Moto G6, G6 Play, and G6 Plus specs

Motorola has introduced three new Moto G6 phones for 2018, the G6, G6 Play, and G6 Plus. They're all pretty similar, and familiar, but each has its own place in the market. Here's what you need to know.

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CategoryMoto G6 PlayMoto G6Moto G6 Plus
Operating SystemAndroid 8.0 OreoAndroid 8.0 OreoAndroid 8.0 Oreo
Display5.7-inch IPS LCD
18:9 aspect ratio
5.7-inch IPS LCD
18:9 aspect ratio
5.9-inch IPS LCD
18:9 aspect ratio
ProcessorSnapdragon 427 1.4GHz quad-core
Adreno 308 GPU
Snapdragon 450 1.8GHz octa-core
Adreno 506 GPU
Snapdragon 630 2.2GHz octa-core
Adreno 508 GPU
ExpandablemicroSD card up to 128GBmicroSD card up to 128GBmicroSD card up to 128GB
RAM2GB / 3GB3GB / 4GB4GB / 6GB
Rear Camera - Main13MP, ƒ/2.012MP, ƒ/1.812MP, ƒ/1.7 Dual Autofocus Pixel
Rear Camera - SecondaryN/A5MP RGB (for depth)5MP RGB (for depth)
Video1080p @ 30 fps1080p @ 60fps4K @ 30 fps
Front Camera5MP
front-facing flash
front-facing flash
8MP (some markets)
16MP with low-light mode (APAC)
Connectivity802.11 a/b/g/n 2.4 GHz + 5 GHz
Bluetooth 4.2
802.11 a/b/g/n 2.4 GHz + 5 GHz
Bluetooth 4.2
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac 2.4 GHz + 5 GHz
Bluetooth 5.0
10W rapid charger
15W TurboPower charger
15W TurboPower charger (included)
Water resistanceWater-repellant nano-coatingWater-repellant nano-coatingWater-repellant nano-coating
SecurityFingerprint sensor (rear)Fingerprint sensor (front)
Face unlock
Fingerprint sensor (front)
Face unlock
NFCSome marketsSome marketsSome markets
Dimensions154.4 x 72.2 x 9 mm153.8 x 72.3 x 8.3 mm160/161 x 75.5 x 8.0mm
depends on market
Weight175g167 g167-168 g
depends on market
AudioFront speakerFront speakerFront speaker
U.S. AvailabilityYesYesNo
U.S. Price$199$249N/A
Carrier supportT-Mobile, AT&T
Verizon, Sprint
T-Mobile, AT&T
Verizon, Sprint
GSM carriers
European priceTBDTBD€299

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Daniel Bader

Daniel Bader was a former Android Central Editor-in-Chief and Executive Editor for iMore and Windows Central. 

  • So the G6 Plus isn't coming to US? That sucks. Any Motorola phones like the G6 that have a better processor? The 450 is a turn-off for me.
  • Just skip Moto and go with Nokia 6 2018
  • 3GB RAM? Hell no. I can get a Mate SE (4GB/64GB) for just the same.
  • Yeah but not going be getting quicker updates.
  • I'd prefer faster performance over updates
  • You mean like the Moto X4?
  • Wtf? Plus isn't coming to the US?
  • I know. That kind of saddens me.
  • Welp sticking to my G5s+ then I'll pass
  • Still no NFC support :(
  • Yeah, that's a real bummer.
  • Ugh, no g6 plus and still no nfc..
  • Still no NFC in the US?
  • Again, why wouldn't Moto bring the G6 Plus to the U.S.? It makes no sense. The idea that the Moto X4 is cheaper is true in every market. And I wouldn't pick that puny 3GB RAM phone anyway.
  • I dig the "haha" and "LOL" on the NFC section of the spec sheet :)
  • People are better off buying the Nokia 6 (2018) you get the same specs for much cheaper. Motorola are finished.
  • So the Nokia 6 is cheaper than the Moto 6 play? Because Best Buy is selling the Nokia 6 for $229.99 while the Moto 6 play goes for $199. Not to mention the Nokia 6 has a smaller screen and a small 3000 mAh battery. 6 play has a bigger screen and a 4000 mAh battery. I'll take the 6 play over the Nokia 6 with that big of a difference in battery
  • But the Nokia 6 will get more updates and it'll be a smoother experience with the Snapdragon 630 under the hood compared to the 430 on the Moto Z Play and the Nokia 6 has a better design too, and nope it's 229 so it's a little more than the Z Play but with that extra 30, you're going a better phone overall, the only advantage the Z Play has is the battery and that's it.
  • He's talking about the new Nokia 6 aka 2018 edition , which has a sd630 chip. Its going to be on sale for 280 dollars on Amazon. That alone kills the g6.
  • Why don't you get it? Since you're financial situation you can't get a pixel.
  • I might consider it until I get my Pixel 2 XL as it's snowing Android One phone but I need to check reviews.
  • You can get better specs than the Nokia 6 for cheaper, too.
    Huawei Mate SE in US, Honor 7X outside of US.
  • I'm not interested in Huawei as I want pure Android and the Nokia 6 runs Android One which is a variation of Pure Android and I care about getting fast updates and security updates which is something I won't get with Huawei who's software is ugly and an iOS clone. Personally I want a Pixel 2 XL but I can't afford one yet but I'm definitely interested in the Nokia 6 as a fall back option.
  • G6 plus looks nice.. But I'll hold on to my G5 plus which is working great till next year
    Will also see what Nokia brings next year 😉
  • I'm not a spec ***** but I'm starting to get to a point where 3.5mm back and NFC should be a given. Mainly due the fact I haven't yet heard a convincing argument against. It's low hanging fruit but if a Chinese restaurant can't cook rice then it's probably an indicator that whatever else coming out the kitchen is gonna be suspect
  • With no removable battery and the mediocre specs, I won't be buying a Moto this year. The battery in my g4+ is degrading so of course I'll have to buy a telephone AGAIN. I'll look at Nokia, and last year's compact Sony. Where else might I look for phones with removable batteries?
  • You're joking, right?? There is NO phone made with a removeable battery... Did I just get punked??