Ever since the first Moto G was released all the way back in 2013, Motorola's G series of smartphones has been one of the go-to options for people that want a phone that looks great and performs well while spending a fraction of what typical flagships cost.

For 2019, Motorola is returning with the Moto G7 lineup and launching more G phones at once than ever before.

Whether you're looking for official specs, our initial impressions of the phones, or anything else, here's everything you need to know!

The latest Moto G7 news

April 5, 2019 — Moto G7 Play now available in the U.S. for $200

Following the Moto G7 and G7 Power, Motorola has now launched the G7 Play in the United States.

This is the most affordable version of all the G7 phones, featuring a 5.7-inch HD+ display, Snapdragon 632 processor, a 3,000 mAh battery, and a rear-mounted fingerprint sensor.

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April 4, 2019 — Motorola adds Digital Wellbeing, Call Screening, and Moto Experiences to the Moto G7 family of phones

In an effort to give you even more control over your phone and digital lifestyle Motorola has partnered with Google to bring Digital Wellbeing and Call Screening to the Moto G7 family of phones. Digital Wellbeing is a Google initiative to make you more aware of your phone habits and help you create better ones. It accomplishes this with a combination of app timers, voice replies, customization for alerts, and more. The most useful feature, of course, is the digital dashboard that gives you an overview of your overall phone usage.

Call Screening is Google's ingenious use of its AI technology to help manage all of those unwanted calls you get each day. With a simple tap of a button you'll be able to send them to a digital assistant to see if that unknown number is worth picking up or not. Nothing will help you manage your time better than avoiding all those unnecessary phone calls.

Moto Experiences is Motorola's own take on helping you manage your digital wellbeing including Peak Display, Flip to do not disturb, and Pick up to silence. Peak Display allows you to view your notifications without having to deep dive into your phone. While flip to DND lets you flip the phone to enter DND and flip over again to disable DND and pick up to silence does just as it describes and silences those annoying calls with a simple movement.

March 20, 2019 — Moto G7 Power officially launches in the U.S.

A couple days ahead of schedule, Motorola's launched the Moto G7 Power in the United States.

The phone is available in Marine Blue with 32GB of storage, and if you make your purchase between now and March 30, you'll get a $20 credit to spend on Motorola's website.

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March 15, 2019 — You can now pre-order the Moto G7 Power for $250

Right on schedule, Motorola has opened pre-orders for the Moto G7 Power in the United States.

The phone costs $249.99, and to sweeten the deal a little bit, all pre-orders come with a $20 credit towards your next purchase on Motorola's website.

Following pre-orders, the Moto G7 Power will officially launch on March 22.

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March 11, 2019 — Moto G7 Play and G7 Power U.S. pre-orders begin this month

The Moto G7, Motorola's flagship budget phone for 2019, officially went on sale in the U.S. in February. Later this month, you'll be able to pre-order its two siblings — the Moto G7 Play and G7 Power.

The Moto G7 Play has weaker specs across the board compared to the regular G7, but in turn, also gets a price tag of just $200. The G7 Power comes in at the middle for $250 and gets its name thanks to the truly massive 5,000 mAh battery inside it.

Pre-orders for the Moto G7 Power begin on March 15 with an official launch following on March 22. As for the G7 Play, you'll be able to pre-order it starting March 29 with full sales beginning April 5.

Both phones will be sold at Motorola, Amazon, Best Buy, and B&H.

All the big details

Check out our hands-on coverage

Motorola's Moto G phones are consistently some of the best in the budget smartphone space each year, and with the G7, things aren't any different. In fact, they may be better than ever.

The Moto G7 brings a lot to the table for its modest $300 price tag. The build quality is fantastic, its large display with minimal bezels is a treat to use, and it works on every carrier in the U.S.

You can check out our full review of the regular G7 below, in addition to some initial hands-on impressions of the G7 Power and G7 Play.

There are four different models to choose from

The Moto G7 series consists of four different phones. In order of least to most expensive/powerful, they include:

  • Moto G7 Play
  • Moto G7 Power
  • Moto G7
  • Moto G7 Plus

The G7 Play is clearly at the bottom of the barrel and delivers pretty basic specifications and features for less than $200. As the name suggests for the G7 Power, this is a phone designed around delivering unrivaled battery life.

Motorola's base G7 falls in the middle of everything else with a nicer design, a smaller notch, and improved performance.

Lastly, the G7 Plus aims to deliver much-improved cameras, stereo speakers, and incredibly fast 27W charging.

Here are the specs

Moto G phones never have the most impressive specifications, but they're good enough to deliver an experience that's still enjoyable for the end user.

Here's a quick snapshot of what we have to look forward to with the Moto G7 lineup.

Category Moto G7 Play Moto G7 Power Moto G7 Moto G7 Plus
Operating System Android 9 Pie Android 9 Pie Android 9 Pie Android 9 Pie
Display 5.7-inch IPS LCD
19:9 aspect ratio
6.2-inch IPS LCD
19:9 aspect ratio
6.2-inch IPS LCD
19:9 aspect ratio
6.2-inch IPS LCD
19:9 aspect ratio
Processor Snapdragon 632 1.8GHz octa-core
Adreno 506 GPU
Snapdragon 632 1.8GHz octa-core
Adreno 506 GPU
Snapdragon 632 1.8GHz octa-core
Adreno 506 GPU
Snapdragon 636 1.8GHz octa-core
Adreno 509 GPU
Storage 32GB 32GB 64GB 64/128GB
Expandable Yes Yes Yes Yes
Rear Camera - Main 13MP, ƒ/2.0 12MP, ƒ/2.0 12MP, ƒ/1.8 Dual Autofocus Pixel 16MP ƒ/1.7, OIS
Rear Camera - Secondary N/A N/A 5MP (for depth) 5MP (for depth)
Video 1080p @ 30 fps 1080p @ 30fps 4K @ 30 fps 4K @ 30 fps
Front Camera 8MP
selfie light
8MP 8MP 12MP
Battery 3000mAh 5000mAh 3200mAh 3200mAh
Security Fingerprint sensor (rear) Fingerprint sensor (rear) Fingerprint sensor (rear)
Face unlock
Fingerprint sensor (rear)
Face unlock

For the entire spec list, check out the link below 👇

Moto G7 specifications: 2019 is a good year for budget phones

When and where can you buy the phones?

Finally, the most important section of this entire post — When will you be able to buy the Moto G7 phones and how much will they cost?

  • Moto G7 Play — $199
  • Moto G7 Power — $249
  • Moto G7 — $299

All three models of the G7 are available for purchase right now in the United States. Unfortunately, the Moto G7 Plus is not being sold in the country.

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