Motorola's Moto G5s Plus hits the sweet spot between price, style and features, making it an excellent phone for cash-strapped buyers.
- All-day battery life
- Great design for a budget phone
- Good battery life
- Dual lens camera
- Quick fingerprint sensor
- 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that long ago that the Lenovo subsidiary was launching the Motorola Moto G5 and Moto G5 Plus, and already they've been superseded by new models.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
- 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
|Display size (inches)||5.5|
|Display resolution (pixels)||1920 x 1080|
|Pixels per inch (PPI)||401|
|Battery size (mAh)||3,000|
|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|
|Network category speed||Category 6|
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