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Moto G7 Power Hands-on Review: Huge 5,000 mAh Battery for $249

09 February 2019

The Motorola Moto G7 Play is the cheapest looking device within the Moto G7 family.

The Moto G7 Power, as its name suggests, is focussed on, er, power; it packs an "industry-leading" 5,000mAh battery that supposedly offers 60 hours of juice on a single charge which comes coupled with, er, the same middling Snapdragon 632 processor as its G7 sibling.

All of them have a fingerprint scanner integrated with the Motorola logo on the back which is a nice touch, and... nicely, all 3 have a P2i nano coating for water repellence. None of these devices have wireless charging or NFC though, so that's a bummer. The listing shows the upcoming smartphone in its black variant from all angles and also reveals most specifications such as its display size and resolution, battery capacity, dimensions and network bandwidth support among others. It will roll out over the coming months in Australia and in other countries in Latin America with a starting MSRP of 299.99€ Euro. It's slightly smaller at 5.7-inches but retains the 1,520 x 720 pixel resolution. The moto g7 play will be available from mid- February throughout Europe. But if you want a phone that won't have you reaching for the outlet by the end of the day, the G7 Power should satisfy. It comes with a huge camera upgrade - a 16MP+5MP dual camera set-up with optical image stabilisation (OIS) and a 12MP front-facing camera for selfies. There's a 3,000mAh battery in there, too, and it's non-removable.

The G7 also supports Motorola's 15W TurboPower charging spec, which promises nine hours of battery life from a 15-minute charge. Let's not forget the Moto G7 Play is £150 though and for that money, you get a lot of phone and a lot of screen. That gives you more room to add a good case! It's just not as premium as the curved Gorilla Glass on the regular G7.

On the front, you'll find an 8-megapixel camera and there's a selfie flash on board too.

The Moto G7 Play takes over the rein from the Moto G6 Play which happened to be one of the phones with the longest-lasting battery in 2018 with its battery lasting up to two days. experience for most people.

With the Moto G7 family, Motorola has a mid-range phone for everyone
Moto G7 series models- Moto G7, G7 Plus, G7 Play and G7 Power officially launched

Most models in the Moto G7 range has reasonably limited purchasing options, and each phone's availability is different. Yeah, it's got a ridiculous 5,000mAh battery! And that's bad news for the likes of Samsung.

If you're not already sold on the notch aesthetic, there's little here that's going to sway you.

The G7 Power and standard G7 will retail at $249 and $299, respectively. The device uses a Snapdragon 632 SoC as the Moto G7 paired with 3GB RAM and 32GB storage space that can be expanded further. It's also a bit heavier at 198 grams. There's only a 5W charger, however, so you don't get the same fast charging that you do from the other models out of the box. The notch means you get more display within the footprint than the G6 Play offered, but the tear-drop is certainly cleaner looking. It features a 5.7-inch Max Vision HD+ display.

The moto g7 plus is available today in Brazil and Mexico.

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).

The battery capacity is also the same as the other G7 family (except the battery monster the G7 Power) and there's USB Type-C on the bottom. It is built around an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 632 chipset clocked at 1.8GHz, backed by 4GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage, which is expandable up to 128GB.

Moto G7 Power Hands-on Review: Huge 5,000 mAh Battery for $249