Motorola Moto G7 Play review

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The Motorola Moto G7 Play currently has an Informr score of 10 out of 10. This score is based on our evaluation of 3 sources including reviews from users and the web's most trusted critics.


Operating system
Android
Processor
1.8 GHz
Screen Size
5.7"
Camera
13+ MP


What the Critics Are Saying...


TrustedReviews

The Moto G7 Play offers amazing value for money on paper, and could be a great crash phone or choice for parents with accident-prone kids in need of a smartphone.

- Alastair Stevenson, TrustedReviews
Stuff

It punches above its weight in terms of performance, has a competent camera and looks a lot more expensive than it actually is, even if the plastic build gives the game away once you get it into your hand. OK, NFC would have been the icing on the cake, but if you can live without contactless payment...

- Tom Morgan, Stuff
Pocket-lint

It doesn't deliver the premium finishes you'll find on the G7 and G7 Plus, nor the battery capacity of the G7 Power, but it offers the same chipset as the G7, it runs on Android Pie and it has a large screen in a slim form factor. If value for money is a concern, you can never discount the Moto G -...

- Britta O'Boyle, Chris Hall, Pocket-lint


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Motorola released the Moto G7 Play on February 7, 2019.


Motorola backs up the Moto G7 Play with a 1 Year parts & labour warranty.


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Screen Size
5.7"

The Motorola Moto G7 Play's screen size is 5.7 inches with 720 x 1512 pixels resolution.

Processor
1.8 GHz

There is a Qualcomm Snapdragon 632 Octa-core 1.8 GHz processor (CPU).

OS

The phone runs on the Android 9.0 Pie operating system (OS).

Camera
13+ MP

You can take photos or capture video with the phone's onboard 13+ megapixel camera.

There is also a secondary front facing camera with 8+ megapixels resolution.

Storage
32 GB

Internal memory is 32 GB. An external, MicroSD, MicroSDHC, microSDXC (up to 128 GB) expansion slot is available for increased storage capacity.

Battery
3000mAh

The phone is powered by a Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion), 3000 mAh battery.

Moto G7 Play Specs

Overview
Release date February 7, 2019
Regions available USA, Canada, UK, India
Networks
GSM:
850/900/1800/1900 MHz
CDMA:
800/1900 MHz
UMTS:
850/900/1700/1900 /2100 MHz
LTE:
1700/1900/700/2100 /800/850/900/1800/2600/2300 MHz
Data:
GPRS, EDGE, EV-DO, HSUPA, HSPA+, LTE
SIM card Nano-SIM
Dual SIM Yes
Operating System Android 9.0 Pie

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Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 632 Octa-core 1.8 GHz
Internal Flash Memory 32 GB
RAM 2 GB
ROM No
GPS Type A-GPS
Digital compass Yes
Flightmode Yes
Hearing Aid Compatible Unknown
TTY/TDD Unknown
Noise Cancellation Yes
SAR Unknown
Languages English
Manufacturer Warranty 1 Year
Accessories Included USB Power Adapter, Manual, Headphones, Data Cable
Power & battery
Type Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Capacity 3000 mAh
Removable Battery No
Wireless Charging No
Fast Charging Yes
Video Playback Time Unknown
Internet Use (Wi-Fi) Unknown
Internet Use (Celluar) Unknown
Talk Time Unknown
Standby Time Unknown
Physical Characteristics
Design type Bar
Multi-Use Smart Phone / PDA Yes
Material Plastic
Colors Deep Indigo, Starry Black, Fine Gold
Dimensions [H x W x D] 14.871 x 7.15 x 0.809 cm (5.9 x 2.8 x 0.3 in)
Weight 168 grams
Water Resistant / Waterproof Water Resistant
Rugged design No
IP Rating Unknown
Antenna Type Internal
Changeable Faceplates No
Display / Screen
Type Color
Technology LCD (IPS)
Colors 16.7 million
Resolution 720 x 1512 pixels
Pixel density 294 pixels
Size 5.7 inches
3D No
Secondary Display No
Sensors Ambient Light, Proximity, Motion / Accelerometer, Gyroscope
Graphics Yes
Themes Unknown
Backlit Illumination Yes
Zoom / Magnification Yes
Screen Orientation Lock Yes
Multi-Touch Yes
Fingerprint-Resistant Coating No
Additional Display Features Capacitive touchscreen, Corning Gorilla Glass 3
Input / Navigation
Sleep / Wake Key Yes
Home Key No
Mute Key No
Input Type Touchscreen
Navigation Type Touchscreen
Predictive Text Entry Yes
Physical keyboard No
Voicemail Key No
Any Key Answer No
Voice Commands Yes
Keypad/Screen Lock Yes
External Volume Control Yes
External Media Playback Controls No
Fingerprint Sensor Yes
Call Management
Wi-Fi Calling Unknown
Voice over LTE (VoLTE) Unknown
Contact List Capacity Depends on system memory
Multiple Numbers Per Contact Email address, Other fields
Contact Groups Yes
Auto Answer Unknown
Voice Activated Dialing Yes
Photo Caller ID Yes
Web / Email / Messaging
Web Browser Yes
Email Client Yes
Email Protocols POP3, IMAP, Microsoft Exchange
Additional Email Features Gmail
Messaging SMS, MMS, IM
Push-to-talk (PTT) No
Connectivity
USB USB Type-C
USB OTG Support Yes
Infrared No
Bluetooth 4.2
Bluetooth Profiles A2DP, AVRCP, OPP/FTP, HID, HFP, HSP
Bluetooth Audio Codecs SBC, aptX
WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n
WiFi Encryption WPA/WPA2
Mobile Hotspot Yes
WiMAX No
Memory Expansion Slot Yes
Expansion Slot Info MicroSD, MicroSDHC, microSDXC (up to 128 GB)
PC Synchronization Yes
TV Out No
DLNA Support Unknown
NFC No
UMA Support No
Data Tethering Compatibility Yes
Java Applications No
Brew Applications No
ECML / Digital Wallet No
PictBridge No
Camera
Main Camera
Aperture
ƒ/ 2.0
Resolution
13+ megapixels
Dual lens
No
Zoom
Yes
Flash
Yes (LED)
Additional Rear Camera Info
Auto focus, Effects, Face detection, Geotagging, Multi-shot, Panorama, Self-timer, HDR, Burst shot, Slow motion recording, Time lapse mode
Video Recording Formats
MPEG-4
Video Recording Parameters
Full HD (1920 x 1080 pixels), 30 fps
Front Camera
Resolution
8+ megapixels
Zoom
Yes
Additional Front Camera Info
Self-timer, Smile detection, Aperture F2.2, Burst shot, Group selfie
Video Recording Parameters
Audio / Video
Audio Playback Yes
Audio Formats AAC, AAC+, eAAC+, MIDI, MP3, MP4, M4A, WMA, WAV
Radio Yes (FM)
Video Playback Yes
Video Playback Formats 3GP / 3GPP, FLV, H.264 / AVC, MPEG-4, WMV
Mobile TV No
Streaming Video Yes
External Speakers Yes
Headset Jack 3.5mm
Custom Ringtones Yes
Vibration Alert Yes
Downloadable Ringtones No
Ringtone Composer Yes
Ringer ID Yes
Haptic Feedback Vibration Yes
Speakerphone Yes
Apps
To-Do / Task List Unknown
Calendar Yes
World Clock Yes
Alarm Yes
Stop Watch Yes
Timer Yes
Calculator Yes
Currency Converter Unknown
Weather Yes
Stocks Unknown
Maps Yes
NotePad Unknown
Voice Memos / Recorder Unknown
Games Downloadable
Apps Downloadable
Included Software / Apps
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TrustedReviews

A potentially great phone for kids and those on a strict budget

from TrustedReviews

The Moto G7 Play offers amazing value for money on paper, and could be a great crash phone or choice for parents with accident-prone kids in need of a smartphone.

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The Moto G7 Play offers amazing value for money on paper, and could be a great crash phone or choice for parents with accident-prone kids in need of a smartphone.

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Stuff

Excellent all-rounder for the money

from Stuff

It punches above its weight in terms of performance, has a competent camera and looks a lot more expensive than it actually is, even if the plastic build gives the game away once you get it into your hand. OK, NFC would have been the icing on the cake, but if you can live without contactless paym...More

It punches above its weight in terms of performance, has a competent camera and looks a lot more expensive than it actually is, even if the plastic build gives the game away once you get it into your hand. OK, NFC would have been the icing on the cake, but if you can live without contactless payments on your mobile, this is absolutely the budget blower to go for.

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Pocket-lint

Affordable Android

from Pocket-lint

It doesn't deliver the premium finishes you'll find on the G7 and G7 Plus, nor the battery capacity of the G7 Power, but it offers the same chipset as the G7, it runs on Android Pie and it has a large screen in a slim form factor. If value for money is a concern, you can never discount the Moto G...More

It doesn't deliver the premium finishes you'll find on the G7 and G7 Plus, nor the battery capacity of the G7 Power, but it offers the same chipset as the G7, it runs on Android Pie and it has a large screen in a slim form factor. If value for money is a concern, you can never discount the Moto G - and the Moto G Play is the cheapest of the lot.

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