Motorola Moto G7 Family Hands-On Review

Editor Rating:          3.9 /5
2019-02-09 2019-02-09 4811

Motorola introduces the Moto G7 and its Plus, Power and Play models for the price range under $400. Following its ancient’s path, the G7 family is targeting the mid-range segment but having the modern look this time e.g. except from the unique back Moto design you have come to see many new changes in Motorola smartphones with all-around glass, stylish cutout (notch) for selfie on top of front, 19:9 large displays, dual rear cameras, pleasing performance, and the longtime running batteries with higher watt Fast Chargers.

Interface that is beautiful as well as the latest

Either it is standard G7, G7 Plus, G7 Power or G7 Play all the devices geared up with Android 9.0 (Pie) that's the latest Android OS with Motorola customizations for each Moto handset, so the similar user interface of Android Pie you can get in any G7 family smartphone. Motorola added two new features Moto Display and Moto Actions which are helpful updates for Moto series and make it easier to accomplish tasks (e.g. turning on flash or camera) from the lock screen.

Modern Design that looks different in Moto family but nice

Motorola G7 family adorned with teardrop notches, the Moto G7 and G7 Plus have trivial U shaped notches while the G7 Power and G7 Play showed apparent sized bar notches walking on the iPhone X footsteps. The 19 by 9 screen aspect used for Moto G7 lineup, bezels got minimal, home button went on, and ceramic back feel, though the G7 and Plus made of aluminum, and the G7 Power and G7 Play assembled with plastic. You could have a strong grip from sides while holding a G7, thanks to the textured body skin. Only the first two Motorola G7 and G7 Plus have Nano coating of Corning Gorilla Glass 3 on the front as well as back, but the complete Moto G7 family is splash resistant.

The Moto G7 Play is small in size with 5.8inches screen, but the remaining three Motorola mobiles have 6.2inches display on the front. At the back of Moto G7 and G7 Plus, you can see horizontally-oriented dual rear cameras set up in the top center while the G7 Power and G7 Play have a single main camera at the same place but of different resolutions.

It is pleasing to us the USB Type C and 3.5mm jack available in every G7 handset. Power and Volume rockers you find in the right-hand side. With the Moto G7 family, you are getting SIM tray with a dedicated microSD card slot, therefore, storage expansion is possible doesn’t matter it is a mid or a low-end G7 version.

Impressive Camera that appreciates 4k video shooting with EIS and OIS support while walking

Motorola Mobiles have come up with pretty good cameras, the Moto G7 Plus boasts 16+5MP back cameras while the standard G7 and G7 Power have 12+5MP dual rear cameras; however, the G7 Play is the only one to feature a single 13MP primary lens. In case of the front camera, the Moto G7 Plus is the most significant among its siblings for 12MP Selfie Camera, though all the other G7 family sports 8MP Front Camera.

The G7 Power and G7 Play can shoot brilliant pictures but video recording limited to 1080p at 30fps and 60fps, respectively. On the other hand, Motorola Moto G7 and G7 Plus are capable of recording 4k videos at 30fps and FHD (1080p) videos at 30, 60 and 120fps available only for the plus model.

Motorola G7 Power and Play don't support OIS while the G7 does. The Moto G7 Plus is holding the first place with double OIS and EIS support, optical as well as electronic image stabilization and new high-res overlapping feature to encourage video recording when walking.

Upper-Class Chip Performance, Long Runner Batteries, and Responsive Turbo Fast Charging

The Moto G7 Plus powered by Snapdragon 636 chipset and Adreno 509 GPU while the remaining three standard G7, Power and Play are running on Snapdragon 632 SoC and Adreno 506 GPU. Motorola did this to won't offer you any claim about performance. All the Moto devices have 4GB RAM and 64GB ROM except the Moto G7 Play version which packs inside 2GB RAM and a 32GB Storage at least sufficient thankfully you won’t go down up to 8 or 16 gigs of memory. External memory allowed up to 512GB, so you can insert a card if you feel for run out of space.

Three of the Motorola G7 devices have 3000mAh batteries, though the Moto G7 Power is the only one to bring the power of 5000mAh battery. The G7 and G7 Power are compatible with 15W Turbo Charge while the G7 Play enables 10W Turbo Charging, but the G7 Plus offers you amazing 27W Turbo Fast Charging option.

Pre-orders, Shipment and Pricing Details

Motorola Moto G7 family is available for pre-orders in Brazil and Mexico while in North America and the US these smartphones will be available in mid-Feb, but the rest of world will get them shipped next month, March 2019.

The Moto G7 Play Price is $200 as it is the most affordable smartphone, the Moto G7 Power Price is $250 a bit more, and the Moto G7 Price is $300 whereas the Moto G7 Plus Price is $350. You can see how they are budget-friendly packing the mighty features while maintaining price as the Moto G series did in the past.

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