Motorola India recently announced the launch of its new budget Android smartphone – the Moto G8 Plus in India. The G8 Plus is the latest phone in the lineup of Moto G series devices that are quite popular in India. The G8 Plus features significant upgrades over its predecessor – the Moto G7 Plus – including a faster processor, better camera setup, and a larger battery. Let us take a closer look at the pricing and other details of the Moto G8 Plus.
Moto G8 Plus price in India, launch offers
The Moto G8 Plus is offered in a single version in India that gets 4GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage. This version comes with a price tag of INR 13,999. The phone comes in two color options; Cosmic Blue & Crystal Pink, and it will be on sale by the end of this month exclusively on Flipkart. The Moto G8 Plus owners with Reliance Jio connections can avail an instant cashback of up to INR 2,200 while purchasing the device. Additionally, they also get Cleartrip and Zoomcar vouchers worth INR 3,000 and INR 2,000 each.
Moto G8 Plus Specifications, Features
The Moto G8 Plus gets a 6.3-inch display with FHD+ resolution in the 19.5:9 aspect ratio. It also gets a small notch at the top where the front-facing camera is housed. The display is of the IPS LCD type in case you were wondering. The G8 Plus comes powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 665 chipset, which is an upgrade over the SD 636 chipset that was used on the G7 Plus. However, it is a slightly older chipset when you look at what most of the competition has to offer in this price segment. Another feature that is not usually found on devices in this price segment is a stereo speaker setup. In fact, the Moto G8 Plus also gets Dolby certification for its stereo speakers.
The Moto G8 also sees an upgrade in the camera department with the phone featuring a triple camera setup (as opposed to the dual-camera setup on the G7 Plus). The primary camera in the G8 Plus uses a 48-megapixel sensor and is mated to an f/1.79 lens while the secondary camera uses a 117-degree ultra-wide-angle camera, which Motorola refers to as an ‘Action’ camera. This camera can also be used to record vertical videos in the ultra-wide-angle mode. The third camera used on the phone is a 5MP depth sensor. At the front, housed under the notch, is the 25-megapixel camera for video calling and the occasional selfie.
The Moto G8 Plus comes with a large 4,000 mAh battery that claims a 40-hour battery life. It also supports fast charging using the supplied TurboCharger 2. Motorola claims to offer 8 hours of battery with a short 15-minute charge. As the case is with most Motorola phones, the G8 Plus runs stock Android with few customizations.