7.6/10
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The Motorola Moto G7 Play currently has an Informr score of 7.6 out of 10. This score is based on our evaluation of 10 sources including reviews from users and the web's most trusted critics.


Operating system
Android
Processor
1.8 GHz
Screen Size
5.7"
Camera
13+ MP


What the Critics Are Saying...


Pocket-lint

A no-frills phone that gets the basics done, the Play is all about affordability. If you're not interested in gaming and don't have a lot to spend, it's a safe bet indeed.

- Cam Bunton and Chris Hall, Pocket-lint
Tech.Co

It has no major flaws, just a handful of things that aren’t quite as good as we’d like. But again, for $200, any phone has to compromise somewhere – and in the case of the g7 Play, it’s the cameras and the materials. If you can stretch a bit further, we’d recommend buying the g7 Plus. But if you can...

- Tom Fogden, Tech.Co
ZDNet

The Moto G7 Play is a pretty decent handset for £130. Make sure you don't require NFC before taking the plunge, and think about whether single-band wi-fi is workable for you. Those are probably the two key issues with what's otherwise a very good-value smartphone.

- Sandra Vogel, ZDNet
Digital Trends

The Moto G7 Play lacks the glamor of the Moto G7 and can’t go for quite as long as the Moto G7 Power, but it’s decently cheaper than both. You’re getting the best bang for your buck in terms of performance, battery life, and camera.

- Simon Hill, Digital Trends
Softpedia

I think that people planning to spend $200 on a smartphone don’t necessarily want flagship performance, but are mostly interested in three things in this exact order: battery life, display size, storage. And when it comes to these, the Moto G7 Play surely doesn’t disappoint, and this makes it a smar...

- Bogdan Popa, Softpedia


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Common Questions


Motorola released the Moto G7 Play on February 7, 2019.


The Moto G7 Play price will vary depending on retailer, age, special offers and whether or not it's purchased with a service plan. If purchased with a 2 year service contract for example, you would likely pay much less for the phone itself up front. You can compare Motorola Moto G7 Play prices from around the web here on The Informr.


We've got you covered! Download a free PDF copy of the Motorola Moto G7 Play user manual here.


Motorola backs up the Moto G7 Play with a 1 Year parts & labour warranty.


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Screen Size
5.7"

The Motorola Moto G7 Play's screen size is 5.7 inches with 720 x 1512 pixels resolution.

Processor
1.8 GHz

There is a Qualcomm Snapdragon 632 Octa-core 1.8 GHz processor (CPU).

OS

The phone runs on the Android 9.0 Pie operating system (OS).

Camera
13+ MP

You can take photos or capture video with the phone's onboard 13+ megapixel camera.

There is also a secondary front facing camera with 8+ megapixels resolution.

Storage
32 GB

Internal memory is 32 GB. An external, MicroSD, MicroSDHC, microSDXC (up to 128 GB) expansion slot is available for increased storage capacity.

Battery
3000mAh

The phone is powered by a Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion), 3000 mAh battery. Motorola's performance ratings are 1638 minutes, 916 minutes Wi-Fi surfing.

Moto G7 Play Specs

Overview
Release date February 7, 2019
Regions available USA, Canada, UK, India
Networks
GSM:
850/900/1800/1900 MHz
CDMA:
800/1900 MHz
UMTS:
850/900/1700/1900 /2100 MHz
LTE:
1700/1900/700/2100 /800/850/900/1800/2600/2300 MHz
Data:
GPRS, EDGE, EV-DO, HSUPA, HSPA+, LTE
SIM card Nano-SIM
Dual SIM Yes
Operating System Android 9.0 Pie

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Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 632 Octa-core 1.8 GHz
Internal Storage 32 GB
RAM 2 GB
ROM No
GPS Type A-GPS
Digital compass Yes
Flightmode Yes
Hearing Aid Compatible Yes
TTY/TDD Yes
Noise Cancellation Yes
SAR Head: 0.740 W/kg
Body: 1.400 W/kg
Languages English
Manufacturer Warranty 1 Year
Accessories Included USB Power Adapter, Manual, Headphones, Data Cable
Power & battery
Type Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Capacity 3000 mAh
Removable Battery No
Wireless Charging No
Fast Charging Yes
Video Playback Time Up to: 961 minutes
Internet Use (Wi-Fi) Up to: 916 minutes
Internet Use (Celluar) Unknown
Talk Time Up to: 1638 minutes
Standby Time Unknown
Physical Characteristics
Design type Bar
Multi-Use Smart Phone / PDA Yes
Material Plastic
Colors Deep Indigo, Starry Black, Fine Gold
Dimensions [H x W x D] 14.871 x 7.15 x 0.809 cm (5.9 x 2.8 x 0.3 in)
Weight 168 grams
Water Resistant / Waterproof No
Rugged design No
IP Rating No
Antenna Type Internal
Changeable Faceplates No
Display / Screen
Type Color
Technology LCD (IPS)
Colors 16.7 million
Resolution 720 x 1512 pixels
Pixel density 294 pixels
Size 5.7 inches
3D No
Secondary Display No
Sensors Ambient Light, Proximity, Motion / Accelerometer, Gyroscope
Graphics Yes
Themes Yes
Backlit Illumination Yes
Zoom / Magnification Yes
Screen Orientation Lock Yes
Multi-Touch Yes
Fingerprint-Resistant Coating No
Additional Display Features Capacitive touchscreen, Corning Gorilla Glass 3
Input / Navigation
Sleep / Wake Key Yes
Home Key No
Mute Key No
Input Type Touchscreen
Navigation Type Touchscreen
Predictive Text Entry Yes
Physical keyboard No
Voicemail Key No
Any Key Answer No
Voice Commands Yes
Keypad/Screen Lock Yes
External Volume Control Yes
External Media Playback Controls No
Fingerprint Sensor Yes
Call Management
Wi-Fi Calling Yes
Voice over LTE (VoLTE) Yes
Contact List Capacity Depends on system memory
Multiple Numbers Per Contact Email address, Other fields
Contact Groups Yes
Auto Answer No
Voice Activated Dialing Yes
Photo Caller ID Yes
Web / Email / Messaging
Web Browser Yes
Email Client Yes
Email Protocols POP3, IMAP, Microsoft Exchange
Additional Email Features Gmail
Messaging SMS, MMS, IM
Push-to-talk (PTT) No
Connectivity
USB USB Type-C
USB OTG Support Yes
Infrared No
Bluetooth 4.2
Bluetooth Profiles A2DP, AVRCP, OPP/FTP, HID, HFP, HSP
Bluetooth Audio Codecs SBC, aptX
WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n
WiFi Encryption WPA/WPA2
Mobile Hotspot Yes
WiMAX No
Memory Expansion Slot Yes
Expansion Slot Info MicroSD, MicroSDHC, microSDXC (up to 128 GB)
PC Synchronization Yes
TV Out No
DLNA Support No
NFC No
UMA Support No
Data Tethering Compatibility Yes
Java Applications No
Brew Applications No
ECML / Digital Wallet No
PictBridge No
Camera
Main Camera
Aperture
ƒ/ 2.0
Resolution
13+ megapixels
Dual lens
No
Zoom
Yes
Flash
Yes (LED)
Additional Rear Camera Info
Auto focus, Effects, Face detection, Geotagging, Multi-shot, Panorama, Self-timer, HDR, Burst shot, Slow motion recording, Time lapse mode
Video Recording Formats
MPEG-4
Video Recording Parameters
Full HD (1920 x 1080 pixels), 30 fps
Front Camera
Resolution
8+ megapixels
Zoom
Yes
Additional Front Camera Info
Self-timer, Smile detection, Aperture F2.2, Burst shot, Group selfie
Video Recording Parameters
Audio / Video
Audio Playback Yes
Audio Formats AAC, AAC+, eAAC+, MIDI, MP3, MP4, M4A, WMA, WAV
Radio Yes (FM)
Video Playback Yes
Video Playback Formats 3GP / 3GPP, FLV, H.264 / AVC, MPEG-4, WMV
Mobile TV No
Streaming Video Yes
External Speakers Yes
Headset Jack 3.5mm
Custom Ringtones Yes
Vibration Alert Yes
Downloadable Ringtones No
Ringtone Composer Yes
Ringer ID Yes
Haptic Feedback Vibration Yes
Speakerphone Yes
Apps
To-Do / Task List No
Calendar Yes
World Clock Yes
Alarm Yes
Stop Watch Yes
Timer Yes
Calculator Yes
Currency Converter No
Document Viewer Yes
Viewable document types XLS, PPT, PPTX, DOC, DOCX, PDF
Weather Yes
Stocks No
Maps Yes
NotePad No
Voice Memos / Recorder Yes
Games Downloadable
Apps Downloadable
Included Software / Apps
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Additional comments Other Names (AKA): T-Mobile Revvlry

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Critic Reviews


Pocket-lint

Affordable Android

from Pocket-lint

A no-frills phone that gets the basics done, the Play is all about affordability. If you're not interested in gaming and don't have a lot to spend, it's a safe bet indeed.

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A no-frills phone that gets the basics done, the Play is all about affordability. If you're not interested in gaming and don't have a lot to spend, it's a safe bet indeed.

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Tech.Co

Very cheap, but not quite as struggles in some areas

from Tech.Co

It has no major flaws, just a handful of things that aren’t quite as good as we’d like. But again, for $200, any phone has to compromise somewhere – and in the case of the g7 Play, it’s the cameras and the materials. If you can stretch a bit further, we’d recommend buying the g7 Plus. But if you can’t, the g7 Play is a fine option.

Read full review

It has no major flaws, just a handful of things that aren’t quite as good as we’d like. But again, for $200, any phone has to compromise somewhere – and in the case of the g7 Play, it’s the cameras and the materials. If you can stretch a bit further, we’d recommend buying the g7 Plus. But if you can’t, the g7 Play is a fine option.

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ZDNet

Good value, unless you need dual-band wi-fi or NFC

from ZDNet

The Moto G7 Play is a pretty decent handset for £130. Make sure you don't require NFC before taking the plunge, and think about whether single-band wi-fi is workable for you. Those are probably the two key issues with what's otherwise a very good-value smartphone.

Read full review

The Moto G7 Play is a pretty decent handset for £130. Make sure you don't require NFC before taking the plunge, and think about whether single-band wi-fi is workable for you. Those are probably the two key issues with what's otherwise a very good-value smartphone.

Read full review

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Digital Trends

Meets or exceeds nearly all of our budget phone expectations

from Digital Trends

The Moto G7 Play lacks the glamor of the Moto G7 and can’t go for quite as long as the Moto G7 Power, but it’s decently cheaper than both. You’re getting the best bang for your buck in terms of performance, battery life, and camera.

Read full review

The Moto G7 Play lacks the glamor of the Moto G7 and can’t go for quite as long as the Moto G7 Power, but it’s decently cheaper than both. You’re getting the best bang for your buck in terms of performance, battery life, and camera.

Read full review

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Softpedia

Affordable phone with unexpected premium touches

from Softpedia

I think that people planning to spend $200 on a smartphone don’t necessarily want flagship performance, but are mostly interested in three things in this exact order: battery life, display size, storage. And when it comes to these, the Moto G7 Play surely doesn’t disappoint, and this makes it a smart buy in this price range.

Read full review

I think that people planning to spend $200 on a smartphone don’t necessarily want flagship performance, but are mostly interested in three things in this exact order: battery life, display size, storage. And when it comes to these, the Moto G7 Play surely doesn’t disappoint, and this makes it a smart buy in this price range.

Read full review

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GSMArena

Quite capable and interesting phone

The Moto G7 Play has modest specs and low price and quite expectedly it has some issues, mostly concerning app loading times. But the Play was well-designed, the chipset is a good choice, and the camera is skillful enough for the class.

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The Moto G7 Play has modest specs and low price and quite expectedly it has some issues, mostly concerning app loading times. But the Play was well-designed, the chipset is a good choice, and the camera is skillful enough for the class.

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TrustedReviews

Meets most casual users needs

from TrustedReviews

The Moto G7 Play offers amazing value for money and could be a great crash phone or choice for parents with accident-prone kids in need of a smartphone. It features a robust design, reasonable battery life and near untouched version of Android 9. The only downside is that for a mere £40 more you...More

The Moto G7 Play offers amazing value for money and could be a great crash phone or choice for parents with accident-prone kids in need of a smartphone. It features a robust design, reasonable battery life and near untouched version of Android 9. The only downside is that for a mere £40 more you can pick up the Moto G7 Power, which has a nicer design, is more powerful and features a giant battery that'll easily smash through two days use.

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Notebookcheck

Excellent value for money

from Notebookcheck

The Motorola Moto G7 Play sets new standards for budget smartphones. It offers a huge step up in performance and unrivalled value for money.

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The Motorola Moto G7 Play sets new standards for budget smartphones. It offers a huge step up in performance and unrivalled value for money.

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Tech Advisor

An impressive, budget-friendly bit of kit

from Tech Advisor

The Moto G7 Play is a solid smartphone that despite not featuring the latest processor and an insane amount of RAM can provide a solid mobile experience for those on a budget. It's made mainly from plastic, but smart design choices still make the G7 Play look more premium than it actually is. The...More

The Moto G7 Play is a solid smartphone that despite not featuring the latest processor and an insane amount of RAM can provide a solid mobile experience for those on a budget. It's made mainly from plastic, but smart design choices still make the G7 Play look more premium than it actually is. The only downside is a camera setup that doesn't really do the phone justice, but hey, there are always concessions to be made with budget smartphones. 

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Stuff

Excellent all-rounder for the money

from Stuff

It punches above its weight in terms of performance, has a competent camera and looks a lot more expensive than it actually is, even if the plastic build gives the game away once you get it into your hand. OK, NFC would have been the icing on the cake, but if you can live without contactless paym...More

It punches above its weight in terms of performance, has a competent camera and looks a lot more expensive than it actually is, even if the plastic build gives the game away once you get it into your hand. OK, NFC would have been the icing on the cake, but if you can live without contactless payments on your mobile, this is absolutely the budget blower to go for.

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