MWC 2017 | Moto outs the more premium G5 and G5 Plus MWC 2017 | Moto outs the more premium G5 and G5 Plus
Moto has announced their new midrangers, the Moto G5 and G5 Plus. Compared to the previous G lineup with plastic bodies, the newer G... MWC 2017 | Moto outs the more premium G5 and G5 Plus

The Moto G family has always been Moto’s best-selling smartphone line, which comes as no surprise as the Moto G phones offer great value specs-wise. Last 2016’s Moto G lineup were rather fine phones, though they plastic bodies which some people weren’t keen on, especially because midrangers today are being made with more premium materials. Now, Moto has revealed the 5th generation of the G line, the Moto G5 and G5 Plus, both of which have a metal design.

Moto G5 specs:

  • Display: 5.0” Full HD
  • Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 430
  • GPU: Adreno 505
  • Battery: 2,800 mAh removable
  • Storage: 16GB – 32GB + microSD card support up to 256GB
  • RAM: 2GB – 3GB
  • Rear Camera: 13 MP, f/2.0, phase detection autofocus, LED flash
  • Front Camera: 5MP f/2.2
  • OS: Android 7.0

Moto G5 Plus specs:

  • Display: 5.2” Full HD
  • Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 625
  • GPU: Adreno 506
  • Battery: 3,000 mAh non-removable
  • Storage: 32GB – 64GB + microSD card support up to 256GB
  • RAM: 2GB – 4GB
  • Rear Camera: 12 MP, f/1.7, autofocus, dual-LED flash
  • Front Camera: 5MP f/2.2
  • OS: Android 7.0

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The new G5 line looks much more premium than the previous G4; and they look closer to the design of the flagship Z family. Though the metal design tends to blur the distinction between the Moto M and the Moto G line.

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The G5 is looking to be a nice option for users looking for a smaller 5-inch midranger. It might not have a powerhouse SoC in the Snapdragon 430; though it has a number of interesting features such as a removable 2,800mAh battery that supports rapid charging. It also has a large fingerprint sensor which supports swiping gestures to go back and view open apps. And as with all other Moto phones, the G5 has a stock Android OS, though this one has v7.0 Nougat.

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The G5 plus meanwhile, is a 5.2” phone; the G4 Plus in comparison is a 5.5 incher. It doesn’t have the G5’s removable battery, though it is slightly bigger at 3,000mAh. Combined with the Snapdragon 625 (which is a rather efficient SoC), the G5 Plus is sure to have good battery life. It also has a large f/1.7 13MP shooter, which promises good shots even in lower light conditions.

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The G5 and G5 Plus will be available in March worldwide in the colors “fine gold” and “lunar gray.” The G5 is priced at €199 (around PHP10,500), while the G5 Plus starts at $229 (around PHP11,500).

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