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Motorola Moto G8


Motorola Moto G8
Motorola Moto G8 (Moto G8 Series)
Qualcomm Snapdragon 665 8 x 2.2 GHz, Kryo 260
Graphics adapter
4 GB 
6.40 inch 19.5:9, 1560 x 720 pixel 268 PPI, capacitive touchscreen, IPS, glossy: yes, 60 Hz
64 GB eMMC Flash, 64 GB 
, 50 GB free
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
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
height x width x depth (in mm): 9 x 161.3 x 75.8 ( = 0.35 x 6.35 x 2.98 in)
4000 mAh Lithium-Polymer
Operating System
Android 10
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
188 g ( = 6.63 oz / 0.41 pounds), Power Supply: 68 g ( = 2.4 oz / 0.15 pounds)
199 Euro



Average Score: 73.9% - average
Average of 14 scores (from 23 reviews)
price: - %, performance: 65%, features: 58%, display: 75% mobility: 83%, workmanship: 75%, ergonomy: 78%, emissions: 94%

Reviews for the Motorola Moto G8

76.6% Motorola Moto G8 Smartphone Review – $200 Smartphone with Versatile Camera | Notebookcheck
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?
80% Moto G8 review: a decent smartphone on a tight budget
Source: T3 English
The Moto G8 is a solid smartphone suited to those on a tight budget. Its best asset is its long-lasting battery, and the camera was surprisingly good, although you can’t expect to take award-winning photography on it.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 05/27/2021
Rating: Total score: 80%
Moto G8 Review
Source: Recombu English version
The Moto G8 is easily one of the best phones you can buy for under £200 – offering many strong features that most budget phones fail to nail. A disappointing display prevents the G8 from achieving greatness but there’s still a whole lot to like.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 10/06/2020
90% Moto G8 review
Source: Techradar English version
The Moto G8 isn’t going to floor you in what it can do, but considering the price you should be impressed with what Motorola has managed to fit into this tight and consistently well-performing package. With strong battery life, great performance for the money, and a few other little improvements, the Moto G8 is a great phone for many who need a budget choice.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/04/2020
Rating: Total score: 90%
60% Moto G8 (2020) review: Win some, lose some
Source: Good Gear Guide English version
In terms of battery life, our experiences with the Motorola Moto G8 weren’t that different to the kind of mileage I got from the Moto G8 Plus. Since they both pack the same specs when it comes to processor and battery, that’s not a huge surprise. Fortunately, that meant I could comfortably go two-days of regular usage on a single charge. The Moto G8 Plus isn’t going to hit the heights of something like the Galaxy Note 10 for power users but it is going to last a decently long time.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/29/2020
Rating: Total score: 60%
Motorola G8 Review — You get a lot of bang for very little buck
Source: Ausdroid English version
At the end of the day, it’s pretty clear to me that the Motorola G8 offers a lot of bang for not a lot of dollars. If you’re shopping in the sub $400 price range for an outright phone, this phone deserves to be on your list despite the fact it only costs $329 through JB Hi-Fi, Officeworks, The Good Guys and Mobileciti.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/26/2020
80% Motorola Moto G8 vs G8 Power vs G8 Power Lite review
Source: Phone Arena English version
Motorola's market share has been on the up and up here in the US, and its staple G-series of phones was recently enriched with three new budget models - the G8 Power, G8 Power Lite and the G8 itself. Just like the G7 series last year, they differ by battery capacity, among other specs, and come at budget phone prices, carrying big displays with them. Needless to say, the Power models stand for long battery life, as both ship with 5000mAh packs, and we found the new Motos to deliver some record longevity in our benchmark tests indeed. If you are looking for a budget phone with an incredible battery life and a great price, the Moto G8 Power seems to be the way to go.
Comparison, online available, Very Long, Date: 05/13/2020
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Motorola Moto G8 review
Source: Stuff TV English version
There’s a lot to be said for a phone that does the job. The G8 looks decent, has enough power to get you through a full day without stutters, and packs a seriously respectable camera for the price. Is the G8 perfect? No. At night, its camera crumbles, like most phones in its price range, and it also misses out on NFC. What’s more, for £10 more, you could pick up the battery-tastic Realme 6i. That said, if you want a reliable experience, a stock interface, and a great value for money smartphone, you won’t be disappointed by Motorola’s latest G.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/09/2020
Rating: Total score: 80%
70% Moto G8 review
Source: Tech Advisor English version
The Moto G8 might look like rivals and be cheaper than its predecessor but there are various downgrades here that don't make much sense. Unless the long battery life and stock Android are enough to tempt you, there are better rivals out there for the same price or not much more.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 05/07/2020
Rating: Total score: 70%
80% Motorola Moto G8 Review
Source: Trusted Reviews English version
The Moto G8 is certainly a device worth considering if you’re on a £200 budget. However, I reckon it would be worth saving a little more for the Motorola G8 Power. This handset has a handy extra camera, a much larger battery, and a markedly better screen, while the price is not drastically higher. The Motorola G8 is a good phone for this price point, delivering a strong processor, a large screen and a reliable camera. However, the camera isn’t as versatile as I would have liked, and the screen quality is fairly lacking.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/05/2020
Rating: Total score: 80%
Moto G8 review: Affordable phones don't come better than this
Source: Pocket Lint English version
Affordable phones used to mean all kinds of compromises, but the Moto G8 shows that you can now buy on a budget without giving up some of the finesse. Sure, don't expect the world from this device's camera setup, plus it lacks in some spec areas where its other G series models offer more - the G8 Power has more resolution and battery capacity, for example - but that's not to hold this device back. Far from it.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/27/2020

Foreign Reviews

Motorola Moto G8 Top Allround-Paket für unter 200 Euro?
Source: Area DVD German DE→EN version
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/01/2020
70% Motorola Moto G8 noch ein gutes Mittelklasse-Smartphone
Source: Android Pit German DE→EN version
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/09/2020
Rating: Total score: 70%
Motorola Moto G8: Test, Kamera, technische Daten, Preis
Source: Computerbild German DE→EN version
Positive: Large battery capacity; fast system; nice cameras; decent hardware. Negative: Average performance; slow charging; weak connectivity.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/01/2020
84% REVIEW DUPLO: Motorola Moto G8 e G8 Power, vale a pena comprar?
Source: Portuegese PT→EN version
Comparison, online available, Long, Date: 04/01/2020
Rating: Total score: 84% features: 78% display: 84% mobility: 83% workmanship: 90%
[Review] Moto G8: não se mexe (muito) em time que está ganhando
Source: Gizmodo Brasil Portuegese PT→EN version
Positive: Excellent cameras; waterproof; quick charging.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/09/2020
60% Test du Motorola Moto G8 : il aurait pu être un concurrent sérieux
Source: Frandroid French FR→EN version
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 10/07/2020
Rating: Total score: 60% performance: 80% display: 60% mobility: 80% workmanship: 60%
60% [Test] Motorola Moto G8, loin du sommet
Source: Journal du Geek French FR→EN version
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/09/2020
Rating: Total score: 60%
70% Test du Motorola Moto G8: encore un bon smartphone milieu de gamme
Source: French FR→EN version
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/08/2020
Rating: Total score: 70%
74% [Recenzja] Motorola Moto G8 – telefon trochę nijaki
Source: Turkish PL→EN version
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 05/17/2020
Rating: Total score: 74% performance: 80% display: 70% mobility: 80% workmanship: 70%
Recenzja Motorola Moto G8. Nowoczesny krok w tył
Source: Antyweb Turkish PL→EN version
Positive: Long battery life; nice performance; great cameras. Negative: Poor display; no NFC; average connectivity.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 06/14/2020
Обзор Motorola Moto G8 4/64GB. Смартфон с тремя камерами и емким аккумулятором
Source: Mega Obzor RU→EN version
Positive: Good price; bright display; powerful hardware; long battery life; long battery life; nice cameras. Negative: No NFC; no Wifi 6.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 08/11/2020
Обзор смартфона Motorola Moto G8: брендовый бюджетник
Source: Hitech Vesti RU→EN version
Positive: Nice cameras; decent autonomy; fast fingerprint scanner; waterproof. Negative: Poor display; no NFC; combined slot.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 07/29/2020
Moto G8 trình làng với giá từ 5,4 triệu đồng có gì hấp dẫn?
Source: Danviet VN→EN version
Positive: Attractive price; big screen; nice cameras.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 03/06/2020


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

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

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

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


It is a small display format for smartphones. You shouldn't be severely defective in vision, and you won't see much detail on the screen and only have a small resolution available. For that, the device should be small and handy, easy to transport.

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

Motorola: Founded in 1928, the US-based company mainly focuses on communication technology such as smartphones. The original company Motorola Inc was split up in 2011. Motorola Mobility got the smartphone division and was taken over by Google in 2012 and Lenovo in 2014.

The company is known for its cell phones and other electronic devices such as smartwatches, tablets and accessories. Motorola was one of the first companies to produce cell phones, and in recent years has also innovated in the areas of 5G technology and modular smartphones (Moto Mods). Motorola is also active in public safety and professional communications, providing solutions for government agencies, businesses and other organizations. The company has operations in North America, Europe, Asia and Latin America and employs more than 10,000 people worldwide. 

73.9%: This rating is poor. More than three quarters of the models are rated better. That is rather not a purchase recommendation. Even if verbal ratings in this area do not sound that bad ("sufficient" or "satisfactory"), they are usually euphemisms that disguise a classification as a below-average laptop.

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