Motorola officially unveiled its latest G-series in Brazil last week which included four devices, namely the Moto G7, Moto G7 Plus, Moto G7 Power and Moto G7 Play. Yesterday we reported that the Motorola device silently launched in India via offline stores for Rs 14,500 and now The Mobile Indian has learnt from our sources that the Moto G7 Power will be unveiled in India for a price of Rs 13,999.
Motorola is packing in a Snapdragon 632 processor, the same chipset as the Moto G7 and Moto G7 Play. It’s paired with 3GB of RAM and 32GB of storage and is fuelled by a 5,000mAh power unit that Motorola says will deliver up to 60 hours of usage on a single charge and can be quickly charged with the bundled 15W TurboPower charger. The device packs in a 6.2-inch HD+ screen with a standard wide notch and a resolution of 1520×720 pixels. For optics, the Moto G7 Power only equips a single lens primary camera setup with a 12MP (f/2.0, 1.25µm) sensor and an 8MP selfie camera on the front. The major selling point of the G7 Power like any Motorola phone comes down to the near-to-stock experience of Android 9 Pie which it runs o out of the box. The phone provides a natural Android user experience, considering the fact that users under this price segment are generally the ones who use their smartphone mostly for day-to-day activities like texting, streaming, calling and a hint of casual gaming.
For a price of Rs 13,999, the Moto G7 Power will be targeting the industry’s several budget phones we’ve come to see as of late. There’s the popular Xiaomi Redmi Note 6 Pro and Asus Zenfone Max Pro M2 while we also have the recently launched Honor 10 Lite and the latest 4GB variant of the Nokia 5.1 Plus; all of which are priced under the Rs 15,000 range.
|Motorla Moto G7 Power||Nokia 5.1 Plus||Huawei Honor 10 Lite||Asus Zenfone Max Pro M2||Redmi Note 6 Pro|
|Processor||Snapdragon 632||MediaTek Helio P60||Kirin 710||Snapdragon 660||Snapdragon 636|
|Display||6.2-inch HD+, 1520×720 pixels||5.86-inch HD+, 1520 x 720 pixels||6.21-inch FHD+, 2340 x 1080 pixels||6.3-inch Full HD+, 1080 x 2280 pixels||6.26-inch FHD+, 1080 x 2280 pixels|
|Memory||4GB RAM, 64GB storage||4GB RAM, 64GB storage||4GB RAM, 64GB storage||4GB RAM, 64GB storage||4GB RAM, 64GB storage|
|Camera||Rear: 12MP (f/2.0, 1.25µm); Front: 8MP||Rear: 13MP + 5MP; Front: 8MP||Rear: 13MP + 2MP; Front: 24MP||Rear: 12MP + 5MP; Front: 13MP||Rear: 12MP + 5MP; Front: 20MP + 2MP|
|OS||Android 9 Pie||Android 8.1 Oreo, upgradeable to Android 9 Pie||Android 9 Pie||Android 8.1 Oreo||Android 8.1 Oreo, MIUI 10|
|Price||Rs 13,999 (expected)||Rs 14,499||Rs 13,999||Rs 14,999||Rs 13,999|
Xiaomi Redmi Note 6 Pro (4GB + 64GB)
The Redmi Note 6 Pro bears resemblance to its predecessor and features a 6.26-inch Full HD+ display with a 2280 x 1080 pixels resolution and 86 percent screen-to-body ratio. The device is powered by a more powerful Snapdragon 636 with 4GB of RAM and 64GB storage. For the same price of Rs 13,999, the Redmi Note 6 Pro is also offering dual camera setup on the front and back. There’s a 12MP + 5MP the back with EIS while a 20MP + 2MP is positioned on the front. The phone supports Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0 and comes with a 4,000mAh battery and runs on an older Android 8.1 Oreo with MIUI 10 on top.
While the Redmi device offers a better display, camera setup and processing capabilities, it gets beaten by the Moto G7 Power’s larger 5,000mAh battery and the latest version of clean and stock Android 9 Pie. The combination of both makes the Moto G7 Power more efficient in terms of power but if the camera is your priority, you can choose the Redmi Note 6 Pro from Xiaomi.
Honor 10 Lite (4GB + 64GB)
The Honor 10 Lite was only launched in India about a month ago and its 4GB RAM version can be purchased for an affordable price of Rs 13,999. At that price, the Honor device offers a 6.21-inch (2340 x 1080 pixels) Full HD+ display and is powered by a Kirin 710 processor with 4GB of RAM and 64GB storage. There’s a dual 13MP + 2MP camera setup at the back while the front features a 24MP selfie camera. The Honor 10 Lite only comes with a 3,400mAh battery but unlike the Xiaomi phone, it runs on the latest Android 9.0 Pie, but with EMUI 9.0 on top.
The Honor 10 Lite has executed all basics right for a budget smartphone. It provides a decent camera at the back by not ignoring the selfie sensor. The Kirin 710 is a strong processor and the display is nothing short of attractive. The downside to the Honor 10 Lite is what the Moto G7 Power excels in – Battery and better user experience with a near-to-stock Android.
Nokia 5.1 Plus (4GB + 64GB)
For Rs 14,499, the Nokia 5.1 Plus is of course slightly expensive than the Moto G7 Power but is probably its nearest competitor in terms of software and build quality. On paper, the Nokia 5.1 Plus features a 5.86-inch HD+ display with a screen resolution 1520 x 720 pixels. It’s powered by the MediaTek Helio P60 processor with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of storage. There’s a 13MP + 5MP sensor for primary imaging while an 8MP camera is positioned on the front for selfies. Pretty basic till this point, right? But here’s the upside, the Nokia 5.1 Plus does not only run on Android 9 Pie like its Motorola counterpart, but it’s also an Android One device. What this means is software and security update on the phone will be faster than many and Motorola has pretty much faded in terms of providing regular software updates.
The downside to the Nokia 5.1 Plus is its standard 3,000mAh battery which comes with a standard 10W charging adapter. For everything else, the Nokia 5.1 Plus is almost identical to the Moto G7 Power and the Motorola device once again leads away for its battery capabilities.
Asus Zenfone Max Pro M2 (4GB + 64GB)
Surprised seeing the Zenfone Max Pro M2 on the list? We don’t think so. For Rs 14,999, the Zenfone device is certainly more expensive than the Moto G7 Power, but you’re getting a lot of the Moto G7 Power and some more. We’re no longer in the Snapdragon 63X region as the Max Pro M2 runs the more powerful Snapdragon 660 processor in the same 4GB of RAM and 64GB storage configuration. For cameras, the Zenfone Max Pro M2 features a dual 12MP + 5MP with 6 element lens at the back while equipping a 13MP lens on the front for selfies. It has also got the same 5,000mAh battery as the Moto G7 Power which is a plus point but there’s only a 10W charger inside the box.
As for software, the Zenfone device runs on a similar build of clean stock Android but currently runs on Android 8.1 Oreo. An update to Android 9 Pie is excepted to arrive soon but for the fact that the Moto G7 Power already runs on the latest Android version, it takes the lead. On overall, the Zenfone Max Pro M2 is the perfect alternative for the Moto G7 Power. It’s got a powerful chipset, an FHD+ screen, decent pair of cameras and the same battery capacity with stock Android. For that slightly more price difference, we’d have expected a better charging technology other than the 10W charger and that’s certainly where the G7 Power comes in front.