I have recently been overwhelmed with budget Android phones to review, in the past few days I have covered the Umidigi A1 Pro and the Alcatel 3V. Both of these phones are superb for the price, but with the £100 price point, you do have to make some sacrifices.
The Moto G6 costs from £219 SIM-free or from £20pcm with Vodafone which makes it sound expensive compared to the previous phones, but it is still about 25% of the price of many flagships, and less if you compare to the iPhone X.
The full specification of the Moto G6 includes:
- Display – 5.7 inches 1080 x 2160 pixels, 18:9 ratio with a 75.4% screen to body ratio
- OS – Android 8.0 (Oreo)
- SoC – Qualcomm SDM450 Snapdragon 450 – Octa-core 1.8 GHz Cortex-A53 – Adreno 506
- Memory – 64 GB, 4 GB RAM or 32 GB, 3 GB RAM
- Camera – Dual: 12 MP (f/1.8) + 5 MP (f/2.2), phase detection autofocus, dual-LED dual-tone flash
- Front Camera – 8 MP (f/2.2), LED flash, 1080p
- USB – 2.0, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector
- Battery – Non-removable Li-Ion 3000 mAh battery
- Extras – 3.5mm headphone jack, NFC
Design and Build
While there is nothing particularly stand out with the specification, it is a solid spec for a phone this price. I was sent the 32 GB, 3 GB RAM model but there is also a 64 GB, 4 GB RAM model exclusive to Amazon.
32GB is a good size for a budget phone, you have plenty of storage left over after you install any favourite apps. You then have the option to increase things later with micoSD.
Compared to the previous 2 phones I have reviewed, it has slightly ordinary looks, it is quite compact and has reasonably large bezels top and bottom. It has a glass back and aluminium frame which makes it a lot lighter than the Umidigi and feels much nicer in the hand than the Alcatel.
The fingerprint sensor is located on the front of the phone which is my preference, and I found it quick and responsive to unlock the phone when needed.