Moto G7, G7 Play, and G7 Power: Price and release date (Update: Pre-order now)

When the Motorola Moto G first arrived in 2013, there were few phones like it. It was affordable, but had reasonably powerful specs, something few other budget phones could match. Now the Lenovo-owned brand is back with a refreshed G series. These four affordable phones include many of the core Motorola features we’ve come to love, like an ambient display and easy-to-master hand gestures.

The new family consists of the Moto G7 Play, the G7 Power, G7 Plus, and the Moto G7. The four share many features, but each targets a slightly different market segment based on screen size, camera capabilities, battery life, and, of course, price.

Here’s what you need to know.

Moto G7 release date

The Moto G7, G7 Power, G7 Plus, and G7 Play will be sold all over the world.

Brazil and Mexico got all four phones first starting on February 7, 2019. Europe was slated to get them next, but the United States snuck in before them with pre-orders opening on February 22, 2019.

Moto also plans to sell the phones in Australia, India, the Asia Pacific, and throughout much of Latin America. Specific release dates in these markets are unknown, other than that we can expect them sometime in the spring.

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Moto G7 price and availability — U.S.

The Moto G7 family will set you back between $199 and $299 in the U.S. Unfortunately, the Moto G7 Plus won’t available here.

  • Moto G7 Play — $199
  • Moto G7 Power — $249
  • Moto G7 — $299

You can pre-order the Moto G7 starting February 22, 2019, from Motorola’s online site, B&H Photo, and Best Buy.

You’ll be able to get the Moto G7 unlocked from other retailers such as Walmart and Amazon soon. It will also reach several prepaid carriers including Google Fi, Republic Wireless, and Ting.


The Moto G7 Power will be sold by T-Mobile, Metro by T-Mobile, Verizon Wireless, Cricket Wireless (as the Moto G7 Supra), Consumer Cellular, Republic Wireless, Ting, and Xfinity Mobile. Shortly after it hits carriers, the G7 Power will go on sale unlocked through Best Buy, B&H Photo, Walmart, and Amazon.

The G7 Play will be sold by Boost Mobile, Virgin Mobile, U.S. Cellular, Republic Wireless, and Ting. Like the others, it will be sold unlocked by Best Buy, B&H Photo, Walmart, and Amazon eventually as well. Exact timing on all these releases will depend on the carrier and retailer in question.

Moto G7 price and availability — Global

Aside from Brazil and Mexico, we don’t have any firm details on when or where the Moto G7 series will arrive to the rest of the globe. Pricing also remains mostly unknown outside the U.S., though the Moto G7 Plus will start at 299.99 euros (~$341).

We’ll be sure to update this post as we learn more about the exact Moto G7 pricing and availability for each region.

What do you think, are you interested in ordering the Motorola Moto G7, Moto G7 Power, or Moto G7 Play? Let us know!

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This week in Android: Budget phones abound!

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This week, Motorola announced a trio of budget phones which run the gamut from pretty, to beefy, to svelte. Additionally, Nokia returns to the shores of the U.S. with a new offering on Cricket Wireless. This phone won’t blow you away in terms of specs, but our reviewer really likes what this phone has to offer. We also have a new modular phone with a rugged streak from Doogee.

Also, we took the top 50 projects that Google has cancelled over the years and ranked them. From iGoogle, to Google Reader, and of course including the Nexus line, Google has given us — and taken away — some great products over the years. It’s an extensive list, but well worth the read.

Finally, we confirm a myth we all suspectedwe compare the two wearables in an epic showdown, and Huawei stumbles against the U.S. Government… again.

Here are your top stories for the week

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31:40 – Fitbit Versa vs Apple Watch Series 4: Which smartwatch is right for you?

Chief wearables nerd, Jimmy Westenberg, compares two of the more popular wearables on the market today. Which one is right for you?

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Moto G7 series: Everything we know so far

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In this post, which will be updated regularly, we take a closer look at the latest rumors surrounding the upcoming Motorola Moto G7, G7 Plus, G7 Power, and G7 Play.

Motorola is gearing up to announce the Moto G7 series, which will consist of four phones: Moto G7, Moto G7 Plus, Moto G7 Power, and Moto G7 Play. Although the company hasn’t officially shared anything about the devices so far, we think we know quite a bit about them thanks to the many leaks over the past few months.

Here’s what we know so far about the Moto G7 series.

Moto G7 series: Release date

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The nitty-gritty

  • The Moto G7 series is expected to make its debut on February 7 in Brazil.
  • The phones will likely make their way to the U.S. a month or so after their reveal.
  • However, it’s possible that not all Moto G7 models will be released stateside.

The Moto G7 series could be just around the corner. Motorola has sent out invites for a press event taking place on February 7 in Brazil, where the devices are expected to be announced. Although the invite doesn’t specifically mention any of the Moto G7 handsets, we’re almost certain they’ll make their debut at the show.

Editor’s Pick

The Moto G6 series was also revealed in Brazil last year, which is a very important market for the company. But the phones were announced in April, which means Motorola could be speeding things up this year for some reason.

Like the Moto G6, the Moto G7 phones will likely go on sale in Brazil (and maybe a few other markets) soon after their reveal and will make their way to the U.S. around a month or two later. However, there’s no word if all four Moto G7 phones will be released stateside or just a few. As a reminder, the Moto G6 and G6 Play were released in the U.S., while the Plus model was not.

Moto G7 series: Specs and features

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The nitty-gritty

  • The Moto G7 and G7 Plus could come with 6.24-inch displays and dual-camera setups at the back.
  • The Moto G7 Power may pack a massive 5,000mAh battery.
  • The Moto G7 Play is rumored to be the smallest device in the series, with a display measuring 5.7 inches.

Motorola Brazil accidentally listed the entire Moto G7 range on its website, revealing more or less everything about the devices. The Moto G7 is expected to sport a 6.24-inch Full HD+ display and pack the Snapdragon 632 chipset along with 4GB of RAM under the hood. The device may come with a dual-camera setup on the back featuring 12 and 5MP sensors and an 8MP selfie snapper up front. The battery is said to come in at 3,000mAh, which is rather small based on the size of the device.

Other specs and features include 64GB of expandable storage, a near-stock version of Android 9 Pie, and a rear-mounted fingerprint scanner. There’s no IP rating of wireless charging, which isn’t too surprising based on the price of the device. However, a headphone jack will likely be included as well.

The G7 Plus will be the best and most interesting phone in the upcoming series.

As you can tell by its name, the G7 Plus will offer more than the standard version of the device. It should be powered by the Snapdragon 636 chipset and feature 16 and 5MP cameras at the back. Motorola Brazil’s website didn’t reveal anything about the front-facing camera, but other rumors suggest it will come in at 12MP.

Like the Moto G7, the Plus model will also come with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of storage, but there’s a good chance additional memory variants will be available. The phone will also feature the same display and battery.

Overall, the Moto G7 and G7 Plus look to be minor improvements over their predecessors in terms of specs, which was to be expected. According to the details we have, the phones will sport larger displays, newer chipsets, and presumably better cameras. Megapixel count doesn’t tell us much, so we’ll have to test out the cameras to see just how much better they really are.

  Moto G7 Plus Moto G7
Display 6.24-inch Full HD+ LCD 6.24-inch Full HD+ LCD
Chipset Qualcomm Snapdragon 636 Qualcomm Snapdragon 632
Camera Rear: 16MP with f/1.7 aperture and 5MP with f/2.2 aperture

Front: 12MP

Rear: 12MP with f/1.8 aperture and 5MP with f/2.2 aperture

Front: 8MP

RAM 4GB (base) 4GB
Storage 64GB (base) 64GB
Battery 3,000mAh 3,000mAh
Expandable storage Yes Yes
Software Android 9 Pie Android 9 Pie
Dimensions 157 x 75.3 x 8.27mm
157 x 75.3 x 7.92mm

The Moto G7 Power and Play are expected to offer a little less in the specs department than the other two models. The G7 Power is said to sport a 6.2-inch display, while the one on the Play version may be smaller at 5.7 inches. Both might offer HD+ resolution, which is a step down from the Full HD+ panels of the Moto G7 and G7 Plus.

The G7 Power is rumored to pack the Snapdragon 630 chipset under the hood, 3GB of RAM, and 32GB of storage. Staying true to its name, it could come with a massive 5,000mAh battery, which should be good for around two days of use. Other specs could include a 12MP rear camera, an 8MP selfie snapper, and the latest version of Android.

Rumors suggest the Moto G7 Play will sport the same chipset as the Power model and will feature the same 8MP selfie snapper as well as 32GB of storage. However, it will possibly offer a smaller 3,000mAh battery, a higher resolution 13MP camera, and only 2GB of RAM — although it’s possible a variant with more RAM will also be available.

  Moto G7 Power Moto G7 Play
Display 6.2-inch HD+ display 5.7-inch HD+ display
Chipset Snapdragon 632 Snapdragon 632
Camera Rear: 12MP with f/2.0 aperture

Front: 8MP

Rear: 13MP with f/2.0 aperture

Front: 8MP

RAM 3GB 2GB (entry-level)
Storage 32GB 32GB (entry-level)
Battery 5,000mAh 3,000mAh
Expandable storage Yes Yes
Software Android 9.0 Pie Android 9.0 Pie
Dimensions 159.4 x 76 x 9.3mm, 193g 147.3 x 71.5 x 7.99m, 149g

Moto G7 series: Design

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The nitty-gritty

  • The Moto G7 phones might look a lot more modern than their predecessors.
  • The Moto G7 and G7 Plus may come with thin bezels and a waterdrop notch.
  • The Moto G7 Power and Play will follow the same design language but could feature thicker bezels and larger notches.

Renders of all four Moto G7 phone have leaked, leaving little to the imagination. They show that the devices will have a more modern design than their predecessors, mainly due to thinner bezels and, therefore, higher screen-to-body ratios.

The Moto G7 and G7 Plus may look extremely similar, featuring a waterdrop notch seen on devices like the OnePlus 6T. The curved back of the devices will likely be made of glass and feature a circular camera module, according to the renders. It looks like it protrudes out of the body of the devices quite a bit, which is something not everyone will like, but I find it to be quite appealing.

A render apparently showing the Moto G7 Plus.
A leaked render apparently showing the Moto G7.

The Moto G7 Power and Play follow the same design language as the other two devices, although they don’t look quite as premium. Their bezels are larger all around, and the same goes for the notches. The back camera modules are a bit different as well, as you can see in the images below.

A render purportedly showing the Moto G7 Power.
A render of what is said to be the Moto G7 Play.

The folks at 91Mobiles managed to obtain hands-on images of the Moto G7 (see below), though it’s worth noting the device in the photo looks more like the bigger Moto G7 Plus — check out the flash module at the back and compare it with the render above. Regardless, the images tell the same story as the render and also reveal that the device will — in addition to red — be available in black. More colors may be revealed at launch.


Moto G7 series: Price

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The nitty-gritty

  • The Play model is rumored to cost 150 euros, while the Power variant could retail for 210 euros.
  • Moto G7 and G7 Plus pricing is unknown, but we expect them to cost around the same as their predecessors.

Last year’s Moto G6 retailed for $250/250 euros, while the G6 Play went for $200/200 euros. The Plus model was not released in the U.S. but it was available in Europe, where it launched with a price tag of 300 euros (~$340).

Editor’s Pick

Pricing for the Moto G7 series has not been made official yet, but rumors have it that the Play model will retail for 150 euros, while the Power variant will set you back 210 euros. This may translate to $150 and $210 for the U.S. market, just like last year with the G6 phones — although this hasn’t been confirmed yet.

Pricing for the Moto G7 and G7 Plus hasn’t leaked yet, but we expect the phones to cost around the same as their predecessors. It’s possible Motorola will raise the prices a bit, but probably not by much. The company has to be careful not to price itself out of the market — especially with the Plus model — as consumers can get a device like the Pocophone F1 with the Snapdragon 845 chipset and 6GB of RAM for a little more than 300 euros.

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We’ll update this page as soon as we hear more to keep you up to speed with all the latest. In the meantime, let us know what you think of the upcoming phones in the comments below.

Motorola’s website leaks all of the Moto G7 phones

A leaked render apparently showing the Moto G7. MySmartPrice

We know what the Moto G7 series might look like. We know what the Moto G7 series might cost. At this point, the only thing left is for Motorola to unveil the mid-range smartphones. Motorola Brazil’s website accidentally did just that last night, as spotted by CNET en Español.

The leak confirms the Moto G7’s waterdrop-style notch at the top of the display, along with the reduced bezels on the top, bottom, and sides. It also confirms the retention of the headphone jack, which you can find next to the USB-C port on the bottom of the phone.

The leak also reveals the Moto G7’s specifications. According to the Motorola Brazil website, the Moto G7 features a 6.24-inch display with Full HD+ (2,270 x 1,080) resolution, dual rear 12 and 5MP cameras, an 8MP selfie camera, Qualcomm’s octa-core Snapdragon 632 processor, 4GB of RAM, 64GB of storage, and a 3,000mAh battery.

Editor’s Pick

Funny enough, Motorola Brazil’s website also leaked the Moto G7 Play, Moto G7 Power, and Moto G7 Plus. All of the phones mostly feature the same specs, save for lower-resolution displays on the Moto G7 Play and Power, the huge 5,000mAh battery in the Moto G7 Power, and the slightly-beefier Snapdragon 636 and 16MP primary rear camera on the Moto G7 Plus.

Because these leaks came from Motorola Brazil’s website, we don’t entirely doubt their validity. That said, Motorola hasn’t yet officially announced the Moto G7 phones, so take any leak with a grain of sale.

The leak didn’t mention pricing details for the Moto G7 series. That said, a previous leak alleged that the Moto G7 Play might start at around $170 in most of Europe. The Moto G7 Power might start at around $238 in most of Europe.

Moto G7 series renders leak: Here’s what the four handsets may look like

An alleged render of the Moto G7 series featuring four smartphones. Droid Shout

Motorola is tipped to launch its next round of Moto G phones in the coming months, and we might now have a look at them. Droid Shout picked up the renders and they potentially show off four G models: the Moto G7, G7 Plus, G7 Power, and G7 Play.

The G7 and G7 Plus would apparently come with a waterdrop notch, while the G7 Play and G7 Power would have a wider (and in the G7 Play’s case, ultra-wide) notch. It also appears Power and Play would feature vertically-mounted dual rear camera sensors while the standard and Plus models would have a horizontal camera setup.

A dual rear camera setup on the G7 Play could be an upgrade over the G6 Play’s single rear camera. However, Motorola has previously used housings that give the impression of a dual camera setup on the likes of the single camera Moto E5 Plus and Play. We could be looking at single camera setups on the Power and Play, after all.

An alleged render of the Moto G7 Droid Shout

The regular G and G7 Plus once again appear to be the more ‘premium’ handsets, while the less-angular Play and Power would likely be less expensive variants.

Editor’s Pick

Previous rumors suggested the Moto G7 would pack a 6-inch, Full HD+ display with 64GB of internal storage. A dual 16MP + 5MP camera setup is tipped for the rear, while it’s also said to house a 3,500mAh battery. You can expect the Plus variant to have a larger display, the Power variant to have a larger battery, and the Play variant to be slightly less powerful.

The Moto G6 series appeared in May this year and the G5s arrived in April 2017. Based on those timelines, it could be that we still have some months to wait before the G7 series launches, despite the rumors.

As for the source, we don’t know much about Droid Shout so should treat the renders cautiously. With that being said, we have seen the Moto G7 Plus render once before, from a different source, and it is identical to the one above (save for the color), which suggests it’s legit.