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Motorola Moto E7i Power Smartphone review - Cell phone under 100 euros with stamina

Great battery, small money. The Motorola Moto E7i Power is available for a double-digit price, but the manufacturer did not save on the battery. We will take a closer look at whether Motorola's phone can also convince in other areas in the review.
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Motorola Moto E7i Power (Moto E Series)
Processor
UNISOC SC9863A 8 x 1.6 GHz, Cortex-A55
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 
, 24 GB free
Connections
1 USB 2.0, Audio Connections: 3.5mm audio jack, Card Reader: microSD up to 1 TB, shared, 1 Fingerprint Reader, Brightness Sensor, Sensors: acceleration sensor, proximity sensor
Networking
802.11 b/g/n (b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4), Bluetooth 4.2, Dual SIM, LTE, GPS
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 9 x 165 x 76 ( = 0.35 x 6.5 x 2.99 in)
Battery
5000 mAh
Operating System
Android 10
Camera
Primary Camera: 13 MPix f/​2.0, 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, 24 Months Warranty, FM radio, IP52-certified, SAR: 0.27 W/kg (head), 1.75 W/kg (body), fanless
Weight
200 g ( = 7.05 oz / 0.44 pounds) ( = 0 oz / 0 pounds)
Price
97 Euro
Note: The manufacturer may use components from different suppliers including display panels, drives or memory sticks with similar specifications.

 

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Possible competitors in comparison

Rating
Rating Version
Date
Model
Weight
Drive
Size
Resolution
Price from
73 %7
05/2021
Motorola Moto E7i Power
SC9863A, GE8322 / IMG8322
200 g32 GB eMMC Flash6.50"1600x720
75 %7
01/2021
Motorola Moto E7
Helio G25, PowerVR GE8320
180 g32 GB eMMC Flash6.50"1600x720
76 %7
12/2020
Nokia 3.4
SD 460, Adreno 610
180 g64 GB eMMC Flash6.39"1560x720
76 %7
11/2020
Xiaomi Redmi 9A
Helio G25, PowerVR GE8320
194 g32 GB eMMC Flash6.53"1600x720

Case, features and operation - Even with IP certification

Tahiti Blue or Coral Red are the two shades that at least give a South Seas feeling. Both have a slightly shimmering, matte finish that looks quite high-end. However, the smartphone can be clearly dented in the center. The Moto E7i Power even has an IP certification, but only according to IP52, which is a passable protection against dust, but otherwise only against splashing water.

2 GB of RAM and 32 GB of mass storage are not much, but standard for under 100 Euros. The older Bluetooth 4.2 is on board and you should not expect record speeds in the Wi-Fi standard either: WiFi 4 is just sufficient for slow transfer rates typical for the class, whereby the E7i Power proves to be a bit slower than some competitors. We found this in our test with the reference router Netgear Nighthawk AX12.

In terms of weight, the high-capacity battery is noticeable: 200 grams are 20 grams more than in the Moto E7. In terms of size, however, the smartphone is on par with other devices. With 6.5 inches, it is rather unsuitable for small hands.

The fingerprint reader on the back works quite reliably, but it takes a short second to unlock the screen. There is a dedicated Google Assistant button on the casing's right. The touchscreen can also be operated reliably.

Android 10 Go is installed as the operating system. The security updates are from March 5 at the time of testing and are thus almost 3 months old. Thus, you should not expect too regular updates.

Motorola Moto E7i Power
Motorola Moto E7i Power
Motorola Moto E7i Power

Size comparison

165 mm / 6.5 inch 76 mm / 2.99 inch 9 mm / 0.3543 inch 200 g0.4409 lbs164.9 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 mm / 6.34 inch 76 mm / 2.99 inch 8.7 mm / 0.3425 inch 180 g0.3968 lbs
Cross Platform Disk Test
Sequential read
Average of class Smartphone
  (35.4 - 88.4, n=45, last 2 years)
71.8 MB/s ∼100% +4%
Motorola Moto E7i Power
 
69.3 (42.3min, 44.178P1 - 77.4max) MB/s ∼97%
Sequential write
Motorola Moto E7i Power
 
35.1 (24.3min, 24.751P1 - 48.4max) MB/s ∼100%
Average of class Smartphone
  (12.3 - 52.3, n=45, last 2 years)
33.4 MB/s ∼95% -5%
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Cross Platform Disk Test (CPDT)

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Motorola Moto E7i Power GE8322 / IMG8322, SC9863A, 32 GB eMMC Flash; Sequential write: Ø35.1 (24.3-48.4)
Motorola Moto E7i Power GE8322 / IMG8322, SC9863A, 32 GB eMMC Flash; Sequential read: Ø69.3 (42.3-77.4)
Networking
iperf3 Client (transmit) TCP 1 m 4M x10
Nokia 3.4
802.11 b/g/n
122 (69min - 147max) MBit/s ∼100% +173%
Xiaomi Redmi 9A
802.11 b/g/n
49.7 (25min - 77max) MBit/s ∼41% +11%
Motorola Moto E7i Power
802.11 b/g/n
44.7 (32min - 59max) MBit/s ∼37%
Motorola Moto E7
802.11 b/g/n
41.6 (11min - 65max) MBit/s ∼34% -7%
iperf3 Client (receive) TCP 1 m 4M x10
Nokia 3.4
802.11 b/g/n
113 (75min - 143max) MBit/s ∼100% +133%
Xiaomi Redmi 9A
802.11 b/g/n
55.3 (33min - 75max) MBit/s ∼49% +14%
Motorola Moto E7
802.11 b/g/n
48.8 (26min - 69max) MBit/s ∼43% +1%
Motorola Moto E7i Power
802.11 b/g/n
48.5 (44min - 54max) MBit/s ∼43%
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; iperf3 Client (receive) TCP 1 m 4M x10; iperf 3.1.3: Ø48.5 (44-54)
; iperf3 Client (transmit) TCP 1 m 4M x10; iperf 3.1.3: Ø44.6 (32-59)

Cameras - With macro lens

Recording front camera
Recording front camera

Motorola's Moto E7i Power comes with a real dual camera on the back, which means two lenses that can both be used for taking pictures. Many other inexpensive smartphones only use the second lens to collect additional information for blurring in portraits. However, the second camera is not a wide-angle lens, but a macro camera with a resolution of 2 megapixels that you can only use in a special camera mode.

The main camera on the other hand has a resolution of 13 megapixels. Our sample pictures show a good brightening with a tendency to overexpose white areas. The detail reproduction is a bit coarse in parts, but overall the camera takes quite acceptable photos for the price range in good lighting. In low light and high contrasts, the brightening is also OK, but the reproduction becomes very inaccurate in detail. At 1 lux illuminance in the lab, hardly anything can be recognized in the pictures

We also take pictures of our test chart in full illumination in the lab. Here, the main camera shows low contrasts, and the picture generally looks a bit pale. However, the image sharpness is OK.

A selfie camera with a resolution of 5 megapixels is found on the front. Its pictures are okay for snapshots, but you should not enlarge them too much since details are only displayed inaccurately.

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.

Hauptkamera BlumeHauptkamera UmgebungHauptkamera Low Light
ColorChecker
17.1 ∆E
13.4 ∆E
19.1 ∆E
18.4 ∆E
17.4 ∆E
10.4 ∆E
18.2 ∆E
14.6 ∆E
14.5 ∆E
8.9 ∆E
10 ∆E
13.9 ∆E
6.3 ∆E
13.4 ∆E
11.6 ∆E
8.4 ∆E
12.7 ∆E
15 ∆E
2.3 ∆E
8.7 ∆E
12.1 ∆E
14.3 ∆E
7.8 ∆E
3.4 ∆E
ColorChecker Motorola Moto E7i Power: 12.16 ∆E min: 2.33 - max: 19.09 ∆E
ColorChecker
29.6 ∆E
55.1 ∆E
39.8 ∆E
34.8 ∆E
45.6 ∆E
62.4 ∆E
53.7 ∆E
36 ∆E
44.2 ∆E
29 ∆E
65.1 ∆E
64.1 ∆E
31.5 ∆E
47.7 ∆E
37.3 ∆E
76.8 ∆E
44.6 ∆E
42 ∆E
93.7 ∆E
71 ∆E
52.5 ∆E
36.9 ∆E
23.8 ∆E
13.3 ∆E
ColorChecker Motorola Moto E7i Power: 47.1 ∆E min: 13.35 - max: 93.69 ∆E

Display - Dark, but rich in contrast

Subpixel recording
Subpixel recording

Motorola's Moto E7i Power has an IPS screen with a resolution of 1600 x 720 pixels. This puts the smartphone at class level, but the screen is quite dark overall: It achieves just 328 cd/m² at its brightest point with the brightness sensor fully exposed. This is more reminiscent of 5 years ago; current smartphone displays are usually much brighter, even in this price range, which is also evident in the rivals.

At the same time, the Moto E7i Power offers a decent black level and thus also quite good contrast, which makes the colors a bit more radiant. We tested the color reproduction with the software CalMAN and the spectrophotometer. A bit shifted grayscale and overemphasized blue tones are visible here, but the reproduction is otherwise OK.

We only noticed PWM at a very high frequency, so most people should not have any problems.

316
cd/m²
310
cd/m²
307
cd/m²
315
cd/m²
324
cd/m²
303
cd/m²
315
cd/m²
328
cd/m²
305
cd/m²
Distribution of brightness
X-Rite i1Pro 2
Maximum: 328 cd/m² Average: 313.7 cd/m² Minimum: 3.7 cd/m²
Brightness Distribution: 92 %
Center on Battery: 324 cd/m²
Contrast: 1620:1 (Black: 0.2 cd/m²)
ΔE Color 4.62 | 0.59-29.43 Ø5.5
ΔE Greyscale 5.6 | 0.64-98 Ø5.7
96% sRGB (Calman 2D)
Gamma: 2.482
Motorola Moto E7i Power
IPS, 1600x720, 6.50
Motorola Moto E7
IPS, 1600x720, 6.50
Nokia 3.4
IPS, 1560x720, 6.39
Xiaomi Redmi 9A
IPS, 1600x720, 6.53
Response Times
-31%
-24%
9%
Response Time Grey 50% / Grey 80% *
58 (29, 29)
61 (30, 31)
-5%
46 (25, 21)
21%
48 (21, 27)
17%
Response Time Black / White *
32 (17, 15)
50 (29, 21)
-56%
30 (13, 17)
6%
32 (17, 15)
-0%
PWM Frequency
50000
961.5 (20)
-98%
Screen
-9%
-11%
11%
Brightness middle
324
470
45%
440
36%
435
34%
Brightness
314
445
42%
417
33%
411
31%
Brightness Distribution
92
92
0%
91
-1%
91
-1%
Black Level *
0.2
0.35
-75%
0.4
-100%
0.33
-65%
Contrast
1620
1343
-17%
1100
-32%
1318
-19%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 *
4.62
5.69
-23%
4.77
-3%
2.68
42%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 max. *
7.57
13.4
-77%
8.85
-17%
5.33
30%
Greyscale DeltaE2000 *
5.6
3.5
37%
5.7
-2%
3.6
36%
Gamma
2.482 89%
2.264 97%
2.156 102%
2.365 93%
CCT
7524 86%
7089 92%
7660 85%
6779 96%
Total Average (Program / Settings)
-20% / -13%
-18% / -14%
10% / 11%

* ... 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
32 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 17 ms rise
↘ 15 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. » 81 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is worse than the average of all tested devices (23.9 ms).
       Response Time 50% Grey to 80% Grey
58 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 29 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. » 93 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is worse than the average of all tested devices (37.8 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 50000 Hz

The display backlight flickers at 50000 Hz (Likely utilizing PWM) .

The frequency of 50000 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 15345 (minimum: 5 - maximum: 2500000) 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 - lame memory, long runtimes

The Unisoc SC9863A is a somewhat older SoC that offers 8 cores with up to 1.6 GHz. It is still reasonably on class level in terms of performance, but does not offer too much power overall. It is sufficient for everyday use as long as you do not run too demanding apps. However, you will have to reckon with stutters when you want to change the volume while using a demanding app, for example. An even bigger problem is the memory, which proves to be very slow.

At least you do not have to deal with excessive heating: All temperature measurements on the case remain below 40 °C even after a long load. The small mono speaker at the back tends to be muffled on soft surfaces and is already not very loud. It hardly offers any low mids and certainly not any basses, so the sound comes across a bit treble-heavy. It is best to use it at medium volume, but even then the sound is mediocre at best. If you want to connect headphones or speakers, you can do so via Bluetooth or the 3.5 mm jack and get clear sound.

The 5000 mAh battery (battery ) lasted 18:45 hours in our Wi-Fi test, which is quite respectable and is also enough for two days of normal use. The battery can be charged with a maximum of 10 watts, which sometimes takes longer than 2 hours due to the size, depending on the charge status at the beginning.

Geekbench 5.3
64 Bit Single-Core Score (sort by value)
Motorola Moto E7i Power
UNISOC SC9863A, GE8322 / IMG8322, 2048
131 Points ∼23%
Motorola Moto E7
Mediatek Helio G25, PowerVR GE8320, 2048
134 Points ∼23% +2%
Nokia 3.4
Qualcomm Snapdragon 460, Adreno 610, 3072
247 Points ∼43% +89%
Xiaomi Redmi 9A
Mediatek Helio G25, PowerVR GE8320, 2048
131 Points ∼23% 0%
Average UNISOC SC9863A
  (127 - 152, n=4)
139 Points ∼24% +6%
Average of class Smartphone
  (58 - 1604, n=246, last 2 years)
578 Points ∼100% +341%
64 Bit Multi-Core Score (sort by value)
Motorola Moto E7i Power
UNISOC SC9863A, GE8322 / IMG8322, 2048
472 Points ∼24%
Motorola Moto E7
Mediatek Helio G25, PowerVR GE8320, 2048
491 Points ∼25% +4%
Nokia 3.4
Qualcomm Snapdragon 460, Adreno 610, 3072
1170 Points ∼59% +148%
Xiaomi Redmi 9A
Mediatek Helio G25, PowerVR GE8320, 2048
485 Points ∼24% +3%
Average UNISOC SC9863A
  (472 - 848, n=4)
645 Points ∼33% +37%
Average of class Smartphone
  (248 - 4455, n=246, last 2 years)
1981 Points ∼100% +320%
PCMark for Android
Work 3.0 (sort by value)
Motorola Moto E7i Power
UNISOC SC9863A, GE8322 / IMG8322, 2048
4436 Points ∼45%
Average UNISOC SC9863A
 
4436 Points ∼45% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (4436 - 17085, n=61, last 2 years)
9924 Points ∼100% +124%
Work 2.0 performance score (sort by value)
Motorola Moto E7i Power
UNISOC SC9863A, GE8322 / IMG8322, 2048
4389 Points ∼55%
Motorola Moto E7
Mediatek Helio G25, PowerVR GE8320, 2048
5296 Points ∼67% +21%
Nokia 3.4
Qualcomm Snapdragon 460, Adreno 610, 3072
5591 Points ∼71% +27%
Xiaomi Redmi 9A
Mediatek Helio G25, PowerVR GE8320, 2048
4938 Points ∼62% +13%
Average UNISOC SC9863A
  (4389 - 4694, n=6)
4560 Points ∼58% +4%
Average of class Smartphone
  (82 - 15299, n=260, last 2 years)
7923 Points ∼100% +81%
3DMark
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Unlimited (sort by value)
Motorola Moto E7i Power
UNISOC SC9863A, GE8322 / IMG8322, 2048
738 Points ∼18%
Motorola Moto E7
Mediatek Helio G25, PowerVR GE8320, 2048
806 Points ∼19% +9%
Nokia 3.4
Qualcomm Snapdragon 460, Adreno 610, 3072
1425 Points ∼34% +93%
Xiaomi Redmi 9A
Mediatek Helio G25, PowerVR GE8320, 2048
812 Points ∼20% +10%
Average UNISOC SC9863A
  (699 - 766, n=6)
732 Points ∼18% -1%
Average of class Smartphone
  (149 - 11895, n=279, last 2 years)
4140 Points ∼100% +461%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Unlimited Graphics (sort by value)
Motorola Moto E7i Power
UNISOC SC9863A, GE8322 / IMG8322, 2048
672 Points ∼13%
Motorola Moto E7
Mediatek Helio G25, PowerVR GE8320, 2048
775 Points ∼15% +15%
Nokia 3.4
Qualcomm Snapdragon 460, Adreno 610, 3072
1301 Points ∼25% +94%
Xiaomi Redmi 9A
Mediatek Helio G25, PowerVR GE8320, 2048
773 Points ∼15% +15%
Average UNISOC SC9863A
  (629 - 681, n=6)
655 Points ∼12% -3%
Average of class Smartphone
  (122 - 22052, n=279, last 2 years)
5241 Points ∼100% +680%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Unlimited Physics (sort by value)
Motorola Moto E7i Power
UNISOC SC9863A, GE8322 / IMG8322, 2048
1124 Points ∼38%
Motorola Moto E7
Mediatek Helio G25, PowerVR GE8320, 2048
936 Points ∼31% -17%
Nokia 3.4
Qualcomm Snapdragon 460, Adreno 610, 3072
2135 Points ∼72% +90%
Xiaomi Redmi 9A
Mediatek Helio G25, PowerVR GE8320, 2048
989 Points ∼33% -12%
Average UNISOC SC9863A
  (1107 - 1407, n=6)
1257 Points ∼42% +12%
Average of class Smartphone
  (620 - 5784, n=277, last 2 years)
2983 Points ∼100% +165%
GFXBench
Aztec Ruins Normal Tier Onscreen (sort by value)
Motorola Moto E7i Power
UNISOC SC9863A, GE8322 / IMG8322, 2048
5.8 fps ∼25%
Motorola Moto E7
Mediatek Helio G25, PowerVR GE8320, 2048
7.2 fps ∼31% +24%
Nokia 3.4
Qualcomm Snapdragon 460, Adreno 610, 3072
11 fps ∼48% +90%
Xiaomi Redmi 9A
Mediatek Helio G25, PowerVR GE8320, 2048
1.5 fps ∼7% -74%
Average UNISOC SC9863A
  (3 - 6.2, n=6)
4.98 fps ∼22% -14%
Average of class Smartphone
  (1.5 - 73, n=283, last 2 years)
22.9 fps ∼100% +295%
1920x1080 Aztec Ruins Normal Tier Offscreen (sort by value)
Motorola Moto E7i Power
UNISOC SC9863A, GE8322 / IMG8322, 2048
3.3 fps ∼13%
Motorola Moto E7
Mediatek Helio G25, PowerVR GE8320, 2048
4 fps ∼15% +21%
Nokia 3.4
Qualcomm Snapdragon 460, Adreno 610, 3072
6.1 fps ∼23% +85%
Xiaomi Redmi 9A
Mediatek Helio G25, PowerVR GE8320, 2048
7.4 fps ∼28% +124%
Average UNISOC SC9863A
  (3.2 - 3.3, n=6)
3.25 fps ∼12% -2%
Average of class Smartphone
  (0.95 - 257, n=282, last 2 years)
26.4 fps ∼100% +700%
Aztec Ruins High Tier Onscreen (sort by value)
Motorola Moto E7i Power
UNISOC SC9863A, GE8322 / IMG8322, 2048
3.5 fps ∼23%
Motorola Moto E7
Mediatek Helio G25, PowerVR GE8320, 2048
4.5 fps ∼30% +29%
Nokia 3.4
Qualcomm Snapdragon 460, Adreno 610, 3072
6.8 fps ∼45% +94%
Xiaomi Redmi 9A
Mediatek Helio G25, PowerVR GE8320, 2048
2.1 fps ∼14% -40%
Average UNISOC SC9863A
  (1.9 - 3.8, n=6)
3.07 fps ∼20% -12%
Average of class Smartphone
  (1.2 - 60, n=283, last 2 years)
15.1 fps ∼100% +331%
2560x1440 Aztec Ruins High Tier Offscreen (sort by value)
Motorola Moto E7i Power
UNISOC SC9863A, GE8322 / IMG8322, 2048
1.2 fps ∼12%
Motorola Moto E7
Mediatek Helio G25, PowerVR GE8320, 2048
1.4 fps ∼14% +17%
Nokia 3.4
Qualcomm Snapdragon 460, Adreno 610, 3072
2 fps ∼19% +67%
Xiaomi Redmi 9A
Mediatek Helio G25, PowerVR GE8320, 2048
1.4 fps ∼14% +17%
Average UNISOC SC9863A
  (1.1 - 1.2, n=5)
1.18 fps ∼11% -2%
Average of class Smartphone
  (0.35 - 101, n=283, last 2 years)
10.3 fps ∼100% +758%
Motorola Moto E7i PowerMotorola Moto E7Nokia 3.4Xiaomi Redmi 9AAverage 32 GB eMMC FlashAverage of class Smartphone
AndroBench 3-5
89%
278%
146%
90%
723%
Sequential Read 256KB
90.5
261
188%
301.9
234%
258.9
186%
240 (25.8 - 452, n=227)
165%
781 (41.9 - 2037, n=291, last 2 years)
763%
Sequential Write 256KB
117
101
-14%
221.6
89%
171.9
47%
97.9 (14.8 - 189, n=227)
-16%
347 (11.9 - 1321, n=291, last 2 years)
197%
Random Read 4KB
28.6
58
103%
123.1
330%
57.6
101%
42 (3.59 - 117, n=227)
47%
139 (13.5 - 325, n=291, last 2 years)
386%
Random Write 4KB
7.6
13.5
78%
42.5
459%
26.7
251%
20 (0.75 - 89.5, n=227)
163%
125 (5.2 - 330, n=291, last 2 years)
1545%

Temperature

Max. Load
 39.8 °C
104 F
35.1 °C
95 F
33.8 °C
93 F
 
 39.7 °C
103 F
35.1 °C
95 F
33.8 °C
93 F
 
 39.2 °C
103 F
35.3 °C
96 F
34.2 °C
94 F
 
Maximum: 39.8 °C = 104 F
Average: 36.2 °C = 97 F
30.4 °C
87 F
33.6 °C
92 F
38.6 °C
101 F
31.8 °C
89 F
34.6 °C
94 F
39.7 °C
103 F
31.5 °C
89 F
35.8 °C
96 F
39.1 °C
102 F
Maximum: 39.7 °C = 103 F
Average: 35 °C = 95 F
Power Supply (max.)  42.3 °C = 108 F | Room Temperature 21.8 °C = 71 F | Fluke t3000FC (calibrated), Voltcraft IR-260
(±) The average temperature for the upper side under maximal load is 36.2 °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 39.8 °C / 104 F, compared to the average of 35.2 °C / 95 F, ranging from 22.4 to 52.9 °C for the class Smartphone.
(+) The bottom heats up to a maximum of 39.7 °C / 103 F, compared to the average of 33.8 °C / 93 F
(+) In idle usage, the average temperature for the upper side is 25.9 °C / 79 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 Highs2038.426.62534.434.53126.622.24030.927.65032.433.26322.223.68014.419.310019.924.912512.419.416011.122.62007.124.12508.831.43157.138.14007.2455006.851.26307.85780013.460.2100015.264.812501064.516009.162.320009.36325001062.531501157.7400011.856.4500012.364.763001370.8800013.671.81000014.562.91250015.349.11600016.155.2SPL23.977N0.535.6median 11.1median 57Delta2.41242.548.839.34130.432.933.736.536.937.233.230.124.222.224.627.717.133.816.928.415.135.113.240.512.944.51252.213.66115.864.820.669.719.772.514.275.114.673.615.272.815.469.316.866.817.963.119.172.2198119.783.221.574.82158.221.957.874.771.130.187.227.323.71.263.8median 16.9median 64.82.712.8hearing rangehide median Pink NoiseMotorola Moto E7i PowerMotorola Moto E7
Frequency diagram (checkboxes can be checked and unchecked to compare devices)
Motorola Moto E7i Power audio analysis

(±) | speaker loudness is average but good (77 dB)
Bass 100 - 315 Hz
(-) | nearly no bass - on average 30.2% lower than median
(±) | linearity of bass is average (10.9% delta to prev. frequency)
Mids 400 - 2000 Hz
(±) | higher mids - on average 6% higher than median
(±) | linearity of mids is average (8.1% delta to prev. frequency)
Highs 2 - 16 kHz
(±) | higher highs - on average 7% higher than median
(±) | linearity of highs is average (9.6% delta to prev. frequency)
Overall 100 - 16.000 Hz
(±) | linearity of overall sound is average (27.3% difference to median)
Compared to same class
» 75% of all tested devices in this class were better, 8% similar, 17% worse
» The best had a delta of 12%, average was 24%, worst was 65%
Compared to all devices tested
» 84% of all tested devices were better, 4% similar, 12% 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
» 78% of all tested devices in this class were better, 8% 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 E7i Power
5000 mAh
Motorola Moto E7
4000 mAh
Nokia 3.4
4000 mAh
Xiaomi Redmi 9A
5000 mAh
Average of class Smartphone
 
Battery Runtime
WiFi Websurfing 1.3
1125
867
-23%
843
-25%
1319
17%
899 (425 - 2000, n=295, last 2 years)
-20%
Battery Runtime
NBC WiFi Websurfing Battery Test 1.3
18h 45min

Pros

+ as good as no PWM
+ protection against dust and splash water
+ hardly any heating
+ long runtimes
+ camera with additional macro lens

Cons

- outdated security patches
- slow WLAN
- lame memory
- gloomy screen

Verdict - Decent budget smartphone

In review: Motorola Moto E7i Power.
In review: Motorola Moto E7i Power.

Motorola's Moto E7i Power is a typical smartphone for under 100 Euros with long runtimes. That is a bit of a shame because the manufacturer could have made something special out of its phone with a bit more effort, and the beginnings are there: Besides the large battery, there is an IP certification against splash water, a passable dual camera, and a screen without PWM.

But for a smartphone that really stands out in terms of quality, the manufacturer should have installed a more modern SoC, a brighter screen and, above all, faster storage. That is of course difficult with the extremely tight budget, but other manufacturers show that it is not impossible.

Motorola's Moto E7i Power is a budget phone with a long runtime, but it wastes potential due to the dark screen.

Thus, we are left with a solid budget phone for beginners who primarily want long runtimes and a screen without flickering. The camera should primarily be used for snapshots and complex apps and games should not be used if possible. Then you can definitely have fun with Motorola's Moto E7i Power.

Price and availability

The Motorola Moto E7i Power is available from Motorola for just under 100 euros when this review is published. You can get it a little cheaper on the Internet, but there are now also offers on Amazon.

Motorola Moto E7i Power - 05/25/2021 v7
Florian Schmitt

Chassis
76%
Keyboard
65 / 75 → 87%
Pointing Device
91%
Connectivity
34 / 70 → 48%
Weight
88%
Battery
92%
Display
82%
Games Performance
5 / 64 → 8%
Application Performance
46 / 86 → 54%
Temperature
91%
Noise
100%
Audio
60 / 90 → 67%
Camera
43%
Average
67%
73%
Smartphone - Weighted Average

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Florian Schmitt, 2021-05-25 (Update: 2021-05-25)