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Motorola Moto G6

by Lenovo

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Moto G6 Supports USB Power Delivery 2.0 and Proprietary TurboPower Charging Technologies

The Motorola Moto G6 continues Lenovo's strategy of teaming up with Google and Amazon to promote a very affordable Android phone that supports Amazon Alexa. We purchased the Motorola Moto G6 through Amazon as a Prime exclusive phone, meaning that it comes pre-loaded with Amazon Apps and allows you to command Alexa by double pressing the power button.

The Motorola Moto G6 also supports Project Fi, and is super convenient if you need a phone quickly that has data service around the world, allowing you to access Google and Facebook even from China.  

The Motorola Moto G6 uses the Qualcomm Snapdragon 450 which is supposed to support Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0. However, Motorola has chosen to support their own TurboPower technology which has in the past been compatible with Qualcomm Quick Charge technology. In the case of the Motorola Moto G6's implementation of Turbo Power technology, both TurboPower and USB Power Delivery 2.0 are supported over the phone's USB Type-C interface. While both technologies can fully charge the phone in under 110 minutes, the TurboPower uses oscillating step function current patterns to achieve this. Another nice feature is that the phone doesn't turn itself on when charging.

Qualcomm Quick Charge technology doesn't seem to be supported that well on the phone.

After purchasing the phone through Amazon Prime, the iconic Motorola logo and brand is used on top of the phone's box, but the side shows Lenovo branding elements, given that China's Lenovo purchased Motorola's phone brand as a way to sell more products into the US market.

Opening up the phone's box, the only protection that you see on the phone is a removable plastic cover over the screen.

The Motorola Moto G6 comes with a USB Type-A based Turbo Power charger, USB Type-A to Type-C cable, SIM card removal tool, and documentation.

The TurboPower charger supports 15 watts, either through 5V@3A, 9V@1.6A, or 12V@1.2A. 

The Motorola Moto G6 is very utilitarian and has a plastic feel to it. What it lacks in design aesthetics, it more than makes up in affordability.  

Starting up the Motorola Moto G6, we go through the typical Android startup screens.

  

  

  

 

There are also Motorola and Amazon setup screens you can go through.

  

Once you get to the main Android screens, you can see that most Google and Amazon Apps have already come pre-loaded.

   

Click here to see how to set up the Motorola Moto G6 with Project Fi.

Using the USB Power Delivery Compliance C2 Tester from Granite River Labs to run just a subset of the full USB Power Delivery compliance test suite, we can see that the Motorola Moto G6 supports fixed PDO's of 0.5 watts (5 volts @ .1 amps), 0.9 watts (9 volts @ .1 amps) and 7.5 watts (5 volts @ 1.5 amps) for charging. Note some compliance failures were observed.

GRL

DUT Information

Manufacturer

Lenovo

Model Number

Moto G6

Serial Number

Comm

Test Information

Date and Time:

20180626_150911

Controller and Instrument Information

Parameter

Value

GRL USB-PD_C2 Serial No.

084.109.084.066.134.

GRL USB-PD Software Version

1.3.4.5

GRL USB-PD Firmware Version

1.3.5.0.8

Board Calibration

Calibration Success.

App Mode

COMMUNICATION_ENGINE_TESTS

Tx Mask

true

Rx Mask

false

RX mask Power selection

Neutral Power

Device Type

DRP

Cable IR drop Imp(R)

0

Cable Type.

GRL-Spl-Cable

COMMUNICATION_ENGINE_TESTS CTS Version

1.06

Noise Pattern Generation:

GEN-2 Noise

VIF info

*Since VIF was not loaded below test results are information Only.

Product Capabilities

Parameter

GetCapabilities

Vendor_Name

Motorola Mobility Inc.

TID

0x0

Type_C

NONE

SOP_Capable

NONE

SOP_P_Capable

NONE

SOP_PP_Capable

NONE

SOP_P_Debug_Capable

NONE

SOP_PP_Debug_Capable

NONE

Manufacturer_Info_Supported_Port

NONE

USB_Comms_Capable

NO

DR_Swap_To_DFP_Supported

YES

DR_Swap_To_UFP_Supported

YES

Externally_Powered

NO

VCONN_Swap_To_On_Supported

NONE

VCONN_Swap_To_Off_Supported

NONE

Responds_To_Discov

NONE

Attempts_Discov

NONE

Chunking_Implemented_SOP

NO

Unchunked_Extended_Messages_Supported

NO

Accepts_PR_Swap_As_Src

YES

Accepts_PR_Swap_As_Snk

YES

Requests_PR_Swap_As_Src

NONE

Requests_PR_Swap_As_Snk

NONE

Structured_VDM_Version

V1.0

Data_Capable_as_USB_Host

NO

Data_Capable_as_USB_Device

NO

Product_Type_DFP_SOP

Undefined

Modal_Operation_Supported

YES

Security_Msgs_Supported_SOP

NO

USB_VID

0x22B8

PID

0x0

bcdDevice

0x0

SVIDs Min

1

SVIDs Max

1

SVID1SOP

22B8

SVID1Modes Min

1

SVID1Modes Max

1

SVID1Mode1 Enter Mode

NO

Power Capabilities

Parameter

GetCapabilities

No_USB_Suspend_May_Be_Set

NO

GiveBack_May_Be_Set

NO

Higher_Capability_Set

NO

Supply Type #1

Fixed

Voltage #1

0x64(5V)

OP Current #1

0xA(.1A)

Supply Type #2

Fixed

Voltage #2

0xB4(9V)

OP Current #2

0xA(.1A)

USB Suspend may be cleared

NO

Send Ping

NONE

Supply Type #1

Fixed

Peak Current #1

0x0(A)

Voltage #1

0x64(5V)

Max Current #1

0x96(1.5A)

No_USB_Suspend_May_Be_Set

NO

GiveBack_May_Be_Set

NO

Higher_Capability_Set

NO

Supply Type #1

Fixed

Voltage #1

0x64(5V)

OP Current #1

0xA(.1A)

Supply Type #2

Fixed

Voltage #2

0xB4(9V)

OP Current #2

0xA(.1A)

USB-IF High Level Mapping Summary

Sl No

Test Category

Test Group Description

Test Result

1

PHY_PRIMARY_TX

BMC Physical Layer Transmitter

PASS

2

PHY_PRIMARY_RX

BMC Physical Layer Receiver

FAIL

3

PHY_PRIMARY_MISC

BMC Phyiscal Layer Miscellaneous

PASS

4

PROT_PRIMARY

Protocol Specific Primary

FAIL

5

POWER_PRIMARY

Power Source/Sink Primary

FAIL

Result Summary

Sl No

Test ID

Test Name

Test Result

1

TDA.2.1.1.1

BMC-PHY-TX-EYE

PASS

2

TDA.2.1.1.2

BMC-PHY-TX-BIT

PASS

3

TDA.2.1.2.2

BMC-PHY-RX-INT-REJ

FAIL

4

TDA.2.1.2.1

BMC-PHY-RX-BUSIDL

FAIL

5

TDA.2.1.3.1

BMC-PHY-TERM

PASS

7

TDA.2.2.1

BMC-PROT-SEQ-GETCAPS

PASS

12

TDA.2.2.7

BMC-PROT-BIST-NOT-5V-SRC

PASS

14

TDA.2.3.1.1

POW-SRC-LOAD-P-PC

FAIL

15

TDA.2.3.1.2

POW-SRC-LOAD-CP-ACC

FAIL

18

TDA.2.3.3.2

POW-SNK-TRANS-PC

FAIL

19

TDB.2.2.9

BMC-PROT-GSC-REC

FAIL

20

TDB.13.12.13

BMC-PROT-IGN-PPS

PASS

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