Motorola's budget Moto E6 quietly launches on Verizon for $150

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Motorola has recently been experiencing strong growth in the US smartphone market thank to its Moto G and Moto E devices. Today, in a bid to keep up momentum, the Chicago-based brand has quietly launched the next-gen Moto E6 on Verizon.
Retailing at $149.99 or $6.24/month on a 24-month contract, the Moto E6 features a small 5.45-inch Max Vision-branded display which boasts an 18:9 aspect ratio and an HD+ (1440 x 720p) resolution. As you’d expect, the LCD panel arrives paired with relatively average side bezels and pretty thick upper and lower alternatives. 

In regards to the smartphone’s internals, Motorola has fitted the smartphone with Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 435. The latter represents a decent upgrade over the Snapdragon 425 used inside last year’s Moto E5 series and is also slightly better than the Moto G6 Play’s Snapdragon 430. Accompanying the upgraded chip is 2GB of RAM and 16GB of internal storage which is expandable via microSD cards of up to 256GB.

According to Verizon, the Moto E6 produces “brag-worthy” photos thanks to its LED flash and accompanying 13-megapixel rear camera which supports a variety of features including Portrait Mode. The claim is probably a bit exaggerated but the camera should still produce decent shots for the associated price tag. On a related note, the budget phone also includes a 5-megapixel front-facing camera for the selfie fanatics out there.

Completing the Moto E6’s setup is a rear-mounted fingerprint scanner, a removable 3,000mAh battery, and Android 9 Pie straight out of the box. The latter is pre-installed alongside Motorola’s usual customizations which include Moto Actions and Moto Display.

Motorola’s Moto E6 can be purchased starting today at Verizon. The device is a solid offering but do take into account that other phones may offer for bang for your buck. For example, last year’s bigger and more powerful Moto G6 can be purchased for $159.99 on Amazon right now. The Moto E5, on the other hand, is available for just $69.99.

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