Moto G7 & Motorola One launched in India, but who cares?
The Motorola’s G7 family was launched in February and today, the company launched the Moto G7 in the Indian market along with the Motorola One. Motorola One launched at IFA Berlin in August last year, and we wonder why the company decided to launch it in India today, i.e., after 7 months. If you thought Motorola would learn from its mistakes, then you were wrong. Both these are overpriced phones, and this isn’t new, right? The same thing happened last year when the Moto G6 and G6 Plus launched in India.
The G7 has a display with a waterdrop notch and a noticeable bottom bezel. There is a glass back, so that’s nice. The screen is a 6.2-inch LTPS LCD panel with Full-HD+ resolution & 19:9 aspect ratio. The screen comes with Corning Gorilla Glass 3 on top.
Under the hood, there is an octa-core 1.8GHz Snapdragon 632 processor (an upgrade to Snapdragon 625), 4GB RAM & 64GB ROM. There is a dual camera setup on the rear that includes a primary 12MP f/1.8 camera with 1.25-micron pixel size & a secondary 5MP depth sensor. There is no OIS as on the G7 Plus. On the front, the Moto G7 has an 8MP camera.
The phone comes with a small 3,000mAh battery that supports 15W Turbocharging via the USB Type-C port. Android 9 Pie runs out of the box that is mostly stock with a few Motorola apps and features. Other features include P2i nano-coating & Dolby tuned single bottom firing speaker.
The Moto G7 with 4GB RAM and 64GB ROM is priced at Rs 16,999 in India and comes in two colors – Ceramic Black & Clear White. It will be available via Flipkart, Moto Hub stores & the authorized retail outlets.
Now, here’s why you should avoid this phone. At Rs 13,999 you have the Motorola One Power that has a better Snapdragon 636, a massive 5,000mAh battery & has Android One branding. Moreover, if you aren’t a Motorola fan, you have the Redmi Note 7 Pro at Rs 13,999 that has Snapdragon 675, 48MP camera, glass back, 4,000mAh battery etc.
Well, there are way better options even at Rs 9,999 where you have the Redmi Note 7 with Snapdragon 660, glass back, 4,000mAh battery, etc. So, why would anyone spend Rs 16,999 for the G7?
The Motorola One, as mentioned in the beginning, launched 7 months ago at IFA Berlin. The company launched it today in India, and it makes no sense at the price at which it launched. It has a glass back, a huge notch on the front and a huge bottom chin. There is a USB Type-C port, dual rear cameras, and a rear-facing fingerprint scanner.
On the front, the phone features a 5.9-inch HD+ (720×1520) panel with 2.5D Gorilla Glass & 19:9 aspect ratio. Yes, you read right! It is an HD+ display. Under the hood, the phone is powered by Snapdragon 625 processor which is a processor that powered the Moto G5 Plus of 2017. It is funny that Motorola doesn’t mention the name of the processor on the official site. There is 4GB RAM and 64GB storage.
There are dual cameras on the rear that include a primary 13MP f/2.0 camera with 1.12-micron pixel size & a secondary 2MP f/2.4 depth sensor. There is a single 8MP camera with f/2.2 aperture.
One of the highlights of the Motorola One Power is that 5,000mAh battery. But, the Motorola One has a small 3,000mAh battery like the G7 and supports 15W Turbocharging. Android 9 Pie runs out of the box, and it is an Android One phone which means it is going to get two major Android updates.
Finally, the price is Rs 13,999 for the 4GB + 64GB variant and color options are Clear White & Ceramic Black. It too will be available via Flipkart, Moto Hub stores and the authorized retail outlets.
Well, here’s a funny thing. At the same price (right now), you get Motorola One Power with Snapdragon 636, a 5,000mAh battery and better cameras. Moreover, the Moto G7 Power with Snapdragon 632 & 5,000mAh battery is available at Rs 13,299. So, why the actual f*ck would someone spend Rs 13,999 on Motorola One?
And yes, there are way better phones available for much lesser price. You get Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1 with Snapdragon 636 and 5,000mAh battery for Rs 7,999. Well, you get the point.
So, what are your views on these latest phones from Motorola? Do let us know via the comments section.