Motorola announces the G9 Play is coming to Australia soon

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There’s a new Motorola phone on the way to Australia, and it might be the perfect fit for you. The Motorola Moto G9 Play is the newest in the G line of phones, and is coming to Australian stores on October 7, offering mid-range technology for a great value price.

Prices for the new phone will start at $299 outright, with some nice colours like Sapphire Blue and Spring Pink available. The G9 Play is designed to be a budget handset, but the technology inside isn’t lacking.

There’s a lot to love about the G9 Play, so read on to learn more.

The Motorola Moto G9 Play: Key specifications

Of course, the main drawcard of the Motorola G9 Play is that it’s pretty cheap. Starting at $299, the phone has technology to match this mid-tier price tag, so don’t expect the seamless quality of a phone like the iPhone 11 or the Galaxy S20.

The phone comes with a 5,000mAh battery – huge considering the price – plus three cameras on the back and one selfie camera. There’s a headphone jack, and the phone is 6.5 inches in size, with an 81.6% screen-to-body ratio.

Two pink Motorola Moto G9 phones, the front and back of two, leaning against eachother

Moto G9 Play: Cameras and features

Despite the price, the G9 Play has some great features under the bonnet. You’ll find three cameras on the back of the device (48MP wide, 2MP macro and 2MP depth) and one selfie camera (8MP). The phone has an 81.6% screen-to-body ratio and follows the touch-screen archetype of recent phones, with a resolution of 720 x 1600 pixels and no physical home button.

  • The battery is sure to impress. It’s 5,000mAh in size, with 20W Fast Charging. This battery will last you two days, according to Motorola, and let your G9 Play stream music for up to 83 hours on one charge.
  • The processor is understandable for a phone of this price. It’s a Snapdragon 662, and the GPU is an Adreno 610. You’ll get a decent performance from this phone, but don’t set your expectations too high. You might notice some major lag playing graphics-intensive games.
  • Storage is quite nice too. The G9 Play is available in one storage size, offering 64GB of internal memory and 4GB RAM – there’s also a MicroSDXC slot, which uses the same slot as the SIM card.

Additionally, the phone has a headphone jack, and is available in two colours – Sapphire Blue and Spring Pink. There’s also a NFC chip, in case you like tap-and-pay, and the device will run a near-stock version of Android 10.

The back and front of a Moto G9 Play, a blue smartphone

The Motorola Moto G9 Play: Plans, prices and release date

Plans for the Moto G9 Play haven’t been announced yet, although once they are, we’ll let you know. You’ll be able to pick the phone up on October 7 from JB Hi-Fi, The Good Guys, Officeworks, Big W, Mobileciti and the Motorola Online Store for $299.

If you’re liking what you see here, picking up a phone plan at the same time as your new handset might be worth doing too. Upgrading your phone gives you a great opportunity to scout the market and see if there’s any better plans out there. If you’re interested in a new postpaid or prepaid SIM-only plan, check out the table below.

Here is a selection of postpaid plans from Canstar Blue’s database with a minimum of 10GB of data, listed in order of standard cost, lowest to highest, then by data allowance, largest to smallest. Use our comparison tool to see a wide range of plans from other providers. This table includes products with links to referral partners.

Here is a selection of prepaid plans from Canstar Blue’s database with a minimum of 10GB of data, listed in order of standard cost, lowest to highest, then by data allowance, largest to smallest. Use our comparison tool to see a wide range of plans from other providers. This table includes products with links to referral partners.

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