Motorola Moto G7: Review | Pricing | Specs

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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

64GB

Internal storage

12MP + 5MP

Rear camera

3,000 mAh

Battery size

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Details

Display

Display Size
6.2 inches
Pixels per inch (PPI)
403 ppi

Camera

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

Physical Dimensions

Dimensions
157mm x 75.3mm x 8mm
Weight
172g

Connectivity

NFC
No
Wi-Fi
802.11 a/b/g/n
Network category speed
N/A

Power, storage and battery

Processor
1.8GHz Snapdragon 632
RAM
4GB
Operating system
Android 9
Internal storage
64GB
External storage support
Up to 512GB
Battery capacity
3,000mAh

Device features

Headphone jack
Yes
Fingerprint sensor
Yes
Water resistance rating
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

  • Price: RRP $399
  • Where to buy: Amazon

Alternatives

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.

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    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.

    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.

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      Motorola Moto G7 Power

      Motorola's battery-packed phone

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

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        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.

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          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.

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            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.

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              Specifications

              Display

              Display Size
              6.2 inches
              Pixels per inch (PPI)
              403 ppi

              Camera

              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

              Physical Dimensions

              Dimensions
              157mm x 75.3mm x 8mm
              Weight
              172g

              Connectivity

              NFC
              No
              Wi-Fi
              802.11 a/b/g/n
              Network category speed
              N/A

              Power, storage and battery

              Processor
              1.8GHz Snapdragon 632
              RAM
              4GB
              Operating system
              Android 9
              Internal storage
              64GB
              External storage support
              Up to 512GB
              Battery capacity
              3,000mAh

              Device features

              Headphone jack
              Yes
              Fingerprint sensor
              Yes
              Water resistance rating
              N/A
              Wireless charging
              No

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              2 Comments

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                Claragisela
                April 17, 2019

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

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                  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

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