MWC: Moto G5 and G5 Plus went official, brings premium looks to mid-range series
Motorola’s popular G-series is back. And this time Lenovo took some clues from Samsung’s A-series. For the last two years, Samsung borrowed looks and some features from flagship S-series to mid-range A-series. Moto seems on the same path too. The newly introduced Moto G5/G5 Plus bring full-metal body and superior camera experience to sub $250 price segment. Let’s go in detail.
The Moto G5 packs 5.0-inch full-HD display with 441PPI, Snapdragon 430 processor, 2GB/3GB RAM, 16GB/32GB memory with expandable storage, 13MP rear camera with f/2.0 aperture, 5MP selfie shooter, 2800 mAh battery with Turbo Charging that promises six hours of battery life in just 15 min of charge, and Android Nougat 7.0 out of box.
Moto G5 Plus
True to its name, the G5 Plus is bigger brother in every possible way. Everything is improved from display to CPU and camera. The list includes a 5.2-inch full-HD panel, a better Snapdragon 625 CPU, 3GB/4GB RAM options, 32GB/64GB storage, a 12MP rear camera with a f/1.7 aperture which should improve low-light results by a mile, a 3000 mAh battery with Turbo Charging, and Android Nougat 7.0 running on top.
Both the devices come with fingerprint scanner beneath the home button. One can disable on-screen buttons and navigate through gestures on the home button. Neat! Colour options include Fine Gold, Lunar Grey, and Sapphire Blue. Both G5 and G5 Plus lack NFC, so no support for Android Pay at all. Moto promises the debut of G-Assistant via OTA update, which Google also confirmed yesterday.
The pricing starts from $229 and goes up to $299 depending upon the variants.
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