I strongly recommend a clear bumper case and screen protector if you intend to keep it for a few years.
Are they deal breakers? No! You do not expect them in this price category.
What you are getting is a premium build handset for a lemonade price with considerable added value.
At this level, all you can expect is a ‘social media’ standard camera. Motorola has set new standards, especially in the g7 Plus with OIS.
Rear Camera 1|
Sensor brand/model: Sony IMX486
Pixel Size: 1.25µm
FOV: in °
Stabilisation: video EIS only
Zoom: 8X digital
Focus type: PADF
AI: Limited to best shot, spot colour
Flash type: single
Saved images: RAW or JPEG
Video:[email protected] with mono/stereo recording
Google Lens: yes
YouTube LIve upload: Yes
Dual CCT LED
|Rear Camera 2||
5MP depth sensor|
Screen fill flash
AI: Smile capture, portrait mode
group selfie, sport colour
The G7 Plus uses the Sony IMX519 sensor – the same as used in the OPPO R15 and R17 so its in good company – these are $799 phones.
All our tests are in Auto as that is what Joe and Jane Average use. All photos are g7 first (on top of g7 plus)
Daylight, outdoors (normal day around noon)
To be fair it was a fairly overcast day. You can see how the g7 Plus is brighter, has more details and more accurate colours. Yet the g7 picks up sunlight highlights on the water.
Indoors Office Light (400 lumens)
The g7 produces a good image albeit a little softer. The g7 Plus again has more light and more detail.
Low light (room with less than 100 lumens)
OK, low light is not good on wither with screen blowouts, poor colours and lots of noise. Still, these are as good as we got from some 2018 flagships.
Both use a 5MP depth sensor and do bokeh (out of focus background or foreground) well.
In case you are wondering I don’t do sexagenarian selfies – great face for radio! The g7 was a little washed out but had good detail. The g7 Plus had excellent detail and colours. The screen fill flash is harsh and to be avoided.
The rear camera has multiple face detection for group selfies.
The g7 and g7 Plus has basic rear camera AI including