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Moto G9 Plus: Motorola’s Pixel 4a rival finally unveiled

Motorola has officially unveiled the Moto G9 Plus, promising fantastic performance, a quad camera setup and the biggest display yet on a Moto G smartphone. Here’s everything you need to know about the G9 Plus.

Motorola has found success in the past with its almost bloatware-free version of the Android operating system. The lack of unnecessary skins and duplicate apps makes My UX one of the more clutter free options when it comes to Android, though users can still customise their experience with custom themes and icons if they prefer a more unique look.

This along with a long list of flagship features is what makes Motorola’s affordable handsets appealing to so many users, and the G9 Plus looks to be no exception.

We really enjoyed the budget-friendly Moto G 5G Plus, offering 5G and a 90Hz screen for just £299. Now its up to the G9 Plus to keep up this trend of excellent smartphones without breaking the bank. Read on for everything you need to know about the Moto G9 Plus, including price, release date and specs.

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Moto G9 Plus price

The Moto G9 Plus retails for £259, allowing Motorola to undercut similarly-specced rivals including the Pixel 4a and the OnePlus Nord by £90 and £120, respectively.

Moto G9 Plus release date

The Moto G9 Plus is available to buy from Amazon, Argos and John Lewis from September 15, meaning you can order the smartphone right now.

Moto G9 Plus specs

The Moto G9 Plus features the largest screen available on a Moto G device. The Max Vision FHD+ display is 6.8-inches and supports HDR10 for better brightness and contrast.

The quad camera setup on the rear features a 64MP main snapper with Quad Pixel Technology and Night Vision to take great photos in low lighting. The phone also boasts an ultra-wide angle lens and a Macro Vision Camera that pushes you 4x closer to your subject to capture the tiniest details. There’s also a depth sensor for sharp portraits.

The Moto G9 Plus is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G SoC for 57% faster performance and 20% improved power efficiency when compared with the Moto G8 Plus. The phone also comes with 128 GB storage built in, with the option to add up to 512 GB more via microSD.

The G9 Plus packs a hefty 5,000 mAh battery for two days of power on a single charge. According to Motorola, this equates to 147 hours of music, 19 hours of video or 14 hours of web browsing. The smartphone also features the TurboPower 30 charger to offer 12 hours of power from just 10 minutes of charging.

Motorola has also introduced a dedicated Google Assistant Button on the side of the handset for one click access to your voice assistant. The phone comes in two colours: Blush Gold and Navy Blue.

Motorola made no mention of 5G during its announcement, so the phone probably won’t feature the next generation of connectivity. The company also did not mention RAM, though previous leaks have suggested we’ll see 4GB.

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