Staying as an exponent in the mid-range seems increasingly complicated with the “new” rivals and flagships that manage to get to the market well below $1000 do not sell very well, and perhaps why Motorola has decided to expand their bet for 2019. Up to Four devices have been presented today: Moto G7 Play, Moto G7 Power, Moto G7, and Moto G7 Plus.
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Moto G7 Play: keeping the basics
A mobile designed for those who do not make a demanding use of their smartphone and is satisfied with a single rear camera or a minimum of RAM. The Moto G7 Play integrates a Qualcomm Snapdragon 632 processor, starting from the 600 series of the manufacturer, unlike the Moto G6 Play, accompanied by 2 GB of RAM as the only option, with 32 GB of storage that can be expanded up to 256 GB, thanks to a micro SD.
This chip allows to mount FullHD+ resolution screens, but in the Moto G7 Play, we see a 5.7-inch panel with 720 x 1,512 pixels resolution (HD+) on which rests a notch similar to that of the Motorola One. With an aspect ratio of 19:9 for this IPS screen that encloses a battery of 3,000 mAh/hour with a single rear camera that integrates a 13-megapixel sensor and a lens with an aperture f /2.0.
Moto G7 Power: the new intermediate
Until last year we had the Moto G as the middle ground between an essential and a more advanced version, but the range is now expanded so that there are two more basic mobiles compared to two more complete proposals. Thus, the Moto G7 Power emerges as the big brother of the Play, proposing an alternative with hardware that starts from some slightly higher minimums with respect to RAM, cameras, and battery.
More heavy and bulky than the previous one, and it’s not for less: with that last name that already guessed something, the Moto G7 Power integrates a 5,000 mAh battery. A battery that by capacity promises to give a good autonomy, which we will have to check, but on paper is favored by the software without just customization by which the company opts.
This higher volume body allows the integration of a 6.2-inch panel, also HD+ and with the widest notch. This time the Snapdragon 632 is accompanied by 3 GB of RAM and storage of 32 GB (also expandable by microSD), with dual rear camera composed of two 12-megapixel sensors and lenses with an aperture of f/2.0, with the same 8-megapixel front camera that integrates with the G7 Play.
Moto G7: this is Motorola’s standard for the mid-range
Moto G7 offers a FullHD+ 6.24-inch screen. A size that is not far from what we saw for the Moto G7 Power, with the difference that in addition to having higher resolution, in this case, the notch is smaller, drop-shaped like HONOR View 20 or OnePlus 6T.
Moto G7 also uses the Snapdragon 632 chipset; the battery is at a 3,000-mAh capacity as in the Moto G7 Play but incorporates support for fast charging of 15 watts, unlike the Play variant. For the cameras, a dual-lens sensor of the same resolution as the Moto G7 Power is chosen in the case of the main one, 12 megapixels, but with an aperture lens of f/1.8. The secondary sensor integrates a 5-megapixel sensor dedicated to collecting depth information and improving the portrait mode, with a front camera that does maintain the characteristics of the previous one.
Moto G7 Plus
The jewel in the G7’s series is the Moto G7 Plus which incorporates a 6.24-inch IPS screen, probably sharing a panel with its next-smallest brother, having an even resolution and ratio of (1,080 x 2,270 pixels and 19: 9 ratio). With Gorilla Glass 4 on it, all surrounded by an aluminum frame and built to resist splashes (a resistance that all four have in common).
The device features Android 9 Pie software, and everything else moves with the power of the Snapdragon 636 chipset, a 2017 processor of 8 cores and architecture of 14 nanometers that may be accompanied by 4 or 6 GB of RAM, with internal storage of 64 GB, expandable up to 256 GB with microSD). The battery that will feed everything is 3,000 mAh, with fast charging support up to 18 watts.
For photography, it opted for a 16-megapixel sensor under a lens with an aperture of f/1.7, combined by a secondary sensor for a depth of 5 megapixels and a lens with an aperture of f/2.2. The front camera goes up this time up to 12 megapixels, unlike the rest.
Price and availability of Moto G7 Play, Moto G7 Power, Moto G7 and Moto G7 Plus
All Moto G7 devices come with USB Type C, 3.5 mm jack and splash resistance. The Bluetooth is 4.2 in the Moto G7 Play and 5.0 in the rest, integrating NFC depending on which markets availability.
The Moto G7 would soon get an availability release date in India, and some of the devices could be Amazon and Flipkart exclusives. The colors also vary depending on which model is concerned, and the starting prices and their availability are the following:
- Moto G7 Play: 149 euros. Available in gold and blue, starting in March.
- Moto G7 Power: 209 euros. Available in black, from February 15.
- Moto G7: 249 euros. Available in black and white, starting February 10.
- Moto G7 Plus: 299 euros. Available in blue and red from February 15