Motorola Moto G9 Play

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Expected 2 quarter of 2024
Motorola Moto G9 Play
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  • Large screen
  • Excellent main camera
  • Friendly price
  • Large battery
  • Unnecessary cameras

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Motorola Moto G9 Play product details

On paper, the Motorola Moto G9 Play looks like a playful device with large screen and equally large battery. But is it? In this review, we'll take a closer look at that, and then we'll also look at whether the triple camera on the back shoots good photos, whether it's a bit fast, and what's missing.

Big but otherwise mediocre screen

But we start with its main plus points. These are its affordable price, large screen and large battery inside. For relatively little money you get a big phone in the house. The screen measures a spacious 6.5 inches and the displayed resolution is HD + (1600 lines of 720 pixels each). Competitors such as the Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 have a sharper Full HD+. At the top is a small notch for an 8MP selfie camera. It is an IPS screen panel which is known for its realistic color reproduction. However, this screen is not particularly bright so that reading during sunny days can be a problem.

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Three cameras, not all equally useful

On the back of the Moto G9 Play, we find a trio of cameras. They are a 48MP main camera that shoots photos in 12MP. So 4 pixels are merged into 1; a technique called Quad Pixel. In theory, this allows you to shoot better exposed photos in the dark. And indeed, the night mode works very well. Motorola itself calls it the Night Vision mode and it ensures that you can shoot useful and well-lit photos at night. We also find a 2MP macro mode that allows you to shoot close-ups. In practice, however, 2 megapixels are too little to capture much sharpness. The third camera is also 2 megapixel but is only used to distinguish foreground from background. This makes a portrait mode possible where you blur the background.

Main Motorola Moto G9 Play specifications

  • Spacious 6.5-inch Max Vision screen with HD+ resolution
  • Fine 48MP main camera + 2MP macro, 2MP depth camera and Full HD video
  • 8MP front camera in screen notch
  • Water resistant plastic design
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 662 processor at up to 2GHz
  • 4GB RAM memory + 64GB storage memory (expandable by up to 512GB)
  • 5000 mAh large battery with 15W fast charging

Average performance, above-average battery

Inside the Moto G9 Play runs a Snapdragon 662 processor from Qualcomm. This is a mid-range chipset that delivers fine performance. There is 4GB of RAM memory and 64 GB of built-in storage. So far, all standard. The battery, however, is not. With a capacity of 5000 mAh, it is above average. This results in a usage time of several days. Motorola itself reports that the battery is quick to charge but with 15W maximum that is somewhat exaggerated. Wireless charging is missing but that is also not unusual in this category. Is even 5000 mAh too little for you? Then consider the Moto G9 Power with a whopping 6000 mAh battery.


Most important Motorola Moto G9 Play specifications

Dimensions 165.21 x 75.73 x 9.18 mm
Weight 200 grams
EAN code 0840023206573, 0840023204944
Controls
Fingerprint recognition
Operating system
Android 10
Display
Color display 6.5 inch, Max Vision HD+, notch
Hardware
Camera 12 MP, 2 MP, 2 MP, 48 MP
Processor 2.0 GHz, Qualcomm Snapdragon 662, octa core
Secondary camera 8 MP
Materials
Dust and waterproof P2i coating
Telephony
Dual SIM
Data network
4G (LTE)
Build-in memory
Internal memory 4 GB (Size (RAM)), 128 GB (Storage), 64 GB (Storage)
Power supply
Battery 5000 mAh
Fast charging

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Motorola Moto G9 Play
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Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra (S918)
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Fingerprint recognition
Android1010131113
Color display6.5 inch, Max Vision HD+, notch6.7 inch, Infinity-O Display, hole-punch display6.8 inch, Infinity-O Display, hole-punch display6.7 inch, Infinity-O Display, hole-punch display6.4 inch, Infinity-O Display, hole-punch display
Camera12 MP, 2 MP, 2 MP, 48 MP12 MP, 12 MP, 64 MP10 MP, 10 MP, 12 MP, 200 MP12 MP, 12 MP, 64 MP12 MP, 5 MP, 50 MP
Processor2.0 GHz, Qualcomm Snapdragon 662, octa coreOcta coreQualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2, octa core2.4 GHz, 2.8 GHz, 2.9 GHz, Samsung Exynos 2100, octa core2.0 GHz, 2.4 GHz, octa core
Secondary camera8 MP10 MP12 MP10 MP32 MP
Dust and waterproofP2i coating
Dual SIM
4G (LTE)
Internal memory4 GB (Size (RAM)), 128 GB (Storage), 64 GB (Storage)12 GB (Size (RAM)), 128 GB (Storage)12 GB (Size (RAM)), 8 GB (Size (RAM)), 1 TB (Storage), 256 GB (Storage), 512 GB (Storage)8 GB (Size (RAM)), 128 GB (Storage), 256 GB (Storage)6 GB (Size (RAM)), 8 GB (Size (RAM)), 128 GB (Storage), 256 GB (Storage)
Battery5000 mAh4500 mAh5000 mAh4800 mAh5000 mAh
Fast charging

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