We are here today to take a look at the brand-new Motorola Moto G6! I’ve had the phone for about two weeks now and have used it constantly! I’ve enjoyed using the phone, but it does have a few drawbacks. Let’s dive in and cover what it is I like as well as the things I don’t like about the phone.
The Moto G6 is a budget device that goes for about $250. Typically, in that price range, you see a lot of lower-end specs. Although the Moto G6 isn’t going to outperform the latest Pixel or Samsung devices, it does a great job of holding its own.
The Moto G6 comes with a glass body around an aluminum frame. It has a 5.7-inch IPS LCD display with a resolution of 1080×2160 and an 18:9 aspect ratio. It comes with an octa-core 1.8 GHz, Qualcomm Snapdragon SDM450. The phone comes with 32GB of storage and 3GB of RAM. In some areas, there is also a 64GB of storage and 4GB of RAM variant. And topping it all off is a 3,000 mAh battery.
Now that’s the specs, so what is it we like about the Moto G6?
The first and biggest thing is the price. Nowadays, it is getting harder and harder to find a true budget device. Everybody is so caught up in offering the best-looking, the fastest, and the most spec-heavy devices, that they forget that not everyone can afford them. Some people don’t even want or need devices with the greatest specs. Moto was able to give us a good quality device with a premium look and feel. And the best part? They managed to do it for $250. You can’t go wrong with a price tag like that!
The second thing is the look and feel of the device. The G6 looks like a super-premium phone and has an awesome design. I love the feel of it in the hand and I like the look of it even more! Motorola managed to squeeze the screen in and give you a decent sized display without making it so big that you’re having to stretch to use the phone. That look and feel extends beyond the physical, the look and feel of the software is also great. It doesn’t feel like a budget phone when you are using it, and the mostly stock Android leaves a great impression. Going back to our Number one favorite thing, the Moto G6 looks and feels like it should cost a lot more than it does!
The third thing would be the water-resistant coating. Now to be clear, there is no official IP rating for the Moto G6. However, Motorola has indicated that it has a water-resistant coating. Basically, Motorola gave us a little assurance that it can withstand some water exposure but they are covering their butts and not giving an official resistance rating to avoid any potential warranty claims or lawsuits. I wouldn’t recommend dunking your G6 in the water, but it is reassuring to know that there is at least some level of protection there.
Now the next big question, what was it that I didn’t like about the Moto G6? There were really only two things.
The first thing I didn’t like about the Moto G6 was the battery life. Motorola says it can get you through a whole day with the 3,000 mAh battery. I found that on a day with moderate usage I was able to get 10-12 hours of battery life. In most cases that would be enough but with similar usage on other devices I tend to get slightly better battery life. Most regular users won’t have a problem here but heavy users will definitely want to carry a spare charger or battery bank with them.
The second thing I disliked about the Moto G6 is actually something I also liked about it. The whole time I was using the G6 I was worried that I would drop it. It looks like a premium device and it is just as slick as a premium device. Fortunately, Tudia makes two awesome cases for the G6 that gave me the comfort and reassurance that I needed when I was using the phone. We’ll have links in the video description down below where you can check out their available options.
All in all, the Moto G6 is a solid device that impressed me. It isn’t going to outwork a Razer Phone, it won’t take better pictures than a Pixel or Pixel 2. But what it will do is save you a TON of money and it will handle just about everything you can throw at it.
Do I recommend getting the G6? If you are looking for a budget device that offers decent features, a quality experience, and a premium look, then yes! Get the Moto G6! Order it here: https://amzn.to/2I0Pcvq
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Roy likes to dabble in all things Android and contributes everywhere he can. He owns the site rwilco12.com and its accompanying forum, he develops his own apps and ROM’s, is a Moderator and Recognized Developer on XDA-Developers.com and is the VP of Public Relations for AndroidFileHost.com.