Motorola Moto G7 Play Australia – Release Date, Price, Features, and SpecificationsUpdated: 2 months ago
Over quite a few years, Motorola's G-series is a poster child for budget and interestingly, 2019 is no different. The Moto G7 Play in Australia is the most affordable of the four, announced alongside the G7 Power, G7 and G7 Plus. Its major competition is Nokia 3.1 Plus, a slightly cheaper Nokia 3.1 and Honor 8A. The Moto G7 Play stands out in a crowd in terms of power as it's the only smartphone in its price-range to house Qualcomm Snapdragon 632 Chipset - as found in the rest of Moto G7 line. The handset also houses a 32GB of onboard memory which can be expanded further via microSD card.
Moto G7 Play Specifications
The Moto G7 Play Specs include 5.7-inches IPS LCD screen and Android Pie 9.0 OS. The handset also includes:
- Dimensions: 147.3 x 71.5 x 8 mm
- Weight: 149 grams
- Display Size: 5.7-inches IPS LCD (720 x 1512 Pixels)
- Chipset: Qualcomm Snapdragon 632
- GPU: Adreno 506
- RAM and ROM: 2GB and 32GB (Expandable Up to 512GB)
- Cameras: 13MP Rear and 8MP Front
- Connectivity: Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth 4.2, GPS and micro USB
- Battery: 3000mAh non-removable
- Sensors: Fingerprint (rear-mounted), Gyro, Proximity, Compass and Accelerometer
- Colours: Find Gold, Starry Black and Deep Indigo
Moto Z7 Play Design
Looks seldom make or break a budget smartphone - but Motorola didn't slumber at work. The G7 Play is a slim lightweight handset with rounded corners which sit in even the smallest of hands, comfortably and with a camera which only slightly outstands in its back. Maybe it doesn't look as sleek as Honor 10 Lite, but it is still gorgeous to look than many other equally affordable phones. It avoids the costly materials of polycarbonate plastic such as glass and metal that doesn't feel high when you hold it in your hands, but it can take a little blow.
A micro-etched ending at the back creates a little more grip, so your hand won't fly. At this price, water resistance is out of the question although it has a waterproof layer to help burn a little light rain. In the back, the Motorola circular logo doubles as a fingerprint sensor that recognizes your numbers quickly. There is also facial recognition with the selfie camera, but the hardware is not as fast as other handsets.
Moto G7 Play Display
The IPS LCD panel is 5.7-inches in size, therefore, it is not going to compete with an OLED deep black and inky hues. The contrast, however, is respectable. The slightly better resolution than HD 1512 x 720 is the stretched dimension ratio of 19:9. Text and images are fully readable, even though you will not going to blow by details and clarity. You will need to pick up the bullet and move to a handset if you require more pixels. For a smartphone of that price, color accuracy is very good, because there are just a few options to make them tweak. If you want, you can dial down the saturation, but the default setting looks good.
The single speaker from the G7 play is a fine match for the screen: decent enough, but hardly a substitute for a pair of decent headsets or Bluetooth speakers. It gets loud enough to listen in without having to listen to a pair of earbuds, and it avoids distortions if it really is cranked, but bass is little. A 3.5 mm headphone jack also means that you do not need a USB-C dongle.
Moto G7 Play RAM and ROM
The G7 Play is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 632-similar to G7 and G7. This chip is a big step up from the G6 Play's Snapdragon 430, which could be slow and isn't all that good for running games. The power boost, however, does make Android running very well, with little lag or stutter on the Android screen. It is coupled with a conserve 2GB of RAM. A 32GB of an onboard storage system which is about the same as on a sub-AU$250 smartphone, but if you run out of space for your apps, games, music, and photos there is a microSD card slot to add more.
Moto G7 Play Camera
It has 13MP, f/2.0 rear snapper with the same phase-detection and automatic HDR shooting as previous-gen G6 Play. Feed it light enough, and you will receive colorful shots, without getting excessively vibrant. Auto HDR does good work with shining skies and dark shadows, and pictures are very detailed if you don't want to zoom in. Take a closer look at the sensor's restrictions, losing detail on brickwork, faces and leaves that a handset could resolve on a more expensive basis. The front-facing camera in the notch maintains the same 8MP sensor as the G6 player and the LED flash-still some rare in any phone, not to mention a budget like this. It's a decent snapper capturing a good amount of detail. It now includes portrait mode blur, to counterfeit Bokeh effects when a face is detected, even if they hit and miss.
Moto G7 Play Battery
A fairly small 3000mAh Motorola battery has claims that the Moto G7 Play will last one day. Sadly, it's not supported TurboPower unlike the other G7s, so it's slower to charge. You will find battery life really pretty good with real-world usage. Using Moto G Play as your main smartphone, you will have an average usage at least one day and a half. Unfortunately, an absence of quick charge means it takes a long time to charge the phone.
Moto G7 Play Release Date
The handset is officially available in numerous countries such as China, India and nearest regions from March 1st, 2019. When (or if) Aussies will get their hands on one, it’s not known as Moto G7 Play Release Date in Australia isn’t decided yet.
Moto G7 Play Price
As far as Moto G7 Play Price in Australia is concerned, it’s expected to cost exactly the same as last year’s smartphone when it first landed on stores at AU$280 somewhere in February. The Moto G7 Play is thus directly attracted by some fantastic alternatives. For example, Nokia's budget phone space has progressed greatly in recent years and Nokia 5.1 remains a beautifully looked-out phone with a great camera, costing AU$142. Honor 9 Lite, in addition to double front-facing cameras, has also dropped to AU$160.