Motorola isn’t even trying to sell the Moto G6 Plus in India
Today we have a new addition to the over-branched Moto G-series in the form of the Moto G6 Plus. The phone arrives a few months after the Moto G6 and the Moto G6 Play were launched in India. The G6 Plus is a midrange phone meant to be an upgrade in pretty much all terms from the phones mentioned above.
The Moto G6 Plus sports a tall 18:9 5.9-inch Full HD+ display and is encased in an aluminum-and-glass design. Fortunately or not, the display doesn’t have a notch like most other phones released in 2018. Also, the display is only protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 3.
The phone is powered by an octa-core Snapdragon 630 SoC and is coupled with 6GB of RAM. In terms of storage, you get a single variant with 64GB of internal storage with an option to further expand it up to 256GB via a microSD card slot.
The phone is equipped with a dual-camera setup at the back which comprises of a 12-megapixel primary sensor and a 5-megapixel secondary sensor. These cameras feature dual-pixel autofocus technology for quicker focus lock and Google Lens integration for object and landmark recognition. The front camera is a 16-megapixel sensor that supports authentication via face unlock. The Moto G6 Plus also features a fingerprint scanner below the display.
The phone packs a 3200mAh battery that supports TurboPower charging technology. For the same, a 15W charger also has been included in the box.
The Moto G6 Plus is priced at INR 22,990 (US$ 310) and will be available on Amazon India & Paytm Mall, or at Moto Hubs and other offline retail partners. It is only available in the Indigo Black Colour.
Users buying the phone on Paytm Mall will be eligible for a cashback of INR 3,000. Jio users will also get a cashback of INR 4,450 on recharges of INR 198 and INR 299.
I really have no idea what the Moto execs had in mind when they decided to price the G6 Plus at a hefty price of INR 22,990. With that price tag, it literally is more expensive than the POCO F1 which has a Snapdragon 845 at its heart compared to the meager 630 that the G6 Plus uses. The phone is grossly over-priced on paper for what it offers and clearly indicates how Moto has forgotten why the Moto G series was established in the first place.