Motorola’s £150 G8 Power Lite is a big battery bargain

Yolanda Curtis
April 5, 2020

Expanding its portfolio of budget smartphones, Lenovo-owned Motorola has officially launched the Moto G8 Power Lite.

As far as pocket-pinch is concerned, the Moto G8 Power Lite is priced at Euro 169 (approximately Rs. 13,900) for the solo 4GB/64GB model. Instead, the primary camera is joined by a macro sensor to help close-up focussing and a depth sensor for added information. It runs Android 9 Pie OS.

That display features a subtle dew-drop style notch in the top for the selfie camera, is flat, and has relatively slim bezels around the sides, ensuring most of that front space is taken up by the screen. That's not great news for people after the very latest Android features, and there's no indication of when the phone might get an upgrade to Android 10 either. The Moto G8 was announced last month, while the G Power and G Stylus just went up for pre-order, and now another G8 model is here: the Power Lite. Inbuilt storage is at 64GB, and the company offers storage expansion using microsD card (up to 256GB). But a battery this size on a low-end device like the G8 Power Lite is debatably better as it will just keep going and going. It will also be available in other markets like Latin America, Europe, Asia, and Australia.

The triple rear camera setup includes a 16-megapixel main snapper with an f/2.0 aperture and PDAF. With a 5000mAh battery powering an HD+ display (a resolution of 720 x 1570), the manufacturer said that the phone would run for as long as three days between charges.

Also, both the front and rear cameras are capable of recording Full-HD videos at 30fps. Connectivity options include 4G LTE, Micro-USB port, 3.5mm audio jack, Bluetooth v4.2, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, GPS, A-GPS, and GLONASS. On the rear, the dual-tone polycarbonate panel houses triple cameras and a physical fingerprint scanner concealed behind the brand logo.

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