Motorola Moto G6 Play review: Plans | Pricing | Specs

Motorola Moto G6 Play

Motorola Moto G6 Play
  • Display

    5.7 inches

    1440 x 720

  • 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

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
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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