Recalling Moto G5 Plus: How Moto Stood A Chance After the G5’s Poor Show

Moto G5 Plus Review

The Motorola G series has been one of Motorola’s most successful series in the mid-range smartphones. It started with Motorola G(1st gen) and the last to enter the series is Motorola G5 Plus. What makes them successful is the exclusive specifications packed into a bargain price, which we suppose, the company is able to do because of less money spent on advertising.

Moto G5 Plus

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The newly-launched Motorola G5 Plus is a phenomenal phone that performs great both on paper and in real life. Seems, Motorola is hugely focused on what a customer is asking for. This is why, it incorporates the juicy bits of feedback received and improves products until they’re the best.


What’s new?

Motorola has done a job to remember with its Moto G5 Plus by completely revamping the design of its flagship. The new G5 Plus however packs in some style merged with a flair of being a premium phone. Its predecessor Moto G4 was rather sleek and sturdy.

The best thing to happen to Motorola this year is the coming of Snapdragon’s 625 chipset under its hood, which is a perfect fix for multitasking and accessing high-performance apps. On the camera front, Moto G5 Plus has a well-worked 12MP camera(f 1.7) with dual auto-focus pixels alongside a 5MP front-facing shooter, vouching for pictures with great feel and appeal.

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Performance and Efficiency

When a phone packs in any of the Qualcomm Snapdragon chipsets, it is sure to be the phone with a punch. The Moto G5 Plus sports Snapdragon 625 with 4GB of RAM. That being said, the device packs a power performance with no lags at all while swiftly switching between apps and even running heavy-duty games like Asphalt with utmost ease. If we take a look at the benchmark scores of Moto G5 Plus, we can figure out how the phone performs in reality and then compare it with specs on the paper.

Moto G5 Plus review

Notably, the Moto G5 Plus scored 4214 points in Geekbench listings while the G5 has scored only 2440, which is a very interesting insight keeping in mind even the Moto G4 has a score of 3000. Considering this, we expect a significant difference in the speed when doing high performance tasks. It’s a bargain price what you will pay for a phone that does it all so efficiently.

There is a 3000mAh battery powering this beast which can easily last up to a day after regular usage of internet, playing games and watching videos. When it comes to memory, the phone comes with 32GB of internal memory, expandable up to 128GB via a microSD card.


Software and experience

One of the reasons why motorola phones appeal to their users is because of the stock android experience Motorola offers. There are no unwanted apps in the phone and all you get is near to stock android experience with just a few Motorola centric apps like Moto Assist.

If you will be using the phone for playing games and watching lots of movies, Motorola G5 Plus is a great choice. It will work without any lags and you will feel a difference if you have been using some other android devices before Moto G5 Plus. The Octa-Core processor is there to make sure, there is no sudden battery drain no matter how many heavy duty apps you run on the device as it will perform all the tasks without a hitch.

Moto G5 Plus


How does the Camera perform?

Moto G5+ has a 12MP rear camera and a 5MP front camera. The aperture size has a popular saying:

“Lower the aperture size, better the depth of the field will be and will make your portraits look more appealing”

The aperture size of Moto G5+ is 1.7 which means it will ensure more light inside the phone. The pictures captured by the phone look stunning and there is even a YouTube video showing how when compared to iPhone 7, the quality of Moto G5 Plus is very close to its Apple equivalent and has potential to give Apple a run for its money.

moto g5 plus camera

“A wise soul says-”If camera is your only priority then you can buy a DSLR with Moto G5+ and still be in profit instead spending a bomb on iPhone 7 alone”

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Motorola Moto G5 plus is available on flipkart for a price of 15,999 INR. It is available in two colors – lunar grey and fine gold. The phone is rated over 4+ on both flipkart and amazon. We think, the phone does justice to the price it carries, for its tons of features that’s better than our expectations.


Our Take

Motorola G5+ is a loud testimony to the fact that if you pack a device with the right features and price it at a sweet spot, you can win over a large market share. This phone is one of the best in the G series and we wish Motorola keeps striving for more with every next phone.

Source: Geekyranjit