Motorola and Lenovo were at the MWC 2017 event and the Moto G5 and G5 Plus were just some of the many products that the duo unveiled at the annual tech show.
While there’s no doubt that the Moto G5 and G5 Plus are still two of the best budget phones in the market, not every aspect of the phones can be termed as “the best”, still, the two are stylish and very powerful yet very affordable, just like it has been with the Moto G series.
From what it looks like, Lenovo not only owns the Motorola brand, but it seems the Chinese OEM has a huge hand in the design language Motorola is adopting for its devices lately. It is not easy to tell the two phones apart, especially since they are almost equal in size. However, the two are very different when it comes to specs under the hood.
The Moto G5 is not only the smaller model but also the weaker variant of the two. It is just 144.3mm tall and 8.9mm thick, but it houses a 5-inch display screen with a Full HD resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. Under the hood, the Moto G5 has a Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 SoC octa-core that is clocked at a speed of 1.4GHz and is paired with a RAM of either 2GB or 3GB. The storage options are also two – 16GB and 32GB and can be expanded via a microSD card.
The back of the Moto G5 has a 13MP snapper with an aperture of f/2.0 while the front has a 5MP shooter with a slightly smaller aperture of f/2.2. The fingerprint scanner is mounted on the home button of the phone and software-wise, the G5 comes preinstalled with Android 7.0 Nougat out of the box. To keep the handset alive is a 2800mAh battery unit that is charged via a microUSB port.
As for the Moto G5 Plus, the screen is slightly bigger at 5.2 inches, but the resolution remains unchanged. Under the hood, the G5 Plus is more powerful thanks to the Snapdragon 625 SoC that is paired with a RAM of either 2GB or 3GB. In terms of storage, the Moto G5 Plus has 32GB with support for microSD card expansion. Camera-wise, this budget phone has a 12MP snapper on the back with an aperture of f/1.7, but the selfie shooter is same as what you find on the standard G5.
Like its counterpart, the Moto G5 Plus has a fingerprint scanner on the home button and to keep it alive is a 3000mAh battery that is charged via a microUSB port. The phone also comes with the latest Android 7.0 Nougat out of the box and is also thicker than the smaller G5 at 9.7mm.
To get your hands on either of these two, you’ll need 199 euros for the entry-level variant of the Moto G5 while the high-end Moto G5 Plus (3GB RAM and 32GB storage) will be priced at 279 euros. The two phones will be available starting this March, with the Indian market expected to receive them on March 15.