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Motorola Moto G8 Plus vs Motorola Moto G8 Play vs Motorola Moto G9 Plus

Compare phone and tablet specifications of up to three devices at once.

Comparison mode:

Display

Size:

6.3 inches
6.2 inches
6.8 inches

Resolution:

2280 x 1080 pixels, 19:9 ratio, 400 PPI
1520 x 720 pixels, 19:9 ratio, 271 PPI
2400 x 1080 pixels, 20:9 ratio, 387 PPI

Technology:

IPS LCD
IPS LCD
IPS LCD

Refresh rate:

60Hz

Screen-to-body:

82.43 %
80.76 %
84.25 %

Features:

Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor
Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor
HDR support, Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor

Hardware

System chip:

Qualcomm Snapdragon 665 SM6125
MediaTek Helio P70
Qualcomm Snapdragon 730 SM7150-AA

Processor:

Octa-core, 2000 MHz, Kryo 260, 64-bit, 11 nm
Octa-core, 2000 MHz, ARM Cortex-A73 and ARM Cortex-A53, 64-bit, 12 nm
Octa-core, 2200 MHz, Kryo 470, 64-bit, 8 nm

GPU:

Adreno 610
Mali G72 MP3
Adreno 618

RAM:

4GB
2GB LPDDR4
4GB LPDDR4

Internal storage:

64GB
32GB
128GB

Storage expansion:

microSDXC up to 512 GB
microSDXC up to 512 GB
microSDXC up to 512 GB

Device type:

Smartphone
Smartphone
Smartphone

OS:

Android (10, 9.0 Pie)
Android (10, 9.0 Pie)
Android (10)

Battery

Capacity:

4000 mAh
4000 mAh
5000 mAh

Type:

Li - Polymer, Not user replaceable
Not user replaceable
Not user replaceable

Battery life test results:

Charging:

Motorola TurboPower
Motorola TurboPower
Motorola TurboPower

Max charge speed:

Wired: 30.0W

Camera

Rear:

Triple camera
Triple camera
Quad camera

Main camera:

48 MP (Laser and PDAF)
13 MP (PDAF)
64 MP (PDAF)

Specifications:

Aperture size: F1.7; Sensor size: 1/2"; Pixel size: 0.8 μm
Aperture size: F2.0; Pixel size: 1.122 μm
Aperture size: F1.8; Focal length: 26 mm; Sensor size: 1/1.7"; Pixel size: 0.8 μm

Second camera:

16 MP (Ultra-wide)
8 MP (Ultra-wide)
8 MP (Ultra-wide)

Specifications:

Aperture size: F2.2; Focal Length: 14 mm; Pixel size: 1 μm
Aperture size: F2.2; Pixel size: 1.12 μm
Aperture size: F2.2; Sensor size: 1/4"; Pixel size: 1.12 μm

Third camera:

5 MP (Depth information)
2 MP (Depth information)
2 MP (Macro)

Specifications:

Aperture size: F2.2; Pixel size: 1.12 μm
Aperture size: F2.2; Pixel size: 1.75 μm
Aperture size: F2.2; Pixel size: 1.75 μm

Fourth camera:

2 MP (Depth information)

Specifications:

Aperture size: F2.2; Pixel size: 1.75 μm

Video recording:

3840x2160 (4K UHD) (30 fps), 1920x1080 (Full HD) (120 fps), 1280x720 (HD) (240 fps)
1920x1080 (Full HD) (30 fps), 1280x720 (HD) (120 fps)
3840x2160 (4K UHD) (30 fps), 1920x1080 (Full HD) (60 fps), 1280x720 (HD)

Features:

Time-lapse video, Hyperlapse, EIS
Time-lapse video, Hyperlapse, EIS
Time-lapse video, Hyperlapse, EIS

Front:

25 MP (HDR)
25 MP (HDR)
16 MP (EIS, Autofocus, HDR)

Video capture:

1920x1080 (Full HD)
1920x1080 (Full HD)
1920x1080 (Full HD)

Design

Dimensions:

6.23 x 2.99 x 0.36 inches (158.35 x 75.83 x 9.09 mm)
6.20 x 2.97 x 0.35 inches (157.6 x 75.41 x 8.99 mm)
6.69 x 3.07 x 0.38 inches (169.98 x 78.1 x 9.69 mm)

Weight:

6.63 oz (188.0 g)
6.60 oz (187.0 g)
7.88 oz (223.3 g)

Materials:

Back: Plastic
Back: Plastic; Frame: Plastic
Back: Plastic

Resistance:

Splash; IPX2
Splash; IPX2
Splash

Biometrics:

Fingerprint (touch)
Fingerprint (touch)
Fingerprint (touch)

Keys:

Right: Volume control, Lock/Unlock key
Right: Volume control, Lock/Unlock key
Right: Volume control, Lock/Unlock key

Colors:

Cosmic blue, Crystal pink
Knight grey, Royal magenta
Navy blue, Blush gold

Cellular

LTE (FDD):

Bands 1(2100), 2(1900), 3(1800), 4(AWS-1), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 18(800 Lower), 19(800 Upper), 20(800 DD), 26(850+), 28(700 APT)
Bands 1(2100), 2(1900), 3(1800), 4(AWS-1), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 28(700 APT), 66(AWS-3)
Bands 1(2100), 2(1900), 3(1800), 4(AWS-1), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 20(800 DD), 28(700 APT), 66(AWS-3)

LTE (TDD):

Bands 38(2600), 40(2300), 41(2600+)
Bands 38(2600), 40(2300), 41(2600+)

UMTS:

Bands 1(2100), 2(1900), 4(1700/2100), 5(850), 8(900)
Bands 1(2100), 2(1900), 4(1700/2100), 5(850), 8(900)
Bands 1(2100), 2(1900), 4(1700/2100), 5(850), 8(900)

Data Speed:

LTE-A Cat 13/5 (400/75 Mbit/s), HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s
LTE Cat 4 (150/50 Mbit/s), HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s
LTE-A, HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s

Dual SIM:

Shared with microSD
Shared with microSD

SIM type:

Nano SIM
Nano SIM
Nano SIM

VoLTE:

Yes

Multimedia

Headphones:

3.5mm jack
3.5mm jack
3.5mm jack

Speakers:

Earpiece, Multiple speakers
Earpiece, Loudspeaker
Earpiece, Loudspeaker

Features:

Dolby Atmos

Screen mirroring:

Wireless screen share
Wireless screen share
Wireless screen share

Radio:

FM
FM

Additional microphone(s):

for Noise cancellation
for Noise cancellation
for Noise cancellation

Connectivity & Features

Bluetooth:

5.0
4.2
5.0

Wi-Fi:

802.11 a, b, g, n, ac, dual-band; Wi-Fi Direct, Hotspot
802.11 b, g, n; Wi-Fi Direct, Hotspot
802.11 a, b, g, n, ac, dual-band; Wi-Fi Direct, Hotspot

USB:

Type-C (reversible), USB 2.0
Type-C (reversible), USB 2.0
Type-C (reversible)

Features:

Charging, OTG
Charging, OTG
Charging

Location:

GPS, A-GPS, Glonass, Galileo, Cell ID, Wi-Fi positioning
GPS, A-GPS, Glonass, Galileo, Cell ID, Wi-Fi positioning
GPS, A-GPS, Glonass, Galileo, Cell ID, Wi-Fi positioning

Sensors:

Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass
Accelerometer, Gyroscope
Accelerometer, Gyroscope

Other:

NFC

Regulatory Approval

FCC approval:

Date approved:

Jan 30, 2021

FCC ID value:

IHDT56ZE2

Measured SAR:

Head:

0.65 W/kg

Body:

1.42 W/kg

Simultaneous Transmission:

1.59 W/kg

Wireless Router:

1.42 W/kg

Buyers information

Price:

€ 270

User Manual:

This is the official Motor​ola Moto G8 Plus User Guide in English provided from the manufacturer.

In The Box:

18W TurboPower charger, USB-C cable, SIM pin, Guides, Protect cover
10W rapid charger, USB-C cable, SIM pin, Guides
Charger, USB Type-C to USB type-C cable, guides, SIM tool, Headset might be included (depends on region)

Availability

Officially announced:

Oct 24, 2019
Oct 24, 2019
Sep 07, 2020
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