Moto E7 Plus Design
The Moto E7 Plus reminded us a lot of the Moto G9. The design is very similar, and there are a few things we liked about the Moto E7 Plus. The color of our review unit is Misty Blue. Smartphone companies usually go for solid colors on budget devices, but on this phone, Motorola opted for a gradient finish, which will help it stand out from other budget mobile phones. Motorola has flattened the sides of the Moto E7 Plus, just like the company did with the Moto G9, and the frame curves back slightly. Helps to hold the phone well.
You get a waterdrop notch at the top for the selfie camera, which is set to a 6.5-inch display. The thickness of the bezels is acceptable for the price, but you will notice that the chin is a bit thick. The phone’s power and volume buttons are well-placed, making it easy to use the phone with one hand. There is also a dedicated button for the Google Assistant. It is located above the volume buttons. Motorola has included a dual camera setup on the Moto E7 Plus that sits just above the fingerprint scanner. There is nothing on top of the Moto E7 Plus.
Moto E7 Plus specs
The phone comes with Qualcomm Snapdragon 460 processor. The Qualcomm Snapdragon 460 is an octa-core chipset, based on 11nm process and clocked at 1.8GHz. Motorola has launched the phone in India with just 4 GB of RAM and 64 GB of storage.
We liked its custom MyUX skin, which is based on Android 10. It almost gives a stock feel. Our review unit had the September Android security patch. Motorola gestures are available in the operating system. However, the camera quick launch gesture is missing on this device. Which reminds me that the E7 Plus is a basic model. Gesture-based navigation is enabled by default and you can swipe up on the rear-mounted fingerprint scanner to reveal the notification shade. Motorola has kept bloatware to a minimum. In this one, you will find only Facebook and some pre-installed Google apps.
Moto E7 Plus performance and battery life
We didn’t notice any lag after using the Moto E7 Plus for a week. With 4GB of RAM, multitasking wasn’t a problem and we switched between multiple apps without a hitch. We also liked the performance of the face unlock and the fingerprint scanner.
Gaming performance on the Moto E7 Plus is decent and we played Call of Duty at medium graphics quality without any issues. Within 15 minutes of playing the game, we found that the phone’s battery dropped by 3 percent. Normal games work fine and the device does not get hot when playing normal games.
Battery life is very good on the Moto E7 Plus. It lasted 18 hours and 23 minutes in our HD video loop test. The phone lasted a full day and a half with normal use. The lack of a USB Type-C port is disappointing, but Motorola is not alone in this, Xiaomi’s Redmi 9 also comes with a Micro-USB port.
The Moto E7 Plus comes with a 10W charger, which is relatively slow. It charged the phone to 22 percent in 30 minutes and 43 percent in an hour. It takes two hours to fully charge. Unfortunately, there is no fast charging support.
Cameras Moto E7 Plus
The Moto E7 Plus has a dual-camera setup that includes a 48-megapixel primary sensor with f/1.7 aperture and a 2-megapixel depth sensor. For selfies, this phone has an 8-megapixel sensor with an F/2.2 aperture.
Motorola’s camera app is very easy to use and I didn’t have any problems with it. Photo mode gives you the option to manually control ISO, focus, white balance, and exposure.
Daylight photos were decent, with adequate sharpness and decent detail. The phone automatically enabled HDR for brighter scenes and the camera was snappy when taking photos. For close-up subjects, it added a soft blur to the background while also keeping the image sharp.
Portrait mode uses the depth sensor, but we found the Moto 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 blur level before taking a photo.
Low-light camera performance was average, and output seemed smooth. Enabling night mode makes a huge difference to the output, resulting in much brighter and sharper images. It takes about two seconds for the phone to capture an image and in such a situation, we recommend that you use night mode only after the sun goes down.
Selfies taken during the day were decent, and there’s also a portrait mode that lets you set the level of blur. The phone does not recognize faces for portraits when a mask is applied. Low-light selfies were average.
After using the Moto E7 Plus for a few days, we can say that it is a very good option for its price. It offers adequate performance and many budget phone buyers will be happy with it. Its long-lasting battery will make you spend the day comfortably without worrying about charging. However, the Micro-USB port spoils the charging fun here.
Camera performance is good, though it should be noted that this phone only has two cameras. If you want a good all-rounder and a clean user interface, then the Moto E7 Plus is for you.