MOTO G8 POWER VS MOTO G7 POWER ||DETAILED COMPARISON ||
MOTO G8 POWER VS MOTO G7 POWER:
If you are looking for the best battery on a cell phone, you may have seen that the G7 Power has been around for a long time at the top of our ranking with the best autonomy. Now, with the arrival of the G8 Power, that doubt must have overcome “do I save money and pick older one or do I pay more for the newer model?” That’s what I’m going to help you find out in this complete comparison. But first, I’ll tell you that the G8 Power is not just a G8 with a bigger battery. Motorola knows Brazilian likes cell phone with a giant battery and this time it cared more about the variant that most people are interested in.
MOTO G8 POWER VS MOTO G7 POWER:DESIGN
The first difference you’ll notice about the two is in design. The old one still has the traditional notch that devours part of the canvas, the most current version has a more discreet hole than some models of the Motorola One line. The G8 Power gained more screen at the same time that the edges were reduced, very good, Motorola is doing its homework properly. And it is worth noting that it still removed the brand name at the bottom edge. The build quality follows the same, it’s plastic just like before. It could be better, it is true, but mid-range devices that cost around R$ 1000 Usually have this characteristic. The two are almost the same size and have similar weight, which will not make a difference in usability. At the rear, the manhole cover design is out, something that has marked the Moto series for several generations, and now we have the cameras lined up in the corner, which looks more like an inverted exclamation. It is the same pattern as the remaining members of the Moto G8 family. Having a more current design with thinner edges, we give the G8 Power a point.
MOTO G8 POWER VS MOTO G7 POWER:SCREEN
If you expected to see an AMOLED screen on the G8 Power, then prepare to be disappointed. Motorola continues to use an IPS LCD panel on its main series. The brightness level has not evolved, if you struggled to use the G7 Power on the beach, will also be angry with the new model. The evolution is only in resolution, which went from HD+ to Full HD+. Color reproduction and viewing angles follow the same as before. It is past time for Motorola to do more on the screen of their phones.
MOTO G8 POWER VS MOTO G7 POWER:AUDIO
Well, at least the sound part got more attention this time. The G7 Power has mono sound, while the G8 Power has a dual stereo speaker. That means a more immersive and powerful sound, making it great for watching movies and playing games. The headset that comes with the two devices is exactly the same. It is comfortable and it has a decent quality, but the advantage for the G8 Power is the Bluetooth 5 that allows you to connect two wireless headphones and enjoy your music with a friend without having to share the headset. They tie regarding screen quality, but the G8 Power takes point for the better sound.
MOTO G8 POWER VS MOTO G7 POWER:FEATURES
The Moto G8 Power already comes with Android 10 from the factory, while Motorola has been holding the update for the G7 Power. It may arrive tomorrow, next week, but one day you will have the new software on your phone. And, to be honest, Android 10 doesn’t bring anything innovative that makes the G8 Power deliver an improved experience even more so when Motorola software is almost stock. In addition to gesture support, which we have in any other of the Moto G line, the novelty here is only for the Moto Audio app. It identifies the type of content consumed and adjusts the audio equalization for a better experience. You can also create your own profiles for movies, music or games. And that’s basically it. We give one more point to the G8 Power.
MOTO G8 POWER VS MOTO G7 POWER:PERFOMANCE
So far the Moto G8 Power has proved to be a good successor, but it is now that things start to go wrong. Usually, the new phone is expected to be faster than its predecessor, right? The exchange of the Snapdragon 632 for the 665 is welcome but, oddly enough, the G8 Power is slower at least in multi-tasking, which is noticed in the practical use of the device when opening and closing applications during the day. Hardware fault? Of course not. Motorola was too lazy to optimize the software, which compromised the performance of the multi-tasking with the new one being almost a minute slower than the old one in our standardized speed test. It included the new RAM management mode called “Adaptive Performance”, which analyzes which applications are most used by you and already preloads them in memory. Does it make a difference? It does, reducing the opening time of applications and games but still can’t beat the G7 Power at speed. in benchmarks we have a big difference between the two, reaching a score of almost 50% higher in AnTuTu for the G8 Power. In games, we have more bad news: by increasing the resolution, we have more stress for the GPU and the G8 Power lags more on heavy games than its predecessor. Here we give a point to the G7 Power for having better performance.
MOTO G8 POWER VS MOTO G7 POWER:BATTERY
And the battery, how was it? We have the same 5000 mAh as before, with more economical hardware, however, on a larger screen with higher resolution. This weighed in and made the G8 Power’s autonomy yield less than expected. Calm down, it still delivers battery for two days in lighter use or one and a half days in moderate use. Even if you overuse it, you’ll still have enough battery for the whole day, but the G7 Power lasts an average of three more hours and keeps it on the throne of our battery ranking. The recharge time, which was already long, got worse. The G8 Power charger takes 16 minutes longer to fill the same 5000 mAh. It may seem like a lot to have to wait two and a half hours to be able to use your phone again, but an incomplete charge will yield all day in the hands of some users. Here we give G7 Power two points for having better autonomy and recharging faster.
MOTO G8 POWER VS MOTO G7 POWER:CAMERA
Which one is better for photos? Well, if we take into account the number of cameras the G8 Power comes out on top: it’s against 4 against 1. Good thing Motorola didn’t include one more lens or that phrase would sound strange. Well, it also has higher resolution and greater focal aperture, which will help with the night shots. The G8 Power has a better camera, whether it’s shooting on sunny days, indoors or even in the club. It captures more details, colors come out more vibrant and there is less noise. Plus, you even have a wide-angle lens to take pictures of the whole class without cutting anyone. If you want to shoot close up, there is a macro camera for that. The quality is not there, but it gets the job done. If you want to shoot something far away, you can use the telephoto lens with a 2x optical zoom. You can try to go beyond that, but the quality drops a lot and you will have such bad photos as the zoom of the G7 Power. Only Motorola needed to include a Night Mode in the G8 Power, to have a better experience when shooting at night, but it does less ugly than its predecessor. For having a better camera and a more complete set, the G8 Power takes a point.
The front has also evolved, now we have twice the resolution and the largest lens aperture, and you know what that means? That the G8 Power will catch the defects in your skin that the G7 Power missed. Calm, Motorola has included a soothing effect that comes on by default to hide imperfections, If you don’t like artificial beautification, you can disable the feature. What matters is that the G8 Power shots much better selfies, especially in less lit places With less visibility. Portrait Mode is also better than before, making a good crop and failing less. And being better for selfies, the G8 Power takes one more point.
MOTO G8 POWER VS MOTO G7 POWER:RECORDING
Both record in 4K, but the weaker hardware of the G7 Power makes the videos choke a little. This is not a problem for the G8 Power, which still comes with a better stabilization system which greatly reduces shaking, but works only when recording in Full HD. The front facing cam still records in Full HD with slightly better quality than before. In terms of audio capture, we didn’t have an evolution, but also, there’s nothing to complain about since both are above average in audio quality. The G8 Power takes points for offering a better video experience.
MOTO G8 POWER VS MOTO G7 POWER:PRICES
Yeah, the G8 Power is a better phone overall, but it costs a lot more than the G7 Power with an average difference of R$ 400 at the moment. The price will drop in the coming months but if you are looking for the best option when it comes to battery and satisfactory performance, the G7 Power ends up being the best choice for the price. When the price of the G8 Power drops below R$ 1000, then it will be a cost-effective option, but for now, we give G7 Power a point for having fairer value.
MOTO G8 POWER VS MOTO G7 POWER:CONCLUSION
If you READING THIS thinking that the G8 Power would have a better battery than its predecessor he must have been disappointed. The truth is that the new is even a good successor, but Motorola sinned in the optimization yet it’s a better phone overall because it’s more compact and has fewer edges, have powerful stereo sound and better cameras. If you’re not willing to pay too much for it then you won’t be disappointed with the G7 Power which has the same screen quality, better performance, and longer battery life. The camera pays for the expense and you can easily publish your photos on Instagram. When the price of the new one drops and is close to the G7 Power, then there will be no doubt about which buy – and to follow the best prices for both models just click on the links in the description. Take the opportunity to comment below: do you prefer the G8 Power camera or the battery and performance of the G7 Power? I will wrap up here, a big hug and see you next time.