Compare Motorola Moto G8 Plus Vs Samsung Galaxy A50: Design, Camera, Price and Other Specs



The Moto G8 Plus is the latest release of Motorola. The triple camera phone that has similar specifications to the Galaxy A50, Samsung's smartphone introduced in April. Both feature an intermediate data sheet that includes an octa-core processor, plus same-size batteries and Android 9 (Pie) system. The price, on the other hand, may change: depending on the store and the offerings of the day, one can cost up to $ 350 more than the other. See the comparison below for all the differences between smartphones.


Design

The phones look very similar, especially in the front, where they display notch screens of similar size and definition: 6.3-inch IPS LCD on Moto G8 Plus, and 6.4-inch Super AMOLED on A50, both with Full HD + resolution. At the rear, they also feature a similar arrangement on cameras, with sensors aligned vertically. The first distinction appears in biometrics: while the G8 Plus features a digital reader at the rear, the A50 offers a more advanced biometric identification solution right on the screen.

Other differences arise when analyzing construction. Thicker and heavier, the Motorola phone has a glass front and back, which makes it more fragile but with a more sophisticated grip. The Samsung model, like most of the Galaxy A line in 2019, features a plastic finish, which gives it a longer life but makes the phone look simple and expensive. Neither, it is worth remembering, has advanced certification for water and dust protection.
Cameras

Although both bring a triple camera, there are important differences in the lens types offered by each of the phones. In the Moto G8 Plus, there's a 48 MP main sensor that combines four pixels into one to generate 12 MP photos and a 16 MP action camera dedicated exclusively to video - similar to the one that comes with Motorola One Action. Already in the Galaxy A50, there is the main camera has 25 MP and an 8 MP sensor with an ultra-wide lens, to capture images with a greater angle.

The rest of the photographic specifications are very similar. Both feature a 5 MP depth sensor and closely matched lens apertures: f / 1.7, f / 2.2 and f / 2.2. The selfies camera also repeats the technical details, with 25 MP sensor and f / 2 aperture. Given the official information, the biggest difference is the ability to record action videos on the Moto G8 Plus and make more open photos on the Galaxy A50.

Performance and storage

Smartphones come with similar hardware, but the Galaxy A50 can take advantage of a slightly more powerful processor: its octa-core chip operates at up to 2.3 GHz, slightly more than the 2 GHz maximum achieved by the eight-component. G8 Plus cores. Both feature 4 GB RAM and 64 GB microSD storage up to 512 GB. It is noteworthy that Samsung sells another version of A50 with 128 GB of internal space.

Battery

The phones record in the datasheet batteries of the same capacity, 4,000 mAh. That number translates to Samsung's estimated lifetime only: according to the A50 manufacturer, the phone lasts up to 14 hours surfing the 4G and 15 hours on Wi-Fi. Motorola, on the other hand, simply says that the G8 Plus "Accompanies your day". Both feature fast reload support.

Android version

Both Moto G8 Plus and Galaxy A50 run Android 9 (Pie), which is one of the latest versions of Google's system, although it accounts for only 10% of the install base. Motorola has already confirmed that its phone will be upgraded to Android 10 but has not set a date. The arrival of the newer version of the software for the Galaxy A50, on the other hand, is uncertain.

Full Specifications Comparison


Motorola Moto G8 Plus

Samsung Galaxy A50

Brand and Model   

Brand and Model   

Brand 

Brand 

Motorola
Samsung

Model 

Model 

Moto G8 Plus
Galaxy A50

Model Alias

Model Alias

Moto G8+
SM-A505FD

A505FD

Moto G8 Plus Operating System (OS) 

Operating System

Android 9.0 Pie
Android 9.0 Pie

Moto G8 Plus System on Chip (SOC)

   System on  Chip (SOC)    

SOC 

SOC 

Qualcomm Snapdragon 665
Samsung Exynos 7 Octa 9610

Process Technology 

Process Technology 

 11 nm 
 10 nm 

CPU

CPU

4x 2.0 GHz Kryo 260
4x 2.3 GHz ARM Cortex-A73
4x 1.8 GHz Kryo 260
4x 1.7 GHz ARM Cortex-A53

CPU Bits 

CPU Bits 

 64 bits 
 64 bits 

Instruction Set  

Instruction Set  

 ARMv8
 ARMv8-A

CPU Frequency 

CPU Frequency 

 2000 MHz  
 2300 MHz  

CPU Cores 

CPU Cores 

 8
 8

GPU

GPU

Qualcomm Adreno 610
ARM Mali-G72 MP3

 GPU Cores

GPU Cores


3

Moto G8 Plus RAM Capacity 

RAM Capacity 

  4 GB
4 GB

6 GB

RAM Type  

RAM Type  

 LPDDR4X
LPDDR4

RAM Channels  

RAM Channels  

Double channel
Double channel

RAM Frequency  

RAM Frequency  

1333 MHz

Moto G8 Plus Storage

   Storage    


  64 GB 
 64 GB 
   128 GB 

Moto G8 Plus Memory Cards

Memory Cards

microSD
microSD
microSDHC
microSDHC
microSDXC
microSDXC

Moto G8 Plus Display

   Display    

Type / Technology 

Type / Technology 

IPS
Super AMOLED

Diagonal Size 

Diagonal Size 

 6.3 in 
 6.4 in 
 160.02 mm 
 162.56 mm 
 16 cm 
 16.26 cm 

Width 

Width 

  2.7 in 
  2.68 in 
  68.5 mm 
  68.12 mm 
  6.85 cm 
  6.81 cm 

Height 

Height 

  5.69 in 
  5.81 in 
 144.62 mm 
 147.6 mm 
  14.46 cm 
  14.76 cm 

Aspect Ratio 

Aspect Ratio 

 2.111:1
 2.167:1

Resolution 

Resolution 

 1080 x 2280 pixels 
 1080 x 2340 pixels 

Pixel Density 

Pixel Density 

400 ppi
  403 ppi 
 157 ppcm 
 158 ppcm 

Color Depth 

Color Depth 

  24 bits  
  24 bits  
  16777216 colors 
  16777216 colors 

Display Area 

Display Area 

  82.77 % 
  85.2 % 

Other Features 

Other Features 

 Capacitive 
 Capacitive 
 Multi-touch 
 Multi-touch 
Scratch resistant
Scratch resistant

Corning Gorilla Glass

Moto G8 Plus Sensors

   Sensors    

Proximity
Proximity
Light
Light
Accelerometer
Accelerometer
Compass
Compass
Gyroscope
Gyroscope
Fingerprint
Fingerprint
 Magnetometer

Moto G8 Plus Rear Camera  

   Rear Camera    

Sensor type 

Sensor type 

 CMOS BSI
CMOS BSI

Aperture

Aperture

f/1.7
f/1.7

Flash Type

Flash Type

Dual LED
LED

 Image Resolution 

 Image Resolution 

 8000 x 6000 pixels 
 6024 x 4024 pixels 
 48 MP 
 24.24 MP 

Video resolution

Video resolution

3840 x 2160 pixels
1920 x 1080 pixels
8.29 MP
2.07 MP

Video FPS

Video FPS

30 fps
30 fps

Features 

Features 

Autofocus 
Autofocus 
Continuous shooting 
Continuous shooting 
Digital zoom
Digital zoom
Geotagging 
Geotagging 
Panorama 
Panorama 
HDR 
HDR 
Touch focus 
Touch focus 
Face detection
Face detection
White balance setting 
White balance setting 
ISO setting 
ISO setting 
Exposure compensation 
Exposure compensation 
Self-timer 
Self-timer 
Scene mode 
Scene mode 
Sensor size-1/2.25"

Pixel size - 1.6 um (4-in-1 pixel binning)

Phase detection

 Laser autofocus

 8x digital zoom

 1080p @ 120 fps

 720p @ 240 fps

 Secondary rear camera - 16 MP (ultra-wide angle)

Secondary rear camera - 5 MP

Angle of view- 117 degree (#2)

Aperture size- f12.2 (#2)
 Aperture size - f/2.2 (#2)
Pixel size- 2.0 um (#2)

 1080p @ 120 fps (#2)

 720p @ 30 fps (#2)

 Third rear camera- 5 MP (depth-sensing)

Third rear camera - 8 MP

 Aperture size- f/2.2 (#3)
Aperture size - f/2.2 (#3)
 Pixel size- 1.12 um (#3)

Moto G8 Plus Front Camera

Front Camera

Sensor Type
Sensor Type

 CMOS BSI

 CMOS BSI

Aperture
Aperture
f/2
f/2

Image Resolution 

Image Resolution 

5984 x 4140 pixels
6024 x 4024 pixels
24.77 MP
24.24 MP

Video Resolution

Video Resolution

1920 x 1080 pixels
1920 x 1080 pixels
2.07 MP
2.07  MP

Video FPS

Video FPS

30 fps
30 fps

Features 

Features 

 1080p @ 120 fps

Pixel size-1.8 um

Face unlock

Moto G8 Plus Audio

   Audio

Loudspeaker 
Loudspeaker 
Earpiece
Earpiece
Stereo speakers

Dolby Audio

 Smart PA

 Active noise cancellation with dual microphones

Moto G8 Plus Radio

   Radio    

Yes
Yes


Moto G8 Plus Tracking / Positioning

Tracking /  Positioning

GPS
GPS
A-GPS
A-GPS
GLONASS
GLONASS
 Galileo
BeiDou

Moto G8 Plus Wi-Fi

Wi-Fi    

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

Moto G8 Plus Bluetooth

   Bluetooth  

Version 

Version 

 5.0
 5.0

Features 

Features 

A2DP 
A2DP 
EDR
AVRCP

DIP

HFP

HID

HSP
LE


MAP

OPP

PAN

PBAP/PAB

HOGP

Moto G8 Plus USB

  USB

Connector Type  

Connector Type  

USB Type-C
USB Type-C

Version 

Version 

 3.1
 2.0

Features 

Features 

Charging 
Charging 
Mass Storage 
Mass Storage 
 On-The-Go
 On-The-Go

Moto G8 Plus Headphone Jack

Headphone Jack

Yes
Yes

Moto G8 Plus Connectivity

Connectivity

 Computer sync 
 Computer sync 
 OTA sync 
 OTA sync 
Tethering
Tethering
NFC

 VoLTE
 VoLTE
NFC support is market dependent 
ANT+

Moto G8 Plus Browser

   Browser    

HTML 
HTML 
HTML5 
HTML5 
CSS 3 
CSS 3 

Moto G8 Plus Audio File Formats / Codecs

   Audio File Formats /  Codecs    

AAC 
AAC 
AMR / AMR-NB / GSM-AMR 


AMR / AMR-NB / GSM-AMR 

AMR-WB
aptX / apt-X 

eAAC+ / aacPlus v2 / HE-AAC v2
eAAC+ / aacPlus v2 / HE-AAC v2
FLAC 
FLAC 

M4A
MIDI 
MIDI 
MP3 
MP3 
OGG 
OGG 
WMA 
WMA 
WAV 
WAV 

Moto G8 Plus Video File Formats / Codecs    

   Video File Formats /  Codecs    

3GPP 
3GPP 

3GPP2
AVI 
AVI 

DivX

Flash Video
H.263
H.263
H.264 / MPEG-4 Part 10 / AVC video
H.264 / MPEG-4 Part 10 / AVC video

H.265 / MPEG-H Part 2 / HEVC
MKV
 MKV
MP4
MP4
QuickTime


VC-1

VP8

VP9
WebM
WebM
WMV
WMV

WMV7

WMV8
Xvid
Xvid

Moto G8 Plus Battery

   Battery    

Capacity

Capacity

4000 mAh
4000 mAh

Type 

Type 

Li-Ion
Li-Polymer

Features 

Features 

Non-removable 
Non-removable 
Fast charging
Fast charging

Charger Output Power

Charger Output Power

5 V / 3 A

9 V / 1.6 A

 12 V / 1.2 A



 Quick Charge Technology

Quick Charge Technology

 Turbo Power

Moto G8 Plus Launch

Launch   

Announced 

Announced 

 2019, Oct.
 2019, Feb.

Status 

Status 

Release Nov. 2019
Release April 2019

Moto G8 Plus Price

Price   

4 GB + 64 GB = 290 $
4 GB + 64 GB = 260 $

6 GB + 128 GB = 295 $

Moto G8 Plus Design

   Design    

Colors 

Colors 

Crystal Pink
Black
Cosic Blue
Blue

White

Coral

Width 

Width 

 75.8 mm 
 74.7 mm 
  7.58 cm 
  7.47 cm 
 0.25 ft 
 0.25 ft 
  2.98 in 
  2.94 in 

Height 

Height 

158.4 mm 
158.5 mm 
15.84 cm 
15.85 cm 
 0.52 ft 
 0.52 ft 
  6.24 in 
  6.24 in 

Thickness 

Thickness 

 9.1 mm 
 7.7 mm 
  0.91 cm 
  0.77 cm 
 0.03 ft 
 0.03 ft 
  0.36 in 
  0.3 in 

Weight 

Weight 

188 g
 186 g
0.41 lbs
 0.41 lbs
6.63 oz
 6.56 oz

Volume 

Volume 

 109.26 cm3
 91.17 cm3
  6.64 in3
  5.54 in3

Body Materials

Body Materials

Aluminium alloy
Plastic
Glass

Moto G8 Plus SIM Card

   SIM Card    

SIM Card Type  

SIM Card Type  

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

Number of SIM Cards 

Number of SIM Cards 

  2
  2

Features

Features

 Dual SIM stand-by
Dual SIM stand-by

Moto G8 Plus Networks

   Networks    

GSM / LTE / W-CDMA / CDMA
GSM / LTE / UMTS

Moto G8 Plus Mobile Network Technology and Bandwidth   

   Mobile Network Technology and Bandwidth   

 UMTS (384 kbit/s) 
 UMTS (384 kbit/s) 
 EDGE 
 EDGE 
 GPRS  
 GPRS  
 HSPA+ 
 HSPA+ 
LTE Cat 13 DL/Cat 5 UL
LTE Cat 12 (102.0 Mbit/s, 603.0 Mbit/s)
 EV-DO Rev. A (1.8 Mbit/s, 3.1 Mbit/s)

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