The All new Moto G Power

The all new Moto G Power has a big 6.4-inch display, 5,000mAh battery capacity, and specs like a Snapdragon 665 chipset, 4GB of RAM, and triple rear cameras, which will get you through most tasks.

The Moto G Power appears to only come in one variation right now, with a Smoke Black color scheme and 64GB of internal storage. It was introduced alongside the Moto G Stylus too.

The Moto G8 Power weighs 199g and that weight is surely attributable to its large battery, as the plastic back and frame which don’t actually feel cheap of the device would otherwise help keep the overall weight of the phone down. Still Motorola has kept the water repellent design its budget phones are known for.

The all new  Moto G Power fits a 6.4-inch, 19:9, Full HD+ display that takes up 88% of the front of the device. The screen can get fairly bright, and actually managed impressive black levels for an LCD display. When the screen lights up to show the time, the black background shows almost imperceptible backlight bleed.

The all new Moto G Power aims to be an impressively versatile camera phone, setting itself apart from the fairly ho-hum camera offering on its predecessor, and it mostly hits that mark.

The main sensor offers up a 16MP resolution with an f/1.7 aperture. It also has fairly sizable 1.75-micron pixels that should give it passable performance in low-light settings, though we weren’t able to test it in those conditions. In modestly lit settings, the camera snapped crisp photos with well balanced colors.

The main camera isn’t the star of the show, though, as the Moto G Power also includes a wide-angle camera as well as a macro camera to help you capture subjects both large and small.

The wide-angle camera shoots up to 8MP photos at f/2.2. The resolution shows itself quickly when zooming in, as the images appear considerably soft compared to the main camera. But, the lens itself still does a great job of fitting a lot into one shot thanks to its 118-degree field of view.

The macro camera manages to be even more impressive in spite of its 2MP resolution. It can capture some fine detail up close with a minimum focus distance of 2cm (less than an inch). It also uses large, 1.75-micron pixels.

The Moto G Power is the source of its power: the battery. This phone packs a beefy, 5,000mAh battery which Motorola claims can last for up to three days of use.

While that would definitely entail fairly light use and some battery-saving measures to achieve, 5,000mAh is still a great chunk of capacity. We managed to draw out over three days while testing the similarly powered Moto G7 Power, so it’s not an unrealistic amount of time.

The all new Moto G Power also supports rapid charging at 10 watts, so even when the battery finally gives out, it can top back up fairly quickly.

The all new Moto G Power is running the recent Snapdragon 665 chipset paired with 4GB of RAM. We find the phone runs fairly fast when web browsing and switching between apps, though we do see it run into a bit of a wall with the more intensive tasks of playing a video or launching the camera.

The new Moto G Power runs Android 10 out of the box, and Motorola doesn’t do much to taint that experience. There’s not a ton of bloatware or overbearing UI changes, though Moto Experiences are still around, offering handy ways to launch the camera or perform other quick actions like turning on Do Not Disturb. The default photo gallery is even Google Photos, so you don’t have to worry about duplicate apps floating around.

The new Moto G Power doesn’t have any NFC support, so you won’t get quick pairing with wireless devices or support for Google Pay cardless payment. It’s also still running on Wi-Fi 5 while more and more devices are making the move to Wi-Fi 6.

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