Moto G7 vs Moto G6: is it worth upgrading?

Moto G7 vs Moto G6: is it worth upgrading?
Motorola has just officially lifted the cover off its new Moto G7 series and there will be four new phones in the series: the main Moto G7 model, a battery-centric Moto G7 Power, a super affordable G7 Play version and the G7 Plus with the most powerful hardware, but also the only one that will not be sold in the United States.

So... should you upgrade to a Moto G7 series phone if you are using a Moto G6 right now?

We compare two of the Moto G7 phones that will be widely available in the United States this spring: the $300 Moto G7 and the more affordable, Moto G7 Power with a 5,000 mAh battery, the spiritual successor of the G6 Play, which also had a large battery.

Moto G7 vs Moto G6

Faster processor and upgraded cameras, plus the new Android Pie with gestures

Moto G7 on the left vs Moto G6 on the right

Moto G7 on the left vs Moto G6 on the right



The big difference in the Moto G7 is clearly in the processor: Moto has now included a Snapdragon 6xx series chip inside, a big step up from the Snapdragon 4xx chip in last year's model. You also have the basics covered with a reasonable 4GB of RAM and 64 gigs of on board storage with the option to expand the memory via microSD cards.

The other big upgrade is in the visual style: gone are the big bezels and here you have a more elegant teardrop notch and overall thinner bezels on the G7 (but still you have a rather big chin). One thing that has not changed much is the size of the battery, so battery life will likely not break any records on the G7, just like it did not on the G6.

We like having navigation gestures on the Moto G7, even if they are the rather sloppy implementation from Google.

Moto also promises big improvements in the camera department as well, but we reserve our judgment until we actually see the photos.

So... should you upgrade to the G7 from the G6? We don't see some ground-breaking changes to do this, but if you are upgrading from an older phone, we definitely recommend spending $70 extra to get the newer G7.

Moto G7 Power vs Moto G6 Play

An even bigger, 5,000mAh battery this year with a promise for up to 3 days of battery life

Moto G7 Power on the left vs Moto G Play on the right

Moto G7 Power on the left vs Moto G Play on the right



The Moto G7 Power promises 3 days of battery life and sports a much bigger 5,000mAh battery cell, a big upgrade from the 4,000mAh cell on the G6 Play.

Again, we don't see an upgrade from the G6 Play to the G7 Power a necessity, but we definitely recommend users picking between the two to choose to spend those $70 extra dollars and get the G7 Power for its newer version of Android, faster processor and longer-lasting battery.

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3 Comments

1. surethom

Posts: 1610; Member since: Mar 04, 2009

Why Motorola/Lenovo Why have you increased the screen size from a usable to majority 5.7" to 6.2" the G range is for the masses that like a cheaper phone but with great camera, 5.7" was the ideal upper middle screen size.

2. hurrycanger

Posts: 1755; Member since: Dec 01, 2013

I would get it if it got nfc for mobile payment.

3. bugsbunny00

Posts: 2260; Member since: Jun 07, 2013

the moto G6 has 2 rear cameras 12mp 5mp NOT one, even shown in G6 pic above. you welcome..

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