Motorola Moto G7 Power
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About the Phone
The Moto G7 Power comes with one significant change that gives the ‘Power’ moniker to it. A few pros and cons are:
- The Moto G7 has a satisfying display with excellent color reproduction and brightness.
- The Moto G7 Power comes with a robust processor that can handle multiple apps without entering slowdown mode.
- The main highlight of the phone is the 5000 mAh battery which keeps the phone fueled up for more than a day.
- The Moto G7 Power has a decent camera for clicking good quality daylight shots.
- The Moto G7 Power comes with a notched design, but the architecture is quite unimpressive.
- The phone charges up extremely slow.
- It does not come with a depth-sensing camera.
- Lowlight images in this phone can get blurry.
The Moto G7 Power comes with a powerful battery, but it makes a lot of sacrifices. It is a capable phone, but the Moto G7 could be a better alternative to go for.
Moto G7 Power comes with an essential upgrade from the Moto G7 and stands tall in the fierce competition due to one main attractive feature.
Moto G7 Power steals the cake with its massive long-lasting battery. However, it does undergo certain significant sacrifices like losing out on an immersive display or lack of depth sensing. It can be a decent phone for people who are solely looking for a long-lasting battery.
Otherwise, there are better phones out there in the market, including the Moto G7.
The Moto G7 Power comes with a notch, but unlike the Moto G7, which has a teardrop notch display, the Moto G7 Power goes for a conventional notch, going for the selfie in the front, similar to the latest iPhones.
However, the design is not quite original. Plus, the phone comes with thick bottom bezel and a glossy plastic making it appear cheap. It comes with the 3.5mm headphone jack which is an excellent addition for nostalgics. The phone sits comfortably in your palms, which is one advantage that it offers.
However, even as a mid-range phone, the Moto G7 Power does not provide water or dust resistance which is quite dated since many budget phones arrive with the IP68 rating.
The G7 Power comes with a 6.2-inch, full-HD+ LCD, which is a bit lower than the Moto G7. It provides 1570 x 720 resolution with 279 pixels per inch. The icons and text do not look that good, turning out to be a bit jagged. However, color reproduction is quite good. The phone comes up to 123% sRGB color space as well as 0.35 Delta-E accuracy (towards 0 is better).
Regarding brightness, the phone outshines G7 getting 558 nits of brightness which is higher than the G7’s 445 nits. Hence, you get excellent sunlight legibility in this phone. All in all, the display is quite satisfying though it may not be immersive.
Moto G7 Power is powered by Snapdragon 632 chipset, and is paired with 3GB RAM. The RAM is quite small, but the power is enough to do ordinary tasks on the mobile like navigation, social media browsing, etc.
However, the Snapdragon 632 is still an older model processor and hence faces problems when it comes to gaming. Graphics-intensive games like F1 Mobile Racing can run at low settings, while PUBG mobile falters.
The problem is due to the old Adreno 506 GPU with which this phone is fitted. It gets a benchmark score of 4,485 which is about 400 points behind what Moto G7 got, and nearly 500 points behind the Snapdragon 636 powered Nokia 7.1.
The G7 Power sports a 12MP camera on its rear panel with an f/2.0 aperture. It is not identical to the 12MP camera with f/1.8 aperture that the G7 sports but the images produced are quite similar, developing decent daylight shots but noisy low-light images. The G7 Power lacks a 5MP secondary camera for depth shooting.
However, in general, the cheaper variants of phones tend to have poor bokeh. Hence, G7 Power does struggle when it comes to clicking bokeh and portraits.
The G7 Power comes with an 8MP selfie camera, which is quite capable of producing impressive shots. However, there is a bit of grain present in the images which make it blurry. Nokia 7.1 has better dynamic range and superior picture quality in this area.
The Moto G7 Power’s highlight has to be the massive 5,000 mAh battery that it carries. Battery tests show that it can go up to an astonishing 15 hours and 32 minutes during intensive web browsing. The time is much longer than the 8 hours and 50 minutes of Moto G7 and twice when compared to the 7 hours and 41 minutes of Nokia 7.1.
However, the battery charges up extremely slow. Despite having TurboPower USB Type-C adapter, the phone manages to get from 0 to 29% after half an hour of charge.
The G7 Power is not a flashy phone. One of the chief highlights of the phone is its massive battery. It has a dated design and a capable display. The phone fails to attain the heights of a mid-range marvel.
The phone has a passable camera which can produce decent images, though there are issues with bokeh. If you want a premium design as well as a better camera, then Nokia 7.1 is an excellent phone to go for.