Motorola Moto E7 Power was just released in India as another budget device, adding to a crowded segment. Motorola clearly wants its smartphone to be ultra-competitive since it starts at Rs 7,499 and goes up from there. Motorola’s stock Android-like approach is easy to use and doesn’t put a load on the processor. The Motorola Moto E7 Power looks to be a nice option if you’re looking for a phone that doesn’t scream ads at you. While budget smartphones aren’t known for being feature-packed, the E7 Power does have a few elements to recommend it, as well as a few things that aren’t. Let’s take a look at what those elements are in this E7 Power review and see if it’s worth buying.
Motorola Moto E7 Power price starts at ₹7,499 for the 2GB RAM option and ₹8,299 for the 4GB RAM option in India. Tahiti Blue and Coral Red are the two colours available. The smartphone is available for purchase on Flipkart and at other retail stores.
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And this is what you get when you open the dark blue box:
- Moto E7 Power
- USB-C cable
- Sim ejector tool
- Read Me papers
- User Guide
Before we talk in detail about the Motorola Moto E7 Power, let’s see what the on-paper specs look like:
- Display: 6.5” IPS LCD HD+
- Chipset: MediaTek Helio G25
- RAM & ROM: 2GB/4GB RAM, 32GB/64GB Storage
- Software: Android 10 (Stock)
- Rear camera: 13MP main camera, 2MP Macro camera
- Selfie camera: 5MP
- Battery: 5000mAh
- Weight: 200g
- Dimensions: 165.06 x 75.86 x 9.20mm
Although this is a budget device, it does not look to be cheap. The Motorola Moto E7 Power has a plastic body with a metallic finish on the back. However, just looking at the phone clearly shows that it is an entry-level device. The phone’s plastic construction lacks confidence, and it feels blocky in the hand, at least I felt that. Motorola could have done a better job in terms of design and build quality. However, there are certain design elements to appreciate here, such as – The volume rocker, Google Assistant button, and power button are all on the same side of the phone, making it very easy to use one-handed without having to continually do go crazy with your fingers to access buttons on either side.
Another aspect I appreciate is the USB Type-C port, which is becoming more popular in this price range. To house the front-facing camera, the phone’s front sports the same old teardrop design we’ve seen on a lot of phones in this category. The phone’s back sports a speaker slit at the bottom, a vertical three-sensor camera module at the top, and the classic Motorola logo that also serves as a fingerprint sensor.
Motorola Moto E7 Power is also a bit heavy in the hand, which may or may not be a good thing depending on your preferences. The right-hand buttons are a little weird to use, but there were no squeaky noises during my testing. With that considered, the Motorola Moto E7 Power is a tall smartphone; there was no way it wasn’t going to be with a six-inch or bigger screen. People with little hands beware, as you might have some difficulties in using the phone.
The Motorola Moto E7 Power comes with a 6.51-inch HD+ Max Vision Display. Although the display delivers bright and clear images, it is not the brightest and may not be as effective in direct sunlight. The colour reproduction is accurate and consistent. It stayed consistent even when viewed from various angles. The display was fairly bright, and the user has the option of setting Night Light on it. A larger surface allows for more flexibility in terms of touch and vision. However, a display with 720×1600 pixels has a lower pixel density, at 269 PPI in this case.
The display has thick bezels around it, which is acceptable given its affordable price. A waterdrop notch for the selfie camera is also seen on the front. The deficit in day-to-day usage is most noticeable in thumbnail images and web content. The refresh rate is, of course, set to a standard of 60Hz. YouTube videos appeared to be crisp, with enough clarity in the images and no visible artifacting in darker scenes or regions with a lot of blacks. Colour filters are available in the settings menu, as usual, to adjust colours to your taste, but I like the basic “Natural” profile.
Considering all this, the Motorola Moto E7 Power’s display is good for the pricing. It will display your messages and social media posts flawlessly, which is pretty much everything most people will expect it to do.
The Motorola Moto E7 Power is powered by a MediaTek Helio G25 processor, which is combined with 2GB and 4GB of RAM and performs admirably in terms of keeping the phone’s workflow as smooth as possible. There are a few hitches, such as sudden drops in performance while switching apps or navigating through a packed notification shade, but the good news is that they are minimal and pass quickly.
It remains to be seen how good the smartphone functions after a few major updates, as it does with other phones in this sector; but Motorola does have one major advantage when it comes to the user interface. Without being a Google phone, it’s as clean and bloatware-free as it gets. The Motorola Moto E7 Power has a near-stock Android experience, so you won’t have to deal with constant notifications from pre-installed apps. The call quality was excellent, and switching from one app to the next was simple. This device is worth considering for anyone searching for a phone that will get the job done.
In terms of gaming, I tried Elder Scrolls Blades, Genshin Impact, and OSRS (Old School Runescape), all of which worked perfectly. Things weren’t as buttery smooth as they would be on a high-end smartphone, but the E7 Power is a budget phone with comparable performance to the competition. While we were able to play light games like Temple Run 2 and Alto’s Odyssey without issue, the smartphone struggled with graphics-intensive games like Asphalt 9: Legends. However, keep in mind that this is an entry-level phone, so speed and power isn’t key factor here.
The Motorola Moto E7 Power’s strongest point is unquestionably its software. It runs on stock Android and has zero bloatware. This is a breath of fresh air at this pricing range, so cheers to Motorola, which is controlled by the Chinese firm Lenovo. The Facebook app is pre-installed, although it can be removed.
Aside from that, the Motorola Moto E7 Power runs stock Android with no changes to the user interface. It does include a dedicated Google Assistant button, which is handy if you use it frequently. The complete UI is indeed very user-friendly, with options for one-handed use.
The Motorola Moto E7 Power comes with Android 10 out of the box instead of Android 11, which has been out for almost 5 months. This is one area where Motorola might have done better. On the other hand, the smartphone is promised to receive two years of software updates and three years of security updates.
On the back, the Motorola Moto E7 Power has a dual-camera configuration with a 13MP primary camera and a 2MP secondary camera. The daytime photos were good, but the colours were a little washed out. In proper lighting, the primary camera sensor gets fairly good and detailed images. The macro image turned out to be fantastic. We took a few close-ups of flowers and were blown away by the level of detail it was able to capture. Try to take pictures during the daytime if you want to capture shots with a lot of detail.
The 2MP lens performed similarly. We took some Bokeh and Macro shots, however, the image quality was lower compared with the primary camera. In low-light situations, the phone delivers average results. The images are noisy and lacking in detail. They are frequently overexposed and lacking details. However, if you set your expectations according to the price, the camera’s performance isn’t bad.
The 5-megapixel front-facing camera can be used for video calls or chat, but don’t expect it to be used to make the next big viral video with this phone.
In slightly more challenging situations, the phone struggled. In general, the camera is acceptable, but don’t expect it to perform miracles. This is a normal compromise at this budget point, however, there are handsets that perform far better than the Motorola Moto E7 Power.
This is a major selling element of Motorola Moto E7 Power. The 5000mAh battery claims to be able to power the device for two days on a single charge, which has proven to be true in my experience. The phone survived just under a day under extreme stress, with many apps active, games running in the background, and no restrictions on background apps. The phone comfortably lasted more than one and a half days with light use during the day, mostly checking emails and responding to messages with the occasional gaming session.
The 10W charger is not a fast charger; given the size of the battery, it takes around an hour and 45 minutes to charge Motorola Moto E7 Power from 0 to 100 per cent.
The sound quality of Motorola Moto E7 Power is usually low. It comes from a small slit on the rear of the phone that can be easily covered depending on how the phone is held and placed on a surface. As a result, a headphone is preferable.
The fingerprint reader is quick and accurate. It only happened a few times that it didn’t recognise my inputs or didn’t recognise my print. The lack of support for 5GHz Wi-Fi is a major issue. 2.4GHz Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 5.0, GPS, Dual 4G SIMs (hybrid slot) with VoLTE support, and 22 MIMO throughput are among the connectivity options.
- Decent battery and screen time
- Stock Android
- USB-C port
- Sturdy build quality
- Average performance
- No fast charging
- 720p display
- Average Cameras
Motorola Moto E7 Power has a starting price of Rs 7,499, which makes it a good buy. It does, however, have advantages and disadvantages. The smartphone’s major advantages are its absence of bloatware and long battery life. The design was appealing, and the display was decent, but the performance and cameras could have been improved. The smartphone is not a bad performer given the price. It isn’t the fastest phone, and there is some noticeable lagging at times, but that is the problem of the budget Android market. You won’t be disappointed with this budget but if your usage isn’t heavy and the camera isn’t too vital to you.