If you are in the market for a smartphone with a tight budget while not cutting corners, Motorola has you covered with Motorola one macro, moto g8 plus, moto g8 play and moto e6 play smartphones. Granted, not all the standout features are packed into one device.
If you are looking for awesome photography experience, you have to look to the moto g8 plus which offers an intelligent Quad Pixel camera system with 4x low light sensitivity with its 48 MP main sensor with Night Vision.
There is also a depth sensor, as well as Motorola’s exclusive dedicated 117-degree ultra-wide angle “action cam” that lets you record landscape-orientated videos while holding the phone vertically (as seen first seen on the Motorola one action).
Other details include a 6.3-inch FHD+ Max Vision display, Qualcomm Snapdragon 665 with 2.0 GHz octacore CPU and Adreno 610 GPU and AIE, 4 GB DDR4 RAM, 64 GB storage, microSD card support (up to 512 GB), dual stereo speakers tuned by Dolby, physical fingerprint sensor, Bluetooth 5.0, dual-band WiFi, a 4,000 mAh battery good for 40 hours of battery life, TurboPower for fast charging (8 hours with 15 minutes charging) and a 3.5 mm headphone jack.
The play variant of the g8 is a lesser of the plus, featuring a triple camera setup comprising of a 13 MP main camera, a 2 MP depth sensor and an 8 MP with dedicated 117-degree ultra-wide angle lens. The triple-camera is baked in with AI features to elevate your imagine experience.
Other notables include a 6.2-inc Max Vision display, bottom-ported loudspeaker, a 4,000 mAh battery that can last up to 2 days, face unlock, and a physical fingerprint reader. We can’t find the SoC info, but whatever it is in there, it is supported by a modest 2 GB RAM and 32 GB storage. Plus it has a USB-C interface and a 3.5 mm headphone jack.
The moto e6 is the most affordable of the lot and the most basic specs to match. But it should be decent given the price of just 109 euros. It has a basic 13 MP rear-facing camera with PDAF and a 5 MP front-facing camera.
Features include MediaTek MT6739 with 1.5 GHz quad core processor, 2 GB RAM, 32 GB storage, microSD card support (up to 256 GB), a 5.5-inch HD+ Max Vision IPS display, physical fingerprint reader, and a 5W charging 3,000 mAh battery. The phone still uses micro USB port (USB 2.0) and it does have a 3.5 mm headphone jack.
If you are into macro photography, the Motorola one macro is the go-to smartphone – thanks to its Macro Vision camera. With Macro Vision, you can capture subjects that are as close as 2 centimeters (0.787 inch) without the need for additional attachments.
Speaking of cameras, the main setup is a triple sensor array consisting of a 13 MP main sensor with Laser AF, 2 MP depth sensor and the 2 MP sensor with dedicated macro lens. The front is an 8 MP item with screen flash.
Other details include MediaTek Hello P70 chip with 2.0 GHz octacore processor and Mali-G72 900 MHz GPU, 4 GB DDR4 RAM, 64 GB storage, microSD card support (up to 512 GB), a 6.2-inch HD+ Max Vision display, physical fingerprint reader, a 4,000 mAh battery with 10W rapid charging support. It has a USB-C port (USB 2.0), support dual nano SIM, and a 3.5 mm headphone jack.
By now, you should have already guessed these devices aren’t targeted at the North America markets. They are aimed squarely at Brazil, Mexico, India, Chile, Peru, Australia and EU markets.
The Motorola moto g8 plus is available now with a starting MSRP of €269 while the Motorola moto g8 play is listed at 4,499 pesos (about US$234). As for the Motorola moto e6 play and the Motorola one macro, they are priced at €109 and €199, respectively.
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