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Motorola Moto G5 Plus

Motorola Moto G5 Plus
alaScore 94

920 reviews

Aug, 2018

We have collected and analysed 75 expert reviews and 845 user reviews from international sources. Experts rate this product 83/100 and users rate it 91/100. The average review date is Aug 24, 2017. We have compared these reviews to 2670437 reviews from other Mobile Phones & Smartphones. The alaScore™ for this product is 94/100 = Excellent. Last update: Aug 14, 2018.

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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

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

Expert review by : GSMArena team (gsmarena.com)

Motorola at MWC 2017: Moto G5 and G5 Plus hands-on

 

The Motorola family grew by a couple of mid-rangers - the Moto G5 and Moto G5 Plus. Those two run pure Android (with the Pixel launcher, in fact) and the Plus model at least promises stellar photography.

Feb, 2017

Expert review by : T3.com (t3.com)

Moto G5 Plus review: a five star phone with a three star camera

 

The G5 Plus is good, but murky photos and poor 4K let it down.

Premium look and feel ; Bargain basement price

No NFC in USA ; Unimpressive camera

Apr, 2018

Editor's Choice

Expert review by : Patrick Holland (cnet.com)

Motorola Moto G5 Plus review

 

The thing that makes the Motorola Moto G5 Plus ( $269.99 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

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

Expert review by : Chris Welch (theverge.com)

Moto G5 Plus review: a new value champion

 

Almost everything you could want, for under $300.

A mostly-premium design despite low price ; Runs like a flagship phone most of the time ; Long battery life ; Works on any carrier

Large bezels cancel out compact screen ; Camera doesn’t live up to expectations ; Software updates aren’t guaranteed

Cheap phones can't afford to suck anymore

Mar, 2017

Pocket-lint Recommended 2017

Expert review by : Mike Lowe (pocket-lint.com)

Moto G5 Plus review: A big dose of premium, without the prohibitive price tag

 

Compared to the G4 Plus the G5 is better sized, better designed, better looking, and with NFC (in the UK model) along with that nifty gesture-control

For the money it’s the best phone in its class ; Fingerprint sensor and gesture controls work well ; Solid metal build quality ; Can run apps and games really well

Camera close-up focus is poor ; Screen has a protector that lacks fitted finesse ; Not the most vibrant screen ; Some slow load times ; Not sold on the gold

That's the crux of the Moto G5 Plus: you won't find a better phone for £250.

May, 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

Product Specifications

Battery

Battery Capacity:3000

Call management

Auto-redialing:Y
Call blocking:Y
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 flash:Y
Rear camera resolution (numeric):12
Rear camera type:Single camera
Resolution at capture speed:1920x1080@30fps / 3840x2160@30fps
Self-timer:Y
Video capture resolution (max):1920 x 1080 / 3840 x 2160
Video recording:Y
Video recording modes:1080p / 2160p
Video stabilizer:Y
Zoom capability:Y

Certificates

Certification:CE

Design

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

Display

Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display diagonal:13.2
Display glass type:Gorilla Glass
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
Electronic compass:Y
GLONASS:Y
GPS (satellite):Y
Position location:Y
Wi-Fi positioning:Y

Networking

2G bands (primary SIM):850,900,1800,1900
2G bands (secondary 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 Direct:Y
Wi-Fi standards:IEEE 802.11a,IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n

Other features

Google applications:Google Maps,Google Play,YouTube

Packaging Content

AC adapter included:Y
Cables included:MICRO-USB
Quick start guide:Y
Warranty card: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 / Ringtones, Shortcuts, Themes, Wallpaper, Widgets
Support for contact groups:Y
Themes:Wallpapers
Video call:Y

Ports & interfaces

Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
USB connector type:MICRO-USB / Micro-USB B
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 / 7.0 Nougat

Storage

Compatible memory cards:MicroSD (TransFlash)
Internal RAM:3
Internal storage capacity:32
Maximum memory card size:128
RAM capacity:2 / 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