Motorola Moto G6 Play review: Plans | Pricing | Specs

Motorola Moto G6 Play

Motorola Moto G6 Play
  • Display

    5.7 inches

  • Storage


  • Battery size

    4,000 mAh

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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.

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.


  • 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

Battery life

  • 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



Physical dimensions


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
Dimensions 154.4mm x 72.2mm x 9mm
Weight 175g
Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n
Network category speed Category 4
Processor MSM8937
Operating system Android 8
Internal storage


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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