Motorola Moto G9 Play vs Samsung Galaxy A12 vs Samsung Galaxy A31

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Display

Size:

6.5 inches
6.5 inches
6.4 inches

Resolution:

1600 x 720 pixels, 20:9 ratio, 270 PPI
1600 x 720 pixels, 20:9 ratio, 270 PPI
2400 x 1080 pixels, 20:9 ratio, 411 PPI

Technology:

IPS LCD
LCD
Super AMOLED

Screen-to-body:

81.63 %
85.80 %
84.88 %

Features:

Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor
Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor
60Hz refresh rate, Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor

Hardware

System chip:

Qualcomm Snapdragon 662 SM6115
Mediatek Helio P35 MT6765
MediaTek Helio P65 MT6768

Processor:

Octa-core, 2000 MHz, Kryo 260, 64-bit, 11 nm
Octa-core, 2350 MHz, Cortex-A53, 64-bit, 12 nm
Octa-core, 2000 MHz, Arm Cortex-A75 and Arm Cortex-A55, 64-bit, 12 nm

GPU:

Adreno 610
PowerVR GE8320
Mali-G52 MC2

RAM:

4GB
4GB LPDDR4
4GB LPDDR4

Internal storage:

64GB
64GB (eMMC 5.1), available to use: 48.2 GB
64GB (eMMC 5.1), available to use: 46.2 GB

Storage expansion:

microSDXC up to 512 GB
microSDXC up to 1024 GB
microSDXC up to 512 GB

Device type:

Smartphone
Smartphone
Smartphone

OS:

Android (10)
Android (10), Samsung One UI UI
Android (10), Samsung One UI

Battery

Capacity:

5000 mAh
5000 mAh
5000 mAh

Type:

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

Battery life test results:

Charging:

Motorola TurboPower
Samsung Adaptive Fast Charging
Fast charging

Max charge speed:

Wired: 15.0W
Wired: 15.0W
Wired: 15.0W

Camera

Rear:

Dual camera
Quad camera
Quad camera

Main camera:

48 MP (PDAF)
48 MP (Autofocus)
48 MP (PDAF)

Specifications:

Aperture size: F1.7; Sensor size: 1/1.7"; Pixel size: 0.8 μm
Aperture size: F2.0; Focal length: 26 mm
Aperture size: F2.0; Focal length: 26 mm; Sensor size: 1/2"; Pixel size: 0.8 μm

Second camera:

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

Specifications:

Aperture size: F2.4; Pixel size: 1.75 μm
Aperture size: F2.2
Aperture size: F2.2; Sensor size: 1/4"; Pixel size: 1.12 μm

Third camera:

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

Specifications:

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

Fourth camera:

2 MP (Depth information)
5 MP (Depth information)

Specifications:

Aperture size: F2.4
Aperture size: F2.4

Video recording:

1920x1080 (Full HD) (60 fps)
1920x1080 (Full HD) (30 fps)
1920x1080 (Full HD) (30 fps)

Features:

Time-lapse video, Hyperlapse

Front:

8 MP (HDR)
8 MP
20 MP

Video capture:

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)
6.46 x 2.98 x 0.35 inches (164 x 75.8 x 8.9 mm)
6.27 x 2.88 x 0.34 inches (159.3 x 73.1 x 8.6 mm)

Weight:

7.05 oz (200.0 g)
7.23 oz (205.0 g)
6.53 oz (185.0 g)

Materials:

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

Resistance:

Splash

Biometrics:

2D Face unlock, Fingerprint (touch)
Fingerprint (touch)
In-screen fingerprint

Keys:

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

Colors:

Forest green, Sapphire blue
Black, White, Blue, Red
Prism Crush black, Prism Crush blue, Prism Crush red, Prism Crush white

Cellular

LTE (FDD):

Bands 1(2100), 3(1800), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 20(800 DD), 28(700 APT)
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+)
Bands 38(2600), 40(2300), 41(2600+)

UMTS:

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

Data Speed:

LTE-A, HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s
LTE, HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s
LTE-A, HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s

Dual SIM:

Yes
Yes

SIM type:

Nano SIM
Nano SIM
Nano SIM

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, MirrorLink
Wireless screen share

Additional microphone(s):

for Noise cancellation
for Noise cancellation

Connectivity & Features

Bluetooth:

5.0
5.0
5.0

Wi-Fi:

802.11 a, b, g, n, ac, dual-band; Wi-Fi Direct, Hotspot
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
Type-C (reversible), USB 2.0

Features:

Charging
Charging, Mass storage device
Charging, OTG

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, BeiDou, Cell ID, Wi-Fi positioning

Sensors:

Accelerometer, Gyroscope
Accelerometer
Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass

Other:

NFC
NFC
NFC

Buyers information

Price:

€ 170
€ 179
€ 300

User Manual:

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

In The Box:

Headset (for selected countries), protective cover, charger, USB cable, guides, SIM tool
Power brick, USB cable, Headphones, Sim card extraction tool

Availability

Officially announced:

Aug 24, 2020
Nov 24, 2020
Mar 24, 2020
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