A few weeks ago we covered a leak of the specifications of the Moto G8, G8 Power and G8 Stylus, which were given thanks to Amazon UK. In that article we comment that Motorola wants to stomp on the mid-range Android 2020, by offering three mobiles that were aimed at different types of users, depending on their hardware. With permission of the Moto G8 Plus.
Now Motorola has just made the launch of the Motorola Moto G8 official, and while many of the leaked specs match, there are some that don't. Known all the characteristics of the new Moto G8, a mid-range with which Motorola hopes to recover some ground this year.
All the characteristics of the Moto G8, the mobile that hopes to restore brightness to Motorola
With the G8, Lenovo wants to give its mobile subsidiary a break in the mid-range, and try to recover the good reviews and number of sales that the first Moto G had. The task will not be easy, since competition in that sector is the most difficult. lasts from the Android ecosystem but the standard G8 is the most balanced and savings-oriented version of your new options. Will it succeed? Look at its specifications and draw your own conclusion.
Motorola Moto G8
|Dimensions and weight||161.27 x 75.8 x 8.95 mm. 188.3 grams.|
|screen||6.4 ″ HD + (1560 x 720) with 19.5: 9 aspect ratio, IPS panel and 282 ppi density.|
|Processor||Qualcomm Snapdragon 665 with Adreno 610 graphic.|
|Storage||64 GB in eMMC 5.1 format. Expandable by microSD.|
|Rear camera||Triple 16 MP f / 1.7 + 8 MP f / 2.2 + 2 MP f / 2.2.|
|Front camera||8 MP f / 2.0.|
|Connectivity and extras||USB C, WiFi 4, Dual SIM 4G, GPS + GLONASS, Bluetooth 5, FM Radio and 3.5mm audio jack.|
|Battery||4000 mAh with 10W fast charge.|
Design of the new Moto G8: continuous and elegant, but with a negative point
Motorola does not want to risk too much in design matters, and for that reason he decides to stay in the same static line of his previous mobiles. The Moto G8 has a body made of plastic with a subsequent design of linear patterns that in the distance looks very good, but continuing to bet on this material can be very negative.
Unfortunately, the plastic makes the fingerprints very marked, and Although it is stronger than glass, it scratches easily and suffers greatly from any adverse conditions. In addition, the competition is betting mostly on glass.
The camera layout is vertical, following the design canons not only of the brand, but of most devices of 2019. Thus, the fingerprint sensor also maintains the company's logo, a hallmark of its smartphones for a long time. weather.
On the front, Motorola s bets on 2020, and mounts on the car of perforated screens to locate the selfie camera. Goodbye to notch, and hello to all screen design of reduced frames. Point in favor in this regard. The colors of this mobile? Blue and white.
The Moto G8 display is extremely simple
If Motorola's idea is to reposition itself in the mid-range, we think that then it should have put a little more love on the screen of its Moto G8. Manufactured in a 6.4-inch size, the G8's IPS panel features a resolution of just 1560 x 720 pixels (HD +).
This will help the battery to have greater autonomy, because a higher resolution requires a greater consumption of resources, but in the middle of 2020 it is very risky. The vast majority of mid-range mobiles are already betting on Full HD + and have been standardized in that resolution.
The performance of the Motorola G8 is assured
If the choice of such a simple screen does not seem right, the choice of the SD665 is quite the opposite. The Snapdragon 665 is Qualcomm's most balanced mid-range processor so far, and its excellent performance has been proven on smartphones such as the Redmi Note 8, or the Realme 5.
Perhaps this chip is simpler than the SD730G or SD765, but those are CPUs that aim more at the mid-high range. In the memory section, Motorola goes up to 4GB of RAM, a correct decision, which is according to the price range of this Android mobile.
Already moved to internal storage, the new Motorola G8 features a single 64GB version, leaving behind the rumor that there would be a second 32 GB. In addition, the storage is expandable by microSD of up to 512 GB. Overall the Moto G8 ensures you decent performance for the price range it is targeting.
The cameras of the Moto G8 may know little
The Motorola G8 feature a triple rear camera setup, which will feature a 16 MP sensor and f / 1.7 aperture. Not bad, but the competition can make it quite difficult in that regard.
In addition to this, the Moto G8 has an 8 MP and f / 2.2 ultra-wide-angle sensor, which according to the manufacturer itself is capable of covering an angle of up to 118 degrees. Finally, the rear cameras close with a 2 MP and f / 2.2 macro sensor, which stays as expected.
Moving to the front camera, you already know that it will be located in a perforation of the screen, but the rest is missing. The Moto G8 have an 8 MP and f / 2.0 selfie camera, which is not bad, but still lags behind the competition.
Motorola G8 battery and other features
The autonomy of this mobile will be marked by the capacity of its battery, 4000 mAh, as well as its resource management and display. The chosen figure is very good to tell the truth, and with that the Moto G8 will surely endure a day of intensive use without problem.
The fast charge is a bit limited since it is only 10W, but it will not be especially relevant if you are to use the mobile for what is necessary, and if your life does not revolve around being running from here to there. In other sections, the Motorola G8 has an FM radio, USB-C and a 3.5mm audio jack.
Moto G8 price and availability
Although the Motorola Moto G8 is already listed on the official Motorola website for Spain, we don't know when to be available. The same happens with the price, which has not yet been revealed, although we hope that it will not exceed 200 euros, since it would be very negative for this mobile.
A price of around 150 euros would be fine, and it would be a real surprise, but we doubt that Motorola is moving in that direction. We will be very attentive to any news.
How did you like this mobile? Do you find it a striking option for the mid-range or do you feel it lacked? Leave us your comments below.