Motorola officially introduces the regular version of the Moto G8, with its triple camera, large battery and an overall sleek design. Last year, the company has introduced a couple of Moto G8 variants last year and then the Moto G8 Power, earlier this year. This is essentially a basic variant, compared to the existing Moto G8 Power, G8 Play and G8 Plus. This is a rather unusual strategy, but could be aimed for consumers who are looking for more affordable devices with decent hardware specs. The newest member of the Moto G8 is initially available in Brazil, followed later by Australia, Asia, Latin America and Europe. There’s still no word about availability in the United States yet. At the moment, the Moto G8 Play and G8 Plus are also not up for grabs yet in the US.
On the back of the new Moto G8, we can find a three-lens camera, with the primary 16MP main camera with its f/1.7 aperture for good low-light performance and fast-focus feature. There’s also an ultra-wide camera to better capture group shots and expansive panoramic pictures. On the front, there’s a 6.4-inch HD+ Max Vision screen with 1560 x 720 resolution. The selfie camera has 8Mp sensor with f/2.2 aperture and it’s housed in a hole punch module on top of the display. The distinctive Motorola logo on the back also works as a fingerprint reader. Motorola makes a good decision by ensuring an Android 10 environment that’s ultra clean and free from bloatware. In theory, this should make future updates a breeze and timely.
A key selling point of the regular Moto G8 is a 4,000mAh battery and a 10W rapid charger. With regular usages, this will ensure 40 hours of endurance. The device is essentially a mid-range model with Qualcomm Snapdragon 665 octa-core SoC, 4GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage. In Brazil, the regular Moto G8 is currently being sold for around USD $280.
Visually, Motorola’s new phone looks a lot like other G8 models with vertically-arranged rear cameras, perforated screen and trendy designs. This makes the regular Moto G8 feels redundant in the market. However, it should be more appealing for customers who are looking for bargains in the market.