Moto G5 Plus Review: A Great Mid Ranger

Motorola is known for its great mid-range phones all over the world. It is no surprise that even after changing hands from Google to Lenovo, Motorola is still ruling the market share for the mid-range.

To make the competition tougher, Moto has released the latest entrant to their Moto G family, the all-new latest Moto G5 Plus. So what’s in the store for us? Let’s check out below in this detailed review.

Moto G5 plus review

The Moto G5 Plus mobile features a 5.2″ (13.21 cm) display and runs on Android v7.0 (Nougat) operating system. The device is powered by an Octa-core, 2 GHz, Cortex A53 processor along with 4 GB RAM and a battery of 3000 mAh. Over that, as far as the rear camera is concerned this mobile has a sensor and the front snapper is powered by a sensor.

On paper, it sounds like a great smartphone but the pricing could be a little sour. The 16GB variant with 3GB RAM is priced at Rs 14,999 while the 32GB with 4GB RAM variant is priced at Rs 16,999.

Let’s check out the full review.


Having a 5.2-inch display, the G5 Plus feels both thinner and smaller than the G4 Plus. The phone has an aluminum body with a sleek and matte finish. The SIM tray is located on the top, the volume and power keys are placed on the right edge. The bottom edge houses a micro USB charging port and the 3.5mm audio jack.

As for the quality, the panel looks nice. It isn’t super bright or vibrant, but for its price, it looks top-notch. Text looks sharp and viewing the display doesn’t wash out when viewed from various angles. The touch response also seemed to be quite snappy.


The new Moto G5 Plus comes with 2Ghz octa-core processor with Qualcomm Snapdragon 625. It has 4GB RAM with an internal storage of 32GB and is expandable up to 128GB micro SD card. Moto g5 plus has the latest Android version 7.0. The dual sim phone is 4G Volte enabled in it. It has two slots for a GSM nano sim card.

The Moto G5 Plus comes with a fingerprint sensor. Not only this, but it has a light sensor, proximity sensor, accelerometer, compass, magnetometer, and gyroscope too.

(The new Moto G5 is surely very stylish.)


The new Moto G Plus 5th Generation, with a 12 MP rear camera and the dual autofocus pixels has 10 times more powerful sensor and locks it 80% faster before capturing some photographs. If you’re a food lover and love to capture food pictures or if you love taking group pics with your friends.

Moto G5 Plus has an advanced camera, you can capture mesmerizing pictures in all lighting conditions. Thanks to its 5 MP front cameras and its wide-angle lens. The Moto G Plus (5th Gen) also comes with the professional mode, and beautification mode, best fit so you can click and capture attractive photos one after another.


Keeping all eight cores on at all times would ideally be difficult for a 3000mAh battery to handle. However, the Moto G5 Plus manages one day’s battery life, too. Instead of carrying a power bank all day, you can use its battery for a day long.


I think the Moto G5 Plus is a good upgrade if you are coming from an older Moto G device. It has upgraded the software and hardware from previous versions of the Moto G series. It’s a bit higher in price but a worthy upgrade.

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Moto G5 Plus Review: A Great Mid Ranger