Moto G6 Play Specs and Price

Moto G6 Play

The Moto G6 Play smartphone is the Lite version of the Moto G6 and G6 Plus. However, this affordable offering has quite a number of decent features including an improved battery capacity.

You get some premium features like a fingerprint sensor, a nice 18:9 aspect ratio and very impressive glass build.

Moto G6 Play Key Specs and Features

  • 5.7-inch, IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 1440 X 730 pixels (282 ppi)
  • Octa-core Qualcomm MSM8937 Snapdragon 430 with 2GB/3GB RAM
  • 16GB/32GB built-in storage, up to 256GB with a memory card
  • 13MP rear camera and an 8MP front camera
  • 4G LTE
  • Fingerprint sensor (rear)
  • 4, 000mAh non removable Li-ion battery

Design and Display

There’s not much of a difference in the design in comparison to the others, with just about the same glass and metallic frame build has the Moto G6 Plus and G6. It also shimmers when it catches the light but is quite a smudge magnet, which, by, the way is quite easy to clean off. Some noticeable differences, however, is the repositioning of the fingerprint sensor to the rear and the switch up of a dual rear camera for a single one.

One of the evident changes in the smartphone’s look compared to the others is the display featured on the Moto G6 Play. Armed with only an HD+ IPS panel viewing angle is not really good and could have some issues in sunlight. At 5.7-inch the same size as the Moto G6, the pixel density is 282 ppi and also comes with Corning Gorilla Glass protection.

Battery and Camera

The Moto G6 is powered on by an impressive 4, 000mAh battery which also has fast charge capability but through a MicroUSB port. With this, the smartphone should be on through the day even on fairly intensive usage.

The dual camera set up had been dumped coming to the Moto G6 Play with just a single camera on both ends. Up front the smartphone retains an 8MP front camera also with flash incase there is low light. Going to the rear side, the smartphone has an 8MP camera also equipped with a dual LED flash.

Hardware and Software

Compromises are also noticed in the hardware section with a slightly lesser Qualcomm chipset in play. This means we have an Octa-core Qualcomm MSM8937 Snapdragon 430 SoC with a max frequency of 1.4GHz and an Adreno 505 GPU in charge of graphics.

You would also get a 2GB RAM along with a 3GB RAM variant both having 16GB and 32GB internal storage space respectively. You could expand this space up to 256GB using a MicroSD card. The smartphone boots latest Android 8.0 Oreo pre-installed on it with some additional features like Moto Voice beta 2.0, Moto Action and so on.

Pricing and Availability

Moto G6 Play Specs

General Features

  • Platform: Android 8.0 Oreo
  • Processor: Octa-core Qualcomm MSM8937 Snapdragon 430
  • GPU: Adreno 505
  • Memory: 2GB/3GB
  • Colours: Deep Indigo, Silver, Flash Gray, Gold
  • Dimension: 154.4 x 72.2 x 9 mm
  • Weight: 175g
  • SIM Type: Nano sim
  • SIM Count: Dual sim

Display

  • Display: 5.7-inch, IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 1440 X 720 pixels (282 ppi)
  • Screen Protection: Corning Gorilla Glass

Camera

  • Rear Camera: 13MP camera, 1080p Video@30fps
  • Rear Camera Features: phase detection autofocus, LED flash, Geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, HDR, panorama
  • Front Camera: 8MP camera, 1080p Video@30fps

Storage

  • Built-in Storage: 16GB/32GB
  • Memory Card Support: Yes, up to 256GB
  • Bundled Cloud Storage: –

Network Support

  • 2G GSM: Yes
  • 2G CDMA 1X: Yes
  • 3G WCDMA: Yes
  • 3G CDMA EVDO: Yes
  • 4G LTE: LTE band 1(2100), 2(1900), 3(1800), 4(1700/2100), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 12(700), 13(700), 14(700), 17(700), 25(1900), 26(850), 29(700), 30(2300), 66(1700/2100)

Internet & Connectivity

  • GPRS: Yes
  • EDGE: Yes
  • 3G/WCDMA/HSPA: Yes
  • HSPA+: Yes, 42.2/5.76Mbps
  • CDMA EVDO: Yes
  • 4G LTE: Yes, LTE Cat 4 150/50Mbps
  • WLAN: Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, dual-band, WiFi Direct
  • Wi-Fi Hotspot: Yes
  • Bluetooth: Yes, v4.2 with A2DP, LE, EDR
  • NFC: Yes
  • Infrared Blaster: –
  • USB Port: MicroUSB 2.0

Messaging

  • SMS/MMS: Yes
  • Instant Messaging: Yes
  • Push Emails: Yes
  • Email Protocol: –

Entertainment

  • Music Player: MP3/AAC+/WAV/Flac player
  • Video Player: MP4/H.264 player
  • FM Radio: Yes
  • Loudspeaker: Yes
  • 3.5mm Jack: Yes

Navigation

  • Navigation: Yes, with A-GPS, GPS, GLONASS, BDS
  • Maps: Yes

Sensors & Control

  • Digital Compass: Yes
  • Accelerometer: Yes
  • Proximity Sensor: Yes
  • Light Sensor: Yes
  • Barometer: –
  • SpO2: –
  • Pedometer: –
  • Heart Rate Monitor: –
  • Gyroscope: Yes
  • Fingerprint Scanner: Yes, (rear)
  • Iris Scanner: –
  • Face Unlock: Yes
  • Intelligent Digital Assistant: –
  • Motion Sensing / Gesture Control: –
  • Voice Control: –

Other Features

  • Video Streaming: Yes
  • Active Noise Cancellation: Yes
  • Wireless Charging: –
  • Built-in Mobile Payment: –
  • Water Resistant: –
  • Dust Resistant: Yes
  • Image Editor: Yes
  • Video Editor: Yes
  • Document Viewer: Yes
  • Document Editor: Yes

Battery

  • Battery: 4, 000mAh non removable Li-ion battery
  • Talktime: –
  • Standby Time: –
  • Fast Charging: Yes

Conclusion

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