Moto G7 Plus review

A top performer on a budget

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The Moto G7 Plus is another extremely accomplished smartphone at its price point, offering plenty of features and a slick user experience. 

The camera is the major improvement over the G6 Plus, offering up higher quality shots and a wider variety of modes for you to enjoy. 

The additional power over the rest of the range also makes the G7 Plus a better gaming machine, and intensive titles such as PUBG and Fortnite are playable - however if gaming is less of a priority for you, the cheaper Moto G7 offers slightly better value for money. 

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Who's it for?

The Moto G7 Plus is perfect for anyone looking for an accomplished Android smartphone that will run most apps, without breaking the bank. 

Should I buy it?

The Moto G7 Plus offers up great value for money and is one of the best affordable smartphones in the market. 

The bang for your buck is impressive and the premium design can fool people into thinking it costs more than it is.

Before you part with your hard earned cash and pick up the Moto G7 Plus, take a moment to consider these alternatives.  

Moto G7

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The cheaper sibling of the G7 Plus, the Moto G7 has the same size screen and premium build, but has slightly less power and cameras which don't quite match up its more expensive siblings. 

The Moto G7 is arguably better value for money if you're not concerned with high-end gaming and can accept a lesser (but not by much) camera experience. 

  • Read our in-depth Moto G7 review

Honor Play

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With a bigger screen and more power under the hood, the Honor Play offers up serious competition to the Moto G7 Plus. 

If you're looking for slicker gaming and more screen real estate, the Play only costs fractionally more than the Moto, however Honor's interface isn't as polished as Motorola's and it's running an older version of Android. 

Moto G7 Power

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If you're looking for a balance between affordability and longevity, the G7 Power is potentially your best bet right now. 

With a huge 5,000mAh battery, this is a phone that can last the best part of two days on a single charge, so if you're planning an all nighter there's no need to top up before dashing out. 

First reviewed: February 2019

John McCann
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