OUR TAKE
Moto G power is a phone with an ultra powerful battery runtime, great features and yet affordable. It features a 5000mAh battery power, triple rear cameras and Android 10 operating system.

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One of the many things I like about the Moto G power is its battery power, I don’t think I have seen more than that in a flagship. Though its processor, internal storage, RAM size is lower than that of most flagship Smartphones. If you are a photography lover, I won’t advise you to go for the Moto G power.

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PROS
• Long lasting battery
• Macro camera feature
• Presence of Headphone jack
• It is affordable
• Sound performance

CONS
• The camera quality isn’t that to notch
• No optical zoom
• Lacks the NFC feature

Moto G power


REVIEW

Introduction

Moto G power was announced on February 7, 2020 and has a release date of April 1, 2020. Both the locked and unlocked version feature the Snapdragon 665 octa-core processor, 4GB RAM size, IPS LCD and an internal storage of 64GB. The Moto G power is the latest G-series smartphone from Motorola.

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Battery

Moto G power features a battery power of 5000 mAh battery, which with just a single charge could last up to 3 days. It takes approximately two hours for a full charge from 10%.

On Moto G power, music can be streamed for up to 6 days and video stream for up to 23 hours, 16 hours of web browsing plus 27 days of standby time. Though it the wireless charging and reverse wireless charging feature.

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Performance

Moto G power comes with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 665 octa-core chipset. I don’t really know why motorolla featured the snapdragon 665 in this smartphone while many Smartphones of 2020 feature the snapdragon 765, 865 and 865+.

It features the Adreno 610 graphics card and has a RAM size of 4GB though this is mediocre especially for high ram gaming and heavy phone users. It has an internal storage of 64GB and has a slot for the microSD. G power had a multiscore of 1,387 On Geekbench 5 which is good for a smartphone.

Display

G power features thick bezels around its screen though the bezels are slimmer than that of iPhone 11. It comes with the IPS LCD display, 6.4 inches display size, screen resolution of 1080 x 2300 pixels, pixel density of 399 ppi and 19:9 aspect ratio.

It has 500 nits brightness though I noticed that it’s display colors don’t look so brilliant and had a Delta-E rating of 0.33.

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Camera

Moto G power features triple camera system. The wide camera has 16MP lens, a focal length of f/1.7, aperture of 1/2.8″ and pixel size of 1.12µm while the ultra wide camera has an 8 MP, a focal length to aperture ratio of f/2.2, 118˚, 1/4.0″ and pixel size of 1.12µm and a macro camera 2 MP, a focal length/ aperture ratio of f/2.2 for taking frivolous snapshot photos and videos.

Then turning to the front, there is a hole-punch which houses the selfie camera. The selfie camera has a 16 MP lens, a focal length to aperture ratio of f/2.0, 1/3.06″ and pixel size of 1.0µm. I noticed that its Nightmode isn’t that conscientious so you have to do your major photography when light is adequate.

Body

G power has a dimension of 6.30 x 2.98 x 0.38 inches which is very similar in size to the Samsung Galaxy S20 FE which has a dimension of 6.29 x 2.93 x 0.33 inches though the G power is quite heavy and more than the S20 FE which has a weight of 6.70 oz, the G power weighs 7.02 oz.

The G power’s front is made of glass, its back is made of plastic and it has an aluminum frame. Moto G power comes in two colors: Smoke Black and Capri Blue variants.

Other Features

It features a fingerprint at the Motorola logo, USB type C charging port, headphone jack and android 10 OS though this is upgradable to android 11. It lacks the IP water resistant rating though it has a water repellant coating. It lacks the 5G network and has a browsing speed of 600/100 Megabyte per second.

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SPECIFICATIONS AND PROPERTIES

General

ManufacturerMotorola
ModelG power or G8 power
Launch DateFebruary 07, 2020
Release DateApril 17, 2020
WarrantyOne (1) year

Operating System

OS typeAndroid
Version10
User InterfaceYes

Performance

ChipsetQualcomm 665 Snapdragon SDM665
ProcessorOcta-core (quad-core 2000 mHz Kryo 260 Gold plus quad-core 1800 mHz Kryo 260 Silver)
Architecture64 bit
Visual/Graphics processorAdreno 610
RAM size4GB

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Storage

Internal
Storage
64GB
ExpansibleYes

Display

Screen Size6.4 inches
Resolution1080 x 2300 pixels
TypeIPS LCD
Colors16M Colors
Aspect Ratio19:9
Pixel Density399 ppi
Screen To Body Ratio83.0%
Refresh Rate90Hz
Screen protection
Touch Screen Type
Capacitive touchscreen
Other featuresAmbient light sensor, Proximity sensor

Camera

Rear Camera

Number of camerasThree (3)
Video4K @ 30fps, 1080p @ 30/60fps, 1080p @ 30fps (gyro-EIS)
Image2160p
FeaturesLED flash, HDR, panorama
WideUltra wideMacro
Pixel16 MP8 MP2 MP
Aperturef/1.7f/2.2f/2.2
Sensor sixe1/2.8"1/4.0"
Unit cell size1.12µm1.12µm
Other featuresPDAF118˚

Selfie Camera

Pixel16 MP
Aperturef/2.0
Field Of View
Unit Cell Size1.0µm
FeaturesHDR, (EIS, HDR, Slow-motion videos)
Video1080p @ 30/120fps

Battery

Battery TypeLi-Polymer
Battery Capacity5000 mAh
Battery Placementnon-removable
Charging Rate2 hours for a full charge from 10%
Charging FeaturesCharging 10W

Features

Features and sensorsFingerprint, accelerometer, gyro, proximity, Light sensor

Sim

TypeNano SIM
QuantityDual

Dimension

Length6.29 inches (159.85 mm)
Width2.99 inches (75.84 mm)
Thickness0.38 inches (9.63 mm)
Weight7.02 oz (199.0 g)

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Design

TypeBar
ColorSmoke Black, Capri Blue
IP RatingNot water resistant but it is splash proof
KeysRight side: Volume adjustment, Lock/Unlock key

Body Material

FrontGlass
BackPlastic
FrameAluminum

Network

Technology2G, 3G and 4G
Browsing SpeedLTE-A Cat 13/5 with 400/75 Mbps, HSDPA+ (4G) with 42.2 Mbps, HSUPA with 5.76 Mbps

Connectivity

WiFiWi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot
USBType-C
BluetoothVersion 5.0, A2DP, LE
3.5mm Headphone JackYes
GPSYes, A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS, GALILEO
NFCNo

Media

MediaWireless screen share, Video Playback,
Video Out, Radio,
Loudspeaker,
Handsfree

Additional microphone for cancelling noise

Moto G power


POSSIBLE QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS

Q: Where is the Moto G power manufactured?
A: The Moto G power is manufactured in China


Q: What’s the battery capacity
A: It has a battery capacity of 5000 mAh. No need looking elsewhere if you want a phone with great battery capacity.


Q: What type of display does it feature?
A: G power has an IPS LCD display and has a display resolution of 1080 x 2300 pixels


Q: What’s the charging rate?
A: It can charge 100% from 10% within two hours.


Q: Is the performance superb too?
A: Its performance is okay. It features the Snapdragon 665 octa-core processor, 4GB RAM size though you might not really like its camera quality.


Q: Is this smartphone 5G enabled?
A: No, it isn’t


Q: How many sims does it use?
A: Moto G8 Power has dual-SIM (or SIM + eSIM).


Q: How heavy is the G8 power?
A: It is quite heavy and has a weight of 7.02 oz


Q: How many cameras does it have?
A: Moto G8 power features three rear cameras and one selfie camera.


Q: Can I know the android version?
A: Moto G8 power features the Android 10 Operating System which is also upgradable to Android 11.


Q: Does it have finger print?
A: Yes, the Moto G8 power features a fingerprint at the Motorola logo.


Q: What’s its refresh rate?
A: Moto G8 power features a 90Hz refresh rate


Q: Is it water resistant?
A: No, it isn’t water resistant though it has a water repellant coating.


Q: What are the color variants of Moto G power?
A: It comes in just two color which is smoke black and Capri blue

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