Motorola is known for building smartphones with high-end hardware, which are affordable and that business model has carried forward with the Moto G7. Like the Moto G6, the Moto G7 is one of the best budget smartphones this year.
The Moto G7 ships with the Android 9 Pie operating system. And you can quickly access a number of features using Moto Actions shortcuts. For example, you can karate chop the phone to turn on the flashlight.
The Moto G7 has just a 64GB of storage option. Many other smartphones have different storage options at multiple price points. Fortunately, you can add a microSD card up to 512GB.
There are multiple versions of the Moto G7 that were released, including the Moto G7 Play, the Moto G7 Plus, and the Moto G7 Power. But this article features a deep dive on the main device. Here is a list of some of the Moto G7 pros and cons:
The Moto G7 has a 6.2-inch display and an 81% screen-to-body ratio. And it has a 19:9 aspect ratio so the content you are viewing looks more stretched out than previous Moto devices.
The display includes a Full HD+ resolution at 1080 x 2270 pixels (405 pixels per inch). This means it is lower than the Moto G6’s 424 pixels per inch, but this is not really detectable by the human eye.
In terms of the design, the Moto G7 features a glass front, glass back, and metal edges. This makes the new Moto device sleeker than ever before. And it makes the device more resilient to drops. However, I still recommend that you put a protective case on any smartphone you buy.
And the back of the Moto G7 is curved. This makes it easier to grip the phone and hold it in the palm of your hand.
On the back of the device is a rear camera with a fingerprint scanner below it. Motorola also includes a Face Unlock feature.
The right side of the device houses the volume buttons and the power button. And the top of the phone has a SIM card slot. And on the bottom edge on the far left is a single speaker next to the USB-C port to charge and transfer data. On the far right is a 3.5mm headphone jack.
There is a teardrop notch included in the Moto G, which has a front-facing camera housed inside.
Powerful Internal Components
Inside of the Moto G7 is a powerful Qualcomm Snapdragon 632 chipset and 4GB of RAM. This ensures a speedy experience while using apps and smooth multitasking features.
The rear of the device has 12-megapixel (f/1.8) and 5-megapixel depth-sensing (f/2.2) cameras. And the front-facing camera is 8 megapixels, which ensures that your selfies look sharp. Video shooting is 4K and there is electronic image stabilization to address the lack of OIS.
Lack Of NFC
The U.S. version of the Moto G7 lacks NFC. But for some reason, Motorola included it with the European versions. So you will not be able to use the Google Pay contactless payment feature with the Moto G7 in the U.S.
Last year, the Moto G6 was priced at $249. This year, the price has been increased by $50 to $299. And this does not include extra storage.
You can buy the Moto G7 from retailers such as Walmart, Best Buy, and B&H Photo. And it will be available with some of the affordable phone carriers like Google Fi, Republic Wireless, and Ting. If you buy the device unlocked, then it can be used with AT&T, Verizon, Sprint and T-Mobile.
Harder To Use With One Hand
While the display is larger, it is harder to use with one hand. So consumers should understand that the Moto G7 is more like a phablet. This may require getting used to, but the tradeoff is that you get a sharper display.
The Moto G7 has a 3,000 mAh battery. Like most other smartphones, the battery lasts about a day. The good news is that it supports fast charging at a speed of 0% to 80% in an hour.
Should I Buy The Moto G7?
Are you wondering whether to buy the Moto G7 or not? I would say it depends on your budget. If you want a powerful smartphone for a lower price, then I would highly recommend the Moto G7. I would also recommend that you consider buying the $13 per month installment option.