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

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

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Compare Motorola Moto G8 Plus XMotorola Moto G8 Play (XT2015-2)02Points
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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16PointsMotorola Moto G8 Plus (XT2019-2)Compare Motorola Moto G8 Play X
Motorola Moto G8 Plus (XT2019-2)
6.3"
IPS

1080x2280

48
MP

25mp

4GB
RAM

64bit Octa

4000
mAh

(Non removable)

What's the better phone? Motorola Moto G8 Plus (XT2019-2)

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)2 Advantages Motorola Moto G8 Play (XT2015-2)vsMoto G8 Plus (XT2019-2)16 Advantages Motorola Moto G8 Plus (XT2019-2)
+184 grams (6.44 ounces)2%
Lighter
vs188 grams (6.58 ounces)
+9 millimeters (0.35 inches)1%
Thinner
vs9.09 millimeters (0.36 inches)
2Ghz 64bit Octa-Corevs+2Ghz 64bit Octa-Core10%
More powerful processor, you can open your applications faster
2GB LPDDR3vs+4GB LPDDR4X100%
More RAM memory. Typically more responsive and better for multitasking.
32GB (20GB available)vs+64GB (49GB available)145%
More internal storage for applications and files
720x1520 pixelsvs+1080x2280 pixels125%
Higher resolution screen
271 PPIvs+400 PPI48%
Crisper display of text, images and videos because it has more pixels per inch (ppi)
6.2"vs+6.3"2%
Larger screen
(triple camera) 13MP + 8MP + 2MPvs+(triple camera) 48MP + 16MP + 5MP2 times
Higher resolution main camera
f/2.0 (aperture)vs+f/1.7 (aperture)18%
Diaphragm opening (Aperture) of the camera which has the smallest F number takes photos with better light exposure.
(front) 8MPvs+(front) 25MP2 times
Higher resolution secondary camera to take pictures and selfies
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) 600 Mbps3 times
Faster for surfing the internet and download files
Not supportedvs+CompassAdvantage
Sensors help you use the device
10Wvs+15W50%
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.
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
4.2 + A2DPvs+5.0 + A2DP/LEAdvantage
Bluetooth 5.0 + A2DP/LE is newer and faster
Not supportedvs+Water repellent nano-coating (don't immerse)Advantage
Protection against water allows you talk to your friends in the rain, for example

34 Common items in both devices
eMMC 5.1
Until 1TB microSD, microSDXC
Plastic body, glass front
TFT IPS LCD / LTPS IPS LCD
60Hz
16 million
LED flash
+27 specs and more in the table below

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Physical featuresMotorola Moto G8 Play (XT2015-2)Motorola Moto G8 Plus (XT2019-2)
ModelMoto G8 Play (XT2015-2)Moto G8 Plus (XT2019-2)
Other model namesLenovo Moto G8 Play XT2015Lenovo Moto G8 Plus XT2019, Motorola Trinket
Country or region available(Latin America)Brazil
(Latin America), Brazil
(Latin America)Brazil
(Latin America), Brazil
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, glass frontPlastic body, glass front
Protection against water and othersNot supportedWater repellent nano-coating (don't immerse)
System (OS)Motorola Moto G8 Play (XT2015-2)Motorola Moto G8 Plus (XT2019-2)
Operating systemAndroid 9.0 PieAndroid 9.0 Pie
Firmware updatefeature not registeredfeature not registered
HardwareMotorola Moto G8 Play (XT2015-2)Motorola Moto G8 Plus (XT2019-2)
Chipset64bit - MediaTek MT6771 Helio P70M (12nm)64bit - Qualcomm Snapdragon 665 SM6125 (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 LPDDR4X
Internal storage32GB (20GB available)
eMMC 5.1
64GB (49GB available)
eMMC 5.1
External storageUntil 1TB microSD, microSDXC
(hybrid slot/shares the same SIM-2 slot)
Until 1TB microSD, microSDXC
(hybrid slot/shares the same SIM-2 slot)
DisplayMotorola Moto G8 Play (XT2015-2)Motorola Moto G8 Plus (XT2019-2)
Display typeTFT IPS LCDLTPS IPS LCD
Screen size6.2" inches6.3" inches
Screen-to-body ratio~80.7% (screen-to-body ratio)~82.5% (screen-to-body ratio)
Display resolution720x1520 pixels (19:9)1080x2280 pixels (19:9)
TouchscreenCapacitive MultitouchCapacitive Multitouch
Pixel density (dot pitch)271 PPI400 PPI
Colors16 million16 million
Scratch-resistant glassNot supportedNot supported
Display features60Hz60Hz
Mobile networksMotorola Moto G8 Play (XT2015-2)Motorola Moto G8 Plus (XT2019-2)
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)
Maximum download/upload150/50 Mbps600/100 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 850/900/1700/1900/2100
Primary 4G networkLTE Cat4 (Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 28, 66)
VoLTE
LTE Cat13/5 (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 17, 28, 66)
VoLTE
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 850/900/1800/1900GSM 850/900/1800/1900
Secondary 3G networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary 4G networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary data networkGPRS, EDGEGPRS, EDGE
CallingMotorola Moto G8 Play (XT2015-2)Motorola Moto G8 Plus (XT2019-2)
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)Motorola Moto G8 Plus (XT2019-2)
Back camera (main camera)(triple camera)
13 megapixels
8MP ultrawidef/2.214mm1.25µm117º
2MP depthf/2.21.75µm
(triple camera)
48 megapixels
16MP ultrawidef/2.22.0um14mm117°
5MP depthf/2.21.12um
Main camera resolution4128x3096 pixels8000x6000 pixels
Video recording (primary)Full HD (1920x1080) 30 fps4K UHD (3840x2160) 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
2ª cameraMotorola Moto G8 Play (XT2015-2)Motorola Moto G8 Plus (XT2019-2)
Front camera (secondary)8 megapixels25 megapixels
Front camera resolution3264x2448 pixels5760x4320 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 registeredfeature not registered
Pixel sizefeature not registered0.9µm pixel
MultimediaMotorola Moto G8 Play (XT2015-2)Motorola Moto G8 Plus (XT2019-2)
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
ConnectivityMotorola Moto G8 Play (XT2015-2)Motorola Moto G8 Plus (XT2019-2)
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 + A2DP5.0 + A2DP/LE
WiFi802.11 b/g/n (2.4Ghz)802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz) + MIMO
DLNANot supportedNot supported
NFCNot supportedNot supported
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 (XT2019-2)
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
Face unlock
Fingerprint sensor (rear-mounted)
Other features- Colors: Black onyx, Magenta red
- Silicone case included
- Max Vision display
- Dedicated action cam
- WiFi hotspot
- Colors: Cosmic Blue, Crystal Pink
- Silicone case included
- Dolby sound
- Dedicated action cam
- WiFi hotspot
Power supplyMotorola Moto G8 Play (XT2015-2)Motorola Moto G8 Plus (XT2019-2)
BatteryLiPo: Li-Ion polymer (Non removable)LiPo: Li-Ion polymer (Non removable)
Battery capacity4000 mAh4000 mAh
Charger, watts10W (5V/2A) Standard charging15W Fast battery charging
Talk time autonomyfeature not registered2040 minutes | 34 hours | 1.4 days
Standbyfeature not registered19680 minutes | 328 hours | 13.7 days
Radiation rateMotorola Moto G8 Play (XT2015-2)Motorola Moto G8 Plus (XT2019-2)
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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