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

By DPennington · 7 replies
Feb 7, 2019
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  1. Recent entries into the budget smartphone space have been welcome in a market dominated by handsets costing close to $1,000, and Motorola's new budget line of G7 handsets aim to provide high-end specs without breaking the bank. 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.

    Each of the four G7 models have subtle differences meant to appeal to different types of consumers. The Moto G7, positioned as the flagship phone of the group, packs a mid-range Snapdragon 632 SoC, 4GB of RAM, a 12-megapixel rear camera and a 5-megapixel front shooter. The G7 and G7 Plus both have a screen resolution of 2,270x1,080 (403 dpi), while the more cost-effective Play and Power models have a screen resolution of 1,520x720. The Play, which will retail at only $199, has a 5.7-inch LCD screen, while the other three models have 6.2-inch LCDs.

    All G7s are equipped with a 3,000-mAh battery, with the exception of the Power variant. For those looking for extra battery life at this price-point, the Power provides 5,000-mAh and up to 32 hours of juice.

    For those of you outside of the US, the high-end G7 Plus will be available and comes loaded with the more powerful Snapdragon 636 SoC. The Plus also has a 16-megapixel rear camera with the ability to capture video in 4K.

    The G7 Power and standard G7 will retail at $249 and $299, respectively. The G7 Plus is available outside of the US for 300 euros, or roughly $340.

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  2. psycros

    psycros TS Evangelist Posts: 2,716   +2,514

    "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."

    Those two aren't features, their handicaps.
     
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  3. hahahanoobs

    hahahanoobs TS Evangelist Posts: 2,543   +918

    Moto G7 could be my next phone.
    I currently have an LG G4 I got off kijiji for $200cdn a while back and need a fingerprint scanner and a phone with a flat back!
    RIP G4
     
  4. Badvok

    Badvok TS Maniac Posts: 296   +152

    I can't believe you have an LG G4 that is still working, mine, like so many others, died with the eMMC fault a long time ago. Moto make good phones but there are some issues with their radios, probably one of the most important aspects of a phone but never mentioned in reviews.
     
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  5. hahahanoobs

    hahahanoobs TS Evangelist Posts: 2,543   +918

    eMMC fault? Damn, I thought the worst thing plaguing the device was boot looping. :confused:
    Thanks for the heads up about the radios. I'll def look into it before buying.
     
  6. Sausagemeat

    Sausagemeat TS Maniac Posts: 409   +205

    If I was to downgrade from iOS to Android then this is the sort of device I’d buy. Can’t see it being that much weaker than a flagship Android device. Android is far more suited to budget or mid range hardware if you ask me.
     
  7. JamesSWD

    JamesSWD TS Maniac Posts: 331   +182

    I bought a G6 Play for myself for Christmas. Great phone and the 4K mAh battery lasts a long time. I only charge up every 3-4 days, but I don't live on my phone like some people.

    Pro-Tip: Delete Solitaire to get rid of the annoying ads. That's where they're coming from, at least on the Plays.
     
  8. lazer

    lazer TS Addict Posts: 237   +57

    If I didn't buy a LG g6 to replace my LG g3, I would go out to buy this. I can not see why people are willing to spend $1000 for a phone when a much cheaper one does everything just about as well.
     

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