Android 11 broke the phone.
- Wifi issue no signal.
- Clock alarm stopped working.
- Signal Bars went down.
curious one, 17 May 2021How much space does the OS (android 11) now take on your phone?15gb
Stef9, 25 May 2021Does anybody have a comment on the audio quality via 3.5 mm? Is it loud? Thanks in advance!Audio quality is average, not a high end phone. Tested with good quality sony and superlux earbuds.
My thinkpad laptop with the same earbuds connected sounds better. (Thinkpads use to carry a good sound card)
About volume I think is similar to other phones, they always limitate it to avoid ear damage.
Does anybody have a comment on the audio quality via 3.5 mm? Is it loud? Thanks in advance!
I dropped mine 3' to the floor and it landed on its back. No screen damage or anything, except the phone will not turn on anymore and warranty won't apply because it was dropped. I should have lied. However, I also had to take the phone to a shop to get it opened to see if the battery disconnected. Taking it to a shop also voided the warranty. What a waste of money.
I did not like this phone for several reasons (besides the above). It was heavy and didn't fit my hand well. It was google google everywhere, and I am not a google fan. Could not get rid of that easily. Camera was ok, not over the top fantastic. There was no back arrow on the screen. I had to close apps and start over to go back to the previous screens. What a poor design. The battery worked as advertised, except for when the phone was hardly dropped.
If I were you, I would look for another phone.
Android 11 came to my Moto G8 Power just 2 days ago!👍 (in Finland). It's beautiful, It's fast. Preasing power on button reduced awakening by 50%. Apps and browsering etc all got faster. Visuals got a huge upgrade with new Motorola live wallpapers (same as on G 5G Plus model) and I have never seen better looking wallpapers! A fantastic upgrade this Android 11 by Motorola, to a great phone that just got even better and looking better too, which is nice and makes it look more expensive too 😃🤑 PS. As for my 2nd phone Nokia 6.2 its Android 11 update just got more delayed now to Q3 and that sucks. Motorola beats Nokia in 2021 hands down.
Dt, 26 Apr 2021I guess it is a defect of your unit, I have mine for one year on now, and zero problems. In... morei never had a Samsung phone.. but my last Nokia 8110 4G had a verry good signal reception!
Sergiu, 30 Mar 2021This phone has the lowest signal reception i have ever seen on a phone... Why ?? This is a Mot... moreI guess it is a defect of your unit, I have mine for one year on now, and zero problems.
In fact I have used it in remote countryside areas with really poor signal, and altough the screen showed I had weak signal, It held the calls perfectly, unlike my previous Samsung GT or a Nokia 103 that I tried too in the same place.
I have this phone for a year now. I switched from a Moto Z I loved bit had battery issues so a wanted a phone with good battery.
The battery is very good. Even after a year. The phone overal has some issues. The camera is good but I still prefer the old Moto Z photos. Processor is ok, but I don't use heavy apps. I doesn't have 5Ghz wifi and NFC. I used NFC to charge my subway card, so that was a bummer for me. It has some issue with Bluetooth and Wifi. Bluetooth doesn't work well when wifi is on. And now, since the update to Android 11 it keeps dropping wifi. Veru annoying issue.
If they fix the wifi issues it's a good phone for the price, but for now I don't recommend buying it.
Got this phone few weeks ago, from sale. I'm mostly pleased.
Not having 5Ghz wifi is a huge bummer though, thus far that is the only major disappointment in an otherwise solid seeming device. Why skimp on such a small detail as 5Ghz wifi? Oh well...
Screen is alright, SoC seems snappy, camera seems decent, battery life is beyond reproach. Very impresses with the battery.
The call quality is normal for me, not amazing but works. I haven't experienced any lag on the device thus far (but I don't have heavy games on the phone).
Overall, it's not bad at all in any way (from my short experience with it), if you don't mind not having 5Ghz wifi.
The most disappointing phone i've used since i started using smartphones.
I know it is a cheap phone but that's no excuse to not only be this bad or to miss useful features because the previous phone i had was a xiaomi mi a2, a older phone that costed the same and yet already had a 1080p screen, 64gb storage etc, really, that phone didn't gave me 1/10 of the problems the g8 power gave me i only switched because the battery finally puffed up and it would take time to order a replacement.
I picked the g8 because well, its 2 years newer, it's a Motorola (used to be a fanboy in the past) and i was like, can only be better as it's newer... Oh boy i was wrong.
This phone slows down way too much, people complain about the audio when calling, lacks features like the 5ghz wifi that even the older a2 had (literally killing my experience with services like nvidia play and xcloud) and i lost count of how many times i had to force restart it because it froze for no reason... not to mention the loooooooog restart time, like stays unresponsive for minutes showing the motorola logo if it was forcefully restarted. the only good thing is the battery life, the rest is either average, mediocre or disappointing.
Got this at the beginning of the month.
I'm coming from the G8 Play, which is an amazing budget handset -$110 on amazon when I got it- and they carry a very similar body, so I switched my girlie quicksand case and haven't suffered at all.
What has suffered though, my handset doesn't like using bluetooth headphones and mics. I had zero issue with the previous handset but there is a serious and notable lack of quality in calls of every kind. From the onboard phone app, to secondary calling aps, my browser etc... It fails massively.
I can stream videos and audio incoming just fine but I can't use the mic.
The cameras are incredible... But I do know how to photograph using manual settings... So that should be considered. I haven't had a single issue with the videos either.
The phone is weighty, so if you're using a tripod remember to add counterbalance for any extension arm filming.
This phone has the lowest signal reception i have ever seen on a phone... Why ?? This is a Motorola! They shouldn't have this kind of issues... big disappointment!
Anonymous, 23 Mar 2021Did it fit your pocket afterwardsIt is felt in the pocket
I don't get a good mobile signal where I live but this phone seems even worse. Biggest disappointment is music streaming, Spotify and BBC sounds app keep breaking up
John Lewis £129.95. Bought to replace a Moto G that was bought in 2014 and was fantastic and fitted nicely in my pocket. It will be interesting to see if this will be as good and whether it will still fit in my pocket...
So is there compass sensor or not?
I have this one for week now and phone does not heat up, very good battery life and charges fast. Camera is ok, video not ok (cam better than expected if using raw) compass works, there is issues with some aps using compass however(like osmand), but i dont need it anyways, gps is good and while recording track uses very little battery(3 hours hike and like 5percent used including some photos). screen is good but outside need to hit 100percent if taking pictures, tint can by changed. Sometimes inside network goes quite low but works..disabling bluetooth and hotspot seems to help.. Phone quite bulky and i like it, aluminum frame is covered with plastic but feels solid, screen is "scratch resistant" as found in moto forums..if its not, i would know already:D Owerall wery hapy for price..not performance beast but totaly usable and fast and i dont need more frankly.Rather spend rest of money for apsc compact camera like ricoh gr or fuji x100 series instead buying flagship only to get camera..anyways moto gain my trust:)