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Moto G9 Vs Moto G8: All Upgrades Compared


Motorola launched the G9 model in India this Monday as the latest addition to the ‘G’ series of phones. It is a successor to the Moto G8 which was launched in Brazil earlier this year. However, the two have a variety of differences and we made a direct comparison of the two.

By Sagnik Das Gupta - 
25th Aug 2020
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Highlights of the Story


  • Moto G9 is powered by the Snapdragon 662 SoC while the G8 is powered by the Snapdragon 665 chipset
  • The Moto G9 has a 48MP+2MP+2MP triple camera setup while the G8 has a 16MP+8MP+2MP setup

When it comes to the specifications of the devices, there are quite a variety of differences. For starters, the Moto G9 is powered by the Snapdragon 662 chipset whereas the Moto G8 is powered by the Snapdragon 665 SoC. For serving the purpose of photography and videos, both the phones have quite different camera setups as well.

Also read: Leaked: Moto G9 Plus, E7 Plus Renders, Launch Expected Soon

The Moto G9 has a triple camera setup of a 48-megapixel primary sensor with f/1.7 lens, a 2-megapixel depth sensor with f/2.4 lens and a 2-megapixel macro sensor with an f/2.4 lens. On the other hand, the G8 has a 16-megapixel primary sensor with f/1.7 lens along with a secondary 8-megapixel wide-angle sensor with f/2.2 lens and a 2-megapixel macro sensor with f/2.2 lens. However, both the devices have an 8-megapixel selfie shooter.

Furthermore, the Moto G9 is fueled by a 5000 mAh battery with 20W fast charging support. On the other hand, the Moto G8 has a 4000 mAh battery with 10W charging support. Also, the battery is probably However, there are certain areas where the devices have similar specifications.

Both the devices have an HD+ display along with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage. However, the G9 might be a tad bigger with a 6.5-inch display. This is unlike the Moto G8 which has a slightly smaller 6.4-inch display. Both the smartphones have rear mounted fingerprint scanners as well.

Also read: Motorola To Launch New Phone In India On August 24th

Price and Color Comparison Of The Two

The Moto G9 is priced at Rs 11,499 for the single 4GB/64GB variant. On the other hand, the Moto G8 was released in Brazil for BRL 1,299 which is roughly Rs 17,100 in India. However, one thing to note here is that the G8 never released in India. The G9 is released in Forest Green and Sapphire Blue color options. On the other hand, the G8 was released in Pearl White and Neon Blue color options.

Also read: Moto G9 Launched In India – See Price And Specifications Here

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