The 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.
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|
|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)|
|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|
|USB||micro USB 2.0, USB Host|
|SENSORS||Fingerprint, Accelerometer, Gyro, Proximity, Compass|
|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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3GB RAM/ 16 GB Internal (India)
4GB RAM/ 32 GB Internal (India)
4GB RAM/ 64 GB Internal (United States)