Moto G7 series becomes official

Sunday, 10 Feb, 2019

While most smartphone makes are struggling over the decision to go with a notch or bezel (or a punch-hole design), Motorola threw its hands up in the air and said 'Screw it, we're rolling with both!' Meet the Moto G7, the newest iteration of Motorola's relatively affordable G series. For example, all of them have a notch, but even the notch is not unified across the board. Prices of the new G7 series start at 999 R$(Rs 19,000 approximately). The phone sports an 8MP selfie camera. The pictures leaked by Roland Quandt confirm numerous specs that various source told us about, such as the waterdrop notch, fingerprint sensor on the back and camera setup. Motorola calls this a compact design, even though it has a 5.7-inch screen which was considered huge a decade ago.

The Moto G7 Plus visually looks similar to the Moto G7 and has the same 6.24-inches display with the same resolution. These two phones also have a "chin" below the display, where you can find Motorola's logo, and a fingerprint scanner on the back.

Still, the Motorola G7 Power doesn't compromise for speed. This is Qualcomm's mid-range, 64-bit octa-core chip. The device has only 2GB of RAM and 32GB of internal storage.

We'll bring you all of the best prices on the Moto G7 right here. 3GB of RAM and 32GB of storage is built-in, but as with the whole range you can add a microSD card. In addition to that, the phone packs 4GB of RAM and 64GB of inbuilt storage.

Whichever phone you choose you get a modern "notchy" look, a quick fingerprint sensor, Android 9.0 Pie, and the usual Moto experiences such as Quick Capture, Fast Flashlight and Attentive Display. Moto G7 Power will also feature a 6.2-inches display that uses FHD+ technology.

The battery capacity is also the same as the other G7 family (except the battery monster the G7 Power) and there's USB Type-C on the bottom. This is in contrast to the Moto G7 Power which comes powered by a 5,000 mAh capacity battery.

Moto G7
Moto G7 series models- Moto G7, G7 Plus, G7 Play and G7 Power officially launched

Motorola says the G7 Power has enough juice for three days of use, but we'll have to put that claim to the test in our own battery test, which involves continuous web surfing over LTE until the fully charged phone runs out of juice. The Moto G7 Plus offers 27-watt TurboPower charging, and the charger is included in the box. None of these devices have wireless charging or NFC though, so that's a bummer.

The Moto G7 Power will cost €210 in Europe, $250 in North America. In terms of cameras, the rear has a 13-megapixel shooter while the front sees an 8-megapixel selfie snapper.

There will also be a Moto G7 Plus model with two 16-megapixel cameras for about €300 in Europe, Australia, Brazil, and Mexico.

The Moto G7's main 12MP lens is for everyday photo taking, with the 5MP lens acting as a "depth sensor" for portrait shots and getting that blurry background effect.

About camera and imaging, the Moto G7 will sport a 12MP primary sensor with an f/1.8 lens and 5MP secondary sensor with an f/2.2 lens. Around front is an 8-megapixel camera for selfies. It features the same glass-backed body as the Moto G7 and the device comes in Blue and Red colours.

All told, I like that Moto is paring down its budget offerings into something that's more manageable and easier to digest, and with all three handsets slated to be available unlocked, potential buyers won't have to worry about things like network compatibility. They will also eventually make it to Asia and Latin America.