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The smartphone is loaded with a 6.2-inch HD+ Max Vision display with a screen resolution of 1520 x 720 pixels. The smartphone is powered by a 2.0GHz octa-core MediaTek Helio P70M processor. The phone is backed by a 2GB of RAM and 32GB of internal storage, which can be further expanded up to 512GB via microSD card slot.

The Moto G8 Play is equipped triple-camera setup, which comes with a combination of 13-megapixel primary lens with f/2.0 aperture, an 8-megapixel wide-angle lens with 117-degree field of view and a 2-megapixel depth sensor. For the front, there is an 8-megapixel shooter for selfies and video calling. The G8 Play has a triple camera system, so you won't miss a moment. Capture 4 times more of the scene with the ultra-wide camera and use a professional Bokeh effect with the depth camera to enhance your photos and make them clearer and brighter. The ultra-wide camera lets you capture what your eyes see by framing 4 times more of the scene. With a 117 wide-angle lens your photos will evolve from good to sensational. Be amazed by the extremely fast responsiveness of the octa-core processor. The new G8 Play is up to 30% faster than the previous generation. Less app load time and more fun time. 

Smartphone Details

  • 6.2" Full HD IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen (Resolution: 720 x 1520)
  • Octa-Core processor (Quad Core 2.1 GHz Cortex-A73 & Quad Core 2.0 GHz Cortex-A53) 
  • 2GB RAM
  • 32GB Internal Storage
  • Android Operating System
  • Bluetooth 4.2
  • Wi-Fi (802.11 a/b/g/n)
  • Dual-band
  • Wi-Fi direct
  • Hotspot
  • Rear Facing 13MP, 8MP, 2MP Triple Camera and Front Facing 8MP Camera
  • microSD Card Reader (Max Size: 512GB)
  • Dual SIM Card
  • Lithium-Ion Battery
  • 3.5mm Audio Port
  • Made in China

What's Included

  • Motorola Moto E8 Play Unlocked Smartphone
  • Wall Charger
  • USB Cable
  • Guides


  • One-year limited warranty. For more information, please contact: 1-866-603-0640

Check out the Unlocked Phones FAQ tab for frequently asked questions.

Please Note: This phone will not come activated with wireless services. End user must contact the carrier directly to select service plan and activate. ShopHQ does not sell or provide customer support for wireless service. For issues arising after 30 days from purchase, you must contact the provider for support or facilitate warranty returns/exchanges with 1-866-603-0640 directly. For additional information please contact service provider or the manufacturer directly. Battery power consumption depends on factors such as network configuration, signal strength, operating temperature, features selected, vibrate mode, backlight settings, browser use and data and other application usage patterns.

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What's an unlocked phone?

It's basically a mobile phone that's not tied to a single network or service plan at the time you purchase it. You simply buy the phone and then get it connected to any compatible network and service plan you choose. An unlocked phone needs a SIM card from a communications service provider or carrier before it will work.

What's a compatible network?

Unlocked phones use either CDMA (Code Division Multiple Access) or GSM (Global System for Mobile Communications) networks with an interchangeable SIM card. The GSM network is used by AT&T and T-Mobile while the CDMA network is used by Sprint and Verizon. When you buy your unlocked phone, make note of which networks it can utilize so you can find the appropriate service provider.

What's a SIM card?

A SIM (Subscriber Identity Module) card is a small, removable plastic card with a chip that holds personal information such as your phone number, address book, text messages and more. The SIM card also includes a security key with authentication information that specifically identifies the phone. Typically, an unlocked phone will not include a SIM card. You'll likely receive one through your carrier when you connect your phone to a new or existing service plan. Regardless of the SIM card's origin, the unlocked phone will recognize it and start sending voice and data over the network.

What are the advantages of an unlocked phone?

The first big advantage of an unlocked phone is that you're not limited to the small selection of devices that a particular carrier offers. You get to choose your unlocked phone from any of the available mobile devices that have a SIM card slot and are compatible with your network.

Along those same lines, you can buy an unlocked phone and add it to your current service plan without requiring a new contract. (Note that bringing the unlocked phone to a new carrier will most likely require you to sign a contract with that carrier.) You can take any SIM card from any carrier and put it in your unlocked phone as long as the phone is compatible with the network and bands. So, if you sign up your unlocked phone for service with AT&T and decide later to switch it to T-Mobile, you can still use the unlocked phone you originally purchased.

And with an unlocked phone, you don't need to wait for your contract to expire to upgrade your phone. Instead of waiting for your contract renewal to get a new phone, you can purchase an unlocked phone and use it now on your existing service contract. The added benefit is that when your current contract is up, you'd be free to cancel your plan and switch to any network or carrier you wanted – taking your phone with you to your new plan and carrier! You could also purchase prepaid plans so you'd have no monthly fees.

One last thing for you international travelers: With an unlocked phone, you'd be able to purchase and install a new SIM card from a carrier operating within your destination country so you could avoid paying the astronomical roaming charges associated with using a mobile phone outside the United States. And maybe you just want to purchase a cheaper unlocked phone for your trip and leave your expensive phone at home to keep it from getting lost, stolen or damaged.

What are the disadvantages of an unlocked phone?

When purchasing a new "locked" phone, the carrier often subsidizes the cost of the mobile phone. (They're making money off the service plans and other add-ons, not the device itself.) So an unlocked phone does not benefit from the subsidy offered when bundling the phone with a carrier contracted plan. You're responsible for the entire cost of the phone up front.