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Telstra’s new Moto G7 Power has a 5,000mAh battery


Plenty of battery power, but only a single SIM for Telstra's latest exclusive handset.

Telstra has announced that it's snaffled up the Motorola Moto G7 Power as an exclusive contract handset on its 4GX network. As the name suggests, the Motorola Moto G7 Power is a phone that sells itself on its battery capacity.

Behind its 6.2 inch HD+ display lurks a 5,000mAh battery pack, larger than you'll find on any handset you can get in Australia right now. Yes, that includes premium models such as the Samsung Galaxy S10+, Apple iPhone XS Max or Huawei P30 Pro.

Motorola's claim is that it can run for up to three days between recharges. Given it only has to run the mid-range Snapdragon 632 processor, it's a reasonable enough claim. Naturally, we'll be putting the Motorola Moto G7 Power through its paces as soon as feasible to see how much battery endurance it really has.

It's a notable move for Motorola, as it's been some time since it last had a contract handset available through any Australian carrier.

Motorola has already launched the Motorola Moto G7 and Motorola G7 Plus in Australia, but those are available only as outright purchase options.

Motorola will sell the Moto G7 Power through its own website outright for $349, and that low price means that it will be available through Telstra on plans as low as $59 per month with no additional handset repayment fees.

However, there's a very small sting in that arrangement. The model that Motorola sells outright is a dual SIM variant, but if you score one through Telstra, it will be as a single SIM model only.

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