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Best budget smartphone 2019 – Moto G7, Moto G7 Plus, Moto G7 Power

Best budget smartphone 2019 - Moto G7 series
Best budget smartphone 2019 – Moto G7, Moto G7 Plus, Moto G7 Power. You can call it whatever you like. I believe that this line the Moto G7, Moto G7 Plus and Moto G7 Power is the best Android phones of 2019. The 2019 line from Motorola the G7 is quite impressive. I’m using at the moment the Moto G7 and the Moto G7 Power for nearly two weeks. They have been able to keep up with my active lifestyle.

Best budget smartphone 2019 - Moto G7 series

There’s not a lot of differences when comparing the Moto G7 and the Moto G7 Power. Let’s highlight what’s different between the two devices:

  • – Networking bands.
  • – Size & weight.
  • – Glass vs plastic body.
  • – 1080P versus 720P.
  • – RAM.
  • – Dual camera versus a single camera.

These two fantastic devices are slightly different, but the core of the G7 and the G7 Power are almost identical.

Take a good look at the table I’ve got that highlights the specifications of the two devices.

Moto G7
Moto G7 Power
2G Bands
GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
3G Network
HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1700(AWS) / 1900 / 2100 /CDMA/EV-DO HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1700(AWS) / 1900 / 2100 /CDMA/EV-DO
4G Network
LTE band 1(2100), 2(1900), 3(1800), 4(1700/2100), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 12(700), 13(700), 17(700), 20(800), 25(1900), 26(850), 38(2600), 40(2300), 41(2500), 66(1700/2100) LTE band 1(2100), 2(1900), 3(1800), 4(1700/2100), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 12(700), 13(700), 14(700), 17(700), 20(800), 25(1900), 26(850), 29(700), 30(2300), 38(2600), 39(1900), 40(2300), 41(2500), 41(2500), 66(1700/2100), 71(600)
Dimensions
157 x 75.3 x 8 mm (6.18 x 2.96 x 0.31 in) 160.8 x 76 x 9.4 mm (6.33 x 2.99 x 0.37 in)
Weight
172 g (6.07 oz) 198 g (6.98 oz)
Build
Front/back glass (Gorilla Glass 3), plastic frame Front glass, plastic body
Resolution
1080 x 2270 pixels, 19:9 ratio (~405 ppi density) 720 x 1570 pixels, 19.5:9 ratio (~279 ppi density)
OS
Android 9.0 (Pie) Android 9.0 (Pie)
Chipset
Qualcomm SDM632 Snapdragon 632 (14 nm) Qualcomm SDM632 Snapdragon 632 (14 nm)
CPU
Octa-core (4×1.8 GHz Kryo 250 Gold & 4×1.8 GHz Kryo 250 Silver) Octa-core (4×1.8 GHz Kryo 250 Gold & 4×1.8 GHz Kryo 250 Silver)
GPU
Adreno 506 Adreno 506
Card Slot
microSD, up to 1 TB (dedicated slot) microSD, up to 1 TB (dedicated slot)
Storage
64 GB, 4 GB RAM 32 GB, 3 GB RAM
Cameras
12 MP, f/1.8, 1.25µm, PDAF 12 MP, f2.0, 1.25µm, PDAF
5 MP, f/2.2, depth sensor
Loudspeaker
Yes Yes
3.5mm Jack
Yes Yes
Sensors
Fingerprint (rear-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass Fingerprint (rear-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass
Battery
Non-removable Li-Ion 3000 mAh battery Non-removable Li-Po 5000 mAh battery
Charging
Fast battery charging 15W Fast battery charging 15W (Global)/ 18W (Germany)
Motorola Moto G7 Power (64GB, 4GB RAM) Dual SIM 6.2' 4G LTE (GSM Only) Factory Unlocked Smartphone International Model
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Motorola Moto G7 Power XT1955-2 64GB+4GB RAM LTE Factory Unlocked GSM 5000mAh Battery Smartphone (International Version)
Motorola Moto G7 Power (64GB, 4GB RAM) Dual SIM 6.2' 4G LTE (GSM Only) Factory Unlocked Smartphone International Model
Motorola Moto G7+ Plus (64GB, 4GB RAM) Dual SIM 6.2 4G LTE (GSM Only) Factory Unlocked Smartphone International Model-Deep indigo
Motorola Moto G7 Power XT1955-2 64GB+4GB RAM LTE Factory Unlocked GSM 5000mAh Battery Smartphone (International Version)
from CDN$ 269.72
CDN$ 339.00
CDN$ 269.72
Motorola Moto G7 Power (64GB, 4GB RAM) Dual SIM 6.2' 4G LTE (GSM Only) Factory Unlocked Smartphone International Model
Motorola Moto G7 Power (64GB, 4GB RAM) Dual SIM 6.2' 4G LTE (GSM Only) Factory Unlocked Smartphone International Model
from CDN$ 269.72
Motorola Moto G7+ Plus (64GB, 4GB RAM) Dual SIM 6.2 4G LTE (GSM Only) Factory Unlocked Smartphone International Model-Deep indigo
Motorola Moto G7+ Plus (64GB, 4GB RAM) Dual SIM 6.2 4G LTE (GSM Only) Factory Unlocked Smartphone International Model-Deep indigo
CDN$ 339.00
Motorola Moto G7 Power XT1955-2 64GB+4GB RAM LTE Factory Unlocked GSM 5000mAh Battery Smartphone (International Version)
Motorola Moto G7 Power XT1955-2 64GB+4GB RAM LTE Factory Unlocked GSM 5000mAh Battery Smartphone (International Version)
CDN$ 269.72

They aren’t flagship smartphones, but they’ll get anything and everything most consumers are doing with theirs done. Lots of YouTube videos, Snapchat, browsing the web, spending hours on social media, playing some games here and there.

The G7 and the G7 Power are for the general consumer, which means you the one likely reading this post!

The top things people are most interested in:
  • 1. Good camera pictures.
  • 2. Good battery.
  • 3. Smooth experience.
  • 4. Lots of storage.

The answer to these inquiries can be summed up with a yes.

Taking good pictures often takes a bit of time and can’t be rushed. Don’t expect the level of precision and accuracy that you would from a flagship. Keeping your expectations at the same height as the midrange type of devices will yield more positive results for yourself.

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Expect excellent use of the battery. The G7 resulted in a full day of work and more. By the time it was bedtime, I have about 17% battery left. The G7 Power provided a lot more by the time bed rolled around. With only 43% left.

My experience while using either of the devices was pretty flawless, no hard stuttering, no hard unresponsiveness, no force close. Switching in between applications could have been faster, but overall nothing critical.

Being the power user that I am, I felt at home using the G7 and the G7 Power.

I know some people swear with ample storage. I don’t personally need much when it comes to it. The 64GB of storage was more than enough to accommodate my need. You can also expand this with a micro SD storage card which can handle up to 1TB!

Let’s dive into other aspects of these smartphones.

You may want to look into the display of each of these devices as one features 1080P and the other 720P. If you’re one to fuss about the screen; I recommend visiting a retailer to see the differences in person. Of course one will look much better over the other if you’re into that.

Both sport Gorilla Glass 3 which I’m not sure why, but my guess would be to keep cost at the lowest. Gorilla Glass 3 is a material used for protecting your smartphone screen from scratches.

They both include the infamous 3.5mm jack for use with analog audio headphones and make use of speakers which are not bad at all. Something I’m sure will make some people very happy.

In the interest of providing some feedback about the speakers on the G7 & the G7 Power, I played several hours worth of tunes. It was for the most part ok if I didn’t play at the full volume where it got crackling.

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In 2019 all smartphones offer a fingerprint sensor, fast charging, decent hardware and overall good experience. I’m glad to see that Motorola has kept the minimalist approach to the Android operating system. With all the extra fluff kept away, this has contributed to ensuring the best possible experience.

seems to be working fairly good as well. Whether this is playing Harry Potter: Wizards Unite or some Pubg you’ll be delighted. I had a fun time playing some of my favourite RPG’s and I wasn’t disappointed with the performance.

The Moto G7 family is currently scheduled to receive one major Android OS upgrade. The devices are listed to receive the Android Security Bulletin update every 60 to 90 days for up to two years after launch.

The decision to upgrade a device is made on a case-by-case basis with several factors in mind, including carrier approvals, partner support, the capabilities of the device, number of devices in use, where the device is in its lifecycle and the overall experience.

What would they cost you? The Moto G7 retails for $349.99 CAD while the G7 Power retails for $299.99 CAD. This is why I say that the best budget smartphone 2019 are the Moto G7, Moto G7 Plus, Moto G7 Power.