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Motorola Moto G8 Plus: 199 USD smartphone with Snapdragon 665 and triple primary camera system

Motorola which have been quiet for some time now, is now on aggressive mode with the recent release of Motorola Moto G8 Plus just a few days ago.


But before we begin, let’s do a quick throwback to its predecessor for just a bit – the Moto G7 Plus:

  • 6.2-inch Full HD+ LTPS IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen with 1080 x 2270 pixels, 19:9 ratio (~405 ppi density)
  • Fullview display
  • Front/back glass (Gorilla Glass 3), aluminum frame
  • Splash resistant
  • Gorilla Glass 3 protection
  • Fingerprint sensor
  • Qualcomm SDM636 Snapdragon 636 (14 nm) chipset, Octa-core 1.8 GHz Kryo 260 processor, Adreno 509 graphics and 4GB RAM
  • Dual primary camera: 16MP with f/1.7 aperture, 1.22µm, PDAF and OIS + 5MP with f/2.2 aperture, depth sensor, dual-LED dual-tone flash, panorama and HDR
  • 12MP secondary camera with 1.25µm and HDR
  • 64GB internal storage + microSD expansion slot up to maximum 512GB
  • Non-removable Li-Ion 3000 mAh battery with Fast battery charging
  • Android Pie 9.0
  • Dual-sim and 4G LTE
  • February 2019 release date
  • 269 Pound Sterling or ~345 USD price tag

With eight months of market presence, the Moto G7 Plus is not exactly a huge success by any means. Primarily because of its high price tag and the fierce competition among its peers.

Now that we know where its roots are, let’s take a closer look at the Moto G8 Plus.

  • 6.36-inch Full HD+ LTPS IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen with 1080 x 2280 pixels, 19:9 ratio or ~400 ppi density
  • Splash resistant
  • Qualcomm SDM665 Snapdragon 665 (11 nm) chipset, Octa-core (4x2.0 GHz Kryo 260 Gold & 4x1.8 GHz Kryo 260 Silver) processor, Adreno 610 and 4GB RAM
  • Triple primary camera: 48MP with f/1.7 aperture, (wide), 1/2", 0.8µm, PDAF and Laser AF + 16MP with f/2.2 aperture, 14mm (ultrawide) and dedicated video camera (1080p) + 5MP with f/2.2 aperture, depth sensor, LED flash, HDR and panorama
  • 25MP selfie camera with f/2.0, 0.9µm and HDR
  • 64GB internal storage + microSD expansion slot up to maximum 512GB
  • Non-removable Li-Po 4000 mAh battery
  • Android Pie 9.0
  • Dual-sim and 4G LTE
  • October 2019 release date
  • 13,999 Indian Rupees or ~199 USD price tag

Just a glance over the Moto G8 Plus specs, and you can already see how things have changed. There’s a lot of upgrades happening, and the most important of all is on its impressive price tag.

Starting with its larger 6.36-inch Full HD+ LTPS IPS screen, we now get more screen estate and can see more stuff on it. The splash resistant feature is handy, particularly during the rainy season and if you are out and about actively going through your hectic lifestyle.

Under the hood of the Moto G8 Plus is also now much better, thanks to the Snapdragon 665 chipset paired with a speedy Kryo octa-core processor, good graphics and 4GB RAM. Very good in the mid-range segment, fast enough for all your daily apps and games.

One of the great reason to get the Moto G8 Plus is on its camera side of things. It now comes blessed with the amazing 48MP+16MP+5MP triple primary camera setup. All your pictures will look great and very highly detailed. Not only that, but the 25MP selfie camera will also satisfy all your selfie cravings, so you can upload and show off in your favourite social media platform.

In terms of storage, there’s only one option available with the 64GB internal storage. Should you need more space, pop in a microSD card, and you are all set to go all the way up to an additional of 512GB.

Finally, the battery capacity also gets a 33% upgrade with the Moto G8 Plus now at 4000 mAh. This means that it can easily last for at least two days or more if you are a casual user.


Motorola Moto G8 Plus is an improved version compared to its predecessor. Heeding the calls by fans and the fierce competition in the mid-range category, it is nice to see them pushing the price down while still delivering great value to all of us.

Motorola Moto G8 Plus had just been released for 13,999 Indian Rupees or ~199 USD. Two great colours are available, namely Dark Blue and Dark Red.

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