With the launch of the Moto E7 Power, a new entrant in the budget segment, Motorola has taken an India-first approach. The phone is manufactured in India and will be available exclusively on Flipkart for less than 10,000. A near-stock Android app, a 5000mAh battery, eMCP storage, LPDDR4X RAM, and USB Type-C charging are just a few of its highlights.
With these, it hopes to compete with phones like the Poco C3, Micromax In 1b, Realme C15, Redmi 9i, and others.
So, in this Smartprix Moto E7 Power analysis, we’ll see how powerful this device really is. And by the time we get to the last line, you’ll know if it’s right for you.
Moto E7 Power Battery and Performance
The battery is the first thing that comes to mind when you hear the word Power. It claims to last up to two days on the pack. E7 Power includes a 5000mAh battery that can comfortably last a day and, with moderate use, even the rest of the next day.
However, it scored 8Hr 38 mins (with 15% remaining) in the PCMark Work 2.0 battery test, which is an hour less than the Moto E7 Plus (review) but should suffice for the majority of users. The included 10W charger takes around 2 hours and 30 minutes to fully charge the tank from 15% to 100%.
The rest of the components include a MediaTek Helio G25 CPU with 8x Cortex A53 cores clocked at a maximum speed of 2.0GHz and built on a 12 nm process. Up to 4GB, LPDDR4x RAM and 64GB eMCP ROM support this configuration.
For improved inter-chip communication, this storage standard includes a built-in memory solution. As a result, it should potentially be quicker and more powerful than the eMMC found in today’s phones. In everyday practice, you should be able to complete most activities with just a few hints of restraint.
This has also been true in the gaming industry. Though Asphalt 9 isn’t sponsored, I tried Asphalt 8 and it crashed the first few times, much to my dismay. Apart from the initial hiccups, I did play for a long time in both medium (at 30fps) and high graphics. In the case of Call of Duty, the game could be played with low graphics and quick frame rates.
Last but not least, the software on a Motorola phone is a big selling point. It’s completely stock, with no advertisements, bloat, or nonsense.
Press the Power Button twice to open the camera, swipe on the Moto mark to bring down the notification shade, fast chop-chop to switch on the flashlight, and the 3-finger screenshot are just a few of the cool features. I really appreciate that accessing Google Feed is as simple as a right-swipe from the home screen.
Moto E7 Power Connectivity, Calls, and Audio
2.4GHz Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 5.0, GPS, Dual 4G SIMs (hybrid slot) with VoLTE support, and 22 MIMO throughput are among the connectivity options.
In terms of call efficiency, neither I nor the other party had any issues. The sound quality is generally tinny. It comes from a tiny slit on the back of the phone that can be easily blocked depending on how the phone is held and placed on a table. As a result, a headset is preferable.
Moto E7 Power Design and Display
The jack is located at the very top. A mic and a USB-C port are located near the foot. Moto earns a point for its port selection. All three perfectly tactile buttons — the power key, volume rocker, and Google Assistant trigger — are located on the right-arm side. While the latter’s positioning at a finger’s stretch prevents unintentional clicks, I wish it could be remappable. The E7 Power has a 6.5-inch IPS LCD screen with a resolution of HD+.
A larger surface allows for greater flexibility in terms of touch and vision. However, a canvas of 720×1600 pixels has a lower pixel density or 269 PPI in this case. Another issue I have with the computer is that the light outside is too dim.
A neat warning LED, an earpiece, and the customary drop notch with the sensor looking at you are all found on top. However, it can’t scan the face. As a result, you’ll have to rely on the fingerprint scanner on the back (located inside the Moto logo), which is fast enough. The main camera panel is the only other choice.
Moto E7 Power Camera
The Moto E7 Power has a 5MP front camera and a 13MP+2MP dual camera setup on the rear. Both sides can record in 1080p@30fps. The results in daylight are very decent, with accommodating data. When it comes to exposure control, it falls short, which is particularly noticeable in highlights. In addition, the shades seem to be much brighter than they are.
When viewed on a native computer, they appear to be much worse. As a result, viewing them on a laptop screen is recommended for a better understanding. Moto chose macro over depth or monochrome lenses, and I’m glad he did.
Moto E7 Power Review: Verdict
The E7 Power is a cookie-cutter budget phone since Motorola sticks to the basics so well. While it has the potential to go above and beyond in terms of battery life, vanilla Android, long-term storage, and peripherals, there are some places where it falls short – which we think is perfectly appropriate for the price. The low-geared processor’s output is mediocre at best. Similarly, the camera and speaker quality, though adequate, will not appeal to you.
So, as we said at the beginning, the question is whether this is powerful enough to fulfill your requirements. The changes will be unfavorable to a power user, but that’s not for whom this is aimed.