A few months after the Moto E7 Plus went live, the Moto E7 was finally official. The two phones are very similar, but of course, this is a more affordable version. How affordable is it then the € 150 / £ 13,000 phone, which is currently discounted to € 112 / £ 9,500? Vanilla E7 starts at € 110-120 in Europe, so keep in mind the plus pre-discount price.
The main difference between the vanilla and plus versions of the E7 is the chipset and battery. The Moto E7 features the MediaTek Helio G25 chipset with eight Cortex-A53 CPU cores and a 650MHz IMGGE 8320 GPU. The Plus model is equipped with a higher performance Snapdragon 460 chipset. Even more important is the memory configuration. Only half of the vanilla phone can be used. That is, 2GB of RAM and 32GB of storage.
The E7 battery is 4,000mAh, while the Plus battery is 5,000mAh. According to Motorola, this is enough for 36 hours of use. In addition, the 10W charger makes it easy to charge. If you need faster charging (20W), you should consider the G-series.
Motorola Moto E7, Aqua Blue, Satin Coral, Mineral Gray
The rest is about the same between the two models. The E7 is equipped with a 6.5-inch IPS LCD with a resolution of 720 x 1,600 px (20: 9).
The main camera on the back has a bright f / 1.7 aperture and a 1.6 µm pixel 48MP sensor when binning is enabled. This time, the 2MP module specified as the macro camera is combined. The third module is on the front teardrop notch, 5 MP selfie camera (f / 2.2, 1.22 µm).
Unfortunately, the chipset limits video recording to 1080p at 30fps. The E7 Plus with Snapdragon isn’t much better, limited to 1080p resolution, but at least up to 60fps. The Moto G9 Play (also known as the G9 in India, £ 11,000) has the even more powerful Snapdragon 662, which can’t even run 4K, but that’s just Motorola’s market differentiation.
The E7 is slightly thinner and lighter than the Plus version (8.9 vs. 9.2 mm, 180g vs. 200g). Both phones have a plastic body, but note that the texture of this phone is back (Plus finish is smooth). It is not completely water resistant, but it should be protected from accidental spills by an internal water repellent coating.
The Moto E7 has 4G connectivity with different bands in South America, Europe, and the Asia Pacific / Middle East region. The hybrid design of the card slot allows you to use two nanoSIMs or nanoSIMs and a microSD (up to 512 GB, which may be required given internal storage limits).
USB-C port on the bottom • 3.5mm headphone jack on the top • Fingerprint reader on the back
Additional connections are provided by a USB-C port on the bottom and a 3.5mm jack on the top. It has an FM radio receiver and can be used with headphones or a single speaker. Please note that local wireless data is processed by 2.4GHz Wi-Fi b / g / n and Bluetooth 5.0, but there is no NFC. A fingerprint reader is embedded on the back.
The Moto E7 was launched in Europe in December this year and will soon be available in other regions as well. In some regions, retail boxes include headsets and protective covers.