Motorola Moto G5s Plus Review: Plans | Pricing | Specs

Motorola Moto G5s Plus

Motorola Moto G5s Plus
  • Display

    5.5 inches

    1920 x 1080

  • Storage


  • Battery size

    3,000 mAh

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Motorola's Moto G5s Plus hits the sweet spot between price, style and features, making it an excellent phone for cash-strapped buyers.

The good

  • All-day battery life
  • Great design for a budget phone
  • Good battery life
  • Dual lens camera
  • Quick fingerprint sensor

The bad

  • Middling app performance
  • Focus effects only on dual lens
  • Camera can be slow

With a solid metal body design, clean Android interface and robust battery performance, the Motorola G5s Plus poses a significant challenge to every other mid-range handset.

Motorola launched a lot of phones in 2017. It doesn't feel like it was all that long ago that the Lenovo subsidiary was launching the Motorola Moto G5 and Moto G5 Plus, and already they've been superseded by new models.

As the name suggests, the Motorola G5s Plus is an upgrade from the existing G5 Plus that's been on sale in Australia for a few months now. However, unlike some point upgrades, Motorola's actually done quite a bit of work to differentiate the G5s Plus from its predecessor.


  • Metal body design
  • 5.5-inch display


  • Dual lenses on a mid-price handset
  • Good but not great quality


  • Snapdragon 625 gives decent mid-range power
  • Variable RAM could make a big performance difference

Battery life

  • 3000 mAh battery provides acceptable battery performance


  • A good solid phone, but one that's now showing its age.

Pricing and availability

Motorola Moto G5s Plus

Motorola's solid G5s Plus

The Motorola Moto G5s Plus matches premium style with a more achievable price point.


  • The Motorola Moto G5s Plus originally sold in Australia outright for $459 with 4GB of RAM onboard, or $429 with only 3GB of RAM on an outright basis only.

Motorola Moto G5s Plus specs

OS Android 7
Display size (inches) 5.5
Display resolution (pixels) 1920 x 1080
Pixels per inch (PPI) 401
Processor Snapdragon 625
Height (mm) 153.5
Width (mm) 76.2
Depth (mm) 9.5
Weight (g) 168
Battery size (mAh) 3,000
Wireless charging No
Internal storage 32GB
MicroSD expansion 128GB
Fingerprint scanner Yes
Water resistance N/A
Rear camera (1) resolution 13
Rear camera (1) aperture f/2.0
Rear camera (2) resolution 13
Rear camera (2) aperture f/2.0
Rear camera (3) resolution
Rear camera (3) aperture
Front camera (1) resolution 8
Front camera (1) aperture f/2.0
Front camera (2) resolution
Front camera (2) aperture
Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n
Network category speed Category 6
NFC support Yes

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