Hey Everyone! We are here today to take a look at the Moto G6 Play! We’ve already looked at the Moto G6 and the G6 Plus, and we had a lot of good things to say about both of them. So when we had the opportunity to try out the G6 Play, we jumped at it!
The G6 line is a budget line with the G6 Play being the cheapest of the bunch. As it is the cheapest of them, you can’t get this phone and expect to get all the bells and whistles that you do with the other two, more expensive devices. The phone is a great budget phone and will meet your basic needs.
The G6 Play isn’t going to be the most stellar device out there. It only costs $200 USD and at that price, you can’t expect to get the whole kit and kaboodle. The G6 Play does have two great things going for it that make it a device that is at least worth checking out.
The first big thing is the battery size. The G6 Play comes with a 4,000 mAh battery. Most flagship devices come with significantly smaller batteries and much higher energy demands. The G6 Play has decent specs but doesn’t overdo it, so you will get a lot of battery life out of it. I’ve had it last for a full day with moderate to heavy usage without any issue!
The second big thing is the price. For $200 you are getting a 5.7-inch IPS LCD display with a resolution of 720×1440, a Qualcomm MSM8920 Snapdragon 427 quad-core processor (or a MSM8937 Snapdragon 430 Octacore processor outside of the US), and either 2GB of RAM with 16GB of storage or 3GB of RAM with 32GB of storage. They aren’t the best specs in the world, but they are better than what you get with a lot of other $200 phones!
As far as things I didn’t like? There really weren’t any big things that jumped out at me. There are definitely a few trade-offs because of the lower price, but nothing that makes the device unusable.
Now would I recommend you get the device? That’s a harder question for me to answer. Typically, I would say to go for it! The G6 Play is an awesome device and at $200 it isn’t a bad purchase. However, I struggle to completely recommend it because for just $50 you can get the much better Moto G6. The only advantage the G6 Play has over the G6 is the bigger battery. That extra $50 for the G6 gets you even and delivers more bang for your buck. So would I get the G6 Play? Probably not, I would wait until I had the extra $50 and buy the G6. But if that isn’t an option, the G6 Play is still a great device and I would jump at it!
Be sure to also check out our reviews of the Moto G6 and the G6 Plus to decide which of the G6 line is the right phone for you.
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