Kejn, 03 Jun 2019Just got it yesterday. Iced violet color looks nice, unique. My biggest fear was screen size a... moreI stand word for word on this, suprisingly good all-around device with unmatched battery performance, suprisingly good screen and UX and UI are superb. It's a bit on a plus size but getting used to it
Has anyone got the latest Android update on EU? Minä is still on security patch from December 2018
Just got it yesterday. Iced violet color looks nice, unique. My biggest fear was screen size and resolution, but it turned out to be great, very good colors and brightness,very good looking screen. Battery life is, well, insane. Performance and multitasking is also very good, 4gb ram is plenty,so is 64gb of storage. You get dual sim + microsd slot. Android is working very fluently, no slowing or hiccups. Sound is good, you hear people on other side clearly, and sound with 3,5mm jack is good. Moto actions are very useful and smart. Only thing I don't like is that there is no LED notification light, you do get ambient display but I would like if they also put LED light.
dj, 01 Jun 2019Hey, I have a question. How bad is the display resolution? I mean a 720p display on a 6,2" scr... moreHonestly, I could not tell the difference between 720P and 1080 P screen. I had the G7 power on Verizon but wanted an unlocked boot loader. So bought the Moto G7 64 GB unlocked from Best Buy and before I traded the G7 Power back in I spent a couple of hours testing and comparing the two phones with light gaming and playing back HD clips from youtube and the differences were negligible and in the US both phones have Gorilla glass which is even more reason not to want the G7 over the power. After I did some video playback comparisons between the Standard US Moto G7 that was on sale for $269.99 from Best Buy and the cheaper yet still capable G7 phone I wanted to keep the G7 power. Despite having one less GB of RAM and only 32GB of storage in the US the G7 power still performed just as quickly as the G7. And while watching videos I could not see any tearing or pixelation. And if you're a gamer YMMV, but I play C&C Rivals and that runs swimmingly on the G7 power. In my opinion, having the better batter that you do not have to charge for 3 days Gives the G7 Power the edge over the other phones in the line-up. it's quite frankly the with the best feature of the entire line up and it makes a huge difference. Not to mention that cases are readily available to purchase for the G7 Power at Bestbuy.
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?
Any way to make the screen brighter?
It seems a bit dull.
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.