“With Galaxy J8, Samsung is bringing its Infinity Display to affordable J-series”

While the sub-Rs 20k segment has countless smartphones, offerings from the South Korean titan Samsung and Lenovo-owned Motorola have always made the right noise. The latest phones from both the brands, the Galaxy J8 and Moto G6 (review), are no different. Both of them offer strong specs, follow the modern trend of bezel-less displays and flaunt dual cameras at the back. So which one should you go for? Read our comparison to see which one is a better buy.

Design and display

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It’s evident that the Samsung Galaxy J8 has adopted the design blueprint of the company’s S9 flagships. The smooth curves and dual-camera placement at the rear, and of course the Infinity Display at the front, all are synonymous with the high-end offerings from the Chaebol. Speaking of display, the Galaxy J8 features a 6-inch Super AMOLED panel with an 18.5:9 aspect ratio and a resolution of 720 x 1,480 pixels.

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The Moto G6, on the other hand, has been constructed out of glass, just like the Moto X4. Without a doubt, the G6 is a stunning smartphone and sets a benchmark when it comes to design in the affordable category. The phone also gets a unique personality with the dual cameras placed in a circular module at the rear. In the display department, Motorola has equipped the handset with an 18:9 aspect ratio-toting 5.7-inch full HD+ IPS panel, which is sharper than Samsung’s offering.

For security, both smartphones offer fingerprint sensors as well as the face unlock capability.

Camera and battery

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The Galaxy J8 has a dual-camera setup, with 16MP f/1.7 + 5MP f/1.9 snappers. At the front, Samsung’s offering flaunts a 16MP selfie camera, which comes with a front-facing flash for better low-light imaging. The dual-camera array on the Moto G6 comprise 12MP and 5MP sensors with f/1.8 aperture. For selfies, there’s a 16MP shooter. Moreover, Motorola also provides a dedicated LED flash module to assist both the front as well as the rear cameras in low-light scenarios.

Hardware and software

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The similarity continues in the performance department as well. Both the Samsung Galaxy J8 and Moto G6 come powered by the Snapdragon 450 processor. For the sake of this comparison, we’re considering the higher-end variant of the G6, which comes with 4 gigs of RAM. The J8 also comes with the same RAM capacity. As such, the hardware combination ensures smooth usage on both these phones. In terms of the battery, the Samsung Galaxy J8 gets an edge over the Moto G6 as the former comes with a 3,500mAh cell. In contrast, the G6 packs a 3,000mAh battery. Motorola’s offering, however, offers fast charging support, which is missing on the J8.

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The Galaxy J8 runs Android 8.0 Oreo-based Samsung Experience UI, which has some interesting software additions. There’s the Samsung Mall app, which lets you click photos of products and discover their listings on e-commerce sites immediately. Chat over Video feature is also quite useful as it lets you reply to your chats while there’s a video playing. In contrast, Motorola continues to offer stock Android experience with its smartphone. The G6 also boots Android Oreo and adds some useful functionality such as Moto Actions on top of the vanilla interface.

Closing thoughts

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The Samsung Galaxy J8 carries a sticker price of Rs 18,990, while the 4GB RAM variant of the Moto G6 retails for Rs 15,999. Considering the fact that the G6 is priced affordably, features a sharper display and offers an eye-catching design, the winner is a no-brainer.