The Moto E6i is Motorola's 2021 model. The smartphone deserves your attention for several reasons - a high-performance 8-core processor, decent cameras and a quality screen. To its advantages we should add a large storage and quality sound. The light weight - only 160 grams, contributes to comfortable operation and makes it suitable for the youngest users.
Before reading the full review, you can familiarize yourself with the detailed Motorola Moto E6i specs or watch the video below the article.
- Release date: 2021, February 11
- Colors: Titanium Gray, Pink
- Dimensions: 155.6 x 73 x 8.5 mm.
- Weight: 160 g.
- Screen: 6.1" inc, 720 x 1560, IPS LCD
- Camera : Dual, 13MP
- Chipset: Unisoc SC9863A (28nm)
- CPU: Octa-core (4x1.6 GHz Cortex-A55 & 4x1.2 GHz Cortex-A55)
- Memory: 32GB 2GB RAM
- Battery: 3000, Li-Ion
- Network: GSM / HSPA / LTE
- Operating system: Android 10 (Go edition)
- Sensors: Fingerprint (rear-mounted), accelerometer, proximity
Visually, the Moto E6i looks modest. It can hardly be distinguished from other budget devices on the market. You have to look at the details. Its front side is made of glass and the back side of plastic. There you will find the selfie camera positioned in a U-shaped notch. The bezels around the screen are quite thick at times.
The back is designed in a conservative spirit. We see strongly rounded edges, a rear camera in the upper right corner and a flash next to it. The manufacturer's logo, in which the fingerprint scanner is positioned, stands centrally just above the middle of the device.
The smartphone is available in two interesting colours - dark pink and grey. Both look spectacular and will complement your style. The fingerprint scanner delights with speed and accuracy. You'll easily adapt to using it.
Moto E6i is equipped with a 6.1-inch IPS LCD display. It has an aspect ratio of 19.5:9 and occupies just over 80% of the front panel. This metric is expected given the thickness of the bezels. Regarding the picture quality, it can be said that it is average as a level. The pixel density per inch and the resolution suggest a performance far from perfect.
Nevertheless, the Moto E6i remains a good solution for anyone looking for a functional device to perform everyday tasks. Its compactness makes it convenient to carry in a pants pocket or on a jacket. The screen is large enough to read text and view video and photo content.
Beneath the Moto E6i's beautiful looks lies an 8-core Unisoc SC9863A processor combined with a PowerVR GE8322 GPU. The Unisoc SC9863A consists of four Cortex-A55 cores clocked at 1.6 GHz and another four Cortex-A55 cores clocked at 1.2 GHz. RAM is 2 GB and storage is 32 GB. It can be expanded using a microSDXC memory card slot.
The device runs on Android 10 Go Edition operating system at the factory. It features smoothness and responsiveness when used even in phones with quad-core processors and only 1 GB of RAM.
From the Moto E6i, you can expect low-budget device-level performance. It will be a challenge to play heavy games and use resource-intensive apps with it. The rest - web browsing, making calls, messaging, etc., you will have no problems.
Moto E6i is not an ultra-modern smartphone. It is generally designed as an upgraded device with a balance between features and price. This is evident in the selection of camera modules. On the rear panel, you'll find a dual camera setup. Its main module is a wide-angle, 13-megapixel one with an f/2.2 aperture. It's complemented by a 2-megapixel depth-sensing sensor, thanks to which you'll take quality photos with a bokeh effect. These have been quite popular lately and won't be going out of style anytime soon.
The front camera of the Moto E6i is a single, 5-megapixel and wide-angle. It'll take quality selfies and group shots.
With both the rear and front cameras, you can capture videos at 1080 pixels at 30 frames per second.
In daylight, your photos will be good quality, with close-to-natural colours and more detail. As the light diminishes, noise will appear. You can use the LED flash to improve the quality of the footage.
Moto E6i is powered by a 3000mAh battery. Given the undemanding nature of the processor and screen, you can count on satisfactory autonomous operation. In leaner usage mode, you will reach for the charger amid a day and a half - two. Fast, wireless or reverse charging support is absent.
Among the advantages of the Moto E6i is the presence of an NFC chip, which allows you to make contactless payments. To these we must add light weight, compact size, ample storage and attractive looks. The photographic capabilities of the smartphone correspond to its price class. The presence of a fingerprint scanner is as if already mandatory in smartphones. Moto E6i has one on the rear panel. It works quickly and is precise.
Motorola Moto E6i video review
Disclaimer: The information presented in this article is based on our team's personal experience with the Motorola Moto E6i and third-party sources. While every effort has been made to provide accurate and reliable information, readers should keep in mind that this is a subjective assessment. The writing of this article was not paid for or sponsored by Motorola.