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Motorola Moto G8 Power Lite Review - Smartphone with much sacrifice for little money

Milkmaid's calculation. The Moto G8 Power Lite wants to convince by a 6.5 inch measuring display and 5,000 mAh strong battery. The Lite is in the name program and means cutbacks in all ranges. For whom the Smartphone can be nevertheless an alternative, clarifies our test.
Daniel Schmidt, 👁 Daniel Schmidt (translated by DeepL / Ninh Duy),
Motorola Moto G8 Power Lite (Moto G8 Series)
Processor
Mediatek Helio P35 MT6765 8 x 2.3 GHz, Cortex-A53
Graphics adapter
Memory
4096 MB 
Display
6.5 inch 20:9, 1600 x 720 pixel 270 PPI, Capacitive, IPS, glossy: yes, 60 Hz
Storage
64 GB eMMC Flash, 64 GB 
, 51.17 GB free
Connections
1 USB 2.0, Audio Connections: Audioklinke (3,5 mm), Card Reader: MicroSD up to 256 GB (FAT and FAT32), 1 Fingerprint Reader, Brightness Sensor, Sensors: Proximity, acceleration, gravity and gyro sensor
Networking
802.11 b/g/n (b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4), Bluetooth 4.2, GSM/GPRS/Edge (850, 900, 1,800 and 1,900 MHz), UMTS/HSPA+ (Band 1, 2, 5 and 8), LTE (Band 1, 3, 5, 7, 8, 20, 38 and 40), Dual SIM, LTE, GPS
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 9.2 x 164.9 x 75.8 ( = 0.36 x 6.49 x 2.98 in)
Battery
5000 mAh Lithium-Ion
Operating System
Android 9.0 Pie
Camera
Primary Camera: 16 MPix (f/2.0, 1.0 µm) + 2 MPix depth sensor (f/2.4, 1.75 µm) + 2 MPix macro optics (f/2.4, 1.75 µm); Camera2 API level: Full
Secondary Camera: 8 MPix (f/2.0, 1,12 µm)
Additional features
Speakers: Mono, Keyboard: Virtual, 10W fast charger, micro USB cable, protective cover, SIM tool, documentation, 24 Months Warranty, DRM Widevine L1, single-band GNSS: GPS, Glonass, Galileo, BeiDou and SBAS, head SAR: 0.63 W/kg, body SAR: 1.53 W/kg, fanless
Weight
200 g ( = 7.05 oz / 0.44 pounds), Power Supply: 67 g ( = 2.36 oz / 0.15 pounds)
Price
170 Euro
Note: The manufacturer may use components from different suppliers including display panels, drives or memory sticks with similar specifications.

 

Vergleichsgeräte

Bewertung
Rating Version
Datum
Modell
Gewicht
Laufwerk
Groesse
Aufloesung
Preis ab
75 %7
10/2020
Motorola Moto G8 Power Lite
Helio P35 MT6765, PowerVR GE8320
200 g64 GB eMMC Flash6.5"1600x720
78 %7
03/2020
Motorola Moto G8 Power
SD 665, Adreno 610
197 g64 GB eMMC Flash6.4"2300x1080
75 %7
03/2020
Wiko View 4
Helio A25, PowerVR GE8320
180 g64 GB eMMC Flash6.52"1600x720
77 %7
06/2020
realme C3
Helio G70, Mali-G52 MP2
195 g32 GB eMMC Flash6.5"1600x720

Case, equipment and operation

The Motorola Moto G8 Power Lite has a solid unibody plastic housing, which looks quite appealing due to its crevice free manufacturing and is not particularly susceptible to fingerprints. There is no IP certification, but the manufacturer speaks of a water-repellent design.

The smartphone's features focus primarily on a large display and a powerful battery. The memory can also be expanded with a microSD card, but unfortunately the exFAT file system is not supported. Instead there is a classic audio jack and a radio receiver. To use the latter, however, a corded headphone is required as an antenna, which is not included in the scope of delivery.

As operating system Android 9.0 Pie is still used, which at the time of the test is equipped with the no longer quite current security patches from March 5, 2020. An update to Android 10 is probably not planned at the moment.

The smartphone ideally connects to mobile data networks using LTE. During the test period, no negative weaknesses were found in this respect. Most regionally necessary frequency bands are supported by the G8, only band 28 (700 MHz) has to be omitted. In addition, the cell phone offers full dual SIM.

The connection to a WLAN network is possible according to IEEE-802.11 b/g/n with 2.4 GHz. As expected, the transfer rates to our reference router Netgear Nighthawk AX12 turn out to be low, but prove to be very stable and the range is decent

The capacitive touch screen reacts very reliably in the test and biometric security is provided by the fingerprint scanner on the back, which reliably and quickly recognizes the stored limbs

The voice quality is quite good when held to the ear, but there were isolated problems in the test. Voices from the environment are not filtered out at all, other interfering noises are attenuated, but they are replaced by a clearly audible noise. VoLTE was not supported in Vodafone's network, WLAN calling can be activated in the settings. The speaker can be used properly in quiet environments, but the speaker is slightly distorted and hollow.

Size comparison

165.7 mm / 6.52 inch 75.8 mm / 2.98 inch 8.85 mm / 0.3484 inch 180 g0.3968 lbs164.9 mm / 6.49 inch 75.8 mm / 2.98 inch 9.2 mm / 0.3622 inch 200 g0.4409 lbs164.4 mm / 6.47 inch 75 mm / 2.95 inch 8.95 mm / 0.3524 inch 195 g0.4299 lbs156 mm / 6.14 inch 76 mm / 2.99 inch 10 mm / 0.3937 inch 197 g0.4343 lbs
Networking
iperf3 Client (receive) TCP 1 m 4M x10
Motorola Moto G8 Power Lite
802.11 b/g/n
74.2 (62min - 73max) MBit/s ∼100%
Motorola Moto G8 Power
802.11 b/g/n
56.5 (11min - 75max) MBit/s ∼76% -24%
realme C3
802.11 b/g/n
52.6 (17min - 62max) MBit/s ∼71% -29%
Wiko View 4
802.11 b/g/n
46.1 (29min - 62max) MBit/s ∼62% -38%
iperf3 Client (transmit) TCP 1 m 4M x10
realme C3
802.11 b/g/n
66.5 (34min - 69max) MBit/s ∼100% +6%
Motorola Moto G8 Power Lite
802.11 b/g/n
62.8 (19min - 99max) MBit/s ∼94%
Motorola Moto G8 Power
802.11 b/g/n
44.9 (2min - 75max) MBit/s ∼68% -29%
Wiko View 4
802.11 b/g/n
38.7 (15min - 64max) MBit/s ∼58% -38%
0102030405060708090100Tooltip
; iperf3 Client (receive) TCP 1 m 4M x10; iperf 3.1.3: Ø68.7 (62-73)
; iperf3 Client (transmit) TCP 1 m 4M x10; iperf 3.1.3: Ø61.8 (19-99)

Cameras - Triple Optics for the Moto G8 Power Lite

Selfie
Macro shot

The Motorola Moto G8 Power Lite offers a total of four cameras, but the motto here is mass instead of class. The front camera also has a few problems during the day and shows burnt out areas in motives with different lighting conditions

The main camera lacks a bit of sharpness and dynamics, but otherwise delivers pretty decent pictures during the day. In difficult light situations it quickly reaches its limits. The second sensor is responsible for macro motifs, which, however, only succeed in moderate quality. The third lens in the bundle only collects depth information

Videos can be recorded in Full HD (30 FPS), but are not stabilized. Here, too, the missing dynamic range quickly becomes apparent and the autofocus works quite slowly

Image Comparison

Choose a scene and navigate within the first image. One click changes the position on touchscreens. One click on the zoomed-in image opens the original in a new window. The first image shows the scaled photograph of the test device.

Scene 1Scene 2Scene 3Scene 4
ColorChecker
28.2 ∆E
52.1 ∆E
37.9 ∆E
38.3 ∆E
41.7 ∆E
62.1 ∆E
51.7 ∆E
32.3 ∆E
37.9 ∆E
24.9 ∆E
64.2 ∆E
63.4 ∆E
28.2 ∆E
48.2 ∆E
32.8 ∆E
75.4 ∆E
38.7 ∆E
43.3 ∆E
84.2 ∆E
69 ∆E
50.5 ∆E
35.7 ∆E
23.2 ∆E
13.7 ∆E
ColorChecker Motorola Moto G8 Power Lite: 44.89 ∆E min: 13.65 - max: 84.2 ∆E
ColorChecker
7.3 ∆E
6.5 ∆E
7.9 ∆E
11.3 ∆E
6.8 ∆E
4.1 ∆E
6.2 ∆E
8.4 ∆E
7.7 ∆E
3.4 ∆E
3.7 ∆E
6.1 ∆E
4.7 ∆E
8.4 ∆E
7 ∆E
2.2 ∆E
4.9 ∆E
4.9 ∆E
3.3 ∆E
4 ∆E
5.6 ∆E
1.4 ∆E
5.2 ∆E
7.3 ∆E
ColorChecker Motorola Moto G8 Power Lite: 5.76 ∆E min: 1.39 - max: 11.27 ∆E

Display - Moto G8 with slow IPS panel

Subpixel structure

The Moto G8 Power Lite has a 6.5-inch IPS display, which however has a comparatively low pixel density due to its low HD resolution. This is not serious in everyday life, but fonts never look really sharp and especially in curves the pixelation is quite visible

The offered brightness is sufficient in most everyday situations, only in direct sunlight and in very bright environments it reaches its limits. Even with an even distribution of light and dark areas (APL50) the measured values are on the same level and the full power is also available in manual mode

The CalMAN measurements show a slight blue cast and in ColorChecker, colors with a high blue content deviate most from the target. In sum, however, the performance is satisfactory and the white balance can also be adjusted in the settings to your own preferences

The response times of the panel are also very long.

449
cd/m²
490
cd/m²
455
cd/m²
451
cd/m²
493
cd/m²
451
cd/m²
450
cd/m²
466
cd/m²
449
cd/m²
Distribution of brightness
X-Rite i1Pro 2
Maximum: 493 cd/m² Average: 461.6 cd/m² Minimum: 7.12 cd/m²
Brightness Distribution: 91 %
Center on Battery: 493 cd/m²
Contrast: 1049:1 (Black: 0.47 cd/m²)
ΔE Color 5.7 | 0.6-29.43 Ø5.8
ΔE Greyscale 6.8 | 0.64-98 Ø6
92% sRGB (Calman 2D)
Gamma: 2.31
Motorola Moto G8 Power Lite
IPS, 1600x720, 6.5
Motorola Moto G8 Power
IPS, 2300x1080, 6.4
Wiko View 4
IPS, 1600x720, 6.52
realme C3
IPS, 1600x720, 6.5
Response Times
28%
11%
29%
Response Time Grey 50% / Grey 80% *
70.4 (29.2, 41.2)
46 (21, 25)
35%
60 (31, 29)
15%
52.8 (23.6, 29.2)
25%
Response Time Black / White *
32.4 (13.2, 19.2)
26 (11, 15)
20%
30 (13, 17)
7%
21.6 (6.8, 14.8)
33%
PWM Frequency
714.3 (15)
Screen
-4%
44%
18%
Brightness middle
493
462
-6%
546
11%
531
8%
Brightness
462
483
5%
504
9%
492
6%
Brightness Distribution
91
93
2%
84
-8%
88
-3%
Black Level *
0.47
0.65
-38%
0.2
57%
0.26
45%
Contrast
1049
711
-32%
2730
160%
2042
95%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 *
5.7
5.7
-0%
4.19
26%
6.1
-7%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 max. *
12.8
8.9
30%
9.21
28%
11.6
9%
Greyscale DeltaE2000 *
6.8
6.5
4%
2.3
66%
7.4
-9%
Gamma
2.31 95%
2.303 96%
2.24 98%
2.14 103%
CCT
7596 86%
8073 81%
6922 94%
8028 81%
Total Average (Program / Settings)
12% / 2%
28% / 37%
24% / 20%

* ... smaller is better

Display Response Times

Display response times show how fast the screen is able to change from one color to the next. Slow response times can lead to afterimages and can cause moving objects to appear blurry (ghosting). Gamers of fast-paced 3D titles should pay special attention to fast response times.
       Response Time Black to White
32.4 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 13.2 ms rise
↘ 19.2 ms fall
The screen shows slow response rates in our tests and will be unsatisfactory for gamers.
In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.8 (minimum) to 240 (maximum) ms. » 84 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is worse than the average of all tested devices (24.4 ms).
       Response Time 50% Grey to 80% Grey
70.4 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 29.2 ms rise
↘ 41.2 ms fall
The screen shows slow response rates in our tests and will be unsatisfactory for gamers.
In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.8 (minimum) to 636 (maximum) ms. » 98 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is worse than the average of all tested devices (38.7 ms).

Screen Flickering / PWM (Pulse-Width Modulation)

To dim the screen, some notebooks will simply cycle the backlight on and off in rapid succession - a method called Pulse Width Modulation (PWM) . This cycling frequency should ideally be undetectable to the human eye. If said frequency is too low, users with sensitive eyes may experience strain or headaches or even notice the flickering altogether.
Screen flickering / PWM not detected

In comparison: 51 % of all tested devices do not use PWM to dim the display. If PWM was detected, an average of 9588 (minimum: 5 - maximum: 142900) Hz was measured.


Grayscale (target color space: sRGB)
Grayscale (target color space: sRGB)
Mixed colors (target color space: sRGB)
Mixed colors (target color space: sRGB)
Color space (target color space: sRGB)
Color space (target color space: sRGB)
Saturation (target color space: sRGB)
Saturation (target color space: sRGB)
Moto G8 Power Lite outdoors
Viewing angle stability

Performance, emissions and battery life

The Motorola Moto G8 Power Lite is powered by a MediaTek Helio P35, which is supported by a generous 4GB of memory. This allows for a decent system performance, which is occasionally disturbed by small jerks. For simple games, the performance is sufficient, but for demanding titles, the display quality must be reduced. The memory delivers transfer rates typical for eMMC flash and only weakens when writing small data blocks

Even in idle mode, the smartphone warms up noticeably and under constant load, the Moto G8 Power Lite gets hand-warm

A mono loudspeaker on the back is a rare sight by now. However, the sound quality of the Moto cell phone is comparatively good as long as the smartphone is not placed on the table. Alternatively, the 3.5 mm jack or Bluetooth (SBC, AAC, and LDAC) can be used

With a lush 5,000 mAh the battery promises long battery life, but unfortunately this is well below expectations, although the approximately 14 hours are still a good result. Positive is to be emphasized however that in the Standby hardly charge is lost. The loading times are quite long with 2 hours and 38 minutes

Pink Noise (Speaker)
Pink Noise (audio jack)
Geekbench 5.1 / 5.2
64 Bit Multi-Core Score (sort by value)
Motorola Moto G8 Power Lite
Mediatek Helio P35 MT6765, PowerVR GE8320, 4096
902 Points ∼46%
Motorola Moto G8 Power
Qualcomm Snapdragon 665, Adreno 610, 4096
1385 Points ∼70% +54%
realme C3
Mediatek Helio G70, Mali-G52 MP2, 3072
1311 Points ∼66% +45%
realme C3
Mediatek Helio G70, Mali-G52 MP2, 3072
1304 Points ∼66% +45%
Average Mediatek Helio P35 MT6765
  (539 - 967, n=3)
803 Points ∼41% -11%
Average of class Smartphone
  (421 - 4160, n=130)
1976 Points ∼100% +119%
64 Bit Single-Core Score (sort by value)
Motorola Moto G8 Power Lite
Mediatek Helio P35 MT6765, PowerVR GE8320, 4096
173 Points ∼30%
Motorola Moto G8 Power
Qualcomm Snapdragon 665, Adreno 610, 4096
311 Points ∼54% +80%
realme C3
Mediatek Helio G70, Mali-G52 MP2, 3072
388 Points ∼68% +124%
realme C3
Mediatek Helio G70, Mali-G52 MP2, 3072
387 Points ∼68% +124%
Average Mediatek Helio P35 MT6765
  (150 - 173, n=3)
164 Points ∼29% -5%
Average of class Smartphone
  (124 - 1604, n=130)
573 Points ∼100% +231%
PCMark for Android
Work 2.0 performance score (sort by value)
Motorola Moto G8 Power Lite
Mediatek Helio P35 MT6765, PowerVR GE8320, 4096
5325 Points ∼60%
Motorola Moto G8 Power
Qualcomm Snapdragon 665, Adreno 610, 4096
6963 Points ∼79% +31%
Wiko View 4
Mediatek Helio A25, PowerVR GE8320, 3072
5364 Points ∼61% +1%
realme C3
Mediatek Helio G70, Mali-G52 MP2, 3072
8838 Points ∼100% +66%
Average Mediatek Helio P35 MT6765
  (3814 - 5794, n=9)
5008 Points ∼57% -6%
Average of class Smartphone
  (2630 - 15299, n=529)
5991 Points ∼68% +13%
Work performance score (sort by value)
Motorola Moto G8 Power
Qualcomm Snapdragon 665, Adreno 610, 4096
8804 Points ∼71%
Wiko View 4
Mediatek Helio A25, PowerVR GE8320, 3072
7655 Points ∼61%
realme C3
Mediatek Helio G70, Mali-G52 MP2, 3072
12464 Points ∼100%
Average Mediatek Helio P35 MT6765
  (4040 - 7753, n=7)
5938 Points ∼48%
Average of class Smartphone
  (1077 - 19989, n=687)
6576 Points ∼53%
3DMark
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited Physics (sort by value)
Motorola Moto G8 Power Lite
Mediatek Helio P35 MT6765, PowerVR GE8320, 4096
1193 Points ∼42%
Motorola Moto G8 Power
Qualcomm Snapdragon 665, Adreno 610, 4096
2488 Points ∼87% +109%
Wiko View 4
Mediatek Helio A25, PowerVR GE8320, 3072
1160 Points ∼41% -3%
realme C3
Mediatek Helio G70, Mali-G52 MP2, 3072
2858 Points ∼100% +140%
Average Mediatek Helio P35 MT6765
  (766 - 1221, n=9)
1093 Points ∼38% -8%
Average of class Smartphone
  (573 - 5780, n=534)
2237 Points ∼78% +88%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited Graphics (sort by value)
Motorola Moto G8 Power Lite
Mediatek Helio P35 MT6765, PowerVR GE8320, 4096
466 Points ∼21%
Motorola Moto G8 Power
Qualcomm Snapdragon 665, Adreno 610, 4096
988 Points ∼45% +112%
Wiko View 4
Mediatek Helio A25, PowerVR GE8320, 3072
427 Points ∼20% -8%
realme C3
Mediatek Helio G70, Mali-G52 MP2, 3072
1045 Points ∼48% +124%
Average Mediatek Helio P35 MT6765
  (432 - 489, n=9)
464 Points ∼21% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (75 - 10348, n=534)
2189 Points ∼100% +370%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited (sort by value)
Motorola Moto G8 Power Lite
Mediatek Helio P35 MT6765, PowerVR GE8320, 4096
539 Points ∼26%
Motorola Moto G8 Power
Qualcomm Snapdragon 665, Adreno 610, 4096
1151 Points ∼57% +114%
Wiko View 4
Mediatek Helio A25, PowerVR GE8320, 3072
497 Points ∼24% -8%
realme C3
Mediatek Helio G70, Mali-G52 MP2, 3072
1216 Points ∼60% +126%
Average Mediatek Helio P35 MT6765
  (496 - 564, n=9)
531 Points ∼26% -1%
Average of class Smartphone
  (93 - 8386, n=535)
2036 Points ∼100% +278%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Unlimited Physics (sort by value)
Motorola Moto G8 Power Lite
Mediatek Helio P35 MT6765, PowerVR GE8320, 4096
1191 Points ∼41%
Motorola Moto G8 Power
Qualcomm Snapdragon 665, Adreno 610, 4096
2493 Points ∼87% +109%
Wiko View 4
Mediatek Helio A25, PowerVR GE8320, 3072
1165 Points ∼41% -2%
realme C3
Mediatek Helio G70, Mali-G52 MP2, 3072
2875 Points ∼100% +141%
Average Mediatek Helio P35 MT6765
  (653 - 1213, n=9)
1063 Points ∼37% -11%
Average of class Smartphone
  (375 - 5765, n=566)
2162 Points ∼75% +82%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Unlimited Graphics (sort by value)
Motorola Moto G8 Power Lite
Mediatek Helio P35 MT6765, PowerVR GE8320, 4096
764 Points ∼26%
Motorola Moto G8 Power
Qualcomm Snapdragon 665, Adreno 610, 4096
1678 Points ∼56% +120%
Wiko View 4
Mediatek Helio A25, PowerVR GE8320, 3072
825 Points ∼28% +8%
realme C3
Mediatek Helio G70, Mali-G52 MP2, 3072
1669 Points ∼56% +118%
Average Mediatek Helio P35 MT6765
  (695 - 817, n=9)
757 Points ∼25% -1%
Average of class Smartphone
  (70 - 20511, n=566)
2989 Points ∼100% +291%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Unlimited (sort by value)
Motorola Moto G8 Power Lite
Mediatek Helio P35 MT6765, PowerVR GE8320, 4096
830 Points ∼33%
Motorola Moto G8 Power
Qualcomm Snapdragon 665, Adreno 610, 4096
1809 Points ∼73% +118%
Wiko View 4
Mediatek Helio A25, PowerVR GE8320, 3072
882 Points ∼35% +6%
realme C3
Mediatek Helio G70, Mali-G52 MP2, 3072
1841 Points ∼74% +122%
Average Mediatek Helio P35 MT6765
  (725 - 881, n=9)
806 Points ∼32% -3%
Average of class Smartphone
  (88 - 11895, n=566)
2489 Points ∼100% +200%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Physics (sort by value)
Motorola Moto G8 Power Lite
Mediatek Helio P35 MT6765, PowerVR GE8320, 4096
1134 Points ∼42%
Motorola Moto G8 Power
Qualcomm Snapdragon 665, Adreno 610, 4096
2493 Points ∼92% +120%
Wiko View 4
Mediatek Helio A25, PowerVR GE8320, 3072
1138 Points ∼42% 0%
realme C3
Mediatek Helio G70, Mali-G52 MP2, 3072
2699 Points ∼100% +138%
Average Mediatek Helio P35 MT6765
  (435 - 1183, n=9)
978 Points ∼36% -14%
Average of class Smartphone
  (435 - 5209, n=616)
2117 Points ∼78% +87%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Graphics (sort by value)
Motorola Moto G8 Power Lite
Mediatek Helio P35 MT6765, PowerVR GE8320, 4096
418 Points ∼23%
Motorola Moto G8 Power
Qualcomm Snapdragon 665, Adreno 610, 4096
984 Points ∼53% +135%
Wiko View 4
Mediatek Helio A25, PowerVR GE8320, 3072
376 Points ∼20% -10%
realme C3
Mediatek Helio G70, Mali-G52 MP2, 3072
1039 Points ∼56% +149%
Average Mediatek Helio P35 MT6765
  (145 - 508, n=9)
350 Points ∼19% -16%
Average of class Smartphone
  (53 - 9167, n=616)
1850 Points ∼100% +343%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) (sort by value)
Motorola Moto G8 Power Lite
Mediatek Helio P35 MT6765, PowerVR GE8320, 4096
486 Points ∼28%
Motorola Moto G8 Power
Qualcomm Snapdragon 665, Adreno 610, 4096
1137 Points ∼65% +134%
Wiko View 4
Mediatek Helio A25, PowerVR GE8320, 3072
442 Points ∼25% -9%
realme C3
Mediatek Helio G70, Mali-G52 MP2, 3072
1203 Points ∼69% +148%
Average Mediatek Helio P35 MT6765
  (178 - 512, n=9)
378 Points ∼22% -22%
Average of class Smartphone
  (68 - 7678, n=617)
1755 Points ∼100% +261%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Physics (sort by value)
Motorola Moto G8 Power Lite
Mediatek Helio P35 MT6765, PowerVR GE8320, 4096
1140 Points ∼42%
Motorola Moto G8 Power
Qualcomm Snapdragon 665, Adreno 610, 4096
2507 Points ∼93% +120%
Wiko View 4
Mediatek Helio A25, PowerVR GE8320, 3072
1146 Points ∼43% +1%
realme C3
Mediatek Helio G70, Mali-G52 MP2, 3072
2695 Points ∼100% +136%
Average Mediatek Helio P35 MT6765
  (722 - 1177, n=9)
1047 Points ∼39% -8%
Average of class Smartphone
  (293 - 5274, n=657)
1991 Points ∼74% +75%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Graphics (sort by value)
Motorola Moto G8 Power Lite
Mediatek Helio P35 MT6765, PowerVR GE8320, 4096
675 Points ∼27%
Motorola Moto G8 Power
Qualcomm Snapdragon 665, Adreno 610, 4096
1626 Points ∼66% +141%
Wiko View 4
Mediatek Helio A25, PowerVR GE8320, 3072
752 Points ∼31% +11%
realme C3
Mediatek Helio G70, Mali-G52 MP2, 3072
1694 Points ∼69% +151%
Average Mediatek Helio P35 MT6765
  (205 - 736, n=9)
523 Points ∼21% -23%
Average of class Smartphone
  (43 - 16670, n=656)
2456 Points ∼100% +264%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 (sort by value)
Motorola Moto G8 Power Lite
Mediatek Helio P35 MT6765, PowerVR GE8320, 4096
742 Points ∼35%
Motorola Moto G8 Power
Qualcomm Snapdragon 665, Adreno 610, 4096
1764 Points ∼84% +138%
Wiko View 4
Mediatek Helio A25, PowerVR GE8320, 3072
814 Points ∼39% +10%
realme C3
Mediatek Helio G70, Mali-G52 MP2, 3072
1846 Points ∼88% +149%
Average Mediatek Helio P35 MT6765
  (244 - 802, n=9)
583 Points ∼28% -21%
Average of class Smartphone
  (55 - 11256, n=659)
2100 Points ∼100% +183%
1280x720 offscreen Ice Storm Unlimited Physics (sort by value)
Motorola Moto G8 Power Lite
Mediatek Helio P35 MT6765, PowerVR GE8320, 4096
16978 Points ∼69%
Motorola Moto G8 Power
Qualcomm Snapdragon 665, Adreno 610, 4096
24652 Points ∼100% +45%
Average Mediatek Helio P35 MT6765
  (10689 - 17468, n=7)
15446 Points ∼63% -9%
Average of class Smartphone
  (735 - 59268, n=802)
15698 Points ∼64% -8%
1280x720 offscreen Ice Storm Unlimited Graphics Score (sort by value)
Motorola Moto G8 Power Lite
Mediatek Helio P35 MT6765, PowerVR GE8320, 4096
11217 Points ∼40%
Motorola Moto G8 Power
Qualcomm Snapdragon 665, Adreno 610, 4096
25161 Points ∼90% +124%
Average Mediatek Helio P35 MT6765
  (7061 - 12205, n=7)
10938 Points ∼39% -2%
Average of class Smartphone
  (536 - 221179, n=800)
27832 Points ∼100% +148%
1280x720 offscreen Ice Storm Unlimited Score (sort by value)
Motorola Moto G8 Power Lite
Mediatek Helio P35 MT6765, PowerVR GE8320, 4096
12132 Points ∼48%
Motorola Moto G8 Power
Qualcomm Snapdragon 665, Adreno 610, 4096
25046 Points ∼100% +106%
Average Mediatek Helio P35 MT6765
  (7637 - 13081, n=7)
11674 Points ∼47% -4%
Average of class Smartphone
  (662 - 117606, n=800)
21512 Points ∼86% +77%
GFXBench
Aztec Ruins High Tier Onscreen (sort by value)
Motorola Moto G8 Power Lite
Mediatek Helio P35 MT6765, PowerVR GE8320, 4096
4.2 fps ∼36%
Motorola Moto G8 Power
Qualcomm Snapdragon 665, Adreno 610, 4096
4.5 fps ∼38% +7%
Wiko View 4
Mediatek Helio A25, PowerVR GE8320, 3072
4.5 fps ∼38% +7%
realme C3
Mediatek Helio G70, Mali-G52 MP2, 3072
9.6 fps ∼82% +129%
Average Mediatek Helio P35 MT6765
  (2.2 - 4.7, n=8)
3.63 fps ∼31% -14%
Average of class Smartphone
  (0.61 - 60, n=328)
11.7 fps ∼100% +179%
2560x1440 Aztec Ruins High Tier Offscreen (sort by value)
Motorola Moto G8 Power Lite
Mediatek Helio P35 MT6765, PowerVR GE8320, 4096
1.4 fps ∼17%
Motorola Moto G8 Power
Qualcomm Snapdragon 665, Adreno 610, 4096
2.8 fps ∼34% +100%
Wiko View 4
Mediatek Helio A25, PowerVR GE8320, 3072
1.4 fps ∼17% 0%
realme C3
Mediatek Helio G70, Mali-G52 MP2, 3072
2.9 fps ∼35% +107%
Average Mediatek Helio P35 MT6765
  (1.4 - 1.5, n=8)
1.438 fps ∼17% +3%
Average of class Smartphone
  (0.21 - 101, n=326)
8.25 fps ∼100% +489%
Aztec Ruins Normal Tier Onscreen (sort by value)
Motorola Moto G8 Power Lite
Mediatek Helio P35 MT6765, PowerVR GE8320, 4096
6.7 fps ∼39%
Motorola Moto G8 Power
Qualcomm Snapdragon 665, Adreno 610, 4096
7.6 fps ∼44% +13%
Wiko View 4
Mediatek Helio A25, PowerVR GE8320, 3072
7.2 fps ∼41% +7%
realme C3
Mediatek Helio G70, Mali-G52 MP2, 3072
15 fps ∼86% +124%
Average Mediatek Helio P35 MT6765
  (3.5 - 7.4, n=9)
5.86 fps ∼34% -13%
Average of class Smartphone
  (1.4 - 60, n=332)
17.4 fps ∼100% +160%
1920x1080 Aztec Ruins Normal Tier Offscreen (sort by value)
Motorola Moto G8 Power Lite
Mediatek Helio P35 MT6765, PowerVR GE8320, 4096
3.8 fps ∼19%
Motorola Moto G8 Power
Qualcomm Snapdragon 665, Adreno 610, 4096
8.1 fps ∼41% +113%
Wiko View 4
Mediatek Helio A25, PowerVR GE8320, 3072
4 fps ∼20% +5%
realme C3
Mediatek Helio G70, Mali-G52 MP2, 3072
8 fps ∼40% +111%
Average Mediatek Helio P35 MT6765
  (3.8 - 3.9, n=9)
3.84 fps ∼19% +1%
Average of class Smartphone
  (0.6 - 257, n=331)
20 fps ∼100% +426%
Motorola Moto G8 Power LiteMotorola Moto G8 PowerWiko View 4realme C3Average 64 GB eMMC FlashAverage of class Smartphone
AndroBench 3-5
65%
-19%
21%
-6%
-0%
Sequential Write 256KB SDCard
63.85 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501)
49.7 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501)
-22%
60.7 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501)
-5%
63.51 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501)
-1%
57.9 (11.2 - 74.7, n=129)
-9%
51.3 (1.7 - 87.1, n=543)
-20%
Sequential Read 256KB SDCard
83.43 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501)
69.4 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501)
-17%
81.8 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501)
-2%
84.64 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501)
1%
77 (21.1 - 87.2, n=129)
-8%
69.3 (8.1 - 96.5, n=543)
-17%
Random Write 4KB
24.17
132.63
449%
18.5
-23%
68.49
183%
27.8 (3.4 - 147, n=148)
15%
37.3 (0.14 - 319, n=898)
54%
Random Read 4KB
59.92
57.7
-4%
46.2
-23%
51.77
-14%
56.2 (11.4 - 149, n=148)
-6%
60.5 (1.59 - 324, n=898)
1%
Sequential Write 256KB
226.46
181.88
-20%
133.5
-41%
122.24
-46%
175 (40 - 254, n=148)
-23%
131 (2.99 - 911, n=898)
-42%
Sequential Read 256KB
283.98
300.9
6%
235.7
-17%
294.07
4%
272 (95.6 - 704, n=148)
-4%
348 (12.1 - 1802, n=898)
23%

Temperature

Max. Load
 35.2 °C
95 F
35.3 °C
96 F
37.4 °C
99 F
 
 35 °C
95 F
34 °C
93 F
36.4 °C
98 F
 
 34.5 °C
94 F
34.6 °C
94 F
36.6 °C
98 F
 
Maximum: 37.4 °C = 99 F
Average: 35.4 °C = 96 F
33.6 °C
92 F
33.7 °C
93 F
35.1 °C
95 F
33 °C
91 F
33.3 °C
92 F
35.3 °C
96 F
32.9 °C
91 F
33.8 °C
93 F
34.8 °C
95 F
Maximum: 35.3 °C = 96 F
Average: 33.9 °C = 93 F
Power Supply (max.)  28.4 °C = 83 F | Room Temperature 22 °C = 72 F | Fluke t3000FC (calibrated) & Voltcraft IR-260
(±) The average temperature for the upper side under maximal load is 35.4 °C / 96 F, compared to the average of 33 °C / 91 F for the devices in the class Smartphone.
(+) The maximum temperature on the upper side is 37.4 °C / 99 F, compared to the average of 35.3 °C / 96 F, ranging from 22.4 to 51.7 °C for the class Smartphone.
(+) The bottom heats up to a maximum of 35.3 °C / 96 F, compared to the average of 33.9 °C / 93 F
(±) In idle usage, the average temperature for the upper side is 33.5 °C / 92 F, compared to the device average of 33 °C / 91 F.


Speakers

dB(A) 0102030405060708090Deep BassMiddle BassHigh BassLower RangeMidsHigher MidsLower HighsMid HighsUpper HighsSuper Highs2032.834.22526.231.63123.325.64021.925.9502830.36319.926.18019.12210019.922.112516.520.716019.632.220017.536.125017.543.331513.949.140013.952.850015.864.863015.266.98001472.910001473.6125013.974.7160013.473.8200013.874.1250014.372.631501470.4400014.570.3500014.671.3630014.574800014.778.11000015.173.6125001563.91600014.864.8SPL26.585N0.861.8median 14.6median 70.3Delta112.639.134.441.940.332.937.531.734.335.740.430.529.425.324.724.226.822.222.821.522.818.430.717.544.716.950.816.753.416.358.214.567.71470.317.171.713.872.114.168.91467.514.564.813.559.513.566.31464.914.264.514.460.214.756.715.160.815.557.226.979.20.942.1median 14.7median 60.21.910.3hearing rangehide median Pink NoiseMotorola Moto G8 Power LiteWiko View 4
Frequency diagram (checkboxes can be checked and unchecked to compare devices)
Motorola Moto G8 Power Lite audio analysis

(+) | speakers can play relatively loud (85 dB)
Bass 100 - 315 Hz
(-) | nearly no bass - on average 36.4% lower than median
(±) | linearity of bass is average (8.9% delta to prev. frequency)
Mids 400 - 2000 Hz
(±) | reduced mids - on average 5.5% lower than median
(+) | mids are linear (6% delta to prev. frequency)
Highs 2 - 16 kHz
(+) | balanced highs - only 2.6% away from median
(+) | highs are linear (4.1% delta to prev. frequency)
Overall 100 - 16.000 Hz
(±) | linearity of overall sound is average (22.8% difference to median)
Compared to same class
» 39% of all tested devices in this class were better, 12% similar, 49% worse
» The best had a delta of 13%, average was 24%, worst was 65%
Compared to all devices tested
» 62% of all tested devices were better, 8% similar, 30% worse
» The best had a delta of 3%, average was 21%, worst was 65%

Wiko View 4 audio analysis

(±) | speaker loudness is average but good (79.2 dB)
Bass 100 - 315 Hz
(-) | nearly no bass - on average 27.1% lower than median
(±) | linearity of bass is average (12.5% delta to prev. frequency)
Mids 400 - 2000 Hz
(±) | higher mids - on average 8.2% higher than median
(±) | linearity of mids is average (7.1% delta to prev. frequency)
Highs 2 - 16 kHz
(+) | balanced highs - only 3.4% away from median
(±) | linearity of highs is average (7.7% delta to prev. frequency)
Overall 100 - 16.000 Hz
(±) | linearity of overall sound is average (24.5% difference to median)
Compared to same class
» 55% of all tested devices in this class were better, 10% similar, 35% worse
» The best had a delta of 13%, average was 24%, worst was 65%
Compared to all devices tested
» 71% of all tested devices were better, 6% similar, 22% worse
» The best had a delta of 3%, average was 21%, worst was 65%

Battery life

Motorola Moto G8 Power Lite
5000 mAh
Motorola Moto G8 Power
5000 mAh
Wiko View 4
5000 mAh
realme C3
5000 mAh
Average of class Smartphone
 
Battery Runtime
WiFi Websurfing 1.3
833
1002
20%
1074
29%
1371
65%
698 (223 - 2636, n=761)
-16%
Battery Runtime
NBC WiFi Websurfing Battery Test 1.3 (Chrome 81)
13h 53min

Pros

+ Long battery life
+ dual SIM plus microSD
+ tidy loudspeaker

Cons

- no current Android
- maturities might be better
- no exFAT support
- Bluetooth 4.2 only

Verdict - Lite so far without price advantage

In review: Motorola Moto G8 Power Lite. Test device provided by Motorola Germany.
In review: Motorola Moto G8 Power Lite. Test device provided by Motorola Germany.

The Motorola Moto G8 Power Lite is a slimmed down version of the non-Lite version. This is noticeable in all areas: Camera, performance, battery life and display resolution. This saves around 60 euros. The Moto G8 is also available for the same street price. Its display is minimally smaller, but otherwise only offers advantages over the Power Lite. Since the G8 Power Lite is currently the youngest offspring of the G8 series, prices have hardly fallen at all so far, but they will certainly drift apart again over time

The Motorola Moto G8 Power Lite is aimed at beginners and occasional users and leaves a decent impression in the test, only the starting price is a bit too high

Then the Moto-Smartphone could be a quite interesting entry-level smartphone, which is mainly aimed at interested people who prefer a large display and only use their smartphone occasionally. Because in the test we noticed especially the long standby times positively. Unlike the cameras, which are aimed more at less demanding users

The Moto G8 Power Lite doesn't make any major blunders, only the lack of exFAT support and the old Android version can be criticized. Otherwise the Moto is a rock solid smartphone

Motorola Moto G8 Power Lite - 05/27/2020 v7
Daniel Schmidt

Chassis
84%
Keyboard
67 / 75 → 89%
Pointing Device
86%
Connectivity
39 / 70 → 56%
Weight
88%
Battery
90%
Display
82%
Games Performance
7 / 64 → 11%
Application Performance
56 / 86 → 65%
Temperature
90%
Noise
100%
Audio
75 / 90 → 83%
Camera
48%
Average
70%
75%
Smartphone - Weighted Average

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Daniel Schmidt, 2020-10-16 (Update: 2020-10-16)
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Editor of the original article: Daniel Schmidt - Managing Editor Mobile - @Tellheim
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