MotoG5 Plus smartphone was launched in February 2017. The phone comes with a 5.20-inch touchscreen display with a resolution of 1080 pixels by 1920 pixels at a PPI of 424 pixels per inch.
The Motorola Moto G5 Plus is powered by 2GHz octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 processor and it comes with 4GB of RAM. The phone packs 32GB of internal storage that can be expanded up to 128GB via a microSD card. As far as the cameras are concerned, the Motorola Moto G5 Plus packs a 12-megapixel primary camera on the rear and a 5-megapixel front shooter for selfies. It is priced Rs. 16999 on Flipkart.
The Moto G5 Plus runs Android 7.0 OS and is powered by a 3000 mAh battery. It measures 150.20 x 74.00 x 9.70 (height x width x thickness) and weigh 155.00 grams. Its a Dual SIM Smartphone, and connectivity options on the Moto G5 Plus include , GPS, HotSpot, NFC,Wifi and Bluetooth. Sensors on the phone include Proximity sensor, Accelerometer, Ambient light sensor and Gyroscope.
It comes with two colour Variant, Lunar and Gold. Moto G5 Plus is the first smartphone in its price segment to come with Google’s latest Android operating system Nougat out-of-the-box and is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 chipset with an Adreno 506 GPU. The fingerprint sensor worked fast during our testing and it unlocks the phone almost instantly.
Since it comes with the latest version of Android, the Moto G5 Plus has all the standard Nougat features like split-view multitasking and quick replies from notifications. We found all these to be quite helpful for a satisfying user experience.
Moto G5 Plus was touted as the first non-Pixel smartphone to come with Google Assistant. However, the smartphone does not come with Google Assistant out of the box. Reports suggest that the company will be rolling out a software update for the same.
But, since budget smartphones are on the rise in the Indian market, is the G5 Plus a good upgrade? Is it any better than competitors like Xiaomi, Honor etc? We got to spend some time with the device and this is what we think.
If you’re looking for alternatives in the similar price bracket, you can look at the Huawei Honor 6X.
|Motorola Moto G5 Plus|
|Chipset||Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 MSM8953|
|Processor||Octa core, 2 GHz, Cortex A53|
|Display Type||IPS LCD|
|Screen to Body Ratio||66.91 %|
|Pixel Density||424 ppi|
|Screen Size||5.2 Inch|
|Internal Memory||32 GB|
|Expandable Memory||Yes Up to 128 GB|
|USB OTG Support||Yes|
|Primary Camera||12 MP|
|Secondary Camera||5 MP|
|Video Recording||1920x1080 @ 30 fps|
|Sensor||CMOS image sensor|
|Quick Charging||Turbo Charging|