Motorola Moto G8 Power Lite 

price₹ 8,999 onwards

launchMay, 2020

29.4

excellence score

81.4

value for money score

Not available at any of our listed stores

2-Minute Review

Let's cut through the noise, and get to the crux of it. 6 Expert Reviews analysed and summarised by the PhoneCurry Editorial Team, in a short and sweet 2-minute review.

Design

  • Looks snazzy - the plastic chassis is finished in 2 colour gradient, which fades from a darker to a lighter shade as you cast your eyes downward
  • The front has pleasingly rounded edges and slimline bezels with a tear-drop notch that look striking, for a phone at this price
  • Decent fingerprint sensor at the back
  • At 200g, the phone is reasonably hefty
  • It also picks up greasy fingerprints a little too easily

Display

  • Vibrant, large 6.5-inches IPS display - the images on the screen have a good amount of pop thanks to the display’s reasonably high contrast
  • Sunlight legibility isn't great

Software

  • Motorola continues to keep the software on it's phones clean, and simple - it's basically stock Android with a few useful Moto add-ons

Performance

  • Decent performance from the dated MediaTek Helio P35 - the phone feels fast when jumping from app to app and there's no issue in regular use, thanks to the clean and light software Motorola uses
  • However, this is not the most powerful phone at this price and gaming on this phone is a no go - the Realme Narzo 10A and C3 both offer outstanding performance at this price

Camera

  • Good triple rear camera setup - a 16MP primary module, a 2MP macro camera and a 2MP depth sensor
  • The primary camera takes decent photos in daylight conditions and the HDR image processing also does a good job at boosting the saturation of the scene and images have a pop in them
  • Low-light shooting is surprisingly good for the price - images appear bright, and the camera does an excellent job of teasing textures out from the shadows without adding too much visual noise
  • The macro camera is a lot of fun to play around with - it’s capable of capturing intricate details on the smallest objects, from a macro distance of 2 cm
  • The 8MP selfie camera does a good job at taking clear sharp photos and it also offers a selfie portrait mode, which works well

Battery

  • Excellent battery life from the 5000 mAh battery - a full charge will easily last you for 2 days of regular use
  • No fast charging

Verdict

  • The Motorola Power Lite offers clear software, excellent battery and a good set of cameras for the price, if that's all you're looking for, it does the job well
  • However, if you want a bit more power in your phone the Narzo 10A is an excellent phone at this price, though it's not for stock Android lovers

Expert Reviews

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  1. Big on battery, light on power
    expertreviews.co.uk in-depth Read Review »
  2. The Moto G8 Power Lite is certainly a device to consider for the price
    pocketnow.com in-depth Read Review »
  3. A gorgeous-looking powerhouse with a few compromises
    firstpost.com in-depth Read Review »
  4. The Moto G8 Power Lite's main USP is its clean, adware and bloatware free, near-stock Android experience
    financialexpress.com in-depth Read Review »
  5. finder.com.au in-depth Read Review »
  6. indiatoday.in hands-on Read Review »

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Motorola Moto G8 Power Lite Specifications

Operating System
Smartphone OSAndroid 9.0 PieExpected update to next Android version
Display
TouchscreenYes (Capacitive)
Screen Size6.5 inches
Screen Resolution720x1600 pixels (~ 270 pixels per inch)
Display TypeIPS LCD
Tall Aspect Ratio / Minimal BezelsYes
Screen DesignDewdrop Notch
Screen Refresh Rate60 HzStandard
Scratch Resistant DisplayYes
Sensors
  • Accelerometer
  • Ambient Light Sensor
  • Proximity Sensor
  • Gyroscope
Fingerprint sensorYes
Face UnlockYes
Processor/RAM
Processor2.3 GHz, Octa Core, MediaTek Helio P35Ranked #68 in Mobile Processor Benchmarks
GPUPowerVR GE8320
RAM4 GB
Memory
Internal Memory64 GB
Expandable Memory SlotYes, up to 256 GB
Battery
Battery Capacity5000 mAh
Dimensions
Weight200 gmHeavy
Thickness9.2 mmThick
Width75.8 mmOk for one-handed use
Camera
Primary Camera16MP + 2MP + 2MP
Camera Auto-FocusYes
Camera FlashYes
HD Video RecordingYes (Full HD)
Other Camera Features
  • 16MP: f/2.0 Aperture; 1.0um Pixel Size; PDAF
  • 2MP: f/2.4 Aperture; 1.75um Pixel Size; Depth Sensor
  • 2MP: f/2.4 Aperture; 1.75um Pixel Size; Macro Camera
  • HDR
  • Face Beauty
  • Dual camera bokeh
  • Timer
  • Panorama
  • Google Lens integration
Secondary Camera8MP
Secondary Camera Features
  • f/2.0 Aperture
  • 1.12um Pixel Size
  • HDR
  • Face beauty
  • Timer
  • Bokeh
Connectivity
BluetoothYes
Connecting PortUSB
WiFiYes
WiFi DirectYes
VoWiFi/WiFi-CallingYes
4GYes
VoLTEYes
3GYes
2G Internet (GPRS/EDGE)Yes
GPSYes + GLONASS + GALILEO + LTEPP + SUPL
CompassYes
More
App StoreGoogle Play Store
Dual SIMGSM+GSM
Water ResistantYes, Splash Resistant
Noise FiltrationYes
FM RadioYes

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