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The #1 best selling smartphone on Amazon gets an in-depth look. What category should be next? Moto G6: https://amzn.to/2NQIBYz All the best-selling phones: https://www.amazon.com/Best-Sellers-Electronics-Unlocked-Cell-Phones/zgbs/electronics/2407749011/ref=zg_bs_nav_e_2_2811119011 MKBHD Merch: http://shop.MKBHD.com Video Gear I use: http://kit.com/MKBHD/video-gear#recommendation17959 Tech I'm using right now: https://www.amazon.com/shop/MKBHD Intro Track: Filet Mignon by The Cutlery & Alltta ~ http://twitter.com/MKBHD http://snapchat.com/add/MKBHD http://google.com/+MarquesBrownlee http://instagram.com/MKBHD http://facebook.com/MKBHD
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Marques Brownlee (4 months ago)
Correction: 6:22 That should be Snapdragon 450, not 415 Also wow, you guys are way better at naming stuff than I am!
munchkin 52 (28 days ago)
+MafionzoR no that is the G6 plus 4gig ram and 64 gig rom
moh nafeesh (1 month ago)
Please make a test on moto x4 please please
rsquare .media (1 month ago)
@marques I disagree with your POV on calling a $250 phone a budget phone. I'd call that price point mid-range ($200-$399). FYI Budget price range is $99-$199.
greg wynne (2 months ago)
Lenovo Fucked up the Moto all around
HONDA RULES (2 months ago)
It's ok
suryansh bhadouria (16 minutes ago)
+1 for wireless keyboards
Jota Mudo P (1 hour ago)
Seeing from a G6 plus on Brazil Bro :P
Tarakshraj Shekhawat (8 hours ago)
I am from India, and here, this phone costs around 16,000 inr, which isn't inexpensive by any means. You may call it the mid range. I personally found this phone below average. Dont get me wrong, it has a type c post, the best looks at this price point, near stock android etc. , but what lets it down is the battery, of course, and then, sd 450 chipset. Now I know that sd 450 is a good soc, but for smartphones below 10,000 inr or 141 usd. Now we have phone like realme c1 for 7000 inr with sd450, and realme 1 with helio p60 for 11000 inr.
taiju satomi-defoe (14 hours ago)
Watching this on my Moto g6
Rene Perez (1 day ago)
Great video
أحمد قاضي (1 day ago)
"they didn't bring up a notch, they didn't cut the headphone jack" why is this idiot talking like they are disadvantages?
Snap Hap aka Goran (1 day ago)
#1 digital camera
Jessy Smoote (4 days ago)
i hate updates
sgniniameR Remainings (4 days ago)
It's not fully glass, it's glass over aluminum
Stephen Mccartney (4 days ago)
its a lovely looking phone. i get it tomorrow off amazon for £200
allen holbert (5 days ago)
I had a Moto G5 and Bought it bc im a fan of budget phones and also a fan of Motorola phones . Did love the moto G5 but changed over back to the iPhone ( iPhone 6) just cost me 200$ and of the iOS system which is pretty smooth . However I don’t believe in paying for the flagship phones I mean they are amazing but I do find the quality in the moto G series budget phones still and appreciate them considering i am not too much of a heavy user when it comes to social media . So for me it’s perfect 👌 love the moto Phones I cannot see myself getting the new iPhones or galaxy phones and for me that’s fine I will continue getting these phones and for a good price !
Micheal Kironde (6 days ago)
Hakuna Matata sounds nicer a name.
Grant Charles (6 days ago)
Sweet baby jesus why in the hell would someone cover a phone in glass?! What is the first thing that breaks on a phone? Glass. So why (human kind) did we cover the whole phone of it. Also why would someone pay 500 or more on a phone that doesn't have an aux. Also having updates just suffocates these phones into inferiority.
Nick L. (7 days ago)
I've watched and read countless reviews on this phone and nobody mentions how good the sound for music is!!! I've been an apple guy since the 3gs came out but a point came where I could no longer afford those phones... Switched to Android a few years ago, been using a galaxy S5 mini and galaxy 7 ever since but the audio quality is shit. Can't even compare to Apple products. This G6 audio is amazing though!! Sounds better than my iPad mini 3!!! Must be that Dolby digital software or something. Battery life is fine for me. Streamed on YouTube all day and battery went from 100% at 10am to 30% at 7pm.
My Gaming Studios (8 days ago)
I'm watching this on my moto G5s plus
Name Name (8 days ago)
Has a headphone jack and no notch? That's an A+ from me.
Ben Chan (8 days ago)
Nothing against G6. I just like the G6 Plus more. I am still waiting.
Mike T (8 days ago)
Is Candace Owens legit?
TempCuberr (8 days ago)
Hey dat da phone I'm watching on (^^)
Reality Strikes (8 days ago)
_Hears Snapdragon 415_ *_Clicks off video_*
Ena (9 days ago)
Galaxy A8 2018 looks good for the price.
Build For Fun (9 days ago)
The htc one m9 has a beautiful logo on the front of the screen.
Sabrintwitt3r (9 days ago)
Snapdragon 415 with a 1080p panel Forget 3d gaming with this phone
RickCrazy (9 days ago)
Hey MKBHD, I just got myself a LG G6 from T-Mobile (not paid advertisment and yes it is a locked phone for now) and I got it for $300...for $50 more than that Motorola, the LG destroys it in every single segment, screen, build, quality, camera(s) and even on specs! I'm not calling the Moto a bad phone, but the LG G6 is still top of the line stuff that now has a budget price to it, so I think it should be considered the budget king as of right now.
Chad Fritz (9 days ago)
I had this phone for a week. It wasn't a bad phone. But I took it back when I saw the $399 deal for the Moto Z3 play. The battery pack mod 6in to me worth the extra $200
Bill y (9 days ago)
MrPmjg (9 days ago)
Hi @marques. What is the keyboard you shown at 6:21? I am looking to buy a Bluetooth one to my tablet
L (10 days ago)
No/slow updates, I'm out then.
ALEKS (10 days ago)
I like your intro
Erinmore (10 days ago)
Clint Eastwood
Carnyzzle (11 days ago)
No notch is a feature, not a tradeoff
Bastiaan de Bruijn (11 days ago)
i run with the Moto G6 Plus, which is absurdly good.
Mikhail Lawrence (12 days ago)
I have owned the phone for a few months now and it is a really good phone except for one major thing...the camera lens is extremely fragile. I have one of the best cases Amazon offered for this phone (Poetic brand), and the phone slipped out of my hands and i caught it and it hit my wedding ring and the lens cracked, rendering the camera useless. the fact that the camera sticks out from the phone is the issue so its very prone to damage.
Crazy misticalbeast (12 days ago)
Moto G6 Plus, Vivo V11 and Pocophone for budget kings
Carlos Obando (12 days ago)
Can you please do more budget phone videos. Looking to find out what the best budget phone is for the right price.
Sweetchik meme (12 days ago)
Carphone Warehouse has Motorola G6 Plus 5.9
lee piper (12 days ago)
Cricket has a better G6 for 100 dollars
tommy d u b b s (13 days ago)
daGbox1 (13 days ago)
Test of the best.
Aarib Anwar (14 days ago)
Wow, the specs on this make me laugh, like that is horrible value. DO NOT RECOMMEND THIS PIECE OF SHIT CMOM AMERICA BE BETTER THAN THIS
ConspiracyJuice (15 days ago)
I doubt this'll be seen, but could you include benchmark results in your phone reviews?
Ismail Tee (15 days ago)
It does seem like motorola is strong on NOT updating the software on their phones.
satinsangel1688 (16 days ago)
Awesome intro, I love this genre! Linus does a similar series, and its fascinating seeing what other people buy. 🤔
Yanna’s World (18 days ago)
pls do laptopssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssss or headphonesssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssss
zcool 99 (18 days ago)
Lol, watching on Moto G6 😆
Lee Ka (19 days ago)
Can you review Xaiomi A2 Lite
EternalDestiny48 (19 days ago)
Using too much battery on standby is a big defect
Y Liang (19 days ago)
That camera Dave
William Valentine (20 days ago)
My dad just picked up one of these. Really good phone for the money, definitely isn't too far behind my pixel 2 xl which is really impressive since the g6 is $250 and the pixel was $850
Aditya Ghairwar (22 days ago)
This phone slides in midrange category. 250$ is not budget price(19000 inr)
Steven Bajdo (22 days ago)
I have that phone. This is best phone that I ever had
adriaan van harrick (22 days ago)
I like bezels
Tommy Degreorio (23 days ago)
Yeah I think is a good idea. Do headphones, cellphones, point and shoots, stuff like that especially with the holiday season coming up. Nice video.
Vadi Bracaj (23 days ago)
You could ask Alexa to play Despacito all day long.
mrk107 (23 days ago)
If Moto updated it then they can't sell there next models with the update.
Nathan Toland (23 days ago)
Is the screen brighter than the Nexus 6p? And can't you disable that Amazon apps?
Chris Pilot (24 days ago)
Another "negative" about the G6 is that's its simply not an upgrade from the previous Moto model the Moto G5S Plus. Still, I use the G5S Plus and bought my son the G6 (not the Amazon version) and I really like the G6. One note about the Moto g-series cameras, the mediocrity of the images is almost solely due to the Moto Camera 2 app (it has really aggressive post processing which softens all images). Unfortunately the Moto Camera app on the G6 doesn't have a low light mode like the Moto Camera app on the Moto G 5S Plus does. If you use that mode that has much better HDR and a lot less post-processing. If you root the phone, turn on cam2api, and install the Google Camera the image quality is near perfect. Unfortunately the stock ROM on the G6 (and G5S Plus) is 32-bit rather than 64-bit (even Oreo), so you have to use a rather old version of the Google camera (like Nexus 6 era) but it still does a really good job and you get HDR+.
Chris Pilot (13 days ago)
+Andrew Markhus it was in Nougat as well, but it wasn't activated in build.prop.
Andrew Markhus (13 days ago)
cam2 API comes with the oreo update.
Shiva Ho (24 days ago)
I totally regret buying mine & would NOT recommend it. The Amazon Exclusive version is not Rootable which is a deal breaker for anyone wise enough to know that it's the only way to keep it updated with the latest security patches by installing a custom ROM by developers who are constantly updating their ROMs. The camera takes crappy blurry photos. It also lags quite often. Why would you want a fragile glass back? I also prefer wider screens like on the G4 plus instead of the longer ones which tends to make ignorant people shoot crappy portrait videos which only look cool on the phone its shot on & NOT on anything else where you get a ton of wasted space on the sides. My G3 dual front facing speakers sound great & because its rooted gets the latest version of Android 9 PIE because there are a lot of custom roms for it. Sadly the battery is bulging & pushing the screen out from the phone.
NebulousCat (25 days ago)
#1 Bluetooth headphones or ear buds would be interesting to me.
Chad Higgins (25 days ago)
#1 Unlocked phone to actually buy from Amazon. LG V35.
nmh5001 (25 days ago)
Moto used to be the best with updates. Of course, Google used to own them. Lenovo doesn't seem to care about updates. And when you finally get an update, it's usually just a 6 month old security update.
oddball002 (25 days ago)
That's the phone I have, I wanted something cheap from a certain Service Provider and that was the best choice for me. Great phone for the price. I got mine for 180 (190 with tax) in store at Walmart.
ONE NATION (26 days ago)
Good boy
Pipin06 (26 days ago)
Watching this on Moto g4
Fear_Rouge (26 days ago)
Can u get fort nite on it (plz don't be toxic)
Maru C (26 days ago)
I mean I love Moto phones.. They are quite alright and work really well... (I have a Moto E5 Plus if you're wondering)
Leon Dsouza (26 days ago)
Lol if a phone loses 50% charge overnight during standby I would call it terrible. My 4 year old OnePlus One loses maybe 4-5% overnight
Celester (8 days ago)
+Leon Dsouza It doesn't irl.
Leon Dsouza (24 days ago)
+Zeam Garcia yeah he said that while talking about the battery life, the G6 looses a ridiculous 50% charge while it is on standby during the night
Zeam Garcia (24 days ago)
soooooooooooo is that the g6?
bazzarr (27 days ago)
Momentary dog
Sujoy Bera (27 days ago)
Amazon sucks
Sk Mahaboob subhani (27 days ago)
Sk Mahaboob subhani (27 days ago)
Wild Heart (27 days ago)
Helpful review, as always. I'm tempted to ditch my iPhone 6s and return to Moto after a long break, but I remember trying out a G5 in store and loving the One Button Nav, until I found that I couldn't silence the "buzz/vibration/feedback" on the Home Button, every time I used it. Is there a way of turning this off on the G6, does anyone know? Thanks! ;O)
MD NADIM (29 days ago)
price in bangladesh
Harry Mitchell (29 days ago)
His dog is gorgeous
Tim H (30 days ago)
i was sold when i saw the headphone jack and the camera face
moh nafeesh (1 month ago)
Make video on moto x4 please please
Oggy felbo (1 month ago)
Neb D (1 month ago)
HONOUR 8X is now £229 in the UK , or HONOUR 7X you can find for £170
Aidan (1 month ago)
That unboxing felt so aggressive. 😂
b millan (1 month ago)
I love his long fingerssssss...mmmmmmmmmmm
Akhi Has It All (1 month ago)
3gigs of ram was a bummer
Zayan Hussain (1 month ago)
Lmfao it has a better screen then the Xr
Paul Edmond (1 month ago)
Ok it's October 2018 I'm buying it now, thx man. I wish the essential phone was a better package. I can't take any chance with people talking about the bad camera 👍
Hanate Playz (1 month ago)
Why would it need a notch? Its just useless based on my perspective. They would say "oh its trendy." But not really knowing what's the purpose of it.
Jeremy Thompson (1 month ago)
lol i read the title as "the $1 unlocked smartphone on amazon"
Cristian Lopez (1 month ago)
IDK the asus zenfone 3 zoom is awesome, it has a 1080p amoled screen, 5000 mha hour battery, you can get up to 4gb of ram, and two awesome rear cameras for about 200 bucks. The only downside is it can bend a little due to the aluminum.
Kevin Barwell (1 month ago)
The Moto G and Play phones are junk. I owned two of them and one is dead and on the other the LCD is going bad. Bought a new iPhone6 for $199. The old iPhones beat the new Motos. That is a fact.
Sa'ad Vawda (1 month ago)
7:56 Who saw the clock go from 4:23 to 4:22?
Anand Paul (1 month ago)
Mkbhd a big help for me a review of moto e 5 plus
Brandon Wallace (1 month ago)
I just got this phone. Winning. Only cost me 100$, and it feels premium. The phone runs very smooth, plus a good battery. Solid Google phone too it's a stock Android experience, like a cheap pixel lol (I mean that in a good way).
Mike khan (1 month ago)
Watching this video on my Moto G6 🤳
Jacob Sebastien (1 month ago)
Motorola G6 👍 👍
ElectricTN (1 month ago)
Why do people want a glass phone?? Cellphone CEO.. My phone is so awesome I can put glass on the front and back and still sale millons! I want a hardcore rubber back, military tank phone. I am always dropping shit especially my phone in my my big clunky mophie ebay case! Ha
Doug Wong (1 month ago)
Snapdragon 450 for me at that price point is a glaring ugly. But again that's just me. Xiaomi my friends!! Xiaomi!!
David Saintloth (1 month ago)
To be more accurate you are seeing why *so many Amazon customers* feel it is worth it. The fact it is worth it to a large pool of buyers stand a priori to your personal review!
David Saintloth (1 month ago)
That said I currently own the G5 plus and think it is basically the perfect smart phone in terms of it's zippiness , ability to multi task reasonably before growing sluggish and consistency of the Android OS (I'm on N waiting on O which as you said seems to be dragging even though Motorola promised it in the pipeline). Additionally, the battery life is pretty impressive with the Android battery optimizations in N. Camera is pretty mediocre and is the only reason I am considering getting a Pixel 2 once the 3 drops and forces hopefully a couple hundred dollar price drop in the 2. The 2 I see as THE perfect smart phone save for the fact it's not in the perfect price range for me...I won't spend more than 300 for a phone again because frankly going forward you'll be able to get Pixel 2 level over all quality for around that price in about a years time. Leaving "flag ships" firmly in the camp of duped enthusiasts who think they need the latest whiz bang features as icing. ;) All that said, I am thinking of getting either another G5 Plus (but this one with the 4Gb ram for better multitasking) or the G6 just as a back up to my current on as the price is so reasonable. We'll see if I can self gift the Pixel 2 to myself at the same time. ;)
You Tube (1 month ago)
Name suggestion: "Discovering the Amazon"
jStu (1 month ago)
#1 selling headphones!
Volvirth (1 month ago)
What's wrong with a plastic back? If anything, it's superiour to glass or aluminium/steel. - Less prone to impact damage. - Offers better handling properties. - Lower production cost. - More diverse production forms. - Easily replaceable. - Less prone fingerprint/fat/grease traces. If glass is more premium, i wanna go dirt cheap. Plastic is superiour when it comes to case surface, period.
Nick L. (7 days ago)
Yeah no bro plastic is shit. I dropped a bowl on my g5 and it burnt the back casing. Dropped a bowl on my glass back g6, no worries. Not to mention wireless charging and it's looks way nicer. G6 doesn't do wireless charging I'm just sayin, I never seen a plastic back phone with wireless charging.
Opined (7 days ago)
+Nuclear Icecream Stop being a smartass and actually listen to people's points, then talk.
Hooded (8 days ago)
+Andrew Markhus nah it's superior, even in the UK.
egg (9 days ago)
but wireless charginggggggggg
Hermes (12 days ago)
+Andrew Markhus I dount knouw about thaut chieuf
Sahil Ahmed (1 month ago)
Why don't you review nokia phones...?
Grif Denton (1 month ago)
I thought the $180 G6 play was the top seller. Funny thing is that the one without lockscreen ads only costs $10 more.

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