Motorola Moto G5 Plus review: Plans | Pricing | Specs

Motorola Moto G5 Plus

Motorola Moto G5 Plus
  • Display

    5.2 inches

    1080 x 1920

  • Storage

    16GB, 32GB

  • Battery size

    3,000 mAh

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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.

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



Physical dimensions


Power, storage and battery

Device features

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
Video recording 4K
Front camera megapixels 5MP
Front camera aperture size f/2.2
Dimensions 150.2mm x 74mm x 7.7mm
Weight 155g
Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n
Network category speed N/A
Processor Snapdragon 625
Operating system Android 7
Internal storage



External storage support Up to 128GB
Battery capacity 3,000mAh
Headphone jack Yes
Fingerprint sensor Yes
Water resistance N/A
Wireless charging No

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