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Motorola Moto G8 Play (XT2015-2) vs Motorola Moto G8 Plus (XT2019-1)

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

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Compare Motorola Moto G8 Plus X02Motorola Moto G8 Play (XT2015-2)
Motorola Moto G8 Play (XT2015-2)
6.2"
IPS

720x1520

13
MP

8mp

2GB
RAM

64bit Octa

4000
mAh

(Non removable)

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Compare Motorola Moto G8 Play X16Motorola Moto G8 Plus (XT2019-1)
Motorola Moto G8 Plus (XT2019-1)
6.3"
IPS

1080x2280

48
MP

25mp

4GB
RAM

64bit Octa

4000
mAh

(Non removable)

What's the best phone? The PhoneMore's choice is Motorola Moto G8 Plus (XT2019-1)

The phonemore's choice is much more technical than personal, so don't just evaluate it. Our goal is to help, but what's important to us may not be important to you. You decide which is the best! Comment!


02 Advantages Motorola Moto G8 Play (XT2015-2)
Moto G8 Play (XT2015-2)vsMoto G8 Plus (XT2019-1)
 2%2%
+Lighter
184 grams (6.44 ounces)vs188 grams (6.58 ounces)
 1%1%
+Thinner
9 millimeters (0.35 inches)vs9.09 millimeters (0.36 inches)

16 Advantages Motorola Moto G8 Plus (XT2019-1)
Moto G8 Plus (XT2019-1)vsMoto G8 Play (XT2015-2)
 4%4%
+More powerful processor, you can open your applications faster
2Ghz 64bit Octa-Corevs2Ghz 64bit Octa-Core
 100%100%
+More RAM memory. Typically more responsive and better for multitasking
4GB LPDDR4vs2GB LPDDR3
 145%100%
+More internal storage for applications and files
64GB (49GB user available)vs32GB (20GB user available)
 125%100%
+Higher resolution screen
1080x2280 pixelsvs720x1520 pixels
 48%48%
+Crisper display of text, images and video because it has more pixels per inch (ppi)
400 PPIvs271 PPI
 2%2%
+Larger screen
6.3"vs6.2"
 2 times100%
+Higher resolution main camera
(triple camera) 48MP + 16MP + 5MPvs(triple camera) 13MP + 8MP + 2MP
 18%18%
+Diaphragm opening (Aperture) of the camera which has the smallest F number takes photos with better light exposure
f/1.7 (aperture)vsf/2.0 (aperture)
 2 times100%
+Higher resolution secondary camera to take pictures and selfies
(front) 25MPvs(front) 8MP
 3 times100%
+More image quality for recording videos with the primary camera
4K UHD (3840x2160 pixels)vsFull HD (1920x1080 pixels)
 3 times100%
+Faster for surfing the internet and download files
(4G+ LTE-A) 600 Mbpsvs(4G LTE) 150 Mbps
Advantage
+Sensors help you use the device
CompassvsNot supported
Advantage
+WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac + MIMO (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz) is newer and faster
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac + MIMO (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz)vs802.11 b/g/n (2.4Ghz)
Advantage
+Bluetooth 5.0 version A2DP/LE is newer and faster
5.0 version A2DP/LEvs4.2 version A2DP
Advantage
+NFC allows you to make payments by approach quickly and securely
NFCvsNot supported
Advantage
+Protection against water allows you talk to your friends in the rain, for example
Water repellent nano-coating (don't immerse)vsNot supported

32 Common items in both devices
eMMC 5.1
Until 1TB microSD, microSDHC, microSDXC
Plastic body, front glass
TFT LCD IPS / LTPS IPS LCD
16 million
LED flash
Only digital zoom
PDAF: phase detection autofocus / LDAF/PDAF: laser/phase detection autofocus
EIS: Digital stabilization
HDR photo on both cameras
Full HD (1920x1080 pixels)
4G LTE / 4G+ LTE-A
Capacitive
Multitouch
3.5mm jack
Accelerometer
Proximity
Ambient Light
Gyroscope
Fingerprint (rear-mounted)
Face unlock
4000 mAh
LiPo - Li-Ion polymer (Non removable)
Speakerphone
Video calling
Vibrating alert
2 slots Dual-SIM
Active noise cancellation
FM
A-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, GALILEO / A-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, GALILEO, BeiDou
USB 2.0 Type-C reversible connector / USB 2.0 Type-C, USB OTG On-The-Go
HTML, XHTML, HTML5
+ COMMON ITEMS

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Model and physical featuresMotorola Moto G8 Play (XT2015-2)Motorola Moto G8 Plus (XT2019-1)
ModelMoto G8 Play (XT2015-2)Moto G8 Plus (XT2019-1)
Also known asLenovo Moto G8 Play XT2015Lenovo Moto G8 Plus XT2019, Motorola Trinket
Country or region availableLatin AmericaBrazilEuropeIndiaVarious (International)
BrandMotorolaMotorola
Release dateOctober, 2019October, 2019
Depth9 millimeters (0.35 inches)9.09 millimeters (0.36 inches)
Size (width x height)75.4 x 157.6 millimeters (2.97 x 6.2 in)75.83 x 158.35 millimeters (2.99 x 6.23 in)
Weight184 grams (6.44 ounces)188 grams (6.58 ounces)
Qwerty physical keyboardNot supportedNot supported
AntennaInternal antennaInternal antenna
Build, materialsPlastic body, front glassPlastic body, front glass
Protection against water and othersNot supportedWater repellent nano-coating (don't immerse)
Operating system (OS)Motorola Moto G8 Play (XT2015-2)Motorola Moto G8 Plus (XT2019-1)
Operating systemAndroid 9.0 PieAndroid 9.0 Pie
Firmware updatefeature not registeredfeature not registered
HardwareMotorola Moto G8 Play (XT2015-2)Motorola Moto G8 Plus (XT2019-1)
Architecture - Chipset64bit - MediaTek MT6771 Helio P70M (12nm)64bit - Qualcomm Snapdragon 665 SDM665 (11nm)
CPU processorOcta-Core, 2 processors:
2Ghz Quad-Core ARM Cortex-A73
2Ghz Quad-Core ARM Cortex-A53
Octa-Core, 2 processors:
2Ghz Quad-Core Kryo 260 Gold
1.8Ghz Quad-Core Kryo 260 Silver
GPU graphical controllerARM Mali-G72 MP3 900MhzQualcomm Adreno 610
RAM memory2GB LPDDR34GB LPDDR4
Internal storage32GB (20GB user available)
eMMC 5.1
64GB (49GB user available)
eMMC 5.1
External storageUntil 1TB microSD, microSDHC, microSDXC
(hybrid slot/shares the same SIM-2 slot)
Until 1TB microSD, microSDHC, microSDXC
(hybrid slot/shares the same SIM-2 slot)
DisplayMotorola Moto G8 Play (XT2015-2)Motorola Moto G8 Plus (XT2019-1)
Display typeTFT LCD IPSLTPS IPS LCD
Screen size6.2" inches6.3" inches
Screen-to-body ratio~80.7% (screen-to-body ratio)~82.5% (screen-to-body ratio)
TouchscreenCapacitive MultitouchCapacitive Multitouch
Display resolution720x1520 pixels1080x2280 pixels
Pixel density (dot pitch)271 PPI400 PPI
Colors16 million16 million
Scratch-resistant glassNot supportedNot supported
Mobile networks and dataMotorola Moto G8 Play (XT2015-2)Motorola Moto G8 Plus (XT2019-1)
Dual-SIMDual SIM Standby - Call active on one sim card
(hybrid slot/shares the same microSD slot)
Dual SIM Standby - Call active on one sim card
(hybrid slot/shares the same microSD slot)
SIM card2 slots Dual-SIM
nano-SIM (4FF)
2 slots Dual-SIM
nano-SIM (4FF)
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 800/850/900/1900/2100
Primary 4G/5G networkLTE Cat4 (Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 28, 66)
VoLTE
LTE Cat13/5 (Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 18, 19, 20, 26, 28)
TD-LTE (Bands 38, 40, 41)
VoLTE
Primary data networkGPRS, EDGE, UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+, LTEGPRS, EDGE, UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+, TD-LTE, LTE, LTE-A
Secondary 2G networkGSM 850/900/1800/1900GSM 850/900/1800/1900
Secondary 3G networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary 4G networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary data networkGPRS, EDGEGPRS, EDGE
Maximum download/upload150/50 Mbps600/100 Mbps
Messaging and callingMotorola Moto G8 Play (XT2015-2)Motorola Moto G8 Plus (XT2019-1)
MessagingSMS (T9), MMS, E-mail, Push mailSMS (T9), MMS, E-mail, Push mail
SpeakerphoneSupportedSupported
Video callingSupportedSupported
Call controlVoice dialing, Voice recorderVoice dialing, Voice recorder
Primary / back cameraMotorola Moto G8 Play (XT2015-2)Motorola Moto G8 Plus (XT2019-1)
Main camera(triple camera)
13 megapixels
8MP ultrawide (f/2.2 14mm 1.25µm 117º)
2MP depth sensor (f/2.2 1.75µm)
(triple camera)
48 megapixels
16MP ultrawide (f/2.2 2.0um 14mm 117°)
5MP depth sensor (f/2.2 1.12um)
Main camera resolution4128x3096 pixels8000x6000 pixels
Video recording (primary)Full HD (1920x1080 pixels) 30 fps4K UHD (3840x2160 pixels) 30 fps
FlashLED flashLED flash
Focal aperturef/2.0 (aperture)f/1.7 (aperture)
Focal lengthfeature not registeredfeature not registered
Sensor sizefeature not registered1/2" inches
Pixel size1.25µm pixel0.8µm pixel
AutofocusPDAF: phase detection autofocusLDAF/PDAF: laser/phase detection autofocus
Touch focusSupportedSupported
Image stabilizationEIS: Digital stabilizationEIS: Digital 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 on both cameras
Front / secondary cameraMotorola Moto G8 Play (XT2015-2)Motorola Moto G8 Plus (XT2019-1)
Front camera8 megapixels25 megapixels
Front camera resolution3264x2448 pixels5760x4320 pixels
Video recording (secondary)Full HD (1920x1080 pixels)Full HD (1920x1080 pixels)
Front flashNot supportedNot supported
Focal aperturefeature not registeredf/2.0 (aperture)
Focal lengthfeature not registeredfeature not registered
Sensor sizefeature not registeredfeature not registered
Pixel sizefeature not registered0.9µm pixel
MultimediaMotorola Moto G8 Play (XT2015-2)Motorola Moto G8 Plus (XT2019-1)
RadioFMFM
TVNot supportedNot supported
Video formatsMP4, H.265, H.264, H.263, XviD, MKVMP4, H.265, H.264, H.263, XviD, MKV
Audio formatsMP3, WAV, WMA, eAAC+, FLACMP3, WAV, WMA, eAAC+, FLAC
Connectivity and interfacesMotorola Moto G8 Play (XT2015-2)Motorola Moto G8 Plus (XT2019-1)
USBUSB 2.0 Type-C reversible connectorUSB 2.0 Type-C, USB OTG On-The-Go
TV outputNot supportedNot supported
Audio output3.5mm jack3.5mm jack
Bluetooth4.2 version A2DP5.0 version A2DP/LE
WiFi802.11 b/g/n (2.4Ghz)802.11 a/b/g/n/ac + MIMO (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz)
DLNANot supportedNot supported
NFCNot supportedSupported
GPSA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, GALILEOA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, GALILEO, BeiDou
Infrared portNot supportedNot supported
Other functionsMotorola Moto G8 Play (XT2015-2)Motorola Moto G8 Plus (XT2019-1)
Active noise cancellationSupportedSupported
Vibrating alertSupportedSupported
RingtonesPolyphonic and customizedPolyphonic and customized
Web browserHTML, XHTML, HTML5HTML, XHTML, HTML5
Java / Flash playerNot supportedNot supported
SensorsAccelerometer
Proximity
Ambient Light
Gyroscope
Face unlock
Fingerprint (rear-mounted)
Accelerometer
Proximity
Compass
Ambient Light
Gyroscope
Face unlock
Fingerprint (rear-mounted)
Other features- Colors: Black onyx, Magenta red
- Silicone case included
- Max Vision (19:9) display
- Dedicated action cam
- WiFi hotspot
- Colors: Cosmic Blue, Crystal Pink
- Silicone case included
- 19:9 display
- Dolby sound
- Dedicated action cam
- WiFi hotspot
Power supply and autonomyMotorola Moto G8 Play (XT2015-2)Motorola Moto G8 Plus (XT2019-1)
BatteryLiPo - Li-Ion polymer (Non removable)
Fast battery charging
LiPo - Li-Ion polymer (Non removable)
Fast battery charging
Battery capacity4000 mAh4000 mAh
Battery model / charger (watts)5V/2A=10W15W
Talk timefeature not registered2040 minutes | 34 hours | 1.4 days
Standbyfeature not registered19680 minutes | 328 hours | 13.7 days
Radiation rate (SAR)Motorola Moto G8 Play (XT2015-2)Motorola Moto G8 Plus (XT2019-1)
SAR USA, Mexico, Colombiafeature not registeredfeature not registered
SAR European Union, UKfeature not registeredfeature not registered