Motorola Moto E7 Plus Review
Moto E7 Plus reminded us a lot of the Moto G9. The design is very similar and there are some things we also liked about the Moto E7 Plus. The color of our review unit is misty blue.
Motorola is now slowly launching new smartphones in India and is trying to hold the company in the budget and mid-range market. Considering the popularity of Moto’s mid-range products, the Moto E7 Plus has now been added to the budget E-Series. This new phone of low price looks good and the specifications are also interesting, especially when its price in India is 9,499 rupees. However, the Moto E7 Plus also has some drawbacks, which can make buyers think twice. So we are also a little eager to review this phone. Let’s start a review of the Moto E7 Plus to find out where the phone will position itself in the competition.
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Moto E7 Plus design
The Moto E7 Plus reminded us a lot of the Moto G9. The design is very similar and there are some things we also liked about the Moto E7 Plus. The color of our review unit is misty blue. Smartphone companies usually choose solid colors on a budget device, but this phone has a Motorola gradient finish, which will help differentiate it from other budget mobile phones. Motorola has flattened the edges of the Moto E7 Plus as the company did with the Moto G9 and the frame turns slightly backwards. It helps to hold the phone well.
For the selfie camera you get a waterdrop notch on the top, which is set in a 6.5 inch display. The thickness of the bezels is acceptable according to the price, but you will see that the chin is a bit thicker. The phone’s power and volume buttons are fairly well set, making it easy to use the phone in one hand. There is also a dedicated button for Google Assistant. It is set above the volume button. Motorola has a dual-camera setup on the Moto E7 Plus which is set just above the fingerprint scanner. There is nothing on top of the Moto E7 Plus.
Moto E7 Plus specifications
The phone comes with Qualcomm Snapdragon 460 processor. The Qualcomm Snapdragon 460 is an octa-core chipset based on the 11 nm process and operates at 1.8GHz clock speed. Motorola has launched the phone in India with only 4 GB RAM and 64 GB storage.
We liked its MyUX custom skin, which is based on Android 10. It gives an almost stock experience. Our review unit had a September Android security patch. Motorola’s gestures are found in the OS. However the camera quick-launch gesture is missing on this device. Which reminds me that the E7 Plus is an entry-level model. Gesture-based navigation is enabled by default and you can swipe to the rear-mounted fingerprint scanner to show the notification shade. Motorola has kept bloatware almost non-existent. In this, you will only find some pre-installed apps from Google.
Moto E7 Plus performance and battery life
We did not see any kind of lag when using E7 Plus for a week. With 4 GB of RAM, multitasking is not a problem and we switched between several apps very easily. We also liked the performance of face unlock and fingerprint scanner.
The gaming performance on the Moto E7 is decent and we played Call of Duty at mid graphics quality without any problems. In 15 minutes of gameplay, we found that the phone battery dropped by 3 percent. Common games run fine and the device does not heat up when playing common games.
Battery life is very good in E7 Plus. It ran for 18 hours and 23 minutes in our HD video loop test. The phone lasted one and a half days with normal usage. The lack of a USB Type-C port is disappointing, but Motorola is not alone, Xiaomi’s Redmi 9 also comes with a micro-USB port.
The E7 Plus comes with a 10W charger, which is relatively slow. It charged the phone 22 percent in 30 minutes and 43 percent in one hour. It takes two hours to fully charge. Sadly, it does not have fast charging support.
Moto E7 Plus cameras
The Moto E7 has a dual-camera setup, which comes with a 48-megapixel primary sensor with f / 1.7 aperture and a 2-megapixel depth sensor. For selfie, this phone has an 8-megapixel sensor with F / 2.2 aperture.
Motorola’s camera application is very easy to use and I didn’t face any problems with it. Photo mode gives you the option to control ISO, focus, white balance and exposure manually.
Daylight photos were good and got enough sharpness and good detail. The phone automatically enabled HDR for the bright scene and the camera was fast to take shots. In the case of close-up subjects, it added soft blur to the background and kept the picture sharp.
Portrait mode uses a depth sensor, but we saw that the E7 Plus captures people and animals better than objects. It does a good job of detecting edges and also gives you the option to set the level of blur before taking a photo.
The low-light camera performance was average and the output looked smooth. Enabling Night mode changes the output significantly, giving very bright and sharp images. The phone takes about two seconds to capture a shot and in such a situation we would recommend you to use night mode only after the sun sets.
The selfie taken during the day was good and the portrait mode is also available, allowing you to set the level of blur. The phone does not recognize the face for portraits when applying mask. The low-light selfie was average.
After using Moto E7 Plus for a few days, we can say that it is a very good option for its price. Adequate performance is found and many budget phone buyers will be happy with this. Its long battery life will make your day very comfortable without worrying about charging. However, the Micro-USB port makes the fun of charging here gritty.
Camera performance is good, while it should be noted that this phone has only two cameras. If you want a good all-rounder and a clean user interface, then the Moto E7 Plus is for you.