Once the undisputed leaders of a mid-range more competitive than ever, Motorola wants to regain the hegemony of its Moto G as the most compensated terminals in the market, and does not want to do so by lowering price or benefits, but by adding up as the big ones do.
In fact, and with the artificial intelligence starring virtually all the latest Android smartphones in 2018, Moto G6 get on the wave also boasting a camera powered by AI , where the fashionable dual system with 12 and 5 megapixel sensors is not renounced but where the most important thing will be the intelligent recognition of objects and places .
It is therefore one of the most interesting AI smartphones on the market , for its possibilities and its price, but also for a trend design very Moto style, a software with the purest experience of Android and a hardware to which does not lack anything to please the average user in the international markets.
The formula worked for Motorola in the past, and now in the hands of Lenovo the American firm wants bet again to listen to the market . So, there is no missing the ‘full view’ screen, nor the double camera with AI and ‘bokeh’ effect, nor a hardware of the most solvent, but above all do not forget the mobile payments or the rest of the way. And all of it from the 249.90 euros in the main retailers , rising to 269 euros in its most performance version, the 4/64 GB, which is.
A lot of glass and metal chassis, to dominate them all …
The first thing that stands out from thisit’s that it’s a phone designed halfway between an “all screen” and a more classic smartphone , from another era. A controversial but more attractive mix if we attend to the functionality.
Not in vain, the screen does lengthen in 18: 9 format , but the front only takes advantage of 75.4 percent to make room for a front speaker with Dolby sound and fingerprint reader , which is placed in the lower frame next to a logo of the American brand, and will allow to use it in its most natural position, even admitting gestures.
The Moto G6 has been built around a metal chassis and giving prominence to glass , both on the front and back, with Gorilla Glass 3 crystals to ensure their resistance to surface scratches.
The other noteworthy part of its design is the splash resistance , not like the immersion in liquids, and be careful because here we will have a USB Type-C connector adapted to modern life, and right next to the relevant standard audio-jack for headphones that the high end wants to forget in advance.
Technical specifications and Android “almost” Pure Google
In terms of hardware, we must praise the work of Motorola, because the Californian manufacturer has not been carried away by the tendency to eliminate options in the most economical models, looking to save costs but forgetting to change functionality, sometimes, too important …
In fact, This Moto G6 does not forget any key specification , and although obviously it does not have the best cast in the market, it does have a solvent and more than proven platform so that no one feels frustrated with the experience of use on a smartphone that will leave almost the majority of average users happy.
The complete list of specifications We leave it to you next, although we already announced to you that you are going to be able to get a few hits from a price that starts, as we have mentioned, from 249.90 euros at its launch:
|Dimensions and weight||153.8 x 72.3 x 8.3 (mm) | 167 (g)|
|screen||5.7 inches IPS Max Vision, Glass Gorilla Glass 3 2.5D|
|Resolution and density||FullHD + (2,160 × 1,080 pixels), 18: 9 format|
|Processor||Qualcomm Snapdragon 450, 14 nm and 8 ARM Cortex-A53 cores up to 1.8 GHz. Adreno 506 GPU|
|RAM||3 or 4 GB|
|Storage||32 or 64 GB expandable with microSD|
|OS||Android 8.0 Oreo, Moto UI|
|Cameras||Rear: Dual 12 + 5 MP (f / 1.8), PDAF Selective Focus, HDR, Time-Lapse, slow motion video, dual LED flash Frontal: 8 MP with LED flash and ‘beauty’ mode|
|Connectivity||LTEWi-Fi 802.11 a / b / g / n, dual-band, WiFi Direct, hotspotBluetooth 4.2 LEaGPS + GLONASSNFCRadio FM|
|Battery||3.000 mAh (non-removable), Turbo Power|
|Others||Front fingerprint reader with gesture supportFace unlockingDiaby Audio front speakersSplash resistance|
As you will have seen, not missing even an NFC connector forgotten by the majority of Chinese manufacturers, which in the end are the biggest competition of any device that wants to enter the club of the most compensated between price and performance, so the Moto G6 will allow us to pay with it .
Otherwise it is expected, with much RAM and a more measured chipset that Qualcomm signs, plus a High quality screen with FullHD + resolution not to pale in the center of all eyes.
And in case all that seems to you little, it is necessary to emphasize the presence of Android 8.0 Oreo with the purest Android experience , slightly customized by the manufacturer’s Moto UI but adding functions without messing up the interface of Android ‘Pure Google’.
Among those functions is Moto Actions , the screen Moto Display that will let us see information with the panel turned off, the vocal controls Moto Voice and Moto Key to access using the reader to applications or websites that require a password.
Also, you can add gestural controls to the front fingerprint reader , something that was already available on previous Motorola devices, and the camera receives advanced functions related to AI that now we are going to detail.
An intelligent camera that recognizes objects and places and searches for information for us
The front camera conceals a surprise in the form of LED flash to accompany an 8-megapixel sensor with beauty mode, although the novelty is that a more economical cutting device does not renounce dual system for the rear .
Is about two 12 and 5 megapixel sensors with apertures f / 1.8 and f / 2.2 respectively, which enable the ‘bokeh’ blur and have autofocus by phase detection Selective Focus, HDR, recording time-lapses and slow motion video , all with a dual-tone LED flash.
There are not missing the animated facial filters based on artificial intelligence , nor a function that will recognize the scene and detect the user’s face to focus it better.
In its software we also find the possibility of photograph objects or places and that the device itself recognizes them and look for related information automatically, taking more advantage of artificial intelligence, which is so fashionable in recent times:
It also has the possibility of Scan texts or documents directly and that these are converted into digital format, and even has a function that allows modify the background of an image while keeping the object or person in focus intact in the foreground of the shot.
Definitely, very advanced possibilities for a smartphone that will compete in the mid-range between the terminals compensated in cost and benefits, where the work with the software is usually much smaller to contain prices.
Moto G6, launch and prices
The new Moto G6 from Motorola is now available in Spain with his brothers the, which complete the mid-range of the new Motorola by Lenovo both above and below.
It is sold in silver colors and a dark indigo blue very attractive, at a recommended price that part of the 249.90 euros for the base model available in the main retailers of technology, rising to 269 euros in the most advanced version.
In your case, this model with 4 GB of RAM and 64 GB of expandable storage ,in the two available tones. Do you like the newest of Motorola? Is he a worthy heir to the successful Moto G saga?