I still stand behind my claim that the Moto G6 was the best cheap Android phone you could buy in 2018 — that’s why I’m so excited to dive into the recently announced Moto G7 lineup.

Motorola has just taken the wraps off its new budget-friendly G7 line, which includes the Moto G7, Moto G7 Play, and Moto G7 Power. All three phones seem to offer decent specs for their respective price points, but there are a few omissions you should know about.

Motorola Moto G7, Moto G7 Play, and Moto G7 Power specs

Moto G7 series

Check out the full list of Moto G7 Play, Moto G7 Power, and Moto G7 specs below:

 Motorola Moto G7Motorola Moto G7 PlayMotorola Moto G7 Power
Display6.2-inch LTPS LCD
2270 x 1080 resolution (Full HD+)
403ppi
19:9 aspect ratio
5.7-inch LTPS LCD
1512 x 720 resolution (HD+)
19:9 aspect ratio
6.2-inch LTPS LCD
1520 x 720 resolution (HD+)
19:9 aspect ratio
SoCQualcomm Snapdragon 632 1.8GHz octa-coreQualcomm Snapdragon 632
1.8GHz octa-core
Qualcomm Snapdragon 632
1.8GHz octa-core
GPUAdreno 506Adreno 506Adreno 506
RAM4GB2GB3GB
Storage64GB
microSD card support up to 512GB
32GB
microSD card support up to 512GB
32GB
microSD card support up to 512GB
CamerasRear cameras:
12MP main sensor, ƒ1.8 aperture, 1.25μm pixels
5MP depth sensor, LED flash, PDAF, digital zoom (up to 8x), electronic video stabilization

Video: 2160p/4K @ 30fps, 1080p @ 60/30fps, 720p @ 120/30fps

Front camera:
8MP sensor, 1.12μm pixels, screen flash, auto HDR
Rear camera:
13MP sensor, ƒ2.0 aperture, 1.12μm pixels, PDAF, LED flash

Video: 1080p @ 30fps, 720p @ 30fps, 480p @ 30fps

Front camera:
8MP sensor, ƒ2.2 aperture, 1.12μm pixels, selfie flash/light
Rear camera:
12MP sensor, ƒ2.0 aperture, 1.25μm pixels, PDAF, LED flash

Video: 1080p @ 30fps, 720p @ 30fps, 480p @ 30fps

Front camera:
8MP sensor, ƒ2.2 aperture, 1.12μm pixels
Battery3,000mAh
Non-removable
15W TurboPower charging
3,000mAh
Non-removable
10W TurboPower charging
5,000mAh
Non-removable
TurboPower
IP ratingWater-repellent design with P2i nano coating
No official IP rating
Water-repellent design with P2i nano coating
No official IP rating
Water-repellent design with P2i nano coating
No official IP rating
SensorsFingerprint sensor
Proximity
Accelerometer
Ambient light
Sensor hub
Gyroscope
Ultrasonic
Magnetometer (e-Compass)
Fingerprint sensor
Proximity
Accelerometer
Ambient light
Sensor hub
Gyroscope
Magnetometer (e-Compass)
Fingerprint sensor
Proximity
Accelerometer
Ambient light
Sensor hub
Gyroscope
Magnetometer (e-Compass)
NetworkCarrier Aggregation, 4G LTE (DL Cat 7/ UL Cat 6), CDMA / EVDO Rev A, UMTS / HSPA+, GSM / EDGE
2G: GSM band 2/3/5/8 CDMA BC0/BC1/BC10
3G: WCDMA band 1/2/4/5/8
4G: FDD LTE band 1/2/3/4/5/7/8/12 /13/17/20/25/26/66
4G: TDD LTE band 38/40/41/41 HPUE
Carrier Aggregation, 4G LTE (DL Cat 7/ UL Cat 6), CDMA / EVDO Rev A, UMTS / HSPA+, GSM / EDGE
2G: GSM band 2/3/5/8 CDMA BC0/BC1/BC10
3G: WCDMA band 1/2/4/5/8
4G: FDD LTE band 1/2/3/4/5/7/8/12/13 /14/17/20/25 /26/29/30/66/71
4G: TDD LTE band 38/39/40/41/41 HPUE
Carrier Aggregation, 4G LTE (DL Cat 7/ UL Cat 6), CDMA / EVDO Rev A, UMTS / HSPA+, GSM / EDGE
2G: GSM band 2/3/5/8 CDMA BC0/BC1/BC10
3G: WCDMA band 1/2/4/5/8
4G: FDD LTE band 1/2/3/4/5/7/8/12 /13/14/17/20/25 /26/29/30/66/71
4G: TDD LTE band 38/39/40/41/41 HPUE
ConnectivityUSB-C port (USB 2.0)
3.5mm headphone jack
FM radio
Bluetooth 4.2 LE, aptX
Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, 2.4GHz + 5GHz, Wi-Fi hotspot
GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS, Galileo
Type C (USB 2.0), OTG
3.5mm headphone jack
FM radio
Bluetooth 4.2 LE
Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, 2.4GHz + 5GHz, Wi-Fi hotspot
GPS, AGPS, LTEPP, SUPL, GLONASS
Type C (USB 2.0), OTG
3.5mm headphone jack
FM radio
Bluetooth 4.2 LE
Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, 2.4GHz + 5GHz, Wi-Fi hotspot
GPS, AGPS, LTEPP, SUPL, GLONASS
NFCNoNoNo
SIMSingle nano-SIMSingle nano-SIMSingle nano-SIM
SoftwareAndroid 9 PieAndroid 9 PieAndroid 9 Pie
Dimensions and weight157 x 75.3 x 8mm
172g
148.71 x 71.5 x 8.19mm
151g
159.43 x 76 x 9.3mm
198g
ColorsCeramic Black, Clear WhiteStarry Black, Deep IndigoMarine Blue

With last year’s Moto G6 and G6 Play, we noticed a few performance issues with the Play model, as it came with a lower-powered processor. This time around, all three G7s sport the same Qualcomm Snapdragon 632 SoC clocked at 1.8GHz, paired with the Adreno 506 GPU. Performance likely won’t be the same across the board though — the Moto G7 sports 4GB of RAM, the G7 Play has just 2GB, and the G7 Power has 3GB.

The mid-tier 632 processors should mean their batteries should last quite a long time — especially the Moto G7 Power with its huge 5,000mAh battery. The Moto G7 and G7 Play have more reserved 3,000mAh batteries.

Those batteries will be powering a variety of different displays. The Moto G7 and Moto G7 Power both have 6.2-inch LTPS LCD displays. The G7 has a denser 2270 x 1080 (Full HD+) resolution, while the Power model has a resolution of 1520 x 720. The G7 Play has a smaller 5.7-inch LCD screen with a 1512 x 720 resolution as well.

The Moto G6 lineup struggled a bit with low-light camera performance, and Motorola hopes to turn things around this year. The G7 proper comes with a dual-camera setup, featuring a main 12MP sensor (ƒ1.8, 1.25μm) coupled with a 5MP depth sensor with phase-detection auto-focus, up to 8x digital zoom, and electronic video stabilization. The front camera features an 8MP sensor with 1.12μm pixels.

The Moto G7 Play and G7 Power have similar sensors. The Play model has a single 13MP sensor (ƒ2.0, 1.12μm), while the G7 Power has a 12MP sensor (ƒ2.0, 1.25μm). Both Play and Power models come with the same 8MP front-facing camera with an ƒ2.2 aperture and 1.12μm pixels.

All budget smartphones have to make sacrifices here and there, and the Moto G7 lineup is no exception. Unfortunately, the entire series lacks NFC, which means you won’t be able to use Google Pay. This is the biggest omission from the lineup as far as we’re concerned.

Motorola has never been in the habit of making its phones water-resistant, so it’s no surprise to see a “water-repellent nano-coating” present but no official IP rating here.

Fortunately, the company included a 3.5mm headphone jack and a USB-C port on all three models (last year’s G6 Play had a MicroUSB port).

Before you go, Motorola is actually announcing another G7 variant, the Moto G7 Plus. This model is heading to Mexico and Brazil from today, and will head to Europe, Australia, and other parts of Latin America in the coming weeks and months. We didn’t get any hands-on time with the device, but it looks very similar to the Moto G7 aside from a few key changes. It has a thicker chassis at 8.3mm, it’s four grams heavier than the G7, has a faster Snapdragon 636 processor, and it features support for a faster 27W charging. It also comes with a dual 16+5MP rear-camera setup and optical image stabilization, and a 12MP front camera. The display, RAM, and storage remain the same as the standard G7.


That’s it, folks — the full list of G7 Play, G7 Power, and Moto G7 specs. Thoughts? Feelings? Tell us, dear readers, in the comments below. Also be sure to check out more Moto G7 coverage at the links below.

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