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Moto G5 Plus Features, Specs, Price and Review

Moto G5 Plus
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Moto G5 Plus Review

Moto G5 Plus

While the flagship makers battle for the top spot with small bezels and pixel-perfect cameras, Motorola has been winning a quieter, but equally important fight: to offer desired features in a phone without costing too much. Speaking of features, the new Moto G5 Plus has them in spades. A fingerprint sensor, generous heaps of internal storage with micro SD support, Google Assistant, fast charging.

Moto G5 Plus Design and Display:

The Moto G has finally been given a metal body. The Moto G5 Plus and Moto G5 now sport an aluminum finish, and the big-screen Moto G5 model definitely feels sturdy. It looks strikingly handsome from the front. The biggest differentiator is oval fingerprint sensor placed right below the screen.

The circular housing on the rear for the Moto G5 Plus camera and dual-LED flash. The power and volume buttons are on the right, located comfortably for single-hand operation. The 3.5mm audio jack and Micro-USB port for charging and data transfer is at the bottom. The phone’s rounded edges and corners make it comfortable to hold and use.

The Moto G5 Plus features a 5.2-inch IPS LCD display with a full-HD resolution. Moto G5 Plus also uses Corning Gorilla Glass 3 for protection. There’s a Color mode feature in the display settings that lets users select between standard and vibrant color reproduction. The screen is super responsive and accurate; notably more so than Honor phones of a similar price. It also has a proper smudge resistant oleo phobic coating on the top.

Moto G5 Plus Performance and Software:

This phone packs a 2GHz octa-core Snapdragon 625 SoC coupled with Adreno 506 GPU. Two variants of Moto G5 plus were introduced one with 3GB of RAM and 16GB of storage, and the other with 4GB of RAM and 32GB of storage. The Moto G5 Plus supports two Nano-SIMs, both of which can connect to 4G networks, though only one at a time. NFC, VoLTE, and GLONASS are also supported.

Moto G5 Plus runs on Android 7.0 Nougat. Google Assistant can be activated simply by long-pressing the home button. Moto gestures include a double “karate chop” to toggle the torch, a twist to quickly launch the camera and a flip for ‘Do not disturb.’ One-button Nav allows you to tap or swipe the fingerprint sensor instead of reaching for the Android navigation buttons. You can use the Moto G5 Plus fingerprint sensor to lock the phone as well – just place a finger on it. A Moto G5 Plus feature called Data Saver restricts specific apps from using cellular data in the background.

Moto G5 Plus Camera and Battery Life:

The new Moto smartphone sports a 12-megapixel rear camera with a feature called Dual Autofocus Pixels with dual LED flash. There is also a 5-megapixel front camera. The camera app is easy to use and launches without delay. You can switch to the front camera with a tap on the screen. There’s a beautification mode for the front camera which can be toggled in the settings.

Moto G5 Plus comes with 3000 mAh. It comes with turbo charge features.

Pros and Cons of Moto G5 Plus:

Pros:

1) Feels as fast as a flagship

2) Great software with some handy tweaks

3) Decent storage and RAM

Cons:

1) Lacks NFC (in the US) and Moto Mod support

2) Battery isn’t removable

3) Iffy camera performance

Conclusion:

The Moto G5 Plus has been launched at a price of Rs. 14,999 for the variant with 3GB of RAM and 16GB of storage, while the variant with 4GB of RAM and 32GB of storage (reviewed here) is priced at Rs. 16,999.

The Moto G5 Plus ticks all the right boxes when it comes to pricing, design, performance, and battery life. It comes with a stylish metal body and is the only smartphone that offers a pure Android Nougat at this price level. TurboPower charging is a great feature and the camera is good for casual shots. There are few issues like a heating problem and Low light camera performance.

 

 

  • 8/10
    Design - 8/10
  • 8/10
    Display - 8/10
  • 9/10
    Software - 9/10
  • 8/10
    Performance - 8/10
  • 9/10
    Battery - 9/10
  • 7/10
    Camera - 7/10
8.2/10

Summary

The Moto G5 Plus ticks all the right boxes when it comes to pricing, design, performance, and battery life. It comes with a stylish metal body and is the only smartphone that offers a pure Android Nougat at this price level. TurboPower charging is a great feature and the camera is good for casual shots. There are few issues like a heating problem and Low light camera performance.

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