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Motorola Moto G8 Plus (XT2019-1) vs Motorola Moto G9 Plus (XT2087-2)

Side by side comparison between Motorola Moto G8 Plus vs Motorola Moto G9 Plus phones, differences, pros, cons with full specifications. What's the better?

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Compare Motorola Moto G9 Plus XMotorola Moto G8 Plus (XT2019-1)07Points
Motorola Moto G8 Plus (XT2019-1)
6.3"
IPS

1080x2280

48
MP

25mp

4GB
RAM

64bit Octa

4000
mAh

(Non removable)

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09PointsMotorola Moto G9 Plus (XT2087-2)Compare Motorola Moto G8 Plus X
Motorola Moto G9 Plus (XT2087-2)
6.81"
IPS

1080x2400

64
MP

16mp

4GB
RAM

64bit Octa

5000
mAh

(Non removable)

What's the better phone? Motorola Moto G9 Plus (XT2087-2)

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 Plus (XT2019-1)7 Advantages Motorola Moto G8 Plus (XT2019-1)vsMoto G9 Plus (XT2087-2)9 Advantages Motorola Moto G9 Plus (XT2087-2)
+188 grams (6.58 ounces)19%
Lighter
vs223 grams (7.81 ounces)
+9.09 millimeters (0.36 inches)7%
Thinner
vs9.7 millimeters (0.38 inches)
+400 PPI4%
Crisper display of text, images and videos because it has more pixels per inch (ppi)
vs386 PPI
+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) 25MP56%
Higher resolution secondary camera to take pictures and selfies
vs(front) 16MP
+CompassAdvantage
Sensors help you use the device
vsNot supported
+Water repellent nano-coating (don't immerse)Advantage
Protection against water allows you talk to your friends in the rain, for example
vsNot supported
2Ghz 64bit Octa-Corevs+2.2Ghz 64bit Octa-Core16%
More powerful processor, you can open your applications faster
64GB (49GB available)vs+128GB (111GB available)127%
More internal storage for applications and files
Not supportedvs+HDR10Advantage
The HDR10 display provides vibrant colors and more details
1080x2280 pixelsvs+1080x2400 pixels5%
Higher resolution screen
6.3"vs+6.81"8%
Larger screen
(triple camera) 48MP + 16MP + 5MPvs+(quad camera) 64MP + 8MP + 2MP + 2MP10%
Higher resolution main camera
1/2" inchesvs+1/1.73" inches16%
The larger sensor camera lets you take photos with better depth.
4000 mAhvs+5000 mAh25%
Battery - higher amperage (mAh) allows more device usage time, but it also depends on the hardware and use
15Wvs+30W100%
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.

39 Common items in both devices
4GB LPDDR4X
eMMC 5.1
Until 1TB microSD, microSDXC
Plastic body, glass front
LTPS IPS LCD
60Hz
16 million
+32 specs and more in the table below

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Physical featuresMotorola Moto G8 Plus (XT2019-1)Motorola Moto G9 Plus (XT2087-2)
ModelMoto G8 Plus (XT2019-1)Moto G9 Plus (XT2087-2)
Other model namesLenovo Moto G8 Plus XT2019, Motorola TrinketLenovo Moto G9 Plus XT2087-2
Country or region available(Europe)(Global, International)India
(Europe), (Global, International), India
(Europe)(Global, International)
(Europe), (Global, International)
BrandMotorolaMotorola
Release dateOctober, 2019September, 2020
Depth9.09 millimeters (0.36 inches)9.7 millimeters (0.38 inches)
Size (width x height)75.83 x 158.35 millimeters (2.99 x 6.23 in)78.1 x 169.98 millimeters (3.07 x 6.69 in)
Weight188 grams (6.58 ounces)223 grams (7.81 ounces)
Qwerty physical keyboardNot supportedNot supported
AntennaInternal antennaInternal antenna
Build, materialsPlastic body, glass frontPlastic body, glass front
Protection against water and othersWater repellent nano-coating (don't immerse)Not supported
System (OS)Motorola Moto G8 Plus (XT2019-1)Motorola Moto G9 Plus (XT2087-2)
Operating systemAndroid 9.0 PieAndroid 10
Firmware updateAndroid 10feature not registered
HardwareMotorola Moto G8 Plus (XT2019-1)Motorola Moto G9 Plus (XT2087-2)
Chipset64bit - Qualcomm Snapdragon 665 SM6125 (11nm)64bit - Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G SDM730 (8nm)
CPU processorOcta-Core, 2 processors:
2Ghz Quad-Core Kryo 260 Gold
1.8Ghz Quad-Core Kryo 260 Silver
Octa-Core, 2 processors:
2.2Ghz Dual-Core Kryo 470 Gold
1.8Ghz Hexa-Core Kryo 470 Silver
GPU graphical controllerQualcomm Adreno 610Qualcomm Adreno 618 700Mhz
RAM memory4GB LPDDR4X4GB LPDDR4X
Internal storage64GB (49GB available)
eMMC 5.1
128GB (111GB 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 Plus (XT2019-1)Motorola Moto G9 Plus (XT2087-2)
Display typeLTPS IPS LCDLTPS IPS LCD
Screen size6.3" inches6.81" inches
Screen-to-body ratio~82.5% (screen-to-body ratio)~84.3% (screen-to-body ratio)
Display resolution1080x2280 pixels (19:9)1080x2400 pixels (20:9)
TouchscreenCapacitive MultitouchCapacitive Multitouch
Pixel density (dot pitch)400 PPI386 PPI
Colors16 million16 million
Scratch-resistant glassNot supportedNot supported
Display features60Hz60Hz, HDR10
Mobile networksMotorola Moto G8 Plus (XT2019-1)Motorola Moto G9 Plus (XT2087-2)
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/upload600/100 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 800/850/900/1900/2100UMTS 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 Cat13/15 (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 20, 28, 66)
TD-LTE (38, 40, 41)
VoLTE
Primary 5G networkNot supportedNot supported
Primary data networkGPRS, EDGE, UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+, TD-LTE, LTE, LTE-AGPRS, 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
CallingMotorola Moto G8 Plus (XT2019-1)Motorola Moto G9 Plus (XT2087-2)
MessagingSMS (T9), MMS, E-mail, Push mailSMS (T9), MMS, E-mail, Push mail
SpeakerphoneSupportedSupported
Video callingSupportedSupported
Call controlVoice dialing, Voice recorderVoice dialing, Voice recorder, Voice commands
CameraMotorola Moto G8 Plus (XT2019-1)Motorola Moto G9 Plus (XT2087-2)
Back camera (main camera)(triple camera)
48 megapixels
16MP ultrawidef/2.22.0um14mm117°
5MP depthf/2.21.12um
(quad camera)
64 megapixels
8MP ultrawidef/2.2118º1/4.0"1.12µm
2MP macrof/2.2
2MP depthf/2.2
Main camera resolution8000x6000 pixels10120x6328 pixels
Video recording (primary)4K UHD (3840x2160) 30 fps4K UHD (3840x2160) 30 fps
FlashLED flashLED flash
Focal aperturef/1.7 (aperture)f/1.8 (aperture)
Focal lengthfeature not registered26mm lens
Sensor size1/2" inches1/1.73" inches
Pixel size0.8µm pixel0.8µm pixel
AutofocusLDAF/PDAF: laser/phase detection autofocusPDAF: 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 Plus (XT2019-1)Motorola Moto G9 Plus (XT2087-2)
Front camera (secondary)25 megapixels16 megapixels
Front camera resolution5760x4320 pixels4608x3456 pixels
Video recording (secondary)Full HD (1920x1080)Full HD (1920x1080)
Front flashNot supportedNot supported
Focal aperturef/2.0 (aperture)f/2.0 (aperture)
Focal lengthfeature not registered29mm lens
Sensor sizefeature not registeredfeature not registered
Pixel size0.9µm pixelfeature not registered
MultimediaMotorola Moto G8 Plus (XT2019-1)Motorola Moto G9 Plus (XT2087-2)
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 Plus (XT2019-1)Motorola Moto G9 Plus (XT2087-2)
USBUSB 2.0 Type-C, USB OTG On-The-GoUSB 2.0 Type-C reversible connector
TV outputNot supportedNot supported
Audio output3.5mm jack3.5mm jack
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 supportedNot supported
NFCSupportedSupported
GPSA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, GALILEO, BeiDouA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, GALILEO
Infrared portNot supportedNot supported
Other functionsMotorola Moto G8 Plus (XT2019-1)Motorola Moto G9 Plus (XT2087-2)
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
Ambient Light sensor
Gyroscope
Face unlock
Fingerprint sensor (side-mounted)
Other features- Colors: Cosmic Blue, Crystal Pink
- Silicone case included
- Dolby sound
- Dedicated action cam
- WiFi hotspot
- Colors: Indigo Blue, Rose Gold
- Silicone case included
- Google Assistant
- TurboPower
- WiFi direct, hotspot
Power supplyMotorola Moto G8 Plus (XT2019-1)Motorola Moto G9 Plus (XT2087-2)
BatteryLiPo: Li-Ion polymer (Non removable)LiPo: Li-Ion polymer (Non removable)
Battery capacity4000 mAh5000 mAh
Charger, watts15W Fast battery charging30W Fast battery charging
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)Motorola Moto G9 Plus (XT2087-2)
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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