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Motorola unveils the complete Moto G7 family

Four new budget smartphones

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Moto G7 Play, Moto G7 Power, and Moto G7

Motorola has launched new budget offerings for the Android smartphone market. The popular Moto G series continues to deliver premium-built smartphones at lower prices even in 2019. Now in its seventh generation, the Moto G7 phones have a few upgrades to entice phone buyers.

The regular Moto G7 has a 6.2-inch Max Vision display, which is what Motorola calls its screen with a teardrop notch. It’s powered by a Snapdragon 632 chipset with 4GB of memory and 64GB of expandable storage. Part of the upgrades found on the Moto G7 is the contoured Gorilla Glass body.


Camera-wise, it’s equipped with a pair of 12- and 5-megapixel sensors capable of shooting portrait images with blur effects and support for Google Lens. For selfies, it’s got an 8-megapixel front camera. The phone also comes with a 15W USB-C TurboPower charger to fill up its 3000mAh battery.

The Moto G7 will go on sale starting today for US$ 300. It’ll be available in all of Motorola’s markets.

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If you want a Moto G7 with a bigger battery, then you should take a look at the Moto G7 Power. With a 5000mAh battery, the G7 Power will surely last you up to three days of normal use. Motorola even claims that it can last for 60 hours on a single charge. Thankfully, the huge battery can be charged quickly with Motorola’s TurboPower tech.

The big-battery equipped version of the G7 still has a 6.2-inch display, but with a wider notch. A Snapdragon 632 processor is also the brain of the G7 Power with 3GB of memory and 32GB of expandable storage.

The Moto G7 Power doesn’t sport a secondary rear camera though, but the 12-megapixel main shooter should still be able to take decent images. The front camera inside the notch has an 8-megapixel sensor for your selfies.

For US$ 249, the G7 Power will be available in all markets where Motorola is being sold.

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There’s the Moto G7 Play as well with a smaller 5.7-inch display. Like the G7 Power, the notch of the G7 Play is pretty wide. The phone has the same Snapdragon 632 processor but with just 2GB of memory and 32GB of expandable storage.

To make the phone even cheaper, the G7 Play only has a single 13-megapixel rear camera, but the selfie camera remains to have an 8-megapixel sensor. Despite owning a smaller display, the G7 Play has a respectable 3000mAh battery, although it doesn’t come with a fast charger.

The Moto G7 Play is the cheapest of the bunch. It’ll go on sale for just US$ 200.

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Lastly, there’s the Moto G7 Plus which is the highest-end model in the series. It’s got a faster Snapdragon 636 processor and 27W TurboPower charger that’ll give 12 hours of power after 15 minutes of charging.

On the outside, Moto G7 Plus looks similar to the regular Moto G7 with the same 6.2-inch notched display. Although, the rear cameras of the Plus variant are upgraded to 16-megapixel sensors with optical image stabilization.

The Moto G7 Plus won’t be available in the US, but it’ll arrive in Brazil and Mexico. It’ll also come to Europe, Australia, and other countries in Latin America with a starting price of EUR 300 or roughly US$ 340.

All of the Moto G7 phones come with Android 9 Pie out of the box with no bloatware. Motorola doesn’t skin Android extensively, but they do put in extra features through Moto Experiences.

SEE ALSO: WSJ: Motorola RAZR to make comeback with foldable phone

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A high-fashion Honor 20 Moschino version is happening

First look at the theme here

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The Honor 20 is coming soon and as the launch date draws near, we find out more details about the elusive device. Our latest news on the matter confirms that there will be a version of the Honor handset that fashion house Moschino worked on.

Supposedly even more high-fashion than the Honor View 20 which Moschino similarly worked on, the Italian fashion brand was said to have been given more creative control on the back design of this upcoming phone. Moschino was left in charge of the color, theme, material, and finish– and we see a little preview of this handiwork with images that surfaced today.


The Honor 20 Moschino Edition will come with a matching case and purse. Pictured above, the simple red Moschino theme and that chain detail on the it makes me think it’s going to be a device ladies will enjoy. Although we don’t exactly see the phone on the images, I bet it’s going to be one heck of a looker.

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Huawei is offering promotional battery replacements for select older devices

An opportunity for cheap repairs

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If you have an older Huawei phone or tablet lying around with a busted or aging battery, you might want to take advantage of this offer. Huawei Philippines will have a “Battery Replacement Event” for one month.

From April 27 to May 27, Huawei users can have their devices’ batteries replaced for only PhP 799 at all Huawei Authorized Service Centers nationwide. You can check the nearest one in your area through this directory.


However, the promotional battery replacement is only applicable to these selected models:

  • Huawei Mate 10 Pro
  • Huawei Mate 10
  • Huawei Mate 9
  • Huawei P10 Plus
  • Huawei P10
  • Huawei P9
  • Huawei Nova 3i
  • Huawei Nova 2i
  • Huawei Y6 2018
  • Huawei MediaPad T1

Of course, the program has certain terms and conditions. Most notably, a customer’s device is entitled to only one battery replacement. Also, the battery replacement fee will not cover any other issues that the device might have. You can know more about the battery replacement event here.

SEE ALSO: Huawei reveals smartphones receiving EMUI 9.1

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Honor loses a prototype phone, offers a EUR 5,000 reward

Lost in Germany

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Losing a smartphone is too easy in today’s world. Falling out of your pocket, a smartphone can come crashing down to the pavement, into an open drain, or into the hands of a thief. Today, lost and found offices are filled with smartphones. If you’re unlucky enough to lose one, it will likely cost you a new smartphone, at most. As easy as it is, losing a smartphone is expensive.

However, an Honor marketing employee named Moritz Scheidl has made a case for the most expensive smartphone loss in history. On April 22, Scheidl boarded the ICE 1125, headed to Munich, Germany. He was on vacation with his family in Dusseldorf. As is custom, he carried an Honor 20 Pro prototype, testing the unit before its launch later this year.


Upon reaching Munich, Scheidl reached into his backpack, trying to charge the prototype. To his surprise, the smartphone was not in his bag. He notified his superiors immediately. Soon after, Honor Germany’s official Twitter account tweeted a lost and found poster confirming the debacle.

In the tweet, Honor Germany is offering a sweet EUR 5,000 (or approximately US$ 5,578) reward for the prototype’s return. Additionally, the tweet adds in more detail about the prototype’s appearance: it came in a gray case. To Scheidl’s credit, he immediately performed a remote device wipe after learning of the loss. For any finders, the prototype is either a free EUR 5,000 cash grab or a perfectly new smartphone.

Despite the official post, online commenters have also expressed doubt, calling the whole issue a marketing stunt. Likewise, pundits have also said that other publications will likely pay more than EUR 5,000 for the lost phone. Regardless, Honor is adamant about getting the phone back.

Currently, the Honor 20 Pro is scheduled to launch on May 21 in London.

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