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Motorola Moto G9 Power: Price, release date, specs and everything you need to know

Big battery, small price

Motorola’s ceaseless smartphone release schedule continues at pace. Undeterred by the global pandemic, Motorola’s factories are still churning out as many smartphones as the firm can possibly muster, and the third (and supposedly final) phone in the Moto G9 family has arrived before the year finally comes to a close.

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The Moto G9 Power, however, at least offers something a bit different. The clue is in the name, of course, since the Moto G9 Power has the biggest battery of any Motorola phone to date, promising up to 60 hours of use on a single charge. If it’s as long-lasting as Motorola claims, then we might have another contender for the battery life crown on our hands.

Motorola Moto G9 Power: Everything you need to know

Motorola Moto G9 Power release date: When can you buy one?

Before we dive headfirst into specifics though, let’s talk about when you can actually buy one. The good news is that there’s absolutely no need to wait: the Moto G9 Power is available in the UK right now across a variety of retailers, including John Lewis, Amazon, Argos and Carphone Warehouse (although store pages don’t seem to be live just yet).

Motorola Moto G9 Power price: How much will it cost?

The good news continues when it comes to the price, too. Coming in at £179, the Moto G9 Power costs a good chunk less than the majority of smartphones currently floating around the market.

Where does it stand within the Moto G9 range? Unsurprisingly, the Moto G9 Power finds itself in the middle of the trio, sitting between the top-end Moto G9 Plus (£250) and Moto G9 Play (£160).

Motorola Moto G9 Power design: What does it look like?

You probably know what I mean when I say that the G9 Power looks distinctly Moto-like in its appearance. It’s made of plastic, which helps bring the cost down, and it comes in the usual array of eye-catching colours (in this case, Electric Violet and Metallic Sage).

Thanks to the chunky battery (which I’ll discuss in a moment), the Moto G9 Power isn’t exactly lightweight. Tipping the scales at 221g, it’s not the lightest by any stretch, and with a massive 6.8in “Max Vision” 720p IPS screen, it’s hardly the most pocketable either.

Eating its way into the phone’s large display is a small pinhole notch in the top-left corner, which houses the single 16MP selfie camera. A dedicated Google Assistant button sits on the phone’s left edge.

Motorola Moto G9 Power specs: What’s inside?

With that out of the way, it’s time to talk about the fun stuff. The Moto G9 Play is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 662 processor, which is paired with 4GB of RAM and 128GB of storage (which can be expanded up to a further 512GB via microSD).

This is the same chipset used by the slightly cheaper Moto G9 Play, which we reviewed in September. If you’re craving some sort of indication with what to expect in terms of performance, then rest assured that it should be pretty good for the price, but don’t expect it to blow your mind.

Where you should set high expectations, however, is when it comes to the Moto G9 Power’s stamina. Fitted with a gigantic 6,000mAh battery (the biggest cell in a Moto yet), the G9 Power is quoted as being able to last up to 60 hours on a single charge. That’s quite a bold claim, although there’s no word on what conditions Motorola used for its in-house rundown tests.

Of course, the Samsung Galaxy M31 also uses a 6,000mAh battery, and this was the first phone to break through the 30-hour mark in our battery life test earlier in the year. Will the Moto G9 Power achieve a similar result? We will find out as soon as we receive a handset for review. It also supports 20W fast charging, too, although Motorola didn’t say whether a 20W charger would be included in the box.

Wrapping things up, the Moto G9 Power has a triple-camera array on the back, which consists of a 64MP primary snapper (which captures 16MP images by default), as well as a pair of 2MP depth and macro sensors. Motorola says that the Moto G9 Power’s light-gathering abilities are now four times better than its predecessor, and the firm has also moved the “Night Vision” shooting mode to the selfie camera.

Stay tuned: We’ll have a full review for you soon.

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