Motorola Moto G7: Review | Pricing | Specs

Last updated:  

The Motorola Moto G7 is a fine budget handset, but it's very much a case of Motorola simply keeping pace with the budget market, rather than leading it.

6.2 inches

Display size

64 GB

Internal storage

12MP + 5MP

Rear camera

3,000 mAh

Battery size

Finder rated as Average vs similar phones

Details

Display

Camera

Physical dimensions

Connectivity

Power, storage and battery

Device features

Display size 6.2 inches
Pixels per inch (PPI) 403
Rear camera megapixels 12MP + 5MP
Rear camera aperture size f/1.8 + f/2.2
Video recording N/A
Front camera megapixels 8MP
Front camera aperture size f/2.2
Dimensions 157mm x 75.3mm x 8mm
Weight 172g
NFC No
Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n
Network category speed N/A
Processor 1.8GHz Snapdragon 632
RAM 4GB
Operating system Android 9
Internal storage

64GB

External storage support Up to 512GB
Battery capacity 3,000mAh
Headphone jack Yes
Fingerprint sensor Yes
Water resistance N/A
Wireless charging No
Launch price (RRP)$399
Launch date2019-04-11
Motorola Moto G7


While rumours continue to swirl around Motorola re-entering the premium market with a proposed foldable successor to the Motorola RAZR line, its core market, especially in Australia, has long been its G-series phones. They're affordable, powerful within their budget range and generally good if rather safe picks for those after a new smartphone.

That's the story of the Motorola Moto G7 in a nutshell. It's an improvement over last year's Motorola Moto G6 under the hood, but it's not the most exciting budget phone we've seen.

Design

  • Simple plastic design
  • Camera bump
  • Teardrop notch
  • Included protective case

Camera

  • Dual 12MP/5MP rear lenses
  • Secondary lens only provides focus effects
  • Some special camera effects are a bit wonky

Performance

  • Snapdragon 632 is a good mid-range option
  • Android 9
  • Motorola actions add neat functionality

Battery

  • 3000mAh battery performs well
  • Fast charging

Pricing and availability

  • The Motorola Moto G7 will launch outright-only for $399.

Motorola hasn't massively tweaked the Motorola Moto G7 from last year's iteration of the same phone, and that's an approach with some definite upsides. If you like Motorola's mostly-soft-touch approach to Android, this is a good option for tweaking. Performance upgrades keep it apace and in some cases ahead of the competition.

However, the camera technology isn't the best, and neither is the underlying design, which is starting to feel a little tired. If you're after a conservative-looking phone, that might not be a big concern.

The Moto G7 also has to compete with its own siblings in this space, so it's worth considering if the Motorola Moto G7 Plus might meet your needs better. If battery life is a concern, the Motorola Moto G7 Power packs in 2,000mAh more than the Motorola Moto G7 – and at a lower price point too.

Motorola Moto G7

Motorola's budget phone

The Motorola Moto G7 provides plenty of value for those who prefer a simpler phone style.

Promoted

The Motorola Moto G7 is on sale in Australia now at a recommended price of $399 through Motorola's local website, Officeworks, The Good Guys and Mobileciti.

Motorola Moto G7: Alternatives

If you're a fan of Motorola's general approach to its phones, you could consider the slightly more pricey Motorola Moto G7 Plus, although it's built on essentially the same frame as the Motorola Moto G7:

Motorola Moto G7 Plus

Motorola's Plus-featured phone

The Motorola Moto G7 Plus is the G7 with added camera quality and a faster processor.

Promoted

Motorola Moto G7 Power

Motorola's battery-packed phone

The Motorola Moto G7 Power has an incredible 5,000mAh battery.

Promoted

At the Motorola Moto G7 price point, you could also consider a number of competing Android handsets.

If you're after a clean Android experience in a well-built frame, consider the Nokia 7.1.

Nokia 7.1

Nokia's HDR-ready Nokia 7.1

The Nokia 7.1 offers a superior display along with the power of Qualcomm's Snapdragon 636.

Promoted

Or alternatively, you could consider the Nokia 5.1.

Nokia 5.1

Affordable but stylish

The Nokia 5.1 provides a stylish phone for less than you might think.

Promoted

If you're after a modified Android look in a stylish body, consider the Huawei Nova 3i.

Huawei Nova 3i

Great performance at a budget price

The Huawei Nova 3i combines Huawei's excellent Kirin processor with its camera smarts at a more affordable price point than its premium Mate series.

Promoted

Motorola Moto G7 specs

Display

Camera

Physical dimensions

Connectivity

Power, storage and battery

Device features

Display size 6.2 inches
Pixels per inch (PPI) 403
Rear camera megapixels 12MP + 5MP
Rear camera aperture size f/1.8 + f/2.2
Video recording N/A
Front camera megapixels 8MP
Front camera aperture size f/2.2
Dimensions 157mm x 75.3mm x 8mm
Weight 172g
NFC No
Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n
Network category speed N/A
Processor 1.8GHz Snapdragon 632
RAM 4GB
Operating system Android 9
Internal storage

64GB

External storage support Up to 512GB
Battery capacity 3,000mAh
Headphone jack Yes
Fingerprint sensor Yes
Water resistance N/A
Wireless charging No

Compare SIM-only plans for the Motorola Moto G7


Latest Motorola news

Ask an expert

To ask a question simply log in via your email or Facebook or create an account.

You are about to post a question on finder.com.au:

  • Do not enter personal information (eg. surname, phone number, bank details) as your question will be made public
  • finder.com.au is a financial comparison and information service, not a bank or product provider
  • We cannot provide you with personal advice or recommendations
  • Your answer might already be waiting – check previous questions below to see if yours has already been asked

Finder only provides general advice and factual information, so consider your own circumstances, or seek advice before you decide to act on our content. By submitting a question, you're accepting our Terms of Use, Disclaimer & Privacy Policy and Privacy & Cookies Policy.

2 Comments

  1. Default Gravatar
    Claragisela
    April 17, 2019

    Can I use a Moto G phone on an Optus plan?

    • AvatarStaff
      Charisse
      April 18, 2019

      Hi Claragisela,

      Thanks for reaching out to Finder.

      You can use Moto G phone or any phone you like, if you are looking into getting a SIM-only plan with Optus. If you are lookng into buying or leasing a new mobile phone on a value-packed Optus plan, Motorola is not included in their phone brand selection.

      I hope this helps.

      Cheers,
      Charisse

Ask a question
Go to site