Motorola Moto G7 Plus review: winning team doesn't change

Moto G7 Plus does not betray its origins. The latest device from Motorola manages to offer us everything an average user needs: solidity, autonomy and an above average camera. In short, the Moto G7 Plus is one of the best contenders in the mid-range.

Moto G7 Plus: the technical sheet

Before examining the device in detail, let's take a look at its technical characteristics.

Dimensions: 157,0 x 75,3 x 8,3 mm
Weight: 176 g
Display: 6,2″ LTPS LCD – 1080 x 2270 pixel
CPU: Qualcomm Snapdragon 636
GPU: Adreno 509
Memory: 64 GB - expandable via microSD
Network: 4G LTE – Dual SIM
Connectivity: Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth 5.0, USB Type-C, GPS, NFC
Battery: 3000 mAh
Rear camera: 16 + 5 MP
Front Camera: 12 MP
Videos: 4K @ 30 fps
Operating system: Android 9.0 Pie

Metal body and teardrop notch

Aesthetically, the Moto G7 Plus doesn't surprise us much. The design is the one seen with its predecessor, with a metal and glass body and an extremely ergonomic shape. Of course, it is not one of the thinnest and lightest smartphones on the market, but in reality it is still very comfortable to manage.

The position of the keys has also remained unchanged, both located on the right side, while the fingerprint reader changes position, now integrated into the small rear circle that contains the Motorola logo.

To be different is also the display, a 6,2 inches with Full HD + resolution. However, the small increase in size compared to the previous model - which stopped at 5,99 inches - did not affect the overall dimensions of the smartphone, thanks to the reduced bezels and the new notch to drop. Normally I would tell you that the notch can be hidden by adding the usual black bar, but this does not happen with the Moto G7 Plus. Don't worry: the notch is still very small and in the end getting used to its presence will be really easy.

Team that wins ...

... you do not change, or almost. The hardware of this device results extremely similar to that of Moto G6 Plus. We therefore find ourselves with a Snapdragon 636 processor, the Andreno 509 GPU, 4 GB of RAM and 64 GB of internal memory, expandable via microSD. Don't worry, to get more space you won't have to sacrifice anything: the Moto G7 Plus trolley provides 3 slots, so you can use the aforementioned microSD and two SIM cards.

Absolutely good connectivity, thanks not only to LTE support, but also to dual band WiFi, Bluetooth 5.0 and the now inevitable NFC, perfect for digital payments. For music lovers then we have the good old 3,5mm jack, the FM radio and a lower speaker that really does a great job.

Not bad then autonomy. The 3000 mAh battery can take you to the end of the day without major problems, provided, however, that you do not excessively harass the smartphone. In fact, with intense use you will encounter some more difficulties in arriving in the evening. Don't panic anyway: the TurboPower fast charging can give you a few more hours of use in a few minutes.

Finally, I would like to say a few words about software. Once again Motorola is aiming for the stock version of Android, or almost. At your disposal then you will have all the features of Pie and always appreciated Motorcycle Actions to use gestures and movements. Also present Moto Display, which allows notifications to be shown even when the screen is locked, e Moto Voice, which is activated when you are driving to read messages and notify you of calls.

A camera not to be underestimated

The camera of this Moto G7 Plus is not bad either. Two rear sensors: one from 16 megapixels, with aperture F / 1.7 and optical stabilization, and a 5 megapixel one, which manages the depth and the inevitable bokeh effect. The result is absolutely convincing and undoubtedly above the average for this range. Of course, in low light conditions the quality drops a lot, but it is an absolutely forgivable defect considering the price of the device.

We can also do a similar speech for the 12 megapixel front camera, which during the day manages to give pretty good selfies, while losing details when the light goes down.

    Moto G7 Plus: to buy it or not to buy it?

    Moto G7 Plus is a guarantee, a reliable, concrete device with an elegant design. All a 319,99 euro. If you are looking for a device that is not too expensive but able to do its job well, the new Motorola device is definitely for you.

    Motorola G7 Plus

    • Stylish Design
    • Excellent build quality
    • Convincing camera
    • Software pretty much stock
    • Good autonomy
    • Hardware very similar to the predecessor

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