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
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
- 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
Power, storage and battery
|Display size||5.2 inches|
|Resolution||1080 x 1920|
|Pixels per inch (PPI)||424|
|Rear camera megapixels||12MP|
|Rear camera aperture size||f/1.7|
|Front camera megapixels||5MP|
|Front camera aperture size||f/2.2|
|Dimensions||150.2mm x 74mm x 7.7mm|
|Network category speed||N/A|
|Operating system||Android 7|
|External storage support||Up to 128GB|
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