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Moto G5 and G5 Plus Feature Metal Designs and Affordable Price

Moto G5

Mobile World Congress 2017 is offering various tech gadgets and innovative products. Motorola brings Moto G5 and G5 Plus, the next generation of budget G-series smartphones. The two handsets are now official. Here are the complete details about them.

Unique Features

The new features of the smartphones include the ability to disable Android on-screen buttons and use swiping gestures. For example, one can swipe left over the fingerprint for back and swiping right gives you multitasking view. If you enable the settings, these buttons go away and let you see more content on screen. One big highlight of the smartphones is that the devices integrate Google Assistant. This feature is first exclusive only to Pixel devices. Both smartphones come with Motorola exclusive features like Moto Display, One Button Nav, twist gesture and more.

Moto G5

Moto G5

Moto G5 flaunts a 5-inch display and is built around full HD IPS display covered with Gorilla Glass 3. Under the hood, it is powered by Snapdragon 430 chipset along with 1.4GHz octa-core processor. It houses 2GB of RAM on board and storage is available in either 16GB or 32GB. One can expand the storage via microSD card. It will boot Android Nougat out of the box.

In terms of optics, it has a 13-megapixel f/2.0 primary camera with phase-detect autofocus on the back of the G5. There’s a 5-megapixel f/2.2 wide-angel front-facing camera as well. It houses a fingerprint sensor as well below the display as well. The battery capacity is 2800mAh and the phone will charge at 10W. The smartphone is lightweight at 144 grams and weighs 144.3x73x9.5 mm.


A quick look at specifications of Moto G5 Smartphone:

Specifications Details
Display 5.0-inch
Dimensions 144.3 x 73 x 9.5mm
Weight 144.5g
Resolution 1920 x 1080 pixels
Processor 1.4GHz octa-core
Operating System Android 7.0 Nougat
RAM 2 or 3GB
Storage 16 or 32GB
Camera Rear Camera: 13MP
Front Camera: 5 MP
Battery 2,800mAh
Water Protection Water repellent Nano-Coating
Colors Fine Gold, Lunar Gray,
Sapphire Blue

Moto G5 Plus

Moto G5 Plus brings a number of notable improvements. It features a bigger display of 5.2-inches. Under the hood, it sports a Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 processor clocked at 2.0GHz along with 650MHz Adreno 506 GPU.

It comes in different RAM and storage versions. The one with 2GB RAM houses 32GB of storage and the other one has 4GB of RAM and houses 64GB of storage. The storage is expandable via microSD card. It also runs Android 7.0 Nougat out of the box and also features some Moto’s excellent software customizations.

The primary camera of Moto G5 includes a 12MP dual-pixel sensor behind an f/1.7 aperture lens. Unlike Moto G5, it also supports 4K video recording. The front shooter is same at 5MP. It has a marginally bigger battery at 3000mAh and also supports TurboPower charging. The TurboPower charging claims to give six hours of battery life in just 15 minutes.


A quick look at specifications of Moto G5 Plus:

Specifications Details
Display 5.2-inch
Dimensions 150.2 x 74.0 x 7.7 to 9.7mm
Weight 155g
Resolution 1920 x 1080 pixels
Processor 2.0GHz octa-core
Operating System Android 7.0 Nougat
RAM 2, 3 or 4GB
Storage 16, 32 or 64GB
Camera Rear Camera: 12MP
Front Camera: 5 MP
Battery 3,000mAh
Water Protection Water repellent Nano-Coating
Colors Fine Gold, Lunar Gray

The price of Moto G5 starts at $229 for 2GB RAM/16GB storage variant and the 3GB RAM and 64GB storage variant costs $299. They will be available in March. The smartphones will be available from March in Lunar Grey and Fine Gold color variants.
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