Motorola Take Another Stab At Budget Smartphones
- Author: Terrell Bush Feb 10, 2019,
Feb 10, 2019, 0:23
Lenovo-owned Motorola has officially unveiled its G7 series which is its line-up of budget phones for 2019. The Moto G7 Power is more focussed on the battery life and is placed between the G7 and the G7 Play with respect to the pricing. 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.
The G7 Series includes mid-range phones.
While the standard Moto G7 rocked a dual lens camera on the rear, this has been reduced to just one lens for the Power.
All of these devices land in your pocket for under £270 with new features including a better display, more power and even a giant 5,000mAh battery in the Moto G7 Power. The Play features the same 3,000mAh battery as the G7 but because of a lower resolution screen, it'll be able to last longer. Rs. 17,800) and the G7 Play is priced at $199 (approx.
Under the hood, you'll find a Snapdragon 632 processor and this device also includes that turbocharging technology.
On the front, you'll notice the notch is narrower than the G7 Play, but it's still pretty prominent. The rear camera on the device is a 13MP sensor with an f/2.0 aperture while the front camera is an 8MP sensor with an f/2.2 aperture. Global customers will be able to buy the G7 even earlier as the phone was launched in Brazil and Mexico today. It features a 6.2-inch HD display with Max Vision. Plus, new camera software and AI helps you shoot like a pro with incredible features like Smart Composition and Auto-Smile capture. The smartphone also boasts of 4GB of RAM, 64GB of inbuilt storage, and microSD card slot allowing users to expand memory till 128GB.
The new G7 features what Motorola is calling a "u-design": contoured Gorilla Glass, slim bezels, and a rounded teardrop-shaped cutout in the top-center portion.
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. All do run the Snapdragon 632, have fingerprint readers, and that clean version of Android we've come to expect from Motorola. The device gets power from a 3000mAh battery. It also supports fast charging via TurboPower. Optics wise, the smartphone bears a single 12-megapixel rear camera with an f/2.0 aperture and an 8-megapixel f/2.2 selfie camera.
All three are powered by a Qualcomm Snadragon 632 SoC with an octa-core processor clocked at 1.8GHz. and an Adreno 506 GPU. The 19:9, 6.2-inch display also runs at Full HD+ (2270x1080, for those keeping track) making it the nicest G7 model to actually look at.
The Moto G7 Plus can be purchased immediately in Brazil and Mexico with Europe close behind.
In terms of camera, it also has a dual camera set up at the back with a 16MP primary camera with f/1.75 aperture and a 5MP secondary camera with f/2.2 aperture.
The most affordable of the four is Motorola's Moto G7 Play which offers a compact 5.7-inch HD+ screen with a resolution of 1512 x 720 pixels and a standard wide notch up top. It comes in Deep Indigo and Viva Red colours. It's launching in Brazil and Mexico today, it'll launch in Europe in mid-February, and it'll cost around £269 if you're picking one up in the UK.