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The rise of battery life: Moto G8 Power Lite

03/11/2020 · Blog · Insurance2go

After the release of Motorola’s reimagined flip phone back in February of this year, they have released yet another affordable device: the Moto G8 Power Lite. You can buy the G8 Power Lite from around just £150, making it one of the cheapest phones we’ve seen in a while, and claims to last 3 full days without a charge, but what are the other specs like?

Camera

This new model boasts three rear cameras at 16, 2 and 2 megapixels each and an 8MP front facing camera. While they don’t have the best quality, the Moto G8 Power Lite cameras provide rapid focus in any light, a dedicated macro vision lens and a portrait mode with depth sensor.

Storage

While 64GB of built in storage might be at the smaller end of the spectrum when you compare it to other flagship phones we’re used to seeing from Apple, Samsung and other industry leaders, there is an option to add up to 256GB more storage with a microSD card.

The 2.3 GHz octa-core processor and 4GB of RAM allows you to browse, watch, work, and game.

Design

The Moto G8 Power Lite provides a 6.5 inch HD+ screen and with it’s ultrawide display, you’d be forgiven for thinking that it’s a more expensive flagship phone. The smaller size and lighter weight (200g) make the device more comfortable in your hand and easy to stow away.

When you inspect the device more however, you can see that it’s made of a cheaper plastic material, but still retains a water repellent design.

The G8 Power Lite comes in two colours;

So, if you’re not a fan of blue, you won’t find anything for you here…

Battery

While the other specs are decent for the price, the gadget really sets itself apart from others with its impressive battery life. The Moto G8 Power Lite can last 3 full days on a single charge and contains a massive 5000 mAh battery.

Motorola claims that you can stream music for 100 hours or watch shows and movies for 19 hours with its new model. Plus you can get more than 35 days of standby time, so you have power when you need it most.

How does the G8 Power Lite compare to similar phones?

We’ve put together a quick comparison table for you to compare some budget phones for yourself:

Moto G8 Power Lite

Nokia 1.3

OnePlus 8

Oppo Reno 2

£149.99 £64.99 £599 £379.99
5000mAh battery 3000mAh battery 4300mAh battery 4000mAh battery
6.5” display 5.71” display 6.55” display 6.5” display
64GB Internal storage 16GB internal storage 128GB internal storage 256GB internal storage
2.3 GHz octa-core processor & 4GB RAM Qualcomm 215 Mobile Platform processor & 1GB RAM Snapdragon 865 & 8GB RAM Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G & 8GB RAM
16 MP camera 8 MP camera 48 MP camera 48 MP camera

 

The Motorola definitely takes the lead on battery, with 700mAh more than the closest rival – which also costs about £450 more. Saying that, the extremely cheap Nokia 1.3 has 2000mAh less battery power than the G8 Power Lite, and just 1000mAh less than the Oppo which is £315 more expensive.

It is when you start to compare other specs however, that you start to see why the Moto G8 Power Lite is so inexpensive…

The camera is decent for the price, however with the OnePlus and Oppo cameras both having 32 MP more, if you’re more of a photographer you may want to go with one of these instead. While the Nokia has half the megapixels, it costs 56% less than the new Motorola: so technically you get slightly more for your money with the Nokia 1.5 camera wise.

The storage of the Moto G8 Power Lite is on the smaller side from what you might be used to, but it’s certainly not the smallest size you can get either.

Is battery life the new must-have?

The 5000mAh battery on the Moto G8 Power Lite is impressive, and it could be perfect for a backpacker or festival goer that wants a back up phone that they can rely on in an emergency after being packed away for a few weeks.

Whether this will be your new one and only phone? That depends on what you’re looking for. If you’re not too concerned with taking pictures or how quick a device is and instead just need something for calls, texts and the odd stream, then this might be the phone for you.

When you look at the way other new phones are going, there is more of a focus on the quality of cameras and the size of the screen; however when you look at those things on the Motorola Moto G8 Power Lite, they don’t really hold up…

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