Motorola Moto G6 Play gets benchmarked, brings Oreo

Motorola Moto G6 Play gets benchmarked, brings Oreo
Motorola is gearing up to unveil its next G6, G6 Play and G6 Plus entrants, with a brand new glass-and-metal design, similar to that of last year's Moto X4, and prices that will make you smile. While the design already leaked out, in a beautiful, trendy 18:9 screen format, the specs have been the subject of speculation for a good month now.

Well, at least when it comes to the endurance athlete Moto G6 Play, the processor and RAM amount are now done and dusted. The device just popped up in a benchmark, confirming a frugal Snapdragon 430 processor, which we have heard before, but also 3GB of RAM, and, last but not least, it will be coming Android 8.0 Oreo on board.

This adds to the other Moto G6 Play specs we knew beforehand, such a whopping 4,000 mAh battery pack, and 5.7" HD+ screen, which will likely mean 2-3 days on a charge with above average usage. The fingerprint scanner will be embedded in the Moto logo on the back, and the phone is shipping with a single 12MP rear cam, yet the selfie camera adds an LED flash for a good measure. 

The Moto G6 Play is expected to land in Dark Charcoal, Deep Blue and Gold for only about $190, making it a perfect backup travel companion for those long weekends away from the charger.

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Moto G6 Play
  • Display 5.7" 720 x 1440 pixels
  • Camera 13 MP / 5 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 427, Quad-core, 1400 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 4000 mAh(29h talk time)



1. GreenMan

Posts: 2697; Member since: Nov 09, 2015

The SoC kills it. Snapdragon 430's successor; Snapdragon 450 is not only built on 14nm but is also has higher clock speed, speedier RAM, better GPU and better 4G Modem (According to Wikipedia). Oh well, G'Day!

2. Sparkxster

Posts: 1229; Member since: Mar 31, 2017

Regular g6 has the snapdragon 450 but Less mAh than the g6 play.

3. Scott93274

Posts: 6038; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

I think in regards to the Play model, they're more interested in power consumption/efficiency over that of performance. I'm sure that was the determining factor when deciding what chipset to go with.

4. JimmieCrakCorn

Posts: 143; Member since: Nov 20, 2017

No thanks. This SD430 scores worse than their last gen SD425, WTF !?! This is absolutely unacceptable. Unless they charge a super low price like $125 for this phone, do not buy!

5. antmiu2

Posts: 550; Member since: Jun 19, 2011

Moto G6 will be DOA

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