Motorola launched the Moto G8 Power Lite, its latest budget Android smartphone, a month ago in India. It competes directly with popular offerings such as Realme's Narzo 10A (Review) and the Redmi 8 (Review). The highlight features of the new G8 Power Lite include a big battery and display, and the uncluttered Android experience that we've come to expect from Moto devices.
The Moto G8 Power Lite is quite chunky, with a thickness of 9.2mm, and also a bit heavy at nearly 200g. The entire body is built from plastic, but thanks to the matte finish, it looks good and doesn't attract fingerprints too easily. In a world of disappearing headphone jacks, it's nice to see that the Moto G8 Power Lite still has one.
The display is a big 6.5-inch IPS TFT LCD panel with an HD+ resolution of 720x1600 pixels. This low resolution is not ideal for such a large panel, due to which text and icons don't look very sharp. The fingerprint sensor works well and is quick to unlock the phone when needed.
The clean layout of stock Android 9 Pie is always refreshing to use, but it can feel a little too barebones at times. The Moto G8 Power Lite uses the MediaTek Helio P35 SoC and is available in only one configuration, which has 4GB of RAM and 64GB of storage. Motorola has ensured good battery life by fitting the Moto G8 Power Lite with a 5,000mAh battery.
Like most recent phones in the sub-Rs. 10,000 segment, the Moto G8 Power Lite features three rear cameras. These include a primary 16-megapixel sensor with PDAF, a 2-megapixel depth camera, and a 2-megapixel macro camera. The main camera is good in daylight but produces poor quality photos in low light. Priced at Rs. 8,999, the Moto G8 Power Lite offers good amounts of RAM and storage, which not many others do.
|Product Name||Price in India|
|Motorola Moto G8 Power Lite (4GB RAM, 64GB) - Royal Blue||₹ 9,999|
|Motorola Moto G8 Power Lite (4GB RAM, 64GB) - Arctic Blue||₹ 9,999|
Motorola Moto G8 Power Lite price in India starts from ₹ 9,999. The lowest price of Motorola Moto G8 Power Lite is ₹ 9,999 at Flipkart on 30th September 2020.
|Model||Moto G8 Power Lite|
|Release date||3rd April 2020|
|Launched in India||Yes|
|Dimensions (mm)||164.94 x 75.76 x 9.20|
|Battery capacity (mAh)||5000|
|Colours||Royal Blue, Arctic Blue|
|Screen size (inches)||6.50|
|Pixels per inch (PPI)||269|
|Processor make||MediaTek Helio P35 (MT6765)|
|Expandable storage type||microSD|
|Expandable storage up to (GB)||256|
|Dedicated microSD slot||Yes|
|Rear camera||16-megapixel (f/2.2) + 2-megapixel (f/2.4) + 2-megapixel (f/2.4)|
|Front camera||8-megapixel (f/2.0)|
|Operating system||Android 9|
|Wi-Fi standards supported||802.11 b/g/n|
|Bluetooth||Yes, v 4.20|
|Number of SIMs||2|
|Ambient light sensor||Yes|