Motorola has been a strong player in budget smartphones for some time through its Moto G line launched in 2014. These are affordable phones use near the vanilla Android operating system.
Now, battery life is one of the biggest complaints coming from many smartphone users, and with the launch of the Moto G7 Power, Motorola has put a 5000mAh battery into this phone which promises to outlast pretty much every other smartphone that is out on the market. The company claims that the Moto G7 Power a marathon 60-hour battery life. I had to of course put this to the test.
On top of the phone, you'll find a headphone jack, as well as a microphone. The SIM/MicroSD card slot is located on the left, I feel this is where the volume buttons should have been. You can use up to a 512GB microSD card with the G7 Power, adding to the generous 64GB of storage. The phone that I tested is Ceramic Black it's a mirror-like finish that's dark and shiny but, it attracts a lot of fingerprints. Motorola has generously provided a clear silicone case inside of the box, so you can still admire its design without the smudges.
The phone has a 6.2” 720P LCD display, it would have been nice if Motorola used a 1080p panel, but for the price I cannot really complain. The bezels around the top and bottom of the G7 Power are slightly thicker than the Moto G7 I previously reviewed with its teardrop design.
Battery & Performance
Powering the G7 Power is Qualcomm's Snapdragon 632 chip, 3GB of memory, 64GB of storage and a 5,000mAh battery. Overall performance is good. The phone handled multitasking with ease, due to its 4GB RAM.
Battery life is what grabs everybody's attention when it comes to the Moto G7 Power. Motorola claims up to 60 hours of use on a single charge. I wasn't able to accomplish that, I got right around two days of use before the battery gave out which is still impressive. But, this solely depends on how you use your phone. If you're a heavy user then you should be able to achieve that which is advertised.
The phone has a 12-megapixel camera rear camera with an f/2.0 aperture. The front-facing camera sports an 8MP with an f/2.2 aperture. In my tests, the rear camera did best in well-lit situations. Daylight photos have good colour accuracy but, falls apart in low light. I would say the camera is good enough for taking photos for social media, but it's not going to replace a dedicated camera.
The Moto G7 Power really feels like the budget phone to get. Its battery life is fantastic! When you’ve got a £140 smartphone that handles basic tasks really well and can outrun flagship smartphones due to its stamina then you have a real winner.
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