Motorola Moto G6: High on tech, low on cost

Motorola’s latest Moto smartphone has hit the market, and it’s a definite winner.

Review: Motorola’s Moto G6

On the hunt for a smartphone that doesn’t skimp on quality, but also won’t break the bank? Motorola has just released their latest budget smartphone – the Moto G6. While it may not be one of the flashier smartphones, it’ll reliably and comfortably do the job.

Looks-wise, you’d be forgiven for thinking it cost more than it does, thanks to its sleek, all glass design. The smartphone’s 5.7-inch screen is larger than previous Moto models. Also featuring a front and rear-facing camera, front fingerprint sensor and 32GB internal memory, the Moto G6 is a great choice for those who want a no-nonsense, dependable smartphone. Importantly, its battery charges more quickly and lasts longer than many other brands’ smartphones at this price point.

There are, however, a few drawbacks with the Moto G6: it has no water resistance, the fingerprint sensor can be tetchy and the battery life isn’t as good as other Motorola models.

But, at $399 outright, one can’t really complain. Especially when the latest Apple iPhone is retailing for $1499 and Samsung Galaxy for $1400.

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Have you ever bought a Motorola Moto model? What did you think? Is there any other budget smartphone that you’d recommend?



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    23rd Jul 2018
    Peoples, let me offer you a far better solution - buy an ANDROID ONE phone ( Best buy here is the new NOKIA 6.1 (2018) model, $349 from Kogan. I've just bought two of these and they are absolutely fantastic mid range phones - 4Gb/64GB memory. Chase up some of the online reviews. Phones in the Android One programme are guaranteed O/S updates for at least 2 years, other security etc updates for at least 3 years. So we'll get Android 9 and Android 10. DO NOT buy a non Android One phone, you will never get updates for it. Samsung are the absolute worst for this, and Motorola have now joined the list of bad actors for updating their products. There is a Motorola phone in the Android One list - Motorola Moto X4, it's a bit more expensive at $429 from Kogan.
    23rd Jul 2018
    I bought a Moto G3 a few years ago and it has been terrific. It meets all my telephone and broadband needs which are modest. I would buy another.
    I recommend that you Google search "Moto G6 reviews" and see all the 4 - 5 star reviews.
    23rd Jul 2018
    The phone I have replaced is a Moto G3 running Android 6.0.1, and I have been very happy with it EXCEPT there have been no Android O/S upgrades and now, after 2.3 years, the battery is only lasting till about 5pm each day. I must confess that I am a bit of a tech nutter and must have the latest software upgrades.
    23rd Jul 2018
    I bought a Motorola G4 3 years ago from Office Works and it has been great on the whole. Two problems I have encountered: I have not been able to find a case for it easily and second: it rings only 3 times and nothing I have tried makes it ring longer. This is hard as I have to rush to pick it up sometimes.
    23rd Jul 2018
    Did you look on eBay for a case ? There's heaps there.

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