Motorola is starting to roll out their new smartphones for this year, and their much anticipated mid-range lineup has now been unveiled. Motorola has dominated the mid range market by offering high quality smartphones for lower prices for years, now. The G7 Plus and G7 Power continue the trend in 2019.
If you’re after a cheaper Android smartphone in 2019, you absolutely cannot miss what Motorola has to offer. Here’s an overview of the new Moto G7 Plus and G7 Power. At the end, we’ll provide a pricing table and share how you could save up to 12% on either device from Techscheme.
The Motorola G7 Plus and G7 Power - What’s New?
First, let's talk about what makes these two devices special. Firstly, the G7 Plus is essentially an all-rounder with very decent specifications for the price.
The G7 Power is a cheaper alternative with less powerful hardware, but an amped up 5,000mAh battery. It's rare to see batteries go over 4,000mAh, so the G7 Power is quite literally a powerhouse. Let’s take a look at what kind of bar the G7 Plus sets first and then we’ll see how both devices compare.
The G7 Plus is equipped with a 6.2 inch 1080x2270 display, a 16 megapixel camera, 4GB RAM, and a Snapdragon 636, alongside a 3,000mAh battery. The camera also has a secondary 5 megapixel lens that works as a depth sensor. The selfie camera is a single 12 megapixel lens that sits above the display in a small water drop style notch.
You get a 3.5mm headphone jack and the G7 Plus runs Android 9.0 Pie out of the box. It's as middle of the line you can get, admittedly. However, for a price tag of £269.99 you'll be hard pressed to find something else this new that succeeds at not making any major sacrifices. Everything is as expected - reasonable, durable, and enough to provide a good experience. This is how a mid range device should be.
But how does the cheaper Moto G7 Power compare? Well, it manages to stand out as a potential buy despite cutting down in some areas. Firstly, the G7 Power has a lower resolution 6.2" display, at just 720x1570 pixels. It's clear that the lower resolution display is where Motorola saved a considerable amount of money. On the inside, the Moto G7 Power uses a slightly cheaper, and slightly less powerful Snapdragon 632, but you still get 4GB RAM. You also still get Android 9.0 Pie. The camera has had a sizable downgrade - you get a single 12 megapixel lens.
On the front, you’ll find a single lens at 8 megapixels. The notch is larger here, so you miss out on that more immersive experience. But, here's where the G7 Power proves to be a potential buy, despite the downgrades. The G7 Power comes equipped with a giant 5,000mAh battery. When you consider the display also has less pixels to push, this is undoubtedly going to be one of the best smartphones in 2019 for long battery life. If you just need a phone to rely on for long battery life, this could be it. The G7 Power comes in at a very affordable £179.99 too, which is quite outstanding.
It’s surprising how great mid range smartphones are getting these days, and Motorola is still pushing out some of the most affordable mid rangers in the UK. Both smartphones will provide a very satisfactory experience for a portion of the cost of the latest flashy flagships.
Sure, the cameras lose out on that wow factor, but they can still capture the important moments. And, yes, you won’t be playing Fortnite and PUBG with fluid frame rates on these devices, but the occasional less intensive game is sure to run perfectly on both the G7 Plus and G7 Power.
When it really comes down to it, these smartphones are far more valuable when you care about how much you can get for your money. The price to performance on these has to be far higher than the latest flagships from Samsung, Huawei, and Sony for the majority of usage cases.
Summary and Pricing
If you’ve read this far, you’ll know that these 2019 Motorola handsets are cheap, but you can get them for even less through Techscheme. Here’s how much you could save.
|Motorola G7 Power 64GB
|Motorola G7 Plus 64GB
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