Moto G8 Plus review-If you are thinking about buying a new phone with distinctive specifications and effective performance, but you control a limited budget, do not worry or feel frustrated because you will find what you are looking for in this phone, which we will review now,
Moto G8 Plus, which is a real deal in all aspects, it did not leave anything that you would like to have in any large phone (which is in line with its price) except it has already contained it.
the company specialized in the production of personal computers, which is affiliated with Motorola – had unveiled its Moto G8 Plus phone earlier this year, specifically on the sidelines of its participation in the activities of the World Mobile Conference held in Barcelona, Spain.
And through the next lines, we will review the Moto G8 Plus Plus phone to help you get to know him more and know its advantages and disadvantages, and whether or not your wishes will flow.
Moto G8 Plus Design
it has a plastic build and comes in two color options – Cosmic Blue and Crystal Pink. The back panel has a gradient-like glossy finish with the camera modules tucked into the top left corner, and the iconic Motorola batwing logo aligned in the middle.
The logo area doubles up as a fingerprint sensor, which is rather intuitive and unlocks the phone in a jiffy. While in-display fingerprint sensors have started making an appearance on mid-range phones, those applications still aren’t as fast as a traditional fingerprint sensor.
The Moto G8 Plus measures 9.09mm at its thickest and weighs 188g, which is more than the G7 Plus. The right edge houses volume rocker and an unlock button, which is textured for better identification, while the left edge is home to a hybrid SIM card slot.
This means it has a SIM slot, then another slot that can house either a second SIM or a microSD card.
Motorola claims that the body of the G8 Plus is water repellent, and the company has implemented little rubber gaskets throughout the build of the phone to back that claim up. However, it’s still not the same as an IP67/68 rated phone, so anything other than usual splashes of water may do some damage.
A soft protective plastic case is provided in the box for added protection against regular wear and tear, which is useful, especially if you’re prone to dropping your phone a lot.
Moto G8 Plus Price And Release Date
The Moto G8 Plus release date was October 25 2019, just a day after it was officially announced to the world.
The Moto G8 Plus price comes in at £239 / AU$499 (roughly $310). That makes it cheaper than the Moto G7 Plus in the UK, but the same price in Australia.
In terms of US pricing or release information, we don’t know right now, but don’t hold your breath – the G7 Plus didn’t come to the States and there’s no clear sign of the Moto G8 Plus landing there either.
Moto G8 Plus Display
The Moto G8 Plus has a slightly bigger screen than the G7 Plus at 6.3-inches. It is an IPS LCD panel with a Full HD+ (2280 x 1080 pixels) resolution and a U-shaped notch up top.
The screen has 19:9 aspect ratio, which is decent for watching videos, as they’re often in that ratio.
There are narrow bezels on three sides except for the chin area, which has a more distinct black border. There’s a speaker grill just above the notch, which works in tandem with the bottom speaker, making up the phone’s stereo system.
A slightly wider design complements the overall profile of the phone when in hand. Due to the 19:9 aspect ratio, videos resize automatically, but without additional cropping. The screen tilts towards the cooler color spectrum by default, but users can change it according to their preference from the given three options – natural, booster, and saturated.
Moto G8 Plus is powered by a 4,000mAh battery,
which is a pretty decent capacity even at the low-price tier of phones,
where we usually see very competitive power packs in phones.
On casual use, you can expect a two-day battery life from the G8 Plus but if you like watching videos, being on social media at all times and playing games on your phone, the phone still easily lasts for a day on a single charge. The battery management system of the phone efficiently saves power by dismissing apps that aren’t in use, and helps the phone last longer.
The device supports 15W fast charging with the TurboPower adapter provided in-the-box. The phone takes close to 150 minutes to fully charge from 0-100%,
which is a little on the slow side,
but at this point you’re often stuck with micro-USB ports which take even longer, so we’re happy with the USB-C port here.
Moto G8 Plus Cameras
Motorola has upgraded the G-series to triple camera setup. The cameras on the Moto G8 Plus consist of a primary 48MP sensor with an f/1.7 aperture paired with a 16MP ultra-wide angle lens with a 117-degree field of view and a 5MP depth sensor which assists in portrait mode. On the front, there’s a 25MP selfie camera housed within the notch cutout with an f/2.0 aperture.
Instead, it’s an ‘action-cam’ as seen on the Motorola One Action, which lets you record horizontal videos while holding the phone vertically. It’s a cool feature, useful for people who want GoPro-like features without splashing out on a new camera.
When taking standard pictures, the company’s quad-pixel technology allows the camera sensors to be more susceptible to light which allows more clear and brighter pictures in any kind of environment.
The camera produces more detailed imagery of the scene in the foreground while distant objects still don’t look clear. That is if you usually zoom into your pictures to check for their clarity, but otherwise for most users, the camera will feel right at home.
Having said that, there’s a marginal difference between the images shot in regular mode in low-lit conditions and the Night Vision mode.
The Moto G8 Plus is snappy and is quick to autofocus on objects, thanks to the laser autofocus system which is great for a phone’s camera in this price range. Generally, the camera performs well in daylight with close to natural color tones and the sharpness is on point.
Music and Gaming
The G8 Plus runs PUBG Mobile at low settings by default as anything higher resulted in frame drops and apparent lags. So, if you play games on your phone casually, this might not be a big issue for you, but if you’re thinking of getting a phone for gaming, we’ll strictly advise going a handset that may be able to handle games better.
It would have been great if Moto G8 Plus had a higher RAM version to better manage games and provide a balanced user experience in the long run,
sadly the phone just has 4GB of RAM with no option for power users.
The chip also brings in third-generation AI Engine for related tasks and supports Vulkan graphics library which efficiently consumes 20% less power than the previous generation.
The phone has 4GB DDR4 RAM and 64GB storage with an option to expand the storage by up to 512GB via microSD card. It runs on stock Android 9.0 Pie with additional Moto customizations such as Moto Actions and Display.
As we’ve previously said, we’d like more RAM for a variety of features, but at this price tag 4GB RAM is what we’d expect.
The Motorola Moto G8 Plus does the basics right and then some. It’s got a versatile camera system that also records wide-angle videos, a big and bright display to view those videos and a fast processor that provides that performance boost when you need it the most.
Add in a water-repellent design encased in a glittering Cosmic Blue finish and you have an impress phone for budget users that offers a clutter-free Android experience.
- Versatile triple camera system
- Stereo speakers
- Impressive battery system
- Average performance
- Cameras need further tuning
- Can’t take wide-angle pictures