Moto G5

Motorola had announced the Moto G5 and G5 Plus at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. They are the successors of the Moto G4 and G4 Plus. While the Moto G5 Plus was launched before the Moto G5 in India. The Moto G5 Plus is a Flipkart exclusive whereas the Moto G5 is an Amazon exclusive. Today, we unbox the Moto G5.

Moto G5 Specifications

Key SpecsMotorola Moto G5
Display5.0 inches IPS LCD
Screen ResolutionFull HD, 1920 x 1080 pixels
Operating SystemAndroid 7.0 Nougat
ChipsetQualcomm Snapdragon 430
Processor Octa-core:
8 x 1.4 GHz Cortex-A53
GPUAdreno 505
Memory2GB / 3GB
Inbuilt Storage 16 GB / 32 GB
microSD cardYes, upto 256 GB
Primary Camera13 MP, f/2.0, Phase Detection Autofocus, dual LED flash
Video recording1080p@30fps
Secondary Camera5 MP
Fingerprint SensorYes, front mounted
Dual SIMYes (nano)
4G VoLTEYes
NFCNo
Battery 2800 mAh, rapid charger incl in box
Dimensions144.3 x 73 x 9.5mm
Weight145 grams
Price Rs. 11,999

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Physical Overview

It looks like prominent tech manufacturers have put their focus on built and design of their mid-range smartphones. We have seen this with Nokia’s new lineup and Moto G5 also reflects the same. With high-quality diamond-cut aluminum chassis, Moto G5’s design is in line with the high-end models of the company. The first glance will give you the feel of well built and the next noticing factor is the smaller screen. The G4 was equipped with a 5.5-inch display that somewhere pushed the smartphone to the phablet territory.

This time, the manufacturer has changed its strategy and introduced a smaller screen, a 5-inch display but, with this, it is compact and feels a lot more comfortable. The metal design further makes everything smooth and refined.

Moto G5

 

At the front, the phone features a 5-inch display with Moto branding on the top. The top also features the front camera and ambient light sensor. Below the screen, there is a fingerprint sensor.

At the back, the uniform metal body features big rounded 13MP camera and LED flash with Moto logo just below it.

The top features a 3.5mm audio jack

On the bottom, the primary mic and micro-USB port is placed.

On the right, volume rocker along with lock button are placed. Whereas, the left side is a plain metal surface.

Display

Moto G5

The Moto G5 comes with a 5 inch full HD IPS LCD display with a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. The device comes with a 65.5% screen to body resolution. It comes with a scratch resistant glass and a pixel density of ~441 PPI.

Camera

Moto G5

Coming to the camera department, the Moto G5 features a 13 MP primary camera with phase detection autofocus, LED flash and f/2.0 aperture. It comes with features such as geo tagging, touch focus, face detection, panorama, auto-HDR. It can record 1080p videos @ 30 FPS. On the front, the device sports a 5 MP secondary camera with f/2.2 aperture.

Benchmark Scores

Moto G5 Benchmarks

Conclusion

The Moto G5 specs, look and design are promising, which makes it a super package at an affordable price. With a refreshed design and the key features carried forward from Moto G4, the G5 holds the potential of becoming a segment leader. The device comes with a premium look and good features. The Moto G5 competes with the likes of Redmi Note 4 and Huawei Honor 6X.

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Rounak is techie by heart and journalist by profession. He is responsible to take care of editing job at Gadgets To Use. Driven by curiosity and a thirst to learn new things in life, he is always intrigued by the things we can do with a gadget in our hands. A stock Android and Nexus fan, he also enjoys cricket and reading in his free time.