Why Moto G7 Plus is set aside

Why Moto G7 Plus is set aside

Expectations In the world of the proliferating $1000 smartphones, it's always a nice to be reminded that great experiences can still be had at reasonable prices. We have four models in total to share with you today: Moto G7, Moto G7 Plus, Moto G7 Power, and Moto G7 Play.

Before now, nearly all the features and design of the models have been in the open via leaks but let's still take a quick look at the specifications of the models.

The rest of the device has the a typical array of ports and buttons - there's a 3.5mm headphone jack, a USB-C port, a power button and a volume control. It's also powered by a 3,000mAh battery.

When it comes to specs, the highlight feature of the Moto G7 Power is its battery.

Moto G7 Power is an entirely new addition to the Moto G range, while everything else is a follow-up to the equivalent Moto G6 handset launched past year. The front facing camera is 8 megapixels with 1.12μm pixels and it also has a selfie flash in that notch there.

For photography, the Moto G7 sports a dual rear camera featuring 12MP primary sensor with 5MP secondary shooter. For selfies it has a 12-megapixel camera.

The Moto G7 power costs $249 and is available today (Feb. 7) in Brazil in Mexico. Specific release dates in these markets are unknown, other than we can expect them sometime in the spring.

The new Moto G7 Power will be released in the USA starting this spring with subsequent availability at T-Mobile, Metro by T-Mobile, Verizon Wireless, Cricket Wireless (as the moto g7 supra), Consumer Cellular, Republic Wireless, Ting and Xfinity Mobile, and will be universally unlocked at Best Buy, B&H Photo, Walmart and on Amazon.com. The model packs a mammoth 5,000mAh battery under its hood. It features the same Snapdragon 632 chipset on the G7 Power and the "regular " G7, but is paired with 2GB of RAM and 32GB of internal storage. The storage option is still a 32GB expandable storage only. The increase in aspect ratio means the G7 Plus has a 6.2-inch display rather than a 5.9-inch screen, and within a footprint that is actually ever so slightly smaller than its predecessor. The display still features a similar wide notch as seen on the G7 Play. This one is going to start at $199 in the United States. The G7 Play also does not support Motorola's TurboPower charging.

The Moto G7 can be described as the flagship in the budget series.

Motorola's G7 Play is a lower-end model that's more compact than the main G7.

As far as the prices are concerned, the new Moto G7 is priced at $299 (around Rs. 21,300) whereas Moto G7 Plus is launched at Euro 299.99 (around Rs 24,500). That's not uncommon these days - most flagships launch with a standard model and a larger "Plus" or higher-spec "Pro" model - but when it comes to Moto's G line it isn't entirely clear just who its devices are for.

The display is a Full HD+ (2270 x 1080) LCD. Its powered by the same Snapdragon 632 chipset with 4GB of RAM and 64GB storage.

Other features include manual mode, portrait mode and spot colour, all of which are available on the Moto G6 Plus and found in the mode section - swipe left to right in the camera app.

The tear-drop notched display moves the Moto G's form factor into 2019, while the improvements to the dual rear camera, including OIS certainly sound promising.

The reason the Moto G7 Plus is set aside is its launch audience. It will be available starting in mid-February throughout Europe.

The G7 is the thinnest of the three at 8mm and here's a good look at the cool chrome edges of the white version. All do run the Snapdragon 632, have fingerprint readers, and that clean version of Android we've come to expect from Motorola. The rear camera is 13 megapixels with an f/2.0 aperture, LED flash, and 1.12μm pixel sensor.

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