Moto G7 Vs Moto G6: Should You Upgrade?

In this article, we will be comparing the new Moto G7 vs Moto G6 features, displays, storage, etc.

Moto G7 Vs Moto G6: The new Moto G7 is the leading smartphone of four handsets to bear the ‘G7’ name, and it rapidly replaces the affordable Moto G6 from 2018.

Motorola is yet to invent its popular G series brand with the G7, instead, it’s provided a series of cumulative upgrades over the Moto G6 to ensure its relevance in 2019.

In this walkthrough, We’ve put the two smartphones together and being able to identify it’s differences as well as the similarities.

Moto G7 vs Moto G6: Design

Both phones has a similar design with glass used on the rear of each. The larger display on the Moto G7 means the fingerprint scanner has moved around to the rear of the phone, while on the G6 it sits below the screen. Also the weight, G7 is slightly heavier at 172g compared to the 167g Moto G6.

Last year’s phone has dimensions of 153.8 x 72.3 x 8.3 mm, while the new Moto G7 has dimension of 157 x 75.3 x 8 mm. Both devices are not waterproof, but they are splashproof so you shouldn’t be worried if there is a water-splash on it. There’s also USB-C port at the bottom edge of each phone, and comes with a 3.5mm headphone jack.


The screen on this next-generation phone is larger, and it feels like it can keep speed against the flagship phones in this generation. The Moto G6 features a 5.7-inch 18:9 aspect ratio display making the phone’s display way better than longer than the Moto G5, but there isn’t a notch at the top of the display. While the newer phone features a larger 6.2-inch phone at a 19:9 aspect ratio.

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The resolution is Full HD+ on both models, but the new Moto G7 lack little with 405 pixels per inch, while it’s up to 424 pixels per inch on the older G6. The IPS LCD technology on both models of the phone is similar, so you can expect around a similar level of brightness and quality on each of these devices. It’s just the size that’s different.

Moto G7 vs Moto G6: Camera

Each device has a 12MP and a 5MP to work as a depth sensor for the bokeh effects. The selfie camera on each phone is also an 8MP shooter. The new Moto G7 also comes with a variety of new software updates, such as a mode that allows you to just focus on one color in an image, and Cinemagraph which allows you to make keep part of an image moving while freezing another part. 


According to the paper, In fact, each of these phones is a 3000mAh battery with fast charging onboard. That’s all achieved through the USB-C port at the bottom edge of the phone.

Specs And Software

The new Moto (G7) is a Qualcomm Snapdragon 632 chipset, which is a major upgrade upon the Snapdragon 450 chipset that features in the Moto G6.

The Moto G6 was available in both 3GB and 4GB variants, the G7 only comes in a 4GB version. While the new released is yet to be fully review. In terms of storage, you can only buy it with 64GB of onboard storage. Both phones feature microSD support, but the latest device is much more useful in this regard as it allows for 512GB cards while the G6 is only 256GB cards.


The newer Moto G7 costs $299 / $239 (about AU$420) on day one. There is only a 64GB variant this time, so that may be why the price is higher this time around. You can get the Moto G6 for $190 / £160 / AU$229. 

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Stella Taylor
Stella Temidayo Taylor is a staff writer for Novabach, she is a content writer with years of experience and has written for many websites on a different niche such as Entertainment, Politics, Lifestyle, Health, Business, Technology and well experienced in journalism.

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