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Our Moto G6 review: the best Motorola phone around

Moto G6 review
Motorola is killing it with budget phones that don’t sacrifice on specs. Just a few years ago it didn’t seem possible that you could get a quality phone in the sub $500 range, nevermind the sub $300 range.

Enter Moto G6, the latest in Moto’s G series. Moto G6 has it all: flashy cameras, a beautiful screen, an all-glass design and a price that can’t be beat. It’s just $249 in the Ting Shop.

Moto G6 has all the high-end feel and functionality and feel we’ve come to expect from Moto’s G series, with a few new features that make it a true step up from Moto G5. This Motorola smartphone review will fill you in on everything you need to know about Moto G6 and help you decide if its the phone for you.

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Moto G6 specs

In this Moto G6 review, we’ll take a closer look at specs and find out what really sets this phone apart from earlier G series models.

Moto G6 display and body

Following suit with its contemporaries, Moto G6 has adopted a longer display with a 2:1 (18:9) screen aspect ratio. It’s 5.7-inch full HD+ 1080p resolution. In terms of size, you’re right in the sweet spot. Not too big, not too small, and frankly, at $249, it’s the all-around best since the Moto G5 before it.

The body of the G6 is enclosed in a Gorilla Glass wrap. This is a nice upgrade from the metal G5 body, and gives the phone a higher end look and feel. It’s a pretty solid touch on a phone in the sub-300 range, and typically at this price point, you’re looking at a metal enclosure at best.

The back is a 3D glass and the phone has a water-repellent nanocoating, inside and out. Oh, and it comes with a headphone jack if you like that kind of thing.

Moto G6 camera

Moto G6 has a main 12 MP camera and a 5 MP selfie camera. Moto G6’s cameras are truly built for 2018, with the ability to take time-lapse videos, photograph wide-angle selfies and use face filters. The camera is a general upgrade from the G5 and comes with a smart camera system that recognizes your face as well as objects and landmarks.

Moto G6 battery

Moto G6 comes with an all-day 3000 mAh battery. You also get TurboPower charging, which means you can plug your phone in for just a few minutes and get hours of power.

We’ve seen solid, long-lasting battery life on all the latest Moto phones, and there’s no reason to think the Moto G6 will be any different.

What do we think? Our Moto G6 review

Overall, the Moto G6 presents beautifully in every way. It’s perfect for everyone who wants a gorgeous smartphone experience for less. The cameras are built for real life and grab solid photos. The battery will keep up with your busy days and nights. Overall though, we think the body is the real standout here, with a sleek design and fresh feel. It’s a nice touch on a phone in the sub-$300 range. We think it makes a great gift for the dad in your life and older teens and young adults.

There’s a reason why Moto’s G series is so popular. You’re pretty much guaranteed to get a great phone that can do it all. It’s not quite as budget in look and feel as the Moto E4 and all it’s really missing from the Moto Z2 Play is the ability to attach a Moto Mod.

We also love the smart features built into Moto G6, like voice control and quick gestures. It feels like phones are moving ever more towards a mashup of utility, toy and tool, and Moto G6 captures this mashup perfectly.

Moto G6 vs G5

This is a true upgrade from Moto G5. With the Moto G6 you’re getting a better back camera, a bigger battery and a glass design. You’re getting a smarter system built for modern life.

Thinking about a Moto G6 upgrade?

Everyone has a different smartphone upgrade cycle. If you’re asking yourself, should I upgrade my phone now or wait? You might want to consider Moto G6.

If your phone’s feeling a little outdated, if the camera’s just not cutting it or if you can’t go more than a couple hours on a single charge, now might be the time to take a look at what’s up in the Ting Shop.

Looking for the Moto G6 Play?

It’s coming soon to the Ting Shop. Keep an eye out on our social media and blog. You can find us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.