Motorola Moto G6 Plus review: Plans | Pricing | Specs

Quick Verdict

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.

The good

  • 18:9 display
  • Good application performance
  • New glass design looks great at this size
  • Dual SIM plus microSD expansion

The bad

  • Ordinary camera
  • A big slippery handset
  • No water resistance

Motorola Moto G6 Plus at a glance

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.

Design

  • Pleasing 18:9 display.
  • Slippery.
  • Dual SIM as well as microSD, rather than instead of.

Camera

  • Solid but unspectacular camera performance.

Performance

  • Snapdragon 630 delivers solid results.
  • Simple actions work well, but this isn't Android One.
  • Sadly no water resistance.

Battery life

  • A great balance of battery life and performance.
  • USB-C isn't common in the mid-range space yet.

Verdict

  • 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.

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  • The Motorola Moto G6 Plus sells in Australia outright for $499.
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OS Android 8
Display size (inches) 5.9
Display resolution (pixels) 2180 x 1080
Pixels per inch (PPI) 409
Processor Snapdragon 630
Height (mm) 160
Width (mm) 75.5
Depth (mm) 8
Weight (g) 167
Battery size (mAh) 3,200
Wireless charging No
Internal storage 64GB
MicroSD expansion 128GB
Fingerprint scanner Yes
RAM 4/6GB
Water resistance N/A
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
Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
Network category speed Category 6
NFC support Yes
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Updated September 22nd, 2018
Name Product Processor type Display size Display resolution Internal storage
MSM8937
5.7
1440 x 720
32GB
Motorola Moto E5
Motorola Moto E5
Snapdragon 425
5.7
1440 x 720
16GB
Snapdragon 450
5.7
2160 x 1080
32GB
Snapdragon 630
5.9
2180 x 1080
64GB
Motorola Moto X4
Motorola Moto X4
Snapdragon 630
5.2
1920 x 1080
64GB
Motorola Moto G5s Plus
Motorola Moto G5s Plus
Snapdragon 625
5.5
1920 x 1080
32GB
Motorola Moto G5s
Motorola Moto G5s
Snapdragon 430
5.2
1920 x 1080
32GB
Motorola Moto Z2 Play
Motorola Moto Z2 Play
Snapdragon 626
5.5
1920 × 1080
64GB
Motorola Moto E4
Motorola Moto E4
MT6737
5
1280 × 720
16GB
Motorola Moto C
Motorola Moto C
MTK 6737M
5
854 × 480
16GB
Motorola moto G4 Plus
Motorola moto G4 Plus
Snapdragon 617
5.5
1920 x 1080
16GB
Motorola Moto G5
Motorola Moto G5
Snapdragon 430
5
1920 x 1080
16GB
Motorola Moto G5 Plus
Motorola Moto G5 Plus
Snapdragon 625
5.2
1920 x 1080
16GB
32GB
Motorola Moto Z Play
Motorola Moto Z Play
Snapdragon 625
5.5
1920 x 1080
32GB
Motorola Moto Z
Motorola Moto Z
Snapdragon 820
5.5
2560 x 1440
64GB
Motorola Moto G4 Play
Motorola Moto G4 Play
Snapdragon 410
5
1280 × 720
16GB
Motorola Moto X Force
Motorola Moto X Force
Snapdragon 810
5.4
2560 x 1440
32GB

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