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Motorola Moto G9 Series

Motorola Moto G9 PlayProcessor: unknown, Qualcomm Snapdragon SD 662, Qualcomm Snapdragon SD 730G
Graphics Adapter: Qualcomm Adreno 610, Qualcomm Adreno 618
Display: 6.50 inch, 6.81 inch
Weight: 0.2kg, 0.223kg
Price: 169, 270 euro
Average Score: 72.76% - average
Average of 34 scores (from 50 reviews)
price: 80%, performance: 72%, features: 62%, display: 74%
mobility: 89%, workmanship: 75%, ergonomy: 80%, emissions: 95%

 

Motorola Moto G9

Specifications

Motorola Moto G9Notebook: Motorola Moto G9
Processor: unknown
Graphics Adapter: Qualcomm Adreno 610
Display: 6.50 inch, 20:9, 1600 x 720 pixels
Weight: 0.2kg
Links: Motorola homepage

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Average Score: 80% - good

Average of 2 scores (from 2 reviews)

 

80% Moto G9 Review
Source: NDTV Gadgets English
The Moto G9 has been launched at Rs. 11,499 which is a competitive price for what it offers. Motorola has got the software experience right with the Moto G9, and I wasn't bothered by spammy notifications on this device. The new Qualcomm Snapdragon 662 SoC provides decent enough performance to keep the average user happy, but it could leave power users wanting for more. I would have preferred a full-HD+ resolution display, but very few new smartphones now offer this at such a low price, with the Redmi Note 9 (Review) being one such exception. If you are looking for better performance on a budget, you could consider spending a little more and going for the Realme 6i (Review) instead.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/08/2020
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 80% performance: 80% display: 70% mobility: 80% workmanship: 70%
80% Motorola Moto G9 First Impressions
Source: NDTV Gadgets English
The Moto G9 runs Android 10 and has the July Android security patch. I like the UI on the Moto G9 as it is very close to stock Android. There are no preinstalled apps, but Motorola has added features such as Moto Actions which are quite handy. Gesture-based navigation is enabled by default but you can go back to the traditional three button layout if you aren't comfortable. Overall, the software is clean and should appeal to people who don't want preinstalled apps on their phones.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 08/26/2020
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 80% performance: 80% display: 70% mobility: 80% workmanship: 70%

 

Motorola Moto G9 Plus

Specifications

Motorola Moto G9 PlusNotebook: Motorola Moto G9 Plus
Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon SD 730G
Graphics Adapter: Qualcomm Adreno 618
Display: 6.81 inch, 20:9, 2400 x 1080 pixels
Weight: 0.223kg
Price: 270 euro
Links: Motorola homepage

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Average Score: 72.3% - average

Average of 20 scores (from 30 reviews)

 

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.
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: 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%
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%
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

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%
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%
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%
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%
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
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
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: 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: 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
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
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%
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%
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
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
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%
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%
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%
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%
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%
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%

 

Motorola Moto G9 Play

Specifications

Motorola Moto G9 PlayNotebook: Motorola Moto G9 Play
Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon SD 662
Graphics Adapter: Qualcomm Adreno 610
Display: 6.50 inch, 20:9, 1600 x 720 pixels
Weight: 0.2kg
Price: 169 euro
Links: Motorola homepage

Pricecompare

Average Score: 71% - average

Average of 10 scores (from 18 reviews)

 

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%
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%
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%
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 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
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%
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%
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 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
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

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.


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

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.

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.

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


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Qualcomm Snapdragon:

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.

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.


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


0.2 kg:

Only few smartphones are more lightweight than this.

0.223 kg:

This weight is typical for smartphones.


72.76%: 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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Adreno 618, Snapdragon SD 730G, 6.81", 0.223 kg
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