Motorola Moto G7 launches in the US (earlier than expected) as a great budget phone

Motorola Moto G7 launches in the US (earlier than expected) as a great budget phone
Earlier this month, when Motorola opened pre-orders for its new Moto G7 smartphone, it said that the device would be released on March 7. Surprisingly, though, today we received an email from the company announcing us that the phone is actually available to buy right now. At the moment, the Moto G7 is in stock only at Motorola's official website - HERE - and you can get it in either Ceramic Black or Ceramic White (these are nothing more than fancy color names, there's no ceramic used in building the device).

The Motorola Moto G7 costs $299.99, free shipping (within the US) included. The smartphone is fully unlocked and compatible with pretty much all relevant US carriers, including Verizon, AT&T, T-Mobile, Sprint, Google's Project Fi, and so on.

For a handset that costs less than $300, the Moto G7 - running Android 9 Pie out of the box - offers quite a lot. The phone is splash-resistant, sports a 6.2-inch display with 1080 x 2270 pixels, and is powered by a decent Qualcomm Snapdragon 632 processor. Other features include a dual 12 MP main camera with 4K video recording, 4GB of RAM, 64 GB of expandable internal memory, and a 3,000 mAh battery with quick charging. Our Motorola Moto G7 review will let you know more about the device.

If you're not sure you want to purchase the Moto G7 right away, you should know that Best Buy has some nice discounts on the phone: $100 off with activation on Sprint, or $50 off with activation on Verizon or AT&T. However, Best Buy is still only taking pre-orders for the handset and will likely launch it in the first half of March.

Besides the regular Moto G7, Other two G7 models will be available in the US soon - the Moto G7 Power (packing at large 5,000 mAh battery and costing $249) and the Moto G7 Play (offering more modest specs for $199).

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Moto G7
  • Display 6.2" 1080 x 2270 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP / 8 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 632, Octa-core, 1800 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3000 mAh

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4 Comments

1. ijuanp03

Posts: 616; Member since: Dec 30, 2014

I would love to have white color on the G7 Plus as well! Too bad I'm from Asia and they don't sell the G7 here (just the Plus variant)

2. antmiu2

Posts: 550; Member since: Jun 19, 2011

DOA........

3. domfonusr

Posts: 1087; Member since: Jan 17, 2014

This Motorola Moto G7 appears to be very competitive in a matchup with the Nokia 7.1... The Nokia... - has slightly better CPU and GPU - is more compact - has a slightly higher pixel density for the screen - supports NFC - has slightly larger battery - supports 802.11 ac Wi-Fi mode and Bluetooth 5.0 - dual-SIM support The Motorola... - has splash resistance - comes with turbo charger in the box for fast charging - supports CDMA, and better LTE (Cat 7, more bands) - supports face-recognition biometrics - will take up to a 512GB microSD card - supports more camera modes, digital image stabilization - direct-from-OEM price is lower Now that the Nokia 7.1 can be had for as little as $249 at one place, these two devices are pretty closely matched. Just pick the advantages that are most useful to you from the lists...

4. Scott93274

Posts: 6040; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

I'd have to side with the Moto G7 Power. I'm not actually in the market for a new phone. I'm still enjoying my Pixel 2 quite a bit, but I'm very fond of the G7 Power's battery and the expandable storage, an wouldn't mind getting one simply as a media player for when I'm traveling and don't want to consume my primary phone's battery.

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