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The Motorola Moto G9 Plus has an identification problem

In our test report, the 6.8-inch Max-Vision display of the affordable Moto mobile phone, with its own Google Assistant button, reveals not only advantages - especially in terms of brightness.
In our test report, the 6.8-inch Max-Vision display of the affordable Moto mobile phone, with its own Google Assistant button, reveals not only advantages - especially in terms of brightness.
In our review, the inexpensive Moto G9 Plus presented itself as a rock-solid mid-range smartphone. But the Motorola phone lacks unique selling points that set it apart from the very strong competition in the mid-range price segment. In addition, the G9 Plus has one visible weakness ...
Marcus Herbrich (translated by Manuel Mehring), 🇩🇪 🇮🇹

The  Motorola Moto G9 Plus is launched in Germany at a reasonable purchase price of around 270 Euros (around $289 in the US). For this price, buyers of the Moto G9 Plus receive a 6.8 inch 60 Hz LC display with FHD+ resolution and a Snapdragon 730G with 4 GB RAM and 128 GB internal memory.

However, the Moto G9 Plus lacks features that set it apart from the mid-range competition. The built-in battery has a fairly large capacity of 5,000mAh which supports quick charging. Although nowadays this is not a unique selling point anymore. With the "TurboPower" charging technology, the battery is fully charged in about 60 minutes thanks to the 30-Watt quick charge function, which is a plus point at this price range.

Whether this is sufficient to prevail against other cheap mid-range mobile phones with high refresh rates (e.g. Poco X3 NFC) or with OLED panels (e.g. Samsung Galaxy M51) is at least doubtful. Because the G9 Plus has clear deficits, especially when it comes to the display. The maximum brightness we measured for a pure white screen background is only 390 nits, while the APL50 brightness, which is probably more relevant in everyday life, is only 361 nits. In addition, the 60 Hz panel of the Moto G9 Plus has non-uniform brightness levels, especially at the lower edge of the display, and shows a slight halo formation with dark display contents.     

If you would you like to get a detailed impression of the Moto G9 Plus we recommend our in-depth review on the Motorola smartphone.

 

 

 

 

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Marcus Herbrich, 2020-10-20 (Update: 2020-10-17)
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