Motorola Moto G9 Plus review

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Motorola Moto G9 Plus review

Moto G9 Plus plus is a mid-range smartphone and has a satisfactorily large battery with a capacity of 5000 mAh. A special place is given to the button to call Google Assistant. Judging by its visual characteristics, you can count on a large enough display to interact comfortably with different content.

Motorola Moto G9 Plus Specifications

  • Release date: 2020, September 07
  • Colors: Rose Gold, Indigo Blue
  • Dimensions: 170 x 78.1 x 9.7 mm.
  • Weight: 223 g.
  • Screen: 6.81" in, 1080 x 2400, LTPS IPS LCD
  • Camera : Quad, 64MP
  • Chipset: Qualcomm SDM730 Snapdragon 730G (8 nm)
  • CPU: Octa-core (2x2.2 GHz Kryo 470 Gold & 6x1.8 GHz Kryo 470 Silver)
  • Memory: 128GB 4GB RAM
  • Battery: 5000, Li-Po, non-removable
  • Network: GSM / HSPA / LTE
  • Operating system: Android 10
  • Sensors: Fingerprint (side-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity

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Holding the Moto G9 Plus in your hand, you feel that the device is assembled with quality. The manufacturer has relied on pleasant to the touch plastic for the manufacture of the back panel, frames and buttons. The latter stand in their places tightly and no gaps are noticeable when pressed. Another point in the design of the Moto G9 Plus is its thickness. After all, there is a big battery under its body!

This Motorola model is not protected against dust and moisture, but it has a special nano coating that repels water. I.e. you have splash protection. You can use the Moto G9 Plus during light rain, for example.

The display of the phone is covered with scratch-resistant glass, the edges of which are slightly curved. This contributes to the strength of the Moto G9 Plus and its ease of use. The frame around the display is very thin, as it itself occupies 83% of the area of ​​the front panel. Not bad for a mid-range smartphone!


And speaking of displays, the Moto G9 Plus is based on a 6.8-inch LCD with a resolution of 2400 x 1080 pixels. The density per inch is 400. The manufacturer has stated support for HDB10. The maximum brightness of the screen on a white background is 390 nits.


Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G is responsible for the smooth and fast operation of the Moto G9 Plus - a chipset with an 8-core processor, which is divided into two clusters. It consists of two Cortex A76 cores clocked at up to 2.2 GHz and six energy-efficient Cortex A55 cores clocked at up to 1.8 GHz. The presence of G in the name of the chipset suggests that it belongs to the gaming series of the manufacturer. Adreno 618 is responsible for the graphics in the Moto G9 Plus.

As for the interface, you can expect fast execution of daily tasks, as the smartphone has UFS 2.1 memory. The RAM is 4 GB.


The attractive-looking Moto G9 Plus is based on a front camera with a resolution of 16 MP. The quality of the photos taken with it is good for this price range. The skin color is close to natural, the picture is clear and you will quickly start taking good selfies.

On the back panel we find a module with 4 cameras, the main one being with a resolution of 64 GB. In all probability, the photosensor placed in it is the same as in the Moto G 5G Plus.

The color rendering of the photos from the main camera is good. The dynamic range is wide enough. The manufacturer has tried to solve the problem of slight blurring of the frames, using software techniques. In the absence of sufficient light, the quality of the photos normally decreases.

The rear camera of the Moto G9 Plus also includes an 8-megapixel wide-angle camera and two 2-megapixel cameras, one of which is used to recognize the depth of the frame, and the second - to create macro photos. There is no telephoto lens in this Motorola model.

The viewing angle of the 8-megapixel camera is 118 degrees. You get more detail at a level worthy of a mid-range phone.

With the Moto G9 Plus you can record 4K video at 30 frames per second. Stabilization during shooting works perfectly.

Autonomous work

With the 5000 mAh battery, the Moto G9 Plus is fully charged in just 60 minutes. For this purpose, fast charging technology is provided - TurboPower. Wireless charging is not supported.

By choosing this smartphone, you get standard battery life in return. The Moto G9 Plus comes with a charger, a USB Type-C cable, a transparent silicone case and a tool for removing the SIM card slot.


After all that has been said so far, we can say that the Moto G9 Plus is a good choice for people who prefer mid-range devices. It does not feature flagship features, but it has everything you would need to capture an important moment in your life, watch videos, listen to music and check off work tasks.

The main advantage of the Moto G9 Plus is its affordable price. We can add good performance and fast charging technology to it.

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Disclaimer: The information presented in this article is based on our team's personal experience with the Motorola Moto G9 Plus and third-party sources. While every effort has been made to provide accurate and reliable information, readers should keep in mind that this is a subjective assessment. The writing of this article was not paid for or sponsored by Motorola.

Richard Taylor

Richard Taylor

Hello, I am Richard Taylor, a technology expert and journalist from the UK. I have a degree in Computer Science from the University of Birmingham. My passion is the latest technology, especially smartphones. That's why I chose to test, analyze, and write expert reviews about them. My technical expertise, combined with a deep passion for technology and years of experience, has made me a trusted source of information. Over the years, I have written reviews for various sites, but for quite some time now, I have been writing exclusively for PhonesData. You can see more about me here or read all my smartphone reviews here.

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