Motorola keeps chugging along and adding more phones to their arsenal. This time around they’re introducing the new Moto G5S and G5S Plus. Motorola says the new Moto G5S and G5S Plus build on the previous versions and offer upgrades you care about. The G5S offers up a 3,000 mAh battery that Motorola says will last you all day. The battery also has TurboPower which means you can charge the battery for 15 minutes and gain 5 hours of battery life.
It’s also equipped with a 16MP camera with phase detection autofocus. The front facing camera is 5MP and has a wide-angle lens with an LED flash so you can get your whole party in the photo. The display is a respectable 5.2″ 1080p panel and this is all powered by a 1.4GHz octa-core processor.
Hopping over to the Moto G5S Plus you’ll find dual 13MP cameras on the back along with the software to take advantage of a dual camera setup. The display is also 1920×1080 but slightly bigger at 5.5″. Power under the hood is a Qualcomm Snapdragon 2.0 GHz octa-core processor and the bigger phone also sports that 3,000 mAh battery. You can read Motorola’s full press release below and both of these new devices will be available starting this month in various countries globally and coming to the US this fall. Moto G5S starts at 249 EUR and Moto G5S Plus starts at 299 EUR.
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Special Editions: Now Joining the Moto G⁵ Family
At Motorola, we’re all about innovating fast so we can always provide the best features to consumers. And the Moto G line has always been about finding ways to take the hottest new technology from premium phones and make it available to all. That’s why we’ve further improved our beloved Moto G franchise. Meet Moto G5S and Moto G5S Plus. Building on Moto G5 and Moto G5 Plus, these two new devices offer several upgrades to the things you care about the most.
Moto G5S. More Metal. More Battery. Made For More.
Moto G5S is a smart, fast phone that’s built on the concept of more. Starting from the outside, it offers an all-metal unibody design crafted from a single piece of high-grade aluminum, so it’s not only beautiful, it’s stronger than ever. With Moto G5S, you have the freedom to stay unplugged thanks to a 3000 mAh all-day battery* that holds enough power to get you through your day. Power up without slowing down with TurboPower™ charging for up to 5 hours of battery life in just 15 minutes.*
The special edition Moto G5S features a high resolution 16MP camera with phase detection autofocus (PDAF). This rapid focus technology means you don’t have to worry about missing the perfect picture. Easily take group selfies thanks to a 5MP wide-angle front camera with an LED flash, so you’l look good day or night.
You don’t have to spend a ton to get a world-class display. Moto G5S brings stunning 1080p entertainment to life on a vibrant 5.2” Full HD display. And backed by a 1.4GHz octa-core processor** and 4G speed, you can run your favorite apps smoothly, watch videos with stutter-free playback and browse the web at high speeds***. You can also do more with your fingerprint on Moto G5S, whether its unlocking your phone, effortlessly navigating the screen with a swipe or tap using one button nav or making mobile payments****. Moto G5S also features the latest Moto Experiences like Night Display and Quick Reply, just to name a few. Check out these exclusive experiences on the Moto app.
Moto G5S Plus: Select Your Focus. Unleash Your Creativity.
For those who want the best Moto G has to offer, the special edition Moto G5S Plus is for you, with even more top features such as dual cameras that let you do more, which until now, were reserved for premium phones. Dual 13MP rear cameras, combined with special photo enhancement software, makes it easy to do more with your photos. Selective focus mode makes it easy to take professional looking portraits on your phone, adding a beautiful blurred background effect. Or, have fun trying selective black and white coloring or replace background mode which give your photos a whole new look*****. And if you’re tired of the same old selfies, the 8 MP wide-angle front camera on Moto G5S Plus has LED flash and a new panoramic mode so you can capture even more.
Moto G5S Plus comes with the size and precision-crafted look that you’d only expect to see on a premium device. It features an impressive all-metal unibody design and 5.5” Full HD display that’s perfect for watching movies on the go. Moto G5S Plus also boasts a blazing-fast Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 2.0 GHz octa-core processor, powerful graphics capabilities and support for 4G LTE so you can run your favorite apps without slowing down***.
Go from morning to night with a 3000 mAh all-day battery* that packs enough power to get you through your day. Plus, you can fuel up quickly with the TurboPower™ charger that gives you up to 6 hours of battery life in just 15 minutes.* The fingerprint reader on Moto G5S Plus does it all, from unlocking your phone to making mobile payments.**** We’ve also made Moto G5S Plus easier to use by adding Night Display and Quick Reply, two new Moto Experiences that are all part of our unique collection of meaningful software experiences.
With the new special edition Moto G5S and Moto G5S Plus, we’re once again making premium features accessible for all.
* Battery must be substantially depleted; charging rate slows as charging progresses. All battery life claims are approximate and based on an average user profile that includes both usage and standby. Actual battery performance will vary and depends on many factors including signal strength, network configuration, age of battery, operating temperature, features selected, device settings, voice, data, and other application usage patterns.
** Individual core processing speeds vary, and may not reach the maximum speed indicated.
***Certain features, functionality and product specifications may be network dependent and subject to additional terms, conditions, and charges. All are subject to change without notice.
**** NFC and app support required. Requires fingerprint authorization for purchase.
*****Selective black & white mode and replace background mode are in beta.
Last Updated on August 1, 2017.