One of the greatest things about the smartphone market over the last few years has been watching the mid-range market mature so well. The high-end tier still gets the majority of the attention these days, with devices like the iPhone X and Galaxy S9 raking in the lion's share. But many mid-range handsets can hold their own in terms of quality, and Motorola continues to prove that point heading into 2018.
Earlier this month, the company officially unveiled the Moto G6 lineup, which starts with the base model and expands from there, offering two variants for customers to choose from. The standard Moto G6 is a mid-ranger that picks up things like slimmed bezels, and even a dual camera setup on the back of the handset.
And there is no notch!
Otherwise, you're getting a phone with a Snapdragon 450 processor, either 3GB or 4GB of RAM, 32GB of 64GB of built-in storage, a battery that measures in at 3000mAh, and Android 8.0 Oreo out of the box. You get all of that, and more, with a price tag that starts around $249.
Some would raise the point that you get what you pay for, but, honestly, even in the times that I've spent with Motorola's handsets in the past, I haven't walked away overly disappointed. And while the Moto G6 isn't available to buy in the United States just yet, I can hope that Motorola keeps its solid track record going strong with this handset, too.
That being said, I can't help but be curious if this is a smartphone you, or anyone you know, might be interested in. It's a decidedly not high-end flagship smartphone, but it is a mid-range flagship phone for the Moto clan. It might not have the best possible specifications, but priced at $249 the expectations shouldn't be set that high, anyway.
If I had to point out something that I feel could be changed? The placement of the fingerprint reader would be it. It's an elongated space that's set below the display, rather than being present on the back. You can use it with different gestures, too, like swiping left to go back or swiping right to access the Recent Apps function. But while that might be helpful, I can't help but wonder if it would feel a lot better to use if the fingerprint reader was placed on the back of the handset.
Still, that's a small gripe in the grand scheme of things. So, what about you? Do you think the Moto G6 sounds like a solid handset priced at $249? Is there anything you'd like to see Motorola add at some point in the future? Or is this a device that's good enough right now to be your next daily driver? Let me know!