Motorola Moto E7 Plus review: Price and Specification

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Motorola Moto E7 Plus review
Motorola Moto E7 Plus review

Motorola Moto E7 Plus review: Price and Specification

Motorola Moto E7 Plus lowest price in Pakistan is 27000

Not only Xiaomi, Oppo, or Realme can make good low-cost smartphones. Motorola also has experience in this area – the new Moto E7 Plus has proven to be a very successful model.

How does this phone cope with everyday tasks, what are its strengths and weaknesses, what have you saved on? Find out the answers from my review.

The characteristics are quite decent, we have NFC, but the slot is hybrid. Many will also not be pleased with the fact that the smartphone does not have USB-C, only the more archaic micro USB.

Design and construction

The display here occupies more than 81% of the front panel, which is the norm for devices of this class. There is a small teardrop notch at the top front of the Moto E7 Plus. At the bottom, the manufacturer has placed a speaker (sounds pretty decent), a micro-USB port and a microphone, and at the top there is a headphone jack. On the left side there is a slide-out tray for SIM-cards and memory cards.

On the right are the on / off buttons for the device, volume and a special key that launches the Google Assistant. The latter, placed above all, requires more force to press than others, but we do not need to worry about accidentally launching the voice assistant. The back of the smartphone has two distinctive elements. The first is a slightly protruding module with cameras; the second is a fingerprint scanner. It works very well; I have nothing against speed or accuracy.

The Motorola Moto E7 Plus is quite high quality, at least for the price category it represents. The material from which the body of the smartphone is made is plastic, but the device looks quite good. The austere design may appeal too many, especially since the back of the E7 Plus collects virtually no prints. The device in question also deserves credit for the quality of the built-in side keys.

It’s kind of a trifle, but I’ve seen power or volume buttons dangling on the sides more than once, even in much more expensive phones. Everything is different here, it’s a shame the Moto E7 Plus doesn’t have an LED notification indicator.

Display and display quality

The tested Motorola Moto E7 Plus has a large 6.5-inch screen, but, unfortunately, its resolution is not high. This is noticeable when using multimedia, although it does not cause any particular problems with most operations performed with a smartphone. In terms of color reproduction and overall display experience, the Moto E7 Plus offers basically the same as its rival models. Of course, if you’ve used a more expensive phone with an AMOLED panel or even a higher resolution before, you’ll notice the difference right away.

 However, the E7 Plus is not intended for such buyers. Unfortunately, the brightness of the screen didn’t impress me much either. The scope for regulation is rather small, although in most day-to-day situations this will not be a problem.

Automatic dimming that doesn’t always pick the right brightness can be annoying. Interestingly, even after disabling the option, it happens that a moment after unlocking, the display becomes a little darker than before – you have to change the brightness level yourself.

Moto E7 Plus cameras

The main camera of Motorola Moto E7 Plus can pleasantly surprise you during the day if we take pictures outdoors or in a very well-lit room. At first glance, the photos look good, although the flaws are visible at high magnification. As you might guess, the darker the conditions, the worse.

 This mainly concerns the blurred edges of the photographed objects. There is a night mode, in case there are nearby light sources (even a dim lamp), it can improve the photo. In the event of complete darkness, the aforementioned regime, although it tries to save the situation, should not count on miracles. As a result, the landscape is illuminated in such a way that we see that in the photo, the sharpness of objects is not good enough.

Moving objects look very bad after dark. The Moto E7 Plus lacks a macro lens, which is noticeable – photographs of very small objects do not look the best. How about a video? For this price range, everything is standard – the final records are pretty good, even at night, as long as we are not in complete darkness. Some image stabilization would be helpful, though – the lack of it makes videos captured with the E7 Plus only suitable for sharing with friends, not personal blogs.

Software

 The Motorola Moto E7 Plus runs an almost pure Android 10 operating system. So the interface is minimalistic and intuitive. Many people may like it, although sometimes I missed some of the options offered by skins from competing manufacturers.

The tested Motorola smartphone has convenient support for various types of gestures. For example, if you shake the phone hard, the flashlight will turn on, and pressing the screen with three fingers at the same time will create a picture (screenshot).

Performance

 The Snapdragon 460 processor paired with 4GB of RAM creates a bundle that works well in day to day activities. When performing complex, resource-intensive tasks or using several applications at the same time, sometimes minor slowdowns or jams in animation occur. However, everything quickly returns to normal, I did not even have time to get upset.

A $ 110 smartphone is definitely not a gaming device, but what if we want to play something more demanding than simple platformers? In general, it is possible. For example, FIFA Mobile worked flawlessly for me, I also managed to play Real Racing 3, although I noticed that the game sometimes stuttered a little.

Autonomy

 Motorola Moto E7 plus Battery life is a definite advantage of the Moto E7 Plus. In my case, it was two full days (sometimes even three), while I never saved battery power. I managed to achieve about 9 hours of screen time; however, the figure may differ slightly depending on how you use your gadget. The battery, although very capacious, supports a maximum of 10W charging.

 The process of recharging the Moto E7 Plus with energy takes a long time, you should know about it. It takes about 2.5-3 hours to replenish energy from 0 to 100%. I didn’t notice that the device got too hot during charging or intensive use, which can undoubtedly be attributed to the advantages.

Outcome

 The Motorola Moto E7 Plus lacks features that would significantly set it apart from the competition and bring something revolutionary. However, we expect from a low-cost phone that despite some compromises, it will work flawlessly and handle basic tasks well. It’s about messaging, calling, browsing websites and social media.

The Motorola smartphone tested does not disappoint in these critical areas. In addition, it has a long battery life and has an excellent fingerprint scanner. However, the advantages of the device do not end there – the build quality can be described as very good for this category. Of course, we have to remember that the Moto E7 Plus’s screen is acceptable at best, and from time to time the smartphone may slow down a little when it receives many commands at the same time or we are running a demanding game.

Should you buy?

If you are looking for a standalone and budget smartphone for basic tasks, but prefer pure Android over Chinese overlays, I can safely recommend the Moto E7 Plus.

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