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Motorola Moto G8 Power Smartphone Review: Plenty of battery life and good cameras

Never-ending battery life. With the Moto G8 Power, Motorola has refined the concept of an inexpensive smartphone with long battery life. Its hardware is not only suitable for everyday use, but it also has surprisingly good cameras. Read on to find what else the Moto G8 Power offers besides battery life and decent cameras.
Mike Wobker, Andrea Grüblinger (translated by Alex Alderson),
Motorola Moto G8 Power

At the beginning of 2019, the Motorola Moto G7 Power convinced us with its excellent price-performance ratio and long battery life. Now, Motorola has released a successor, the Moto G8 Power, which follows in its predecessor's footsteps and has been thoughtfully improved in almost every area. In short, the hardware in the Moto G8 Power offers a lot of performance for a price of 230 Euros (~$249). We shall compare the device against other comparably priced smartphones, an overview of which we have provided below. Other smartphones from our database can be added in the benchmark and comparison tables, too.

Motorola Moto G8 Power (Moto G8 Series)
Processor
Qualcomm Snapdragon 665 8 x 2.2 GHz, Kryo 260
Graphics adapter
Memory
4096 MB 
Display
6.4 inch 19:9, 2300 x 1080 pixel 397 PPI, capacitive, IPS, glossy: yes, 60 Hz
Storage
64 GB eMMC Flash, 64 GB 
, 51 GB free
Connections
1 USB 2.0, Audio Connections: 3.5 mm jack, USB Type-C, Card Reader: microSD (up to 512 GB, FAT, FAT32, exFAT), 1 Fingerprint Reader, Brightness Sensor, Sensors: Accelerometer, gyroscope, proximity sensor
Networking
802.11 b/g/n (b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4), Bluetooth 5, 2G GSM (2/3/5/8), 3G, Dual SIM, LTE
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 10 x 156 x 76 ( = 0.39 x 6.14 x 2.99 in)
Battery
5000 mAh Lithium-Polymer
Charging
fast charging / Quickcharge
Operating System
Android 10
Camera
Primary Camera: 16 MPix 16 MP (ƒ/1.7, 1.12 µm) + 2 MP (ƒ/2.2, 1.75 µm) macro + 8 MP (ƒ/2.2, 1.12 µm) ultra-wide angle, 8 MP (ƒ/2.2, 1.12 µm) telephoto 2x optical zoom
Secondary Camera: 16 MPix , ƒ/2.0, 1 µm
Additional features
Speakers: 2 speakers, Keyboard: onscreen, USB power adapter, USB Type-C cable, SIM tool, protective cover, 24 Months Warranty, SAR value (head): 0.914 W/kg, SAR value (body): 1.79 W/kg, LTE speeds: 400 MBit/s (download), 75 MBit/s (upload)
Weight
197 g ( = 6.95 oz / 0.43 pounds), Power Supply: 80 g ( = 2.82 oz / 0.18 pounds)
Price
230 Euro
Note: The manufacturer may use components from different suppliers including display panels, drives or memory sticks with similar specifications.

 

Comparison Devices

Rating
Date
Model
Weight
Drive
Size
Resolution
Best Price
78 %
03/2020
Motorola Moto G8 Power
SD 665, Adreno 610
197 g64 GB eMMC Flash6.4"2300x1080
81 %
03/2020
Sharp Aquos V
SD 835, Adreno 540
173 g64 GB UFS 2.0 Flash5.9"2160x1080
78 %
01/2020
Nokia 6.2
SD 636, Adreno 509
180 g64 GB eMMC Flash6.3"2340x1080
78 %
09/2019
Xiaomi Mi A3
SD 665, Adreno 610
173.8 g64 GB UFS 2.1 Flash6.09"1560x720
80 %
01/2020
TCL Plex
SD 675, Adreno 612
192 g128 GB UFS 2.0 Flash6.53"2340x1080

Case - A rainproof smartphone

Motorola has equipped the Moto G8 Power with a metal frame and a plastic back panel. According to the manufacturer, the device is water-repellent, protecting the smartphone against light rain and water splashes. The Moto G8 Power is available in blue or black, although the device has a rather simple design in our opinion. It is worth noting that the device is comparatively thick at 10 mm. It is also heavier than all our comparison devices with a weight of 197 g.

Motorola Moto G8 Power
Motorola Moto G8 Power
Motorola Moto G8 Power

Size comparison

162.2 mm / 6.39 inch 76.56 mm / 3.01 inch 7.99 mm / 0.3146 inch 192 g0.4233 lbs159.9 mm / 6.3 inch 75.15 mm / 2.96 inch 8.25 mm / 0.3248 inch 180 g0.3968 lbs156 mm / 6.14 inch 76 mm / 2.99 inch 10 mm / 0.3937 inch 197 g0.4343 lbs157 mm / 6.18 inch 76 mm / 2.99 inch 9 mm / 0.3543 inch 173 g0.3814 lbs153.5 mm / 6.04 inch 71.9 mm / 2.83 inch 8.5 mm / 0.3346 inch 173.8 g0.3832 lbs

Connectivity - Dual-SIM, microSD card expansion and a headphone jack

Motorola aims the Moto G8 Power at people with moderate demands from their smartphones. Everyday apps like WhatsApp will run perfectly well, as will media content from Netflix and YouTube. The device can also stream DRM-protected content from Netflix and Amazon Prime in Full HD thanks to Widevine L1 certification. The Moto G8 Power also has 64 GB of internal storage, which can be expanded with up to 512-GB microSD cards. The device has dual-SIM capabilities too, although the inclusion of a hybrid SIM slot means that one must choose between microSD card expansion and using a second SIM card. Both card slots support LTE, though.

There is also a USB Type-C port on board that operates at the USB 2.0 standard. Additionally, Motorola has included a 3.5 mm jack for connecting external speakers and headphone. There is no notification LED, though.

Software - A pure Android experience

Android 10 comes as standard with the Moto G8 Power, while our review unit arrived with the December 1, 2019 security patch installed. Motorola only preinstalls the Moto app on top of the standard suite of Google apps, which provides various tips and information about the device.

Default home screen
Default home screen
Default home screen
Default home screen
Default app drawer
Default app drawer
Moto Actions
Moto Actions
Quick Settings
Quick Settings
Quick Settings customization
Quick Settings customization
Storage settings
Storage settings
Device settings
Device settings

Communication & GPS - Wi-Fi, but only Wi-Fi 4

The Moto G8 Power can establish cellular connections using GSM, 3G and LTE. When downloading data, the device can operate on LTE Cat.13 at up to 400 Mb/s. By contrast, the Moto G8 Power uses LTE Cat.5 for uploads, which can be sent at up to 75 Mb/s.

While there is no NFC on board, the Moto G8 Power supports Bluetooth 5.0 and up to 802.11n Wi-Fi, also known as Wi-Fi 4. In our Wi-Fi tests, our review unit performed as expected with our Netgear Nighthawk AX12 reference router. However, these speeds are also slower than all our comparison devices.

Networking
iperf3 Client (receive) TCP 1 m 4M x10
Sharp Aquos V
Adreno 540, SD 835, 64 GB UFS 2.0 Flash
468 (406min - 517max) MBit/s ∼100% +728%
TCL Plex
Adreno 612, SD 675, 128 GB UFS 2.0 Flash
359 (330min - 369max) MBit/s ∼77% +535%
Nokia 6.2
Adreno 509, SD 636, 64 GB eMMC Flash
325 (280min - 342max) MBit/s ∼69% +475%
Average of class Smartphone
  (5.9 - 1414, n=600)
282 MBit/s ∼60% +399%
Xiaomi Mi A3
Adreno 610, SD 665, 64 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
158 (18min - 227max) MBit/s ∼34% +180%
Motorola Moto G8 Power
Adreno 610, SD 665, 64 GB eMMC Flash
56.5 (11min - 75max) MBit/s ∼12%
iperf3 Client (transmit) TCP 1 m 4M x10
Sharp Aquos V
Adreno 540, SD 835, 64 GB UFS 2.0 Flash
409 (342min - 464max) MBit/s ∼100% +811%
TCL Plex
Adreno 612, SD 675, 128 GB UFS 2.0 Flash
287 (250min - 308max) MBit/s ∼70% +539%
Nokia 6.2
Adreno 509, SD 636, 64 GB eMMC Flash
284 (240min - 307max) MBit/s ∼69% +533%
Average of class Smartphone
  (9.4 - 1599, n=600)
268 MBit/s ∼66% +497%
Xiaomi Mi A3
Adreno 610, SD 665, 64 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
172 (2min - 282max) MBit/s ∼42% +283%
Motorola Moto G8 Power
Adreno 610, SD 665, 64 GB eMMC Flash
44.9 (2min - 75max) MBit/s ∼11%
01020304050607080Tooltip
; iperf3 Client (receive) TCP 1 m 4M x10; iperf 3.1.3: Ø56.4 (11-75)
; iperf3 Client (transmit) TCP 1 m 4M x10; iperf 3.1.3: Ø44.8 (2-75)
GPS Test: Indoors
GPS Test: Indoors
GPS Test: Outdoors
GPS Test: Outdoors

The Moto G8 Power uses GPS, Glonass and Galileo for location services. Our review unit achieves a location accuracy of up to four metres outdoors. It cannot find us indoors, though.

On our mandatory bike ride, the Moto G8 Power's GPS accuracy proved similar to that of the Garmin Edge 520, one of our reference bike computers. In short, the Moto G8 Power is well suited for general navigation tasks.

GPS test: Motorola Moto G8 Power - Overview
GPS test: Motorola Moto G8 Power - Overview
GPS test: Motorola Moto G8 Power - Bridge
GPS test: Motorola Moto G8 Power - Bridge
GPS test: Motorola Moto G8 Power - Crossing
GPS test: Motorola Moto G8 Power - Crossing
GPS test: Garmin Edge 520 - Overview
GPS test: Garmin Edge 520 - Overview
GPS test: Garmin Edge 520 - Bridge
GPS test: Garmin Edge 520 - Bridge
GPS test: Garmin Edge 520 - Crossing
GPS test: Garmin Edge 520 - Crossing

Telephone Functions & Call Quality - Good connection with the Motorola Moto G8 Power

The Moto G8 Power reproduced voices well during our test calls, with speech transmitted clearly and understandably. The device reliably filtered out background noise too, allowing our call partner to hear us even from loud environments.

Cameras - An affordable smartphone that takes good photos

Taking a selfie with the Moto G8 Power
Taking a selfie with the Moto G8 Power

The main camera of the Moto G8 Power can shoot in up to 16 MP using an ƒ/1.7 aperture and a pixel width of 1.12 µm. There is also a 2 MP macro lens, an 8 MP ultra-wide-angle lens and an 8 MP telephoto lens with 2x optical zoom. Motorola has included a 16 MP front-facing camera too that has an ƒ/2.0 aperture and 1 µm wide pixels. Portrait pictures taken with the latter are detailed and reproduce fine structures well. Likewise, colours are vivid, although red tones are a little too full for our liking. In addition to a beautification mode, Motorola has included options manually setting the ISO value, exposure levels, white balance and shutter speeds.

The main camera takes appealing-looking photos, too. Colours are vibrant and objects remain detailed even at a distance, albeit with some slight blurriness at higher zoom levels. Homogenously coloured areas are afflicted by some slight noise too, but this is only visible when zooming in closely. Macro shots look sharp and vivid though, while object edges remained clearly delimited from each other.

The Moto G8 Power performed surprisingly well under low-light conditions too, as scene 3 below demonstrates. Colours are accurate, although the overall image looks a little blurry. Incidentally, the default camera app offers the same customisation options for the front-facing camera as it does for the rear-facing ones. Images can also be saved in RAW format, which we may have seen referred to elsewhere as DNG.

Our test videos look about as good as photos do, while the main camera sensor is able to react quickly to different lighting conditions. While the Motorola allows people to deactivate the device's image stabiliser, the only other options for tweaking videos are adjusting the resolution and the image format in which video recordings are saved.

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 3

We also subjected the main camera to further tests under controlled lighting conditions. ColorChecker Passport, for instance, shows that the Moto G8 Power overexposes most colours. Correspondingly, our test chart looks a little pale. The chart looks a bit out of focus at the edges of our test shot, too.

ColorChecker
27.2 ∆E
47.5 ∆E
37 ∆E
33.9 ∆E
41.2 ∆E
54.8 ∆E
45.9 ∆E
32.9 ∆E
36.4 ∆E
26.2 ∆E
56.4 ∆E
55.3 ∆E
29.2 ∆E
43.5 ∆E
31.7 ∆E
63 ∆E
36.7 ∆E
39.5 ∆E
55.9 ∆E
59.9 ∆E
45.8 ∆E
34.2 ∆E
22.2 ∆E
12.9 ∆E
ColorChecker Motorola Moto G8 Power: 40.39 ∆E min: 12.89 - max: 63.03 ∆E
ColorChecker
11.8 ∆E
9.1 ∆E
12 ∆E
10.1 ∆E
10.8 ∆E
5.5 ∆E
10.6 ∆E
12.8 ∆E
11.1 ∆E
5.3 ∆E
6 ∆E
7.1 ∆E
11.7 ∆E
6.4 ∆E
9.7 ∆E
2.7 ∆E
11.3 ∆E
7.9 ∆E
4.1 ∆E
1.7 ∆E
3.5 ∆E
5.1 ∆E
3.8 ∆E
1.7 ∆E
ColorChecker Motorola Moto G8 Power: 7.58 ∆E min: 1.73 - max: 12.84 ∆E
A photo of our test chart
A photo of our test chart
A photo of our test chart at 1 lux

Accessories & Warranty - Motorola includes a case in the box, too

The Moto G8 Power comes with the usual set of accessories like a USB charger, a Type-C cable and a SIM tool. Motorola also includes a case in the box and sells compatible smartphone accessories on its website.

Additionally, the Moto G8 Power comes with 24-months' warranty. Please see our Guarantees, Return Policies & Warranties FAQ for country-specific information.

Input Devices & Operation - The Moto G8 Power has a fast fingerprint sensor

The Moto G8 Power uses Google Gboard as the default keyboard app, which works just as well as it does on other devices that we have tested. Likewise, the touchscreen in our review unit responds accurately to inputs and without any delays. The device's vibration motor is rather weak though, in our opinion. You should have no issues with performing drag-and-drop movements, as the display's smooth finish makes it easy to perform such gestures. Motorola has integrated multiple gestures too, which can be accessed from the Moto app.

Additionally, Motorola has included a fingerprint scanner. The company has positioned the scanner on the back of the device. The one in our review unit worked reliably during our tests.

Display - Low contrast but bright

Sub-pixel array
Sub-pixel array

The Moto G8 Power has a 6.4-inch IPS panel that operates natively at 2300x1080 pixels. Our review unit achieved an average maximum brightness of 483 cd/m² during our tests, putting it in the middle of our test field. The brightest area of the display reached 495 cd/m² though, while the more practical APL50 test recorded an average maximum luminosity of 478 cd/m².

The display also uses pulse-width modulation (PWM) to regulate luminosity at less than 15% brightness. The display in our review unit flickers at 714.3 Hz below this threshold, which is low enough to cause health problems for those who are PWM sensitive. It is worth keeping in mind that this only occurs at below 15% though, so it may not have much of an effect in daily use depending on your habits.

490
cd/m²
470
cd/m²
491
cd/m²
486
cd/m²
462
cd/m²
494
cd/m²
495
cd/m²
467
cd/m²
493
cd/m²
Distribution of brightness
X-Rite i1Pro 2
Maximum: 495 cd/m² Average: 483.1 cd/m² Minimum: 3.5 cd/m²
Brightness Distribution: 93 %
Center on Battery: 462 cd/m²
Contrast: 711:1 (Black: 0.65 cd/m²)
ΔE Color 5.7 | 0.6-29.43 Ø5.8
ΔE Greyscale 6.5 | 0.64-98 Ø6
92.1% sRGB (Calman 2D)
Gamma: 2.303
Motorola Moto G8 Power
IPS, 2300x1080, 6.4
Sharp Aquos V
IPS, 2160x1080, 5.9
Nokia 6.2
IPS, 2340x1080, 6.3
Xiaomi Mi A3
AMOLED, 1560x720, 6.09
TCL Plex
IPS, 2340x1080, 6.53
Screen
15%
25%
-15%
21%
Brightness middle
462
507
10%
611
32%
348
-25%
432
-6%
Brightness
483
486
1%
582
20%
355
-27%
418
-13%
Brightness Distribution
93
91
-2%
91
-2%
91
-2%
93
0%
Black Level *
0.65
0.55
15%
0.4
38%
0.43
34%
Contrast
711
922
30%
1528
115%
1005
41%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 *
5.7
4.43
22%
5.2
9%
5.86
-3%
3.4
40%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 max. *
8.9
7.13
20%
10.2
-15%
15.6
-75%
6
33%
Greyscale DeltaE2000 *
6.5
5
23%
6.1
6%
3.6
45%
3.8
42%
Gamma
2.303 96%
2.18 101%
2.21 100%
2.232 99%
2.14 103%
CCT
8073 81%
7739 84%
8100 80%
7051 92%
6151 106%

* ... smaller is better

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 detected 714.3 Hz
≤ 15 cd/m² brightness

The display backlight flickers at 714.3 Hz (Likely utilizing PWM) Flickering detected at a brightness setting of 15 cd/m² and below. There should be no flickering or PWM above this brightness setting.

The frequency of 714.3 Hz is quite high, so most users sensitive to PWM should not notice any flickering.

As the flickering occurs only on very low brightness settings, it should not be an issue in typical office settings. Nonetheless, use in low light conditions may be straining to the eyes.

In comparison: 51 % of all tested devices do not use PWM to dim the display. If PWM was detected, an average of 17507 (minimum: 5 - maximum: 2500000) Hz was measured.

Our measurements confirm that the Moto G8 Power has a 711:1 contrast ratio, a disappointingly low value, and it has a rather high black value of 0.65 cd/m². As a result, the display struggles to delineate colours, while blacks have a grey veil to them.

Additionally, CalMAN analysis shows that the display reproduces colours with an overly blue tint. This can be mitigated somewhat by using the built-in night-light mode, though. Motorola has also integrated three pre-defined colour saturation levels should you wish to further tinker with the display.

CalMAN - Colour accuracy
CalMAN - Colour accuracy
CalMAN - Colour space
CalMAN - Colour space
CalMAN - Greyscale
CalMAN - Greyscale
CalMAN - Colour saturation
CalMAN - Colour saturation

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
26 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 11 ms rise
↘ 15 ms fall
The screen shows relatively slow response rates in our tests and may be too slow for gamers.
In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.8 (minimum) to 240 (maximum) ms. » 48 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is similar to the average of all tested devices (24.4 ms).
       Response Time 50% Grey to 80% Grey
46 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 21 ms rise
↘ 25 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. » 72 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is worse than the average of all tested devices (38.7 ms).

The Moto G8 Power can be used outdoors easily. We only noticed reflections when looking at the screen from oblique angles.

Using the Motorola Moto G8 Power outdoors
Using the Motorola Moto G8 Power outdoors
Using the Motorola Moto G8 Power outdoors
Using the Motorola Moto G8 Power outdoors

The Moto G8 Power's IPS panel also delivers stable viewing angles. However, its high black value is noticeable in dark rooms or at night.

Viewing angles
Viewing angles
Viewing angles
Viewing angles

Performance - Moto G8 Power is suitable for everyday use

Motorola has designed the Moto G8 Power for people who have moderate demands from their smartphones. Browsing the web or using WhatsApp will not prove a problem nor will similarly tasking apps or games. Our review unit ranks in the middle of our test field in the system performance benchmarks, for instance. Only the Sharp Aquos V pulls away from the Moto G8 Power in graphics benchmarks, too.

Geekbench 5.1 / 5.2
Vulkan Score 5.1 (sort by value)
Motorola Moto G8 Power
Qualcomm Snapdragon 665, Adreno 610, 4096
464 Points ∼28%
Sharp Aquos V
Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 (8998), Adreno 540, 4096
369 Points ∼22% -20%
TCL Plex
Qualcomm Snapdragon 675, Adreno 612, 6144
487 Points ∼29% +5%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 665
  (432 - 483, n=5)
455 Points ∼27% -2%
Average of class Smartphone
  (70 - 4043, n=68)
1657 Points ∼100% +257%
OpenCL Score 5.1 (sort by value)
Motorola Moto G8 Power
Qualcomm Snapdragon 665, Adreno 610, 4096
368 Points ∼19%
Sharp Aquos V
Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 (8998), Adreno 540, 4096
1908 Points ∼100% +418%
TCL Plex
Qualcomm Snapdragon 675, Adreno 612, 6144
351 Points ∼18% -5%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 665
  (363 - 368, n=5)
366 Points ∼19% -1%
Average of class Smartphone
  (272 - 4739, n=62)
1789 Points ∼94% +386%
64 Bit Multi-Core Score (sort by value)
Motorola Moto G8 Power
Qualcomm Snapdragon 665, Adreno 610, 4096
1385 Points ∼71%
Sharp Aquos V
Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 (8998), Adreno 540, 4096
1669 Points ∼86% +21%
TCL Plex
Qualcomm Snapdragon 675, Adreno 612, 6144
924 Points ∼48% -33%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 665
  (1256 - 1405, n=7)
1346 Points ∼69% -3%
Average of class Smartphone
  (421 - 3531, n=124)
1945 Points ∼100% +40%
64 Bit Single-Core Score (sort by value)
Motorola Moto G8 Power
Qualcomm Snapdragon 665, Adreno 610, 4096
311 Points ∼56%
Sharp Aquos V
Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 (8998), Adreno 540, 4096
386 Points ∼70% +24%
TCL Plex
Qualcomm Snapdragon 675, Adreno 612, 6144
486 Points ∼88% +56%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 665
  (309 - 313, n=7)
311 Points ∼56% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (124 - 1342, n=124)
553 Points ∼100% +78%
PCMark for Android
Work 2.0 performance score (sort by value)
Motorola Moto G8 Power
Qualcomm Snapdragon 665, Adreno 610, 4096
6963 Points ∼88%
Sharp Aquos V
Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 (8998), Adreno 540, 4096
7510 Points ∼94% +8%
Nokia 6.2
Qualcomm Snapdragon 636, Adreno 509, 4096
5965 Points ∼75% -14%
Xiaomi Mi A3
Qualcomm Snapdragon 665, Adreno 610, 4096
6396 Points ∼80% -8%
TCL Plex
Qualcomm Snapdragon 675, Adreno 612, 6144
7950 Points ∼100% +14%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 665
  (6189 - 11432, n=11)
7048 Points ∼89% +1%
Average of class Smartphone
  (2630 - 15299, n=527)
5985 Points ∼75% -14%
Work performance score (sort by value)
Motorola Moto G8 Power
Qualcomm Snapdragon 665, Adreno 610, 4096
8804 Points ∼89%
Sharp Aquos V
Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 (8998), Adreno 540, 4096
9927 Points ∼100% +13%
Nokia 6.2
Qualcomm Snapdragon 636, Adreno 509, 4096
6696 Points ∼67% -24%
Xiaomi Mi A3
Qualcomm Snapdragon 665, Adreno 610, 4096
7984 Points ∼80% -9%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 665
  (7437 - 9051, n=10)
8163 Points ∼82% -7%
Average of class Smartphone
  (1077 - 19989, n=685)
6569 Points ∼66% -25%
3DMark
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (Vulkan) Unlimited Physics (sort by value)
Motorola Moto G8 Power
Qualcomm Snapdragon 665, Adreno 610, 4096
2354 Points ∼88%
Sharp Aquos V
Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 (8998), Adreno 540, 4096
2559 Points ∼96% +9%
Nokia 6.2
Qualcomm Snapdragon 636, Adreno 509, 4096
2175 Points ∼82% -8%
Xiaomi Mi A3
Qualcomm Snapdragon 665, Adreno 610, 4096
2300 Points ∼86% -2%
TCL Plex
Qualcomm Snapdragon 675, Adreno 612, 6144
1952 Points ∼73% -17%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 665
  (2185 - 2444, n=11)
2284 Points ∼86% -3%
Average of class Smartphone
  (1740 - 4061, n=178)
2668 Points ∼100% +13%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (Vulkan) Unlimited Graphics (sort by value)
Motorola Moto G8 Power
Qualcomm Snapdragon 665, Adreno 610, 4096
904 Points ∼25%
Sharp Aquos V
Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 (8998), Adreno 540, 4096
3580 Points ∼100% +296%
Nokia 6.2
Qualcomm Snapdragon 636, Adreno 509, 4096
789 Points ∼22% -13%
Xiaomi Mi A3
Qualcomm Snapdragon 665, Adreno 610, 4096
908 Points ∼25% 0%
TCL Plex
Qualcomm Snapdragon 675, Adreno 612, 6144
916 Points ∼26% +1%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 665
  (897 - 995, n=11)
933 Points ∼26% +3%
Average of class Smartphone
  (203 - 9104, n=178)
3070 Points ∼86% +240%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (Vulkan) Unlimited (sort by value)
Motorola Moto G8 Power
Qualcomm Snapdragon 665, Adreno 610, 4096
1047 Points ∼32%
Sharp Aquos V
Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 (8998), Adreno 540, 4096
3288 Points ∼100% +214%
Nokia 6.2
Qualcomm Snapdragon 636, Adreno 509, 4096
926 Points ∼28% -12%
Xiaomi Mi A3
Qualcomm Snapdragon 665, Adreno 610, 4096
1049 Points ∼32% 0%
TCL Plex
Qualcomm Snapdragon 675, Adreno 612, 6144
1038 Points ∼32% -1%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 665
  (1035 - 1140, n=11)
1074 Points ∼33% +3%
Average of class Smartphone
  (253 - 6977, n=178)
2732 Points ∼83% +161%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited Physics (sort by value)
Motorola Moto G8 Power
Qualcomm Snapdragon 665, Adreno 610, 4096
2488 Points ∼81%
Sharp Aquos V
Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 (8998), Adreno 540, 4096
3062 Points ∼100% +23%
Nokia 6.2
Qualcomm Snapdragon 636, Adreno 509, 4096
2337 Points ∼76% -6%
Xiaomi Mi A3
Qualcomm Snapdragon 665, Adreno 610, 4096
2387 Points ∼78% -4%
TCL Plex
Qualcomm Snapdragon 675, Adreno 612, 6144
1684 Points ∼55% -32%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 665
  (2154 - 2541, n=10)
2378 Points ∼78% -4%
Average of class Smartphone
  (573 - 5780, n=530)
2235 Points ∼73% -10%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited Graphics (sort by value)
Motorola Moto G8 Power
Qualcomm Snapdragon 665, Adreno 610, 4096
988 Points ∼22%
Sharp Aquos V
Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 (8998), Adreno 540, 4096
4468 Points ∼100% +352%
Nokia 6.2
Qualcomm Snapdragon 636, Adreno 509, 4096
855 Points ∼19% -13%
Xiaomi Mi A3
Qualcomm Snapdragon 665, Adreno 610, 4096
987 Points ∼22% 0%
TCL Plex
Qualcomm Snapdragon 675, Adreno 612, 6144
955 Points ∼21% -3%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 665
  (980 - 999, n=10)
988 Points ∼22% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (75 - 10043, n=530)
2171 Points ∼49% +120%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited (sort by value)
Motorola Moto G8 Power
Qualcomm Snapdragon 665, Adreno 610, 4096
1151 Points ∼28%
Sharp Aquos V
Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 (8998), Adreno 540, 4096
4054 Points ∼100% +252%
Nokia 6.2
Qualcomm Snapdragon 636, Adreno 509, 4096
977 Points ∼24% -15%
Xiaomi Mi A3
Qualcomm Snapdragon 665, Adreno 610, 4096
1135 Points ∼28% -1%
TCL Plex
Qualcomm Snapdragon 675, Adreno 612, 6144
1057 Points ∼26% -8%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 665
  (1097 - 1151, n=10)
1135 Points ∼28% -1%
Average of class Smartphone
  (93 - 8386, n=531)
2024 Points ∼50% +76%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Unlimited Physics (sort by value)
Motorola Moto G8 Power
Qualcomm Snapdragon 665, Adreno 610, 4096
2493 Points ∼82%
Sharp Aquos V
Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 (8998), Adreno 540, 4096
3047 Points ∼100% +22%
Nokia 6.2
Qualcomm Snapdragon 636, Adreno 509, 4096
2288 Points ∼75% -8%
Xiaomi Mi A3
Qualcomm Snapdragon 665, Adreno 610, 4096
2343 Points ∼77% -6%
TCL Plex
Qualcomm Snapdragon 675, Adreno 612, 6144
1657 Points ∼54% -34%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 665
  (2199 - 2503, n=11)
2365 Points ∼78% -5%
Average of class Smartphone
  (375 - 5765, n=562)
2151 Points ∼71% -14%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Unlimited Graphics (sort by value)
Motorola Moto G8 Power
Qualcomm Snapdragon 665, Adreno 610, 4096
1678 Points ∼26%
Sharp Aquos V
Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 (8998), Adreno 540, 4096
6417 Points ∼100% +282%
Nokia 6.2
Qualcomm Snapdragon 636, Adreno 509, 4096
1389 Points ∼22% -17%
Xiaomi Mi A3
Qualcomm Snapdragon 665, Adreno 610, 4096
1674 Points ∼26% 0%
TCL Plex
Qualcomm Snapdragon 675, Adreno 612, 6144
1611 Points ∼25% -4%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 665
  (1650 - 1692, n=11)
1668 Points ∼26% -1%
Average of class Smartphone
  (70 - 20154, n=562)
2924 Points ∼46% +74%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Unlimited (sort by value)
Motorola Moto G8 Power
Qualcomm Snapdragon 665, Adreno 610, 4096
1809 Points ∼35%
Sharp Aquos V
Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 (8998), Adreno 540, 4096
5151 Points ∼100% +185%
Nokia 6.2
Qualcomm Snapdragon 636, Adreno 509, 4096
1568 Points ∼30% -13%
Xiaomi Mi A3
Qualcomm Snapdragon 665, Adreno 610, 4096
1787 Points ∼35% -1%
TCL Plex
Qualcomm Snapdragon 675, Adreno 612, 6144
1621 Points ∼31% -10%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 665
  (1754 - 1810, n=11)
1786 Points ∼35% -1%
Average of class Smartphone
  (88 - 10699, n=562)
2453 Points ∼48% +36%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Physics (sort by value)
Motorola Moto G8 Power
Qualcomm Snapdragon 665, Adreno 610, 4096
2493 Points ∼83%
Sharp Aquos V
Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 (8998), Adreno 540, 4096
3018 Points ∼100% +21%
Nokia 6.2
Qualcomm Snapdragon 636, Adreno 509, 4096
2335 Points ∼77% -6%
Xiaomi Mi A3
Qualcomm Snapdragon 665, Adreno 610, 4096
2477 Points ∼82% -1%
TCL Plex
Qualcomm Snapdragon 675, Adreno 612, 6144
1724 Points ∼57% -31%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 665
  (2212 - 2580, n=11)
2417 Points ∼80% -3%
Average of class Smartphone
  (435 - 5209, n=611)
2113 Points ∼70% -15%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Graphics (sort by value)
Motorola Moto G8 Power
Qualcomm Snapdragon 665, Adreno 610, 4096
984 Points ∼24%
Sharp Aquos V
Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 (8998), Adreno 540, 4096
4031 Points ∼100% +310%
Nokia 6.2
Qualcomm Snapdragon 636, Adreno 509, 4096
809 Points ∼20% -18%
Xiaomi Mi A3
Qualcomm Snapdragon 665, Adreno 610, 4096
931 Points ∼23% -5%
TCL Plex
Qualcomm Snapdragon 675, Adreno 612, 6144
829 Points ∼21% -16%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 665
  (927 - 999, n=11)
968 Points ∼24% -2%
Average of class Smartphone
  (53 - 9167, n=611)
1831 Points ∼45% +86%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) (sort by value)
Motorola Moto G8 Power
Qualcomm Snapdragon 665, Adreno 610, 4096
1137 Points ∼30%
Sharp Aquos V
Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 (8998), Adreno 540, 4096
3751 Points ∼100% +230%
Nokia 6.2
Qualcomm Snapdragon 636, Adreno 509, 4096
945 Points ∼25% -17%
Xiaomi Mi A3
Qualcomm Snapdragon 665, Adreno 610, 4096
1081 Points ∼29% -5%
TCL Plex
Qualcomm Snapdragon 675, Adreno 612, 6144
937 Points ∼25% -18%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 665
  (1076 - 1152, n=11)
1118 Points ∼30% -2%
Average of class Smartphone
  (68 - 7678, n=612)
1741 Points ∼46% +53%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Physics (sort by value)
Motorola Moto G8 Power
Qualcomm Snapdragon 665, Adreno 610, 4096
2507 Points ∼83%
Sharp Aquos V
Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 (8998), Adreno 540, 4096
3009 Points ∼100% +20%
Nokia 6.2
Qualcomm Snapdragon 636, Adreno 509, 4096
2339 Points ∼78% -7%
Xiaomi Mi A3
Qualcomm Snapdragon 665, Adreno 610, 4096
2471 Points ∼82% -1%
TCL Plex
Qualcomm Snapdragon 675, Adreno 612, 6144
1708 Points ∼57% -32%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 665
  (2282 - 2596, n=11)
2429 Points ∼81% -3%
Average of class Smartphone
  (293 - 5274, n=654)
1983 Points ∼66% -21%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Graphics (sort by value)
Motorola Moto G8 Power
Qualcomm Snapdragon 665, Adreno 610, 4096
1626 Points ∼26%
Sharp Aquos V
Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 (8998), Adreno 540, 4096
6208 Points ∼100% +282%
Nokia 6.2
Qualcomm Snapdragon 636, Adreno 509, 4096
1322 Points ∼21% -19%
Xiaomi Mi A3
Qualcomm Snapdragon 665, Adreno 610, 4096
1651 Points ∼27% +2%
TCL Plex
Qualcomm Snapdragon 675, Adreno 612, 6144
1594 Points ∼26% -2%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 665
  (1564 - 1663, n=11)
1622 Points ∼26% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (43 - 13305, n=653)
2426 Points ∼39% +49%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 (sort by value)
Motorola Moto G8 Power
Qualcomm Snapdragon 665, Adreno 610, 4096
1764 Points ∼35%
Sharp Aquos V
Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 (8998), Adreno 540, 4096
5022 Points ∼100% +185%
Nokia 6.2
Qualcomm Snapdragon 636, Adreno 509, 4096
1467 Points ∼29% -17%
Xiaomi Mi A3
Qualcomm Snapdragon 665, Adreno 610, 4096
1782 Points ∼35% +1%
TCL Plex
Qualcomm Snapdragon 675, Adreno 612, 6144
1618 Points ∼32% -8%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 665
  (1675 - 1795, n=11)
1750 Points ∼35% -1%
Average of class Smartphone
  (55 - 9611, n=656)
2079 Points ∼41% +18%
1280x720 offscreen Ice Storm Unlimited Physics (sort by value)
Motorola Moto G8 Power
Qualcomm Snapdragon 665, Adreno 610, 4096
24652 Points ∼100%
Nokia 6.2
Qualcomm Snapdragon 636, Adreno 509, 4096
15876 Points ∼64% -36%
Xiaomi Mi A3
Qualcomm Snapdragon 665, Adreno 610, 4096
19552 Points ∼79% -21%
TCL Plex
Qualcomm Snapdragon 675, Adreno 612, 6144
15461 Points ∼63% -37%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 665
  (17865 - 24652, n=10)
20916 Points ∼85% -15%
Average of class Smartphone
  (735 - 58293, n=798)
15611 Points ∼63% -37%
1280x720 offscreen Ice Storm Unlimited Graphics Score (sort by value)
Motorola Moto G8 Power
Qualcomm Snapdragon 665, Adreno 610, 4096
25161 Points ∼92%
Nokia 6.2
Qualcomm Snapdragon 636, Adreno 509, 4096
21067 Points ∼77% -16%
Xiaomi Mi A3
Qualcomm Snapdragon 665, Adreno 610, 4096
25219 Points ∼92% 0%
TCL Plex
Qualcomm Snapdragon 675, Adreno 612, 6144
26320 Points ∼96% +5%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 665
  (15403 - 25351, n=10)
23960 Points ∼88% -5%
Average of class Smartphone
  (536 - 209431, n=796)
27366 Points ∼100% +9%
1280x720 offscreen Ice Storm Unlimited Score (sort by value)
Motorola Moto G8 Power
Qualcomm Snapdragon 665, Adreno 610, 4096
25046 Points ∼100%
Nokia 6.2
Qualcomm Snapdragon 636, Adreno 509, 4096
19635 Points ∼78% -22%
Xiaomi Mi A3
Qualcomm Snapdragon 665, Adreno 610, 4096
23693 Points ∼95% -5%
TCL Plex
Qualcomm Snapdragon 675, Adreno 612, 6144
22767 Points ∼91% -9%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 665
  (22445 - 25046, n=10)
23870 Points ∼95% -5%
Average of class Smartphone
  (662 - 117606, n=796)
21256 Points ∼85% -15%
GFXBench (DX / GLBenchmark) 2.7
1920x1080 T-Rex HD Offscreen C24Z16 (sort by value)
Motorola Moto G8 Power
Qualcomm Snapdragon 665, Adreno 610, 4096
36 fps ∼78%
Nokia 6.2
Qualcomm Snapdragon 636, Adreno 509, 4096
35 fps ∼76% -3%
Xiaomi Mi A3
Qualcomm Snapdragon 665, Adreno 610, 4096
36 fps ∼78% 0%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 665
  (35 - 36, n=9)
35.8 fps ∼78% -1%
Average of class Smartphone
  (0.5 - 322, n=799)
46 fps ∼100% +28%
T-Rex HD Onscreen C24Z16 (sort by value)
Motorola Moto G8 Power
Qualcomm Snapdragon 665, Adreno 610, 4096
33 fps ∼63%
Nokia 6.2
Qualcomm Snapdragon 636, Adreno 509, 4096
32 fps ∼62% -3%
Xiaomi Mi A3
Qualcomm Snapdragon 665, Adreno 610, 4096
52 fps ∼100% +58%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 665
  (30 - 52, n=9)
35.8 fps ∼69% +8%
Average of class Smartphone
  (1 - 138, n=808)
31.5 fps ∼61% -5%
GFXBench 3.0
off screen Manhattan Offscreen OGL (sort by value)
Motorola Moto G8 Power
Qualcomm Snapdragon 665, Adreno 610, 4096
19 fps ∼70%
Nokia 6.2
Qualcomm Snapdragon 636, Adreno 509, 4096
16 fps ∼59% -16%
Xiaomi Mi A3
Qualcomm Snapdragon 665, Adreno 610, 4096
20 fps ∼73% +5%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 665
  (19 - 20, n=9)
19.2 fps ∼70% +1%
Average of class Smartphone
  (0.8 - 175, n=704)
27.3 fps ∼100% +44%
on screen Manhattan Onscreen OGL (sort by value)
Motorola Moto G8 Power
Qualcomm Snapdragon 665, Adreno 610, 4096
18 fps ∼53%
Nokia 6.2
Qualcomm Snapdragon 636, Adreno 509, 4096
15 fps ∼44% -17%
Xiaomi Mi A3
Qualcomm Snapdragon 665, Adreno 610, 4096
34 fps ∼100% +89%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 665
  (15 - 34, n=9)
21.1 fps ∼62% +17%
Average of class Smartphone
  (1.2 - 115, n=712)
22.8 fps ∼67% +27%
GFXBench 3.1
off screen Manhattan ES 3.1 Offscreen (sort by value)
Motorola Moto G8 Power
Qualcomm Snapdragon 665, Adreno 610, 4096
13 fps ∼59%
Nokia 6.2
Qualcomm Snapdragon 636, Adreno 509, 4096
6.3 fps ∼29% -52%
Xiaomi Mi A3
Qualcomm Snapdragon 665, Adreno 610, 4096
13 fps ∼59% 0%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 665
  (13 - 13, n=9)
13 fps ∼59% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (0.87 - 117, n=567)
21.9 fps ∼100% +68%
on screen Manhattan ES 3.1 Onscreen (sort by value)
Motorola Moto G8 Power
Qualcomm Snapdragon 665, Adreno 610, 4096
12 fps ∼46%
Nokia 6.2
Qualcomm Snapdragon 636, Adreno 509, 4096
5.7 fps ∼22% -52%
Xiaomi Mi A3
Qualcomm Snapdragon 665, Adreno 610, 4096
26 fps ∼100% +117%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 665
  (10 - 27, n=9)
15 fps ∼58% +25%
Average of class Smartphone
  (1.2 - 110, n=569)
19.8 fps ∼76% +65%
GFXBench
Aztec Ruins High Tier Onscreen (sort by value)
Motorola Moto G8 Power
Qualcomm Snapdragon 665, Adreno 610, 4096
4.5 fps ∼30%
Sharp Aquos V
Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 (8998), Adreno 540, 4096
15 fps ∼100% +233%
Nokia 6.2
Qualcomm Snapdragon 636, Adreno 509, 4096
2.3 fps ∼15% -49%
Xiaomi Mi A3
Qualcomm Snapdragon 665, Adreno 610, 4096
9.1 fps ∼61% +102%
TCL Plex
Qualcomm Snapdragon 675, Adreno 612, 6144
4.9 fps ∼33% +9%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 665
  (3.9 - 9.1, n=11)
5.65 fps ∼38% +26%
Average of class Smartphone
  (0.61 - 60, n=323)
11.5 fps ∼77% +156%
2560x1440 Aztec Ruins High Tier Offscreen (sort by value)
Motorola Moto G8 Power
Qualcomm Snapdragon 665, Adreno 610, 4096
2.8 fps ∼29%
Sharp Aquos V
Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 (8998), Adreno 540, 4096
9.7 fps ∼100% +246%
Nokia 6.2
Qualcomm Snapdragon 636, Adreno 509, 4096
3.5 fps ∼36% +25%
Xiaomi Mi A3
Qualcomm Snapdragon 665, Adreno 610, 4096
2.8 fps ∼29% 0%
TCL Plex
Qualcomm Snapdragon 675, Adreno 612, 6144
3 fps ∼31% +7%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 665
  (2.7 - 2.8, n=11)
2.77 fps ∼29% -1%
Average of class Smartphone
  (0.21 - 101, n=321)
8.13 fps ∼84% +190%
Aztec Ruins Normal Tier Onscreen (sort by value)
Motorola Moto G8 Power
Qualcomm Snapdragon 665, Adreno 610, 4096
7.6 fps ∼32%
Sharp Aquos V
Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 (8998), Adreno 540, 4096
24 fps ∼100% +216%
Nokia 6.2
Qualcomm Snapdragon 636, Adreno 509, 4096
5.4 fps ∼23% -29%
Xiaomi Mi A3
Qualcomm Snapdragon 665, Adreno 610, 4096
15 fps ∼63% +97%
TCL Plex
Qualcomm Snapdragon 675, Adreno 612, 6144
8.3 fps ∼35% +9%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 665
  (6.2 - 15, n=11)
9.31 fps ∼39% +23%
Average of class Smartphone
  (1.4 - 60, n=327)
17.1 fps ∼71% +125%
1920x1080 Aztec Ruins Normal Tier Offscreen (sort by value)
Motorola Moto G8 Power
Qualcomm Snapdragon 665, Adreno 610, 4096
8.1 fps ∼31%
Sharp Aquos V
Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 (8998), Adreno 540, 4096
26 fps ∼100% +221%
Nokia 6.2
Qualcomm Snapdragon 636, Adreno 509, 4096
6 fps ∼23% -26%
Xiaomi Mi A3
Qualcomm Snapdragon 665, Adreno 610, 4096
8.4 fps ∼32% +4%
TCL Plex
Qualcomm Snapdragon 675, Adreno 612, 6144
9.1 fps ∼35% +12%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 665
  (7.8 - 8.4, n=11)
8.13 fps ∼31% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (0.6 - 257, n=326)
19.6 fps ∼75% +142%
off screen Car Chase Offscreen (sort by value)
Motorola Moto G8 Power
Qualcomm Snapdragon 665, Adreno 610, 4096
7.1 fps ∼48%
Nokia 6.2
Qualcomm Snapdragon 636, Adreno 509, 4096
6.3 fps ∼43% -11%
Xiaomi Mi A3
Qualcomm Snapdragon 665, Adreno 610, 4096
7.1 fps ∼48% 0%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 665
  (6.9 - 7.2, n=9)
7.06 fps ∼48% -1%
Average of class Smartphone
  (0.6 - 73, n=492)
14.7 fps ∼100% +107%
on screen Car Chase Onscreen (sort by value)
Motorola Moto G8 Power
Qualcomm Snapdragon 665, Adreno 610, 4096
6.6 fps ∼51%
Nokia 6.2
Qualcomm Snapdragon 636, Adreno 509, 4096
5.4 fps ∼42% -18%
Xiaomi Mi A3
Qualcomm Snapdragon 665, Adreno 610, 4096
13 fps ∼100% +97%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 665
  (5.7 - 13, n=9)
7.86 fps ∼60% +19%
Average of class Smartphone
  (1.1 - 60, n=496)
13 fps ∼100% +97%
AnTuTu v8 - Total Score (sort by value)
Motorola Moto G8 Power
Qualcomm Snapdragon 665, Adreno 610, 4096
168901 Points ∼52%
Nokia 6.2
Qualcomm Snapdragon 636, Adreno 509, 4096
145220 Points ∼45% -14%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 665
  (167305 - 181432, n=9)
171951 Points ∼53% +2%
Average of class Smartphone
  (53335 - 622888, n=121)
322987 Points ∼100% +91%
BaseMark OS II
Web (sort by value)
Motorola Moto G8 Power
Qualcomm Snapdragon 665, Adreno 610, 4096
935 Points ∼67%
Nokia 6.2
Qualcomm Snapdragon 636, Adreno 509, 4096
876 Points ∼63% -6%
Xiaomi Mi A3
Qualcomm Snapdragon 665, Adreno 610, 4096
1400 Points ∼100% +50%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 665
  (926 - 1400, n=9)
1101 Points ∼79% +18%
Average of class Smartphone
  (7 - 1745, n=738)
827 Points ∼59% -12%
Graphics (sort by value)
Motorola Moto G8 Power
Qualcomm Snapdragon 665, Adreno 610, 4096
1931 Points ∼76%
Nokia 6.2
Qualcomm Snapdragon 636, Adreno 509, 4096
1632 Points ∼64% -15%
Xiaomi Mi A3
Qualcomm Snapdragon 665, Adreno 610, 4096
1886 Points ∼74% -2%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 665
  (1881 - 1932, n=9)
1906 Points ∼75% -1%
Average of class Smartphone
  (18 - 16996, n=738)
2554 Points ∼100% +32%
Memory (sort by value)
Motorola Moto G8 Power
Qualcomm Snapdragon 665, Adreno 610, 4096
2864 Points ∼90%
Nokia 6.2
Qualcomm Snapdragon 636, Adreno 509, 4096
2024 Points ∼64% -29%
Xiaomi Mi A3
Qualcomm Snapdragon 665, Adreno 610, 4096
3174 Points ∼100% +11%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 665
  (1804 - 3174, n=9)
2681 Points ∼84% -6%
Average of class Smartphone
  (21 - 8874, n=738)
1906 Points ∼60% -33%
System (sort by value)
Motorola Moto G8 Power
Qualcomm Snapdragon 665, Adreno 610, 4096
4848 Points ∼95%
Nokia 6.2
Qualcomm Snapdragon 636, Adreno 509, 4096
4498 Points ∼88% -7%
Xiaomi Mi A3
Qualcomm Snapdragon 665, Adreno 610, 4096
5089 Points ∼100% +5%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 665
  (4391 - 5089, n=9)
4825 Points ∼95% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (369 - 14189, n=738)
3506 Points ∼69% -28%
Overall (sort by value)
Motorola Moto G8 Power
Qualcomm Snapdragon 665, Adreno 610, 4096
2238 Points ∼88%
Nokia 6.2
Qualcomm Snapdragon 636, Adreno 509, 4096
1907 Points ∼75% -15%
Xiaomi Mi A3
Qualcomm Snapdragon 665, Adreno 610, 4096
2556 Points ∼100% +14%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 665
  (2001 - 2556, n=9)
2271 Points ∼89% +1%
Average of class Smartphone
  (1 - 6273, n=738)
1794 Points ∼70% -20%

Browser performance is also in the average range for a device at this price. Websites load and can be navigated smoothly. Media content loads a short time after websites do, though.

JetStream 1.1 - Total Score
Xiaomi Mi A3 (Chrome 76)
51.046 Points ∼100% +6%
Motorola Moto G8 Power (Chrome 80)
48.109 Points ∼94%
Average of class Smartphone (10 - 302, n=627)
47.8 Points ∼94% -1%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 665 (33.4 - 51, n=8)
47.5 Points ∼93% -1%
Nokia 6.2 (Chrome 79)
44.435 Points ∼87% -8%
WebXPRT 3 - ---
Average of class Smartphone (19 - 184, n=265)
70 Points ∼100% +25%
Xiaomi Mi A3 (Chrome 76)
58 Points ∼83% +4%
Motorola Moto G8 Power (Chrome 80)
56 Points ∼80%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 665 (38 - 58, n=9)
50.9 Points ∼73% -9%
Nokia 6.2 (Chrome 79)
46 Points ∼66% -18%
Octane V2 - Total Score
Xiaomi Mi A3 (Chrome 76)
9260 Points ∼100% +7%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 665 (6133 - 9671, n=9)
8901 Points ∼96% +3%
Nokia 6.2 (Chrome 79)
8756 Points ∼95% +1%
Motorola Moto G8 Power (Chrome 80)
8675 Points ∼94%
Average of class Smartphone (894 - 49388, n=796)
7980 Points ∼86% -8%
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Total Score
Average of class Smartphone (1854 - 59466, n=822)
9696 ms * ∼100% -108%
Nokia 6.2 (Chrome 79)
5065.7 ms * ∼52% -9%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 665 (4434 - 6719, n=9)
4783 ms * ∼49% -3%
Motorola Moto G8 Power (Chrome 80)
4663.6 ms * ∼48%
Xiaomi Mi A3 (Chrome 76)
4583.8 ms * ∼47% +2%

* ... smaller is better

The eMMC flash storage in the Moto G8 Power is considerably slower than the storage in most of our comparison devices. Also, our review unit's microSD card reader could only manage below average values with our Toshiba Exceria Pro M501 reference card.

Motorola Moto G8 PowerSharp Aquos VNokia 6.2Xiaomi Mi A3TCL PlexAverage 64 GB eMMC FlashAverage of class Smartphone
AndroBench 3-5
40%
-4%
29%
38%
-12%
-13%
Sequential Write 256KB SDCard
49.7 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501)
54.5 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501)
10%
61.55 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501)
24%
50.1 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501)
1%
56.21 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501)
13%
57.9 (11.2 - 74.7, n=129)
16%
51.1 (1.7 - 87.1, n=536)
3%
Sequential Read 256KB SDCard
69.4 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501)
78.5 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501)
13%
83.36 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501)
20%
67.8 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501)
-2%
74.91 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501)
8%
77 (21.1 - 87.2, n=129)
11%
69.1 (8.1 - 96.5, n=536)
0%
Random Write 4KB
132.63
16.8
-87%
14.88
-89%
117.4
-11%
130.11
-2%
27.8 (3.4 - 147, n=148)
-79%
37 (0.14 - 319, n=894)
-72%
Random Read 4KB
57.7
157.2
172%
78.83
37%
126.9
120%
130.75
127%
56.2 (11.4 - 149, n=148)
-3%
60.1 (1.59 - 324, n=894)
4%
Sequential Write 256KB
181.88
206.2
13%
158.54
-13%
184
1%
199.74
10%
175 (40 - 254, n=148)
-4%
131 (2.99 - 911, n=894)
-28%
Sequential Read 256KB
300.9
650.9
116%
296.76
-1%
502.2
67%
522.31
74%
272 (95.6 - 704, n=148)
-10%
347 (12.1 - 1802, n=894)
15%

Games - Suitable for gaming at reduced graphics

Gamers will probably have to limit themselves a bit when gaming on the Moto G8 Power. While games like Arena of Valor run smoothly at higher graphics levels, more-demanding ones like Asphalt 9: Legends stuttered during our tests.

Asphalt 9: Legends
Asphalt 9: Legends
Arena of Valor
Arena of Valor

Emissions - Usable speakers and manageable temperatures

Temperature

In our tests, surface temperatures peaked at just over 41 °C in some areas, with the hottest area measuring 41.6 °C. The Moto G8 Power feels a bit warm at these temperatures, but we did not observe any performance restrictions or anything that could be considered thermal throttling.

Max. Load
 41.3 °C
106 F
38.3 °C
101 F
37.4 °C
99 F
 
 41.5 °C
107 F
38.3 °C
101 F
37.6 °C
100 F
 
 40 °C
104 F
37.8 °C
100 F
37.4 °C
99 F
 
Maximum: 41.5 °C = 107 F
Average: 38.8 °C = 102 F
36.5 °C
98 F
38.2 °C
101 F
41.6 °C
107 F
36.2 °C
97 F
38.4 °C
101 F
41.1 °C
106 F
36 °C
97 F
38.2 °C
101 F
40.2 °C
104 F
Maximum: 41.6 °C = 107 F
Average: 38.5 °C = 101 F
Power Supply (max.)  37.9 °C = 100 F | Room Temperature 21 °C = 70 F | Fluke t3000FC (calibrated); Voltcraft IR-260
(-) The average temperature for the upper side under maximal load is 38.8 °C / 102 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 41.5 °C / 107 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 41.6 °C / 107 F, compared to the average of 33.9 °C / 93 F
(+) In idle usage, the average temperature for the upper side is 24.6 °C / 76 F, compared to the device average of 33 °C / 91 F.
Heat map of the front of the device under load
Heat map of the front of the device under load
Heat map of the back of the device under load
Heat map of the back of the device under load

Speakers

The speakers in the Moto G8 Power get pleasantly loud and are good enough for consuming media content thanks to their relatively wide soundstage. We would still recommend using external speakers or headphones where possible though as these will offer a better listening experience in the long run. These can be connected via the device's 3.5 mm jack or Bluetooth.

dB(A) 0102030405060708090Deep BassMiddle BassHigh BassLower RangeMidsHigher MidsLower HighsMid HighsUpper HighsSuper Highs2045.247.52543.745.23134.836.94037.640.75039.542.16336.636.38029.130.110028.429.112530.533.916024.742.320022.851.625021.955.431521.559.340019.962.150020.767.763019.271.180018.772.410002275.5125018.274.3160017.873.3200017.770.2250017.872315017.676400017.877.4500017.772.2630018.167.5800018.359.21000018.767.9125001972.61600019.464SPL66.13185.1N191.662.4median 19median 67.9Delta28.429.832.825.224.321.623.124.722.629.631.822.519.825.120.620.120.619.92220.830.217.631.817.638.917.445.216.151.813.957.714.559.616.167.314.572.414.470.613.668.613.972.814.576.114.475.214.871.414.77514.869.214.963.315.1611550.615.144.326.983.90.952.3median 14.9median 611.514.6hearing rangehide median Pink NoiseMotorola Moto G8 PowerNokia 6.2
Frequency diagram (checkboxes can be checked and unchecked to compare devices)
Motorola Moto G8 Power audio analysis

(+) | speakers can play relatively loud (85.1 dB)
Bass 100 - 315 Hz
(-) | nearly no bass - on average 22.7% lower than median
(±) | linearity of bass is average (10.7% delta to prev. frequency)
Mids 400 - 2000 Hz
(+) | balanced mids - only 4.4% away from median
(+) | mids are linear (5.5% delta to prev. frequency)
Highs 2 - 16 kHz
(±) | higher highs - on average 5% higher than median
(±) | linearity of highs is average (9.9% delta to prev. frequency)
Overall 100 - 16.000 Hz
(±) | linearity of overall sound is average (19.1% difference to median)
Compared to same class
» 11% of all tested devices in this class were better, 7% similar, 82% worse
» The best had a delta of 13%, average was 24%, worst was 65%
Compared to all devices tested
» 38% of all tested devices were better, 7% similar, 55% worse
» The best had a delta of 3%, average was 21%, worst was 65%

Nokia 6.2 audio analysis

(+) | speakers can play relatively loud (83.9 dB)
Bass 100 - 315 Hz
(-) | nearly no bass - on average 29.5% lower than median
(±) | linearity of bass is average (8.9% delta to prev. frequency)
Mids 400 - 2000 Hz
(±) | higher mids - on average 7.6% higher than median
(±) | linearity of mids is average (9.5% delta to prev. frequency)
Highs 2 - 16 kHz
(±) | higher highs - on average 9.2% higher than median
(±) | linearity of highs is average (7.9% delta to prev. frequency)
Overall 100 - 16.000 Hz
(-) | overall sound is not linear (31.1% difference to median)
Compared to same class
» 88% of all tested devices in this class were better, 5% similar, 7% worse
» The best had a delta of 13%, average was 24%, worst was 65%
Compared to all devices tested
» 91% of all tested devices were better, 3% similar, 6% worse
» The best had a delta of 3%, average was 21%, worst was 65%

Power Management - Low power consumption and a large battery

Power Consumption

According to our tests, the Moto G8 Power is more efficient than all our comparison devices. Our review unit consumed between 0.9 W and 7.1 W during our time with it, making its 18 W charger more than powerful enough to always keep it charging.

Power Consumption
Off / Standbydarklight 0.1 / 0.4 Watt
Idledarkmidlight 0.9 / 1.3 / 1.6 Watt
Load midlight 3.2 / 7.1 Watt
 color bar
Key: min: dark, med: mid, max: light        Metrahit Energy
Motorola Moto G8 Power
5000 mAh
Nokia 6.2
3500 mAh
Xiaomi Mi A3
4030 mAh
TCL Plex
3820 mAh
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 665
 
Average of class Smartphone
 
Power Consumption
-22%
-37%
-21%
-27%
-15%
Idle Minimum *
0.9
0.72
20%
0.8
11%
0.73
19%
1.036 (0.62 - 1.7, n=10)
-15%
0.891 (0.2 - 3.4, n=897)
1%
Idle Average *
1.3
2.22
-71%
2
-54%
2.17
-67%
1.942 (1.3 - 2.3, n=10)
-49%
1.756 (0.6 - 6.2, n=896)
-35%
Idle Maximum *
1.6
2.23
-39%
3.3
-106%
2.23
-39%
2.43 (1.6 - 3.5, n=10)
-52%
2.04 (0.74 - 6.6, n=897)
-28%
Load Average *
3.2
3.98
-24%
4.1
-28%
4.56
-43%
3.88 (3.2 - 4.7, n=10)
-21%
4.12 (0.8 - 10.8, n=891)
-29%
Load Maximum *
7.1
6.86
3%
7.7
-8%
5.22
26%
6.82 (6.09 - 7.7, n=10)
4%
6.11 (1.2 - 14.2, n=891)
14%

* ... smaller is better

Battery Life

The Moto G8 Power lasted for almost 17 hours in our practical Wi-Fi test. This runtime is much better than what most of our comparison devices can achieve, but that is unsurprising considering that the Moto G8 Power also has a larger battery. Only the Xiaomi Mi A3 comes close to matching the Moto G8 Power's 5,000 mAh battery capacity, although it is not that far off our review unit's runtime despite having a 4,030 mAh cell.

The Moto G8 Power takes about two hours to reach full charge with its included power supply.

Battery Runtime
NBC WiFi Websurfing Battery Test 1.3
16h 42min
Motorola Moto G8 Power
5000 mAh
Sharp Aquos V
3160 mAh
Nokia 6.2
3500 mAh
Xiaomi Mi A3
4030 mAh
TCL Plex
3820 mAh
Battery Runtime
WiFi v1.3
1002
718
-28%
611
-39%
985
-2%
616
-39%

Pros

+ long battery life
+ good cameras
+ robust design
+ almost pure Android

Cons

- slow Wi-Fi
- low contrast display

Verdict - Good value for money

The Motorola Moto G8 Power smartphone review. Test device courtesy of Motorola Germany.
The Motorola Moto G8 Power smartphone review. Test device courtesy of Motorola Germany.

With the Moto G8 Power, users should expect a smartphone with great battery life above all else. The device cannot be criticised in this regard as it lasted well over 16 hours in our practical Wi-Fi tests. However, the Moto G8 Power offers more than just battery life. Its cameras are surprisingly good, for instance, as is its almost stock Android experience. Overall, the Moto G8 Power has a solid set of hardware for a device at this price.

The Motorola Moto G8 Power will particularly convince people with its battery life capabilities.

While the device is well built, its large battery makes it rather thick. Whether this bothers you is a matter of taste, but the device falls short of its competitors on Wi-Fi connectivity. Including support for only up to the Wi-Fi 4 standard is enough for most home networks, but it means that the Moto G8 Power is surpassed by the competition in this regard. In the end, the Motorola Moto G8 Power is a good and affordable handset, but whether its shortcomings bother you will hinge on what you value in a smartphone.

Motorola Moto G8 Power - 03/21/2020 v7
Mike Wobker

Chassis
80%
Keyboard
65 / 75 → 87%
Pointing Device
95%
Connectivity
41 / 70 → 59%
Weight
88%
Battery
91%
Display
83%
Games Performance
13 / 64 → 21%
Application Performance
59 / 86 → 68%
Temperature
90%
Noise
100%
Audio
75 / 90 → 84%
Camera
59%
Average
72%
78%
Smartphone - Weighted Average

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Mike Wobker, 2020-03-23 (Update: 2020-03-25)
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I made my first IT walking attempts on a 386 with 4 MB of RAM. After that followed various PCs and notebooks, which I looked after and repaired in my circle of friends and acquaintances. After an apprenticeship as a telecommunications systems engineer and several years of professional experience, I graduated with a bachelor's degree in industrial engineering. Today I live out my fascination for IT, technology and mobile devices by writing test reports. In my free time I like to devote myself to vegan cooking and spend time with my family, which includes a whole range of animal roommates.
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