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Motorola Moto G7: the trusted mid-range smartphone can be had for $299

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Now in its seventh edition, Motorola Moto G7 continues the path of ‘affordable’ smartphone but now at a slightly expensive price tag.

It has been a year since the Moto G6 burst into the scene, so let’s do a quick throwback to last year’s best-seller:

  • 5.7-inch Full HD IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen with 1080 x 2160 pixels, 18:9 ratio or ~424 ppi density
  • Fullview display
  • Splash resistant
  • Gorilla Glass 3 protection
  • Fingerprint sensor
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 450 chipset, Octa-core processor and 3GB/4GB RAM
  • Dual 12MP+5MP primary camera with phase detection autofocus and dual-LED dual-tone flash
  • 16MP secondary camera with f/2.0 aperture and LED flash
  • 32GB/64GB internal storage + microSD expansion slot up to maximum 256GB
  • Li-Ion 3000 mAh battery with Fast battery charging
  • Android Oreo 8.0
  • Dual-sim and 4G LTE
  • February 2018 launch date
  • USD 249 price tag

Moto G6 was a huge departure from the previous generations of Moto G. Starting with its larger-than-life 5.7-inch screen size, Fullview display, splash resistant, dual 12MP+5MP primary camera, 16MP selfie camera, larger battery and the latest Oreo operating system makes for a huge upgrade from owners of the previous model.

With that in mind, what is in store for us with the upcoming Moto G7 then? Let’s drill down further as to the below:

  • 6.2-inch Full HD+ LTPS IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen with 1080 x 2270 pixels, 19:9 ratio or ~405 ppi density
  • Fullview display
  • Front/back glass (Gorilla Glass 3), aluminium frame
  • Splash resistant
  • Gorilla Glass 3 protection
  • Fingerprint sensor
  • Qualcomm SDM632 Snapdragon 632 (14 nm) chipset, Octa-core (4x1.8 GHz Kryo 250 Gold & 4x1.8 GHz Kryo 250 Silver) processor, Adreno 506 graphics and 4GB RAM
  • Dual primary camera: 12MP with f/1.8 aperture, 1.25um, PDAF + 5MP f/2.2 aperture, depth sensor, LED flash, panorama and HDR
  • 8MP secondary camera with 1.12um and HDR
  • 64GB internal storage + microSD expansion slot up to maximum 512GB
  • Non-removable Li-Ion 3000 mAh battery with Fast battery charging
  • Android Pie 9.0
  • Dual-sim and 4G LTE
  • February 2019 expected release date
  • USD 299 price tag

The first thing you will notice about the Moto G7 is on its bigger 6.2-inch Full HD+ screen, now with LTPS IPS technology. It seems like the trend is to have larger devices these days.

There’s also the inclusion of a metal body that seriously looks good on it.

Under the hood of the Moto G7 is somewhere in the mid-range zone, with Snapdragon 632 paired with a fast Kryo octa-core processor, good graphics and a cool 4GB RAM. You can be sure of a speedy operation with this kind of setup.

In terms of camera, the dual 12MP+5MP primary camera is almost similar to last year’s offering. Then there’s the 8MP selfie camera found on it — nothing to shout about over here.

Storage-wise, there’s only one version available which is with the 64GB internal storage. Feeling like have more space? Just pop in a microSD card, and you are all set to take it all the way up to 512GB of extra space.

The 3000 mAh battery found on the Moto G7 is also similar to its predecessor. Should be enough to supply enough juice to last it for a full day of charge.

Finally, the latest Android Pie 9.0 is readily available right out of the box. This should further improve on the performance and ensures the smooth running of the device.

Conclusion:

Motorola Moto G7 is a natural upgrade from its previous model, but not a camera upgrade though. Plus, it comes with a $50 more expensive price tag as compared to previously. Some users may give this a pass, as the value is not that great.

Motorola Moto G7 is expected to be released in the coming weeks, definitely in February 2019. It will be priced at USD 299 and you get to choose either Ceramic Black or Clear White colour.

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