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Moto G7 vs Moto G6: how do the budget phones differ?

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The new Moto G7 is the leading smartphone of four handsets to bear the 'G7' name, and it directly replaces the budget-friendly Moto G6 from 2018.

Motorola hasn't reinvented its popular G series brand with the G7, rather it's provided a series of incremental upgrades over the Moto G6 to ensure its affordable smartphone stays relevant in 2019.

We've pitted the two handsets against each other in this versus to bring you all the differences – as well as the similarities.

Moto G7 vs Moto G6: design

There aren't many major design changes that are set to shock you between these phones.

In fact, each of these phones have a similar design with glass used on the rear of each. The larger display on the Moto G7 means the fingerprint scanner has moved around to the rear of the phone, while on the G6 it sits just below the screen.

The weight is similar, but the G7 is slightly heavier at 172g compared to the 167g Moto G6.

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Last year's phone has dimensions of 153.8 x 72.3 x 8.3 mm, while the new device is a touch different in every direction at 157 x 75.3 x 8 mm.

Neither of these phones are waterproof, but they are splashproof so you shouldn't be worried about using either of them in the rain. There's also USB-C port at the bottom edge of each phone, and each comes with a 3.5mm headphone jack.

Moto G7 vs Moto G6: display

The big headline here is that you'll get a notch on the Moto G7. There's a much larger screen on this next-generation phone, and it feels like it can keep pace against the flagship phones in this generation.

The Moto G6 features a 5.7-inch 18:9 aspect ratio display making the phone's display longer than