Essential Phone vs Motorola Moto G7

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Display

Display size

5.7 inches
6.2 inches

Resolution

1312 x 2560 pixels
1080 x 2270 pixels

Pixel density

504 ppi
403 ppi

Technology

IPS LCD
IPS LCD

Screen-to-body ratio

84.85 %
82.58 %

Features

Scratch-resistant glass (Corning Gorilla Glass 5), Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor
Scratch-resistant glass (Corning Gorilla Glass 3), Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor

Camera

Rear

Dual camera
Dual camera

Main camera

13 megapixels
12 megapixels

Hardware Features

Laser and Phase detection autofocus
Phase detection autofocus

Specifications

Aperture size: F1.9; Sensor size: 1/3.09"
Aperture size: F1.8; Pixel size: 1.25 μm

Second camera

13 megapixels
5 megapixels

Hardware Features

Black and White, Laser and Phase detection autofocus
Depth information

Specifications

Aperture size: F1.9; Sensor size: 1/3.09"
 

Video recording

3840x2160 (4K UHD) (30 fps), 1920x1080 (Full HD) (60 fps), 1280x720 (HD) (120 fps)
3840x2160 (4K UHD) (30 fps), 1920x1080 (Full HD) (60 fps), 1280x720 (HD) (120 fps)

Features

Video calling, Video sharing
Time-lapse video, Hyperlapse, Digital image stabilization, Video calling, Video sharing

Front

8 megapixels
8 megapixels

Features

 
High Dynamic Range mode (HDR)

Design

Dimensions

5.57 x 2.80 x 0.31 inches (141.5 x 71.1 x 7.8 mm)
6.18 x 2.96 x 0.31 inches (157 x 75.3 x 8 mm)

Weight

6.53 oz (185 g)
the average is 6.1 oz (174 g)
6.07 oz (172 g)
the average is 6.1 oz (174 g)

Materials

Back: Ceramic; Frame: Titanium
Back: Glass; Frame: Aluminum

Resistance

Splash, Dust; IP 54
Splash

Biometrics

Fingerprint (touch)
2D Face unlock, Fingerprint (touch)

Features

Notification light
 

Colors

Black, Gray, Blue, White
Black, White

Multimedia

Headphones

USB Type-C (reversible)
3.5 mm jack

Speakers

Earpiece, Loudspeaker
Earpiece, Loudspeaker

Features

aptX-HD
Album art cover, Background playback

Screen mirroring

Wireless screen share
Wireless screen share

Radio

 
FM

Additional microphone(s)

for Noise cancellation
for Noise cancellation

Hardware & Performance

System chip

Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 MSM8998
Qualcomm Snapdragon 632 SDM632

Processor

Octa-core, 2450 MHz, Kryo 280, 64-bit, 10 nm
Octa-core, 1800 MHz, Kryo 250, 64-bit, 14 nm

GPU

Adreno 540
Adreno 506

RAM

4 GB
4 GB

Internal storage

128 GB
64 GB

Storage expansion

 
microSDXC up to 512 GB

OS

Android (10, 9.0 Pie, 8.1 Oreo, 7.1 Nougat)
Android (9.0 Pie)

Connectivity & Features

Bluetooth

5.0
4.2

Wi-Fi

802.11 a, b, g, n, ac, dual-band; MIMO, Wi-Fi Direct, Hotspot
802.11 a, b, g, n, dual-band; Hotspot, Wi-Fi Direct

USB

USB Type-C (reversible)
USB Type-C (reversible), USB 2.0

Features

Mass storage device, Video out
Mass storage device, USB OTG

Location

GPS, A-GPS, Glonass
GPS, A-GPS, Glonass, Galileo

Sensors

Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass, Barometer
Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass, Hall (for flip covers)

Other

NFC, VoIP, Tethering, Computer sync, OTA sync
VoIP, Tethering, Computer sync, OTA sync

Cellular

LTE (FDD)

Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 17, 20, 21, 25, 26, 28, 29, 30
Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 17, 20, 25, 26, 66

LTE (TDD)

Bands 38, 39, 40, 41
Bands 38, 40, 41

UMTS

850, 900, 1700/2100, 1900, 2100 MHz
850, 900, 1700/2100, 1900, 2100 MHz

Data

LTE-A Pro Cat 16 (1000/150 Mbit/s)
LTE-A Cat 7 (300/100 Mbit/s), HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s, UMTS

SIM type

Nano SIM
Nano SIM

Battery

Capacity

3040 mAh
3000 mAh

Type

Not user replaceable
Not user replaceable

Charging

Yes
Motorola TurboPower

Phone features

Notifications

Haptic feedback
Haptic feedback, Music ringtones, Vibration

Other features

Voice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording
Voice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording, TTY/TDD

Regulatory Approval

FCC approval

 
 

Date approved

Jun 26, 2017
 

FCC ID value: 2ALBB-A11 link
 

Measured SAR

 
 

Head

0.28 W/kg
 

Body

0.76 W/kg
 

Simultaneous Transmission

0.92 W/kg
 

Wireless Router

0.70 W/kg
 

Shopping information

In The Box

 
15W TurboPower charger, USB-C Cable, SIM pin, Guides

MSRP price

$ 700
$ 299
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