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Meet the Moto G7 budget phones for 2019

The Moto G7, G7 Power and G7 Play cost $300 or less.

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Motorola announced four new phones in its budget Moto G7 line. Three of them -- the Moto G7, Moto G7 Power and Moto G7 Play -- will sell in the US. They all run on Android Pie and sport headphone jacks. 

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The Moto G7 Plus (not pictured) will sell in other markets around the world.

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Moto G7 ($299)

Here's the Moto G7, which has a 6.2-inch screen and two cameras on the back: One 12-megapixel lens and one 5-megapixel.

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All Moto G7 phones have a fingerprint reader on the back to free up more screen space.

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Check out those superthin bezels that are so on-trend.

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The Moto G7 has a small teardrop notch, unlock the wider notches on the G7 Power and G7 Play.

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Some fun camera modes will let you take portrait shots, add spot color and snap a photo when everyone in it smiles at the same time.

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Here are some camera modes.

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You can take portrait selfies too, using the 8-megapixel front-facing camera.

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Check out some more Moto G7 shots before moving on to the Moto G7 Power.

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Moto G7 Power ($249)

With a name like G7 Power, you can guess this one's all about the battery.

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Specifically, you get a 5,000-mAh battery inside.

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Motorola claims the G7 Power will run for two and a half days on a single charge.

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This is no teardrop-shaped notch. It's a much wider eyebrow.

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The backing here may look like glass, but it's actually made of polymer, a type of plastic popular for phones.

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There's just a single 12-megapixel camera here.

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Moto G7 Play ($199)

Coming in cheaper than the rest, the Moto G7 Play is the smallest of the Moto G7 family, with a 5.7-inch screen.

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It also has the widest screen notch of all four devices.

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The 13-megapixel camera takes up residence on the back.

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Inside is a Snapdragon 832 chipset -- the same as the one you'll find in the G7 and G7 Power.

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The soft-touch backing on this phone won't feel slippery at all, but it also feels like exactly what it it's made of: plastic.

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USB-C charging and a headphone jack are standards across the board.

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The G7 Power and G7 Play are both splashproof, while the G7 and G7 Plus are water-resistant to an IP54 rating (protected from limited dust and spraying water from any direction).

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What's really the difference between these four devices, and who are they for? We break down the Moto G7 phones here.

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