Motorola Moto G6 Play review: Plans | Pricing | Specs

Motorola Moto G6 Play
Motorola Moto G6 Play
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Quick Verdict

The Motorola Moto G6 Play is a solid budget handset, although it's the least powerful of the 2018 Moto G family, excluding battery life.

The good

  • Great battery life
  • Includes headphone socket
  • 32GB of onboard storage
  • Nice design for a plastic phone

The bad

  • Sluggish application performance
  • Still uses microUSB
  • Ordinary camera

Motorola Moto G6 Play at a glance

When does the Moto G6 Play come out? Announced late April 2018, available from 7 June 2018
What’s new about the Moto G6 Play? Snapdragon 430, 18:9 display
How much does the Moto G6 Play cost? $329 outright

The Motorola Moto G6 Play mixes budget compromises with surprisingly great battery life to help it stand out from the pack.

Motorola's crop of Moto G series phones for 2018 still targets the affordable/budget space that the brand has been best known for in recent years, with the Moto G6 Play taking the bottom-of-the-ladder spot in terms of price and features. While that invites some compromises that aren't as evident in the fancier Motorola Moto G6 or Motorola Moto G6 Plus, it's still a fine handset in its own right.

Design

  • Pleasing design
  • Plastic finish
  • MicroUSB charging is old school

Camera

  • Definitely a budget camera, rather than a great one

Performance

  • Ordinary app performance
  • Only a 720p screen rather than Full HD

Battery life

  • 4,000mAh battery is exceptional in this price range
  • Good battery life

Verdict

  • Good phone, but the Moto G6 or Moto G6 Plus are much better

Pricing and availability

Motorola Moto G6 Play

Motorola's playful Moto G6 Play

The Motorola Moto G6 Play keeps the price low, but with an exceptional battery.

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  • The Motorola Moto G6 Play sells in Australia outright for $329.
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OS Android 8
Display size (inches) 5.7
Display resolution (pixels) 1440 x 720
Pixels per inch (PPI) 282
Processor MSM8937
Height (mm) 154.4
Width (mm) 72.2
Depth (mm) 9
Weight (g) 175
Battery size (mAh) 4,000
Wireless charging No
Internal storage 32GB
MicroSD expansion 128GB
Fingerprint scanner Yes
RAM 3GB
Water resistance N/A
Rear camera (1) resolution 13
Rear camera (1) aperture f/2.0
Rear camera (2) resolution
Rear camera (2) aperture
Rear camera (3) resolution
Rear camera (3) aperture
Front camera (1) resolution 8
Front camera (1) aperture
Front camera (2) resolution
Front camera (2) aperture
Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n
Network category speed Category 4
NFC support Yes
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Updated March 24th, 2019
Name Product Display Rear camera Internal storage Battery size More info
5.2
inches

1920 x 1080px

16MP

32GB

3,000
mAh
6
inches

2160 x 1080px

12MP + 5MP

64GB

3,000
mAh
5.9
inches

2180 x 1080px

12MP + 5MP

64GB

3,200
mAh
5.2
inches

1920 x 1080px

12MP

16GB


32GB

3,000
mAh
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5.7
inches

1440 x 720px

13MP

16GB

4,000
mAh
5.5
inches

1920 x 1080px

13MP + 13MP

32GB

3,000
mAh
5.7
inches

2160 x 1080px

12MP + 5MP

32GB

3,000
mAh
5.5
inches

1920 x 1080px

16MP

16GB

3,000
mAh
5
inches

854 × 480px

5MP

16GB

2,350
mAh
5
inches

1280 × 720px

8MP

16GB

2,800
mAh
5.2
inches

1920 x 1080px

12MP + 8MP

64GB

3,000
mAh
5.5
inches

2560 x 1440px

13MP

64GB

2,600
mAh
5.5
inches

1920 × 1080px

12MP

64GB

3,000
mAh
5.7
inches

1440 x 720px

13MP

32GB

4,000
mAh
5
inches

1920 x 1080px

13MP

16GB

2,800
mAh
5
inches

1280 × 720px

8MP

16GB

2,800
mAh
5.5
inches

1920 x 1080px

16MP

32GB

3,510
mAh
5.4
inches

2560 x 1440px

21MP

32GB

3,760
mAh

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