Moto G7 Play Review Specifications

Moto G7 Play Review
The Moto G7 Play had launched in Brazil a few times ago. It is the most basic smartphone of Motorola‘s G7 series. Very soon it will also lunch in India. Some sources said the Moto G7 Play to be launch in India on 25 April 2019 (expected). The price of  Moto G7 Play is set at Rs. 13,990 (expected) for India launch. The Moto G7 Play’s features and its review are important for you if you need for the strong smartphone, because it really a well built, powerful handset, and it also have so many features which you may need, and not only its good sides are here, its bad sides also included here, to help you. The full specifications and review of Moto G7 Play are stated below. So, if you want to know about this device must follow below…


Specifications At A Glance

A. DISPLAY AND BODY: It has 5.7inch IPS LCD, HD+ touchscreen display with 294 PPI and a resolution of 720 x 1512 px in 19:9 aspect ratio. This handset made with Plastic frame (back) and the phone is Splash resistant. The display of the phone protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 3.
B. OPERATING SYSTEM/ SOFTWARE: This smartphone runs on Android 9.0 Pie operating system.
C. PROCESSOR AND STORAGE OPTIONS: The Moto G7 Play is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 632 (14nm) chipset with Adreno 506 GPU and octacore 4×1.8 GHz Kryo 250 Gold and 4×1.8 GHz Kryo250 Silver CPU. The device supports 2GB of RAM, 32GB storage, and dedicated microSD slot for expansion.
D. CAMERA (REAR AND FRONT): There is a 13MP rear camera with f/2.0 aperture, phase detection autofocus, LED flash, and Auto HDR support. That can records video at 4K/30fps. On the other hand, its front camera is 8MP with f/2.2 aperture, fixed focus, and LED flash, and this front camera can records video at 1080p/30fps.
E. CONNECTIVITY OPTIONS: For connectivity, it has, Bluetooth 4.2, FM radio, Single/dual SIM, LTE Cat. 7 (300Mbps download/50Mbps upload), TypeC USB2.0 port, 3.5 mm jack, WiFi b/g/n, GPS, and GLONASS.
F. BATTERY AND OTHER SPECS: The device packed with a 3,000 mAh LiIon (sealed) battery which supports 5W or 10W charging. It gets single speaker and the earpiece, and for unlocking the phone you also get the Rearmounted fingerprint reader.

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MOTO G7 PLAY UNBOXING: The Moto G7 Play comes with a classy retail box, and in this box they had includes a sluggish 5W charger and a USBC cable with this handset, and there is no protective case for G7 Play in this box. In the USA markets, the Moto G7 Play will come with a 10W charger in the retail box.

A. DESIGN: The Moto G7 Play’s body made by plastic, the plastic frame has subtle curves but this is not glossy. The left side of the body there is a removable card try, and it has a separate place for a microSD card for both SingleSIM or DualSIM model. On the top of the device, the 3.5mm audio port is allocated and the Motorola’s iconic circle is placed at the back. At the rear panel the single 13MP camera and LED flash placed at the rest of the grippy texture. The fingerprint pattern is very grippy, and that takes some time to unlock. This device is easy to handle for its impressive design and good build structure, and we must inform you that, this handset may be the most lightweight, smallest, and cheapest handset in Moto G7 series. If we look at its display, we see that it has a 5.7inch display with the 720p resolution, and it has the biggest notch among the G7 handsets of Motorola. The earpiece, loudspeaker, some sensors, LED flash, and the 8MP front camera cutout is placed at the front.

B. DISPLAY TEST AND SUNLIGHT CONTRAST RATIO: We have already said that it has a 5.7inch screen with 720 x 1,512-pixel resolution (294 PPI) and 19:9 aspect ratio and the display is protected by the Gorilla Glass 3. This hand set’s one big smart feature has placed at the front which is the thinned bezels and the IPS LCD notched screen. For color saturation, the Moto G7 Play has three settings, 1. natural, 2. boosted, and 3. the default one. The Natural option can not changeable much its the blue tint remain. On saturated the color rendering is average at best with an average DeltaE of 6.8 and the maximum deviation of 12, only saturated tones are the blues, for which the white and grays can be hurt a lot. In Auto mode, the G7 Play screen will enhance brightness up to 550 nits for a short period when you will use the G7 Play in bright sunlight. The maximum brightness of Moto G7 Play’s display does not brighten the around which is not bad, this has a maximum brightness of 436 nits. The G7 Play scored an excellent contrast ratio of 1468:1, its black levels turned out quite deep. According to display test, the lowe brightness is 6.9 nits on G7 Play that can give some trouble to your eyes in dark rooms. The Moto G7 Play delivered 1468 contrast ratio in 100% brightness, it’s Black, cd/m square is 0.297 and White, cd/ m square is 436 in the 100% brightness.

C. BATTERY LIFE: The device has a 3,000 mAh battery you can charge that by 5W or 10W charger. This battery did that great job, that means, after webbrowsing, making calls, and watching videos, we saw the battery remains impressively. This battery can deliver good battery life.

D. SPEAKER TEST: Similar to the battery life test, the G7 Play’s speaker is stunning, it offers deep and loud audio, but the loudness also varies on the weather that where you listen the audio. In what atmosphere the speaker provide sound that is important. The earpiece of Moto G7 Play looks like the counterpart of a loudspeaker. The Moto G7 Play speakerphone test revealed the overall score is very good, Pink noise/Music, dB is 74.4, Voice, dB is 66.6, and Rining phone, dB is  81.8.

E. AUDIO QUALITY TEST: The Moto G7 Play supplied perfect clarity and average loudness during the time of audio quality test through an active external amplifier. The Moto G7 Play audio quality test result is here, the Noise level is 90.0, the Frequency response is +0.07, 0.01, Dynamic range is 90.1, THD is 0.0019, IMD + Noise is 0.015, and Stereo crosstalk is 92.9. The disappointing thing is the headphones can drop the volume a bit.

F. CLEAN ANDROID PIE WITH A FEW MOTO SPRINKLES: As you may saw the Motorola company every time choose a nearstock Android version for a handset’s operating system, and this time also there is no change in tradition, the company has selected the Android 9 Pie ROM for the Moto G7 Play. For this reason, a Google Pixel device and the Moto G7 Play have equal looks in many segments. The standard looking interface includes quick toggles area, Pie notification shade, the new Pie task switcher and its multiwindows capabilities, and the list of recent apps in the task switcher which can be expanded into the drawer.

The launcher includes an optional Google feed screen on the far left and lends itself to a certain degree of customization, including editing number or rows and columns and toggling things like as app suggestions and home screen rotation, and notification dots. In the Moto app the familiar customizations named Moto Actions, and Moto Display were inputted by the company.

The Motorola added some tweaks, sprinkle, they keep the Moto assistant additions tidy and systematic. The Moto Actions app:- Moto Actions app let you enable Lift to unlock, Quick capture, Pick to silence, and Fast flashlight. You need to swipe left on the bar to go back, swipe right to quickly switch between the last two apps, for the task switcher you will need to swipe up. Just tap the bar to go Home, and tap-hold for the Google Assistant.

The Moto Display app:- The Moto Display app allow enabling the Peek Display, which shows the clock and notifications upon lifting your Moto G7 Play handset when Attentive Display turned on that time you would not lock the screen while you are looking at this. The battery life of the phone must down for that. The Moto G7 Play has almost no additional preinstalled apps, you nearly get the Google app package and if you see there your desired apps you can get them through Play Store very easily.  The FM Radio receiver and an app to go with it were included there. An alwayson fingerprint sensor has deposited on the back though that is not much secure way for you if you don’t really want to use Face Unlock feature you may choose the first option.

G. PERFORMANCE: Its Snapdragon 632 chipset has an octa-core Kryo 250 CPU with 4x Gold and 4x Silver cores that works at 1.8GHz, and the Moto G7 Play offers 2 gigs of RAM. To handle the graphics the device has Adreno 506 GPU, the Power, and Play models have lower -resolution 720p display, that may give them an edge in real-life onscreen performance.

H. CAMERA ( 13MP CAMERA WITH A LED FLASH): A 13 MP rear camera with f/2.0 aperture and an 8 MP selfie snapper with an f/2.2 aperture are included in the Moto G7 Play. The rear camera feature a single LED flash, Phasedetection autofocus, and Auto HDR, and on other hands, the selfie shooter supports LED flash, and fixed focus feature. These can records video 1080 clips in 4K. The Manual mode is fullfeatured and supports shutter speed, manual focus, and ISO controls. The camera is impressive hardwarewise, this company surprisingly trying to improve and upgrade the cameras, thus we have seen the result.


A. The Portrait Mode The portraits mode is available in Moto G7 play’s 13 MP rear camera. Though it has no depth sensor, the edge detection is not wrong when it met certain conditions, that’s not accurate almost. Shots are noisy and blurry.

B. The Selfie Mode The 8MP selfie snapper (f/2.2) with LED flash of Moto G7 Play is able to click very good quality selfies. This selfie camera produced pictures with these features high contrast, real lively colors,  good details, and great sharpness. The Portrait shots are looks much better in selfie snapper than the rear camera’s Portrait shot, not only that the selfie snapper’s edge detection is also very good the transformations look between blur and subject is natural and sharp also, in a few words we can say that the blurred background looks naturally very beautiful and elegant.

C. Image Quality The camera of Moto G7 Play offers Auto HDR by default and the phone stack multiple images for a clean picture with dynamic range at the time of shooting in Auto HDR feature. When you turn off the HDR the camera can shoot noisy pictures with limited dynamic range. With HDR it takes about 2 seconds to take a photo but without HDR it works a little bit faster. With Auto HDR effect in the 13MP camera which also means with camera’s default settings you will get the classy and good pictures, it shoots pictures with accurate colors, tolerable noise, enough details, and for shadow detail you will say that it has no match, shadow detailing is great in this 13MP camera with Auto HDR support. In the low light segment, Auto HDR is worthless, their pictures are noisy and look lack in details, but the good thing is the exposure.

J. 4K VIDEO RECORDING: The Motorola G7 Play records video at 4K @30 fps in 1080p resolution. In the background, the Motorola Moto G7 Play presents fair EIS algorithm working for 1080p @30fps clips, and you get the ability to toggle that stabilization off when you want to use the entire frame without any crop. The 1080p at 60fps videos have similar bitrate as seen in 30fps, there you will found similarities in colors, dynamic range, and contrast, the only difference id in 30fps there is some lack in detail. The dynamic range is not bad and also not very good that is average, and the quality of video recording is excellent, that provide vibrant colors, high contrast, and rich detailing quality.  On Moto G7 Play the video shots, which recorded at 4K @30 fps in 1080p resolution, the frame rate remains steady at 30fps, and you can save this in a standard configuration of a 17-ish Mbps AVC video feed, and a 48kHz stereo AAC audio track inside an MP4 holder.

CONCLUSION: There is no doubt that the Moto G7 Play is a strong and well build smartphone, but it is also true that there are also some lacks in Moto G7 Play like it takes more times to loading apps. The good sides of the smartphone are, at a low price, it offers you skillful, high-class, elegant camera, good chipset option, and good design.  We think that this is a long-lasting device, the reason behind it is the Motorola’s wide support network, and Android Pie support. This also varies on users how they use it. So, if you want for a long-lasting smartphone you may choose the Moto G7 Play without stress we expect it will last for long times if you use it in the perfect way.



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