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Motorola Moto G9 Play

Specifications

Motorola Moto G9 Play
Motorola Moto G9 Play (Moto G9 Series)
Processor
Qualcomm Snapdragon 662 8 x 1.8 - 2 GHz, Kryo 260
Graphics adapter
Memory
4096 MB 
Display
6.50 inch 20:9, 1600 x 720 pixel 270 PPI, Capacitive, IPS, glossy: yes, 60 Hz
Storage
64 GB eMMC Flash, 64 GB 
, 49 GB free
Connections
1 USB 2.0, Audio Connections: 3.5mm, Card Reader: microSD up to 512 GB, 1 Fingerprint Reader, NFC, Brightness Sensor, Sensors: Acceleration sensor, gyroscope, proximity sensor
Networking
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (a/b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4/ac = Wi-Fi 5), Bluetooth 5, GSM, UMTS, LTE (Band 1/2/3/5/7/8/18/19/20/26/28/38/40/41), Dual SIM, LTE, GPS
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 9.2 x 165.2 x 75.7 ( = 0.36 x 6.5 x 2.98 in)
Battery
5000 mAh Lithium-Polymer
Charging
fast charging / Quickcharge
Operating System
Android 10
Camera
Primary Camera: 48 MPix f/1.7, phase comparison AF, LED flash, videos @1080p/60fps (camera 1); 2.0MP, f/2.4, macro lens (camera 2); 2.0MP, f/2.4, depth of field (camera 3)
Secondary Camera: 8 MPix f/​2.2, Videos @1080p/​30fps
Additional features
Speakers: Mono loudspeaker at the lower edge, Keyboard: Virtual, Schnellladegerät, USB-Kabel, SIM-Tool, 24 Months Warranty, SAR value: 0.63 W/kg (head), 1.37 W/kg (body); LTE Cat.4 (150 MBit/s) download, Cat. 5 (50 MBit/s) upload; FM radio; IP52 certified, fanless
Weight
200 g ( = 7.05 oz / 0.44 pounds), Power Supply: 76 g ( = 2.68 oz / 0.17 pounds)
Price
169 Euro

 

Pricecompare

Average Score: 72.15% - average
Average of 6 scores (from 9 reviews)
price: - %, performance: 59%, features: 58%, display: 75% mobility: 90%, workmanship: 75%, ergonomy: 81%, emissions: 95%

Reviews for the Motorola Moto G9 Play

77.9% Motorola Moto G9 Play Smartphone Review - Affordable Performance | Notebookcheck
With the Moto G9 Play, Motorola brings a new edition of its affordable mid-range cell phone and returns to the traditional naming schma A large battery and a triple camera are supposed to set the Moto G9 Play apart from the competition. Let's see if that works.
60% Australian Review: Motorola G9 Play – Budget at a price
Source: Ausdroid English
If you’re after a budget device, there’s plenty of options out there. The G9 Play comes in at $299 with good value, but the competition includes the OPPO A52, which has a significantly better display for the same price, and adding an extra $50 to your budget puts you in range of the Xiaomi Redmi Note 9, which offers a properly impressive camera for its price, a better screen resolution and twice as much storage.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/05/2020
Rating: Total score: 60%
66% Moto G9 (Play) review
Source: GSM Arena English
The Motorola G9 (Play) is a low-end phone, and it's unrealistic to expect game-changing performance from it. Still, the handset is equipped well enough to stand its ground against most of its competitors mainly because of its price advantage. We think it would fare much better in the US where competition is even more limited.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 09/25/2020
Rating: Total score: 66%
70% Motorola Moto G9 Play Review
Source: Phone Arena English
Motorola has a prominent presence in the entry-level and mid-range markets, where the variety of One and G-series devices can suit every taste and satisfy almost any need. True to this mantra, Motorola once again nailed it with the Moto G9 Play. The new entry-level champ in Moto's roster is excellent value for money and has all the essential elements of a noteworthy affordable phone: it has excellent battery life, big display, good camera, and most importantly, killer price.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 09/24/2020
Rating: Total score: 70%

Foreign Reviews

Motorola Moto G9 Play Leistungsfähiges Einsteiger-Smartphone für 169 Euro UVP?
Source: Area DVD German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/11/2020
Motorola Moto G9 Play Viel Power für wenig Geld
Source: Tech Stage German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/14/2020
79% Motorola Moto G9 Play, análisis y opinión
Source: Computerhoy Spanish ES→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 10/03/2020
Rating: Total score: 79% features: 70% display: 70% mobility: 90% workmanship: 70%
80% Смартфон Motorola Moto G9 Play 64GB Dual Sim: Обзор
Source: Product Test RU→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 10/14/2020
Rating: Total score: 80% performance: 80% display: 72% mobility: 90%
Обзор смартфона Motorola Moto G9 Play: с кнопкой для помощника
Source: Hitech Vesti RU→EN
Positive: Powerful processor; nice cameras; large battery capacity; quick charging; NFC module. Negative: Poor display; plastic case; combined slot.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 10/16/2020
Обзор Motorola Moto G9 Play 64GB Dual Sim. Недорогой смартфон с NFC и 48 Мп камерой
Source: Mega Obzor RU→EN
Positive: Low price; powerful hardware; NFC module; quick charging; long battery life; nice display. Negative: Easy getting dirts; relatively thick.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 10/14/2020

Comment

Qualcomm Adreno 610: Integrated (in the Snapdragon 665) graphics card based on the Adreno 600 architecture. The performance of the GPU is between the Adreno 510 and 512/612 and therefore in the lower mid range. Supports DirectX11_1, Vulkan 1.0, OpenCL 2.0, OpenGL ES 3.2.

Only some 3D games with very low demands are playable with these cards.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.


SD 662: Fast mid-range ARM SoC with 8 CPU Kryo 260 cores (four fast 2 GHz Cortex-A73 cores in a cluster and two power saving 1.8 GHz Cortex-A53 cores) and a rather slow Adreno 610 GPU. Manufactured in a 11 nm LPP process.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.


6.50":

Only a few smartphones have larger screens.
Large display-sizes allow higher resolutions. So, details like letters are bigger. On the other hand, the power consumption is lower with small screen diagonals and the devices are smaller, more lightweight and cheaper.

» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.


0.2 kg:

Only few smartphones are more lightweight than this.


Motorola: The original company Motorola Inc was split in 2011. Motorola Mobility got the smartphone range and was taken over by Google in 2012 and by Lenovo in 2014. The Motorola smartphone brand continues for the time being. There are still a lot of reviews on Motorola Mobiles with average ratings.


72.15%: This rating is bad. Most notebooks are better rated. This is not a recommendation for purchase.


» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.

 

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Stefan Hinum (Update: 2020-09-26)