In this guide we’ll go over everything you need to know about the new Moto G7, Motorola’s most popular and affordable Android smartphone. Each year they release a new Moto G, and for 2019 the company just confirmed four new models, with three being available in the US.
The Moto G7, Moto G7 Power and the Moto G7 Play are coming soon. These mid-range phones deliver a premium design, the latest version of Android, and nearly bezel-free screens at a wallet-friendly price. Here’s what each one has to offer and how they compare.
- Motorola just announced four new Moto G7 budget smartphones
- These phones range from $199 to $299 and will be available “this spring”
- The Moto G7 runs Android 9 Pie and offer nearly bezel-free screens
Moto G7 Release Date (Moto G7, G7 Power, G7 Play)
Unfortunately, we don’t have an exact release date for these new budget smartphones, but Motorola did confirm they’ll be available “this spring” at Best Buy, B&H Photo, Walmart, and Amazon, to name a few.
Most likely you can expect a Moto G7 release date sometime in April or May. In previous years, we’ve seen these phones hit the shelves as early as late March, to potentially mid-May as we saw with the Moto G6 in 2018. For what it’s worth, Spring technically starts on March 20th, and Motorola did announce these phones earlier than in previous years. If we had to guess, they’ll launch around April 10th or 24th.
That said, all of these phones are available immediately starting February 7th in Mexico and Brazil.
Moto G7 Screen Sizes & Design
As you probably know, the latest trend in smartphone design is huge screens, small bezels, and little notches for the front-facing camera, while the rest of the screen stretches to the top of the device. As expected, that’s exactly what we’re getting from the Moto G7 family of phones.
However, for whatever reason, Motorola changed the notch on every phone and they all look different and have different size notches. From a small tear-drop notch everyone can appreciate, to huge notches similar to the iPhone Xs. Remember though, these phones cost under $300.
- Moto G7: 6.2-inch Full 1080p HD LCD Display (smallest notch)
- Moto G7 Power: 6.2-inch 720p HD LCD Display (bigger notch)
- Moto G7 Play: 5.7-inch 720p HD LCD Display (biggest notch, similar to iPhone Xs)
Take a quick look at all US models above, then keep reading for more details.
Moto G7 Specs & Features
While these phones look similar, each model has different specs, features, cameras and internals. As a result, you’ll want to pay attention to all the details and choose what’s best for you. Basically, the regular G7 is the model most people will want, as it offers the best performance, cameras, and display. Then, the G7 Power has a huge battery while the G7 Play offers a great experience in a compact package.
Instead of listing out the specs for each phone, we’ll simply explain what’s the same and what’s different. All Moto G7 models have a powerful 8-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 632 processor, Android 9 Pie, microSD storage expansion, 3.5mm headphone, USB Type-C, no NFC, and rear-mounted fingerprint scanners.
The regular Moto G7 is the only model with a Full HD 1080p HD display, and it also has the smallest notch in the screen. This variant also offers 4GB of RAM, 64GB of storage, dual rear cameras and a 3,000 mAh battery with fast charging all for $299. And yes, a 3,000 mAh battery on a 6.2-inch display isn’t very big.
If you’d like better battery life, the Moto G7 Power has a massive 5,000 mAh battery. However, it only has a 720p HD screen, 3GB of RAM, 32GB of storage, and a single 12MP rear camera. That said, it’s more affordable and only costs $249.
And finally, the smallest Moto G7 Play with the 5.7-inch screen and iPhone X-style notch is the most affordable of the group. For only $199 you’re getting everything we mentioned above, but with lower specs inside. That includes only 2GB of RAM, 32GB of storage, 13MP rear camera, and only a 3,000 mAh battery with slower 10w charging. Did that all make sense?
Basically, those who want a small affordable phone can get the Moto G7 Play, while everyone else should snag the Moto G7. And if you’re worried about battery life buy the Moto G7 Power.
Moto G7 Pricing & Carrier Info
In closing, we want to mention that all of these affordable Android phones will be sold unlocked and should work with almost every major US carrier. That means AT&T, T-Mobile, MetroPCS and hopefully, Verizon. Although big red could simply offer a pre-paid model at a discount.
- Moto G7 – $299
- Moto G7 Power – $249
- Moto G7 Play – $199
As you can see, these are excellent looking phones with an attractively low price tag. Similar to previous years, the main Moto G7 hits that all-important $299 price point, while the other models are even more affordable. Plus, you can expect an even cheaper $99 or $129 Moto E later this year, too.
Expect these phones sometime in April or May, and we’ll update this post the moment we know more.
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