The Moto G9 Power comes in a large format “packaging,”, especially for its 6.8-inch Max Vision screen. At the back, Motorola put the main optics made up of three lenses and the fingerprint sensor; the latter is more comfortable to reach compared to the one you decide to place, for example, on the power button, on the side.
Detail of the rear camera of the Moto G9 Power
The traditional volume buttons are on the right flank, just above the one that allows you to turn on or restart the unit. The brand decided to place the button that activates the Google Assistant on the left side. I don’t know if it’s just my impression. Still, this element could be saved by the brands that consider it since it is possible to access the Californian’s artificial intelligence, if required, through gestures in the main interface.
At the top is the jack for wired headphones —not included in the box—while at the bottom is the USB Type C charging port and the audio channel.
Overall, how does the Moto G9 Power feel in the hands? The phone, when it does not have a case -which is included in the purchase package-is comfortable despite its size: it helps that the polymer back has a textured finish. Of course, using both hands is required in some tasks, especially when writing messages.
Performance and autonomy
The Moto G9 Power has a discreet interior: it integrates 4 GB of RAM and the Snapdragon 662 processor, the same one mobile phones like the Poco M3 and the Galaxy A42 incorporate. It does not mean that you will have slow performance in the different tasks carried out on a smartphone, such as playing multimedia content or running various productivity applications. However, you should not expect a unit that “flies” in its response either.
The smooth performance is also because Motorola tends to be non-invasive in its phones: it does put its layer of customization, but that does not mean finding different applications or functions that are rarely used.
Moto G9 Power interface
As for storage, the unit incorporates 128 GB of space to store everything from your content —images and videos— to episodes of series or music albums to enjoy offline.
What can be said about the autonomy of the G9 Power? The brand claims it has the largest battery in a piece of its authorship. According to Motorola, it is a 6,000 mAh battery, which translates to more than two days of performance – in tests – or up to “60 hours” on paper.
The problem comes when charging the phone since it took me about 160 minutes to go from 10 to 100 percent of its capacity. Although the cell phone includes a 20-watt eliminator, this “fast charge” falls short for such a battery.
In this sense, it is also time for Motorola to start including a higher charging capacity, especially for its proposals with batteries of at least 5,000 mAh.
As stated above, Motorola puts a subtle interface on its handsets, appealing to people who don’t like layers of customization that “clutter” the user experience.
To give this smartphone a personal touch, the manufacturer incorporates the Moto app, which allows you to set custom fonts, colors, icons, and wallpapers, as well as activate gestures to perform various actions more quickly, such as taking a screenshot or turning on the flash as a flashlight.
Moto G9 Power Moto App
The Moto G9 Power also has Motorola’s new camera interface, one that is simpler and more intuitive -according to the brand, the different on-screen recommendations are lost to obtain the best shots, depending on the conditions. Of the environment.
The smartphone’s rear lens comprises a 64-megapixel primary sensor, a 2-megapixel macro lens, and a 2-megapixel depth camera. The one dedicated to selfies —located in a hole in the upper left corner of the display— Is 16 megapixels.
Among the positive aspects, the Moto G9 Power responds well to those customers who are looking for a mobile phone with significant autonomy and a large format, even though its screen stays in HD + and it does not have a fast charge that takes it to 100 percent battery in a short time.
Nor does it fall short in terms of performance, but it will be necessary to observe how it evolves from knowing if its 4 GB of RAM and its Snapdragon 662 processor are enough.
One of its most direct competitors is the Poco X3 NFC concerning price and size, so the user must compare it. s in-depth before deciding on one.
The Moto G9 Power leaves me with a bittersweet taste regarding the multimedia section. On the one hand, the 6.8-inch display is large enough to display all kinds of streaming or online content. However, its resolution remains at HD + (720 x 1,640 pixels).
You are playing content on the Moto G9 Power.
Other cell phones I have tried in the mid-range already consider Full HD + as a base. A recent example is the Poco X3 NFC (2,400x 1,080 pixels), which also has a refresh rate of 120 Hz, which means that it updates its image 120 times per second. Motorola does not specify this feature in its new unit.
This is not to say that you will have a bad viewing experience on the Moto G9 Power. On the contrary, there is good detail in the colors and a high level of contrast. However, it is necessary to occasionally turn the brightness to its maximum level, especially outdoors.
It is true that, perhaps, the time has come to leave the HD + resolution for the low range and Full HD + for the mid-range in all its diversity.
When it comes to viewing photos on Instagram or reviewing articles on the web, the Moto G9 Power also provides a good level of detail. Those who must check all information on their mobile will appreciate it.