7.2/10
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The Motorola Moto G8 currently has an Informr score of 7.2 out of 10. This score is based on our evaluation of 10 sources including reviews from users and the web's most trusted critics.


Operating system
Android
Processor
2 GHz
Screen Size
6.4"
Camera
16+ MP


What the Critics Are Saying...


Good Housekeeping

We love this smartphone's camera. It takes sharp, vibrant photos in most conditions, impressive close-ups and good indoor shots. The battery lasted over eight hours in our video playback tests, recharged to 100% in just two hours and the display is bright and clear, so it's great for watching TV and...

- Good Housekeeping
PCWorld

The Moto G8 isn’t trying to be the next iPhone or even the iPhone SE. It’s trying to be a cheaper G8 Plus - and, if money is the only metric you care about, it satisfies that requirement nicely. However, if you can spend a little more, the difference when it comes to camera optics makes the G8 Plus...

- Fergus Halliday, PCWorld
Good Gear Guide

The Moto G8 isn’t trying to be the next iPhone or even the iPhone SE. It’s trying to be a cheaper G8 Plus - and, if money is the only metric you care about, it satisfies that requirement nicely. However, if you can spend a little more, the difference when it comes to camera optics makes the G8 Plus...

- Fergus Halliday, Good Gear Guide
Ausdroid

For users who want something to just work there’s the consideration of reliable general performance day-to-day, a near-stock OS version and very decent camera performance. The G8 ticks all of these boxes exceedingly well.

- Phil Tann, Ausdroid
ZDNet

With the Moto G8 the most obvious savings have been made on the screen, whose relatively low resolution affects text readability in particular. The build quality is nothing special, but perfectly OK, while the lack of an IP rating isn't really surprising in this market segment. The absence of NFC ma...

- Sandra Vogel, ZDNet


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Common Questions


Motorola released the Moto G8 on March 5, 2020.


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


If your Moto G8 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
6.4"

The Motorola Moto G8's screen size is 6.4 inches with 720 x 1560 pixels resolution.

Processor
2 GHz

There is a Qualcomm SM6125 Snapdragon 665 (11 nm) Octa-core 2 GHz processor (CPU).

OS

The phone runs on the Android 10 operating system (OS).

Camera
16+ MP

You can take photos or capture video with the phone's onboard 16+ megapixel camera.

There is also a secondary front facing camera with 8+ 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-Ion (Li-Ion), 4000 mAh battery.

Moto G8 Specs

Overview
Release date March 5, 2020
Regions available United Kingdom
Mobile / Cellular Data
4G/LTE
Networks
LTE:
700/850/900/1700 /1800/1900/2100/2600 MHz
UMTS:
850/900/1700/1900 /2100 MHz
GSM:
850/900/1800/1900 MHz
Data:
GPRS, EDGE, HSUPA, HSPA+, LTE
SIM card size
Nano-SIM
Dual SIM Yes
Operating System Android 10

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Processor Qualcomm SM6125 Snapdragon 665 (11 nm) Octa-core 2 GHz
Internal Storage 64 GB
RAM 4 GB
ROM No
GPS Type A-GPS
Hearing Aid Compatible Unknown
TTY/TDD Unknown
Noise Cancellation Yes
SAR Unknown
Languages English
Manufacturer Warranty 1 Year
Accessories Included USB Power Adapter, Manual, Headphones, Data Cable
Power & battery
Battery Type Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
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 Neon Blue, Pearl White
Dimensions [H x W x D] 16.127 x 7.58 x 0.895 cm (6.4 x 3 x 0.4 in)
Weight 188 grams
Water Resistant / Waterproof Water Resistant
Rugged design No
IP Rating No
Display / Screen
Type Color
Technology LCD (IPS)
Colors 16.7 million
Resolution 720 x 1560 pixels
Pixel density 269 pixels
Size 6.4 inches
Secondary Display No
Sensors Ambient Light, Proximity, Motion / Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Digital Compass
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
Bluetooth Audio Codecs SBC
WiFi 802.11 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 No
NFC No
Data Tethering Compatibility Yes
Java Applications No
Brew Applications No
ECML / Digital Wallet Yes
Camera
Main Camera
Aperture
ƒ/ 1.7
Resolution
16+ megapixels
Multi-camera
Yes
Zoom
No
Flash
Yes (LED)
Additional Rear Camera Info
Auto focus, Effects, Face detection, Geotagging, Image stabilization, ISO, Multi-shot, Night mode, Panorama, Self-timer, 2nd camera feature (2 MP, F2.2), 3rd camera feature (8 MP, F2.2), HDR, Slow motion recording, Time lapse mode
Video Recording Formats
MPEG-4
Video Recording Parameters
Ultra HD (3840 x 2160 pixels), 30 fps
Front Camera
Resolution
8+ megapixels
Zoom
No
Additional Front Camera Info
Self-timer, Smile detection, Aperture F2.0, HDR
Video Recording Parameters
Audio / Video
Audio Playback Yes
Audio Formats AAC, AAC+, AMR, eAAC+, MIDI, MP3, WMA, WAV
Radio No
Video Playback Yes
Video Playback Formats 3GP / 3GPP, H.264 / AVC, MPEG-4, WMV
Streaming Video Yes
External Speakers Yes
Headset Jack 3.5mm
Custom Ringtones Yes
Vibration Alert Yes
Downloadable Ringtones Yes
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 Unknown
Games Downloadable
Apps Downloadable
Included Software / Apps
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Critic Reviews


Good Housekeeping

Ideal for anyone who wants all the features of a more high-end smartphone but for a lower price

Good Housekeeping

We love this smartphone's camera. It takes sharp, vibrant photos in most conditions, impressive close-ups and good indoor shots. The battery lasted over eight hours in our video playback tests, recharged to 100% in just two hours and the display is bright and clear, so it's great for watching TV and movies.

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We love this smartphone's camera. It takes sharp, vibrant photos in most conditions, impressive close-ups and good indoor shots. The battery lasted over eight hours in our video playback tests, recharged to 100% in just two hours and the display is bright and clear, so it's great for watching TV and movies.

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PCWorld

Keeps things humble

from PCWorld

The Moto G8 isn’t trying to be the next iPhone or even the iPhone SE. It’s trying to be a cheaper G8 Plus - and, if money is the only metric you care about, it satisfies that requirement nicely. However, if you can spend a little more, the difference when it comes to camera optics makes the G...More

The Moto G8 isn’t trying to be the next iPhone or even the iPhone SE. It’s trying to be a cheaper G8 Plus - and, if money is the only metric you care about, it satisfies that requirement nicely. However, if you can spend a little more, the difference when it comes to camera optics makes the G8 Plus a much better option. Like that device, the Moto G8 is a phone that satisfies many of the essentials but lacks when it comes to thrills. 

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Good Gear Guide

Keeps things humble

from Good Gear Guide

The Moto G8 isn’t trying to be the next iPhone or even the iPhone SE. It’s trying to be a cheaper G8 Plus - and, if money is the only metric you care about, it satisfies that requirement nicely. However, if you can spend a little more, the difference when it comes to camera optics makes the G...More

The Moto G8 isn’t trying to be the next iPhone or even the iPhone SE. It’s trying to be a cheaper G8 Plus - and, if money is the only metric you care about, it satisfies that requirement nicely. However, if you can spend a little more, the difference when it comes to camera optics makes the G8 Plus a much better option. Like that device, the Moto G8 is a phone that satisfies many of the essentials but lacks when it comes to thrills. 

Read full review

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Ausdroid

You get a lot of bang for very little buck

from Ausdroid

For users who want something to just work there’s the consideration of reliable general performance day-to-day, a near-stock OS version and very decent camera performance. The G8 ticks all of these boxes exceedingly well.

Read full review

For users who want something to just work there’s the consideration of reliable general performance day-to-day, a near-stock OS version and very decent camera performance. The G8 ticks all of these boxes exceedingly well.

Read full review

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ZDNet

Great value, but display could be better

from ZDNet

With the Moto G8 the most obvious savings have been made on the screen, whose relatively low resolution affects text readability in particular. The build quality is nothing special, but perfectly OK, while the lack of an IP rating isn't really surprising in this market segment. The absence of NFC...More

With the Moto G8 the most obvious savings have been made on the screen, whose relatively low resolution affects text readability in particular. The build quality is nothing special, but perfectly OK, while the lack of an IP rating isn't really surprising in this market segment. The absence of NFC may be more problematic for some. The 3.5mm headset jack and serviceable cameras are welcome, but the big plus is a 4,000mAh battery that ensures plenty of handset usage between charges. All in all, the Moto G8 delivers a good set of features and capabilities at a competitive price.

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Stuff

No bank-breaking here

from Stuff

The G8 looks decent, has enough power to get you through a full day without stutters, and packs a seriously respectable camera for the price. Is the G8 perfect? No. At night, its camera crumbles, like most phones in its price range, and it also misses out on NFC. That said, if you want a reliable...More

The G8 looks decent, has enough power to get you through a full day without stutters, and packs a seriously respectable camera for the price. Is the G8 perfect? No. At night, its camera crumbles, like most phones in its price range, and it also misses out on NFC. That said, if you want a reliable experience, a stock interface, and a great value for money smartphone, you won’t be disappointed by Motorola’s latest G.

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AndroidPIT

A consistently good mid-range smartphone

from AndroidPIT

Battery life and its camera performance made an excellent impression, and the performance certainly was on par with the price point. It is also comforting to note that bloatware is minimized, as only the necessary software has been pre-installed. The Moto G8 is a good smartphone and worth every...More

Battery life and its camera performance made an excellent impression, and the performance certainly was on par with the price point. It is also comforting to note that bloatware is minimized, as only the necessary software has been pre-installed. The Moto G8 is a good smartphone and worth every penny, but there are also several equally good alternatives out there. Brand loyalists would not be disappointed by it though.

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TrustedReviews

A good device that offers a good main camera and decent performance for the price

from TrustedReviews

The Motorola G8 is a good phone for this price point, delivering a strong processor, a large screen and a reliable camera.  However, the camera isn’t as versatile as I would have liked, and the screen quality is fairly lacking.

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The Motorola G8 is a good phone for this price point, delivering a strong processor, a large screen and a reliable camera.  However, the camera isn’t as versatile as I would have liked, and the screen quality is fairly lacking.

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Tech.Co

A well-judged phone that ticks all the boxes without making a fuss

from Tech.Co

The Motorola G8 represents exceptional value for money. Costing around $225, the G8 features a decent screen, decent performance, decent cameras, a USB-C port and 3.5mm audio jack, and a brilliantly clean version of Android.

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The Motorola G8 represents exceptional value for money. Costing around $225, the G8 features a decent screen, decent performance, decent cameras, a USB-C port and 3.5mm audio jack, and a brilliantly clean version of Android.

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Pocket-lint

Affordable phones don't come better than this

from Pocket-lint

If your budget is under 200 then we can think of nothing better to buy outright. The extra cameras aren't up to much, but in terms of smooth operability and longevity there's no holding this Moto G back.

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If your budget is under 200 then we can think of nothing better to buy outright. The extra cameras aren't up to much, but in terms of smooth operability and longevity there's no holding this Moto G back.

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