Motorola has recently launched a new mid-range smartphone under G-series i.e. Moto G8 Plus. The key features on the newly-launched smartphone include a triple rear camera setup, a water repellent design, and 15W TurboPower fast charging, among others. In the Indian market, Moto G8 Plus is up against the Xiaomi Mi A3. News Nation brings to you the comparison between Moto G8 and Xiaomi Mi A3 on the basis of specifications, features and prices front.
Moto G8 Plus
Moto G8 Plus features a 6.3-inch full-HD+ (1080x2280 pixels) IPS LCD display with 19:9 aspect ratio, a U-shaped notch, and a pixel density of 400ppi.
The smartphone supports dual-SIM (Nano) connectivity and runs stock Android 9 Pie and comes with a promise of an assured upgrade to Android 10.
Under the hood, Moto G8 Plus is powered by the octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 665 SoC clocked at 2.0GHz, ticking alongside the Adreno 610 GPU, and 4GB of LPDDR4 RAM.
On the imaging front, Moto G8 Plus comes equipped with the triple rear camera setup which houses a 48-megapixel main camera with the Samsung ISOCELL Bright GM1 sensor with an f/1.79 aperture. The primary shooter is assisted by a 16-megapixel dedicated action camera with an f/2.2 aperture and 117-degrees field of view, and a 5-megapixel depth sensor with an f/2.2 aperture. Also, there is a 25-megapixel selfie shooter with an f/2.2 aperture on the front.
Moto G8 Plus comes with 64GB of internal storage that can further be expanded via a microSD card (up to 512GB) but at the cost of dual-SIM functionality.
Connectivity options on Moto G8 Plus include 4G LTE, Bluetooth v5.0, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Qualcomm aptX, GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS, Galileo, 3.5mm headphone jack, and a USB Type-C port.
Sensors onboard include accelerometer, ambient light sensor, e-compass, fingerprint reader, gyroscope, proximity sensor, and a magnetometer.
The phone packs a 4,000mAh battery that supports 15W charging with the bundled 15W TurboPower charger. It measures 158.35x75.83x9.09mm and weighs 188 grams.
The price for the lone 4GB + 64GB variant of Moto G8 Plus in India has been set at Rs 13,999. The smartphone comes in Cosmic Blue and Crystal Pink colour options with a subtle gradient design. Moto G8 Plus will be available from the end of October via Flipkart.
Xiaomi Mi A3
Xiaomi Mi A3 sports a waterdrop-style notched display design, Gorilla Glass 5 protection and 19.5:9 aspect ratio. Xiaomi Mi A3 features a 6.08-inch HD+ (720x1560 pixels) Super AMOLED display.
It comes equipped with a stock Android 9 Pie operating system. Xiaomi Mi A3 is a downgrade from FHD+. However, the phone gets an AMOLED panel instead of LCD which allows for an in-display fingerprint sensor.
Under the hood, Xiaomi Mi A3 is powered by the Snapdragon 665 chipset. The device comes with up to 6GB RAM and 128GB internal storage and Adreno 610 GPU. The internal storage is expandable via microSD card.
On the imaging front, the Mi A3 has the triple rear camera setup that has a 48-megapixel primary sensor with an f/1.79 lens, 8-megapixel secondary sensor with a 118-degree wide-angle f/1.79 lens, and a 2-megapixel tertiary sensor for depth sensing. The smartphone also has a 32-megapixel selfie camera at the front with an f/2.0 lens.
Connectivity options on the newly-launched smartphone include 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11ac, Bluetooth v5.0, GPS/ A-GPS, USB Type-C, and a 3.5mm headphone jack.
Besides, the phone packs a 4,030mAh battery with support for 18W fast charging and it measures 153.48x71.85x8.5mm. The 4GB RAM + 64GB storage variant of Xiaomi Mi A3 costs Rs 12,999. The price of 6GB RAM + 128GB storage variant of Xiaomi Mi A3 has been set at Rs 15,999.
The smartphone is available in Not Just Blue, More Than White and Kind of Gray colour options.