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Motorola Moto G7 Smartphone Review

Florian Schmitt, 👁 Florian Schmitt (translated by Mark Riege), 02/16/2019

A jump ahead of its class. Compared to its predecessor, the Motorola Moto G7 reaches new heights with more performance and more storage. The price remains the same, which makes Motorola's new mid-range smartphone very attractive.

Motorola Moto G7

Motorola has always cared about the good reputation of its mid-range smartphones and even vowed "Premium for Everyone" with its last generation, which did not even really seem too overblown due to its attractive design and decent display. The Moto G7 is advertised with the slogan that it would make the impossible possible, with its high-powered zoom for the main camera, for example.

This year, Motorola has expanded on the Moto-G family even further, and in addition to the Moto G7 we are testing here, there are also the Moto G7 Plus, the Moto G7 Power with an extra-large battery, and the smaller Moto G7 Play. The Moto G7 shares its Snapdragon 632 SoC with the G7 Power and the G7 Play.

In addition to the Moto G6 predecessor, we also use comparison devices of the same price range as the Moto G7 or those that arrived there at this point: the Xiaomi Mi 8 Lite, the Honor 10 Lite, and the Nokia 7.1.

Addendum: 04.03.2019 Camera rating corrected.

Motorola Moto G7 (Moto G7 Series)
Graphics adapter
Memory
4096 MB 
Display
6.2 inch 19:9, 2270 x 1080 pixel 405 PPI, capacitive touchscreen, IPS, glossy: yes
Storage
64 GB eMMC Flash, 64 GB 
, 52 GB free
Connections
1 USB 2.0, Audio Connections: 3.5 mm audio port, Card Reader: microSD up to 400 GB, 1 Fingerprint Reader, NFC, Brightness Sensor, Sensors: acceleration sensor, gyroscope, proximity sensor
Networking
802.11a/b/g/n (a/b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4), Bluetooth 4.2, 2G (850/​900/​1800/​1900), 3G (B1/​B2/​B4/​B5/​B8), 4G (B1/​B2/​B3/​B4/​B5/​B7/​B8/​B18/​B20/​B26/​B28/​B38/​B40/​B41), Dual SIM, LTE, GPS
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 8 x 157 x 75.3 ( = 0.31 x 6.18 x 2.96 in)
Battery
11.4 Wh, 3000 mAh Lithium-Ion
Operating System
Android 9.0 Pie
Camera
Primary Camera: 12 MPix f/​1.8, phase comparison AF, LED flash, videos @2160p/​30fps (main camera); 5.0 MP, f/​2.2, depth sharpness (secondary camera)
Secondary Camera: 8 MPix videos @1080p/​30fps
Additional features
Speakers: speaker at the bottom, Keyboard: virtual keyboard, charger, USB cable, SIM tool, 24 Months Warranty, USB-C; LTE Cat 4 (150Mbps/​50Mbps); SAR value: 0.45 W/kg (head), 1.376 W/kg (body); support for ExFAT, DRM Widevine L1, fanless
Weight
172 g ( = 6.07 oz / 0.38 pounds), Power Supply: 77 g ( = 2.72 oz / 0.17 pounds)
Price
249 Euro
Note: The manufacturer may use components from different suppliers including display panels, drives or memory sticks with similar specifications.

 

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Case – Glass everywhere

Motorola has adapted the case of the Moto G7 to the current trends. In order to make room for a larger display in front, the fingerprint sensor has moved to the back. At the same time, the top edge has shrunk to a small water-drop notch that is surrounded by more of the display as well. Compared to the Moto G6, the smartphone has become more modern, but the design of the back has not changed. There is still glass that extends slightly over the edges and a round camera module that is typical for Motorola's design language.

The color variants are black and white. While overall the case offers a high-quality impression for such an affordable device, it still cannot keep up with the high-end devices. This is also confirmed by the only mediocre stability of the case that can be warped, and pressure on the front will also quickly reach the display.

The Moto G7 is a few grams heavier than similar devices and feels comfortable to hold, thanks to its rounded corners.

Motorola Moto G7
Motorola Moto G7
Motorola Moto G7
Motorola Moto G7
Motorola Moto G7
Motorola Moto G7
Motorola Moto G7
Motorola Moto G7

Size Comparison

157 mm / 6.18 inch 75.3 mm / 2.96 inch 8 mm / 0.315 inch 172 g0.3792 lbs156.4 mm / 6.16 inch 75.8 mm / 2.98 inch 7.5 mm / 0.2953 inch 169 g0.3726 lbs154.8 mm / 6.09 inch 73.6 mm / 2.9 inch 8 mm / 0.315 inch 162 g0.3571 lbs153.8 mm / 6.06 inch 72.3 mm / 2.85 inch 8.3 mm / 0.3268 inch 167 g0.3682 lbs149.7 mm / 5.89 inch 71.2 mm / 2.8 inch 8 mm / 0.315 inch 160 g0.3527 lbs

Equipment – A lot of storage in the Moto G7

With 4 GB of RAM and 64 GB of storage, our test unit is well-equipped and also represents a significant upgrade compared to the predecessor. Fortunately, Motorola offers a separate slot for microSD cards in the dual-SIM model, so that you can expand the storage and still use two SIM cards. The developer options allow you to enable moving apps to the microSD, which also means that this option is well-hidden from regular users. The microSD card cannot be formatted as internal storage.

Left side: no connections
Left side: no connections
Right side: standby key, volume rocker
Right side: standby key, volume rocker
Top: microphone, SIM tray
Top: microphone, SIM tray
Bottom: 3.5 mm audio port, USB-C port, speaker
Bottom: 3.5 mm audio port, USB-C port, speaker

Software – Pure Android and HD streaming

Android 9 is installed on the smartphone, and the security patches are on the level of Dec. 1, 2018, so to ensure security there should be another update soon. Traditionally, Motorola offers a fairly pure Android, and additional options and extensions are only offered via the Moto app.

The app has also received a new, more elegant design, but the options are still similar. You can activate or deactivate various gestures for navigation, activate the preview display, and let Moto's speech output read you information updates.

Fortunately, Motorola has also received a DRM Widevine certification for the device, so that you can watch Netflix and other streaming content in high resolution on the smartphone.

Software Moto G7
Software Moto G7
Software Moto G7

Communication and GPS – WLAN is rather slow

In terms of WLAN and LTE, you should not expect too many updates compared to the Moto G6. There is still WLAN according to the 802.11a/b/g/n standards, and the speed is almost identical in our standardized WLAN test with the Linksys EA8500 reference router. This also means that the WLAN is slow compared to the Xiaomi Mi 8 Lite or the Nokia 7.1.

The LTE modem still only offers LTE Cat. 4, but at least there are more LTE bands now, so that even in far-away countries, you often can still find an LTE network.

Networking
iperf3 Client (receive) TCP 1 m 4M x10
Xiaomi Mi 8 Lite
Adreno 512, 660, 128 GB eMMC Flash
356 (min: 342, max: 371) MBit/s ∼100% +218%
Nokia 7.1
Adreno 509, 636, 32 GB eMMC Flash
334 (min: 311, max: 342) MBit/s ∼94% +198%
Average of class Smartphone
  (5.9 - 939, n=449)
228 MBit/s ∼64% +104%
Motorola Moto G6
Adreno 506, 450, 32 GB eMMC Flash
113 MBit/s ∼32% +1%
Motorola Moto G7
Adreno 506, 632, 64 GB eMMC Flash
112 (min: 94, max: 118) MBit/s ∼31%
Honor 10 Lite
Mali-G51 MP4, Kirin 710, 64 GB eMMC Flash
48.4 (min: 42, max: 52) MBit/s ∼14% -57%
iperf3 Client (transmit) TCP 1 m 4M x10
Xiaomi Mi 8 Lite
Adreno 512, 660, 128 GB eMMC Flash
285 (min: 142, max: 294) MBit/s ∼100% +154%
Nokia 7.1
Adreno 509, 636, 32 GB eMMC Flash
232 (min: 217, max: 244) MBit/s ∼81% +107%
Average of class Smartphone
  (9.4 - 703, n=449)
217 MBit/s ∼76% +94%
Motorola Moto G6
Adreno 506, 450, 32 GB eMMC Flash
113 MBit/s ∼40% +1%
Motorola Moto G7
Adreno 506, 632, 64 GB eMMC Flash
112 (min: 107, max: 117) MBit/s ∼39%
Honor 10 Lite
Mali-G51 MP4, Kirin 710, 64 GB eMMC Flash
41.3 (min: 29, max: 56) MBit/s ∼14% -63%
0102030405060708090100110120Tooltip
; iperf3 Client (receive) TCP 1 m 4M x10; iperf 3.1.3: Ø112 (94-118)
; iperf3 Client (transmit) TCP 1 m 4M x10; iperf 3.1.3: Ø112 (107-117)
GPS Test indoors
GPS Test indoors
GPS Test near a window
GPS Test near a window
GPS Test outdoors
GPS Test outdoors

The Moto G7 is unable to locate us indoors, even close to the window. It also takes its time outdoors until a sufficient number of satellites is found, but then the accuracy is quite good at up to three meters. The locating in Google Maps succeeds quickly and reliably and the right viewing direction is also reliably shown. 

In our practical bike test, the Moto smartphone does fairly well against the professional navigation device from Garmin. Although it completely ignores the traffic circle for example, it does not get lost even in the tangle of small alleyways in the old city. It only cuts off a curve from time to time and places us on the bridge even more accurately than the professional navigation device. So anyone who does not need absolute precision in navigation will be satisfied with the Moto G7.

GPS Garmin Edge 520 – overview
GPS Garmin Edge 520 – overview
GPS Garmin Edge 520 – traffic circle
GPS Garmin Edge 520 – traffic circle
GPS Garmin Edge 520 – bridge
GPS Garmin Edge 520 – bridge
GPS Motorola Moto G7 – overview
GPS Motorola Moto G7 – overview
GPS Motorola Moto G7 – traffic circle
GPS Motorola Moto G7 – traffic circle
GPS Motorola Moto G7 – bridge
GPS Motorola Moto G7 – bridge

Telephone Functions and Voice Quality - The microphone gives some trouble

The standard Android phone app is also used in the Motorola Moto G7. Lately this also offers a dark mode, but otherwise it works as we have been used to for the last several years, except for the tabs for recent calls and contacts now being placed at the bottom of the display.

The voice quality is mixed with the Motorola smartphone and did not really convince us. Although the earpiece can be very loud if you want and you can also use it for calling in noisy surroundings, at the highest volume, the voices become distorted and are accompanied by other noises. There is also some clearly audible static noise. However at medium volume levels, which is probably what you would normally use for making phone calls, these noises are less pronounced. The microphone transmits our voice quite clearly, regardless of whether we speak quietly or use a loud voice. In speaker mode, the speaker, which can also be very loud if you need it, is very helpful, but on the other hand, the microphone almost fails completely unless we use a very loud voice. 

Cameras – High-quality cameras in the Moto G7

Picture taken with the front camera
Picture taken with the front camera

On paper, the differences of the cameras do not look that big. There continues to be a dual-camera system with 12 and 5 megapixels on the back and in the front there is an 8-megapixel lens. What is new is that the main camera can now record videos at 4K.

At first glance, the images of the main camera look good in terms of their colors, and the dynamic is also decent. However, compared to absolute high-end cameras, we notice the significantly lower sharpness of the details and the lower brightness in darker areas. In the outdoor picture, the sky also shows much less detail. In weak light, the Motorola camera produces a very decent result with extra large pixels. Even though the iPhone XS Max can brighten things even more and the dynamic range is also better here, the Moto G7 offers a good camera quality for a mid-range device.

Videos with the main camera offer a simple time lapse and slow motion mode. Full HD videos can now even be recorded at 60 FPS, but 4K videos can only be recorded at 30 FPS. We like the quality of the videos: Even details are reproduced well, the exposure responds promptly to changing light conditions, and the sound is recorded cleanly.

The front camera also takes good pictures, and we like the high dynamic range and the detail sharpness here.

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

The main camera also needs to prove itself in the lab under controlled light conditions. Unfortunately, the test chart we photographed is reproduced with significantly more blurriness towards the edges, and text in front of colored background appears slightly blurry in parts. However, overall the quality of the image is also at a good level. To a large extent, colors are reproduced too bright, and the color areas are partly splotchy.

Picture taken of the test chart
Picture taken of the test chart
Test chart detail
Test chart detail
ColorChecker: The target color is displayed in the bottom half of each field.
ColorChecker: The target color is displayed in the bottom half of each field.

Accessories and Warranty – Fast charging for the Moto G7

In addition to the quick charger with a maximum of 18 watts and the USB-C cable, the box also includes a silicon case cover for the smartphone. Headphones are not included. There currently are no specific accessories for the Moto G7 on Motorola's website.

Motorola offers a 24-month warranty for the smartphone, but in some countries it is only 12 months. Please see our Guarantees, Return policies and Warranties article for country-specific information.

Input Devices and Operation – Moto phone with a good touchscreen

The touchscreen is easy to operate while still being precise. However, we do not like the experience of tapping on the touchscreen, since the glass has some minimal give and makes a hollow sound, which does not leave a high-quality impression.

Google's GBoard is used as the keyboard app, allowing you to type quickly and accurately. Other keyboards can also be installed without any problems.

On the right side of the case are the hardware buttons for standby mode and volume control. They are easy to reach and also respond accurately.

While the fingerprint sensor on the back works reliably, it takes a moment before the display contents actually appear.

Keyboard - portrait
Keyboard - portrait
Keyboard - landscape
Keyboard - landscape

Display – There still is a water-drop notch

Subpixel array
Subpixel array

The top of the 6.2-inch display is confined by a small water-drop notch that contains the front camera. The notification symbols and the time are displayed to the left and right of the notch. Since the screen has a 19:9 format, most videos are displayed in 16:9 with black bars on both sides.

At 453 cd/m² on average, the display brightness is at an average level. The display of the Moto G6 was slightly brighter. The brightness distribution is still fairly even.

455
cd/m²
463
cd/m²
450
cd/m²
452
cd/m²
471
cd/m²
449
cd/m²
442
cd/m²
453
cd/m²
445
cd/m²
Distribution of brightness
X-Rite i1Pro 2
Maximum: 471 cd/m² Average: 453.3 cd/m²
Brightness Distribution: 94 %
Center on Battery: 471 cd/m²
Contrast: 942:1 (Black: 0.5 cd/m²)
ΔE Color 5.5 | 0.6-29.43 Ø6
ΔE Greyscale 5 | 0.64-98 Ø6.2
99.6% sRGB (Calman 2D)
Gamma: 2.326
Motorola Moto G7
IPS, 2270x1080, 6.2
Xiaomi Mi 8 Lite
IPS, 2280x1080, 6.26
Motorola Moto G6
IPS, 2160x1080, 5.7
Nokia 7.1
IPS, 2280x1080, 5.84
Honor 10 Lite
IPS, 2340x1080, 6.21
Screen
15%
11%
-11%
16%
Brightness middle
471
421
-11%
488
4%
577
23%
467
-1%
Brightness
453
389
-14%
478
6%
550
21%
446
-2%
Brightness Distribution
94
85
-10%
95
1%
91
-3%
89
-5%
Black Level *
0.5
0.33
34%
0.42
16%
0.36
28%
0.58
-16%
Contrast
942
1276
35%
1162
23%
1603
70%
805
-15%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 *
5.5
3.4
38%
3.9
29%
7.4
-35%
1.5
73%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 max. *
7.95
5.9
26%
6.8
14%
15
-89%
4.5
43%
Greyscale DeltaE2000 *
5
3.9
22%
5.3
-6%
10.2
-104%
2.4
52%
Gamma
2.326 95%
2.26 97%
2.41 91%
2.29 96%
2.22 99%
CCT
7654 85%
7330 89%
7146 91%
9657 67%
6387 102%

* ... smaller is better

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 100 Hz ≤ 10 % brightness setting

The display backlight flickers at 100 Hz (Likely utilizing PWM) Flickering detected at a brightness setting of 10 % and below. There should be no flickering or PWM above this brightness setting.

The frequency of 100 Hz is very low, so the flickering may cause eyestrain and headaches after extended use.

In comparison: 51 % of all tested devices do not use PWM to dim the display. If PWM was detected, an average of 9266 (minimum: 43 - maximum: 142900) Hz was measured.

At a very low brightness, the display flickers strongly due to pulse width modulation, which can lead to problems for sensitive users when they look at the screen for a long time.

The black value of the screen is also average at 0.5 cd/m², and the contrast ratio of 942:1 is fairly good. In our tests with the spectral photometer and the CalMAN software, we see a clear blue tint, and the color deviations are at an average level. So overall, the display shows an average quality. While there are no great highlights, there are no larger problems with the display either.

CalMAN Grayscale
CalMAN Grayscale
CalMAN Color Accuracy
CalMAN Color Accuracy
CalMAN Color Space
CalMAN Color Space
CalMAN Saturation
CalMAN Saturation

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
22 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 7 ms rise
↘ 15 ms fall
The screen shows good response rates in our tests, but may be too slow for competitive gamers.
In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.8 (minimum) to 240 (maximum) ms. » 26 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is better than the average of all tested devices (24.9 ms).
       Response Time 50% Grey to 80% Grey
48 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 23 ms rise
↘ 25 ms fall
The screen shows slow response rates in our tests and will be unsatisfactory for gamers.
In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.9 (minimum) to 636 (maximum) ms. » 78 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is worse than the average of all tested devices (39.6 ms).

At high brightness, the screen content can still be seen outdoors, even in direct sunlight. At medium brightness, you can hardly see what is displayed, and you have to live with strong reflections at any brightness level.

The viewing-angle stability of the display is very good, and there are only minimal brightness shifts.

Outdoor use – brightness sensor
Outdoor use – brightness sensor
Outdoor use – maximum brightness
Outdoor use – maximum brightness
Outdoor use – medium brightness
Outdoor use – medium brightness
Outdoor use – minimum brightness
Outdoor use – minimum brightness
Viewing angles
Viewing angles
 
 
 

Performance – CPU: great, GPU: so so

With the Snapdragon 632, the Moto G7 is equipped with a current and significantly more-powerful SoC than its predecessor, the Motorola Moto G6. The difference is clearly visible in the benchmarks, being about 30%. At the same time, the Moto G7 is also able to keep up with other mid-range devices. In everyday operation, the operating system runs smoothly, and changing apps works without any problems.

The graphics unit is an Adreno 506, so in this regard nothing has changed from the predecessor. While the graphics chip is considerably older, it should still be sufficient for ordinary gaming demands.

Geekbench 4.4
Compute RenderScript Score (sort by value)
Motorola Moto G7
Qualcomm Snapdragon 632, Adreno 506, 4096
4006 Points ∼71%
Xiaomi Mi 8 Lite
Qualcomm Snapdragon 660, Adreno 512, 6144
5640 Points ∼100% +41%
Motorola Moto G6
Qualcomm Snapdragon 450, Adreno 506, 3072
2777 Points ∼49% -31%
Nokia 7.1
Qualcomm Snapdragon 636, Adreno 509, 3072
4560 Points ∼81% +14%
Honor 10 Lite
HiSilicon Kirin 710, Mali-G51 MP4, 3072
3157 Points ∼56% -21%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 632
  (3628 - 4058, n=5)
3860 Points ∼68% -4%
Average of class Smartphone
  (663 - 21070, n=325)
4691 Points ∼83% +17%
64 Bit Multi-Core Score (sort by value)
Motorola Moto G7
Qualcomm Snapdragon 632, Adreno 506, 4096
4765 Points ∼81%
Xiaomi Mi 8 Lite
Qualcomm Snapdragon 660, Adreno 512, 6144
5893 Points ∼100% +24%
Motorola Moto G6
Qualcomm Snapdragon 450, Adreno 506, 3072
3868 Points ∼66% -19%
Nokia 7.1
Qualcomm Snapdragon 636, Adreno 509, 3072
4902 Points ∼83% +3%
Honor 10 Lite
HiSilicon Kirin 710, Mali-G51 MP4, 3072
5266 Points ∼89% +11%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 632
  (4179 - 4765, n=5)
4497 Points ∼76% -6%
Average of class Smartphone
  (883 - 11598, n=384)
4726 Points ∼80% -1%
64 Bit Single-Core Score (sort by value)
Motorola Moto G7
Qualcomm Snapdragon 632, Adreno 506, 4096
1256 Points ∼77%
Xiaomi Mi 8 Lite
Qualcomm Snapdragon 660, Adreno 512, 6144
1621 Points ∼100% +29%
Motorola Moto G6
Qualcomm Snapdragon 450, Adreno 506, 3072
743 Points ∼46% -41%
Nokia 7.1
Qualcomm Snapdragon 636, Adreno 509, 3072
1333 Points ∼82% +6%
Honor 10 Lite
HiSilicon Kirin 710, Mali-G51 MP4, 3072
1523 Points ∼94% +21%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 632
  (1194 - 1256, n=5)
1236 Points ∼76% -2%
Average of class Smartphone
  (390 - 4824, n=384)
1426 Points ∼88% +14%
PCMark for Android
Work 2.0 performance score (sort by value)
Motorola Moto G7
Qualcomm Snapdragon 632, Adreno 506, 4096
6038 Points ∼100%
Xiaomi Mi 8 Lite
Qualcomm Snapdragon 660, Adreno 512, 6144
6052 Points ∼100% 0%
Motorola Moto G6
Qualcomm Snapdragon 450, Adreno 506, 3072
4552 Points ∼75% -25%
Nokia 7.1
Qualcomm Snapdragon 636, Adreno 509, 3072
5663 Points ∼94% -6%
Honor 10 Lite
HiSilicon Kirin 710, Mali-G51 MP4, 3072
5803 Points ∼96% -4%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 632
  (5785 - 6076, n=5)
5948 Points ∼98% -1%
Average of class Smartphone
  (2630 - 11440, n=387)
5331 Points ∼88% -12%
Work performance score (sort by value)
Motorola Moto G7
Qualcomm Snapdragon 632, Adreno 506, 4096
7187 Points ∼100%
Xiaomi Mi 8 Lite
Qualcomm Snapdragon 660, Adreno 512, 6144
6274 Points ∼87% -13%
Motorola Moto G6
Qualcomm Snapdragon 450, Adreno 506, 3072
5321 Points ∼74% -26%
Nokia 7.1
Qualcomm Snapdragon 636, Adreno 509, 3072
6343 Points ∼88% -12%
Honor 10 Lite
HiSilicon Kirin 710, Mali-G51 MP4, 3072
7160 Points ∼100% 0%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 632
  (6566 - 7498, n=5)
7138 Points ∼99% -1%
Average of class Smartphone
  (1077 - 14946, n=555)
5782 Points ∼80% -20%
3DMark
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited Physics (sort by value)
Motorola Moto G7
Qualcomm Snapdragon 632, Adreno 506, 4096
2206 Points ∼80%
Xiaomi Mi 8 Lite
Qualcomm Snapdragon 660, Adreno 512, 6144
2758 Points ∼100% +25%
Motorola Moto G6
Qualcomm Snapdragon 450, Adreno 506, 3072
1786 Points ∼65% -19%
Nokia 7.1
Qualcomm Snapdragon 636, Adreno 509, 3072
2310 Points ∼84% +5%
Honor 10 Lite
HiSilicon Kirin 710, Mali-G51 MP4, 3072
2070 Points ∼75% -6%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 632
  (2132 - 2260, n=4)
2183 Points ∼79% -1%
Average of class Smartphone
  (573 - 4683, n=395)
1979 Points ∼72% -10%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited Graphics (sort by value)
Motorola Moto G7
Qualcomm Snapdragon 632, Adreno 506, 4096
467 Points ∼26%
Xiaomi Mi 8 Lite
Qualcomm Snapdragon 660, Adreno 512, 6144
1265 Points ∼71% +171%
Motorola Moto G6
Qualcomm Snapdragon 450, Adreno 506, 3072
413 Points ∼23% -12%
Nokia 7.1
Qualcomm Snapdragon 636, Adreno 509, 3072
869 Points ∼49% +86%
Honor 10 Lite
HiSilicon Kirin 710, Mali-G51 MP4, 3072
839 Points ∼47% +80%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 632
  (423 - 477, n=4)
459 Points ∼26% -2%
Average of class Smartphone
  (75 - 8374, n=395)
1788 Points ∼100% +283%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited (sort by value)
Motorola Moto G7
Qualcomm Snapdragon 632, Adreno 506, 4096
566 Points ∼34%
Xiaomi Mi 8 Lite
Qualcomm Snapdragon 660, Adreno 512, 6144
1438 Points ∼87% +154%
Motorola Moto G6
Qualcomm Snapdragon 450, Adreno 506, 3072
498 Points ∼30% -12%
Nokia 7.1
Qualcomm Snapdragon 636, Adreno 509, 3072
1009 Points ∼61% +78%
Honor 10 Lite
HiSilicon Kirin 710, Mali-G51 MP4, 3072
967 Points ∼58% +71%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 632
  (516 - 576, n=4)
556 Points ∼34% -2%
Average of class Smartphone
  (93 - 6916, n=396)
1659 Points ∼100% +193%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Unlimited Physics (sort by value)
Motorola Moto G7
Qualcomm Snapdragon 632, Adreno 506, 4096
2201 Points ∼80%
Xiaomi Mi 8 Lite
Qualcomm Snapdragon 660, Adreno 512, 6144
2751 Points ∼100% +25%
Motorola Moto G6
Qualcomm Snapdragon 450, Adreno 506, 3072
1816 Points ∼66% -17%
Nokia 7.1
Qualcomm Snapdragon 636, Adreno 509, 3072
2347 Points ∼85% +7%
Honor 10 Lite
HiSilicon Kirin 710, Mali-G51 MP4, 3072
2067 Points ∼75% -6%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 632
  (2130 - 2201, n=3)
2159 Points ∼78% -2%
Average of class Smartphone
  (375 - 4703, n=423)
1891 Points ∼69% -14%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Unlimited Graphics (sort by value)
Motorola Moto G7
Qualcomm Snapdragon 632, Adreno 506, 4096
809 Points ∼34%
Xiaomi Mi 8 Lite
Qualcomm Snapdragon 660, Adreno 512, 6144
2015 Points ∼84% +149%
Motorola Moto G6
Qualcomm Snapdragon 450, Adreno 506, 3072
713 Points ∼30% -12%
Nokia 7.1
Qualcomm Snapdragon 636, Adreno 509, 3072
1396 Points ∼58% +73%
Honor 10 Lite
HiSilicon Kirin 710, Mali-G51 MP4, 3072
1246 Points ∼52% +54%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 632
  (809 - 813, n=3)
811 Points ∼34% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (70 - 20154, n=423)
2388 Points ∼100% +195%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Unlimited (sort by value)
Motorola Moto G7
Qualcomm Snapdragon 632, Adreno 506, 4096
941 Points ∼44%
Xiaomi Mi 8 Lite
Qualcomm Snapdragon 660, Adreno 512, 6144
2142 Points ∼100% +128%
Motorola Moto G6
Qualcomm Snapdragon 450, Adreno 506, 3072
824 Points ∼38% -12%
Nokia 7.1
Qualcomm Snapdragon 636, Adreno 509, 3072
1534 Points ∼72% +63%
Honor 10 Lite
HiSilicon Kirin 710, Mali-G51 MP4, 3072
1367 Points ∼64% +45%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 632
  (941 - 943, n=3)
942 Points ∼44% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (88 - 10427, n=423)
2004 Points ∼94% +113%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Physics (sort by value)
Motorola Moto G7
Qualcomm Snapdragon 632, Adreno 506, 4096
2251 Points ∼82%
Xiaomi Mi 8 Lite
Qualcomm Snapdragon 660, Adreno 512, 6144
2759 Points ∼100% +23%
Motorola Moto G6
Qualcomm Snapdragon 450, Adreno 506, 3072
1834 Points ∼66% -19%
Nokia 7.1
Qualcomm Snapdragon 636, Adreno 509, 3072
2251 Points ∼82% 0%
Honor 10 Lite
HiSilicon Kirin 710, Mali-G51 MP4, 3072
2326 Points ∼84% +3%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 632
  (2119 - 2260, n=4)
2199 Points ∼80% -2%
Average of class Smartphone
  (486 - 4519, n=475)
1887 Points ∼68% -16%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Graphics (sort by value)
Motorola Moto G7
Qualcomm Snapdragon 632, Adreno 506, 4096
419 Points ∼28%
Xiaomi Mi 8 Lite
Qualcomm Snapdragon 660, Adreno 512, 6144
1193 Points ∼81% +185%
Motorola Moto G6
Qualcomm Snapdragon 450, Adreno 506, 3072
363 Points ∼25% -13%
Nokia 7.1
Qualcomm Snapdragon 636, Adreno 509, 3072
811 Points ∼55% +94%
Honor 10 Lite
HiSilicon Kirin 710, Mali-G51 MP4, 3072
683 Points ∼46% +63%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 632
  (419 - 430, n=4)
424 Points ∼29% +1%
Average of class Smartphone
  (53 - 7150, n=475)
1479 Points ∼100% +253%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) (sort by value)
Motorola Moto G7
Qualcomm Snapdragon 632, Adreno 506, 4096
512 Points ∼36%
Xiaomi Mi 8 Lite
Qualcomm Snapdragon 660, Adreno 512, 6144
1365 Points ∼96% +167%
Motorola Moto G6
Qualcomm Snapdragon 450, Adreno 506, 3072
442 Points ∼31% -14%
Nokia 7.1
Qualcomm Snapdragon 636, Adreno 509, 3072
945 Points ∼66% +85%
Honor 10 Lite
HiSilicon Kirin 710, Mali-G51 MP4, 3072
810 Points ∼57% +58%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 632
  (512 - 523, n=4)
517 Points ∼36% +1%
Average of class Smartphone
  (68 - 6319, n=476)
1423 Points ∼100% +178%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Physics (sort by value)
Motorola Moto G7
Qualcomm Snapdragon 632, Adreno 506, 4096
2273 Points ∼84%
Xiaomi Mi 8 Lite
Qualcomm Snapdragon 660, Adreno 512, 6144
2719 Points ∼100% +20%
Motorola Moto G6
Qualcomm Snapdragon 450, Adreno 506, 3072
1803 Points ∼66% -21%
Nokia 7.1
Qualcomm Snapdragon 636, Adreno 509, 3072
2316 Points ∼85% +2%
Honor 10 Lite
HiSilicon Kirin 710, Mali-G51 MP4, 3072
2282 Points ∼84% 0%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 632
  (2132 - 2309, n=4)
2212 Points ∼81% -3%
Average of class Smartphone
  (293 - 4540, n=515)
1752 Points ∼64% -23%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Graphics (sort by value)
Motorola Moto G7
Qualcomm Snapdragon 632, Adreno 506, 4096
780 Points ∼40%
Xiaomi Mi 8 Lite
Qualcomm Snapdragon 660, Adreno 512, 6144
1929 Points ∼100% +147%
Motorola Moto G6
Qualcomm Snapdragon 450, Adreno 506, 3072
690 Points ∼36% -12%
Nokia 7.1
Qualcomm Snapdragon 636, Adreno 509, 3072
1323 Points ∼68% +70%
Honor 10 Lite
HiSilicon Kirin 710, Mali-G51 MP4, 3072
1137 Points ∼59% +46%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 632
  (780 - 807, n=4)
794 Points ∼41% +2%
Average of class Smartphone
  (43 - 11302, n=514)
1937 Points ∼100% +148%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 (sort by value)
Motorola Moto G7
Qualcomm Snapdragon 632, Adreno 506, 4096
913 Points ∼44%
Xiaomi Mi 8 Lite
Qualcomm Snapdragon 660, Adreno 512, 6144
2062 Points ∼100% +126%
Motorola Moto G6
Qualcomm Snapdragon 450, Adreno 506, 3072
800 Points ∼39% -12%
Nokia 7.1
Qualcomm Snapdragon 636, Adreno 509, 3072
1462 Points ∼71% +60%
Honor 10 Lite
HiSilicon Kirin 710, Mali-G51 MP4, 3072
1280 Points ∼62% +40%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 632
  (913 - 936, n=4)
926 Points ∼45% +1%
Average of class Smartphone
  (55 - 8165, n=517)
1673 Points ∼81% +83%
1280x720 offscreen Ice Storm Unlimited Physics (sort by value)
Motorola Moto G7
Qualcomm Snapdragon 632, Adreno 506, 4096
16647 Points ∼81%
Xiaomi Mi 8 Lite
Qualcomm Snapdragon 660, Adreno 512, 6144
20437 Points ∼100% +23%
Motorola Moto G6
Qualcomm Snapdragon 450, Adreno 506, 3072
13997 Points ∼68% -16%
Nokia 7.1
Qualcomm Snapdragon 636, Adreno 509, 3072
17274 Points ∼85% +4%
Honor 10 Lite
HiSilicon Kirin 710, Mali-G51 MP4, 3072
11211 Points ∼55% -33%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 632
  (15250 - 16647, n=5)
16074 Points ∼79% -3%
Average of class Smartphone
  (735 - 45072, n=675)
14216 Points ∼70% -15%
1280x720 offscreen Ice Storm Unlimited Graphics Score (sort by value)
Motorola Moto G7
Qualcomm Snapdragon 632, Adreno 506, 4096
14475 Points ∼50%
Xiaomi Mi 8 Lite
Qualcomm Snapdragon 660, Adreno 512, 6144
29116 Points ∼100% +101%
Motorola Moto G6
Qualcomm Snapdragon 450, Adreno 506, 3072
12441 Points ∼43% -14%
Nokia 7.1
Qualcomm Snapdragon 636, Adreno 509, 3072
20610 Points ∼71% +42%
Honor 10 Lite
HiSilicon Kirin 710, Mali-G51 MP4, 3072
19546 Points ∼67% +35%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 632
  (14395 - 14603, n=5)
14507 Points ∼50% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (536 - 209204, n=673)
22187 Points ∼76% +53%
1280x720 offscreen Ice Storm Unlimited Score (sort by value)
Motorola Moto G7
Qualcomm Snapdragon 632, Adreno 506, 4096
14907 Points ∼56%
Xiaomi Mi 8 Lite
Qualcomm Snapdragon 660, Adreno 512, 6144
26605 Points ∼100% +78%
Motorola Moto G6
Qualcomm Snapdragon 450, Adreno 506, 3072
12756 Points ∼48% -14%
Nokia 7.1
Qualcomm Snapdragon 636, Adreno 509, 3072
19762 Points ∼74% +33%
Honor 10 Lite
HiSilicon Kirin 710, Mali-G51 MP4, 3072
16775 Points ∼63% +13%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 632
  (14577 - 15000, n=5)
14826 Points ∼56% -1%
Average of class Smartphone
  (662 - 97276, n=673)
17924 Points ∼67% +20%
GFXBench (DX / GLBenchmark) 2.7
1920x1080 T-Rex HD Offscreen C24Z16 (sort by value)
Motorola Moto G7
Qualcomm Snapdragon 632, Adreno 506, 4096
24 fps ∼48%
Xiaomi Mi 8 Lite
Qualcomm Snapdragon 660, Adreno 512, 6144
50 fps ∼100% +108%
Motorola Moto G6
Qualcomm Snapdragon 450, Adreno 506, 3072
22 fps ∼44% -8%
Nokia 7.1
Qualcomm Snapdragon 636, Adreno 509, 3072
35 fps ∼70% +46%
Honor 10 Lite
HiSilicon Kirin 710, Mali-G51 MP4, 3072
39 fps ∼78% +63%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 632
  (24 - 25, n=5)
24.2 fps ∼48% +1%
Average of class Smartphone
  (0.5 - 322, n=694)
38.1 fps ∼76% +59%
T-Rex HD Onscreen C24Z16 (sort by value)
Motorola Moto G7
Qualcomm Snapdragon 632, Adreno 506, 4096
23 fps ∼49%
Xiaomi Mi 8 Lite
Qualcomm Snapdragon 660, Adreno 512, 6144
47 fps ∼100% +104%
Motorola Moto G6
Qualcomm Snapdragon 450, Adreno 506, 3072
20 fps ∼43% -13%
Nokia 7.1
Qualcomm Snapdragon 636, Adreno 509, 3072
34 fps ∼72% +48%
Honor 10 Lite
HiSilicon Kirin 710, Mali-G51 MP4, 3072
36 fps ∼77% +57%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 632
  (23 - 37, n=5)
34 fps ∼72% +48%
Average of class Smartphone
  (1 - 120, n=703)
28.1 fps ∼60% +22%
GFXBench 3.0
off screen Manhattan Offscreen OGL (sort by value)
Motorola Moto G7
Qualcomm Snapdragon 632, Adreno 506, 4096
10 fps ∼45%
Xiaomi Mi 8 Lite
Qualcomm Snapdragon 660, Adreno 512, 6144
22 fps ∼100% +120%
Motorola Moto G6
Qualcomm Snapdragon 450, Adreno 506, 3072
9.4 fps ∼43% -6%
Nokia 7.1
Qualcomm Snapdragon 636, Adreno 509, 3072
16 fps ∼73% +60%
Honor 10 Lite
HiSilicon Kirin 710, Mali-G51 MP4, 3072
21 fps ∼95% +110%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 632
  (10 - 11, n=5)
10.4 fps ∼47% +4%
Average of class Smartphone
  (0.8 - 175, n=600)
21.9 fps ∼100% +119%
on screen Manhattan Onscreen OGL (sort by value)
Motorola Moto G7
Qualcomm Snapdragon 632, Adreno 506, 4096
9.9 fps ∼47%
Xiaomi Mi 8 Lite
Qualcomm Snapdragon 660, Adreno 512, 6144
21 fps ∼100% +112%
Motorola Moto G6
Qualcomm Snapdragon 450, Adreno 506, 3072
8.9 fps ∼42% -10%
Nokia 7.1
Qualcomm Snapdragon 636, Adreno 509, 3072
15 fps ∼71% +52%
Honor 10 Lite
HiSilicon Kirin 710, Mali-G51 MP4, 3072
19 fps ∼90% +92%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 632
  (9.9 - 20, n=5)
17.4 fps ∼83% +76%
Average of class Smartphone
  (1.2 - 115, n=609)
19.4 fps ∼92% +96%
GFXBench 3.1
off screen Manhattan ES 3.1 Offscreen (sort by value)
Motorola Moto G7
Qualcomm Snapdragon 632, Adreno 506, 4096
6.9 fps ∼39%
Xiaomi Mi 8 Lite
Qualcomm Snapdragon 660, Adreno 512, 6144
15 fps ∼84% +117%
Motorola Moto G6
Qualcomm Snapdragon 450, Adreno 506, 3072
6.1 fps ∼34% -12%
Nokia 7.1
Qualcomm Snapdragon 636, Adreno 509, 3072
10 fps ∼56% +45%
Honor 10 Lite
HiSilicon Kirin 710, Mali-G51 MP4, 3072
14 fps ∼78% +103%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 632
  (6.9 - 7, n=5)
6.94 fps ∼39% +1%
Average of class Smartphone
  (0.87 - 117, n=466)
17.9 fps ∼100% +159%
on screen Manhattan ES 3.1 Onscreen (sort by value)
Motorola Moto G7
Qualcomm Snapdragon 632, Adreno 506, 4096
6.5 fps ∼39%
Xiaomi Mi 8 Lite
Qualcomm Snapdragon 660, Adreno 512, 6144
14 fps ∼84% +115%
Motorola Moto G6
Qualcomm Snapdragon 450, Adreno 506, 3072
5.8 fps ∼35% -11%
Nokia 7.1
Qualcomm Snapdragon 636, Adreno 509, 3072
9.6 fps ∼57% +48%
Honor 10 Lite
HiSilicon Kirin 710, Mali-G51 MP4, 3072
13 fps ∼78% +100%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 632
  (6.5 - 15, n=5)
12.9 fps ∼77% +98%
Average of class Smartphone
  (1.2 - 110, n=468)
16.7 fps ∼100% +157%
GFXBench
Aztec Ruins High Tier Onscreen (sort by value)
Motorola Moto G7
Qualcomm Snapdragon 632, Adreno 506, 4096
2 fps ∼20%
Xiaomi Mi 8 Lite
Qualcomm Snapdragon 660, Adreno 512, 6144
5.1 fps ∼51% +155%
Nokia 7.1
Qualcomm Snapdragon 636, Adreno 509, 3072
3.5 fps ∼35% +75%
Honor 10 Lite
HiSilicon Kirin 710, Mali-G51 MP4, 3072
4 fps ∼40% +100%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 632
  (2 - 4.3, n=4)
3.68 fps ∼37% +84%
Average of class Smartphone
  (0.61 - 60, n=188)
10 fps ∼100% +400%
2560x1440 Aztec Ruins High Tier Offscreen (sort by value)
Motorola Moto G7
Qualcomm Snapdragon 632, Adreno 506, 4096
1.2 fps ∼17%
Xiaomi Mi 8 Lite
Qualcomm Snapdragon 660, Adreno 512, 6144
3.2 fps ∼46% +167%
Nokia 7.1
Qualcomm Snapdragon 636, Adreno 509, 3072
2.2 fps ∼31% +83%
Honor 10 Lite
HiSilicon Kirin 710, Mali-G51 MP4, 3072
2.6 fps ∼37% +117%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 632
  (1.2 - 1.3, n=4)
1.275 fps ∼18% +6%
Average of class Smartphone
  (0.21 - 33, n=187)
7 fps ∼100% +483%
Aztec Ruins Normal Tier Onscreen (sort by value)
Motorola Moto G7
Qualcomm Snapdragon 632, Adreno 506, 4096
3.6 fps ∼24%
Xiaomi Mi 8 Lite
Qualcomm Snapdragon 660, Adreno 512, 6144
8.1 fps ∼55% +125%
Nokia 7.1
Qualcomm Snapdragon 636, Adreno 509, 3072
5.5 fps ∼37% +53%
Honor 10 Lite
HiSilicon Kirin 710, Mali-G51 MP4, 3072
6.4 fps ∼44% +78%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 632
  (3.6 - 7, n=4)
6.03 fps ∼41% +68%
Average of class Smartphone
  (1.4 - 60, n=192)
14.7 fps ∼100% +308%
1920x1080 Aztec Ruins Normal Tier Offscreen (sort by value)
Motorola Moto G7
Qualcomm Snapdragon 632, Adreno 506, 4096
3.9 fps ∼24%
Xiaomi Mi 8 Lite
Qualcomm Snapdragon 660, Adreno 512, 6144
8.5 fps ∼52% +118%
Nokia 7.1
Qualcomm Snapdragon 636, Adreno 509, 3072
6 fps ∼36% +54%
Honor 10 Lite
HiSilicon Kirin 710, Mali-G51 MP4, 3072
7 fps ∼42% +79%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 632
  (3.8 - 3.9, n=4)
3.88 fps ∼24% -1%
Average of class Smartphone
  (0.6 - 87, n=192)
16.5 fps ∼100% +323%
off screen Car Chase Offscreen (sort by value)
Motorola Moto G7
Qualcomm Snapdragon 632, Adreno 506, 4096
3.9 fps ∼32%
Xiaomi Mi 8 Lite
Qualcomm Snapdragon 660, Adreno 512, 6144
9 fps ∼74% +131%
Motorola Moto G6
Qualcomm Snapdragon 450, Adreno 506, 3072
3.4 fps ∼28% -13%
Nokia 7.1
Qualcomm Snapdragon 636, Adreno 509, 3072
6.3 fps ∼52% +62%
Honor 10 Lite
HiSilicon Kirin 710, Mali-G51 MP4, 3072
7.6 fps ∼62% +95%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 632
  (3.9 - 3.9, n=5)
3.9 fps ∼32% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (0.6 - 73, n=391)
12.2 fps ∼100% +213%
on screen Car Chase Onscreen (sort by value)
Motorola Moto G7
Qualcomm Snapdragon 632, Adreno 506, 4096
3.6 fps ∼33%
Xiaomi Mi 8 Lite
Qualcomm Snapdragon 660, Adreno 512, 6144
8.4 fps ∼77% +133%
Motorola Moto G6
Qualcomm Snapdragon 450, Adreno 506, 3072
3.3 fps ∼30% -8%
Nokia 7.1
Qualcomm Snapdragon 636, Adreno 509, 3072
5.9 fps ∼54% +64%
Honor 10 Lite
HiSilicon Kirin 710, Mali-G51 MP4, 3072
6.8 fps ∼62% +89%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 632
  (3.6 - 7.9, n=5)
6.96 fps ∼64% +93%
Average of class Smartphone
  (1.1 - 60, n=395)
10.9 fps ∼100% +203%
AnTuTu v7 - Total Score (sort by value)
Motorola Moto G7
Qualcomm Snapdragon 632, Adreno 506, 4096
108408 Points ∼75%
Xiaomi Mi 8 Lite
Qualcomm Snapdragon 660, Adreno 512, 6144
143551 Points ∼100% +32%
Motorola Moto G6
Qualcomm Snapdragon 450, Adreno 506, 3072
71352 Points ∼50% -34%
Nokia 7.1
Qualcomm Snapdragon 636, Adreno 509, 3072
116496 Points ∼81% +7%
Honor 10 Lite
HiSilicon Kirin 710, Mali-G51 MP4, 3072
129928 Points ∼90% +20%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 632
  (97294 - 108408, n=5)
103607 Points ∼72% -4%
Average of class Smartphone
  (17073 - 462516, n=296)
143587 Points ∼100% +32%
AnTuTu v6 - Total Score (sort by value)
Motorola Moto G7
Qualcomm Snapdragon 632, Adreno 506, 4096
87883 Points ∼74%
Xiaomi Mi 8 Lite
Qualcomm Snapdragon 660, Adreno 512, 6144
118773 Points ∼100% +35%
Motorola Moto G6
Qualcomm Snapdragon 450, Adreno 506, 3072
59454 Points ∼50% -32%
Nokia 7.1
Qualcomm Snapdragon 636, Adreno 509, 3072
95013 Points ∼80% +8%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 632
  (76724 - 87883, n=4)
83178 Points ∼70% -5%
Average of class Smartphone
  (5600 - 293444, n=490)
87858 Points ∼74% 0%
BaseMark OS II
Web (sort by value)
Motorola Moto G7
Qualcomm Snapdragon 632, Adreno 506, 4096
1008 Points ∼93%
Xiaomi Mi 8 Lite
Qualcomm Snapdragon 660, Adreno 512, 6144
1086 Points ∼100% +8%
Motorola Moto G6
Qualcomm Snapdragon 450, Adreno 506, 3072
688 Points ∼63% -32%
Nokia 7.1
Qualcomm Snapdragon 636, Adreno 509, 3072
1046 Points ∼96% +4%
Honor 10 Lite
HiSilicon Kirin 710, Mali-G51 MP4, 3072
1004 Points ∼92% 0%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 632
  (1008 - 1078, n=5)
1047 Points ∼96% +4%
Average of class Smartphone
  (7 - 9387, n=635)
773 Points ∼71% -23%
Graphics (sort by value)
Motorola Moto G7
Qualcomm Snapdragon 632, Adreno 506, 4096
1075 Points ∼47%
Xiaomi Mi 8 Lite
Qualcomm Snapdragon 660, Adreno 512, 6144
2293 Points ∼100% +113%
Motorola Moto G6
Qualcomm Snapdragon 450, Adreno 506, 3072
965 Points ∼42% -10%
Nokia 7.1
Qualcomm Snapdragon 636, Adreno 509, 3072
1590 Points ∼69% +48%
Honor 10 Lite
HiSilicon Kirin 710, Mali-G51 MP4, 3072
1470 Points ∼64% +37%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 632
  (1069 - 1081, n=5)
1073 Points ∼47% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (18 - 16996, n=635)
2070 Points ∼90% +93%
Memory (sort by value)
Motorola Moto G7
Qualcomm Snapdragon 632, Adreno 506, 4096
1963 Points ∼66%
Xiaomi Mi 8 Lite
Qualcomm Snapdragon 660, Adreno 512, 6144
2269 Points ∼76% +16%
Motorola Moto G6
Qualcomm Snapdragon 450, Adreno 506, 3072
770 Points ∼26% -61%
Nokia 7.1
Qualcomm Snapdragon 636, Adreno 509, 3072
1917 Points ∼65% -2%
Honor 10 Lite
HiSilicon Kirin 710, Mali-G51 MP4, 3072
2969 Points ∼100% +51%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 632
  (1068 - 2049, n=5)
1721 Points ∼58% -12%
Average of class Smartphone
  (21 - 7500, n=635)
1530 Points ∼52% -22%
System (sort by value)
Motorola Moto G7
Qualcomm Snapdragon 632, Adreno 506, 4096
4378 Points ∼84%
Xiaomi Mi 8 Lite
Qualcomm Snapdragon 660, Adreno 512, 6144
5237 Points ∼100% +20%
Motorola Moto G6
Qualcomm Snapdragon 450, Adreno 506, 3072
2560 Points ∼49% -42%
Nokia 7.1
Qualcomm Snapdragon 636, Adreno 509, 3072
4457 Points ∼85% +2%
Honor 10 Lite
HiSilicon Kirin 710, Mali-G51 MP4, 3072
5026 Points ∼96% +15%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 632
  (3865 - 4399, n=5)
4208 Points ∼80% -4%
Average of class Smartphone
  (369 - 14189, n=635)
2994 Points ∼57% -32%
Overall (sort by value)
Motorola Moto G7
Qualcomm Snapdragon 632, Adreno 506, 4096
1747 Points ∼75%
Xiaomi Mi 8 Lite
Qualcomm Snapdragon 660, Adreno 512, 6144
2332 Points ∼100% +33%
Motorola Moto G6
Qualcomm Snapdragon 450, Adreno 506, 3072
1069 Points ∼46% -39%
Nokia 7.1
Qualcomm Snapdragon 636, Adreno 509, 3072
1941 Points ∼83% +11%
Honor 10 Lite
HiSilicon Kirin 710, Mali-G51 MP4, 3072
2167 Points ∼93% +24%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 632
  (1465 - 1800, n=5)
1682 Points ∼72% -4%
Average of class Smartphone
  (1 - 6097, n=635)
1501 Points ∼64% -14%

In the browser performance, the Moto G7 places in the lower middle of the field but is still significantly faster than the Moto G6. Usually you do not have to wait too long for pictures to load, and demanding HTML-5 pages such as Google's Interland also load quickly and run smoothly.

JetStream 1.1 - Total Score
Xiaomi Mi 8 Lite (Chrome 71)
52.897 Points ∼100% +16%
Honor 10 Lite (Chrome 71)
49.221 Points ∼93% +8%
Motorola Moto G7 (Chrome 71)
45.541 Points ∼86%
Nokia 7.1 (Chrome 70)
45.08 Points ∼85% -1%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 632 (42.6 - 45.5, n=4)
44.2 Points ∼84% -3%
Average of class Smartphone (10 - 302, n=531)
41.9 Points ∼79% -8%
Motorola Moto G6 (Chrome 66)
22.556 Points ∼43% -50%
Octane V2 - Total Score
Xiaomi Mi 8 Lite (Chrome 71)
10378 Points ∼100% +24%
Honor 10 Lite (Chrome 71)
9423 Points ∼91% +13%
Nokia 7.1 (Chrome 70)
8627 Points ∼83% +3%
Motorola Moto G7 (Chrome 71)
8351 Points ∼80%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 632 (8185 - 8420, n=5)
8289 Points ∼80% -1%
Average of class Smartphone (894 - 49388, n=693)
6801 Points ∼66% -19%
Motorola Moto G6 (Chrome 66)
3943 Points ∼38% -53%
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Total Score
Motorola Moto G6 (Chrome 66)
11751.4 ms * ∼100% -140%
Average of class Smartphone (571 - 59466, n=717)
10531 ms * ∼90% -115%
Motorola Moto G7 (Chrome 71)
4900 ms * ∼42%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 632 (4806 - 4900, n=4)
4864 ms * ∼41% +1%
Nokia 7.1 (Chrome 70)
4562.2 ms * ∼39% +7%
Honor 10 Lite (Chrome 71)
4119.7 ms * ∼35% +16%
Xiaomi Mi 8 Lite (Chrome 71)
3879.5 ms * ∼33% +21%
WebXPRT 3 - ---
Average of class Smartphone (19 - 184, n=165)
67 Points ∼100% +16%
Xiaomi Mi 8 Lite (Chrome 71)
62 Points ∼93% +7%
Honor 10 Lite (Chrome 71)
62 Points ∼93% +7%
Motorola Moto G7 (Chrome 71)
58 Points ∼87%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 632 (58 - 58, n=2)
58 Points ∼87% 0%
Nokia 7.1 (Chrome 70)
54 Points ∼81% -7%
Motorola Moto G6 (Chrome 66)
31 Points ∼46% -47%
WebXPRT 2015 - Overall Score
Honor 10 Lite (Chrome 71)
178 Points ∼100% +4%
Xiaomi Mi 8 Lite (Chrome 71)
171 Points ∼96% 0%
Motorola Moto G7 (Chrome 71)
171 Points ∼96%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 632 (163 - 171, n=2)
167 Points ∼94% -2%
Nokia 7.1 (Chrome 70)
147 Points ∼83% -14%
Average of class Smartphone (27 - 362, n=331)
122 Points ∼69% -29%
Motorola Moto G6 (Chrome 66)
90 Points ∼51% -47%

* ... smaller is better

In terms of the internal storage, the Moto G7 is also much faster than its predecessor, and the differences are particularly visible during sequential writes and reads.

The G7 also communicates fast and reliably with our Toshiba Exceria Pro M501 reference microSD card.

Motorola Moto G7Xiaomi Mi 8 LiteMotorola Moto G6Nokia 7.1Honor 10 LiteAverage 64 GB eMMC FlashAverage of class Smartphone
AndroBench 3-5
-15%
-18%
-32%
-13%
-24%
-35%
Sequential Write 256KB SDCard
66.8 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501)
63.95 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501)
-4%
61.49 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501)
-8%
61.23 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501)
-8%
66.99 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501)
0%
57.4 (11.2 - 74.7, n=103)
-14%
49.2 (1.7 - 87.1, n=428)
-26%
Sequential Read 256KB SDCard
86.9 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501)
85.9 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501)
-1%
75.32 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501)
-13%
83.49 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501)
-4%
75.78 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501)
-13%
76.4 (21.1 - 87.2, n=103)
-12%
67.5 (8.1 - 96.5, n=428)
-22%
Random Write 4KB
75.6
18.75
-75%
59.91
-21%
11.93
-84%
66.06
-13%
24.8 (3.4 - 125, n=115)
-67%
22.3 (0.14 - 250, n=751)
-71%
Random Read 4KB
69.3
81.25
17%
69.91
1%
44.9
-35%
45.15
-35%
54.8 (11.4 - 149, n=115)
-21%
47.6 (1.59 - 196, n=751)
-31%
Sequential Write 256KB
216
172.43
-20%
117.19
-46%
125.98
-42%
190.55
-12%
171 (40 - 246, n=115)
-21%
97.4 (2.99 - 590, n=751)
-55%
Sequential Read 256KB
297
282.62
-5%
238.23
-20%
250.9
-16%
288.55
-3%
273 (95.6 - 704, n=115)
-8%
275 (12.1 - 1504, n=751)
-7%

Games – Not absolutely smooth

The slightly aged graphics solution is still relatively fast when playing ordinary mobile games such as Asphalt 9 or Arena of Valor. Although you cannot expect 60 FPS, at least in Arena of Valor there is a reliable 30 frames per second. In Asphalt 9, the frame rates drop below 30 FPS, and even though the game does not visibly stutter yet, it is close to the limit.

We evaluate the precision of the touchscreen and position sensor with Temple Run 2 and find no reasons for complaint here.

Asphalt 9
Asphalt 9
Arena of Valor
Arena of Valor
Temple Run 2
Temple Run 2
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Motorola Moto G7 Adreno 506, 632, 64 GB eMMC Flash; Asphalt 9: Legends; High Quality; 1.3.1a: Ø28.1 (24-31)
Xiaomi Mi 8 Lite Adreno 512, 660, 128 GB eMMC Flash; Asphalt 9: Legends; High Quality: Ø28.2 (25-31)
Nokia 7.1 Adreno 509, 636, 32 GB eMMC Flash; Asphalt 9: Legends; High Quality: Ø29.4 (23-31)
Honor 10 Lite Mali-G51 MP4, Kirin 710, 64 GB eMMC Flash; Asphalt 9: Legends; High Quality: Ø29.8 (28-31)
Motorola Moto G7 Adreno 506, 632, 64 GB eMMC Flash; Asphalt 9: Legends; Standard / low; 1.3.1a: Ø26.2 (18-30)
Xiaomi Mi 8 Lite Adreno 512, 660, 128 GB eMMC Flash; Asphalt 9: Legends; Standard / low: Ø28.3 (24-30)
Nokia 7.1 Adreno 509, 636, 32 GB eMMC Flash; Asphalt 9: Legends; Standard / low: Ø29.7 (27-31)
Honor 10 Lite Mali-G51 MP4, Kirin 710, 64 GB eMMC Flash; Asphalt 9: Legends; Standard / low: Ø29.9 (29-31)
Motorola Moto G7 Adreno 506, 632, 64 GB eMMC Flash; Arena of Valor; min; 1.27.1.2: Ø31.2 (30-32)
Xiaomi Mi 8 Lite Adreno 512, 660, 128 GB eMMC Flash; Arena of Valor; min: Ø59.9 (55-60)
Motorola Moto G6 Adreno 506, 450, 32 GB eMMC Flash; Arena of Valor; min; 1.21.1.2: Ø30.7 (12-32)
Nokia 7.1 Adreno 509, 636, 32 GB eMMC Flash; Arena of Valor; min: Ø30.9 (29-32)
Honor 10 Lite Mali-G51 MP4, Kirin 710, 64 GB eMMC Flash; Arena of Valor; min: Ø31.2 (29-32)
Motorola Moto G7 Adreno 506, 632, 64 GB eMMC Flash; Arena of Valor; high HD; 1.27.1.2: Ø30.7 (29-31)
Xiaomi Mi 8 Lite Adreno 512, 660, 128 GB eMMC Flash; Arena of Valor; high HD: Ø59.5 (49-60)
Motorola Moto G6 Adreno 506, 450, 32 GB eMMC Flash; Arena of Valor; high HD; 1.21.1.2: Ø29.7 (22-31)
Nokia 7.1 Adreno 509, 636, 32 GB eMMC Flash; Arena of Valor; high HD: Ø30.4 (29-31)
Honor 10 Lite Mali-G51 MP4, Kirin 710, 64 GB eMMC Flash; Arena of Valor; high HD: Ø30.7 (27-32)
Arena of Valor
 SettingsValue
 min31 fps
 high HD31 fps
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Asphalt 9: Legends
 SettingsValue
 High Quality28 fps
 Standard / low26 fps
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Emissions – Motorola smartphone without throttling

Temperature

GFXBench battery test
GFXBench battery test

There is no need to worry about heat development in the Motorola smartphone. We measure a maximum of 34.4 °C (94 °F) under longer full load. This also fits with our results from the GFXBench battery test, where the same demanding benchmark sequence runs 30 times in a loop. Even then, we are unable to detect any throttling of the SoC.

When the smartphone is turned on but there is no larger load, we do not measure any noticeable warming even after longer time periods.

Max. Load
 32.4 °C
90 F
33.5 °C
92 F
34.4 °C
94 F
 
 32.5 °C
91 F
33 °C
91 F
34.4 °C
94 F
 
 31.9 °C
89 F
32.5 °C
91 F
34.2 °C
94 F
 
Maximum: 34.4 °C = 94 F
Average: 33.2 °C = 92 F
32.5 °C
91 F
33.4 °C
92 F
33.1 °C
92 F
32.4 °C
90 F
32.7 °C
91 F
33.1 °C
92 F
32.4 °C
90 F
32.7 °C
91 F
32.1 °C
90 F
Maximum: 33.4 °C = 92 F
Average: 32.7 °C = 91 F
Power Supply (max.)  40.8 °C = 105 F | Room Temperature 21.6 °C = 71 F | Voltcraft IR-260
(±) The average temperature for the upper side under maximal load is 33.2 °C / 92 F, compared to the average of 33.1 °C / 92 F for the devices in the class Smartphone.
(+) The maximum temperature on the upper side is 34.4 °C / 94 F, compared to the average of 35.5 °C / 96 F, ranging from 22.4 to 51.7 °C for the class Smartphone.
(+) The bottom heats up to a maximum of 33.4 °C / 92 F, compared to the average of 34.1 °C / 93 F
(+) In idle usage, the average temperature for the upper side is 26.8 °C / 80 F, compared to the device average of 33.1 °C / 92 F.

Speaker

Pink Noise speaker test
Pink Noise speaker test

While the small mono speaker at the bottom edge of the Motorola Moto G7 is able to play quite loudly, the sound is distorted considerably at maximum volume. However, if you turn down the speaker volume a little bit, you get a fairly decent sound for a mid-range smartphone, where the highs are not overemphasized too much and the low mids are still audible.

For audio enthusiasts, the sound output via the 3.5-mm port and Bluetooth are definitely the better choice, since you get a cleaner sound in both these ways.

dB(A) 0102030405060708090Deep BassMiddle BassHigh BassLower RangeMidsHigher MidsLower HighsMid HighsUpper HighsSuper Highs2038.735.62537.138.73133.733.34037.433.45036.336.86328.329.98023.726.410023.224.11252230.516020.442.220018.445.425017.75031517.354.840017.759.250018.161.66302066.280016.367.1100015.575125014.177160014.174.6200014.571.7250014.366.531501565.2400014.765.8500016.965.8630015.369.280001573.61000014.573.21250014.758.21600014.555.9SPL6727.983.4N19.4154.5median 15.5median 65.8Delta2.38.236.537.838.233.635.836.12937.53436.333.830.127.230.428.627.928.933.427.748.326.65221.860.822.562.821.363.321.466.719.168.318.966.719.768.918.772.718.471.119.173.218.676.919.878.619.57819.278.81977.119.175.419.375.519.971.919.861.831.787.41.770median 19.7median 68.91.97.2hearing rangehide median Pink NoiseMotorola Moto G7Motorola Moto G6
Frequency diagram (checkboxes can be checked and unchecked to compare devices)
Motorola Moto G7 audio analysis

(+) | speakers can play relatively loud (83.4 dB)
Bass 100 - 315 Hz
(-) | nearly no bass - on average 24.6% 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
(+) | mids are linear (6.8% delta to prev. frequency)
Highs 2 - 16 kHz
(+) | balanced highs - only 2.9% away from median
(+) | highs are linear (4.4% delta to prev. frequency)
Overall 100 - 16.000 Hz
(±) | linearity of overall sound is average (20.1% difference to median)
Compared to same class
» 15% of all tested devices in this class were better, 9% similar, 76% worse
» The best had a delta of 13%, average was 24%, worst was 44%
Compared to all devices tested
» 43% of all tested devices were better, 8% similar, 49% worse
» The best had a delta of 3%, average was 21%, worst was 53%

Motorola Moto G6 audio analysis

(+) | speakers can play relatively loud (87.4 dB)
Bass 100 - 315 Hz
(-) | nearly no bass - on average 21.4% lower than median
(±) | linearity of bass is average (12.7% delta to prev. frequency)
Mids 400 - 2000 Hz
(+) | balanced mids - only 2.6% away from median
(+) | mids are linear (4.3% delta to prev. frequency)
Highs 2 - 16 kHz
(±) | higher highs - on average 8.3% higher than median
(+) | highs are linear (2.9% delta to prev. frequency)
Overall 100 - 16.000 Hz
(±) | linearity of overall sound is average (19.2% difference to median)
Compared to same class
» 10% of all tested devices in this class were better, 7% similar, 83% worse
» The best had a delta of 13%, average was 24%, worst was 44%
Compared to all devices tested
» 37% of all tested devices were better, 7% similar, 56% worse
» The best had a delta of 3%, average was 21%, worst was 53%

Battery Life – Good WLAN runtimes

Power Consumption

The Moto G7 is more powerful than its predecessor but also needs more power, as we can see in the consumption measurements. Both devices are only at the same average consumption level during idle operation, but otherwise the Moto G6 is ahead. However, in the comparison with similarly powerful smartphones, the Moto G7 comes out at a similar level.

Power Consumption
Off / Standbydarklight 0.1 / 0.2 Watt
Idledarkmidlight 1.1 / 1.8 / 2.6 Watt
Load midlight 4.2 / 6.8 Watt
 color bar
Key: min: dark, med: mid, max: light        Metrahit Energy
Motorola Moto G7
3000 mAh
Xiaomi Mi 8 Lite
3350 mAh
Motorola Moto G6
3000 mAh
Nokia 7.1
3060 mAh
Honor 10 Lite
3400 mAh
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 632
 
Average of class Smartphone
 
Power Consumption
4%
29%
5%
-4%
4%
12%
Idle Minimum *
1.1
0.56
49%
0.6
45%
1.01
8%
1
9%
1.05 (1 - 1.1, n=4)
5%
0.882 (0.2 - 3.4, n=781)
20%
Idle Average *
1.8
1.99
-11%
1.81
-1%
2.2
-22%
2.19
-22%
1.775 (1.7 - 1.9, n=4)
1%
1.74 (0.6 - 6.2, n=780)
3%
Idle Maximum *
2.6
2.05
21%
1.86
28%
2.25
13%
2.2
15%
2.53 (2.1 - 2.8, n=4)
3%
2.03 (0.74 - 6.6, n=781)
22%
Load Average *
4.2
4.62
-10%
2.78
34%
3.76
10%
4.64
-10%
3.93 (3.3 - 4.2, n=4)
6%
4.07 (0.8 - 10.8, n=775)
3%
Load Maximum *
6.8
8.94
-31%
4.04
41%
5.56
18%
7.7
-13%
6.45 (5.6 - 6.9, n=4)
5%
5.92 (1.2 - 14.2, n=775)
13%

* ... smaller is better

Battery Life

It is interesting that the Moto G7 apparently implements fairly decent power management, since primarily the WLAN runtimes are significantly longer than those of the Moto G6. However, the higher performance capabilities of the smartphone compared to its predecessor become visible under load, where the Moto G6 is able to last significantly longer. So it really depends on your own usage scenario: Those who play a lot of games will get better runtimes with last year's Moto G6, but the Moto G7 is the better choice for all ordinary users in terms of its battery life.

The included charger offers up to 18 watts and is able to completely recharge the smartphone in 1.5 hours.

Battery Runtime
Idle (without WLAN, min brightness)
25h 48min
NBC WiFi Websurfing Battery Test 1.3
13h 18min
Big Buck Bunny H.264 1080p
13h 39min
Load (maximum brightness)
3h 39min
Motorola Moto G7
3000 mAh
Xiaomi Mi 8 Lite
3350 mAh
Motorola Moto G6
3000 mAh
Nokia 7.1
3060 mAh
Honor 10 Lite
3400 mAh
Battery Runtime
-19%
-7%
-40%
-25%
Reader / Idle
1548
1678
8%
1170
-24%
983
-36%
1533
-1%
H.264
819
662
-19%
600
-27%
507
-38%
502
-39%
WiFi v1.3
798
547
-31%
553
-31%
346
-57%
484
-39%
Load
219
150
-32%
338
54%
156
-29%
178
-19%

Pros

+ good cameras
+ 4K video recording
+ HD streaming possible
+ good WLAN battery life
+ SoC not throttled
+ high-quality case

Cons

- less than perfect case stability
- slow WLAN
- microphone with dropouts
- not quite smooth during games
- display has a blue tint

Verdict – High-end features at an affordable price

In review: Motorola Moto G7. Test unit provided by Motorola Germany.
In review: Motorola Moto G7. Test unit provided by Motorola Germany.

With its more-powerful SoC and the continuing good quality of the camera, the Moto G7 jumps a little ahead of its class, being able to keep up with even slightly more-expensive devices. Since the display also continues to offer a decent performance, the case with its glass surfaces borrows from the high-end, and the storage equipment is generous, we attest the Motorola smartphone with a very good price-performance ratio.

We have to search for weaknesses: Particularly during hands-free operation, the microphone is not very precise, the stability of the case could have been better, and the WLAN speeds and suitability for gaming are only mediocre. For a similar amount of money, you can get even more-powerful devices such as the Xiaomi Mi 8 Lite or the Nokia 7.1.

Last year, we would have looked more in the high-end for many details of the Motorola Moto G7. Together with its low price point, this results in a lot of smartphone for little money.

Not all the affordable mid-range devices can offer 4K videos, an SoC that is not throttled, a long battery life in the WLAN test, and decent locating capabilities. Thus the Moto G7 receives a clear recommendation from us for all those who are looking for a reliable and powerful mid-range smartphone.

Motorola Moto G7 - 04/02/2019 v6(old)
Florian Schmitt

Chassis
89%
Keyboard
69 / 75 → 92%
Pointing Device
88%
Connectivity
41 / 60 → 68%
Weight
90%
Battery
95%
Display
85%
Games Performance
30 / 63 → 47%
Application Performance
61 / 70 → 87%
Temperature
93%
Noise
100%
Audio
64 / 91 → 70%
Camera
73%
Average
75%
85%
Smartphone - Weighted Average

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Florian Schmitt, 2019-02-16 (Update: 2019-05-12)