Skip to main content

Ads

loading...

Featured Post

Huawei P30 Lite Review

A cheaper version of Huawei's flagship P30 phones is tempting and while the P30 Lite has good style and cameras, it falls down in other areas and has tough competition. Find our why in our full review.
Should I Buy The Huawei P30 Lite?
The P30 Lite is an attractive phone with decent cameras at an affordable price.
However, it falls down in other areas which are important. Most notably performance and battery life.

Ads

ads

Flipboard

Flipboard

Moto G7 vs Moto G6 Comparison


As expected, Motorola has updated its Moto G range. But how does the Moto G7 compare to the Moto G6? We explain all.

Should I Buy The Moto G7 Or Moto G6?
The Moto G7 might be a little more expensive than the G6, but it bring with it a number of upgrades including a larger screen, new processor, 4K video recording and more.

A lot of specs and design traits do remain the same so G6 owners might not feel the urge to upgrade too strongly. If you're deciding between them, you may as well get the newer model unless you see the G6 at a great price.


Price When Reviewed
  • Moto G7: $299
  • Moto G6: Price TBC
Motorola is famed for its affordable smartphones and its Moto G range continues into 2019 with new models. Here we compare the Moto G7 with its predecessor, the Moto G6 to see how the phones differ in price, design and specs.

Price
The Moto G6 launched at £219 putting it just outside the budget phone market. The G7 is a little more expensive at £239, so a small jump but there are quite a few upgrades as we'll explain.

There are also Play, Plus and Power models of the G7 but we're focusing on the regular option here. Read about the full Moto G7 range.

You'll have to buy the G7 from Amazon where it is exclusive, not just a particular spec with more memory and storage.

Design & Build
It was the Moto G6 that got something of a design overhaul last year, so it's not a huge surprise that the Moto G7 is pretty similar.

There are some tweaks though, so you'll notice that the screen has become even taller. The firm moved to an 18:9 aspect ratio with the G6 and has now gone to 19:9 for the G7.

This not only moves the fingerprint scanner to the rear, but also means a notch at the top of the display. In a rounded waterdrop style, it goes round the front facing camera.
With it's bigger size, the G7 a little heaver than the G6 at 172g, but a increase of 5g isn't very significant.

Other design aspects are largely the same with a USB-C port, headphone jack, glass rear cover and a P2i water repellent coating.

It's worth noting that the G7, at the time of writing, only comes in black or white. A shame considering how nice the G6 looks in Deep Indigo.

Specs & Features
As already mentioned, the screen is one of the biggest changes here with it's 19:9 aspect ratio. It's now 6.2in which is 0.5in larger than the G6 on the diagonal. The resolution is marginally higher because the display is taller but the extra real estate means the pixel density is down a touch.

Nothing you'll notice though, especially with the introduction of a notch. Motorola has shunned this trend in the past but has introduced it here to fit the display round the camera. In our opinion, the notch on the G7 is one of the more attractive ones around.

There are upgrades in the engine room with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 632. It's also octa-core but Motorola says the phone is 50 percent faster than last year. It might be comparing it to the lower spec G6 though, as the G7 comes with 4GB of RAM as standard.

There's also double the storage as standard at 64GB and you can put a 512GB microSD card in. All of this easily justifies the £20 price increase. 

Moving onto cameras and the phones look pretty identical on paper with the same dual rear cameras. However, the G7 can now record video in 4K. Things remain at 8Mp for the front facing selfie camera.

Remaining specs are matching, with no move to Bluetooth 5.0, wireless charging or similar. You do get Android 9.0 Pie, of course but the Moto G6 will get an update we expect.

See below for a full specs comparison of the Moto G7 and Moto G6:
Moto G7Moto G6
Price£239 £219
AvailableMarch 2019May 2018
Operating systemAndroid 9.0 PieAndroid 8.0 Oreo
Display6.2in, 1080 x 2270, IPS LCD, 19:95.7in, 1080 x 2160, IPS LCD, 18:9
Processor1.8GHz octa-core Snapdragon 6321.8GHz octa-core Snapdragon 450
GraphicsAdreno 506Adreno 506
Memory4GB3GB/4GB
Storage64GB32GB/64GB
MicroSD supportUp to 512GBUp to 128GB
ConnectivityDual-band 802.11a/b/g/n Wi-Fi, GPS, Bluetooth 4.2Dual-band 802.11a/b/g/n Wi-Fi, GPS, Bluetooth 4.2
Fingerprint scannerYes - rearYes - front
NFCYesYes
Rear camera: Stills12Mp + 5Mp dual, f/1.812Mp + 5Mp dual, f/1.8
Rear camera: Video2160p @ 30fps1080p @ 60fps
Front camera: Stills8Mp8Mp
Front Camera: Video1080p @ 30fps1080p @ 30fps
AudioFront speaker with Dolby Audio, 3.5mm jackFront speaker with Dolby Audio, 3.5mm jack
WaterproofingP2i splash resistantP2i splash resistant
Battery3000mAh3000mAh
Charging techTurboPower, USB-CTurboPower, USB-C
Dimensions157 x 75.3 x 8mm153.8 x 72.3 x 8.3mm
Weight172g167g
Verdict
As we expected, the Moto G7 is very similar phone to the G6 so if you already have last year's phone then you might not be eager to upgrade.

It depends if you're bothered about things like a larger screen (with a notch), a faster processor and 4K video recording.

Coming at this if you don't own a G6 means you might as well get the newer G7 for just £20 more, benefiting from the above as well as the additional memory and storage as standard alongside the latest Android software.

Specs
Moto G6: Specs
  • Android 8.0 Oreo
  • 5.7in 18:9 IPS LCD
  • 1.8GHz Snapdragon 450
  • Adreno 506
  • 3/4GB RAM
  • 32/64GB storage (expandable to 128GB)
  • 12Mp + 5Mp dual rear cameras, f/1.8 aperture
  • 8Mp front facing camera
  • 802.11 a/b/g/n 2.4 GHz + 5 GHz Wi-Fi
  • Bluetooth 4.2
  • Nano-SIM
  • GPS
  • NFC
  • 3000mAh non-removable battery
  • 153.8 x 72.3 x 8.3 mm
  • 167g
Moto G7: Specs
  • Android 9.0 Pie
  • 6.2in, 19:9, 1080 x 2270, IPS LCD
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 632 Octa-core
  • Adreno 506
  • 4GB RAM
  • 64GB storage (expandable to 512GB)
  • 12Mp + 5Mp dual rear cameras, f/1.8 aperture
  • 8Mp front facing camera
  • 802.11 a/b/g/n 2.4 GHz + 5 GHz Wi-Fi
  • Bluetooth 4.2
  • Nano-SIM
  • GPS
  • NFC
  • Fingerprint scanner (rear)
  • 3000mAh battery with 15W TurboPower charging
  • USB-C
  • 157 x 75 x 8mm
  • 172g
  • Ceramic Black, Clear White


Comments

ads

loading...
Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...
Loading...

Popular posts from this blog

Game Of Thrones Season 8 - End Game With Sinhala Subtitles

Asus ZenFone 6 Review

Has Asus cracked the bezel-less design with the ZenFone 6? We think so - read our review and find out why.
Should I Buy The Asus ZenFone 6?
The ZenFone 6 is a phenomenal smartphone, offering an innovative Flip Camera system that not only provides high-end front- and rear-facing cameras, but allows for a full-screen display free of hole-punch cameras or notches. Combine that with high-end internals and all-day battery life, and you've got a great, all-round smartphone. 

Huawei MateBook 14 Review

The MateBook 14 is one of Huawei's new laptops for 2019 and is the perfect all-rounder. Find out why in our full review.
Should I Buy The Huawei MateBook 14?
The MateBook 14 might be a slightly chunkier and heavier version of the flagship X Pro, but the weight is a small price to pay considering that this laptop is a much cheaper option.
What you lose (or gain, really) in weight, is made up for by additional ports, better performance and longer battery life. You only really need to pass on this if Thunderbolt is an absolute must.

Xiaomi M365 Electric Scooter Review

We test Xiaomi's electric scooter, which will keep the big kids entertained for hours. It's now officially available in the UK, too, which makes it even more appealing.
Should I Buy The Xiaomi Electric Scooter?
The Xiaomi Electric Scooter is expensive and not allowed on UK roads out the box, but if you have somewhere to take it this toy is an awful lot of fun. It's fast, smooth and almost entirely silent, with a battery that just keeps on going and decent brakes that stop you quickly but safely. This scooter is best reserved for the big kids, but that's no bad thing.

DJ Khaled - Father of Asahd Music Album Reviews

DJ Khaled has ranged from summertime hitmaker to self-help guru, but neither are all that interesting on his latest guest-filled album. There are plenty of voices but no clear message or intention.
The creep of positivity culture has been steady and relentless. It has become a dominant modality of Instagram influence and global culture ever since the publication of Rhonda Byrne’s The Secret and among its most ardent benefactors (and beneficiaries) is DJ Khaled. For years, he has blended be-your-best-self mantras with middling music to great fame and, presumably, growing wealth; he even published a book detailing his “keys to success.” In the Snapchat era, Khaled’s vague, emphatic preaching made him an intriguing public figure beyond music. But unfortunately, as in the arena of emotional development, shouting aphorisms does little to prompt significant artistic growth.

Like Fan Page