As Moto G9 Plus is an actual upgrade with improvement upon the models G7 and G8, Moto G9 Plus review will shed some light on the recent launch in every aspect. The new model Moto G9 Plus is designed with an advanced Snapdragon 730G chipset. It is designed with more battery capacity along with 128 GB of storage, and comes with a 30W charging set within the box.
Specifications of Moto G9 Plus review:
The whole body of the model is designed with the measurement of 170.0 x 78.1 x 9.7mm with a glass front and plastic unibody design. The display specifies 6.81 LTPS IPS with a resolution of 1080 x 2400 pixels. It is given an aspect ratio of 20:9 and provides 386 PPI. It is designed with Qualcomm SDM730 Snapdragon 730, octa core 2 x 2.2 GHz Kryo 470 Gold, 6 x 1.8 GHz Kryo 470 Silver, and an Adreno 618 chipset. It consists of 128 GB of storage and 4 GB of RAM, and it is also given a microSDXC with a shared SIM slot. The model Moto G9 Plus is designed to run on the operating system of Android 10. Let’s discuss whether these specifications are accurate or not.
It surely has created a remarkable piece, but still stands up against most of the rivals in this price range, especially from Xiaomi and Realme. Apart from the usual user accessories, it carries a 30W charger within the box along with USB-A and USB-C cable, and also a silicone case.
Designing and Handling:
The model gets curved edges on the sides, which makes a difference with the 6.8 inch screen display, and includes a thick top with bezels at the bottom, and weighs about 223g. The thickness might be an issue for some customers. It is designed with an extra battery and a camera bump, which you will barely notice, and it shows some positive points for the back of the phone. The most appreciable feature is unibody design, as the smartphone does not include any gaps, protrusions, and sharp edges, and the feel is quite good while holding it in hand. The unibody design was applicable, as there is no metal and glass on the body of the phone. The company Motorola started making phones with curved edges after the G7 series, and the back of the G9 Plus and G8 Plus models is made of plastic. The frames of these smartphones are also made of plastic. The camera designing has changed and now it is designed in a rectangular shape module including four cameras with an elongated flash.
The smartphone is offered in two color variants, which are Indigo Blue and Rose Gold. The Indigo Blue variant is quite flashy and almost turned into a mirror while looking in the reflection of the back whereas the Rose Gold variant is interesting. Well, one thing was not impressive up to my interests, as it is a magnet for fingerprints and smudges. Around the sides of the phone, you will notice more buttons than one can find in usual. And on the left side of the phone, there is a Google Assistant button with textured features. There is a power button on the right side, which is also designed as a fingerprint scanner, and the volume buttons are placed above it. The power button is placed at the right place whereas the volume buttons are placed a little higher than the usual place. The headphone jack is designed at the top of the model, and bottom of the phone reserves the place for USB-C connector and also for the speaker grilles. The fact that it does not consist of Gorilla Glass and lowering down in the quality of materials is kind of disappointing. There is no water resistance rating also.
This year G9 Plus has included a bigger screen size in the model and is offering a 6.8 inch display, which includes an IPS LCD panel with a resolution of 1080 x 2400. It also consists of an off-centered punch hole front facing camera, which is placed in the upper left corner. It kind of disappoints in the matter of high refresh rate, as it does not have one. And if we talk about LCD, it includes hole for the camera, which can be seen on white background.
The battery capacity of the smartphone is 5,00 mAh, and the brand has specially paid attention towards optimizing its software, which has been quite an issue with Motorola. Both the chipset and battery capacity is given a high power, and they both match the score of 136h in the G9 Plus and in Motorola One fusion+. The phone comes with a 30W charger, which is branded under the name of TurboPower, and can charge up to 3.0 charging standard. It was able to charge up to 54% in just 30 minutes, and it took about 1:15h to charge from 0%. In comparison to other models, it is acceptable with the given battery power.
It was a bit disappointing by knowing that it does not include stereo speakers, and the bottom one with a single speaker is not impressive either. It could have done better with the quality of the speaker. You could turn on the full volume, and will be able to hear clear sound quality, but it lacks fullness, and bass happens to be disappearing.
It consists of a new replacement camera with an 8 megapixel f/2.2 with 1.22 pixels and 1/ 4.0 sensor. The picture quality in 16 megapixel from the main camera will result in up scaled to 16 megapixel, as camera application forces the resolution on ultra wide cameras to come out as the main one. And if you want to change the resolution down to 8-megapixel, then it would result in ultra wide mode in native 8 megapixel shots. The main camera is provided with an upgrade with a 64 megapixel sensor, which is paired with an f/1.8 lens. The two cameras on the back consist of 2 megapixels in each camera in which one provides depth, and the other one provides macro stills. At the front of the camera, it includes a 16 megapixel camera with a f/2.2 aperture, and cameras utilizes a Bayer filter, which causes 4 megapixel resolution as output. The default camera is different in comparison to the competitors, and by swiping left and right, you will see three modes: video recording, special mode, and default photo mode. You will discover more features by tapping on the squares, which includes portrait, night, and manual camera modes. The model offers pretty clear pictures in daylight with clear details and sharpness. The pictures were solid and came out perfect for social media apps. The colors are also punchy and small details are not lost in the shadows. The image quality from ultra-wide cameras is soft textured, but lacks in details. The HDR quality is quite well and manages the shadows and highlights at good range. The auto focus in a macro camera makes finding the object so easy. In a good light, you will be able to capture good stills, but keeping the excitement down will be fine, as it is only a 2 megapixel camera. The model is capable of recording 2160p videos up to 30fps, and they are stabilized also. The dynamic range is not wider, and could have been better with a little bit more contrast.
Conclusion: It is available in the European market at the price range of €260, and is also available in some parts of the Latin American countries. It has a lot of competition regarding this range in the European market. However, it has not arrived in India and the US yet. The large screen display is impressive and camera quality is also working very well. Even if there are no stereo speakers and premium build quality like G7 Plus, it is still appreciable as the recommended model.
Moto G9 Plus Review
As Moto G9 Plus is an actual upgrade with improvement upon the models G7 and G8, Moto G9 Plus review will shed some light on the recent launch in every aspect.