Our Opinion

The Motorola Moto E7 Plus is a slightly better phone, but the realme Narzo 20A (4GB RAM, 64GB) is slightly better value for money. Which phone should you buy? It’s a close call, but if your budget allows for it, then Motorola Moto E7 Plus might be a slightly better choice.

Motorola Moto E7 Plus  realme Narzo 20A (4GB RAM, 64GB) 
Motorola Moto E7 Plus realme Narzo 20A
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Excellence Score
29.7
27.4
Value for Money Score
69.6
73.7
Price ₹ 12,499 onwards ₹ 9,499 onwards
Launch Date (India) Sep, 2020 Sep, 2020
Expected Launch Date N/A N/A
Smartphone OS Android 10Low likelihood of getting updated to next Android version Android 10Expected update to next Android version
Touchscreen Yes (Capacitive) Yes (Capacitive)
Screen Size 6.5 inches 6.5 inches
Screen Resolution 720x1600 pixels (~ 270 pixels per inch) 720x1600 pixels (~ 270 pixels per inch)
Tall Aspect Ratio / Minimal Bezels Yes Yes
Scratch Resistant Display Yes Yes, Corning Gorilla Glass
Display Type IPS LCD IPS LCD
Screen Refresh Rate 60 HzStandard 60 HzStandard
Display Features N/A Night mode
Full Physical QWERTY Keypad
Processor 1.8 GHz 2 GHz
Processor Type Octa Core Octa Core
Processor Name Qualcomm Snapdragon 460Ranked #50 in Mobile Processor Benchmarks Qualcomm Snapdragon 665Ranked #45 in Mobile Processor Benchmarks
GPU Adreno 610 Adreno 610
RAM 4 GB 4 GB
3G Yes Yes
4G Yes Yes
5G
VoLTE Yes Yes
WiFi Yes Yes
VoWiFi/WiFi-Calling Yes Yes
GPS Yes Yes
Bluetooth Yes Yes
Connecting Port microUSB microUSB
Primary Camera 48MP + 2MP 12MP + 2MP + 2MP
Camera Auto-Focus Yes Yes
Camera Flash Yes Yes
HD Video Recording Yes (Full HD) Yes (Full HD)
Other Camera Features 48MP: f/1.7 Aperture; 26mm Focal Length; 1/2.0" sensor size; 0.8um Pixel Size; PDAF, 2MP: Depth Sensor, HDR, Panorama 12MP: f/1.8 Aperture; 5P lens; PDAF, 2MP: Depth Sensor, 4x Digital Zoom, Super Nightscape, Panoramic, Expert, Timelapse, Portrait Mode, HDR, AI Beauty, Filter, Chroma Boost
Secondary Camera 8MP 8MP
Secondary Camera Features f/2.2 Aperture, 26mm Focal Length, 1/4" Sensor Size, 1.12um Pixel Size, HDR f/2.0 Aperture, Portrait Mode, Timelapse, Panoramic, AI Beauty, HDR, Filter
Internal Memory 64 GB 64 GB
Expandable Memory Slot Yes, up to 256 GB Yes, up to 256 GB
Contacts Storage Unlimited Unlimited
SMS Storage Unlimited Unlimited
Music Player Yes Yes
FM Radio Yes Yes
Dual SIM GSM+GSM (Hybrid SIM slot) GSM+GSM
Thickness 9.2 mmThick 8.9 mmMedium
Weight 200 gmHeavy 195 gmHeavy
Width 75.7 mmOk for one-handed use 75.4 mmOk for one-handed use
Audio Output 3.5mm jack 3.5mm jack
Water Resistant
Battery Capacity 5000 mAh 5000 mAh
Battery Standby N/A N/A
Battery Standby (3G) N/A N/A
Battery Talktime N/A N/A
Battery Talktime (3G) N/A N/A
Fast Charging Support
Included Fast Charger
Other Battery Parameters N/A N/A
Fingerprint sensor Yes Yes
Other Features Noise Filtration Noise Filtration
2-minute Review [Positives]
  • Looks snazzy - the plastic chassis is finished in 2 colour gradient, which fades from a lighter to a darker shade as you cast your eyes downward
  • The front has pleasingly rounded edges and slimline bezels with a tear-drop notch that looks striking, for a phone at this price
  • Decent fingerprint sensor at the back
  • Vibrant, large 6.5-inches IPS display - the images on the screen have a good amount of pop thanks to the display’s reasonably high contrast (though, the Redmi 9 Prime offers a Full HD display at this price)
  • Sunlight legibility is good
  • Motorola continues to keep the software on it's phones clean, and simple - it's basically stock Android with a few useful Moto add-ons
  • Decent performance from the Snapdragon 460 - there's no issue in regular use, thanks to the clean and light software Motorola uses
  • Decent dual rear camera setup - a 48MP primary module, and a 2MP depth sensor
  • In daylight, photos carry a decent amount of details with bright colors and high contrasts - colours are boosted slightly to enhance appeal but the camera never overdoes it
  • Low-light shooting is surprisingly good for the price - images appear bright, and the camera does an excellent job of teasing textures out from the shadows without adding too much visual noise
  • Portrait mode is also good - the depth detection is good and subject separation is on par with other Motorola phones
  • The 8MP selfie camera does a good job at taking clear sharp photos and it also offers a selfie portrait mode, which works well
  • Excellent battery life from the 5000 mAh battery - a full charge will easily last you for 2 days of regular use
  • The Motorola E7 Plus has decent cameras for this price, it impresses with a quality user experience, and solid performance, battery life is good too, lastly, the design is trendy and it stands out among the phones from Redmi and Realme with its classy touches
  • Catchy, elegant 'V-pattern' rear design - the V-design at the back with a smooth texture gives the device a good look
  • Trendy, tear-drop notch front design - the bezels on the sides are thin for smartphones at this price
  • The 20:9 aspect ratio makes the smartphone tall and slim, so it's relatively comfortable to hold and use
  • The fingerprint scanner is located on the rear and works well, so does the Face Unlock
  • The weight is evenly distributed, the device doesn't feel too heavy to hold
  • Large, 6.5 inch IPS display with HD+ resolution - the colors are vibrant with a decent amount of sharpness
  • Sunlight legibility is decent - the display gets bright enough for comfortable outdoor use
  • The Narzo 20A comes with Realme UI based on Android 10 which is much more streamlined and clean compared to previous realme phones - it still packs a lot of useful features like Dark Mode, Focus mode, Game Space and Personal Information Protection
  • Decent triple camera setup for the price - a 12MP primary shooter + a 2MP depth sensor + a 2MP ‘retro’ unit
  • The primary camera can take nice pictures in good lighting conditions, the colour accuracy is good and the dynamic range and sharpness are also decent enough and for a phone at this price
  • There's also a decent Macro mode which lets you get very close to the subject (focusing at a close distance could be an issue though)
  • The portrait shots also come out good and they are usable for most scenarios
  • Decent video recording quality, with a option to shoot slow-motion videos
  • Impressive battery life with a big 5000 mAh battery - it lasts for two full days on a single charge with moderate usage
2-minute Review [Negatives]
  • At 200g, the phone is reasonably hefty
  • It also picks up greasy fingerprints a little too easily
  • However, this is not the most powerful phone at this price and gaming on this phone is a no go - the Realme Narzo 10A and Redmi 9 Prime both offer outstanding performance at this price
  • No fast charging
  • However, if you want a bit more power in your phone and a higher resolution display the Redmi 9 Prime is an good phone at this price, though it's not for stock Android lovers
  • There is no Widevine L1 certification which means that you cannot enjoy HD content on Netflix and Amazon Prime
  • There's still some bloatware that comes pre-installed
  • Poor performance from the Snapdragon 665 SOC - opening up apps, scrolling through the interface, heading to settings, or even just going through the list of apps is a painfully slow process - the performance of the phone is pretty disappointing to the extent that this could be one of the worst-performing phones in some years
  • Low light photos are average, as expected, they lack detail and aren't very sharp
  • Selfies are average too with inaccurate colour tone and low sharpness and details - the portrait selfie is not very consistent either
  • Still offers the old MicroUSB, while the competition has started offering USB Type-C in the budget segment
  • Charging is on the slower side with the 10W charger - it takes over 3 hours to charge the smartphone completely
  • The Realme Narzo 20A offers a good display, new design, and excellent battery life, however, the performance lets you down big time - with Realme Narzo 20A letting you down even with basic apps and day to day usage, it is difficult to recommend this phone to anyone
Expert Reviews
  1. The Motorola E7 Plus has the best camera in a smartphone for less than Rs 10,000 in 2020
    bgr.in in-depth Read Review »
  2. The only ideal use case for the device is that it can be used as a secondary phone because it cannot be your ideal daily driver
    themobileindian.com in-depth Read Review »
  3. gadgets.ndtv.com in-depth Read Review »
  4. indiatoday.in in-depth Read Review »
  1. The Realme Narzo 20A is a phone that offers excellent battery life, good design and display... though, when it comes to the performance, it fails miserably
    techradar.com in-depth Read Review »
  2. A rather middling experience
    news18.com in-depth Read Review »
  3. Realme Narzo 20A seems to be a decent smartphone but software needs an update... as of now, it is buggy and shows signs of lagging
    themobileindian.com in-depth Read Review »
  4. techpp.com in-depth Read Review »
  5. gadgets.ndtv.com hands-on Read Review »
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