Motorola Moto G8 (Neon Blue) $249 @ JB Hi-Fi

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Key Features

6.4ā€ HD+ (1560*720), Max Vision display, 268 ppi

Qualcomm Snapdragon 665 processor with 2.0 GHz and 1.8 GHz octa-core CPU and Adreno 610 950 MHz GPU

4GB DDR4 RAM

64GB Storage (Up to 512 GB with microSD card support*)

16MP Main Camera + 8MP Wide angle lens + 2 MP Macro Lens

8MP Front Camera

Dual Nano-SIM

4000 mAh Battery

Water repellent design*, IPX2

Bluetooth v5.0

Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n

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Comments

  • You're better off buying the Oppo A52 from JB-Hifi/OfficeWorks/Amazon.com.au for around $247 for the following reasons:

    1. Oppo has better screen resolution (268ppi vs 405ppi)
    2. Faster internal memory (UFS 2.1 vs eMMC 5.1)
    3. Better selfie camera and stereo speakers
    4. Supports dual band Wifi AC
    5. 5000mah battery vs 4000mah battery
    6. Faster 18W charging vs 10W charging.

    Spec comparison: https://www.gsmarena.com/compare.php3?idPhone1=10194&idPhone...

    Oppo A52:
    OfficeWorks: https://www.officeworks.com.au/shop/officeworks/p/oppo-a52-u... ($247)
    JB-Hifi: https://www.jbhifi.com.au/products/oppo-a52-64gb-twilight-bl... ($249)
    Amazon.com.au: https://www.amazon.com.au/OPPO-A52-Neo-Display-Twilight-Blac... ($247 delivered).

    • Adding to this, pretty sure you can get it through catch cheaper by stacking deals/codes/cashback.

    • Going off-topic here. What about oppo a52 vs Redmi Note 8?

    • There is but one issue with the Oppo A52 especially if you are going to use the dual SIM. When someone sends a sms on your SIM 1 and same person sends a sms on SIM 2, there is no way to tell which SIM which message was sent on. Now for me it was particularly important as Iā€™d like to know so I can reply from the appropriate SIM.
      For this reason I returned the Oppo A52 and went for Moto G8. I paid $203 from Good Guys during their eBay sale.
      Excellent phone and cannot fault it so far. And the dual SIM sms feature also is perfect. It displays the SIM number below the message so you know on which SIM the sms was received on.

    • Even if a phone isn't made in China, a significant number of components in the phone would be.

      Without inspecting every silicon trace and line of code, you could never be sure that a device is not compromised.

      Reliance on open source projects means that subtle bugs could be put into code (eg: heartbleed) used by your device which allows your devices to be compromised. Closed source means the code has had less scrutiny which once again is a risk.

      There was an article a few years back on mobile baseband cups which have access to the devices main memory, the conclusion being that no mobile phone is secure.

      Yes, there are trade wars, however the number of countries involved in a smartphone components and in my particular the dependence on China means that there won't be issues for a long time. Even with Huawei, there was a clear line where devices stopped getting Google apps.

      The paranoia over phones made in China is largely unfounded. Follow best security practices and chances are you'll be fine with whichever phone you choose.

      • "The paranoia over phones made in China is largely unfounded"
        But what about the parts that are founded…huh, huh. Just kidding……no tin foil hat on me :-)

      • +1 vote

        It's not paranoia, just a desire to minimise purchases made in China.

  • Moto G8
    Officeworks Airport West
    $178 (30/10/20)
    https://imgur.com/a/DqdS6yI

    • now you're talking, that a good deal

      • None in stock at airport West, I'm seeing if I can get one from another store

        • Ended up getting one for 180 at office works campbellfield (after stuffing round for a bit) , it scanned at 206, and he'd only do 180 , don't know why he didn't just pricematch 178, and for the sake of 2 dollars, I couldn't be bothered arguing it.

          (I've found officeworks is getting really tight of late)
          Apparently Taylor's Lakes had at least one as well for anyone looking.

  • better go with vodafone deal

  • .. but the G8 can be had for $12 through Vodafone

  • Can confirm that there are 3 left at Officeworks South Melbourne for 207 in blue. South Yarra also had limited stock it seems.

    • I should mention that they were all out the back and they wouldn't price match the Airport West price.

      • interesting, i went to airport west got them to call another store to put one aside at that price., (though Campbell field couldn't find who took the phone call, they did eventually pretty much price match it)

  • opinion so far, no 5ghz wireless, no NFC, both a bit of a deal breaker if id looked up the specs before hand, i probably would have let this one pass (i was looking at buying the plus model), but for 180 at office works, if it lasts a couple of years, all good.

    the camera is also average, her G5s plus was probably better, but the screen is much nicer on the g8. - only reason we upgraded the g5s was because charging became a bit dodgy, i swore i was going to get a wireless charger so it would be one less thing to break,

    I got the nokia 5.3 for the father in law, probably would have been better to give him the motorolla, and kept the nokia for the wife (who the motorolla went to - as she would have potentially used the NFC) - though considering the nokia was an extra like 60 bux.

    pretty cool it came with the clear bumper case though. both good enough phones for our needs, (netflix, youtube, net, email, and the basic game here or there.(EG solitaire) - would have liked NFC on the motorolla for the wife for emergencies as stated above.)

    you cant really complain for the price, but i probably would have preferred to spend an extra 140 and grabbed the g8plus…but you really cant get much for that price. would highly recommend it to someone who could afford more for 180

    oh well, might give it to the daughter if a fantastic deal comes up for a better phone that has everything id like in a phone for around the 300 dollar mark.