+ Wednesday August 21st, 2019

Moto has officially announced their 2019 Moto G line of devices: meet the Moto G7 family including the Moto G7 plus, Moto G7, Moto G7 power and the Moto G7 play.

Moto has enjoyed well earned praise and success with the Moto G line in years passed; originally launched as a budget line the Moto G quickly settled in to be a device that offered a fantastic price-performance proposition.

The new line includes Android 9 Pie at launch, upgraded cameras, improved battery life and updated Snapdragon 6 series processors. Of the 4 models, the Moto G7 Plus has been confirmed as coming to Australia with the G7 and G7 power noted to be coming to Asia-Pacific and the G7 play seemingly intended for the USA and Latin America.

We will confirm with Moto Australia and let you know if that changes, but in the meantime, let’s meet the family.

Moto G7 plus

The Moto G7 plus is definitely the top of the line device with best in family specs in every aspect, except battery capacity where the specialist G7 power adds an additional 2000 mAh. The G7 plus features a 6.2″ FHD LCD tear drop notch display, Snapdragon 636, 4GB RAM, 64GB onboard storage, NFC, Fingerprint sensor, A 3.5 mm courage port (headphone jack), 3000 mAh battery and Android Pie.

Camera wise the plus model has dual rear-facing camera including a 16MP f/1.7 main sensor backed up by a 5Mp depth sensor, OIS, Dual CCT LED flash and phase detection autofocus. Around the front, there’s a 12MP sensor with a few selfie smarts built into the camera app.

Check out the full specs of the Moto G7 Plus below.

Key Specifications:Moto G7 plus
Release dateFebruary 2019
Screen size6.2-inch
Screen technologyLCD
Resolution1,920 x 1,080
PPI403
Rear camera
  • 16MP
  • 5MP (depth sensor)
Rear aperturef/1.7
Front camera12MP
Front aperture
ChipsetSnapdragon 636
Core config8 x 1.8 GHz
RAM4GB
Storage64GB
MicroSDYes, up to 512GB
Battery3,000 mAh
Battery removable
ConnectorUSB C
Headphone PortYes
Headphone LocationBottom
Speaker ConfigurationStereo
WIFI standards
  • 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
Bluetooth standards
  • 5.0
  • LE
  • aptX
NFCYes
Location
  • GPS
  • A-GPS
  • GLONASS
  • Galileo
Android OSAndroid 9.0
Vendor skinMoto Stock
Dimensions157 x 75.3 x 8.3 mm
Weight176g
Colours
  • Deep Indigo
  • Viva Red

With the Moto G7 plus confirmed to be heading to Australia market we’ve reached out to Lenovo Australia for details on local pricing and availability.

Moto G7, Moto G7 power, Moto G7 play

The rest of the family follows previous years trends of previous years with minor differences between the devices. If you’re interested in what the rest of the world will be getting you can compare the specs of the 3 other models below.

 Moto G7Moto G7 PowerMoto G7 Play
Release dateFebruary 2019February 2019February 2019
Screen size6.2-inch6.2-inch5.7-inch
Screen technologyLCDLCDLCD
Resolution1,920 x 1,0801,920 x 1,0802,280 x 1,080
PPI403403294
Rear camera
  • 12MP
  • 5MP (depth sensor)
12MP13MP
Rear aperturef/2.0f/2.0
Front camera8MP8MP8MP
Front aperturef/2.2f/2.2
ChipsetSnapdragon 632Snapdragon 632Snapdragon 632
Core config8 x 1.8 GHz8 x 1.8 GHz8 x 1.8 GHz
Ram4GB3GB2GB
Storage64GB32GB32GB
MicroSDYes, up to 128GBYes, up to 512GBYes, up to 128GB
Battery3,000 mAh5,000 mAh3,000 mAh
Battery removable
ConnectorUSB CUSB CUSB C
Headphone PortYesYesYes
Headphone LocationBottomBottomBottom
Speaker ConfigurationBottomBottomBottom
WIFI standards802.11 a/b/g/n802.11 a/b/g/n802.11 a/b/g/n
Bluetooth standards
  • 4.2
  • LE
  • aptX
  • 4.2
  • LE
  • aptX
  • 4.2
  • LE
  • aptX
NFCYes
Location
  • GPS
  • A-GPS
  • GLONASS
  • Galileo
  • Beidou
  • GPS
  • AGPS
  • LTEPP
  • SUPL
  • GLONASS
  • GPS
  • AGPS
  • LTEPP
  • SUPL
  • GLONASS
Android OSAndroid 9.0Android 9.0Android 9.0
Vendor skinMoto StockMoto StockMoto Stock
Dimensions157 x 75.3 x 8 mm160.83 x 76 x 9.4 mm148.71 x 71.5 x 8.09 mm
Weight172g198g168g
Colours
  • Ceramic Black
  • Clear White
Marine Blue
  • Deep Indigo
  • Starry Black

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Duncan Jaffrey

Duncan has been interested in technology since coding "Mary had a little Lamb" in Basic on his ZX Spectrum. A fan of all things Android, most days you'll find Duncan trawling the web for Android news or quietly editing away on Map Maker.

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Julian Hutchison
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Any word on when these might be hitting Australia? I really want one and am tempted to import one rather than wait…

Jack Bauer
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How sure are you that it has NFC? I saw on Android Authority that doesn’t have NFC

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The Plus is the only one worth getting, because it’s the only one with NFC. The other three do not have it, which for me is a dealbreaker. I can take or leave the headphone jack either way, but my needs require NFC for Google Pay.

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After seeing how good my fathers G6 series phone was I’m pretty sure the G7Plus will be my next phone. It ticks everything on my need list and most things on my want list. Now just waiting for a price. Admittedly I’ll almost certainly wait until after it’s first price drop, but that will be more in line when my current phone is ready to be replaced anyway. I just hope this one can handle two different Sim cards as well as an SD card like most of the recent Motos.

Gab
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The G7 Plus is by far the most compelling phone of the bunch. Would’ve been even better if it was part of the Android One program, though

Adam
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You’d be missing out on the Moto software though, which frankly is more than enough benefit worth the few month delay to get the latest version of Android.

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Motorola could release a G7 Plus Android One version, just like the Moto X4 Android One which still had some (but not all) of the Moto Actions.

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