The Moto E6 debuts on Version Wireless for just $149, we go hands-on

 Motorola has just launched a budget smartphone, Motorola Moto E6. It is coming into the market at under $150 with Verizon Wireless selling it at launch in the US for just $149. Eventually, however, the Moto E6 will be available on more operators such as T-Mobile, Metro by T-Mobile, Boost Mobile, U.S. Cellular, Consumer Cellular, and Xfinity Mobile. It will also extend to markets like, Best Buys, B&H Photo, and Walmart.

Ok, enough of the announcement! Check that price out; $149. Sounds incredibly cheap already, right? Well, given its price, the Moto E6 isn’t going to be as exciting to a lot of people. But, on the other hand, you can be sure that it is a good deal for a sub-$200 smartphone. Granted, it is simple, but, you’ve got to give it some credit for that price you know. This phone can be easily spotted among Motorola’s entry-level series for some attractive features which makes it an unassuming yet charming and buyable device. And for some good reasons though, Motorola has high hopes for this Moto E6 and believes that it is a good candidate for seeking value over virility. What do you think? Do well to reserve your answers for later. Meanwhile, let’s check out to see what makes this phone what it is, first.

The Motorola Moto E6 – Simply lovely

With the Moto E6, you can’t really expect most features seen in most mid-range or flagship phones such as the non-removable battery feature. The Moto E6 rear cover and battery are both removable. This might not be trending but it is a treat all the same. This removable battery is rated at 3,000mAh, expected to last all day no matter what as Motorola claims. While this can only be proven true once we test the device, at some point, Motorola’s claims as regard the MotoE6 battery life is believable. Remember that the Moto E6 has a lower-resolution screen and as we will look into more later, it also has an entry-level processor.

Once again, the outer shell and the inner chassis of the Moto E6 are formed from plastic. Under its rear shell are the SIM tray and microSD memory card slot of the Moto E6. The Moto E6 comes in either black or blue.

Moreover, the Moto E6 is proud to offer a notch-less 5.5-inch Full HD+ screen display with the Motorola Max Vision 18.9 aspect ratio. It was also spotted in the specification sheet that the Moto E6 pushes a resolution of 1440×720 for a pixel density of 296 pixels per inch through that display; making it easier to spot pixel along edges of text and icons on the screen. Its IPS LCD screen is protected by a flat panel of glass. The display of Moto E6 is not much of an engrossing or a cinematic display but it surely renders at least an everyday use or normal display.

This phone also comes with a bezel, though not egregious so to say, but thicker than that of other pricer phones. There is a fairly sharp and noticeable lip which runs around the front face of the Moto E6. In between the lip at the top of the phone and the display glass is a single, dual-purpose speaker.

The Moto E6 also has a headphone jack and a microUSB port. Its 3.5mm headphone jack can be found at the top edge. The microUSB, however, is tucked into the bottom. Its power button and volume rocker perched on the right side also work fine and are great.

In all, though a much more premium design is something the Moto E6 can’t boast of, it is comfortable to hold and use compared to fragile all-glass phones and has sustainable battery life. And that counts a lot, especially at such a negligible price.

More so, the Moto E6 is powered by the Snapdragon 435 processor with eight cores clocked at 1.4GHz. Along with that processor, this phone comes with an Adreno 506 GPU and 2GB of RAM. With this, the Moto E6 runs smoothly enough. And speaking of the memory, this phone houses storage of just 16GB and can be expanded to 256GB via memory card.

Coming to the camera, much is not to be expected, but it is surely not too far from what is currently standard. The Moto E6 packs just one single 13-megapixel camera and an LED flash at its rear. This camera offers most of the standard set of software features such as HDR, portrait, timelapse, and Motorola Spot colour. Video capture tops out at 1080p 30fps. The software features found on the main camera is also inherent in the front-facing camera. Yet, the Moto E6 selfie camera is a lowly 5MP job.

And about the Moto E6 connectivity options, you can expect a typical set of connectivity options. Great, right? You get the LTE 4GB, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, GPS, and even an FM radio. Though it is not submersible, the Moto E6 is coated with nano which protects the innards from sweat and rain.

Keep in mind as well that Motorola has no commitments to Android Q. However, the Moto E6 will ship with Android 9 Pie. Motorola’s version of Android which is mostly stock with few extra features such as the Moto Display and Moto Actions which are accessible via dedicated apps in the phone is what the Moto E6 runs.

Alright, that will be all for now. Hence, so far so good, what do you think? Do you think the Motorola Moto E6 is a damn great deal of a budget phone or probably a good option especially for kids or those who are new to smartphones? I really can’t wait for your comments. But whatever the case, I still think that the Moto E6 is simple, but lovely all the same and a pretty good option for that $149 price tag on Verizon Wireless.

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