How much better is the Motorola Moto G8 Play? Here's our thorough review of the specs and features

Created date: 10/28/2019, 07:36:17, Updated date: 04/16/2020, 10:41:20

We compiled an in-depth review of Motorola Moto G8 Play's battery, camera, CPU specs, etc. We also covered Motorola Moto G8 Play's grip, portability, and screen quality.

Motorola Moto G8 Play's features, performance, reviews

Motorola Moto G8 Play's camera specs

Motorola Moto G8 Play has a 13 MP main camera, which can take very high-resolution photos and videos. While you might feel a little dissatisfied when you need better resolution for landscape photography or want to print high-definition photographs, you will be satisfied most of the time.

Also, Motorola Moto G8 Play has an 8 MP front camera, which is an average figure for a smartphone camera. It is good enough for taking selfies, but you may be a little dissatisfied when you need to take a group photo or print your photos.

Motorola Moto G8 Play's battery performance

The battery performance of the Motorola Moto G8 Play is 4000 mAh, and which is an unusually large capacity. Compared to other smartphones, the Motorola Moto G8 Play has an unusually long battery life. At this amount you will be sufficiently pleased with the battery life. Even if you watch movies for a long time or play games, you will not have much trouble with the battery.

Motorola Moto G8 Play's CPU specs

With the 2.1GHz+2.0GHz×8(OctaCore) for processing power, the Motorola Moto G8 Play has high performance and you will not feel any stress using the vast majority of apps. Even among all smartphones released to date, it is one with quite a high level of performance. Even relatively heavy 3D games can be played with hardly any feeling of stress.

With 2GB of RAM, the Motorola Moto G8 Play has a sufficient amount. Very occasional cases of insufficient RAM do occur, but with this sort of amount of RAM, it will rarely be the cause of feeling any stress.

Evaluating the overall speed of operation of the Motorola Moto G8 Play, it is a mid-range smartphone, and in everyday use operation doesn't feel very jumpy or jerky, but to enjoy games, movies and the like a grade higher smartphone is recommended.

Motorola Moto G8 Play's storage size

The data storage capacity of the Motorola Moto G8 Play is 32GB, and while it is enough for taking photos, it might feel insufficient for those who often shoot videos or who install many games.

The Motorola Moto G8 Play is compatible with SD cards, so it is possible to increase the capacity easily. Therefore, you probably do not need to be concerned with the storage capacity.

Motorola Moto G8 Play's size

The Motorola Moto G8 Play has a width of 3.0 inches (75.4 mm), a length of 6.2 inches (157.6 mm), and a thickness of 0.4 inches (9 mm). It might be possible to operate it with one hand, but depending on the person it might feel big. In addition, the weight of the Motorola Moto G8 Play is about 183.6 oz (183.6 g). You can feel some weight when holding it in one hand. You might feel tired if you operate it for a long time.

Assessing the overall ease of holding the Motorola Moto G8 Play, it has some difficulties but if you use it based on its strengths and weaknesses it will not cause many issues.

Motorola Moto G8 Play's screen

Motorola Moto G8 Play has a 6.2 inch display. It is fairly large and has a good presence. Photos, videos, and games will really enjoy this screen estate. It is also suited for productivity use such as creating a business document.

Motorola Moto G8 Play has a mid-range screen. It is OK for normal use, but if you want to enjoy photos, videos, or games at their best, you may feel dissatisfied.

Motorola Moto G8 Play's general rating

The Motorola Moto G8 Play is a relatively capable smartphone. If used as the main smartphone, it may be somewhat inconvenient for everyday use, but it is at a generally acceptable level.

 
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Advantages and disadvantages of Motorola Moto G8 Play

Advantages of Motorola Moto G8 Play

  • The display is very large, so it is perfect for watching videos or playing games.
  • It has a long battery life, so it is suited for watching videos or playing games for an extended period of time.

Disadvantages of Motorola Moto G8 Play

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Comparing the specifications of Motorola Moto G8 Play against similar products

general rating

ImageProduct nameReviewLevel of recommendation based on the comparison of the differences between the twogeneral rating

Motorola Moto G8 Play

59.9-Color:Black onyx/Magenta red, Dimensions (width x height x thickness):3.0 inches (75.4 mm) x 6.2 inches (157.6 mm) x 0.4 inches (9 mm), Weight:183.6 oz (183.6 g), Display type:IPS LCD, Screen resolution (width x height):720 x 1520, Pixel density:271 ppi, Display size:6.2 inch, OS:Android

Motorola Moto G8 Plus

75.5Color:Dark Blue/Dark Red, Dimensions (width x height x thickness):3.0 inches (75.8 mm) x 6.2 inches (158.4 mm) x 0.4 inches (9.1 mm), Weight:188 oz (188 g), Display type:LTPS IPS LCD, Screen resolution (width x height):1080 x 2280, Pixel density:400 ppi, Display size:6.3 inch, OS:Android

Motorola Moto G8 Power

69.9Color:Smoke Black/Capri Blue, Dimensions (width x height x thickness):3.0 inches (75.8 mm) x 6.1 inches (156 mm) x 0.4 inches (9.6 mm), Weight:197 oz (197 g), Display type:IPS LCD, Screen resolution (width x height):1080 x 2300, Pixel density:397 ppi, Display size:6.4 inch, OS:Android

Motorola Moto G8

64.2Color:White Prism/Capri Blue, Dimensions (width x height x thickness):3.0 inches (75.8 mm) x 6.4 inches (161.3 mm) x 0.4 inches (9 mm), Weight:188.3 oz (188.3 g), Display type:IPS LCD, Screen resolution (width x height):720 x 1560, Pixel density:268 ppi, Display size:6.4 inch, OS:Android

Motorola Moto G8 Power Lite

61.3Color:Arctic Blue/Royal Blue, Dimensions (width x height x thickness):3.0 inches (75.8 mm) x 6.5 inches (164.9 mm) x 0.4 inches (9.2 mm), Weight:200 oz (200 g), Display type:IPS LCD, Screen resolution (width x height):720 x 1600, Pixel density:269 ppi, Display size:6.5 inch, OS:Android

Motorola Moto G Pro

76.0Color:Mystic indigo, Dimensions (width x height x thickness):3.0 inches (75.8 mm) x 6.2 inches (158.6 mm) x 0.4 inches (9.2 mm), Weight:192 oz (192 g), Display type:IPS LCD, Screen resolution (width x height):1080 x 2300, Pixel density:397 ppi, Display size:6.4 inch, OS:Android

downlink data communication speed

ImageProduct nameReviewLevel of recommendation based on the comparison of the differences between the twodownlink data communication speed

Motorola Moto G8 Play

35.3-

Motorola Moto E5 Play

65.6

Motorola Moto Z3

84.6

Motorola Moto E5 Play Go

65.6

Motorola Moto E5 Cruise

65.6

Motorola Moto G7 Plus

76.4

Motorola Moto G7

65.6

Motorola Moto G7 Power

65.6

rear-camera resolution

ImageProduct nameReviewLevel of recommendation based on the comparison of the differences between the tworear-camera resolution

Motorola Moto G8 Play

61.7-

Motorola Moto E5 Play

50.0

Motorola Moto Z3

59.3

Motorola Moto Z3 Play

59.3

Motorola Moto E5 Play Go

50.0

Motorola Moto E5 Cruise

50.0

Motorola Moto G7 Plus

68.8

Motorola Moto G7

59.3

number of wide-angle camera pixels on the back

ImageProduct nameReviewLevel of recommendation based on the comparison of the differences between the twonumber of wide-angle camera pixels on the back

Motorola Moto G8 Play

56.5-

Motorola Moto Z4

89.0

Motorola Moto G8 Plus

89.0

Motorola Moto G Stylus

89.0

Motorola Moto G8 Power

61.7

Motorola Moto G Power

61.7

Motorola Moto G8

61.7

Motorola Moto G8 Power Lite

61.7

front-camera resolution

ImageProduct nameReviewLevel of recommendation based on the comparison of the differences between the twofront-camera resolution

Motorola Moto G8 Play

58.3-

Motorola Moto E5 Play

50.0

Motorola Moto Z3

58.3

Motorola Moto Z3 Play

58.3

Motorola Moto E5 Play Go

50.0

Motorola Moto E5 Cruise

50.0

Motorola Moto G7 Plus

70.0

Motorola Moto G7

58.3

grip

ImageProduct nameReviewLevel of recommendation based on the comparison of the differences between the twogrip

Motorola Moto G8 Play

54.0-Color:Black onyx/Magenta red, Dimensions (width x height x thickness):3.0 inches (75.4 mm) x 6.2 inches (157.6 mm) x 0.4 inches (9 mm), Weight:183.6 oz (183.6 g)

Motorola Moto E5 Play

62.1Color:Black/Dark lake/Flash gray, Dimensions (width x height x thickness):2.9 inches (74 mm) x 5.9 inches (151 mm) x 0.4 inches (9 mm), Weight:150 oz (150 g)

Motorola Moto Z3

60.1Color:Ceramic Black, Dimensions (width x height x thickness):3.0 inches (76.5 mm) x 6.2 inches (156.5 mm) x 0.3 inches (6.8 mm), Weight:156 oz (156 g)

Motorola Moto Z3 Play

60.1Color:Deep Indigo/Onyx Black, Dimensions (width x height x thickness):3.0 inches (76.5 mm) x 6.2 inches (156.5 mm) x 0.3 inches (6.8 mm), Weight:156 oz (156 g)

Motorola Moto E5 Play Go

71.5Color:Black/Dark lake/Flash gray, Dimensions (width x height x thickness):0.3 inches (7.6 mm) x 5.9 inches (150 mm) x 0 inches (0 mm), Weight:150.3 oz (150.3 g)

Motorola Moto E5 Cruise

62.1Color:Navy, Dimensions (width x height x thickness):2.9 inches (74 mm) x 5.9 inches (151 mm) x 0.4 inches (9 mm), Weight:150 oz (150 g)

Motorola Moto G7 Plus

56.0Color:Deep Indigo/Viva Red, Dimensions (width x height x thickness):3.0 inches (75.3 mm) x 6.2 inches (157 mm) x 0.3 inches (8.3 mm), Weight:176 oz (176 g)

Motorola Moto G7

56.9Color:Ceramic Black/Clear White, Dimensions (width x height x thickness):3.0 inches (75.3 mm) x 6.2 inches (157 mm) x 0.3 inches (8 mm), Weight:172 oz (172 g)

screen cleanliness

ImageProduct nameReviewLevel of recommendation based on the comparison of the differences between the twoscreen cleanliness

Motorola Moto G8 Play

54.7-Display type:IPS LCD, Screen resolution (width x height):720 x 1520, Pixel density:271 ppi

Motorola Moto E5 Play

57.3Display type:IPS LCD, Screen resolution (width x height):720 x 1280, Pixel density:282 ppi

Motorola Moto Z3

84.9Display type:Super AMOLED, Screen resolution (width x height):1080 x 2160, Pixel density:401 ppi

Motorola Moto Z3 Play

84.9Display type:Super AMOLED, Screen resolution (width x height):1080 x 2160, Pixel density:401 ppi

Motorola Moto E5 Play Go

19.7Display type:IPS LCD, Screen resolution (width x height):480 x 960, Pixel density:183 ppi

Motorola Moto E5 Cruise

57.3Display type:IPS LCD, Screen resolution (width x height):720 x 1280, Pixel density:282 ppi

Motorola Moto G7 Plus

85.0Display type:LTPS IPS LCD, Screen resolution (width x height):1080 x 2270, Pixel density:405 ppi

Motorola Moto G7

85.0Display type:LTPS IPS LCD, Screen resolution (width x height):1080 x 2270, Pixel density:405 ppi

screen quality

ImageProduct nameReviewLevel of recommendation based on the comparison of the differences between the twoscreen quality

Motorola Moto G8 Play

76.5-Display size:6.2 inch, Display type:IPS LCD, Screen resolution (width x height):720 x 1520, Pixel density:271 ppi

Motorola Moto E5 Play

71.0Display size:5.2 inch, Display type:IPS LCD, Screen resolution (width x height):720 x 1280, Pixel density:282 ppi

Motorola Moto Z3

83.4Display size:6.01 inch, Display type:Super AMOLED, Screen resolution (width x height):1080 x 2160, Pixel density:401 ppi

Motorola Moto Z3 Play

83.4Display size:6.01 inch, Display type:Super AMOLED, Screen resolution (width x height):1080 x 2160, Pixel density:401 ppi

Motorola Moto E5 Play Go

59.0Display size:5.84 inch, Display type:IPS LCD, Screen resolution (width x height):480 x 960, Pixel density:183 ppi

Motorola Moto E5 Cruise

71.0Display size:5.2 inch, Display type:IPS LCD, Screen resolution (width x height):720 x 1280, Pixel density:282 ppi

Motorola Moto G7 Plus

84.8Display size:6.2 inch, Display type:LTPS IPS LCD, Screen resolution (width x height):1080 x 2270, Pixel density:405 ppi

Motorola Moto G7

84.8Display size:6.2 inch, Display type:LTPS IPS LCD, Screen resolution (width x height):1080 x 2270, Pixel density:405 ppi

performance

ImageProduct nameReviewLevel of recommendation based on the comparison of the differences between the twoperformance

Motorola Moto G8 Play

64.9-OS:Android

Motorola Moto E5 Play

39.6OS:Android

Motorola Moto Z3

90.8OS:Android

Motorola Moto Z3 Play

88.5OS:Android

Motorola Moto E5 Play Go

18.0OS:Android

Motorola Moto E5 Cruise

39.6OS:Android

Motorola Moto G7 Plus

77.9OS:Android

Motorola Moto G7

79.9OS:Android

Motorola Moto G8 Play's specs

Motorola Moto G8 Play
ImageMotorola Moto G8 Play
MakerMotorola
Release date10, 2019
ColorBlack onyx/Magenta red
OSAndroid
Dimensions (width x height x thickness)3.0 inches (75.4 mm) x 6.2 inches (157.6 mm) x 0.4 inches (9 mm)
Weight183.6 oz (183.6 g)
Display size6.2 inch
Display typeIPS LCD
Screen resolution (width x height)720 x 1520
Pixel density271 ppi
Battery capacity4000 mAh
ChipsetMediatek MT6771 Helio P70M
CPU specs2.1GHz+2.0GHz×8(OctaCore)
RAM size2GB
Storage size32GB
Rear-camera resolution13 MP
Front-camera resolution8 MP

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