If there is a smartphone that has turned the market upside down, back in 2013, that was the Moto G. The device that put on the table the option of having a profitable Android phone and without leaving a note on it. Six years later, we updated the Motorola G8 Plus.
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We have to admit, the Moto G range is no longer what it used to be, it's no longer an option to recommend with your eyes closed and the growing competition doesn't make it any easier. But here we are, with a smartphone that without knowing it's a great deal, will the new Motorola G8 Plus wake up?
Features of Motorola G8 Plus
In order to begin our analysis we will review the details of the new Moto G8 Plus, something that will make us want more or less Motorola devices for this device. As we have to remember that the target range is very close to the rest of the Android environment.
- The body
- Dimensions: 158.35 x 75.83 x 9.09 mm
- Weight: 188 grams
- It is blue
- Rose crystal
- Type: IPS LTPS
- Dimensions: 6.3 inches | 19: 9
- The decision: 2280 x 1080
- The main features
- Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 665
- 4 x 2.0 GHz @ Kryo 260 Gold
- 4 x 1.8 GHz @ Kryo 260 Silver
- GPU: Adreno 610
- Application: Android 9 Pie
- Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 665
- Contents: 64 GB + 4 GB of RAM
- MicroSD: Up to 512 GB
- Main: 48 MPX f / 2.0
- Depth: 5 MPX f / 2.2
- Action cam: 16 MPX f / 2.2 Field view 117º
- Previous: 25 MPX f / 2.0
- 802.11ac WiFi
- Bluetooth 5.0
- FM radio
- Headphone jack
- GPS | GLONASS | GALILEE
- USB 2.0 Type C
- Rear fingerprint reader
- Accelerometer, gyroscope, proximity sensor and compass
- Protection: Splash resistance
- 4000 mAh Li-Po
- Quick charge: Turbopower 15w
The new Motorola G8 Plus is based largely on two key pillars. Great independence because of it 4000 mAh high-speed battery. And various photographic experiences, thank you sensitivity sensor inclusive. Having a small database adds nice points to it all.
Features like the existence of the NFC mobile payment, trust headphone jack and USB Type C. Without forgetting the rear finger reader, the 6.3-inch screen is the IPS and there was no chance of using the reader at the bottom of the screen. Not to mention splash resistance, a long silence.
Simple and classy design
Once we have the new Motorola G8 Plus in our hands The first thing we will notice is its weight, 188 grams We'll forget after a few minutes by phone. The second thing will catch us background design plastic, of good quality, with its rear camera setup as well she is very beautiful, red it's our test unit.
Doing a phone-wide update will get the bottom edge of one of the speakers, a USB Type-C port and a microphone for phones. Yes, you read it right, the Moto G8 Plus you have stereo sound something that will distinguish it from its competitors in the multimedia feature.
To review the edges we will find the SIM and MicroSD trim up to 512GB on the left. It leaves the right edge of the volume and power buttons, colorful storage that makes it easy to find without a look Both shows enough durability and a nice touch when using them.
Already on the top edge we have a giant jackphone, something that is always appreciated with the sound of a microphone canceling. Above we will both find a small grid of call speaker, acting as second speaker
In the background, as we mentioned earlier, we get a range of sensors in a systematic way. Since the central sensor is separated from the rest, a set that shows a few miles from the houses. Something that is hidden when using mobile phones.
Perhaps the strangest thing for us was a fingerprint reader, given its size. As is a few millimeters smaller which we can find on Motorola smartphones themselves. An item is added when a security case is used. It does not affect the student's daily performance, but it is rarely the first.
The new Motorola G8 Plus follows suit the design lines remind us of the Motorola One Vision or One Action. In addition to the additional range provided by it 6.3-inch screen, with a 19: 9 aspect ratio which gives the device a more casual look and feel.
The materials used in the Moto G8 Plus are not as complex as glass or metal, and are more fragile, but we have high quality plastic. And for a long time more resistant to daily use that all smartphones normally have. So when you think about the intended part, one can say that it is a quality.
Enough performance, without looks
We've reached a stage where Motorola has safely sinned with the new Motorola G8 Plus, the Hardware available under the charge. A Snapdragon 665 "good" but when we look, we find smartphones that use Snapdragon 710 or 730G. Even at Motorola itself, the Exynos 9609 we loved at One Vision.
Comparison is difficult, but when we make money with a smartphone we want to minimize the chances of last fall. And the presence of the SD665 puts it one step below, very small but it is. Will we see daily use? No.
This is where we leave the blogging or advertising behind and talk about the real experience. The new Motorola G8 Plus goes well with everything we ask you to do, whether in applications, games or while reading email while applications are being updated in the background.
The only moment we've seen any signs of weakness has been the use of Asphalt 9, but it seems to be a bigger problem for the game itself than the Moto G8 Plus itself. Since popular games like Honkai Impact 3rd or Shadowgun Legends are doing well for them. So in this respect the new Moto G8 Plus continues to offer size.
Good performance in day-to-day operations is not just the responsibility of the processor, well-chosen software and internal storage decides. And in this respect the new Motorola G8 Plus is well-equipped, of course 4GB of RAM It gives us a broad margin to open several programs without having to deal with the decline.
Maybe we're kept done slightly "scarce" 64GB of memory inclusive, especially if his direct competitors are already using the 128GB core. All of the above, along with Motorola software are doing something new Motorola G8 Plus is a balanced set while solvent.
Although the actual performance of the phone does meet expectations, we still have it A little cloud of doubt over the long-term performance. The presence of a processor similar to its competitors may have overwhelmed him when he was stabbed.
In theory he makes himself popular
The screen is the most interactive feature on the smartphone, seeing and touching it constantly. And the one used in a new Motorola G8 Plus bet on the winning horse. Panel 6.3 inch IPS with 19: 9 rating scale and that enjoys a 2280 x 1080 pixel resolution.
There are no AMOLED screens attached to the shoehorn and the resolutions are pretty much the same. In this case Motorola has moved on from what they know to be good and good if ever, ever astonished by the sharpness of the mirror Both in text and images.
If we also change the color profile to "saturated", of the three available, the color representation gets more numbers. Doing the screen looks good and is enjoyed for everyday use about it. Due to the amount of scale used it has a large screen area, inside a small inch shaped notch.
As we mentioned earlier, we are excited about the new Motorola G8 Plus, be it reading texts, looking at our pictures or multiple broadcast sessions of our favorite videos. It's not productive by any means, though meets more than expected through him.
Sustainable and accommodating independence
So far we have a smartphone with a nice screen, which provides a great experience for everyday use and all possible communication. What about independence? Well, at this stage the new Motorola G8 Plus can boast, thanks for it 4000 mAh battery.
And not only that, because it has to do with fast charging Motorola Turbo Power, which lets us in less than 2 hours for full charge. Being able to enjoy a 50% charging for about 30 minutes, allowing us to be away from the store.
4000 mAh provides excellent independence for most users
Regarding the independence of using the phone you need and on-going, we'll find out About 9 hours remaining with 5% available. When making free numbers the usage should increase, so we should not worry about arriving at the end of the day without any problems.
An autonomy that thanks not only to his huge battery, but to the performance of the set that made up the Snapdragon 665 and the most well-made software. Proof of this low usage occurs while the phone is at rest, something we will see used every day.
Stereo sound, yes please
Sometimes small details make a difference, as subtle as they do Use the speakerphone to receive stereo audio. And this is what we can find in the new Motorola G8 Plus, as we mentioned earlier, we have a dedicated mobile working platform.
The system is not perfect, due to the position of the speakers, but together they give a different sound with the experience of being one. The sharpness and strength allow us to enjoy it in multimedia content or at higher levels, where there is no indication of distortion.
To complete the audio section we have headphone jack, and Dolby Audio technology. This will allow us to customize the audio experience, both when using headphones and when using smartphone speakers. Having various desired profiles or leaving sound in the hands of a smart profile.
The stereo sound installation is a huge advantage over its competitors
After our analysis we reach the connectivity phase and here the new Motorola G8 Plus does not disappoint. Product all the boxes of what we can expect on a smartphone in 2019, next to the headphone jack we already have USB Type C.
Already in the wireless section we get the latest protocols, 802.11ac WiFi, blue 5.0 and those who wish to pay by phone NFC. This deal is important as it removes the new Moto G8 Plus from its many competitors without such technology.
A system that limits perfection, but not necessarily
We get to one of the parts there The Motorola has similar lights and shades, software. If you want the purest experience possible for Android, but with the addition that offers a better experience, Motorola is your best choice. Since it uses clean software, but it has many times.
We've already talked about it in another analysis by Motorola, phones Fireworks are the best you can find on your smartphone They are available, but only when we need it, we improve the device's daily information.
Another program can go through Google Google properly, clean and free of bloatware uninstall when you first use your new smartphone. Being one of the ingredients that the new Motorola G8 Plus has launched has to offer fully user information, next to the hardware associated with it.
So far we've talked about the beauty of Motorola's software, it's time to talk about shadows or rather with more dignity. The system renewal and safety remain the heel of Achilles, they arrive late, when they arrive. In fact, companies such as Nokia, OnePlus and Google have stayed simple for years, leaving Motorola in the final car.
Probably the solution is to embrace Android One across the range of smartphones, which is clear that by 2019 they should have consistent speed. And don't leave out who trusted your brand, completely disappearing within a few months after launch. Leaving a The sweet and sour taste of the best experience we can find
Take all your pictures
Throughout the year we have come across various models of the Motorola One range. A few devices where their cornerstone was one of the camera sensors. To this end, first in the One Zoom and now in the G8 Plus, Motorola has decided collecting several sensors on a single smartphone.
New Moto G8 Plus housing inside a 48 megapixel main sensor
We said to record videos and that was the only thing we could do with this sensor. Since we don't have the option to use it to take pictures. At least in the video section they do a good job, especially for stability, although they sometimes try to over-compress the resulting videos.
Getting back to the great sensation, the images we get enjoying great sharpness and is usually high in most cases. Processing is less aggressive with regard to its competitors, something we can avoid when using RAW mode, which is only available in written mode.
Using this mode we get the full power of a 48-megapixel sensor, although we should also put it in mind to make comfortable and comfortable entertainment images. But the results are well worth it. Speaking of ways, there's a way especially highlighting the night mode.
Because of this approach we can find pictures in dark places For acceptable quality. They are great for some special occasions, because sometimes we get better results using standard mode. We will get better results with low light when the phone is held in a stable position. All other options are standard for the camera app.
Here we continue to see Motorola's philosophy, a a simple and inexpensive application Multiple users. That hides some interesting options, such as the various options described above. In addition to entering the option of Use Google Lens from the program itself
Having a wide angle and not being able to use it in photo mode is incomprehensible
Seeing a glimpse of Motorola's photos in the new G8 Plus, leaves us shattered the feeling that Motorola has sinned with caution. We miss be able to use a very wide angle to take pictures, although the possibilities for making specific video calls directly from the phone are something in this model.
The existence of the zoom sensor would be the perfect icing, to put a variety of photography experiences into the hands of users. Although this absence is not disturbing good performance of the new Motorola G8 Plus, especially for the large wide angle for video recording lovers.
Motorola G8 Plus at actual height
Reaching the eighth generation in technology is not something that many would say. And the few that do are divided two very steep slopes, for generation after generation try to improve the above. Then there are those who take the devices every year, about inertia. In the latter case, the type of indifference is often noted by the manufacturer.
The new Motorola G8 Plus where available? We can say that inside the center point. The emergence of the standard lines of the new Moto G8 Plus, is reflected in the interior design, functionality and its new photography proposal. But then we get to the software part and it gives us the feeling that they are updating their devices when they remember what to do.
Compensated negligence a a unique experience for everyday use, thanks to the cleanup of its software and the small addition that Motorola offers to the program. To show that in small details lies the good, the good and the bad. Tapping into this aspect of what we might call it almost a Nexus experience, but no updates from time to time.
To put everything in perspective and bring back the original idea of analysis, we can say that This new Motorola G8 Plus is at the level of the original model. But the big one, now, you're surrounded a competition like no other and convincing users to choose your own proposal over others is not easy.
Obviously the new Motorola G8 Plus has two aces saved in the fund and that a few rivals may be equal. Starting with clean software and vitamins, but where we can speak differently the presence of Action Cam. Something we currently can only find in Motorola One Action, which we tested again.
I would recommend the new Motorola G8 Plus if you are unsure of Xiaomi or Realme's suggestions, because of its software. Or for those looking for a different picture suggestion, thanks to the compact Action Cam and the 48-megapixel sensor.
You can buy the new Motorola G8 Plus on Amazon.es for a price of € 269
In all other respects the feeling offered by the new Motorola is excellent, of course the small details mentioned above may determine when it decides on him, over his rivals.