Since the Moto G7 series was released a few days ago, we compared each and every model with two of their most important rivals in the actual market, except the Moto G7. Now, it is the turn of the vanilla G7, that we decided to compare with the Asus Zenfone Max M2 and the Honor 10 Lite by Huawei due to their similar specs and price range. This is a comparison regarding midrange phones that you should choose if you want a performing device without spending too much. You will find well-balanced specs, but these devices do not reach the excellence on any side.
Motorola Moto G7 vs Asus Zenfone Max (M2) vs Huawei Honor 10 Lite
|Motorola Moto G7||Asus Zenfone Max M2||Huawei Honor 10 Lite|
|DIMENSIONS AND WEIGHT||157 x 75.3 x 8 mm, 172 grams||158.4 x 76.3 x 7.7 mm, 160 grams||154.8 x 73.6 x 8 mm, 162 grams|
|DISPLAY||6.2 inches, 1080 x 2270p (Full HD+), 405 ppi, LTPS IPS LCD||6.26 inches, 720 x 1520p (HD+), 269 ppi, IPS LCD||6.21 inches, 1080 x 2340p (Full HD+), 415 ppi, IPS LCD|
|PROCESSOR||Qualcomm Snapdragon 632, octa-core 1.8 GHz||Qualcomm Snapdragon 632, octa-core 1.8 GHz||Huawei HiSilicon Kirin 710, octa-core 2.2 GHz|
|MEMORY||4 GB RAM, 64 GB – micro SD dedicated slot||3 GB RAM, 32 GB – 4 GB RAM, 64 GB – micro SD dedicated slot||4 GB RAM, 64 GB – 6 GB RAM, 64 GB – 6 GB RAM, 128 GB – micro SD slot|
|SOFTWARE||Android 9 Pie||Android 8.1 Oreo||Android 9 Pie, EMUI|
|CONNECTIVITY||Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.2, GPS||Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.2, GPS||Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth 4.2, GPS|
|CAMERA||Dual 12 + 5 MP f/1.8, and f/2.2
8 MP front camera
|Dual 13 + 2 MP f/1.8
8 MP f/2.0 front camera
|Dual 13 + 2 MP f/1.8
24 MP f/2.0 front camera
|BATTERY||3000 mAh, fast charging 15W||4000 mAh||3400 mAh|
|ADDITIONAL FEATURES||Dual SIM slot||Dual SIM slot||Hybrid Dual SIM slot|
If you need the most futuristic, clean and elegant design, go for the Huawei Honor 10 Lite without thinking twice. It is equipped with a stunning reflective glass back that you can choose in gradient hues, with small modules for cameras and very compact size. It even comes with very narrow bezels around the display, as well as the smallest dewdrop notch of the trio. You should instead go for the Motorola Moto G7 if you are seeking the best build quality. First of all, it offers a more solid aluminum frame, as well as a resistant glass back protected by Gorilla Glass 3. Further, it is splash resistant, a very rare thing on midrange and entry-level devices.
The display of the Moto G7 by Motorola should offer something more in terms of image sharpness and brightness thanks to its LTPS technology. On the paper, it looks like a better panel, but not a high-end one. But the differences in the display quality if we compare it to the Asus Zenfone Max M2 and the Huawei Honor 10 Lite will be just marginal. In each case, we are talking about Full HD midrange-class IPS panels that usually do not differ too much.
Specs & Software
If your priority is speed and smoothness in every scenario, grab a unit of the Huawei Honor 10 Lite. You should do that simply because it comes with the most powerful SoC: the Kirin 710. To give you the idea, we can say that it has similar performances to the Snapdragon 660 chipset, which is way superior to the Snapdragon 632 that you can find on the Asus Zenfone Max M2 and Motorola Moto G7. You can even get a variant of the Honor 10 Lite with 6GB of RAM and 128 GB of internal storage, while the most powerful configuration of both Asus Zenfone Max M2 and Moto G7 has just 4/64 GB. But note that Honor 10 Lite is the only to come with a highly-customized user interface, while the others have stock Android. However, Zenfone Max M2 is still based on Oreo unlike its rivals already running Pie.
Motorola always equipped its midrange phones with incredibly well-optimized cameras, so we have high expectations for the Motorola Moto G7. On the paper, it seems that it will be indeed better with its great pixel size and a secondary depth sensor with a higher resolution. But if you want the best selfies, it will probably not be able to compete with the Honor 10 Lite and its stunning 24 MP front sensor that comes with an f/2.0 focal aperture.
Asus Zenfone Max M2 was realized with battery life in mind: unlike its opponents, it has an efficient HD+ and there is probably a reason for it: guaranteeing a very long battery life. Further, it has a huge 4000 mAh battery that can provide up to two days of intensive usage on a single charge. Motorola Moto G7 has the smallest battery but it can be charged faster thanks to both its smaller capacity and its 15W fast charging technology. Honor 10 Lite is average.
Despite the bigger battery of the Asus Zenfone Max M2, Honor 10 Lite wins this comparison because of its great design, better performances, good display, and great cameras. You can even get it for less than Moto G7: just €210/$237, while Moto G7 and Asus Zenfone Max M2 cost €250/$282. On the other hand, Asus Zenfone Max M2 has a very high value for money as it costs about €150/$170.
Motorola Moto G7 vs Asus Zenfone Max (M2) vs Huawei Honor 10 Lite: PROs and CONS
Motorola Moto G7
- Better display
- Fast charging
- Good camera
- Micro SD dedicated slot
Huawei Honor 10 Lite
- Good design
- Great front camera
- Better performance
Asus Zenfone Max M2
- Solid design
- Good camera
- Bigger battery
- Front-facing LED flash