Moto G5 Plus

Lenovo-owned Motorola G5 Plus was launched yesterday along with Moto G5 at the MWC 2017, in Barcelona. Motorola is also going to launch the Moto G5 Plus in India on March 15 and the company has started sending out media invites for the same. Moto G5 Plus is going to be the successor of last year’s Moto G4 Plus. Although the changes are not very significant as compared to the Moto G4 but still it has got many new things to offer. Additionally now it comes with a metallic back cover which gives it a premium feel. It runs on stock Android Nougat and also features Google assistant which is a great thing to see.

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Moto G5 Plus Pros

  • Google Assistant
  • Metal Back
  • Turbo Charger
  • Snapdragon 625

Moto G5 Plus Cons

  • 3000mAh battery
  • Slightly expensive, compared to competition

Moto G5 Plus Specifications

Key SpecsMotorola Moto G5 Plus
Display5.2 inches IPS LCD
Screen ResolutionFull HD, 1920 x 1080 pixels
Operating SystemAndroid 7.0 Nougat
ChipsetQualcomm Snapdragon 625
Processor Octa-core:
8 x 2.0 GHz Cortex-A53
GPUAdreno 506
Memory3GB / 4GB
Inbuilt Storage 16GB / 32 GB
microSD cardYes, up to 256 GB
Primary Camera12 MP Dual Autofocus, f/1.7, dual LED flash
Video recording1080p@30fps
Secondary Camera5 MP, f/2.2
Fingerprint SensorYes, front mounted
Dual SIMYes (nano)
4G VoLTEYes
NFCYes (market dependent)
Battery 3000 mAh, Turbo charger incl in box
Dimensions150.2 x 74 x 7.7 mm
Weight155 grams
Price 3GB + 16GB - Rs. 14,999
4GB + 32GB - Rs. 16,999

Question: Does the Moto G5 Plus have dual SIM Slots?

Answer: Yes, Moto G5 Plus has dual SIM slots. It accepts one micro and one nano SIM cards.

Question: Does the Moto G5 Plus have microSD expansion option?

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

Question: What are the color options?

Answer: Moto G5 Plus is offered in Fine Gold, and Lunar Gray colour options.

Question: Does the Moto G5 Plus 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 Plus comes with Proximity, accelerometer, ambient light, gyroscope, magnetometer, and Fingerprint scanner.

Question: What are the dimensions?

Answer: 150.2 x 74 x 9.7 mm.

Question: What is the weight of the Moto G5 Plus?

Answer: The device weighs 155 grams.

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

Answer: The Moto G5 Plus comes with the new Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 Octa-core chipset. It has eight A53 cores clocked at 2.0GHz.

Question: How is the display of the Moto G5 Plus?

Moto G5 Plus

Answer: The Moto G5 Plus features a 5.2 inch full-HD (1080p) LCD IPS display panel protected by Gorilla Glass 3. It has got a pixel density of ~424ppi

Question: Does the Moto G5 Plus 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 1280 pixels) resolution.

Question: Is Fast Charging supported on the device?

Answer: Yes, the phone comes with a Turbo 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 with nano coating.

Question: Does it have NFC?

Answer: Yes.

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

Moto G5 Plus

Answer: The Moto G5 Plus comes with a 12MP camera on the back with f/1.7 aperture, 1.4µm pixels, dual autofocus pixels, and dual tone LED flash. On the front, it features a 5MP selfie camera with f/1.7 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 Plus?

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 Plus 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.

Conclusion

Moto G5 Plus is a worthy upgrade from the last year’s G4 Plus. It has been upgraded in terms of hardware, design and software part as well. The design is more premium now with the use of metal back. The new 14nm architecture based Snapdragon 625 ensures a good performance with power efficiency. On the software part, it runs on stock Android Nougat with Google assistant which is a great feature to have and additionally the fingerprint sensor on this device can also be used for navigation through gestures.

Overall this device has a nice set of features and hardware to offer and definitely worth buying. Talking about pricing, it has been priced at Rs. 14,999 for the 3GB RAM and 16GB storage version, while the 4GB RAM and 32GB storage version has been priced at Rs. 16,999. The phone will be available exclusively on Flipkart starting March 16 midnight.