Moto E7 Plus Unboxing and First Look

Moto E7 Plus launched in India - Unboxing and First Look

Motorola has launched the Moto E7+ in India which is a entry level smartphone. So let’s take a first look of this in this Moto E7 Plus Unboxing.

Moto E7 Plus Price in India

Moto E7 Plus price in India has been set at ₹ 9,499 for the single, 4 GB + 64 GB storage variant. The phone comes in Misty Blue and Twilight Orange colour variants. Furthermore, it will be available for purchase in the country through Flipkart at 12pm (noon) on 30th September. The Moto E7+ was launched globally last week with a price of € 149 (around Rs. 12,800).

Moto E7 Plus Unboxing

The Moto E7 Plus comes in a clean blue box with Moto branding to the top and the name of the phone down at the bottom. A few features are mentioned to the back. The sticker price is ₹ 13,000 but this one is expected to come in at under ₹ 10,000.

Moto E7 Plus Box contents

  1. Moto E7 Plus Handset
  2. 10W charging adapter
  3. Micro USB cable
  4. Sim ejector tool
  5. Paperwork

Moto E7 Plus specifications

  • Design and Build Quality

Moto E7 Plus got a nice in hand feel, thanks to its 200g weight which is good considering the 5000 mAh battery that they’ve included here. Moto has chosen to go with plastic but this is good sturdy plastic, so there’s no creaking or wobbling when we try to flex it.

Its back is also a matte finish so it doesn’t pick up fingerprints and smudges as easily as the glossy backs that we see on the competition. On top of all of this, we still get a gradient finish we have a square camera bump that’s what we’re seeing on a lot of phones in 2020.

Moto E7 Plus Design and Build
Moto E7 Plus Design and Build

There is a fingerprint scanner on its back and there’s even a moto logo on it. It works fast and snappy just like the face unlock.

Coming back to that design for a minute, I have to talk about the button layout here. All three buttons are found to be on the right side. First we have the power button which is optimally placed. Then right above that we’ve got the volume keys which is also reasonably within reach and on top we have a google assistant key.

We have a hybrid slot to the left, you need to choose between a second sim and microsd here that is something weird. On the competition almost every other phone in this segment got a dedicated microSD support but then again to compensate we’ve got base 64 GB storage and that’s the only option along with four 4 GB of RAM.

We have the headphone jack right up top. The a micro USB port and speaker is on the bottom.

  • Moto E7 Plus Display
Moto E7 Plus Display
Moto E7 Plus Display

Coming to the front, this is where we find a 6.5 inch LCD panel. The resolution is HD+ but i can’t really blame moto for this since 720p panels in the ₹ 10,000 segment is kind of normal over the last two years.

The viewing angles, the color reproduction all been good. The color reproduction most noticeably can be changed from within the settings. The bezels are quite chunky but again for the segment it’s just nitpicking.

  • Moto E7 Plus Hardware

What we can label as a solid upgrade is with the internals. Moto has moved away from MediaTek and the Moto E7 Plus is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 460 chip. Motorola claims the performance on the 460 is kind of similar to what we’d get with a Snapdragon 636.

Moto E7 Plus Antutu scores
Moto E7 Plus Antutu scores

Moving on to gaming we tried out some casual games and the Adreno 610 chip inside the GPU managed to run them fine. Even with heavier titles like Call of Duty mobile there were a few frame drops. The Moto E7 Plus seem to be a little above average for gaming I’d say okay for the segment.

Moto E7 Plus feels smooth and responsive and that’s thanks largely to the stock android software that it’s running on. So the highlight of the Moto E7 Plus is not really the hardware but this stock android software.

  • Moto E7 Plus Software

Stock Android is absolutely nothing new for me to talk about with regards to Android 10 because Android 11 is out so we’ve been seeing Android 10 that’s been something i’ve been talking about for a long time. So I’m pretty sure you guys know what android 10 brings to the table.

Moto E7 Plus software
Moto E7 Plus software

What makes the Moto E7 Plus such a joy to use here is the combination of this bone stock Android with selective moto functionality. All of Moto’s functions can be found inside a Moto app and the Moto app is one of the very few first party apps on this phone. There is no bloatware, no ads.

Moto is also a chinese company and it comes with a regular concerns about privacy and security that we have with chinese brands these days. But given that, it lacks first party apps and the interface has largely remained untouched. This is one of the more secure chinese offerings.

  • Battery and Charging

There is a massive 5000 mAh battery which like I mentioned does contribute to the weight but this is a 66% increase in capacity compared to the 3000 mAh battery on the E6 Plus. When we pair it with a 720p display and that power efficient 11nm chip the battery life on the Moto E7 Plus I expect it to be excellent.

That said there is no super fast 65W charging or 30W charging or even 15W charging like what Samsung offers. We only get a 10W charger in the box along with Micro USB.

  • Moto E7 Plus Cameras

Moto has chosen to go with only two sensors the primary. There is a 48 MP f/1.7. The wide aperture here helps create that background blur. The sharpness is good and so are the details what impressed me the most here.

Moto E7 Plus cameras
Moto E7 Plus cameras

There is a dedicated night mode included but for this segment we can’t really expect a lot from it.

The second sensor it’s a 2 MP depth sensor, this is something brands usually use only to make up the numbers but Moto seems to have put it to good use.

We can cut people out of images or subjects out of images and change the background. There’s another fun feature here on the Moto E7 Plus where we can choose a single color and any of that color in the image remains while the rest goes monochrome.

As for the selfies, we’ve got an 8 MP selfie camera, it seems all right and a little bit on the  softer side. Even though the Moto E7 Plus gonna go up against triple or quad camera phones, I think the well thought out feature set that it has might actually give it a leg up on the on its competition.

  • Conclusion

Moto E7 Plus is not going to be the most spec heavy phone in the segment but the software experience, the cameras they make it interesting enough.

Now you guys tell me what you do feel about the Moto E7 Plus? Has Moto done good, should they have done something different? Whatever you think, leave a comment down below and do let me know.

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About Rahul

I live in Punjab. I am a student and I am currently studying at Govt. Sr. Sec. School (Nawanshahr) . I started blogging in February, 2018.

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