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Motorola Moto G9 Plus

Specifications

Motorola Moto G9 Plus
Motorola Moto G9 Plus (Moto G9 Series)
Processor
Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G 8 x 2.2 GHz, Kryo 470 Gold / Silver
Graphics adapter
Memory
4096 MB 
Display
6.81 inch 20:9, 2400 x 1080 pixel 386 PPI, capacitive touch screen , LTPS, glossy: yes, 60 Hz
Storage
128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash, 128 GB 
, 109 GB free
Connections
1 USB 2.0, Audio Connections: 3,5 mm audio jack, Card Reader: microSDXC up to 512 GB, 1 Fingerprint Reader, NFC, Brightness Sensor, Sensors: accelerometer, gyroscope, proximity sensor, OTG, FM Radio
Networking
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (a/b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4/ac = Wi-Fi 5), Bluetooth 5.0, 2G: 2/3/5/8; 3G: 1/2/4/5/8; 4G: 1/2/3/4/5/7/8/20/28/38/40/41/66, Dual SIM, LTE, GPS
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 9.7 x 170 x 78.1 ( = 0.38 x 6.69 x 3.07 in)
Battery
5000 mAh Lithium-Ion
Charging
fast charging / Quickcharge
Operating System
Android 10
Camera
Primary Camera: 64 MPix (ƒ/1,8) + 8 MP (ƒ/2,2, 1,12 µm) + 2 MP (ƒ/2,2, 1,75 µm) +2 MP (ƒ/2,2, 1,75 µm)
Secondary Camera: 16 MPix (f/​2.0)
Additional features
Speakers: Mono, Keyboard: Onscreen, charger, USB C cable (USB C to USB C), quick start guide, SIM toolkit, My UX, 24 Months Warranty, SAR: 0,76 W/kg, Widevine L1, fanless
Weight
223 g ( = 7.87 oz / 0.49 pounds), Power Supply: 79 g ( = 2.79 oz / 0.17 pounds)
Price
286 Euro

 

Pricecompare

Average Score: 74.4% - average
Average of 22 scores (from 33 reviews)
price: 77%, performance: 73%, features: 67%, display: 77% mobility: 91%, workmanship: 75%, ergonomy: 77%, emissions: 94%

Reviews for the Motorola Moto G9 Plus

79.8% Review of the Motorola Moto G9 Plus Smartphone - battery giant with brightness problems | Notebookcheck
Motorola is launching the Moto G9 Plus, a new mid-range smartphone with a large 5,000 mAh battery and a dedicated Google Assistant button. The 6.8-inch Max Vision display of the affordable Moto phone reveals not only advantages in our review though - especially in terms of brightness.
80% Motorola Moto G9 Plus review
Source: Stuff TV English
Not fussed about 5G? Don’t care about 120Hz screens? The Moto G9 Plus is one of the best affordable phones around, tailor made for those who want to stream video and play games, not just faff about on WhatsApp.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 02/17/2021
Rating: Total score: 80%
70% Moto G9 Plus Review
Source: Trusted Reviews English
The Moto G9 Plus is for the most part an amazing value phablet. But with Motorola having released the higher specced, more future proof Moto G 5G Plus mere weeks ago, it sits in an awkward position in the Western market.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 10/22/2020
Rating: Total score: 70%
70% Moto G9 Plus review
Source: GSM Arena English
We appreciated the large screen and the very good main camera, and the Snapdragon 730G still holds up pretty well. The large battery with fast charging is quite competitive, too. Even though there is no sign of the G7 Plus' premium build and loud stereo speakers, the G9 Plus appears to be positioned quite well feature/price-wise and we're happy to give it our recommendation.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 10/16/2020
Rating: Total score: 70%
80% Motorola Moto G9 Plus Review
Source: Phone Arena English
Motorola’s mid-range advances in late 2020 began with the humble Moto G9 Play, but it’s the Moto G9 Plus that’s arguably its most intriguing new affordable device. At first glance, it has it all: a large display, a large battery, and a not-too-shabby mid-range chipset, as well as a multitude of versatile cameras. All of that has a pretty decent price tag attached to it: the Moto G9 Plus sells for less than $300 in the currently supported regions. Sounds great, but is everything just as good as it sounds on paper?
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/07/2020
Rating: Total score: 80%

Foreign Reviews

Moto G9 Plus Hohe Performance, XXL-Display, kleiner Preis?
Source: Area DVD German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 02/14/2021
85% Motorola Moto G9 Plus im Test: Welche Pluspunkte hat es?
Source: Computerbild German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 01/11/2021
Rating: Total score: 85%
70% Kaventsmann mit Stärken, aber auch einigen Schwächen
Source: Inside Handy German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/14/2020
Rating: Total score: 70%
Motorola Moto G9 Plus im Praxis-Test: Größer, besser, schneller, günstig!
Source: Computerbild German DE→EN
Positive: Great display; long battery life; nice cameras. Negative: Mediocre design; poor display.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 12/04/2020
81% Motorola Moto G9 Plus, análisis y opinión
Source: Computerhoy Spanish ES→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 10/25/2020
Rating: Total score: 81% features: 70% display: 70% mobility: 90% workmanship: 70%
83% Motorola Moto G9 Plus, análisis: el verdadero 'plus' no es el tamaño, es la autonomía
Source: Xataka Spanish ES→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 10/15/2020
Rating: Total score: 83% performance: 78% display: 83% mobility: 93% workmanship: 80%
Experiencia De Uso Con El Motorola Moto G9 Plus Tras Tres Semanas
Source: Tuexperto Spanish ES→EN
Positive: Good price; large battery capacity; decent hardware; big screen. Negative: Thick and heavy; poor cameras; slippery.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/03/2020
Motorola Moto G9 Plus, análisis: su batería es inagotable
Source: El Androide Libre Spanish ES→EN
Positive: Long battery life; good price. Negative: Small RAM; average display.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 09/25/2020
Review Moto G9 Plus | Muito poder, mesmo para 2021
Source: Canaltech Portuegese PT→EN
Positive: Powerful hardware; great battery life; nice main camera. Negative: Poor display; mediocre speakers.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/11/2021
[Review] Moto G9 Plus: enfim um Motorola “plus” de verdade
Source: Gizmodo Brasil Portuegese PT→EN
Positive: Big screen; excellent display; nice performance; long battery life. Negative: High price.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 10/07/2020
Review: Moto G9 Plus traz design refinado em aparelho intermediário
Source: Showmetech.com.br Portuegese PT→EN
Positive: Impressive design; excellent cameras; good price; decent hardware; nice performance; long battery life.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/21/2020
77% Motorola Moto G9 Plus Recensione: Tra Dimensioni Imponenti E Autonomia
Source: Everyeye.it Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 12/11/2020
Rating: Total score: 77%
78% Recensione Motorola Moto G9 Plus (foto e video)
Source: AndroidWorld.it Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/13/2020
Rating: Total score: 78% price: 75% features: 75% display: 75% mobility: 90% workmanship: 75% ergonomy: 75%
83% Recensione MOTO G9 PLUS
Source: Andrea Galeazzi Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 11/11/2020
Rating: Total score: 83% price: 80% display: 72% mobility: 90% workmanship: 69%
72% Recensione Motorola Moto G9 Plus: grande, grosso e timido
Source: HDblog.it Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/30/2020
Rating: Total score: 72% price: 76% features: 74%
80% Motorola Moto G9 Plus: groots, maar niet perfect
Source: Computer Totaal Dutch NL→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/22/2020
Rating: Total score: 80%
Motorola Moto G9 Plus review: dit zijn de plus- en minpunten
Source: AndroidWorld.nl Dutch NL→EN
Positive: Long battery life; big screen; high performance; good price. Negative: Poor cameras.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 01/17/2021
Moto G9 Plus lekt uit: gigantische batterij en indrukwekkend camerasysteem
Source: Want.nl Dutch NL→EN
Positive: Long battery life; impressive cameras.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 09/08/2020
60% Test du Motorola Moto G9 Plus : la gamme progresse à vue d’oeil
Source: Meilleurmobile French FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 02/06/2021
Rating: Total score: 60%
80% Motorola Moto G9 Plus – potrzeba nawet trzech dni, by rozładować ten smartfon (recenzja)
Source: Tabletowo Turkish PL→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 11/10/2020
Rating: Total score: 80%
79% [Recenzja] Motorola Moto G9 Plus – mocny, dojrzały i względnie tani
Source: Android.com.pl Turkish PL→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 10/17/2020
Rating: Total score: 79% performance: 80% display: 70% mobility: 90% workmanship: 80%
Motorola Moto G9 Plus - krótka recenzja niedrogiego smartfona z dużym ekranem
Source: Komputerswiat Turkish PL→EN
Positive: Excellent cameras; long battery life; nice connectivity; good price.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 03/29/2021
84% Смартфон Motorola Moto G9 Plus: Обзор
Source: Product Test RU→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 10/27/2020
Rating: Total score: 84% performance: 86% display: 82% mobility: 94%
Обзор Motorola Moto G9 Plus. Смартфон с квадрокамерой и NFC
Source: Mega Obzor RU→EN
Positive: Fast fingerprint sensor; powerful hardware; NFC module; nice quad cameras; high performance; excellent display. Negative: Combined slot; easy getting fingerprints.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 11/18/2020
50% Test Motorola Moto G9 Plus
Source: Tek.no NO→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 10/10/2020
Rating: Total score: 50%
67% Motorola Moto G9 Plus test – et godt køb til under 2.000 kroner
Source: Mere Mobil.dk DA→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 12/16/2020
Rating: Total score: 67%
68% Test: Motorola Moto G9 Plus – Lite mer för lite mindre
Source: Mobil.se SV→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 01/08/2021
Rating: Total score: 68%
60% Test: Moto G9 Plus – en bjässe med extra stort batteri
Source: M3 PC för alla SV→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/22/2020
Rating: Total score: 60%
Moto G9 Plus review: cel mai bun raport calitate / preț
Source: Computerblog.ro →EN
Positive: Decent processor; great autonomy; nice cameras; big screen.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/29/2020

Comment

Model:

The Motorola Moto G9 Plus is a mid-range smartphone that was released by Motorola recently. Like its predecessors, it is affordable but offers high performance and features. As far as the hardware specifications are concerned, the Motorola Moto G9 Plus is equipped with a Qualcomm SDM730 Snapdragon 730G (8 nm) processor, an LTPS IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 128 GB of ROM and 4 GB of RAM. The Moto G9 Plus is equipped with a 6.81-inch Full-HD+ display, which results in a bigger build. With a resolution of 1080 by 2400 pixels, it is okay in terms of sharpness and overall colour reproduction in the "Natural" screen-colour mode. The display is quite usable in a bright environment, all thanks to a maximum brightness of nearly 600 nits.

As for the camera, the smartphone uses a rear camera consisting of a quad-camera setup with a main 64MP sensor along with an 8MP ultra-wide, a 2MP macro, and a 2MP depth sensor. The Moto G9 Plus comes with the usual Motorola camera features, like Spot Color, Cutout, Cinemagraph, and so on. There is also a dedicated Night Vision camera mode included. One of the cool new and useful features on the Moto G9 Plus is called Power Touch: When double-tapping the power button, the user is quickly presented with a pop-up box containing up to six app shortcuts available right next to your fingertip. It is convenient to access favourite apps. 

In terms of other specs, the Motorola Moto G9 Plus is equipped with a Li-Po 5,000 mAh battery, which easily makes it a two-day phone with regular to heavy usage. It also supports 30W fast-charger support. The Moto G9 Plus goes from 0% to 100% in just 81 minutes (an hour and 21 minutes), all thanks to the 30W TurboPower charger.  As for the operating system, the device is based on Android 10. For connectivity, it supports Wifi, Bluetooth, NFC, GPS, HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps and LTE-A. The thickness of the phone is 9.7 mm, and the weight amounts to 223 g. In conclusion, the Moto G9 Plus is a pretty decent phone at a budget price. It has great performance, an accurate and bright display, and excellent battery life. It is suitable for people who want a decent smartphone running stock Android.

Hands-on article by Jagadisa Rajarathnam

Qualcomm Adreno 618: Integrated (in the Snapdragon 730) graphics card based on the Adreno 600 architecture. 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 730G: Fast mid-range ARM SoC with 8 CPU Kryo 470 cores (two fast ARM Cortex-A76 cores at up to 2.2 GHz and six small ARM Cortex-A55 cores at up to 1.8 GHz) and a fast X15 LTE modem (up to 800 Mbit download). The SoC is manufactured in the modern 8 nm process. Compared to the normal Snapdragon 730, the 730G offers a faster graphics card (higher clock speeds) and optimized WiFi.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.


6.81":

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.


0.223 kg:

This weight is typical for smartphones.


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.


74.4%: 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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