moto G9 power

Motorola is on a roll and that’s great news for all of us as we are getting some awesome devices from them. Just when we thought that Motorola has broken all records with the recently launched most value for money 5G smartphone in India – the moto g 5G. The company has surprised us all with the announcement of the moto g9 power – India’s best phone under 12K!

An unmatchable combination of a 6000mAh battery, 64 MP Triple Camera and Snapdragon 662 in a device that is under 12,000 is beyond the reach of the competition in every sense. Well, to be honest, the g series of smartphones by Motorola has always managed to offer more for less. And even though it’s a value series it has still managed to offer the best set of features, great build quality, and an ad-free stock android experience.

Motorola being a truly global company with its design headquarters in Chicago, USA and a local manufacturing setup in Tamil Nadu, India is able to churn out such great phones one after the other. The moto g9 power is a perfect example of how to make a great smartphone with global expertise and an understanding of the needs of Indian smartphone users.

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Before we divulge in the details and compare it to the competition lets check out the specs of the moto g9 power.

General

Brand Motorola
Model moto g9 power
Form factor Touchscreen
Dimensions (mm) 172.14 x 76.79 x 9.66
Weight (g) 221.00
Battery capacity (mAh) 6000
Fast charging Proprietary
Colours Electric Violet, Metallic Sage

Display

Screen size (inches) 6.80
Touchscreen Yes
Resolution 720×1640 pixels
Aspect ratio 20.5:9

Hardware

Processor octa-core
Processor make Qualcomm Snapdragon 662
RAM 4GB
Internal storage 128GB
Expandable storage Yes
Expandable storage type microSD
Expandable storage up to (GB) 512

Camera

Rear camera 64-megapixel (f/1.79) + 2-megapixel (f/2.4) + 2-megapixel (f/2.4)
Rear autofocus Yes
Rear flash Yes
Front camera 16-megapixel (f/2.2)

Software

Operating system Android 10

Connectivity

Wi-Fi Yes
Wi-Fi standards supported 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
GPS Yes
Bluetooth Yes, v 5.00
NFC Yes
USB Type-C Yes
Headphones 3.5mm
Number of SIMs 2
SIM 1
SIM Type Nano-SIM
GSM/CDMA GSM
3G Yes
4G/ LTE Yes
Supports 4G in India (Band 40) Yes
SIM 2
SIM Type Nano-SIM
GSM/CDMA GSM
3G Yes
4G/ LTE Yes
Supports 4G in India (Band 40) Yes

Sensors

Fingerprint sensor Yes
Proximity sensor Yes
Accelerometer Yes
Ambient light sensor Yes
Gyroscope Yes

Well now that you have read the specs, we don’t even the need to compare it with the competition, but we shall still do it for you so that there is no doubt left that Moto g9 Power is India’s best phone under 12K.

We will be comparing it with all the devices that come around 12K:

Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 – 4GB+64GB (11,999)

Redmi Note 9

Camera: The Redmi Note 9 may be the most popular smartphone in this category but that’s because consumers did not have the moto g9 power till now. The moto g9 power comes with a class-leading 64MP f/1.8 Triple Camera System with quad pixel technology and Night vision. Whereas the Redmi Note 9 comes with a 48MP f/2.2 quad-camera system, which simply cannot compare with the g9 power.

Not just that, the g9 power comes with a 16MP selfie shooter with quad pixel technology + night vision, whereas the Note 9 only comes with a 13MP shooter.

Battery: moto g9 power comes with a massive 6000mAh battery. On the other hand, Note 9 comes with just a 5020mAh battery.

Connectivity: The moto g9 power comes with 2X2 MiMO LTE and CA (carrier aggregation) for blazing-fast network speeds. Whereas the Redmi Note 9 does not have this.

Software: Like most Xiaomi smartphones, the Redmi Note 9 smartphone is one of the worst smartphones when it comes to software experience. It comes loaded with bloatware, has ads all over the UI and is even suspected to leak data. On the other hand, Motorola offers you near-Stock Android, bloatware-free, Ad-free experience on moto g9 power. It also comes with all your favourite moto actions and gestures.

Water & Dust Protection: The moto g9 power comes with IP52 rated water and dust repellent design, whereas the Redmi Note 9 offers only Splash protection.

Display: Both devices come with an HD+ display, however, the moto g9 power comes with a much larger and immersive 6.8” display vs the 6.53” display on the Redmi Note 9.

Performance: The Redmi Note 9 comes with a MediaTek Helio G85 vs the latest Qualcomm Snapdragon 662 on the moto g9 power. The Snapdragon 662 performs 5x better in floating-point computations, has an 11 nm transistor size compare to 12 nm on the Helio G85.

Nokia 5.3 – 4GB+64GB (12,499)

Nokia 5.3

Camera: The moto g9 power comes with a class-leading 64MP f/1.8 Triple Camera System with quad pixel technology and Night vision. However, the Nokia 5.3 comes only with a 13MP f/2.2 quad-camera system, which simply cannot compare with the g9 power.

Not just that, the g9 power comes with a 16MP selfie shooter with quad pixel technology + night vision, whereas the Nokia 5.3 only comes with an 8MP shooter.

Battery: moto g9 power comes with a massive 6000mAh battery. On the other hand, the Nokia 5.3 comes with just a 4000mAh battery that is physically 33% smaller than the moto g9 power. In addition, the moto g9 power comes with a much faster 20W Turbo Power charger vs the regular 10W charging available on Nokia 5.3.

Connectivity: The moto g9 power comes with 2X2 MiMO LTE and CA (carrier aggregation) for blazing-fast network speeds. Whereas Nokia 5.3 does not claim to have this.

Software: With the near-Stock Android, bloatware-free, Ad-free experience on both devices. The moto g9 power consumers get a unique software experience thanks to moto actions and gestures.

Water & Dust Protection: The moto g9 power comes with IP52 rated water and dust repellent design, whereas the Nokia 5.3 does not claim to have any such protection.

Display: Both devices come with an HD+ display, however, the moto g9 power comes with a much larger and extremely immersive 6.8” display vs the 6.5” display on Nokia 5.3.

Performance: While the naming may suggest otherwise, the Nokia 5.3 comes with a much older Snapdragon 665 processor vs the latest Snapdragon 662 on the moto g9 power. It is important to note that the CPU and GPU speeds of both SD 662 and SD 665 are exactly same, plus SD 662 comes with improvements on other fronts such as a better WiFi chip, Global positioning with L1+L5 support and improvements in the image processing unit.

Oppo A53 – 4GB+64GB (12,990)

OPPO A53

Camera: The moto g9 power comes with a class-leading 64MP f/1.8 Triple Camera System with quad pixel technology and Night vision. However, the Oppo A53 comes only with a 13MP f/2.2 quad-camera system, which simply cannot compare with the g9 power.

Not just that, even the selfie shooter on the g9 power comes with quad pixel technology + night vision for superior low light selfies, whereas the Oppo A53 does not have Quad Pixel Technology on the front camera.

Battery: moto g9 power comes with a massive 6000mAh battery. On the other hand, the Oppo A53 comes with just a 5000mAh battery that is physically 17% smaller than the moto g9 power. In addition, the moto g9 power comes with a much faster 20W Turbo Power charger vs the 18W charging available on Oppo A53.

Performance: moto g9 power comes with Qualcomm’s latest six series chipset in the form of Snapdragon 662 processor versus the 4 series Snapdragon 460 that comes on the Oppo A53.

Connectivity: The moto g9 power comes with 2X2 MiMO LTE and CA (carrier aggregation) for blazing-fast network speeds. Whereas the Oppo A53 does not claim to have this.

Software: With the near-Stock Android, bloatware-free, Ad-free experience on moto g9 power consumers get a software experience, unlike any other device. It also comes with all your favourite moto actions and gestures. Whereas the OPPO A53 comes with ColorOS that has a lot of pre-installed apps

Water & Dust Protection: The moto g9 power comes with IP52 rated water and dust repellent design, whereas the Oppo A53 does not claim to have any such protection.

NFC: The moto g9 power comes with NFC support whereas the Oppo A53 does not come with NFC technology support.

Display: Both devices come with an HD+ display, however, the moto g9 power comes with a much larger and extremely immersive 6.8” display vs the 6.5” display on Oppo A53.

Realme 7i – 4GB+64GB (11,999)

realme 7i

Battery: moto g9 power comes with a massive 6000mAh battery. On the other hand, the Realme 7i comes with just a 5000mAh battery that is physically 17% smaller than the moto g9 power. In addition, the moto g9 power comes with a much faster 20W Turbo Power charger vs the 18W charging available on Realme 7i.

Connectivity: The moto g9 power comes with 2X2 MiMO LTE and CA (carrier aggregation) for blazing-fast network speeds. Whereas the Realme 7i does not claim to have this.

Software: With the near-Stock Android, bloatware-free, Ad-free experience on moto g9 power consumers get a software experience that is unmatched. It also comes with all your favourite moto actions and gestures.

NFC: The moto g9 power comes with NFC support whereas the Realme 7i does not come with NFC technology support.

Water & Dust Protection: The moto g9 power comes with IP52 rated water and dust repellent design, whereas the Realme 7i does not claim to have any such protection.

Performance: Both these devices come with Snapdragon 662. However, the near-stock Android experience on the moto g9 power definitely gives you an edge in terms of performance.

Display: Both devices come with an HD+ display, however, the moto g9 power comes with a much larger and extremely immersive 6.8” display vs the 6.5” display on Realme 7i.

Camera: Both these devices come with similar 64MP rear camera setups on the rear. However, when it comes to the front camera moto g9 power comes with quad pixel and night vision technology for better low light imaging.

Samsung Galaxy M11 – 4GB+64GB (11,999)

Samsung Galaxy M11

Battery: moto g9 power comes with a massive 6000mAh battery. On the other hand, the Galaxy M11 comes with just a 5000mAh battery that is physically smaller than the moto g9 power. In addition, the moto g9 power comes with a much faster 20W Turbo Power charger vs the 15W charging available on the Galaxy M11.

Connectivity: The moto g9 power comes with 2X2 MiMO LTE and CA (carrier aggregation) for blazing-fast network speeds. Whereas the Samsung Galaxy M11 does not claim to have this.

Software: moto g9 Power comes with a near-Stock Android, bloatware-free, Ad-free experience with moto actions and gestures for an enhanced user experience. On the other hand, Samsung Galaxy M11 with Samsung’s One UI which is pre-loaded with bloatware and Samsung ads.

NFC: The moto g9 power comes with NFC support whereas Galaxy M11 does not come with NFC technology support.

Water & Dust Protection: The moto g9 power comes with IP52 rated water and dust repellent design, whereas the Samsung M11 lacks any such protection.

Performance: Both these devices come with a Qualcomm Snapdragon SoC, but the Samsung Galaxy is powered by a much less powerful SD 450 compared to the latest SD 662 on the moto g9 Power.

Display: Both devices come with an HD+ display, however, the moto g9 power comes with a much larger and immersive 6.8” display vs the 6.4” display on Galaxy M11.

Camera: The cameras on the moto g9 Power are leaps and bounds ahead of the Galaxy M11. The triple camera setup on the Galaxy M11 has a meagre 13MP primary sensor with a 5MP Ultra-Wide Camera and 2MP Depth Camera. The Selfie Camera on the M11 is only 8MP.

Now that we have compared it all the devices that come to around 12K, you know why had already declared the moto g9 power as the best phone under 12K. But we are glad we could do the math for you and help you make a more informed decision by comparing it to the lot. So, go full power and get yourself the moto g9 power for only Rs. 11,999/-

The moto g9 power will available exclusively on Flipkart starting 15th December, 12PM.

Photos by Anmol Bhatia, The Unbiased Blog

So do let us know in the comments section below or tweet to us @theunbiasedblog about what you think of the all-new moto g9 power smartphone.

By Nikhil Chawla

Social Media Evangelist | Gadget Guru | Model | Photographer | Ex- BlackBerry Boy - Now iOS | WP8 | Droid. Founder and Chief at ‘The Unbiased Blog’. I breathe in WiFi zone, prefer LTE over LIT. Ex MSFT, MCP, A+ and coder. I like news to be served to me on twitter.

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