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22 mayo, 2021

When today we talk about mobile with good quality-price, there are many aspirants to the throne, but if we move back a few years ago there was only one option. We are talking about the Moto G, the range that Motorola, then owned by Google, started back in 2013 and is still in force today. Its last member is the Moto G7, the protagonist of this analysis.

Last year, the Moto G6 took a quality leap with a new glass design. This year, the Moto G7 continues on the same path, but joins a more recent trend: the frame reduction and consequently the notch. In addition, it is committed to a larger screen, very complete configuration. We tell you all about the Moto G7 in an in-depth analysis.

Moto G7, technical specifications

Moto G7 Plus
Screen 6.2 inches IPS (19: 9) Resolution 2,270 x 1,080 pixels
Dimensions and weight 157 x 75.3 x 8 mm 172 grams
Processor Snapdragon 632
Graph Adreno 509
RAM 4GB
Storage 64 GB (expandable up to 512 GB by microSD)
Rear camera Dual 12 megapixels (f / 1.8) with PDAF + 5 megapixels
Frontal camera 12 megapixels
Drums 3,000 mAh + TurboPower fast charge
software Android 9 Pie
Connectivity Wi-Fi ac, dual-band, Bluetooth 5.0, GLONASS, GPS
Others FM radio, fingerprint reader, NFC (depending on markets), USB-C
Price 249 euros

Motorola Moto G7 - Android Smartphone (6.2 '' FHD + Max Vision screen, 12MP dual camera, 4GB RAM, 64 GB, Dual SIM), black color [Exclusivo Amazon, Versión española]

Design: the notch comes to the Moto G family

Moto G7

As we anticipated at the entrance, with the Moto G6 there was a notable change in the aesthetic part with a design that was dressed in glass, a line that the new Moto G7 maintains. With the light reflecting directly, the back of the terminal is a mirror, at least in the black model, which is the one we have to analyze.

The bad part of the glass, as always, is that the fingerprints are marked with astonishing ease. There is also the issue of the fragility of the material, although here the brand includes a silicone sleeve Transparent in the box that in addition to protecting it helps to minimize a common problem in Motorola mobiles and that is that the camera stands out a lot.

Moto G7 Yes, the camera sticks out.

The round camera module has become a hallmark of the firm’s mobile phones. A positive point because it reinforces the idea of ​​continuity in its designs, but negative because it always (or almost always) stands out from the chassis. It is not the most exaggerated case, but when placing the Moto G7 on the table, the camera is the first thing you touch. At least, since he’s centered he doesn’t ‘dance’ a lot.

The camera module is a hallmark of Motorola mobiles with its round shape. The bad part is that it almost always sticks out, and the Moto G7 is no exception.

Right under the double camera is the fingerprint reader, which has been used to include the classic Motorola M. This is the most notable difference from the previous generation, otherwise there are hardly any changes to the rear.

Moto G7

If we turn it around, we find a much more changed front. As we said, Motorola rises to the fever of ‘all screen’ designs with its Moto G line and that means that we have a notch. Fortunately, it is one with a ‘drop’ design that is quite discreet. Of course, at the bottom there is a much wider frame and that, once again, houses the Motorola logo.

Despite the notch and that wider lower frame, it must be recognized that the compaction work is quite good.

The feeling is that they could have reduced the edges more, but despite that there is a good compaction job. The screen measures 6.2 inches but the mobile is not excessively large and the weight is pretty tight. This is how it is compared to other similar terminals:

MOTO G7

MOTORCYCLE G6

XIAOMI REDMI NOTE 7

HUAWEI P30 LITE

SAMSUNG GALAXY A50

SONY XPERIA 10

SCREEN

6.2 inch FullHD + 19: 9

5.7 inch FullHD + 18: 9

6.3 inches FullHD + 19.5: 9

6.15 inch FullHD + 19.3: 9

6.4 inches FullHD + 19.5: 9

6 inch FullHD + 21: 9

FRONT PERCENTAGE

81.4%

75.4%

81.4%

84.2%

84.9%

79.4%

SIZE

157 x 75.3 x 8 mm

153.8 x 72.3 x 8.3 mm

159.2 x 75.2 x 8.1 mm

152.9 x 72.7 x 7.4 mm

158.5 x 74.7 x 7.7 mm

155.7 x 68 x 8.4 mm

WEIGHT

172 g

167 g

186 g

159 g

166 g

162 g

DRUMS

3,000 mAh

3,000 mAh

4,000 mAh

3,340 mAh

4,000 mAh

2,870 mAh

Faced with others in its range, the Moto G7 comes out quite well in terms of use of the front. It is not the lightest nor does it mount the largest battery, but it moves in more than acceptable figures for its screen size.

Screen: bigger still

Moto G7

It has become clear that the screen is the absolute protagonist of the front, but it is also necessary to talk about the experience it offers. To begin with, it should be noted that the Moto G range has been increasing the diagonal for several generations and the Moto G7 ranks as the widest of all with a 6.2-inch panel.

It’s the largest screen Moto G we’ve seen to date – 6.2 inches diagonally.

The size, together with the reduction of frames, enhances the visual experience that the terminal offers us, but it is also combined with a excellent sharpness and high enough brightness to be able to see content in almost any situation. In full sun the reflections are a bit annoying but it is perfectly usable and the viewing angles are also very good.

Moto G7 menu screen

The color calibration is somewhat saturated for an IPS panel, or so I thought at first. When I opened the display settings menu I found that, By default, the saturated colors mode is activated, a small trap that Motorola makes to make the panel more attractive. When switching to natural mode, much more washed tones are seen. Personally I have ended up keeping the saturated mode since it is not excessive and gives that wow effect to the images.

Audio: fair quality, volume to spare

Moto G7

Sound is the other pillar of the multimedia experience and here the Moto G7 delivers, although it does not shine especially. It has a single speaker and is located at the bottom, so the sound is not directed from the front, but when holding it, if we want it to reach us better, we must use our hand to redirect it.

The good thing about the speaker is that the volume is very high and if we want to use it as a makeshift speaker it offers plenty of power. Of course, the quality is not the best, especially at higher volumes where the distortion begins to stand out too much.

Moto G7 Sound Mockup

As a good mid-range, the Moto G7 does not get rid of the minijack connector, so we can connect any pair of headphones, although in the box you will not find any. The experience improves quite a bit when wearing helmets, as usual. Regarding the software, Motorola includes the Dolby Audio enhancement that is enabled by default in both the speaker and the earpiece.

The Smart Audio option applies the improvement depending on whether we are listening to music or watching a movie, although it can also be activated manually in the way we want. It is not a very rich function in options, but it does notice a more enveloping effect.

Performance: enough power, but without fanfare

Moto G7

Since its inception, the Moto G range has been characterized by offering a very fluid performance within the range in which it operates. However, this generation we have seen a significant leap from the usual Snapdragon 400 series to a Snapdragon 632 more solvent and that is also accompanied by 4 GB of RAM.

On paper it looks pretty good and in practice it translates into a very smooth performance. During the test I have not experienced lag or crashes, only some specific closure with certain apps (ahem, Instagram). It also does not overheat when spending long periods of time playing games or using the camera. Obviously, it does not reach the level of a high-end but it does represent an improvement over previous models, something that is clear in the benchmark test results.

MOTO G7

MOTORCYCLE G6

XIAOMI REDMI NOTE 7

HUAWEI MATE 20 LITE

SAMSUNG GALAXY A50

SONY XPERIA 10 PLUS

PROCESSOR

Snapdragon 632

Snapdragon 450

Snapdragon 660

Kirin 710

Exynos 9610

Snapdragon 636

RAM

4GB

3 GB

6 GB

4GB

4GB

4GB

ANTUTU

102,307

68,876

142,445

132,007

147,589

117,327

GEEKBENCH 4

1,284 / 4,551

740 / 3,852

1,631 / 5,670

1,587 / 5,519

1,719 / 5,630

1,346 / 4,959

Moto G7

Before concluding the performance section, we must talk about biometrics. The Moto G7 keeps the fingerprint reader, but passes it to the back and “hides” it under the brand logo. The operation is very fast and the identification errors practically non-existent. I have come to test a Samsung Galaxy S10 + and the change has been remarkable in terms of reliability, the bad thing is that it is behind and it is a slightly uncomfortable location if we have the mobile on the table.

The Moto G7 does not get rid of the fingerprint reader, but it “hides” it under the brand’s logo.

Additionally, the Moto G7 also includes face unlock in your security menu. It is not an advanced unlock that uses special hardware, but uses only the front camera. Despite this, the unlocking is very fast and with the function of lifting and turning on the screen, many times it is not necessary to put your finger on the reader. Cons has that it does not work in low light.

Autonomy: you will not forget the plug, but you will not be looking for it either

Moto G7

With 3,000 mAh of battery and such a large screen, I did not expect a spectacular autonomy and it has been. The Moto G7 offers a correct duration, neither poor nor remarkable. During the test, the normal thing has been to endure the whole day with a single charge without major problem, although on days of more intensive use I had to resort to the plug before the end of the day. If we look at the consumption figures, the Moto G7 offers around six hours of screen.

With regard to charging, Motorola includes the fast charger that manages to fully charge the mobile in about two hours. The good thing is that it goes pretty fast in the beginning and it can reach 50% in half an hour, something that comes in handy if you have to refuel quickly.

Software: Android, yes pure, twice good

Moto G7 The Moto app is the only software add-on on this Moto G7

The software is one of the key points that made the Moto G the most recommended phones of its time. The Moto G7 continues the tradition with software in which the Android experience is fully respected. The only addition they include is the Moto app, where there are several tools grouped into three blocks: Moto Actions, Moto Screen and Moto Voice.

Moto G7 Normal navigation bar vs gesture navigation

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