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Motorola Moto G8 vs Motorola Moto G9 Play

Compare phone and tablet specifications of up to three devices at once.

Display

Size:

6.4 inches
6.5 inches

Resolution:

1560 x 720 pixels, 19:9 ratio, 268 PPI
1600 x 720 pixels, 20:9 ratio, 270 PPI

Technology:

IPS LCD
IPS LCD

Screen-to-body:

82.36 %
81.63 %

Features:

Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor
Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor

Hardware

System chip:

Qualcomm Snapdragon 665 SM6125
Qualcomm Snapdragon 662 SM6115

Processor:

Octa-core, 2000 MHz, Kryo 260, 64-bit, 11 nm
Octa-core, 2000 MHz, Kryo 260, 64-bit, 11 nm

GPU:

Adreno 610
Adreno 610

RAM:

4GB
4GB

Internal storage:

64GB, available to use: 51 GB
64GB

Storage expansion:

microSDXC up to 512 GB
microSDXC up to 512 GB

Device type:

Smartphone
Smartphone

OS:

Android (10)
Android (10)

Battery

Capacity:

4000 mAh
5000 mAh

Type:

Not user replaceable
Not user replaceable

Battery life test results:

Charging:

Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0
Motorola TurboPower

Max charge speed:

Wired: 10.0W
Wired: 15.0W

Camera

Rear:

Triple camera
Dual camera

Main camera:

16 MP (Laser autofocus)
48 MP (PDAF)

Specifications:

Aperture size: F1.7; Pixel size: 1.12 μm
Aperture size: F1.7; Sensor size: 1/1.7"; Pixel size: 0.8 μm

Second camera:

8 MP (Ultra-wide)
2 MP (Macro)

Specifications:

Aperture size: F2.2; Pixel size: 1.12 μm
Aperture size: F2.4; Pixel size: 1.75 μm

Third camera:

2 MP (Macro)
2 MP (Depth information)

Specifications:

Aperture size: F2.2; Pixel size: 1.75 μm
Aperture size: F2.4; Pixel size: 1.75 μm

Video recording:

3840x2160 (4K UHD) (30 fps), 1920x1080 (Full HD) (60 fps), 1280x720 (HD)
1920x1080 (Full HD) (60 fps)

Features:

Time-lapse video, Hyperlapse, EIS
Time-lapse video, Hyperlapse

Front:

8 MP (HDR, Slow-motion videos)
8 MP (HDR)

Video capture:

1920x1080 (Full HD)

Design

Dimensions:

6.35 x 2.98 x 0.35 inches (161.27 x 75.8 x 8.95 mm)
6.50 x 2.98 x 0.36 inches (165.21 x 75.73 x 9.18 mm)

Weight:

6.64 oz (188.3 g)
7.05 oz (200.0 g)

Materials:

Back: Plastic
Back: Plastic; Frame: Plastic

Resistance:

Splash
Splash

Biometrics:

Fingerprint (touch)
2D Face unlock, Fingerprint (touch)

Keys:

Right: Volume control, Lock/Unlock key
Right: Volume control, Lock/Unlock key

Colors:

Neon blue, Pearl white
Forest green, Sapphire blue

Cellular

LTE (FDD):

Bands 1(2100), 2(1900), 3(1800), 4(AWS-1), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 20(800 DD)

LTE (TDD):

Bands 38(2600), 40(2300), 41(2600+)

UMTS:

Bands 1(2100), 2(1900), 4(1700/2100), 5(850), 8(900)

Data Speed:

LTE-A Cat 12/13 (600/150 Mbit/s), HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s, UMTS
LTE-A, HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s

Dual SIM:

Shared with microSD

SIM type:

Nano SIM
Nano SIM

Multimedia

Headphones:

3.5mm jack
3.5mm jack

Speakers:

Earpiece, Loudspeaker
Earpiece, Loudspeaker

Screen mirroring:

Wireless screen share
Wireless screen share

Radio:

FM, Stereo, RDS

Additional microphone(s):

for Noise cancellation
for Noise cancellation

Connectivity & Features

Bluetooth:

5.0
5.0

Wi-Fi:

802.11 b, g, n; Wi-Fi Direct, Hotspot
802.11 a, b, g, n, ac, dual-band; Wi-Fi Direct, Hotspot

USB:

Type-C (reversible), USB 2.0
Type-C (reversible), USB 2.0

Features:

Charging
Charging

Location:

GPS, A-GPS, Glonass, Galileo, Cell ID, Wi-Fi positioning
GPS, A-GPS, Glonass, Galileo, Cell ID, Wi-Fi positioning

Sensors:

Accelerometer, Gyroscope
Accelerometer, Gyroscope

Other:

NFC

Regulatory Approval

FCC approval:

Date approved:

Jun 10, 2020

FCC ID value:

IHDT56YT3

Measured SAR:

Head:

0.41 W/kg

Body:

1.34 W/kg

Simultaneous Transmission:

1.45 W/kg

Wireless Router:

1.39 W/kg

Buyers information

Price:

€ 170

User Manual:

This is the official Motor​ola Moto G9 Play User Guide in English provided from the manufacturer.

In The Box:

10W rapid charger, USB-C cable, SIM pin, guides, Earphones (for selected countries and regions), Protect cover, Protect film (for selected countries and regions)
Headset (for selected countries), protective cover, charger, USB cable, guides, SIM tool

Availability

Officially announced:

Mar 05, 2020
Aug 24, 2020
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