Motorola Moto G7 Plus review: middling with bonuses

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The new Moto G7 Plus is the flagship model in the Motorola G line. The gadget is equipped with a high resolution IPS display, fast charging, dual camera with optical stabilization and NFC. At first glance – a good choice. But is it worth running to the store and buying it right now? We’ll find out.

Motorola Moto G7 Plus

IPS is not uncommon

You can argue endlessly about the pros and cons of IPS and OLED displays, but the fact remains: almost all flagship models and representatives of the middle price segment are equipped with OLED panels. Of course, such matrices provide deeper colors and better autonomy. But IPS screens are still relevant, they have many advantages: natural colors, long life and, most importantly, the lack of PWM and PenTile.

Moto G7 Plus is equipped with a 6.2-inch IPS-display with a resolution of 2270×1080 pixels. The screen is very bright, so any information is visible even in direct sunlight. There is a choice of several color profiles. All small objects look extremely clear, and with a 19: 9 aspect ratio, consuming content is especially convenient. Yes, and no “bangs” do not interfere, because the cutout for the front camera is designed as a neat droplet. The frames around the display are modest, but the bottom, as often happens, is slightly indented – the manufacturer has placed its name on it.

Motorola Moto G7 Plus

Two keen eyes

The main camera in the device is represented by 16 and 5 megapixel modules. They are located on a round platform in the center of the smartphone and protrude noticeably from the case – a high-quality cover will save the optics from scratches. Optical stabilization makes it easier to get a clear shot. In principle, the situation is typical for gadgets of the middle price segment: in bright light the smartphone produces decent photos, but in the dark the details merge.

The 12 megapixel front camera pleased more. Moto G7 Plus can be safely recommended to fans to take selfies. By the way, using the front-end, the gadget can recognize the owner and unlock. True, the function works correctly only with sufficient lighting, and in the dark you have to use other methods.

With automatic settings, the colors turned out natural, you can even see the windows on the buildings
A clear blockage on white balance, the sky was not so yellow. And the buses on the road, Moto definitely wanted to lubricate
In low light, the frame lacks sharpness. An impromptu worker at the Ostankino television tower is clearly unhappy
The smartphone handled the macro with a bang: both the insides of the jasmine and the spider web on a leaf are visible
In difficult lighting conditions, the camera did not save, the detail is good
The color reproduction is correct, the details in the shadows are worked out well
If you play with manual settings, you can achieve excellent results even in low light conditions.
With the help of animated stickers, it turns out to cheer everyone up. Donates welcome readers
At dusk, sharpness and detail are gone
The work of the front camera pleased, the facial features are clearly visible

In addition to manual mode, Google Lens is also integrated in the camera’s interface, which helps to recognize objects in the frame. I liked the capabilities of the augmented reality mode, which allows you to put various animated stickers into the frame or just write any word.

In Full HD with 60 fps, only the main module is removed. There are no complaints about optical stabilization, but autofocus does not always work quickly, sometimes you need to help him. The sound is written mediocre, a rumble is noticeable in the background, as if the device is under water.

Moto Chips

Moto G7 Plus runs on almost pure Android ninth version. Everything flies, applications open instantly, the gallery with pictures does not slow down. In addition, Motorola has brought some useful features to the system. For example, if you shake a locked smartphone in different ways, you can start the camera or turn on the flashlight. Also, a convenient screenshot editor is built into the device, in which just something to touch up or crop. In addition, there is a function Always on display, which is activated by a motion sensor and proximity. And that’s not all.

Motorola Moto G7 Plus

The sound of the smartphone is commendable. Stereo speakers are located above and below the device, producing so clear and surround sound that I want to listen to many of my favorite songs. Thanks to the Dolby Audio setting, you can select various audio modes. Through the headphones, it doesn’t matter, either wired or wireless, the sound is also high-quality. Support for aptX contributes to this. Moto G7 Plus is a great multimedia harvester!

What about iron

Here everyone runs the Qualcomm Snapdragon 636 with support for 4 GB of RAM. The implementation of a single-chip system is not bad. The game Asphalt 9 at high settings goes at 20-25 fps, but it is noticeable that such a result is achieved by lowering the resolution to HD. So you have to put up with a lot of “ladders” and the fuzziness of the picture. But the gadget is almost not subject to throttling. In the CPU Throttling Test application, after 30 minutes of operation, the performance decreased by 20% and did not drop anymore.

Motorola Moto G7 Plus

Moto G7 Plus is perfect as a navigator. The smartphone supports GPS, GLONASS and GALILEO, which allows you to use more than 20 satellites and provides accuracy of three to four meters, so it’s difficult to get lost if you wish. True, in this mode of operation, the gadget is significantly heated.

The device has a triple slot for two SIM-cards and a memory card, so the built-in volume of 64 GB can be expanded without problems. Well, what about 2019 without NFC? No way! The module is in place and is always ready to help quickly pay for a purchase, eliminating the need to carry a wallet with you.

Motorola Moto G7 Plus

The Moto G7 Plus has a battery with a capacity of 3000 mAh – a small indicator. In everyday use with enabled LTE and periodic navigation, the smartphone was able to demonstrate a little less than four hours of active screen. When playing video in Full HD at medium brightness in airplane mode, it was possible to reach 13 hours. If you need a real long-lived, then you should pay attention to the Moto G7 Power with iron is simpler, but with a 5000 mAh battery.

Motorola Moto G7 Plus

The situation is saved by the support of fast charging power of 27 watts. Surprisingly, when connected to the network, the smartphone proudly announced that it takes only 28 minutes to charge from 10% to 100%. However, in reality, everything turned out differently. The device completed a full cycle in 1 hour 15 minutes, while up to 90% of the charge was really fast (only 50 minutes), and then rather leisurely (the remaining 25 minutes). Be that as it may, this is still a decent indicator. Note that the Moto G7 Plus comes with a cable with USB Type-C on both ends. Perhaps, if it breaks down, it will not work to find a replacement in the first store that comes across, and it is so easy not to connect the gadget to the computer.


IPS, 6.2 “, Full HD +, 19: 9
Qualcomm Snapdragon 636 CPU
GPU Adreno 509
4 GB
64 GB
main – 16 megapixels (IMX519, f / 1.7, 1.22 µm) + 5 megapixels (f / 2.2, depth sensor), front – 12 megapixels
3000 mAh
camera with optical stabilization, stereo speakers Dolby Audio, fast charge 27 W, NFC
Motorola Moto G7 Plus

Test results

116 384
1336 single-core
4910 multi-core
up to 13 hours of video playback


Moto G7 Plus turned out to be a strong middling. Among its indisputable advantages, it is worth noting a high-quality IPS-display with high brightness and excellent viewing angles, excellent stereo sound, optical stabilization, branded chips and fast charging. But the battery life could be longer.

Motorola Moto G7 Plus
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