So today we take a look at not my oneplus 9 pro this camera. That i’m, using right now is the front camera on the moto g power, and this is the one year review a little over a year one year actually. But this is a full year with the moto g power, which i do use nearly every day. So if you guys remember, i bought this for 200 bucks back in april of 2020 to replace my moto g7, which i’ve had for a year uh that i bought in 2019. Now i put just, i purchased a lot of devices on google five, because this phone will be you it’s been used on. My google fi account so sometimes i’ll buy other devices on my google fire account if they offer a really good deal and that’s. What i did with the moto g uh, the google pixel 45g – i got it there instead of binding direct to google same thing, it’s still great, though now the moto g power one year, one full completed year of ownership. How do i feel about it? Tons of things are running through my mind right now, so, first of all, if i’m being honest, i’ve completely forgotten about the specs of this device. I just know that it’s been in this uag case that i purchased uh remind you remember. This is the front camera on the moto g power for this video. I bought this uag case right here, um back when i first bought the phone and i got it for like 15 bucks right now.
I think this case is like 35 to 40 bucks, because when it first came out, they were running so many promos um. You know it somehow it snuck, past and best buy was selling it for 15 because they thought it wouldn’t work with the moto g power or something i don’t know. Nonetheless, it lives in this case. So as a consumer. I hope that if you bought this phone a year ago, you bought a case and you stuck with it because i know this is what consumers do. Um, yes, i’m. Reviewing this device, however, i’m i’m – the consumer talking now because we’re a year into ownership, ownership of this phone and i’ve definitely had some good times with this phone. So let’s start with the um battery life. The battery life on this phone uh is just absolutely great. In my opinion, it has a huge battery, i believe, it’s five thousand. I don’t even remember again. So when i buy something um, i just use it so we’re gon na. Look it up real time right now, five thousand that’s. What i thought, because i remember comparing this to my v60, which was a 5000mah battery and this phone grabbed 16 hours of screen on time and about three days of use, uh, so 6.4 inch 1080p display just six thousand milliamp hour. Battery snapdragon 665 is inside that’s. What i wanted to tell you uh with four gigs of ram uh, and you know all those specs aside, folks, all those specs aside.
This has been one of the best experiences that i’ve had with the moto line. Now, if you notice, i didn’t bring in the 2021 lineup of the moto moto line it’s, because some things like this phone is a phone and everyone doing this. Video review with the phone or recording this phone is a phone that’s for function. For me, it’s for business uh i’m using this predominantly for phone calls, and i do social media and i do take photos – and i do a lot of that. But predominantly my google fi lines that i have they actually get used for tons and tons of uh phone calls, but when i am using it for social media, most of the time i’ll have like my earphones in at that point, because this phone does have a Headphone jack um i’ll have some earphones in or something at it at one point and then i’ll, um i’ll get on twitter or instagram or i’ll. Look at web page browsers while i’m on the phone. I frequently do that and so that’s how i’m working this battery and working this phone and it’s just lasting and lasting and lasting and lasting and lasting. It is doing fantastic now, um, most phones today when it comes to the cameras, can pretty much perform. But we’re talking about a phone from a year ago, this front camera, as i look through the viewfinder, is looks great on the viewfinder. I got ta admit uh, but most cameras in the last year or two they all should be able.
They all should be able to produce good footage like this. They should, if they can’t something’s wrong. You should be able to fire up your phone and you should be able to shoot a video or take a photo with with no problem in auto. You should have to go to pro mode if you don’t want to, because the 99 of the world they don’t, not open up pro mode and start programming. Their phone pro is thrown around way too much anyway. But i want to say that if, in fact you bought this phone for the cameras, you are going to be fine, i mean i’m using the phone right now to record this. Let me let me take a photo, so you can see. I mean you know it’s, not my sigma. You know it’s not so i’m, going to take a photo here of the camera there. It is. You can see all the Music all right there. It is yeah. You see the ring light and all that stuff that’s. It got it on the tripod um, but if you buy this phone for the cameras, you’re gon na be pleased you’ll be totally happy with it because photos all the footage. Everything comes out fantastic with this phone um. Now the fact that it has a headphone, jack, that’s, that’s, really important, so we’ve checked off a few boxes. Already great battery um it’s got a headphone jack um. The cameras are great uh, the screen um 1080p screens.
We don’t need 90 hertz. We don’t need all of that. Some people think we do uh, but we really don’t uh people have tried to argue that with me all day, it’s 20 20. it’s supposed to be at least a 90 hertz yeah. No so and i’m not saying that, just because this phone doesn’t have one it’s, not the purpose of me saying that i’m, just saying, if you follow the hype, train you’re, going to think you need a 90 hertz display uh, but um battery life screen performance from The processor is really good: um, headphone jack cameras, everything about this. This thing is really really solid, so uh, how do you review a phone that’s a year old? You just keep using it. I plan on using this device until it flat out breaks just like my g7 and, if i’m being honest, if my g7 had not broken. If i had to drop my g7, it slid off my lap like less than three feet from the ground and it just shattered on the back. If that hadn’t happened, i was. It would still be right here right now, and this will be a two year review on the moto g7. So what don’t i like about this phone and then we’ll talk about price and what i paid and what you could actually get it for now. I don’t like the hardware, the hardware while it’s a little on the thicker side, but that’s okay, it’s compensated with a big battery, hoping that’s.
Why it’s so thick uh and then also the black color. I don’t really i’m, not a fan of the black color, which is why it stays in this case the phone looks filthy after just touching it for a little bit of time, so um yeah, i i don’t, really feel the need to. I wish they would make if they’re gon na make a black phone make it a matte black. That would be great, even if it’s plastic it doesn’t, have to be glass. You can still do a matte or just give some texture, even if it’s not matte, give some texture on the back. I do not like this glossy black and i don’t really care for the hardware too much, but other than that. When i push the phone really hard, it performs uh yeah, it’s, okay, so for you techies out there, because i know some of you might ask it is on the january 2021 security patch. I believe it is so it’s gotten. Some it’s got a lot of updates over the years, but over the year but um i don’t care if it gets an update or not, because i told you what i’m using this phone for social media web browsing tons of phone calls, i mean a boatload of Them when i first got the phone i did, i was more heavy with really in like that review phase for the first two months or whatever. Like really you know, all these boxes and giving feedback feedback.
I did a three month and a six month and now we’re at a year. So if you have this phone, i hope you’re enjoying it. I hope you don’t go out and spend more money because money wise again, if i didn’t say it yet. I paid 200 for this and now it’s 49. Even the stylist stylist version of this phone is 99 bucks opposed to the higher pricing. So the retailer this when it first came out was was uh 249 and i bought it for 200. At that time i thought it was a great deal um, but now it’s 49 bucks that’s a steal folks. I could easily grab three or four of these and give them away not doing that. But i think if you want to get one there’s, a five link down below i’d only getting i tapped out on google five. Let me be honest: they won’t give me any more credits for referrals. I think that’s kind of jacked up, i think that’s totally messed up, but i’ve referred so many people with that link down below uh and once my account got to like a thousand dollars in credits or something they cut it off, like those credits, ran out a Long time ago, but i i think i didn’t have service, i think i didn’t pay for service for a lease. I had google five for five years or six years or something like that and over half of that i didn’t pay a bill because i had done so many referrals, so i think it’s kind of cold that they they tapped me out on referrals, but you in Fact still can get um a a credit on there.
I don’t get one though, but you take advantage of that credit and try it. For a month. The phone is 49 bucks folks buy the phone pay. The 49 bucks you’re gon na pay one month up front to get the service going that next month will be your free month, and after that you know what i’m saying two months: keep it do whatever you want to do, read the fine print on things. I’M, not gon na, do all your research for you redefine print and enjoy your phone now i’m gon na pop, my phone back in my case, because i don’t wan na break this one like i did the g7. This phone is gon na be here. Unless i decide to sell it and some just really sparks a nerve, but i don’t plan on buying anything else for this particular phone number i’m, just gon na i’m, just gon na roll with this.