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Motorola Moto G5 Plus

alaTest has collected and analyzed 603 reviews of Motorola Moto G5 Plus. The average rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the size and price. The battery and camera also get good feedback, but comments are divided on the portability.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the Motorola Moto G5 Plus is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 97/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by: Kunal Khullar (tech.firstpost.com)

Moto G5 Plus review: The budget maker grows up, offers a balance of design and performance - Tech2

 

The Moto G5 Plus is probably the most important Moto G as it is the first time we see Moto launching a metal phone in the budget price segment. But, is it as good as its competition? Here is our in-depth analysis of the smartphone.

This is not only the best Moto G, but also the most expensive one. The 3GB RAM variant with 16GB storage is priced at Rs 14,999 and the 4GB RAM version with 32GB storage at Rs 16,999. Comparing the Xiaomi Redmi Note 4, the 4GB RAM with 64GB storage is...

Mar, 2017

Expert review by: Nathan Spendelow (expertreviews.co.uk)

Moto G5 Plus review: A great budget smartphone, but can the G5S Plus do any better?

 

The Moto G5 Plus wasn't the budget masterpiece we were hoping for, but the G5S Plus looks to improve on past mistakes

Great camera ; Sleek design

Average battery life ; Non-removable battery

If you’re a keen photographer, there’s nothing else that comes close to it at the price, but if you’re after something more practical, there are better handsets out there. Our current favourite is the Lenovo P2. Yes, you sacrifice camera quality, but...

Aug, 2017

Editor's Choice

Expert review by: Patrick Holland (cnet.co.uk)

Motorola Moto G5 Plus review

 

The thing that makes the Motorola Moto G5 Plus the best budget phone on the planet is that, for the most part, it doesn't feel like one at all. It looks, feels and operates like a much pricier phone, which means that wallet-watchers are getting a great...

The splash-resistant Moto G5 Plus has a near stock version of Android Nougat, a good camera and video, and a metal build -- and it's extremely kind to your wallet.

There's no NFC on the US model, and audio sounds tinny through the built-in speaker.

With a long list of features you want and only a few that you don't, there is no better budget phone than Motorola's Moto G5 Plus.

May, 2017

Editor's Choice

Expert review by: Patrick Holland (cnet.com)

Motorola Moto G5 Plus review

 

The thing that makes the Motorola Moto G5 Plus ( $229.99 at Amazon.com ) the best budget phone on the planet is that, for the most part, it doesn't feel like one at all. It looks, feels and operates like a much pricier phone, which means that...

The splash-resistant Moto G5 Plus has a near stock version of Android Nougat, a good camera and video, and a metal build -- and it's extremely kind to your wallet.

There's no NFC on the US model, and audio sounds tinny through the built-in speaker.

With a long list of features you want and only a few that you don't, there is no better budget phone than Motorola's Moto G5 Plus.

May, 2017

Recommended by TR

Expert review by: Max Parker (trustedreviews.com)

Moto G5 Plus

 

For years now the Moto G5 has been the pinnacle of budget smartphones. Others have crammed in more specs and often a lower price, but none have constructed a phone that actually works like something that's double the price.

Apr, 2017

Expert review by: (engadget.com)

Moto G5 and G5 Plus review: Still the best budget phones

 

Motorola's new Moto G5 Plus is easily the best affordable smartphone out there right now. It features the same great camera as the Galaxy S7 and its octa-core 2GHz processor paired with Android 7.0 Nougat make it a slick performer. It's a bit dull on...

Good camera ; Smooth performance ; Very cheap

Lackluster design ; No NFC ; Poor sunlight visibility

We at Engadget probably sound like a broken record now, but yet again, Motorola is showing the industry how to make great, affordable devices. I'm not a fan of the design direction Motorola has taken with the the G line, and don't pay attention to any...

Apr, 2017

Expert review by: (stuff.tv)

Motorola Moto G5 Plus review

 

Can the Moto G5 go big but stay budget?

Nippy performance for the cash ; Decent battery, with handy TurboCharging ; 4K video recording is a nice extra

Not as great value as the vanilla Moto G5 ; Screen only slightly bigger ; By-the-numbers design

A few bonus features over the standard Moto G5 don’t quite make up for the jump in price for this Plus-size model

Apr, 2017

Expert review by: Chris Burns (slashgear.com)

Moto G5 Plus Review : Mid-tier Phone Authority

 

The 5th generation of Motorola's Moto G series returns to a place of extraordinary accomplishment. What Lenovo's Motorola crew have done is to design a device that does exactly what its originator intended for the series. Like the Moto G, the Moto G5...

Because this smartphone looks rather nice, feels good to use (metal!), and takes decent photos, it’s a good phone. For the price it’s being offered at, the Moto G5 Plus is more than a good phone, it’s a great phone. Lenovo’s Motorola has hit the right...

Apr, 2017

DT Recommended Product

Expert review by: Kyle Wiggers (digitaltrends.com)

Lenovo Moto G5 Plus review

 

The Moto G5 Plus faces more competitors than its predecessors, but it's still one of the best budget phones.

Mar, 2017

Editor's Choice

Expert review by: Ajay Kumar (pcmag.com)

Motorola Moto G5 Plus

 

The Moto G5 Plus sets a new standard for affordable unlocked phones with a premium build, solid specs, smooth performance, and bloatware-free Android software.

Affordable. High-end look and feel. Smooth performance. Sharp 1080p display. Great battery life. Good camera. No bloatware. Compatible with all major US carriers.

Tinny speaker. No NFC. Screen could be brighter.

If you're looking for a great phone that won't break the bank, the Motorola Moto G5 Plus checks all the boxes. It has a premium metal build, a sharp display, long battery life, a solid good camera, up-to-date software, and some pretty cool unique...

Mar, 2017

Product Specifications

Battery

Battery Capacity:3000

Call management

Call divert:Y
Call hold:Y
Call timer:Y
Call waiting:Y
Caller ID:Y
Conference call:Y
Speakerphone:Y
Speed dialing:Y
Vibrating Alert:Y
Voice commands:Y
Voice dialing:Y

Camera

Auto Focus:Y
Built-in Flash:Y
Digital Zoom:8
Flash type:LED
Front Camera:Y
Front camera aperture number:2.2
Front camera resolution (numeric):5
Front camera type:Single camera
Geotagging:Y
Maximum frame rate:30
Rear camera aperture number:1.7
Rear camera resolution (numeric):12
Rear camera type:Single camera
Resolution at capture speed:1920x1080@30fps
Self-timer:Y
Video capture resolution (max):1920 x 1080
Video recording:Y
Video recording modes:1080p
Video stabilizer:Y
Zoom capability:Y

Design

Brand colour:Fine Gold / Lunar Gray
Colour of product:Black, grey / Gold / Grey
Fingerprint Reader:Y
Form factor:Bar

Display

Display diagonal:13.2
Display Resolution:1920 x 1080
Orientation sensor:Y
Pixel density:424
Screen shape:Flat
Second display:N
Touch technology:Multi-touch
Touchscreen:Y
Touchscreen Type:Capacitive

Ergonomics

Accelerometer:Y
Ambient light sensor:Y
Gyroscope:Y
Proximity sensor:Y

Messaging

Chat:Y
E-mail:Y
Instant messaging (IM):Y
MMS (Multimedia Messaging Service):Y
Short Message Service (SMS):Y

Navigation

Assisted GPS (A-GPS):Y
GLONASS:Y
GPS (satellite):Y
Position location:Y
Wi-Fi positioning:Y

Networking

2G bands (primary SIM):850,900,1800,1900
2G standards:EDGE,GPRS,GSM
3G:Y
3G bands supported:850,900,1700,1900,2100
3G standards:HSPA+,UMTS
4G:Y
4G standard:LTE
Bluetooth:Y
Bluetooth version:4.2
Near Field Communication (NFC):Y
SIM card capability:Dual SIM / Single SIM
SIM card type:NanoSIM
Tethering (modem-mode):Y
Wi-Fi:Y
Wi-Fi standards:IEEE 802.11a,IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n

Packaging Content

AC adapter included:Y
Cables included:MICRO-USB
Quick start guide:Y

Performance

Flight mode:Y
Graphics adapter:Adreno 506
Microphone mute:Y
Personal info management (PIM):Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Events reminder, To-do list
Personalization:Icons, Menu, Shortcuts
Support for contact groups:Y
Themes:Wallpapers
Video call:Y

Ports & interfaces

Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
USB connector type:MICRO-USB
USB port:Y
USB version:2.0

Processor

Processor Cores:8
Processor family:Qualcomm Snapdragon
Processor frequency:2
Processor Model:625

Software

Operating system installed:Android
Operating System Version:7 / 7.0

Storage

Compatible memory cards:MicroSD (TransFlash)
Internal RAM:3
Internal storage capacity:32
Maximum memory card size:128
RAM capacity:3
USB mass storage:Y

Subscription

Subscription type:No subscription

Technical Details

Google applications:Google Maps,Google Play,YouTube

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:9.7
Height :150.2
Weight:155
Width:74