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Motorola Moto E7 Plus Smartphone Review - Cell phone upgrade in the entry-level class

More power, more battery. Motorola's Moto E7 Plus looks very similar to the sister model without the Plus, but it offers more computing power and more battery capacity. Is the 40 Euros surcharge for the entry-level smartphone worth it?
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Motorola Moto E7 Plus (Moto E Series)
Processor
Qualcomm Snapdragon 460 8 x 1.8 GHz, Cortex-A73 / 53
Graphics adapter
Memory
4096 MB 
Display
6.50 inch 20:9, 1600 x 720 pixel 270 PPI, capacitive touchscreen, IPS, glossy: yes, 60 Hz
Storage
64 GB eMMC Flash, 64 GB 
, 49 GB free
Connections
1 USB 2.0, Audio Connections: 3.5mm audio port, Card Reader: microSD up to 512 GB, shared, 1 Fingerprint Reader, Sensors: Accelerometer, proximity, microUSB
Networking
802.11 b/g/n (b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4), Bluetooth 5.0, GSM, UMTS, LTE, Dual SIM, LTE, GPS
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 9 x 165 x 75 ( = 0.35 x 6.5 x 2.95 in)
Battery
5000 mAh Lithium-Polymer
Operating System
Android 10
Camera
Primary Camera: 48 MPix f/​1.7, phase comparison-AF, LED-flash, Videos @1080p/​60fps (Camera 1); 2.0MP, f/​2.4, depth of field (Camera 2)
Secondary Camera: 8 MPix f/2.2, 26mm, 1/4", 1.12µm, Videos @1080p/​30fps
Additional features
Speakers: mono speaker, Keyboard: virtual keyboard, cable, charger, SIM tool, 24 Months Warranty, SAR: 0.64 W/kg (head), 1.33 W/kg (body); FM radio, fanless
Weight
200 g ( = 7.05 oz / 0.44 pounds), Power Supply: 60 g ( = 2.12 oz / 0.13 pounds)
Price
150 Euro
Note: The manufacturer may use components from different suppliers including display panels, drives or memory sticks with similar specifications.

 

Possible competitors in comparison

Bewertung
Rating Version
Datum
Modell
Gewicht
Laufwerk
Groesse
Aufloesung
Preis ab
75.5 %7
02/2021
Motorola Moto E7 Plus
SD 460, Adreno 610
200 g64 GB eMMC Flash6.50"1600x720
74.6 %7
01/2021
Motorola Moto E7
Helio G25, PowerVR GE8320
180 g32 GB eMMC Flash6.50"1600x720
78 %7
01/2021
Xiaomi Poco M3
SD 662, Adreno 610
198 g128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash6.53"2340x1080
74.4 %7
12/2020
Samsung Galaxy M11
SD 450, Adreno 506
197 g32 GB eMMC Flash6.40"1560x720

Case, equipment and operation - plastic with color gradient

The casing shape of Motorola's Moto E7 Plus is quite similar to that of the Moto E7, and the camera module also looks quite the same. However, Motorola has made an effort to design the back differently and relies on a matte smooth back with a color gradient for the Plus model, whereas the MotoE7 had a slight texture. Once again, the casing is made of plastic, but it is quite sturdy. Blue and orange are two rather unusual colors, but both look good in their own way. The casing fits well in the hand, but it is rather wide and thus might not be suitable for smaller hands.

The Moto E7 Plus is heavier than its less equipped brother, but it comes with twice the amount of mass and working memory. NFC is also not available in the Plus model, and you still have to decide whether you want to use a second SIM card or a micro-SD for memory expansion, since both share one slot.

We measured the Wi-Fi transfer rates with our reference router, the Netgear Nighthawk AX12, and the Moto E7 Plus proved to be slightly faster than the normal Moto E7. However, it cannot compete with Xiaomi's Poco M3 with Wi-Fi 5.

The fingerprint sensor on the back unlocks the smartphone reliably, but with a small delay. Face recognition can also be used. A dedicated button for Google Assistant is found on the upper right.

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Size comparison

165 mm / 6.5 inch 75 mm / 2.95 inch 9 mm / 0.3543 inch 200 g0.4409 lbs164.9 mm / 6.49 inch 75.7 mm / 2.98 inch 8.9 mm / 0.3504 inch 180 g0.3968 lbs162.3 mm / 6.39 inch 77.3 mm / 3.04 inch 9.6 mm / 0.378 inch 198 g0.4365 lbs161.4 mm / 6.35 inch 76.3 mm / 3 inch 9 mm / 0.3543 inch 197 g0.4343 lbs
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Networking
iperf3 Client (transmit) TCP 1 m 4M x10
Xiaomi Poco M3
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
284 (186min - 366max) MBit/s ∼100% +385%
Motorola Moto E7 Plus
802.11 b/g/n
58.5 (28min - 80max) MBit/s ∼21%
Motorola Moto E7
802.11 b/g/n
41.6 (11min - 65max) MBit/s ∼15% -29%
Samsung Galaxy M11
802.11 b/g/n
25.8 (8min - 41max) MBit/s ∼9% -56%
iperf3 Client (receive) TCP 1 m 4M x10
Xiaomi Poco M3
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
301 (209min - 341max) MBit/s ∼100% +374%
Motorola Moto E7 Plus
802.11 b/g/n
63.5 (41min - 73max) MBit/s ∼21%
Motorola Moto E7
802.11 b/g/n
48.8 (26min - 69max) MBit/s ∼16% -23%
Samsung Galaxy M11
802.11 b/g/n
40.5 (12min - 52max) MBit/s ∼13% -36%
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; iperf3 Client (receive) TCP 1 m 4M x10; iperf 3.1.3: Ø63.2 (41-73)
; iperf3 Client (transmit) TCP 1 m 4M x10; iperf 3.1.3: Ø58.5 (28-80)

Cameras - Pixel binning for more brightness

Recording front camera
Recording front camera

The camera corresponds to the model in the Moto E7, which means it has 48 megapixels, 4 of which are combined into one large pixel. This effectively results in 12-megapixel images that are averagely detailed but quite well exposed.

If you look at the test chart from our lab analysis at 1 lux illuminance, some details are still visible there. The quality is by no means on the level of high-end cameras, but it is quite decent for the price range.

Videos can be recorded in 1080p, with 30 frames per second. The autofocus is not the fastest and the exposure adjustment during brightness changes is clearly graduated.

The front-facing camera in the Moto E7 Plus has a slightly higher resolution, but the 8-megapixel camera is only convincing for selfies when you do not look very closely: Details look quite blurry.

Image Comparison

Choose a scene and navigate within the first image. One click changes the position on touchscreens. One click on the zoomed-in image opens the original in a new window. The first image shows the scaled photograph of the test device.

Scene 1Scene 2Scene 3
ColorChecker
18 ∆E
9.4 ∆E
13.5 ∆E
16.9 ∆E
12.7 ∆E
9.5 ∆E
9.6 ∆E
12.3 ∆E
10.2 ∆E
6.8 ∆E
8.1 ∆E
7.4 ∆E
11.2 ∆E
9 ∆E
9.6 ∆E
2.6 ∆E
9.5 ∆E
12.7 ∆E
7.6 ∆E
5.5 ∆E
6.6 ∆E
8.9 ∆E
6.6 ∆E
3.9 ∆E
ColorChecker Motorola Moto E7 Plus: 9.51 ∆E min: 2.62 - max: 18.02 ∆E
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28.6 ∆E
54.6 ∆E
39.9 ∆E
39.2 ∆E
44.3 ∆E
65.2 ∆E
54.3 ∆E
33.9 ∆E
42.6 ∆E
25.8 ∆E
67.9 ∆E
65.6 ∆E
29.1 ∆E
49.5 ∆E
35.6 ∆E
77.4 ∆E
42.1 ∆E
45.9 ∆E
82.7 ∆E
70 ∆E
51.3 ∆E
36.8 ∆E
24.5 ∆E
14.2 ∆E
ColorChecker Motorola Moto E7 Plus: 46.7 ∆E min: 14.19 - max: 82.69 ∆E

Display - With a slight blue cast

Subpixel recording
Subpixel recording

The Moto E7 Plus offers quite similar readings for the display as the Motorola Moto E7, but there are minor differences: While the Moto E7 shows no PWM, the screen of the Moto E7 Plus flickers at low brightness, but only at a very high frequency, so most users should not notice it.

A slight bluish tint is visible, and colors are displayed slightly more accurately than in the weaker model of the series.

457
cd/m²
468
cd/m²
433
cd/m²
448
cd/m²
471
cd/m²
428
cd/m²
433
cd/m²
457
cd/m²
423
cd/m²
Distribution of brightness
X-Rite i1Pro 2
Maximum: 471 cd/m² (Nits) Average: 446.4 cd/m² Minimum: 3.9 cd/m²
Brightness Distribution: 90 %
Center on Battery: 471 cd/m²
Contrast: 1239:1 (Black: 0.38 cd/m²)
ΔE Color 3.97 | 0.59-29.43 Ø5.5
ΔE Greyscale 5.2 | 0.64-98 Ø5.7
96.9% sRGB (Calman 2D)
Gamma: 2.285
Motorola Moto E7 Plus
IPS, 1600x720, 6.50
Motorola Moto E7
IPS, 1600x720, 6.50
Xiaomi Poco M3
IPS, 2340x1080, 6.53
Samsung Galaxy M11
PLS TFT LCD, 1560x720, 6.40
Response Times
-14%
19%
19%
Response Time Grey 50% / Grey 80% *
59 ?(30, 29)
61 ?(30, 31)
-3%
44 ?(20.4, 23.6)
25%
49 ?(24, 25)
17%
Response Time Black / White *
40 ?(19, 21)
50 ?(29, 21)
-25%
28 ?(13.2, 14.8)
30%
32 ?(15, 17)
20%
PWM Frequency
869.6 ?(25)
892.9 ?(3)
3%
Screen
-9%
35%
-14%
Brightness middle
471
470
0%
465
-1%
430
-9%
Brightness
446
445
0%
428
-4%
406
-9%
Brightness Distribution
90
92
2%
89
-1%
91
1%
Black Level *
0.38
0.35
8%
0.21
45%
0.52
-37%
Contrast
1239
1343
8%
2214
79%
827
-33%
Colorchecker dE 2000 *
3.97
5.69
-43%
1.7
57%
4.55
-15%
Colorchecker dE 2000 max. *
7.47
13.4
-79%
3.5
53%
7.93
-6%
Greyscale dE 2000 *
5.2
3.5
33%
2.4
54%
5.4
-4%
Gamma
2.285 96%
2.264 97%
2.16 102%
2.103 105%
CCT
7791 83%
7089 92%
6664 98%
7793 83%
Total Average (Program / Settings)
-12% / -10%
27% / 31%
3% / -8%

* ... smaller is better

Display Response Times

Display response times show how fast the screen is able to change from one color to the next. Slow response times can lead to afterimages and can cause moving objects to appear blurry (ghosting). Gamers of fast-paced 3D titles should pay special attention to fast response times.
       Response Time Black to White
40 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 19 ms rise
↘ 21 ms fall
The screen shows slow response rates in our tests and will be unsatisfactory for gamers.
In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.8 (minimum) to 240 (maximum) ms. » 96 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is worse than the average of all tested devices (23.8 ms).
       Response Time 50% Grey to 80% Grey
59 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 30 ms rise
↘ 29 ms fall
The screen shows slow response rates in our tests and will be unsatisfactory for gamers.
In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.8 (minimum) to 636 (maximum) ms. » 94 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is worse than the average of all tested devices (37.6 ms).

Screen Flickering / PWM (Pulse-Width Modulation)

To dim the screen, some notebooks will simply cycle the backlight on and off in rapid succession - a method called Pulse Width Modulation (PWM) . This cycling frequency should ideally be undetectable to the human eye. If said frequency is too low, users with sensitive eyes may experience strain or headaches or even notice the flickering altogether.
Screen flickering / PWM detected 869.6 Hz ≤ 25 % brightness setting

The display backlight flickers at 869.6 Hz (Likely utilizing PWM) Flickering detected at a brightness setting of 25 % and below. There should be no flickering or PWM above this brightness setting.

The frequency of 869.6 Hz is quite high, so most users sensitive to PWM should not notice any flickering.

In comparison: 52 % of all tested devices do not use PWM to dim the display. If PWM was detected, an average of 21047 (minimum: 5 - maximum: 3846000) Hz was measured.


CalMAN Grayscale
CalMAN Grayscale
CalMAN color accuracy
CalMAN color accuracy
CalMAN color space
CalMAN color space
CalMAN Saturation
CalMAN Saturation

Performance, emissions and battery life - cell phone with more power

With the Snapdragon 460 as SoC, the Moto E7 Plus is significantly more powerful than its sister model without the Plus. It can easily keep up with Xiaomi's Poco M3. Sure, you do not get high-end performance in the price range of the review sample, but the Moto E7 Plus is well equipped for everyday use.

The temperature only exceeds 40 °C at certain points and is thus not critical even under longer load

We were surprised by the speaker, which we found rather mediocre in the Moto E7: The Moto E7 Plus sounds quite full and does not overload even at maximum volume, but it is also much quieter than its sister model. However, it should still be sufficient for a normal-sized room. Of course, you do not get deep or bass here, but you have to connect speakers or headphones for that, which works cleanly via 3.5 mm port and Bluetooth in each case.

The battery capacity of 5,000 mAh ( battery ) is much larger than in the Moto E7, and the runtimes are also longer: The Moto E7 Plus lasts 15:46 hours. That is not a record, but still good average. It is somewhat problematic that the charger only supplies a maximum of 10 watts. That is at least twice as much as in the sister model, but a charging process still takes well over 2 hours.

Geekbench 5.3
64 Bit Single-Core Score (sort by value)
Motorola Moto E7 Plus
Qualcomm Snapdragon 460, Adreno 610, 4096
254 Points ∼42%
Motorola Moto E7
Mediatek Helio G25, PowerVR GE8320, 2048
134 Points ∼22% -47%
Xiaomi Poco M3
Qualcomm Snapdragon 662, Adreno 610, 4096
316 Points ∼52% +24%
Samsung Galaxy M11
Qualcomm Snapdragon 450, Adreno 506, 3072
131 Points ∼21% -48%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 460
  (246 - 256, n=5)
251 Points ∼41% -1%
Average of class Smartphone
  (58 - 1755, n=258, last 2 years)
611 Points ∼100% +141%
64 Bit Multi-Core Score (sort by value)
Motorola Moto E7 Plus
Qualcomm Snapdragon 460, Adreno 610, 4096
1270 Points ∼61%
Motorola Moto E7
Mediatek Helio G25, PowerVR GE8320, 2048
491 Points ∼24% -61%
Xiaomi Poco M3
Qualcomm Snapdragon 662, Adreno 610, 4096
1275 Points ∼62% 0%
Samsung Galaxy M11
Qualcomm Snapdragon 450, Adreno 506, 3072
498 Points ∼24% -61%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 460
  (1135 - 1270, n=5)
1176 Points ∼57% -7%
Average of class Smartphone
  (248 - 4914, n=258, last 2 years)
2067 Points ∼100% +63%
PCMark for Android - Work 2.0 performance score (sort by value)
Motorola Moto E7 Plus
Qualcomm Snapdragon 460, Adreno 610, 4096
5669 Points ∼69%
Motorola Moto E7
Mediatek Helio G25, PowerVR GE8320, 2048
5296 Points ∼65% -7%
Xiaomi Poco M3
Qualcomm Snapdragon 662, Adreno 610, 4096
6042 Points ∼74% +7%
Samsung Galaxy M11
Qualcomm Snapdragon 450, Adreno 506, 3072
4642 Points ∼57% -18%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 460
  (5316 - 5869, n=5)
5633 Points ∼69% -1%
Average of class Smartphone
  (82 - 15299, n=224, last 2 years)
8158 Points ∼100% +44%
3DMark
1280x720 offscreen Ice Storm Unlimited Score (sort by value)
Motorola Moto E7 Plus
Qualcomm Snapdragon 460, Adreno 610, 4096
16486 Points ∼39%
Motorola Moto E7
Mediatek Helio G25, PowerVR GE8320, 2048
13000 Points ∼31% -21%
Xiaomi Poco M3
Qualcomm Snapdragon 662, Adreno 610, 4096
22329 Points ∼53% +35%
Samsung Galaxy M11
Qualcomm Snapdragon 450, Adreno 506, 3072
13087 Points ∼31% -21%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 460
  (16441 - 17062, n=3)
16663 Points ∼40% +1%
Average of class Smartphone
  (2920 - 117606, n=157, last 2 years)
41891 Points ∼100% +154%
1280x720 offscreen Ice Storm Unlimited Graphics Score (sort by value)
Motorola Moto E7 Plus
Qualcomm Snapdragon 460, Adreno 610, 4096
16610 Points ∼28%
Motorola Moto E7
Mediatek Helio G25, PowerVR GE8320, 2048
13302 Points ∼22% -20%
Xiaomi Poco M3
Qualcomm Snapdragon 662, Adreno 610, 4096
23495 Points ∼39% +41%
Samsung Galaxy M11
Qualcomm Snapdragon 450, Adreno 506, 3072
12673 Points ∼21% -24%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 460
  (16610 - 16821, n=3)
16721 Points ∼28% +1%
Average of class Smartphone
  (2177 - 224130, n=157, last 2 years)
60369 Points ∼100% +263%
1280x720 offscreen Ice Storm Unlimited Physics (sort by value)
Motorola Moto E7 Plus
Qualcomm Snapdragon 460, Adreno 610, 4096
16068 Points ∼67%
Motorola Moto E7
Mediatek Helio G25, PowerVR GE8320, 2048
12043 Points ∼51% -25%
Xiaomi Poco M3
Qualcomm Snapdragon 662, Adreno 610, 4096
19025 Points ∼80% +18%
Samsung Galaxy M11
Qualcomm Snapdragon 450, Adreno 506, 3072
14862 Points ∼62% -8%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 460
  (15499 - 17962, n=3)
16510 Points ∼69% +3%
Average of class Smartphone
  (8324 - 59268, n=157, last 2 years)
23831 Points ∼100% +48%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 (sort by value)
Motorola Moto E7 Plus
Qualcomm Snapdragon 460, Adreno 610, 4096
1400 Points ∼40%
Motorola Moto E7
Mediatek Helio G25, PowerVR GE8320, 2048
796 Points ∼23% -43%
Xiaomi Poco M3
Qualcomm Snapdragon 662, Adreno 610, 4096
1797 Points ∼51% +28%
Samsung Galaxy M11
Qualcomm Snapdragon 450, Adreno 506, 3072
829 Points ∼24% -41%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 460
  (1400 - 1419, n=5)
1411 Points ∼40% +1%
Average of class Smartphone
  (68 - 11256, n=227, last 2 years)
3518 Points ∼100% +151%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Graphics (sort by value)
Motorola Moto E7 Plus
Qualcomm Snapdragon 460, Adreno 610, 4096
1270 Points ∼31%
Motorola Moto E7
Mediatek Helio G25, PowerVR GE8320, 2048
734 Points ∼18% -42%
Xiaomi Poco M3
Qualcomm Snapdragon 662, Adreno 610, 4096
1715 Points ∼42% +35%
Samsung Galaxy M11
Qualcomm Snapdragon 450, Adreno 506, 3072
703 Points ∼17% -45%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 460
  (1270 - 1293, n=5)
1283 Points ∼31% +1%
Average of class Smartphone
  (54 - 16670, n=227, last 2 years)
4100 Points ∼100% +223%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Physics (sort by value)
Motorola Moto E7 Plus
Qualcomm Snapdragon 460, Adreno 610, 4096
2186 Points ∼77%
Motorola Moto E7
Mediatek Helio G25, PowerVR GE8320, 2048
1134 Points ∼40% -48%
Xiaomi Poco M3
Qualcomm Snapdragon 662, Adreno 610, 4096
2161 Points ∼76% -1%
Samsung Galaxy M11
Qualcomm Snapdragon 450, Adreno 506, 3072
1901 Points ∼67% -13%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 460
  (2099 - 2248, n=5)
2173 Points ∼76% -1%
Average of class Smartphone
  (607 - 5301, n=227, last 2 years)
2847 Points ∼100% +30%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Unlimited (sort by value)
Motorola Moto E7 Plus
Qualcomm Snapdragon 460, Adreno 610, 4096
1421 Points ∼32%
Motorola Moto E7
Mediatek Helio G25, PowerVR GE8320, 2048
806 Points ∼18% -43%
Xiaomi Poco M3
Qualcomm Snapdragon 662, Adreno 610, 4096
1861 Points ∼43% +31%
Samsung Galaxy M11
Qualcomm Snapdragon 450, Adreno 506, 3072
820 Points ∼19% -42%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 460
  (1414 - 1428, n=4)
1422 Points ∼32% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (149 - 11895, n=254, last 2 years)
4376 Points ∼100% +208%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Unlimited Graphics (sort by value)
Motorola Moto E7 Plus
Qualcomm Snapdragon 460, Adreno 610, 4096
1295 Points ∼23%
Motorola Moto E7
Mediatek Helio G25, PowerVR GE8320, 2048
775 Points ∼14% -40%
Xiaomi Poco M3
Qualcomm Snapdragon 662, Adreno 610, 4096
1779 Points ∼31% +37%
Samsung Galaxy M11
Qualcomm Snapdragon 450, Adreno 506, 3072
716 Points ∼13% -45%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 460
  (1295 - 1310, n=4)
1304 Points ∼23% +1%
Average of class Smartphone
  (122 - 31940, n=254, last 2 years)
5654 Points ∼100% +337%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Unlimited Physics (sort by value)
Motorola Moto E7 Plus
Qualcomm Snapdragon 460, Adreno 610, 4096
2152 Points ∼70%
Motorola Moto E7
Mediatek Helio G25, PowerVR GE8320, 2048
936 Points ∼30% -57%
Xiaomi Poco M3
Qualcomm Snapdragon 662, Adreno 610, 4096
2221 Points ∼72% +3%
Samsung Galaxy M11
Qualcomm Snapdragon 450, Adreno 506, 3072
1787 Points ∼58% -17%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 460
  (1963 - 2152, n=4)
2083 Points ∼68% -3%
Average of class Smartphone
  (640 - 5784, n=252, last 2 years)
3082 Points ∼100% +43%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) (sort by value)
Motorola Moto E7 Plus
Qualcomm Snapdragon 460, Adreno 610, 4096
854 Points ∼32%
Motorola Moto E7
Mediatek Helio G25, PowerVR GE8320, 2048
412 Points ∼15% -52%
Xiaomi Poco M3
Qualcomm Snapdragon 662, Adreno 610, 4096
1173 Points ∼43% +37%
Samsung Galaxy M11
Qualcomm Snapdragon 450, Adreno 506, 3072
439 Points ∼16% -49%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 460
  (854 - 864, n=5)
859 Points ∼32% +1%
Average of class Smartphone
  (78 - 9138, n=224, last 2 years)
2710 Points ∼100% +217%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Graphics (sort by value)
Motorola Moto E7 Plus
Qualcomm Snapdragon 460, Adreno 610, 4096
726 Points ∼25%
Motorola Moto E7
Mediatek Helio G25, PowerVR GE8320, 2048
348 Points ∼12% -52%
Xiaomi Poco M3
Qualcomm Snapdragon 662, Adreno 610, 4096
1022 Points ∼36% +41%
Samsung Galaxy M11
Qualcomm Snapdragon 450, Adreno 506, 3072
349 Points ∼12% -52%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 460
  (726 - 740, n=5)
732 Points ∼26% +1%
Average of class Smartphone
  (62 - 11573, n=224, last 2 years)
2867 Points ∼100% +295%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Physics (sort by value)
Motorola Moto E7 Plus
Qualcomm Snapdragon 460, Adreno 610, 4096
2228 Points ∼78%
Motorola Moto E7
Mediatek Helio G25, PowerVR GE8320, 2048
1139 Points ∼40% -49%
Xiaomi Poco M3
Qualcomm Snapdragon 662, Adreno 610, 4096
2424 Points ∼84% +9%
Samsung Galaxy M11
Qualcomm Snapdragon 450, Adreno 506, 3072
1827 Points ∼64% -18%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 460
  (2097 - 2250, n=5)
2182 Points ∼76% -2%
Average of class Smartphone
  (435 - 5318, n=224, last 2 years)
2869 Points ∼100% +29%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited (sort by value)
Motorola Moto E7 Plus
Qualcomm Snapdragon 460, Adreno 610, 4096
853 Points ∼24%
Motorola Moto E7
Mediatek Helio G25, PowerVR GE8320, 2048
470 Points ∼13% -45%
Xiaomi Poco M3
Qualcomm Snapdragon 662, Adreno 610, 4096
1176 Points ∼33% +38%
Samsung Galaxy M11
Qualcomm Snapdragon 450, Adreno 506, 3072
491 Points ∼14% -42%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 460
  (849 - 859, n=5)
855 Points ∼24% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (91 - 9839, n=256, last 2 years)
3597 Points ∼100% +322%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited Graphics (sort by value)
Motorola Moto E7 Plus
Qualcomm Snapdragon 460, Adreno 610, 4096
727 Points ∼17%
Motorola Moto E7
Mediatek Helio G25, PowerVR GE8320, 2048
408 Points ∼10% -44%
Xiaomi Poco M3
Qualcomm Snapdragon 662, Adreno 610, 4096
1032 Points ∼25% +42%
Samsung Galaxy M11
Qualcomm Snapdragon 450, Adreno 506, 3072
404 Points ∼10% -44%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 460
  (727 - 734, n=5)
731 Points ∼17% +1%
Average of class Smartphone
  (73 - 16221, n=256, last 2 years)
4208 Points ∼100% +479%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited Physics (sort by value)
Motorola Moto E7 Plus
Qualcomm Snapdragon 460, Adreno 610, 4096
2171 Points ∼70%
Motorola Moto E7
Mediatek Helio G25, PowerVR GE8320, 2048
1014 Points ∼33% -53%
Xiaomi Poco M3
Qualcomm Snapdragon 662, Adreno 610, 4096
2298 Points ∼74% +6%
Samsung Galaxy M11
Qualcomm Snapdragon 450, Adreno 506, 3072
1826 Points ∼59% -16%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 460
  (1953 - 2190, n=5)
2117 Points ∼68% -2%
Average of class Smartphone
  (626 - 5793, n=256, last 2 years)
3116 Points ∼100% +44%
Wild Life Score (sort by value)
Motorola Moto E7 Plus
Qualcomm Snapdragon 460, Adreno 610, 4096
241 Points ∼8%
Xiaomi Poco M3
Qualcomm Snapdragon 662, Adreno 610, 4096
369 Points ∼12% +53%
Samsung Galaxy M11
Qualcomm Snapdragon 450, Adreno 506, 3072
153 Points ∼5% -37%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 460
  (241 - 254, n=4)
244 Points ∼8% +1%
Average of class Smartphone
  (153 - 9680, n=126, last 2 years)
3068 Points ∼100% +1173%
Wild Life Unlimited Score (sort by value)
Motorola Moto E7 Plus
Qualcomm Snapdragon 460, Adreno 610, 4096
238 Points ∼7%
Xiaomi Poco M3
Qualcomm Snapdragon 662, Adreno 610, 4096
369 Points ∼12% +55%
Samsung Galaxy M11
Qualcomm Snapdragon 450, Adreno 506, 3072
Points ∼0% -100%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 460
  (236 - 247, n=4)
241 Points ∼8% +1%
Average of class Smartphone
  (174 - 11700, n=123, last 2 years)
3182 Points ∼100% +1237%
GFXBench
on screen Aztec Ruins Normal Tier Onscreen (sort by value)
Motorola Moto E7 Plus
Qualcomm Snapdragon 460, Adreno 610, 4096
11 fps ∼43%
Motorola Moto E7
Mediatek Helio G25, PowerVR GE8320, 2048
7.2 fps ∼28% -35%
Xiaomi Poco M3
Qualcomm Snapdragon 662, Adreno 610, 4096
7.5 fps ∼30% -32%
Samsung Galaxy M11
Qualcomm Snapdragon 450, Adreno 506, 3072
6.4 fps ∼25% -42%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 460
  (11 - 11, n=5)
11 fps ∼43% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (1.5 - 73, n=267, last 2 years)
25.3 fps ∼100% +130%
1920x1080 Aztec Ruins Normal Tier Offscreen (sort by value)
Motorola Moto E7 Plus
Qualcomm Snapdragon 460, Adreno 610, 4096
6 fps ∼20%
Motorola Moto E7
Mediatek Helio G25, PowerVR GE8320, 2048
4 fps ∼13% -33%
Xiaomi Poco M3
Qualcomm Snapdragon 662, Adreno 610, 4096
8.3 fps ∼28% +38%
Samsung Galaxy M11
Qualcomm Snapdragon 450, Adreno 506, 3072
3.3 fps ∼11% -45%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 460
  (6 - 6.1, n=5)
6.04 fps ∼20% +1%
Average of class Smartphone
  (0.95 - 257, n=267, last 2 years)
29.7 fps ∼100% +395%
on screen Aztec Ruins High Tier Onscreen (sort by value)
Motorola Moto E7 Plus
Qualcomm Snapdragon 460, Adreno 610, 4096
6.5 fps ∼38%
Motorola Moto E7
Mediatek Helio G25, PowerVR GE8320, 2048
4.5 fps ∼26% -31%
Xiaomi Poco M3
Qualcomm Snapdragon 662, Adreno 610, 4096
4.4 fps ∼26% -32%
Samsung Galaxy M11
Qualcomm Snapdragon 450, Adreno 506, 3072
3.7 fps ∼22% -43%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 460
  (6.5 - 6.8, n=5)
6.6 fps ∼39% +2%
Average of class Smartphone
  (1.2 - 60, n=268, last 2 years)
17 fps ∼100% +162%
2560x1440 Aztec Ruins High Tier Offscreen (sort by value)
Motorola Moto E7 Plus
Qualcomm Snapdragon 460, Adreno 610, 4096
2 fps ∼17%
Motorola Moto E7
Mediatek Helio G25, PowerVR GE8320, 2048
1.4 fps ∼12% -30%
Xiaomi Poco M3
Qualcomm Snapdragon 662, Adreno 610, 4096
2.8 fps ∼24% +40%
Samsung Galaxy M11
Qualcomm Snapdragon 450, Adreno 506, 3072
1.1 fps ∼10% -45%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 460
  (2 - 2, n=5)
2 fps ∼17% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (0.35 - 101, n=268, last 2 years)
11.5 fps ∼100% +475%
Motorola Moto E7 PlusMotorola Moto E7Xiaomi Poco M3Samsung Galaxy M11Average 64 GB eMMC FlashAverage of class Smartphone
AndroBench 3-5
-32%
38%
-17%
-23%
59%
Sequential Read 256KB
313.8
261
-17%
509.23
62%
297.6
-5%
274 ?(95.6 - 704, n=177)
-13%
842 ?(45.6 - 2037, n=270, last 2 years)
168%
Sequential Write 256KB
192.7
101
-48%
269.2
40%
81.43
-58%
177 ?(40 - 274, n=177)
-8%
382 ?(11.9 - 1321, n=270, last 2 years)
98%
Random Read 4KB
92.4
58
-37%
147.03
59%
73.87
-20%
58.7 ?(11.4 - 149, n=177)
-36%
147 ?(13.5 - 325, n=270, last 2 years)
59%
Random Write 4KB
97.1
13.5
-86%
154.1
59%
78.09
-20%
29.7 ?(3.4 - 147, n=177)
-69%
138 ?(5.5 - 330, n=270, last 2 years)
42%
Sequential Read 256KB SDCard
81.5 ?(Toshiba Exceria Pro M501)
81.5 ?(Toshiba Exceria Pro M501)
0%
85.92 ?(Toshiba Exceria Pro M501)
5%
82.4 ?(Toshiba Exceria Pro M501)
1%
77.4 ?(21.1 - 108, n=144)
-5%
76.2 ?(13.4 - 154, n=132, last 2 years)
-7%
Sequential Write 256KB SDCard
64.4 ?(Toshiba Exceria Pro M501)
62 ?(Toshiba Exceria Pro M501)
-4%
64.19 ?(Toshiba Exceria Pro M501)
0%
64.5 ?(Toshiba Exceria Pro M501)
0%
58.3 ?(11.2 - 83.3, n=144)
-9%
58.7 ?(8.4 - 83.3, n=132, last 2 years)
-9%

Temperature

Max. Load
 39.3 °C
103 F
36.7 °C
98 F
34.8 °C
95 F
 
 38.9 °C
102 F
36.1 °C
97 F
34.4 °C
94 F
 
 38.1 °C
101 F
36.7 °C
98 F
34.5 °C
94 F
 
Maximum: 39.3 °C = 103 F
Average: 36.6 °C = 98 F
33.1 °C
92 F
37.2 °C
99 F
41.9 °C
107 F
33.9 °C
93 F
37.1 °C
99 F
38.4 °C
101 F
34.9 °C
95 F
37.4 °C
99 F
38.8 °C
102 F
Maximum: 41.9 °C = 107 F
Average: 37 °C = 99 F
Power Supply (max.)  38.6 °C = 101 F | Room Temperature 21.7 °C = 71 F | Fluke t3000FC (calibrated), Voltcraft IR-260
(±) The average temperature for the upper side under maximal load is 36.6 °C / 98 F, compared to the average of 32.9 °C / 91 F for the devices in the class Smartphone.
(+) The maximum temperature on the upper side is 39.3 °C / 103 F, compared to the average of 35.2 °C / 95 F, ranging from 22 to 52.9 °C for the class Smartphone.
(±) The bottom heats up to a maximum of 41.9 °C / 107 F, compared to the average of 33.8 °C / 93 F
(+) In idle usage, the average temperature for the upper side is 29.9 °C / 86 F, compared to the device average of 32.9 °C / 91 F.


Heatmap back side
Heatmap back side
Heatmap Front
Heatmap Front

Loudspeaker

dB(A) 0102030405060708090Deep BassMiddle BassHigh BassLower RangeMidsHigher MidsLower HighsMid HighsUpper HighsSuper Highs2035.546.22532.637.83127.534.14030.232.25032.332.16325.5258017.819.510022.623.512514.627.116013.335.72001141.22509.742.3315851.24008.654.350011.259.763013.760.780015.360.2100017.469.4125010.370.8160010.569.1200010.669.6250011.265.2315012.563.7400014.362.3500015.263.563001566.3800016.166.21000017.364.31250016.2651600016.955.4SPL26.178.5N0.741median 13.7median 62.3Delta2.88.242.548.839.34130.432.933.736.536.937.233.230.124.222.224.627.717.133.816.928.415.135.113.240.512.944.51252.213.66115.864.820.669.719.772.514.275.114.673.615.272.815.469.316.866.817.963.119.172.2198119.783.221.574.82158.221.957.874.771.130.187.227.323.71.263.8median 16.9median 64.82.712.8hearing rangehide median Pink NoiseMotorola Moto E7 PlusMotorola Moto E7
Frequency diagram (checkboxes can be checked and unchecked to compare devices)
Motorola Moto E7 Plus audio analysis

(±) | speaker loudness is average but good (78.5 dB)
Bass 100 - 315 Hz
(-) | nearly no bass - on average 25.5% lower than median
(±) | linearity of bass is average (10.9% delta to prev. frequency)
Mids 400 - 2000 Hz
(±) | higher mids - on average 5.5% higher than median
(+) | mids are linear (5.8% delta to prev. frequency)
Highs 2 - 16 kHz
(+) | balanced highs - only 2.2% away from median
(+) | highs are linear (3.9% delta to prev. frequency)
Overall 100 - 16.000 Hz
(±) | linearity of overall sound is average (19.9% difference to median)
Compared to same class
» 22% of all tested devices in this class were better, 7% similar, 71% worse
» The best had a delta of 12%, average was 24%, worst was 65%
Compared to all devices tested
» 48% of all tested devices were better, 7% similar, 45% worse
» The best had a delta of 3%, average was 20%, worst was 65%

Motorola Moto E7 audio analysis

(+) | speakers can play relatively loud (87.2 dB)
Bass 100 - 315 Hz
(-) | nearly no bass - on average 29.8% lower than median
(±) | linearity of bass is average (11.5% delta to prev. frequency)
Mids 400 - 2000 Hz
(±) | higher mids - on average 7% higher than median
(±) | linearity of mids is average (8.6% delta to prev. frequency)
Highs 2 - 16 kHz
(±) | higher highs - on average 8.6% higher than median
(±) | linearity of highs is average (11.4% delta to prev. frequency)
Overall 100 - 16.000 Hz
(±) | linearity of overall sound is average (28% difference to median)
Compared to same class
» 79% of all tested devices in this class were better, 7% similar, 14% worse
» The best had a delta of 12%, average was 24%, worst was 65%
Compared to all devices tested
» 86% of all tested devices were better, 4% similar, 10% worse
» The best had a delta of 3%, average was 20%, worst was 65%

Battery life

Motorola Moto E7 Plus
5000 mAh
Motorola Moto E7
4000 mAh
Xiaomi Poco M3
6000 mAh
Samsung Galaxy M11
5000 mAh
Average of class Smartphone
 
Battery Runtime
WiFi Websurfing 1.3
946
867
-8%
1249
32%
880
-7%
905 ?(442 - 1953, n=277, last 2 years)
-4%
Battery Runtime
NBC WiFi Websurfing Battery Test 1.3
15h 46min

Pros

+ comparatively fast SoC
+ good runtimes
+ decent speaker
+ a lot of memory

Cons

- slight blue cast in the display
- no NFC
- long charging times

Verdict - entry-level phone with added value

In the review: Motorola Moto E7 Plus.
In the review: Motorola Moto E7 Plus.

Motorola's Moto E7 Plus costs 40 Euros more than the Moto E7 ex-works, but you get a lot of upgrades in return: Starting with the much faster SoC, the doubled storage, the longer runtime, the better speaker, and the somewhat faster Wi-Fi. Thus, the Moto E7 Plus can keep up well in its price range, although the Xiaomi Poco M3 can offer a bit more here and there

It might be a bit annoying for fans of mobile payment services that there is no NFC, but that is actually very rare in this price range. At the same time, the camera is decent with good results especially in low light. Of course, it has to be emphasized again and again that you cannot expect miracles for such little money, but decent results are possible due to pixel binning.

The Motorola Moto E7 Plus is a good entry-level smartphone without any major weak points.

Thus, those who are wavering between the Moto E7 and E7 Plus and are not afraid of the surcharge should clearly go for the Moto E7 Plus. However, users looking for a solid, inexpensive entry-level smartphone will also get their money's worth here.

Price and availability

The Motorola Moto E7 Plus is available at prices just over 150 Dollars at Amazon and other online retailers.

Motorola Moto E7 Plus - 02/13/2021 v7
Florian Schmitt

Chassis
78%
Keyboard
66 / 75 → 88%
Pointing Device
88%
Connectivity
36 / 70 → 52%
Weight
88%
Battery
91%
Display
84%
Games Performance
11 / 64 → 17%
Application Performance
60 / 86 → 70%
Temperature
89%
Noise
100%
Audio
66 / 90 → 73%
Camera
52%
Average
70%
76%
Smartphone - Weighted Average

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