Motorola announced today that the newest phones in their budget G series, the new G7 family.

We have four new devices in total (each with its unique angle), all within the $200-$300 range. Perosnally, I’ve always thought that the G and E series for Motorola are their best series. They’re pure Android, slick looking, have impressive specs, performance and battery life for the price (I still secretly want them to use this model to make a sick flagship, but we have to wait for the dumb MotoMod series to die first, I guess).

Regardless, here is the quick rundown of the specs, pricing, and availability for anyone interested.

Motorola G7

The Moto g7 is the top model coming to the States. Dual cameras, teardrop notch, rear fingerprint sensor, etc. for $299. Check out the photos and specs below.

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Specs:

Specification Detail
Operating System Android™ 9 Pie
System Architecture/Processor Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 632 processor with 1.8 GHz octa-core CPU and Adreno 506 GPU
Memory (RAM) 4 GB
Storage4,5 64 GB with microSD Card support (up to 512 GB)
Dimensions 157*75.3*8 mm
Weight 172 g
Display 6.2” Full HD+ (2270*1080), Max Vision display, 403 ppi, LTPS LCD, Corning® Gorilla® Glass
Battery1 3000 mAh, All-day battery, Non-removable
Charging2 15W TurboPower™, 9 hours of usage in 15 minutes of charge
Water Protection3 Water repellent design with P2i nano coating
 

Network Bands (by model)

Carrier Aggregation, 4G LTE (DL Cat 7/ UL Cat 6), CDMA / EVDO Rev A, UMTS / HSPA+, GSM / EDGE 2G: GSM band 2/3/5/8 CDMA BC0/BC1/BC10,

3G: WCDMA band 1/2/4/5/8,

4G: FDD LTE band 1/2/3/4/5/7/8/12/13/17/20/25/26/66,

4G: TDD LTE band 38/40/41/41 HPUE

 

Rear Camera

12 MP ( f1.8, 1.25um pixel), 5 MP depth sensor, LED flash, PDAF (Phase Detection Autofocus), Digital zoom (up to 8x), Burst shot, Auto HDR, Timer, High res zoom, Auto smile capture, Cinemagraph, All in focus, Portrait mode, Cutout, Panorama, Manual mode, RAW photo output, Active photos, Spot color, Best shot, 4K video, Slow motion video, Timelapse video, Hyperlapse video, Electronic video stabilization, Youtube Live, Google Lens™ integration
Video Capture 2160P/4K (30fps), 1080P(60/30fps), 720P(120/30fps)
Front Camera 8 MP (1.12um pixel), Screen flash, Auto HDR, Timer, Face beauty, Auto smile capture, Cinemagraph, Portrait mode, Group selfie, Spot color, Slow motion video, Timelapse
SIM Card Single nano-SIM
Connectivity USB-C port (for charging, data transfer, and digital earphone), USB 2.0, 3.5mm headphone jack
FM Radio Yes
Bluetooth® Technology Bluetooth® 4.2 LE, aptX
Wi-Fi Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, 2.4GHz + 5GHz, Wi-Fi hotspot
Speakers/Microphones 1 receiver, 1 bottom-ported speaker, Dolby AudioTM, 3 microphones
NFC No
Location Services GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS, Galileo
Sensors Fingerprint reader, Proximity, Accelerometer, Ambient light, Sensor hub, Gyroscope, Ultrasonic, Magnetometer (e-Compass)
Colors Ceramic Black, Clear White

Availability:

“The moto g7 is available today in Brazil and Mexico. The moto g7 will be available from mid-February throughout Europe. It will roll out over the coming month in many countries in the Asia Pacific, Latin America, and North America with a starting MSRP $299 USD.”

Moto G7 Power

The g7 Power is all about the battery (go figure). Specs-wise it sort of sits between the g7 and the g7 play, but it packs a 5000mah battery (compared to their 3000mah). And price-wise, it’s precisely in the middle of the two, as well.

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Specs:

Specification Detail
Operating System Android™ 9 Pie
System Architecture / Processor  

Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 632 processor with 1.8GHz octa-core CPU and Adreno 506 GPU

Memory (RAM) 3GB
Storage (ROM)1,6 32GB

with microSD card support (up to 512 GB)

Dimensions 159.43*76*9.3mm
Weight 198 g
Display 6.2” HD+ (1520×720) ; screen-body: 78.65%
Battery3 5000 mAh embedded
Charging4 TurboPowerTM charger, 9 hours of usage in 15 minutes of charge
Water Protection7 Water repellent design with P2i nano coating
Networks Carrier Aggregation, 4G LTE (DL Cat 7/ UL Cat 6), CDMA / EVDO Rev A, UMTS / HSPA+, GSM / EDGE
 

Bands (by model)

2G: GSM band 2/3/5/8 CDMA BC0/BC1/BC10,

3G: WCDMA band 1/2/4/5/8,

4G: FDD LTE band 1/2/3/4/5/7/8/12/13/14/17/20/25/26/29/30/66/71,

4G: TDD LTE band 38/39/40/41/41 HPUE

Rear Camera 12MP, f2.0, PDAF, 1.25um pixels, LED flash
Video Capture 1080P(30fps), 720P(30fps), 480P(30fps)
Front Camera 8MP, f2.2, 1.12um pixels
SIM Card Nano SIM card
Connectivity Type C (USB 2.0), OTG
FM Radio Yes
Bluetooth® Technology Bluetooth® 4.2 LE
Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, 2.4GHz & 5GHz, Wi-Fi hotspot
Speakers/Microphones 1 speaker, 2 Mics
NFC5 No
Location Services GPS, AGPS, LTEPP, SUPL, GLONASS
Sensors Proximity, Accelerometer, Ambient Light, Gyroscope, Magnetometer (e-Compass), Sensor Hub
Colors Marine Blue

Availability:

“The moto g7 power is available today in Brazil and Mexico. The moto g7 power will be available from mid-February throughout Europe. It will roll out over the coming weeks in India and the coming month in various countries in the Asia Pacific, Latin America and North America with a starting MSRP of $249 USD.”

Moto G7 Play

The g7 Play is the lowest-end budget model. But, let’s be clear, it’s still not too shabby for $200. Check it out.

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Specs:

Specification Detail
Operating System Android™ 9 Pie
System Architecture / Processor  

Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 632 processor with 1.8GHz octa-core CPU and Adreno 506 GPU

Memory (RAM) 2GB
Storage (ROM)1,6 32GB

with microSD card support (up to 512 GB)

Dimensions 148.71*71.5*8.19mm
Weight 151g
Display 5.7” HD+ (1512×720); screen-body 75.14%
Battery3 3000mAh embedded
Charging4 10W
Water Protection7 Water repellent design with P2i nano coating
Networks Carrier Aggregation, 4G LTE (DL Cat 7/ UL Cat 6), CDMA / EVDO Rev A, UMTS / HSPA+, GSM / EDGE
 

Bands (by model)

2G: GSM band 2/3/5/8 CDMA BC0/BC1/BC10,

3G: WCDMA band 1/2/4/5/8,

4G: FDD LTE band 1/2/3/4/5/7/8/12/13/14/17/20/25/26/29/30/66/71,

4G: TDD LTE band 38/39/40/41/41 HPUE

Rear Camera 13 MP, PDAF, f2.0, 1.12um pixels, LED flash
Video Capture 1080P(30fps), 720P(30fps), 480P(30fps)
Front Camera 8MP, f2.2, 1.12um pixels; Selfie Flash/Light
SIM Card Nano SIM card
Connectivity Type C(USB2.0), OTG
FM Radio Yes
Bluetooth® Technology Bluetooth® 4.2 LE
Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n,2.4GHz + 5GHz, Wi-Fi hotspot
Speakers/Microphones 1 speaker, 2 Mics
NFC No
Location Services GPS, AGPS, LTEPP, SUPL, GLONASS
Sensors Proximity, Accelerometer, Ambient Light, Gyroscope, Magnetometer (e-Compass), Sensor Hub
Colors Starry Black, Deep Indigo

Availability:

“The moto g7 play is available today in Brazil and Mexico. The moto g7 play will be available from mid-February throughout Europe. It will roll out over the coming month in various countries in Latin America and North America with a starting MSRP of $199 USD.”

Moto G7 Plus

So the g7 Plus isn’t coming to the States, but it seems to be their higher end of this budget line up. The move to not bring it here makes sense to me since the US is basically about high-end and low-end, not really mid-tier. Thanks to subsidies from the carriers we either go for the top model expensive device with a discount for signing a contract (or get a payment plan on the said device) or we go for the free phone with the contract. It’s basically the G7 but with a spec bump (and price bump).

Photos:

*Let me apologize for the weird black background on the following images. Seems when you grab them from the Brazilian site (since it’s not launching in the US, US PR didn’t send it to me) that happens.

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Specs:

*Also, excuse the wording for the spec sheet below. Motorola didn’t send me the specs for the Plus since it isn’t in the US so had to Google translate them from the Brazilian site.

OPERATIONAL SYSTEM Android ™ 9.0
COLOR Indigo, Rubi

Indigo

Ruby

DIMENSIONS Height: 157 mm,
Width: 75.3 mm,
Depth: 8.27 mm
SIM CARD Dual Smart Chip (nano SIM)
BLUETOOTH® TECHNOLOGY Version 5.0
SPEAKERS / MICROPHONES Speaker
VIDEO CAPTURE Video in Ultra HD 4K, 30 fps
FRONTAL CAMERA 12 MP,
Aperture f / 2.0
GOOGLE PHOTOS Yes
SYSTEM / PROCESSOR COMPONENTS Snapdragon ™ 636 Octa-Core 1.8 GHz
DRUMS TurboPower ™ Ultra-Rapid Charging 3000 mAh Battery
LOCATION SERVICES GPS, AGPS, GLONASS
SENSORS Accelerometer,
Proximity,
Gyroscope,
Ambient Light,
Fingerprint
RAM MEMORY) 4GB
CONNECTIVITY USB-C, 3.5 mm headphone jack
STORAGE (ROM) Total storage: 64 GB
SCREEN 6.24 “, FHD + (1080 x 2270)
NFC Yes
WEIGHT 172 g
BANDS 2G – GSM 850/900/1800/1900 MHz
3G – WCDMA 850/900/1700/1900/2100 MHz
4G – LTE B1 (2100), B2 (1900), B3 (1800), B4 (1700/2100), B5 B7 (lower 700 bc), B28 (700), B66 (AWS3 + 4)
BACK CAMERA 16 MP + 5 MP
Flash Dual-LED
Aperture f / 1.7 + f / 2.2

Availability:

“The moto g7 plus is available today in Brazil and Mexico. The moto g7 plus will be available from mid-February throughout Europe. It will roll out over the coming months in Australia and in other countries in Latin America with a starting MSRP of 299.99€ EUR.”

Conclusion

There you go. What do you guys think of the new phones and does anyone else agree that Motorola’s low to mid-tier devices are cooler than their high-end ones or is that just me?

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