The line Moto G was at the head of the phones economic for several years, but Nokia has been entering that territory with some Android smartphones very tempting and also affordable. Now, Motorola is looking to regain the market with a new push from the G-series that brings us to the Moto phones G7, Moto G7 Power and Bike G7 Play. We compare these three options to decide which is the for you.
|Bike G7||Bike G7 Power||Bike G7 Play|
|Size||157 x 75.3 x 8 mm (6.18 x 2.96 x 0.31 inches)||159.43 x 76 x 9.3 mm (6.27 x 2.99 x 0.36 inches)||148.71 x 71.5 x 8.19 mm (5.85 x 2.81 x 0.32 inches)|
|Weight||172 grams (6.06 ounces)||198 grams (6.98 ounces)||151 grams (5.32 ounces)|
|Screen||6.2 inch||6.2 inch||5.7 inch|
|Resolution||2,270 x 1,080 pixels (403 ppi)||1,520 x 720 pixels (271 ppi)||1,512 x 720 pixels (294 ppi)|
|Operating system||Android 9.0 Foot||Android 9.0 Foot||Android 9.0 Foot|
|Processor||Qualcomm Snapdragon 632||Qualcomm Snapdragon 632||Qualcomm Snapdragon 632|
|Camera||Dual 12-megapixel camera and 5MP with sensor height rear, 8MP front||12 megapixel rear, 8MP front||13 megapixel rear, 8MP front|
|Video||4K at 30fps, 1080p at 60fps, 720p at 120fps||1080p at 30fps||1080p at 30fps|
|Bluetooth||Version 4.2 WILL||Version 4.2 WILL||Version 4.2 WILL|
|Doors||USB-C, 3.5 mm audio jack||USB-C, 3.5 mm audio jack||USB-C, 3.5 mm audio jack|
|Waterproof||Coating water repellent||Coating water repellent||Coating water repellent.|
|Battery||3,000 mAh||5,000 mAh||3,000 mAh|
|Shop||Google Play Store||Google Play Store||Google Play Store|
|Networks||All the operators||All the operators||All the operators|
|Colors||Ceramic Black, Clear White||Marine Blue||Starry Black, Deep Indigo|
PERFORMANCE, BATTERY AND LOAD
Whatever the Bike G7 you choose, you’ll find the Snapdragon processor 632 Qualcomm in its interior. We expect a good performance and the ability to run most applications and games without any problem. The Bike G7 is the phone multi-tasking more capable with 4GB of RAM on the inside, compared to 3GB in the Power, and only 2GB on the Play. If you like to have many apps and games running, going from one to the other is an experience more fluid when you have more RAM. The G7 also has double the internal storage with 64 GB, although all three have MicroSD card slots for storage expansion.
The G7 and the G7 Play have battery of 3,000 mAh, although we suspect that the Play will have more resistance, because the larger screen and higher resolution of the G7 is going to require more power. The clear winner in the department of batteries, it is the G7 Power, which carries a battery of 5,000 mAh. That is enough power to carry it through two days between charges.
Speaking of charging, the G7 features support TurboPower to 15W, which will give you 9 hours of usage with 15 minutes of charging. The G7 Power also supports 15W TurboPower, but the G7 Play maximum load to 10W, so it will be a little slower to reload.
This is a tough category, although we can leave easily the G7 Play the last place with its RAM limited and a load more slowly. If the battery life is a key consideration for you, then the power of the G7 is that you must choose, but in order to declare a winner we will opt for RAM memory and additional storage.
Winner: Moto G7
DESIGN AND DURABILITY
The three phones have nicks or notches on the screen. The Bike G7 has a notch oval, while those of the G7 Power and the G7 Play are more noticeable. The three have bezels thin in the lower part of the front, but the G7 is clearly the best here, thanks to its curved back and with Gorilla Glass 3. The three of them have a fingerprint sensor located in the logo M, under the camera module round is behind them. The G7 Power have a similar look, but is plastic with the glass polymer, and the G7 Play has a textured finish, transparent plastic. The G7 Play is the smallest and lightest of all.
Although the G-series lacks ratings IP, all have a hydrophobic coating of P2i. You should not immerse them, but the rain and the splashes are not likely to be anything to worry about. The G7 can be a bit more prone to damage with the rear glass, but really there’s not much to divide them in terms of durability.
Winner: Moto G7
The G7 and G7 Power have screens of 6.2 inches compared with the screen of 5.7 inches on the G7 Play. They are all LCD screens, but two things elevate the screen of the Moto G7 above their colleagues: it has a much higher resolution of 2,270 x 1,080 pixels and has a notch in oval teardrop shape. The G7 Play and the Power they have notches in the top of the screen and resolutions are relatively low. That means that everything will look its best in the G7.
Winner: Moto G7
This is another clear victory for the Bike G7, which features a primary camera dual lens that combines a sensor of 12 megapixels with an aperture of f / 1.8 with a secondary sensor of 5-megapixel camera for the depth, which allows you to capture great shots of bokeh background blur. The G7 Power has a single sensor of 12 megapixels with an aperture of f / 2.0, and the Play has a single sensor of 13 megapixels with an aperture of f / 2.0. We hope that the camera G7 performs noticeably better in low light situations.
The G7 has a unique feature over the other two: Auto Smile Capture, which captures a photo as soon as it detects a smile. There is also the zoom of high-resolution High-Res Zoom, which improves the detail in the photos after you take them digitally, this is available on all three phones.
The G7 is also the only one capable of recording 4K video, and can record 1,080 p and 720p at higher frame rates. The three are supported with the ability to create videos of time lapse. All three have the same front camera of 8 megapixels, which should be perfectly adequate for selfies and video calls.
Winner: Moto G7
SOFTWARE AND UPDATES
The three phones have Android 9.0 Foot, and we have been assured that all will be updated to Android Q, which is a great news, because the phones cheap are not always receiving updates. You’ll find the usual array of shortcuts to gestures of Motorola, that include browsing with a single button and movement to activate the flashlight. The amount and the type of bloatware that you’ll find will depend on where you buy them. The series Moto G has traditionally been relatively without software, but Outlook is entered as the default e-mail application last year.
We are not surprised that the Moto G7 is the most expensive of all, with a price of $299 dollars. The Bike G7 Power will cost $249, and the Bike G7 Play costs $199.
This trio will work well with all the primary operators in the united States, but we recommend that you buy versions unlocked in order to keep to a minimum the bloatware preinstalled by each operator.
WHAT PHONE IS THE WINNER?
This is one of the comparisons more clear that we have made. The Bike G7 is, by far, the one that has a more attractive design of the group, has more RAM and storage, has a sharper screen and a better camera with new features. The only category that is not highlighted is the duration of the battery, which, obviously, is the specialty of the G7 Power.
If you’re taking care of your budget and don’t want to – or can not – invest hundreds of dollars on a phone of high range, then the Bike G7 is clearly your best option.
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