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Motorola Moto G8 Smartphone Review – $200 Smartphone with Versatile Camera

Mid-range staple. Motorola's Moto G series has been a staple of reliable mid-range smartphones for many years. The Moto G8 is more affordable than its predecessor and, for the first time, features a zoom lens. Sounds like a good deal, right?
Florian Schmitt, 👁 Florian Schmitt (translated by Finn D. Boerne),
Motorola Moto G8

Most Moto G8 series devices were already released into the wild several months ago, except for the traditional G8 itself that was still missing. We have already had the Moto G8 Plus and Moto G8 Power in review and both performed very well. The Moto G8 Plus featured a rather uncommon camera setup with a wide-angle camera rotated by 90 degrees that could only be used as action cam. Nice idea for sure, but those who preferred a standard wide-angle lens for taking wide-angle photos were left out in the cold.

The Moto G8 returns to a more conventional camera setup, and it is comfortably normal otherwise as well. It features a dedicated fingerprint reader at the back, a 3.5-mm audio jack at the top, and a rather traditional design lacking the iconic round camera module from the days of yore.

Let us find out whether the roughly $200 Motorola Moto G8 is a good deal or not, shall we?

Motorola Moto G8 (Moto G8 Series)
Processor
Qualcomm Snapdragon 665 8 x 2.2 GHz, Kryo 260
Graphics adapter
Memory
4096 MB 
Display
6.4 inch 19.5:9, 1560 x 720 pixel 268 PPI, capacitive touchscreen, IPS, glossy: yes, 60 Hz
Storage
64 GB eMMC Flash, 64 GB 
, 50 GB free
Connections
1 USB 2.0, Audio Connections: 3.5-mm headphone jack, Card Reader: microSD up to 512 GB, 1 Fingerprint Reader, Brightness Sensor, Sensors: accelerometer, gyroscope, proximity sensor
Networking
802.11 b/g/n (b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4), Bluetooth 5.0, 2G (850/​900/​1,800/​1,900), 3G (B1/​B2/​B4/​B5/​B8), 4G (B1/​B2/​B3/​B4/​B5/​B7/​B8/​B20/​B38/​B40/​B41), Dual SIM, LTE, GPS
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 9 x 161.3 x 75.8 ( = 0.35 x 6.35 x 2.98 in)
Battery
4000 mAh Lithium-Polymer
Operating System
Android 10
Camera
Primary Camera: 16 MPix f/​1.7, phase detection AF, laser AF, LED flash, videos @2160p/​30fps (camera 1); 8.0MP, f/​2.2, wide-angle lens (camera 2); 5.0MP, f/​2.2, macro (camera 3)
Secondary Camera: 8 MPix f/​2.0, videos @1080p/​30fps
Additional features
Speakers: mono speaker at the bottom, Keyboard: virtual keyboard, charger, USB cable, silicone bumper, SIM tool, 24 Months Warranty, LTE Cat 13/​5 (400Mbps/​75Mbps); head SAR: 0,62 W/kg, body SAR 1,68 W/kg, fanless
Weight
188 g ( = 6.63 oz / 0.41 pounds), Power Supply: 68 g ( = 2.4 oz / 0.15 pounds)
Price
199 Euro
Note: The manufacturer may use components from different suppliers including display panels, drives or memory sticks with similar specifications.

 

Test Group

Rating
ratingversion
Date
Model
Weight
Drive
Size
Resolution
Best Price
77 %7
05/2020
Motorola Moto G8
SD 665, Adreno 610
188 g64 GB eMMC Flash6.4"1560x720
85 %6
02/2019
Motorola Moto G7
SD 632, Adreno 506
172 g64 GB eMMC Flash6.2"2270x1080
76 %7
01/2020
Xiaomi Redmi 8
SD 439, Adreno 505
188 g64 GB eMMC Flash6.22"1520x720
79 %7
11/2019
Samsung Galaxy A30s
Exynos 7904, Mali-G71 MP2
166 g64 GB eMMC Flash6.4"1560x720
76 %7
11/2019
Honor 9X
Kirin 710, Mali-G51 MP4
197 g128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash6.59"2340x1080

The Motorola Moto G8 comes in a traditional plastic case with a texture underneath its either white or blue surface. Despite its total lack of metal or glass at the rear the case felt and looked very premium, and thanks to its rounded edges it was also very comfortable to hold in the hand. The bezels at the front are clearly visible, and the punch-hole camera is located in the top left display corner.

Overall, the case is pretty robust. Pressure applied to the rear has no effect on the display and we were practically unable to warp the device, which further boosted overall quality impressions. At 188 g the device is significantly heavier than its predecessor.

Motorola Moto G8
Motorola Moto G8
Motorola Moto G8
Motorola Moto G8
Motorola Moto G8
Motorola Moto G8

Size comparison

163.5 mm / 6.44 inch 77.3 mm / 3.04 inch 8.8 mm / 0.3465 inch 197 g0.4343 lbs161.3 mm / 6.35 inch 75.8 mm / 2.98 inch 9 mm / 0.3543 inch 188 g0.4145 lbs158.5 mm / 6.24 inch 74.7 mm / 2.94 inch 7.8 mm / 0.3071 inch 166 g0.366 lbs156.5 mm / 6.16 inch 75.4 mm / 2.97 inch 9.4 mm / 0.3701 inch 188 g0.4145 lbs157 mm / 6.18 inch 75.3 mm / 2.96 inch 8 mm / 0.315 inch 172 g0.3792 lbs

Connectivity – Bluetooth 5.0 Included

Connectivity is fitting for a mid-range device in the Moto G8’s price range. Highlights include Bluetooth 5.0 and a USB-C port.

Our review unit featured two SIM slots, one of which can alternatively take a microSD card with up to 512 GB.

Right: standby button, volume rocker
Right: standby button, volume rocker
Left: SIM tray
Left: SIM tray
Top: microphone, 3.5-mm headphone jack
Top: microphone, 3.5-mm headphone jack
Bottom: microphone, USB port, speaker
Bottom: microphone, USB port, speaker

Software – Fairly Pure Android 10

Motorola is known for installing a fairly pure and vanilla flavor of Android with just a few preloaded third-party applications, and the Moto G8 is no exception. It comes with a pure flavor of Android 10 with security patches as of March 2020, which could still be considered fairly recent at the time of testing.

An app specifically aimed at gamers is Moto GameTime. It offers gaming-centric settings such as disabling notifications while playing games or temporarily suspending automatic brightness adjustment.

Software Motorola Moto G8
Software Motorola Moto G8
Software Motorola Moto G8

Communication and GPS – Only Wi-Fi 4

The highest supported Wi-Fi standard is v4, and when connected to our Netgear Nighthawk AX12 reference router the G8 did not perform particularly well. Together with the Xiaomi Redmi 8 it offered the lowest transfer rates of our entire test group. A reason for this could be the fact that the Moto G8 lacks support for 5 GHz bands.

LTE performance, on the other hand, was quite fast and topped out at 400 Mb/s. Cellular reception in urban areas when connected to Germany’s Vodafone network was okay, and the device always showed at least 50% reception indoors as well. The number of supported LTE bands is average and could become an issue when traveling abroad. The G8 might be unable to connect to foreign LTE networks due to lack of support.

Networking
iperf3 Client (receive) TCP 1 m 4M x10
Average of class Smartphone
  (5.9 - 1414, n=562)
267 MBit/s ∼100% +391%
Honor 9X
Mali-G51 MP4, Kirin 710, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
170 (min: 156, max: 179) MBit/s ∼64% +213%
Samsung Galaxy A30s
Mali-G71 MP2, Exynos 7904, 64 GB eMMC Flash
122 (min: 119, max: 123) MBit/s ∼46% +124%
Motorola Moto G7
Adreno 506, SD 632, 64 GB eMMC Flash
112 (min: 94, max: 118) MBit/s ∼42% +106%
Xiaomi Redmi 8
Adreno 505, SD 439, 64 GB eMMC Flash
56.2 (min: 47, max: 58) MBit/s ∼21% +3%
Motorola Moto G8
Adreno 610, SD 665, 64 GB eMMC Flash
54.4 (min: 38, max: 57) MBit/s ∼20%
iperf3 Client (transmit) TCP 1 m 4M x10
Average of class Smartphone
  (9.4 - 1599, n=562)
253 MBit/s ∼100% +353%
Honor 9X
Mali-G51 MP4, Kirin 710, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
142 (min: 118, max: 160) MBit/s ∼56% +154%
Motorola Moto G7
Adreno 506, SD 632, 64 GB eMMC Flash
112 (min: 107, max: 117) MBit/s ∼44% +101%
Samsung Galaxy A30s
Mali-G71 MP2, Exynos 7904, 64 GB eMMC Flash
100 (min: 92, max: 105) MBit/s ∼40% +79%
Motorola Moto G8
Adreno 610, SD 665, 64 GB eMMC Flash
55.8 (min: 40, max: 67) MBit/s ∼22%
Xiaomi Redmi 8
Adreno 505, SD 439, 64 GB eMMC Flash
50.2 (min: 24, max: 56) MBit/s ∼20% -10%
010203040506070Tooltip
; iperf3 Client (receive) TCP 1 m 4M x10; iperf 3.1.3: Ø54 (38-57)
; iperf3 Client (transmit) TCP 1 m 4M x10; iperf 3.1.3: Ø55.9 (40-67)
GPS Test indoors
GPS Test indoors
GPS Test outdoors
GPS Test outdoors

During our real-world GPS test, where we take every smartphone on a quick bicycle tour around the block and compare its tracking capabilities to a professional Garmin Edge 520, the Moto G8 did fairly well overall, but the results were pretty mixed. On the one hand it placed us next to the street when crossing the bridge and around the turning point. On the other its tracking was spot-on in those pesky narrow old-town roads. As long as you do not expect absolute perfection and accuracy from your smartphone’s GPS then the Moto G8 should do the job just fine.

Motorola Moto G8 – overview
Motorola Moto G8 – overview
Motorola Moto G8 – turning point
Motorola Moto G8 – turning point
Motorola Moto G8 – bridge
Motorola Moto G8 – bridge
Garmin Edge 520 – overview
Garmin Edge 520 – overview
Garmin Edge 520 – turning point
Garmin Edge 520 – turning point
Garmin Edge 520 – bridge
Garmin Edge 520 – bridge

Telephony and Call Quality

Motorola opted for Google’s default telephony app. It is easy to use, and one of its main benefits is most certainly that many users will already be familiar with it from other Android smartphones.

The earphone managed to transmit our conversational partner’s voice very well and clear overall. Maximum volume was fairly high but we did notice a minor hum with the volume turned all the way up. Audio quality improved significantly when we lowered the volume slightly. The microphone recorded our voice clearly, however our conversational partners noted that we sounded quite distant, and that our voice was fairly cool. On speakerphone, call quality was average at best and once again our own voice was distant. We had to talk fairly loudly in order for our counterpart to understand a word of what we were saying.

Cameras – Motorola Smartphone with Four Cameras

Sample photo front-facing camera
Sample photo front-facing camera

With its main 16 MP camera the Motorola Moto G8 is adequately equipped for its price class. In addition, it also offers a macro and a wide-angle lens. Zooming between the wide-angle and the standard lens is seamless, but the macro lens has to be specifically selected though.

Photos taken with the Motorola Moto G8 under normal lighting conditions turned out fairly well, with decent focus and a high level of details. Poor light and high contrast, on the other hand, resulted in rapidly deteriorating image quality.

Videos are recorded in 4K and 30 FPS. You cannot switch between the various lenses while recording, and 4K recording is only supported on the main lens. Video quality was decent, even in fading light. As long as you do not expect high-quality high-end videos the camera will be more than good enough for your personal home and family video memories.

At the front we find an 8 MP camera. It took decent and adequately illuminated photos with somewhat washed-out details.

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

When tested in our lab we noticed that our test chart was captured comparatively well albeit with decreasing contrast ratio. Accordingly, some colors lack brilliance. With brightness reduced to 1 lux the photo taken was very noisy, but the camera managed to retain some recognizable details.

Color accuracy was fairly good under perfect lighting conditions.

ColorChecker
28.1 ∆E
49.8 ∆E
37.5 ∆E
35.4 ∆E
41.8 ∆E
57.7 ∆E
49.3 ∆E
33.9 ∆E
37.8 ∆E
26.7 ∆E
59 ∆E
58.2 ∆E
29.2 ∆E
45 ∆E
33 ∆E
68.4 ∆E
37.9 ∆E
41.5 ∆E
62.1 ∆E
64.6 ∆E
48.5 ∆E
35.4 ∆E
22.8 ∆E
12.9 ∆E
ColorChecker Motorola Moto G8: 42.34 ∆E min: 12.89 - max: 68.35 ∆E
ColorChecker
12.9 ∆E
10.5 ∆E
14.3 ∆E
15.2 ∆E
13 ∆E
6.9 ∆E
12.1 ∆E
16.7 ∆E
15.1 ∆E
8 ∆E
8.7 ∆E
7.6 ∆E
14 ∆E
10 ∆E
13.8 ∆E
3.9 ∆E
13.6 ∆E
11.3 ∆E
4.6 ∆E
3.1 ∆E
6.6 ∆E
8.8 ∆E
8.2 ∆E
2.2 ∆E
ColorChecker Motorola Moto G8: 10.05 ∆E min: 2.25 - max: 16.73 ∆E

Accessories and Warranty – Bumper Included

Inside the box we find the smartphone itself, a modular charger, a USB cable, a SIM tool, and last but not least a silicone bumper.

Devices sold in Europe come with 24 months of warranty while Motorola smartphones sold in the US are typically limited to just 12 months.

Input Devices & Handling – Dedicated Fingerprint Reader

The system felt smooth and snappy most of the time but managed to drop some frames here and there when running demanding applications. The touchscreen worked reliably up to its very edges and corners. The standby button is slightly ribbed and thus easy to recognize and find.

The fingerprint reader at the back worked very reliably and unlocked the smartphone without noticeable lag.

Keyboard in portrait mode
Keyboard in portrait mode
Keyboard in landscape mode
Keyboard in landscape mode

Display – Lower Resolution on the Moto G8

Subpixel array
Subpixel array

The display resolution is just 1560x720, and thus significantly lower than on the G8’s predecessor (2270x1080). Brightness distribution was fairly uneven. Maximum brightness was about as high as on its predecessor and thus at an adequate level considering the G8’s class.

Overall display quality was clear. Unfortunately, colors were not particularly vibrant.

416
cd/m²
430
cd/m²
461
cd/m²
420
cd/m²
504
cd/m²
463
cd/m²
421
cd/m²
487
cd/m²
462
cd/m²
Distribution of brightness
X-Rite i1Pro 2
Maximum: 504 cd/m² Average: 451.6 cd/m² Minimum: 4.48 cd/m²
Brightness Distribution: 83 %
Center on Battery: 504 cd/m²
Contrast: 1800:1 (Black: 0.28 cd/m²)
ΔE Color 3.84 | 0.6-29.43 Ø5.8
ΔE Greyscale 2.7 | 0.64-98 Ø6
92.1% sRGB (Calman 2D)
Gamma: 2.235
Motorola Moto G8
IPS, 1560x720, 6.4
Motorola Moto G7
IPS, 2270x1080, 6.2
Xiaomi Redmi 8
IPS LCD, 1520x720, 6.22
Samsung Galaxy A30s
Super AMOLED, 1560x720, 6.4
Honor 9X
LCD IPS, 2340x1080, 6.59
Screen
-35%
15%
24%
-50%
Brightness middle
504
471
-7%
554
10%
488
-3%
494
-2%
Brightness
452
453
0%
516
14%
489
8%
483
7%
Brightness Distribution
83
94
13%
85
2%
93
12%
94
13%
Black Level *
0.28
0.5
-79%
0.24
14%
0.51
-82%
Contrast
1800
942
-48%
2308
28%
969
-46%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 *
3.84
5.5
-43%
2.6
32%
1.7
56%
5.74
-49%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 max. *
6.1
7.95
-30%
4.9
20%
3.3
46%
10.26
-68%
Greyscale DeltaE2000 *
2.7
5
-85%
2.7
-0%
2
26%
7.3
-170%
Gamma
2.235 98%
2.326 95%
2.17 101%
2.1 105%
2.086 105%
CCT
7125 91%
7654 85%
6814 95%
6506 100%
8572 76%

* ... 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 625 Hz

The display backlight flickers at 625 Hz (Likely utilizing PWM) .

The frequency of 625 Hz is quite high, so most users sensitive to PWM should not notice any flickering.

In comparison: 51 % of all tested devices do not use PWM to dim the display. If PWM was detected, an average of 17893 (minimum: 5 - maximum: 2500000) Hz was measured.

Thanks to a fairly low black level the contrast ratio turned out decent, which helps when trying to tell fine nuances of color apart.

When tested with a spectrophotometer in combination with the CalMAN software we noticed minor color deviations. That being said, the Samsung Galaxy A30s was more accurate out of the box. Grayscales were very accurate without any inaccuracies discernible to the naked eye. Fortunately, we did not notice a blue tint either.

CalMAN grayscale
CalMAN grayscale
CalMAN color accuracy
CalMAN color accuracy
CalMAN color space
CalMAN color space
CalMAN saturation
CalMAN 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
28 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 11 ms rise
↘ 17 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. » 60 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is worse than the average of all tested devices (24.5 ms).
       Response Time 50% Grey to 80% Grey
46 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 23 ms rise
↘ 23 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. » 71 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is worse than the average of all tested devices (39 ms).

Outdoor usability was fairly good on bright days as well. Only direct sunlight will be too much for the display’s backlight, and the image will quickly fade into oblivion.

Viewing angles were as wide as expected.

Viewing angles
Viewing angles
Outdoors
Outdoors

Performance – Decent Price-Performance Ratio

The Qualcomm Snapdragon 665 is a powerful mid-range smartphone SoC featuring a total of eight cores in two clusters: A high-performance cluster for demanding processes and an energy-efficient cluster for less-demanding tasks.

Thanks to this SoC the Moto G8 manages to leave its competitors in the dust. Compared to its own predecessor, the G8 was about 15 – 20% faster. Graphics performance was also higher than we would have expected of a device in this class.

Geekbench 5.1 / 5.2
Vulkan Score 5.1 (sort by value)
Motorola Moto G8
Qualcomm Snapdragon 665, Adreno 610, 4096
447 Points ∼27%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 665
  (432 - 483, n=5)
455 Points ∼28% +2%
Average of class Smartphone
  (70 - 4043, n=66)
1633 Points ∼100% +265%
OpenCL Score 5.1 (sort by value)
Motorola Moto G8
Qualcomm Snapdragon 665, Adreno 610, 4096
363 Points ∼21%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 665
  (363 - 368, n=5)
366 Points ∼21% +1%
Average of class Smartphone
  (272 - 4739, n=61)
1759 Points ∼100% +385%
64 Bit Multi-Core Score (sort by value)
Motorola Moto G8
Qualcomm Snapdragon 665, Adreno 610, 4096
1280 Points ∼65%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 665
  (1256 - 1390, n=6)
1337 Points ∼68% +4%
Average of class Smartphone
  (421 - 3531, n=91)
1973 Points ∼100% +54%
64 Bit Single-Core Score (sort by value)
Motorola Moto G8
Qualcomm Snapdragon 665, Adreno 610, 4096
309 Points ∼55%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 665
  (309 - 313, n=6)
311 Points ∼55% +1%
Average of class Smartphone
  (124 - 1342, n=91)
563 Points ∼100% +82%
Geekbench 4.4
64 Bit Multi-Core Score (sort by value)
Motorola Moto G8
Qualcomm Snapdragon 665, Adreno 610, 4096
5134 Points ∼95%
Motorola Moto G7
Qualcomm Snapdragon 632, Adreno 506, 4096
4765 Points ∼88% -7%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 665
  (5134 - 5663, n=3)
5388 Points ∼100% +5%
Average of class Smartphone
  (883 - 13589, n=414)
4962 Points ∼92% -3%
64 Bit Single-Core Score (sort by value)
Motorola Moto G8
Qualcomm Snapdragon 665, Adreno 610, 4096
1495 Points ∼99%
Motorola Moto G7
Qualcomm Snapdragon 632, Adreno 506, 4096
1256 Points ∼83% -16%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 665
  (1495 - 1536, n=3)
1509 Points ∼100% +1%
Average of class Smartphone
  (390 - 4824, n=414)
1513 Points ∼100% +1%
PCMark for Android
Work 2.0 performance score (sort by value)
Motorola Moto G8
Qualcomm Snapdragon 665, Adreno 610, 4096
6969 Points ∼96%
Motorola Moto G7
Qualcomm Snapdragon 632, Adreno 506, 4096
6038 Points ∼83% -13%
Xiaomi Redmi 8
Qualcomm Snapdragon 439, Adreno 505, 4096
4664 Points ∼64% -33%
Samsung Galaxy A30s
Samsung Exynos 7904, Mali-G71 MP2, 4096
5474 Points ∼76% -21%
Honor 9X
HiSilicon Kirin 710, Mali-G51 MP4, 4096
7018 Points ∼97% +1%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 665
  (6396 - 11432, n=9)
7235 Points ∼100% +4%
Average of class Smartphone
  (2630 - 13202, n=492)
5837 Points ∼81% -16%
Work performance score (sort by value)
Motorola Moto G8
Qualcomm Snapdragon 665, Adreno 610, 4096
9051 Points ∼95%
Motorola Moto G7
Qualcomm Snapdragon 632, Adreno 506, 4096
7187 Points ∼76% -21%
Xiaomi Redmi 8
Qualcomm Snapdragon 439, Adreno 505, 4096
6076 Points ∼64% -33%
Samsung Galaxy A30s
Samsung Exynos 7904, Mali-G71 MP2, 4096
6628 Points ∼70% -27%
Honor 9X
HiSilicon Kirin 710, Mali-G51 MP4, 4096
9509 Points ∼100% +5%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 665
  (7446 - 9051, n=8)
8327 Points ∼88% -8%
Average of class Smartphone
  (1077 - 19711, n=650)
6377 Points ∼67% -30%
3DMark
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (Vulkan) Unlimited Physics (sort by value)
Motorola Moto G8
Qualcomm Snapdragon 665, Adreno 610, 4096
2240 Points ∼85%
Xiaomi Redmi 8
Qualcomm Snapdragon 439, Adreno 505, 4096
2118 Points ∼80% -5%
Samsung Galaxy A30s
Samsung Exynos 7904, Mali-G71 MP2, 4096
2096 Points ∼80% -6%
Honor 9X
HiSilicon Kirin 710, Mali-G51 MP4, 4096
2345 Points ∼89% +5%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 665
  (2185 - 2354, n=9)
2271 Points ∼86% +1%
Average of class Smartphone
  (1740 - 4057, n=151)
2634 Points ∼100% +18%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (Vulkan) Unlimited Graphics (sort by value)
Motorola Moto G8
Qualcomm Snapdragon 665, Adreno 610, 4096
914 Points ∼32%
Xiaomi Redmi 8
Qualcomm Snapdragon 439, Adreno 505, 4096
411 Points ∼14% -55%
Samsung Galaxy A30s
Samsung Exynos 7904, Mali-G71 MP2, 4096
620 Points ∼21% -32%
Honor 9X
HiSilicon Kirin 710, Mali-G51 MP4, 4096
801 Points ∼28% -12%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 665
  (897 - 995, n=9)
923 Points ∼32% +1%
Average of class Smartphone
  (203 - 8783, n=151)
2899 Points ∼100% +217%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (Vulkan) Unlimited (sort by value)
Motorola Moto G8
Qualcomm Snapdragon 665, Adreno 610, 4096
1052 Points ∼40%
Xiaomi Redmi 8
Qualcomm Snapdragon 439, Adreno 505, 4096
501 Points ∼19% -52%
Samsung Galaxy A30s
Samsung Exynos 7904, Mali-G71 MP2, 4096
735 Points ∼28% -30%
Honor 9X
HiSilicon Kirin 710, Mali-G51 MP4, 4096
938 Points ∼36% -11%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 665
  (1035 - 1140, n=9)
1063 Points ∼41% +1%
Average of class Smartphone
  (253 - 6644, n=151)
2613 Points ∼100% +148%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited Physics (sort by value)
Motorola Moto G8
Qualcomm Snapdragon 665, Adreno 610, 4096
2379 Points ∼92%
Motorola Moto G7
Qualcomm Snapdragon 632, Adreno 506, 4096
2206 Points ∼86% -7%
Xiaomi Redmi 8
Qualcomm Snapdragon 439, Adreno 505, 4096
1582 Points ∼61% -34%
Samsung Galaxy A30s
Samsung Exynos 7904, Mali-G71 MP2, 4096
1729 Points ∼67% -27%
Honor 9X
HiSilicon Kirin 710, Mali-G51 MP4, 4096
2579 Points ∼100% +8%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 665
  (2154 - 2488, n=9)
2359 Points ∼91% -1%
Average of class Smartphone
  (573 - 5780, n=498)
2175 Points ∼84% -9%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited Graphics (sort by value)
Motorola Moto G8
Qualcomm Snapdragon 665, Adreno 610, 4096
990 Points ∼48%
Motorola Moto G7
Qualcomm Snapdragon 632, Adreno 506, 4096
467 Points ∼23% -53%
Xiaomi Redmi 8
Qualcomm Snapdragon 439, Adreno 505, 4096
432 Points ∼21% -56%
Samsung Galaxy A30s
Samsung Exynos 7904, Mali-G71 MP2, 4096
548 Points ∼26% -45%
Honor 9X
HiSilicon Kirin 710, Mali-G51 MP4, 4096
844 Points ∼41% -15%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 665
  (980 - 999, n=9)
988 Points ∼48% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (75 - 9567, n=498)
2074 Points ∼100% +109%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited (sort by value)
Motorola Moto G8
Qualcomm Snapdragon 665, Adreno 610, 4096
1138 Points ∼59%
Motorola Moto G7
Qualcomm Snapdragon 632, Adreno 506, 4096
566 Points ∼29% -50%
Xiaomi Redmi 8
Qualcomm Snapdragon 439, Adreno 505, 4096
505 Points ∼26% -56%
Samsung Galaxy A30s
Samsung Exynos 7904, Mali-G71 MP2, 4096
646 Points ∼34% -43%
Honor 9X
HiSilicon Kirin 710, Mali-G51 MP4, 4096
992 Points ∼52% -13%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 665
  (1097 - 1151, n=9)
1134 Points ∼59% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (93 - 8204, n=499)
1926 Points ∼100% +69%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Unlimited Physics (sort by value)
Motorola Moto G8
Qualcomm Snapdragon 665, Adreno 610, 4096
2347 Points ∼90%
Motorola Moto G7
Qualcomm Snapdragon 632, Adreno 506, 4096
2201 Points ∼85% -6%
Xiaomi Redmi 8
Qualcomm Snapdragon 439, Adreno 505, 4096
1602 Points ∼62% -32%
Samsung Galaxy A30s
Samsung Exynos 7904, Mali-G71 MP2, 4096
1745 Points ∼67% -26%
Honor 9X
HiSilicon Kirin 710, Mali-G51 MP4, 4096
2598 Points ∼100% +11%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 665
  (2199 - 2493, n=9)
2362 Points ∼91% +1%
Average of class Smartphone
  (375 - 5765, n=528)
2085 Points ∼80% -11%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Unlimited Graphics (sort by value)
Motorola Moto G8
Qualcomm Snapdragon 665, Adreno 610, 4096
1669 Points ∼60%
Motorola Moto G7
Qualcomm Snapdragon 632, Adreno 506, 4096
809 Points ∼29% -52%
Xiaomi Redmi 8
Qualcomm Snapdragon 439, Adreno 505, 4096
735 Points ∼27% -56%
Samsung Galaxy A30s
Samsung Exynos 7904, Mali-G71 MP2, 4096
824 Points ∼30% -51%
Honor 9X
HiSilicon Kirin 710, Mali-G51 MP4, 4096
1350 Points ∼49% -19%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 665
  (1653 - 1692, n=9)
1671 Points ∼60% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (70 - 20154, n=528)
2763 Points ∼100% +66%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Unlimited (sort by value)
Motorola Moto G8
Qualcomm Snapdragon 665, Adreno 610, 4096
1783 Points ∼77%
Motorola Moto G7
Qualcomm Snapdragon 632, Adreno 506, 4096
941 Points ∼41% -47%
Xiaomi Redmi 8
Qualcomm Snapdragon 439, Adreno 505, 4096
835 Points ∼36% -53%
Samsung Galaxy A30s
Samsung Exynos 7904, Mali-G71 MP2, 4096
933 Points ∼40% -48%
Honor 9X
HiSilicon Kirin 710, Mali-G51 MP4, 4096
1525 Points ∼66% -14%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 665
  (1765 - 1810, n=9)
1788 Points ∼77% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (88 - 10699, n=528)
2322 Points ∼100% +30%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Physics (sort by value)
Motorola Moto G8
Qualcomm Snapdragon 665, Adreno 610, 4096
2409 Points ∼95%
Motorola Moto G7
Qualcomm Snapdragon 632, Adreno 506, 4096
2251 Points ∼88% -7%
Xiaomi Redmi 8
Qualcomm Snapdragon 439, Adreno 505, 4096
1598 Points ∼63% -34%
Samsung Galaxy A30s
Samsung Exynos 7904, Mali-G71 MP2, 4096
1869 Points ∼73% -22%
Honor 9X
HiSilicon Kirin 710, Mali-G51 MP4, 4096
2549 Points ∼100% +6%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 665
  (2246 - 2493, n=9)
2422 Points ∼95% +1%
Average of class Smartphone
  (435 - 5209, n=578)
2062 Points ∼81% -14%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Graphics (sort by value)
Motorola Moto G8
Qualcomm Snapdragon 665, Adreno 610, 4096
945 Points ∼54%
Motorola Moto G7
Qualcomm Snapdragon 632, Adreno 506, 4096
419 Points ∼24% -56%
Xiaomi Redmi 8
Qualcomm Snapdragon 439, Adreno 505, 4096
372 Points ∼21% -61%
Samsung Galaxy A30s
Samsung Exynos 7904, Mali-G71 MP2, 4096
545 Points ∼31% -42%
Honor 9X
HiSilicon Kirin 710, Mali-G51 MP4, 4096
848 Points ∼49% -10%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 665
  (927 - 999, n=9)
966 Points ∼56% +2%
Average of class Smartphone
  (53 - 8469, n=578)
1734 Points ∼100% +83%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) (sort by value)
Motorola Moto G8
Qualcomm Snapdragon 665, Adreno 610, 4096
1093 Points ∼66%
Motorola Moto G7
Qualcomm Snapdragon 632, Adreno 506, 4096
512 Points ∼31% -53%
Xiaomi Redmi 8
Qualcomm Snapdragon 439, Adreno 505, 4096
448 Points ∼27% -59%
Samsung Galaxy A30s
Samsung Exynos 7904, Mali-G71 MP2, 4096
647 Points ∼39% -41%
Honor 9X
HiSilicon Kirin 710, Mali-G51 MP4, 4096
995 Points ∼60% -9%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 665
  (1076 - 1152, n=9)
1116 Points ∼67% +2%
Average of class Smartphone
  (68 - 7323, n=579)
1658 Points ∼100% +52%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Physics (sort by value)
Motorola Moto G8
Qualcomm Snapdragon 665, Adreno 610, 4096
2405 Points ∼95%
Motorola Moto G7
Qualcomm Snapdragon 632, Adreno 506, 4096
2273 Points ∼90% -5%
Xiaomi Redmi 8
Qualcomm Snapdragon 439, Adreno 505, 4096
1602 Points ∼63% -33%
Samsung Galaxy A30s
Samsung Exynos 7904, Mali-G71 MP2, 4096
1874 Points ∼74% -22%
Honor 9X
HiSilicon Kirin 710, Mali-G51 MP4, 4096
2536 Points ∼100% +5%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 665
  (2282 - 2507, n=9)
2420 Points ∼95% +1%
Average of class Smartphone
  (293 - 5274, n=620)
1925 Points ∼76% -20%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Graphics (sort by value)
Motorola Moto G8
Qualcomm Snapdragon 665, Adreno 610, 4096
1632 Points ∼72%
Motorola Moto G7
Qualcomm Snapdragon 632, Adreno 506, 4096
780 Points ∼34% -52%
Xiaomi Redmi 8
Qualcomm Snapdragon 439, Adreno 505, 4096
735 Points ∼32% -55%
Samsung Galaxy A30s
Samsung Exynos 7904, Mali-G71 MP2, 4096
713 Points ∼31% -56%
Honor 9X
HiSilicon Kirin 710, Mali-G51 MP4, 4096
1333 Points ∼59% -18%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 665
  (1564 - 1663, n=9)
1622 Points ∼71% -1%
Average of class Smartphone
  (43 - 12494, n=619)
2278 Points ∼100% +40%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 (sort by value)
Motorola Moto G8
Qualcomm Snapdragon 665, Adreno 610, 4096
1758 Points ∼90%
Motorola Moto G7
Qualcomm Snapdragon 632, Adreno 506, 4096
913 Points ∼47% -48%
Xiaomi Redmi 8
Qualcomm Snapdragon 439, Adreno 505, 4096
835 Points ∼43% -53%
Samsung Galaxy A30s
Samsung Exynos 7904, Mali-G71 MP2, 4096
827 Points ∼42% -53%
Honor 9X
HiSilicon Kirin 710, Mali-G51 MP4, 4096
1490 Points ∼76% -15%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 665
  (1675 - 1795, n=9)
1749 Points ∼89% -1%
Average of class Smartphone
  (55 - 9492, n=622)
1963 Points ∼100% +12%
1280x720 offscreen Ice Storm Unlimited Physics (sort by value)
Motorola Moto G8
Qualcomm Snapdragon 665, Adreno 610, 4096
24457 Points ∼100%
Motorola Moto G7
Qualcomm Snapdragon 632, Adreno 506, 4096
16647 Points ∼68% -32%
Xiaomi Redmi 8
Qualcomm Snapdragon 439, Adreno 505, 4096
12809 Points ∼52% -48%
Samsung Galaxy A30s
Samsung Exynos 7904, Mali-G71 MP2, 4096
13009 Points ∼53% -47%
Honor 9X
HiSilicon Kirin 710, Mali-G51 MP4, 4096
22492 Points ∼92% -8%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 665
  (17865 - 24652, n=9)
21015 Points ∼86% -14%
Average of class Smartphone
  (735 - 58293, n=768)
15261 Points ∼62% -38%
1280x720 offscreen Ice Storm Unlimited Graphics Score (sort by value)
Motorola Moto G8
Qualcomm Snapdragon 665, Adreno 610, 4096
24828 Points ∼96%
Motorola Moto G7
Qualcomm Snapdragon 632, Adreno 506, 4096
14475 Points ∼56% -42%
Xiaomi Redmi 8
Qualcomm Snapdragon 439, Adreno 505, 4096
13656 Points ∼53% -45%
Samsung Galaxy A30s
Samsung Exynos 7904, Mali-G71 MP2, 4096
14338 Points ∼55% -42%
Honor 9X
HiSilicon Kirin 710, Mali-G51 MP4, 4096
21792 Points ∼84% -12%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 665
  (15403 - 25219, n=9)
23806 Points ∼92% -4%
Average of class Smartphone
  (536 - 209431, n=766)
25927 Points ∼100% +4%
1280x720 offscreen Ice Storm Unlimited Score (sort by value)
Motorola Moto G8
Qualcomm Snapdragon 665, Adreno 610, 4096
24745 Points ∼100%
Motorola Moto G7
Qualcomm Snapdragon 632, Adreno 506, 4096
14907 Points ∼60% -40%
Xiaomi Redmi 8
Qualcomm Snapdragon 439, Adreno 505, 4096
13435 Points ∼54% -46%
Samsung Galaxy A30s
Samsung Exynos 7904, Mali-G71 MP2, 4096
14020 Points ∼57% -43%
Honor 9X
HiSilicon Kirin 710, Mali-G51 MP4, 4096
21943 Points ∼89% -11%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 665
  (22445 - 25046, n=9)
23862 Points ∼96% -4%
Average of class Smartphone
  (662 - 112989, n=766)
20383 Points ∼82% -18%
GFXBench (DX / GLBenchmark) 2.7
1920x1080 T-Rex HD Offscreen C24Z16 (sort by value)
Motorola Moto G8
Qualcomm Snapdragon 665, Adreno 610, 4096
36 fps ∼82%
Motorola Moto G7
Qualcomm Snapdragon 632, Adreno 506, 4096
24 fps ∼55% -33%
Xiaomi Redmi 8
Qualcomm Snapdragon 439, Adreno 505, 4096
23 fps ∼52% -36%
Samsung Galaxy A30s
Samsung Exynos 7904, Mali-G71 MP2, 4096
14 fps ∼32% -61%
Honor 9X
HiSilicon Kirin 710, Mali-G51 MP4, 4096
39 fps ∼89% +8%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 665
  (35 - 36, n=7)
35.9 fps ∼82% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (0.5 - 322, n=774)
43.9 fps ∼100% +22%
T-Rex HD Onscreen C24Z16 (sort by value)
Motorola Moto G8
Qualcomm Snapdragon 665, Adreno 610, 4096
42 fps ∼100%
Motorola Moto G7
Qualcomm Snapdragon 632, Adreno 506, 4096
23 fps ∼55% -45%
Xiaomi Redmi 8
Qualcomm Snapdragon 439, Adreno 505, 4096
35 fps ∼83% -17%
Samsung Galaxy A30s
Samsung Exynos 7904, Mali-G71 MP2, 4096
21 fps ∼50% -50%
Honor 9X
HiSilicon Kirin 710, Mali-G51 MP4, 4096
35 fps ∼83% -17%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 665
  (32 - 52, n=7)
37.3 fps ∼89% -11%
Average of class Smartphone
  (1 - 120, n=783)
30.5 fps ∼73% -27%
GFXBench 3.0
off screen Manhattan Offscreen OGL (sort by value)
Motorola Moto G8
Qualcomm Snapdragon 665, Adreno 610, 4096
19 fps ∼74%
Motorola Moto G7
Qualcomm Snapdragon 632, Adreno 506, 4096
10 fps ∼39% -47%
Xiaomi Redmi 8
Qualcomm Snapdragon 439, Adreno 505, 4096
9.8 fps ∼38% -48%
Samsung Galaxy A30s
Samsung Exynos 7904, Mali-G71 MP2, 4096
12 fps ∼47% -37%
Honor 9X
HiSilicon Kirin 710, Mali-G51 MP4, 4096
21 fps ∼81% +11%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 665
  (19 - 20, n=7)
19.3 fps ∼75% +2%
Average of class Smartphone
  (0.8 - 175, n=679)
25.8 fps ∼100% +36%
on screen Manhattan Onscreen OGL (sort by value)
Motorola Moto G8
Qualcomm Snapdragon 665, Adreno 610, 4096
34 fps ∼100%
Motorola Moto G7
Qualcomm Snapdragon 632, Adreno 506, 4096
9.9 fps ∼29% -71%
Xiaomi Redmi 8
Qualcomm Snapdragon 439, Adreno 505, 4096
19 fps ∼56% -44%
Samsung Galaxy A30s
Samsung Exynos 7904, Mali-G71 MP2, 4096
24 fps ∼71% -29%
Honor 9X
HiSilicon Kirin 710, Mali-G51 MP4, 4096
19 fps ∼56% -44%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 665
  (17 - 34, n=7)
22.6 fps ∼66% -34%
Average of class Smartphone
  (1.2 - 115, n=687)
21.8 fps ∼64% -36%
GFXBench 3.1
off screen Manhattan ES 3.1 Offscreen (sort by value)
Motorola Moto G8
Qualcomm Snapdragon 665, Adreno 610, 4096
13 fps ∼63%
Motorola Moto G7
Qualcomm Snapdragon 632, Adreno 506, 4096
6.9 fps ∼33% -47%
Xiaomi Redmi 8
Qualcomm Snapdragon 439, Adreno 505, 4096
6.6 fps ∼32% -49%
Samsung Galaxy A30s
Samsung Exynos 7904, Mali-G71 MP2, 4096
8.1 fps ∼39% -38%
Honor 9X
HiSilicon Kirin 710, Mali-G51 MP4, 4096
14 fps ∼67% +8%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 665
  (13 - 13, n=7)
13 fps ∼63% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (0.87 - 117, n=542)
20.8 fps ∼100% +60%
on screen Manhattan ES 3.1 Onscreen (sort by value)
Motorola Moto G8
Qualcomm Snapdragon 665, Adreno 610, 4096
27 fps ∼100%
Motorola Moto G7
Qualcomm Snapdragon 632, Adreno 506, 4096
6.5 fps ∼24% -76%
Xiaomi Redmi 8
Qualcomm Snapdragon 439, Adreno 505, 4096
14 fps ∼52% -48%
Samsung Galaxy A30s
Samsung Exynos 7904, Mali-G71 MP2, 4096
17 fps ∼63% -37%
Honor 9X
HiSilicon Kirin 710, Mali-G51 MP4, 4096
12 fps ∼44% -56%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 665
  (11 - 27, n=7)
16.3 fps ∼60% -40%
Average of class Smartphone
  (1.2 - 110, n=544)
18.9 fps ∼70% -30%
GFXBench
Aztec Ruins High Tier Onscreen (sort by value)
Motorola Moto G8
Qualcomm Snapdragon 665, Adreno 610, 4096
9.1 fps ∼82%
Motorola Moto G7
Qualcomm Snapdragon 632, Adreno 506, 4096
2 fps ∼18% -78%
Xiaomi Redmi 8
Qualcomm Snapdragon 439, Adreno 505, 4096
4 fps ∼36% -56%
Samsung Galaxy A30s
Samsung Exynos 7904, Mali-G71 MP2, 4096
5.8 fps ∼52% -36%
Honor 9X
HiSilicon Kirin 710, Mali-G51 MP4, 4096
2.3 fps ∼21% -75%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 665
  (4 - 9.1, n=9)
5.99 fps ∼54% -34%
Average of class Smartphone
  (0.61 - 60, n=291)
11.1 fps ∼100% +22%
2560x1440 Aztec Ruins High Tier Offscreen (sort by value)
Motorola Moto G8
Qualcomm Snapdragon 665, Adreno 610, 4096
2.8 fps ∼35%
Motorola Moto G7
Qualcomm Snapdragon 632, Adreno 506, 4096
1.2 fps ∼15% -57%
Xiaomi Redmi 8
Qualcomm Snapdragon 439, Adreno 505, 4096
1.2 fps ∼15% -57%
Samsung Galaxy A30s
Samsung Exynos 7904, Mali-G71 MP2, 4096
1.8 fps ∼23% -36%
Honor 9X
HiSilicon Kirin 710, Mali-G51 MP4, 4096
4 fps ∼50% +43%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 665
  (2.7 - 2.8, n=9)
2.79 fps ∼35% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (0.21 - 101, n=289)
8 fps ∼100% +186%
Aztec Ruins Normal Tier Onscreen (sort by value)
Motorola Moto G8
Qualcomm Snapdragon 665, Adreno 610, 4096
15 fps ∼90%
Motorola Moto G7
Qualcomm Snapdragon 632, Adreno 506, 4096
3.6 fps ∼22% -76%
Xiaomi Redmi 8
Qualcomm Snapdragon 439, Adreno 505, 4096
6.7 fps ∼40% -55%
Samsung Galaxy A30s
Samsung Exynos 7904, Mali-G71 MP2, 4096
9.7 fps ∼58% -35%
Honor 9X
HiSilicon Kirin 710, Mali-G51 MP4, 4096
6.1 fps ∼37% -59%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 665
  (6.2 - 15, n=9)
9.84 fps ∼59% -34%
Average of class Smartphone
  (1.4 - 60, n=295)
16.6 fps ∼100% +11%
1920x1080 Aztec Ruins Normal Tier Offscreen (sort by value)
Motorola Moto G8
Qualcomm Snapdragon 665, Adreno 610, 4096
8.2 fps ∼43%
Motorola Moto G7
Qualcomm Snapdragon 632, Adreno 506, 4096
3.9 fps ∼20% -52%
Xiaomi Redmi 8
Qualcomm Snapdragon 439, Adreno 505, 4096
3.7 fps ∼19% -55%
Samsung Galaxy A30s
Samsung Exynos 7904, Mali-G71 MP2, 4096
5 fps ∼26% -39%
Honor 9X
HiSilicon Kirin 710, Mali-G51 MP4, 4096
7 fps ∼36% -15%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 665
  (7.8 - 8.4, n=9)
8.14 fps ∼42% -1%
Average of class Smartphone
  (0.6 - 257, n=294)
19.2 fps ∼100% +134%
off screen Car Chase Offscreen (sort by value)
Motorola Moto G8
Qualcomm Snapdragon 665, Adreno 610, 4096
7.2 fps ∼51%
Motorola Moto G7
Qualcomm Snapdragon 632, Adreno 506, 4096
3.9 fps ∼28% -46%
Xiaomi Redmi 8
Qualcomm Snapdragon 439, Adreno 505, 4096
3.6 fps ∼26% -50%
Samsung Galaxy A30s
Samsung Exynos 7904, Mali-G71 MP2, 4096
5.2 fps ∼37% -28%
Honor 9X
HiSilicon Kirin 710, Mali-G51 MP4, 4096
7.7 fps ∼55% +7%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 665
  (6.9 - 7.2, n=7)
7.07 fps ∼51% -2%
Average of class Smartphone
  (0.6 - 73, n=467)
14 fps ∼100% +94%
on screen Car Chase Onscreen (sort by value)
Motorola Moto G8
Qualcomm Snapdragon 665, Adreno 610, 4096
13 fps ∼100%
Motorola Moto G7
Qualcomm Snapdragon 632, Adreno 506, 4096
3.6 fps ∼28% -72%
Xiaomi Redmi 8
Qualcomm Snapdragon 439, Adreno 505, 4096
7.1 fps ∼55% -45%
Samsung Galaxy A30s
Samsung Exynos 7904, Mali-G71 MP2, 4096
10 fps ∼77% -23%
Honor 9X
HiSilicon Kirin 710, Mali-G51 MP4, 4096
6.5 fps ∼50% -50%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 665
  (6 - 13, n=7)
8.43 fps ∼65% -35%
Average of class Smartphone
  (1.1 - 60, n=471)
12.4 fps ∼95% -5%
AnTuTu v8 - Total Score (sort by value)
Motorola Moto G8
Qualcomm Snapdragon 665, Adreno 610, 4096
167305 Points ∼54%
Xiaomi Redmi 8
Qualcomm Snapdragon 439, Adreno 505, 4096
94601 Points ∼30% -43%
Samsung Galaxy A30s
Samsung Exynos 7904, Mali-G71 MP2, 4096
105840 Points ∼34% -37%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 665
  (167305 - 177251, n=7)
170857 Points ∼55% +2%
Average of class Smartphone
  (53335 - 607937, n=96)
312334 Points ∼100% +87%
BaseMark OS II
Web (sort by value)
Motorola Moto G8
Qualcomm Snapdragon 665, Adreno 610, 4096
1224 Points ∼100%
Motorola Moto G7
Qualcomm Snapdragon 632, Adreno 506, 4096
1008 Points ∼82% -18%
Xiaomi Redmi 8
Qualcomm Snapdragon 439, Adreno 505, 4096
849 Points ∼69% -31%
Samsung Galaxy A30s
Samsung Exynos 7904, Mali-G71 MP2, 4096
1035 Points ∼85% -15%
Honor 9X
HiSilicon Kirin 710, Mali-G51 MP4, 4096
1090 Points ∼89% -11%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 665
  (926 - 1400, n=7)
1117 Points ∼91% -9%
Average of class Smartphone
  (7 - 1745, n=711)
808 Points ∼66% -34%
Graphics (sort by value)
Motorola Moto G8
Qualcomm Snapdragon 665, Adreno 610, 4096
1932 Points ∼80%
Motorola Moto G7
Qualcomm Snapdragon 632, Adreno 506, 4096
1075 Points ∼44% -44%
Xiaomi Redmi 8
Qualcomm Snapdragon 439, Adreno 505, 4096
1009 Points ∼42% -48%
Samsung Galaxy A30s
Samsung Exynos 7904, Mali-G71 MP2, 4096
1118 Points ∼46% -42%
Honor 9X
HiSilicon Kirin 710, Mali-G51 MP4, 4096
1478 Points ∼61% -23%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 665
  (1881 - 1932, n=7)
1907 Points ∼79% -1%
Average of class Smartphone
  (18 - 16996, n=711)
2428 Points ∼100% +26%
Memory (sort by value)
Motorola Moto G8
Qualcomm Snapdragon 665, Adreno 610, 4096
2780 Points ∼94%
Motorola Moto G7
Qualcomm Snapdragon 632, Adreno 506, 4096
1963 Points ∼67% -29%
Xiaomi Redmi 8
Qualcomm Snapdragon 439, Adreno 505, 4096
1287 Points ∼44% -54%
Samsung Galaxy A30s
Samsung Exynos 7904, Mali-G71 MP2, 4096
2154 Points ∼73% -23%
Honor 9X
HiSilicon Kirin 710, Mali-G51 MP4, 4096
2948 Points ∼100% +6%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 665
  (2451 - 3174, n=7)
2811 Points ∼95% +1%
Average of class Smartphone
  (21 - 8874, n=711)
1809 Points ∼61% -35%
System (sort by value)
Motorola Moto G8
Qualcomm Snapdragon 665, Adreno 610, 4096
4391 Points ∼83%
Motorola Moto G7
Qualcomm Snapdragon 632, Adreno 506, 4096
4378 Points ∼83% 0%
Xiaomi Redmi 8
Qualcomm Snapdragon 439, Adreno 505, 4096
2587 Points ∼49% -41%
Samsung Galaxy A30s
Samsung Exynos 7904, Mali-G71 MP2, 4096
3869 Points ∼73% -12%
Honor 9X
HiSilicon Kirin 710, Mali-G51 MP4, 4096
5297 Points ∼100% +21%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 665
  (4391 - 5089, n=7)
4827 Points ∼91% +10%
Average of class Smartphone
  (369 - 14189, n=711)
3376 Points ∼64% -23%
Overall (sort by value)
Motorola Moto G8
Qualcomm Snapdragon 665, Adreno 610, 4096
2318 Points ∼100%
Motorola Moto G7
Qualcomm Snapdragon 632, Adreno 506, 4096
1747 Points ∼75% -25%
Xiaomi Redmi 8
Qualcomm Snapdragon 439, Adreno 505, 4096
1294 Points ∼56% -44%
Samsung Galaxy A30s
Samsung Exynos 7904, Mali-G71 MP2, 4096
1762 Points ∼76% -24%
Honor 9X
HiSilicon Kirin 710, Mali-G51 MP4, 4096
2240 Points ∼97% -3%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 665
  (2232 - 2556, n=7)
2308 Points ∼100% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (1 - 6273, n=711)
1717 Points ∼74% -26%

Web-browsing performance was average at best, and the Moto G8 was outpaced by quite a few of its competitors. Translated into real-life expectations this means that loading websites might take a bit longer sometimes, and when scrolling new content might not be displayed instantaneously but with minor lag.

Jetstream 2 - Total Score
Average of class Smartphone (9.13 - 140, n=172)
40.2 Points ∼100% +38%
Honor 9X (Chrome 78)
32.916 Points ∼82% +13%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 665 (22.9 - 31.2, n=6)
29.2 Points ∼73% 0%
Motorola Moto G8 (Chrome 81)
29.117 Points ∼72%
Samsung Galaxy A30s (Chrome 78)
25.689 Points ∼64% -12%
Xiaomi Redmi 8 (Chrome 79)
16.678 Points ∼41% -43%
JetStream 1.1 - Total Score
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 665 (33.4 - 51, n=6)
46.9 Points ∼100% +41%
Average of class Smartphone (10 - 302, n=601)
46.4 Points ∼99% +39%
Motorola Moto G7 (Chrome 71)
45.541 Points ∼97% +36%
Samsung Galaxy A30s (Chrome 78)
42.191 Points ∼90% +26%
Motorola Moto G8 (Chrome 81)
33.377 Points ∼71%
Xiaomi Redmi 8 (Chrome 79)
25.622 Points ∼55% -23%
Speedometer 2.0 - Result
Average of class Smartphone (6.42 - 158, n=156)
43.1 runs/min ∼100% +70%
Honor 9X (Chrome 78)
33.9 runs/min ∼79% +33%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 665 (25.4 - 30.8, n=6)
28.9 runs/min ∼67% +14%
Motorola Moto G8 (Chome 81)
25.4 runs/min ∼59%
Samsung Galaxy A30s (Chrome 78)
23 runs/min ∼53% -9%
Xiaomi Redmi 8 (Chrome 79)
17.4 runs/min ∼40% -31%
WebXPRT 3 - ---
Average of class Smartphone (19 - 184, n=237)
69.9 Points ∼100% +84%
Motorola Moto G7 (Chrome 71)
58 Points ∼83% +53%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 665 (38 - 58, n=7)
51.4 Points ∼74% +35%
Samsung Galaxy A30s (Chrome 78)
43 Points ∼62% +13%
Motorola Moto G8 (Chrome 81)
38 Points ∼54%
Xiaomi Redmi 8 (Chrome 79)
33 Points ∼47% -13%
Octane V2 - Total Score
Honor 9X (Chrome 78)
9851 Points ∼100% +61%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 665 (6133 - 9405, n=7)
8725 Points ∼89% +42%
Motorola Moto G7 (Chrome 71)
8351 Points ∼85% +36%
Samsung Galaxy A30s (Chrome 78)
8048 Points ∼82% +31%
Average of class Smartphone (894 - 49388, n=768)
7701 Points ∼78% +26%
Motorola Moto G8 (Chrome 81)
6133 Points ∼62%
Xiaomi Redmi 8 (Chrome 79)
4585 Points ∼47% -25%
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Total Score
Xiaomi Redmi 8 (Chrome 79)
9976.3 ms * ∼100% -48%
Average of class Smartphone (1914 - 59466, n=794)
9883 ms * ∼99% -47%
Motorola Moto G8 (Chrome 81)
6719 ms * ∼67%
Samsung Galaxy A30s (Chrome 78)
5707.4 ms * ∼57% +15%
Motorola Moto G7 (Chrome 71)
4900 ms * ∼49% +27%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 665 (4434 - 6719, n=7)
4850 ms * ∼49% +28%
Honor 9X (Chrome 78)
4123.4 ms * ∼41% +39%

* ... smaller is better

Storage performance was comparatively high, although the G8 was incapable of keeping up with the Honor 9X's UFS 2.1 memory.

MicroSD cards worked flawlessly, and performance was barely adequate when benchmarked with our Toshiba Exceria Pro M501 reference card.

Motorola Moto G8Motorola Moto G7Xiaomi Redmi 8Samsung Galaxy A30sHonor 9XAverage 64 GB eMMC FlashAverage of class Smartphone
AndroBench 3-5
5%
-3%
-6%
65%
-15%
-18%
Sequential Write 256KB SDCard
48.7 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501)
66.8 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501)
37%
63.61 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501)
31%
64.03 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501)
31%
67.1 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501)
38%
57.6 (11.2 - 74.7, n=121)
18%
50.7 (1.7 - 87.1, n=509)
4%
Sequential Read 256KB SDCard
68.7 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501)
86.9 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501)
26%
86.86 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501)
26%
80.04 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501)
17%
76.2 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501)
11%
76.6 (21.1 - 87.2, n=121)
11%
68.7 (8.1 - 96.5, n=509)
0%
Random Write 4KB
128.1
75.6
-41%
7.33
-94%
13.95
-89%
159.3
24%
26.9 (3.4 - 133, n=139)
-79%
33.2 (0.14 - 319, n=858)
-74%
Random Read 4KB
57.3
69.3
21%
78.98
38%
93.24
63%
142.32
148%
56 (11.4 - 149, n=139)
-2%
57.2 (1.59 - 324, n=858)
0%
Sequential Write 256KB
239
216
-10%
202.65
-15%
101.74
-57%
196.1
-18%
174 (40 - 254, n=139)
-27%
122 (2.99 - 911, n=858)
-49%
Sequential Read 256KB
301
297
-1%
285.66
-5%
291.79
-3%
860.34
186%
273 (95.6 - 704, n=139)
-9%
330 (12.1 - 1802, n=858)
10%

Gaming – 30 FPS is not always achievable

We use Gamebench to benchmark some popular games, among others PUBG Mobile and Arena of Valor. Unfortunately, we were unable to run Asphalt 9. In PUBG, we were unable to select the highest preset with the G8. When set to “Balanced”, the game averaged 20 FPS. In other words: Settings higher than “Balanced” would not make any sense anyway. When set to “Smooth”, aka the lowest details possible, we managed an average frame rate of 30 FPS. In return, Arena of Valor had no trouble whatsoever running smoothly at 30 FPS.

Controls worked flawlessly, and both the touchscreen and the gyroscope reacted reliably and fast.

PUBG Mobile
PUBG Mobile
Arena of Valor
Arena of Valor
010203040Tooltip
; PUBG Mobile; Smooth; 0.18.0: Ø30 (28-31)
; PUBG Mobile; Balanced; 0.18.0: Ø24.9 (23-26)
; Arena of Valor; min; 1.34.1.10: Ø30.1 (29-31)
; Arena of Valor; high HD; 1.34.1.10: Ø30.1 (28-31)

Emissions – No Throttling

Temperature

GFXBench battery test
GFXBench battery test

Under load, the Motorola Moto G8 maxed out at 41.6 °C at the top on the back side of the phone. Surface temperatures at the front were a bit lower. The phone thus got noticeably warm yet not warm enough to cause any issues, and it should remain cool enough even in summer. When subjected to low or very low load surface temperatures increased very slightly.

We use GFXBench’s battery test in order to determine potential throttling issues under sustained load, and we are happy to report that the G8 did not show any signs of thermal throttling whatsoever.

Max. Load
 41.2 °C
106 F
38.3 °C
101 F
36.5 °C
98 F
 
 40.6 °C
105 F
38.2 °C
101 F
36.7 °C
98 F
 
 40.5 °C
105 F
38.5 °C
101 F
36.1 °C
97 F
 
Maximum: 41.2 °C = 106 F
Average: 38.5 °C = 101 F
33.5 °C
92 F
37.9 °C
100 F
40.3 °C
105 F
33.8 °C
93 F
37.6 °C
100 F
41.6 °C
107 F
34.2 °C
94 F
37.6 °C
100 F
39.4 °C
103 F
Maximum: 41.6 °C = 107 F
Average: 37.3 °C = 99 F
Power Supply (max.)  41.3 °C = 106 F | Room Temperature 21.5 °C = 71 F | Fluke t3000FC (calibrated), Voltcraft IR-260
(-) The average temperature for the upper side under maximal load is 38.5 °C / 101 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 41.2 °C / 106 F, compared to the average of 35.4 °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 30.4 °C / 87 F, compared to the device average of 33 °C / 91 F.
Heat map Front
Heat map Front
Heat map Rear
Heat map Rear

Speakers

Pink Noise
Pink Noise

The single small mono speaker at the button is not as loud as its predecessor’s. However, it still manages a decent soundscape with a high frequency bias on maximum volume. However, this bias was much less pronounced than on most other smartphones, and we managed to hear some mids mixed into the soundscape as well. Overall, audio was thus fairly balanced.

Enthusiasts and audiophiles will benefit immensely from connecting external headphones or speakers via the device's 3.5-mm headphone jack at the top of its Bluetooth 5.0 chip. Both worked great and put out clear and clean audio.

dB(A) 0102030405060708090Deep BassMiddle BassHigh BassLower RangeMidsHigher MidsLower HighsMid HighsUpper HighsSuper Highs2032.428.9253530.63127.128.4402629.85030.430.86325.226.98022.72310025.522.912520.122.316019.230.420017.842.825017.849.531516.152.440016.654.350015.959.463014.36180014.767.3100014.871.8125014.367.8160014.166.1200016.368.9250014.471.4315013.870.1400013.970.5500014.265.2630014.561.6800014.665.2100001566.61250015.358.61600015.741.1SPL64.571.226.980.1N17.725.60.945.7median 15median 61.6Delta1.610.338.735.637.138.733.733.337.433.436.336.828.329.923.726.423.224.12230.520.442.218.445.417.75017.354.817.759.218.161.62066.216.367.115.57514.17714.174.614.571.714.366.51565.214.765.816.965.815.369.21573.614.573.214.758.214.555.96727.983.419.4154.5median 15.5median 65.82.38.2hearing rangehide median Pink NoiseMotorola Moto G8Motorola Moto G7
Frequency diagram (checkboxes can be checked and unchecked to compare devices)
Motorola Moto G8 audio analysis

(±) | speaker loudness is average but good (80.1 dB)
Bass 100 - 315 Hz
(-) | nearly no bass - on average 24.9% lower than median
(±) | linearity of bass is average (11% delta to prev. frequency)
Mids 400 - 2000 Hz
(±) | higher mids - on average 5.5% higher than median
(±) | linearity of mids is average (7.5% delta to prev. frequency)
Highs 2 - 16 kHz
(±) | higher highs - on average 5.7% higher than median
(+) | highs are linear (5.5% delta to prev. frequency)
Overall 100 - 16.000 Hz
(±) | linearity of overall sound is average (23.9% difference to median)
Compared to same class
» 48% of all tested devices in this class were better, 13% similar, 39% worse
» The best had a delta of 13%, average was 24%, worst was 65%
Compared to all devices tested
» 67% of all tested devices were better, 8% similar, 25% worse
» The best had a delta of 3%, average was 21%, worst was 65%

Motorola Moto G7 audio analysis

(+) | speakers can play relatively loud (83.4 dB)
Bass 100 - 315 Hz
(-) | nearly no bass - on average 24.6% lower than median
(±) | linearity of bass is average (10.9% delta to prev. frequency)
Mids 400 - 2000 Hz
(±) | higher mids - on average 6% higher than median
(+) | mids are linear (6.8% delta to prev. frequency)
Highs 2 - 16 kHz
(+) | balanced highs - only 2.9% away from median
(+) | highs are linear (4.4% delta to prev. frequency)
Overall 100 - 16.000 Hz
(±) | linearity of overall sound is average (20.1% difference to median)
Compared to same class
» 15% of all tested devices in this class were better, 9% similar, 76% worse
» The best had a delta of 13%, average was 24%, worst was 65%
Compared to all devices tested
» 43% of all tested devices were better, 9% similar, 49% worse
» The best had a delta of 3%, average was 21%, worst was 65%

Battery Life – It Should Last for a Long Time

Power Consumption

While the Motorola Moto G8 might not have been the most efficient smartphone in our test group and had a higher power consumption than its predecessor, and a significantly higher power consumption than the Xiaomi Redmi 8 or the Galaxy A30s, it easily managed to beat the Honor 9X by a significant margin. Power consumption was higher than on many devices regardless of load. However, you should also keep in mind that the G8 was more powerful than most of its competitors.

Power Consumption
Off / Standbydarklight 0.1 / 0.3 Watt
Idledarkmidlight 1.3 / 2 / 2.8 Watt
Load midlight 3.9 / 7.2 Watt
 color bar
Key: min: dark, med: mid, max: light        Metrahit Energy
Motorola Moto G8
4000 mAh
Motorola Moto G7
3000 mAh
Xiaomi Redmi 8
5000 mAh
Samsung Galaxy A30s
4000 mAh
Honor 9X
4000 mAh
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 665
 
Average of class Smartphone
 
Power Consumption
6%
36%
31%
-49%
7%
16%
Idle Minimum *
1.3
1.1
15%
0.57
56%
0.79
39%
2.3
-77%
1.082 (0.62 - 1.7, n=9)
17%
0.887 (0.2 - 3.4, n=866)
32%
Idle Average *
2
1.8
10%
1.8
10%
1.98
1%
3
-50%
1.946 (1.3 - 2.3, n=9)
3%
1.754 (0.6 - 6.2, n=865)
12%
Idle Maximum *
2.8
2.6
7%
1.82
35%
2.03
27%
4.2
-50%
2.49 (1.6 - 3.5, n=9)
11%
2.04 (0.74 - 6.6, n=866)
27%
Load Average *
3.9
4.2
-8%
2.57
34%
2.37
39%
5.3
-36%
3.92 (3.2 - 4.7, n=9)
-1%
4.09 (0.8 - 10.8, n=860)
-5%
Load Maximum *
7.2
6.8
6%
4.12
43%
3.68
49%
9.4
-31%
6.9 (6.14 - 7.7, n=9)
4%
6.04 (1.2 - 14.2, n=860)
16%

* ... smaller is better

Battery Life

Despite its comparatively high power consumption the Moto G8 benefits immensely from its 4,000 mAh battery, much more so than its predecessor. The battery’s size is average for its class, only the Xiaomi Redmi 8 offered another 1,000 mAh and thus longer battery life in return. That being said, a runtime of 16:28 hours in our Wi-Fi test is very good and translated into everyday use this should result in up to three days of battery life with moderate use.

Charging the device with the included 10 W TurboPower power supply takes around 2 hours from near empty to full. Given that 10 W is now more or less standard we would not refer to it as quick-charging technology. In this day and age, fast chargers need to offer a lot more than that.

Battery Runtime
Idle (without WLAN, min brightness)
32h 33min
NBC WiFi Websurfing Battery Test 1.3
16h 28min
Big Buck Bunny H.264 1080p
17h 28min
Load (maximum brightness)
4h 36min
Motorola Moto G8
4000 mAh
Motorola Moto G7
3000 mAh
Xiaomi Redmi 8
5000 mAh
Samsung Galaxy A30s
4000 mAh
Honor 9X
4000 mAh
Battery Runtime
-21%
9%
-9%
-16%
Reader / Idle
1953
1548
-21%
2521
29%
H.264
1048
819
-22%
798
-24%
982
-6%
WiFi v1.3
988
798
-19%
1157
17%
634
-36%
832
-16%
Load
276
219
-21%
308
12%
317
15%

Pros

+ wide-angle and macro camera
+ decent battery life
+ above average performance
+ dedicated fingerprint reader
+ stays cool

Cons

- GPS accuracy not particularly great
- only 720p resolution
- uneven brightness distribution
- some photos lack contrast

Verdict – Camera with real Benefit

In review: Motorola Moto G8. Test unit courtesy of Motorola Germany
In review: Motorola Moto G8. Test unit courtesy of Motorola Germany

The Motorola Moto G8 is a decent mid-range smartphone for small budgets. It offers a more conventional and thus more useful camera setup than the Moto G8 Plus. The cameras performed very well for its class, and they even support zooming. In return, the contrast ratio was too low on occasion.

We also liked the G8’s battery life, its above average performance, and the robust case. The dedicated fingerprint reader is a joy to use, the device stays comparatively cool, and the speaker is okay.

The Motorola Moto G8 is fairly affordable and offers multiple cameras and thus a real edge over its rivals.

The price cuts compared to its predecessor manifested themselves in a lower resolution display. Fortunately, it remained good enough and continues to offer a decent quality image. Compared to its competitors the G8’s main benefit is without a doubt its versatile cameras. One reason for this might be that most 2020 mid-range smartphones have not even been released yet. However, at its current affordable price point the Moto G8 offers a decent overall packaged without any major shortcomings.

Motorola Moto G8 - 05/12/2020 v7
Florian Schmitt

Chassis
79%
Keyboard
66 / 75 → 88%
Pointing Device
91%
Connectivity
37 / 70 → 53%
Weight
89%
Battery
91%
Display
86%
Games Performance
13 / 64 → 20%
Application Performance
56 / 86 → 65%
Temperature
88%
Noise
100%
Audio
67 / 90 → 75%
Camera
53%
Average
71%
77%
Smartphone - Weighted Average

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> Notebook / Laptop Reviews and News > Reviews > Motorola Moto G8 Smartphone Review – $200 Smartphone with Versatile Camera
Florian Schmitt, 2020-05-13 (Update: 2020-05-19)
Florian Schmitt
Editor of the original article: Florian Schmitt - Managing Editor Mobile
When I was 12, the first computer came into the house and immediately I started tinkering around, taking it apart, getting new parts and replacing them - after all, there always had to be enough power for the current games. When I came to Notebookcheck in 2009, I was passionate about testing gaming notebooks. Since 2012, my attention has been focused on smartphones, tablets and future technologies.