The Motorola Moto G7 is the latest entry to the Moto G-series. The Motorola Moto G-series is known for its quality budget smartphone. This budget smartphone succeeds last year’s Moto G6 which did quite well in the budget market. Here is our Moto G7 review.
Motorola Moto G7 Design
The Moto G7 features similar design style with its predecessor. But this Moto G7 does feel premium with its front and back Corning gorilla glass 3 version. The frame of the Moto G7 isn’t aluminium or metal, it’s made of plastic. The phone measures 8.0 mm thick and weighs just 172 grams.
On the rear of the Moto G7 is the camera which usually sticks out of the phone. The dual camera and LED flash are enclosed in a circular form. And below them is the fingerprint scanner with the Motorola brand name on it. Ceramic Black and Clear White are the two body colour options you can choose from. The Moto G7 isn’t waterproof but it’s splash resistant which is fair okay.
Dimensions: 157 x 75.3 x 8 mm
Weight: 172 grams
Build: Front/back glass (Gorilla Glass 3), plastic frame
SIM: Single SIM (Nano-SIM) or Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)
Colours: Ceramic Black, Clear White
3.5 mm jack: Yes
– Splash resistant
– Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic
– Dolby Audio
Motorola Moto G7 Display
The display of the Moto G7 comes with a new 19:9 aspect ratio and a waterdrop notch. The IPS LCD touchscreen measures 6.2 inches with an 81.4% screen-to-body ratio. The display features a resolution of 1080 x 2270 pixels and 405 PPI density.
Type: LTPS IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen
Size: 6.2 inches (81.4% screen-to-body ratio)
Resolution: 1080 x 2270 pixels, 19:9 ratio (405 PPI density)
Protection: Corning Gorilla Glass 3
The main camera of the Moto G7 features a dual setup of 12 MP primary sensor and 5 MP depth sensor. This camera is capable of shooting 4K resolution videos at 30 frames per second. At the front is an 8 MP selfie snapper. This one can only shoot 1080p videos at 30 frames per second. Overall, the camera quality of the Moto G7 is decent for its price range.
Dual: 12 MP, f/1.8, 1.25µm, PDAF + 5 MP, f/2.2, depth sensor
Features: LED flash, panorama, HDR
Video: 2160p@30fps, 1080p@30/60fps, gyro-EIS
Single: 8 MP, 1.12µm
Running inside the Moto G7 is the Snapdragon 632 chipset built on 14 nm manufacturing process. The Octa-core processor on the chipset clocks at 1.8 GHz and it features Adreno 506 GPU for graphics. The Moto G7 comes with a 4 GB RAM with 64 GB of storage. MicroSD slot is available for additional storage which goes up to 512 GB.
Chipset: Snapdragon 632 (14 nm)
CPU: Octa-core (4×1.8 GHz Kryo 250 Gold & 4×1.8 GHz Kryo 250 Silver)
GPU: Adreno 506
MicroSD: up to 512 GB (dedicated slot)
The Moto G7 runs Android 9.0 Pie with little and neat customization options from Motorola. These include the Moto Display, Moto Actions and Moto Voice. The Moto Actions features the One Button Navigation which replaces the usual three-button navigation gesture. Then we have the Quick capture, Flip for DND, Pick up for silence and so on.
OS: Android 9.0 Pie
User Interface: –
Sensors: Fingerprint (rear-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass
The Moto G7 packs a non-removable Li-ion 3,000 mAh battery. This definitely isn’t great but it’s alright. The phone features 15W fast battery charger which charges from 0% to 100% within 90 minutes.
Type: Non-removable Li-Ion 3000 mAh battery
Charging: Fast battery charging 15W
WLAN: Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, dual-band, WiFi Direct, hotspot
Bluetooth: 4.2, A2DP, LE, aptX
GPS: Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, GALILEO
NFC: Yes (Europe model)
Radio: FM radio
USB: 2.0, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector
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