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8/10
Informr score
The Motorola Moto G9 Plus currently has an Informr score of 8 out of 10. This score is based on our evaluation of 8 sources including reviews from users and the web's most trusted critics.


Operating system
Android
Processor
2.2 GHz
Screen Size
6.81"
Camera
64+ MP


What the Critics Are Saying...


Stuff

Not fussed about 5G? Don’t care about 120Hz screens? The Moto G9 Plus is one of the best affordable phones around, tailor made for those who want to stream video and play games, not just faff about on WhatsApp.

- Andrew Williams, Stuff
Expert Reviews

Unless you’re suspicious of big handsets or really love your beautified selfies, it’s really a phone with no drawbacks for the price. In fact, I’d go further than that – at its current price of £200 it’s a stone-cold bargain. Let’s put that into perspective: the excellent Google Pixel 4a uses the sa...

- Alan Martin, Expert Reviews
Gadget Guy

Motorola g9 Plus is great value, and that is all you should expect. We are happy with the device. The screen is not as bright as we would have expected from LTPS, but that is not an issue unless you are in direct sunlight. On every count is PASSed our test paradigms. And that may be the issue. While...

- Ray Shaw, Gadget Guy
TechRadar

The main selling points of the Moto G9 Plus are its large screen and its large battery – beyond that nothing really stands out about this phone, but when you factor in the price of the handset, we'd say that this is definitely a solid buy for a budget smartphone.

- David Nield, TechRadar
TrustedReviews

The Moto G9 Plus is for the most part an amazing value phablet. But with Motorola having released the higher specced, more future proof Moto G 5G Plus mere weeks ago, it sits in an awkward position in the Western market.

- Alastair Stevenson, TrustedReviews


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Motorola released the Moto G9 Plus on September 7, 2020.


We've got you covered! Download a free PDF copy of the Motorola Moto G9 Plus user manual here.


Motorola backs up the Moto G9 Plus with a 1 Year parts & labour warranty.


If your Moto G9 Plus has problems and is still within its warranty period, you could contact Motorola support or the retailer you purchased the phone from. You'll find Motorola's contact information here. If your phone is off warranty and needs repair for a physical problem such as a broken screen or bad battery, you should visit an authorized service centre or a local phone repair shop. You can also connect with others in The Informr Community Forum to find and share answers to questions.



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Screen Size
6.81"

The Motorola Moto G9 Plus's screen size is 6.81 inches with 1080 x 2400 pixels resolution.

Processor
2.2 GHz

There is a Qualcomm SDM730 Snapdragon 730G (8 nm) Octa-core 2.2 GHz processor (CPU).

OS

The phone runs on the Android 10 operating system (OS).

Camera
64+ MP

You can take photos or capture video with the phone's onboard 64+ megapixel camera.

There is also a secondary front facing camera with 16+ megapixels resolution.

Storage
128 GB

Internal memory is 128 GB. An external, MicroSD, MicroSDHC, microSDXC (up to 256 GB) expansion slot is available for increased storage capacity.

Battery
5000mAh

The phone is powered by a Lithium Polymer (Li-Pol), 5000 mAh battery. Motorola's performance ratings are 3177 minutes, 980 minutes Wi-Fi surfing.

Moto G9 Plus Specs

Overview
Release date September 7, 2020
Mobile / Cellular Data
4G/LTE
Networks
LTE:
700/850/900/1700 /1800/1900/2100/2600 MHz
UMTS:
850/900/1700/1900 /2100 MHz
GSM:
850/900/1800/1900 MHz
Data:
GPRS, EDGE, HSUPA, HSPA+, LTE
SIM card size
Nano-SIM
Dual SIM Yes
Operating System Android 10

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Processor Qualcomm SDM730 Snapdragon 730G (8 nm) Octa-core 2.2 GHz
Internal Storage 128 GB
RAM 4 GB
ROM No
GPS Type A-GPS
Hearing Aid Compatible Yes
TTY/TDD Yes
Noise Cancellation Yes
SAR Unknown
Languages English
Manufacturer Warranty 1 Year
Accessories Included USB Power Adapter, Manual, Data Cable
Power & battery
Battery Type Lithium Polymer (Li-Pol)
Battery Capacity 5000 mAh
Removable Battery No
Wireless Charging No
Fast Charging Yes
Video Playback Time Up to: 1139 minutes
Internet Use (Wi-Fi) Up to: 980 minutes
Internet Use (Celluar) Unknown
Talk Time Up to: 3177 minutes
Standby Time Unknown
Physical Characteristics
Design type Bar
Multi-Use Smart Phone / PDA Yes
Material Plastic
Colors Indigo Blue, Rose Gold
Dimensions [H x W x D] 17 x 7.81 x 0.97 cm (6.7 x 3.1 x 0.4 in)
Weight 223 grams
Water Resistant / Waterproof No
Rugged design No
IP Rating No
Display / Screen
Type Color
Technology LCD (IPS)
Colors 16.7 million
Resolution 1080 x 2400 pixels
Pixel density 386 pixels
Size 6.81 inches
Secondary Display No
Sensors Ambient Light, Proximity, Motion / Accelerometer, Gyroscope
Graphics Yes
Themes Yes
Backlit Illumination Yes
Zoom / Magnification Yes
Screen Orientation Lock Yes
Multi-Touch Yes
Fingerprint-Resistant Coating No
Additional Display Features Capacitive touchscreen, HDR10
Input / Navigation
Sleep / Wake Key Yes
Home Key No
Mute Key No
Input Type Touchscreen
Navigation Type Touchscreen
Predictive Text Entry Yes
Physical keyboard No
Voicemail Key No
Any Key Answer No
Voice Commands Yes
Keypad/Screen Lock Yes
External Volume Control Yes
External Media Playback Controls No
Fingerprint Sensor Yes
Call Management
Wi-Fi Calling Yes
Voice over LTE (VoLTE) Yes
Contact List Capacity Depends on system memory
Multiple Numbers Per Contact Email address, Other fields
Contact Groups Yes
Auto Answer Unknown
Voice Activated Dialing Yes
Photo Caller ID Yes
Web / Email / Messaging
Web Browser Yes
Email Client Yes
Email Protocols POP3, IMAP, Microsoft Exchange
Additional Email Features Gmail
Messaging SMS, MMS, IM
Push-to-talk (PTT) No
Connectivity
USB USB Type-C
USB OTG Support Yes
Infrared No
Bluetooth 5.0
Bluetooth Profiles A2DP, AVRCP, OPP/FTP, HID, HFP, HSP, PAN
Bluetooth Audio Codecs SBC
WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
WiFi Encryption WEP/WPA/WPA2
Mobile Hotspot Yes
WiMAX No
Memory Expansion Slot Yes
Expansion Slot Info MicroSD, MicroSDHC, microSDXC (up to 256 GB)
PC Synchronization Yes
TV Out No
DLNA Support No
NFC Yes
Data Tethering Compatibility Yes
Java Applications No
Brew Applications No
ECML / Digital Wallet Yes
Camera
Main Camera
Aperture
ƒ/ 1.8
Resolution
64+ megapixels
Multi-camera
Yes
Zoom
Yes
Flash
Yes (LED)
Additional Rear Camera Info
Auto focus, Effects, Face detection, Geotagging, ISO, Multi-shot, Night mode, Panorama, Self-timer, 2nd camera feature (8 MP, F2.2, Ultra-wide), 3rd camera feature (2 MP, F2.2, Macro), 4th camera feature (2 MP, F2.2, Depth), HDR
Video Recording Formats
MPEG-4
Video Recording Parameters
Ultra HD (3840 x 2160 pixels), 30 fps
Front Camera
Resolution
16+ megapixels
Zoom
Yes
Additional Front Camera Info
Aperture F2.0
Video Recording Parameters
Full HD (1920 x 1080 pixels), 30 fps
Audio / Video
Audio Playback Yes
Audio Formats AAC, AAC+, AMR, eAAC+, MIDI, MP3, WMA, WAV
Radio Yes (FM)
Video Playback Yes
Video Playback Formats 3GP / 3GPP, AVI, FLV, H.264 / AVC, MPEG-4, WMV
Streaming Video Yes
External Speakers Yes
Headset Jack 3.5mm
Custom Ringtones Yes
Vibration Alert Yes
Downloadable Ringtones Yes
Ringer ID Yes
Haptic Feedback Vibration Yes
Speakerphone Yes
Apps
To-Do / Task List Unknown
Calendar Yes
World Clock Yes
Alarm Yes
Stop Watch Yes
Timer Yes
Calculator Yes
Currency Converter Unknown
Document Viewer Yes
Weather Yes
Stocks Unknown
Maps Yes
NotePad Unknown
Voice Memos / Recorder Unknown
Games Downloadable
Apps Downloadable
Included Software / Apps
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