Moto G5 Plus : The reigning budget king

file#256The Moto G line has always stood for a budget phone that provides you 80% features of the high end for less than 50% the price and the G5 Plus is no exception. With a 5.2” FHD display that’s plenty sharp & protected with Gorilla Glass, a camera matching a flagship ( at least on paper ) and an exception variety of gestures that all come into one sweet package powered by Android 7.0 Nougat right out of the box.

Starting at 230$ for the 32GB/2GB variant and going upto 300$ for the 64Gb/4Gb the phone offers budget flexibility for everyone and believe us, for a 2017 phone launch we’d expect nothing less. The phone has a metal build with a chrome finish plastic on the outline that takes away the otherwise premium feel of the device. Motorola should’ve definitely considered this con as it’s otherwise not noticeable unless you’re nitpicking. It is a well balance slab device with a subtle feeling weight that’ll make you assured of it’s durability.

Using the phone on a daily basis was a breeze and even though it sports a mid-ranged Snapdragon 625 the phone could notably handle almost anything thrown at it with a teensy bit of heat (which is all due to the physics of semiconductors and cannot be cancelled out totally). We can’t not talk about this particular processor without noting the brilliant power savings it brings to the platform with the G5 Plus lasting us a day and many times even 2 on a single charge.And even if you’re drained, a top-up is speedy with the TurboPower charger included in the box.

Camera Samples

The camera takes some brilliant shots in clear sunlight and maybe the only flaw we can say would be the color correction in artificial lighting. Overall, Moto can surely improve in this department if given the flexibility in the budget though seeing the targeted audience for the device we’d say it’s a fair shot better than any of the previous G series cameras. It’s a f/1.7” sensor sporting the same as that on the Galaxy S7 minus the software processing developed by Samsung and lacking OIS.

MOTO G5 PLUS SPEC SHEET

DISPLAY IPS LCD capacitive mulit-touchscreen with Corning Gorilla Glass 3
RESOLUTION 1080×1920 pixels with approx. 424 ppi
OS Android 7.0 (Nougat)
CHIPSET Qualcomm MSM8953 Snapdragon 625
CPU/GPU Octa-core 2.0 GHz Cortex-A53 and Adreno 506
WEIGHT 155 grams
SIM Dual Nano-SIMS
NETWORK GSM/CDMA/HSPA/EVDO/LTE
MEMORY 32/64 GB , 2/3/4 GB RAM – INTERNAL
MicroSD – upto 256 GB expandable storage
CAMERA 12 MP, f/1.7, autofocus, dual-LED flash — PRIMARY
5 MP, f/2.2 — SECONDARY (front facing)
VIDEO 2160p@30fps/1080@30fps
SOUND Loudspeaker, Vibration enabled, 3.5 mm headphone jack with noise cancellation and detailed mic
BLUETOOTH 4.2, A2DP, LE, EDR
WLAN Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, dual-band, WiFi Direct, Hotspot
GPS Enabled
NFC Enabled
RADIO FM enabled
USB micro USB 2.0, USB Host
SENSORS Fingerprint, Accelerometer, Gyro, Proximity, Compass
BROWSER HTML5 supported
BATTERY Non-removable Li-Ion 3000 mAh battery
COLORS Lunar Grey,Fine Gold

Pure android is the best and one topped with Moto Actions is better. You’ll find the usual karate chop to flashlight and screwdriver action for camera but there are some new features which once you start using you would think how you lived without these. There’s that speedy fingerprint sensor that also acts as a touch sensitive one-button navigation button basically freeing your screen real-estate and giving you an overall clean phone look. There is also a mode to minimise your screen size by swiping from the bottom for one handed use.

Taking all the finer points in mind and looking at the pricing of the phone, there’s nothing better to top up a budget deal better than the G series Moto Phones that come up every year.

The Moto G5 Plus is approved to be the Budget King for this year.

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Buy your Moto G5 Plus at the following links :

3GB RAM/ 16 GB Internal (India)

4GB RAM/ 32 GB Internal (India)

4GB RAM/ 64 GB Internal (United States)

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3 Comments Add yours

  1. Hello!! I just found you over at the Community Pool 🙂 You asked for feedback? So if you’re sure, I shall oblige!

    Okay… 1st thing: I love the length of your review. Some places – not exclusively, but like Cnet – have lengthy reviews, which are good and informative, but if you want to compare multiple devices, for instance, then it can become a bit of a pain as you have lots of reading to do. So, for me, your post length is good (I was worried when I clicked in case it was like the said lengthier reviews).

    You’ve included the specs, thumbs up there. What I would like to see is a side by side comparison between the Moto and one of the high-end phones. I bought a 2nd gen 5″ Moto G based on reviews that it was a good budget phone. However… I used it for about a year and in the end, I got so frustrated with its slowness (for my liking) that I went ahead and bought a refurbished Galaxy s5. The reason I mention a comparison is because if I would have known, I could have made a better decision – especially as both phones cost me the same despite one, Moto G, being new and the other one refurbished.

    I like your use of images a lot. The collage effect of the first showing the different views of the phone is nicely thought out. The other set of pics showing the cameras photoing abilities is also good. And because you chose two different set styles, it’s helped to avoid boring repetition, so your article is more interesting to read (not the content, but the readability).

    There you go! 🙂 On the most part…this is a well written and thought out article. 8/10 🙂

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    1. technotpac says:

      Hello Victoria,
      First and foremost, thank you very much for leaving us with your thoughts and impressions about our content. As you may guess, we are pretty new and we indeed made one of the beginner mistakes- We never properly planned out our format for all the reviews that we have written. We realised that quite soon though and are working on a proper well thought schedule and format for the future posts(coming soon).

      As for the points you stated, that was quite some insight into the matter and we understand your problem with the moto getting slow and then you ending up spending even more money to get the refurbished S5.

      We will work on this so that you and more like you donot undergo such situations!

      Moreover, what you said about the length of the review, that is absolutely correct, our vision as of now is that we make short brief reviews which donot bore people to death and give all the information required.Moreso, that provides us with more opportunity to interact with people in the comments.We want to decrease the usage of text and let the images and tables(like the spec-sheet we made for this) and other infographics to convey the information to our followers so that it would be quick to read, will provide proper knowledge you need before making decisions and well, there’s just something pleasing about infographics rather than plain texts!

      To sum this up, Thank you very very much for providing us with your thoughts,feedback and the constructive criticism. We will process the insights that we have been supplied with and make the best use of it for the upcoming posts!

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  2. Hi! You’re very welcome! 🙂 I know what it’s like when you first start out, there are so many elements – from choosing the style of the blog, setting your profile up and getting to grips with the Admin panel, to name but a few. And it takes time. It can get a little disheartening early on as you build your readership and following, and the best advice I got at the start were 2 things: needing to be patient and to persevere.(it works!).

    I’ve popped back here too because something occurred to me: You don’t have an ‘About’ page. You need one. People need to know who you are and what your blog is about. I was thinking about the other request you made regarding future posts and what readers would like. So I started thinking about that and found that I did not know what to request. I was asking myself should I suggest software reviews, articles on cool tech hacks etc… but I didn’t know what your blog is going to cover. And that’s just one more reason why you need the About page up for the sake of clarity.

    Oh, and Thank You for reading my latest offering and commenting on it! That was nice. 🙂

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