A decent time in the information space practically nothing was heard about the activities of the Motorola brand, more specifically brand, which is owned by Lenovo.
But then came the time when the remains of the former team remembered his past and began the development of modern devices. All smartphones of the brand still stand out against competitors, primarily due to the corporate circle for the camera.
I was able to spend some time with a brand new mainstream smartphone Moto G7 Plus, today I will share with you emotions.
Specifications Motorola Moto G7 Plus:
- Dimensions: 157×75,3×8.3 mm, 176 g
- Display: 6,2″, 1080×2270 (~405 ppi), 19:9, IPS
- CPU: 8-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 636, 1.8 GHz, Adreno 509
- Memory: 4 GB RAM, 64 GB constant, microSD slot up to 1TB
- Camera: 16 MP, f/1,7 (rear) + 5 MP, f/2,2 (auxiliary), 12 MP (front)
- Battery: 3000 mAh
- OC: Android 9.0 Pie
- Communication: Wi-Fi 802.11 ac, Bluetooth 5.0, 3G, 4G, A-GPS, GLONASS, GALILEO, NFC
Superficially, the device may resemble the old model of the Nexus line. A fully rounded body with curved corners and the same Board that now many manufacturers are trying to make straight.
On the front panel is a screen, a speaker, a cutout for the front camera and large frame. And if the side can be used, then the upper and lower margins hurt the eyes. Still, competitors are not asleep, and many within the things are much better.
Another worth noting beneath the inscription of Samsung. I want to remind you that even Samsung abandoned that practice. The recess to the left of the logo is not chipped or led, is a microphone.
Back of the device looks great. Here we have, the feelings, the glass, which gave a noticeable rounding on the sides. The camera lens is located on the circular catwalk, which not only has a frame and internal text.
Below the camera lies the fingerprint scanner, which hid the stylized letter «M». At the bottom of the rear panel fit the service information and a slot for another microphone.
The right side of the device is completely empty. On the top you can find the slots for two type nano SIM and one microSD card. On the left side is power button and dual volume rocker. Bottom-placed main speaker, port, Type-C and a 3.5 mm jack.
If you do not find fault with the framework, it is possible to ascertain the availability of decent 6.2-inch IPS-matrix with a resolution 2270×1080 pixels when the aspect ratio 19:9 and pixel density of 405 ppi.
In fact, you can criticize only the black color: it there was a grayish. For the rest, it is difficult to fault. On the face of calm tones, with all the variety of colors. The high resolution ensures crisp picture that does not lose contrast at high angles between viewer and the screen.
Maximum brightness is not always enough to the sun, but that’s minimal, dark, more than enough.
Moreover, after activation of the device in the settings screen is set «rich». Fans of HDR and very bright colors would be boring.
The solution meets the processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 636, assisted by 4 GB of RAM. And if the RAM is no question, that chipset is really weak.
In such a device, I want to see the power reserve. Yes, no special brakes were to play on the smartphone, too, will fail. It turns out that a mainstream device is not much and maybe performance, as well as representatives of the low price segment.
The result in AnTuTu 117 484 «parrot» that is approximately between Samsung Galaxy A30 and A50, which we wrote earlier. While Geekbench also exposes the not very high evaluation, just 4770 points in the multicore test.
The manufacturer claims the pure Android 9 Pie, but few people know that on top of it still has the signature service Moto.
In order to change something in the interface, it is better to not climb into the settings and special application. That’s what I tried for 20 minutes to disable on-screen buttons. The device sensed my desire and gave me a prompt a tooltip with the link to the application.
In this program configures a variety of gestures to activate the camera and flashlight, then you can activate watching the view screen and there is a management regime «In the car».
Along with the device comes to you couple of services of «Yandex» in the form of apps and browser. But the Navigator I had to install it separately.
In General, the operation of the firmware I got a positive impression. Except for the constantly falling off Bluetooth, which could not stay paired with the Mi Band 3, which was missing many of the important notice.
In addition, unnerved by the fact that even a simplified navigation bar remain visible in all applications. And it is not transparent, and a full bar at the bottom of which hid the band for management.
The main module, in addition to its interesting appearance, also has impressive characteristics. Lens on 16 MP with an aperture of f/1,7 is responsible for the picture quality, and a 5-megapixel sensor with aperture f/2,2 is used to measure depth.
Bunch has been quite successful. In the case of a portrait, the device fulfills not worse than their more expensive counterparts.
In daylight shooting, any problems was not revealed. A honest white balance and good detail. The only algorithm explicitly tries to make the shots sharp maximum, which may receive the grain effect.
At night, the sensor picks up enough light that you can see not just darkness, and the different tones in your environment. Happy to work with dark areas on their borders, the noise is not more than the rest of the photo.
The front camera has a resolution of 12 MP. In the case with it, no excessive sharpness no. Moreover, it is, in my opinion, slightly lacking.
Carp can only to post-processing. When you take a photo and want to check it out in the gallery, first see the «Milou, and then the image is somehow connected. You can blame all not the most productive processor.
Back cover design looks very solid, whereby the device appears to be more expensive than actually is. The fingerprint scanner works fairly quickly. Rarely makes a mistake and understands exactly when you put your finger on it.
Frame, though plastic, but copes with twisting. No crunch failed to materialize. Although the questions to the Assembly, there are, on our sample the front-facing camera is mounted to the left of the center of the window.
Pleased with the presence of quick charge Quick Charge 4, thereby fully charging the battery is a 3000 mAh battery will take approximately 30-40 minutes. In this work the device will be able the whole day, showing about 6-7 hours of screen.
We can say that engineers pay attention to the market, because the European version got NFC. Together let’s hear it for the creators of the device!
The average cost of Motorola Moto G7 Plus «Yandex.Market» is 22 990 rubles. Among the competitor, you can celebrate the new K20 Redmi and Huawei Honor 10i or P30 Lite.
This model is obviously good. On its side the design that just tends closer to the flagship segment, but this plays not the most powerful hardware.
Good screen, decent camera, NFC, quick charging. Lacking only the more nimble of the chipset. However, not much performance a user will receive a solid modern device.