Our Opinion

The Xiaomi Redmi Note 7 (4GB RAM, 64GB) is a significantly better phone than the Motorola Moto G7 Power, and is also significantly better value for money. What should you buy? Go for the Xiaomi Redmi Note 7 (4GB RAM, 64GB)!

Motorola Moto G7 Power  Xiaomi Redmi Note 7 (4GB RAM, 64GB) 
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Excellence Score
28.2
33.6
Value for Money Score
68.7
82.9
Price ₹ 11,999 onwards ₹ 10,780 onwards
Launch Date (India) Feb, 2019 Mar, 2019
Expected Launch Date N/A N/A
Smartphone OS Android 9.0 PieExpected update to next Android version Android 9.0 PieExpected update to Android 10
Touchscreen Yes (Capacitive) Yes (Capacitive)
Screen Size 6.2 inches 6.3 inches
Screen Resolution 720x1570 pixels (~ 279 pixels per inch) 1080x2340 pixels (~ 409 pixels per inch)
Tall Aspect Ratio / Minimal Bezels Yes Yes
Scratch Resistant Display Yes, Corning Gorilla Glass 3 Yes, Corning Gorilla Glass 5
Display Type IPS LCD IPS LCD
Display Features IPS LCD IPS LCD, FullView Display, 2.5D Curved Glass, Colour Temperature Adjustment, Sunlight Display, Night Display, Reading mode
Full Physical QWERTY Keypad
Processor 1.8 GHz 2.2 GHz
Processor Type Octa Core Octa Core
Processor Name Qualcomm Snapdragon 632Ranked #49 in Mobile Processor Benchmarks Qualcomm Snapdragon 660Ranked #33 in Mobile Processor Benchmarks
GPU Adreno 506 Adreno 512
RAM 4 GB 4 GB
3G Yes Yes
4G Yes Yes
VoLTE Yes Yes
WiFi Yes Yes
GPS Yes Yes
Bluetooth Yes Yes
Connecting Port USB-C USB-C
Primary Camera 12MP 12MP + 2MP
Camera Auto-Focus Yes Yes
Camera Flash Yes Yes
HD Video Recording Yes (4K) Yes (Full HD)
Other Camera Features 12MP: F/2.0 Aperture, 1.25um Pixel Size, PDAF, Panorama, Burst shot, Auto HDR, High-res zoom, Cinema-graph, Portrait mode, Panorama, Manual mode, RAW photo output, Active photos, Spot color, Best shot, Watermark 12MP: Sony IMX486 Sensor; 1.25um Pixel Size; PDAF; F/2.2 Aperture, 2MP: Depth Sensor, Steady Handheld Night Photography, AI Portrait mode, AI Scene detection, Panorama, Face recognition, HDR, Low light enhancement, Video EIS, 120fps Slow Motion Recording (720p/1080p), AI Beautify
Secondary Camera 8MP 13MP
Secondary Camera Features F/2.2 Aperture; 1.12um Pixel Size, Auto HDR, Burst shot, Best shot, Timer, Manual mode, Face beauty, Active photos, Cinema-graph, Portrait mode, Group selfie, Spot color, Best shot, Watermark F/2.0 Aperture, 1.12um Pixel Size, AI Portrait mode, AI Beautify, Face recognition, HDR, Selfie timer, AI Scene Detection
Internal Memory 64 GB 64 GB
Expandable Memory Slot up to 512 GB up to 256 GB
Contacts Storage Unlimited Unlimited
SMS Storage Unlimited Unlimited
Music Player Yes Yes
FM Radio Yes Yes
Dual SIM GSM+GSM GSM+GSM (Hybrid SIM slot)
Thickness 9.3 mm 8.1 mm
Weight 193 gm 186 gm
Width 76.0 mm 75.2 mm
Audio Output 3.5mm jack 3.5mm jack
Water Resistant Yes, Splash Resistant (P2i water-repellent nano coating) Yes, Splash Resistant (P2i Coating)
Battery Capacity 5000 mAh 4000 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 Yes, TurboPower (9 hrs of power in 15 mins) Yes, Quick Charge 4.0 (Upto 18W)
Included Fast Charger Yes, 15W TurboPower Charger
Other Battery Parameters N/A N/A
Fingerprint sensor Yes Yes
Other Features Noise Filtration WiFi Display; Noise Filtration
2-minute Review [Positives]
  • Nice, simple, glossy, plastic design, and good build quality
  • The G7 Power's fingerprint sensor has migrated to the back of the phone, nestled in the "Batwing" Motorola dimple - it's pretty well placed
  • There's also fairly fast face unlock
  • Splash resistant body
  • Large 6.2-inch, standard notch display - it has nice colors and good viewing angles
  • Moto Display (always-on display) is still there, and continues to be one of the defining features of the Moto G series
  • Simple, uncluttered stock Android UI, with some very useful Moto customizations - Moto phones continue to offer one of the best software experiences on Android
  • Pretty good camera quality for the price bracket
  • The single rear camera setup does well with outdoor and moderately-lit indoor shots - there is plenty of detail, low noise levels, nice sharpness, and lively and accurate colors - the dynamic range isn't spectacular, but it's quite decent
  • There's also a software portrait mode (though it's not too great)
  • Good selfie camera too - you can get some decent shots especially in well lit scenes - there is lots of resolved detail, good sharpness, high contrast, and true to life colors
  • Selfie portraits are actually better than the rear camera portraits at subject separation and convincing out-of-focus area rendition
  • Good video recording performance too - with support for 4k video recording, and an effective EIS algorithm
  • You can still do the effortless double-twist-to-open-camera gesture from any app
  • Overall, the cameras are pretty good on the G7 Power, comparable to other good camera phones in this price range, and only a shade behind it's senior cousin, the Moto G7
  • The earpiece on the Moto G7 Power also doubles as a loudspeaker - its audio is rich, loud, and deep enough (but because the speaker is not very powerful, its output is quite directional meaning it feels this loud only when it's pointed at you)
  • Excellent battery life through a combination of a huge 5000mAh battery and a low resolution screen - you will get 2+ days of use on average
  • Supports fast charging via the USB-C port
  • The Moto G7 Power is another good "user-experience" phone from Motorola's ranks - and is a good choice for users who are looking for a simple, casual use phone with an outstanding battery life
  • Looks stunning, with an all-glass design - Xiaomi has gone the extra mile here and really knocked it out of the park in terms of an exquisite design
  • Excellent, flagship-worthy, premium build quality
  • Great hand feel
  • The front and the back are fitted with Corning's Gorilla Glass 5 with an additional 0.8mm-thick layer for extra durability
  • The LED notification light sits comfortably on the chin - it can only be seen when it lights up, it's really subtle
  • Splash resistant body
  • The capacitive fingerprint sensor is easy to reach with your index finger and it also has a different texture, so it's hard to miss - plus it's quick
  • Apart from the quick fingerprint sensor, the phone also has decently quick AI face recognition (under good light)
  • Big, sharp 6.3inch LCD screen with a small, unobtrusive notch
  • Good overall display quality, with especially good brightness levels
  • You also get software tweaks to adjust the contrast and colour temperature, which is nice
  • Xiaomi's custom skin overlay, MIUI, has come a long way and the latest version takes a more simplistic and clean approach
  • There is also an option to chose between the standard navigation buttons and navigation gestures
  • The excellent Snapdragon 660 SoC makes sure that the device runs smooth without thermal throttling or performance drops even with complex games
  • Unlike the Redmi Note 7 Pro, the Redmi Note 7 also doesn't have any heating issues
  • Decent set of dual rear cameras, especially in daylight - colours and details are good, and the camera app's AI system does a good job in detecting objects such as buildings, plants, flowers, etc, and boosting the image accordingly
  • The depth sensor helps in capturing good portrait shots - edge detection is good for objects and people
  • The front-facing 13-megapixel camera too captures good selfies under good lighting - the AI beatification isn't too aggressive thankfully
  • You can also shoot selfies with a bokeh effect too, and the edge detection is not bad
  • Despite having just a single bottom-firing loudspeaker, the handset impresses with a loud sound - and it sounds clean at high volumes as well
  • Gets the modern USB Type-C port - a rarity in this price bracket
  • Like other Redmi phones, the Note 7 also packs a handy IR blaster, which can be used for remote controlling home appliances via the Mi Remote app
  • Very good battery life - the 4000 mAh battery paired with the fairly efficient Snapdragon 660 SoC means you will comfortably get over a day of use - it's not as amazing as the Note 7 Pro though, which does significantly better, thanks likely to an even more efficient processor
  • The Redmi Note 7 is another great device from the Xiaomi camp, and gives a great bang for the buck, especially in terms of performance
2-minute Review [Negatives]
  • On the heavy side, at 198g - thanks in large part to the large battery it packs
  • The glossy back panel is super-prone to smudges and fingerprints, and also quite slippery - using a case is pretty much a must with this phone (luckily there is a case included in the retail package)
  • Screen resolution is on the low side though - the emphasis here is to maximise the battery life, and not necessarily give the best display
  • Software updates from Motorola in recent times have been far less frequent compared to before, so if you are look for both a stock Android phone + more updates in the future, 'Android One' devices would be better options
  • While the Snapdragon 632 will give you perfectly decent day-to-day performance, it is still a bit underpowered compared to a lot of the competition - the GPU especially is relatively weak, so this is not a great phone for games (especially heavy duty ones like PUBG)
  • Low light performance could have been better though
  • At 186g, it's a bit on the bulky side
  • There continue to be pesky ads in the MUIU interface these days, and these do somewhat diminish the experience of using an otherwise excellent smartphone (there are ways to disable these through settings, but not a lot of people who buy the phone are going to be technically aware enough to know how to do that)
  • Low light performance of both the rear cameras and the front camera is average
  • Video quality isn't too impressive either - when shooting outdoors in daylight, bright areas are often overexposed
  • Overall, the camera performance is decent, but this is not the best camera package in this price range - if you are looking for that, look at the Realme 2 Pro, or Xiaomi A2 instead
  • While the smartphone supports Quick Charge 4.0, the included adapter maxes out at 5V/2A, and though it has a decent charging speed (about 57% in 1 hour), you will have to look for a QC 3 or QC 4-capable brick to enjoy true 'fast charging'
  • If you are looking for the best camera in this price bracket though, then you'd be happier with the Realme 2 Pro or even Xiaomi's Mi A2
Expert Reviews
  1. Worth your attention
    gsmarena.com in-depth Read Review »
  2. Moto G7 and G7 Power are still the budget phones to beat
    theverge.com in-depth Read Review »
  3. Well worth considering if you’re after a phone that offers stellar battery life on a budget
    techradar.com in-depth Read Review »
  4. Moto G7 and Moto G7 Power are still the best affordable Android phones money can buy
    androidauthority.com in-depth Read Review »
  5. Dependable workhorse of a phone
    digitaltrends.com in-depth Read Review »
  6. A complete steal
    expertreviews.co.uk in-depth Read Review »
  7. If all you need is a long-lasting budget smartphone, this is your best bet
    tomsguide.com in-depth Read Review »
  8. The excellent battery life is worth it alone, but the Moto G7 Power turns out to be quite a good all around smartphone as well
    pocketnow.com in-depth Read Review »
  9. This is the budget phone you're looking for
    zdnet.com in-depth Read Review »
  10. A great choice for anyone that cares most about battery life
    techadvisor.co.uk in-depth Read Review »
  11. mashable.com hands-on Read Review »
  12. trustedreviews.com hands-on Read Review »
  13. androidcentral.com hands-on Read Review »
  14. androidpolice.com hands-on Read Review »
  1. There are plenty of good smartphones in India right now under Rs. 15,000 - and the Redmi Note 7 is certainly one of them
    gadgets.ndtv.com in-depth Read Review »
  2. Most powerful smartphone in this price bracket...definitely a great buy
    fonearena.com in-depth Read Review »
  3. Well packaged phone...great value for money at this price
    indiatoday.in in-depth Read Review »
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