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Moto G5 Plus Description

Overview

It was that time of the year again, when Motorola came out with the latest launches in its G series and no one was disappointed, as always. This year's lineup was same as last year with two devices including Moto G5 and Moto G5 Plus. Both these handsets flaunt the new design philosophy that has been adopted by the brand since its last flagship launch. The Moto G5 Plus is the bigger of the two and comes with good specifications as well, though not much different from G5. Here is a brief overview of the device for those who are looking for a powerful smartphone in budget.

Why Should You buy?

Interactive fingerprint scanner: One of the grievance we had with the last G4 Plus was that the fingerprint scanner on the front was just meant to unlock the device and did not serve as the home button. Motorola has changed the same in the new launch as it comes with a fingerprint scanner, which not only unlocks the device but also supports gesture for back and home. This is a welcome change and the on-screen soft keys can now be hidden as well.

Stock Android 7.0 Nougat: One of the biggest advantage of owning any Motorola handset was that they come with a near stock Android operating system, which makes them easy to use and operate. Moto G5 Plus too comes with the same near stock operating system and this time it is the latest Android 7.0 Nougat, which is a huge benefit.

Snapdragon 625: In any device, the processor running the show plays a huge role in deciding the user experience. Motorola has equipped the Moto G5 Plus with the Snapdragon 625 processor, which is an Octa-core processor clocked at 2 GHz. However, that is not the talking point of the processor. This processor is known for its balance between performance and battery efficiency, which makes this handset a great performer.

Phase Detection Auto Focus: This time around, the handset maker has gone for a 12 Megapixels snapper on the back with bigger pixels and lesser aperture. What this means is that the camera is significantly better than its predecessor. The inclusion of Phase Detection Auto Focus is the cherry on the top, as it can focus on any subject in a blink of the eye.

Metal build: So far, we witnessed Motorola launching its Moto series with plastic build, which was a given considering that these were budget smartphones. However, this time around, Motorola decide to step it up a notch as Moto G5 Plus comes with the same metallic build as Moto M and feels quite premium in hand.

Why Should You Not buy?

Not much of an upgrade over Moto G4 Plus: Apart from the design, improved fingerprint scanner and processor, there is not much difference over the last handset. In case you already have a Moto G4 Plus, there is no reason for you to go for the new handset unless you want the new age design and fingerprint.

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Key Features See Full Specs
Android v7.0 (Nougat)
  • 2 GHz Tru-Octa Core
  • 3 GB RAM
  • 16 GB Storage
  • 5.2" (13.21 cm) Display
  • 3000 mAh Battery
  • 12 MP Rear Camera
  • 5 MP Front Camera
  • Dual SIM
  • Quick Charging

Moto G5 Plus Specifications

General Specifications Launch Date March 15, 2017
Brand Moto
Model G5 Plus
Color Lunar Gray, Fine Gold
Form Factor Touchbar
Category Phablet
Dual SIM
Hybrid SIM
SIM Card Dual Nano SIM
Waterproof
Splashproof
Facial Recognition
Fingerprint Scanner
Front
Network LTE+LTE
Operating System Android v7.0 (Nougat)
Upgradable To V8.1 (Oreo)
Custom UI Stock
Phone Body Case: Metal Back: Metal Side: Metal
Dimensions 150.2 x 74 x 7.7 mm
Weight 155 grams
Processor & RAM Processor 2 GHz Tru-Octa Core 64 bit (Cortex A53)
Chipset Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 MSM8953
RAM 3 GB
GPU Adreno 506
Display Size 5.2 inches (13.21 cm)
Screen IPS LCD
Screen Protection
Corning Gorilla Class 3
Sensors Light sensor, Proximity sensor, Accelerometer, Gyroscope
Resolution 1080 x 1920 pixels, Full HD
Pixel Density 424 ppi
Colours 16M
Keyboard Touch
Screen to Body Ratio 66.91 %
Stylus
Other Input Features Multi-touch
Camera Rear Camera
12 MP
Front Camera
5 MP
Rear Flash
Dual-color LED Flash
Rear Camera Sensor CMOS image sensor
Rear Camera Aperture f/1.7
Front Camera Aperture f/2.2
Rear Camera Features Geo tagging, High Dynamic Range mode (HDR), Burst Mode
Rear Auto Focus
Dual Pixel autofocus
Video Recording
1080p@30fps, Full HD
Zoom
Digital Zoom, Up To 8x
Battery Battery Capacity 3000 mAh
Battery Type Li-ion, Non Removable
Wireless Charging
Quick Charging
Connectivity GPRS
2G GSM 1900/1800/900/850
3G HSDPA 2100/900/850
4G LTE/LTE
WiFi
Wi-Fi 802.11, b/g/n/n 5GHz
Bluetooth
v4.2
GPS
A-GPS, Glonass
NFC Support
USB Port microUSB 2.0
Edge
HDMI
USB OTG
USB Type-C
Entertainment & Multimedia Ringtone Music ringtones, Vibration
Headset
Audio Format MP3
Video Format MPEG4
Speaker
Storage Internal Storage 16 GB
Expandable Storage
Up to 128 GB
Card Slot microSD
Calling & Messaging Phone Book
Practically Unlimited
SMS
MMS
Instant Messaging
Email
Additional Information Items in the Box Handset with built-in Battery, Earphone, Charger, USB Cable, SIM Eject Tool, User Manual, Warranty Card
Disclaimer: The specifications shown may be different from actual. Please confirm with the retailer site before purchasing.

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