5 keys of the Motorola Moto G8 Plus

5 keys of the Motorola Moto G8 Plus

The Motorola Moto G8 Plus is Motorola's main bet for the mid-range 2019 and part of 2020. Roughly, the company's phone comes to make up for some of the shortcomings present in the Moto G7 Plus, such as the design, processor or splash and spill protection. Although without a doubt Motorola's bet with this Moto G8 Plus comes from the photographic section , which now uses three rear cameras with three independent sensors and which carries a price of 270 euros. If you are evaluating the purchase of this terminal, take a look at the five key points of the Motorola Moto G8 Plus, one of the most interesting phones of the firm and the most complete of the G series of 2019.

Motorola Moto G8 Plus data sheet

Motorola Moto G8 Plus
screen6.3 inches, Full HD + resolution (2,280 x 1,080 pixels), 19: 9 aspect ratio and IPS LCD technology
Main chamber48 megapixel main sensor and f / 1.7 focal aperture

Secondary sensor with 16 megapixel wide-angle lens and f / 2.2 focal aperture

5 megapixel tertiary sensor and f / 2.2 focal aperture for portrait mode photos

Camera takes selfies25 megapixel main sensor and f / 2.0 focal aperture
Internal memory64 and 128 GB of storage
ExtensionVia micro SD cards up to 512 GB
Processor and RAMQualcomm Snapdragon 665

GPU Adreno 610


Battery4,000 mAh with 18 W TurboPower fast charging
Operating systemAndroid 9 Pie
Connections4G LTE, WiFi 802.11 a / b / g / n / ac, GPS GLONASS, Bluetooth 5.0, FM radio, NFC and USB type C 2.0
SIMDual nano SIM
DesignGlass and metal

Colors: blue and red

Dimensions158.35 x 75.83 x 9.09 millimeters and 188 grams
Featured FeaturesSoftware face unlock, fingerprint sensor, 18W fast charge, action camera for video recording, Moto Display, Moto Actions, Dolby Audio certified stereo speakers and FM radio
Release dateAvailable
PriceFrom 270 euros

19: 9 screen to watch movies and series without black bands

Motorola Moto G8 Plus screen

Continuing with the Motorola trend this year, the company has implemented a panel with a 19: 9 format to improve , among other things, the visualization of multimedia content , such as series, movies and even some YouTube videos .

Although the format used in this type of productions saves proportions of 21 points wide by 9 high, the loss of information with respect to a 16: 9 panel and even 18: 9 is much less . The panel's Full HD + resolution also helps to further enhance that Motorola-promised multimedia experience in the scenarios just mentioned.

Another advantage that the 19: 9 format presents is found precisely in the proportions of its design. With a taller screen, the width of the body is reduced to improve one-handed grip . In this case the dimensions of the terminal are 7.58 centimeters in width and 15.8 centimeters in height.

Dolby Atmos certified stereo sound

Motorola Moto G8 Plus speakers and charging

Sound is another of the strengths of the Motorola Moto G8 Plus. Far from the experience that most mid-range mobiles usually provide, the Motorola terminal has two stereo speakers located in the lower frame of the phone and the upper part of the screen , next to the camera for selfies.

The implementation of a second speaker not only helps to improve the maximum volume of the entire set, but also the nuances in the lower frequencies and the experience in games and applications that demand stereo sound, such as Netflix, HBO or YouTube.

As if this were not enough, the Dolby Atmos certification assures us that the sound projected by the two speakers meets the Dolby quality standards . To this is added the implementation of an application signed by Dolby whose functions are intended to equalize the sound of the speakers: from leveling the volume to adjusting the intensity of the frequencies . We cannot not mention the incorporation of a minijack input for the headphones and the compatibility of Bluetooth with the aptX standard to synchronize the audio emitted by the phone with the audio of wireless headphones or speakers.

Photographic versatility: three cameras to conquer the world

Motorola Moto G8 Plus cameras

The Motorola G series debuts for the first time a photographic system made up of three cameras that inherits directly from the One series. In the case of the Motorola Moto G8 Plus, the terminal has three sensors of 48, 16 and 5 megapixels and focal aperture f /1.7, f / 2.2 and f / 2.2 . But what are the advantages on a less theoretical level?

Thanks to the 48-megapixel main sensor resolution, the Moto G8 Plus is capable of capturing photos without any appreciable loss of quality. With the possibility of providing zoom levels of up to eight increases in digital, the Motorola phone allows you to capture photos in RAW format , which facilitates the subsequent editing of the images through programs such as Photoshop or Lightroom. This is assisted by a laser focus sensor located just above the LED flash to improve focus - forgive the redundancy - in photographs of nearby bodies and objects.

And what about the two remaining sensors? While the 16 megapixel sensor uses a 117º ultra wide angle lens to capture snapshots of landscapes and large scenes, the 5 megapixel sensor uses its functions to capture background information in the Bokeh mode integrated into the application of Motorola Camera.

Motorola Moto G8 Plus camera detail

The sensor with an angle lens stands out for its stabilization when making use of the video function . With a system very similar to that of the Moto Action, the Moto G8 is capable of stabilizing the image with results similar to those of a conventional action camera up to a resolution of 1,080 points and a frame rate per second of 120.

This whole set is complemented by a Camera application that has functions as interesting as the ones we can see below:

  • High resolution zoom
  • Night vision
  • Live filter
  • Portrait lighting
  • Smart composition
  • Portrait mode
  • Manual mode
  • Animated photos
  • Selective color
  • Slow motion
  • Fast camera
  • Super fast camera

Finally, it should be noted the integration of a 25 megapixel camera on the back of the device . With a focal aperture f / 2.0, the capabilities of this sensor replicate some of the functions present in the three rear cameras: facial beauty, cinemagraphy, portrait mode, portrait lighting, group selfie, selective color, live filter, animated photos , slow motion, fast motion ... The latter also has a facial unlocking system based on Motorola's proprietary software.

Outstanding autonomy with the incentive of fast charging

Motorola Moto G8 Plus rear

The entire set made up of the Motorola Moto G8 is powered by a 4,000 mAh battery that is also compatible with Motorola's fast charging system called TurboPower.

With up to 18 W of power, the fast charge is capable of providing us with up to 8 hours of autonomy with just 15 minutes of connection to the current, according to data from Motorola itself. The connection used by Motorola is based on the USB type C standard, a standard that, in addition to being reversible, allows a higher voltage and amperage than the traditional micro USB connection.

In terms of autonomy, the manufacturer ensures that its battery can provide up to 40 hours of total autonomy on a single charge, which translates into almost two days of actual use . This is largely due to the integration of a 6.3-inch panel and the optimization of the processor, which in this case is based on a Snapdragon 665 signed by Qualcomm.

Introduced in the middle of this year, the North American company's processor has a manufacturing process of 11 nanometers, which helps improve the energy efficiency of all equipment components .

Pure Android (or almost) without third-party apps

Motorola Moto G8 Plus gestures

What has historically been one of Motorola's greatest assets in the Motorola Moto G8 comes to the fore with the integration of some added functions. We are talking, how could it be otherwise, about Motorola's customization layer, which timidly modifies some pure Android options to add added value to the brand's terminals.

Android 9 Pie is the version of the system that moves after the Moto G8 Plus. The implementation of a version without incentives of Android helps, among other things, to provide better support in terms of software updates , something that is unfortunately not very common in mid-range phones.

Along with this Android base, Motorola has implemented a series of applications such as Moto Actions or Moto Display . While the first allows us to perform certain actions (capture the screen, turn on the flashlight, navigate between applications with a button, edit screenshots ...) through gestures and movements, Moto Screen allows us to see incoming notifications with the screen off and keep the screen on when we look at it without having to intervene with your finger or hands.

Other extra features such as Motorola's native gesture system help to further round out the software experience of the Motorola Moto G8 Plus, although without a doubt the highlight of the whole set is the performance provided by the optimization of the layer, where the processor and RAM have a lot to say. Opening several applications, switching between tasks, playing heavy games or running two applications on split screen at the same time are some of the tasks that we can carry out with full solvency.