Just like its bigger sibling, the G6 Play has an extra-tall
Max Vision display. It’s even complete with rounded
corners, for a truly contemporary look.

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Few brands can boast such a monumental legacy as Motorola – one of the original forefathers and titans on the mobile scene. And it’s not just the brick-like phones of the past that contribute to this special status either. You only need to turn the clock back five years or so from now to see the original Moto G at the forefront of a budget smartphone revolution. One that is continuing to this day, compelling manufacturers to constantly push the envelope on what is possible with a budget device.

Of course, financial turmoils, several buyouts, management and business changes later, these historic Motorola glory days appear to be in the past. But even so, Moto lives on and so does the Moto G. Now in its sixth generation and a sprawling family of three – the G6, G6 Plus and last, but not least, the G6 Play. All that being said, at $180, the latter can’t really hope for the instant recommendation, many of its predecessors got back in the day. Especially in 2018, with good quality value offers flying in left and right and seriously mounting competition from the likes of Xiaomi, Huawei and even a resurrected Nokia.

However, don’t do kicking the Moto G6 Play to the side quite so hastily. The proverbial runt in the Moto G litter still has a lot going for it, besides a legendary reputation. Lenovo managed to cram a massive 4,000 mAh battery, inside the 9mm thin handset and even throw in snappy 15W fast charging support in the mix.

Additional information

Weight 0.40 lbs
Dimensions 6.08 × 2.84 × 0.35 in

NETWORK Technology
LAUNCH Announced 2018, April
Status Available. Released 2018, May
BODY Dimensions 154.4 x 72.2 x 9 mm (6.08 x 2.84 x 0.35 in)
Weight 175 g (6.17 oz)
SIM Single SIM (Nano-SIM) or Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)
– Splash resistant
DISPLAY Type IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
Size 5.7 inches, 83.8 cm2 (~75.2% screen-to-body ratio)
Resolution 720 x 1440 pixels, 18:9 ratio (~282 ppi density)
Multitouch Yes
Protection Corning Gorilla Glass (unspecified version)
PLATFORM OS Android 8.0 (Oreo), planned upgrade to Android 9.0 (Pie)
Chipset Qualcomm MSM8937 Snapdragon 430 (28 nm)
Qualcomm MSM8920 Snapdragon 427 (28 nm) – USA
CPU Octa-core 1.4 GHz Cortex-A53
Quad-core 1.4 GHz Cortex-A53 – USA
GPU Adreno 505
Adreno 308 – USA
MEMORY Card slot microSD, up to 256 GB
Internal 32 GB, 3 RAM or 16 GB, 2 GB RAM
MAIN CAMERA Single 13 MP, f/2.0, 1.12µm, PDAF
Features LED flash, HDR, panorama
Video 1080p@30fps
8 MP (other markets)
Features LED flash
Video 1080p@30fps
SOUND Alert types Vibration; MP3, WAV ringtones
Loudspeaker Yes
3.5mm jack Yes
– Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic
– Dolby Audio
COMMS WLAN Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, WiFi Direct, hotspot
Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, dual-band, WiFi Direct, hotspot – USA
Bluetooth 4.2, A2DP, LE, EDR
NFC Yes (Europe)
Radio FM radio
USB microUSB 2.0
FEATURES Sensors Fingerprint (rear-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity
Messaging SMS(threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Email, IM
Browser HTML5
– Fast battery charging 10W or 15W
– MP3/AAC+/WAV/Flac player
– MP4/H.264 player
– Photo/video editor
– Document viewer
BATTERY Non-removable Li-Ion 4000 mAh battery
MISC Colors Deep Indigo, Silver, Flash Gray, Go
TESTS Performance Basemark OS II: 994 / Basemark OS II 2.0: 922
Basemark X: 7620
Display Contrast ratio: 1404 (nominal), 3.419 (sunlight)
Camera Photo / Video
Loudspeaker Voice 66dB / Noise 70dB / Ring 76dB
Audio quality Noise -89.0dB / Crosstalk -87.3dB
Battery life
Endurance rating 92h


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