Moto G5 Plus India Launch Set for March 15

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Moto G5 Plus India Launch Set for March 15

Highlights

  • Lenovo starts sending media invites for Moto G5 Plus launch
  • Moto G5 India launch on March 15
  • Moto G5 could launch alongside Moto G5 Plus

A day after unveiling the smartphone globally at MWC 2017, Lenovo has sent out media invites for the Moto G5 Plus India launch. The Moto G5 will be launched at an event on March 15, but the invite does not mention if the smaller Moto G5 will also be launched in the country at the same time.

To recall, the Moto G5 and Moto G5 Plus were unveiled at the company's Sunday launch event in Barcelona at the side-lines of MWC 2017 trade show. The two new Moto smartphones have received a much needed design refresh, with a metal chassis and a circular camera frame at the back. Moto G5 and Moto G5 specifications also see a bump in many departments, while the price stays in the affordable range.

Moto G5 and Moto G5 Plus: Five Features You Need to Know

Moto G5, Moto G5 Plus Prices

For pricing, the Moto G5 starts at EUR 199 (roughly Rs. 14,000) for the 2GB RAM/ 16GB storage variant while the Moto G5 Plus has been priced at $229 (roughly Rs. 15,300) for the 2GB of RAM with 32GB storage model, and EUR 279 (roughly Rs. 19,700) for the 3GB of RAM with 32GB storage variant. The price of the 4GB of RAM with 64GB storage Moto G5 Plus variant has not been announced as of now.

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Moto G5, Moto G5 Plus Software Features

Both smartphones feature fingerprint scanners at the front underneath the Home Button. The highlight of Moto G5 and Moto G5 Plus, however, is that they integrate Google Assistant, a feature first exclusive only to Google Pixel devices.

Moto G5 and Moto G5 Plus come with Moto-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, which would be useful as a one-handed mode on the larger G5 Plus. Also, Moto G5 and Moto G5 Plus run on Android 7.0 Nougat out of the box.

Moto G5 Plus Specifications

Coming to the Moto G5 Plus, it features a 5.2-inch full-HD (1080x1920 pixels) display; powered by the 2GHz Snapdragon 625 octa-core processor; 2GB, 3GB, and 4GB RAM models depending on the region; either 32GB or 64GB of inbuilt storage; with the option to expand further via a microSD card slot (up to 128GB). The Moto G5 Plus sports a 12-megapixel rear camera with dual autofocus, 4K video recording, f/1.7 aperture, and dual-LED flash. The Moto G5 Plus packs a 3000mAh non-removable battery with TurboPower charging that claims to give you six hours' worth of battery life in just 15 minutes.

Moto G5 Specifications

For specifications, the Moto G5 features a 5-inch full-HD (1080x1920 pixels) display; powered by a 1.4GHz Snapdragon 430 processor; 2GB or 3GB of RAM; 16GB or 32GB of inbuilt storage; option to expand further via a microSD card slot (up to 128GB); 2800mAh removable battery with support for fast charging. 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.

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  • Design
  • Display
  • Software
  • Performance
  • Battery life
  • Camera
  • Value for money
  • Good
  • Decent build quality
  • Turbo charging support
  • Near-stock Android Nougat experience
  • Quick fingerprint sensor
  • Bad
  • Heating issues
  • No LED indicator
  • Loudspeaker not very good
  • Low-light camera performance could be better

Display

5.20-inch

Processor

2GHz octa-core

Front Camera

5-megapixel

Resolution

1080x1920 pixels

RAM

4GB

OS

Android 7.0

Storage

32GB

Rear Camera

12-megapixel

Battery Capacity

3000mAh
  • 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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