Motorola Moto G8 is finally official with Snapdragon 665 and triple rear cameras
The Moto G8 series has been a bit of an odd collection of devices. Motorola kicked off the series with the Moto G8 Plus and Moto G8 Play. The company then announced the Moto G Power and Moto G Stylus, which seem like they should be in the G8 family, but don’t share the branding. As all these phones have launched, we’ve been waiting for the standard Moto G8. That day has arrived.
We’ve known about the Moto G8 for a while now. Our Editor-in-Chief, Mishaal Rahman, published exclusive information about the device back in January. Leaked renders also revealed the design of the smartphone ahead of time. Today, Motorola is making the Moto G8 official and it confirms all of our earlier reports.
As you would expect, the Moto G8 is an evolution of the Moto G7. There aren’t massive upgrades here, but a lot of little updates that should make for an improved device. Most notably, the processor has been bumped up to the Snapdragon 665 and there is a beefier 4,000mAh battery. Keeping with the internals, the Moto G8 has 4GB of RAM and 64GB of storage.
The Moto G8 has three cameras on the back this time. The main camera is 16MP and it is joined by an 8MP wide-angle camera and a 2MP macro camera. Motorola claims the main camera is “fast-focusing,” while the wide-angle camera with 119-degree FOV can fit “4x more in your frame.” The macro camera can get you “5x closer to your subject than a normal lens.” The front camera is 8MP in the punch-hole.
One area that is actually a downgrade from the Moto G7 is the display. Motorola has equipped the Moto G8 with a larger 6.4-inch LCD screen, but it’s lower resolution than the G7 (HD+ vs FHD+). Lowering the resolution on a larger display is never a good thing.
The Moto G8 is available today in Brazil for 1,299 Reais (~$282) and it will roll out over the coming weeks in Europe, Latin America, Asia, and Australia. The device will also be available in the UK via Amazon, Argos, and John Lewis for £179 (~$231).
|Display||6.4-inch, HD+, single hole-punch|
|SoC||Qualcomm Snapdragon 665|
|Battery||4000mAh, 10W charging|
|Ports||USB-C, headphone jack|
|Security||Fingerprint scanner (physical)|