There's a lot to consider when weighing up a £100 smartphone against a £1,000 smartphone – obviously the more expensive one is better in every department, but is it ten times better?
It's not necessarily a case of five stars for the flagship phone and one star for the budget phone, because you have to factor in how much you're spending (or not spending in the case of the Moto E6s).
It's fair to say we were reasonably impressed with the Moto E6s considering its price tag. It's a functional, bloat-free phone that doesn't look half bad, takes satisfactory pictures, and lasts a satisfactory amount of time on a single charge. For one of the very cheapest handsets around, you can't ask much more.
Motorola's marketing materials mention a 'super-responsive' chipset and 'stunning' results from the camera, which is exaggerating just a touch, but everything considered, we'd say this is one of the best value entry-level phones on the market right now.
Who's this for?
Motorola seems to be aiming this towards youngsters to some extent, and that makes sense – it's a good option for someone's first smartphone, someone who hasn't had their expectations colored by a super-snappy iPhone or a sleek Samsung Galaxy handset. It's suitable for older people too, who don't demand too much from their phones.
Of course it's also aimed at people who don't want to spend very much on a new smartphone, and here the Moto E6s hits its target perfectly. The handset represents a saving of 800-900 pounds/dollars over some of the top-end flagship phones on the market, and that's a lot of money you can spend on something else.
Should you buy it?
If your budget is the same as the Moto E6s costs, then absolutely go for it: the phone won't let you down and is fine to use.
If you can afford a little extra to hit the mid-range market – including some of the more expensive phones in the Motorola range – then the step up in terms of camera quality and performance is going to be quite a significant one.
First reviewed: May 2020