Motorola offers slimmer bezels, bigger displays, and larger batteries

Posted February 10, 2019

Ahead of the official announcement, the Moto G7 has been listed on Verizon's carrier certification page.

All of them have a fingerprint scanner integrated with the Motorola logo on the back which is a nice touch, and... nicely, all 3 have a P2i nano coating for water repellence. For those wondering, this device is compatible with Quick Charge 4. The Moto G7 may turn out as the star of this series as it offers the best balance of price to performance in the series. As such, the line starts at $199, putting it in line with earlier models. Here are our first impressions of the bottom of the Moto G pack - the £150 Moto G7 Play. The dual camera setup on the rear comes with a 16-megapixel primary sensor with an f/1.7 lens and 5-megapixel secondary sensor with an f/2.2 lens.

The G7 also supports Motorola's 15W TurboPower charging spec, which promises nine hours of battery life from a 15-minute charge.

If you weren't aware of the price tag, you could easily be forgiven for thinking that the Moto G6 is a much, much pricier smartphone. In fact, there's a good chance that many people reading this right now have never even heard of the Motorola One, which was just released three months ago.

The screen only has a resolution of 720 x 1512, but the lower-quality screen probably won't be terribly noticeable unless you're holding it next to a much more expensive phone.

The G7 Play has one 13MP shooter on the back and an 8MP selfie camera on the front.

As for the pricing, the Moto G7 Play is priced at $200 which isn' really cheap as there are far better options at that price range. That's about the biggest battery I've seen on a mainstream phone, and Motorola says it should provide 3 days of battery life. The Nokia 3.1 is the same price but you get a 0.5-inch smaller screen with that handset. Motorola claims that it will last for no less than 55 hours. Look for all three G7 phones to go on sale sometime in March.

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The "Marine Blue" color of the Motorola G7 Power looks great! Just like the G7 Play, it is equipped with a Snapdragon 632 chipset but has 3GB of RAM inside. It's also a bit heavier at 198 grams. The device only supports 10W charging via USB Type-C and comes with no Turbo Charging support. At the front, the phone has an 8-megapixel camera with an f/2.2 aperture.

A notch closeup of the G7.

The standard bearer for which all other models deviate, the phone offers up a 6.2-inch display (2,270 x 1,080 pixels) with a thin frame and waterdrop cutout display. The Moto G7 Power and Moto G7 Play both also have a front-facing 8-megapixel camera, but only a single rear sensor-12-megapixel on the former and 13-megapixel on the latter.

What do you think, are you interested in ordering the Motorola Moto G7, Moto G7 Power, or Moto G7 Play? The inbuilt storage on this phone is 64GB which is expandable via microSD card slot up to 512GB. It weighs in at 172 grams. It comes in Ceramic Black and Clear White colours.

The Moto G7 features a 6.24-inch Full HD+ display with a 19:9 aspect ratio. The new phones come with a premium design with familiar wristwatch-like circular camera module on the back. Motorola's blog post promises the phone will come to Europe in "mid-February" and the U.S. and Canada in "spring". We'll be giving it a more intensive test and seeing what this budget phone has to offer in the near future.

Jules Wang contributed to this article.