Moto G5 Plus 32GB Performance
| Octa-Core, 2 GHz, Octa core, 2 GHz, Cortex A53.|
4 GB RAM
Moto G5 Plus 32GB Display
|5.2 inches (13.21), 424 PPI IPS LCD|
Moto G5 Plus 32GB Camera
| Auto-focus, Dual-color LED Flash|
5 MP Front Camera, Dual-color LED Flash.
Moto G5 Plus 32GB Battery
| 3000 mAh, Fast Charging.|
Lenovo owned Motorola has launched the fifth generation of Moto G phones – the Moto G5 Plus. Following the Moto G’s precedent, Brands like Xiaomi, Oppo, and Vivo have their feet firmly placed in the price-sensitive Indian market with affordable phones.
Can it take on the rivals it helped create? Let’s find out in our review.
Design and Build Quality:
The design is where the Moto G5 Plus has seen the biggest improvement over its predecessor. Instead of going with plastic for the price it comes, the Moto G5 Plus features the metal body covering the back, side and frame of the phone, which means it immediately feels like a more expensive phone than it is.
The rear part of the phone is dominated by the large camera aperture, which sits above a brushed metal Motorola logo. The only thing annoying about the camera on this phone is its huge camera bump.
The Button placement is standard, the 3.5mm headphone jack is still at the bottom with micro USB slot.
Moto G5 Plus comes in two color choices – Lunar Grey and Fine Gold.
The Moto G5 plus packs Full HD 5.0 inch IPS display which stretches most of the way to the sides of the body, though there’s still plenty of bezel at the top and bottom so that’s why the screen on the Moto G5 Plus appears a bit smaller than they are. The only good thing about this is the colors really pops out on a small screen with full HD resolution.
On the other hand, Moto G5 Plus’s rival, Oppo A57 on mid-price range comes with slightly bigger 5.2-inch display packing 1280×720 pixels and the Vivo V5 with a 5.5-inch display with only HD resolution which is not even close to Moto G5 Plus in terms of display PPI.
It’s simple, it’s elegant, and there aren’t many better-looking phones that will cost you this little.
For the mid-range budget phone like Moto G5 Plus, the specs we get is also mid-ranged. Moto G5 Plus is packed with a 3000mAh battery which is expected as other brands in this price range are also offering the same battery juice. Moto G5 Plus is running on Snapdragon 625 SoC chip coupled with Adreno 506 GPU which is a good news for people who are looking for a midrange phone for games. Moto G5 Plus comes in two variants in Indian market. 3GB RAM with 16GB storage and 4GB RAM with 32 or 64 GB of storage options. The phone has an expandable micro SD card slot.
Moto G5 Plus is from one of the phones in this price range which comes with Android 7.0 Nougat out of the box. The software you get is close to the Stock Android experience with some enhancements specifically made for Moto G phones. The phone does a have a fingerprint reader for those who were wondering. The fingerprint reader sits on top of the glass home button. There are no other physical buttons at the bottom of the screen. But the home button does support swipe gestures to activate “all apps” and “back” functionality.
Moto G5 Plus is rocking a 12-megapixel rear camera which lets you lock focus in a blink. The Moto G5 Plus camera has a f/1.7 aperture and dual LED flash. There is also a 5-megapixel front camera with a f/2.2 aperture and display flash that could come in handy in dim areas which are common these days. The photos taken in daylight are good but the dim light pictures are bit noisy.
You can also fine tune the Moto G5 Plus camera to adjust settings like the white balance, shutter speed, ISO, exposure, and manual focus. Pictures from Moto G5 Plus is not very good as compared to flagship phones but it does the job perfectly for the price you are paying.
Network & Connectivity:
The Moto G5 Plus supports two nano-SIMs. This phone is VoLTE compatible with 4G band 40 for the Indian market. Moto G5 Plus surprisingly also have NFC reader which is a win over competitor phones.
Overall the best feature of this phone is its low price, this is an important aspect which makes the phone successful when it comes to consumers actually buying it.
Somehow Motorola successfully managed to pack all these features in Moto G5 Plus for only 16000 rupees.
|Launch Date||Mar 15, 2017 (official)|
|Model||G5 Plus 32GB|
|Operating System||Android v7.0 (Nougat)|
|SIM Slot(s)||Dual SIM|
|SIM Size|| SIM 1 : Nano|
SIM 2 : Nano
|Network||4G: Available (supports Indian bands)|
|Screen Size||5.2 inches (13.208 cm)|
|Screen Resolution||(1080 x 1920 pixels)|
|Pixel Density||424 ppi|
|Display Type||IPS LCD|
|Touch Screen||Capacitive Touchscreen - Multitouch Supported (10 Fingers)|
|Screen to Body Ratio||66 %|
|Screen Protection||Gorilla Glass 3|
|Chipset||Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 MSM8953|
|Processor||Octa-Core, 2 GHz, Octa core, 2 GHz, Cortex A53|
|Build Material|| Front : Metal|
Back : Metal
|Colors||Lunar Gray, Fine Gold|
|Internal Memory||32 GB|
|USB OTG Support|
|Resolution||12 MP Primary Camera|
|Sensor||Exmor-R CMOS image sensor image sensor|
|Optical Image Stabilisation|
|Flash||Dual-color LED Flash|
|Image Resolution||4000 x 3000 Pixels|
|Settings||Exposure compensation, ISO control|
|Shooting Modes||Continuos Shooting, High Dynamic Range mode (HDR), Burst mode|
|Camera Features||Digital Zoom, Auto Flash, Face detection, Touch to focus|
|Video Recoding||1920x1080 @ 30 fps|
|Resolution||5 MP Front Camera|
|Flash||Dual-color LED Flash|
|SIM Size||SIM 1 : Nano, SIM 2 : Nano|
|Network Support||4G (supports Indian bands), 3G, 2G|
|Same as SIM 1|
|Wi-Fi||Wi-Fi 802.11, b/g/n/n 5GHz|
|Wi-Fi Features||Mobile Hotspot|
|Cable Type||microUSB 2.0|
|Audio Jack||3.5 mm|
|Other Sensors||Light sensor, Proximity sensor, Accelerometer, Compass, Gyroscope|