Motorola Moto G8 Power Review | A worthy G7 successor?

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Review of the Motorola Moto G8 Power, follow-up to one of the best budget smartphones of recent times, including full camera test, battery life run-down and everyday opinions. The Moto G8 Power once again sports a 5000mAh cell like the G7, but also updates the specs and boasts a fresh quad lens rear camera. So is it an essential affordable handset for 2020?

Known only as the ‘G Power’ in the States, this Motorola blower costs £230 in the UK – a similar price to the G8 Plus, which launched end of last year. Once again you have a sizeable Full HD display, stock Android (this time a bit of Android 10) and respectable enough budget performance. However, the Power also packs in a bigger battery and different camera hardware.

I’m more of a fan of the photo quality from the Plus phone, but the Moto G8 Power will do for everyday shots and video. Likewise, the longevity is solid if not quite as stunning as the previous generation device. But if you’re into movies and media, no worries. Motorola has packed in stereo speakers, Dolby audio and a headphone jack, to compliment the crisp and colourful screen.

Check out my unboxing and Plus comparison for more on this brilliant wallet-friendly mobile.

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  1. Bought the phone after watching this review a few months ago. Fantastic phone and great review but do you have any idea how to stop Google assistant ( I've already disabled the app ) it's bloody annoying with wireless earbuds.

  2. A few years ago I bought a phone and drove home with it. When I got home, an hour away, I was using it and started feeling incredibly sick. Just looking at it made me nauseous. I was nauseous even if it was just near me. It was the weirdest thing. I looked it up and it was a newly released model said to have one of the highest rates of radiation. I no longer remember everything about that, but I drove back and returned it and did some research and ended up with a Moto g7 power. It's been a few years now, and it's the best phone I've ever had. I absolutely love the battery life and usability. (although the update a few months ago REALLY messed with my battery life and I'm NOT happy about it)
    And, that flashlight feature is the best phone feature I've ever had.
    I actually ended up talking about the thing so much that my husband bought one, and so did my mom. They are both equally thrilled with their phones.
    Yesterday though I dropped it without the case. I have shattered my screen. Repair quotes are 100 bucks. A new one is 170, and a new G8 is 200. This was incredibly helpful for me, and I really appreciated this review!

  3. 🚫🚫🚫🚫🚫🚫🚫🚫🚫🚫🚫
    How'd you forgot to mention this device doesn't have 5GHZ!!!!!!!!!! I can't connect to the most of public WiFi that only have 5GHZ. It has only 2.4GHZ wifi that only connect with our homes routers. Guys please think about this main factor before buying this.

  4. Nice! Do you have any advice of a similar motorola phone but with a camera that can handle different lightnings elegantly? 🙂 (as budget as possible thanks)

  5. Does it have a full hd Resolution? It s All I m interested about because I saw in a few place hd and in other fhd. Can someone tell me? Or there are 2 Version? I m gonna buy it next week so some help would be super helpfull

  6. ive had 3 different g series phones and after a year they start going mental, wont charge properly and going from 100% to 50 in 5 minutes, random restarts , one of them crashed then on restart touch pannel had died . love the phones but just seems thou they have a built in distruct button , 3 in a row done same things 4 then 5 then 5s