Motorola's new Moto G7 blurs the line between budget and flagship

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All four models come with a newly redesigned One Button Nav system, replacing navigation buttons with one on-screen bar. Here's what each one has to offer and how they compare.

To be clear, the notched screen here is still more than adequate for daily use, and for people who care about battery life more than anything else, the trade-off is easily worth it. What's more, it sees Motorola moving the needle in all the right places. As such, the line starts at $199, putting it in line with earlier models. If we had to guess, they'll launch around April 10th or 24th.

The G7 Play was released today in Brazil and Mexico and it will launch at some point in the next month in the United States for just $199.

As far as front-facing cameras are concerned, the Moto G7 includes an 8-megapixel (1.12um pixel size) camera, while the Moto G7 Plus comes with a 12-megapixel (1.25um pixel size) unit.

The Moto G7 Plus arrives in two colours, has Dolby sound and is also covered in Gorilla Glass for extra protection.

The G7 Plus and the standard G7 both feature tear-drop notches. It's just a shame that it won't get many column inches in comparison to phones that cost four times as much. Like we mentioned above, this launch comes at a very crucial time as Motorola seems to be lagging behind other manufacturers like Huawei, Xiaomi, Samsung and more. As a result, you'll want to pay attention to all the details and choose what's best for you. The Moto G7 Play's carrier partners are US Cellular, Boost, Virgin, and Republic Wireless. The G7 Play isn't a battery monster, a title the G7 Power has claimed, but the G7 Play's focus is on affordability. This device is only slightly different from its closest brethren.

All these smartphones run Android 9 Pie out of the box and sport a display notch of different sizes.

The front of the Moto G7 is dominated by the expansive 6.2-inch "Max Vision" display, which boasts a Full HD+ resolution and a 19:9 aspect ratio for a widescreen viewing experience with movies and games.

It has 4GB of RAM with 64GB of storage and a microSD card that can raise that number to 128GB. It will be backed by a 3,000mAh battery. It comes with 27W TurboPower charging for 12 hours of power in only 15 minutes, the Qualcomm Snapdragon 636 processor, 4 GB RAM, 64 GB storage, 3,000 mAh battery and a 6.2-inch Max Vision display with Full HD+ resolution.

The cameras are also pretty basic: a 12MP single camera on the back and an 8MP one on the front. Then again, the Moto G7 Play is £100 cheaper than those models and it's not immediately noticeable.

Moto G7 Power adorns a relatively smaller 6.2-inch display with HD+ resolution of 1520 x 720 pixels. That includes only 2GB of RAM, 32GB of storage, 13MP rear camera, and only a 3,000 mAh battery with slower 10w charging. Samsung may not be able to innovate its way into a price/value equation that makes sense.

Moto G7 Power is for anyone wishing to buy the Moto G7 but needs a larger battery to get with for the course of their regular day. Lastly, the G7 Power is priced at Rs 1,399 Brazilian Real (approximately Rs 26,902). Even smaller companies like OnePlus have managed to stir up some solid interest in their flagship phones in recent years. It's a good price and gets you a lot of phone and you're not tied into a long term contract. The Moto G7 may turn out as the star of this series as it offers the best balance of price to performance in the series. Currently, the phones have been launched for the Brazilian market, and the other markets like India, USA, and Canada are expected to follow next.

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