The Moto E6 features a 5.5-inch Max Vision HD+ 18:9 display, with the device retaining similar-sized bezels as its predecessor. When it involves performance, the Moto E6 is a decent upgrade over last year’s Moto E5. Instead of the quad-core Snapdragon 425 chipset, the E6 runs on a more powerful octa-core Snapdragon 435 chipset. One will also get 2GB RAM and 16GB of storage, which can easily be expanded by up to 256GB with a microSD card.
Heading on to optics, the Moto E6 has a 13MP rear camera with 1.12µm pixel size and an f/2.0 aperture. To enhance the camera experience for users, Motorola has added a few premium features to the Moto E6, including spot color and portrait mode. The 5MP selfie camera on the front provides the portrait mode feature as well.
Surprisingly, the Moto E6 packs a smaller 3000mAh battery compared to the 4000mAh cell inside the Moto E5. However, most users will appreciate the fact that the battery can be removed easily, unlike most of its rivals. Another dissatisfactory side is the omission of a fingerprint scanner. The smartphone still uses a micro-USB port instead of the latest USB-C port. Apart from the higher price, Motorola says most customers who will purchase the smartphone have micro-USB chargers at home, which makes it more preferable. Similar to the more expensive Moto G7, the E6 offers water-repellent design featuring P2i nano-coating.
Motorola has traditionally served the low-end smartphone market well, but its value proposition isn’t what it used to be. To make matters worse, the latest in the Moto E series comes with an unusually high price tag. Moto E6 is launched for $150, although it’s hardly much of an upgrade over the Moto E5. The $50 worth hike over the E5 merely does not feel justified because of the spec sheet. At least the new device comes with the latest software, Android 9 Pie, a fingerprint reader, and Motorola’s Moto action options.