Motorola is back with this year, Moto G6 is back with a completely refreshed design, here is the review of the Moto G6.

What’s in the Box

  • Moto G6
  • 15 W Turbo CHarger
  • USB-C Cable
  • User Manual
  • Sim Ejector Pin

Design

It looks totally different from the earlier G series mobiles. It has a premium glass body design with aluminium frame. Moto G6 has a curved back and it has a thin and elegant profile.

It has a USB – C port for charging at the bottom.

On the top, it has a single SIM card and an SD card. It has 3 mics around the body for voice, noise reduction and audio recording. The power button on the right has a textured finish to help differentiate it from the volume buttons.

Overall, the Moto G6 is an ergonomically designed mobile. It is easy to hold in the hand. It has Corning Glass protection on the front and back. It looks a bit fragile but elegant in design. I would recommend to use it with a good back case. The mobile is resistant to accidental water splashes.

Display

Moto G6 has a full vision display with no notch. It is a 5.7-inch screen supporting full HD plus resolution. It is protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 3.

The display is bright and the colour reproduction is vivid. The proximity sensor is fast. The display on Moto G6 has good sunlight visibility and viewing angles. Moto Display feature shows you the notification on the lock screen as you approach the mobile. You can also respond to notifications.

Camera

Moto G Series always promises good camera experience. Falling in that line, the G6 has a 12 MP + 5 MP rear camera. The primary 12 MP (f/1.8) + 5 MP (f/2.2 has a larger pixel size and aperture, with the front camera has an 8 MP camera.

The camera UI has pro-mode, portrait, spot colour, panorama, text scanner, face filters and a few other modes that are good utility value. It also has a smart layer to detect objects and landmarks. Video mode also gets the slow-motion and time-lapse modes apart from the live face filters.

The camera app supports live photos and auto HDR. Moto G6 can shoot a max of 1080p videos at 60 fps.

Under ample light conditions, the images are sharp and colour reproduction is accurate. Focusing is a bit jumpy, but once locked, the images are pleasant. Portrait mode edge detection is not perfect and the background blurring is also not accurate. Under low light conditions, the mobile can shoot good photos with accurate colours and very less noise. The video has electronic image stabilization for smooth footage. Overall, the Moto G6 gives you a very good camera experience as promised.

Camera Samples

All camera samples was taken with Auto HDR on.

Moto Performance

Moto G6 is powered by a Snapdragon 450 processor. I can hear you screaming, but Moto phones are always not about top specs, but good user experience. It has 3GB RAM with 32GB internal memory respectively.

The stock UI with no visual skin gives the mobile a fast performance. Gaming on Moto G6 has been smooth for the most part of it. There were no frame drops noticed and no overheating even after 30 min of continuous gaming. It supports Dolby audio and has active noise cancelling for audio over 3.5 mm audio jack.

The front speaker is placed below the earpiece and it is louder than the bottom speaker. Though it is not the loudest mobile speaker we have seen, front firing dual speakers is a boon.

smartcapture

The fingerprint sensor is on the front and it is fast and accurate. It is multi-functional and be used for navigation, app lock, etc… Moto G6 has FM radio and it also supports face unlock.

Software

Moto G6 is running on Android 8.0 with no skin just like any Moto mobiles out there. It has a few custom apps like the camera and the moto app.

The moto app is the nerve centre of the mobile. Moto Key helps to access apps and devices with a fingerprint. Moto Actions has a bunch of action, Moto Display controls the display features and finally, the new Moto Voice makes the mobile respond to your commands. The UI experience is fast and has no lag. It has a very smooth performance, thanks to the perfect software optimization.

Power

Moto G6 is powered by a 3000 mAh battery, which may seem to be a small capacity in papers, but in reality, the mobile gives a good battery life. Thanks to the deep battery optimization, Moto G6 can last for more than 1.5 days of moderate usage and on intense use, it gives a screen-on time off of 6 to 7 hours. The included 15 W turbocharger can charge the mobile for 0 to 100% in less than 2 hours.

ProsCons
Premium DesignUpdates need to be quicker
Water splash resistant
A functionally rich camera app
Smooth user experience
Audio experience

 

Like to say a thank you to Vodafone UK for the review unit of the Moto G6 available starting at £18 per month or you can get it from Amazon for £210.99 Single sim 3GB RAM / 32GB ROM (Deep Indigo) or the Amazon Exclusive Dual Sim £239.99 (4GB RAM / 64 ROM).