As the middle lineup in Motorola’s Moto G7 family, you might assume the new Moto G7 Power to be ignored, but it may be the only device in the lineup with a sharp objective, and it’s shown in the name. This device is everything about the battery life, thanks to its 5,000 mAh battery.
A lot of huge flagship smartphone, like Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus and Apple’s iPhone XS Max have 4100 mAh and 3174 mAh cells each, which should deliver you some approach of what we’re facing here.
Even though you must take some trade-offs to get those several extra hours of freedom, don’t be tricked by this smartphone’s bargain price. Moto G7 Power is among the best budget smartphones you can invest in and the secret topliner of the entire G7 family.
Here is our team review about Moto G7 Power:
1. Design and Display
While the $300 Moto G7 aims for a premium taste with a glass back and metallic highlights, Moto G7 Power cuts back with glossy, curved plastic for the body. It’s precisely part of the same family by having that signature round camera component on the back and the ‘M’ logo marking out the fingerprint sensor underneath.
Moto G7 Power is 9.4 mm thick and 198g weight. Well, that’s all to pay up for the larger battery. That does make it a little bit bulky, but one point that’s definitely favorable is that it comes with a notably smaller camera bump than Moto G7.
The volume and power buttons are located on the right side of the device, and a combination of SIM and microSD card tray sits opposite. There’s also a 3.5mm headphone jack on the top side of Moto G7 Power.
Moto G7 Power comes with 6.2-inch full-HD+ LCD display in the regular Moto G7 for a fairly lower-resolution panel with the same dimensions. Usually, this wouldn’t be a significant issue for such a low priced device. However, considering that the G7 Power’s screen is not smaller than the G7’s, those missing pixels tend to make their presence recognized rather quickly.
That’s not to point out that Moto G7 Power’s display is awful. It’s an LCD type with IPS tech, which means colors won’t be as vivid or eye-pleasing as what you ‘d get on smartphones with AMOLED displays, but the viewing angles ensure to be great without a doubt.
Moto G7 Power is comfortable to use outdoors due to its bright display. At 558 nits on the maximum setting, this line of Motorola’s midrange family completely outshines the pricier G7 and its 445 nits. Therefore, Moto G7 Power remains readable from almost any angle, unless reflections bleach the display, which can happen in bright sunlight.
The main camera in Moto G7 Power is a 12MP single-lens camera. It gets an f/2.0 aperture and support for HDR. That’s a significant step down from the dual-lens Moto G7, which combines a 12MP lens with an f/1.8 aperture and a 5MP lens for depth sensing.
Moto G7 POwer also has a portrait mode, which applies a blur effect for taking photos of people. Since it only has a single-lens camera, portrait mode performance is decreased. You can do feature like Selective Black and White, where only the subject is in color.
Overall, Moto G7 Power’s 8-MP front-facing camera also feels practically the same as the one in Moto G7. The problem is, it’s not a really great shooter for selfies, as its shots are commonly noisy and just blurry enough that they constantly look a little out of focus.
Let’s speak about its primary selling point, and most likely the only factor you ‘d grab it over its pricier siblings. That’s the 5,000 mAh battery. Motorola states that you’ll get days of battery life, which’s no joke.
It also supports 15W TurboPower. With that, Motorola claims that you can obtain nine hours of use off of a 15-minute charge. Keep in mind that this is speaking on charging from a zero battery.
Just like all fast charging solutions, it begins to slow down as the battery starts to get to full capacity to avoid the battery blowing up, which it can do if it overcharges. Do not worry though, all smartphones shut down charging when it gets to 100% for that reason
4. Hardware and Software
Snapdragon 632 SoC along with the 3GB of RAM (US Version) in Moto G7 Power is good enough for regular tasks, like web surfing, navigation, and social media. Please don’t expect this smartphone to smoothly handle games like PUBG Mobile in full setting.
Moto G7 Power features Android 9 (Pie) but it will seek one primary update to Android Q over its life span. While Motorola hasn’t bothered with Google’s stock software experience, the manufacturer has provided Moto G7 Power a variety of additional features and shortcuts via Moto app.
Moto app offers you the option of numbers of various gesture shortcuts, like chop twice to turn on the flashlight or flip the device over to silence it. There are also display options to allow you to engage with notifications on the lock screen or put the screen on while you’re looking at it.
Google apps such as Maps, Gmail, Drive and more are packed within a folder, with a number of other essential Google apps, like Play, Photos, and Messages set nearby. You’re automatically invited to order things around the way you want them.
G7 Power also comes with an always-on display (AOD) feature that lets you to preview the battery percentage, date, time, and notifications. The AOD is able to be customized inside the Moto app.
Motorola Moto G7 Power is probably the best of any other G7 models that Motorola has launched. The device offers mostly all the features that its pricier siblings have and it will last longer between charges.
If battery life is your major threat and your budget is limited, you should invest in Moto G7 Power. You won’t get a more powerful smartphone in terms of endurance and performance at this price.
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