Motorola's brand-new $250 Moto G6 makes me question why I pay so much for a smartphone
Apr 19, 2018, 23:03 IST
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Motorola finally announced the Moto G6 - the successor to the Moto G5, our favorite mid-range device - on Thursday during an event in Brazil.
Every time I check out a new Moto G smartphone, I question why I pay so much for the high-end flagships. There was no exception when I checked out the Moto G6 at a pre-brief demo event in New York City. When it boils down to it, Motorola's "G" series smartphones do everything I need a smartphone to do for a fraction of the price I usually pay for a new smartphone. AdvertisementUsually, there are tell-tale design elements that Moto G devices are in the "mid-range" of the smartphone spectrum, like a plastic back. But Motorola is blurring the line between mid-range and high-end quite considerably with the Moto G6's design.
Check out the Moto G6, which costs $250 and will be available to buy "in the coming months:"
From the front, the Moto G6 is a pretty standard smartphone.
It has a fingerprint sensor on the front with a neat little trick.
The Moto G6 runs a pretty clean version of Android, which is always a good thing.
It has a few extra features that tie in nicely with Android.
You'll find actual glass around the back of the Moto G6, which is pretty amazing considering the phone's price tag.
It is, indeed, a very nice phone for its price.
The Moto G6 isn't water resistant, but it is "water repellent."
Motorola emphasized comfort in the Moto G6 design, and it delivers.
The Moto G6 has a dual-lens camera.
And just in case you're wondering, the Moto G6 does come with a headphone jack.