Moto G8 unveiled with 720p+ display, new triple camera and larger battery

Peter, 05 March 2020

The Moto G8 family just gained another member – and it’s the Moto G8 that arrives fashionably late to the gathering. Following the launch of the Play, Plus and Power we finally get the vanilla model. Last year, the G7 struck a fine balance between cost and capabilities, but the 2020 successor alters the formula significantly.

The 6.4” display with 720p+ resolution marks a noticeable drop in pixel density (the G7 had a 6.2” 1080p+ display). The selfie camera still has an 8MP sensor (1.12µm pixels), but it’s now inside a punch hole instead of a teardrop notch.

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Moto G8 in Capri Blue and White Prism

The triple camera on the back is an upgrade. It features a new 16MP main unit (1.12µm pixels behind an f/1.7 lens) as well as 8MP ultra wide-angle (119°) and a 2MP macro cameras.

The fourth module is a Laser AF system. The main camera can record 4K video at 30fps, same as before. For comparison, the G7 had a 12MP main cam and 5MP depth sensor, the G8 Plus has a 48MP main and 16MP ultrawide cameras (plus a 1080p+ screen).

Moto G8 unveiled with 720p+ display, new triple camera and larger battery

The Motorola Moto G8 features a better chipset too, a Snapdragon 665 (also seen in the G8 Plus). The Adreno 600-class GPU is nearly twice as fast as the 500-class GPU on the old model, the CPU is slightly faster too.

The memory configuration is the same as last year, 4GB of RAM and 64GB storage (51GB user available). This is a dual SIM phone, but you can put a microSD card instead instead of a second SIM.

The new model sports a larger battery – 4,000mAh, matching the G8 Plus and Play (the old G7 had a 3,000mAh battery). However, charging speed has taken a hit and the G8 only supports 10W.

Charging is done over the USB-C port on the bottom, there’s also a 3.5mm headphone jack on top. Bluetooth 5.0 is available if you want to listen to music wirelessly. As usual, the Motorola logo on the back of the phone doubles as a fingerprint reader.

Moto G8 unveiled with 720p+ display, new triple camera and larger battery

The Moto G8 is currently available in Brazil for BRL 1,143 (12% off the MSRP of BRL 1,300). In the UK, the phone will retail for £180 with Amazon, Argos and John Lewis selling it. According to Motorola, the G8 will be expand to the rest of Latin America, Europe, Asia and Australia.

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Reader comments

  • Anonymous
  • 26 Nov 2020
  • mr}

I just bought this for 99 eur (Finland). I have s7 edge samsung 32gb now, I'm happy with that. But I want to try this cheap android 10.0 Motorola G8 ... 720p display is okay for me. I usually watch 720p videos from Youtube.

  • Bailey
  • 09 Mar 2020
  • p%4

Its not a tiny display its 6.4

What is the point of 1080p on tiny screen? It is not like you going to see difference between 720p or 1080p on a 6 inch screen. Funny to see people complaining about things they dont even benefir from

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