Motorola Moto G Power Summary

Whenever anyone thinks of a budget phone, the first brand to come to mind is probably Motorola. The long-time phone maker has recently released the Moto G Power and Moto G Stylus targeting two very different markets.

Motorola is quite straightforward with what users can expect with the two models. With the Stylus, you have a stylus, and with the Power, you have battery power.

When smartphones like iPhone 11 draw power from a 3,110mAh battery and Pixel 4 XL has a 3,700mAh, Moto G Power is on top of the game with a 5,000mAh power cell.

There are a few phones that can match this much power of the Moto G Power, like the ZenFone 6, but most others can’t.

What excites users is the price they have to pay to get that battery. For 4GB of RAM, 64GB of onboard storage, and a 5,000mAh battery, Moto G Power comes as the price of Rs. 13,999 in India.


The Moto G Power is quite heavy, partly due to the massive battery and the large display.

The phone’s screen measures 6.4 inches with an aspect ratio of 19.17:9. Although this is a large display, this much estate isn’t something rare in the smartphone world. Some other options with the same screen size are Samsung Galaxy M30 and A50.

The screen is bright and vibrant enough to be legible under harsh sunlight. However, Motorola can’t beat Samsung when it comes the screen quality. In this particular respect, the South Korean tech giant’s OLED display is a clear winner.

On the other side, you will see Motorola’s new design style. The company appears to have given up on the quirky look and adapted a more elegant but boring design language.

Much like many other smartphones we see today, Moto G Power is subtle, shiny, and refined with a gloss black plastic back many will mistake for glass when seeing the phone from a distance.

The phone comes with a reliable and quick fingerprint reader, which works well and rarely fails to recognize the user.


Moto G Power runs on Qualcomm Snapdragon 665 and Qualcomm Adreno 610 GPU. This combination is perfect for a modern budget phone.

This much processing power ensures a decent performance. Most apps can be opened in a blink of an eye and run quickly when they are active.

Moto G Power’s Geekbench 5 score shows just a little improvement over last year's budget-friendly phones but Sling Shot Extreme delivers a leap from Moto G7. However, Moto G Power is still beaten by the Galaxy A50.

The only moments when you will probably notice stutters are when you scroll through a long list or when you view websites with too much animation or too many pop-up videos. This is where even the best phones struggle so there is no reason to blame Motorola.

However, the Motorola smartphone is less fluid than Pixel 4, which is also understandable given the fact that Google’s phone comes with Snapdragon 855.

Moto G Power receives mixed reviews when it comes to gaming. Titles like SimCity BuildIt and Call of Duty: Mobile run without a problem on this handset.

However, demanding games like Asphalt 9 or Injustice 2 are only playable on Moto G Power with noticeable stutters sometimes.


The phone’s 4GB of RAM might sound too little on paper but in reality, most users have no problem with it.


Moto G Power has a heavy emphasis on battery and it shows in Motorola’s decision to give the phone a 5,000Amh power cell. With this much capacity, the company has reason to promise a 72-hour battery life.

This much time sounds great a few years ago but today, it’s still rare but not something we have never heard before.

Samsung Galaxy S20, M30, and ZenFone 6 feature the same power cell but they don’t give out such an extreme claim. However, for the price, that much time we have between charges is impressive.


While it’s a budget phone, Moto G Power is still a decent handset for taking pictures.

On the rear, the phone features a triple camera setup consisting of a 16MP primary snapper, an 8MP ultrawide camera with field-of-view of 118 degrees, and a 2MP macro snapper. On the other side, there is a 16MP camera for selfies.

On the back, the best feature is the 8MP ultrawide camera, which adds much versatility but is rarely seen on a budget phone. This snapper helps with taking pictures of tight space and landscape.

While the phone may struggle with extreme lighting and subdued color, it’s still a decent camera phone for outstanding photos.

A 16MP primary camera isn’t something you would expect on the Moto G Power. It does take balanced and neutral shots but the lack of sharpness and vibrancy is obvious.

The best performance is shown when you are in a well-lit environment. As lighting drops, so does the picture quality. Dimly-lit environments can throw off the balance of colors.

While the rear cameras aren’t the best on the market, they are a huge improvement over what you usually see on budget phones a few years ago. As long as you have some skills, you can still take great shots with Moto G Power.

The 2MP macro snapper runs into the same problems with its counterpart on other smartphones. To achieve an ability to zoom, you will have to sacrifice sharpness, low-light performance, and color balance. The macro does a good job taking pictures of small objects but most of us don’t usually need this feature, so the bad performance of the macro snapper isn’t exactly a problem.

The quality of the selfie shots taken with the front camera depends on the angle at which you took the pictures. Again, if you have some skills, there is no reason to shy away from the Moto G Power as a camera phone.

The location of the camera is another problem though. The fact that the snapper is at the upper left corner makes finding a suitable angle a challenging task.


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Motorola Moto G Power Full Specifications

  • Technology GSM / CDMA / HSPA / EVDO / LTE
  • 2G bands GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
  • CDMA2000 1xEV-DO
  • 3G bands HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1700(AWS) / 1900 / 2100
  • 4G bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 14, 17, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 29, 30, 38, 39, 40, 41, 66, 71
  • Speed HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE-A (2CA) Cat13 600/100 Mbps
  • Announced 2020, February 07
  • Status Available. Released 2020, April 17
  • Dimensions 159.9 x 75.8 x 9.6 mm (6.30 x 2.98 x 0.38 in)
  • Weight 199 g (7.02 oz)
  • Build Glass front, plastic back, aluminum frame (6000 series)
  • SIM Nano-SIM
  • Splash resistant
  • Type IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
  • Size 6.4 inches, 100.7 cm2 (~83.0% screen-to-body ratio)
  • Resolution 1080 x 2300 pixels (~399 ppi density)
  • OS Android 10
  • Chipset Qualcomm SDM665 Snapdragon 665 (11 nm)
  • CPU Octa-core (4x2.0 GHz Kryo 260 Gold & 4x1.8 GHz Kryo 260 Silver)
  • GPU Adreno 610
  • Card slot microSDXC (dedicated slot)
  • Internal 64GB 4GB RAM
  • eMMC 5.1
main camera
  • Modules 16 MP, f/1.7, (wide), 1/2.8", 1.12µm, PDAF 8 MP, f/2.2, 13mm (ultrawide), 1/4.0", 1.12µm 2 MP, f/2.2, (macro), 1/5.0", 1.75µm
  • Features LED flash, HDR, panorama
  • Video 2160p@30fps, 1080p@30/60fps, 1080p@30fps (gyro-EIS)
selfie camera
  • Modules 16 MP, f/2.0, (wide), 1/3.0", 1.0µm
  • Features HDR
  • Video 1080p@30/120fps
  • Loudspeaker Yes, with stereo speakers
  • 3.5mm jack Yes
  • WLAN Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot
  • Bluetooth 5.0, A2DP, LE
  • Radio FM radio
  • USB 2.0, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector
  • Sensors Fingerprint (rear-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity
  • Non-removable Li-Po 5000 mAh battery
  • Charging Standard charging 10W
  • Colors Smoke Black