The budget smartphone used to be thought of as cheap and underpowered. But these days the offerings are becoming better built and better equipped. The moto e6 is Motorola’s latest budget smartphone clocking in at an impressive US$149.
The moto e6 has a 5.5″ Max Vision HD+ display and comes with “all-day” battery life and a 13MP camera. It also sports a headphone jack, something many flagships have dumped and many users still want. The 3,000mAh battery is removable, something you do not see very often anymore even in a budget smartphone.
50% faster3 than last year’s moto e5 the lag-free, octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon performance runs smoothly, even in your multitasking moments. When you need more room for apps, add up to 256 GB of storage to move photos, songs, and movies to a dedicated external microSD card slot.
A great improvement from last year’s moto e5 is our fast-focusing, sharp 13MP rear camera, so you won’t miss moments that move quickly. Thanks to a big 1.12um pixels along with a large f/2.0 aperture, your camera has improved performance in low light scenarios. When you have a smaller aperture and bigger pixel, the better your camera performs in scenes like fireworks, campfires, starry nights, or outdoor nighttime concerts to name a few.
For the first time ever in a moto e, add premium touches to your photos with Spot Color and Portrait Mode. Choose a single color to keep and turn the rest of the photo black & white for a distinctive look, using Spot Color mode. In Portrait Mode, use the front or rear camera to enhance a subject in by adding a beautiful blur effect in the background. You can even use portrait mode with your 5MP selfie camera.Motorola Press Release
Motorola has also learned its lesson about bloatware and Android. Like the moto z4, the moto e6 is pretty much a clean stock Android experience. It’s not far off from what you would find on the Google Pixel. Here are the specifications of the e6:
In the United States, the new moto e6 will be available starting this summer with subsequent availability at Verizon (7/25), T-Mobile, Metro by T-Mobile, Boost Mobile, U.S. Cellular, Consumer Cellular, and Xfinity Mobile, and will be available universally unlocked on Amazon.com and at Best Buy, B&H Photo and Walmart. In Canada, the new moto e6 will be available starting this summer. The moto e6 has a starting MSRP of US$149.99.