Motorola Moto G6

8.2/10 AVG.
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8.2/10
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The Motorola Moto G6 currently has an Informr score of 8.2 out of 10. This score is based on our evaluation of 30 sources including reviews from users and the web's most trusted critics.


Operating system
Android
Processor
1.8 GHz
Screen Size
5.7"
Camera
12+ MP


What the Critics Are Saying...


Android Police

The Moto G6 does some things very well. The taller display helps cram more usable space into a phone that's slightly narrower (and thus more comfortable to hold) than last year's Moto G. The quality of that LCD is fine—the brightness is good enough for outdoor use, and colors look accurate.

- Ryan Whitwam, Android Police
TechRadar

You might misjudge the Moto G6 for a flagship-grade phone by the looks, but it functions exactly how a mid-range phone is expected to. Moto's high-end exclusive features like fast charging, camera upgrades and more also make the cut.

- Sudhanshu Singh, TechRadar
Fone Arena

Overall, the Moto G6 is a good upgrade to the last year’s Moto G5 offering an eye-catching design with good build quality, and dedicated SIM and microSD slots instead of hybrid slot. However, the camera is not impressive and the battery life it just average compared to other competitors in the price...

- Srivatsan Sridhar, Fone Arena
Talk Android

Overall, I like the Moto G6 as much as last year’s G5 Plus. The modern touches, like an 18:9 screen, USB-Type C, dual-camera system and slicker design mostly make up for the occasional performance hiccups. If only Motorola threw in a Snapdragon 630 instead and didn’t ax NFC, we’d really have somethi...

- Erik Slaven, Talk Android
Pocketnow

The Moto G6 is a consumer’s smartphone. It’s not a power user’s phone. It’s not a content creator’s phone. It’s for people who like good, loud music and pretty decent visuals. You probably won’t be able to get a new device above $250 and below premium territory that gets this 100 percent.

- Jules Wang, Pocketnow


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Common Questions


Motorola released the Moto G6 on April 19, 2018.


The Moto G6 price will vary depending on retailer, age, special offers and whether or not it's purchased with a service plan. If purchased with a 2 year service contract for example, you would likely pay much less for the phone itself up front. You can compare Motorola Moto G6 prices from around the web here on The Informr.


We've got you covered! Download a free PDF copy of the Motorola Moto G6 user manual here.


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


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Screen Size
5.7"

The Motorola Moto G6's screen size is 5.7 inches with 1080 x 2160 pixels resolution.

Processor
1.8 GHz

There is a Qualcomm SDM450 Snapdragon 450 Octa core 1.8 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
32/64 GB

Internal memory is 32/64 GB. An external, MicroSD, MicroSDHC, microSDXC (up to 128 GB) expansion slot is available for increased storage capacity.

Battery
3000mAh

The phone is powered by a Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion), 3000 mAh battery. Motorola's performance ratings are 1450 minutes, 631 minutes Wi-Fi surfing.

Moto G6 Specs

Overview
Release date April 19, 2018
Regions available USA, Canada, UK, India
Networks
GSM:
850/900/1800/1900 MHz
CDMA:
800/850/1900 MHz
UMTS:
850/900/1700/1900 /2100 MHz
LTE:
1700/1900/700/2100 /800/850/900/2600/2300/2500 MHz
Data:
GPRS, EDGE, EV-DO, HSUPA, HSPA+, LTE
SIM card Nano-SIM
Dual SIM No
Operating System Android 8.0 Oreo

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Processor Qualcomm SDM450 Snapdragon 450 Octa core 1.8 GHz
Internal Flash Memory 32/64 GB
RAM 3/4 GB
ROM No
GPS Type A-GPS
Digital compass Yes
Flightmode Yes
Hearing Aid Compatible Yes
TTY/TDD Yes
Noise Cancellation Yes
SAR Head: 1.10 W/kg
Body: 1.410 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 3000 mAh
Removable Battery No
Wireless Charging No
Fast Charging Yes
Video Playback Time Up to: 581 minutes
Internet Use (Wi-Fi) Up to: 631 minutes
Internet Use (Celluar) Up to: 565 minutes
Talk Time Up to: 1450 minutes
Standby Time Up to: 13.9 days
Physical Characteristics
Design type Bar
Multi-Use Smart Phone / PDA Yes
Material Aluminium
Colors Black, Deep Indigo, Pink, Silver
Dimensions [H x W x D] 15.38 x 7.23 x 0.83 cm (6.1 x 2.8 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 424 pixels
Size 5.7 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
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 4.2
Bluetooth Profiles A2DP, AVRCP, OPP/FTP, HFP, HSP
Bluetooth Audio Codecs SBC
WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n
WiFi Encryption WEP/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/ 1.8
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), Time lapse mode, Slow motion recording, HDR
Video Recording Formats
MPEG-4
Video Recording Parameters
Full HD (1920 x 1080 pixels), 60 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
Document Viewer Yes
Weather Yes
Stocks No
Maps Yes
NotePad No
Voice Memos / Recorder No
Games Downloadable
Apps Downloadable
Included Software / Apps
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Additional comments Other Names (AKA): Motorola Moto G (6th Gen), Moto G (2018), Moto 1S, Pomelo 1S

Also available in dual SIM variant.

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Critic Reviews


Android Police

A predictably good value

from Android Police

The Moto G6 does some things very well. The taller display helps cram more usable space into a phone that's slightly narrower (and thus more comfortable to hold) than last year's Moto G. The quality of that LCD is fine—the brightness is good enough for outdoor use, and colors look accurate.

Read full review

The Moto G6 does some things very well. The taller display helps cram more usable space into a phone that's slightly narrower (and thus more comfortable to hold) than last year's Moto G. The quality of that LCD is fine—the brightness is good enough for outdoor use, and colors look accurate.

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TechRadar

One of the best budget phones, plus the shiny looks

from TechRadar

You might misjudge the Moto G6 for a flagship-grade phone by the looks, but it functions exactly how a mid-range phone is expected to. Moto's high-end exclusive features like fast charging, camera upgrades and more also make the cut.

Read full review

You might misjudge the Moto G6 for a flagship-grade phone by the looks, but it functions exactly how a mid-range phone is expected to. Moto's high-end exclusive features like fast charging, camera upgrades and more also make the cut.

Read full review

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Fone Arena

Good design and premium build for the price

from Fone Arena

Overall, the Moto G6 is a good upgrade to the last year’s Moto G5 offering an eye-catching design with good build quality, and dedicated SIM and microSD slots instead of hybrid slot. However, the camera is not impressive and the battery life it just average compared to other competitors in the...More

Overall, the Moto G6 is a good upgrade to the last year’s Moto G5 offering an eye-catching design with good build quality, and dedicated SIM and microSD slots instead of hybrid slot. However, the camera is not impressive and the battery life it just average compared to other competitors in the price range. The company could have used Snapdragon 630 or even 625 SoC for a better performance.

Read full review

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Talk Android

A worthy successor

from Talk Android

Overall, I like the Moto G6 as much as last year’s G5 Plus. The modern touches, like an 18:9 screen, USB-Type C, dual-camera system and slicker design mostly make up for the occasional performance hiccups. If only Motorola threw in a Snapdragon 630 instead and didn’t ax NFC, we’d really have something special.

Read full review

Overall, I like the Moto G6 as much as last year’s G5 Plus. The modern touches, like an 18:9 screen, USB-Type C, dual-camera system and slicker design mostly make up for the occasional performance hiccups. If only Motorola threw in a Snapdragon 630 instead and didn’t ax NFC, we’d really have something special.

Read full review

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Pocketnow

Loud, proud, but nothing wowed

from Pocketnow

The Moto G6 is a consumer’s smartphone. It’s not a power user’s phone. It’s not a content creator’s phone. It’s for people who like good, loud music and pretty decent visuals. You probably won’t be able to get a new device above $250 and below premium territory that gets this 100 percent.

Read full review

The Moto G6 is a consumer’s smartphone. It’s not a power user’s phone. It’s not a content creator’s phone. It’s for people who like good, loud music and pretty decent visuals. You probably won’t be able to get a new device above $250 and below premium territory that gets this 100 percent.

Read full review

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Wired

Reigns supreme as the best bargain smartphone

from Wired

The Moto G6 isn’t flashy because it’s kind of above all that nonsense. It’s for the smart, frugal tech buyer that values their experience as much as their dollars.

Read full review

The Moto G6 isn’t flashy because it’s kind of above all that nonsense. It’s for the smart, frugal tech buyer that values their experience as much as their dollars.

Read full review

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NDTV

Gorgeous design, feature-laden software package

from NDTV

The Moto G6 looks absolutely stunning, is compact and easy to hold with one hand, and offers good battery life. Performance is decent, and the display has accurate colours but is difficult to use in bright sunlight. That said, the cameras are distinctly average, and face recognition is slow and inaccurate.

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The Moto G6 looks absolutely stunning, is compact and easy to hold with one hand, and offers good battery life. Performance is decent, and the display has accurate colours but is difficult to use in bright sunlight. That said, the cameras are distinctly average, and face recognition is slow and inaccurate.

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Canadian Reviewer

Does not dissapoint

from Canadian Reviewer

Given a more powerful processor and a larger or more premium display, the Moto G6 is a great choice for owners of older Moto G devices or anyone looking for a solid Android device with many premium features but without the high price tag.

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Given a more powerful processor and a larger or more premium display, the Moto G6 is a great choice for owners of older Moto G devices or anyone looking for a solid Android device with many premium features but without the high price tag.

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GSMArena

Good display, promising camera, great design

The Moto G6 is a very decent all-around package barely lacking anything. Lenovo's put a very good screen and chip inside the G6, the dual-camera is capable of what it's advertised, as is the selfie snapper.

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The Moto G6 is a very decent all-around package barely lacking anything. Lenovo's put a very good screen and chip inside the G6, the dual-camera is capable of what it's advertised, as is the selfie snapper.

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The Indian Express

This has a stunning design and cameras

from The Indian Express

A well-made phone and without the doubt, one of the best-looking devices in the mid-end segment. It delivers on a number of promises made by the company – 18:9 aspect ratio display, design, dual cameras, and battery.

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A well-made phone and without the doubt, one of the best-looking devices in the mid-end segment. It delivers on a number of promises made by the company – 18:9 aspect ratio display, design, dual cameras, and battery.

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