Motorola G8 Power Lite – The Battery Powerhouse

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By Akhil Kapoor - 
Tue, 23 Jun'20
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Introduction

Motorola Company is one of the most growing companies and covered the market from its top-notch budget smartphones. However, the company has been unaffordable due to its smartphones like Motorola Razr and Motorola Edge+, but there are some of the phones, which are advance in their feature and can be afforded. Budget smartphones are always tough to produce and market for the smartphone maker because there is a challenge to provide features to draw the customer’s attention while also keeping a check on the cost.

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Moto G8 Power Lite is the fourth smartphone of the Moto G8 family and is available at a very attractive price point in the market. The current market price of Moto G8 Power Lite in other countries is 150 euros while in India, it is available starting Rs.8,999 which is very much affordable keeping in mind the budget segment audience.

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As we, all know Moto G8 Power Lite is the primary form of Moto G8 Power, which is the most-liked and one of the favourite phone among the people. Many smartphones are much better in the G8 family and advance in their features, but their high prices restrict people from buying them. On the other hand, Moto G8 Power Lite might be little less in features but available at reasonable rates. Both, Moto G8 Power and Moto G8 Plus uses Snapdragon chipsets as their processor, which helps them to provide a better processing speed, on the other hand, Moto G8 Power Lite uses weaker Mediatek processor.

The display of the Moto G8 Power Lite is lower in resolution and runs on Android 9 instead of Android 10, and all the high-quality things are present in its siblings. It also lacks in its camera quality as it has three cameras and that too provides the less fancy look. Some of the better features are it is available at reasonable rates, offers 4GB of RAM, contains expandable storage of 64GB and the battery used by the phone is of 5,000mAh.

Stay with us till the end while we discuss in and out of this device Moto G8 Power Lite.

Prices in India, Variants, Availability

The price of the Moto G8 Power Lite is so reasonable and can be considered by smartphone buyers in any segment. Motorola G8 Power Lite price in India is Rs.8,999, which is not that hefty amount for many people and if compared with other models that are very less. To buy the Moto G8 Power Lite, an individual can visit the Flipkart exclusive store while it is currently available only in the weekly flash sales. Stay alert else it can get hard to grab this budget device.

Motorola G8 Power Lite is up for sale in two colour shades of blue: Royal Blue and Arctic Blue.

Moto G8 Power Lite Variants

Box Contents

The box contents of the Motorola G8 Power Lite are pretty much ordinary and as we have seen in the previous devices The box package includes: 

  • Motorola G8 Power Lite
  • USB cable
  • 10W charging adapter
  • SIM Ejector tool
  • Protective case and film
  • User manual and warranty information

Specs at a glance

Here is the list of what the Motorola G8 Power Lite is offering:

  • Display: 6.5 inch HD+ Display, 
  • CPU & GPU: MediaTek Helio P35 Processor
  • RAM & ROM: 4GB/64GB
  • Software: Android 9
  • Rear cameras: 16MP + 2MP + 2MP 
  • Selfie camera: 8MP
  • Battery: 5000 mAh, 10W charger
  • Weight: 200g
  • Dimensions: 164.94 x 75.76 x 9.2mm

Design and Build

Moto G8 Power Lite is a cheap smartphone, but still, the design of the phone is very appreciated by many people. It looks very attractive because of its 6.5-inch display, slimline bezels and edges that are pleasingly round which provides it with a subtle look. A teardrop notch is also present near the selfie camera, which also adds beauty to its smooth linings. The plastic chassis of the Moto G8 Power Lite is Royal Blue in colour which makes it very attractive, and as we move downward of the phone, the darker shade of the phone turns to lighter making it look prettier. The plastic chassis provides it with a classy and sturdy look rather than delivering a cheaper one. The weight of the phone is about 200g which makes it little hefty to carry but one disadvantage it has, and that is it quickly catches the marks of greasy fingerprints of the body of the phone, but it can be wiped away without any extra effort.

Moto G8 Power Lite design

The circular logo of the company is present at the back of the phone in the upper centre direction and a fingerprint reader just below it. The setting up of the fingerprint is quick and easy to use, but it is susceptible to its detection and does not allow rapid sensing when the hands are clean. In the left direction of the fingerprint reader, the three cameras of the phone are placed, and the bigger one with the flashlight is placed at the top in the column. On the top edge of the phone, there is a headphone that is 3.5mm range, and in the right direction of the edge, there is volume and power button. On the left side, there is a tray settling space, which consists of the dual SIM cards. There is a single speaker on the phone, and that is placed at the bottom of the phone at the backside.

Display

The Moto G8 Power Lite contains a display of 6.5in IPS, and the screen has 1,600 x 720 of resolution in it. The pixel density of the screen is 269 pixels per inch and also has an aspect ratio of 20:9. The protective layer that is present on the screen is plain old tempered and not the Gorilla Glass as this glass layer is only present in the expensive smartphones. The front camera notch of Moto G8 Power Lite is excellent and provides you with good pictures if taken in brighter areas. The luminance of Moto G8 Power Lite is 426cd/m2, which is 100nits dimmer than that of the Moto G8 Power. This feature of the Moto G8 Power Lite is not a problem for many people as they want to use it their daily use, but for some, it can be a problem as it fails to hide when exposed to direct rays of the sun.

If we talk about the colour of the display, then it covers about 81.9% of the sRGB spectrum, which is colourful and also has a volume of gamut as 92.3% which is very attractive in a smartphone. There are a number of high quality features missing in Moto G8 Power Lite, but this does not mean that it is one of the worse smartphones that is sold by the Motorola Company, but on the other hand, it is also true that it is not the best smartphone also. Some of the colours are not as attractive as they appear and some of the colours are purple, green, blue and yellow, which are not saturated. The images that are displayed on the screen of Moto G8 Power Lite are having a right amount of pop thanks to the display’s reasonably high contrast ratio which is 1409:1, but it is still less than that of the Moto G8 Power, and that is 1606:1.

Performance

The family of Moto G8 provides high performance, and that is not a surprise for many people as they are using and the most significant reason behind its performance is Qualcomm Snapdragon 665. On the other hand, one of the family members of G8 family lacks in its performance that is due to the use of Mediatek MT6765 Helio P35 chipset and that member is none other than Moto G8 Power Lite.

The jump from one app of the phone to another is faster as compared to other smartphones, in case of Moto G8 Power Lite and all this is due to the Android 9 used in it. This version of Android helps in maintaining the device clean and easier to use. The use of Android 9 in Moto G8 Power Lite helps in protecting the device from unwanted apps that are present other company’s devices. The Geekbench multi-core of the Moto G8 Power Lite helps to know that the device is slower than all other devices like Moto G8 and Xiaomi Redmi Note 8T and the value of its multi-core is 3,931. According to the GFXBench Manhattan 3 test, the Moto G8 Power Lite is capable of managing an on-screen frame rate, and that came out to be 16fps, but later it got reduced to 10fps.

Software

With the Android 9 on-board, the Motorola G8 Power Lite results in clean Android experience. The stock Android ensures better optimization and Moto Experiences features enhance the user interface.

Cameras

The Moto G8 Power Lite consists of three cameras, and this is one of the biggest things as finding such a feature at just 150 euros. The three cameras of the phone provide a wonderful experience as the rear camera is of 16MP, the macro one was 2 MP, and the depth unit was 2MP. There is a front camera also which is of 8MP and has the capability of shooting a video at 1080p with a resolution of 30fps. The front camera of the phone can also take HDR shots and can zoom up to 4X.

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G8 Power Lite Camera

The software of the camera is easier to understand and straightforward, and the image can be captured in four different modes, and those modes of the camera are panorama, standard, macro and bokeh. The Moto G8 Power Lite’s camera has some of the beautifying sliders in them, which helps the person in blurring or removing the unwanted things from the image and also contains HDR toggle.

Battery

Moto G8 Power Lite gives a fierce competition to other smartphones when it comes to the battery segment. Moto G8 Power Lite boasts a powerhouse battery capacity of 5000 mAh which can last it for over a day easily. With moderate usage, you can stretch the battery til two days as well. The major concern is the 10W charging that is supported by the device. It takes even over two hours to charge this large capacity battery from zero to full. Moreover, the absence of the USB Type-C port is felt whenever you see other devices in the same segment.

Audio, Connectivity, Biometrics

The single loudspeaker placed on the back is pretty good for basic YouTube watching, listening to voice notes. For the old-school fans, there is a provision of 3.5mm headphone jack at the rescue.

Motorola G8 Power Lite comes with a rear capacitive fingerprint sensor masked by the Motorola logo. The face unlock feature is also provided.

Moto G8 Power Lite security

Pros & Cons

Pros:

  • 5000 mAh battery
  • Sturdy design
  • Affordable pricing
  • Triple camera setup

Cons:

  • IPS LCD Display

Verdict

Motorola G8 Power Lite is one of the most preferred smartphones among the G8 family as the people can afford it and provides some of the brilliant features in it at just 150 euros. Some of the exciting features of the Moto G8 Power Lite are long-lasting battery backup, solid camera quality, and a display of 6.5-inch However, it is cheaper than all other G8 family members are, but it lacks in its chipset, which Mediatek MT6765 Helio P35 and this reduces its performance level. When it is compared with other smartphones of the same range, then it is found that some of the people do not prefer it because by paying 20 or 30 euros more can help them a better-featured smartphone.

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