- Analysis by KJ David
It may be called the Motorola Moto E6 Play, but this entry-level smartphone does not give users that much to work with in terms of technical features. For one, it runs on a quad-core-only MediaTek MT6739 1.5GHz processor , despite octa-core-powered smartphones being all the rage around the time we were reviewing its mix of pros and cons. Joining its CPU is a mere 2GB RAM and no more than 32GB of on-board memory , the latter at least being accompanied by an up-to-256GB microSD card slot. Also note that this phone does not support Near Field Communication or NFC , which we find rather awkward for something that was announced in 2019 Q4, considering that NFC was all but a standard Android phone facet when it hit the market.
Despite those hardware cons, the E6 Play packs a 3000mAh battery , which sounds somewhat favorable, at least compared to the 2500mAh-only power caps offered by a few older models. If you're looking for a LINK full-blown big-battery smartphone, though, look no further than the ones listed here on Phonerated.
Also part of its list of specs is the combination of a fingerprint scanner and a facial authentication system for security. It touts a 5.5-inch IPS display that even though does not sound like that big of a deal with its 1440 x 720 definition , brings to mind some full-fledged phablets with its wide 18:9 aspect ratio -- a lot of its low-end rivals stick to 16:9 displays only.
This Moto E model has no bells and whistles when it comes to photography, touting a typical (in this price group) 13-megapixel with Google Lens integration and phase-detection autofocus (PDAF) leading the way. Up front, it sports a sub-par 5-megapixel-only front-facing cam for selfies -- even 8-megapixel front cams were no longer that impressive when we were writing this. It is coated in either Steel Black or Ocean Blue and it runs on Android 9.0 Pie out of the box.
So, with the kind of pros and cons that it offers, the Moto E6 Play could fit the bill for those in search of a starter-class smartphone.
** This phone is also known as: Motorola E6 Play, Motorola Moto E Play Gen 6
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