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Motorola Moto G8 Plus Review

Motorola Moto G8 Plus Review


Motorola Moto G8 Plus
Motorola Moto G8 Plus

Motorola Moto G8 Plus Review : Are the features and performance of Motorola Moto G8 Plus better than other Smartphones in this price segment? Let's know ....

Motorola Moto G8 Plus Review: Motorola's Moto G series smartphones have been popular in the budget segment for a long time. Motorola has now updated its Moto G series after launching some new One Series models such as Motorola One Macro (Review) and Motorola One ActionMotorola Moto G8 Plus has only one variant in India. The important feature of Motorola Moto G8 Plus are the cameras and Dolby-Stereo speakers provided in the phone.


The Motorola phone, priced at Rs 13,999, has a direct fight in the market with Realme 5 Pro and Samsung Galaxy M30s (Review). Not only this, Redmi Note 8 Pro (review) is also available in this price segment. Are the features and performance of Motorola Moto G8 Plus better than other smartphones in this price segment? Let's know ...


Motorola Moto G8 Plus : Design


Motorola Moto G8 Plus :Design
Motorola Moto G8 Plus :Design

The Design of the Motorola Moto G8 Plus is exactly like the Motorola One Macro (review), especially the arrangement of the camera sensor on the back panel of the Motorola Moto G8 Plus phone. The polycarbonate body looks good in cosmic blue color variants. Apart from this, there is also a crystal pink color variant of the Motorola Moto G8 Plus. The back panel of the Motorola Moto G8 Plus phone feels like glass.

This Motorola Moto G8 Plus phone is not very heavy but it is more than 9.09 millimeters thick. The side is glossy and sometimes a bit slippery. The textured power button is placed in Motorola Moto G8 Plus correctly but the volume button is placed slightly up. The SIM-tray is on the left side of the Motorola Moto G8 Plus phone which supports two nano-SIM cards and a second slot up to 512 GB MicroSD card.


Motorola Moto G8 Plus has a headphone jack at the top and USB Type-C port at the bottom. The earpiece and bottom speaker work together to create a stereo effect. Motorola has given a 6.3-inch LTPS IPS display in the Motorola Moto G8 Plus, using Panda Glass for scratch protection.


Motorola Moto G8 Plus : design
Motorola Moto G8 Plus : design

The Motorola Moto G8 Plus comes with full-HD + (1080 x 2280 pixels) resolution and 19: 9 aspect ratios. The Motorola Moto G8 Plus panel shows Vivid and Colors accurately. Brightness remains true even when used outdoors and viewing angles are also good. You will find the option for Basic Color Adjustment in the Settings menu.


The bezel surrounding the display of Motorola Moto G8 Plus is not very thin. There is a waterdrop notch on the front panel, in which the selfie camera has got a place. The Motorola Moto G8 Plus has a Moto Display which is an ambient display mode that will show you missed notifications, battery level and time on the lock screen.


Talking about Motorola Moto G8 Plus Camera, the rear camera at the back of the phone has emerged slightly. The fingerprint sensor has got a place in the Moto logo on the back panel of Motorola Moto G8 Plus. You can also use the Face Unlock feature, it works correctly in sufficient light. In the retail box you will find a 15 watt turbo charger, SIM eject tool and Type-C cable.


Motorola Moto G8 Plus : Specifications and Software


Motorola Moto G8 Plus :Specification
Motorola Moto G8 Plus :Specification 

The Motorola Moto G8 Plus is equipped with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 655 processor. The same chipset has been used in Realme 5, Xiaomi Mi A3 (review) and Redmi Note 8 (Review). Only one variant of Motorola Moto G8 Plus has been launched which is equipped with 4 GB RAM and 64 GB storage.

The Motorola Moto G8 Plus phone has dual-band Wi-Fi 802.11 AC, Bluetooth version 5, dual 4G VoLTE, NFC and three satellite navigation system support. Motorola has claimed that the Motorola Moto G8 Plus is water resistant, although it does not come with an official IP rating.


The Motorola Moto G8 Plus software is quite clean and is very close to stock Android. There is no bloatware in the Motorola Moto G8 Plus phone and the default apps will not bother sending you spammy notifications. The Motorola Moto G8 Plus comes with Android 9 Pie. Digital Wellbeing and standard Android gestures are present.


Motorola Moto G8 Plus : Specifications and Software
Motorola Moto G8 Plus : Specifications and Software

The Moto app gives you the option to select Moto Action and set the Moto Display. Moto Actions are shortcuts and gestures that are used to quickly turn on the camera and flashlight and take quick screenshots.

There is also a Dolby audio app in Motorola Moto G8 Plus that boosts the volume and quality of sound coming through speakers, wired and wireless headphones. In the Motorola Moto G8 Plus phone you will find some Google apps like slides, news and sheets.

Motorola Moto G8 Plus : Performance and Battery life


Motorola Moto G8 Plus :Performance
Motorola Moto G8 Plus :Performance

Talking about day-to-day usage, the Motorola Moto G8 Plus manages everything correctly. Multitasking was also easy and we did not have any heating problem in the Motorola Moto G8 Plus phone. Due to the large display in the Motorola Moto G8 Plus phone, there may be some difficulty in reaching the upper part of the screen, but many gestures in the Motorola Moto G8 Plus phone will help you. The Motorola Moto G8 Plus phone did get slightly hot during gaming.

The benchmark numbers of Motorola Moto G8 Plus are also very good. In Antutu, the Motorola Moto G8 Plus has scored 170,004 points while it was 34fps in GFXbench's T-Rex test. Due to the Dolby audio in the Motorola Moto G8 Plus, the speakers in the Motorola Moto G8 Plus phone make a very good sound.


Like the speaker at the bottom of the Motorola Moto G8 Plus phone, the earpiece is also very fast. The Motorola Moto G8 Plus has Motorola 15 W Turbo Charging feature support. In our battery loop test, the Motorola Moto G8 Plus lasted for 14 hours and 10 minutes. With general use, which included playing games, using a camera, and surfing the Internet.


The Motorola Moto G8 Plus phone rang for more than a day. The turbo charger that comes with the phone charges the Motorola Moto G8 Plus battery from 0 to 36 percent in half an hour, up to 70 percent in one hour and full charge in about two hours.


Motorola Moto G8 Plus : Cameras


Motorola Moto G8 Plus : Camera
Motorola Moto G8 Plus : Camera

The back of the Motorola Moto G8 Plus has three rear cameras, the primary sensor is 48 megapixels, its aperture is F / 1.8. It will be supported by a 16-megapixel wide-angle camera. The Motorola Moto G8 Plus phone also has a 5 megapixel depth sensor. The Motorola Moto G8 Plus also has a laser autofocus module and LED flash.

The Motorola Moto G8 Plus camera app is easy to use due to the simple layout. Apart from the main shooting mode, additional modes such as portrait, panorama and night vision are given separately in the menu. You will also find some fun modes like spot color and cutout in Motorola Moto G8 Plus.


In daylight the Motorola Moto G8 Plus primary camera sensor captures good landscape shots and close-up shots. It also handles HDR correctly, besides balancing the exposure of light correctly. Colors look vivid but don't show much boost and details are captured well.


The Motorola Moto G8 Plus phone saves 12 megapixel photos by default, the Motorola Moto G8 Plus handset does not have the option to shoot at 48 megapixel resolution. RAW files can also be captured in manual mode. Close-up shots were good, the details were captured well.


Motorola Moto G8 Plus : Camera
Motorola Moto G8 Plus : Camera

The Motorola Moto G8 Plus Colors was also vivid and sharpness was also good. Close-up shots taken in low light were also good. You will also get night vision in Motorola Moto G8 Plus. Colors were captured properly but the details did not improve much. If you look at the photo without zooming, then you will see the photos well.

The Motorola Moto G8 Plus depth sensor works well to detect the edge around the subject and blur the background. The blur effect can be adjusted before and after taking a shot. The 16 megapixel action camera can be used not only for photos but only for video shooting which is a bit disappointing.


In the video mode, near the shutter button you will find a button to access the wide-angle camera. Video taken with a wide-angle action camera on the Motorola Moto G8 Plus stabilized at 1080p 30fps, but not at 60 frames per second. Video quality is good in daylight and electronic stabilization also works well.


Video quality was not very good in low light, grains appeared in the video. When switching to the primary camera of Motorola Moto G8 Plus, you can set the resolution to 4K at 30 frames per second but without stabilization. The video came electronically stabilized at 1080 resolution 30 frames per second and the footage also came out with better color reproduction. For the information of people, let us tell you that in low light the quality also decreased slightly.


The Motorola Moto G8 Plus has a 25-megapixel selfie camera, you can also capture selfies at full resolution if you wish. Selfie came out well in daylight, colors and detail were captured well. You can enable face beauty mode which smoothes skin texture.


Image quality was below average in low light. The details were also not captured properly, as well as a glimpse of Noise. While shooting with a selfie camera with Motorola Moto G8 Plus, you will find many shooting modes such as spot color, group selfie, portrait and slow-motion video.


Motorola Moto G8 Plus : Our Decision


Motorola Moto G8 Plus has good features, stereo speakers are also good. The battery life of the Motorola Moto G8 Plus is also very strong and the camera quality was above average while shooting in daylight. Motorola One Macro (Review), Motorola One Action and Motorola One Vision smartphones under the Motorola One Series fall in this price segment, compared to these handsets, we chose the Motorola Moto G8 Plus for better display and faster processor. .

Compared to the Realme 5 Pro and Redmi Note 8 Pro (Review) available in the market, the processor given in the Motorola Moto G8 Plus is not very powerful. Other smartphones in this price segment come with more powerful processors. Talking about the camera of Motorola Moto G8 Plus, you cannot capture wide-angle pictures from it and camera performance in low light is also not very good. Motorola Moto G8 Plus is not the best all-rounder phone but good display and stereo speakers are good.

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