Moto G7 Plus VS Moto G7 VS Moto G7 Power VS G7 Play – Motorola’s Moto G-series have dominated the budget line for several years. Even though the competition has gotten much tougher in recent years, Motorola isn’t slowing down. This year, they released four budget smartphones for the 7th generation of the Moto G-series. If you’re looking to pick one of these then read up to this article.
Moto G7 Plus VS Moto G7 VS Moto G7 Power VS G7 Play – Design
The usual Moto design is used for all four variants though there are little adjustments here and there. The Moto G7 Plus and Moto G7 feature a teardrop notch. While the Moto G7 Power and G7 Play features the regular rectangular top notch. The Moto G7 Plus is the headliner of this series and along with the Moto G7 features a Corning gorilla glass 3 at their front and back with aluminium frame.
The Moto G7 Power and Moto G7 Play being the least two have to make do with a plastic unibody. While the Moto G7 and G7 Play measures 8 mm in thickness. The Moto G7 Plus measures 8.3 mm. While the Moto G7 Power is the bulky one with a 9.3 mm thickness, which is majorly attributed to its huge battery.
The G7 Power is also the heaviest, weighing 193 grams. The Moto G7 weighs 172 grams. The G7 Plus follows with 176 grams. And the lightest is the Moto G7 Play weighing just 149 grams. All four phones feature a rear-mounted fingerprint sensor and have splash resistant.
Moto G7 Plus VS Moto G7 VS Moto G7 Power VS G7 Play – Display
The display type on the G7 variants is the usual IPS LCD touchscreen. The Moto G7 Plus and Moto G7 have the same display features. They both sport a 6.2-inch display with 19:9 aspect ratio, 1080 x 2270 pixels and 405 PPI density. The Moto G7 Power also sports a 6.2-inch display size but the resolution is different.
The G7 Powers features 720 x 1570 pixels resolution and 279 PPI density. The Moto G7 Play does have a 19:9 aspect ratio but its display size is the smallest at 5.7 inches. Its resolution is 720 x 1512 pixels and 294 PPI density.
Only the Moto G7 and Moto G7 Plus pack a dual rear camera system. On the Moto G7 Plus is a 16 MP + 5 MP sensors. While on the Moto G7 is a 12 MP + 5 MP sensors. The Moto G7 Power and G7 Play features a single rear camera system. A 12 MP sensor on the Moto G7 Power and a 13 MP sensor on the G7 Play.
The Moto G7 Plus being the headliner comes with a 12 MP selfie camera capable of shooting 4K resolution videos. While the rest of the trio features an 8 MP selfie camera.
Just like in the selfie camera, the Moto G7 Plus packs different hardware than its younger siblings. The Snapdragon 636 processor powers the Moto G7 Plus. While Snapdragon 632 processor powers the rest. The GPU inside the G7 Plus is Adreno 509. Whereas, the rest comes with Adreno 506 GPU.
The Moto G7 Plus and Moto G7 are available in a 4 GB RAM with 64 GB storage. The European variant of the Moto G7 Power also comes with 4GB/64GB. While the USA variant comes with a 3 GB RAM and 32 GB storage. The Moto G7 Play comes with the smallest RAM size of 2 GB with a decent 32 GB storage.
The software is the major thing that’s unchanged across all four smartphones. They all run on Android 9.0 Pie with the regular customization from Motorola.
The Moto G7 Power bullies its siblings in this department thanks to its 5,000 mAh battery. While the rest comes with a 3,000 mAh battery. They all support fast battery charging albeit different watts.
Between the $236 Moto G7 Power and $201 Moto G7 Play, the best value for money will be the Moto G7 Power. The little extra bucks gets you a 5000 mAh battery capacity and a bigger screen size. While I take the $338 Moto G7 Plus over the $281 Moto G7. The added bucks gets me a better chipset, camera and a next level fast battery charging technology.