Moto G7 costs less than $300, packs modern features and powerful hardware

Isaac Cain
February 9, 2019

All four of the new models, the Moto G7, Moto G7 Plus, Moto G7 Power, and Moto G7 Play, share modern amenities such as Android Pie, a near bezel-less screen with a notch, a headphone jack, and support for external storage. This not only goes for the specifications, but also the design. As speculated earlier, the lineup comprises the Moto G7, Moto G7 Plus, Moto G7 Play and Moto G7 Power.

It was impossible to gauge Motorola's claim of three days of battery life in our brief time with the Power, but with a 5,000mAh battery and an included TurboPower charger, the device is clearly intended for endurance use.

For 2019 the Moto G7 Plus gets a punched-up camera experience but largely mimics the standard Moto G7. The Play features the same 3,000mAh battery as the G7 but because of a lower resolution screen, it'll be able to last longer.

The Motorola Moto G7 Play has a 5.7-inch display, making it the smallest of the Moto G7 series but that's still a pretty big display within a very manageable footprint. Both devices have the same display, internal storage, microSD availability, but the processor is where things start to change. It is backed by a 3,000mAh battery and has a single 13MP rear camera and 8MP front facing camera. Unlike the G7 however, the G7 Power's HD+ screen sports a full-sized notch.

Unfortunately, the G7 Plus won't be coming to the U.S., but the other models will arrive in the spring.

All Moto G7 models will be available in Europe starting mid-February. There's a 3,000mAh battery in there, too, and it's non-removable. Unfortunately, that is where it all ends as the rest of its specs don't really tickle.

This powerful device arrives packing am edge-to-edge 6.2-inch Max Vision display with a Full HD+ resolution. The smartphone features 5.7-inch display.

The G7 Power and standard G7 will retail at $249 and $299, respectively.

With the Moto G7 family, Motorola has a mid-range phone for everyone

Both Moto G7 and Moto G7 Plus also support facial recognition along with physical fingerprint sensor.

Motorola's Moto G series of smartphones has been our favorite mid-range option ever since they were first released back in 2013, and they've only been getting better and better every generation.

From an economic and market perspective, the Motorola G7 refresh isn't technologically disruptive as much as it is financially.

We haven't spent any hands-on time with the G7 series, though at glance, they look like serviceable alternatives for smartphone buyers who are turned off by the exorbitant price tags of flagship phones, which have now breached the $1,000 mark. It has a 6.2-inch Full HD+ LCD screen with a scratch-resistant Corning Gorilla Glass. The Moto G7 Play rocks the Qualcomm's Snapdragon 632 SoC with 1.8GHz clock speed, and it pairs with 2GB RAM. The Moto G7 is available in two colours; ceramic black and clear white. The 12-megapixel camera isn't half bad either, and while it technically shoots at a lower resolution than the cheaper Play, the Power's sensor has larger pixels for improved low-light performance. It will roll out over the coming months in Australia and in other countries in Latin America with a starting MSRP of 299.99€ Euro. The Moto G7 will be sold at Google Fi too. As such, I'm excited to try out the newer and likely even better Moto G7.

The memory and storage are largely the same as the Moto G7 but the processor is just a touch stronger with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 636. The device gets a dual rear camera setup, consisting of a 12-megapixel f/1.8 sensor and a 5-megapixel f/2.2 sensor.

This device comes in Ruby and Indigo - hot stuff! And, the TurboPower charging means just 15 minutes of being plugged in is good enough to add 9 more hours of usage.

When the Moto G6 launched past year it cost around £240 so expect a similar price to be announced for this latest device.

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