Unlocked Moto G7 Power with 4GB RAM drops below $200 in fresh Woot deal

Unlocked Moto G7 Power with 4GB RAM drops below $200 in fresh Woot deal
The smartphone with the best battery life in the world right now (according to our in-depth testing) typically costs $250 unlocked in the US, but for a limited time, the Moto G7 Power can be purchased from Woot at $197.99 brand-new. That may not sound like an earth-shattering discount... until you realize Amazon's subsidiary is actually selling a variant of the well-reviewed 6.2-inch mid-ranger here with 64 gigs of internal storage space and 4GB RAM.

That particular configuration is not officially available stateside from Motorola or major third-party retailers like Best Buy, mind you, which are instead charging the aforementioned $250 price for a G7 Power version packing only 3 gigs of memory and accommodating 32GB of content before adding a microSD card in the equation. In other words, you're looking at saving a lot more than 52 bucks, although you also have to consider a couple of downsides before pulling the trigger.

For one thing, while the units on sale today at Woot are completely new and unused, they come with a modest 90-day seller warranty rather than the manufacturer's full 1-year coverage. You're also looking at GSM-only factory unlocked devices here you should be able to easily activate on the likes of AT&T and T-Mobile, but not Sprint or Verizon.

All things considered, though, it's hard to argue with a monster-battery phone fetching less than $200 while sporting an extra-large screen, decent build quality combining smooth plastic and tough glass, a fast and reliable rear-mounted fingerprint scanner, and squeaky clean Android 9.0 Pie software. The 4GB RAM Moto G7 Power is up for grabs at $197.99 in blue and violet hues, but based on a similar Woot deal from last month, you don't have a lot of time to act before the price goes up or stocks run out.

Check out the deal here



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11 Comments

1. Joesmetals55

Posts: 6; Member since: Jun 17, 2019

The thing they don't tell you is the unlocked phone G7 power won't receive Volte from T-Mobile..all calls are 2g

4. XDA-Dev

Posts: 7; Member since: Jun 18, 2019

Lack of support for VoLTE & VoWiFi does appear to be an issue. Luckily, there is a confirmed workaround. First, of course, the bootloader needs to be unlocked via Motorola's official support webpage. Next, you will need a stock boot image (official Android Pie firmware packages are already available for the xt1955-2 at easy-firmware.com and the ever-resourceful Lolinet repo. The boot image will need to be saved to the G7 Power's internal or external storage. Install the latest Magisk Manager apk to your device, opt to install the latest Magisk systemless root zip (beta or stable will suffice), then select the "Patch Boot Image" install option, navigate to the saved location of the stock boot image, and let Magisk Manager work its magic. The patched boot image will be saved to your Downloads folder when complete. Now, transfer the Magisk patched boot image to ypur PC or laptop, and save it within your ADB/Fastboot directory. (Assuming you have the latest Minimal ADB & Fastboot utilities installed, or the platform tools from the Android SDK.) Now boot your G7 Power into AP Fastboot mode (Power + Volume Down for around 9 seconds), and connect your device and PC with the supplied or quality equivalent USB sync/charge cable. Open a command window in your ADB/Fastboot path, and type adb devices to ascertain a proper connection. (An alphanumeric string synonomous to your ESN will be displayed if connected correctly). Now execute these commands: fastboot oem fb_mode_set fastboot flash boot magisk_patched.img fastboot erase DDR fastboot erase cache fastboot oem fb_mode_clear fastboot reboot Upon reboot, open your Magosk Manager app to verify that the latest Magisk systemless root is properly installed. Now, download the Magisk VoLTE/VoWiFi enabler and support module from the xda-developers Magisk module development and discussion forums (the module is called VoEnabler, as it supports VoLTE and WiFi Calling), select Modules in the Magisk Manager menu and navigate to the saved module to install. Now reboot your device and full VoLTE support will be enabled if you are using AT&T, T-Mobile or any supported MVNOs or subsidiaries. I can confirm that this workaround results in fully working VoLTE, HD Calling, and WiFi Calling support on T-Mobile, AT&T & Cricket.

2. Joesmetals55

Posts: 6; Member since: Jun 17, 2019

Data is 4g LTE but not phone service..H band 2g

3. NoDialtone212

Posts: 17; Member since: Oct 23, 2018

Phone is beast ! But screen sucks !

5. Joesmetals55

Posts: 6; Member since: Jun 17, 2019

I don't have an engineering degree it sounds like a would be helpful to follow these instructions

6. XDA-Dev

Posts: 7; Member since: Jun 18, 2019

It sounds like a lot, but is actually just a standard Magisk systemless rooting guide which works on many newer Moto smartphones. It alleviates any need for installation of a custom recovery, and only requires that the bootloader be unlocked.

7. XDA-Dev

Posts: 7; Member since: Jun 18, 2019

But, as you correctly noted, the member experiencing a 2G signal while on VoLTE isn't having a VoLTE issue at all. Rather, that issue is due to the Moto G7 Power's availability.of supported LTE bands (or lack thereof). My issue with VoLTE was simply.a lack of System UI toggles and controls for setting up and maintaining the enablement of VoLTE itself. The VoEnabler module i referenced appears to fully.remedy.the issue.

8. Joesmetals55

Posts: 6; Member since: Jun 17, 2019

Assuming you have the latest Minimal ADB & Fastboot utilities installed, or the platform tools from the Android SDK...is part of what I'm referring to ....how many "normal" cell phone users have this software installed on their computer?

9. Joesmetals55

Posts: 6; Member since: Jun 17, 2019

I do not and have no idea what that is

10. XDA-Dev

Posts: 7; Member since: Jun 18, 2019

Fastboot is a diagnostic and engoneering mode from which ypu may boot your device. With your phone powered off, hold the Power + Volume Down buttons simultaneously for approx 8 seconds until ypu see the AP Fastboot menu appeear on your phone display (Motorola devices). Fastboot provides a special protocol whereby you may modify the file system images of your phone from your PC over a USB connection. I would recommend going over to XDA and researching the topics of bootloader unlocking, adb & fastboot commands, and systemless rooting via Magisk.

11. Joesmetals55

Posts: 6; Member since: Jun 17, 2019

I like the G7 power but do not like that it only receives 2g phone service...having said that I'm not ready to turn it into a paperweight messing around with things I am unfamiliar with ..

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