Moto G7 Play and G7 Power U.S. pre-orders begin this month

Say hello to Motorola’s four budget champs of 2019.

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Ever since the first Moto G was released all the way back in 2013, Motorola’s G series of smartphones has been one of the go-to options for people that want a phone that looks great and performs well while spending a fraction of what typical flagships cost.

For 2019, Motorola is returning with the Moto G7 lineup and launching more G phones at once than ever before.

Whether you’re looking for official specs, our initial impressions of the phones, or anything else, here’s everything you need to know!

The latest Moto G7 news

March 11, 2019 — Moto G7 Play and G7 Power U.S. pre-orders begin this month

The Moto G7, Motorola’s flagship budget phone for 2019, officially went on sale in the U.S. in February. Later this month, you’ll be able to pre-order its two siblings — the Moto G7 Play and G7 Power.

The Moto G7 Play has weaker specs across the board compared to the regular G7, but in turn, also gets a price tag of just $200. The G7 Power comes in at the middle for $250 and gets its name thanks to the truly massive 5,000 mAh battery inside it.

Pre-orders for the Moto G7 Power begin on March 15 with an official launch following on March 22. As for the G7 Play, you’ll be able to pre-order it starting March 29 with full sales beginning April 5.

Both phones will be sold at Motorola, Amazon, Best Buy, and B&H.

All the big details

Check out our hands-on coverage

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We need a bit more time to test the new Moto G7 devices before delivering a full review, but in the meantime, we have a hands-on article you should absolutely check out.

AC’s Daniel Bader had a chance to use the entire G7 series, so if you want to see what the phones look like in-person and get a detailed breakdown of each phone, it’s something I highly recommend reading.

Moto G7, G7 Power and G7 Play Hands-on: Why even buy an expensive phone anymore?

There are four different models to choose from

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The Moto G7 series consists of four different phones. In order of least to most expensive/powerful, they include:

  • Moto G7 Play
  • Moto G7 Power
  • Moto G7
  • Moto G7 Plus

The G7 Play is clearly at the bottom of the barrel and delivers pretty basic specifications and features for less than $200. As the name suggests for the G7 Power, this is a phone designed around delivering unrivaled battery life.

Motorola’s base G7 falls in the middle of everything else with a nicer design, a smaller notch, and improved performance.

Lastly, the G7 Plus aims to deliver much-improved cameras, stereo speakers, and incredibly fast 27W charging.

Here are the specs

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Moto G phones never have the most impressive specifications, but they’re good enough to deliver an experience that’s still enjoyable for the end user.

Here’s a quick snapshot of what we have to look forward to with the Moto G7 lineup.

Operating System Android 9 Pie Android 9 Pie Android 9 Pie Android 9 Pie
Display 5.7-inch IPS LCD 1512×720 19:9 aspect ratio 6.2-inch IPS LCD 1520×720 19:9 aspect ratio 6.2-inch IPS LCD 2270×1080 19:9 aspect ratio 6.2-inch IPS LCD 2270×1080 19:9 aspect ratio
Processor Snapdragon 632 1.8GHz octa-coreAdreno 506 GPU Snapdragon 632 1.8GHz octa-coreAdreno 506 GPU Snapdragon 632 1.8GHz octa-coreAdreno 506 GPU Snapdragon 636 1.8GHz octa-coreAdreno 509 GPU
Storage 32GB 32GB 64GB 64/128GB
Expandable Yes Yes Yes Yes
RAM 2GB 3GB 4GB 4GB / 6GB
Rear Camera – Main 13MP, ƒ/2.0 12MP, ƒ/2.0 12MP, ƒ/1.8 Dual Autofocus Pixel 16MP ƒ/1.7, OIS
Rear Camera – Secondary N/A N/A 5MP (for depth) 5MP (for depth)
Video 1080p @ 30 fps 1080p @ 30fps 4K @ 30 fps 4K @ 30 fps
Front Camera 8MP selfie light 8MP 8MP 12MP
Battery 3000mAh 5000mAh 3200mAh 3200mAh
Security Fingerprint sensor (rear) Fingerprint sensor (rear) Fingerprint sensor (rear) Face unlock Fingerprint sensor (rear) Face unlock

For the entire spec list, check out the link below 👇

Moto G7 specifications: 2019 is a good year for budget phones

When and where can you buy the phones?

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Finally, the most important section of this entire post — When will you be able to buy the Moto G7 phones and how much will they cost?

  • Moto G7 Play — $199
  • Moto G7 Power — $249
  • Moto G7 — $299

Unfortunately, the Moto G7 Plus will not be making its way to the United States.

It’s unclear when the other phones will actually be available for purchase, but you can register for updates on Motorola’s website where the “coming soon” note will hopefully get more specific in the near future.

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