Motorola's largest G series phone isn't just blessed with a large screen but also with the best performance and a new appealing style. You've got plenty of choices in the mid-range, but the Moto G6 Plus stands out as a worthy contender.
- 18:9 display
- Good application performance
- New glass design looks great at this size
- Dual SIM plus microSD expansion
- Ordinary camera
- A big slippery handset
- No water resistance
When did the Moto G6 Plus come out? Announced late April 2018, launched June 2018.
What’s new about the Moto G6 Plus Snapdragon 630, dual cameras, 18:9 display.
How much does the Moto G6 Plus cost? $499.
The Moto G6 Plus brings heavy value with its large display and impressive performance.
The Moto G6 Plus is effectively Motorola's 2018 "flagship" phone here in Australia.
Sure, Motorola still sells the Moto Z series phones and their intriguing Moto Mods, but the most up-to-date model we have here in Australia is the Moto Z2 Play and that's more than a year old at the time of writing.
We never saw the Moto Z2 Force and there's no news around the Moto Z3 Play showing up Down Under either. The Moto X4 is sold locally, but it has a lot less presence than the G series phones, which are the ones people buy in large quantities.
All of this puts a lot of weight onto Motorola's more affordably priced handsets and especially the well-regarded Moto G series phones. Thankfully, while it's not an extraordinary evolution of the Moto G concept, the Moto G6 Plus is a solid and reliable handset that outperforms its siblings for the most part.
- Pleasing 18:9 display.
- Dual SIM as well as microSD, rather than instead of.
- Solid but unspectacular camera performance.
- Snapdragon 630 delivers solid results.
- Simple actions work well, but this isn't Android One.
- Sadly no water resistance.
- A great balance of battery life and performance.
- USB-C isn't common in the mid-range space yet.
- A good phone, but more of the same from Moto, rather than something innovative.
Pricing and availability
Motorola Moto G6 Plus
Motorola's bigger Moto 6
The Motorola Moto G6 Plus gives you a lot of screen for a relatively modest price.
- The Motorola Moto G6 Plus sells in Australia outright for $499.
|Display size (inches)||5.9|
|Display resolution (pixels)||2180 x 1080|
|Pixels per inch (PPI)||409|
|Battery size (mAh)||3,200|
|Rear camera (1) resolution||12|
|Rear camera (1) aperture||f/1.7|
|Rear camera (2) resolution||5|
|Rear camera (2) aperture||f/2.2|
|Rear camera (3) resolution|
|Rear camera (3) aperture|
|Front camera (1) resolution||16|
|Front camera (1) aperture||f/2.2|
|Front camera (2) resolution|
|Front camera (2) aperture|
|Network category speed||Category 6|
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