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Motorola Moto G8 Play (XT2015-2) vs LG G5 (H840)

Side by side comparison between Motorola Moto G8 Play vs LG G5 phones, differences, pros, cons with full specifications. What's the better?

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Compare LG G5 XMotorola Moto G8 Play (XT2015-2)07Points
Motorola Moto G8 Play (XT2015-2)
6.2"
IPS

720x1520

13
MP

8mp

2GB
RAM

64bit Octa

4000
mAh

(Non removable)

vs
LG G5 (H840)
5.3"
IPS

1440x2560

16
MP

8mp

3GB
RAM

64bit Octa

2800
mAh

(Removable)

What's the better phone? LG G5 (H840)

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 G8 Play (XT2015-2)7 Advantages Motorola Moto G8 Play (XT2015-2)vsG5 (H840)18 Advantages LG G5 (H840)
+2Ghz 64bit Octa-Core31%
More powerful processor, you can open your applications faster
vs1.8Ghz 64bit Octa-Core
+6.2"17%
Larger screen
vs5.3"
+HDR photo on both camerasAdvantage
The HDR technology produced photos with more detail in dark areas
vsHDR photo/video only main camera
+Android 9.0 PieAdvantage
Android 9.0 Pie is newer and safer
vsAndroid 7.0 Nougat
+Face unlockAdvantage
Sensors help you use the device
vsNot supported
+4000 mAh43%
Battery - higher amperage (mAh) allows more device usage time, but it also depends on the hardware and use
vs2800 mAh
+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)
(dedicated slot)
2GB LPDDR3vs+3GB LPDDR350%
More RAM memory. Typically more responsive and better for multitasking.
32GB (20GB available)vs+32GB (22GB available)10%
More internal storage for applications and files
184 grams (6.44 ounces)vs+159 grams (5.57 ounces)16%
Lighter
9 millimeters (0.35 inches)vs+7.7 millimeters (0.3 inches)17%
Thinner
720x1520 pixelsvs+1440x2560 pixels2 times
Higher resolution screen
271 PPIvs+554 PPI104%
Crisper display of text, images and videos because it has more pixels per inch (ppi)
(triple camera) 13MP + 8MP + 2MPvs+(dual camera) 16MP + 8MP5%
Higher resolution main camera
EIS: Digital stabilizationvs+OIS (3-axis): Optical stabilizationAdvantage
Image stabilization prevents blurry photos and helps in recording motion video
f/2.0 (aperture)vs+f/1.8 (aperture)11%
Diaphragm opening (Aperture) of the camera which has the smallest F number takes photos with better light exposure.
Full HD (1920x1080)vs+4K UHD (3840x2160)3 times
More image quality for recording videos with the primary camera
(4G LTE) 150 Mbpsvs+(4G+ LTE-A) 300 Mbps100%
Faster for surfing the internet and download files
Not supportedvs+CompassAdvantage
Sensors help you use the device
Not supportedvs+BarometerAdvantage
Sensors help you use the device
LiPo: Li-Ion polymer (Non removable)vs+Li-Ion: Lithium-Ion (Removable)Advantage
Removable battery can be replaced easily
802.11 b/g/n (2.4Ghz)vs+802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz) + MIMOAdvantage
WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz) + MIMO is newer and faster
Not supportedvs+DLNAAdvantage
With DLNA technology you can access and play media files on TV, tablet or DLNA compatible device.
Not supportedvs+NFCAdvantage
NFC allows you to make payments by approach quickly and securely
Not supportedvs+Gorilla Glass 4Advantage
Protection against scratches on the screen lets you carry your phone with your keys

26 Common items in both devices
Until 1TB microSD, microSDXC / Until 2TB microSD, microSDXC
TFT IPS LCD
16 million
LED flash
Only digital zoom
PDAF: phase detection autofocus / LDAF: laser detection autofocus
(front) 8MP
+19 specs and more in the table below

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Physical featuresMotorola Moto G8 Play (XT2015-2)LG G5 (H840)
ModelMoto G8 Play (XT2015-2)G5 (H840)
Other model namesLenovo Moto G8 Play XT2015LG G5 SE, LG G5 Lite, LG-H840, LGH840
Country or region available(Latin America)Brazil
(Latin America), Brazil
(Latin America)Brazil
(Latin America), Brazil
BrandMotorolaLG
Release dateOctober, 2019March, 2016
Depth9 millimeters (0.35 inches)7.7 millimeters (0.3 inches)
Size (width x height)75.4 x 157.6 millimeters (2.97 x 6.2 in)73.9 x 149.4 millimeters (2.91 x 5.88 in)
Weight184 grams (6.44 ounces)159 grams (5.57 ounces)
Qwerty physical keyboardNot supportedNot supported
AntennaInternal antennaInternal antenna
Build, materialsPlastic body, glass frontfeature not registered
Protection against water and othersNot supportedNot supported
System (OS)Motorola Moto G8 Play (XT2015-2)LG G5 (H840)
Operating systemAndroid 9.0 PieAndroid 6.0.1 Marshmallow
Firmware updatefeature not registeredAndroid 7.0 Nougat
HardwareMotorola Moto G8 Play (XT2015-2)LG G5 (H840)
Chipset64bit - MediaTek MT6771 Helio P70M (12nm)64bit - Qualcomm Snapdragon 652 MSM8976 (28nm)
CPU processorOcta-Core, 2 processors:
2Ghz Quad-Core ARM Cortex-A73
2Ghz Quad-Core ARM Cortex-A53
Octa-Core, 2 processors:
1.8Ghz Quad-Core ARM Cortex-A72
1.4Ghz Quad-Core ARM Cortex-A53
GPU graphical controllerARM Mali-G72 MP3 900MhzQualcomm Adreno 510 600Mhz
RAM memory2GB LPDDR33GB LPDDR3
Internal storage32GB (20GB available)
eMMC 5.1
32GB (22GB available)
External storageUntil 1TB microSD, microSDXC
(hybrid slot/shares the same SIM-2 slot)
Until 2TB microSD, microSDXC
(dedicated slot)
DisplayMotorola Moto G8 Play (XT2015-2)LG G5 (H840)
Display typeTFT IPS LCDTFT IPS LCD
Screen size6.2" inches5.3" inches
Screen-to-body ratio~80.7% (screen-to-body ratio)~70.1% (screen-to-body ratio)
Display resolution720x1520 pixels (19:9)1440x2560 pixels
TouchscreenCapacitive MultitouchCapacitive Multitouch
Pixel density (dot pitch)271 PPI554 PPI
Colors16 million16 million
Scratch-resistant glassNot supportedGorilla Glass 4
Display features60Hzfeature not registered
Mobile networksMotorola Moto G8 Play (XT2015-2)LG G5 (H840)
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/upload150/50 Mbps300/50 Mbps
Network technology2G, 3G, 4G2G, 3G, 4G
Frequency, bandsExpand band detailsCollapse details
GSM Mhz bandQuad-Band 850/900/1800/1900Quad-Band 850/900/1800/1900
Primary 2G networkGSM 850/900/1800/1900GSM 850/900/1800/1900
Primary 3G networkUMTS 850/900/1700/1900/2100UMTS 850/1700/1900/2100
Primary 4G networkLTE Cat4 (Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 28, 66)
VoLTE
LTE Cat6 700/850/1700/1800/1900/2100/2600 (Bands 1,2,3,4,5,7,12,17)
Primary 5G networkNot supportedNot supported
Primary data networkGPRS, EDGE, UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+, LTEGPRS, EDGE, UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+, 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 G8 Play (XT2015-2)LG G5 (H840)
MessagingSMS (T9), MMS, E-mail, Push mailSMS (T9), MMS, E-mail, Push mail
SpeakerphoneSupportedSupported
Video callingSupportedSupported
Call controlVoice dialing, Voice recorderVoice dialing, Voice recorder
CameraMotorola Moto G8 Play (XT2015-2)LG G5 (H840)
Back camera (main camera)(triple camera)
13 megapixels
8MP ultrawidef/2.214mm1.25µm117º
2MP depthf/2.21.75µm
(dual camera)
16 megapixels
8MPf/2.412mm1/3.2
Main camera resolution4128x3096 pixels5312x2988 pixels
Video recording (primary)Full HD (1920x1080) 30 fps4K UHD (3840x2160) 30 fps
FlashLED flashLED flash
Focal aperturef/2.0 (aperture)f/1.8 (aperture)
Focal lengthfeature not registered29mm lens
Sensor sizefeature not registered1/2.6" inches
Pixel size1.25µm pixelfeature not registered
AutofocusPDAF: phase detection autofocusLDAF: laser detection autofocus
Touch focusSupportedSupported
Image stabilizationEIS: Digital stabilizationOIS (3-axis): Optical stabilization
ZoomOnly digital zoomOnly digital zoom
Face/smile detectionFace detection, Smile detectionFace detection, Smile detection
BSI sensorNot supportedNot supported
HDRHDR photo on both camerasHDR photo/video only main camera
2ª cameraMotorola Moto G8 Play (XT2015-2)LG G5 (H840)
Front camera (secondary)8 megapixels8 megapixels
Front camera resolution3264x2448 pixels3264x2448 pixels
Video recording (secondary)Full HD (1920x1080)Full HD (1920x1080)
Front flashNot supportedNot supported
Focal aperturefeature not registeredf/2.0 (aperture)
Focal lengthfeature not registeredfeature not registered
Sensor sizefeature not registered1/4" inches
Pixel sizefeature not registered1.12µm pixel
MultimediaMotorola Moto G8 Play (XT2015-2)LG G5 (H840)
RadioFMFM (RDS)
TVNot supportedNot supported
Video formatsMP4, H.265, H.264, H.263, XviD, MKVMP4, H.264, H.263, DivX, XviD, WMV
Audio formatsMP3, WAV, WMA, eAAC+, FLACMP3, WAV, WMA, eAAC+, FLAC
ConnectivityMotorola Moto G8 Play (XT2015-2)LG G5 (H840)
USBUSB 2.0 Type-C reversible connectorUSB 2.0 Type-C reversible connector
TV outputNot supportedNot supported
Audio output3.5mm jack3.5mm jack
Bluetooth4.2 + A2DP4.2 + A2DP
WiFi802.11 b/g/n (2.4Ghz)802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz) + MIMO
DLNANot supportedSupported
NFCNot supportedSupported
GPSA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, GALILEOA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS
Infrared portNot supportedSupported
Other functionsMotorola Moto G8 Play (XT2015-2)LG G5 (H840)
Active noise cancellationSupportedSupported
Vibrating alertSupportedSupported
RingtonesPolyphonic and customizedPolyphonic and customized
Web browserHTML, XHTML, HTML5HTML, XHTML, HTML5
SensorsAccelerometer
Proximity sensor
Ambient Light sensor
Gyroscope
Face unlock
Fingerprint sensor (rear-mounted)
Accelerometer
Proximity sensor
Compass
Ambient Light sensor
Gyroscope
Barometer
Fingerprint sensor
Other features- Colors: Black onyx, Magenta red
- Silicone case included
- Max Vision display
- Dedicated action cam
- WiFi hotspot
- Colors: Silver, Titan, Gold, Pink
- USB OTG On-The-Go
- LG Optimus UX 5.0 UI
- LG 360 VR supported
- LG CAM Plus supported
- 3D Arc Glass screen
- Modular battery
- Fast battery charging: 83% in 30min
- Quick Charge 3.0
- WiFi direct, hotspot
Power supplyMotorola Moto G8 Play (XT2015-2)LG G5 (H840)
BatteryLiPo: Li-Ion polymer (Non removable)Li-Ion: Lithium-Ion (Removable)
Battery capacity4000 mAh2800 mAh
Charger, watts10W (5V/2A) Standard charging Standard charging
Talk time autonomyfeature not registered1200 minutes | 20 hours | 0.8 day
Standbyfeature not registered22800 minutes | 380 hours | 15.8 days
Radiation rateMotorola Moto G8 Play (XT2015-2)LG G5 (H840)
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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