Moto E6: solid, but outdated and not very budget

Updated the most budget line smartphone brand Motorola. The sixth generation of Moto E saw the light.

So far it is represented by a single device -Moto E6. In the fifth generation, as many as five smartphones entered the family, not counting variations for different markets, so it can be assumed that brothers and sisters will also appear in Moto E6. With time.

Moto E6 honestly continues the tradition of the line: this device without the slightest claim to show off, very discreet characteristics, the simplest appearance, but it is very functional.

Chipset Qualcomm Snapdragon 435 2GB operationalmemory - a little, but it will work. The storage capacity is very modest - 16 GB, you will have to expand, since there is a microSD slot. The IPS 5.5 screen with a resolution of 720 × 1440 pixels is normal, it would be strange to expect more. Fields, forehead, chin - that's all there is, no one was going to make a model out of the workhorse - it's for the best. The colors are appropriate - not striking, matte - black and grayish-blue.

The battery is quite good - 3000 mAh.

Cameras do not impress with resolution, but pleasefeature set. The main 13-megapixel camera boasts PDAF-focusing, support for Timelapse and Hyperlapse video (it turns out a movie with accelerated motion) and, unexpectedly, with a RAW-format shooting. Google Lens is also supported - that is, you can show the object to the camera, and the smartphone will tell something about it, if, of course, it can recognize it.

5-megapixel front camera also knows how to make timelapse videos. I wonder why.

There are convenient and funny chips likescreenshot editor, which allows you to draw something on the screenshot and immediately send it somewhere. There is a previously encountered only in the more thoroughbred Moto smartphones in the navigation option One Button Nav.

The smartphone should not be dropped into the water, but you can not hide it from the rain - P2i nano-coating protects it from water.

Biometrics is absent from the word “absolutely”: there is no fingerprint scanner, nor even a simple face recognition.

NFC, of ​​course, also not.

The device starts in the North American market,where it is already offered by Verizon operator for $ 149.99. Also, it will be available from a number of other operators and in stores, Best Buy and others. For a smartphone with similar characteristics is expensive, after all, to justify such moral obsolescence, it is not enough interface chips alone, it would be nice to make a lower price tag.

The main characteristics of the Motorola Moto E6:

S-IPS screen, 5.5 ″, 720 × 1440, 16M colors, touch, capacitive, multitouch
IronQualcomm Snapdragon 435
1.4 GHz, 8 x Cortex-A53, Adreno 505
RAM RAM 2 GB, ROM 16 GB, Micro-SD up to 256 GB
Mobile Internet LTE cat.7 300/100 Mbps
Mobile networksLTE Bands 2,4,5,12,13,25,26,41,66,71
UMTS 850, 1900
GSM 1900
CDMA 800, 1900
Battery Li-Ion, 3000 mAh, charging 5 W
Dimensions 149.7 x 72.3 x 8.57 mm
Weight 159 g
Camera 13 MP, flash, autofocus, f / 2.0, PDAF
frontal: 5 MP, f / 2.0
NavigationGPS, GLONASS
OSAndroid 9.0 Pie
SensorsAccelerometer, Compass, Approach, Illumination

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Tatyana Kobelskaya