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Motorola Moto G9 Power: Battery life is good, but...

Motorola's battery giant can also be purchased in glossy purple.
Motorola's battery giant can also be purchased in glossy purple.
Those who are interested in the Motorola Moto G9 Power are probably looking for a smartphone with a lot of battery power. That is indeed the case, but the smartphone is no longer alone on the market in this regard.
Florian Schmitt (translated by Stephanie Chamberlain), 🇩🇪 🇮🇹

Naturally, the Motorola Moto G9 Power offers a huge battery: It can provide 6,000 mAh of energy. Those familiar with Motorola's mobile phone lineup could have guessed that beforehand; after all, the "Power" name has represented a particularly high battery capacity for many Moto generations.

The smartphone did really well in our WLAN test with 19:25 hours, but it's no longer the only inexpensive mid-range phone with a large battery by now: The Xiaomi Poco M3, the Samsung Galaxy M21, and the realme 7i also have 6,000 mAh on board, to name just a few.

And compared to many rivals, the runtime of the Moto G9 Power is 10% shorter. This isn't a huge difference, but it's noticeable in everyday use. Therefore, those looking for the smartphone with the absolute longest runtimes will be highly disappointed by the Moto phone.

On the other hand, the Moto G9 Power comes with a decent camera, at least when taking pictures in daylight and especially of objects or people, since these deliver pleasing results. A good tracking system, good storage configuration, class-typical performance, and a fairly color-accurate display make the smartphone even more interesting.

As is typical for Moto, the Android version is quite clean, but you still have to make do with Android 10 at the moment. Smartphone manufacturers should slowly start to deliver their devices with Android 11. At least there are fairly up-to-date security patches and very little bloatware.

Overall, we find the Motorola Moto G9 Power to be a very solid mid-range smartphone that is even quite well protected against dust and has received an IP certification for it.

If you want to learn more about the Moto G9 Power, we recommend our detailed review.

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Florian Schmitt
Editor of the original article: Florian Schmitt - Managing Editor Mobile - 923 articles published on Notebookcheck since 2009
I initially wrote about gaming laptops when I joined Notebookcheck in 2009. I was then involved with the setup of the comparison portal Notebookinfo and worked with social media concepts for large companies like BMW and Adidas, while also returning to work for Notebookcheck in 2012. Nowadays, I focus on smartphones, tablets, and future technologies. Since 2018 I have been Managing Editor for mobile device reviews, working alongside my colleague Daniel Schmidt.
contact me via: @FloSchmi26, LinkedIn, Xing
Stephanie Chamberlain
Translator: Stephanie Chamberlain - Translator - 513 articles published on Notebookcheck since 2020
I've been fascinated with technology ever since I got my very first Android smartphone, which was quite a while ago. The power packed into such a small footprint still amazes me. Learning to program made my understanding of technology deeper, and at the same time, it expanded my interest to the area of desktop computers and laptops. All this led me to enjoy reading and watching reviews of new devices, and that's how I stumbled upon Notebookcheck. I immediately found their reviews to be very comprehensive, and luckily, I've even had the chance of translating them since 2019. When it comes to the huge field of technology, I'm currently also interested in specializing in Java programming.
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Florian Schmitt, 2021-03- 7 (Update: 2021-03- 5)