Moto G7 vs Moto G6: the new Moto G family is here
Christine Ottoni • April 4, 2019
Now in the Ting Shop, you can get Moto G7, Moto G7 Play and Moto G7 Power. At Ting Mobile, we love Motorola phones, and the G family has been a favorite of ours, time and time again. In this post, we’ll walk you through the new family, Moto G7 vs Moto G6, review all the specs and help you make a smart upgrade choice if you’re in the market for a new phone.
Moto G7: $299 in the Ting Shop or as low as $18/mo with financing from Affirm
Moto G7 comes with a camera that performs above its price. Shoot portraits and outdoor scenes with depth on Moto G7’s 12-megapixel dual camera system. The camera is backed by creative photo software that lets you take what you see to the next level. The 8-megapixel selfie cam has a new screen flash so you can take better low-light photography. Moto has also integrated Google Lens into its camera, so you can search what you see out in the world. What’s more, Moto’s high-res zoom restores details and image clarity that are typically lost with digital zooming. Your photos will look detailed, even when your subject is far away.
The display is a whopping 6.2-inches, the biggest Moto’s ever done on Moto G. It has a 19:9 aspect ratio and an ultra-wide viewing experience. Your display and camera set come backed with a 3,000 mAh battery to get you through the day, and with turbo power charging, you can get nine hours of power in just 15 minutes. Here’s a nice frill, Moto G7 also comes with facial recognition, so you can unlock your phone with a look.
At $299, this phone isn’t quite budget, but it’s certainly mid-range and with financing from Affirm in the Ting Shop, it gets even more affordable. If you’re due for an upgrade, check out Moto G7.
Moto G7 Play $199 in the Ting Shop or as low as $12/mo with financing from Affirm
Moto G7 Play is 110 percent faster than Moto G6 Play. Like earlier iterations of Play, Moto G7 Play is all about enjoying the fun features of a phone and comes equipped with a fantastic camera and bright display. In the new version, you get a Qualcomm Snapdragon 632 octa-core processor to power your movies and photos fast. View them on a 5.7-inch Max Vision HD+ display. The phone is super thin and sleek, and feels great in your hand. The 13-megapixel camera uses phase detection autofocus to capture beautiful images in an instant. The 8-megapixel selfie cam also comes with a built-in flash so your photos come out flawless every time, even in low light.
The battery gives you more time to play, with 3,000 mAh to power you through your day. Like G7, G7 Play also comes with facial recognition for unlocking.
Moto G7 Power: $249 in the Ting Shop or as low as $15/mo with financing from Affirm
Moto G7 Power, as the name would imply, is the powerhouse in the new G family. The standout feature here seems to be a three-day battery. The display is as big as Moto G7 (6.2-inches) and comes with the same aspect ratio, 19:9. You get a responsive octa-core processor too. The camera set reads similar to the Moto G7, and comes with the same smart camera software like high-res zoom, Google Lens, cinemagraph and portrait mode.
Motorola says the 5,000 mAh Moto G7 Power battery will last three days on a single charge, and with turbo power charging, you can juice up 9 hours in just 15 minutes.
For the power user who likes the look of the Moto G7 Play and is willing to spend up for the battery life, we think Moto G7 Power is worth it.
Moto G7 vs Moto G6: who comes out on top?
A lot has changed in a single generation, and if you’re looking for some extra frills on an affordable phone, Moto G7 is not to be overlooked. That’s not to say the G6 family had its benefits too, but it seems like Motorola took the modern foundational features integrated in the G6 generation (like turbopower charging, edge-to-edge displays and portrait mode) and built on them with Moto G7.
The G7 family packs in slick features like facial recognition without sacrificing the practicalities. The biggest practical upgrade we can see is the processing power. Motorola says G7 is 50 percent faster than the previous generation, with a responsive Qualcomm Snapdragon 632 octa-core processor. And Moto G7 Play is a serious upgrade in processing speed from G6 Play before it, with a 110 percent boost. If you’re a shutterbug, gamer or watch pre-downloaded videos on your commute into the office, we think it’s worth it to seriously consider Moto G7 Play over Moto G6 Play. Moto G7 Power can offer the powerful specs of Moto G7 with the added boost of longer battery life.
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