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Motorola Moto G 5G (128GB) vs Apple iPhone 8 Plus (256GB)

Side by side comparison between Motorola Moto G 5G vs Apple iPhone 8 Plus phones, differences, pros, cons with full specifications. What's the better?

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Compare Apple iPhone 8 Plus XMotorola Moto G 5G (128GB)21Points
Motorola Moto G 5G (128GB)
6.7"
IPS

1080x2340

48
MP

16mp

6GB
RAM

64bit Octa

5000
mAh

(Non removable)

vs
15PointsApple iPhone 8 Plus (256GB)Compare Motorola Moto G 5G X
Apple iPhone 8 Plus (256GB)
5.5"
IPS

1080x1920

12
MP

7.1mp

3GB
RAM

64bit Hexa

2691
mAh

(Non removable)

What's the better phone? Motorola Moto G 5G (128GB)

The phonemore's choice is much more technical than personal. Therefore, you shouldn't only consider this. Our goal is to help you, but what's important to us may not be important to you. You decide which one is the best! Comment!

Moto G 5G (128GB)21 Advantages Motorola Moto G 5G (128GB)vsiPhone 8 Plus (256GB)15 Advantages Apple iPhone 8 Plus (256GB)
+2.2Ghz 64bit Octa-Core28%
More powerful processor, you can open your applications faster
vs2.39Ghz 64bit Hexa-Core
+6GB LPDDR4X100%
More RAM memory. Typically more responsive and better for multitasking.
vs3GB LPDDR4X
+Until 1TB microSD, microSDXCAdvantage
More external storage for files using memory cards
vsNot supported
+HDR10Advantage
The HDR10 display provides vibrant colors and more details
vsNot supported
+1080x2340 pixels22%
Higher resolution screen
vs1080x1920 pixels
+6.7"22%
Larger screen
vs5.5"
+(triple camera) 48MP + 8MP + 2MP142%
Higher resolution main camera
vs(dual camera) 12MP + 12MP
+1/2" inches50%
The larger sensor camera lets you take photos with better depth.
vs1/3" inches
+f/1.7 (aperture)6%
Diaphragm opening (Aperture) of the camera which has the smallest F number takes photos with better light exposure.
vsf/1.8 (aperture)
+(front) 16MP125%
Higher resolution secondary camera to take pictures and selfies
vs(front) 7.1MP
+2500000 apps (Google Play Store)19%
More apps available to download and use
vs2100000 apps (App Store)
+5G SA/NSAAdvantage
The 5G SA/NSA network is newer and faster
vs4G+ LTE-A
+(5G SA/NSA) 2000 Mbps95%
Faster for surfing the internet and download files
vs(4G+ LTE-A) 1024 Mbps
+3.5mm jackAdvantage
Headsets with 3.5mm Jack size are more common and easy to find in stores
vsproprietary audio output
+Face unlockAdvantage
Sensors help you use the device
vsNot supported
+5000 mAh86%
Battery - higher amperage (mAh) allows more device usage time, but it also depends on the hardware and use
vs2691 mAh
+20W33%
More power (watts) to charge the battery faster. Sometimes, the charger that comes with the device doesn't have the same power supported by the device. Check before you buy it.
vs15W
+2 slots (Dual-SIM)
(hybrid slot/shares the same microSD slot)Advantage
It's more advantageous to have more than one phone operator in the same device
vs1 slot (Single-SIM)
+FMAdvantage
The radio lets you listen to your songs and sports in general
vsNot supported
+5.1 + A2DP/LEAdvantage
Bluetooth 5.1 + A2DP/LE is newer and faster
vs5.0 + A2DP/LE
+Type-CAdvantage
Reversible connector, you can stick in a USB-C cable any which way; either side is up.
vsUSB 2.0 proprietary connector
128GB (111GB available)vs+256GB (245GB available)121%
More internal storage for applications and files
eMMC 5.1vs+NVMe (SSD)Advantage
Fastest write and read storage.
212 grams (7.42 ounces)vs+202 grams (7.07 ounces)5%
Lighter
9.9 millimeters (0.39 inches)vs+7.5 millimeters (0.3 inches)32%
Thinner
Plastic body, glass frontvs+Aluminum frame, glass front/backAdvantage
More resistant material
LTPS IPS LCDvs+TFT LED-Backlit IPS LCDAdvantage
TFT LED-Backlit IPS LCD display is brighter and more vivid
385 PPIvs+401 PPI4%
Crisper display of text, images and videos because it has more pixels per inch (ppi)
LED flashvs+Quad-LED flashAdvantage
The Quad-LED flash helps in dark places or in low light
Only digital zoomvs+Digital and optical zoomAdvantage
The zoom allows for better focus and approach to take pictures
EIS: Digital stabilizationvs+OIS: Optical stabilizationAdvantage
Image stabilization prevents blurry photos and helps in recording motion video
Not supportedvs+BSI sensorAdvantage
The BSI sensor allows the entry of more light generating photos with more detail and brightness
Not supportedvs+BarometerAdvantage
Sensors help you use the device
Not supportedvs+Qi wireless chargingAdvantage
Wireless charging is another way to charge the battery.
Not supportedvs+Scratch-resistant glassAdvantage
Protection against scratches on the screen lets you carry your phone with your keys
Water repellent nano-coating (don't immerse)vs+IP67 certifiedAdvantage
Protection against water allows you talk to your friends in the rain, for example

24 Common items in both devices
60Hz
16 million
PDAF: phase detection autofocus
HDR photo on both cameras / HDR photo/video on both cameras
4K UHD (3840x2160)
(front) Full HD (1920x1080)
Capacitive
+17 specs and more in the table below

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Physical featuresMotorola Moto G 5G (128GB)Apple iPhone 8 Plus (256GB)
ModelMoto G 5G (128GB)iPhone 8 Plus (256GB)
Other model namesLenovo Moto G 5G XT2113-3 (6GB RAM)iPhone 8 Plus A1863 (CDMA), iPhone 8+ A1905 (GSM)
Country or region available(Global, International)
(Global, International)
(Global, International)
(Global, International)
BrandMotorolaApple
Release dateNovember, 2020September, 2017
Depth9.9 millimeters (0.39 inches)7.5 millimeters (0.3 inches)
Size (width x height)76.1 x 166.1 millimeters (3 x 6.54 in)78.1 x 158.4 millimeters (3.07 x 6.24 in)
Weight212 grams (7.42 ounces)202 grams (7.07 ounces)
Qwerty physical keyboardNot supportedNot supported
AntennaInternal antennaInternal antenna
Build, materialsPlastic body, glass frontAluminum frame, glass front/back
Protection against water and othersWater repellent nano-coating (don't immerse)IP67 certified: dust proof and waterproof over 1 meter and 30min
System (OS)Motorola Moto G 5G (128GB)Apple iPhone 8 Plus (256GB)
Operating systemAndroid 10iOS 11
Firmware updatefeature not registerediOS 14
HardwareMotorola Moto G 5G (128GB)Apple iPhone 8 Plus (256GB)
Chipset64bit - Qualcomm Snapdragon 750G SM7225 (8nm)64bit - Apple A11 Bionic (10nm)
CPU processorOcta-Core, 2 processors:
2.2Ghz Dual-Core Kryo 570
1.8Ghz Hexa-Core Kryo 570
Hexa-Core, 2 processors:
2.39Ghz Dual-Core Monsoon
1.6Ghz Quad-Core Mistral
GPU graphical controllerQualcomm Adreno 619Apple GPU MP3
RAM memory6GB LPDDR4X3GB LPDDR4X
Internal storage128GB (111GB available)
eMMC 5.1
256GB (245GB available)
NVMe (SSD)
External storageUntil 1TB microSD, microSDXC
(hybrid slot/shares the same SIM-2 slot)
Not supported
DisplayMotorola Moto G 5G (128GB)Apple iPhone 8 Plus (256GB)
Display typeLTPS IPS LCDTFT LED-Backlit IPS LCD
Screen size6.7" inches5.5" inches
Screen-to-body ratio~87.2% (screen-to-body ratio)~67.4% (screen-to-body ratio)
Display resolution1080x2340 pixels (20:9)1080x1920 pixels (16:9)
TouchscreenCapacitive MultitouchCapacitive Multitouch 10-points
Pixel density (dot pitch)385 PPI401 PPI
Colors16 million16 million
Scratch-resistant glassNot supportedScratch-resistant glass
Display features60Hz, HDR1060Hz, 625 nits
Mobile networksMotorola Moto G 5G (128GB)Apple iPhone 8 Plus (256GB)
Dual-SIMDual-SIM Standby - Call active on one sim card
(hybrid slot/shares the same microSD slot)
Not supported
SIM card2 slots (Dual-SIM)
nano-SIM (4FF)
1 slot (Single-SIM)
nano-SIM (4FF)
Maximum download/upload2000/150 Mbps1024/150 Mbps
Network technology2G, 3G, 4G, 5G2G, 3G, 4G
Frequency, bandsExpand band detailsCollapse details
GSM Mhz bandQuad-Band 850/900/1800/1900Quad-Band 850/900/1800/1900
Primary 2G networkGSM 850/900/1800/1900CDMA 800/1900/2100 (A1863 model), GSM 850/900/1800/1900
Primary 3G networkUMTS 850/900/1700/1900/2100A1863 model:
CDMA2000 1xEV-DO
TD-SCDMA 1900/2000
UMTS 850/900/1700/1900/2100

A1905 model:
UMTS 850/900/1700/1900/2100
Primary 4G networkLTE Cat11 (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 18, 19, 20, 26, 28)
TD-LTE (38, 39, 40, 41, 42, 43)
VoLTE
LTE Cat16 (Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 17, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 28, 29, 30, 34, 66)
TD-LTE (Bands 38, 39, 40, 41)
VoLTE
Primary 5G networkSA/NSA (1, 3, 5, 7, 8, 28, 38, 41, 77, 78)Not supported
Primary data networkGPRS, EDGE, UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+, TD-LTE, LTE, LTE-A, 5G SA/NSAGPRS, EDGE, CDMA2000 EV-DO Rev 0, CDMA2000 EV-DO Rev A, TD-SCDMA, UMTS, TD-HSDPA, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+, TD-LTE, LTE, LTE-A
Secondary 2G networkGSM 850/900/1800/1900Not supported
Secondary 3G networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary 4G networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary data networkGPRS, EDGENot supported
CallingMotorola Moto G 5G (128GB)Apple iPhone 8 Plus (256GB)
MessagingSMS (T9), MMS, E-mail, Push mailSMS (T9), MMS, E-mail, Push mail
SpeakerphoneSupportedSupported
Video callingSupportedSupported
Call controlVoice dialing, Voice recorder, Voice commandsVoice dialing, Voice recorder, Voice commands
CameraMotorola Moto G 5G (128GB)Apple iPhone 8 Plus (256GB)
Back camera (main camera)(triple camera)
48 megapixels
8MP ultrawidef/2.2118º1.12µm
2MP macrof/2.4AF
(dual camera)
12 megapixels
12MP telephotof/2.81/3.6"57mm
Main camera resolution8000x6000 pixels4000x3000 pixels
Video recording (primary)4K UHD (3840x2160) 30 fps4K UHD (3840x2160) 60 fps
FlashLED flashQuad-LED flash
Focal aperturef/1.7 (aperture)f/1.8 (aperture)
Focal length26mm lens28mm lens
Sensor size1/2" inches1/3" inches
Pixel size0.8µm pixelfeature not registered
AutofocusPDAF: phase detection autofocusPDAF: phase detection autofocus
Touch focusSupportedSupported
Image stabilizationEIS: Digital stabilizationOIS: Optical stabilization
ZoomOnly digital zoomDigital and optical zoom
Face/smile detectionFace detection, Smile detectionFace detection, Smile detection
BSI sensorNot supportedSupported
HDRHDR photo on both camerasHDR photo/video on both cameras
2ª cameraMotorola Moto G 5G (128GB)Apple iPhone 8 Plus (256GB)
Front camera (secondary)16 megapixels7.1 megapixels
Front camera resolution4608x3456 pixels3072x2304 pixels
Video recording (secondary)Full HD (1920x1080)Full HD (1920x1080)
Front flashNot supportedNot supported
Focal aperturef/2.2 (aperture)f/2.2 (aperture)
Focal lengthfeature not registered32mm lens
Sensor sizefeature not registeredfeature not registered
Pixel size1µm pixelfeature not registered
MultimediaMotorola Moto G 5G (128GB)Apple iPhone 8 Plus (256GB)
RadioFMNot supported
TVNot supportedNot supported
Video formatsMP4, H.265, H.264, H.263, XviD, MKVMPEG4, H.265, H.264, MOV
Audio formatsMP3, WAV, WMA, eAAC+, FLACMP3, WAV, AAX+, AIFF
ConnectivityMotorola Moto G 5G (128GB)Apple iPhone 8 Plus (256GB)
USBUSB 2.0 Type-C reversible connectorUSB 2.0 proprietary connector
TV outputNot supportedProprietary TV-out
Audio output3.5mm jackproprietary audio output
Bluetooth5.1 + A2DP/LE5.0 + A2DP/LE
WiFi802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz) + MIMO802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz) + MIMO
DLNANot supportedNot supported
NFCSupportedSupported
GPSA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, GALILEOA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, GALILEO, QZSS
Infrared portNot supportedNot supported
Other functionsMotorola Moto G 5G (128GB)Apple iPhone 8 Plus (256GB)
Active noise cancellationSupportedSupported
Vibrating alertSupportedSupported
RingtonesPolyphonic and customizedPolyphonic and customized
Web browserHTML, XHTML, HTML5HTML, XHTML, HTML5
SensorsAccelerometer
Proximity sensor
Compass
Ambient Light sensor
Gyroscope
Face unlock
Fingerprint sensor (rear-mounted)
Accelerometer
Proximity sensor
Compass
Ambient Light sensor
Gyroscope
Barometer
Fingerprint sensor (front-mounted)
Other features- Colors: Frosted Silver, Volcanic Gray
- My UX
- TurboPower charger
- WiFi direct, hotspot
- Colors: Space Gray, Silver, Gold
- Oleophobic coating screen
- 3D Touch
- AirDrop, iCloud, FaceTime, Siri
- NFC Apple Pay only
- Lightning to 3.5mm headphone jack adapter included
- Fast battery charging: 50% in 30min
- 1080p@240fps slow motion
- WiFi hotspot
Power supplyMotorola Moto G 5G (128GB)Apple iPhone 8 Plus (256GB)
BatteryLiPo: Li-Ion polymer (Non removable)Li-Ion: Lithium-Ion (Non removable)
Battery capacity5000 mAh2691 mAh
Charger, watts20W Fast battery charging15W Fast battery charging
Qi wireless charging
USB Power Delivery 2.0
Talk time autonomyfeature not registered1260 minutes | 21 hours | 0.9 day
Standbyfeature not registeredfeature not registered
Radiation rateMotorola Moto G 5G (128GB)Apple iPhone 8 Plus (256GB)
SAR 1.6W/kg (USA, Mexico, etc.)feature not registeredfeature not registered
SAR 2W/kg (Europe, UK, etc.)feature not registeredfeature not registered
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