Moto G5 India Launch Set for Today; How to Watch Live Stream

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Moto G5 India Launch Set for Today; How to Watch Live Stream

Highlights

  • Bigger sibling Moto G5 Plus has already been launched in India
  • The Moto G5 will be exclusive to Amazon, unlike the Moto G5 Plus
  • It is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 SoC

Moto G5 will be launched at an event in New Delhi on Tuesday, marking the India launch of the smartphone a little after its global unveiling at MWC 2017. The Moto G5 India launch will be live streamed, starting 12:15pm IST, and you can watch it below. For now, the Moto G5 price in India is not known, but we can expect it to be less than that of the Moto G5 Plus (Review).

Moto G5 price in India

To recall, Lenovo had launched the Moto G5 Plus in India in the middle of March, in two variants - 3GB RAM+16GB storage at Rs. 14,999, and 4GB RAM+32GB storage at Rs. 16,999. At a price point lower than that of Moto G5 Plus, the upcoming Moto G5 will come in direct competition with the popular Xiaomi Redmi Note 4.

 

Moto G5 India release date

 

We already know that unlike the Moto G5 Plus, which is exclusive to Flipkart, the upcoming Moto G5 will be sold exclusively on Amazon India, and it is already confirmed to go on sale in India at 12am IST on April 5. Special Moto G5 launch offers will be provided to Amazon Prime customers in the country, though they are yet to be detailed.

Moto G5 specifications

The dual-SIM Moto G5 runs on Android 7.0 Nougat out of the box, and was unveiled in Lunar Grey, and Fine Gold colour variants. The smartphone features a 5-inch full-HD (1080x1920 pixels) display and be powered by a 1.4GHz Snapdragon 430 processor. It offers 2GB or 3GB of RAM and 16GB or 32GB of internal storage, with the option to expand further via a a microSD card slot (up to 128GB).

As for optics, the Moto G5 sports a 13-megapixel rear camera with PDAF, f/2.0 aperture, and dual-LED flash, and a 5-megapixel wide-angle front camera for selfies. The Moto G5 packs a 2800mAh removable battery with support for fast charging.

The Moto G5 comes with a fingerprint scanner in the front underneath the Home Button. It integrates Google Assistant, and like the Moto G5 Plus, this feature is expected to be enabled via an update soon after launch. Just like the Moto G5 Plus, it comes with Motorola-exclusive features such as Moto Display, Actions, twist gesture, and a One Button Nav mode that lets users navigate the interface with swipes on the fingerprint scanner.

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  • Design
  • Display
  • Software
  • Performance
  • Battery life
  • Camera
  • Value for money
  • Good
  • Light and easy to grip
  • Stock Android Nougat
  • Decent camera
  • Image backups via Google Photos for two years
  • Bad
  • Heating issues
  • Average battery performance

Display

5.00-inch

Processor

1.4GHz octa-core

Front Camera

5-megapixel

Resolution

1080x1920 pixels

RAM

3GB

OS

Android 7.0

Storage

16GB

Rear Camera

13-megapixel

Battery Capacity

2800mAh
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