Motorola Moto G9 

price₹ 11,499 onwards

launchAug, 2020

32.7

excellence score

77.8

value for money score

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2-Minute Review

Let's cut through the noise, and get to the crux of it. 3 Expert Reviews analysed and summarised by the PhoneCurry Editorial Team, in a short and sweet 2-minute review.

Design

  • Looks pretty slick - the glossy back with rounded edges gives the Moto G9 a premium look - the design is very similar to other Motorola phones like the Moto E7 Plus
  • The front has pleasingly rounded edges and slimline bezels with a tear-drop notch that looks decent (though, phones have started to offer hole-punch displays at this price)
  • Decent fingerprint sensor at the back
  • At 200g, the phone is reasonably hefty
  • It also picks up greasy fingerprints a little too easily

Display

  • Vibrant, large 6.5-inches IPS display - the images on the screen have a good amount of pop thanks to the display’s reasonably high contrast
  • Sunlight legibility is good
  • The resolution is low for the price, every reasonable competitor offers a full HD display at this price

Software

  • Motorola continues to keep the software on it's phones clean, and simple - it's basically stock Android with a few useful Moto add-ons

Performance

  • Decent performance from the new Snapdragon 662 - the phone feels fast when jumping from app to app and there's no issue in regular use, thanks to the clean and light software Motorola uses - you can also do some casual gaming
  • However, this is not the most powerful phone at this price and heavy 3D gaming takes a toll on the processor - the Redmi Note 9 offers a better performance at this price

Camera

  • Decent triple rear camera setup - a 48MP primary module, a 2MP macro camera, and a 2MP depth sensor
  • In daylight, photos carry a decent amount of details with bright colors and high contrasts - colours are boosted slightly to enhance appeal but the camera never overdoes it
  • Macro camera can take some fun photos for social media, if you can find the right focus
  • Portrait mode is good - the depth detection is nice and subject separation is on par with other Motorola phones
  • The 8MP selfie camera does a good job at taking clear sharp photos and it also offers a selfie portrait mode, which works well
  • Average low-light performance - the lack of detail and sharpness make the photos look foggy

Battery

  • Very good battery life from the 5000 mAh battery - a full charge will easily last you for 2 days of regular use
  • Decent fast charging from the 20W fast charger - takes about 2 hours to completely charge the phone

Verdict

  • The Motorola Moto G9 is a decent phone for the price - the software is the key winner here, it offers clean Android with decent performance and nice cameras
  • However, if you want a bit more power in your phone and a higher resolution display the Redmi Note 9 and Realme 6i are good phones at a little more price, though it's not for stock Android lovers

Expert Reviews

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  1. The Motorola G9 is equipped well enough to stand its ground against most of its competitors, though nothing game changing
    gsmarena.com in-depth Read Review »
  2. Competitive price for what it offers
    gadgets.ndtv.com in-depth Read Review »
  3. Easy to recommend
    bgr.in in-depth Read Review »

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Motorola Moto G9 Specifications

Operating System
Smartphone OSAndroid 10Expected update to next Android version
Display
TouchscreenYes (Capacitive)
Screen Size6.5 inches
Screen Resolution720x1600 pixels (~ 270 pixels per inch)
Display TypeIPS LCD
Tall Aspect Ratio / Minimal BezelsYes
Screen DesignDewdrop Notch
Screen Refresh Rate60 HzStandard
Scratch Resistant DisplayYes
Sensors
  • Accelerometer
  • Ambient Light Sensor
  • Proximity Sensor
  • Gyroscope
Fingerprint sensorYes
Face UnlockYes
Processor/RAM
Processor2 GHz, Octa Core, Qualcomm Snapdragon 662Ranked #46 in Mobile Processor Benchmarks
GPUAdreno 610
RAM4 GB
Memory
Internal Memory64 GB
Expandable Memory SlotYes, up to 256 GB
Battery
Battery Capacity5000 mAh
Fast Charging SupportYes, 20W Fast Charging, Fast charger included
Dimensions
Weight200 gmHeavy
Thickness9.2 mmThick
Width75.7 mmOk for one-handed use
Camera
Primary Camera48MP + 2MP + 2MP
Camera Auto-FocusYes
Camera FlashYes
HD Video RecordingYes (Full HD)
Other Camera Features
  • 48MP: f/1.7 Aperture; 1/2.0" Sensor Size; 0.8um Pixel Size; PDAF
  • 2MP: f/2.4 Aperture; 1.75um Pixel Size; Depth Sensor
  • 2MP: f/2.4 Aperture; 1.75um Pixel Size; Macro Camera
  • HDR
  • Face Beauty
  • Dual camera bokeh
  • Timer
  • Panorama
  • Google Lens integration
Secondary Camera8MP
Secondary Camera Features
  • f/2.2 Aperture
  • 1.12um Pixel Size
  • HDR
  • Face beauty
  • Timer
  • Bokeh
Connectivity
BluetoothYes
Connecting PortUSB-C
WiFiYes
WiFi DirectYes
VoWiFi/WiFi-CallingYes
4GYes
VoLTEYes
3GYes
2G Internet (GPRS/EDGE)Yes
GPSYes + GLONASS + GALILEO + LTEPP + SUPL
CompassYes
NFCYes
More
App StoreGoogle Play Store
Dual SIMGSM+GSM (Hybrid SIM slot)
Water ResistantYes, Splash Resistant
Noise FiltrationYes
FM RadioYes

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