Top 7 reasons to buy the Motorola Moto G5 Plus

After failing to impress with the Moto G2, Motorola made its come back with the Moto G3 in 2015, and then Moto G4 Plus gained much more popularity in 2016. Fast forward, Lenovo has finally launched the Moto G5 Plus in India.

After purchasing Motorola, Lenovo has done some significant improvements with the Motorola line smartphones. For example, Moto G4 Plus didn’t have a premium metal body, but its competition did, nonetheless, with the Moto G5 Plus, you will not have any complaints regarding its built, thanks to the metal body design, which design certainly seems to be familiar with the design of the Moto Z Plus.

Currently, the device is being sold in India online via Flipkart. Now, the big question being whether or not Moto G5 Plus will be as successful or not. As of now, the device is available in two variants, the 3 GB RAM variant with 16 GB of ROM is priced at Rs 15K, whereas, higher variant, which is 4 GB RAM with 32 GB ROM is priced at Rs 17K.

Anyways, if you thinking of purchasing this device, then please do read this posts as we are going to mention the top reasons as to why you should buy the Lenovo/Motorola Moto G5 Plus.

top 7 reasons to buy the Motorola Moto G5 Plus

So, here are the top 7 reasons to buy the Motorola Moto G5 Plus-

#1. Great Camera

One of the main reasons behind the Moto G4 Plus huge success was its camera. The 16 MP camera along with LED flash and laser autofocus can easily beat smartphones like Redmi Note 4, Zenfone 3 Max, Honor 5X, etc.

Now, coming back to the Moto G5 Plus, the device packs a 12 MP rear facing camera, and a 5 MP front-facing camera. This kind of reduction in the megapixel size is not new, the same kind of concept was seen with the Galaxy S7.

The 12 MP rear-facing camera is getting accompanied by a dual-LED flash, sadly, you don’t get Laser autofocus. Despite lacking laser autofocus, the Moto G5 Plus lets you take some great pictures with crisp details, saturation, and good color accuracy.

In addition to 1080p recording, the Moto G5 Plus also supports 4K recording at 30 frames per second, now, that’s something which you don’t get to see in mid-range smartphones.

#2. Powerful Specs

The mid-range smartphone market is one of the heated segment, where over priced smartphones with a lack of features fails to stay in the competition, and Motorola is well aware of the fact.

As a result, the G5 Plus features a powerful Snapdragon 625 octa-core processor coupled with 3 / 4 GB of RAM, which is more than sufficient to handle your day to day multitasking jobs. For gaming, you get an Adreno 506 GPU. Overall, for the price range of the 15K, the lower variant turns out to be a good pick.

#3. Android Nougat

With the Google Nexus 6, we saw the first looks of the Android Marshmallow, and then its successor the Android Nougat. However, there aren’t many devices which you’ll find running on Android Nougat right out of the box.

But that’s not the case with the Moto G5 Plus, thankfully, you get Android Nougat with some added. Although, there is no customization done to the UI, which is not surprising, hence, you get to see the stock Android UI.

#4. Dedicated Micro SD slot

Smartphones with removable battery and dedicated micro SD card slot has become rare, almost all smartphones these days have a hybrid card slot, thereby, allowing you to either one SIM card and a microSD card, or two SIM card.

However, thankfully, with the Moto G5 Plus, you get a dedicated Micro SD card slot along with dedicated slots for two nano SIM  cards. Thus, you can use two SIM cards and a microSD card at a time.

#5. Good Gaming performance

Gaming is another section where the Moto G5 Plus impresses, courtesy of the Adreno 506 GPU, heavy games like Asphalt 8, NFS: Most Wanted, Nova 3, etc.  can be played on the highest settings. Nevertheless, while playing games, you will face some heating issues.

Sometimes, the temperature may hit up to 45 degrees, and once the phone tends to heat up, you’ll notice minor frame drops.

#6. Decent Battery Life

We had expected to see a larger battery on the Moto G5 Plus, but Motorola have kept the battery unchanged, another surprise was the missing USD Type C ports, unlike the Moto M, the Moto G5 Plus comes with the micro-USB port.

But, you do get a Turbocharger bundled with the device, which also shifts the focus to the battery life. Well, depending on the type of usage you do, the Moto G5 Plus can easily last for a full working day.

#7. Premium Metal Body Design

One of the major changes that have to be the built, so far, Motorola G series always had a plastic body, but with the Moto G5 Plus, you get a premium metal unibody design, thereby, giving the device a premium look and feel.


Device name Moto G5 Plus
Company Lenovo
Release Date March 2017
Sim Dual-sim
Sim-Type Nano
Weight 155 g
Dimension (5.91×2.91×0.30)inches
Colors available in Lunar Grey, Fine GOld
Screen Size 5.2 inch
Display Type IPS LCD
Resolution 1080×1920 pixels
Protection Corning Gorilla Glass 3
Pixel density ~ 424 ppi
O.S & Hardware
O.S Android v7.0(Nougat)
UI Stock UI
Processor 2.0 GHz Octa-core
Chipset Qualcomm Snapdragon 625
GPU Adreno 506
RAM 3/4 GB
Internal memory 16/32 GB
micro-SD slot Yes
Expandable memory up to 256 GB
Proximity Yes
Accelerometer Yes
Fingerprint Yes
Gyroscope Yes
Primary Camera 12 MP
Secondary Camera 5 MP
Video 4K recording @30fps
Features Dual LED flash,panorama,touch focus,
HDR,face detection,Geo-tagging
Wi-Fi Yes,Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n
Bluetooth v 4.2,A2DP
3G Yes
4G Yes
USB micro-USB,v 2.0
Audio Jack Yes,3.5 mm stereo audio jack
Loud Speaker Mono
Capacity 3000 mAh (Li-lon)
Removable No
Talk Time NA
Store & Price
flipkart Rs 10,999 Click here to buy
amazon Rs 10,999 Click here to buy



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