Motorola’s latest mid-range smartphone is now available in the US. First unveiled earlier this month in Brazil, the Moto G7 features a 6.2 inch display, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 632 processor, 4GB of RAM, 64GB of storage, and dual rear cameras.

It’s available unlocked from the Motorola website for $299 and the phone supports Verizon, AT&T, T-Mobile, and Sprint (and Google Fi, which is taking pre-orders for $249).

The smartphone is one of four new G7-series models Motorola unveiled this month, but the Moto G7 Power, Play, and Plus aren’t currently available in the US and it’s unclear if or when they will be.

Update: The Moto G7 Power and Play are coming in March and April, respectively

The Moto G7 has a waterdrop-style notch in its 2270 x 1080 pixel display. It  wraps around the phone’s 8MP front-facing camera.

On the back of the phone there’s a 12MP camera and a 5MP camera as well as a fingerprint reader. It also supports face unlokc.

The phone sports a 3,000 mAh battery and comes with a 15 watt USB Type-C charger.  It supports dual band 802.11n WiFi, Bluetooth 4.2, and has a 3.5mm headphone jack and microSD card reader.

via GSM Arena

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26 replies on “Moto G7 is now available in the US for $299”

  1. Wow, Snapdragon 632 in a $300 phone…Moto is really milking it. Was expecting at least a 636, for the extra dosh.

  2. pretty good, wish they’d gone for a larger battery. i bought the Umidigi F1 on amazon for about $210 just for kicks and so far I’m very pleasantly surprised.

    1. For maybe when it’s a G8 and has a Snapdragon 7xx processor and 5G. 😀

    1. Yep, that is my issue with Android in general. I am anticipating Google’s Pixel3 Lite as a replacement for my daughter.

      1. Get an Android One phone and get two OS upgrades and three years of monthly security updates.

    2. My G5 Plus is updated through December, 2019 for security and tends to get updates about every three months. I’m still on 8.1, where the wife’s X4 got the 9.0 upgrade. I’m hardly envying her the upgrade. Not a bid deal.

  3. Wow, a pretty decent phone for the price. However, once again, Motorola fails to get my purchase due to lacking 802.11ac. Where do they find these Wifi chipsets in 2019?

    With better Wifi, this would make a great purchase to replace one of the mid-contract broken screen phones in my family.

    1. I have the G5 Plus, which is the same, but I haven’t really found it to be an issue. I get connection speeds in excess of 100 Mbps with a 5 Ghz network. Is there something I’m missing?

      That said, I see no reason to upgrade to this phone from my phone. The 632 is not that much better or that much more power efficient.

      As for your replacement, I’d check out the X4, which is about half the price of this.

    2. It won’t let me edit my other post, but the X4 does have ac, and I believe a better screen.

      1. The X4 does have ac, but the screen is much smaller (5.2″, 1080×1920, with “classic” borders all around), the processor is older (630 vs the G7’s 632), and unless you’re lucky to have the 4/64 version (not all X4 owners had access to that model, many have the 3/32 version), the G7 has more RAM and storage.

        Edit : I have a X4, the 3/32 variant – it’s good enough and the G7 is only a sidegrade for me, plus I’m not a fan of the huge 6.2″ display, but the X4 is old at this point and not a great purchase (ie if you need a phone today, the G7 is probably a better buy).

        1. I was comparing the screen of my G5 Plus to the X4. I would agree about the need for 64GB of storage. My G5 has that but my wife’s X4 is only 32GB. That is limiting.

          I consider the processor difference nominal.

          1. Why would your Wife’s X4 only having 32GB storage be considered limiting? The X4 has a MicroSD card slot too.

        2. You’ll lose GPU performance to gain CPU performance, so all things considered it might be a downgrade.

    3. How much of an improvement is ac wireless just for web browsing and ping? I still don’t have such a router. Consumer routers: affordable, secure, and easy to maintain. Choose two of the three!

      1. It’s not a big improvement for web browsing and ping. It’s an improvement for signal strength and throughput for bandwidth hogging applications.

      2. AC makes the difference of having usable speeds in parts of your house that sometimes do not.

        On 802.11n, I get around 100mbps link speeds in same room as my router, 54mbps in other rooms on the main floor, and 10-20mbps in my basement and upstairs bedrooms.

        With AC, I get 866mbps in the routers room, and 433mbps almost everywhere else in my house.

        1. @Grant Russell, that’s nice nice all, but does it make any difference at all for browsing and ping, and that’s all?

          On a side note, I’m less interested in a multi-room scenario, a single room setup even with something as as basic as a travel router is just fine. Thanks!

          1. It certainly does help browsing and ping. I have a 600mbps internet connection, and there are some parts of my house in which 802.11n provides less than 10mbps and ping times ranging from 80ms to intermittent periods of 200-300ms. And the peak speed isn’t what is really important here. The important thing is that this diminished performance is inconsistent, meaning there will be moments where it is better, and moments where it is unusable. This means that I could never plan on putting a TV with Netflix there, as 10mbps is going to be an unpleasant experience. However, with 802.11ac, I can get 100-200mbps in the worst room in my house.

          2. Well. I certainly see the benefits of ac in your estate, but I’m still not sure if ac has any benefit to n in a situation where sit next to my travel router and that’s it.

          3. * Sorry if I wasn’t clear the first time, but yeah, this is the real question.

          4. Yeh probably no benefit over a dual band 802.11n router in your case. If you’re dealing with either LAN file transfers, or internet speeds above 50mbps, then 802.11ac would be beneficial.

      1. Likely a typo, or incorrect assumption from whoever wrote that. Qualcomm’s own page for the 632 does not list ac wi-fi(I looked yesterday, and twice today). I thought the 632 just had to support it, but it appears it doesn’t. The odd part is that so many other chips do including past SoCs including older 400-series chips. 632 appears unique among their modern SoCs in that way.

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