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Review of the Motorola Moto G9 Plus Smartphone - battery giant with brightness problems

Help at the push of a button. 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.
Marcus Herbrich, 👁 Florian Schmitt, Daniel R Deakin (translated by Manuel Mehring),
Review Motorola Moto G9 Plus smartphone

The Motorola Moto G9 Plus will be launched in Germany at a recommended retail price of around 270 Euros (about $289 in the US). For this price, buyers of the Moto mobile phone will receive a 6.8-inch 60 Hz LC display, which features FHD+ resolution and a small cut-out for the 16 MP front camera at the top left. Thanks to a dedicated Google Assistant button, the personal Google Assistant is available at the touch of a button to activate voice control.

Inside, Motorola employs a Snapdragon 730G with 4 GB RAM and 128 GB internal memory. Thanks to a 30-watt power supply, the large 5,000 mAh battery of the Moto G9 Plus is charged using Motorola's TurboPower technology.

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
Note: The manufacturer may use components from different suppliers including display panels, drives or memory sticks with similar specifications.

 

Comparison devices

Rating
Date
Model
Weight
Drive
Size
Resolution
Best Price
80 %
10/2020
Motorola Moto G9 Plus
SD 730G, Adreno 618
223 g128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash6.81"2400x1080
83 %
06/2020
Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 Pro
SD 720G, Adreno 618
209 g64 GB UFS 2.0 Flash6.67"2400x1080
81 %
10/2020
Samsung Galaxy M51
SD 730, Adreno 618
213 g128 GB UFS 2.0 Flash6.70"2400x1080
80 %
06/2020
realme 6 Pro
SD 720G, Adreno 618
195 g128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash6.60"2400x1080
79 %
05/2020
Oppo A91
Helio P70, Mali-G72 MP3
172 g128 GB UFS 2.0 Flash6.40"2400x1080
82 %
10/2020
Xiaomi Poco X3 NFC
SD 732G, Adreno 618
215 g64 GB UFS 2.0 Flash6.67"2400x1080

Case - Motorola smartphone with punch hole

Moto G9 Plus in blush gold
Moto G9 Plus in blush gold

The manufacturing quality of the Moto G9 Plus is on a good level. However, Motorola uses a lot of plastic elements, such as the back, frame and buttons, which is not very beneficial to a valuable haptic. Yet the buttons sit firmly in the frame and hardly wobble at all. Due to the large battery, the case thickness increases to almost 10 millimetres (0.39 inches), making the Moto smartphone look a bit thick.

The Moto G9 Plus does not have an IP certification against dust and water, but it does have a nano-coating that at least protects the smartphone against splash water.

The front consists of scratch-resistant display glass, which merges flat into the frame. The 6.8-inch LC display is bordered on the sides by a relatively thin frame. Also the edges at the top of the casing are quite thin thanks to the punch-hole. Thus, the size ratio of the display to the front of the device is a satisfying 83%.

Review Motorola Moto G9 Plus smartphone
Review Motorola Moto G9 Plus smartphone
Review Motorola Moto G9 Plus smartphone
Review Motorola Moto G9 Plus smartphone
Review Motorola Moto G9 Plus smartphone
Review Motorola Moto G9 Plus smartphone

Size comparison

170 mm / 6.69 inch 78.1 mm / 3.07 inch 9.7 mm / 0.3819 inch 223 g0.4916 lbs165.3 mm / 6.51 inch 76.8 mm / 3.02 inch 9.4 mm / 0.3701 inch 215 g0.474 lbs165.75 mm / 6.53 inch 76.68 mm / 3.02 inch 8.8 mm / 0.3465 inch 209 g0.4608 lbs163.9 mm / 6.45 inch 76.3 mm / 3 inch 9.5 mm / 0.374 inch 213 g0.4696 lbs163.8 mm / 6.45 inch 75.8 mm / 2.98 inch 8.9 mm / 0.3504 inch 195 g0.4299 lbs160.2 mm / 6.31 inch 73.3 mm / 2.89 inch 7.9 mm / 0.311 inch 172 g0.3792 lbs

Features - Moto G9 Plus with 3.5 mm jack

The Moto smartphone has a USB Type-C connector on the bottom of the case, which supports the USB 2.0 standard, and an OTG adapter that allows peripherals to be connected to the G9 Plus. A wireless image transmission of screen contents (Miracast) did not work in the test.

The Moto G9 Plus does not have a status LED nor does it have a true always-on function for notification inputs. However, Motorola again equips its mid-range mobile phone with its familiar preview display function, which shows messages when the phone is lifted. The mid-range model is also equipped with a 3.5 mm jack, dual SIM and FM radio.

The internal UFS 2.1 memory measures 128 GB, which is reduced to approximately 109 GB after deducting the operating system and preinstalled apps. If more capacity is required, the internal memory can be expanded via microSD cards. 

Bottom side of the casing
Bottom side of the casing
Left side of the casing
Left side of the casing
Right side of the casing
Right side of the casing
Upper side of the casing
Upper side of the casing

Software - Motorola Moto G9 Plus with Android 10

The Moto G9 Plus operating system is based on Android 10 and has the security patch level of September 2020, which the manufacturer has put on its own UI called My UX.

The Moto phone comes with very little bloatware, including the Facebook app, which can be uninstalled without leaving a trace. The system software is very similar to stock Android but offers some customisation options. These include the familiar Moto gestures such as shaking for enabling the torch or turning it over for "do not disturb" and lifting it to mute it when making calls.

Video content from video-streaming services can be viewed in HD quality as the smartphone has passed the Widevine L1 certification process.

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Review Motorola Moto G9 Plus smartphone
Review Motorola Moto G9 Plus smartphone
Review Motorola Moto G9 Plus smartphone

Communication and GPS - Motorola Smartphone with NFC

For the communication components, Motorola employs the WLAN standard according to a/b/g/n/ac, dual SIM, Bluetooth version 5.0 and an NFC chip for near field communication including Google Pay. 

Within the home Wi-Fi network, the affordable mid-range mobile phone offers solid transmission rates but relatively inconsistent reception. In combination with our reference router Netgear Nighthawk AX12, this results in speeds of an average of 300 Mb/s for the G9 Plus, which is satisfactory for a smartphone in this price class, but it is clearly surpassed by the Xiaomi mobile phones Redmi Note 9 Pro and Poco X3 NFC.

Although the Moto G9 Plus only supports access to a total of 13 LTE bands, it covers all LTE frequencies relevant to Germany - including band 28. However, travelling abroad, including to the US, could prove problematic in this respect (without Band 13 and 25).

Networking
iperf3 Client (receive) TCP 1 m 4M x10
Xiaomi Poco X3 NFC
Adreno 618, SD 732G, 64 GB UFS 2.0 Flash
636 (500min - 675max) MBit/s ∼100% +106%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 Pro
Adreno 618, SD 720G, 64 GB UFS 2.0 Flash
619 (283min - 670max) MBit/s ∼97% +100%
Samsung Galaxy M51
Adreno 618, SD 730, 128 GB UFS 2.0 Flash
337 (270min - 351max) MBit/s ∼53% +9%
Motorola Moto G9 Plus
Adreno 618, SD 730G, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
309 (140min - 360max) MBit/s ∼49%
Oppo A91
Mali-G72 MP3, Helio P70, 128 GB UFS 2.0 Flash
294 (80min - 338max) MBit/s ∼46% -5%
realme 6 Pro
Adreno 618, SD 720G, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
292 (145min - 352max) MBit/s ∼46% -6%
Average of class Smartphone
  (5.9 - 1414, n=623)
288 MBit/s ∼45% -7%
iperf3 Client (transmit) TCP 1 m 4M x10
Xiaomi Poco X3 NFC
Adreno 618, SD 732G, 64 GB UFS 2.0 Flash
633 (589min - 676max) MBit/s ∼100% +94%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 Pro
Adreno 618, SD 720G, 64 GB UFS 2.0 Flash
551 (465min - 583max) MBit/s ∼87% +69%
Oppo A91
Mali-G72 MP3, Helio P70, 128 GB UFS 2.0 Flash
332 (312min - 337max) MBit/s ∼52% +2%
Motorola Moto G9 Plus
Adreno 618, SD 730G, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
326 (309min - 343max) MBit/s ∼52%
Samsung Galaxy M51
Adreno 618, SD 730, 128 GB UFS 2.0 Flash
325 (318min - 330max) MBit/s ∼51% 0%
realme 6 Pro
Adreno 618, SD 720G, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
290 (137min - 336max) MBit/s ∼46% -11%
Average of class Smartphone
  (9.4 - 1599, n=623)
274 MBit/s ∼43% -16%
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; iperf3 Client (receive) TCP 1 m 4M x10; iperf 3.1.3: Ø309 (140-360)
; iperf3 Client (transmit) TCP 1 m 4M x10; iperf 3.1.3: Ø326 (309-343)
Outdoors GPS Test
Outdoors GPS Test
Indoors GPS Test
Indoors GPS Test

We check the tracking capabilities of the mid-range smartphone during a short bike ride. For this purpose we record a route in parallel for comparison purposes with the Garmin Edge 520. There is only 90 metres between the G9 Plus and the navigation device at the end of the four-kilometre long test track and our detailed recordings of the track sections also certify the Motorola smartphone with appealing localisation accuracy.

The positioning is determined by means of the satellite systems GPS, Galileo and GLONASS. The satfix is carried out even inside buildings without much delay, with an accuracy of about three metres. 

GPS Garmin Edge 520
GPS Garmin Edge 520
GPS Garmin Edge 520
GPS Garmin Edge 520
GPS Garmin Edge 520
GPS Garmin Edge 520
GPS Motorola Moto G9 Plus
GPS Motorola Moto G9 Plus
GPS Motorola Moto G9 Plus
GPS Motorola Moto G9 Plus
GPS Motorola Moto G9 Plus
GPS Motorola Moto G9 Plus

Call features and voice quality - Moto G9 Plus with VoLTE and Wi-Fi calling

Test Motorola Moto G9 Plus Smartphone

There is nothing to complain about with the voice quality of the Moto G9 Plus. Voices are reproduced in a clear and understandable way and are also characterised as clear by our conversation partner. Thanks to Wi-Fi calling, it is possible to make calls with the Moto mobile phone via the WLAN network if mobile phone reception is limited. In addition, the VoLTE function allows calls to be made via the LTE network.

Video calls via Skype using the built-in front camera also worked smoothly in the test. With the built-in microphone, the call quality is at an appealing level.

Cameras - Motorola mobile phone with quad-cam setup

Picture taken with the front camera of the Motorola Moto G9 Plus
Picture taken with the front camera of the Motorola Moto G9 Plus

The front camera of the G9 Plus uses a 16 MP resolution sensor and delivers a quality of selfies that is attractive at this price point. Skin tones are reproduced naturally and the sharpness of the image is fine. 

At the rear, Motorola gives its mid-range model a quad camera setup with the main sensor set at 64 MP. The manufacturer is silent about the choice of sensor - most likely the GW1 sensor from Samsung is used here as well, just like with the Motorola Moto G 5G Plus.

The photos have good colour dynamics and solid colour representation, but photos taken with the G9 Plus often suffer from a pronounced blur. Motorola tries to address this problem in the software, which makes subjects appear over-sharpened. Massive weaknesses are revealed by the Moto mobile phone in low-light photography. The dynamics that are appealing in daylight are quickly lost in increasing darkness despite a bright open aperture of f/1.8. Image noise and blur are also very pronounced.

The remaining cameras in the quad-cam system are an 8-MP ultra wide-angle sensor, while the two 2-MP cameras are each used to calculate depth information and for macro photography. The G9 Plus therefore does not have a telephoto lens for zoom shooting, which means that enlargements are based solely on digital zoom, which is ultimately reflected in the low quality of zoom shots.

The 118° ultra wide-angle camera reproduces fairly blurred photos with a low level of detail. Complex structures lose themselves in blur and blurred contours.

Video recordings can only be recorded in UHD at 30 fps; a 4K60 option is missing from the Moto G9 Plus, as is the possibility of 60 fps at 1080p. Stabilisation is satisfactory overall, and switching between the ultra-wide and wide-angle lens is possible during recording.

Ultra wide angle
Ultra wide angle
Wide angle
Wide angle
8x zoom (max)
8x zoom (max)
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Review Motorola Moto G9 Plus Smartphone
Review Motorola Moto G9 Plus Smartphone
Review Motorola Moto G9 Plus Smartphone

Image Comparison

Choose a scene and navigate within the first image. One click changes the position on touchscreens. One click on the zoomed-in image opens the original in a new window. The first image shows the scaled photograph of the test device.

Main cameraMain cameraLow LightWide angle

Under controlled lighting conditions, our observations regarding the image quality are confirmed. Above all, the autofocus does not adjust properly and causes blurring of our test image, especially at the edges.

The colour deviations from our reference colours are relatively pronounced even under good lighting conditions and even white and grey tones are displayed too warm and brightened by the software of the Moto mobile phone.

ColorChecker
29.8 ∆E
52.1 ∆E
38.8 ∆E
36.1 ∆E
44 ∆E
62.8 ∆E
52.3 ∆E
34 ∆E
39.6 ∆E
27.1 ∆E
63.5 ∆E
64.1 ∆E
30.3 ∆E
48.3 ∆E
35.6 ∆E
72.2 ∆E
42.1 ∆E
43.4 ∆E
76.2 ∆E
68.2 ∆E
51.1 ∆E
36.5 ∆E
24 ∆E
14.1 ∆E
ColorChecker Motorola Moto G9 Plus: 45.25 ∆E min: 14.11 - max: 76.18 ∆E
ColorChecker
20.2 ∆E
12.5 ∆E
17.1 ∆E
18.9 ∆E
16.5 ∆E
8.8 ∆E
16.7 ∆E
18.7 ∆E
13.2 ∆E
10 ∆E
9.1 ∆E
13.4 ∆E
15.7 ∆E
12.6 ∆E
12.5 ∆E
6.4 ∆E
14.7 ∆E
15.2 ∆E
5.1 ∆E
5.5 ∆E
9.7 ∆E
12.1 ∆E
14.2 ∆E
1.7 ∆E
ColorChecker Motorola Moto G9 Plus: 12.52 ∆E min: 1.73 - max: 20.18 ∆E

Accessories and warranty - Moto G9 Plus with 30 Watt power supply

30-watt Motorola Moto G9 Plus power supply
30-watt Motorola Moto G9 Plus power supply

The Moto G9 Plus comes with a modular fast-charging power supply, a USB cable (Type-C to Type-C), a transparent protective case, a SIM tool, headphones and a quick-start guide.

In Germany, the smartphone comes with 24 months of warranty.

Input devices & interface - Motorola smartphone with only 60 Hz

The capacitive touch screen is fast and can be operated precisely all the way to the corners. However, the 60 Hz screen means that the Moto G9 Plus does not appear as lively and fluid as mid-range models at 120 Hz.

The active fingerprint sensor in the power button makes a good impression. The latter is not as fast as you would expect from a mid-range phone, but the sensor reliably unlocks the screen.

Biometric identification by face is also offered. The 2D face unlock function via the front camera identifies the user with a low error rate and short unlock time. 

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Review Motorola Moto G9 Plus smartphone
Review Motorola Moto G9 Plus smartphone

Display - Moto G9 Plus with LTPS panel

Sub-pixel arrangement
Sub-pixel arrangement
Backlight bleed
Backlight bleed
Uneven distribution of brightness
Uneven distribution of brightness

The 6.8-inch 60-Hz LC display has a resolution of 2400x1080 pixels, resulting in a pixel density of just under 400 PPI. This puts the Moto smartphone at the same level as our comparable devices in the test.

Motorola also states that the G9 Plus has HDR-10 certification, but the higher dynamic range of high dynamic range content with the built-in panel is hardly noticeable, even to trained eyes - the brightness is far too low for this.

The maximum brightness we measured with a pure white screen background is only 390 nits - a minus of over 50% compared to the Motorola Moto G8 Plus. In addition, we tested the brightness of the panel with an evenly distributed proportion of dark to light areas (APL50). Here we also found a low maximum brightness of 361 nits.

In addition to the brightness deficit, the LTPS panel of the Moto G9 Plus also has an uneven brightness distribution, especially at the lower edge of the display.

362
cd/m²
389
cd/m²
375
cd/m²
373
cd/m²
390
cd/m²
377
cd/m²
377
cd/m²
384
cd/m²
370
cd/m²
Distribution of brightness
X-Rite i1Pro 2
Maximum: 390 cd/m² Average: 377.4 cd/m² Minimum: 3.6 cd/m²
Brightness Distribution: 93 %
Center on Battery: 390 cd/m²
Contrast: 591:1 (Black: 0.66 cd/m²)
ΔE Color 3.39 | 0.6-29.43 Ø5.7
ΔE Greyscale 4.3 | 0.64-98 Ø5.9
95.7% sRGB (Calman 2D)
Gamma: 2.506
Motorola Moto G9 Plus
LTPS, 2400x1080, 6.81
Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 Pro
IPS, 2400x1080, 6.67
Samsung Galaxy M51
Super AMOLED, 2400x1080, 6.70
realme 6 Pro
IPS, 2400x1080, 6.60
Oppo A91
AMOLED, 2400x1080, 6.40
Xiaomi Poco X3 NFC
IPS, 2400x1080, 6.67
Screen
58%
19%
-5%
-23%
39%
Brightness middle
390
610
56%
626
61%
442
13%
594
52%
623
60%
Brightness
377
579
54%
632
68%
419
11%
613
63%
600
59%
Brightness Distribution
93
92
-1%
94
1%
90
-3%
89
-4%
93
0%
Black Level *
0.66
0.37
44%
0.37
44%
0.54
18%
Contrast
591
1649
179%
1195
102%
1154
95%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 *
3.39
1.8
47%
2.88
15%
6.1
-80%
6.1
-80%
1.8
47%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 max. *
5.22
3
43%
4.97
5%
9.7
-86%
10.6
-103%
4.7
10%
Greyscale DeltaE2000 *
4.3
2.5
42%
5.9
-37%
5.9
-37%
7
-63%
3.3
23%
Gamma
2.506 88%
2.31 95%
3.441 64%
2.35 94%
2.28 96%
2.26 97%
CCT
6033 108%
6864 95%
6415 101%
7631 85%
7370 88%
6712 97%

* ... smaller is better

Screen Flickering / PWM (Pulse-Width Modulation)

To dim the screen, some notebooks will simply cycle the backlight on and off in rapid succession - a method called Pulse Width Modulation (PWM) . This cycling frequency should ideally be undetectable to the human eye. If said frequency is too low, users with sensitive eyes may experience strain or headaches or even notice the flickering altogether.
Screen flickering / PWM not detected

In comparison: 51 % of all tested devices do not use PWM to dim the display. If PWM was detected, an average of 9653 (minimum: 5 - maximum: 142900) Hz was measured.

Compared to the OLED, and also to the IPS competition from Xiaomi and realme, the LC display of the Moto mobile phone has a clear disadvantage in contrast. The ratio of black level to maximum brightness is at a low level of under 1:600.

Analysis of the photo spectrometer and CalMAN software shows a solid average delta E deviation from the sRGB colour space in the factory preset colour profile of 3.4 (colours) and 4.3 (greyscales) for a mid-range smartphone, although the competition is slightly better calibrated. At 6,033 K, the colour temperature we measured in "natural" mode is also cooler than the ideal value of 6,500 K.

Colour accuracy (target colour space: sRGB)
Colour accuracy (target colour space: sRGB)
Colour space (target colour space: adobeRGB)
Colour space (target colour space: adobeRGB)
Colour space (target colour space: P3)
Colour space (target colour space: P3)
Colour space (target colour space: sRGB)
Colour space (target colour space: sRGB)
Grayscale (target colour space: sRGB)
Grayscale (target colour space: sRGB)
Colour saturation (target colour space: sRGB)
Colour saturation (target colour space: sRGB)

Display Response Times

Display response times show how fast the screen is able to change from one color to the next. Slow response times can lead to afterimages and can cause moving objects to appear blurry (ghosting). Gamers of fast-paced 3D titles should pay special attention to fast response times.
       Response Time Black to White
23 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 11 ms rise
↘ 12 ms fall
The screen shows good response rates in our tests, but may be too slow for competitive gamers.
In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.8 (minimum) to 240 (maximum) ms. » 33 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is similar to the average of all tested devices (24.3 ms).
       Response Time 50% Grey to 80% Grey
39 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 20 ms rise
↘ 19 ms fall
The screen shows slow response rates in our tests and will be unsatisfactory for gamers.
In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.8 (minimum) to 636 (maximum) ms. » 43 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is similar to the average of all tested devices (38.6 ms).

With its low contrast and low brightness, the Moto G9 Plus is not really convincing in sunny conditions. As soon as reflections appear on the display, contents are no longer readable. 

The possible viewing angles are at a good level, and even at very flat viewing angles display contents are displayed fairly true to colour. Colour changes do not occur.

Performance - Moto mobile phone with Snapdragon 720G

The Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G of the Moto mobile phone is an ARMv8-based SoC that integrates a total of eight cores, divided into two clusters. The performance cluster contains two fast Cortex-A76 cores with a clock frequency of up to 2.2 GHz as well as a power-saving cluster with six economical Cortex-A55 cores that clock at up to 1.8 GHz. The "G" at the end indicates specialisation in gaming applications. According to Qualcomm, Wi-Fi features are adapted and the Adreno 618 graphics card is clocked higher.

The system speed is good for everyday use, thanks to UFS 2.1 memory, applications open quickly and operation is fluid over long sessions, although animations are not as smooth as on a panel with a refresh rate of 90 Hz or higher. Every now and then, small lags occur with the Moto G9 Plus. Due to the relatively limited RAM of 4 GB, complex apps, such as games, are thrown out of the cache immediately.   

In our benchmark measurements, the results of the Snapdragon 730G in Moto mobile phones are well below a Poco X3 NFC with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 732G. Somewhat surprisingly, the values are also often lower than with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G of the Redmi Note 9 Pro. However, the results of the G9 Plus are particularly appealing in the system benchmark PCMark for Android.

Geekbench 5.1 - 5.3
OpenCL Score 5.3 (sort by value)
Motorola Moto G9 Plus
Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G, Adreno 618, 4096
1113 Points ∼59%
Samsung Galaxy M51
Qualcomm Snapdragon 730, Adreno 618, 6144
1149 Points ∼61% +3%
Xiaomi Poco X3 NFC
Qualcomm Snapdragon 732G, Adreno 618, 6144
1291 Points ∼68% +16%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G
 
1113 Points ∼59% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (259 - 5532, n=53)
1894 Points ∼100% +70%
Vulkan Score 5.3 (sort by value)
Motorola Moto G9 Plus
Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G, Adreno 618, 4096
987 Points ∼60%
Samsung Galaxy M51
Qualcomm Snapdragon 730, Adreno 618, 6144
1007 Points ∼61% +2%
Xiaomi Poco X3 NFC
Qualcomm Snapdragon 732G, Adreno 618, 6144
1090 Points ∼66% +10%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G
  (987 - 1030, n=2)
1009 Points ∼61% +2%
Average of class Smartphone
  (72 - 4789, n=57)
1658 Points ∼100% +68%
64 Bit Multi-Core Score (sort by value)
Motorola Moto G9 Plus
Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G, Adreno 618, 4096
1786 Points ∼91%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G, Adreno 618, 6144
1771 Points ∼90% -1%
Samsung Galaxy M51
Qualcomm Snapdragon 730, Adreno 618, 6144
1780 Points ∼91% 0%
realme 6 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G, Adreno 618, 8192
1759 Points ∼90% -2%
Oppo A91
Mediatek Helio P70, Mali-G72 MP3, 8192
1475 Points ∼75% -17%
Oppo A91
Mediatek Helio P70, Mali-G72 MP3, 8192
1430 Points ∼73% -20%
Xiaomi Poco X3 NFC
Qualcomm Snapdragon 732G, Adreno 618, 6144
1787 Points ∼91% 0%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G
  (1646 - 1786, n=5)
1722 Points ∼88% -4%
Average of class Smartphone
  (421 - 4160, n=151)
1959 Points ∼100% +10%
64 Bit Single-Core Score (sort by value)
Motorola Moto G9 Plus
Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G, Adreno 618, 4096
551 Points ∼97%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G, Adreno 618, 6144
569 Points ∼100% +3%
Samsung Galaxy M51
Qualcomm Snapdragon 730, Adreno 618, 6144
548 Points ∼96% -1%
realme 6 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G, Adreno 618, 8192
567 Points ∼100% +3%
Oppo A91
Mediatek Helio P70, Mali-G72 MP3, 8192
320 Points ∼56% -42%
Oppo A91
Mediatek Helio P70, Mali-G72 MP3, 8192
282 Points ∼50% -49%
Xiaomi Poco X3 NFC
Qualcomm Snapdragon 732G, Adreno 618, 6144
567 Points ∼100% +3%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G
  (543 - 551, n=5)
547 Points ∼96% -1%
Average of class Smartphone
  (124 - 1604, n=151)
567 Points ∼100% +3%
Geekbench 4.1 - 4.4
Compute RenderScript Score (sort by value)
Motorola Moto G9 Plus
Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G, Adreno 618, 4096
8411 Points ∼94%
Xiaomi Poco X3 NFC
Qualcomm Snapdragon 732G, Adreno 618, 6144
8962 Points ∼100% +7%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G
 
8411 Points ∼94% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (663 - 21070, n=362)
4914 Points ∼55% -42%
64 Bit Multi-Core Score (sort by value)
Motorola Moto G9 Plus
Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G, Adreno 618, 4096
6987 Points ∼98%
Xiaomi Poco X3 NFC
Qualcomm Snapdragon 732G, Adreno 618, 6144
7130 Points ∼100% +2%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G
 
6987 Points ∼98% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (883 - 13589, n=427)
5023 Points ∼70% -28%
64 Bit Single-Core Score (sort by value)
Motorola Moto G9 Plus
Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G, Adreno 618, 4096
2556 Points ∼97%
Xiaomi Poco X3 NFC
Qualcomm Snapdragon 732G, Adreno 618, 6144
2638 Points ∼100% +3%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G
 
2556 Points ∼97% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (390 - 4965, n=427)
1536 Points ∼58% -40%
PCMark for Android
Work 2.0 performance score (sort by value)
Motorola Moto G9 Plus
Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G, Adreno 618, 4096
7737 Points ∼77%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G, Adreno 618, 6144
7829 Points ∼77% +1%
Samsung Galaxy M51
Qualcomm Snapdragon 730, Adreno 618, 6144
7913 Points ∼78% +2%
realme 6 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G, Adreno 618, 8192
10106 Points ∼100% +31%
Oppo A91
Mediatek Helio P70, Mali-G72 MP3, 8192
8185 Points ∼81% +6%
Xiaomi Poco X3 NFC
Qualcomm Snapdragon 732G, Adreno 618, 6144
8101 Points ∼80% +5%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G
  (7134 - 8683, n=6)
7715 Points ∼76% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (2630 - 15299, n=551)
6067 Points ∼60% -22%
Work performance score (sort by value)
Motorola Moto G9 Plus
Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G, Adreno 618, 4096
9956 Points ∼72%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G, Adreno 618, 6144
9091 Points ∼66% -9%
Samsung Galaxy M51
Qualcomm Snapdragon 730, Adreno 618, 6144
9075 Points ∼66% -9%
realme 6 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G, Adreno 618, 8192
13777 Points ∼100% +38%
Xiaomi Poco X3 NFC
Qualcomm Snapdragon 732G, Adreno 618, 6144
8773 Points ∼64% -12%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G
  (8941 - 10200, n=6)
9422 Points ∼68% -5%
Average of class Smartphone
  (1077 - 19989, n=704)
6655 Points ∼48% -33%
3DMark
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (Vulkan) Unlimited Physics (sort by value)
Motorola Moto G9 Plus
Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G, Adreno 618, 4096
2775 Points ∼97%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G, Adreno 618, 6144
2721 Points ∼95% -2%
Samsung Galaxy M51
Qualcomm Snapdragon 730, Adreno 618, 6144
2862 Points ∼100% +3%
realme 6 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G, Adreno 618, 8192
2562 Points ∼90% -8%
Oppo A91
Mediatek Helio P70, Mali-G72 MP3, 8192
2304 Points ∼81% -17%
Xiaomi Poco X3 NFC
Qualcomm Snapdragon 732G, Adreno 618, 6144
2827 Points ∼99% +2%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G
  (2621 - 2775, n=6)
2720 Points ∼95% -2%
Average of class Smartphone
  (1740 - 4061, n=203)
2656 Points ∼93% -4%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (Vulkan) Unlimited Graphics (sort by value)
Motorola Moto G9 Plus
Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G, Adreno 618, 4096
2199 Points ∼72%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G, Adreno 618, 6144
2250 Points ∼73% +2%
Samsung Galaxy M51
Qualcomm Snapdragon 730, Adreno 618, 6144
2180 Points ∼71% -1%
realme 6 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G, Adreno 618, 8192
2255 Points ∼74% +3%
Oppo A91
Mediatek Helio P70, Mali-G72 MP3, 8192
1103 Points ∼36% -50%
Xiaomi Poco X3 NFC
Qualcomm Snapdragon 732G, Adreno 618, 6144
2427 Points ∼79% +10%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G
  (2143 - 2199, n=6)
2158 Points ∼70% -2%
Average of class Smartphone
  (203 - 11259, n=203)
3067 Points ∼100% +39%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (Vulkan) Unlimited (sort by value)
Motorola Moto G9 Plus
Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G, Adreno 618, 4096
2310 Points ∼85%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G, Adreno 618, 6144
2340 Points ∼86% +1%
Samsung Galaxy M51
Qualcomm Snapdragon 730, Adreno 618, 6144
2302 Points ∼85% 0%
realme 6 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G, Adreno 618, 8192
2317 Points ∼85% 0%
Oppo A91
Mediatek Helio P70, Mali-G72 MP3, 8192
1248 Points ∼46% -46%
Xiaomi Poco X3 NFC
Qualcomm Snapdragon 732G, Adreno 618, 6144
2506 Points ∼92% +8%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G
  (2244 - 2310, n=6)
2262 Points ∼83% -2%
Average of class Smartphone
  (253 - 6977, n=203)
2710 Points ∼100% +17%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited Physics (sort by value)
Motorola Moto G9 Plus
Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G, Adreno 618, 4096
3391 Points ∼99%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G, Adreno 618, 6144
3236 Points ∼94% -5%
Samsung Galaxy M51
Qualcomm Snapdragon 730, Adreno 618, 6144
3349 Points ∼97% -1%
realme 6 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G, Adreno 618, 8192
3067 Points ∼89% -10%
Oppo A91
Mediatek Helio P70, Mali-G72 MP3, 8192
2621 Points ∼76% -23%
Xiaomi Poco X3 NFC
Qualcomm Snapdragon 732G, Adreno 618, 6144
3438 Points ∼100% +1%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G
  (3058 - 3391, n=6)
3218 Points ∼94% -5%
Average of class Smartphone
  (573 - 5780, n=558)
2276 Points ∼66% -33%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited Graphics (sort by value)
Motorola Moto G9 Plus
Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G, Adreno 618, 4096
2471 Points ∼90%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G, Adreno 618, 6144
2539 Points ∼93% +3%
Samsung Galaxy M51
Qualcomm Snapdragon 730, Adreno 618, 6144
2465 Points ∼90% 0%
realme 6 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G, Adreno 618, 8192
2558 Points ∼94% +4%
Oppo A91
Mediatek Helio P70, Mali-G72 MP3, 8192
1102 Points ∼40% -55%
Xiaomi Poco X3 NFC
Qualcomm Snapdragon 732G, Adreno 618, 6144
2735 Points ∼100% +11%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G
  (2425 - 2492, n=6)
2459 Points ∼90% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (75 - 12146, n=558)
2271 Points ∼83% -8%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited (sort by value)
Motorola Moto G9 Plus
Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G, Adreno 618, 4096
2701 Points ∼94%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G, Adreno 618, 6144
2667 Points ∼93% -1%
Samsung Galaxy M51
Qualcomm Snapdragon 730, Adreno 618, 6144
2619 Points ∼91% -3%
realme 6 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G, Adreno 618, 8192
2656 Points ∼93% -2%
Oppo A91
Mediatek Helio P70, Mali-G72 MP3, 8192
1265 Points ∼44% -53%
Xiaomi Poco X3 NFC
Qualcomm Snapdragon 732G, Adreno 618, 6144
2865 Points ∼100% +6%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G
  (2561 - 2701, n=6)
2598 Points ∼91% -4%
Average of class Smartphone
  (93 - 9643, n=559)
2099 Points ∼73% -22%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Unlimited Physics (sort by value)
Motorola Moto G9 Plus
Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G, Adreno 618, 4096
3352 Points ∼98%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G, Adreno 618, 6144
3226 Points ∼94% -4%
Samsung Galaxy M51
Qualcomm Snapdragon 730, Adreno 618, 6144
3339 Points ∼97% 0%
realme 6 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G, Adreno 618, 8192
3125 Points ∼91% -7%
Oppo A91
Mediatek Helio P70, Mali-G72 MP3, 8192
2606 Points ∼76% -22%
Xiaomi Poco X3 NFC
Qualcomm Snapdragon 732G, Adreno 618, 6144
3425 Points ∼100% +2%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G
  (3112 - 3352, n=6)
3213 Points ∼94% -4%
Average of class Smartphone
  (375 - 5765, n=590)
2193 Points ∼64% -35%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Unlimited Graphics (sort by value)
Motorola Moto G9 Plus
Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G, Adreno 618, 4096
3773 Points ∼92%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G, Adreno 618, 6144
3785 Points ∼93% 0%
Samsung Galaxy M51
Qualcomm Snapdragon 730, Adreno 618, 6144
3741 Points ∼92% -1%
realme 6 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G, Adreno 618, 8192
3835 Points ∼94% +2%
Oppo A91
Mediatek Helio P70, Mali-G72 MP3, 8192
1747 Points ∼43% -54%
Xiaomi Poco X3 NFC
Qualcomm Snapdragon 732G, Adreno 618, 6144
4086 Points ∼100% +8%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G
  (3646 - 3773, n=6)
3703 Points ∼91% -2%
Average of class Smartphone
  (70 - 22052, n=590)
3096 Points ∼76% -18%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Unlimited (sort by value)
Motorola Moto G9 Plus
Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G, Adreno 618, 4096
3704 Points ∼95%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G, Adreno 618, 6144
3645 Points ∼93% -2%
Samsung Galaxy M51
Qualcomm Snapdragon 730, Adreno 618, 6144
3644 Points ∼93% -2%
realme 6 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G, Adreno 618, 8192
3651 Points ∼93% -1%
Oppo A91
Mediatek Helio P70, Mali-G72 MP3, 8192
1885 Points ∼48% -49%
Xiaomi Poco X3 NFC
Qualcomm Snapdragon 732G, Adreno 618, 6144
3918 Points ∼100% +6%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G
  (3513 - 3704, n=6)
3586 Points ∼92% -3%
Average of class Smartphone
  (88 - 11895, n=590)
2550 Points ∼65% -31%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Physics (sort by value)
Motorola Moto G9 Plus
Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G, Adreno 618, 4096
3328 Points ∼97%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G, Adreno 618, 6144
3170 Points ∼92% -5%
Samsung Galaxy M51
Qualcomm Snapdragon 730, Adreno 618, 6144
3331 Points ∼97% 0%
realme 6 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G, Adreno 618, 8192
3083 Points ∼90% -7%
Oppo A91
Mediatek Helio P70, Mali-G72 MP3, 8192
2550 Points ∼74% -23%
Xiaomi Poco X3 NFC
Qualcomm Snapdragon 732G, Adreno 618, 6144
3436 Points ∼100% +3%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G
  (3088 - 3328, n=6)
3216 Points ∼94% -3%
Average of class Smartphone
  (435 - 5318, n=638)
2149 Points ∼63% -35%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Graphics (sort by value)
Motorola Moto G9 Plus
Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G, Adreno 618, 4096
2293 Points ∼90%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G, Adreno 618, 6144
2356 Points ∼92% +3%
Samsung Galaxy M51
Qualcomm Snapdragon 730, Adreno 618, 6144
2299 Points ∼90% 0%
realme 6 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G, Adreno 618, 8192
2388 Points ∼93% +4%
Oppo A91
Mediatek Helio P70, Mali-G72 MP3, 8192
1117 Points ∼44% -51%
Xiaomi Poco X3 NFC
Qualcomm Snapdragon 732G, Adreno 618, 6144
2559 Points ∼100% +12%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G
  (2237 - 2310, n=6)
2271 Points ∼89% -1%
Average of class Smartphone
  (53 - 11573, n=638)
1894 Points ∼74% -17%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) (sort by value)
Motorola Moto G9 Plus
Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G, Adreno 618, 4096
2489 Points ∼92%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G, Adreno 618, 6144
2499 Points ∼92% 0%
Samsung Galaxy M51
Qualcomm Snapdragon 730, Adreno 618, 6144
2469 Points ∼91% -1%
realme 6 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G, Adreno 618, 8192
2514 Points ∼93% +1%
Oppo A91
Mediatek Helio P70, Mali-G72 MP3, 8192
1276 Points ∼47% -49%
Xiaomi Poco X3 NFC
Qualcomm Snapdragon 732G, Adreno 618, 6144
2713 Points ∼100% +9%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G
  (2388 - 2489, n=6)
2434 Points ∼90% -2%
Average of class Smartphone
  (68 - 9138, n=639)
1795 Points ∼66% -28%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Physics (sort by value)
Motorola Moto G9 Plus
Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G, Adreno 618, 4096
3349 Points ∼99%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G, Adreno 618, 6144
3263 Points ∼96% -3%
Samsung Galaxy M51
Qualcomm Snapdragon 730, Adreno 618, 6144
3362 Points ∼99% 0%
realme 6 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G, Adreno 618, 8192
3076 Points ∼91% -8%
Oppo A91
Mediatek Helio P70, Mali-G72 MP3, 8192
2568 Points ∼76% -23%
Xiaomi Poco X3 NFC
Qualcomm Snapdragon 732G, Adreno 618, 6144
3382 Points ∼100% +1%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G
  (3075 - 3349, n=6)
3235 Points ∼96% -3%
Average of class Smartphone
  (293 - 5301, n=680)
2020 Points ∼60% -40%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Graphics (sort by value)
Motorola Moto G9 Plus
Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G, Adreno 618, 4096
3678 Points ∼94%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G, Adreno 618, 6144
3620 Points ∼92% -2%
Samsung Galaxy M51
Qualcomm Snapdragon 730, Adreno 618, 6144
3604 Points ∼92% -2%
realme 6 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G, Adreno 618, 8192
3683 Points ∼94% 0%
Oppo A91
Mediatek Helio P70, Mali-G72 MP3, 8192
1767 Points ∼45% -52%
Xiaomi Poco X3 NFC
Qualcomm Snapdragon 732G, Adreno 618, 6144
3917 Points ∼100% +6%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G
  (3485 - 3678, n=6)
3567 Points ∼91% -3%
Average of class Smartphone
  (43 - 16670, n=679)
2514 Points ∼64% -32%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 (sort by value)
Motorola Moto G9 Plus
Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G, Adreno 618, 4096
3556 Points ∼94%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G, Adreno 618, 6144
3534 Points ∼93% -1%
Samsung Galaxy M51
Qualcomm Snapdragon 730, Adreno 618, 6144
3547 Points ∼94% 0%
realme 6 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G, Adreno 618, 8192
3528 Points ∼93% -1%
Oppo A91
Mediatek Helio P70, Mali-G72 MP3, 8192
1899 Points ∼50% -47%
Xiaomi Poco X3 NFC
Qualcomm Snapdragon 732G, Adreno 618, 6144
3784 Points ∼100% +6%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G
  (3399 - 3594, n=6)
3490 Points ∼92% -2%
Average of class Smartphone
  (55 - 11256, n=682)
2148 Points ∼57% -40%
1280x720 offscreen Ice Storm Unlimited Physics (sort by value)
Motorola Moto G9 Plus
Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G, Adreno 618, 4096
20382 Points ∼83%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G, Adreno 618, 6144
20054 Points ∼82% -2%
Samsung Galaxy M51
Qualcomm Snapdragon 730, Adreno 618, 6144
21603 Points ∼88% +6%
realme 6 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G, Adreno 618, 8192
14849 Points ∼61% -27%
Oppo A91
Mediatek Helio P70, Mali-G72 MP3, 8192
24514 Points ∼100% +20%
Xiaomi Poco X3 NFC
Qualcomm Snapdragon 732G, Adreno 618, 6144
20797 Points ∼85% +2%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G
  (14820 - 22054, n=5)
18710 Points ∼76% -8%
Average of class Smartphone
  (735 - 59268, n=824)
15851 Points ∼65% -22%
1280x720 offscreen Ice Storm Unlimited Graphics Score (sort by value)
Motorola Moto G9 Plus
Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G, Adreno 618, 4096
53182 Points ∼94%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G, Adreno 618, 6144
51789 Points ∼91% -3%
Samsung Galaxy M51
Qualcomm Snapdragon 730, Adreno 618, 6144
52736 Points ∼93% -1%
realme 6 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G, Adreno 618, 8192
53600 Points ∼95% +1%
Oppo A91
Mediatek Helio P70, Mali-G72 MP3, 8192
23159 Points ∼41% -56%
Xiaomi Poco X3 NFC
Qualcomm Snapdragon 732G, Adreno 618, 6144
56640 Points ∼100% +7%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G
  (50829 - 53548, n=5)
52404 Points ∼93% -1%
Average of class Smartphone
  (536 - 224130, n=822)
28668 Points ∼51% -46%
1280x720 offscreen Ice Storm Unlimited Score (sort by value)
Motorola Moto G9 Plus
Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G, Adreno 618, 4096
39572 Points ∼97%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G, Adreno 618, 6144
38315 Points ∼94% -3%
Samsung Galaxy M51
Qualcomm Snapdragon 730, Adreno 618, 6144
39944 Points ∼98% +1%
realme 6 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G, Adreno 618, 8192
33926 Points ∼83% -14%
Oppo A91
Mediatek Helio P70, Mali-G72 MP3, 8192
23447 Points ∼57% -41%
Xiaomi Poco X3 NFC
Qualcomm Snapdragon 732G, Adreno 618, 6144
40955 Points ∼100% +3%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G
  (33007 - 39608, n=5)
37271 Points ∼91% -6%
Average of class Smartphone
  (662 - 117606, n=822)
21990 Points ∼54% -44%
GFXBench (DX / GLBenchmark) 2.7
1920x1080 T-Rex HD Offscreen C24Z16 (sort by value)
Motorola Moto G9 Plus
Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G, Adreno 618, 4096
86 fps ∼95%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G, Adreno 618, 6144
85 fps ∼93% -1%
Samsung Galaxy M51
Qualcomm Snapdragon 730, Adreno 618, 6144
67 fps ∼74% -22%
realme 6 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G, Adreno 618, 8192
85 fps ∼93% -1%
Xiaomi Poco X3 NFC
Qualcomm Snapdragon 732G, Adreno 618, 6144
91 fps ∼100% +6%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G
  (83 - 86, n=5)
84.4 fps ∼93% -2%
Average of class Smartphone
  (0.5 - 322, n=822)
47.9 fps ∼53% -44%
T-Rex HD Onscreen C24Z16 (sort by value)
Motorola Moto G9 Plus
Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G, Adreno 618, 4096
57 fps ∼95%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G, Adreno 618, 6144
60 fps ∼100% +5%
Samsung Galaxy M51
Qualcomm Snapdragon 730, Adreno 618, 6144
55 fps ∼92% -4%
realme 6 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G, Adreno 618, 8192
60 fps ∼100% +5%
Xiaomi Poco X3 NFC
Qualcomm Snapdragon 732G, Adreno 618, 6144
60 fps ∼100% +5%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G
  (57 - 60, n=5)
59.2 fps ∼99% +4%
Average of class Smartphone
  (1 - 142, n=831)
32.2 fps ∼54% -44%
GFXBench 3.0
off screen Manhattan Offscreen OGL (sort by value)
Motorola Moto G9 Plus
Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G, Adreno 618, 4096
42 fps ∼93%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G, Adreno 618, 6144
41 fps ∼91% -2%
Samsung Galaxy M51
Qualcomm Snapdragon 730, Adreno 618, 6144
34 fps ∼76% -19%
realme 6 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G, Adreno 618, 8192
41 fps ∼91% -2%
Xiaomi Poco X3 NFC
Qualcomm Snapdragon 732G, Adreno 618, 6144
45 fps ∼100% +7%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G
  (41 - 42, n=5)
41.4 fps ∼92% -1%
Average of class Smartphone
  (0.8 - 180, n=727)
28.5 fps ∼63% -32%
on screen Manhattan Onscreen OGL (sort by value)
Motorola Moto G9 Plus
Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G, Adreno 618, 4096
38 fps ∼97%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G, Adreno 618, 6144
39 fps ∼100% +3%
Samsung Galaxy M51
Qualcomm Snapdragon 730, Adreno 618, 6144
31 fps ∼79% -18%
realme 6 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G, Adreno 618, 8192
38 fps ∼97% 0%
Xiaomi Poco X3 NFC
Qualcomm Snapdragon 732G, Adreno 618, 6144
34 fps ∼87% -11%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G
  (36 - 39, n=5)
37.8 fps ∼97% -1%
Average of class Smartphone
  (1.2 - 117, n=735)
23.4 fps ∼60% -38%
GFXBench 3.1
off screen Manhattan ES 3.1 Offscreen (sort by value)
Motorola Moto G9 Plus
Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G, Adreno 618, 4096
30 fps ∼91%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G, Adreno 618, 6144
30 fps ∼91% 0%
Samsung Galaxy M51
Qualcomm Snapdragon 730, Adreno 618, 6144
24 fps ∼73% -20%
realme 6 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G, Adreno 618, 8192
30 fps ∼91% 0%
Xiaomi Poco X3 NFC
Qualcomm Snapdragon 732G, Adreno 618, 6144
33 fps ∼100% +10%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G
  (30 - 30, n=5)
30 fps ∼91% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (0.87 - 117, n=590)
22.8 fps ∼69% -24%
on screen Manhattan ES 3.1 Onscreen (sort by value)
Motorola Moto G9 Plus
Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G, Adreno 618, 4096
27 fps ∼93%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G, Adreno 618, 6144
29 fps ∼100% +7%
Samsung Galaxy M51
Qualcomm Snapdragon 730, Adreno 618, 6144
22 fps ∼76% -19%
realme 6 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G, Adreno 618, 8192
27 fps ∼93% 0%
Xiaomi Poco X3 NFC
Qualcomm Snapdragon 732G, Adreno 618, 6144
28 fps ∼97% +4%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G
  (26 - 29, n=5)
27.4 fps ∼94% +1%
Average of class Smartphone
  (1.2 - 110, n=592)
20.3 fps ∼70% -25%
GFXBench
Aztec Ruins High Tier Onscreen (sort by value)
Motorola Moto G9 Plus
Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G, Adreno 618, 4096
10 fps ∼85%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G, Adreno 618, 6144
11 fps ∼94% +10%
Samsung Galaxy M51
Qualcomm Snapdragon 730, Adreno 618, 6144
8.3 fps ∼71% -17%
realme 6 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G, Adreno 618, 8192
11 fps ∼94% +10%
Oppo A91
Mediatek Helio P70, Mali-G72 MP3, 8192
4.5 fps ∼38% -55%
Xiaomi Poco X3 NFC
Qualcomm Snapdragon 732G, Adreno 618, 6144
11 fps ∼94% +10%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G
  (10 - 11, n=6)
10.3 fps ∼88% +3%
Average of class Smartphone
  (0.61 - 60, n=350)
11.7 fps ∼100% +17%
2560x1440 Aztec Ruins High Tier Offscreen (sort by value)
Motorola Moto G9 Plus
Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G, Adreno 618, 4096
6.3 fps ∼76%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G, Adreno 618, 6144
6.9 fps ∼84% +10%
Samsung Galaxy M51
Qualcomm Snapdragon 730, Adreno 618, 6144
5.4 fps ∼65% -14%
realme 6 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G, Adreno 618, 8192
7 fps ∼85% +11%
Oppo A91
Mediatek Helio P70, Mali-G72 MP3, 8192
2.9 fps ∼35% -54%
Xiaomi Poco X3 NFC
Qualcomm Snapdragon 732G, Adreno 618, 6144
7.5 fps ∼91% +19%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G
  (6.3 - 10, n=6)
7.17 fps ∼87% +14%
Average of class Smartphone
  (0.21 - 101, n=348)
8.25 fps ∼100% +31%
Aztec Ruins Normal Tier Onscreen (sort by value)
Motorola Moto G9 Plus
Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G, Adreno 618, 4096
16 fps ∼89%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G, Adreno 618, 6144
17 fps ∼94% +6%
Samsung Galaxy M51
Qualcomm Snapdragon 730, Adreno 618, 6144
13 fps ∼72% -19%
realme 6 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G, Adreno 618, 8192
17 fps ∼94% +6%
Oppo A91
Mediatek Helio P70, Mali-G72 MP3, 8192
7.5 fps ∼42% -53%
Xiaomi Poco X3 NFC
Qualcomm Snapdragon 732G, Adreno 618, 6144
18 fps ∼100% +13%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G
  (16 - 17, n=6)
16.3 fps ∼91% +2%
Average of class Smartphone
  (1.4 - 60, n=354)
17.5 fps ∼97% +9%
1920x1080 Aztec Ruins Normal Tier Offscreen (sort by value)
Motorola Moto G9 Plus
Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G, Adreno 618, 4096
18 fps ∼90%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G, Adreno 618, 6144
18 fps ∼90% 0%
Samsung Galaxy M51
Qualcomm Snapdragon 730, Adreno 618, 6144
15 fps ∼75% -17%
realme 6 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G, Adreno 618, 8192
19 fps ∼95% +6%
Oppo A91
Mediatek Helio P70, Mali-G72 MP3, 8192
8.8 fps ∼44% -51%
Xiaomi Poco X3 NFC
Qualcomm Snapdragon 732G, Adreno 618, 6144
20 fps ∼100% +11%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G
  (18 - 18, n=6)
18 fps ∼90% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (0.6 - 257, n=353)
20.1 fps ∼100% +12%
off screen Car Chase Offscreen (sort by value)
Motorola Moto G9 Plus
Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G, Adreno 618, 4096
17 fps ∼89%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G, Adreno 618, 6144
18 fps ∼95% +6%
Samsung Galaxy M51
Qualcomm Snapdragon 730, Adreno 618, 6144
14 fps ∼74% -18%
realme 6 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G, Adreno 618, 8192
18 fps ∼95% +6%
Xiaomi Poco X3 NFC
Qualcomm Snapdragon 732G, Adreno 618, 6144
19 fps ∼100% +12%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G
  (17 - 17, n=5)
17 fps ∼89% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (0.6 - 75, n=515)
15.2 fps ∼80% -11%
on screen Car Chase Onscreen (sort by value)
Motorola Moto G9 Plus
Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G, Adreno 618, 4096
16 fps ∼94%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G, Adreno 618, 6144
17 fps ∼100% +6%
Samsung Galaxy M51
Qualcomm Snapdragon 730, Adreno 618, 6144
12 fps ∼71% -25%
realme 6 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G, Adreno 618, 8192
16 fps ∼94% 0%
Xiaomi Poco X3 NFC
Qualcomm Snapdragon 732G, Adreno 618, 6144
17 fps ∼100% +6%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G
  (15 - 17, n=5)
15.8 fps ∼93% -1%
Average of class Smartphone
  (1.1 - 60, n=519)
13.4 fps ∼79% -16%
AnTuTu v8 - Total Score (sort by value)
Motorola Moto G9 Plus
Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G, Adreno 618, 4096
251673 Points ∼77%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G, Adreno 618, 6144
271934 Points ∼84% +8%
Samsung Galaxy M51
Qualcomm Snapdragon 730, Adreno 618, 6144
247877 Points ∼76% -2%
realme 6 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G, Adreno 618, 8192
275464 Points ∼85% +9%
Xiaomi Poco X3 NFC
Qualcomm Snapdragon 732G, Adreno 618, 6144
279048 Points ∼86% +11%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G
  (251673 - 273255, n=5)
264147 Points ∼81% +5%
Average of class Smartphone
  (53335 - 622888, n=140)
325304 Points ∼100% +29%
BaseMark OS II
Web (sort by value)
Motorola Moto G9 Plus
Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G, Adreno 618, 4096
1347 Points ∼97%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G, Adreno 618, 6144
1226 Points ∼88% -9%
Samsung Galaxy M51
Qualcomm Snapdragon 730, Adreno 618, 6144
1366 Points ∼98% +1%
realme 6 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G, Adreno 618, 8192
1233 Points ∼88% -8%
Xiaomi Poco X3 NFC
Qualcomm Snapdragon 732G, Adreno 618, 6144
1395 Points ∼100% +4%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G
  (1190 - 1365, n=5)
1284 Points ∼92% -5%
Average of class Smartphone
  (7 - 1745, n=754)
836 Points ∼60% -38%
Graphics (sort by value)
Motorola Moto G9 Plus
Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G, Adreno 618, 4096
3984 Points ∼100%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G, Adreno 618, 6144
3757 Points ∼94% -6%
Samsung Galaxy M51
Qualcomm Snapdragon 730, Adreno 618, 6144
3875 Points ∼97% -3%
realme 6 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G, Adreno 618, 8192
3768 Points ∼95% -5%
Xiaomi Poco X3 NFC
Qualcomm Snapdragon 732G, Adreno 618, 6144
3960 Points ∼99% -1%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G
  (3840 - 3984, n=5)
3885 Points ∼98% -2%
Average of class Smartphone
  (18 - 16996, n=754)
2591 Points ∼65% -35%
Memory (sort by value)
Motorola Moto G9 Plus
Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G, Adreno 618, 4096
4029 Points ∼88%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G, Adreno 618, 6144
4452 Points ∼97% +10%
Samsung Galaxy M51
Qualcomm Snapdragon 730, Adreno 618, 6144
4482 Points ∼98% +11%
realme 6 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G, Adreno 618, 8192
4573 Points ∼100% +14%
Xiaomi Poco X3 NFC
Qualcomm Snapdragon 732G, Adreno 618, 6144
4041 Points ∼88% 0%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G
  (3678 - 4544, n=5)
4057 Points ∼89% +1%
Average of class Smartphone
  (21 - 8874, n=754)
1948 Points ∼43% -52%
System (sort by value)
Motorola Moto G9 Plus
Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G, Adreno 618, 4096
6612 Points ∼96%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G, Adreno 618, 6144
6856 Points ∼99% +4%
Samsung Galaxy M51
Qualcomm Snapdragon 730, Adreno 618, 6144
6606 Points ∼96% 0%
realme 6 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G, Adreno 618, 8192
6908 Points ∼100% +4%
Xiaomi Poco X3 NFC
Qualcomm Snapdragon 732G, Adreno 618, 6144
6542 Points ∼95% -1%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G
  (6305 - 6796, n=5)
6582 Points ∼95% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (369 - 14189, n=754)
3553 Points ∼51% -46%
Overall (sort by value)
Motorola Moto G9 Plus
Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G, Adreno 618, 4096
3412 Points ∼96%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G, Adreno 618, 6144
3444 Points ∼97% +1%
Samsung Galaxy M51
Qualcomm Snapdragon 730, Adreno 618, 6144
3539 Points ∼100% +4%
realme 6 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G, Adreno 618, 8192
3481 Points ∼98% +2%
Xiaomi Poco X3 NFC
Qualcomm Snapdragon 732G, Adreno 618, 6144
3477 Points ∼98% +2%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G
  (3268 - 3512, n=5)
3385 Points ∼96% -1%
Average of class Smartphone
  (1 - 6273, n=754)
1823 Points ∼52% -47%
Jetstream 2 - Total Score
Xiaomi Poco X3 NFC (Chrome 85)
52.591 Points ∼100% +4%
Motorola Moto G9 Plus (Chrome 86)
50.582 Points ∼96%
Samsung Galaxy M51 (Chrome 85)
50.111 Points ∼95% -1%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 Pro (Chrome 80.0.3987.99)
47.901 Points ∼91% -5%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G (45.8 - 50.6, n=5)
47.3 Points ∼90% -6%
Average of class Smartphone (9.13 - 161, n=214)
42.4 Points ∼81% -16%
JetStream 1.1 - Total Score
Xiaomi Poco X3 NFC (Chrome 85)
90.555 Points ∼100% +5%
realme 6 Pro (Chrome 83)
89.577 Points ∼99% +4%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 Pro (Chrome 80.0.3987.99)
86.75 Points ∼96% 0%
Motorola Moto G9 Plus (Chrome 86)
86.541 Points ∼96%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G (79.2 - 87.7, n=5)
84 Points ∼93% -3%
Samsung Galaxy M51 (Chrome 85)
66.339 Points ∼73% -23%
Average of class Smartphone (10 - 375, n=648)
49.6 Points ∼55% -43%
Speedometer 2.0 - Result
Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 Pro (Chrome 80.0.3987.99)
45.2 runs/min ∼100% +4%
Average of class Smartphone (6.42 - 196, n=195)
44.8 runs/min ∼99% +3%
Xiaomi Poco X3 NFC (Chrome 85)
43.9 runs/min ∼97% +1%
Motorola Moto G9 Plus (Chrome 86)
43.3 runs/min ∼96%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G (40.4 - 44.2, n=5)
43 runs/min ∼95% -1%
Samsung Galaxy M51 (Chome 85)
41.3 runs/min ∼91% -5%
WebXPRT 3 - ---
Xiaomi Poco X3 NFC (Chrome 85)
72 Points ∼100% +6%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 Pro (Chrome 80.0.3987.99)
71 Points ∼99% +4%
Average of class Smartphone (19 - 194, n=285)
70.8 Points ∼98% +4%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G (66 - 77, n=5)
70.4 Points ∼98% +4%
Samsung Galaxy M51 (Chrome 85)
69 Points ∼96% +1%
Motorola Moto G9 Plus (Chrome 86)
68 Points ∼94%
realme 6 Pro (Chrome 83)
67 Points ∼93% -1%
Octane V2 - Total Score
Xiaomi Poco X3 NFC (Chrome 85)
17398 Points ∼100% +4%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 Pro (Chrome 80.0.3987.99)
17265 Points ∼99% +3%
realme 6 Pro (Chrome 83)
17157 Points ∼99% +3%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G (16197 - 17768, n=5)
16856 Points ∼97% +1%
Motorola Moto G9 Plus (Chrome 86)
16729 Points ∼96%
Samsung Galaxy M51 (Chrome 85)
16399 Points ∼94% -2%
Average of class Smartphone (894 - 58632, n=817)
8268 Points ∼48% -51%
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Total Score
Average of class Smartphone (460 - 59466, n=843)
9569 ms * ∼100% -244%
realme 6 Pro (Chrome 83)
3033.1 ms * ∼32% -9%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G (2770 - 3054, n=5)
2900 ms * ∼30% -4%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 Pro (Chrome 80.0.3987.99)
2850.1 ms * ∼30% -2%
Motorola Moto G9 Plus (Chrome 86)
2783.1 ms * ∼29%
Samsung Galaxy M51 (Chrome 85)
2773.8 ms * ∼29% -0%
Xiaomi Poco X3 NFC (Chrome 85)
2672.8 ms * ∼28% +4%

* ... smaller is better

Motorola Moto G9 PlusXiaomi Redmi Note 9 ProSamsung Galaxy M51realme 6 ProOppo A91Xiaomi Poco X3 NFCAverage 128 GB UFS 2.1 FlashAverage of class Smartphone
AndroBench 3-5
-4%
-2%
15%
-13%
-4%
15%
-35%
Sequential Write 256KB SDCard
65.4 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501)
54.94 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501)
-16%
59.4 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501)
-9%
63.43 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501)
-3%
60.3 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M401)
-8%
55.59 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M401)
-15%
59.7 (8.4 - 72.4, n=39)
-9%
51.4 (1.7 - 87.1, n=552)
-21%
Sequential Read 256KB SDCard
85.3 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501)
76.65 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501)
-10%
74.8 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501)
-12%
86.38 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501)
1%
77.21 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M401)
-9%
75.19 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M401)
-12%
75.6 (13.4 - 88.3, n=39)
-11%
69.2 (8.1 - 96.5, n=552)
-19%
Random Write 4KB
98.12
112.93
15%
114.5
17%
154
57%
28.55
-71%
112.55
15%
114 (18.2 - 290, n=69)
16%
39.3 (0.14 - 319, n=918)
-60%
Random Read 4KB
134.77
122.58
-9%
123.6
-8%
158.66
18%
145.64
8%
123.43
-8%
144 (92.6 - 239, n=69)
7%
62.3 (1.59 - 325, n=918)
-54%
Sequential Write 256KB
186.23
171.09
-8%
189.8
2%
203.28
9%
185.26
-1%
173.09
-7%
241 (182 - 511, n=69)
29%
136 (2.99 - 1321, n=918)
-27%
Sequential Read 256KB
489.37
498.15
2%
491.7
0%
512.61
5%
505.44
3%
505.96
3%
768 (427 - 999, n=69)
57%
358 (12.1 - 2037, n=918)
-27%

Games - Motorola mobile phone with Adreno 618

The performance of the Adreno 618 makes it possible to play even more elaborate 3D games from the Android Play Store mostly without stuttering. With GameBench we take a closer look at a few sophisticated games to better assess the 3D performance of the Moto G9 Plus. Both the touchscreen controls and the built-in sensors react with precision in the test.

The shooter PUBG Mobile plays fairly consistently at 30 fps with medium and 40 fps with low graphics. In the racing game Asphalt 9 Legends, the frame rate (20 fps) can drop visibly in high details. The average frame rate is still 30 fps, which is significantly better than the Moto G 5G Plus.

PUGB mobile
PUGB mobile
Asphalt 9 Legends
Asphalt 9 Legends
PUBG mobile
01020304050Tooltip
; Smooth: Ø39.9 (38-41)
; Balanced: Ø39.9 (38-41)
; HD: Ø29.9 (28-31)
Asphalt 9 Legends
010203040Tooltip
: Ø29.4 (20-31)

Emissions - The Moto G9 Plus runs hot

Temperature

The Moto smartphone warms up quite noticeably under permanent load. We measured a temperature of over 42 °C at the top of the casing. However, the temperature doesn't pose a problem in everyday life.

With the GFXBench battery test, we also analyse the temperature behaviour of the Qualcomm SoC under continuous load. The heat generated inside the G9 Plus does not lead to a reduction in performance. The Manhattan 3.1 test shows that the frame count remains stable with increasing load.

Max. Load
 42.2 °C
108 F
39.6 °C
103 F
37.6 °C
100 F
 
 41.7 °C
107 F
39.4 °C
103 F
37.9 °C
100 F
 
 41.4 °C
107 F
39.4 °C
103 F
37.5 °C
100 F
 
Maximum: 42.2 °C = 108 F
Average: 39.6 °C = 103 F
34.9 °C
95 F
37.8 °C
100 F
39.4 °C
103 F
34.8 °C
95 F
38.3 °C
101 F
41.4 °C
107 F
36.6 °C
98 F
38.9 °C
102 F
39.4 °C
103 F
Maximum: 41.4 °C = 107 F
Average: 37.9 °C = 100 F
Power Supply (max.)  39.6 °C = 103 F | Room Temperature 21.5 °C = 71 F | Fluke t3000FC (calibrated), Voltcraft IR-260
(-) The average temperature for the upper side under maximal load is 39.6 °C / 103 F, compared to the average of 32.9 °C / 91 F for the devices in the class Smartphone.
(±) The maximum temperature on the upper side is 42.2 °C / 108 F, compared to the average of 35.3 °C / 96 F, ranging from 22.4 to 51.7 °C for the class Smartphone.
(±) The bottom heats up to a maximum of 41.4 °C / 107 F, compared to the average of 33.9 °C / 93 F
(+) In idle usage, the average temperature for the upper side is 27.6 °C / 82 F, compared to the device average of 32.9 °C / 91 F.
Review Motorola Moto G9 Plus smartphone
Review Motorola Moto G9 Plus smartphone

Speakers

Speaker test: Pink Noise
Speaker test: Pink Noise

The Moto G9 Plus has only one speaker at the bottom. The sound quality is satisfactory and, at almost 83 dB, also sufficiently loud. As expected, there is no bass in the audio, and the sound tends to be dominated by treble and mid-range, which are reproduced relatively linear for this price class.

The Motorola mobile phone also has an audio jack. The audio output is attractively loud and unobtrusive. Wireless headphones can be connected via Bluetooth 5.0. The G9 Plus supports the relevant BT codecs, such as AAC, aptX, aptX HD and LDAC.

dB(A) 0102030405060708090Deep BassMiddle BassHigh BassLower RangeMidsHigher MidsLower HighsMid HighsUpper HighsSuper Highs2040.439.72541.942.63138.531.44042.2335043.734.46337.430.78029.622.910026.626.412532.431.916027.540.320019.347.225019.353.631519.357.440019.460.950020.265.563022.965.380022.164.4100022.368.3125023.168.5160020.972.8200020.872.9250021.869.8315022.967.4400023.764.650002571.3630025.275.7800026.271.81000028661250027.8671600028.353.1SPL66.273.975.735.982.4N19.62936.42.453.1median 22.9median 65.5Delta3.17.530.530.121.326.518.425.822.52420.328.115.828.315.728.616.728.315.133.11550.410.651.114.155.410.862.310.962.410.567.28.8691071.110.173.111.176.111.979.61180.512.180.812.57812.778.313.478.913.874.21571.11467.814.162.814.162.424.489.20.574.8median 12.5median 69210.1hearing rangehide median Pink NoiseMotorola Moto G9 PlusXiaomi Poco X3 NFC
Frequency diagram (checkboxes can be checked and unchecked to compare devices)
Motorola Moto G9 Plus audio analysis

(+) | speakers can play relatively loud (82.4 dB)
Bass 100 - 315 Hz
(-) | nearly no bass - on average 22.7% lower than median
(±) | linearity of bass is average (13.5% delta to prev. frequency)
Mids 400 - 2000 Hz
(+) | balanced mids - only 3.3% away from median
(+) | mids are linear (5.2% delta to prev. frequency)
Highs 2 - 16 kHz
(+) | balanced highs - only 4.3% away from median
(±) | linearity of highs is average (9.8% delta to prev. frequency)
Overall 100 - 16.000 Hz
(±) | linearity of overall sound is average (21.1% difference to median)
Compared to same class
» 24% of all tested devices in this class were better, 12% similar, 64% worse
» The best had a delta of 13%, average was 24%, worst was 65%
Compared to all devices tested
» 51% of all tested devices were better, 9% similar, 40% worse
» The best had a delta of 3%, average was 21%, worst was 65%

Xiaomi Poco X3 NFC audio analysis

(+) | speakers can play relatively loud (89.2 dB)
Bass 100 - 315 Hz
(-) | nearly no bass - on average 22.3% lower than median
(±) | linearity of bass is average (10.1% delta to prev. frequency)
Mids 400 - 2000 Hz
(±) | higher mids - on average 5.5% higher than median
(+) | mids are linear (4% delta to prev. frequency)
Highs 2 - 16 kHz
(±) | higher highs - on average 6.9% higher than median
(+) | highs are linear (3.8% delta to prev. frequency)
Overall 100 - 16.000 Hz
(±) | linearity of overall sound is average (18.3% difference to median)
Compared to same class
» 8% of all tested devices in this class were better, 5% similar, 87% worse
» The best had a delta of 13%, average was 24%, worst was 65%
Compared to all devices tested
» 33% of all tested devices were better, 7% similar, 60% worse
» The best had a delta of 3%, average was 21%, worst was 65%

Battery life - Motorola mobile phone with large battery

Power consumption

With the "TurboPower" charging technology, the 5,000 mAh battery can be fully recharged in around 60 minutes using the 30-Watt fast-charging function. However, you cannot charge the mobile phone wirelessly.

The power consumption of the G9 Plus is at a good level, but under load, the power consumption could be slightly lower.

Power Consumption
Off / Standbydarklight 0 / 0.2 Watt
Idledarkmidlight 0.8 / 1.7 / 2.2 Watt
Load midlight 5.3 / 7.4 Watt
 color bar
Key: min: dark, med: mid, max: light        Metrahit Energy
Motorola Moto G9 Plus
5000 mAh
Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 Pro
5020 mAh
Samsung Galaxy M51
7000 mAh
realme 6 Pro
4300 mAh
Oppo A91
4025 mAh
Xiaomi Poco X3 NFC
5160 mAh
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G
 
Average of class Smartphone
 
Power Consumption
4%
11%
-2%
18%
-15%
16%
6%
Idle Minimum *
0.8
0.75
6%
0.8
-0%
0.92
-15%
0.82
-3%
0.93
-16%
0.698 (0.49 - 0.8, n=5)
13%
0.892 (0.2 - 3.4, n=911)
-12%
Idle Average *
1.7
2.19
-29%
1.3
24%
1.79
-5%
1.73
-2%
2.47
-45%
1.362 (0.96 - 1.8, n=5)
20%
1.758 (0.6 - 6.2, n=910)
-3%
Idle Maximum *
2.2
2.24
-2%
1.8
18%
1.88
15%
1.75
20%
2.51
-14%
1.712 (1 - 2.2, n=5)
22%
2.04 (0.74 - 6.6, n=911)
7%
Load Average *
5.3
3.88
27%
4.8
9%
5.41
-2%
2.33
56%
5.62
-6%
4.54 (3.11 - 5.38, n=5)
14%
4.12 (0.8 - 10.8, n=905)
22%
Load Maximum *
7.4
5.97
19%
7
5%
7.59
-3%
5.97
19%
6.93
6%
6.59 (5.23 - 7.5, n=5)
11%
6.12 (1.2 - 14.2, n=905)
17%

* ... smaller is better

Battery life

In our Wi-Fi test, the built-in lithium-ion battery convinces with an adjusted display brightness of 150 nits - we arrive at a runtime of over 16 hours. During endless playback of a video, Motorola also tickled 22.5 hours out of the 6.8-inch mid-range mobile phone.

Battery Runtime
Idle (without WLAN, min brightness)
45h 32min
NBC WiFi Websurfing Battery Test 1.3
16h 08min
Big Buck Bunny H.264 1080p
22h 32min
Load (maximum brightness)
4h 27min
Motorola Moto G9 Plus
5000 mAh
Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 Pro
5020 mAh
Samsung Galaxy M51
7000 mAh
realme 6 Pro
4300 mAh
Oppo A91
4025 mAh
Xiaomi Poco X3 NFC
5160 mAh
Battery Runtime
0%
29%
7%
-37%
-1%
Reader / Idle
2732
2336
-14%
2642
-3%
2427
-11%
H.264
1352
1096
-19%
1685
25%
1188
-12%
WiFi v1.3
968
1175
21%
1508
56%
1031
7%
605
-37%
1116
15%
Load
267
303
13%
365
37%
280
5%

Pros

+ long running times
+ fast charging
+ good performance

Cons

- haptics
- dim, low-contrast LC-panel
- cameras

Verdict on the Moto G9 Plus - the Motorola mobile phone lacks that little extra

In review: Motorola Moto G9 Plus. Test device provided by Motorola Germany
In review: Motorola Moto G9 Plus. Test device provided by Motorola Germany

In our review, the G9 Plus leaves a mixed impression. On the one hand, the mid-range model from Motorola offers very good sound quality, fast charging times and a performance that is appropriate for its price range. The build quality is also on the plus side of the Moto mobile phone.

The Moto G9 Plus is a solid mid-range mobile phone - nothing more but also nothing less.

On the other hand, the Moto-G disappoints in one area that is important for a smartphone: the display - and also the camera performance is not entirely convincing. The LTPS panel has only 60 Hz, is not very bright and in combination with the high black levels this results in a rather below average contrast. In addition, there are typical LCD phenomena such as halos and uneven brightness distribution at the edges of the screen.

Although the Moto G9 Plus comes at a low price of around $289, there are now also LC displays with a high refresh rate (e.g. Poco X3 NFC) or OLED panels (e.g. Samsung Galaxy M51) available in the mid-range segment.

Motorola Moto G9 Plus - 10/13/2020 v7
Marcus Herbrich

Chassis
79%
Keyboard
68 / 75 → 91%
Pointing Device
89%
Connectivity
47 / 70 → 68%
Weight
88%
Battery
92%
Display
84%
Games Performance
29 / 64 → 45%
Application Performance
67 / 86 → 78%
Temperature
88%
Noise
100%
Audio
77 / 90 → 86%
Camera
60%
Average
75%
80%
Smartphone - Weighted Average

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> Notebook / Laptop Reviews and News > Reviews > Review of the Motorola Moto G9 Plus Smartphone - battery giant with brightness problems
Marcus Herbrich, 2020-10-18 (Update: 2020-10-21)
Marcus Herbrich
Editor of the original article: Marcus Herbrich - Editor
My great passion has always been mobile technologies, especially smartphones. As a technology enthusiast, the half-life of my devices is not exactly high and the latest hardware is just good enough - manufacturer or operating system plays a minor role, the main thing is state-of-the-art