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Motorola Moto G5 Plus review: Plans | Pricing | Specs

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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.

  • All-day battery life
  • Good camera
  • Attractively priced
  • Fast fingerprint sensor
  • Very plain design
  • No water resistance
  • Sealed battery

5.2 inches

Display size

1080 x 1920px

16GB, 32GB

Internal storage

12 MP

Rear camera

3,000 mAh

Battery size

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Details

Display

Display Size
5.2 inches
Resolution
1080 x 1920px
Pixels per inch (PPI)
424 ppi

Camera

Rear camera megapixels
12MP
Rear camera aperture size
f/1.7
Video recording
4K
Front camera megapixels
5MP
Front camera aperture size
f/2.2

Physical Dimensions

Dimensions
150.2mm x 74mm x 7.7mm
Weight
155g

Connectivity

NFC
Yes
Wi-Fi
802.11 a/b/g/n
Network category speed
N/A

Power, storage and battery

Processor
Snapdragon 625
RAM
3GB
Operating system
Android 7
Internal storage
16GB, 32GB
External storage support
Up to 128GB
Battery capacity
3,000mAh

Device features

Headphone jack
Yes
Fingerprint sensor
Yes
Water resistance rating
N/A
Wireless charging
No
Launch price (RRP)$399
Launch date2017-02
Motorola Moto G5 Plus

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
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Camera

  • Dual Pixel autofocus puts it ahead of similarly priced phones
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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

  • Price: RRP $399 (3GB/32GB) to $449 (4GB/32GB)
  • Where to buy: Amazon | eBay

Specifications

Display

Display Size
5.2 inches
Resolution
1080 x 1920px
Pixels per inch (PPI)
424 ppi

Camera

Rear camera megapixels
12MP
Rear camera aperture size
f/1.7
Video recording
4K
Front camera megapixels
5MP
Front camera aperture size
f/2.2

Physical Dimensions

Dimensions
150.2mm x 74mm x 7.7mm
Weight
155g

Connectivity

NFC
Yes
Wi-Fi
802.11 a/b/g/n
Network category speed
N/A

Power, storage and battery

Processor
Snapdragon 625
RAM
3GB
Operating system
Android 7
Internal storage
16GB, 32GB
External storage support
Up to 128GB
Battery capacity
3,000mAh

Device features

Headphone jack
Yes
Fingerprint sensor
Yes
Water resistance rating
N/A
Wireless charging
No

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