My Moto G6 review

Member Since: few years
Phone: Moto G6
Plan: My Choice 3GB


My Review

Been a member for a few years,I started out with the moto G1,which was my first smart phone.I had it for a couple of years until I smashed the screen,so I upgraded to the Moto G3 which was a really solid phone for me.After a couple of years the phone just slowed down and got really glitchy,I tried everything to keep it running smoothly but it just got to the point that I needed to upgrade and at that time RW had a back to school sale on the Moto E4 and the Moto G6 so I opted for the G6,it was $199 and that included the phone,power charger and 3 months of cell data.I absolutly love the phone! The only thing was the usb connector was different than the other phones,so the cable that came with the power charger doesn’t work with the phome,other than that it is a good solid phone and I have had no issues out of it.II have had the phone for about a month now and all is well.This is the first time I have ever used cell data,I was using wifi only with my other phones and so far for the first month I only used around 200mb of cell service.Once my 3 months are up I will be adding the 1 GB service to my plan as it has come in handy a few times to have it.Overall I give the phone 4.5 stars and the reason for not getting 5 stars is the power cord for the powetr pack doesn’t work with my phone. Thanks RW for being a great company with great service all these years.

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I agree with you that this phone needs a particular USB connection and this is somehow an inconvenience.

The Moto G6 uses the USB-C connection that all phones are moving towards. Within a year or two you won’t be able to get a phone with the old style MicroUSB… In fact, it has been a couple of years that flagships (such as the Samsung S8/S9, Note 8/9, Moto Z/Z2/Z3, Google Pixel/Pixel2) have been using USB-C.

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I need some advice. I currently have the Moto X (2nd. Gen) and was considering the G6.
Is that advisable? Forgive my ignorance, but would that be an upgrade?
Thanks for your help,
Ben

Some of us have learned over many years that ‘ignorance’ only occurs when we don’t listen/read/ask :slight_smile: … so you’re not guilty!
Can’t speak to the Moto G6 … but this link will provide you a side by side spec comparison

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Many Thanks!

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A couple of other user provided sources that may be of interest … from users and found in Tips & Tricks

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Hi @normanh.8sf376

I have an MXP (Motot X Pure). I bought a G6 under that “promo”. I think it was a good deal.

The ‘power-bank’ works well, the connection sare a 'bit tricky, see here…

I apologize @normanh.8sf376…(neglected the dates/post’s).

The Moto X2 was a great phone. The G6 is a very nice upgrade, in my opinion.
:relaxed:

I bought the USB adapters to use my old chargers with a C type USB. Not all of them fast charge, but easy to keep as spares.

Not to be a party pooper but…my wife’s moto G6 has failed after 5 months! I am very disappointed. For whatever reason the phone was unable to maintain a wifi connection here at home. I did several searches and tried various “fixes”, to no avail. As it is absolutely unacceptable for my wife to be without a phone I elected to replace her phone with a Samsung Galaxy S9. The S9 is now in service and is working well.
We’ve used Motorola phones for many years and have always had good service from them. I’m very disappointed.

If it failed after 5 months it would still be under warranty and should have been replaced/repaired under warranty by Motorola. Have you reached out to them for support? Every phone has the potential for failure. Based on available data: https://www.androidauthority.com/phone-models-repair-report-886115/ Samsung had nearly four times the failure rate of Motorola in 2017.

Motorola will get you a replacement. You should get in touch with them. So moto g6 has a few issues. May be its random or may be its that some batches have specific issues. For example, g6 has headphone hack issue and sound/volume issue. Some others have connectivity issue. Some others just dies suddenly. But its still the most popular phone on amazon for 2018. That is a pretty good reassurance that for the most part its an okay phone and leader of its class.

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