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Motorola Moto G6 Plus
Motorola Moto G6 Plus
Motorola Moto G6 Plus
Motorola Moto G6 Plus
Motorola Moto G6 Plus

Informr score
The Motorola Moto G6 Plus currently has an Informr score of 8.4 out of 10. This score is based on our evaluation of 14 sources including reviews from users and the web's most trusted critics.

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
Operating system
2.2 GHz
2.2 GHz
Screen Size
Screen Size
12+ MP, f/1.7
12+ MP, f/1.7
3200 mAh

What the Critics Are Saying...

GSM Dome
GSM Dome

It’s great for selfies, gaming and fast charging, so basically for the travelling gamer. We could have used a better battery and audio, but we can live without them, thanks to some camera attributes, especially front camera ones. The stock software with fast updates also helps and the design is mesm...

- Alexandru Stănescu, GSM Dome
What Mobile
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

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

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

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

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Common Questions

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

If your Moto G6 Plus has problems and is still within its warranty period, you could contact Motorola support or the retailer you purchased the phone from. You'll find Motorola's contact information here. If your phone is off warranty and needs repair for a physical problem such as a broken screen or bad battery, you should visit an authorized service centre or a local phone repair shop. You can also connect with others in The Informr Community Forum to find and share answers to questions.

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Screen Size

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

2.2 GHz

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


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

12+ MP

You can take photos or capture video with the phone's onboard 12+ MP, f/1.7 camera.

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

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.


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

Release Date April 19, 2018
Regions Available United Kingdom
Operating System Android 8.0 Oreo

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Processor Qualcomm SDM630 Snapdragon 630 Octa core 2.2 GHz
Internal Storage 64/128 GB
RAM 4/6 GB
Hearing Aid Compatible No
Noise Cancellation Yes
SAR Head: 0.445 W/kg
Body: 1.407 W/kg
Manufacturer Warranty 1 Year
Accessories Included USB Power Adapter, Manual, Data Cable
Mobile / Cellular Data
Push-to-talk (PTT) No
Wi-Fi Calling Yes
Voice over LTE (VoLTE) Yes
SIM card size
Dual SIM No
USB OTG Support Yes
Infrared No
Bluetooth 5.0
Bluetooth Profiles A2DP, AVRCP, OPP/FTP, HFP, HSP
Bluetooth Audio Codecs SBC
Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n
Mobile Hotspot Yes
Memory Expansion Slot Yes
Expansion Slot Info MicroSD, MicroSDHC, microSDXC (up to 128 GB)
Data Tethering Compatibility Yes
Main Camera
Resolution / Aperture
12+ Megapixels, f/1.7
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
Video Recording Parameters
Full HD (1920 x 1080 pixels), 30 fps
Front Camera
Resolution / Aperture
8+ Megapixels
Additional Front Camera Info
Front camera flash
Video Recording Parameters
Full HD (1920 x 1080 pixels), 30 fps
Display / Screen
Type Color
Technology LCD (IPS)
Colors 16.7 million
Resolution 1080 x 2160 pixels
Pixel Density 409 pixels
Size 5.9 inches
Secondary Display No
Sensors Ambient Light, Proximity, Motion / Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Digital Compass
Multi-Touch Yes
Fingerprint-Resistant Coating No
Additional Display Features Capacitive touch screen, Corning Gorilla Glass 3
Power & Battery
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 (Cellular) Unknown
Talk Time Up to 1243 minutes
Standby Time Unknown
Mixed Usage
Physical Characteristics
Design Type Bar
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
Headset Jack 3.5mm
External Speakers Yes
Input / Navigation
Sleep / Wake Key Yes
Home Key No
Input / Keyboard Type Touchscreen
Navigation Type Touchscreen
External Volume Control Yes
Fingerprint Sensor Yes
Additional Information Other Names (AKA):

Also available in dual SIM variant.

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