Moto e7 power – bigger battery and lower price (review)

The Moto e7 energy has a giant 5000mAh battery and a low $159 worth. Aside from a number of minor spec downgrades, it’s much like the $199 e7, providing nice worth. It’s a back-to-basics cellphone for individuals who can’t afford extra and wish good service and reliability.

GadgetGuy doesn’t do a full assessment as a result of the paradigms for a $159 cellphone are a) does it have any obvious downsides and b) does it meet anticipated requirements for the worth. Regardless we’ve nonetheless carried out over 70 exams, and it meets or exceeds all. It will get each the worth tick and a purchase suggestion.

We recommend you learn this Moto e7 energy mini-review along side the Moto e7 assessment right here as a result of we received’t repeat the identical info.

Particulars: Motorola 2021 Moto e7 energy

(Mannequin XT-2097-7, 2/32GB, twin sim)

  • Web site right here
  • Worth: $159
  • From: JB Hello-Fi, Harvey Norman, The Good Guys (on-line solely), Officeworks, Massive W and the Motorola on-line retailer. Will probably be obtainable at Vodafone.
  • Guarantee: 12 months ACL if bought from an authorised reseller or Motorola on-line.
  • Nation of manufacture: China
  • Firm: Owned by Lenovo (Est 1984) – a multinational expertise firm with its predominant operational headquarters in Beijing and Morrisville, North Carolina. It’s the world’s largest PC maker. It bought Motorola Mobility from Google in 2014. Most of Lenovo’s smartphone enterprise is now underneath the Motorola model, and it has grand plans to turn into a ‘prime 5’ smartphone maker.
  • Different Motorola information and evaluations right here

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The principle variations – Moto e7 energy (and e7 in brackets)

  • 2/32GB (4/64)
  • 200g (180g)
  • 5000mAh battery (4000mAh)
  • 13MP Fundamental digicam (48MP bins to 12MP)

This mini-review focuses on these variations and whether or not it’s best to contemplate the e7 or e7 energy to your economic system cellphone.

First impression

Identical because the e7 with the extra statement that the wrap-around unibody provides power over a typical glass sandwich design. This is available in Tahiti Blue and Coral Pink – fairly younger and trendy colors – the e7 is mineral gray. The paint color is vacuum deposited onto plastic, and it’s best to use the equipped gentle plastic to keep away from scratches. The additional 20g is for the 5000mAh battery.

Verdict: e7 energy is extra vibrant

Processor

It ought to have the identical processor because the e7 – marketed as a MediaTek Helio G25 with 2.0GHz octa-core ARM Cortex-A53 CPU, 650MHz IMG GE8320 GPU. However we’re starting to surprise. Our take a look at software program System HW Data exhibits each as a Helio P22 MT6762V/WB, Octa-core 4 x 2Ghz and 4 x 1.5Ghz, however we are going to defer to Motorola.

After which we spot the distinction. The e7 is in 64-bit mode (Malta_64 motherboard), and the e7 energy is in 32-bit mode (Malta motherboard). It seems which you could’t run 64-bit Android on <4G of RAM. That explains rather a lot, together with battery life (later). GeekBench 5 single/multi-core efficiency is 136/480 (152/878) – an enormous multi-core benefit to the e7.

Verdict: e7 has a far smoother operation

Throttling

Throttling take a look at exhibits 73,302GIPS (84,145), Common 69,636 (79,264) and a 9% (5%) efficiency loss underneath load. It’s primarily as a result of processor having to make use of much less ram and 32-bit versus 64-bit mode.

RAM – 2/32GB (4/64)

In my view, 2GB is a tad small for Android 10 – not to mention later variations. There’s a perceptible delay in swiping and loading apps. However 4GB would up the worth. It’s adequate for a cellphone with Android advantages.

I’m not apprehensive about 32GB eMCP storage (14GB free) because it has a hybrid twin sim/microSD slot, and it’s low price so as to add extra. eMCP means DRAM, storage, and controller on one chip to avoid wasting house, however it appears slower, as  Androbench exams present under.

Sequential storage learn/write is 283/101.6Mbps (288/233) – typical of lower-cost flash storage. Learn speeds are spot on however write speeds are lower than half the e7 – it’s in regards to the processor mode.

It has USB-C 2.0 and OTG and might help exFAT formatted drives as much as 2TB. However at half-duplex knowledge switch speeds of 30MBps, micro-SD is quicker. So long as you don’t overload this with too many open apps or browser tabs, it’s positive.

Verdict: The e7 is a greater performer throughout.

Battery

The speculation is {that a} 5000mAh battery ought to final 25% longer than the 4000mAh within the e7. Follow is slightly totally different as 32-bit, and fewer RAM means extra reminiscence swapping and slightly extra processor overhead.

  • Video, Netflix, 720p, Wi-Fi, 50% display, no sound – 15 hours
  • Video loop, inner storage, 50% display, no sound – 19 hours
  • GFX Bench T-REX: 646.9minues and 1600 frames
  • GFX Bench Manhattan 3.1: 616.7min and 796.4 frames
  • Display-on time – 7 hours (about 400-450mA at idle)
  • Heavy use – 10 hours
  • Work 2.0 Battery life – 11 hours
  • Battery drain 100% load – 8 hours
  • Battery cost 5V/2A/10W 3.5 hours