The Motorola Moto G9 Power Review

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The Motorola Moto G9 Power is a low-priced phone with solid performance and an impressive battery. However, it’s not without its compromises.

The screen’s resolution is lower than more expensive handsets, while color accuracy is also weaker than the competition. That’s not necessarily a deal-breaker, but it’s worth considering if you’re looking for an affordable display.

Display

The Motorola Moto G9 Power is a budget Android phone that offers a lot of bang for your buck. It’s a decent performer with a hefty battery, a great camera, and many extra features you won’t find on many other phones in this price range.

The display on the Moto G9 Power is a 6.8-inch IPS LCD panel that sticks to HD+ resolution (720 by 1640 pixels). It delivers natural color tones and agreeable viewing angles.

It’s not a top-end display, but it’s beautiful for everyday use – albeit with some slight limitations. Games, for example, show off jaggies and details that aren’t as sharp or clear as they could be.

The 6000mAh battery also helps keep the phone going for long periods. This means you can video chat with friends, play games, watch movies, and do more for up to two days without a low-battery notification.

Camera

The camera of the Moto G9 Power is one of its key selling points. It packs a 64MP primary sensor, a 2MP depth lens, and a 16MP selfie cam.

The primary camera delivers excellent results, especially in daylight – the images are well-balanced and sharp, with fine details and pop colors. It also has a dedicated night mode feature.

However, it’s not as good in low light conditions as it would like, and the shutter speed is slow for a mobile device.

Despite this, the G9 Power’s photos are more than enough for posting on social media. It also has a decent battery life and a smooth UI to go with it.

Battery

The battery in the Motorola Moto G9 Power is one of its most notable features, and it’s the biggest you’ll find in a mainstream consumer phone right now. It’s not quite as large as a Samsung Galaxy M’s 5,000 mAh unit, but it’s still huge by any phone’s standards, and it can give you a whopping 60 hours of phone use on a single charge.

You can also use a Battery Saver feature to disable your Internet connection and turn off most cellular services when the screen goes off. This is particularly useful for those who want to get as much use out of the device’s battery as possible.

The internal specs of the Motorola Moto G9 Power, including a Snapdragon 662 chipset and 4GB of RAM, aren’t precisely top-of-the-range, but they should be able to handle most day-to-day tasks. The processor is fast enough to run demanding games at lower quality settings, and a sustained two-hour video streaming test sapped just 7% of a full charge – better than you’ll see from phones with a similar price tag.

Performance

Motorola has a reputation for great budget phones; this year’s Moto G9 Power is no exception. As the name suggests, it has a battery that lasts for days.

This is thanks to a massive 6000mAh battery that will give you 60 hours of phone use on a single charge. That’s a considerable amount of juice to have on tap, and it’s complemented by a significant 6.8 display that offers good visibility in landscape mode.

Under the hood, you get a Snapdragon 662 chipset and 4GB of RAM. There’s also 128GB of storage on board, which you can expand with microSD if you need more room for files.