The Moto G5 Plus Camera May Offer More Than What Meets The Eye

Recently, there have been a lot of improvements happening in budget smartphones, but still, the camera specifications remain the major scope of innovation. Moto claims to be on the verge of changing the camera concerns in budget smartphones.

The new Moto G5 Plus features a 12MP camera with f/1.7 aperture lens and a 1.4mi pixel size along with dual pixel autofocus. Moto’s claim is that this is 60% faster than its former phones.

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In the first look, you might wonder why the megapixel count has been decreased from the former 16MP OmniVision to a 12MP. However, megapixels have never decided the quality of the camera, this is considering the Apple iPhone offers 12MP camera but comes with an amazing quality. We are not yet sure about the sensor that is being used, but according to the specifications the sensor is from Sony IMX26- family which has also been used in the Samsung Galaxy S7 edge, but without the OIS.

The main highlight of the Moto G5 Plus camera is its dual pixel autofocus technology. It is an advanced format of Phase Detection Autofocus (PDAF) technology which was initially the main focus in Canon’s DSLRs. PDAF is mostly there in majority of the smartphones nowadays and depending on the sensor and the on-chip phase detection pixels PDAF is reasonably precise.

The functioning and performance of PDAF depends on special photodiodes installed in the sensor’s pixels which are also known as the phase detection pixels. The subject in the frame is detected by these diodes and after detecting the subject they lock focus. This takes sometime to happen because out of the sensor’s total pixels only 5-10% are phase detection pixels. These pixels are increased by ten times because of the dual pixel autofocus which enables each pixel to function in synchronization as a phase detection pixel.

As far as the Samsung Galaxy S7 edge is concerned, this technology has fairly improved the autofocus time so we are hoping it will work significantly well on the Moto G5 Plus as well. While focusing under low light having more pixels to read the data in low light is an added advantage which is provided by the dual pixel autofocus feature but we are not sure about how not having OIS will impact on low light imaging.

Moto G5

The other specifications offered by the Moto G5 Plus look decent and function on a good hardware. The phone is mechanized with Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 625 SoC and a RAM of 2GB, comes in two variants of storage options that are 32GB and 64GB. It has a 5MP selfie camera with an f/2.2 aperture lens and a battery of 3000mAh with fast charging support. The metal body design is quite similar to the former Moto Z.

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Picture courtesy –  digit.in, dpreview.com


by techtalks @TechTalks May 16, 2017 11:18 AM UTC

DIGITAL DEBATE

Mobile Upgrades: Killing The Product Before Its Time?

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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Alhassan A Bukar

Nice

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