4 likely mediocre cameras instead of 1 good one, no NFC, no compass (!!!), no 5GHz WiFi, and they ditched the dedicated memory card slot for a shared one, so you can only have *either* dual sim *or* single sim and a memory card. Man this is pathetic.
It's like they're doing this on purpose, and of course the better versions of the G8 get some of the features but not the huge battery.
This is just so incredibly stupid how they're sabotaging themselves by intentionally crippling their phones so none of them have all the features you want :(
Johan, 11 Mar 2020I don't get why so many people care about 5 GHz WiFi. I have the G7 Power which also only supp... moreIt does help in crowded areas as the 2.4GHz bandwidth is pretty crowded (= too many different networks using nearly the same frequency). With 5GHz that is not (yet) the case so you might be able to get a better experience.
It's especially a huge deal when living in a house with multiple parties.
After 6 days of use I am very happy with this phone. It does everything I could want and at a good price.
I don't get why so many people care about 5 GHz WiFi. I have the G7 Power which also only supports 2.4 GHz. I usually get 50-60 Mbps, which is more than enough for a phone. Do you guys torrent on your phones? Why do you need 5 GHz? 2.4 GHz is available everywhere there is 5 GHz...
This will be a great phone. I own a G7 Power, it works wonderfully for a budget phone. Been very happy with the responsiveness, it just plains works as good as a phone 2-3x the price, and the battery last forever. The new one, G8 power, has more memory, better screen, faster cpu, and better camera! Sound perfect. Why anyone buys a $600+ phone is beyond me. Silly sheep...
Nope, 01 Mar 2020Compared to what? The G7 Power had a much weaker and older Snapdragon 632 (14nm), so the G8 Po... moreSamsung 11nm is much better than their 14nm that is true, I am not sure I would say its better than the 12nm used by TSMC tough... They always been slightly ahead of Samsung even their 16nm was better than Samsungs 14nm... :S
There is a lite version rumored to come with Helio P35, just hope they do not cut it to 2GB RAM but its gonna have even more endurance than this! :D
No AC wifi?
Anis, 03 Mar 2020I was looking for this phone but lack of compass is really annoying.Download one then
Had a live chat with a Motorola rep today and they told me the screen glass is NEG Nippon Electric Glass which is Japanese company. From my experience with this glass on my old Nokia 8.1 it was pretty tough
Anonymous, 23 Feb 2020I could live without NFC, but again NO compass... I was looking for this phone but lack of compass is really annoying.
Vinu, 29 Feb 2020Lower grade processorCompared to what? The G7 Power had a much weaker and older Snapdragon 632 (14nm), so the G8 Power's Snapdragon 665 (11nm) is definitely a noteworthy upgrade in terms of performance and efficiency. The Moto Power series is always about good battery life. If you are looking for outright performance, you are looking at the wrong phone!
Lower grade processor
Latvis, 28 Feb 2020This phone is now on sale in amazon.de for 230eur, but sadly there is no nfc at all in this mo... moreSame in here Finland. Before NFC was on their G series but now it’s been taken out again as they push multiple different devices into markets... it was better when they only had two phones like G4 and then G4 Plus.
Now you got phone for macro pics, phone for zooming, phone with large battery, another phone with large battery but with better specs, phone with Android one, phone with pop up camera, etc.
Dave_UK, 28 Feb 2020Let's wait and see if there are reports of random restarts experienced by many Moto G8 Plus us... moreHello Dave, as I am thinking of buying this Phone and at the Same time new to Android world: what ist a compass useful for in a Smartphone?
Godovic, 27 Feb 2020Is there Motorola with AMOLED? ips
Let's wait and see if there are reports of random restarts experienced by many Moto G8 Plus users. I really hope that Motorola/Lenovo has identified and fixed the problem, and that it doesn't affect the G8 Power.
Also... the lack of a compass sensor in the G8 Power is very annoying.
This phone is now on sale in amazon.de for 230eur, but sadly there is no nfc at all in this model. I checked all markets, nfc non existing. In Russia they dont even sell this model and only offer "g8 plus" (with nfc, but only with 4000mAh battery). Very dissapointed, Motorola (Lenovo). Corporate greed, nothing else that is.
Godovic, 27 Feb 2020Is there Motorola with AMOLED? Yes the One Zoom. Still i would wait for these year new launchments
Godovic, 27 Feb 2020Is there Motorola with AMOLED? One zoom