I’m here today to tell you about my experience with the Moto G6 Plus. I’ve had the device now for about a month. I’ve been mostly impressed with the device but I do have a few big disappointments that will keep me from using it as my primary device.
The Moto G6 Plus is the bigger version of the Moto G6. But it’s not just bigger, in a lot of ways, it is also better. The Moto G6 Plus comes with a fancy looking glass body around an aluminum frame. The display is a 5.9-inch IPS LCD display with a resolution of 1080×2160 and an 18:9 aspect ratio. It ships with a Qualcomm SDM630 Snapdragon 630 Octacore processor that clocks in at up to 2.2GHz. For storage and memory, there are two different configurations. You can either get it with 4GB of memory and 64GB of storage. Or you can get it with 6GB of memory and 128GB of storage. If that’s not enough storage space for you, both configurations also offer SD card support.
Typically when I do these reviews I like to go over the things that I like before I get into the dislikes. However, in this case, I’m going to be mixing it up, and for good reason! I really like the Moto G6 Plus and based off my experience using it, I had a very hard time coming up with a list of things I didn’t like!
There were really only two things I didn’t like and the first and biggest thing is that I can’t use it! I live in the US. Motorola has said that the Moto G6 Plus will not officially be released here. Because they have no plans of releasing it here, they didn’t include the necessary band support for it to work on carriers here in the US. With the Moto G6 they made it so it would work on literally every carrier! Nobody does that except Google and Apple! Most manufacturers will make a device either work with one or maybe two carriers. I was super excited and hoped that the G6 Plus would be the same. Unfortunately, it wasn’t. I was able to use it for voice and texting, but I was limited to very slow data speeds. It regularly lost both data and voice access when I used it out and about. I really like the G6 Plus and would be willing to use it more if it came with the band support that I needed.
Beyond that, my only other complaint was the camera bump. The camera bump on the G6 bothered me, but it seems to me that the G6 Plus’s bump is a bit bigger and it just feels awkward when I’m using it. Not to mention it looks like a creepy face…
As far as the things I liked about the phone? There was a lot! I loved the screen size, I loved the call quality, I loved the responsiveness, and the mostly stock Android (with the few enhancements Motorola snuck in for us). I love that it comes with USB-C and a headphone jack! The battery life is much improved over the G6 and I love the affordability of the phone!
All in all, there’s really not a lot to dislike about the G6 Plus. It is a solid device that looks amazing. It both looks and feels like it should cost more than it does. If Motorola would release a US version, I would definitely be purchasing it and using it. Until then, I’ll have to stick with the Moto G6.
To make a long story short, do I recommend the G6 Plus? Yes, but only if you’re living somewhere outside the United States. If you live outside the US, jump on it! This phone is awesome! If you live in the US and want to try out the Moto G6 line, check out our review of the Moto G6 here: Is Motorola’s Moto G6 Worth $250?
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.