Motorola G8 Plus Review

Motorola launched One series smartphone Named G8 Plus. Motorola G8 Plus was released in India on 20 June 2019. Motorola priced G8 Plus at 12,999 @ 4GB & 64GB model.

Motorola G8 Plus features the Snapdragon chip from Qualcomm named SD 665. this chip is made of 10nm LPP (Low Power Plus) FinFet process. this processor is divided into 2 parts; the first part features 4 x Kryo 260 (A73) High power cores which are clocked at 2.0GHz, second part features 4x Kryo 260 A55 Low powered cores which are clocked at 1.8GHz. it has Adreno 610 GPU. it has an X15 LTE Modem which has Download and Uploads speeds of 600 & 150MBPS. Coming to the AI Department it does not have Ai built in the processor, it has AI Optimizations which helps in AI Capabilities

this phone has a triple Camera setup which comprises a 48MP Main + 16MP uLtrawide sensor+ 5MP Depth sensor which makes the user take normal, Ultrawide  and portrait images.

I will divide the review into pros & cons. let’s see quick specs of  
Motorola G8 Plus and Jump into the review.

Motorola G8 Plus Specs

  • 6.3″ Full HD + (2280 x 1080) IPS LCD Display
  • Snapdragon 665 CPU
  • Adreno 610 GPU
  • 4GB RAM
  • Nano Sim / Nano Hybrid
  • 64 GB Internal Storage and Expandable up to 512 GB with Micro SD
  • Triple Camera 48MP f/1.7, PDAF, Laser AF + 16MP f/2.2 (Ultrawide) + 5MP f/2.2
  • 4K @ 30fps & 1080 p @ 120fps Video Capture, 960 FPS Super Slow Motion Videos
  • 25MP Selfie camera
  • 4K @ 30, 120fps Video Capture
  • Dual 4G Volte
  • Android 9 Pie
  • 4000 mAH battery 15W Charging support
  • Rear Fingerprint Sensor
  • Wifi / Bluetooth 5.0 LE / GPS
  • 3.5mm Jack / USB-C / NFC 

6.3″ Full HD+ IPS LCD Screen :

Here in Display Department Motorola G8 Plus Features an Excellent FHD+ IPS LCD with 400 pixels per inch, the colours are vibrant and enjoyable, viewing angles are also good. There are No issues & problems with screen quality. It is bright to see in direct sunlight.

Single Speaker and Headphone Jack:

in G8 Plus Used their stereo Speaker System which were is very. these speakers are supported by Dolby Atmos Sound technology (Dolby Digital, Dolby Digital Plus) which help to get clear sound output from the mobile speaker. 

Coming to Headphone jack and earphones, the headphone jack provided with a punchy and clear sound with the support of Dolby Atmos support. the headphones are not present in the Box Due to Competitive pricing. but with some headphones like ATHCLR 100, Jbl c200si, Sennheiser CX 180, Skullcandy Ink’d Headset which good for listening to music and for taking voice calls clearly.

Build Quality : 

G8 Plus is Build with a Polycarbonate frame on side and front and back of the device is protected with Unknown glass . it does not provide good look and feels Because it is made with Polycarbonate body. Through this Motorola G8 Plus was Build with Polycarbonate there are no issues of creakiness with the build quality. well built and the bezels are shrunk down to place a 6.3″ IPS LCD screen.

Rear fingerprint scanner: 

Motorola G8 Plus Features a Rear mounted fingerprint sensor which is present on the top back of the phone. By performance, it is fast and very accurate to recognize the fingerprint of the user. 

Face unlocking:

Motorola G8 Plus Uses the face unlock with its 25MP Camera. the face unlocking is Quite fast and Secure. it works in the pitch dark conditions too with medium Amount of light from the IPS LCD Panel. 

Weight balance: 

Motorola G8 Plus feels very light with 6.3″ Screen and 4000 mAh battery equipped. One Vision can be used in one hand. The weight balance is done very well on the device.

Battery life:

My G8 Plus lasted a Full Working day with heavy usage and at the end of the day, I had 20% of charge left in the phone which is good for a 4000 mAH Battery. We got 5.5 Hours of Sot( Screen on time) on using Mobile data which is good. you will get above 6hr Battery life if you use on WiFi. The ideal drain of G8 Plus is very low as One Vision. the Turbo fast charging makes a difference and charges the phone in 135 min which is a bit good.


Android 9 Pie Operating System :

Here the Motorola G8 Plus comes with the Stock Android Branding. So it runs on stock Android 9 Pie which good. We cannot see Dual apps and other features in this Android 9 Pie. We cannot see the unnecessary apps that are wasting Ram on the phone, which is good. By having Stock Android Branding, we can get two years of Android Version Upgrades and three years of security updates on Motorola G8 Plus Motorola has also Conformed this. 

Performance: 

My Motorola G8 Plus managed to do day to day tasks very well. there are No issues and problems with the UI and there are no heating issues with Motorola G8 Plus.

Coming to Gaming, we played Asphalt 9 & PUBG at medium graphics setting without lags & frame drops in the game. this SD 665 is suitable for gaming. 

Ram Management : 

Ram Management is done very well on this  Motorola G8 Plus device. it features 4 GB ram and I did not notice any lags with the and there are no reloading of apps on this Motorola G8 Plus. Multitasking experience is nice.

Call Quality :

the Call quality on Motorola G8 Plus is very good and there are no issues with cellular call quality. we have taken long calls in a day and the other party doesn’t complain. the earpiece is included in the top bezel & its very loud.

Camera: 

Coming to the Camera Department, G8 Plus features a Triple Camera setup on the back of the device and a single camera on the front of the device. they work perfectly in G8 Plus. let’sdivide the cameras and look at the performance of them

Main Camera: the 48MP main Camera is Awesome and features a Fixed Aperture of F/1.7. the daylight pictures are very good and contain very good details Due to Optical Image Stabilization. Exposure is in control with decent Dynamic range to take good photos in good lighting Conditions. in low light Conditions, the pictures had a Great Sharpness and Good Detail had a very low noise which is negligible to see. 

Depth Camera: the 5MP Depth lens on Motorola One Vision works does a good job in good lighting conditions. it gives excellent bokeh in good lighting conditions. in low lighting conditions, the 5MP camera does not make a mark due to more noise in the low light or night conditions. 

Video recording can be done up to [email protected] .the video footage has awesome Colours with great sharpness and decent dynamic range. Stabilization is good in [email protected] And 1080p FHD recording and It Need to improve the video quality in the low night conditions the video Quality is Good. No issues in the Video Department. 
The ultrawide angle camera footage is good and restricted at 1080P Resolution. The Video Quality from 16MP Camera is good.

Selfie camera :

Motorola G8 Plus features a 25MP selfie camera with large 0.9 μm pixel size and 80˚ field of view. it has a fixed aperture of F/2.0. the Picture quality is fantastic and captures pictures in a Wide view in good lighting conditions it also captures equal lowlight images compared to the rear camera. This single camera can be used to take portraits images from the front with the Help of Artifical Intelligence which is Perfect to see. Camera Shutter takes a Long time to Load.

the video Quality is Good as Rear camera. Video Quality is good and Stable in 1080P with Excellent sharpness. The details are Not Bad to see with With Good Colours and Sharpness. The Details are Good When Compared to Normal 1080P video Recording. In Low Light, the Video is good Equal To Midrange Flagship Devices.

Widevine L1 support:

Motorola G8 Plus has Widevine L1 support to stream HD videos from Amazon Prime or NetFlix which is good.

All Sensors : 

Motorola G8 Plus has all sensors like proximity, magnetometer, Fingerprint gyroscope and virtual light sensing sensors which is good to see. 

Pros

  • Awesome IPS LCD Display
  • Awesome Performance With SD 665 Soc which does Gaming And Normal Tasks Very Easily. 
  • Solid Stereo Speakers & 3.5mm Jack Quality
  • Perfect Rear Camera in Any Lighting Condition
  • Good Battery Life
  • Excellent Selfies from Front Camera
  • Stock Android 9 Pie with Motorola Options

Cons

  • No Stabilisation in 4K Resolution
  • Ultrawide angle camera cannot be used to take Photos.

VERDICT

If you want a Motorola G8 Plus Smartphone with 18:9 water drop notch Display, 48MP Rear Camera and 25MP front Camera with Stock Android Program then Motorola G8 Plus suits you. If you want other Smartphones with better hardware you can take a look on these Smartphones

  • Redmi Note 8
  • Realme X2
  • Huawei P30 Lite
  • Samsung Galaxy A50

If you are using Motorola G8 Plus then Share your experiences with us in the comment section below and Stay tuned to MobiRadar for more Reviews like this.

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