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.
- Great battery life
- Includes headphone socket
- 32GB of onboard storage
- Nice design for a plastic phone
- 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.
- Pleasing design
- Plastic finish
- MicroUSB charging is old school
- Definitely a budget camera, rather than a great one
- Ordinary app performance
- Only a 720p screen rather than Full HD
- 4,000mAh battery is exceptional in this price range
- Good battery life
- 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.
- The Motorola Moto G6 Play sells in Australia outright for $329.
Motorola Moto G6 Play specs
Power, storage and battery
|Display size||5.7 inches|
|Pixels per inch (PPI)||282|
|Rear camera megapixels||13MP|
|Rear camera aperture size||f/2.0|
|Front camera megapixels||8MP|
|Front camera aperture size|
|Dimensions||154.4mm x 72.2mm x 9mm|
|Network category speed||Category 4|
|Operating system||Android 8|
|External storage support||Up to 128GB|
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