Motorola Moto G8 Plus


Motorola Moto G8 Plus
Motorola Moto G8 Plus
Graphics adapter
4096 MB 
6.3 inch 19:9, 2280 x 1080 pixel 400 PPI, capacitive touchscreen, IPS, glossy: yes
64 GB eMMC Flash, 64 GB 
, , 52 GB free
1 USB 2.0, Audio Connections: 3.5 mm audio jack, Card Reader: microSD up to 512 GB, 1 Fingerprint Reader, NFC, Brightness Sensor, Sensors: accelerometer, proximity sensor, compass, USB-C
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (a/b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4/ac = Wi-Fi 5), Bluetooth 5.0, 2G (850/​900/​1800/​1900), 3G (B1/​B2/​B4/​B5/​B8/​B19), 4G (B1/​B2/​B3/​B4/​B5/​B7/​B8/​B18/​B19/​B20/​B26/​B28/​B38/​B40/​B41), Dual SIM, LTE, GPS
height x width x depth (in mm): 9.1 x 158.4 x 75.8 ( = 0.36 x 6.24 x 2.98 in)
4000 mAh Lithium-Ion
fast charging / Quickcharge
Operating System
Android 9.0 Pie
Primary Camera: 48 MPix f/​1.7, phase detection AF, laser AF, LED flash, videos @2160p/​30fps (camera 1); 16.0MP, f/​2.2, wide-angle lens (camera 2); 5.0MP, f/​2.2, depth sensor (camera 3)
Secondary Camera: 25 MPix f/​2.0, Videos @1080p/​30fps
Additional features
Speakers: stereo speakers, Keyboard: virtual keyboard, Silicon case, fast-charging device, USB cable, SIM tool, 24 Months Warranty, LTE Cat 13/​5 (400Mbps/​75Mbps); SAR value: 0.589 W/​kg (head), 0.882 W/​kg (body);, fanless
188 g ( = 6.63 oz / 0.41 pounds), Power Supply: 88 g ( = 3.1 oz / 0.19 pounds)
269 Euro



Average Score: 76.95% - good
Average of 11 scores (from 16 reviews)
price: 70%, performance: 53%, features: 43%, display: 76% mobility: 80%, workmanship: 73%, ergonomy: 80%, emissions: 94%

Reviews for the Motorola Moto G8 Plus

78.4% Motorola Moto G8 Plus smartphone review – Mobile phone with action cam | Notebookcheck
The Motorola Moto G8 Plus is a midrange smartphone that wants to impress with its cameras in particular. Long battery life and a bright screen are other aspects that speak for the device, but there are also weak points. You can find out in this review whether it's good enough for a purchase recommendation.
80% Moto G8 Plus Review
Source: Trusted Reviews English
If you have a Moto G7 Plus, or recent Motorola One-series smartphone then there’s little reason to upgrade to the Moto G8 Plus. But, if you are on an older phone, then it remains a solid mid-range Android phone that gets nearly all the basics right. The only serious shortcoming is that its camera could do with a little work and its RAM count is a little low by today’s standards.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 11/14/2019
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Moto G8 Plus review: Is the new Moto G phone worth the asking price?
Source: The Indian Express English
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.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 11/10/2019
Rating: Total score: 80%
68% Motorola Moto G8 Plus review: Lacking polish
Source: Android Authority English
The Moto G8 Plus isn’t a bad phone. However, it is outpaced by the sheer number of excellent options available to buyers in the mid-range segment. Sure, it delivers a stock-like Android experience, but this isn’t a good enough reason for you to live with a sub-par camera and mediocre internals. Finally, toss in the inaccurate display and smudge-prone body, and the Moto G8 Plus just doesn’t come across as a very good deal.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/09/2019
Rating: Total score: 68% performance: 55% display: 65% mobility: 70%
Moto G8 Plus review: Better than peers in the segment, with unique imaging
Source: Business Standard English
At Rs 13,999, the Moto G8 Plus, bringing together the best of the Motorola One-series and Moto G-series smartphones, is a unique product in the midrange segment. You might like to explore this phone for its unconventional take on imaging, all-round multimedia capabilities, smooth performance and decent on-battery life.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 11/09/2019
80% Moto G8 Plus Review
Source: PC Advisor English
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. Add to that a big battery with fast charging and decent mid-range performance, all for less than its predecessor and the G8 Plus is a tempting offering indeed. At least it would be if it weren't for the aggressive competition from the likes of Realme, Xiaomi and beyond complicating matters.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 11/08/2019
Rating: Total score: 80%
70% Motorola Moto G8 plus review: Gets the basics right
Source: Gadget Show English
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.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/06/2019
Rating: Total score: 70%
Motorola Moto G8 Plus review: Specced-up and priced down
Source: Pocket Lint English
Strong battery life, refined design over its predecessor and ample performance for the price put the G8 Plus in a great spot. Its problems are few and far between, with only the increasingly strong competition putting a question mark over this handset as taking the affordable phone king crown.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/04/2019
100% Motorola Moto G8 Plus review
Source: Stuff TV English
Even so, there's a lot more competition at this more affordable end of the smartphone spectrum than there was when the G series was in its infancy. If you're happy to spend only a little more (and put up with a heavily customised version of Android), the Xiaomi Mi 9T packs in a bit more bleeding-edge tech for your cash, and the Honor 20 Lite gives camera fans a bit more flexibility for stills shooting. Not quite the default option under £250, then - but you'd be foolish to leave it off your shortlist.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 11/04/2019
Rating: Total score: 100%
70% Moto G8 Plus Review
Source: NDTV Gadgets English
All things considered, 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. Compared to Motorola's One series models such as the One Macro (Review), One Action (Review), and One Vision (Review), which all hover within the same price range, we'd pick the G8 Plus for its better display and slightly faster SoC.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/03/2019
Rating: Total score: 70% price: 70% performance: 70% display: 80% mobility: 80% workmanship: 70%
80% Moto G8 Plus review: Great daily driver
Source: India Today English
This is tricky to answer. So far, we have established that the Moto G8 Plus is an overall good daily driver and it nails the essentials well. It has got fast performance for daily tasks, a pair of good cameras with an impressive night mode, an all-day battery life even with heavy usage and big colourful display. If you aren't a power user, the Moto G8 Plus fulfils all the basic needs one expects from an affordable smartphone.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 11/01/2019
Rating: Total score: 80%
70% Moto G8 Plus review
Source: Techradar English
The Moto G8 Plus brings more power to the table with a versatile camera system array, stereo speakers, minimal bezels and an efficient battery management system. It's a competent budget device, although it's got a few problems.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 10/28/2019
Rating: Total score: 70%
Motorola Moto G8 Plus initial review: Specced-up and priced down
Source: Pocket Lint English
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. We'll be working on a full review of this phone and we'll update as soon as we can.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/25/2019
Motorola Moto G8 Plus hands-on: Ready for action
Source: Android Authority English
The Moto G8 Plus is a fairly unique piece of hardware in a highly competitive space. The action camera on the back is a great addition that makes a lot of sense for users. It’s a shame it can’t be used to capture photos as well. While it is too early to form an opinion on battery life, recent Motorola phones have done well here and the 4,000mAh battery should definitely help with all-day usage. Add to that the reasonably good performance and near-stock build of Android, and you are looking at a solid entry into the mid-range space.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/24/2019

Foreign Reviews

Motorola macht aus vier Smartphones eins
Source: Computerbase German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/21/2019
70% Motorola Moto G8 Plus Stolzer Anführer der neuen Moto-Flotte
Source: Inside Handy German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/07/2019
Rating: Total score: 70%
Motorola Moto G8 Plus - test smartfonu, który musi stawić czoła udanej serii Motorola One
Source: Komputerswiat Turkish PL→EN
Negative: Average performance; poor cameras; weak processor; mediocre display.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 11/12/2019


Qualcomm Adreno 610: Integrated (in the Snapdragon 665) graphics card based on the Adreno 600 architecture. The performance of the GPU is between the Adreno 510 and 512/612 and therefore in the lower mid range. Supports DirectX11_1, Vulkan 1.0, OpenCL 2.0, OpenGL ES 3.2.

Only some 3D games with very low demands are playable with these cards.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.

665: Fast mid-range ARM SoC with 8 CPU Kryo 260 cores (four fast 2 GHz Cortex-A73 cores in a cluster and two power saving 1.8 GHz Cortex-A53 cores) and a rather slow Adreno 610 GPU. Manufactured in a 11 nm LPP process.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.


Only a few smartphones have larger screens.
Large display-sizes allow higher resolutions. So, details like letters are bigger. On the other hand, the power consumption is lower with small screen diagonals and the devices are smaller, more lightweight and cheaper.

» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.

0.188 kg:

Only few smartphones are more lightweight than this.

Motorola: The original company Motorola Inc was split in 2011. Motorola Mobility got the smartphone range and was taken over by Google in 2012 and by Lenovo in 2014. The Motorola smartphone brand continues for the time being. There are still a lot of reviews on Motorola Mobiles with average ratings.

76.95%: This rating is not convincing. The laptop is evaluated below average, this is not really a recommendation for purchase.

» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.


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Stefan Hinum (Update: 2019-11- 8)