Moto’s New G5 Plus Review

An extension to the Moto G series that were launched at the Mobile World Congress 2017 are the Moto G5 & G5 Plus.

The phones come in different screen sizes but specifications are almost the same. It is the 5th generation of the very successful Moto G that sold over a million units within 3 years of its launch.

With a 5.2 inch IPS LCD display with HD resolution, it’s the first phone of the Moto G series that has a metal body and an aluminium finish, water proofing nano-coating & Gorilla Glass 3 that makes it look extremely smart and keeps it sturdy. It’s a dual SIM phone with a microSD slot. Unlike the Moto Z, the fingerprint scanner is oval not square. The phone isn’t very slim though, at 7.7mm thick and weights 155 grams. The phone is available in variants of Lunar Grey and Fine Cold colours. The headphones that come with the phone are not as good as what the phone otherwise has to offer.

The phone has a 2GHz oct-core Snapdragon 625 with Adreno 506 GPU.  The buyer has a choice of a phone with 3GB RAM with 16GB inbuilt memory or 4GB RAM with 32GB internal memory. The memory is expandable to 128GB. The phone comes with a 3000mAh battery that lasts up to 24 hours and with a TurboPower charger for fast charging. The phone supports two nano-SIMs connect to 4G, NFC, VoLTE & GLONASS. Moto G5 Plus it’s the first phone in its price range that runs on Android 7.0 Nougat.

One of the key features of this phone is the Google Assistant. It can be activated by long-pressing the home button and interacting with your device. This feature is not yet available on the device. It is said to be introduced in an update that follows but there is no clarity on that end.

The phone has a preloaded Moto App that allows you to enable or disable features. Gestures like ‘Karate Chop’ for torch, a twist to open the camera, a flip to go into ‘Do not disturb’ mode are available on the phone. The fingerprint scanner not just unlocks the phone, it can also be used to lock the phone. For further convenience with one hand use, the screen display can be made smaller.

The phone comes with a 12-megapixel rear camera with Dual Autofocus Pixels that helps you focus in a jiffy. The camera has a depth of field of f/1.7 and duel LED flash. The 5-megapixel front facing camera has a depth of field of f/2.2 and display flash. The camera is able to zoom up to 8 times. You can also capture panorama, 4K videos at 30 fps & slow motion videos. It allows you to adjust white balance, shutter speed, ISO, exposure and manual focus.

The specifications of the Moto G5 Plus comes at a very reasonable price of Rs. 14,999 & Rs. 16,999 which pose a threat to phones around the same price range as well as models that cost more.

If you’re looking out for a budget smartphone with features that match up to other phones that are priced higher, the Moto G5 Plus is what you should go for.

G5 Plus

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by techtalks @TechTalks June 1, 2017 12:16 PM UTC


Mobile Upgrades: Killing The Product Before Its Time?

Leave a Reply to Shivendra Singh Cancel reply

Have to agree. The speed of newer phone models within the same series and newer app versions lead to more thought put into buying decisions. Phone lines have a definite short shelf life

Lionel Gurjao

Frequently upgrading the software is a real problem as updating the software might cause your phone to lag because of the older hardware.

Shivendra Singh

They should come out with upgrades for the specific phones and not for the separate Operating System. This way a special version for your phones specific hardware can be made

Maalin Ashar

They should come out with upgrades for the specific phones and not for the separate Operating System. This way a special version for your phones specific hardware can be made

Maalin Ashar

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