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Motorola Moto G9 Play vs Motorola Moto G Play vs Motorola Moto E (2020)

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

Comparison mode:

Display

Size:

6.5 inches
6.5 inches
6.2 inches

Resolution:

1600 x 720 pixels, 20:9 ratio, 270 PPI
1600 x 720 pixels, 20:9 ratio, 270 PPI
1520 x 720 pixels, 19:9 ratio, 271 PPI

Technology:

IPS LCD
IPS LCD
IPS LCD

Refresh rate:

60Hz

Screen-to-body:

81.63 %
80.61 %
78.55 %

Features:

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

Hardware

System chip:

Qualcomm Snapdragon 662 SM6115
Qualcomm Snapdragon 460 SM4250-AA
Qualcomm Snapdragon 632 SDM632

Processor:

Octa-core, 2000 MHz, Kryo 260, 64-bit, 11 nm
Octa-core, 1800 MHz, Kryo 240, 64-bit, 11 nm
Octa-core, 1800 MHz, Kryo 250, 64-bit, 14 nm

GPU:

Adreno 610
Adreno 610
Adreno 506

RAM:

4GB
3GB
2GB LPDDR3

Internal storage:

64GB
32GB (eMMC 5.1)
32GB (eMMC 5.1)

Storage expansion:

microSDXC up to 512 GB
microSDXC up to 512 GB
microSDXC up to 512 GB

Device type:

Smartphone
Smartphone
Smartphone

OS:

Android (10)
Android (10)
Android (10)

Battery

Capacity:

5000 mAh
5000 mAh
3550 mAh

Type:

Not user replaceable
Not user replaceable
Li - Polymer, Not user replaceable

Battery life test results:

Charging:

Motorola TurboPower
Fast charging

Max charge speed:

Wired: 15.0W
Wired: 10.0W
Wired: 5.0W

Camera

Rear:

Dual camera
Dual camera
Dual camera

Main camera:

48 MP (PDAF)
13 MP (PDAF)
13 MP (PDAF)

Specifications:

Aperture size: F1.7; Sensor size: 1/1.7"; Pixel size: 0.8 μm
Aperture size: F2.0; Sensor size: 1/3.1"; Pixel size: 1.12 μm
Aperture size: F2.0; Sensor size: 1/3.1"; Pixel size: 1.12 μm

Second camera:

2 MP (Macro)
2 MP (Depth information)
2 MP (Depth information)

Specifications:

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

Third camera:

2 MP (Depth information)

Specifications:

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

Video recording:

1920x1080 (Full HD) (60 fps)
1920x1080 (Full HD) (60 fps)
1920x1080 (Full HD) (60 fps)

Features:

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

Front:

8 MP (HDR)
5 MP (HDR)
5 MP (HDR)

Video capture:

1920x1080 (Full HD)
1920x1080 (Full HD)
1920x1080 (Full HD)

Design

Dimensions:

6.50 x 2.98 x 0.36 inches (165.21 x 75.73 x 9.18 mm)
6.56 x 2.99 x 0.37 inches (166.59 x 75.99 x 9.36 mm)
6.29 x 3.01 x 0.34 inches (159.77 x 76.56 x 8.65 mm)

Weight:

7.05 oz (200.0 g)
7.20 oz (204.0 g)
6.53 oz (185.0 g)

Materials:

Back: Plastic; Frame: Plastic
Back: Plastic; Frame: Plastic
Back: Plastic; Frame: Plastic

Resistance:

Splash
Splash
Splash

Biometrics:

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

Keys:

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

Colors:

Forest green, Sapphire blue
Misty blue
Midnight blue, Champagne pink

Cellular

LTE (FDD):

Bands 1(2100), 2(1900), 3(1800), 4(AWS-1), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 12(700 a), 13(700 c), 17(700 b), 25(1900+), 26(850+), 66(AWS-3), 71(600)
Bands 1(2100), 2(1900), 3(1800), 4(AWS-1), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 12(700 a), 13(700 c), 17(700 b), 25(1900+), 26(850+), 66(AWS-3), 71(600)

LTE (TDD):

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

UMTS:

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

Data Speed:

LTE-A, HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s
LTE-A Cat 13/5 (400/75 Mbit/s), HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s
LTE-A Cat 6 (300/50 Mbit/s), HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s

SIM type:

Nano SIM
Nano SIM
Nano SIM

HD Voice:

Yes

VoLTE:

Yes

Multimedia

Headphones:

3.5mm jack
3.5mm jack
3.5mm jack

Speakers:

Earpiece, Loudspeaker
Earpiece, Loudspeaker
Earpiece, Loudspeaker

Screen mirroring:

Wireless screen share
Wireless screen share
Wireless screen share

Radio:

FM

Additional microphone(s):

for Noise cancellation
for Noise cancellation
for Noise cancellation

Connectivity & Features

Bluetooth:

5.0
5.0
4.2

Wi-Fi:

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

USB:

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

Features:

Charging
Charging
Charging

Location:

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

Sensors:

Accelerometer, Gyroscope
Accelerometer
Accelerometer, Compass

Other:

NFC
UMA (Wi-Fi Calling)

Hearing aid compatible:

M3, T3

Regulatory Approval

FCC approval:

Date approved:

Mar 28, 2021
Oct 10, 2020

FCC ID value:

IHDT56ZD4
IHDT56YQ2

Measured SAR:

Head:

0.65 W/kg
0.45 W/kg

Body:

1.43 W/kg
1.39 W/kg

Simultaneous Transmission:

1.58 W/kg
1.59 W/kg

Wireless Router:

1.43 W/kg
1.39 W/kg

Buyers information

Price:

€ 170
$ 170
$ 150

User Manual:

This is the official Motor​ola Moto G9 Play User Guide in English provided from the manufacturer.
This is the official Motor​ola Moto E (2020) User Guide in English provided from the manufacturer.

In The Box:

Headset (for selected countries), protective cover, charger, USB cable, guides, SIM tool
Charger, USB Type-C cable, guides, SIM tool
Charger, USB cable, guides, SIM tool (for certain carriers)

Availability

Officially announced:

Aug 24, 2020
Jan 08, 2021
Jun 05, 2020
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