After rumours started swirling over the past couple weeks, as was the case with many other smartphone manufacturers, Motorola has officially unveiled the Moto G5 and G5 Plus budget Android smartphones. Don’t let the term budget fool you for a minute though, as Motorola is marketing the Moto G5 and the G5 Plus as “Premium For All.”
According to a survey conducted by Motorola, users valued long battery life, camera quality, and resolution and display over other features. Most users were willing to pay more for a longer lasting battery or a better camera in their devices, but the Moto G series offers both without breaking the bank. Let’s take a look at the new Moto G5 and G5 Plus with their new design, Google Assistant, Android Nougat, and affordable price points.
The Moto G5 features a sleek, aluminum design that will be available in Lunar Gray or Fine Gold. The 2800 mAh battery can be charged with the 10W rapid charger to give you hours of charge in just a few minutes. Inside, the G5 sports a 1.4GHz octa-core processor, 2GB of RAM, and 16GB of storage. Other features include a fingerprint scanner and a 13MP camera with phase detection autofocus.
Moto G5 Plus
Also housed in an aluminum shell, the Moto G5 Plus features a 12MP camera with Dual Autofocus Pixels for quicker focusing by utilizing 10x more pixels on the sensor. The f/1.7 aperture let in more light, making low light photography easier.
Under the hood, the G5 Plus features a 3000 mAh battery with TurboPower charging which gets you up to 1six hours of additional battery life with just a 15-minute charge. A 2.0 GHz octa-core processor, and 2 or 3GB of RAM with 32GB of storage power the G5 Plus. In addition to the existing Moto Actions, including Moto Display, the new One Button Nav uses the fingerprint scanner to navigate quickly through screens.
The Moto G5 and G5 Plus will be available beginning in March in various countries across Latin America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and North America. The Moto G5 starts at €199 with 2GB RAM/16GB storage, while the G5 Plus starts at $229 USD with 2GB RAM/32GB storage and €279 for 3GB RAM/32GB storage.
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Last Updated on February 26, 2017.