Motorola Moto G8 Play Full Specifications, Features and Price



Today, finally, Motorola has made the eighth generation of its Moto G family official and, together with the Moto G8 Plus, the Moto G8 Play has been released. This new mid-range model has confirmed everything that had leaked so far on it, including the triple rear camera and the V-shaped notch. It shares many specifications with the Motorola One Macro announced a few days ago.


Moto G8 Play Features



  • 6.2 inch IPS LCD with HD + resolution
  • Helio P70 processor
  • 2 GB RAM
  • 32 GB storage + Micro SD
  • Android 9 Pie
  • Rear Camera: 13 MP + 8 MP (angular) + 2 MP (depth)
  • 8 MP front camera
  • 4,000 mAh battery with fast charge
  • Rear fingerprint reader

Renovated on the outside, improved on the inside


The new Moto G8 Play has replaced the elongated notch of its predecessor (the Moto G7 Play ) with a much more discreet V-shaped notch where the 8-megapixel front camera is housed. With this, the screen, which has grown to 6.2 inches, achieves greater use of the front, although it does maintain the HD + resolution.

For the brain of this new phone, Motorola has opted for Mediatek and its Helio P70, a processor with 12 nm architecture and eight cores. It is accompanied by 2 GB of RAM and 32 GB of expandable internal storage with a micro SD card up to 512 GB. It runs under the Android 9 Pie operating system and is powered by a 4,000 mAh battery with fast charging.

The biggest change from the Moto G7 Play is the rear camera, which now has three sensors and is housed in a vertical module.

If you look at your rear camera, we see important changes from the previous model: Motorola has added two more sensors and replaced the circular module with a module aligned vertically in a corner. The result is a camera with artificial intelligence functions that has a main sensor of 13 megapixels, a wide-angle of 8 megapixels with 117 degrees of field of view and the third sensor of 2 megapixels for depth calculations.

The most important features of the Moto G8 Play are completed with a USB-C port, a headphone jack on the top frame and the usual Motorola logo that serves as a fingerprint reader.



Moto G8 Play versions and price


Unlike his brother, the Moto G8 Plus, which has been presented simultaneously in Spain and Brazil, the Moto G8 Play has only been announced in the Carioca country, so, for now, we do not know what markets will arrive.

What we do know is that the Moto G8 Play will be available in two colors, black and cherry red, and in a single configuration with 2 GB of RAM and 32 GB of expandable internal storage. In Mexico, for example, its commercialization has already been confirmed at 4,999 Mexican pesos, equivalent to about 262 dollars.



Motorola Moto G8 Play Full Specifications

Brand and Model   

Brand 

Motorola

Model 

Moto G8 Play

Model Alias

Moto G8Play

Moto G8 Play Operating System (OS)

Android 9.0 Pie

Moto G8 Play System on Chip (SOC)

SOC 

Media Tek Helio P70 (MT6771V)

Process Technology 

 12 nm 

CPU

4x 2.1 GHz ARM Cortex-A73
4x 1.95 GHz ARM Cortex-A53

CPU Bits 

 64 bits 

Instruction Set  

 ARMv8-A

CPU Frequency 

 2100 MHz  

CPU Cores 

 8

GPU

ARM Mali-G72 MP3

 GPU Cores

 3

 GPU Frequency

 900 MHz

Moto G8 Play RAM Capacity 

  2 GB

Moto G8 Play Storage

 32 GB 

Moto G8 Play Memory Cards

microSD
microSDHC
microSDXC

Moto G8 Play Display

Type / Technology 

IPS

Diagonal Size 

 6.2 in 
 157.48 mm 
 15.75 cm 

Width 

  2.63 in 
  66.7 mm 
  6.67 cm 

Height 

  5.62 in 
 142.66 mm 
  14.27 cm 

Aspect Ratio 

 2.139:1

Resolution 

 720 x 1540 pixels 

Pixel Density 

  274 ppi 
 107 ppcm 

Color Depth 

  24 bits  
  16777216 colors 

Display Area 

  80.33 % 

Other Features 

 Capacitive 
 Multi-touch 
 Scratch resistant

Moto G8 Play Sensors

Proximity
Light
Accelerometer
Compass
Gyroscope
Fingerprint

Moto G8 Play Rear Camera

Sensor type 

 CMOS BSI

Aperture

f/2

Flash Type

LED

 Image Resolution 

4160 x 3120 pixels 
 12.98 MP 

Video resolution

1920 x 1080 pixels
2.07 MP

Video FPS

30 fps

Features 

Autofocus 
Continuous shooting 
Digital zoom
Geotagging 
Panorama 
HDR 
Touch focus 
Face detection
White balance setting 
ISO setting 
Exposure compensation 
Self-timer 
Scene mode 
Pixel size- 1.25 um
Phase detection
 Laser autofocus

 Secondary rear camera - 2 MP (depth-sensing)

Pixel size- 1.75 um (#2)
Aperture- f/2.2 (#2)

 Third rear camera- 8 MP (ultra-wide angle)

 Pixel size- 1.12 um (#3)
 Aperture- f/2.2 (#3)
Angle of view- 117 degree (#3)

Moto G8 play Front Camera

Sensor Type

 CMOS BSI

Aperture

f/2

Image Resolution 

3264 x 2448 pixels
7.99 MP

Video Resolution

1920 x 1080 pixels
2.07 MP

Video FPS

30 fps

Features 

Face unlock

Moto G8 Play Audio

Loudspeaker 
Earpiece

Moto G8 Play Radio

Yes

Moto G8 Play Tracking / Positioning

GPS
A-GPS
GLONASS
 BeiDou
Galileo
 LTEPP
 SUPL

Moto G8 Play Wi-Fi

 802.11a (IEEE 802.11a-1999)
802.11b (IEEE 802.11b-1999)
802.11g (IEEE 802.11g-2003)
802.11n (IEEE 802.11n-2009) 
 802.11n 5GHz
 Dual band
 Wi-Fi Hotspot 
Wi-Fi Direct
 Wi-Fi Display

Moto G8 Play Bluetooth

Version 

 4.2

Features 

A2DP 
LE

Moto G8 Play USB

Connector Type  

USB Type-C

Version 

 2.0

Features 

Charging 
Mass Storage 
 On-The-Go

Moto G8 Play Headphone Jack

Yes

Moto G8 Play Connectivity

 Computer sync 
 OTA sync 
Tethering
 VoLTE

Moto G8 Play Browser

HTML 
HTML5 
CSS 3 

Moto G8 Play Audio File Formats /  Codecs

AAC 
AMR / AMR-NB / GSM-AMR 
eAAC+ / aacPlus v2 / HE-AAC v2
FLAC 
MIDI 
MP3 
OGG 
WMA 
WAV 

Moto G8 Play Video File Formats /  Codecs

3GPP 
AVI 
H.263
H.264 / MPEG-4 Part 10 / AVC video
MKV
MP4
QuickTime
WebM
WMV
Xvid

Moto G8 Play Battery

Capacity

4000 mAh

Type 

Li-Ion

Features 

Non-removable 
Fast charging

Charger Output Power

5 V / 3 A
 9 V / 1.6 A
 12 V / 1.2 A

 Quick Charge Technology

 TurboPower

Moto G8 Play Launch

Announced 

 2019, Oct.

Status 

Release Nov. 2019

Moto G8 Play Price

2 GB + 32 GB = 262 $

Moto G8 Play Design

Colors 

Black Onyx
 Magenta Red

Width 

 75.4 mm 
  7.54 cm 
 0.25 ft 
  2.97 in 

Height 

157.6 mm 
15.76 cm 
 0.52 ft 
  6.2 in 

Thickness 

 9 mm 
  0.9 cm 
 0.03 ft 
  0.35 in 

Weight 

183 g
0.4 lbs
6.48 oz

Volume 

 106.95 cm3
  6.49 in3

Body Materials

Plastic
 Aluminium alloy

Moto G8 Play SIM Card

SIM Card Type  

Nano-SIM (4FF-fourth form factor, since 2012, 12.30 x 8.80 x 0.67 mm) 
Nano-SIM / microSD

Number of SIM Cards 

  2

Features

 Dual SIM stand-by

Moto G8 Play Mobile Network Technology and Bandwidth   

 UMTS (384 kbit/s) 
 EDGE 
 GPRS  
 HSPA+ 
 LTE
 EV-DO Rev. A (1.8 Mbit/s, 3.1 Mbit/s)

Moto G8 Play Networks

GSM

GSM 850 MHz (B5)
GSM 900 MHz (B8)
GSM 1800 MHz (B3)
GSM 1900 MHz (B2)

W-CDMA

W-SDMA 850 MHz (B5)
W-SDMA 900 MHz (B8)

W-SDMA 900 MHz (B19) 

 W-SDMA 1700 MHz (B4) 
 W-SDMA 1900 MHz (B2) 
W-CDMA 2100 MHz (B1)

 CDMA
 CDMA 800 MHz
CDMA 1900 MHz
LTE
LTE-FDD 700 MHz (B28) 
LTE-FDD 800 MHz (B20)
LTE-FDD 850 MHz (B5)
LTE-FDD 850 MHz (B18)
LTE-FDD 850 MHz (B19)

LTE-FDD 850 MHz (B26)

LTE-FDD 900 MHz (B8)
LTE-FDD 1700 MHz (B4)
LTE-FDD 1800 MHz (B3)
LTE-FDD 1900 MHz (B2)
 LTE-FDD 2100 MHz (B1)
LTE-FDD 2600 MHz (B7)
  LTE-TDD 2300 MHz (B40)
  LTE-TDD 2500 MHz (B41)
LTE-TDD 2600 MHz (B38) 

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