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MOTO G6 Review : A ‘Motovating’ Act

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Though there are no IP rating here, the device does come with water repellent coating which should protect the phone from minor water spills.

 

 

DESIGN

Moto G6 is the first G-series smartphone to sports 18:9 display ratio. The device is targeted to compete with the Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro. It comes with glass both on front and back offering it a premium look. The curved back rest perfectly in your palm. Though the device features an 18:9 aspect ratio, there is a thick bezel at the bottom due to the placement of fingerprint sensor. The Moto G6 weighs just 167 grams with 8.3mm thickness. On the negative side, the camera housing has a bump making it prone to dust and scratches. Though there are no IP rating here, the device does come with water repellent coating which should protect the phone from minor water spills.

PERFORMANCE

Inside the Moto G6 is a Qualcomm Snapdragon 450 processor paired with 3GB RAM and 32GB of internal storage. The Snapdragon 450 is a new chipset based on 14nm finfet technology running at 1.8GHz. The device performs well throughout our testing including some demanding games like PUBG at medium settings. Talking about days to day performance, the device runs smoothly thanks to the optimized close to stock Android 8.1 Oreo. The phone does come with gesture control similar to iPhone X, but we still end up using traditional on-screen navigation controls. Battery life is good compared to the previous generation Moto G series. The device is packed with 3,000mAh battery and last a day with moderate usage. There is an addition of Dolby audio technology that provides custom EQ and different sound profiles.

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Camera

The Moto G6 sports dual camera setup along with dual LED flash. Looking at the camera feels like a smiley stuck on the back of the phone. The Moto G6 comes with 12-megapixel and 5-megapixel sensor. The secondary camera sensor doesn’t add a zoom or wide angle capabilities, but it helps to capture depth in the photo resulting in portrait or bokeh shots. The picture output from the Moto G6 is average in daylight, but it gets a bit worse in a low-light situation. It is mandatory to use flash to capture sharp noise-free images in low-light. For video, the Moto lacks 4K recording capability but it does capture 1080p at 60fps.

Price: ₹ 13,999/-
Rating: 80/100

SPECS

  • 5.7-inch IPS full HD+(1080×2160 pixel) display
  • Dual camera: 12MP + 5MP
  • 16MP front camera
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 450 chipset
  • 3GB RAM
  • 32GB internal storage
  • 3000 mAh battery

 

Pair it up with

Sennheiser PCX 500

Sennheiser PCX 500

 

Verdict

Overall, the Moto G6 is a worthy competitor to budget dominant Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 pro. The G6 ticks all the right box that we expect from a budget smartphone.

 

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