ringer ID Yes
Haptic Feedback Vibration Yes
Speakerphone Yes
Apps
To-Do / Task List No
Calendar Yes
World Clock Yes
Alarm Yes
Stop Watch Yes
Timer Yes
Calculator Yes
Currency Converter No
Weather Yes
Stocks No
Maps Yes
NotePad No
Voice Memos / Recorder No
Games Downloadable
Apps Downloadable
Included Software / Apps
More
Additional comments

Also available in dual SIM variant.

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Critic Reviews


What Mobile

A very capable phone

Using the G6 Plus is quick and easy. It’s obviously not the power handset that can be found at higher price points but the only slow down in performance we saw was during the set up when up to 30 applications were downloading at once. Small games are easy to play and the device is able to withs...More

Using the G6 Plus is quick and easy. It’s obviously not the power handset that can be found at higher price points but the only slow down in performance we saw was during the set up when up to 30 applications were downloading at once. Small games are easy to play and the device is able to withstand bigger titles with lots going. The camera is the best part of the device for me.

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AndroidPIT

Motorola evolves the G line

from AndroidPIT

In performance, the G6 Plus is similar to G5S Plus, but brings better cameras, better screen and sleeker design. The price is already falling and it seems to be a great option for those who do not want an older device like Z2 Play, but that needs performance. In some ways it may not be a better o...More

In performance, the G6 Plus is similar to G5S Plus, but brings better cameras, better screen and sleeker design. The price is already falling and it seems to be a great option for those who do not want an older device like Z2 Play, but that needs performance. In some ways it may not be a better option than the Galaxy A8, but it's one of the best mid-year releases of the year, for sure.

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Notebookcheck

G as in great

from Notebookcheck

With the Moto G6 Plus, Motorola is offering a powerful midrange smartphone. However, it is beleaguered not only by external rivals, but also by the good alternatives in Motorola's own ranks.

Read full review

With the Moto G6 Plus, Motorola is offering a powerful midrange smartphone. However, it is beleaguered not only by external rivals, but also by the good alternatives in Motorola's own ranks.

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TechRadar

A modest step up from the current budget king

from TechRadar

With a big, bright display, quality build and strong performance, the Moto G6 Plus blurs the line between budget and mid-range smartphone. Whether it represents a sufficient leap forward from the brilliant Moto G6 is another matter, however.

Read full review

With a big, bright display, quality build and strong performance, the Moto G6 Plus blurs the line between budget and mid-range smartphone. Whether it represents a sufficient leap forward from the brilliant Moto G6 is another matter, however.

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Digital Trends

Best phone you can buy for the money

from Digital Trends

The Moto G6 Plus is an excellent budget smartphone and we’re struggling to point to anything better at this price. It looks good, performs well, and offers some features you simply don’t expect to find in a budget phone.

Read full review

The Moto G6 Plus is an excellent budget smartphone and we’re struggling to point to anything better at this price. It looks good, performs well, and offers some features you simply don’t expect to find in a budget phone.

Read full review

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TrustedReviews

Great build quality and battery life

from TrustedReviews

For £40 more than the standard G6, the G6 Plus poses a pretty tempting value proposition. Of course, you get a slightly larger display, but there’s also double the storage as standard, marginally improved everyday performance and a bigger battery. At £269, some might argue you’re veering aw...More

For £40 more than the standard G6, the G6 Plus poses a pretty tempting value proposition. Of course, you get a slightly larger display, but there’s also double the storage as standard, marginally improved everyday performance and a bigger battery. At £269, some might argue you’re veering away from budget territory – but either way you slice it, you’re still getting great value for money.

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Tech Advisor

A fantastic deal, and a great phone for the money

from Tech Advisor

The design is smart and lightweight; the screen is big and sharp; battery life is solid and fast charging impressive; you get twin camera lenses and a decent portrait mode, along with a bunch of gimmicky camera modes that are less reliable but lots of fun.

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The design is smart and lightweight; the screen is big and sharp; battery life is solid and fast charging impressive; you get twin camera lenses and a decent portrait mode, along with a bunch of gimmicky camera modes that are less reliable but lots of fun.

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ZDNet

A lot of handset for a competitive price

from ZDNet

The Moto G6 Plus delivers a lot of handset for a competitive price. More internal storage would be nice, but at least a MicroSD card slot is available for external expansion. Battery life could be better and the fingerprint sensor is in a very awkward location. The camera is really impressive for...More

The Moto G6 Plus delivers a lot of handset for a competitive price. More internal storage would be nice, but at least a MicroSD card slot is available for external expansion. Battery life could be better and the fingerprint sensor is in a very awkward location. The camera is really impressive for a handset at this price, and the same can be said of the hardware styling. Fans of Moto handsets should find plenty to like here.

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GSMArena

Super bright display, dependable battery life

Well, just like the original, it's a lot of phone for a little cash, though the definition of the latter has shifted more than we'd like. In the end, in the never-ending game of compromise, you can't go wrong with the Moto G6 Plus.

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Well, just like the original, it's a lot of phone for a little cash, though the definition of the latter has shifted more than we'd like. In the end, in the never-ending game of compromise, you can't go wrong with the Moto G6 Plus.

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Expert Reviews

Another cracking phone from Motorola

from Expert Reviews

If your budget is around £300 you won’t find anything better than the Motorola Moto G6 Plus – it’s an incredible phone and deserves all the accolades. Seriously, what are you waiting for? Get out and buy one.

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If your budget is around £300 you won’t find anything better than the Motorola Moto G6 Plus – it’s an incredible phone and deserves all the accolades. Seriously, what are you waiting for? Get out and buy one.

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