Motorola Moto G8 Plus hands-on review

A 48MP camera phone for under £240! Meet the Motorola Moto G8 Plus

Motorola Moto G8 Plus hands-on review
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Early Verdict

On first impression, the G8 Plus looks like a safe bet. It’s a well-priced phone with top-tier imaging credentials, a respectable midrange processor and slick design. Combined with a massive battery, we’re not anticipating any nasty surprises - midrangers are Motorola’s bread and butter, after all. That said, how well the camera performs is anyone’s guess, so check back for the full review.


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    Large, sharp screen

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    High-capacity battery

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    Impressive camera specs


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    No OIS

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    Midrange power

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    No ultra-wide photos (just videos)

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The Motorola Moto G8 Plus is official, loaded up with a 48MP triple-camera system, it features the same action-style ultra-wide camera introduced on the One Action, which captures stabilized landscape video even when the phone is held in portrait orientation. 

The G-series is an old faithful when it comes to premium features at affordable prices, with last year’s G7 Plus delivering OIS and seriously fast charing. This year, Motorola’s added another speaker, a newer processor, and more pixels to the mix, both on the front and back.

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Basil Kronfli

Basil Kronfli is a freelance technology journalist, consultant, and content creator. He trained in graphic design and started his career at Canon Europe before moving into journalism. Basil is also experienced in video production, independently running the YouTube channel TechEdit, and during his time at Future, he worked alongside the Digital Camera World team as a senior video producer.