Moto G8 Plus: good, but not cheap

For Motorola's new smartphonemiddle-class Moto G8 Plus it is difficult to find a more suitable epithet than a "solid". This device has deservedly taken its place in the Moto G family, just for the mid-range reliable and created in all respects. Frankly, weaknesses are not visible, and the cameras are declared as the best in their class.

The smartphone is not unique: there are devices on the market based on Qualcomm Snapdragon 665 and more than enough devices with a 48-megapixel camera as part of a multi-camera module. What can make the Moto G8 Plus unique? Perhaps it’s a good looking common set of cameras: 48 MP with an aperture of f / 1.7 + 16 MP wide-angle (f / 2.2, angle 117 °) + 5 MP additional camera for portrait shooting. Front - 25 MP, f / 2.0. Perhaps - a decent battery - 4000 mAh with support for fast charging 18 watts. Perhaps the fact of having NFC support. Most likely, everything is in the complex.

The smartphone will be sold on the Russian market. The price has not been announced, but given the price tag of the model in Europe - 270 euros - in Russia it is unlikely to be even higher. You can’t count on a significant decrease either, so you can expect prices of 19-20 thousand rubles.

Alternatively, you can considerOPPO A9 (2020) - the same 20 thousand rubles, the same chipset, 48-megapixel camera, but as part of a 4-chamber module. The screen, however, is worse, but the battery is larger.

Another option - [[Xiaomi Redmi Note 8] - very close to the specifications, the price is around 14 thousand.

Key Features Motorola Moto G8 Plus:

Screen S-IPS, 6.3 ″, 1080 × 2280, 400 ppi, 16M colors, touch, capacitive, multi-touch
IronQualcomm Snapdragon 665
2 GHz, 4 x Kryo 260 Cortex A73, 4 x Kryo 260 Cortex A53, Adreno 610
RAM RAM 4 GB, ROM 64 GB, Micro-SD up to 512 GB
Mobile Internet LTE cat.13 DL 390 Mbps, LTE cat.5 UL 75 Mbps
Mobile networksLTE Bands 1-5,7,8,18-20,26,28,38,40,41
UMTS 850, 900, 1900, 2100
GSM 850, 900, 1800, 1900
Battery Li-Ion, 4000 mAh, 18W
Dimensions158.4 x 75.8 x 9.1 mm
Weight 188 g
Camera48 MP, flash, autofocus, 48 ​​MP f / 1.7 + 16 MP f / 2.2 117 ° + 5 MP f / 2.2
frontal: 25 MP, f / 2.0
NavigationGPS, GLONASS, Galileo
OSAndroid 9.0 Pie
Sensors Accelerometer, Compass, Approach, Illumination, Fingerprint Scanner (at the back), NFC

Tatyana Kobelskaya