Moto G8 Play Specs and Price

Moto G8 Play
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Moto G8 Play is the successor of the Moto G7 Play. The smartphone was announced with the Moto G8 Plus in Brazil. The smartphone comes in a gorgeous and promises a good battery life.

Where to Buy Moto G8 Play

Jumia Nigeria – See Offers | Jumia Kenya – See Offers

Moto G8 Play falls under the mid-range category with an amazing body design that will attract many at first sight. The phone has a good camera set-up and a massive battery capacity on the inside.

Moto G8 Play Key Specs & Features

  • 6.2 inches IPS LCD Display, 720 x 1520 pixels (271 PPI)
  • Android 9.0 Pie
  • 13 MP + 8 MP + 2 MP Triple Rear Camera
  • 8 MP Front Camera
  • 2.1 GHz Octa-core MediaTek’s Helio P70M CPU
  • 2GB RAM
  • 32GB Inbuilt Storage Expandable via SDcard
  • Fingerprint Scanner (rear)
  • 4G LTE
  • 4000 mAh Non-Removable Li-Po Battery

Motorola Moto G8 Play

Design and Display

The Moto G8 Play is a budget device that is built with a combination of plastic and glass. The phone also has a smooth panel that features the camera with an LED flash and also a fingerprint scanner for security.

It has body dimensions of 157.6 x 75.4 x 9 mm and it weighs 183.6 grams. On the front, the waterdrop notch offers a large screen display size of 6.2 inches with IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen.

The screen has a resolution of 720 x 1520 pixels, a 19:9 ratio, and 271 PPI density. You will also get display protection on the phone.


On the camera, you will also notice another upgrade. The Moto G8 Play has a triple rear camera made up of an 8MP f/2.2 117° ultrawide camera that is separated from the other sensors.

The main camera which is 13 MP is paired with a 2MP depth sensor. The selfie camera is an 8MP sensor which is for selfies and video calling.

Hardware and Software

The Moto G8 Play has a MediaTek’s Helio P70M processor which is 30% faster than the Snapdragon 632 in the G7 Play. The chipset comes with an octa-core processor that has a clocking speed of 2.1 GHz.

It also has an Android 9.0 (Pie) operating system out of the box with Mali-G72 MP3 for graphics. As for the memory, the handset is available in one storage configuration. It has 2GB of RAM and 32GB of storage.

There’s also support for storage expansion via a MicroSD card slot but it isn’t a dedicated slot like that of the Moto E6 Play device. It uses a shared SIM slot.

Battery and Network

The Moto G8 Play has a non-removable battery capacity of 4000 mAh. There is no news if the battery comes with fast charging technology or not.

It has dual SIM with 4G LTE Network and other regulars such as Bluetooth 4.2 and a USB Type-C port but there is no NFC.

Moto G8 Play Price And Availability

The Motorola will ship the G8 Play with a protective case and stereo earphones in the box.

The phone will sell at a price of $164 which converts to 60,000 Naira in Nigeria. You can order the device in Black Onyx or Magenta Red.

Moto G8 Play Specs

Here are a few specs of the Moto G8 Play:

General Features

  • Platform: Android 9.0 Pie
  • Processor: 6.2 inches IPS LCD 720 x 1520 pixels (271 PPI)
  • GPU: Mali-G72 MP3
  • Memory: 2GB RAM
  • Colours: Black onyx, Magenta red
  • Dimension: 157.6 x 75.4 x 9 mm
  • Weight: 183.6 g
  • SIM Type: Nano-SIM, dual stand-by
  • SIM Count: Hybrid Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)


  • Display: 6.2 inches IPS LCD Display, 720 x 1520 pixels (271 ppi)
  • Screen Protection: Yes
  • Foldable Display: No


  • Rear Camera: 13 MP (wide) + 8 MP (ultrawide) + 2 MP (depth) Triple Camera, [email protected]
  • Rear Camera Features: LED Flash, PDAF, HDR, panorama
  • Front Camera: 8 MP Camera, [email protected]


  • Built-in Storage: 32 GB
  • Memory Card Support: Yes
  • Bundled Cloud Storage: Yes

Network Support

  • 2G GSM: Yes, GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 – SIM 1 & SIM 2
  • 2G CDMA 1X: Yes
  • 3G WCDMA: Yes, HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1700(AWS) / 1900 / 2100
  • 3G CDMA EVDO: Yes
  • 4G LTE: Yes, LTE band 1(2100), 2(1900), 3(1800), 4(1700/2100), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 28(700), 66(1700/2100) – LATAM
  • 5G: No

Internet & Connectivity

  • GPRS: Yes
  • EDGE: Yes
  • 3G/WCDMA/HSPA: Yes
  • HSPA+: Yes
  • CDMA EVDO: Yes
  • 4G LTE: Yes
  • 5G: Yes
  • WLAN: Yes, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, hotspot
  • Wi-Fi Hotspot: Yes
  • Bluetooth: Yes, Bluetooth 4.2, A2DP, LE
  • NFC: No
  • Infrared Blaster: No
  • USB Port: Yes, microUSB 2.0


  • SMS/MMS: Yes
  • Instant Messaging: Yes
  • Push Emails: Yes
  • Email Protocol: Yes


  • Music Player: Yes
  • Video Player: Yes
  • FM Radio: Yes
  • Loudspeaker: Yes
  • 3.5mm Jack: Yes


  • Navigation: Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, GALILEO, LPP, SUPL
  • Maps: Yes

Sensors & Control

  • Digital Compass: Yes
  • Accelerometer: Yes
  • Proximity Sensor: Yes
  • Light Sensor: Yes
  • Barometer: No
  • SpO2: No
  • Pedometer: No
  • Heart Rate Monitor: No
  • Gyroscope: Yes
  • Fingerprint Scanner: Yes (Rear)
  • Iris Scanner: No
  • Face Unlock: No
  • Stylus Pen: No
  • Intelligent Digital Assistant: Yes
  • Motion Sensing / Gesture Control: Yes
  • Voice Control: Yes

Other Features

  • Video Streaming: Yes
  • Active Noise Cancellation: Yes (with dedicated mic)
  • Wireless Charging: No
  • Built-in Mobile Payment: No
  • Water Resistant: No
  • Dust Resistant: No
  • Image Editor: Yes
  • Video Editor: Yes
  • Document Viewer: Yes
  • Document Editor: Yes


  • Battery: 4000 mAh Non-Removable Li-Po Battery
  • Talktime:
  • Standby Time:
  • Fast Charging:
Paschal Okafor is NaijaTechGuide Team Lead. The article Moto G8 Play Specs and Price was written by Miracle .O. The article was last modified: January 31st, 2020
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