Moto G7 Power review
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Verdict

The Moto G7 Power’s biggest selling point is also its finest feature: - the battery. It’ll last for days of use, and charges up in no time. 

On top of that there’s barely any battery drain from playing games, watching videos or listening to music, so it's a good choice of phone for long journeys or Netflix marathons – or at least it will be if you can work your way around the connection troubles the G7 devices seem to be having.

It’s also awkwardly big, with its weight and thickness in particular making it an inconvenient device to carry around in a pocket or hold for long periods of time. 

Of course this isn’t a problem for everyone – if you’re looking for a phone with a long-lasting battery there’s a good chance you’re hoping to throw it in a bag and forget about it while you do other things – but for day-to-day use its bulk quickly becomes a bit of a chore.

It’s worth reminding yourself that the Moto G7 Power is a budget device, and its battery, camera and media playback all seem more impressive with this in mind. It’s a great handset for the price, and arguably one of the best of the G7 range.

The Moto G7 range. Image credit: TechRadar

The Moto G7 range. Image credit: TechRadar

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Who's it for?

The G7 Power’s combination of great battery life and impressive media playback and gaming performance make this a great device for someone who wants to watch lots of movies and TV shows, or play games for extended periods, without draining the device too much. 

Whether that’s someone who likes to play games on the commute and still have enough battery to use the phone at work all day, or someone whose job keeps them on the move with limited opportunities for charging, this phone is perfect for people who need both battery life and processing power.

Should I buy it?

With such a low price tag compared to other devices that don’t run noticeably better, the Moto G7 Power is certainly well worth considering if you’re after a phone that offers stellar battery life and decent performance on a budget. 

Other similar devices vary slightly in price and battery power, but the G7 Power’s Snapdragon 632 chipset gives it the competitive edge. 

Competition

 

Moto G7 Plus

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The closest member of the Moto G7 suite to the G7 Power in terms of usefulness is the Moto G7 Plus. 

It doesn’t come with a 5000mAh battery, it’s not available in the US, and it costs a little more at £269 (around AU$490), but it has a better camera and chipset and it’s not as thick or heavy, making it a better choice for those who want the Moto functions but don’t need the massive battery. 

Read our Moto G7 Plus review

Lenovo P2

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Like the Moto G7 Power, the Lenovo P2 has a great battery and display, but is a little too bulky to be a perfect device. 

However the P2 also has a fairly limited camera, and lots of its battery-saving potential is dependent on toggling a power saver switch which we found a little annoying to use.

Read our Lenovo P2 review

Moto E5 Plus

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While both the Moto E5 Plus and the Moto G7 Power are budget phones, the former feels a lot more ‘budget’. Its design feels a little cheap, and its processing power doesn’t match its large screen. 

Despite this, its big battery is a benefit that’s not to be sniffed at – especially given that the device now costs a lot less than the launch price of the G7 Power.

Read our Moto E5 Plus review

First reviewed: March 2019