Moto G6 Plus First Impressions: Good Upgrade To The G Series

The moto g6 plus

Moto has refreshed the G series in India with the Moto G6 Plus. The phone is an upgrade to the Moto G6 that was launched a while earlier. It has several upgrades that have been rolled in. Here are my first impressions of this device,

Motorola’s moto g family has always delivered premium features for consumers who don’t want to compromise on quality, style or experience. Continuing with the legacy,  they now bring to you the all new moto g6 plus, a phone which is built for more, and the first in class to deliver the best smartphone features from the latest camera technology to fast charging; all for Rs 22,499.

The moto g6 plus rear

The design of the Moto G6 Plus is a definite upgrade over the other phones in the G series. The protruding circle at the rear, which  has now become a permanent feature in all brand’s handsets in recent years, is still there. Right out of the box, the Moto G6 Plus looks more like the premium range X series and has a very classy and polished finish. The phone has corners that are well rounded and the footprint is great on the sides, and the straight back lends an accent that makes the whole premium look complete. Liquid repellent technology is present, but it is not waterproof. And Moto says this upfront .

The rear also has the extra microphone on the bottom, and the dual camera looks like a little face next to the flash. One the top is the cradle for the SIM and Micro SD cards and a microphone, while the right side houses the volume and power buttons. Below is the audio and USB-C connection, and the front has a lot of things: camera, sound output, flash, screen, company logo, fingerprint sensor and a third microphone.

The moto g6 plus top

If you’re someone who is looking for a big screen with good performance , and want it at a reasonable price, you will definitely like the G6 Plus a lot. With 5.9 inches that take 75% of the front of the device, it brings Full HD + resolution of 1080 x 2160 pixels and 409 ppi of density. All this without a notch. If you are someone who doesn’t like the notch, this is a good option for you.

The Moto G6 Plus shares much of its central design with the G6, rather than the more budget-friendly G6 Play. This means it comes with the same metal frame paired with scratch-resistant Gorilla Glass on the rear, rather than the cheaper polymer of the G6 Play.

The fingerprint scanner, is housed right below the display. I didn’t really have any problems with the scanner during testing, it was fast and unlocked the phone for me really well consistently. Personally, I prefer the fingerprint scanner on the front so I can unlock a phone with it on a table. The Moto G6 Plus also comes with a basic face unlock. If you are a face unlock fan, the Moto G6 Plus has you covered. Overall, in my opinion, the Moto G6 Plus ticks all the marks for a premium phone and manages this in a very friendly price.

The moto g6 plus side

Among the new features we have Moto Voice, present in the G6 Plus in its Beta version. As all brands are presenting their own digital assistants, Motorola has brought that one on here.The 12 MP and 5 MP dual rear cameras, also feature smart camera software including spot colour, selective b&w, Face unlock and QR code scanner. It also has Google lens experience integrated into the camera software for seamless object and landmark recognition.

The intuitive Moto Experiences in the moto g6 plus make the phone even better to use. With Moto Actions, your simple gestures make everyday interactions more convenient. Whether you’re shrinking down the screen with a simple swipe or silencing the ringer just by lifting up the phone, you can do more with less effort. Similarly, actions like twisting the wrist twice opens the camera and a chopping motion turns the flashlight on or off thereby making your experience more convenient. Moto Display gives you a quick preview of notifications and updates, so you can see what’s going on without unlocking your phone. Just give it a nudge to see what’s new, then reply to emails and texts without even unlocking your phone.

The moto g6 plus rear side

A 3200 mAh all-day battery keeps the phone powered for a longer duration and when it’s time to charge up, the TurboPowerTM 15w charger gives you hours of power in just minutes.

The moto g6 plus will be available at all leading mobile stores across the country and exclusively online on The stunning  Indigo Black coloured Moto g6 plus is priced at INR 22,499


The moto g6 plus is a good upgrade over the existing g series. It has a good value proposition and can take on the Vivo V9 and similar phones very easily. More details in the full review

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