Moto G6 Series Brings Dual Cameras, Tall Screens and More

Lenovo has unveiled the Moto G6 family with 18:9 bezel-less displays and a stock Android experience. The trio comes with different hardware and surely, the top-end Moto G6 Plus comes with more powerful internals but each sibling has its own respective strengths.

Among them, Moto G6 Plus delivers the best performance and photography, Moto G6 is more towards low-end internals but does have dual cameras, and below the list comes Moto G6 Play running a moderate SoC but the largest battery in the pack.

Design & Display

Moto G6 Plus

Moto G6 Plus Front and Back

Moto G6 Plus has a 5.9-inch 18:9 display with a resolution of 1080 x 2160 pixels. The display isn’t as “bezel-less” as other phones in the market and has a screen-to-body ratio of ~74.4%. There is a Corning Gorilla glass protective layer on top, however, Lenovo has not disclosed its version.


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The design has a glass finish and the front end has a significantly large bottom bezel.  The dual rear camera set up sits on Motorola’s signature protruding circular “plateau”. It also has a splash resistance to provide protection against minimal liquid spills – present on all three variants.

Moto G6

Moto G6 Front and Back

Moto G6, the middle one, has a slightly smaller 5.7-inch display with a similar resolution of 1080 x 2160 pixels. Screen-to-body ratio is a bit higher at ~75%. The display has a protective layer of Corning Gorilla glass 3.

The design is almost identical and offers a similar aluminum frame and a rear/front glass finish.

Moto G6 Play

Moto G6 Play Design and Display

The low-end Moto G6 Play has noticeable differences when compared to its siblings and comes with a lower resolution display. Screen size is the same as Moto G6, it stretches 5.7-inches but with a lower 720 x 1440 pixel resolution. This one, too, has an unspecified version of Corning Gorilla glass on top.

For the design, its identical to its siblings but less premium. There’s no glass build and only the US version comes with the P2i water-repellent coating. One major difference is that Moto G6 Play’s fingerprint sensor is mounted on the rear instead.

Hardware & Storage

Moto G6 Plus

Inside, Moto G6 Plus packs an Octa-core Snapdragon 630 clocked at 2.2 GHz. The processor comes with either 4 or 6 GB RAM and an Adreno 508 does the graphical processing.

As for the storage, you get either 64 GB or 128 GB of internal storage, expandable via microSD by up to 256 GB.

Moto G6

Moto G6 has a moderate Snapdragon 450 with 8-cores clocked at 1.8 GHz. GPU is Adreno 506 and this one comes in either 3 or 4 GB RAM.

Storage options depend on RAM sizes – 4 GB RAM pairs with 64 GB internal storage and 3 GB RAM pairs with 32 GB internal storage. Internal storage is also expandable by up to 256 GB via dedicated microSD slot.

Moto G6 Play

The entry-level Moto G6 Play features an Octa-core Snapdragon 430 (quad-core Snapdragon 427 for the US) clocked at 1.4 GHz. GPU is Adreno 505 and 308 for the USA variant. You can get it with 2 or 3 GB RAM.

Similarly, 2 GB RAM comes with 16 GB internal storage and the 3 GB variant comes with 32 GB internal storage.

Camera & Software

Moto G6 Plus

Following industry trends, Motorola has added dual-cameras to the Moto G6 Plus, with a 12 MP (f/1.7) sensor paired with a 5 MP depth sensor. There’s PDAF, dual-tone LED Flash, and video recording up to 4K resolution at 30 FPS.

The front camera has an LED flash too and features an 8 MP lens. It can shoot videos up to a resolution of 1080p. Out of the box, ships with Android 8.0 Oreo which is completely stock and free of proprietary bloatware. This has always been a plus point for Moto G phones as stock Android is faster and consumes fewer resources.

Moto G6

Moto G6’s camera set up is almost the same as Moto G6 Plus except for a few subtle differences. There’s a similar 12 MP (f/1.8) + 5 MP set up on the rear with PDAF and dual-tone flash. Unlike Moto G6 Plus, Moto G6 can only record videos up to 1080p at either 30 or 60 FPS.

Selfie camera is the same 8 MP lens with a LED flash and can record 1080p videos. On the software end, the trio has the same Android 8.0 Oreo with no bloatware.

Moto G6 Play

The entry-level sibling does not have a dual cam set up and houses a singular 13 MP (f/2.0) shooter on the rear. It has PDAF and LED flash. It can only shoot 1080p videos at 30 FPS only.

The front camera is the same 8 MP shooter just like its siblings. Do note that the US variant has a 5 MP lens instead. The built-in software is Android 8.0 Oreo with no inherent layer on top

Battery, Price, & Availability

Moto G6 Plus

The high-spec Moto G6 Plus has a non-removable 3,200 mAh battery chargeable via USB Type-C. Fast charging is present.

It has a price tag of €300 (around $300 in US) and will soon be available in Gold or Indigo colors.

Moto G6

This one packs a 3,000 mAh battery also chargeable via Type-C 1.0. It also gets fast charging and the battery is non-removable.

Moto G6 costs €250 (around $250 in US) and comes in Deep Indigo, Silver, Blush, and Black colors.

Moto G6 Play

Though most of its hardware is low-end, Moto G6 Play has a massive 4,000 mAh battery and is focused more towards battery life. It also gets 10W fast charging but does not have a USB Type-C port.

It has a price tag of €200 (around $200 in US) and has color options of either Deep Indigo, Flash Gray, and Gold.

Moto G6 Plus Specifications

  • CPU: Octa-core 2.2 GHz Cortex A53
  • GPU: Adreno 508
  • Chipset: Qualcomm Snapdragon 630
  • OS: Android 8.0 Oreo – stock
  • Networks: 2G, 3G, 4G LTE; Dual SIM
  • Design:
    • Dimensions: 160 x 75.5 x 8 mm
    • Weight: 167 g
  • Display:
    • 5.9″ with Full HD+ IPS LCD (1080 x 2160) resolution (~409 PPI)
  • Memory:
    • RAM: 4/6 GB
    • Internal: 64/128 GB
    • Card slot: yes, by up to 256 GB (dedicated)
  • Camera:
    • Primary: 12 MP (f/1.7) + 5 MP, PDAF, dual-LED dual-tone flash, [email protected]
    • Secondary: 8 MP, LED flash, 1080p
  • Connectivity: LTE, USB-C, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi ac, GPS, fingerprint scanner (front), NFC
  • Battery: 3,200 mAh
  • Price: €300/around $300

Moto G6 Specifications

  • CPU: Octa-core 1.8 GHz Cortex A53
  • GPU: Adreno 506
  • Chipset: Qualcomm Snapdragon 450
  • OS: Android 8.0 Oreo – stock
  • Networks: 2G, 3G, 4G LTE; Dual SIM
  • Design:
    • Dimensions: 153.8 x 72.3 x 8.3 mm
    • Weight: 167 g
  • Display:
    • 5.7″ with Full HD+ IPS LCD (1080 x 2160) resolution (~424 PPI)
  • Memory:
    • RAM: 3/4 GB
    • Internal: 32/64 GB
    • Card slot: yes, by up to 256 GB (dedicated)
  • Camera:
    • Primary: 12 MP (f/1.8) + 5 MP, PDAF, dual-LED dual-tone flash, [email protected]/30fps
    • Secondary: 8 MP, LED flash, 1080p
  • Connectivity: LTE, USB-C, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi ac, GPS, fingerprint scanner (front), NFC
  • Battery: 3,000 mAh
  • Price: €250/around $250

Moto G6 Play Specifications

  • CPU: Octa-core 1.4 GHz Cortex A53
  • GPU: Adreno 505
  • Chipset: Qualcomm Snapdragon 430
  • OS: Android 8.0 Oreo – stock
  • Networks: 2G, 3G, 4G LTE; Dual SIM
  • Design:
    • Dimensions: 154.4 x 72.2 x 9 mm
    • Weight: 175 g
  • Display:
    • 5.7″ with HD+ IPS LCD (720 x 1440) resolution (~282 PPI)
  • Memory:
    • RAM: 2/3 GB
    • Internal: 16/32 GB
    • Card slot: yes, by up to 256 GB (dedicated)
  • Camera:
    • Primary: 13 MP (f/2.0), PDAF, LED Flash, [email protected]
    • Secondary: 8 MP, LED flash, 1080p
  • Connectivity: LTE, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi ac, GPS, fingerprint scanner (rear), NFC
  • Battery: 4,000 mAh
  • Price:  €200/around $200


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