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Motorola Moto E7 Smartphone Review - Good night shots for 110 Euros?

Light in the darkness. Motorola installs a pixel binning camera in the Moto E7 for just under 110 Euros and wants to enable great pictures in the dark. Does the inexpensive phone have an advantage over the equally expensive competition?
Florian Schmitt, 👁 Florian Schmitt (translated by DeepL / Ninh Duy), 🇩🇪 🇮🇹
Motorola Moto E7
Motorola Moto E7 (Moto E Series)
Processor
Mediatek Helio G25 8 x 2 GHz, Cortex-A53
Graphics adapter
Memory
2048 MB 
Display
6.50 inch 20:9, 1600 x 720 pixel 270 PPI, capacitive touchscreen, IPS, glossy: yes, 60 Hz
Storage
32 GB eMMC Flash, 32 GB 
, 20 GB free
Connections
1 USB 2.0, Audio Connections: 3.5mm audio jack, Card Reader: microSD slot (up to 512 GB), 1 Fingerprint Reader, Brightness Sensor, Sensors: acceleration sensor, proximity sensor
Networking
802.11 b/g/n (b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4), Bluetooth 5.0, 2G, 3G, 4G (B1/3/5/7/8/20/38/40/41), Dual SIM, LTE, GPS
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 8.9 x 164.9 x 75.7 ( = 0.35 x 6.49 x 2.98 in)
Battery
4000 mAh Lithium-Polymer
Operating System
Android 10
Camera
Primary Camera: 48 MPix f/​1.7, phase comparison-AF, LED-flash, Videos @1080p/​30fps (Camera 1); 2.0MP, f/​2.4, macro lens (Camera 2)
Secondary Camera: 5 MPix f/​2.2, Videos @1080p/​30fps
Additional features
Speakers: mono speaker, Keyboard: virtual keyboard, charger, USB cable, SIM tool, 24 Months Warranty, FM radio, fanless
Weight
180 g ( = 6.35 oz / 0.4 pounds), Power Supply: 59 g ( = 2.08 oz / 0.13 pounds)
Price
110 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 %7
01/2021
Motorola Moto E7
Helio G25, PowerVR GE8320
180 g32 GB eMMC Flash6.50"1600x720
75 %7
05/2020
Motorola Moto E6s
Helio P22 MT6762, PowerVR GE8320
160 g32 GB eMMC Flash6.10"1560x720
74 %7
12/2020
Samsung Galaxy M11
SD 450, Adreno 506
197 g32 GB eMMC Flash6.40"1560x720
76 %7
11/2020
Xiaomi Redmi 9A
Helio G25, PowerVR GE8320
194 g32 GB eMMC Flash6.53"1600x720

Case, features and operation - Moto E7 is a chic phone

Motorola naturally only uses a plastic casing for its smartphone for 110 Euros, but it has made an effort to make it high-quality: For example, the back has a concentric circular structure that also refracts light. Therefore, it looks like light beams are emitted from the camera module. The color selection is also quite diverse with a turquoise green, a subtle rose or a plain gray. The casing yields slightly under pressure.

The Wi-Fi speed is on par with the price range with WiFi 4, but not particularly fast overall. 2 GB of RAM and 32 GB of mass storage are also common. While the predecessor Moto E6s still included a dedicated microSD slot, you have to decide whether you want to use a second SIM card or a microSD in the Moto E7.

A fingerprint sensor is found on the back. It unlocks the device reliably and only with minimal delay. There is a dedicated button for those who use Google Assistant frequently.

Size comparison

164.9 mm / 6.49 inch 77 mm / 3.03 inch 9 mm / 0.3543 inch 194 g0.4277 lbs164.9 mm / 6.49 inch 75.7 mm / 2.98 inch 8.9 mm / 0.3504 inch 180 g0.3968 lbs161.4 mm / 6.35 inch 76.3 mm / 3 inch 9 mm / 0.3543 inch 197 g0.4343 lbs155.6 mm / 6.13 inch 73 mm / 2.87 inch 8.5 mm / 0.3346 inch 160 g0.3527 lbs
Networking
iperf3 Client (receive) TCP 1 m 4M x10
Xiaomi Redmi 9A
802.11 b/g/n
55.3 (33min - 75max) MBit/s ∼100% +13%
Motorola Moto E7
802.11 b/g/n
48.8 (26min - 69max) MBit/s ∼88%
Motorola Moto E6s
802.11 b/g/n
43 (26min - 61max) MBit/s ∼78% -12%
Samsung Galaxy M11
802.11 b/g/n
40.5 (12min - 52max) MBit/s ∼73% -17%
iperf3 Client (transmit) TCP 1 m 4M x10
Xiaomi Redmi 9A
802.11 b/g/n
49.7 (25min - 77max) MBit/s ∼100% +19%
Motorola Moto E7
802.11 b/g/n
41.6 (11min - 65max) MBit/s ∼84%
Motorola Moto E6s
802.11 b/g/n
35.4 (5min - 57max) MBit/s ∼71% -15%
Samsung Galaxy M11
802.11 b/g/n
25.8 (8min - 41max) MBit/s ∼52% -38%
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; iperf3 Client (receive) TCP 1 m 4M x10; iperf 3.1.3: Ø48.3 (26-69)
; iperf3 Client (transmit) TCP 1 m 4M x10; iperf 3.1.3: Ø41.5 (11-65)

Cameras - Pixel Binning for little money

Recording front camera
Recording front camera

Motorola's Moto E7 comes with a 48-megapixel camera, but you cannot use the full resolution in Motorola's camera software or with other camera apps. Instead, four pixels are combined into one, resulting in a higher light yield. This enables an open aperture of f/1.7 for the Moto E7, which is better than all comparison devices.

In fact, our test pictures also look considerably brighter than those of the competition. Nevertheless, the detail reproduction is only average. Some content still remains visible in the dark with strong contrasts, but the Moto E7 cannot keep up with high-quality smartphone cameras. Slightly more details are visible in only 1 lux illumination than in other smartphones in this price range.

Videos can be recorded in FullHD with 30 fps. The exposure is clearly adjusted in steps and the autofocus needs a bit until it finds the right setting. Overall, however, the videos are decent for the price range.

The front-facing camera is less convincing with its pictures and has problems with fine structures like hair, which look very pixelated.

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.

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ColorChecker
29.6 ∆E
53 ∆E
39.8 ∆E
34.1 ∆E
45.8 ∆E
59.7 ∆E
51.7 ∆E
34.8 ∆E
40.8 ∆E
29 ∆E
60.9 ∆E
62.1 ∆E
29.4 ∆E
45.2 ∆E
35.8 ∆E
71.9 ∆E
43.4 ∆E
41.6 ∆E
82.7 ∆E
69.1 ∆E
50.8 ∆E
37 ∆E
23.8 ∆E
13.9 ∆E
ColorChecker Motorola Moto E7: 45.24 ∆E min: 13.91 - max: 82.69 ∆E
ColorChecker
13.9 ∆E
12.7 ∆E
17.1 ∆E
18.4 ∆E
15.3 ∆E
9.9 ∆E
9.9 ∆E
14.4 ∆E
8.3 ∆E
8.1 ∆E
10.3 ∆E
9.4 ∆E
6.6 ∆E
12.7 ∆E
6 ∆E
5.9 ∆E
6.7 ∆E
9.5 ∆E
4 ∆E
6.4 ∆E
9.9 ∆E
8.6 ∆E
4.3 ∆E
4.5 ∆E
ColorChecker Motorola Moto E7: 9.7 ∆E min: 4.05 - max: 18.45 ∆E

Display - Slight blue cast

Subpixel recording
Subpixel recording

The display features a class-standard resolution of 720p. At the same time, the brightness is quite decent, as in the predecessor, and the brightness distribution of 92% is quite good. Since the black level is also on a high level, the contrast values are in the good range.

The accuracy of the color reproduction on the other hand is rather mediocre, and a slight bluish cast is also evident.

449
cd/m²
439
cd/m²
432
cd/m²
458
cd/m²
470
cd/m²
437
cd/m²
446
cd/m²
446
cd/m²
432
cd/m²
Distribution of brightness
X-Rite i1Pro 2
Maximum: 470 cd/m² Average: 445.4 cd/m² Minimum: 6.03 cd/m²
Brightness Distribution: 92 %
Center on Battery: 470 cd/m²
Contrast: 1343:1 (Black: 0.35 cd/m²)
ΔE Color 5.69 | 0.6-29.43 Ø5.7
ΔE Greyscale 3.5 | 0.64-98 Ø5.9
94.1% sRGB (Calman 2D)
Gamma: 2.264
Motorola Moto E7
IPS, 1600x720, 6.50
Motorola Moto E6s
IPS, 1560x720, 6.10
Samsung Galaxy M11
PLS TFT LCD, 1560x720, 6.40
Xiaomi Redmi 9A
IPS, 1600x720, 6.53
Response Times
24%
28%
29%
Response Time Grey 50% / Grey 80% *
61 (30, 31)
64 (31, 33)
-5%
49 (24, 25)
20%
48 (21, 27)
21%
Response Time Black / White *
50 (29, 21)
24 (3, 21)
52%
32 (15, 17)
36%
32 (17, 15)
36%
PWM Frequency
Screen
14%
-12%
12%
Brightness middle
470
488
4%
430
-9%
435
-7%
Brightness
445
481
8%
406
-9%
411
-8%
Brightness Distribution
92
95
3%
91
-1%
91
-1%
Black Level *
0.35
0.25
29%
0.52
-49%
0.33
6%
Contrast
1343
1952
45%
827
-38%
1318
-2%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 *
5.69
5.02
12%
4.55
20%
2.68
53%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 max. *
13.4
8.99
33%
7.93
41%
5.33
60%
Greyscale DeltaE2000 *
3.5
4.4
-26%
5.4
-54%
3.6
-3%
Gamma
2.264 97%
2.252 98%
2.103 105%
2.365 93%
CCT
7089 92%
7841 83%
7793 83%
6779 96%
Total Average (Program / Settings)
19% / 16%
8% / -4%
21% / 16%

* ... 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
50 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 29 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. » 99 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is worse than the average of all tested devices (24.3 ms).
       Response Time 50% Grey to 80% Grey
61 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 30 ms rise
↘ 31 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. » 96 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is worse than the average of all tested devices (38.5 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 not detected

In comparison: 51 % of all tested devices do not use PWM to dim the display. If PWM was detected, an average of 9700 (minimum: 5 - maximum: 142900) Hz was measured.


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

Performance, emissions and battery life - Motorola phone with enough power

The MediaTek Helio G25 is an entry-level SoC that delivers class-typical performance on par with the comparison devices. You have to reckon with stutters or waiting times in the system from time to time, but the system can be operated reasonably smoothly in everyday use.

We did not notice an excessive temperature increase under load; the maximum value is just under 40 °C.

The speaker sounds quite loud when desired, but especially in the very high frequencies, which can be unpleasant. The overall sound is rather mediocre, but it is sufficient for listening to music. You can get a clean audio signal to external playback devices via a 3.5 mm port or Bluetooth.

The battery runtime is better than in the Moto E6s, after all the battery has grown to 4,000 mAh. Our review sample can even keep up with Samsung's Galaxy M11, which has a much stronger battery. 14:27 hours are a good result and should be enough for two workdays. Charging is done with a maximum of 5 watts, which leads to long charging times of up to 3 hours or more.

Geekbench 5.3
64 Bit Multi-Core Score (sort by value)
Motorola Moto E7
Mediatek Helio G25, PowerVR GE8320, 2048
491 Points ∼25%
Samsung Galaxy M11
Qualcomm Snapdragon 450, Adreno 506, 3072
498 Points ∼26% +1%
Xiaomi Redmi 9A
Mediatek Helio G25, PowerVR GE8320, 2048
485 Points ∼25% -1%
Average Mediatek Helio G25
  (485 - 886, n=3)
621 Points ∼32% +26%
Average of class Smartphone
  (248 - 4201, n=183)
1936 Points ∼100% +294%
64 Bit Single-Core Score (sort by value)
Motorola Moto E7
Mediatek Helio G25, PowerVR GE8320, 2048
134 Points ∼24%
Samsung Galaxy M11
Qualcomm Snapdragon 450, Adreno 506, 3072
131 Points ∼23% -2%
Xiaomi Redmi 9A
Mediatek Helio G25, PowerVR GE8320, 2048
131 Points ∼23% -2%
Average Mediatek Helio G25
  (131 - 148, n=3)
138 Points ∼25% +3%
Average of class Smartphone
  (63 - 1604, n=183)
559 Points ∼100% +317%
PCMark for Android - Work 2.0 performance score (sort by value)
Motorola Moto E7
Mediatek Helio G25, PowerVR GE8320, 2048
5296 Points ∼86%
Motorola Moto E6s
Mediatek Helio P22 MT6762, PowerVR GE8320, 2048
5197 Points ∼85% -2%
Samsung Galaxy M11
Qualcomm Snapdragon 450, Adreno 506, 3072
4642 Points ∼76% -12%
Xiaomi Redmi 9A
Mediatek Helio G25, PowerVR GE8320, 2048
4938 Points ∼80% -7%
Average Mediatek Helio G25
  (4938 - 5296, n=3)
5168 Points ∼84% -2%
Average of class Smartphone
  (82 - 15299, n=581)
6148 Points ∼100% +16%
3DMark
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited Physics (sort by value)
Motorola Moto E7
Mediatek Helio G25, PowerVR GE8320, 2048
1014 Points ∼44%
Motorola Moto E6s
Mediatek Helio P22 MT6762, PowerVR GE8320, 2048
1187 Points ∼51% +17%
Samsung Galaxy M11
Qualcomm Snapdragon 450, Adreno 506, 3072
1826 Points ∼79% +80%
Xiaomi Redmi 9A
Mediatek Helio G25, PowerVR GE8320, 2048
984 Points ∼43% -3%
Average Mediatek Helio G25
  (984 - 1109, n=3)
1036 Points ∼45% +2%
Average of class Smartphone
  (573 - 5780, n=588)
2308 Points ∼100% +128%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited Graphics (sort by value)
Motorola Moto E7
Mediatek Helio G25, PowerVR GE8320, 2048
408 Points ∼17%
Motorola Moto E6s
Mediatek Helio P22 MT6762, PowerVR GE8320, 2048
451 Points ∼19% +11%
Samsung Galaxy M11
Qualcomm Snapdragon 450, Adreno 506, 3072
404 Points ∼17% -1%
Xiaomi Redmi 9A
Mediatek Helio G25, PowerVR GE8320, 2048
409 Points ∼17% 0%
Average Mediatek Helio G25
  (408 - 425, n=3)
414 Points ∼18% +1%
Average of class Smartphone
  (75 - 12146, n=588)
2342 Points ∼100% +474%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited (sort by value)
Motorola Moto E7
Mediatek Helio G25, PowerVR GE8320, 2048
470 Points ∼22%
Motorola Moto E6s
Mediatek Helio P22 MT6762, PowerVR GE8320, 2048
523 Points ∼24% +11%
Samsung Galaxy M11
Qualcomm Snapdragon 450, Adreno 506, 3072
491 Points ∼23% +4%
Xiaomi Redmi 9A
Mediatek Helio G25, PowerVR GE8320, 2048
486 Points ∼23% +3%
Average Mediatek Helio G25
  (470 - 493, n=3)
483 Points ∼22% +3%
Average of class Smartphone
  (93 - 9643, n=589)
2153 Points ∼100% +358%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Unlimited Physics (sort by value)
Motorola Moto E7
Mediatek Helio G25, PowerVR GE8320, 2048
936 Points ∼42%
Motorola Moto E6s
Mediatek Helio P22 MT6762, PowerVR GE8320, 2048
1189 Points ∼54% +27%
Samsung Galaxy M11
Qualcomm Snapdragon 450, Adreno 506, 3072
1787 Points ∼81% +91%
Xiaomi Redmi 9A
Mediatek Helio G25, PowerVR GE8320, 2048
989 Points ∼45% +6%
Average Mediatek Helio G25
  (936 - 1118, n=3)
1014 Points ∼46% +8%
Average of class Smartphone
  (375 - 5765, n=615)
2212 Points ∼100% +136%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Unlimited Graphics (sort by value)
Motorola Moto E7
Mediatek Helio G25, PowerVR GE8320, 2048
775 Points ∼25%
Motorola Moto E6s
Mediatek Helio P22 MT6762, PowerVR GE8320, 2048
742 Points ∼23% -4%
Samsung Galaxy M11
Qualcomm Snapdragon 450, Adreno 506, 3072
716 Points ∼23% -8%
Xiaomi Redmi 9A
Mediatek Helio G25, PowerVR GE8320, 2048
773 Points ∼24% 0%
Average Mediatek Helio G25
  (773 - 822, n=3)
790 Points ∼25% +2%
Average of class Smartphone
  (70 - 22052, n=617)
3160 Points ∼100% +308%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Unlimited (sort by value)
Motorola Moto E7
Mediatek Helio G25, PowerVR GE8320, 2048
806 Points ∼31%
Motorola Moto E6s
Mediatek Helio P22 MT6762, PowerVR GE8320, 2048
810 Points ∼31% 0%
Samsung Galaxy M11
Qualcomm Snapdragon 450, Adreno 506, 3072
820 Points ∼32% +2%
Xiaomi Redmi 9A
Mediatek Helio G25, PowerVR GE8320, 2048
812 Points ∼31% +1%
Average Mediatek Helio G25
  (806 - 873, n=3)
830 Points ∼32% +3%
Average of class Smartphone
  (88 - 11895, n=617)
2595 Points ∼100% +222%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Physics (sort by value)
Motorola Moto E7
Mediatek Helio G25, PowerVR GE8320, 2048
1139 Points ∼53%
Motorola Moto E6s
Mediatek Helio P22 MT6762, PowerVR GE8320, 2048
1131 Points ∼52% -1%
Samsung Galaxy M11
Qualcomm Snapdragon 450, Adreno 506, 3072
1827 Points ∼84% +60%
Xiaomi Redmi 9A
Mediatek Helio G25, PowerVR GE8320, 2048
1223 Points ∼56% +7%
Average Mediatek Helio G25
  (1087 - 1223, n=3)
1150 Points ∼53% +1%
Average of class Smartphone
  (435 - 5318, n=664)
2166 Points ∼100% +90%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Graphics (sort by value)
Motorola Moto E7
Mediatek Helio G25, PowerVR GE8320, 2048
348 Points ∼18%
Motorola Moto E6s
Mediatek Helio P22 MT6762, PowerVR GE8320, 2048
397 Points ∼21% +14%
Samsung Galaxy M11
Qualcomm Snapdragon 450, Adreno 506, 3072
349 Points ∼18% 0%
Xiaomi Redmi 9A
Mediatek Helio G25, PowerVR GE8320, 2048
372 Points ∼19% +7%
Average Mediatek Helio G25
  (348 - 372, n=3)
363 Points ∼19% +4%
Average of class Smartphone
  (53 - 11573, n=664)
1909 Points ∼100% +449%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) (sort by value)
Motorola Moto E7
Mediatek Helio G25, PowerVR GE8320, 2048
412 Points ∼23%
Motorola Moto E6s
Mediatek Helio P22 MT6762, PowerVR GE8320, 2048
464 Points ∼26% +13%
Samsung Galaxy M11
Qualcomm Snapdragon 450, Adreno 506, 3072
439 Points ∼24% +7%
Xiaomi Redmi 9A
Mediatek Helio G25, PowerVR GE8320, 2048
421 Points ∼23% +2%
Average Mediatek Helio G25
  (412 - 432, n=3)
422 Points ∼23% +2%
Average of class Smartphone
  (68 - 9138, n=665)
1810 Points ∼100% +339%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Physics (sort by value)
Motorola Moto E7
Mediatek Helio G25, PowerVR GE8320, 2048
1134 Points ∼56%
Motorola Moto E6s
Mediatek Helio P22 MT6762, PowerVR GE8320, 2048
1124 Points ∼55% -1%
Samsung Galaxy M11
Qualcomm Snapdragon 450, Adreno 506, 3072
1901 Points ∼93% +68%
Xiaomi Redmi 9A
Mediatek Helio G25, PowerVR GE8320, 2048
1249 Points ∼61% +10%
Average Mediatek Helio G25
  (1083 - 1249, n=3)
1155 Points ∼57% +2%
Average of class Smartphone
  (293 - 5301, n=707)
2043 Points ∼100% +80%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Graphics (sort by value)
Motorola Moto E7
Mediatek Helio G25, PowerVR GE8320, 2048
734 Points ∼29%
Motorola Moto E6s
Mediatek Helio P22 MT6762, PowerVR GE8320, 2048
655 Points ∼26% -11%
Samsung Galaxy M11
Qualcomm Snapdragon 450, Adreno 506, 3072
703 Points ∼27% -4%
Xiaomi Redmi 9A
Mediatek Helio G25, PowerVR GE8320, 2048
733 Points ∼29% 0%
Average Mediatek Helio G25
  (733 - 740, n=3)
736 Points ∼29% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (43 - 16670, n=706)
2561 Points ∼100% +249%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 (sort by value)
Motorola Moto E7
Mediatek Helio G25, PowerVR GE8320, 2048
796 Points ∼36%
Motorola Moto E6s
Mediatek Helio P22 MT6762, PowerVR GE8320, 2048
722 Points ∼33% -9%
Samsung Galaxy M11
Qualcomm Snapdragon 450, Adreno 506, 3072
829 Points ∼38% +4%
Xiaomi Redmi 9A
Mediatek Helio G25, PowerVR GE8320, 2048
794 Points ∼36% 0%
Average Mediatek Helio G25
  (794 - 796, n=3)
795 Points ∼36% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (55 - 11256, n=709)
2184 Points ∼100% +174%
1280x720 offscreen Ice Storm Unlimited Physics (sort by value)
Motorola Moto E7
Mediatek Helio G25, PowerVR GE8320, 2048
12043 Points ∼75%
Motorola Moto E6s
Mediatek Helio P22 MT6762, PowerVR GE8320, 2048
14651 Points ∼91% +22%
Samsung Galaxy M11
Qualcomm Snapdragon 450, Adreno 506, 3072
14862 Points ∼92% +23%
Xiaomi Redmi 9A
Mediatek Helio G25, PowerVR GE8320, 2048
12384 Points ∼77% +3%
Average Mediatek Helio G25
  (12043 - 15702, n=3)
13376 Points ∼83% +11%
Average of class Smartphone
  (735 - 59268, n=852)
16095 Points ∼100% +34%
1280x720 offscreen Ice Storm Unlimited Graphics Score (sort by value)
Motorola Moto E7
Mediatek Helio G25, PowerVR GE8320, 2048
13302 Points ∼45%
Motorola Moto E6s
Mediatek Helio P22 MT6762, PowerVR GE8320, 2048
11220 Points ∼38% -16%
Samsung Galaxy M11
Qualcomm Snapdragon 450, Adreno 506, 3072
12673 Points ∼43% -5%
Xiaomi Redmi 9A
Mediatek Helio G25, PowerVR GE8320, 2048
13038 Points ∼44% -2%
Average Mediatek Helio G25
  (13038 - 13403, n=3)
13248 Points ∼45% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (536 - 224130, n=850)
29331 Points ∼100% +121%
1280x720 offscreen Ice Storm Unlimited Score (sort by value)
Motorola Moto E7
Mediatek Helio G25, PowerVR GE8320, 2048
13000 Points ∼58%
Motorola Moto E6s
Mediatek Helio P22 MT6762, PowerVR GE8320, 2048
11836 Points ∼53% -9%
Samsung Galaxy M11
Qualcomm Snapdragon 450, Adreno 506, 3072
13087 Points ∼58% +1%
Xiaomi Redmi 9A
Mediatek Helio G25, PowerVR GE8320, 2048
12979 Points ∼58% 0%
Average Mediatek Helio G25
  (12979 - 13854, n=3)
13278 Points ∼59% +2%
Average of class Smartphone
  (662 - 117606, n=850)
22459 Points ∼100% +73%
GFXBench
Aztec Ruins High Tier Onscreen (sort by value)
Motorola Moto E7
Mediatek Helio G25, PowerVR GE8320, 2048
4.5 fps ∼38%
Motorola Moto E6s
Mediatek Helio P22 MT6762, PowerVR GE8320, 2048
4.2 fps ∼35% -7%
Samsung Galaxy M11
Qualcomm Snapdragon 450, Adreno 506, 3072
3.7 fps ∼31% -18%
Xiaomi Redmi 9A
Mediatek Helio G25, PowerVR GE8320, 2048
2.1 fps ∼18% -53%
Average Mediatek Helio G25
  (2.1 - 4.8, n=3)
3.8 fps ∼32% -16%
Average of class Smartphone
  (0.61 - 60, n=380)
12 fps ∼100% +167%
2560x1440 Aztec Ruins High Tier Offscreen (sort by value)
Motorola Moto E7
Mediatek Helio G25, PowerVR GE8320, 2048
1.4 fps ∼17%
Motorola Moto E6s
Mediatek Helio P22 MT6762, PowerVR GE8320, 2048
1.4 fps ∼17% 0%
Samsung Galaxy M11
Qualcomm Snapdragon 450, Adreno 506, 3072
1.1 fps ∼13% -21%
Xiaomi Redmi 9A
Mediatek Helio G25, PowerVR GE8320, 2048
1.4 fps ∼17% 0%
Average Mediatek Helio G25
  (1.4 - 1.4, n=3)
1.4 fps ∼17% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (0.21 - 101, n=378)
8.34 fps ∼100% +496%
Aztec Ruins Normal Tier Onscreen (sort by value)
Motorola Moto E7
Mediatek Helio G25, PowerVR GE8320, 2048
7.2 fps ∼40%
Motorola Moto E6s
Mediatek Helio P22 MT6762, PowerVR GE8320, 2048
6.7 fps ∼37% -7%
Samsung Galaxy M11
Qualcomm Snapdragon 450, Adreno 506, 3072
6.4 fps ∼36% -11%
Xiaomi Redmi 9A
Mediatek Helio G25, PowerVR GE8320, 2048
1.5 fps ∼8% -79%
Average Mediatek Helio G25
  (1.5 - 7.6, n=3)
5.43 fps ∼30% -25%
Average of class Smartphone
  (1.4 - 64, n=384)
17.9 fps ∼100% +149%
1920x1080 Aztec Ruins Normal Tier Offscreen (sort by value)
Motorola Moto E7
Mediatek Helio G25, PowerVR GE8320, 2048
4 fps ∼20%
Motorola Moto E6s
Mediatek Helio P22 MT6762, PowerVR GE8320, 2048
3.8 fps ∼19% -5%
Samsung Galaxy M11
Qualcomm Snapdragon 450, Adreno 506, 3072
3.3 fps ∼16% -17%
Xiaomi Redmi 9A
Mediatek Helio G25, PowerVR GE8320, 2048
7.4 fps ∼36% +85%
Average Mediatek Helio G25
  (4 - 7.4, n=3)
5.13 fps ∼25% +28%
Average of class Smartphone
  (0.6 - 257, n=384)
20.4 fps ∼100% +410%
Motorola Moto E7Motorola Moto E6sSamsung Galaxy M11Xiaomi Redmi 9AAverage 32 GB eMMC FlashAverage of class Smartphone
AndroBench 3-5
10%
84%
27%
-3%
46%
Sequential Write 256KB SDCard
62 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501)
63.5 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501)
2%
64.5 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501)
4%
62.1 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501)
0%
52.8 (3.4 - 87.1, n=176)
-15%
51.8 (1.7 - 87.1, n=576)
-16%
Sequential Read 256KB SDCard
81.5 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501)
82.3 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501)
1%
82.4 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501)
1%
80.2 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501)
-2%
71.7 (8.2 - 96.5, n=176)
-12%
69.8 (8.1 - 96.5, n=576)
-14%
Random Write 4KB
13.5
17.7
31%
78.09
478%
26.7
98%
20 (0.75 - 89.5, n=219)
48%
41.8 (0.14 - 319, n=952)
210%
Random Read 4KB
58
69.4
20%
73.87
27%
57.6
-1%
41.9 (3.59 - 117, n=219)
-28%
64.6 (1.59 - 325, n=952)
11%
Sequential Write 256KB
101
103.5
2%
81.43
-19%
171.9
70%
97.3 (14.8 - 189, n=219)
-4%
144 (2.99 - 1321, n=952)
43%
Sequential Read 256KB
261
275
5%
297.6
14%
258.9
-1%
241 (25.8 - 452, n=219)
-8%
370 (12.1 - 2037, n=952)
42%

Temperature

Max. Load
 37.7 °C
100 F
35.6 °C
96 F
34.7 °C
94 F
 
 37.6 °C
100 F
35 °C
95 F
35.7 °C
96 F
 
 37 °C
99 F
35 °C
95 F
34.7 °C
94 F
 
Maximum: 37.7 °C = 100 F
Average: 35.9 °C = 97 F
29.3 °C
85 F
34.7 °C
94 F
38 °C
100 F
39.9 °C
104 F
34.7 °C
94 F
34.8 °C
95 F
31.6 °C
89 F
35 °C
95 F
36.6 °C
98 F
Maximum: 39.9 °C = 104 F
Average: 35 °C = 95 F
Power Supply (max.)  34.9 °C = 95 F | Room Temperature 21.2 °C = 70 F | Fluke t3000FC (calibrated), Voltcraft IR-260
(±) The average temperature for the upper side under maximal load is 35.9 °C / 97 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 37.7 °C / 100 F, compared to the average of 35.2 °C / 95 F, ranging from 22.4 to 51.7 °C for the class Smartphone.
(+) The bottom heats up to a maximum of 39.9 °C / 104 F, compared to the average of 33.8 °C / 93 F
(+) In idle usage, the average temperature for the upper side is 26.6 °C / 80 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 Highs2042.548.82539.3413130.432.94033.736.55036.937.26333.230.18024.222.210024.627.712517.133.816016.928.420015.135.125013.240.531512.944.54001252.250013.66163015.864.880020.669.7100019.772.5125014.275.1160014.673.6200015.272.8250015.469.3315016.866.8400017.963.1500019.172.263001981800019.783.21000021.574.8125002158.21600021.957.8SPL74.771.130.187.2N27.323.71.263.8median 16.9median 64.8Delta2.712.832.437.43536.527.128.62633.530.437.325.232.322.725.725.525.220.126.419.230.517.835.717.841.116.145.616.652.715.96214.364.214.770.214.874.814.373.714.167.816.367.414.468.113.865.513.956.614.264.114.569.614.676.51574.515.360.615.761.271.226.982.325.60.950.7median 15median 64.11.611.6hearing rangehide median Pink NoiseMotorola Moto E7Motorola Moto E6s
Frequency diagram (checkboxes can be checked and unchecked to compare devices)
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
» 76% of all tested devices in this class were better, 8% similar, 16% worse
» The best had a delta of 13%, average was 24%, worst was 65%
Compared to all devices tested
» 85% of all tested devices were better, 4% similar, 11% worse
» The best had a delta of 3%, average was 21%, worst was 65%

Motorola Moto E6s audio analysis

(+) | speakers can play relatively loud (82.3 dB)
Bass 100 - 315 Hz
(-) | nearly no bass - on average 30% lower than median
(±) | linearity of bass is average (7.1% delta to prev. frequency)
Mids 400 - 2000 Hz
(±) | higher mids - on average 5.9% higher than median
(±) | linearity of mids is average (9.3% delta to prev. frequency)
Highs 2 - 16 kHz
(±) | higher highs - on average 5.9% higher than median
(±) | linearity of highs is average (10% delta to prev. frequency)
Overall 100 - 16.000 Hz
(±) | linearity of overall sound is average (24.4% difference to median)
Compared to same class
» 55% of all tested devices in this class were better, 10% similar, 35% worse
» The best had a delta of 13%, average was 24%, worst was 65%
Compared to all devices tested
» 72% of all tested devices were better, 6% similar, 22% worse
» The best had a delta of 3%, average was 21%, worst was 65%

Battery life

Motorola Moto E7
4000 mAh
Motorola Moto E6s
3000 mAh
Samsung Galaxy M11
5000 mAh
Xiaomi Redmi 9A
5000 mAh
Average of class Smartphone
 
Battery Runtime
WiFi Websurfing 1.3
867
806
-7%
880
1%
1319
52%
720 (223 - 2636, n=824)
-17%
Battery Runtime
NBC WiFi Websurfing Battery Test 1.3
14h 27min

Pros

+ good camera quality for the price
+ Display quite bright
+ chic case

Cons

- no NFC
- Display not very true to color
- slow charging

Verdict - The camera does it

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

The camera is clearly the highlight of Motorola's Moto E7. It offers good light output for the class. It is a pity that the full resolution cannot be used optionally, but the SoC is probably too weak for that. You should not expect detail reproduction like in high-end cell phone cameras, but the camera is well suited for occasional pictures.

Otherwise, this is a rather unspectacular entry-level smartphone. You do not get NFC, quite slow WLAN, just enough power for a reasonably smooth system operation and a rather moderately accurate, but at least bright screen. The casing is quite good with its light refraction, even if it is not too pressure-resistant.

Motorola's Moto E7 convinces with a pixel-binning camera, looks good and hardly has any major weaknesses.

When you realize that you do not get a high-end phone for a little over 100 Euros, the Moto E7 definitely has good camera quality. There are better alternatives in terms of battery life, and NFC is not available. However, the Moto E7 handles all other points at least on a par with the competition and is thus definitely worth a look.

Price and availability

The Motorola Moto E7 is hard to get at the time of testing. It is currently best purchased directly from the manufacturer for just under 110 Euros. It should also be available on Amazon soon.

Motorola Moto E7 - 01/22/2021 v7
Florian Schmitt

Chassis
76%
Keyboard
65 / 75 → 87%
Pointing Device
88%
Connectivity
35 / 70 → 51%
Weight
90%
Battery
90%
Display
83%
Games Performance
6 / 64 → 9%
Application Performance
54 / 86 → 63%
Temperature
91%
Noise
100%
Audio
62 / 90 → 69%
Camera
52%
Average
69%
75%
Smartphone - Weighted Average

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> Notebook / Laptop Reviews and News > Reviews > Motorola Moto E7 Smartphone Review - Good night shots for 110 Euros?
Florian Schmitt, 2021-01-23 (Update: 2021-01-23)
Florian Schmitt
Editor of the original article: Florian Schmitt - Managing Editor Mobile
When I was 12, the first computer came into the house and immediately I started tinkering around, taking it apart, getting new parts and replacing them - after all, there always had to be enough power for the current games. When I came to Notebookcheck in 2009, I was passionate about testing gaming notebooks. Since 2012, my attention has been focused on smartphones, tablets and future technologies.