Motorola Moto G5 Plus review: Plans | Pricing | Specs

Motorola Moto G5 Plus

Motorola Moto G5 Plus
  • Display

    5.2 inches

    1920 x 1080

  • Storage

    16GB, 32GB

  • Battery size

    3,000 mAh

Buy at Amazon

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

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?


  • Plain Motorola design


  • Dual Pixel autofocus puts it ahead of similarly priced phones


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

Battery life

  • 3000 mAh battery provides great battery performance


  • 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.


  • The Motorola Moto G5 Plus originally sold in Australia outright for $399 (3GB/32GB) or $449 (4GB/32GB) outright.

Motorola Moto G5 Plus specs

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
MicroSD expansion 128GB
Fingerprint scanner Yes
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

Compare SIM-only plans for the Motorola Moto G5 Plus

Latest Motorola Moto G5 Plus news

Was this content helpful to you? No  Yes

Ask an Expert

You are about to post a question on

  • Do not enter personal information (eg. surname, phone number, bank details) as your question will be made public
  • is a financial comparison and information service, not a bank or product provider
  • We cannot provide you with personal advice or recommendations
  • Your answer might already be waiting – check previous questions below to see if yours has already been asked

Finder only provides general advice and factual information, so consider your own circumstances, or seek advice before you decide to act on our content. By submitting a question, you're accepting our Terms of Use, Disclaimer & Privacy Policy and Privacy & Cookies Policy.
Ask a question
Go to site