- Analysis by KJ David
Despite being equipped with a few high-end pros, such as a dual-lens camera that brings to mind some of the best photography-driven smartphones to date, the 2018 Motorola Moto G6 is just a middle-class smartphone overall, with its apparent lack of NFC (Near Field Communication) support , which was already considered a staple facet in this Android category when it came out, leading its cons.
Its specs also include a Qualcomm Snapdragon 450 octa-core processor clocked at 1.8GHz that sounds rather middling compared to the 2GHz (or faster) eight-core chips used by the best octa-core phones on the market. That said, its 4GB maximum RAM capacity (A version with only 3GB of RAM is also available) sounds respectable, at least relative to its other pros and cons.
The 4GB-RAM version comes with 64GB of inbuilt memory expandable by up to 128GB , while the 3GB-RAM variant settles for only 32GB of storage, although it comes with a similar external memory allowance.
Although its 8-megapixel front-facing camera is nothing special resolution-wise , the Moto G6 comes with an appetizing-enough 12- plus 5-megapixel dual rear camera equipped with a dual-LED flash . It is capable of recording 1080p videos at 60fps and is enabled for both time-lapse and slow-motion video-recording.
Up front, it touts a 5.7-inch display with an 18:9 aspect ratio and an FHD+ (2160 x 1080) resolution . It is powered by a decent 3000mAh battery that comes with Motorola's signature TurboPower technology , although its charging time and self-attributed scores were not specified as of this technical review.
Also part of its selection of pros and cons is a water-repellent p2i nano-coating that makes it more ready for accidental spills and splashes than a lot of its mid-end competitors. A full-blown rugged rating -- something along the lines of IP67/68 -- would have made it wholly waterproof, though. It also comes with three microphones , which is not something seen everyday (at the time of writing) in this market segment, and a Dolby-infused front-ported speaker. Both fingerprint and facial recognition are on board as well.
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The G6 dons a contoured glass backing met by a scratch-resistant Gorilla Glass 3 panel covering its display , with the Android 8.0 Oreo ecosystem rounding out its feature set.
Available in colors like Blush and Deep Indigo, Motorola's Moto G6 calls out to mid-range Android shoppers looking for a taste of dual-lens imaging alongside a reasonable RAM count, for multitasking.
** This phone is also known as: Motorola G6, Motorola Moto G 6th Gen
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