Motorola’s new Moto G7 blurs the line between budget and flagship

Motorola’s new Moto G7 blurs the line between budget and flagship

Motorola’s new Moto G7 blurs the line between budget and flagship

Expectations In the world of the proliferating $1000 smartphones, it's always a nice to be reminded that great experiences can still be had at reasonable prices. Talking about the battery capacity, the new Moto G7, Moto G7 Plus and Moto G7 Play variants gets 3000 mAh battery whereas Moto G7 Power is packed with massive battery of 5000 mAh battery.

Before now, nearly all the features and design of the models have been in the open via leaks but let's still take a quick look at the specifications of the models. They've all got an FM radio built in along with those 3.5mm headset jacks that we all love as well. There's a 3,000mAh battery in there, too, and it's non-removable.

Moto G7 Play, G7 Power, G7 and G7 Plus will launch March 1, 2019 in the UK. The G7 Power is designed with battery life in mind, allegedly able to last up to 60 hours on one charge, while the G7 Play is the cheapest of the lot but still offers improvements over the G6 Play of a year ago.

The Moto G7 is largely based on the same hardware as the Plus, but scales back on a few things, including the price tag.

The device sports a 5.7-inch display with an HD resolution of 720 x 1520 pixels. 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 Moto G7 power costs $249 and is available today (Feb. 7) in Brazil in Mexico. U.S. and Canada customers will have to wait until the spring.

The G7 Plus is available outside of the U.S. for 300 euros, or roughly $340. This device's name implies one thing, but means another. Unfortunately, that is where it all ends as the rest of its specs don't really tickle. Its paired with 3GB of RAM and 64GB storage (expandable with microSD cards up to 512GB).

The Moto G7 Power boasts a 6.2-inch HD+ screen, with 78% screen coverage for the front of the device. Motorola calls this a compact design, even though it has a 5.7-inch screen which was considered huge a decade ago.

Both Moto G7 and Moto G7 Plus also support facial recognition along with physical fingerprint sensor.

The Moto G7 can be described as the flagship in the budget series. Pricing also remains mostly unknown outside the US, though the Moto G7 Plus will start at 299.99 euros (~$341).

It might have been faced with some serious competition in its reign - Honor Play we're looking at you - but the Moto G family remains one of the most easily recommendable budget handsets out there, especially in the case of the Plus model.

Moto G7 and Moto G7 Plus smartphones get a 6.24-inch FHD+ Max Vision display with 1080X2270 pixels of resolution. Moto G7, Moto G7 Play and Moto G7 Power smartphones are powered by an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 632 chipset while Moto G7 Plus gets Snapdragon 636 chipset.

The G7 Play is available in Stary Black and Deep Indigo. The Plus also has a 16-megapixel rear camera with the ability to capture video in 4K. The new line-up follows the hugely successful Moto G6 range, which included three models (G6, G6 Plus, and G6 Play) launched in April 2018.

The reason the Moto G7 Plus is set aside is its launch audience.

The G7 Play was released today in Brazil and Mexico and it will launch at some point in the next month in the United States for just $199. Europe will get them next, though nothing concrete has been revealed just yet beyond "mid-February".

The Moto G7 Plus is enhanced over the other three models in several aspects even though the design looks like the G7.

The cheaper three models share the same Snapdragon 632 processor this time around, which should provide a 50 - 60 percent performance boost (and last gen's models were no slouches).

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