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Why Moto G7 Plus is set aside

Why Moto G7 Plus is set aside

The new line-up follows the hugely successful Moto G6 range, which included three models (G6, G6 Plus, and G6 Play) launched in April 2018.

The main Moto G7 is the most premium model Motorola announced on Thursday, with a fit and finish that is definitely a cut above the other two new G7 phones.

In addition to the Moto G7, Play, and Power, there's the Motorola Moto G7 Plus.

But what else does this phone offer? This device's name implies one thing, but means another. The G7 Power will then roll out to India in the coming weeks and to North America, Latin America and Asia Pacific in the coming months after that. Even smaller companies like OnePlus have managed to stir up some solid interest in their flagship phones in recent years.

Fortunately, Motorola has done much to mitigate the size with nicely curved edges so it's not too unwieldy in the hand. If you're all about going away on weekend adventures, this might be the phone for you.

Moto G7 Play, G7 Power, G7 and G7 Plus will launch March 1, 2019 in the UK. It comes with the 15W TurboPower charger (remember that you can also use any QC4.0 or USB PD3.0 charger).

One of the key elements of the design is the notch at the top of the display. But for that extra money, you get a significantly larger 6.2-inch 2270 x 1080 screen (versus the the G6's 5.7-inch display), a nifty teardrop notch, Qualcomm Snapdragon 632 processor, and 4GB of RAM and 64GB of base storage, which is the same amount of memory and storage as what you get in a Galaxy S9.




At these price points, notches and bezels should be easy to ignore. First impressions of the display are that it's pretty bright and vibrant, but we can't really make any definitive judgements until we've spent more time with the phone.

The Moto G7 Plus is the most powerful of the lot, boasting a Snapdragon 636 SoC. Theres a 12MP selfie camera with portrait and group selfie modes.

Motorola has been giving its users a pretty clean software experience since the launch of the Moto G family.

Plus, it comes with Android 9 Pie out of the box, beating some older phones to the new OS version.

There's plenty of handy camera features on board here, including Auto Smile Capture (you don't even need to press the shutter button) and Spot Color for picking which part of the frame you want in color. You're blissfully spared preinstalled apps, which is a welcome relief, so there's nothing to uninstall or hide to get you started. The Moto G7, positioned as the flagship phone of the group, packs a mid-range Snapdragon 632 SoC, 4GB of RAM, a 12-megapixel rear camera and a 5-megapixel front shooter. You've also got an 8-megapixel front-facing camera with a screen flash and the notch at the top of this one is the least obtrusive of the three devices. The main camera can record 4K video at 30 fps.

The G7 Plus has a 16-megapixel camera with f/1.7 aperture as well as a 5MP f/2.2 lens (for depth sensing). Plus, new camera software and AI helps you shoot like a pro with wonderful features like Smart Composition and Auto-Smile capture. The G7 Power, as you might expect, is fitted with the largest battery here at a whopping 5,000mAh rated for 60 hours of uptime.

The Moto G7 play will be available in the United Kingdom from March 1 at Vodafone, Tesco, John Lewis and other participating resellers with a starting RRP of £149.