The Motorola Moto G have become best-selling mobile phones year after year. Its value for money has made users loyal to the brand. The last model in this successful range was the Motorola Moto G6, available in three versions: Moto G6 Play, Moto G6 and Moto G6 Plus. Today we want to talk about the cheapest version. The Motorola Moto G6 Play, a mobile with a 5.7-inch screen and a huge 4,000 milliamp battery .
It also has a fast focus camera and 13 megapixel resolution. Also with a fingerprint reader, an eight-core processor and 3 GB of RAM. All controlled by Android 8.0 Oreo. A balanced terminal with an official price of 200 euros . We are going to review its characteristics in depth.
Motorola Moto G6 Play data sheet
|screen||5.7 inch IPS panel, HD + 720p resolution, 18: 9 aspect|
|Main chamber||13 MP, PDAF autofocus, f / 2.0, 1080p 30fps video|
|Camera for selfies||8 MP|
|Internal memory||32 GB|
|Extension||MicroSD up to 128GB|
|Processor and RAM||Snapdragon 430 (1.4 GHz eight cores and 450 MHz Adreno 505 GPU), 3 GB RAM|
|Battery||4,000 mAh, TurboPower charger|
|Operating system||Android 8.0 Oreo|
|Connections||4G LTE, WiFi 802.11na 2.4 GHz, Bluetooth 4.2, NFC, Micro USB|
|Design||Glass polymer, colors: dark indigo and silver|
|Dimensions||154.4 x 72.2 x 9 mm, 175 grams|
|Featured Features||Fingerprint reader|
Classic design from the Moto G range
The Motorola Moto G6 Play inherits the design of its older brothers, but changes materials. Specifically, we have a back made of “Polymer glass” , that is to say, a shiny plastic. It is a more resistant material than glass, but less premium.
In addition to the brand logo, on the back we have the usual circle that encompasses the camera. This stands out quite a bit from the case, as we have already seen in other models in the range.
The front also sports a classic design, with reduced frames but still quite striking . Even more so when they are not very useful, especially the lower frame that only has the brand logo. The fingerprint reader is located at the rear.
The full dimensions of the Motorola Moto G6 Play are 154.4 x 72.2 x 9 millimeters , so this is not a particularly small mobile. Its weight is 175 grams, a figure to take into account, although it provides solidity and robustness. It is available in two colors: dark indigo (black) and silver .
Correct technical set
The Motorola Moto G6 Play is equipped with a very common technical set in the mid-range. We have a Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 processor . This chip has eight cores running at 1.4 GHz and an Adreno 505 GPU at 450 MHz.
This processor is accompanied by 3 GB of RAM and 32 GB of internal storage . A capacity that we can expand using a MicroSD card that can be up to 128 GB.
As for the screen, we have a 5.7-inch IPS panel . This, as usual in low-mid-range terminals, has HD + 720p resolution. The screen has an 18: 9 aspect ratio and has some cool features, like Moto Display and Night Mode. The first allows you to preview notifications quickly and easily without unlocking the phone. We'll just have to tap it to see what's new.
Single sensor camera
The photographic section is solved with a rear camera with a simple sensor. This offers a resolution of 13 megapixels and an aperture f / 2.0 . On the other hand, it is equipped with a phase detection autofocus system (PDAF) and is capable of recording video with 1080p resolution at 30fps.
In addition, the Motorola Moto G6 Play has a function that automatically takes several photos and recommends the best one for us to save . This way we will always obtain the best photographs of any situation. We also have the usual Panoramic Mode and a Manual Mode, with which we will have greater control over the shot.
As for the camera for selfies, it includes an 8 megapixel front sensor . It is accompanied by an LED flash that will allow us to take selfies in low light conditions. In addition, it has Beautification Mode and also Manual Mode, something very unusual in front cameras. In addition, this sensor is also capable of recording video with 1080p resolution at 30fps.
But without a doubt one of the best features of the Motorola Moto G6 Play is its autonomy. It has a battery of no less than 4,000 milliamps . According to manufacturer figures, it lasts up to 32 hours on a single charge.
And when the time comes to charge the mobile, we will have Motorola's Turbopower technology . This offers us several hours of energy with only a few minutes of charging.
The technical set is completed by a sound system composed of a front speaker with Dolby Audio technology , two microphones, a 3.5 mm headphone jack and the incorporation of FM Radio.
The Motorola Moto G6 Play arrives with Android 8.0 Oreo installed . But Motorola always has some exclusive functions that allow us to enjoy the terminal more.
For example, we can place the phone face down so that the "Do not disturb" mode is activated. Or tap down twice to turn on the flashlight. We can even make the camera activate just by turning the wrist. The Motorola Moto G6 Play has several " moto experiences " that make the day-to-day use of the mobile phone much easier.
Price and availability
In short, we are facing a very interesting terminal for those seeking balance . We have a 5.7-inch notchless screen, a processor powerful enough for day-to-day use, and a camera that does the job.
And we do not forget one of its strongest points, a large 4,000 milliamp battery. In addition, it comes equipped with Android 8.0 Oreo and the commented extras that Motorola always adds.
The Motorola Moto G6 Play has already been on sale for a few months in Spain with an official price of 200 euros . A price that, if we search well, we can find something discounted in some well-known online stores.