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Moto G5 FAQ, Pros & Cons, User Queries and Answers

Lenovo had launched the Motorola Moto G5 and G5 Plus yesterday at the MWC 2017, in Barcelona. Motorola has also confirmed that it will be launching Moto G5 Plus in India on March 15. Lenovo has started sending out media invites for the same however the invite only mentions about the Moto G5 Plus. This phone has been quite into the news after being leaked online. Motorola G5 and G5 Plus will be the successors to last year’s Motorola G4 and G4 Plus. This is also the first G-series device to feature a metal body design. Moto G5 runs on Google’s latest Android Nougat with Google Assistant feature.

Moto G5 Pros

  • Google Assistant
  • Metal Back
  • Rapid Charger
  • Removable Battery

Moto G5 Cons

  • Snapdragon 430
  • 2800mAh battery
  • Only 2GB RAM

Moto G5 Specifications

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Question: Does the Moto G5 have dual SIM Slots?

Answer: Yes, Moto G5 has dual SIM slots.

Question: Does the Moto G5 have micro-SD expansion option?

Answer: Yes, the device supports micro-SD card expansion.

Question: What are the color options?

Answer: Moto G5 is offered in Fine Gold, Lunar Gray, and Sapphire Blue color options.

Question: Does the Moto G5 have the 3.5 mm headphone jack?

Answer: Yes, the device comes with a 3.5 mm audio jack.

Question: What all sensors does it have?

Answer: The Moto G5 comes with Proximity, accelerometer, ambient light, gyroscope, magnetometer, and Fingerprint scanner.

Question: What are the dimensions?

Answer: 144.3 x 73 x 9.5 mm.

Question: What is the weight of the Moto G5?

Answer: The device weighs 144.5 grams.

Question: What is the SoC used in the Moto G5?

Answer: The Moto G5 comes with Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 Octa-core chipset. It has eight A53 cores clocked at 1.4GHz.

Question: How is the display of the Moto G5?

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Answer: The Moto G5 features a 5 inch full-HD (1080p) LCD IPS display panel protected by Gorilla Glass 3. It has got a pixel density of ~441ppi

Question: Does the Moto G5 support Adaptive Brightness?

Answer: Yes, it supports adaptive brightness.

Question: Which OS version, OS type runs on the phone?

Answer: The device runs on stock Android Nougat (7.0) with Google Assistant.

Question: Does it has physical buttons or on-screen buttons?

Answer: It has on-screen navigation buttons.

Question: Does it come with a fingerprint sensor?

Answer: Yes, it comes with a front mounted fingerprint sensor.

Question: Can we Play 4K Videos on the device?

Answer: No, the device can only play videos up to full-HD (1920 x 1280pixels) resolution.

Question: Is Fast Charging supported on the device?

Answer: Yes, the phone comes with a 10W rapid charger.

Question: Does it support USB OTG?

Answer: Yes, it supports USB OTG.

Question: Does it come with a Gyroscope sensor?

Answer: Yes, the device comes with a gyroscope sensor.

Question: Is it waterproof?

Answer: No, it is just waterproof repellent.

Question: Does it have NFC?

Answer: No.

Question: How good is the camera quality of the Moto G5?

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Answer: The Moto G5 comes with a 13MP camera on the back with f/2.0 aperture, PDAF, 1.1µm pixels and dual tone LED flash. On the front, it features a 5MP selfie camera with f/2.2 aperture and 1.4µm pixels

Question: Does it have Optical Image Stabilization (OIS)?

Answer: No, it doesn’t have Optical Image Stabilization (OIS).

Question: Is there any dedicated camera shutter button on the Moto G5?

Answer: No, it does not have any dedicated camera shutter button.

Question: How loud is the loudspeaker?

Answer: It has got front firing loudspeaker which is loud enough.

Question: Can the Moto G5 be connected to a Bluetooth headset?

Answer: Yes, it can be connected to a Bluetooth headset.

Question: Is Mobile Hotspot Internet Sharing supported?

Answer: Yes, you can create hotspot to share internet from this device.


No wonder Moto G5 is a great device with the stock Android UI and the new Google assistant but when it comes to hardware it feels bit underpowered. Snapdragon 430 is a kind of entry level SoC as per today’s standard and Motorola has even done a small compromise on RAM. 2GB RAM is again kind of less compromise here. The Moto G5 has been priced at 199 Euros which converts into Rs. 14,000 approx. Considering this price tag, this device is definitely feels bit overpriced but in the end the Indian pricing will determine that how worthy this device is.


Abhishek Bhatnagar

Abhishek Bhatnagar, a known technology blogger & YouTuber from India. A Software Engineer by qualification, now he works as the editor-In-Chief, Webmaster, & Managing Director at Gadgets To Use. He runs a number of other technology websites as well.