It might look a bit odd that Motorola came up with Moto G5 plus first instead of the simple Moto G5 but the fact remains that this same strategy seems to be an announcement by Moto of trying something different in this ever-changing smartphone market.
Recently, Xiaomi too, came up with a surprise when it launched the cheaper Redmi 4A instead of the simple Redmi 4 or for that matter Redmi 4 prime. Both the smartphone brands seems to be trying a strategy whereby they want to attract a certain customer base and then go on to launch the remaining phones and tap the popularity of the previous phone.
Coming back to Moto G5, well the phone does have some really cool features and that too at a price of Rs.11999.
The built of the new Moto G5 is a full metal built that uses aluminum. Available in lunar gray and fine gold options, Motorola’s G5 looks quite classy and comes with splash-resistance coating
With a 1080p Full HD 5-inch display that has a PPI of 401 and Corning Gorilla Glass 3, Moto G5’s display quality can be defined as better than any other phones in this price bracket. The colors on the screen are amazingly sharp, accurate and vibrant that would give an awesome viewing experience. Moreover, with a smaller 5-inch display, Moto G5 is quite easy to use in day-to-day life.
Although, it would have been better, had Moto G5 come with a Snapdragon 625 or a 650 or for that matter even the MediaTek’s helio processor, but then again Snapdragon’s 430 octa-core processor clocked at 1.4 GHz along with 3 GB RAM should be enough to facilitate a lag-free smartphone experience along with the provision to play graphic-heavy games.
The Moto G5 comes with a 13-megapixel rear camera that has PDAF, f/2.0 aperture, and dual-LED flash, along with with a 5-megapixel front snapper with a wide-angle lens and a f/2.2 aperture. The photos from both cameras are good with colors coming out sharp and accurate without any noise. Motorola has always been known for providing good cameras in its smartphones and this time too it has not failed us on this front.
Unfortunately, the 2800 mah battery in Moto G5 might be a little less to last a full day on a single charge. Moreover, after the advent of Jio, data usage have increased considerable for smartphone users, thereby, resulting in batteries dying out sooner than expected. Thus, it is better to carry the charger or a power bank
Other than the above features, Moto G5 has an internal memory of 16 GB, runs Android 7.0 Nougat out-of-the-box and houses a fingerprint scanner in the front, underneath the Home Button.
This seems to be the only phone that can stand as a serious competitor to Xiaomi’s Redmi Note 4 which has till now dominated the sub-15000 smartphone segment in the market.
But then again, it would be too early to predict anything and the best thing would be to wait for at least a week before making a decision to buy the Moto G5.