Motorola Moto G5s Plus Review: Plans | Pricing | Specs

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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.

5.5 inches

Display size

1080 x 1920px

32GB

Internal storage

13MP + 13MP

Rear camera

3,000 mAh

Battery size

Finder rated as Average vs similar phones

Details

Display

Camera

Physical dimensions

Connectivity

Power, storage and battery

Device features

Display size 5.5 inches
Resolution 1080 x 1920
Pixels per inch (PPI) 401
Rear camera megapixels 13MP + 13MP
Rear camera aperture size f/2.0 + f/2.0
Video recording 4K
Front camera megapixels 8MP
Front camera aperture size f/2.0
Dimensions 153.5mm x 76.2mm x 9.5mm
Weight 168g
NFC Yes
Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n
Network category speed Category 6
Processor Snapdragon 625
RAM 3
Operating system Android 7
Internal storage

32GB

External storage support Up to 128GB
Battery capacity 3,000mAh
Headphone jack Yes
Fingerprint sensor Yes
Water resistance N/A
Wireless charging No
Launch price (RRP)$369
Launch date2017-08
Motorola Moto G5s Plus

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that long ago that the Lenovo subsidiary was launching the Motorola Moto G5 and Moto G5 Plus, and already they've been superseded by new models.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.

Design

  • Metal body design
  • 5.5-inch display
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Camera

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

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

  • 3000 mAh battery provides acceptable battery performance
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Verdict

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

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  • 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

Display

Camera

Physical dimensions

Connectivity

Power, storage and battery

Device features

Display size 5.5 inches
Resolution 1080 x 1920
Pixels per inch (PPI) 401
Rear camera megapixels 13MP + 13MP
Rear camera aperture size f/2.0 + f/2.0
Video recording 4K
Front camera megapixels 8MP
Front camera aperture size f/2.0
Dimensions 153.5mm x 76.2mm x 9.5mm
Weight 168g
NFC Yes
Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n
Network category speed Category 6
Processor Snapdragon 625
RAM 3
Operating system Android 7
Internal storage

32GB

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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