Motorola G9 Plus Review

Motorola launched G series smartphone Named G9 Plus. Motorola G9 Plus was released in India on 7 Sep 2020. Motorola priced G9 Plus at BRL2,499 which is $470 or €395 @ 4GB & 128GB model.

Motorola G9 Plus features the Snapdragon chip from Qualcomm named SD 730G. this chip is made of 10nm LPP (Low Power Plus) FinFet process. this processor is divided into 2 parts; the first part features 2 x A76 High power cores which are clocked at 2.22GHz, The second part features 6x A55 high powered cores that are clocked at 1.8GHz. it has Adreno 618 GPU which increases its work by 27% compared to SD 712 the last Flagship processor from Qualcomm. it has an X15 LTE Modem which has Download and Uploads speeds of 800 & 150MBPS. Coming to the AI Department it does not have Ai built in the processor, it has AI Optimizations which helps in AI Capabilities.

this phone has a Quad Camera setup which comprises a 64MP Main + 8MP Ultrawide sensor + 2MP Depth sensor + 2MP Macro Camera which makes the user take normal, Ultrawide, Macro and portrait images.

I will divide the review into pros & cons. let’s see quick specs of  
Motorola G9 Plus and Jump into the review.

Motorola G9 Plus Specs

  • 6.57” FHD+ IPS LCD Display with HDR 10+ Support
  • Protected with Glass on front and Back
  • Snapdragon 730 CPU
  • Adreno 618 GPU
  • 6GB LPDDR4X Ram
  • 128GB GB Internal Storage
  • Triple Camera: 64MP F/1.8, PDAF (main) + 8 MP, f/2.2, 118˚ (ultrawide) + 5 MP, f/2.2, (macro) + 2 MP, f/2.2, (depth)
  • 16MP f/2.5, 26mm Pop-Up front camera
  • 5000mAH battery with 15W fast charging support
  • Android 10.0  
  • Rear Mounted fingerprint scanner / Volte / Dual GPS
  • WiFi / Bluetooth 5.0 / Splash Resistant / USB – C

6.57″ Full HD+ IPS LCD Screen :

Here in Display Department Motorola G8 Plus Features an Excellent FHD+ IPS LCD with 400 pixels per inch, the colours are vibrant and enjoyable, viewing angles are also good. There are No issues & problems with screen quality. It is bright to see in direct sunlight.

Single Speaker and Headphone Jack:

in G9 Plus Used their singlr Speaker System which were is very Loud And Equal to G 5G Plus.

Coming to Headphone jack and earphones, the headphone jack provided with a punchy and clear sound with the support of Dolby Atmos support. the headphones are not present in the Box Due to Competitive pricing.

Build Quality : 

G9 Plus is Build with a Polycarbonate frame on side and front of the device is protected with glass & Rear Side is made With Plastic. it does not provide good look and feels Because it is made with Polycarbonate body. Through this Motorola G9 Plus was Build with Polycarbonate there are no issues of creakiness with the build quality.

Side Mounted fingerprint scanner: 

Motorola G9 Plus Features a Side mounted fingerprint sensor which is present on the Right Side of the phone. By performance, it is fast and very accurate to recognize the fingerprint of the user. 

Face unlocking:

Motorola G9 Plus Uses the face unlock with its 16MP Camera. the face unlocking is Quite fast and Secure. it works in the pitch dark conditions too with medium Amount of light from the IPS LCD Panel. 

Weight balance: 

Motorola G9 Plus feels very light with 6.3″ Screen and 5000 mAh battery equipped. One Vision can be used in one hand. The weight balance is done very well on the device.

Battery life:

My G9 Plus lasted a Full Working day with heavy usage and at the end of the day, I had 20% of charge left in the phone which is good for a 5000 mAH Battery. We got 5.5 Hours of Sot( Screen on time) on using Mobile data which is good. you will get above 6hr Battery life if you use on WiFi. The ideal drain of G8 Plus is very low as One Vision. the 30W fast charging makes a difference and charges the phone in 77 min which is a bit good.


Android 10 OS :

Here the Motorola G9 Plus comes with the Stock Android Branding. So it runs on stock Android 10 which good. We cannot see Dual apps and other features in this Android 10. We cannot see the unnecessary apps that are wasting Ram on the phone, which is good. By having Stock Android Branding, we can get two years of Android Version Upgrades and three years of security updates on Motorola G9 Plus Motorola has also Conformed this. 

Performance: 

My Motorola G9 Plus managed to do day to day tasks very well. there are No issues and problems with the UI and there are no heating issues with Motorola G9 Plus.

Coming to Gaming, we played Asphalt 9 & PUBG at High graphics setting without lags & frame drops in the game. this SD 730G is suitable for gaming. 

Ram Management : 

Ram Management is done very well on this  Motorola G9 Plus device. it features 6 GB ram and I did not notice any lags with the and there are no reloading of apps on this Motorola G8 Plus. Multitasking experience is nice.

Call Quality :

the Call quality on Motorola G9 Plus is very good and there are no issues with cellular call quality. we have taken long calls in a day and the other party doesn’t complain. the earpiece is included in the top bezel & its very loud.

Camera: 

Coming to the Camera Department, G9 Plus features a Quad Camera setup on the back of the device and a single camera on the front of the device. they work perfectly in G8 Plus. let’sdivide the cameras and look at the performance of them

Main Camera: 

The 64 MP main Camera with PDAF is Awesome and features a Fixed Aperture of F/1.8. The daylight pictures are excellent and contain good details which are near to natural photos. Exposure is in control with an Good Dynamic range to take good pictures in Daylight or Good lighting conditions. In low light conditions, the images are Very clear and sharp enough without noise and the exposure is good. Low Light Mode also Available to take Good Pictures in Low Light. There are Some Lags in the Camera Department Which Irritates the user.

Ultra Wide Angle Camera:

the 8MP ultra-wide-angle lens on Edge does an Awesome job in good lighting conditions and features a Fixed Aperture of F/2.2. it captures a much wider picture in a 108˚ field of view with Good details. Exposure also control with a good dynamic range. In low lighting conditions, the pictures from the 8MP camera have Mu of noise in pictures. No Low Light mode Available.

2MP Depth Camera:

One Fusion+ has A 2MP Depth Camera of F/2.4 Which Allows You to Capture Good Portrait Shots, But it Cannot detect Sometimes.

5MP Macro camera:

The 5MP Macro Camera Works and the Quality in daylight conditions is good, in night conditions image quality is horrible.

Video recording can Be Done upto 4k @ 30fps .the video footage has Good Colors with good sharpness and with a bit of decent dynamic range. In terms of Stabilization, Fusion+ Video Footage Has remained Unshaken good at 4k @30fps.

in [email protected] 30 / 60fps, the video has Good Colors with good sharpness and with a bit of decent dynamic range. Coming To the Stabilization, it is good at [email protected] 30 / 60fps recording Due to Electronic Image Stabilization.

You can record 1080P @ 30fps With The Telephoto Camera .the video footage has Good Colors with good sharpness and with a bit of decent dynamic range. In terms of Stabilization, Edge Video Footage Has remained Unshaken good at 1080P @ 30fps.

Selfie camera :

G9 Plus has a 16 MP selfie camera with a large 1/3″ Sensor size and 80˚ field of view. it has a fixed aperture of F/2.0 the Picture quality is good and captures pictures in a Wide view in good lighting conditions.

This single camera can be used to take portraits images from the front with the Help of Artificial Intelligence.

in [email protected] 30fps, the video has Good Colors with good sharpness and with a bit of decent dynamic range. Coming To the Stabilization, it is good at 1080P @ 30fps recording Due to Electronic Image Stabilization.

Widevine L1 support:

Motorola G9 Plus has Widevine L1 support to stream HD videos from Amazon Prime or NetFlix which is good.

All Sensors : 

Motorola G9 Plus has all sensors like proximity, magnetometer, Fingerprint gyroscope and virtual light sensing sensors which is good to see. 

Pros

  • Good 6.8″ IPS LCD Display, Biggest Display in the Price Range
  • Awesome Performance With SD 730G Soc which does Gaming And Normal Tasks Very Easily. 
  • Clean Android Experience with Moto Actions
  • 128GB as Base Storage
  • Perfect Rear & Front Camera in Any Lighting Condition
  • Good Battery Life with 30W

Cons

  • 4GB Ram is Not the Standard in 2020
  • The Video Quality is Not Upto the Mark.
  • Ultrawide angle camera Sucks To take Photos in Night time.

VERDICT

If you want a Motorola G9 Plus Smartphone with 20:9 Punch Hole Display, 64MP Rear Camera and 16MP front Camera with Stock Android Program then Motorola G9 Plus suits you. If you want other Smartphones with better hardware you can take a look on these Smartphones

  • Mi 10 Lite 5G
  • Samsung Galaxy M31s
  • Realme 7 5G
  • Poco X3 NFC

If you are using Motorola G9 Plus then Share your experiences with us in the comment section below and Stay tuned to MobiRadar for more Reviews like this.

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