Motorola launches the Moto G7, Moto G7 Play, Moto G7 Power, and Moto G7 Plus

Motorola launches the Moto G7, Moto G7 Play, Moto G7 Power, and Moto G7 Plus

Motorola’s G-series redefined what consumers expected out of budget devices back when the original Moto G was launched in 2013. Now, six years later, we are down to the 7th generation of Motorola’s budget lineup as Motorola struggles to retain its market share from the onslaught of budget offerings from Chinese OEMs like Xiaomi, Oppo, and others. At an event in Brazil, Motorola has introduced to us the new Moto G7 series, consisting of the Moto G7, Moto G7 Play, Moto G7 Power, and the Moto G7 Plus.

Moto G7 Lineup – Device Image Gallery

Moto G7 Lineup – Specifications

Specification Moto G7 Play Moto G7 Power Moto G7 Moto G7 Plus
Dimensions & Weight 147.3 x 71.5 x 8 mm;
149g
159.4 x 76.9 x 9.3 mm;
193g
157 x 75.3 x 8 mm;
172g
157 x 75.3 x 8.3 mm;
176g
Display 5.7-inch HD+ LCD,
19:9 with wide notch
6.2-inch HD+ LCD,
19:9 with wide notch
6.2-inch FHD+ LCD,
19:9 with water drop notch;
Gorilla Glass
6.2-inchFHD+ LCD,
19:9 with water drop notch;
Gorilla Glass
SoC Qualcomm Snapdragon 632 Qualcomm Snapdragon 632 Qualcomm Snapdragon 632 Qualcomm Snapdragon 636
RAM and Storage 2GB + 32GB 4GB + 64GB 4GB + 64GB 4GB + 64GB
Expandability Up to 128GB
through dedicated slot
Up to 512GB
through dedicated slot
Up to 512GB
through dedicated slot
Up to 512GB
through dedicated slot
USB Type-C Type-C Type-C Type-C
Battery 3,000 mAh;
5W charging
5,000 mAh;
15W charging
3,000 mAh;
15W charging
3,000 mAh;
27W charging,
Quick Charge 4, USB Power Delivery 3
Connectivity WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.2 WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n,
Bluetooth 4.2,
NFC (market dependent)
WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n,
Bluetooth 4.2,
NFC (market dependent)
WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac dual-band,
Bluetooth 5,
NFC (market dependent)
3.5mm Headphone Jack Yes Yes Yes Yes
Fingerprint Sensor Rear Rear Rear Rear
Rear Camera 13MP, f/2.0, 1.12μm, LED Flash

Video Recording: 1080p @30fps

12MP, f/2.0, 1.25μm, LED Flash

Video Recording: 1080p @30fps

12MP, f/1.8, 1.25μm, EIS, LED Flash;
Depth Sensor: 5MP, f/2.2Video Recording: [email protected],
1080p @30fps,
1080p @60fps
16MP, f/1.7, 1.22μm, EIS, OIS, Dual-LED Flash;
Depth Sensor: 5MP, f/2.2Video Recording: [email protected],
1080p @30fps,
1080p @60fps,
1080p @120fps
Front Camera 8MP, f/2.2, 1.12μm, LED Flash

Video Recording: 1080p @30fps

8MP, f/2.2, 1.12μm

Video Recording: 1080p @30fps

8MP, f/2.2, 1.12μm

Video Recording: 1080p @30fps

12MP, 1.12μm

Video Recording: 1080p @30fps

Android Version Android Pie Android Pie Android Pie Android Pie

The Moto G7 lineup starts off with the Moto G7 Play, which is the cheapest and lowest spec’d device in the lineup. The Moto G7 Power follows next, adding on more battery to give you a device that is hard to kill through daily use. The Moto G7 follows after that, bumping up the style quotient with a more modern water drop style notch, and switching up some other key specifications. The Moto G7 Plus is the most expensive of the lot, bringing in a lot of upgrades over the Moto G7.

There are a few features that are common across all four phones. The phones have a common design, for the most part, featuring glass backs (the G7 Play has a plastic back). All the devices sport P2i nano-coating for water protection (as per the official website, although several hands-on reviews do not mention this water-repellent coating being present on the Play and the Power). The phones also come with Android Pie out of the box along with Moto Experiences addition. You get features such as One Button Nav, Three Finger Screenshot gesture (now with rolling screenshot functionality), as well as other additions such as Attentive Display, Fast Flashlight gestures, and Quick Capture.

For the Moto G7 Plus, Motorola has added on a few more things. The phone offers a stereo speaker setup. To make the phone competitive in the photography department, the G7 Plus also features OIS on its dual rear cameras. There are also software features such as AI Smart Composition and Auto Smile Capture to make it easy to capture good photos.

Availability & Pricing

All the four devices are available from today onwards in Brazil and Mexico and will be available from mid-February throughout Europe.

Moto G7 Play

  • The Moto G7 Play will roll out over the coming month in various countries in Latin America and North America with a starting MSRP of $199.

Moto G7 Power

  • The Moto G7 Power will roll out over the coming weeks in India and the coming month in various countries in the Asia Pacific, Latin America, and North America with a starting MSRP of $249.

Moto G7

  • The Moto G7 will roll out over the coming month in various countries in the Asia Pacific, Latin America, and North America with a starting MSRP $299.

Moto G7 Plus

  • The Moto G7 Plus will roll out over the coming months in Australia and in other countries in Latin America with a starting MSRP of €299.99. Curiously, the official website does not mention the availability of the Moto G7 Plus in the USA, which might imply a carrier exclusivity in the works.

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