Motorola’s entry-level Moto e7i Power hits the UK with a £79 price tag


Moto e7i Power

Motorola is back with yet another affordable handset in the form of the Moto e7i Power, a budget smartphone with a 6.5-inch HD+ display and a big 5,000mAh battery. Running Android 10 Go and sporting a UNISOC processor, the Moto e7i Power will go on sale in the UK for £79.

With 2GB of RAM to accompany the UNISOC octa-core processor and 32GB of storage, the Moto e7i is obviously not meant to go head-to-head with flagships such as the Galaxy S21. But there is a place for phones of this specification such as someone’s first smartphone or perhaps just one that isn’t going to make you sad if it gets smashed at work.

Specifications

Operating System Android™ 10 (GO edition)
System Architecture / Processor UNISOC SC9863A with octa-core ARM Cortex™-A55 1.6GHz+1.2GHz* CPU, 550MHz IMG PowerVR GE8322 GPU
Memory (RAM) 2GB
Storage (ROM)1 32GB built-in | Up to 1TB microSD card expandable2
Dimensions 165.06 x 75.86 x 9.20mm
Weight 200g
Display 6.5” Max Vision HD+ display | 60Hz refresh rate, HD+ (720 x 1600) | 269ppi, 20:9, IPS, Active Area – Touch Panel (AA-TP): 85% Active Area – Body (AA-Body): 82%
Battery 5000mAh (JK50) non-removable, up to two days on single charge3
Charging 10W charging | 5V/2A
Water Protection IP52 water repellent design4
Networks 4G: LTE (Cat4) | 3G: UMTS/HSPA+ (WCDMA) | 2G: GSM/EDGE
Bands Europe | 4G: LTE band 1/3/5/7/8/20/38/40/41 | 3G: WCDMA band 1/2/5/8 | 2G: GSM band 2/3/5/8                                                     
Rear Camera 13MP 1.12μm [f/2.0] | PDAF | focusing distance: 10cm-∞ 2MP 1.75μm [f/2.4] | Macro | focusing distance: 4cm   Portrait mode, Photo, Video, Panorama, Face Beauty, HDR, Google Lens™ integration
  Front Camera 5MP 1.12μm [f/2.2] | focusing distance: 40cm Portrait mode, Photo, Video, Face Beauty, HDR
Video Capture Rear camera: FHD (30fps) | HD (30fps) Front camera: FHD (30fps) | HD (30fps)
SIM Card Single SIM (1 Nano SIM + 1 microSD) | Hybrid Dual SIM (2 Nano SIMs / 1 Nano SIM + 1 microSD)
Connectivity Type-C port (USB 2.0), 3.5mm headset jack
FM Radio Yes
Audio Single speaker, 1 microphone
Bluetooth Technology Bluetooth® 4.2
Wi-Fi Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n | 2.4GHz | Wi-Fi hotspot
NFC No
Location Services GPS, A-GPS, LTEPP, SUPL, GLONASS, Galileo
Sensors Fingerprint reader, Proximity sensor, Accelerometer, Ambient Light sensor
In-box accessories5 Headset (for selected countries), protective cover (for selected countries), charger, USB Type-C cable, guides, SIM tool

For £79, you get a reasonable level of hardware with the big 5,000mAh battery, and dual rear camera setup adding good value. Surprisingly, the Moto e7i Power features a USB-C charging port, as well as a 3.5mm audio jack and fingerprint sensor. The Moto e7i Power in Tahiti Blue and Coral Red will be available from Amazon, Argos, John Lewis, and Tesco for £79 in the coming weeks. It’s not known if or when the Moto e7i will launch in the US at this time.


He’s been an Android fan ever since owning an HTC Hero, with the Dell Streak being his first phablet. He currently carries an OPPO Find X2 Pro in his pockets, a Galaxy Tab S5e in his backpack, and thinks nothing of lugging a 17-inch laptop around the world. When not immersed in the world of Android and gadgets, he’s an avid sports fan, and like all South Africans, he loves a good Braai (BBQ).




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