Motorola intros the Moto E6 Plus, an affordable phone that doesn't look bad

Motorola intros the Moto E6 Plus, an affordable phone that doesn't look bad
Alongside the interesting upper-mid-range One Zoom, Motorola today announced the Moto E6 Plus, a more modest smartphone made for users on a budget. As we previously said (when we first saw this device in some leaked photos), the Moto E6 Plus looks way better than the regular Moto E6, which is already available to buy in the US.

The Moto E6 Plus employs a design that's not out of place in 2019, with minimal bezels around its 6.1-inch, 720 x 1560 pixels IPS screen. The body of this new Motorola handset is all plastic and doesn't seem to be splash-resistant.

Powered by an okay (but not great) octa-core MediaTek Helio P22 processor, the Motorola Moto E6 Plus has two variants with a couple of different specs: one with 2 GB of RAM and 32 GB of storage space, and another one with 4 GB of RAM and 64 GB of storage space. Aside from that, there are no differences between these two variants.

On the back of the E6 Plus there's a dual camera (13 MP + 2 MP depth sensor for blurred backgrounds), while the front hosts an 8 MP selfie camera. Other features include a fingerprint scanner, face unlock, a standard 3.5mm audio jack, and a 3000 mAh battery. The smartphone will run Android 9 Pie out of the box, but we hope Motorola is considering updating it to Android 10 (released by Google earlier this week).



While the Moto E6 Plus has four color versions - Bright Cherry, Caribbean Blue, Rich Cranberry, and Polished Graphite - their exact availability depends on the market. The new phone can be bought as of today in Latin America and will be released in select European countries later in September, for prices starting at €139. At the moment, it's unclear if Motorola intends to launch the E6 Plus in the US. If the handset arrives stateside, it should cost around $140 unlocked.

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Moto E6 Plus
  • Display 6.1" 720 x 1560 pixels
  • Camera 13 MP / 8 MP front
  • Processor MediaTek Helio P22, Octa-core, 2000 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB
  • Battery 3000 mAh

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5 Comments

1. VariableCheapskate

Posts: 143; Member since: May 29, 2019

Okay so it doesn't look bad, who actually buys the cheapest Motorola for looks? I just think it's convenient that we can buy a decent Android for cheap without all the bloated cheese.

2. OneLove123

Posts: 1098; Member since: Aug 28, 2018

The battery went from 5000mah in e5 plus to 3000? Wth Moto?

4. tonyv13

Posts: 118; Member since: Jun 07, 2015

Just bought a e5 plus for my aunt for like $70 really great phone for someone that needs it for phone calls and fb.

3. KingSam

Posts: 1453; Member since: Mar 13, 2016

Generic design. That looks like every mid-range phone today. I guess there's exactly what they want.

5. ijuanp03

Posts: 602; Member since: Dec 30, 2014

Someone who is on a budget and wants a modern look will buy this. You're not the target market and stop complaining when the display resolution is basically similar to a $750 iPhone XR.

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