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Moto E6S Review: A Good Option For The Budget Conscious
With an aim to increase its market share in India, Motorola recently launched Moto E6S in the country. The smartphone is priced at Rs. 7,999 and it is available in two color options -- Polished Graphite and Rich Cranberry. The Moto E6S comes with Mediatek Helio P22 SoC, Android 9.0 Pie, 6.1-inch display, face unlock feature, and fingerprint scanner. The Moto E6S offers 4GB RAM and 64GB internal storage.
Unlike the Moto One series, this smartphone is specially designed for budget-conscious buyers. In fact, Motorola also says that the Moto E6S was built with consumers in mind. However, Chinese smartphone makers like Xiaomi and Realme are leading this segment. So, there are chances that the device will face tough competition from these brands. We got a chance to get our hands on the Moto E6S, and this is what we think about this newly launched device.
- 6.1-inch HD+ display
- MediaTek helio P22 processor
- 4GB RAM and 64GB ROM
- 3,000mAh battery
- 13MP+2MP dual rear camera
- 8MP front camera
- Fingerprint sensor
- Android 9 Pie
- 4G VoLTE
Moto E6S: Design And Display
The Moto E6S features a plastic body along with a glossy finish. The back panel is removable, and there's dual SIM card slot, micro SD, and removable battery, which is very uncommon these days. You get the power button and the volume rockers on the right side, while there is nothing on the left side. The bottom side of the smartphone holds a 3.5mm headphone jack, micro USB port, and a single loudspeaker grille.
At the rear, you'll get a dual camera set up with an LED flashlight. There's a fingerprint scanner in the center and a Moto logo printed on it. The fingerprint scanner works well. Upfront, the Moto E6S has a 6.1-inch display and a notch on the top. It comes with pretty thick borders, especially at the bottom, which seems fine at this price point. The smartphone looks good in hands and you can easily operate with one hand, thanks to its lightweight and comfortable grip.
Overall, the smartphone looks quite good and can easily fit in one hand and pocket. The device is extremely lightweight, even if there's a 3,000 mAh battery inside the device. Unfortunately, the rear panel is prone to fingerprint smudges. However, you will find this issue in almost all affordable smartphones.
On the display front, the Moto E6S sports 6.1- inch HD display with a 19:5:9 aspect ratio. Despite having a 19:5:9 aspect ratio, it comes with thick bezels all around. However, it seems ok under Rs.10,000 segment. Overall, the screen produces vivid colors, decent brightness, and it is good enough for watching videos. Also, Moto E6S allows you to stream content at a good resolution. But if you are using this smartphone under direct sunlight, then viewing angles were not so good. In fact, it's really hard to use the device in direct sunlight.
Moto E6S: Dual-Rear Camera Setup
Coming to the camera department, the smartphone features 13MP main camera and 2MP secondary depth camera along with an f2.0 aperture. While upfront, you'll get an 8MP camera for selfies. You'll find modes like Portrait, HDR, Beautification, Bokeh effect, Google Lens integration. The rear camera performs really well during day time. You'll get good pictures along with a decent amount of color reproduction. But still, I would suggest you to click photos with HDR mode to get impressive pictures with a good amount of details.
On the other hand, I am quite impressed by the 8MP front camera, as it captured good selfies without any beautification. However, I must tell you that both cameras will disappoint you in low light conditions, as the pictures were not that sharp and crisp. The Moto E6S supports 720P and 1080P video recording format. However, video quality is just average in daylight. While the smartphone suffered more in low light.
Moto E6S: Software And Benchmark
The smartphone runs on Android 9 pie. Apart from FM Radio, Moto Help, and Motorola Notifications, there are no extra apps or bloatware. In fact, this smartphone is specially made for stock Android lovers. The smartphone also allows you to choose the device theme. Besides, there are two features called Digital Wellbeing and Standby Intelligent Power saving, which allows you to keep track of your usage and save your phone's battery.
Also, the smartphone comes with a fingerprint sensor and face unlock feature for device security. Overall, there were no lags, during our usage. Both the fingerprint sensor and face unlock feature perform swiftly.
We ran some tests on the Moto E6S, such as PC Mark 2, Antutu, and Geekbench, and the results were decent. The device scored 5063 points in the Works 2.0 Performance test. It logged 453 points on the Slight Shot Extreme, which is quite low. Besides, the Moto E6S scored 155 in the single-core and 834 points multi-core test. Lastly, the device scored 93113 points in the Antutu benchmark.
Moto E6S: Hardware, Battery, And Connectivity
Let's talk about the performance, the Moto E6S features the MediaTek Helio P22 with an octa-core processor, along with 4GB RAM and 64GB internal storage that can be expandable up to 512GB via microSD card. However, you'll find the same processor in Realme C2 and the LG W30. Overall, this mid-range processor becomes very slow while loading an app.
However, the Moto E6S still performs far better than the Realme C2. Despite being a budget device, the Moto E6S performs really well when it comes to gaming. Yes, you heard it right. I actually tried to play the PUBG Mobile game. However, that was not the best version of it. But it is recommended you to play PUBG Lite on this smartphone.
The Moto E6S is backed by a 3,000 mAh removable battery, which can easily last for 24 hours on medium usage. Now, this can be a deal-breaker as the Redmi 8A is offering Type-C charging and a 5,000 mAh battery at just 6,499. The Moto E6S comes with a 10W charger unit in the box, which manages to charge the battery in three hours. On the connectivity front, the newly launched device supports Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.2, GPS, dual SIM, 4G VoLTE, and micro USB port for charging.
Moto E6S: Should You Go For This Smartphone?
The smartphone market is already flooded with a lot affordable devices. Almost all smartphone companies are launching phones under Rs. 10,000 segment. But if you are still planning to buy a smartphone with a good display, premium looks, and removable battery, then you should go for this smartphone. Besides, the smartphone comes with a stock Android experience.
Overall, this smartphone is ok, but there is nothing called head-turner in it. I also believe that Moto is targeting students, budget conscious, and stock Android lovers. However, the Realme C2 and the Xiaomi Redmi 8A are offering better specifications under Rs. 10,000.