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Motorola Moto G8 Plus (XT2019-1) vs Google Pixel 2 (128GB)

Side by side comparison between Motorola Moto G8 Plus vs Google Pixel 2 phones, differences, pros, cons with full specifications. What's the better?

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Compare Google Pixel 2 XMotorola Moto G8 Plus (XT2019-1)13Points
Motorola Moto G8 Plus (XT2019-1)
6.3"
IPS

1080x2280

48
MP

25mp

4GB
RAM

64bit Octa

4000
mAh

(Non removable)

vs
Google Pixel 2 (128GB)
5"
AMOLED

1080x1920

12.2
MP

8mp

4GB
RAM

64bit Octa

2700
mAh

(Non removable)

What's the better phone? Google Pixel 2 (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 G8 Plus (XT2019-1)13 Advantages Motorola Moto G8 Plus (XT2019-1)vsPixel 2 (128GB)16 Advantages Google Pixel 2 (128GB)
+Until 1TB microSD, microSDXCAdvantage
More external storage for files using memory cards
vsNot supported
+1080x2280 pixels19%
Higher resolution screen
vs1080x1920 pixels
+6.3"26%
Larger screen
vs5"
+(triple camera) 48MP + 16MP + 5MP5 times
Higher resolution main camera
vs(back) 12.2MP
+1/2" inches28%
The larger sensor camera lets you take photos with better depth.
vs1/2.55" 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) 25MP2 times
Higher resolution secondary camera to take pictures and selfies
vs(front) 8MP
+3.5mm jackAdvantage
Headsets with 3.5mm Jack size are more common and easy to find in stores
vsType-C jack with 3.5mm jack adapter
+Face unlockAdvantage
Sensors help you use the device
vsNot supported
+4000 mAh48%
Battery - higher amperage (mAh) allows more device usage time, but it also depends on the hardware and use
vs2700 mAh
+15W43%
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.
vs10.5W
+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
2Ghz 64bit Octa-Corevs+2.35Ghz 64bit Octa-Core23%
More powerful processor, you can open your applications faster
64GB (49GB available)vs+128GB (114GB available)133%
More internal storage for applications and files
eMMC 5.1vs+UFS 2.1Advantage
Fastest write and read storage.
188 grams (6.58 ounces)vs+143 grams (5.01 ounces)31%
Lighter
9.09 millimeters (0.36 inches)vs+7.8 millimeters (0.31 inches)17%
Thinner
Plastic body, glass frontvs+Aluminum frame, glass front/backAdvantage
More resistant material
LTPS IPS LCDvs+AMOLEDAdvantage
AMOLED display is brighter and more vivid
400 PPIvs+441 PPI10%
Crisper display of text, images and videos because it has more pixels per inch (ppi)
LED flashvs+Dual-LED flashAdvantage
The Dual-LED flash helps in dark places or in low light
EIS: Digital stabilizationvs+OIS: Optical stabilizationAdvantage
Image stabilization prevents blurry photos and helps in recording motion video
(4G+ LTE-A) 600 Mbpsvs+(4G+ LTE-A) 800 Mbps33%
Faster for surfing the internet and download files
Not supportedvs+BarometerAdvantage
Sensors help you use the device
Not supportedvs+DLNAAdvantage
With DLNA technology you can access and play media files on TV, tablet or DLNA compatible device.
USB 2.0 Type-C, USB OTG On-The-Govs+USB 3.1 Type-C reversible connectorAdvantage
Newer and faster USB version for transferring photos, mp3 or data.
Not supportedvs+Gorilla Glass 5Advantage
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

28 Common items in both devices
4GB LPDDR4X
60Hz
16 million
Only digital zoom
LDAF/PDAF: laser/phase detection autofocus
HDR photo on both cameras
4K UHD (3840x2160)
+21 specs and more in the table below

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Physical featuresMotorola Moto G8 Plus (XT2019-1)Google Pixel 2 (128GB)
ModelMoto G8 Plus (XT2019-1)Pixel 2 (128GB)
Other model namesLenovo Moto G8 Plus XT2019, Motorola TrinketGoogle Pixel 2 G011A, HTC Walleye
Country or region available(Europe)(Global, International)India
(Europe), (Global, International), India
(Global, International)
(Global, International)
BrandMotorolaGoogle
Release dateOctober, 2019October, 2017
Depth9.09 millimeters (0.36 inches)7.8 millimeters (0.31 inches)
Size (width x height)75.83 x 158.35 millimeters (2.99 x 6.23 in)69.7 x 145.7 millimeters (2.74 x 5.74 in)
Weight188 grams (6.58 ounces)143 grams (5.01 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 G8 Plus (XT2019-1)Google Pixel 2 (128GB)
Operating systemAndroid 9.0 PieAndroid 8.0 Oreo
Firmware updateAndroid 10Android 10
HardwareMotorola Moto G8 Plus (XT2019-1)Google Pixel 2 (128GB)
Chipset64bit - Qualcomm Snapdragon 665 SM6125 (11nm)64bit - Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 MSM8998 (10nm)
CPU processorOcta-Core, 2 processors:
2Ghz Quad-Core Kryo 260 Gold
1.8Ghz Quad-Core Kryo 260 Silver
Octa-Core, 2 processors:
2.35Ghz Quad-Core Kryo
1.9Ghz Quad-Core Kryo
GPU graphical controllerQualcomm Adreno 610Qualcomm Adreno 540
RAM memory4GB LPDDR4X4GB LPDDR4X
Internal storage64GB (49GB available)
eMMC 5.1
128GB (114GB available)
UFS 2.1
External storageUntil 1TB microSD, microSDXC
(hybrid slot/shares the same SIM-2 slot)
Not supported
DisplayMotorola Moto G8 Plus (XT2019-1)Google Pixel 2 (128GB)
Display typeLTPS IPS LCDAMOLED
Screen size6.3" inches5" inches
Screen-to-body ratio~82.5% (screen-to-body ratio)~67.9% (screen-to-body ratio)
Display resolution1080x2280 pixels (19:9)1080x1920 pixels (16:9)
TouchscreenCapacitive MultitouchCapacitive Multitouch 10-points
Pixel density (dot pitch)400 PPI441 PPI
Colors16 million16 million
Scratch-resistant glassNot supportedGorilla Glass 5
Display features60Hz60Hz
Mobile networksMotorola Moto G8 Plus (XT2019-1)Google Pixel 2 (128GB)
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/upload600/100 Mbps800/75 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 850/900/1800/1900CDMA 800/1900, GSM 850/900/1800/1900
Primary 3G networkUMTS 800/850/900/1900/2100CDMA2000 1xEV-DO
UMTS 850/900/1700/1900/2100
Primary 4G networkLTE Cat13/5 (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 18, 19, 20, 26, 28)
TD-LTE (38, 40, 41)
VoLTE
LTE Cat15 (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 17, 20, 25, 26, 28, 29, 30, 32, 66)
TD-LTE (38, 40, 41)
Primary 5G networkNot supportedNot supported
Primary data networkGPRS, EDGE, UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+, TD-LTE, LTE, LTE-AGPRS, EDGE, CDMA2000 EV-DO Rev 0, CDMA2000 EV-DO Rev A, UMTS, 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 G8 Plus (XT2019-1)Google Pixel 2 (128GB)
MessagingSMS (T9), MMS, E-mail, Push mailSMS (T9), MMS, E-mail, Push mail
SpeakerphoneSupportedSupported
Video callingSupportedSupported
Call controlVoice dialing, Voice recorderVoice dialing, Voice recorder, Voice commands
CameraMotorola Moto G8 Plus (XT2019-1)Google Pixel 2 (128GB)
Back camera (main camera)(triple camera)
48 megapixels
16MP ultrawidef/2.22.0um14mm117°
5MP depthf/2.21.12um
12.2 megapixels
Main camera resolution8000x6000 pixels4032x3024 pixels
Video recording (primary)4K UHD (3840x2160) 30 fps4K UHD (3840x2160) 30 fps
FlashLED flashDual-LED flash
Focal aperturef/1.7 (aperture)f/1.8 (aperture)
Focal lengthfeature not registered27mm lens
Sensor size1/2" inches1/2.55" inches
Pixel size0.8µm pixel1.4µm pixel
AutofocusLDAF/PDAF: laser/phase detection autofocusLDAF/PDAF: laser/phase detection autofocus
Touch focusSupportedSupported
Image stabilizationEIS: Digital stabilizationOIS: 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 on both cameras
2ª cameraMotorola Moto G8 Plus (XT2019-1)Google Pixel 2 (128GB)
Front camera (secondary)25 megapixels8 megapixels
Front camera resolution5760x4320 pixels3264x2448 pixels
Video recording (secondary)Full HD (1920x1080)Full HD (1920x1080)
Front flashNot supportedNot supported
Focal aperturef/2.0 (aperture)f/2.4 (aperture)
Focal lengthfeature not registered25mm lens
Sensor sizefeature not registered1/3.2" inches
Pixel size0.9µm pixel1.4µm pixel
MultimediaMotorola Moto G8 Plus (XT2019-1)Google Pixel 2 (128GB)
RadioFMNot supported
TVNot supportedNot supported
Video formatsMP4, H.265, H.264, H.263, XviD, MKVMP4, H.265, H.264, H.263
Audio formatsMP3, WAV, WMA, eAAC+, FLACMP3, WAV, OGG, eAAC+, FLAC
ConnectivityMotorola Moto G8 Plus (XT2019-1)Google Pixel 2 (128GB)
USBUSB 2.0 Type-C, USB OTG On-The-GoUSB 3.1 Type-C reversible connector
TV outputNot supportedNot supported
Audio output3.5mm jackType-C jack with 3.5mm jack adapter
Bluetooth5.0 + 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 supportedSupported
NFCSupportedSupported
GPSA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, GALILEO, BeiDouA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, GALILEO, BeiDou
Infrared portNot supportedNot supported
Other functionsMotorola Moto G8 Plus (XT2019-1)Google Pixel 2 (128GB)
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
Hall effect
Fingerprint sensor (rear-mounted)
Other features- Colors: Cosmic Blue, Crystal Pink
- Silicone case included
- Dolby sound
- Dedicated action cam
- WiFi hotspot
- Colors: Kinda Blue, Just Black, Clearly White
- Always-on display
- Slow motion 1080p@120fps
- WiFi direct, hotspot
Power supplyMotorola Moto G8 Plus (XT2019-1)Google Pixel 2 (128GB)
BatteryLiPo: Li-Ion polymer (Non removable)Li-Ion: Lithium-Ion (Non removable)
Battery capacity4000 mAh2700 mAh
Charger, watts15W Fast battery charging10.5W Fast battery charging
USB Power Delivery 2.0
Talk time autonomy2040 minutes | 34 hours | 1.4 daysfeature not registered
Standby19680 minutes | 328 hours | 13.7 daysfeature not registered
Radiation rateMotorola Moto G8 Plus (XT2019-1)Google Pixel 2 (128GB)
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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