The Motorola Moto G8 Plus is a mid-range smartphone placed in a price category that makes it a strong contender in the mid-range smartphone market. It packs in capable mid-range specs in a beautiful chassis. In this article, we explore the Moto G8 Plus specs and price, which will help you make that purchase decision.
Motorola Moto G8 Plus Key Specs
- 6.3 inches IPS LCD Display, 1080 x 2280 pixels (400 ppi)
- Android 9.0 Pie
- 48 MP + 16 MP + 5 MP Triple Rear Camera
- 25 MP Front Camera
- Qualcomm Snapdragon 665 (11 nm) Processor
- 4GB RAM
- 64GB Inbuilt Storage Expandable via SDcard
- Fingerprint Scanner (Rear Mounted)
- 4G LTE
- 4000 mAh Non-Removable Li-Po Battery
Design and Display
The Design of the Motorola Moto G8 Plus may not be the most appealing or the most beautiful in the world, but for a mid-range smartphone, I for one is impressed.
The Moto G8 Plus design is no headliner, but placements and the gradient on the rear is something I love so much.
The rear of this Android Phone is home to a beautifully arranged array of triple cameras with a camera flash sitting below. You will also find a capacitive fingerprint sensor as well as the Motorola logo here.
Upfront, there is a 6.3 inch IPS LCD display, with a resolution of 1080 x 2280 and a screen density of 400 ppi. This display has a notch which is home to a front-facing camera. Above that notch, is its earpiece.
The build comprises of plastic on the rear, plastic on the frame and glass on the front.
The Motorola Moto G8 Plus provides dual options for color variants. When purchasing this mobile phone, you have the option of choosing either the dark blue or dark red variant.
The Moto G8 Plus is no slack. It follows suit, featuring an impressive camera system, capable of allowing users taking cool photographs.
The Motorola Moto G8 Plus rear camera system is home to 48MP primary camera with an aperture of f/1.7, a 16MP ultrawide camera with an aperture of f/2.2 and a 5MP depth sensor with an aperture of f/2.2.
This camera system is capable of allowing users to shoot photos in HDR, Panorama. It also allows users to shoot 4k videos @30fps, 1080p videos at 30/60/120fps.
The front camera is a 25MP camera with an aperture of f/2.0. This camera allows users to shoot photos in HDR and also shoot 1080p videos with frame rates capped at 120fps.
Hardware and Software
The Moto G8 Plus packs in Mid-range specs. Being a mid-range smartphone, You shouldn’t expect high-end performance, but it certainly going to perform a lot of tasks with minute stutters.
It is home to an Octa-core Qualcomm 665 Processor and an Adreno 610 GPU.
The smartphone also features 4GB of RAM, 64GB of eMMC internal storage, with an option for storage expansion via Micro-SD.
The Moto G8 Plus houses a non-removable 4000mAh Li-Po battery and also supports 15W fast charging, to boost charging speed.
The Moto G8 Plus features a 3.5mm headphone jack, dual-band Wi-Fi, a USB Type C port and Bluetooth 5.0.
Internet connectivity on the Motorola Moto G8 Plus is capped at 4G LTE as there is no 5G support here.
Motorola Moto G8 Plus Price And Availability
The Price of the Motorola Moto G8 Plus is around $199, which is about 72,137 Naira, 1,091 GHC, and 19,977 Kenyan shillings.
The Moto G8 Plus released in October 2019 and is currently available for purchase in stores.
Moto G8 Plus Specs
Here are a few specs of the Moto G8 Plus:
- Platform: Android 9.0 Pie
- Processor: Octa-core 2.0 GHz quad-core Kryo 260 Gold & 1.8 GHz quad-core Kryo 260 Silver (Qualcomm SDM665 Snapdragon 665)
- GPU: Adreno 610
- Memory: 4GB RAM
- Colours: Dark Blue, Dark Red
- Dimension: 158.4 x 75.8 x 9.1 mm
- Weight: 188 g
- SIM Type: Nano-SIM
- SIM Count: Single SIM (Nano-SIM) or Hybrid Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)
- Display: 6.3 inches IPS LCD Display, 1080 x 2280 pixels (400 PPI)
- Screen Protection: Yes
- Foldable Display: No
- Rear Camera: 48MP (wide) f/1.7 + 16MP (ultrawide) f/2.2 + 5MP (depth) f/2.2 Triple Camera
- Rear Camera Features: LED Flash, PDAF, HDR, panorama, [email protected], [email protected]/60/120fps, [email protected] (gyro-EIS
- Front Camera: 25MP Camera, f/2.0, HDR, [email protected]/120fps
- Built-in Storage: 64GB
- Memory Card Support: Yes
- Bundled Cloud Storage: –
- 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: –
- WLAN: Yes, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct
- Wi-Fi Hotspot: Yes
- Bluetooth: Yes, Bluetooth 5.0, A2DP, LE, aptX
- NFC: Yes (market dependent)
- Infrared Blaster: No
- USB Port: Yes, USB Type-C 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, A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS, GALILEO
- Maps: Yes
Sensors & Control
- Digital Compass: Yes
- Accelerometer: Yes
- Proximity Sensor: Yes
- Light Sensor: –
- Barometer: No
- SpO2: No
- Pedometer: No
- Heart Rate Monitor: No
- Gyroscope: Yes
- Fingerprint Scanner: Yes (Rear-mounted)
- Iris Scanner: No
- Face Unlock: No
- Stylus Pen: No
- Intelligent Digital Assistant: Yes
- Motion Sensing / Gesture Control: Yes
- Voice Control: Yes
- 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: Yes, 15W