Motorola Moto G7 

price₹ 16,639 onwards

launchMar, 2019

33.1

excellence score

66.0

value for money score

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Design

  • Slick, contemporary, easy-on-the-eyes glass design
  • Great build quality
  • The curved back is less rounded than the G6, which makes it easier to grip
  • The G7'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

Display

  • Large, beautiful, 6.2-inch, teardrop notch display - it has nice, vibrant 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

Software

  • Simple, uncluttered stock Android UI, with some very useful Moto customizations - Moto phones continue to offer one of the best software experiences on Android
  • 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

Performance

  • While the Snapdragon 632 will give you perfectly decent day-to-day performance, it is still quite underpowered compared to most of the competition - the GPU especially is relatively weak, so this is not a great phone for games (especially heavy duty ones like PUBG)

Camera

  • Decent camera quality for the price bracket
  • The dual rear camera setup does reliably well with outdoor and moderately-lit indoor shots - delivering sharp and detailed photos (although dynamic range is not the best)
  • Decent portrait mode too
  • Decent selfie camera too - you can get some respectable shots especially in well lit scenes
  • Selfie portraits too have good subject separation and convincing out-of-focus area rendition
  • Decent video recording performance too - with support for 4k video recording as well (though it's not the best in terms of quality)
  • You can still do the effortless double-twist-to-open-camera gesture from any app
  • Overall, the cameras are marginally superior to last year's Moto G6 - and in line with other decent camera phones in this price bracket
  • Low light performance could have been better though

Audio

  • Decently-loud bottom firing speaker

Battery

  • Supports fast charging via the USB-C port
  • Battery life though is pretty average, and there are many better competitors around in this area - with slightly heavier use, you will find the need to charge it by the evening

Verdict

  • While the Moto G7 is another good "user-experience" phone from Motorola's ranks - thanks to the thoughtful design and software - it will find it tough to compete in the heated mid-range space in India, primarily account of it's relatively weak processor and average battery life - if however, you are a more basic phone user (light phone use, no games), it's not a bad option

Expert Reviews

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  1. If you want a well-rounded and dependable smartphone, the Motorola Moto G7 delivers
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  2. The best budget phone just got better
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  3. Moto G7 and G7 Power are still the budget phones to beat
    theverge.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. Remains a superb low-cost smartphone... but more competition mean the Moto G7 is no longer the king of budget phones
    expertreviews.co.uk in-depth Read Review »
  6. Another well-rounded budget phone from Motorola
    tomsguide.com in-depth Read Review »
  7. An impressive phone that shouldn't be this cheap
    zdnet.com in-depth Read Review »
  8. androidcentral.com in-depth Read Review »
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Motorola Moto G7 Specifications

Operating System
Smartphone OSAndroid 9.0 PieExpected update to next Android version
Display
TouchscreenYes (Capacitive)
Screen Size6.2 inches
Screen Resolution1080x2270 pixels (~ 405 pixels per inch)
Display TypeIPS LCD
Tall Aspect Ratio / Minimal BezelsYes
NotchYes
Display Features
  • IPS LCD
Scratch Resistant DisplayYes, Corning Gorilla Glass 3
Sensors
  • Proximity Sensor
  • Accelerometer
  • Ambient Light Sensor
  • Sensor hub
  • Gyroscope
  • Ultrasonic Sensor
Fingerprint sensorYes
Face UnlockYes
Processor/RAM
Processor1.8 GHz, Octa Core, Qualcomm Snapdragon 632Ranked #33 in Mobile Processor Benchmarks
GPUAdreno 506
RAM4 GB
Memory
Internal Memory64 GB
Expandable Memory Slotup to 512 GB
Battery
Battery Capacity3000 mAh
Fast ChargingYes, TurboPower
Dimensions
Weight172 gm
Thickness8 mm
Camera
Primary Camera12MP + 5MP
Camera Auto-FocusYes
Camera FlashYes
HD Video RecordingYes (4K)
Other Camera Features
  • 12MP: F/1.8 Aperture; 1.25um Pixel Size; PDAF
  • 5MP: F/2.2 Aperture; Depth sensor
  • Panorama
  • Gyro-EIS
  • Auto HDR
  • Face beauty
  • Auto smile capture
  • Cinemagraph
  • Portrait mode
  • Group selfie
  • Spot color
Secondary Camera8MP
Secondary Camera Features
  • HDR
Connectivity
BluetoothYes
Connecting PortUSB-C
WiFiYes
WiFi DirectYes
4GYes
VoLTEYes
3GYes
2G Internet (GPRS/EDGE)Yes
GPSYes + GLONASS + BeiDou + GALILEO
CompassYes
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App StoreGoogle Play Store
Dual SIMGSM+GSM
Water ResistantYes, Splash Resistant (P2i water-repellent nano coating)
Dust ResistantYes
Noise FiltrationYes
FM RadioYes
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  • Dolby Audio

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