Motorola Moto G5 Plus review: Plans | Pricing | Specs

Motorola Moto G5 Plus
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Quick Verdict

Motorola's Moto G5 Plus isn't a fancy phone, but it's entirely suitable within its price bracket if you want a budget phone with a better than expected camera.

The good

  • All-day battery life
  • Good camera
  • Attractively priced
  • Fast fingerprint sensor

The bad

  • Very plain design
  • No water resistance
  • Sealed battery

Motorola Moto G5 Plus at a glance

When does the Moto G5 Plus come out? Available from 27 April 2017.
What’s new about the Moto G5 Plus Metal body, Android 7.0, 5.2in display, 12MP Autofocus camera
How much does the Moto G5 Plus cost? Originally $399 (3GB/32GB) or $449 (4GB/32GB) outright.

For the asking price, the Motorola Moto G5 Plus delivers excellent value in rather plain packaging.

The Moto G5 Plus offers a near-ideal mix of features and a price point fit for outright phone buyers. There’s an intense focus on premium smartphone handsets, mainly because they’re usually the showiest of the crop but also because they’re often highly aspirational, with features that will, within a couple of years, shift down into the mid-range and budget handsets.

Motorola very specifically positions its G-series phones into that budget to mid-range space. The Moto G5 Plus is the larger and more expensive of its 2017 range, but is it any good?

Design

  • Plain Motorola design

Camera

  • Dual Pixel autofocus puts it ahead of similarly priced phones

Performance

  • Snapdragon 625 gives decent mid-range power
  • Quick and accurate fingerprint sensor

Battery life

  • 3000 mAh battery provides great battery performance

Verdict

  • Good value, even for what is now an older handset.

Pricing and availability

Motorola Moto G5 Plus

Motorola's super-sized G5 Plus

The Motorola Moto G5 Plus is an everyday handset for those who want a bigger screen.

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  • The Motorola Moto G5 Plus originally sold in Australia outright for $399 (3GB/32GB) or $449 (4GB/32GB) outright.
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OS Android 7
Display size (inches) 5.2
Display resolution (pixels) 1920 x 1080
Pixels per inch (PPI) 424
Processor Snapdragon 625
Height (mm) 150.2
Width (mm) 74
Depth (mm) 7.7
Weight (g) 155
Battery size (mAh) 3,000
Wireless charging No
Internal storage 16GB
32GB
MicroSD expansion 128GB
Fingerprint scanner Yes
RAM 3
Water resistance N/A
Rear camera (1) resolution 12
Rear camera (1) aperture f/1.7
Rear camera (2) resolution
Rear camera (2) aperture
Rear camera (3) resolution
Rear camera (3) aperture
Front camera (1) resolution 5
Front camera (1) aperture f/2.2
Front camera (2) resolution
Front camera (2) aperture
Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n
Network category speed N/A
NFC support Yes
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Updated December 19th, 2018
Name Product Processor type Display size Display resolution Internal storage Provider in CTA
Snapdragon 636
6
2160 x 1080
64GB
MSM8937
5.7
1440 x 720
32GB
Motorola Moto E5
Motorola Moto E5
Snapdragon 425
5.7
1440 x 720
16GB
Snapdragon 450
5.7
2160 x 1080
32GB
Snapdragon 630
5.9
2180 x 1080
64GB
Snapdragon 630
5.2
1920 x 1080
64GB
Snapdragon 625
5.5
1920 x 1080
32GB
Snapdragon 430
5.2
1920 x 1080
32GB
Snapdragon 626
5.5
1920 × 1080
64GB
MT6737
5
1280 × 720
16GB
MTK 6737M
5
854 × 480
16GB
Snapdragon 617
5.5
1920 x 1080
16GB
Snapdragon 430
5
1920 x 1080
16GB
Snapdragon 625
5.2
1920 x 1080
16GB
32GB
Snapdragon 625
5.5
1920 x 1080
32GB
Snapdragon 820
5.5
2560 x 1440
64GB
Snapdragon 410
5
1280 × 720
16GB
Snapdragon 810
5.4
2560 x 1440
32GB

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