Moto G7 plus takes the Geekbench test hours ahead of launch

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Recent entries into the budget smartphone space have been welcome in a market dominated by handsets costing close to $1,000, and Motorola's new budget line of G7 handsets aim to provide high-end specs without breaking the bank. This one is going to start at $199 in the United States.

The Play features a single 13MP camera on the back (f/2.0, 1.12µm) and an 8MP selfie camera with dedicated LED flash. It only has 2GB of RAM and 32GB of storage, but it does support a microSD card for storage expansion.

The G7 Plus comes in two colour options; Viva Red and Deep Indigo. It weighs 198g, which makes it feel a little bulky compared to some other smart phones, although not almost as bulky as you'd expect given its powerful battery. It also drops down to 3GB of RAM and a base storage of 32GB, and is a bit bulkier than the main G7 - but if sheer battery life is your goal, it seems like the G7 Power will be tough to beat. All the G7 devices have a fingerprint sensor on the rear of the device, a change from previous Moto G ranges which varied their location. And don't forget to pick up a case for it either - here are some of the best ones. It's just not as premium as the curved Gorilla Glass on the regular G7.

That might all blend into the background once you cut through your first day on a single charge. This one is coming to India as well (next month). If you're all about going away on weekend adventures, this might be the phone for you.

Then there's the standard G7. The 50% performance boost from the Snapdragon 632 chip in the Moto G7 bodes well for the phone's performance. It delivers better and faster chipsets, cameras and charging. The phone comes with 16-megapixel dual-rear cameras.

On the front, you'll notice the notch is narrower than the G7 Play, but it's still pretty prominent.

For your money, you get Snapdragon 632 processor, 5.7-inch Max Vision display and 13-megapixel rear camera.

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The Moto G7 sports a 6.2-inch display with a teardrop notch along with a resolution of 2270x1080. Though for the G7's cheaper siblings, Moto has customised the G7 Power and G7 Play's camera apps so that they too can shoot portrait mode photos using software instead of having an extra sensor. It's powered by a 3,000mAh battery. There's 4GB of RAM and 64GB of expandable storage, which should be enough for the vast majority of people.

You can get the G7 in Ceramic Black or Clear White colors.

Fortunately, Motorola has done much to mitigate the size with nicely curved edges so it's not too unwieldy in the hand. We've also got a 12-megapixel camera on the back with 1.25μm pixel sizes and an f/1.8 aperture.

The screen on the G7 is 6.2 inches, like the G7 Power, but it's got a higher resolution of 1080 x 2270 - that will give you 403 pixels per inch which is a third more than a normal human eye needs to see smooth imagery, so it should look pretty good.

The launch begins at around 12.30pm GMT and Express.co.uk will be bringing you all the news live as it happens but some leaks have already given us an idea of what's to come. As such, I'm excited to try out the newer and likely even better Moto G7. The G7 will be released in the U.S. starting this spring and will be universally unlocked at Best Buy, B&H Photo, Walmart and on Amazon.com with subsequent availability at Google Fi, Republic Wireless and Ting.

Stay tuned for our full review.

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