Motorola Moto G7 Play review

3 March 2019
The Moto G7 Play is the most basic smartphone of the G7 quartet that launched in Brazil a while ago. But despite its price hints towards a budget experience with a lot of compromises, we actually found it quite capable and interesting. And here is why.

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  • Yonzzy
  • n5D
  • 30 Sep 2022

It's an ohk phone. But I lost the pin used to open up the SD area. What do I do?
I'm also wondering if it is a dual or single SIM phone?
The memory space is rather small

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    • davec
    • 7Jk
    • 09 Apr 2022

    Hate this phone. After a few months, it's laggy on doing even the most basic tasks, like opening the keyboard to type into an app! Literally a 4-5 second delay to get the keyboard. I reboot it constantly to keep it snappier (??) and it still drags like a peevish child.

    I run Kaspersky Internet Security and CCleaner to no avail. My old Samsung was so much better and it was longer in the tooth at the time than this guy is now.

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      • Tyler
      • 3ae
      • 04 Apr 2021

      The Snapdragon 632 whips through most games without issue. The lower level Adreno 506 kind of let's it down if you're getting it for games. Still it'll handle almost anything you throw at it.

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        • Anonymous
        • 4YK
        • 29 Aug 2020

        does the phone support at&t HV Voice ?

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          • Thermo
          • Y28
          • 19 Jun 2020

          I bought this phone Moto G7 play in Dec 2019. I don't mind the phone but find the volume sucks is there any way to "'boost the volume on this device???? Plz tell me there is!!! 🤬

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            • ArlisT
            • j9M
            • 26 Apr 2020

            No matter how I set the selfie camera, whether I turn mirroring on or off, it still mirrors my photos - that is, text on my hat or shirt displays in reverse. What am I doing wrong?

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              • yeet
              • FvF
              • 21 Nov 2019

              Candra, 08 Mar 2019Eww, unnecessary notch placement while there is still plent... moreEWW it's you, the type of person to complain about something no one cares about. Ewww

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                • Kelly
                • 4rK
                • 04 Jul 2019

                Got this phone about a week ago and although it wasn't the original phone I wanted due to being out of stock I went with the moto G7 play and I'm so happy I did!!! I'm loving the phone and it's been nice to have a phone that's very fast and snappy. Takes great photos to! And the fingerprint scanner is so handy!!! Over all great phone and I give it a 10/10!! Straight up!!

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                  • Helper
                  • SpA
                  • 30 Apr 2019

                  jay, 03 Mar 2019I am doubting between this and the Moto X4. Anyone any thou... moreYou can turn it off... smh

                    Eww, unnecessary notch placement while there is still plenty space at the chin

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                      • MrAOK
                      • kqX
                      • 07 Mar 2019

                      The review doesn't mention that the G7 play and the G7 Power in the US have one advantage over the G7. It's not very logical, but the cheaper G7 Play and the G7 power can both use T-Mobile's Band 71. Band 71 isn't built into the main G7.

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                        • Dolle
                        • MS5
                        • 06 Mar 2019

                        I love Moto, but how on earth can they praise the "Screen with large notch" as a positive in the review? G6 looks slick compared to this. And not to mention the best phone of all times, the Moto Razr I XT890, why dont they just update this phone. Kevlar body, lightweight, compact, Intel processor which at the time was WAY faster than any other high end phone. It took me all up to Samsung S7 before I found a phone that I could replace the Razr I with. i think when it came out Samsung was on S3 or S4?

                          Why Nokia 8.1 is not reviewed, which is declared as best mid range phone of 2018 ?

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                            • Anonymous
                            • nI8
                            • 05 Mar 2019

                            When you compare it to competitor phones, you say they have a bigger battery, but it's the endurance that counts not the size. Bigger batteries weigh more of course.

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                              • pj
                              • ke}
                              • 05 Mar 2019

                              Can the front led flash be used as a notification led?

                                Anonymous, 04 Mar 2019Can you tell me what are the innovation in moto phones viv... moreToady most of brands , specially Chinese makers (including OPPO ,VIVO ,Xiaomi, Samsung etc.) are paying royalty for using Innovation patents to original Nokia, original Motorola ( yes patents portfolio are still with original owners) and Blackberry, which make handsets work.

                                What OPPO VIVO are doing is gimmicks and not innovation.

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                                  • Anonymous
                                  • Nj3
                                  • 04 Mar 2019

                                  Anonymous, 04 Mar 2019no need reply to those marketing from new phone, they can't... moreCan you tell me what are the innovation in moto phones vivo and oppo are the leaders now in the innovation I hate their phones they have a bad software just hzve a look at the budget king xiaomi

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                                    • Anonymous
                                    • 0p}
                                    • 04 Mar 2019

                                    Vic4BBM, 04 Mar 2019Moto phones are way better than OPPO VIVO. Though with Leno... moreno need reply to those marketing from new phone, they can't make new innovation, cant match quality, but just spread bad rumors, they are every where on branded smartphone

                                      Moto phones are way better than OPPO VIVO. Though with Lenovo, they are still better ( of course not as good as it use to be with Google or the original Moto ownership)

                                      2 GB ram is not a problem with near vanilla Android.

                                      I use Moto G turbo and G3 from 2015. They just have 2gb ram. I have installed custom ROM based on pie and they work butter smooth, without any problems. Hence, having 2gb ram on a Moto is absolutely no issues for normal working. It is justified for this budget offering.

                                      Price is definitely going to be high with its brand value. Brand value is something which Lenovo is trying to destroy. Had they stuck to simple idea of one offering in each segment ( low, mid and premium) it would have paid off better.

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                                        • George
                                        • 3g{
                                        • 04 Mar 2019

                                        Orack, 04 Mar 2019Ugly design and too expensive. I like the phones with big b... moreCan you get a better LG, Sony, Samsung, Huawei or iPhone for 149€ brand new that will receive Android 10? I doubt it. This phone is aimed to compete with these companies not the Chinese.