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

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

Highlights

  • The smartphones feature AI-based Google Assistant
  • Both smartphones come with company's Moto Display feature
  • One Button Nav allows users to navigate screens with fingerprint scanner

Moto G5 and Moto G5 Plus, the latest mid-range smartphones from the Lenovo brand, were launched at MWC 2017 in Barcelona on Tuesday. The immediate rivals to models such as Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 in India, the new Moto G5 and Moto G5 Plus bring several differentiating features to the table that Lenovo hopes will lure the customers away from rivals. So even though most of Moto G5 and Moto G5 Plus specifications had been already leaked ahead of the official launch, here are five features you need to know about the newly-launched Moto G5 and Moto G5 Plus smartphones.

1) Google Assistant

Both Moto G5 and Moto G5 Plus smartphones feature support for Google Assistant, the search engine's artificial-intelligence based digital assistant, which was earlier limited to just Pixel smartphones. Google Assistant has been praised both by smartphone critics as well as users for it capability to understand the context of the questions on the basis of queries asked earlier in the conversation. Google Assistant is now being considered a formidable rival to Apple's Siri and its ability to constantly improve means that it will get better with time.

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2) Camera

While Moto G5 Plus sports a 12-megapixel rear camera, compared with 13-megapixel rear camera on Moto G5, the company has claimed that the 'Plus' variant has "the most advanced" rear camera setup with f/1.7 aperture and dual autofocus pixels, 4K video recording, and dual-LED flash. On the other hand, the rear camera on Moto G5 comes with PDAF, f/2.0 aperture, and dual-LED flash. The smaller screen variant has a 5-megapixel wide-angle front camera for selfies.

Moto G5, G5 Plus Launched at MWC 2017; Coming to India in March

3) Moto Display

Both Moto G5 and Moto G5 Plus come with company's Moto Display, which allows users to get a preview of their notifications without having to unlock their smartphone. This feature can come in handy when users want to stay up-to-date without having to unlock their devices.

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4) One Button Nav

Moto G5 and Moto G5 Plus smartphones come with One Button Nav feature that allows users to navigate through the screens using just the fingerprint scanner on the phone. It seems that the company has tried to make it convenient to use the phones without stretching the thumb or fingers out every single time just to navigate through screens.

Moto G5 Plus vs Moto G5: Specifications Compared

5) Moto Actions

With Moto Actions users can get to their most used features on Moto G5 and Moto G5 Plus with simple gestures without having to touch any button. You can simply twist the smartphone to open camera app or chop down twice to turn on the flashlight.

Moto G5 and Moto G5 Plus prices

The Moto G5 will start at EUR 199 (roughly Rs. 14,000) for the 2GB RAM/ 16GB storage variant and the Moto G5 Plus will be priced at $229 (roughly Rs. 15,300) for the 2GB RAM/ 32GB storage variant, and EUR 279 (roughly Rs. 19,700) for the 3GB RAM and 32GB storage variant. The price of the 4GB RAM/ 64GB storage variant of the Moto G5 Plus is not clear at this moment. The smartphones will run Android 7.0 Nougat out-of-the-box and are expected to be launched for India in March.

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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
  • 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
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