Hey, I have a question. How bad is the display resolution? I mean a 720p display on a 6,2" screen seems rather low, but how bad is it in everyday use?
I switched to the G7 Power from a Galaxy S7 that I usually had to charge 2x per day. I notice no real difference in performance - if anything the Moto is faster. Also the fingerprint reader actually works, which is refreshing. And the battery life is UNBELIEVABLE. I actually get a little anxious waiting for this phone to charge down below 15% before I put it on the charger - like, should I charge overnight when it's down to 22% and I know I'll probably get a full day out of that? I've had it for a month and I think I've had to charge it a total of 6 or 7 times. And I use it a lot, although mainly for reading Kindle and news, not so much for games.
It´s great to use your phone without have to charge it every 5 or 6 hs,this is the best phone if you like to use charger every 2 days(using the phone )
Pas, 22 May 2019So what is the performance like with this this phone? Is it ok for everyday tasks? multitask... moreI've always used low- to mid-range phones like the G4 Play, Droid Razr M/Luge, Atrix HD, and Cliq XT and this is much better than any of those as far as performance and multi-tasking goes. I would imagine flagship phones leave it in the dust, but I'm very happy with it.
So what is the performance like with this this phone?
Is it ok for everyday tasks? multitasking and the like?
I am interesting to change my Huawei P10 Lite with Motorola G7 Power becouse I can not install Android Auto app on it.
Can anybody confirm that the Moto G7 support the Android Auto app?
Has anyone installed the same thing and how does it work?
Bought this phone just over a month ago, previously had the Galaxy S7. Took a little while to get used to it as it's a larger phone and the resolution didn't seem to be all that great but got used to it after a few days. The main reason I bought this was for the price and the battery life which are absolutely second to none. The performance is good as well, does everything I need of it. Ideal phone if you travel around a lot.
Anonymous, 17 May 2019thanks a lot for your reviews, thinking of getting this one.
another question though: how abo... moreWhen I first called my Mom from this phone, she noticed it was louder and clearer than my old G4 Play, and her hearing is bad since she's in her 70s. Sounds like a vast improvement if you ask me.
No one else has complained about the sound unless I'm listening to bluetooth in the car and they call me and I answer the phone while bluetooth is still on. The hands-free SoundBot kit with built in mic I got that plugs into the aux-in and cigarette lighter sockets is far away from me (about 3 feet) so I imagine that's why they can't hear me well. If I grab it and hold it closer to me the mic picks up my voice better. So that's not really the phone's fault.
Still a great phone. No desire to change to a different one yet. Can't imagine there will be any time soon. All the features I want in a phone are going away bit by bit.
Namelesss, 11 May 2019Thanks a lot for your answer, I'll just get a Samsung phone then, maybe an old model with a go... morethanks a lot for your reviews, thinking of getting this one.
another question though: how about the volume an both sides when it comes to telephony?
i heard the sound/volume is not very good..?!
thanks a lot
Anonymous, 11 May 2019Also forgot to mention, you might be able to find an app or launcher (some are free, some you ... moreThanks a lot for your answer, I'll just get a Samsung phone then, maybe an old model with a good battery life (J7 pro). Have a good day!
Guess I'll throw in another update while I'm here.
The phone is still awesome. Battery life is at 91% after 12½ hours of "normal" use (for me). I have taken a few pics since my last update. Nothing to really write home about, but much better than the 8MP cameras from my previous Motos. Still haven't recorded any video yet, but as I and someone else stated, it does have a rudimentary image stabilization, probably similar to EIS. I noticed it's not even listed in the specs here on GSMArena for some reason.
One thing that has changed since I got the phone that is of some concern, and it started a couple of weeks ago, is that sometimes when using Google Play Music to listen to music (I still use Musicolet for podcast listening, and really like the play speed changeable setting) and the screen is locked and dark, when a song ends, it will not proceed to the next song unless I press the one of the side buttons to light the screen up. This doesn't always happen, and there seems to be no rhyme nor reason to it, but it happens frequently enough to make me think there's some kind of issue somewhere. This does NOT happen when using Musicolet for podcasts. That makes me think it's a Google Play Music issue. I haven't tried any other music player yet. I keep the 'shuffle' function on in Google Play Music, so the next time I listen to some tunes I'll toggle that off and see if it still does it.
I also tinkered with the 'display cutout' (notch) settings in 'developer options' another poster mentioned. They are: Device default (notch); Hide (flat across the top, blackening the two areas adjacent to the notch); Corner cutout (top right corner ~¼" of screen is black - original notch also stays put - this doesn't look good in my not-so-humble opinion); Double cutout (notches at top AND bottom of screen - areas adjacent to bottom notch are useless, and this pushes the on-screen buttons up about ¼", reducing usable screen real estate); and Tall cutout (the standard notch with an additional smaller, narrower notch protruding from directly below it, which doesn't look appealing at all). Also, if you change to the 'Hide' setting from any other setting besides 'Default', instead of the top being completely flat, the top corners of the unhidden top part of the screen will be rounded to mirror the bottom rounded corners (they briefly light up when you lock the screen).
Otherwise, still a great phone. I still highly recommend it. You'll be hard-pressed to find any phone with a longer-lasting battery built in. And if you still drain this battery in one day, imagine what it'd be like if you had a 3,000 mAh or less battery.
Namelesss, 09 May 2019Please is there an option similar to Samsung's easy mode on this phone, something that will ma... moreAlso forgot to mention, you might be able to find an app or launcher (some are free, some you have to pay for) that can be similar to the Samsung 'Easy Mode.' Plain vanilla Android (or very close to it) phones like this one do not have 'Easy Mode' type functionality built in.
Namelesss, 09 May 2019Please is there an option similar to Samsung's easy mode on this phone, something that will ma... moreNot really. There is an 'accessibility menu' that can be activated which adds an additional on-screen button in the lower right corner of the screen that, when touched, brings up a menu with large (and these can even be enlarged), easy-to-see icons for common functions like volume control, screen lock, brightness control, power button, recent apps, quick settings, notifications, and screenshot. But it doesn't even have a 'phone' or 'contacts' icon on it, which I imagine seniors would be looking for the most in this kind of setup. There also doesn't seem to be a way to add more icons, such as 'phone,' to it, so it's quite limited. So from what I can see it's not really like Samsung's 'Easy Mode.'
You might be able to approximate something similar and set it up for them by changing font size and changing the home screen grid from 5x5 to 4x5 icons, and adding custom icons on the home screen for things like 'phone' or 'contacts,' among other things. But they could easily mess it up if they hold their finger too long in one place and drag an icon off the screen somewhere, or some similar snafu, as they might not be used to a touchscreen. I also do not see a way to lock home screen icons in place. My mom couldn't even stand using a simple Nokia 1100, let alone a touchscreen smartphone.
Please is there an option similar to Samsung's easy mode on this phone, something that will make the phone usage easier for seniors, I'd like to get this phone for my grandmother. Thanks in advance for your help.
Coming from a moto e4 plus...
-Bigger screen is welcome and the notch doesn't bother me like i thought it would. Just holds the little icons and clock.
-Nice and fast for everyday stuff
-Battery can last through a heavy day of use which matters most since I always charge at the end of each day.
-Has band 71 which t-mobile has already rolled out in my area and I've noticed my phone uses when in rural areas that tmobile never had coverage in before.
-Camera has stabilization when recording which is really sweet and its neat to see 4k recording. Picture quality is very nice in good lighting. Not the best in low, but I wouldn't expect it to be much better for the price of the phone and all the other features.
A bit sad that europe gets nfc, 1gb more ram, and 32gb more storage, but I'm happy to have the splash proofing and gorilla glass as a trade off since my everyday life can be a bit rough on phones and the cases i buy for them. Very nice phone that I'd recommend to anyone on either a budget or just looking for a great phone with a battery to survive heavy use.
anon, 01 May 2019Can anyone who owns this phone confirm that there is a setting available to hide the notch? ThanksYes..keep tapping build number until you have developer access. Then go back into settings then system then advanced where you will see developer options. Scroll down to cut out and choose from theee..hope this helps ..