Motorola's launch event in Brazil was quite the Carnival. We got not one, not two, but four different Moto G7 devices. We haven't been always keen on this kind of fragmentation, but when done right, the consumers are more than happy to have more choices. So, please buckle up, as today we will take the Moto G7 Power for a ride.
The Power phones aren't new to Motorola, we've seen a couple of those in 2016, though the Android One-enrolled Moto One Power from last Fall is what comes to mind first. The G7 Power is more affordable though, as is the entire G7 lineup.
So, the Moto G7 Power has a large 6.2" 720p display with a notch for the selfie camera. It's not bezel-less, but it's rounded around the corners to match the G7's curves which is a nice touch.
Then we have the Snapdragon 632 chip working beneath that screen for a smooth experience. And looking at the specs of its processor and graphics, we are hopeful for its performance. There is also either 3 or 4 gigs of RAM depending on the storage option you opt for. Oh, and there is a dedicated microSD slot in case you make the wrong choice or just need to store a couple of seasons of your favorite TV show on your phone.
The Moto G7 Power has the same 12MP main camera as the vanilla G7, but behind a darker f/2.0 lens. And there is no secondary sensor for depth info, though the camera app can still shoot those fancy Portraits.
Finally, the Power stands for the beefy 5,000 mAh battery that should keep the lights on for quite some time. The G7 Power also supports 18W TurboPower charging, so it shouldn't take forever to recharge the thing.
The Moto G7 Power is shaping as quite an interesting smartphone and should be a must-check for anyone who is after long battery autonomy. We are not that keen on the choice of chipset, but we guess it should perform admirably given the low 720p screen resolution.
Anyway, let's unbox the Moto G7 Power and get this review going.
The Moto G7 Power is packed within one very nice looking green box. While it's not unique to this Moto, the maker definitely knows how to spice up its retail boxes and we give Motorola credit for that.
Inside the fancy box you'll find the G7 Power itself, a transparent rubber case, a USB-C cable, and a TurboPower charger rated at either 15W or 18W depending on your market.
GPS quality varies with version and market. Got a USA ver, and it has better GPS and a compass, the EU version does not have a compass.
My wife and I both got the g7 power a few days ago. We both like it a lot. We're casual users and wanted decent, budget phones. The Moto G7 Power is exactly that.