• Digital zoom (up to 8x)
  • Burst shot
  • Auto HDR
  • Timer
  • Auto smile capture
  • Cinemagraph
  • All in focus
  • Portrait mode
  • Cutout
  • Panorama
  • Manual mode
  • RAW photo output
  • Active photos
  • Spot colour
  • Best shot
  • Google Lens integration

The4 g7 Plus adds things like smart composition, smile capture, and creates an optimised second image.

GadgetGuy’s take

Compared to the G6-series these represent quite a jump ahead in terms of performance for similar money.

I like Pure Android if only for its upgradeability.

They are both worthy contenders, but I think spending the extra $100 is worth it – unless you are flat broke then the G7 is damned good too.

The only other worthy contenders are the Nokia 6.1 (Review here – 4.3/5)  and 7.1 (Review here 4.9/5 for its fantastic feature/value), but in most areas, the later Motorola g7-series has out-classed them – screen size, RAM, Storage etc. That may be until the Nokia 6.2 and 7.2 – how the wheel turns.

We are going to rate the g7 as a value device typical of its class – it’s a 4.8-out-of-5, and that is very good.

But for $100 – $499 more you start getting into value found at $799 territory, so that is 4.9-out-5 and that is damned good.

Price

Moto Online, Good Guys, Officeworks and Mobileciti have the genuine Australian versions for $399 and $499. We repeat the warning – only buy from authorised retailers.

Motorola g7 and g7 Plus – impressive mass-market phones
Name: Motorola g7 and g7 Plus Price (RRP): $399/499 Manufacturer: Motorola
Build quality – top notch as we have come to expectStyle – glass slab with unmistakable Moto cuesBattery life – a full day and fast chargingCamera – you could spend $300 more and still not beat it (g7 Plus)Display – 6.2” with good colour and brightnessPure Android Pie with Google upgrades
IP rating – P2i is OK
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4.9Overall Score
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