Motorola Moto G6 Play review: Plans | Pricing | Specs

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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.

5.7 inches

Display size

32GB

Internal storage

13 MP

Rear camera

4,000 mAh

Battery size

Finder rated as Average vs similar phones

Details

Display

Camera

Physical dimensions

Connectivity

Power, storage and battery

Device features

Display size 5.7 inches
Pixels per inch (PPI) 282
Rear camera megapixels 13MP
Rear camera aperture size f/2.0
Video recording 1080p
Front camera megapixels 8MP
Front camera aperture size N/A
Dimensions 154.4mm x 72.2mm x 9mm
Weight 175g
NFC Yes
Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n
Network category speed Category 4
Processor MSM8937
RAM 3GB
Operating system Android 8
Internal storage

32GB

External storage support Up to 128GB
Battery capacity 4,000mAh
Headphone jack Yes
Fingerprint sensor Yes
Water resistance N/A
Wireless charging No
Launch price (RRP)$329
Launch date2018-06
Motorola Moto G6 Play

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

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.

Motorola Moto G6 Play specs

Display

Camera

Physical dimensions

Connectivity

Power, storage and battery

Device features

Display size 5.7 inches
Pixels per inch (PPI) 282
Rear camera megapixels 13MP
Rear camera aperture size f/2.0
Video recording 1080p
Front camera megapixels 8MP
Front camera aperture size N/A
Dimensions 154.4mm x 72.2mm x 9mm
Weight 175g
NFC Yes
Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n
Network category speed Category 4
Processor MSM8937
RAM 3GB
Operating system Android 8
Internal storage

32GB

External storage support Up to 128GB
Battery capacity 4,000mAh
Headphone jack Yes
Fingerprint sensor Yes
Water resistance N/A
Wireless charging No

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