Motorola will launch a new model in its Moto G8 series earlier this year. The start will be made in 2020 with the new Power model, which will replace the Moto G7 Power from now on. Motorola is tweaking a few things and increasing the features of the Moto G8 Power in various ways.
Motorola Moto G8 Power unveiled
The Moto G8 Power looks much more stylish than its predecessor. The edges of the Moto G7 Power stood out even more on the screen. The notch with speaker and front camera was also executed in an elongated format on the screen. In contrast, the screen edges of the Moto G8 Power have been significantly reduced.
It is particularly notable that the manufacturer uses an on-screen camera. This means that only the lens can be seen as a black dot on the screen in the upper left corner.
Much has also changed in the back. The main camera is no longer in the typical Motorola round recess. Instead, Motorola opts for a slim design that hangs from the right side of the case. The main lens sits in a single large curve at the top, while the remaining three lenses are distributed below. The Motorola lettering fingerprint sensor is still built into the center.
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The battery as a highlight
The main business of the Moto G8 Power is really the battery. However, in terms of this, everything remains the same: as in the previous year, the power model has a power supply of 5,000 mAh. The Moto G7 Power set new battery standards in the intensive test and lost a total of just 16 percentage points of its power supply in one day. According to the manufacturer, the battery should last up to three days of heavy use without you having to charge it in between.
Motorola has not changed the memory equipment either. Users have 4 GB of RAM and 64 GB of internal storage capacity, as well as the option to increase the storage space up to 512 GB using a micro SD card. Under the hood, the 2019 Qualcomm Snapdragon 665 processor with eight cores and a maximum frequency of 2 GHz sets the pace.
The 6.4-inch screen of the Motorola Moto G8 Power.
The back of the Motorola Moto G8 Power.
The quad camera of the Motorola Moto G8 Power.
Motorola Moto G8 Power from the side.
The Motorola Moto G8 Power from the side.
The plug on the top of the Motorola Moto G8 Power.
The speaker and the USB-C port of the Motorola Moto G8 Power.
This is new with the Moto G8 Power
The main differences can be found in the screen and the camera. Motorola expands the panel by 0.2 inches so that content can be viewed on a 6.4-inch IPS screen. The manufacturer is also increasing the resolution: instead of 720 x 1,570 pixels, the panel has a resolution of 1,080 x 1,920 pixels, that is, in Full HD quality.
While a single 12-megapixel camera was still built into the Moto G7 Power, Motorola has quadrupled the number this year and is elevating the Moto G8 Power above the Moto G8 Plus. Consequently, the Moto G8 Power takes photos with nothing less than a quad camera, the configuration of which is divided as follows:
- Main chamber: 16 megapixels, f / 1.7, phase detection autofocus
- Macro camera: 2 megapixels, f / 2.2
- Ultra wide angle camera: 8 megapixels, 118 degree wide angle, f / 2.2
- Camera: 8 megapixels, f / 2.2, 2x optical zoom
Besides the battery, the quad camera can be confidently called another highlight of the Moto G8 Power. With the smartphone, users should be able to take close-ups that are only two centimeters from the cell phone. A proof has to show to what extent the quality of the photo can convince. Selfie fanatics are also considerate and are given a 48 megapixel camera. The software adds up to four pixels each, so that the camera finally spits out 16 megapixel photos.
Moto G8 Power price and availability
The Moto G8 Power will be on the market in early March. Then you can get it for a price of around 230 euros. It is available in black and blue.