Moto G8 Confirmed: Release Date, Price & Specs


Continuing it’s somewhat bizarre launch strategy, we finally have the official details on the Motorola Moto G8. This will likely be one of the best budget phones of 2020.

Instead of launching the family of phones together, Motorola already put the Moto G8 Plus on sale last year followed by the Moto G8 Power in early 2020. The Moto G Stylus (no ‘8’) is only for the US as it stands.

When is the Moto G8 coming out?

The Moto G8 is available in Brazil where the firm has a factory from today, 5 March, and will “roll out over the coming weeks in Europe, Latin America, Asia and Australia.”

We’ll update you when we have more release info.

How much will the Moto G8 cost?

The Moto G8 Power and G8 Plus are £219 and £239, which is a lot closer together than the G7 series.

Breaking from tradition, the regular G8 doesn’t sit in the middle but is actually cheaper at £179. It will be available from Argos, John Lewis and Amazon.

What are the Moto G8 specs?

As you might expect, the Moto G8 is here to provide a balanced smartphone at a reasonable price. Motorola has been doing it for many years and with great success.

It’s perhaps a little confusing with the traditional system of regular and Plus models because the Moto G8 Plus has a smaller screen than the G8 at 6.3in. Instead it’s key selling point is the 48Mp camera setup.

The regular G8 is actually 6.4in MaxVision like the Power but has a smaller battery at 4000mAh with ‘up to 40 hours’ battery life on a single charge.

Like its brothers, the G8 is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 665 processor and comes with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of storage. With a MicroSD card slot, you can add up to 512GB more.

When it comes to cameras, the G8 has a 16Mp main camera with laser autofocus accompanied by an 8Mp wide-angle and a 2Mp macro. At the front there’s an 8Mp camera.

As usual, Motorola goes for a bloat-free software experience with almost stock Android 10 plus some handy Moto Experiences. A new feature is Moto Gametime which “maximizes your gaming experience and makes it more immersive than ever by blocking interruptions to help you keep your head in the game.”

Here are the key Moto G8 specs:

Android 10
6.4in HD+ display
Qualcomm Snapdragon 665
64GB storage
MicroSD card slot – up to 512GB
Triple rear cameras: 16Mp + 2Mp macro + 8Mp wide
Front camera: 8Mp
Rear fingerprint scanner
Headphone jack
4000mAh battery
10W fast charging
Water-repellent coating
161 x 76 x 8.95mm
Neon Blue, Pearl White

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