New LGs vs New Motorola G7 Phones
Typical. You wait all year for some good cheap phones, then seven turn up at once.
Just last week, Motorola spilled the beans on four new phones in its impressive “cheap-to-mid-range” G-series. So, should you say hello Moto or live good with LG?
Well, for a start, we’ve had pricing details on the Motorola G7 phones but not the LGs, so we’re taking a bit of a shot in the dark when it comes to comparing prices. However, we think the LG Q60 and the Moto G7 will be similarly-priced, as will the Moto G7 Play and the LG K40, while the LG K50 will take on Moto G7 Power.
Side-by-side, it’s hard to call a winner between the Q60 and G7. While the LG Q60 has a slightly bigger screen, the Moto G7 has a slightly sharper screen (1080×2270 for the G7, 1600×900 for the Q60).
We don’t know which processor any of the LGs have, so it’ll be tricky to work out which one will be better for gaming and multitasking. However, the LG Q60 has a bigger 3,500mAh battery than the Moto G7, which has to make do with a 3,000mAh unit.
The LG Q60 also has more cameras, and they have more megapixels which should make the Q60 a better snapper than the Moto G7. However, the Moto G7 Plus offers a sharper lens plus high dynamic range (HDR), so it might have the Q60 pipped.
The Moto G7 Play and the LG K40 make for a really interesting match-up. The LG K40 has a sharper screen, but they should be similarly speedy, as both phones have 2GB of RAM. The LG K40 might have sharper cameras, too, with a 16Mp rear lens, compared to the 13Mp unit on the Moto G7 Play. However, the G7 Play has HDR, so it might alleviate the megapixel deficit.
The LG K50, meanwhile, can’t hold a candle to the Moto G7 Power’s enormous 5,000mAh battery. In fact, there aren’t many phones at any price that can. However, the G7 Power has a lower resolution screen and its single 12Mp rear camera doesn’t look like it would manage against the K50’s dual lenses.
All told, it seems like the cheaper K-series LG phones might be better options than the Motorolas. However, the Q60 looks like it might lose out to the Moto G7. It’s early days, of course, so check back with Tech.co when we have reviews of each device.
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