April 20, 2018

Motorola G6 (Unlocked) - Features and Specs

New Motorola G6 Features, Specs and Where to Buy

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Motorola G6 Coming Soon!
The next Generation in the Motorola Moto G line is here now and may also be coming to Tracfone in the near future.

UPDATE: The Moto G6 is now available directly from Tracfone. Visit our Tracfone Moto G6 Review to learn more and find out where to buy with airtime bundle.

Motorola announced the Moto G6 (and several variants) on April 19th, 2018. It is the newest phone in the Moto G lineup which is well known for offering great smartphone features at an affordable price.

The G6 has a 5.7" full HD touchscreen, 1.8 Ghz Octa-core processor, Dual rear camera, and runs Android 8.0 Oreo. It also comes with 3 GB RAM and 32 GB internal storage.

The Moto G6 is available to purchase:

View the Moto G6 (unlocked) on Amazon (Currently exclusively for Prime Members)
View the Moto G6 (unlocked) on BestBuy

View the Moto G6 Play (unlocked only for GSM) on Amazon

View the Moto G6 Plus (international unlocked version only for GSM) on Amazon

Many of the past Moto G versions, such as the Moto G4 and Moto G5, have been very popular with the Tracfone BYOP program because they offer great features at a reasonable price. It is rumored that the Moto G6 will also be released directly from Tracfone, which would also be a great option for Tracfone customers. We will share additional information on this as we learn more.

Let's see the list of features and specs on the Moto G6

Motorola G6 Features and Specs

  • Dual Rear Camera - 13 MP and 5 MP
  • 1.8 Ghz Octa-Core Processor (Qualcomm Snapdragon 450)
  • 3 GB RAM
  • 32 GB Internal Storage
  • Android 8.0 Oreo
  • 5.7" 1080x2160px Touchscreen
  • Corning Gorilla Glass 3
  • 3000 mAh battery
  • Unlocked and compatible with both GSM and CDMA networks
  • Price: $250
One of the most notable specs is the large, 18:9 ratio full HD touchscreen. The previous generation, the Moto G5, had only a 5.2" screen, but the new Moto G6 bumps that up to 5.7".

The dual rear camera is another feature usually seen in much more expensive devices and allows for selective focus in portrait mode for a blurry background.

The Moto G6 is fully compatible with both GSM and CDMA carriers which is great for the Tracfone BYOP program.

Motorola is also releasing two variants, the Moto G6 Play and Moto G6 Plus. The G6 Play will have the same size screen, slightly downgraded internal specs, a larger battery, and retail for $199.

Moto G6 Play Features and Specs
  • Rear Camera - 13 MP
  • 1.4 Ghz Quad-Core Processor (Qualcomm Snapdragon 427 or 430)
  • 3 GB RAM
  • 32 GB Internal Storage
  • Android 8.0 Oreo
  • 5.7" 720x1440 HD Touchscreen
  • Corning Gorilla Glass
  • 4000 mAh battery
  • Unlocked and compatible with only GSM networks
  • Price: $200
The G6 Play comes with many of the same features in the G6, such as 3 GB RAM, 32 GB storage, and Android Oreo. The Play also has a 5.7" screen, but at a lower resolution. The processor in the Play is also not as powerful, but the phone does have a larger battery compared to the G6.

For those that don't need the higher performance from the G6, the Play variant will offer almost all of the same features at a lower price. Unfortunately the Moto G6 Play appears to be only compatible with GSM networks.

The Moto G6 Plus is not expected to be released in the North American market, and only released internationally. But it is still possible to purchase the international version and use it with any GSM carrier through Tracfone.

Moto G6 Plus (international version) Features and Specs
  • Dual Rear Camera - 12 MP and 5 MP
  • 2.2 Ghz Octa-Core Processor (Qualcomm Snapdragon 630)
  • 4 GB RAM
  • 64 GB Internal Storage
  • Android 8.0 Oreo
  • 5.9" 1080x2160px Touchscreen
  • Corning Gorilla Glass 3
  • 3200 mAh battery (non-removable)
  • Unlocked and compatible with GSM networks
  • Price: $350-400
If you are looking for high performance and don't mind spending a little more, the Moto G6 Plus has more RAM, storage and a faster processor than the G6.

Only the international version of the G6 Plus is available, and it is only compatible with GSM carriers.

We will continue to update this as we gather more details, especially any news about Tracfone releasing their own Moto G6 version. If Tracfone does release the G6, it would certainly jump into our List of the Best Tracfone Smartphones.

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Shadus Tain said...

I've been looking at getting a higher end phone because Tracfone's standard offerings just aren't offering what I need anymore. Looking at the Moto G line I liked what I saw in the way of specs and reviews, and op'ed to wait for the release of the Moto G6 Plus. Upon reading the info on it after the official release I was very pleased, BUT I was dismayed in reading that the G6 Plus would not be released in the USA. The G6 is barely better than the G5 Plus, and the G6 Plus blows them both out of the water. Why would they risk loosing sales of a clearly superior product and risk alienating an entire market? I've seen on another forum that if the G6 Plus isn't released in the USA they'll sooner get one of Nokia's offerings than get the G6. Will they realize their mistake and release the G6 Plus in the USA? If Not could the G6 Plus be imported and used on US networks on the Tracfone BYOF plan? Wait and see.....

Anonymous said...

Just noticed that HSN has the Moto G6, bundled with 1200 minutes/text/data for $180. Very excited. I've been waiting for a while for this and it's a great deal. My annual service runs out next month, so just in the nick of time.

Anonymous said...

Hopefully this isn't a repost, but the comment mechanism acted weird the first time.

Just found this phone at HSN with 1200 minutes/text/data for $180. Been waiting for this deal for a while.

My annual service is running out next month so this deal came just in time.

Anonymous said...

Motorola G6 is now Available at HSN.com Oct. 10 2018 for 179.99 and free shipping. Not sure how long it will last. check it out, if you are in the Market for Motorola G6

Oct 10, 2018 8:30 pm

Unknown said...

Just wanted to let you and your readers know this phone is now available at HSN for $180 with 1200 minutes/texts/data.

Finally a Tracfone with 32 gb at a reasonable price.

Steve said...

As of 2-1-19 at HSN the Motorola G6 and the 1200 min/text's/data is now on sale for $169.99 , not sure how long but I just ordered one as it's a great deal on a good phone.a upgrade from the Lg stylo 3 I have at the moment!

Janie said...

I bought the g6 recently and love everything about it, but one. I can't use messages, it will not work. I've tried fixing from the website but having no luck. It's a deal breaker for me. Any suggestions? Thx!

Unknown said...

TracFone will not let us update to Pie apparently. Is there a way to unlock the G6 and still use the time and minutes we have remaining on TracFone. Like TracFone service a lot but also want Pie.

Steve said...

I just updated my Motorola g6 to pie last night and mine is a Tracfone!