8/10
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The Motorola Moto G8 Plus currently has an Informr score of 8 out of 10. This score is based on our evaluation of 11 sources including reviews from users and the web's most trusted critics.


Operating system
Android
Processor
2 GHz
Screen Size
6.3"
Camera
48+ MP


What the Critics Are Saying...


Smartprix

Moto is betting big on the action camera which isn’t the biggest strength. In our opinion, the Moto G8 Plus’ clean and bugs free UI is its biggest strength. Apart from Software, the Stereo speakers with Dolby audio, a well-calibrated display, and decent performance are the few things that work in it...

- Deepak Rajawat, Smartprix
The Indian Express

Based on the performance, the Moto G8 Plus justifies its asking price of Rs 13,999. The phone has a good camera, a dedicated Action Camera, good audio quality, smooth performance, and long battery backup. There is a lot of competition in the under Rs 15,000 price segment, but Moto G8 Plus surely hol...

- Mohammad Faisal, The Indian Express
AndroidPIT

The camera setup is interesting and there's enough battery to last you for almost two days of moderate usage. The display is not the brightest and the performance will struggle if you push the hardware but once again I find myself with a mid-range smartphone on my desk that is perfectly usable.

- David McCourt, AndroidPIT
Tech Advisor

The Moto G8 Plus delivers in principal areas like imaging, performance and battery life. It also brings a premium-looking design, a clean user experience and some smart modifications on top the Android experience to the table. The 48MP main camera offers a greatly-improved photography experience, wh...

- Alfonso Casas & Alex Walker-Todd, Tech Advisor
Expert Reviews

The Moto G8 Plus is another fine addition to the Moto G series. It’s good looking, nippy and takes good pictures. The only problem is that competition is stiffer than ever – especially from China. 

- Alan Martin, Expert Reviews


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Common Questions


Motorola released the Moto G8 Plus on October 24, 2019.


Motorola backs up the Moto G8 Plus with a 1 Year parts & labour warranty.


If your Moto G8 Plus has problems and is still within its warranty period, you could contact Motorola support or the retailer you purchased the phone from. You'll find Motorola's contact information here. If your phone is off warranty and needs repair for a physical problem such as a broken screen or bad battery, you should visit an authorized service centre or a local phone repair shop. You can also connect with others in The Informr Community Forum to find and share answers to questions.



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Screen Size
6.3"

The Motorola Moto G8 Plus's screen size is 6.3 inches with 1080 x 2280 pixels resolution.

Processor
2 GHz

There is a Qualcomm SDM665 Snapdragon 665 (11 nm) Octa-core 2 GHz processor (CPU).

OS

The phone runs on the Android 9.0 Pie operating system (OS).

Camera
48+ MP

You can take photos or capture video with the phone's onboard 48+ megapixel camera.

There is also a secondary front facing camera with 25+ megapixels resolution.

Storage
64 GB

Internal memory is 64 GB. An external, MicroSD, MicroSDHC, microSDXC (up to 512 GB) expansion slot is available for increased storage capacity.

Battery
4000mAh

The phone is powered by a Lithium Polymer (Li-Pol), 4000 mAh battery.

Moto G8 Plus Specs

Overview
Release date October 24, 2019
Regions available UK
Networks
SIM card Nano-SIM
Dual SIM Yes
Operating System Android 9.0 Pie

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Processor Qualcomm SDM665 Snapdragon 665 (11 nm) Octa-core 2 GHz
Internal Storage 64 GB
RAM 4 GB
ROM No
GPS Type A-GPS
Digital compass Yes
Flightmode Yes
Hearing Aid Compatible Unknown
TTY/TDD Unknown
Noise Cancellation Yes
SAR Unknown
Languages English
Manufacturer Warranty 1 Year
Accessories Included USB Power Adapter, Manual, Data Cable
Power & battery
Type Lithium Polymer (Li-Pol)
Battery Capacity 4000 mAh
Removable Battery No
Wireless Charging No
Fast Charging Yes
Video Playback Time Unknown
Internet Use (Wi-Fi) Unknown
Internet Use (Celluar) Unknown
Talk Time Unknown
Standby Time Unknown
Physical Characteristics
Design type Bar
Multi-Use Smart Phone / PDA Yes
Material Plastic
Colors Cosmic Blue, Crystal Pink
Dimensions [H x W x D] 15.835 x 7.583 x 0.909 cm (6.2 x 3 x 0.4 in)
Weight 188 grams
Water Resistant / Waterproof Water Resistant
Rugged design No
IP Rating No
Antenna Type Internal
Changeable Faceplates No
Display / Screen
Type Color
Technology LCD (IPS)
Colors 16.7 million
Resolution 1080 x 2280 pixels
Pixel density 400 pixels
Size 6.3 inches
3D No
Secondary Display No
Sensors Ambient Light, Proximity, Motion / Accelerometer, Gyroscope
Graphics Yes
Themes Yes
Backlit Illumination Yes
Zoom / Magnification Yes
Screen Orientation Lock Yes
Multi-Touch Yes
Fingerprint-Resistant Coating No
Additional Display Features Capacitive touchscreen
Input / Navigation
Sleep / Wake Key Yes
Home Key No
Mute Key No
Input Type Touchscreen
Navigation Type Touchscreen
Predictive Text Entry Yes
Physical keyboard No
Voicemail Key No
Any Key Answer No
Voice Commands Yes
Keypad/Screen Lock Yes
External Volume Control Yes
External Media Playback Controls No
Fingerprint Sensor Yes
Call Management
Wi-Fi Calling Unknown
Voice over LTE (VoLTE) Unknown
Contact List Capacity Depends on system memory
Multiple Numbers Per Contact Email address, Other fields
Contact Groups Yes
Auto Answer Unknown
Voice Activated Dialing Yes
Photo Caller ID Yes
Web / Email / Messaging
Web Browser Yes
Email Client Yes
Email Protocols POP3, IMAP, Microsoft Exchange
Additional Email Features Gmail
Messaging SMS, MMS, IM
Push-to-talk (PTT) No
Connectivity
USB USB Type-C
USB OTG Support Yes
Infrared No
Bluetooth 5.0
Bluetooth Profiles A2DP, AVRCP, OPP/FTP, HID, HFP, HSP, PAN
Bluetooth Audio Codecs SBC, aptX
WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n
WiFi Encryption WEP/WPA/WPA2
Mobile Hotspot Yes
WiMAX No
Memory Expansion Slot Yes
Expansion Slot Info MicroSD, MicroSDHC, microSDXC (up to 512 GB)
PC Synchronization Yes
TV Out No
DLNA Support Unknown
NFC Yes
UMA Support No
Data Tethering Compatibility Yes
Java Applications No
Brew Applications No
ECML / Digital Wallet Unknown
PictBridge No
Camera
Main Camera
Aperture
ƒ/ 1.7
Resolution
48+ megapixels
Dual lens
Yes
Zoom
8x digital
Flash
Yes (LED)
Additional Rear Camera Info
Auto focus, Effects, Face detection, Geotagging, Image stabilization, Multi-shot, Night mode, Panorama, Self-timer, Smile detection, 2nd camera feature (16 MP, F2.2, Ultrawide), 3rd camera feature (5 MP, F2.2, Depth sensor), HDR, Time lapse mode, Slow motion recording
Video Recording Formats
MPEG-4
Video Recording Parameters
Ultra HD (3840 x 2160 pixels), 30 fps
Front Camera
Resolution
25+ megapixels
Zoom
Yes
Additional Front Camera Info
Aperture F2.0
Video Recording Parameters
Full HD (1920 x 1080 pixels), 30 fps
Audio / Video
Audio Playback Yes
Audio Formats AAC, AAC+, AMR, eAAC+, MIDI, MP3, WMA, WAV
Radio Yes (FM)
Video Playback Yes
Video Playback Formats 3GP / 3GPP, AVI, FLV, H.264 / AVC, MPEG-4, WMV
Mobile TV No
Streaming Video Yes
External Speakers Stereo
Headset Jack 3.5mm
Custom Ringtones Yes
Vibration Alert Yes
Downloadable Ringtones Yes
Ringtone Composer No
Ringer ID Yes
Haptic Feedback Vibration Yes
Speakerphone Yes
Apps
To-Do / Task List Unknown
Calendar Yes
World Clock Yes
Alarm Yes
Stop Watch Yes
Timer Yes
Calculator Yes
Currency Converter Unknown
Document Viewer Yes
Weather Yes
Stocks Unknown
Maps Yes
NotePad Unknown
Voice Memos / Recorder Yes
Games Downloadable
Apps Downloadable
Included Software / Apps
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Critic Reviews


Smartprix

Decent performance, good display

from Smartprix

Moto is betting big on the action camera which isn’t the biggest strength. In our opinion, the Moto G8 Plus’ clean and bugs free UI is its biggest strength. Apart from Software, the Stereo speakers with Dolby audio, a well-calibrated display, and decent performance are the few things that wor...More

Moto is betting big on the action camera which isn’t the biggest strength. In our opinion, the Moto G8 Plus’ clean and bugs free UI is its biggest strength. Apart from Software, the Stereo speakers with Dolby audio, a well-calibrated display, and decent performance are the few things that work in its favor. If these things matter to you the most, the Moto G8 Plus is the phone for you. 

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The Indian Express

Good value for money

from The Indian Express

Based on the performance, the Moto G8 Plus justifies its asking price of Rs 13,999. The phone has a good camera, a dedicated Action Camera, good audio quality, smooth performance, and long battery backup. There is a lot of competition in the under Rs 15,000 price segment, but Moto G8 Plus surely holds its own.

Read full review

Based on the performance, the Moto G8 Plus justifies its asking price of Rs 13,999. The phone has a good camera, a dedicated Action Camera, good audio quality, smooth performance, and long battery backup. There is a lot of competition in the under Rs 15,000 price segment, but Moto G8 Plus surely holds its own.

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AndroidPIT

Yet another solid mid-ranger

from AndroidPIT

The camera setup is interesting and there's enough battery to last you for almost two days of moderate usage. The display is not the brightest and the performance will struggle if you push the hardware but once again I find myself with a mid-range smartphone on my desk that is perfectly usable.

Read full review

The camera setup is interesting and there's enough battery to last you for almost two days of moderate usage. The display is not the brightest and the performance will struggle if you push the hardware but once again I find myself with a mid-range smartphone on my desk that is perfectly usable.

Read full review

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Tech Advisor

Ahead of the pack

from Tech Advisor

The Moto G8 Plus delivers in principal areas like imaging, performance and battery life. It also brings a premium-looking design, a clean user experience and some smart modifications on top the Android experience to the table. The 48MP main camera offers a greatly-improved photography experience,...More

The Moto G8 Plus delivers in principal areas like imaging, performance and battery life. It also brings a premium-looking design, a clean user experience and some smart modifications on top the Android experience to the table. The 48MP main camera offers a greatly-improved photography experience, while the Action Cam, with its ultrawide angle lens, grants the phone some impressive cinematography skills too. 

Read full review

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Expert Reviews

Solid performance, good looking, excellent battery life

from Expert Reviews

The Moto G8 Plus is another fine addition to the Moto G series. It’s good looking, nippy and takes good pictures. The only problem is that competition is stiffer than ever – especially from China. 

Read full review

The Moto G8 Plus is another fine addition to the Moto G series. It’s good looking, nippy and takes good pictures. The only problem is that competition is stiffer than ever – especially from China. 

Read full review

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Gadgets Now

Gets the basics right

from Gadgets Now

Motorola has made a competitive smartphone that can take on to competition without much effort. The company has done the basics right by at least offering latest specs, multiple-camera setup, wide-angle video recording while holding the phone in portrait mode, dual speaker setup, which is loud an...More

Motorola has made a competitive smartphone that can take on to competition without much effort. The company has done the basics right by at least offering latest specs, multiple-camera setup, wide-angle video recording while holding the phone in portrait mode, dual speaker setup, which is loud and clear and a relatively better processor, which is powerful enough to handle most day-to-day tasks.

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Stuff

Pure Android and decent budget performance

from Stuff

As well-equipped and capable as we'd expect from a Moto G, with less confusion now the Plus is your only eighth-generation option - but upstart rivals stop it from being the only budget game in town.

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As well-equipped and capable as we'd expect from a Moto G, with less confusion now the Plus is your only eighth-generation option - but upstart rivals stop it from being the only budget game in town.

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NDTV

Vivid display, good stereo speakers

from NDTV

The Moto G8 Plus manages to pack in a decent set of features, with its strengths being the lean Android experience, very good stereo speakers, solid battery life, a crisp display, and above-average camera quality when shooting in daylight. 

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The Moto G8 Plus manages to pack in a decent set of features, with its strengths being the lean Android experience, very good stereo speakers, solid battery life, a crisp display, and above-average camera quality when shooting in daylight. 

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Pocket-lint

Specced-up and priced down

from Pocket-lint

While there's a lot of testing still to do to assess everything that the new Moto G8 Plus has to offer, the fact that it all comes in cheaper than the phone it replaces - while upgrading in a number of areas, is a really aggressive move from Moto. This could very much become the defacto affordabl...More

While there's a lot of testing still to do to assess everything that the new Moto G8 Plus has to offer, the fact that it all comes in cheaper than the phone it replaces - while upgrading in a number of areas, is a really aggressive move from Moto. This could very much become the defacto affordable phone of choice for many. We like Moto's clean Android experience, we think this is a good looking phone and we think you get a lot for your money.

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Gizbot

A decent mid-range phone

from Gizbot

The device offers a good sturdy design, a decent display, an old yet powerful processor and all that complemented by stock Android, which will soon be updated to the latest version. If you are someone seeking a break from Xiaomi and Realme devices and do not shy away from trying out something new, the Moto G8 Plus seems to fit the bill.

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The device offers a good sturdy design, a decent display, an old yet powerful processor and all that complemented by stock Android, which will soon be updated to the latest version. If you are someone seeking a break from Xiaomi and Realme devices and do not shy away from trying out something new, the Moto G8 Plus seems to fit the bill.

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