The Moto G7 was one of the first budget smartphones to offer a premium-like smartphone experience. In many ways, it inspired a whole new smartphone category. Today, Motorola is unveiling the newest generation of the Moto G7 series and it doesn’t disappoint – especially at its low $199-$299 price points.
There are three new handsets in the 2019 Moto G7 collection. The Moto G7, Moto G7 Play and the G7 Power. All three come powered by a Qualcomm by a Snapdragon 632 chipset, they all come running Android (9.0) Pie and offer similar software features, but that’s where most of their similarities end.
Of the three, based on our initial hands-on, we are the most impressed with the G7. The new G7 packs in a 6.24” FHD+ Max Vision (19:9 aspect ratio) display with a premium 3D Gorilla Glass design. We especially liked its white color option. When it comes to performance, the new G7 is 50% faster than the previous generation G7. It also comes with a 12MP dual camera system. The new Moto G7 is priced at $299.
Moto G7 Play
The G7 Play is the most compact and affordable device in the lineup. It packs in a 5.7” display Max Vision (19:9 aspect ratio) display. Performance-Wise, it’s 110% faster than the previous generation model. It also offers 40 hours of battery life and will retail for just $199.
Moto G7 Power
Packing in a massive 5,000 mAh battery that can last up to 3 days, the G7 Power is designed for the most battery hungry users. It’s also able to provide users with up to 9 hours of battery from just 15 minutes of charging. On the display front, it packs in a large 6.2” Max Vision display. It will retail for $249.
Back to the software, Motorola has thrown several cool new additions to G7’s camera software. Their “smart camera software” includes a new feature called Auto Smile Capture. With Auto Smile Capture, the camera automatically recognizes up to 5 subjects in a shot and it will automatically capture a photo when everyone is smiling. There’s no thinking or manual work involved!
The new High-res Zoom feature captures multiple frames when you go beyond 2x zoom, allowing you to capture a crisper, more detailed zoom photo. They’ve also brought over the Cinemagraph feature from the Moto X series to the G7 and G7 Power. In addition, there’s a Spot Color feature for when you want only one area of the photo to be in color and the rest to come out in black and white. Last, but not least, Hyperlapse lets you walk around with the phone while you’re capturing hyperlapse photos.
All three Moto G7 devices will be available this spring.