Motorola unveiled the Moto G5 Plus at the Mobile World Congress in the February End. Just 15 days after unveiling of the new smartphone, today the device is launched on Flipkart.
Motorola said they have sold more than 6 million Moto G smartphone in India. Anuj Sharma Motorola Product marketing manager said about the success of the previous Moto G devices in the India.
The New Moto G5 is launched for Rs 14,999 for the 3 GB RAM and 16 GB storage variant and the higher variant is priced at Rs. 16,999 with 4 GB Ram and 32 GB storage. The Moto G5 Plus sale will start on Flipkart on 15 March 2017 at 11:59 p.m. (First Sale).
The Motorola Moto G5 Plus Comes in 2 Price Variants and will go on sale on 15 March at 11:59 pm on Flipkart.
|Motorola Moto G5 Plus||Price||Available||Sale Date|
|Moto G5 Plus 16 GB / 3 GB||Rs 14999||Flipkart||15 March, 11: 59 pm|
|Moto G5 Plus 32 GB /4 GB||Rs 16999||Flipkart||15 March, 11: 59 pm|
It is a Flipkart exclusive deal which means you can’t buy it anywhere else in India. The Moto G5 Plus is the successor to the Moto G4 Plus launched last year. The last year’s Moto G4 Plus came with one of the best camera setup. The rear camera was astonishingly better than anything in the sub 15K price range. The smartphone at the time of launch was priced at Rs. 14,999 for the 32 GB storage and 3 GB RAM version.
The Motorola Moto G5 Plus comes with several highlight features including the vastly improved rear camera.
The Top 5 Key Features for the Motorola Moto G5 Plus are
1. Google Assistant – It was exclusive to Pixel Phones earlier (Virtual Assistant).
2. Android Nougat 7.0 – Pure Stock Android Experience.
3. New Front Oval Shaped Fingerprint Scanner.
4. Premium design, splash proof, Aluminum 6000
5. Dual Pixel Rear Camera – 25% better than G4 Plus Low Light Performance.
Build and Finish – The Motorola Moto G5 Plus is made of Aluminum 6000 metal similar to the Nokia 6, the smartphone has a premium metallic finish and is also a splash proof mobile. It is made of diamond cut finish and the camera at the back has great finish.
Performance – The smartphone is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 Octa Core Processor clocked at 2.0 GHz and comes with the Adreno 506 GPU. It is the same configuration which is found on the Xiaomi Redmi Note 4.
The smartphone is paired with 32 GB /64 GB of storage and comes with 3 GB /4 GB RAM respectively.
Camera – The Motorola Moto G5 Plus comes with a 5.2 Inch display with Full HD resolution with 423 PPi. The display is protected with the Corning Gorilla Glass 3. The Key highlight of the smartphone is the 12 Mega Pixel rear camera with f/1.7 aperture which is excellent for the low light photography. The camera comes with Dual Autofocus pixels to focus on the subject very quickly.
The camera is 25% better compared to the Moto G4 Plus specially in the low light conditions.
The smartphone rear camera comes with a Dual Led Flash and also has the capability to record 4K videos. Motorola is claiming that it is the best smartphone camera mobile in this price range in India. By utilizing 10x more pixels on the sensor, you can focus on your subject up to 60 percent faster than Moto G4 Plus, as stated by Motorola at the launch.
There is a 5 Mega pixel front camera and comes with a wide angle lens and also has the beautification mode. Motorola is using the Google Gallery as the standard App for managing photos.
Fingerprint Scanner – The Fingerprint scanner is improved and now comes with an oblong shape placed at the front of the device.
Android Nougat & Connectivity – The smartphone comes with Moto App which offers gesture support like twist to open the camera App and shake to turn on the flash light sensor.
The smartphone comes with NFC support and there is Dual Sim Support along with a dedicated slot to use the micro-sd card. You can use upto 256 GB memory card with the new Moto G5 Plus. There is support for 3G as well as 4G LTE and VOLTE . The smartphone will work with all the major telecom operators in India – JIO , Airtel , Idea and Vodafone.
Battery Life – The Motorola Moto G5 Plus comes with 3000 mAH Capacity battery life which can last all day with the power efficient Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 Processor.
Motorola said at the launch event they researched and found out that the most important factor for the consumers is Display, battery life and camera performance which they have focused with the Moto G5 Plus and made it an un-compromised device.
Flipkart Buy Back Offer Details for Moto G5 Plus
Flipkart is offering some freebies with the new Moto G5 Plus here are the details of the Buy Back Guarantee offer. The buy back program allows you to sell your smartphone to Flipkart between 6 to 8 months after purchase at a discounted price.
The below price looks really discounted though (7K). You can buy a new mobile from some selected sellers on Flipkart and adjust the buy back amount. The overall scheme doesn’t look very attractive as the 7K buy back amount is quiet low, you can easily get a much higher value on OLX or Quicker compared to this. Plus there are other many conditions which you need to be aware before opting for it. Here are some of the terms and conditions for the buyback.
Overall Initial thoughts on Motorola Moto G5 Plus, Redmi Note 4 , Huawei Honor 6X
The Motorola Moto G5 Plus looks promising and the smartphone comes with decent specs for the price. The smartphone competes with the Huawei Honor 6X and the Xiaomi Redmi Note 4. But the higher variant of the Moto G5 Plus is more expensive compared to both the devices.
Moto G5 Plus has a better camera and runs on the latest OS when compared to the top selling Xiaomi Redmi Note 4. The advantage of the Redmi Note 4 is much more battery, it can last upto 30% higher with the 4100 mAH battery capacity.
There is also the price advantage and additional storage (Redmi Note 4 comes with 64 GB of storage) compared to 32 GB on the Moto G5 Plus. Though if you are looking for a better camera and stock android experience the Moto G5 Plus may be ideal for you otherwise the Redmi Note 4 is quiet bang for buck.