Lenovo-owned Motorola yesterday launched the Moto G6 Plus in India. It is the latest in the G6 series to reach our shores after the Moto G6 and the Moto G6 Play. The new smartphone is priced at Rs 22,499, and naturally comparisons are being made with immediate rivals like the Xiaomi Poco F1, and Honor Play among others. We have compared the new Moto G6 Plus with its immediate rivals, and here’s how it fares.
The new Moto G6 Plus is only available in one variant with a price tag of Rs 22,499. The likes of Honor Play and Xiaomi Poco F1 though are more affordable with their price tags starting from Rs 19,999 and Rs 20,999 respectively. The Vivo V11 Pro, on the other hand, is priced at Rs 25,990.
All the smartphones in this comparison opt for the contemporary tall design, and full-HD+ resolution. But where its rivals feature a notched display, the Moto G6 Plus sports a rather subdued 18:9 aspect ratio display with bezels at the top and bottom. Vivo’s smartphone flaunts the biggest display (6.41-inch) in the comparison, with the Moto G6 Plus coming in at last (5.99-inch).
The Poco F1 and the Honor Play are the most powerful devices in this comparison. Xiaomi’s smartphone is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 SoC, while the Honor’s smartphone is powered by Huawei’s flagship Kirin 970 SoC. All smartphones here feature at least 6GB of RAM.
To ensure continuous performance you also need a big battery, and the Poco F1 leads the pack with a 4,000mAh unit. Following close behind are Honor Play and V11 Pro with 3,500mAh and 3,400mAh units respectively. The Moto G6 Plus, in comparison, features a 3,200mAh battery.
All smartphones in this comparison feature dual-camera setup at the back. On paper, the Moto G6 Plus, Poco F1 and the V11 Pro seem to feature a similar setup that includes a 12-megapixel primary sensor, and a 5-megapixel secondary sensor. The Honor Play, on the other hand, features a combination of 16-megapixel and 2-megapixel sensors.
Vivo smartphones are known to appeal to the selfie loving crowd, and hence it comes with a 25-megapixel AI-backed front camera. The Poco F1 follows close behind with a 20-megapixel selfie camera. The Moto G6 Plus, in comparison, features an 8-megapixel front snapper accompanied with a LED flash.
All smartphones here run on Android Oreo out-of-the-box wrapped under their respective UIs. Moto’s smartphone though runs near-stock Android OS, and is also slated to receive Android Pie update.
For security, you will find a fingerprint sensor, and face unlock feature on all the devices here. Vivo has however opted for a more advanced version with an in-display fingerprint sensor.
Other features worth talking about is the nano coating on the Moto G6 Plus that makes it resistant to water splashes. The Poco F1 has an interesting liquid cooling technology that ensures the device doesn’t overheat during extended hours of gaming. Lastly, the Honor Play features a a GPU Turbo mode that is said to improve the overall gaming experience on the device.
Moto G6 Plus vs Poco F1 vs Honor Play vs Vivo V11 Pro: Comparison table
|Features||Moto G6 Plus||Xiaomi Poco F1||Honor Play||Vivo V11 Pro|
|Display||5.99-inch FHD+ 18:9||6.18-inch FHD+ 18.7:9||6.3-inch FHD+ 19.5:9||6.41-inch FHD+ 19.5:9|
|Processor||Snapdragon 630||Snapdragon 845||HiSilicon Kirin 970||Snapdragon 660|
|Memory||64GB (expandable)||64/128/256GB||64GB (expandable)||64GB|
|Rear Camera||12-megapixel + 5-megapixel||12-megapixel + 5-megapixel||16-megapixel + 2-megapixel||12-megapixel + 5-megapixel|
|Misc||Fingerprint sensor, face unlock, nano coating||Fingerprint sensor, face unlock, liquid cooling||Fingerprint sensor, face unlock, GPU Turbo||In-display Fingerprint scanner, Face Unlock|
|Prices||Rs 22,499||Rs 20,999 (64GB)
Rs 23,999 (128GB)
Rs 28,999 (256GB)