Mobile Phones: Quartet of Motorola G7 smartphones launched

Mobile Phones: Quartet of Motorola G7 smartphones launched

Lindsey Duncan
February 10, 2019

Motorola unveiled the new Moto G7 series of smartphones at an event in Brazil. The G7 and G7 Plus both have a screen resolution of 2,270x1,080 (403 dpi), while the more cost-effective Play and Power models have a screen resolution of 1,520x720. While all the four G7 Series smartphones use Type-C for charging, the power output is different and the charging rate varies as well.

Additionally, all the four models come with dedicated fingerprint sensor at the back, Android 9 Pie and turbo power support, except the Moto G7, Play which only has 5W charging.

The Moto G7 Power. Nonstop fun. A new edition to the moto g family, the moto g7 power was created to address the number one consumer pain point when it comes to smartphones: battery life. Still, the Moto G7 should have good battery life because its chip and display consume less power than those on top Android models. It also sports 3 microphones and Dolby audio. The camera is the same as on the G7 Play. However, the company is said to launch the Moto G7 Power device in the country in the coming weeks.

On the front, you'll notice the notch is narrower than the G7 Play, but it's still pretty prominent.

Some of the key features include the ability to take screenshots with a three-finger press on the screen, Quick Capture for the camera (by twisting the device in your hand) and Fast Flashlight for activating the flashlight by making a chopping motion with the phone. It comes in 3GB of RAM and 32GB of internal storage options. Below you can find a short description for each of the new G7 devices.

The cameras get an upgrade over the Moto G7 - there is a 16-megapixel primary camera with OIS support and f/1.75 aperture and a secondary 5-megapixel camera.

Motorola has also revealed the global pricing of the smartphones and announced that the Moto G7 would retail for $299 (roughly Rs 21,300), whereas the Moto G7 Plus will be available for a price tag of Euro 299.99 (approximately Rs 24,500). All the units run on the latest Android 9 Pie operating system. The device gets power from a 3000mAh battery. The phone comes with a 15W TurboPower charger but can be charged by a QuickCharge 4.0 compatible charger for faster charging. It is backed by a 3,000mAh battery and has a single 13MP rear camera and 8MP front facing camera.

With the Moto G7 family, Motorola has a mid-range phone for everyone

Moto G7 Play runs on Qualcomm Snapdragon 632 processor with 2GB of RAM. For $249 you can get the G7 Power, which has the same screen and battery, but drops the dual cameras.

The Moto G7 boasts of a 6.24-inch Full HD+ screen which means a resolution of 1080×2270 pixels on a Max Vision display.

The memory and storage are largely the same as the Moto G7 but the processor is just a touch stronger with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 636. The moto g7 plus will be available from mid- February throughout Europe.

The dual camera setup on the rear side of this device consists of a 16MP sensor with an f/1.7 lens and a 5MP secondary sensor with an f/2.2 lens.

Finally, the Moto G7 Play offers a smaller 5.7-inch Max Vision HD+ display and compact body.

This device comes in Ruby and Indigo - hot stuff! You've also got a 12-megapixel camera with 1.25μm pixels and an LED flash. Priced at Euro 300 and available in the colours deep indigo and vivia red, it will roll out in Europe in mid-February and in the coming months in Australia and other countries in Latin America.

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