Smartphones like the Pixel 3, Galaxy Note 9, and LG V40 are fantastic devices that are absolutely worthy of your consideration, but there's one big thing they all have in common that keeps a lot of potential buyers at bay — the price. Not everyone has the means to spend $800 - $1000 on a new phone, and to be perfectly honest, you really don't need to even if you can technically afford it.

A great example of why you don't need those incredibly expensive phones is the Moto G6. It's usually a pretty great deal any time of the year with an MSRP of $240, but just in time for Cyber Monday week, you can pick one up for just $200. In the past, $200 used to not be able to buy much in the smartphone space, but the Moto G6 delivers a lot more goods than you'd probably expect.

Right off the bat, the G6 makes an impression as the best-looking phone in Motorola's G-series to-date. It has a 5.7-inch Full HD+ display with an 18:9 aspect ratio that looks way better than it has a right to. Below that is a fingerprint sensor that's every bit as fast as one you'll find on a much more expensive phone, and around back is a glass design with elegant curves and premium fit-and-finish,

Powering the Moto G6 is the Snapdragon 450. It's not as fast or snappy as the CPUs found in flagship phones, but it's more than fast enough for all of your apps, streaming video, and can even handle games quite well.

There's a 12MP + 5MP dual camera combo around back, in addition to an 8MP selfie camera. You've got access to 32GB of storage out of the box for storing all of your memories, and if that's not enough, you can easily expand it up to 128GB via a microSD card.

I had a chance to go hands-on with the Moto G6 earlier this year while reviewing some cases for the phone, and while doing so, I came away genuinely impressed with how enjoyable it is to use. I currently carry the OnePlus 6T and iPhone XS as my two daily drivers, and while those phones certainly have their benefits, the Moto G6 keeps up with them far better than I'd have ever anticipated.

No, you don't need to spend $1000 on your next phone. Heck, you really don't even need to spend $500. The Moto G6 delivers a crazy amount of value at this $200 price, so much so that you may never be compelled to splurge for a true flagship device ever again.

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