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Motorola Moto G9 Play (XT2083-1) vs Motorola Moto G9 Plus (XT2087-1)

Side by side comparison between Motorola Moto G9 Play vs Motorola Moto G9 Plus phones, differences, pros, cons with full specifications. What's the better?

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Compare Motorola Moto G9 Plus XMotorola Moto G9 Play (XT2083-1)04Points
Motorola Moto G9 Play (XT2083-1)
6.5"
IPS

720x1600

48
MP

8mp

4GB
RAM

64bit Octa

5000
mAh

(Non removable)

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13PointsMotorola Moto G9 Plus (XT2087-1)Compare Motorola Moto G9 Play X
Motorola Moto G9 Plus (XT2087-1)
6.81"
IPS

1080x2400

64
MP

16mp

4GB
RAM

64bit Octa

5000
mAh

(Non removable)

What's the better phone? Motorola Moto G9 Plus (XT2087-1)

The phonemore's choice is much more technical than personal. Therefore, you shouldn't only consider this. Our goal is to help you, but what's important to us may not be important to you. You decide which one is the best! Comment!

Moto G9 Play (XT2083-1)4 Advantages Motorola Moto G9 Play (XT2083-1)vsMoto G9 Plus (XT2087-1)13 Advantages Motorola Moto G9 Plus (XT2087-1)
+200 grams (7 ounces)12%
Lighter
vs223 grams (7.81 ounces)
+9.2 millimeters (0.36 inches)5%
Thinner
vs9.7 millimeters (0.38 inches)
+f/1.7 (aperture)6%
Diaphragm opening (Aperture) of the camera which has the smallest F number takes photos with better light exposure.
vsf/1.8 (aperture)
+Water repellent nano-coating (don't immerse)Advantage
Protection against water allows you talk to your friends in the rain, for example
vsNot supported
2Ghz 64bit Octa-Corevs+2.2Ghz 64bit Octa-Core16%
More powerful processor, you can open your applications faster
64GB (49GB available)vs+128GB (111GB available)127%
More internal storage for applications and files
Not supportedvs+HDR10Advantage
The HDR10 display provides vibrant colors and more details
720x1600 pixelsvs+1080x2400 pixels125%
Higher resolution screen
270 PPIvs+386 PPI43%
Crisper display of text, images and videos because it has more pixels per inch (ppi)
6.5"vs+6.81"5%
Larger screen
(triple camera) 48MP + 2MP + 2MPvs+(quad camera) 64MP + 8MP + 2MP + 2MP46%
Higher resolution main camera
1/2" inchesvs+1/1.73" inches16%
The larger sensor camera lets you take photos with better depth.
(front) 8MPvs+(front) 16MP99%
Higher resolution secondary camera to take pictures and selfies
Full HD (1920x1080)vs+4K UHD (3840x2160)3 times
More image quality for recording videos with the primary camera
(4G LTE) 150 Mbpsvs+(4G+ LTE-A) 600 Mbps3 times
Faster for surfing the internet and download files
20Wvs+30W50%
More power (watts) to charge the battery faster. Sometimes, the charger that comes with the device doesn't have the same power supported by the device. Check before you buy it.
Not supportedvs+NFCAdvantage
NFC allows you to make payments by approach quickly and securely

37 Common items in both devices
4GB LPDDR4X
eMMC 5.1
Until 1TB microSD, microSDXC
Plastic body, glass front
TFT IPS LCD / LTPS IPS LCD
60Hz
16 million
+30 specs and more in the table below

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Physical featuresMotorola Moto G9 Play (XT2083-1)Motorola Moto G9 Plus (XT2087-1)
ModelMoto G9 Play (XT2083-1)Moto G9 Plus (XT2087-1)
Other model namesLenovo Moto G9 Play XT2083-1Lenovo Moto G9 Plus XT2087-1
Country or region available(Latin America)Brazil
(Latin America), Brazil
(Latin America)Brazil
(Latin America), Brazil
BrandMotorolaMotorola
Release dateAugust, 2020September, 2020
Depth9.2 millimeters (0.36 inches)9.7 millimeters (0.38 inches)
Size (width x height)75.73 x 165.21 millimeters (2.98 x 6.5 in)78.1 x 169.98 millimeters (3.07 x 6.69 in)
Weight200 grams (7 ounces)223 grams (7.81 ounces)
Qwerty physical keyboardNot supportedNot supported
AntennaInternal antennaInternal antenna
Build, materialsPlastic body, glass frontPlastic body, glass front
Protection against water and othersWater repellent nano-coating (don't immerse)Not supported
System (OS)Motorola Moto G9 Play (XT2083-1)Motorola Moto G9 Plus (XT2087-1)
Operating systemAndroid 10Android 10
Firmware updatefeature not registeredfeature not registered
HardwareMotorola Moto G9 Play (XT2083-1)Motorola Moto G9 Plus (XT2087-1)
Chipset64bit - Qualcomm Snapdragon 662 SM6115 (11nm)64bit - Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G SDM730 (8nm)
CPU processorOcta-Core, 2 processors:
2Ghz Quad-Core Kryo 260 Gold
1.8Ghz Quad-Core Kryo 260 Silver
Octa-Core, 2 processors:
2.2Ghz Dual-Core Kryo 470 Gold
1.8Ghz Hexa-Core Kryo 470 Silver
GPU graphical controllerQualcomm Adreno 610 950MhzQualcomm Adreno 618 700Mhz
RAM memory4GB LPDDR4X4GB LPDDR4X
Internal storage64GB (49GB available)
eMMC 5.1
128GB (111GB available)
eMMC 5.1
External storageUntil 1TB microSD, microSDXC
(hybrid slot/shares the same SIM-2 slot)
Until 1TB microSD, microSDXC
(hybrid slot/shares the same SIM-2 slot)
DisplayMotorola Moto G9 Play (XT2083-1)Motorola Moto G9 Plus (XT2087-1)
Display typeTFT IPS LCDLTPS IPS LCD
Screen size6.5" inches6.81" inches
Screen-to-body ratio~81.5% (screen-to-body ratio)~84.3% (screen-to-body ratio)
Display resolution720x1600 pixels (20:9)1080x2400 pixels (20:9)
TouchscreenCapacitive MultitouchCapacitive Multitouch
Pixel density (dot pitch)270 PPI386 PPI
Colors16 million16 million
Scratch-resistant glassNot supportedNot supported
Display features60Hz60Hz, HDR10
Mobile networksMotorola Moto G9 Play (XT2083-1)Motorola Moto G9 Plus (XT2087-1)
Dual-SIMDual-SIM Standby - Call active on one sim card
(hybrid slot/shares the same microSD slot)
Dual-SIM Standby - Call active on one sim card
(hybrid slot/shares the same microSD slot)
SIM card2 slots (Dual-SIM)
nano-SIM (4FF)
2 slots (Dual-SIM)
nano-SIM (4FF)
Maximum download/upload150/50 Mbps600/100 Mbps
Network technology2G, 3G, 4G2G, 3G, 4G
Frequency, bandsExpand band detailsCollapse details
GSM Mhz bandQuad-Band 850/900/1800/1900Quad-Band 850/900/1800/1900
Primary 2G networkGSM 850/900/1800/1900GSM 850/900/1800/1900
Primary 3G networkUMTS 850/900/1700/1900/2100UMTS 850/900/1700/1900/2100
Primary 4G networkLTE Cat4 (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 19, 28, 66)LTE Cat13/15 (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 17, 28, 66)
VoLTE
Primary 5G networkNot supportedNot supported
Primary data networkGPRS, EDGE, UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+, LTEGPRS, EDGE, UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+, LTE, LTE-A
Secondary 2G networkGSM 850/900/1800/1900GSM 850/900/1800/1900
Secondary 3G networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary 4G networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary data networkGPRS, EDGEGPRS, EDGE
CallingMotorola Moto G9 Play (XT2083-1)Motorola Moto G9 Plus (XT2087-1)
MessagingSMS (T9), MMS, E-mail, Push mailSMS (T9), MMS, E-mail, Push mail
SpeakerphoneSupportedSupported
Video callingSupportedSupported
Call controlVoice dialing, Voice recorder, Voice commandsVoice dialing, Voice recorder, Voice commands
CameraMotorola Moto G9 Play (XT2083-1)Motorola Moto G9 Plus (XT2087-1)
Back camera (main camera)(triple camera)
48 megapixels
2MP macrof/2.483º1.75µm
2MP depthf/2.483º1.75µm
(quad camera)
64 megapixels
8MP ultrawidef/2.2118º1/4.0"1.12µm
2MP macrof/2.2
2MP depthf/2.2
Main camera resolution8000x6000 pixels10120x6328 pixels
Video recording (primary)Full HD (1920x1080) 30 fps4K UHD (3840x2160) 30 fps
FlashLED flashLED flash
Focal aperturef/1.7 (aperture)f/1.8 (aperture)
Focal lengthfeature not registered26mm lens
Sensor size1/2" inches1/1.73" inches
Pixel size0.8µm pixel0.8µm pixel
AutofocusPDAF: phase detection autofocusPDAF: phase detection autofocus
Touch focusSupportedSupported
Image stabilizationEIS: Digital stabilizationEIS: Digital stabilization
ZoomOnly digital zoomOnly digital zoom
Face/smile detectionFace detection, Smile detectionFace detection, Smile detection
BSI sensorNot supportedNot supported
HDRHDR photo on both camerasHDR photo on both cameras
2ª cameraMotorola Moto G9 Play (XT2083-1)Motorola Moto G9 Plus (XT2087-1)
Front camera (secondary)8 megapixels16 megapixels
Front camera resolution3264x2448 pixels4608x3456 pixels
Video recording (secondary)Full HD (1920x1080)Full HD (1920x1080)
Front flashNot supportedNot supported
Focal aperturef/2.2 (aperture)f/2.0 (aperture)
Focal length26mm lens29mm lens
Sensor size1/4" inchesfeature not registered
Pixel size1.12µm pixelfeature not registered
MultimediaMotorola Moto G9 Play (XT2083-1)Motorola Moto G9 Plus (XT2087-1)
RadioFMFM
TVNot supportedNot supported
Video formatsMP4, H.265, H.264, H.263, XviD, MKVMP4, H.265, H.264, H.263, XviD, MKV
Audio formatsMP3, WAV, WMA, eAAC+, FLACMP3, WAV, WMA, eAAC+, FLAC
ConnectivityMotorola Moto G9 Play (XT2083-1)Motorola Moto G9 Plus (XT2087-1)
USBUSB 2.0 Type-C reversible connectorUSB 2.0 Type-C reversible connector
TV outputNot supportedNot supported
Audio output3.5mm jack3.5mm jack
Bluetooth5.0 + A2DP/LE5.0 + A2DP/LE
WiFi802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz) + MIMO802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz) + MIMO
DLNANot supportedNot supported
NFCNot supportedSupported
GPSA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, GALILEO, BeiDouA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, GALILEO
Infrared portNot supportedNot supported
Other functionsMotorola Moto G9 Play (XT2083-1)Motorola Moto G9 Plus (XT2087-1)
Active noise cancellationSupportedSupported
Vibrating alertSupportedSupported
RingtonesPolyphonic and customizedPolyphonic and customized
Web browserHTML, XHTML, HTML5HTML, XHTML, HTML5
SensorsAccelerometer
Proximity sensor
Ambient Light sensor
Gyroscope
Face unlock
Fingerprint sensor (rear-mounted)
Accelerometer
Proximity sensor
Ambient Light sensor
Gyroscope
Face unlock
Fingerprint sensor (side-mounted)
Other features- Colors: Forest Green, Sapphire Blue, Spring Pink
- Silicone case included
- Max Vision HD+
- WiFi direct, hotspot
- Colors: Indigo Blue, Rose Gold
- Silicone case included
- Google Assistant
- TurboPower
- WiFi direct, hotspot
Power supplyMotorola Moto G9 Play (XT2083-1)Motorola Moto G9 Plus (XT2087-1)
BatteryLiPo: Li-Ion polymer (Non removable)LiPo: Li-Ion polymer (Non removable)
Battery capacity5000 mAh5000 mAh
Charger, watts20W Fast battery charging30W Fast battery charging
Talk time autonomyfeature not registeredfeature not registered
Standbyfeature not registeredfeature not registered
Radiation rateMotorola Moto G9 Play (XT2083-1)Motorola Moto G9 Plus (XT2087-1)
SAR 1.6W/kg (USA, Mexico, etc.)feature not registeredfeature not registered
SAR 2W/kg (Europe, UK, etc.)feature not registeredfeature not registered
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