Motorola Moto E7

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Summary

After years of absence, Motorola returned to the Nepalese market in 2020. Between the two devices announced at the release, the Moto E7 Plus is designed for budget-conscious customers. With the Rs. 16,590 price tag, the Poco C3, which is available for a slightly cheaper price tag, goes head-to-head.

But when you’re spending less money on a similar option, can you spend extra cash on the Moto E7 Plus? In this thorough Moto E7 Plus analysis, let’s find out.

Motorola Moto E7 Plus Specifications:

  • Body: 6.50 x 2.98 x 0.36 inches, 200 gm, Water-repellent design
  • Display: 6.5-inches IPS LCD panel, 269PPI, 86% screen-to-body ratio
  • Resolution: HD+ (1600 x 720 pixels), 20:9 aspect ratio
  • Chipset: Qualcomm Snapdragon 460 (11nm Mobile Platform)
  • CPU: Octa-core (4×1.8 GHz Kryo 240 & 4×1.6 GHz Kryo 240)
  • GPU: Adreno 610
  • RAM: 4GB
  • Storage: 64GB internal storage (expandable up to 512GB)
  • Software & UI: Android 10
  • Rear Camera: Dual-camera
  • Security: Physical fingerprint sensor (rear-mounted)
  • Audio: 3.5mm headphone jack, loudspeaker
  • Connectivity: Hybrid Dual-SIM (Nano), WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 5.0, GPS / AGPS / Glonass / Galileo / LTEPP / SUPL, Micro USB, 4G LTE
  • Sensors: Accelerometer, Proximity, Ambient Light
  • Battery: 5000mAh with 10W charging
  • Colors: Misty Blue, Twilight Orange
  • Price in Nepal: Rs. 16,590 (4/64GB)

Design

The Moto E7 Plus consists of plastic, as expected from a budget phone. The interface doesn’t look or feel cheap, however. I also like the matte finish on the device’s back. 

First, it makes it easier to hold the handset, and second, it helps hide any stains and smudges of fingerprints. Even so, if it came with a transparent protective case inside the packaging, it would have been better.

Two color choices are available for the phone and I prefer the Misty Blue version that I have with me to the Twilight Orange. The former has a good gradient with a blue pattern.

Also, on the top half of the rear panel, the square camera module and the fingerprint scanner are both mounted. The middle arrangement of the two makes the rear panel appear symmetrical.

Google Assistant button

The phone also has a dedicated button for Google Assistant, in addition to the power button and volume rocker. Interestingly, all of the buttons are mounted on the phone’s right side.

 There is a textured finish on the power button that lets it differentiate it from the rest. The assistant button, however, is located higher than what most individuals would want or feel comfortable with.

There is a hybrid SIM slot on the right side that allows you to use two sim cards, or a single sim card and a microSD card. Lastly, you get a 3.5mm headphone jack on the end. The bottom of the phone has a micro USB port, a speaker grille, and a microphone.

Display

The Moto E7 Plus features a 6.5-inch IPS TFT LCD panel with a waterdrop notch on the top of the monitor to house the front-facing camera. The bezels around the screen, especially the chin that is bigger than what we get in the Poco C3, are very noticeable. 

The handset sports an HD+ resolution of 1600 x 720 pixels and a pixel density of 269 PPI in terms of display quality.

I found the monitor on the E7 Plus more appealing compared to that of the Poco C3 in their default settings. The show on the Poco C3 is too hot for my taste.

 But again, it helps you to change the screen’s color temperature, which is absent on the Moto E7 Plus. Similarly, the E7 Plus monitor is more susceptible to scratching, so it would be a better option to get a proper screen protector.

Performance

Moving on to results, the Moto E7 Plus is powered by the 11nm Snapdragon 460 chipset from Qualcomm, which succeeds the Snapdragon 450. This SoC is combined with RAM of 4GB and capacity of 64GB. I didn’t encounter any problems with day-to-day results with bloat-free UI on top. 

It takes some time for the phone to open applications, but that should be expected from a budget phone.

The app loading time is, for example, on par with that of Poco C3, if not faster. By allowing Adaptive AI performance, you can further enhance it. By using AI to predict the apps that you are most likely to open next, this feature speeds up efficiency.

Cameras

The 48MP main configuration really stands out on the spec-sheet when it comes to the cameras. In the Nepalese market, there is hardly any phone that offers one in the sub 20K range.

 We tested it against the Poco C3 that has a 13MP primary camera to see if the 48MP camera is any better than other cameras in the price category.