Motorola has finally launched its Moto G8 Plus in India. This is going to be the Motorola’s best budget phone so far along with an ultra-wide action camera as well as a big battery. Earlier the G series of Motorola was the best selling smartphones in the market of India but after a certain span of time, the customers did not respond much. But with the Moto G8 Plus, we are expecting that Motorola is going to hit the Indian market again. Yesterday, in Brazil, the brand has launched the Moto G8 Play as well as Mot E6 Play in addition to the Moto G8 Plus. Having said that the specifications of the Moto G8 Plus in the Indian variant seem slightly different as compared to the global variant.
Price and availability
Moto G8 Plus is priced at Rs 13,999 for the only variant which is 4 GB of RAM as well as 64 GB of internal storage. The phone is available in two different colour options which are Crystal Pink as well as Cosmic Blue along with a subtle gradient design. The phone will be up for sale from the end of this month in Flipkart. The brand is also coming with some launch offers which include Cleartrip voucher worth Rs 3000, Jio Cashback up to Rs 2200 as well as Zoom Car vouchers worth Rs 2000. Now let us have a look at the specifications of this phone.
Specifications of Moto G8 Plus
Display and Design
Let us talk about the design of the Moto G8 Plus first, this time Motorola swayed from the proven design formula introduced along with the Motorola One Vision which is having a fully plastic body along with spell blinding paint job, a notched display as well as a rear capacitive fingerprint scanner. As you have seen that there is a lack of premium build materials but then also the device feels great when you hold it in the hands as it is sufficiently grippy. Yes, the mobile is slightly thick but then it is satisfying heft to it. As per the display of the phone is concerned, Moto G8 Plus is featured with 6.3 inches of an LCD screen and it has a great pixel density of about 440ppi. The colour saturation is perfect but it leans slightly towards the blue tones. But the only negative about this phone is that the screen does not look vibrant when you are under bright sunlight. LCD is good but once you are habituated to OLEDs in all price ranges, then LCD looks dull, demand provides extreme motion blur when the user is navigating through the interface. But then we should not look the disadvantage of it as with this price point of view, Moto G8 Plus is a great deal.
Both the power as well as the volume rocker are present on the right side of the phone. Apart from this on the bottom side of the phone, there is a USB -C port along with a single speaker situated on the right side. Meanwhile, there is a 3.5mm headphone jack flanking at the top.
The brand here has taken slightly a different approach with the Moto G8 Plus. The phone is featured with a 48 MP of the primary camera which is having a Samsung sensor along with a very large aperture of f/1.7 and quad pixel technology. It is common in most of the mid ranging phones these days. On the other hand, the rest of the cameras are a 5 MP of depth sensor as well as an ultra-wide action video camera which is capable to let the user shoot landscape video even holding the phone in portrait mode. The action camera is very interesting here and it is the same camera which you will be getting in Moto One Action. The users can shoot videos in Go Prostyle and stabilization is excellent with this price point of view. Having said that you will not be able to shoot still photos with this camera.
Moto G8 Plus comes with the mid-range Snapdragon 665 chipset which performs very snappy. However, it has stepped ahead of the Moto G7. As per the daily performance is concerned, it does not give any hassles. Apart from this, the phone gives great performance while you are playing high graphics games such as Call of Duty as well as PUBG Mobile.
Moto G8 comes with Android 9 and as we all know that Android 10 is out already. Coming to the interface of the phone, Moto G8 Plus is featured with the nifty bells of Motorola phones such as Moto Display, Moto Action as well as Attentive display. It utilizes a single bottom positioned pill type of button which is used to go back and access all the apps. We hope all the flaws will be rectified soon after Android 10 comes in.
So these are the features of the Moto G8 Plus and with this price point of view, the hardware is pretty unique. The action camera which is placed on the back panel is what the interesting thing and we hope the users will also like it. The 4000mAh battery is good for everyday usage. Also, the performance of Android 9 is good if you compare this phone with the other mid-range phones. As we have already mentioned that the phone will be available in Flipkart with various exciting deals. It can surely be a great competitor of Redmi Note 8 Pro. The Moto G8 Plus will be up for sale from October 28 in the UK on various online platforms.