After launching the Moto G8 Power and G Stylus last month, the Lenovo-owned company has now taken the wrap off the Moto G8, thus probably completing the G8 lineup. Earlier Motorola had launched the Moto G8 Plus and the Moto G8 Play back in October 2019.
The vanilla Moto G8 is an affordable budget smartphone with Snapdragon 665 SoC, triple rear cameras, and a decent battery. Unlike the Moto G7’s teardrop notch, the Moto G8 comes with a punch-hole cutout for wielding the selfie camera.
The Moto G8 currently launched in Brazil and may soon be carried over to other markets including Asia, Europe, Australia, and Latin America. The smartphone is priced at BLR1,299 (Approx. USD280) and will be available in two color options: Pearl White and Neon Blue.
Digging into the deets, the Moto G8 comes with a 6.4-inch Max Vision LCD screen with 720x1560p HD+ resolution and 19.5:9 aspect ratio.
Under the hood, the Moto G8 is underpinned by an 11nm Qualcomm Snapdragon 665 octa-core SoC integrated with Adreno 610 GPU. The smartphone packs 4GB RAM and 64GB internal storage with a shared microSD slot for storage expansion up to 512GB.
- Motorola debuts Moto G8 Plus, G8 Play, E6 Play, and One Macro
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Optics-wise, the Moto G8 holds vertically aligned triple camera setup at the back comprising a 16MP f/1.7 primary sensor with PDAF and Laser AF, an 8MP f/2.2 ultra-wide-angle sensor, and a 2MP f/2.2 macro sensor. The rear camera can shoot 2160p videos at 30 fps.
On the front, inside the hole-punch cutout, there lies a single 8MP selfie shooter with f/2.0 and HDR support. The front-facing camera can capture 1080p videos at 30 fps.
On the software side of things, the Moto G8 runs near-stock Android 10 out-of-the-box. A 4,000mAh battery keeps the device ticking with support of 10W charging. The battery is claimed to last up to 40 hours over a single charge.
Connectivity options include 4G LTE, Wi-Fi, GPS, Bluetooth 5.0, dual SIM slots, USB Type-C port, and 3.5mm headphone jack.
Among other things, the Moto G8 bears a water-repellent design and comes with Moto Experiences and Moto Gametime. The fingerprint scanner is embedded right into the Motorola batwing logo on the back.