Motorola announced and released Moto G8 Plus and Moto G8 Play in October 2019, without Moto G8, which will be very likely announced in February 2020. But what are the differences of Moto G8 Plus vs Moto G8 Play?
Apparently, Moto G is the most valuable brand asset of Motorola now: Moto X is dead; Moto Z is dying, Moto C has gone, and Moto E is struggling.
Will Moto G save Motorola?
Motorola (Lenovo) cannot wait until 2020. So, they released “part” of Moto G8 for this holiday season. Remember, Moto G7 was just released earlier this year.
Of course, many potential buyers are wondering about the differences between Moto G8 Plus and Moto G8 Play.
This Moto G guide first explains the common features of Moto G8 Plus and Moto G8 Play, then discusses the top 10 differences of Moto G8 Plus vs Moto G8 Play.
Moto G8 Plus vs Moto G8 Play: the common features
Moto G8 Plus and G8 Play share similar dimensions with significantly different specifications.
As both bear the Moto G8 name, there are surely some common features.
Very likely, both phones will get the Android 10 update. But based on the recent track record of Motorola’s Android update, you will have to wait at least one year for the Android Pie.
The battery capacity in Moto G8 Play and G8 Plus is 4000mAh. It should be able to last one full day for most users.
The massive battery can also be used as a power bank to charge other devices because both phones use a USB-C port
micro SD card support
Similar to previous generations of Moto G, Moto G8 Play and Moto G8 Plus support micro SD card.
So, you can insert a micro SD card to expand storage if you have an extensive collection of media files.
Please note, there is no dedicated SD card slot on Moto G8 Play and G8 Plus. Instead, you have to use slot 2 of the hybrid SIM card tray if you want to use a micro SD card.
This suggests you can only use one SIM card when there is a micro SD card in the tray.