Both scored well in our reviews, but despite both having G6 in the name they’re actually quite different handsets and come at different price points.
With that intention we’ve created this review, highlighting where they differ and where they’re the same, so you can get a clear picture of which is the best choice for you.
Moto G6 versus Moto G6 Play design
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While at first look these two smartphones may look very comparable, with bezels above and beneath the showcase and around camera lodging on the back, that illusion has shivered when you lift them up.
While the Moto G6 has a glass back, the Moto G6 Play has a plastic one, however, the two smartphones have a metal edge.
There are some unmistakable visual contrasts as well, however, as the Moto G6 has a unique fingerprint scanner underneath the display, while the Moto G6 Play houses its scanner on the back.
Their measurements and weights additionally contrast obviously, with the Moto G6 coming in at 153.8 x 72.3 x 8.3mm and 167g, while the Moto G6 Play is 154.4 x 72.2 x 9mm and 175g.
It’s a little contrast at that point, however, the G6 Play is insignificantly more, thicker and heavier, and that is in spite of having a similar size screen, which we’ll get to underneath.
At last, these two smartphones have a comparative look, yet the Moto G6 is clad in more premium materials – as you’d expect given its cost. Note likewise that the Moto G6 has a water-repellent nano-covering (which should enable it to survive a sprinkle, however, doesn’t make it safe to dunk), while the Moto G6 Play isn’t recorded as having any water resistance.
Moto G6 versus Moto G6 Play display
Both the Moto G6 and the Moto G6 Play have 5.7-inch IPS LCD screens with a 18:9 viewpoint proportion, however that is generally where the likenesses end.
The greatest distinction between the two showcases is that while the Moto G6’s is 1080 x 2160 (for a pixel thickness of around 424 pixels for every inch), the Moto G6 Play has a lower 720 x 1440 goals, giving it a pixel thickness of approximately 282 pixels for each inch.
So the showcase on the Moto G6 Play is no place close as sharp and it’s additionally not as intense, as the standard Moto G6 has Gorilla Glass 3 insurance, while Motorola doesn’t list any Gorilla Glass for the Moto G6 Play. Gorilla Glass 3 isn’t the most recent form (it’s up to 6) however it’s significantly superior to nothing.
We noted in our review that shading execution on the Moto G6 Play is likewise somewhat more regrettable than on the Moto G6, yet suggested that overall it is yet a fair screen at the cost.
Moto G6 versus Moto G6 Play OS and power
Both the Moto G6 and Moto G6 Play run Android Oreo and the product is near stock Android. Motorola has likewise affirmed that both will get refreshed to Android Pie sooner or later, so there’s no genuine contrast here.
There is a distinction in their capacity however, as while the Moto G6 has an octa-center Snapdragon 450 chipset timed at 1.8GHz, the Moto G6 Play has a somewhat bring down end octa-center Snapdragon 430, timed at 1.4GHz.
What’s more, that accept you’re not in the US, on the off chance that you are then the Moto G6 Play accompanies an even lower-end quad-center Snapdragon 427 chipset, timed at 1.4GHz.
There’s likewise possibly more RAM in the Moto G6, as you can get the telephone with either 3GB or 4GB, while the Moto G6 Play accompanies either 2GB or 3GB.
So you can expect speedier execution from the standard Moto G6, which likewise settles on it a superior decision on the off chance that you need to play 3D games or do other requesting things with your smartphone, however in our surveys we found that the two handsets offered strong execution for what they cost.
Something else to consider is capacity, as while the Moto G6 Play just accompanies either 16GB or 32GB, the Moto G6 can accompany either 32GB or 64GB (however that last size is an Amazon selective).
Moto G6 versus Moto G6 Play camera and battery
In the relatively recent past double back cameras were the safeguard of leaders, however now loads of smartphones make them incorporate, the Moto G6, which has both a 12MP f/1.8 focal point and a 5MP f/2.2 one. This obviously considers the ever-well known picture mode, which can blur the base of shots.
The Moto G6 Play, however, has only a single-lens camera, particularly a 13MP f/2.0 one. So it’s less flexible and it’s not as useful for video either – the standard Moto G6 can shoot in 1080p at up to 60fps, while the Moto G6 Play best out at 30fps.
There’s likewise possibly some distinction in the front-looking camera, as while the two telephones have an 8MP snapper in many markets, the US gets a 5MP camera on the front of the Moto G6 Play. With respect to the battery, that is an uncommon region where the Moto G6 Play really beats the competition, as it has a 4,000mAh one, while the Moto G6 has only a 3,000mAh one. In our tests the greater battery did obviously convey longer life, however, in the two cases, you’ll likely be charging the smartphone every day.
Luckily, they both help quick charging, however, take note of that while the Moto G6 utilizes USB-C, the Moto G6 Play is blundered with a more established smaller scale USB port.
Moto G6 versus Moto G6 Play cost
The Moto G6 is obviously the pricier of the two smartphones, yet it’s still a significant moderate handset, coming in at $230/£200/AU$399, while the Moto G6 Play begins at $200/£150/AU$329.
In the two cases, those costs are lower than they began at in a few districts, yet the upshot is that you’ll be paying up to around 25% more for the Moto G6 than the Moto G6 Play.