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

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

Comparison mode:

Display

Size:

6.3 inches
6.5 inches
6.4 inches

Resolution:

2280 x 1080 pixels, 19:9 ratio, 400 PPI
1600 x 720 pixels, 20:9 ratio, 270 PPI
1560 x 720 pixels, 19:9 ratio, 268 PPI

Technology:

IPS LCD
IPS LCD
IPS LCD

Screen-to-body:

82.43 %
81.63 %
82.36 %

Features:

Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor
Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor
Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor

Hardware

System chip:

Qualcomm Snapdragon 665 SM6125
Qualcomm Snapdragon 662 SM6115
Qualcomm Snapdragon 665 SM6125

Processor:

Octa-core, 2000 MHz, Kryo 260, 64-bit, 11 nm
Octa-core, 2000 MHz, Kryo 260, 64-bit, 11 nm
Octa-core, 2000 MHz, Kryo 260, 64-bit, 11 nm

GPU:

Adreno 610
Adreno 610
Adreno 610

RAM:

4GB
4GB
4GB

Internal storage:

64GB
64GB
64GB, available to use: 51 GB

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)
Android (10)

Battery

Capacity:

4000 mAh
5000 mAh
4000 mAh

Type:

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

Battery life test results:

Charging:

Motorola TurboPower
Motorola TurboPower
Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0

Max charge speed:

Wired: 15.0W
Wired: 10.0W

Camera

Rear:

Triple camera
Dual camera
Triple camera

Main camera:

48 MP (Laser and PDAF)
48 MP (PDAF)
16 MP (Laser autofocus)

Specifications:

Aperture size: F1.7; Sensor size: 1/2"; Pixel size: 0.8 μm
Aperture size: F1.7; Sensor size: 1/1.7"; Pixel size: 0.8 μm
Aperture size: F1.7; Pixel size: 1.12 μm

Second camera:

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

Specifications:

Aperture size: F2.2; Focal Length: 14 mm; Pixel size: 1 μm
Aperture size: F2.4; Pixel size: 1.75 μm
Aperture size: F2.2; 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: F2.4; Pixel size: 1.75 μm
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) (60 fps)
3840x2160 (4K UHD) (30 fps), 1920x1080 (Full HD) (60 fps), 1280x720 (HD)

Features:

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

Front:

25 MP (HDR)
8 MP (HDR)
8 MP (HDR, Slow-motion videos)

Video capture:

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)
6.50 x 2.98 x 0.36 inches (165.21 x 75.73 x 9.18 mm)
6.35 x 2.98 x 0.35 inches (161.27 x 75.8 x 8.95 mm)

Weight:

6.63 oz (188.0 g)
7.05 oz (200.0 g)
6.64 oz (188.3 g)

Materials:

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

Resistance:

Splash; IPX2
Splash
Splash

Biometrics:

Fingerprint (touch)
2D Face unlock, 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
Forest green, Sapphire blue
Neon blue, Pearl white

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), 20(800 DD)

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)

Data Speed:

LTE-A Cat 13/5 (400/75 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
LTE-A Cat 12/13 (600/150 Mbit/s), HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s, UMTS

Dual SIM:

Shared with microSD
Shared with microSD

SIM type:

Nano SIM
Nano SIM
Nano SIM

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, Stereo, RDS

Additional microphone(s):

for Noise cancellation
for Noise cancellation
for Noise cancellation

Connectivity & Features

Bluetooth:

5.0
5.0
5.0

Wi-Fi:

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

USB:

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

Features:

Charging, OTG
Charging
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
NFC

Regulatory Approval

FCC approval:

Date approved:

Jun 10, 2020

FCC ID value:

IHDT56YT3

Measured SAR:

Head:

0.41 W/kg

Body:

1.34 W/kg

Simultaneous Transmission:

1.45 W/kg

Wireless Router:

1.39 W/kg

Buyers information

Price:

€ 170

User Manual:

This is the official Motor​ola Moto G8 Plus User Guide in English provided from the manufacturer.
This is the official Motor​ola Moto G9 Play User Guide in English provided from the manufacturer.

In The Box:

18W TurboPower charger, USB-C cable, SIM pin, Guides, Protect cover
Headset (for selected countries), protective cover, charger, USB cable, guides, SIM tool
10W rapid charger, USB-C cable, SIM pin, guides, Earphones (for selected countries and regions), Protect cover, Protect film (for selected countries and regions)

Availability

Officially announced:

Oct 24, 2019
Aug 24, 2020
Mar 05, 2020
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