Moto G7 Play Review

Motorola launched Budget G-series smartphone Named Moto G7 Play. Moto G7 Play was released in brazil on 23 FEB 2019. Motorola Moto G7 Power is priced at 13,999 @ 4GB + 64 GB Variant.

Motorola released other Three models namely Moto G7 Plus, G7, G7 Power Along with G7 Play. when I’m using G7 Play I felt it is Average to hold in the hand and had a Single-Camera Setup and features an HD+ IPS LCD screen. but is also has the DNA of Moto G7 Power.

it features the Snapdragon chip from Qualcomm named 632 which is available on Honor 8c and Moto G7 Power. this chip is made of 14nm LPP (Low Power Plus) FinFet process. this processor is divided into 2 parts; the first part features 4 x A53 low power cores which are clocked at 1.5GHz, second part features 4 x A53 high powered cores which are clocked at 1.8GHz. it has Adreno 506 GPU which increases its work by 15% compared to SD 450 the last Midrange processor from Qualcomm. it has a CAT 13 Modem which has Download and Upload speeds of 300 & 150MBPS. it has also integrated Ai bulit in processor which helps in AI Capabilities.

this phone has a single Camera setup which comprises a 13MP primary sensor which makes the user take normal images.

I will divide the review into pros & cons. let’s see quick specs of Moto G7 Play and Jump into the Review

Moto G7 Play

  • 5.7” HD+ IPS LCD display with notch
  • Snapdragon 632 octa-core CPU
  • Adreno 506 GPU
  • 2 GB ram
  • 32 GB internal storage / Expandable Storage up to 512GB via Micro SD card
  • Dual nano sim slot
  • Dual rear camera 13 MP f/2.0 PDAF
  • Front camera 8MP (f/2.2)
  • 3000 Mah battery with 10W Fast charging support
  • USB – C
  • Fingerprint sensor
  • Bluetooth 4.2 LE / WiFi
  • Android 9.0 Pie

Review:

5.7” HD+ IPS LCD screen :

Moto G7 Play

Here in the Display Department Moto G7 Play Features an HD+ IPS LCD panel Notch screen with 294 pixels per inch, the colors are vibrant and enjoyable, viewing angles are also good. There are No issues & problems with screen quality Moto G7 Play. It is Bright to see in direct sunlight.

Single Speakers and Headphone Jack:

In Moto G7 Motorola Used their traditional Single Speaker System which were is very loud and Equal to their Moto G7 power Smartphone. these speakers are supported by normal Sound technology which is used in budget mobiles which help to get better clear sound output from the mobile speaker. Earpiece performance is also Good and acts a loud Speaker.

Coming to Headphone jack and earphones, the headphone jack provided with a clear sound technology. the headphones are not present in the Box Due to Competitive pricing. but with some good pair headphones for listening to music and for taking voice calls clearly.

Build Quality : 

  Moto G7 Play is Build with a Polycarbonate frame on side and back of the device is protected with plastic and Front with Corning Gorilla Glass 3. it provides a good look and feels Cheap Because it is made with a plastic body and Polycarbonate Frame. Through this Moto G7 Play was Build with Polycarbonate Frame and Plastic back there are no issues of creakiness with build quality. well built and the bezels are shrunk down to place a 5.7” IPS LCD screen.

Rear fingerprint scanner: 

Moto G7 Play Features a Rear mounted fingerprint sensor which is present on the top back of the phone. By performance, it is fast and very accurate to recognize the fingerprint of the user.

Face unlocking:

Moto G7 Play does not have face unlock feature. Motorola can Implement and Provide this Face Unlock Update through over the air (OTA) Update.

Weight balance:  

Moto G7 Play feels very light with 5.7” Screen and 3000 mAh battery equipped. This Moto G7 Play can be used by one hand. The weight balance of Moto G7 Play is done very well.

Battery life:

 My Moto G7 Play lasted a Full Working day with heavy usage and at the end of the day, I had 25% of charge left in the phone which is good for a 3000 mAH Battery. We got 5 Hours of Sot( Screen on time) on using Mobile data which is good. you will get above 6 hr Battery life if you use on WiFi. The ideal drain of Moto G7 Play is very low as Moto G7 Power. the Moto G7 Play 15W Turbocharging makes a difference and charges the phone in 120 min which is a bit good.

Stock Android 9.0 Pie Operating System :

Here the Moto G7 Play comes with the Stock Android Branding. so it runs on stock Android 9 Pie which good. we cannot see Dual apps and other features in this Android 9 Pie. we cannot see the unnecessary apps that are wasting Ram on the phone which is good. By having Stock Android Branding we can Expect 2 years of Android Version Upgrades and 3 years of security updates on Moto G7 Play.

Performance: 

Moto G7 Play

My Moto G7 Play managed to do day to day tasks very well like the Elder G7 Power. there are No issues and problems with the UI and there are no heating issues with Moto G7 Play.

Ram Management : 

Ram Management is done very well on this Moto G7 Play. it features 2GB ram and I did not notice any lags with the 2GB Ram device and there are no reloading of apps on this Moto G7 PLAY. Multitasking experience is nice. it cannot Keep the Games In memory. Only 2 apps will remain in the ram without reloading. I

Coming to Gaming, we played Asphalt 9 & PUBG at Medium graphics setting with many lags & frame drops in the game. this SD 632 Processor is not suitable for gaming. it can Low graphics Games like Hill climb and other games etc.

Call Quality :

 the Call quality on Moto G7 Power is very good and there are no issues with cellular call quality. we have taken long calls in a day and the other party doesn’t complain. the earpiece is included in the top bezel & its very loud. The earpiece is Loud enough in Noisy Conditions.

Camera: 

Moto G7 Play

Coming to the Camera Department, Moto G7 Play features a Single-Camera setup on the back of the device and a single camera on the front of the device. they work perfectly in Moto G7 play. let’s divide the cameras and look at the performance of them

1. Main Camera: the 13MP main Camera is Awesome and features a Fixed Aperture of F/2.0. the daylight pictures are Excellent and contain More details. Exposure is in control with decent Dynamic range to take good photos in good lighting Conditions. in low light Conditions, the pictures had a very noise which is not good to see. HDR Option makes sense in Moto G7 Play captures Colors More Realistic.

Video recording can be done up to 4k@30fps .the video footage has good Colours with enough sharpness and dynamic range. Stabilization is good in 4k@30fps And 1080p FHD recording. the video quality in the low light conditions is a bit good . Motorola has done an Incredible job in Camera Department of Moto G7 Series.

Selfie camera :

  Moto G7 Play features an 8MP selfie camera with large 1.22 μm pixel size and 80˚ field of view. it has a fixed aperture of F/2.2. the Picture quality is fantastic and captures pictures in a Wide view in good lighting conditions. in lowlight images have average detail compared to the rear camera.

Video recording can be done up to 1080p@30fps with Front Camera .the video footage has awesome Colours with great sharpness and decent dynamic range. 

This single camera can be used to take portraits images from the front with the Help of Artifical Intelligence.I

Widevine L1 support:

  Moto G7 Play has No Widevine L1 support to stream HD videos from Amazon Prime or NetFlix which is good to see in a budget Motorola Smartphone and which is an Con in Moto G7 Play.

All Sensors : 

in 2018 Motorola provided all sensors in thier Budget mobiles Like G Series. Moto is providing all sensors like accelerometer, proximity, Fingerprint, gyroscope, Compass, and virtual light sensing sensors which is good to see.

Pros:

Splash resistance coating Makes sense

More gripped Body for better usage

Good battery life

Good cameras

Crystal Clear Streo Speakers

Best Android 9.0 Pie Experience with Moto Actions

CONS:

Better Smartphones are available for that price

Low Ram, No lag free experience

Single earpiece speaker system is not interesting.

VERDICT:

Who can Get Moto G7 Play: if you want a Motorola device with 19:9 Aspect Ratio with Stock Android and 632 Soc Then Moto G7 Power can be your First choice. if you want more powerful hardware or Price to Value Mobiles Then

Redmi 6

Redmi 6 Pro

Samsung Galaxy M10

Realme 3

Asus Zenfone max M1

Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1 can be your Alternatives to Moto G7 Play.

If you are using Moto G7 Play then Share your experiences with us in the comment section below and Stay tuned to MobiRadar for more Reviews like this.

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