Motorola Moto G Power (2021) vs G Pure

Here we compared two mid-range smartphones: the 6.6-inch Motorola Moto G Power (2021) (with Qualcomm Snapdragon 662) that was released on January 8, 2021, against the Motorola G Pure, which is powered by MediaTek Helio G25 and came out 9 months after. On this page, you will find tests, full specs, strengths, and weaknesses of each of the gadgets.

Key differences

An overview of the main advantages of each smartphone
Reasons to consider the Motorola Moto G Power (2021)
  • 2.1x better performance in AnTuTu Benchmark (209K versus 99K)
  • Comes with 1000 mAh larger battery capacity: 5000 vs 4000 mAh
  • Supports 15W fast charging
  • Has 2 SIM card slots
  • 2.2x faster in single-core GeekBench 5 test: 322 and 146 points
Reasons to consider the Motorola G Pure
  • Water-resistant body (IP52 classification)
  • More recent OS version: Android 11 versus 10
  • Weighs 18.5 grams less
  • The phone is 9-months newer
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Review

Display
Screen quality, color accuracy, brightness
Performance
CPU/GPU performance in apps and games
Battery
Battery life, charging type and speed
Camera
Photo and video recording quality
Connectivity
Networks, ports, data transmission
NanoReview score
Final comparison evaluation

Value for money

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Price

Tests and specifications

Comparison table of technical specifications and tests

Display

Type IPS LCD TFT LCD
Size 6.6 inches 6.5 inches
Resolution 720 x 1600 pixels 720 x 1600 pixels
Aspect ratio 20:9 20:9
PPI 266 ppi 269 ppi
Refresh rate 60 Hz 60 Hz
Max rated brightness - 550 nits
HDR support No No
Screen protection Tempered glass Tempered glass
Screen-to-body ratio 83.8% 80.6%

Design and build

Height 165.3 mm (6.51 inches) 167.4 mm (6.59 inches)
Width 75.9 mm (2.99 inches) 75.6 mm (2.98 inches)
Thickness 9.5 mm (0.37 inches) 8.8 mm (0.35 inches)
Weight 206.5 g (7.28 oz) 188 g (6.63 oz)
Waterproof No IP52
Rear material Plastic Plastic
Frame material Plastic Plastic
Colors Silver, Gray Blue
Fingerprint scanner Yes, in home button Yes, rear
Screen-to-body ratio
80.6%

Performance

Tests of Motorola Moto G Power (2021) and Motorola G Pure in the benchmarks
SoC
Chipset Qualcomm Snapdragon 662 MediaTek Helio G25
Max. clock 2000 MHz 2000 MHz
CPU cores 8 (4 + 4) 8 (4 + 4)
Architecture - 4 cores at 1.8 GHz: Kryo 260 Silver (Cortex-A53)
- 4 cores at 2 GHz: Kryo 260 Gold (Cortex-A73)
- 4 cores at 1.5 GHz: Cortex-A53
- 4 cores at 2 GHz: Cortex-A53
Lithography process 11 nanometers 12 nanometers
Graphics Adreno 610 IMG PowerVR GE8320
GPU clock 950 MHz 650 MHz
FLOPS ~272 GFLOPS ~41.8 GFLOPS

Benchmarks

Geekbench 5 (Single-Core)
146
Geekbench 5 (Multi-Core)
1380
662
AnTuTu Benchmark 9
209872
99062
3DMark Wild Life Performance
Stability 99% -
Graphics test 2 FPS -
Graphics score 373 -
PCMark 3.0 score 6192 -
Sources: 3DMark [3]

Memory

RAM
RAM size 3, 4 GB 3 GB
Memory type LPDDR4X LPDDR4X
Memory clock 1866 MHz 1800 MHz
Channels 2 2
Storage
Storage size 32, 64 GB 32 GB
Storage type eMMC 5.1 eMMC 5.1
Memory card MicroSD MicroSD
Memory card max. size Up to 512 GB Up to 512 GB

Software

Operating system Android 10 Android 11
ROM - Stock Android

Battery

Specifications
Capacity 5000 mAh 4000 mAh
Charge power 15 W 10 W
Battery type Li-Po Li-Ion
Replaceable No No
Wireless charging No No
Reverse charging No No
Fast charging Yes, TurboPower No
Full charging time - 2:30 hr

Camera

Specs and camera test of smartphones
Main camera
Matrix 48 megapixels 13 megapixels
Image resolution 8000 x 6000 4000 x 3000
Zoom Digital Digital
Flash LED LED
Stabilization Digital Digital
8K video recording No No
4K video recording No No
1080p video recording Up to 60FPS Up to 30FPS
Slow motion - No
Lenses 3 (48 MP + 2 MP + 2 MP) 2 (13 MP + 2 MP)
Wide (main) lens - 48 MP
- Aperture: f/1.7
- Focal length: 26 mm
- Pixel size: 0.8 micron
- Sensor: 1/2.0" (CMOS)
- Phase autofocus
- 13 MP
- Aperture: f/2.2
- Phase autofocus
Macro lens - 2 MP
- Aperture: f/2.4
- Phase autofocus
-
Depth lens - 2 MP
- Aperture: f/2.4
- 2 MP
- Aperture: f/2.4
Camera features - Bokeh mode
- Pro mode
- Bokeh mode
- Pro mode
Selfie camera
Megapixels 8 megapixels 5 megapixels
Image resolution 4608 x 3456 2560 x 1960
Aperture f/2.0 f/2.4
Pixel size 1.12 microns -
Sensor type CMOS CMOS
Video resolution 1080p (Full HD) at 30 FPS 1080p (Full HD) at 30 FPS

Connectivity

Wi-Fi standard Wi-Fi 5 (802.11 a/b/g/n/ac) Wi-Fi 5 (802.11 a/b/g/n/ac)
Wi-Fi features - Dual Band
- Wi-Fi Hotspot
- Wi-Fi Display
- Dual Band
- Wi-Fi Direct
- Wi-Fi Hotspot
- Wi-Fi Display
Bluetooth version 5 5
Bluetooth features LE, A2DP LE, A2DP
USB type USB Type-C USB Type-C
USB version 2 2
USB features - Charging
- USB-Storage mode
- Charging
- USB-Storage mode
GPS GPS, GLONASS, Galileo GPS, GLONASS, Beidou, Galileo
NFC* No No
Infrared port No No
Network
Number of SIM* 2 1
Type of SIM card Nano Nano
Multi SIM mode Standby -
eSIM support* No No
Hybrid slot No No
LTE Cat* 13 4
5G support No No

Sound

Speakers Mono Mono
Headphone audio jack Yes Yes
FM radio Yes Yes
Dolby Atmos No No

Other

Category Mid-range Mid-range
Announced January 2021 October 2021
Release date January 2021 October 2021
Sensors - Barometer
- Proximity sensor
- Gyroscope
- Accelerometer
- Ambient light sensor
- Compass
- Fingerprint
- Proximity sensor
- Accelerometer
- Ambient light sensor
- Fingerprint
*Disclaimer! NFC, GSM network support, and some other specs can be different depending on the country.

Conclusion

After analyzing all the data, we think that the Motorola Moto G Power (2021) is definitely a better buy.

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Total votes: 80

User opinions

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Arlene Fisher 21 September 2022 20:02
I saw a Motorola Moto G at local store for 39.99 Would this be a Motorola Moto G Pure or a Motorola Moto Power?
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Alexander Dwight Grecu 12 November 2022 15:55
hi, Arlene not sure if this reply is too late for relevance yet I would persist in delivering my best assistance upon the first observation. The Motorola Moto G you see on sale for 39.99 is an entirely different phone than the Moto G Pure or G Power. It is its own model, it's very old and thats why its price is so much lower as both the G Pure and G Pure usually cost more than a hundred dollars. hope this provides if not some clarity, and a beautiful day to you.
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Cecil 10 July 2022 12:32
In my area when looking at price difference the moto gvpure has it over the moto g powe. Also, like pure being more water resistance. Being a senior citizen looking for only what needed and not frails.
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Arlene Fisher 21 September 2022 20:08
Waiting for reply. About how long does a reply take?
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