Motorola Moto G6 Play review

18 May 2018
Few brands can boast such a monumental legacy as Motorola - one of the original forefathers and titans on the mobile scene. And it's not just the brick-like phones of the past that contribute to this special status either. You only need to turn the clock back five years or so from now to see the original Moto G at the forefront of a budget smartphone revolution.

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  • amc

Just got the G6 Play, having problems with trying to switch it off. Every time I choose 'Power Off' it looks like it is switching off but then powers back up again. Any suggestions?

I am i terested to know what bitrate is the video recording...256kbps or 320kbps?

And what is the maximum brightness is the phone capable of?

Why will someone buy this device with such low specs for such a high price and when you already know lenovo is going to destroy it with their updates.

  • Anonymous

Very generous with its thickness. Next.

  • Anonymous

Anonymous, 20 May 2018The way that motorola should have done things Moto G 6 play :... moreMoto g6 plus is excellent camera is very fast photos are excellent sound & earpiece are all excellent I have yet to find any fault with this phone I was told Nokia is no match for it they have terrible sound and photo's are not as good as the photo's don't come out as nice as Moto g6 plus Moto have done an excellent job with the improvements on the g6 plus

  • Anonymous

Steve Dojobs, 19 May 2018I thing I like about Motorola is their design. They do not follo... moreMotorola has patent more gan apple and samsung combine.
G6p has QC 15w, S9 only 10w, iphone X QC 12w.
Excellent for ¼ the price

  • Anonymous

The way that motorola should have done things

Moto G 6 play : snapdragon 450
Moto G 6: snapdragon 630
Mtoo G 6 Plus : snapdragon 660.

I would rather go for the g5s. This one achieves the same batery endurance as per say a regular phone with 3300mah batery phone with efficiency processor like a 625 for instance.

Honestly not only is hard to recommend as the only viable option is the the G6 plus when price goes down. But Motorola will launch the improved S line sis months later.... So.... For now, it s best to wait or look elsewhere.

Go for the Nokia 6 2018

  • Anonymous

Xhxhyy, 20 May 2018The problem in this 2018 Moto G line-ups is too much chipset var... moreThe 450 isn't that bad its nearly a 625 and the new 460 (whenever that comes out) will be a budget game changer. A 400 chipset is fine as these are budget entry phones, not midrangers, but people don't want to see older 400 chipsets being recycled - 430/435 are about 2+ years old - they have to be the new ones.

  • Xhxhyy

The problem in this 2018 Moto G line-ups is too much chipset variant Motorola use. From a merely QSD 425 to QSD 630. They should ditch QSD 4xx from Moto G line-ups. It's just horrible chipset.

  • Anonymous

SohailSays, 19 May 2018Moto G1, G2, X-Series, Play-Series before Lenovo acquired Moto w... moreThey didn't sale themself to Lenovo, Google sold Motorola to Lenovo because Google bought Moto purely for their patents (they sold Moto to Lenovo without any patents)

Stupid price for a mediocre phone. Remember when the moto g4 came out at $200? That was a decent phone at a decent price. So now that Moto has greater competition than ever before, they present a worse offering...? No one should Ever consider this over the 7x/Mate Se. This year's lineup's pricing is a huge miss in a year they absolutely needed a home run :(

SohailSays, 19 May 2018Moto G1, G2, X-Series, Play-Series before Lenovo acquired Moto w... moreHahahaha nice one Sohail, "effed up". Here, have a upvote xD

Moto G1, G2, X-Series, Play-Series before Lenovo acquired Moto were the best ones. I still have no idea why did Motorola sold themselves to Lenovo?! They had all the A to Z to gain the customers. I still miss those days. Say it with me. "Lenovo effed up Moto!"

  • Steve Dojobs

I thing I like about Motorola is their design. They do not follow Apple design.

  • Nono

One note.... the specifications are bad, the G6 play doesn't have a 4/64Gb version, only 2-16Gb and 3-32Gb variants.

Too many flaws. The competitors at that price range simply are a lot better. The Realme 1, the Redmi Note 5, the Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1 and if you spend a bit more the Redmi Note 5 Pro, the Nubia Z18 mini, the Nokia X6, etc.

  • hello hoto

Wow great battery life.
Hello MOTO

  • Anonymous

How many would like to but moto phones nowadays?

  • Anonymous

I hate to say but the bottom chin of the phone is ugly its not proportionate and its ridiculously bigger than the top bezel.

AnonD-624653, 18 May 2018Me too. Mine is the Moto Z Play and everything below 100h is a m... moreThe standby rate on Moto nowadays is a no no.

  • AnonD-624653

Dave Granger, 18 May 2018Am I the only one who goes straight to the battery test on these... moreMe too. Mine is the Moto Z Play and everything below 100h is a meh, the G6 Play has a 4.000 mAh battery and has only a rating of 92h????