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Moto G7 plus takes the Geekbench test hours ahead of launch

09 February 2019

When the Motorola Moto G first arrived in 2013, there were few phones like it.

Speculation is rife that the standard Moto G7 will pack a Qualcomm Snapdragon 632 processor, 6GB RAM and include a 3,000mAh battery. None of these devices have wireless charging or NFC though, so that's a bummer.

Motorola's most popular mid-range line has been refreshed for 2019 as the Moto G7. The idea was the deliver capable smartphones with some premium-a-like features at affordable prices. (In contrast, the regular G7 offers 4GB of RAM and 64GB of storage.) There's also a microSD card slot that supports cards up to 512GB.

The moto g7 family be available in Canada starting this spring with varying availability at Bell Mobility, Virgin Mobile, Videotron, Rogers, Fido and Freedom Mobile. It weighs 198g, which makes it feel a little bulky compared to some other smart phones, although not almost as bulky as you'd expect given its powerful battery. The 12-megapixel camera isn't half bad either, and while it technically shoots at a lower resolution than the cheaper Play, the Power's sensor has larger pixels for improved low-light performance. It has the same 6.2” 1080p+ display and 3,000mAh battery. Under the hood, the Moto G7 also sports a 3000mAh battery. In fact, there's a good chance that many people reading this right now have never even heard of the Motorola One, which was just released three months ago. It has 1,080 x 2,270px resolution and Gorilla Glass. Though for the G7's cheaper siblings, Moto has customised the G7 Power and G7 Play's camera apps so that they too can shoot portrait mode photos using software instead of having an extra sensor. Motorola has stuffed in a small 3,000mAh battery. If you're planning on shooting videos of friends and family in the swimming pool or sea, this probably isn't the smartphone for you. The bezels running around that screen are the thinnest you'll find on all of the new G7 variants.

If you're not already sold on the notch aesthetic, there's little here that's going to sway you.

The G7 Plus and the standard G7 both feature tear-drop notches. It's also a bit heavier at 198 grams. The phone comes with a 15W TurboPower charger but can be charged by a QuickCharge 4.0 compatible charger for faster charging.

Moto G7 plus takes the Geekbench test hours ahead of launch
Moto G7 plus takes the Geekbench test hours ahead of launch

The Moto G7 and G7 Plus both come loaded with two cameras on the back, and those dual setups also differ between models. It features a 5.7-inch Max Vision HD+ display.

As teased earlier, the next-generation Moto G7 smartphones were announced at an event in Brazil.

The Moto G7 is the flagship of the G series - at least here in the United States - at the highest price point for the range of a still very reasonable $299.

The battery capacity is also the same as the other G7 family (except the battery monster the G7 Power) and there's USB Type-C on the bottom.

This Plus device has a Qualcomm Snapdragon 636 SoC, which is ever-so-slightly different from the Snapdragon 632 (with the same amount of RAM at 4GB). It weighs in at 172 grams. The moto g7 plus will be available from mid- February throughout Europe. Its display is also smaller at 5.7-inches at 720 x 1512 pixels while the G7 Power scores a 6.2-inch display, but with a similar 720 x 1520 pixel resolution. Around front is a 12-megapixel camera which should capture great selfies and group shots.

The Moto G7 Plus is enhanced over the other three models in several aspects even though the design looks like the G7. The device comes with a dual camera module with a 12MP primary sensor with f/1.8 aperture and a 5MP secondary sensor with f/2.2 aperture.

Moto G7 plus takes the Geekbench test hours ahead of launch