Moto G7 Power hands on review

Moto G7 Power hands on review

That's not uncommon these days - most flagships launch with a standard model and a larger "Plus" or higher-spec "Pro" model - but when it comes to Moto's G line it isn't entirely clear just who its devices are for. It is backed by a 3,000mAh battery and has a single 13MP rear camera and 8MP front facing camera. The smartphone is powered by the same Snapdragon 632 SoC on the G7, but with lower memory and storage-3GB of RAM and 32GB of internal storage. Not overly powerful, but not bargain bin-quality either. On the other hand, Moto G7 features a 5.7-inch Max Vision screen with HD+ display carrying resolution of 720x1512 pixels. They've both got the same version of Android, which is Android 9 Pie. The G7 Play also does not support Motorola's TurboPower charging. Specific release dates in these markets are unknown, other than we can expect them sometime in the spring.

The G7 Play is the cheapest of the models and features a 5.7-inch HD+ display (1520×720), 2GB of RAM and 32 GB of expandable storage. It'll supposedly be a flip phone like the original RAZR that remains one of the best-selling cell phones of all time, but with a new foldable OLED screen like the ones we'll soon see in next-gen phones from Samsung and Huawei. The Moto G7 Play packs a 3000mAh battery unlike a 4000mAh cell on last year's G6 Play.

The circular housing in the centre of the rear housing the dual cameras remains a key feature, as it has done with numerous latest Motorola devices, while the "M" symbol below now has more goal than it has done previously thanks to the repositioned fingerprint sensor.

There's also a new cinematograph camera mode, which lets you make one of those still photos that have a single moving part.

The Motorola G7 Power is called the "Power" because of its huge battery.

The rest of the device has the a typical array of ports and buttons - there's a 3.5mm headphone jack, a USB-C port, a power button and a volume control. The moto g7 play is a performance powerhouse that leaves lag time behind.

To solve any battery life qualms, Motorola has crammed a mammoth 5,000mAh battery cell inside the handset.

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The G7 looks set to be unveiled at a major event in Brazil and it could get some new features and a refreshed look.

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. Around back there's a 12MP camera with LED flash and a fingerprint reader below it.

The launch begins at around 12.30pm GMT and Express.co.uk will be bringing you all the news live as it happens but some leaks have already given us an idea of what's to come.

The company's marquee phones like the Motorola One and the Moto Z line aren't even an afterthought in key markets.

The Moto G7 can be described as the flagship in the budget series.

High-end phones are usually the first to get new versions of Android, so coming with it pre-installed ensures the Moto G7 Power isn't left behind.

The Plus has NFC, while the G7 doesn't seem to - which is very odd. With its 5000mAh battery, the Moto G7 Power should be on your radar if battery life is a priority when you're shopping for a new smartphone. The G7 Plus is available outside of the USA for 300 euros, or roughly $340. Expect it to become available on March 1 to purchase in the United Kingdom, and coming later in the U.S., so expect our review of the device soon.

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