In Moto G7 we have decent, 6.2-inch IPS Full HD+ display and 19:9 ratio. I had the possibility to choose a display in a bright, mountain sunlight, which shine was intensified with snow. It turned out that the matrix was bright enough so that I could use the phone, however if we are using glasses with a polarizing filters and we are holding the phone horizontally, we will not avoid a dimmed display – but it will remain readable.
The lowest brightness level is equally good, just like readability angles or the colours representation. The automatic brightness regulation works well, there is an eye-protection mode as well.
We can turn it on manually or according to the hourly schedule. The whole is complemented by the possibility of choosing one of three colour profiles. The display can be switched to the grey mode – using the Greyscale option embedded into the Pie system.
We can choose between the bright or the dark theme of the interface as well. There is no notifications LED – it is replaced by a peculiar version of the Always on Display function. Notifications will appear when we will move our hand close to the display or when we will lift the phone up. It will light up for a moment when something will happen on it as well. In addition, we can choose for the display to remain on when we are looking at it. In most cases – it really works.
Moto G7 secures access using facial recognition and the fingerprint scanner. The scanner works great, even in low temperatures. The speed of work is nice, just like the readability – an error occurred maybe once in a dozen tries.
Unfortunately, the scanner – though a good one – does not have additional capabilities, like controlling the camera shutter or being used as a touchpad. We can only extend notifications – but this feature is deeply hidden in the “System/Gestures” section in settings. In Moto G7 we can unlock the phone using the facial recognition. Though this is a simple system using the front camera, I did not manage to deceive it with a photo.
Unfortunately, the system can be deceived using the “sleeping person” method and in weak lighting unlocking can be unsuccessful – but from a phone in this class it is difficult to expect something more. I will add that the latter problem can be decreased by using a bright locked screen wallpaper – the display will brighten the surrounding and the phone can recognize us. Of course there is the standard “Smart Lock” option that prevents blocking the phone in selected places or after connecting with a selected BT device – and so on.