Motorola has launched 2 new smartphones today in the Indian market, the Moto G5s and Moto G5s Plus. The Moto G5s Plus is the first Dual camera smartphone from Motorola.
The Moto G5s and G5s Plus were unveiled on 2nd August 2017 and both the smartphones come with improved specs and cameras. Let’s have a look at both Moto phones and what they have different.
Moto G5s and G5s Plus variants Launched in India:
- Moto G5s – 4 GB RAM and 32 GB Ram – Price at Rs. 13,999
- Moto G5s Plus – 4 GB RAM and 64 GB Ram – Price at Rs. 15,999.
Launch Offers and Availability Moto G5s Plus and Moto G5s
Also, the Motorola Moto G5 will be priced at Rs. 11,999 while the price for the Moto G5 Plus is reduced from Rs. 15,999 to Rs. 14,999. Both the smartphones will be available on Amazon India starting 30th August 2017 at 12:00 AM and it will also go on sale from Moto hubs (Motorola Retail counters).
Motorola is also offering an additional cash back of Rs 1000 if you wish to exchange your old Moto phone as part of loyalty bonus. Motorola is also offering the Moto sports headphone at Rs. 499 (instead of Rs. 1499 MRP).
Moto G5s S Plus
The Motorola Moto G5s plus comes with a Dual rear camera setup with 13 MP, f/2.0 aperture lens and with the ability to record 4K videos. The smartphone comes with an 8-megapixel front selfie camera with soft flash to click better low-light selfies.
The smartphone is made from a single block of aluminum 6000 material and comes with premium build quality.
Key Camera Features
- 12 MP Dual camera can click great portrait shots with Bokeh Effect.
- You can easily adjust the amount of Bokeh effect on the images clicked by the smartphone with a slider.
- There is also a PRO mode to capture images the way you like by controlling the ISO and exposure in the Moto G5s Plus.
- Selective Colouring and focus can click images with the subject or person with colors and make the background B&W.
So there are many new features for the photography enthusiasts in the Motorola Moto G5s Plus to keep you experimenting with the camera App.
The Moto G5s plus is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 Processor clocked at 2.0 GHz and comes with Adreno 506 GPU. The smartphone comes with 5.5 Inch Full HD Display with 2.5D Curve glass surface.
The smartphone will have 4 GB of Ram and 64 GB internal storage which will be user expandable.
The Moto G5s plus runs on 3000 mAH capacity battery and also has the latest Android Nougat 7.1 OS. The Moto G5s competes with the recently launched Xiaomi Mi A1.
Key Spec For Moto G5s Plus
- 5.5 inches FHD Display.
- Android Nougat 7.1 with stock android.
- Qualcomm MSM8953 Snapdragon 625, clocked at 2.0 GHz.
- Adreno 506
- 4 GB RAM
- Dual 13 MP camera
- 8 MP Selfie camera.
- 64 GB onboard storage.
- 3000 mAH Battery (Fast Charging).
- Weight – 168 grams
- Price Rs. 15,999
The Moto G5s is different compared to the Dual camera Moto G5s Plus. The Moto G5s comes with a 16 MP Single rear camera with LED Flash at the back of the phone.
The front side has a 5 Megapixel front selfie camera which is ideal for taking selfies.
The smartphone comes with a 5.2 Inch Full HD Display (1920*1080) pixels with 2.5D Curve glass on top of it and also has 4 GB of ram and 32 GB of internal storage. The Moto G5s comes with Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 processor clocked at 1.4 GHz in place of SD 625 on the Moto G5s Plus.
The mobile comes with Android Nougat 7.1 out of the box and also has a similar 3000 mAH battery capacity.
The Moto G5s is priced at Rs. 13,999 and will compete with the Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 as well as the Dual camera Lenovo K8 Note in this price range.
Both the smartphones come with a fingerprint scanner and also have 4G VOLTE support.
Key Spec For Moto G5s
- Display – 5.2 inches IPS LCD display
- Resolution – 1920 * 1080 pixels (423 ppi pixel density).
- Operating system – Android Nougat 7.1 with stock Android.
- Processor –Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 Processor clocked at 1.4 GHz.
- GPU – Adreno 505
- Ram – 4 GB
- Rear Camera – 16 Megapixel rear camera, autofocus, dual-LED (dual tone) flash.
- Front Selfie Camera- 5 MP, Dedicated LED flash.
- Internal Storage – 32 GB internal storage which can be expanded to 128 GB.
- Battery – 3000 mAh battery with Turbo Charging.
- Weight – 158 grams.
- Sensors – Fingerprint Scanner front.
- Price Rs. 13,999
Below are the early leaks and details about the Moto Phones. You can ignore these if you wish to.
Moto G5s Plus and Moto G5s Official Global Launch, Specs, Price, Availability
2-August-2017 – Motorola has unveiled the two new phones Moto G5s Plus and the Moto G5s which offers better cameras compared to the predecessors.
Motorola has shared the details about the new Moto G5s and Moto G5s Plus on the official Moto blog post stating that the phones promise better camera and design compared to the current Moto G5 and Moto G5 Plus. Can read about Moto G5s and G5s Plus Expected India Launch here
Both the Moto G5s Plus and G5s come with exquisite design and carefully crafted metal unibody design from a single piece of aluminum. The phones look similar to the predecessors though comes with a slight change to antenna design.
There is also an addition of 2.5D Curve glass on top of the display which was not there earlier on the Moto G5 and G5 Plus, making the new phone look more premium.
Moto G5s Plus Specs, launch, Price, Camera details
The Moto G5s Plus comes with all new exciting dual rear camera set-up a first for any mid-range Motorola smartphone. While the Moto G5 plus came with a 12 MP f/1.7 camera which is excellent for photography, Motorola this time has upped the game with the new Moto G5s Plus.
The Moto G5s Plus offers Dual rear cameras with 13 Megapixel lenses and a special image optimization software to enhance the final image clicked by both the lenses. There is a new selective focus mode which allows you to click better portrait shots with a good background blur.
You can even click detailed images in black and white mode and even have the ability to change the background, some nifty features to add to the camera.
The rear camera has a f/2.0 aperture lens. It also has the ability to record 4K videos.
At the front side, it comes with an 8 Megapixel selfie camera f/2.2 aperture lens, with a soft flash to click better selfies in all light conditions. There is also a panoramic mode to capture wider shots using the front camera.
Powering the smartphone is the Qualcomm SD 625 Processor with a clock speed of 2.0 GHz and is also paired with the Adreno 506 GPU to take care of gaming/multimedia needs.
The G5s plus has a gorgeous 5.5 Inch Full HD Display with 401 PPI and 2.5D Curve glass on top of the screen. There is support for 4G LTE as well as VOLTE for the Moto G5s Plus and G5s to ensure faster data connectivity.
The mobile comes with 3000 mAH capacity battery and there is also turbocharging support which can charge the Moto at a very rapid pace.
Lastly, it runs on the Android Nougat 7 along with the near stock experience. Further, they come with two new features – the night reading mode and the quick reply function.
The Moto G5s Plus costs Euro 299 or Rs. 22,000 in the Indian Rupee and is already available in Europe. However, India launch is likely to happen in August 2017.
Moto G5s Specs, Price Launch, Camera and Features
The Moto G5s comes with a similar design and software, sans the dual rear camera on the Moto G5s Plus.
Instead, the Moto G5s comes with a single High Megapixel (16 MP) camera along with PDAF (phase detection autofocus). The camera comes with an improved auto-focus system to capture the subjects quickly.
The front camera on the Moto G5s is also different when compared to the Moto G5s Plus, it comes with a 5 Megapixel wide angle lens, instead of an 8 Megapixel selfie shooter on the G5s Plus.
For starter, it comes with a slightly smaller display with 5.2 Inch screen size and offers Full HD resolution (1920*1080) pixels.
Performance and Battery
Powering the phone is the Qualcomm SD 430 Processor which has the highest clock speed of 1.4 GHz. Additionally, it comes with a 3 GB of ram and 32 GB of internal storage which can be expanded to 128 GB using the micro-sd card.
Besides, it comes with 3000 mAH capacity battery which is similar to the larger Moto G5s Plus. Ideally, Motorola would have made the G5s a bit thicker compared to G5s plus.
Furthermore, the phone comes with 4G LTE / Volte, fingerprint scanner, night mode and quick reply features. The smartphone also runs on the latest Android Nougat OS and offers near stock experience.
It is available for Euro 249 and will ship in August’17. In terms of Indian pricing, it converts to Rs. 18,500 but we can expect a bit lower price for both the models going by the past experience with Motorola.
Moto G5 Plus Launched on Flipkart Price Rs 14999
Motorola unveiled the Moto G5 Plus at the Mobile World Congress at the February End. Just 15 days after the unveiling, today the device is launched on Flipkart.
Motorola said, “They have sold more than 6 million Moto G smartphones in India”. Anuj Sharma Motorola Product marketing manager shared the success story of the Moto G devices in India.
For starters, the New Moto G5 is available for Rs. 14,999 for the 3 GB RAM and 16 GB storage variant. The higher variant goes for Rs. 16,999 with 4 GB Ram and 32 GB storage. Notably, 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 that means you can’t buy it anywhere else in India. Furthermore, 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 cameras in mid-range phones. In fact, the rear camera was astonishingly better than anything in the sub 15K price range. The G4 Plus at the time of launch was priced at Rs. 14,999 for the 32 GB storage and 3 GB RAM version.
Even, the Motorola Moto G5 Plus comes with several highlight features including the vastly improved rear camera.
The Top 5 Key Features of 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 phone has a premium metallic finish and is even splash-proof. Besides, it is made of diamond cut finish and the camera at the back looks incredibly cool.
Moto G5 Plus draws power from Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 Octa Core Processor clocked at 2.0 GHz. Coupled with the Adreno 506 GPU, to offer blazing fast performance. It is the same configuration found on the Xiaomi Redmi Note 4.
The smartphone comes with 32 GB /64 GB of storage and 3 GB /4 GB RAM respectively.
Display and Camera
The Motorola Moto G5 Plus comes with a 5.2 Inch display with Full HD resolution with 423 PPi. The Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protects the display.
Above all, the key highlight of the phone is the 12 Mega Pixel rear camera with a f/1.7 aperture. It is excellent for even low light photography due to the larger aperture size. The camera comes with Dual Autofocus pixels and can focus on the subject even before a blink.
The camera is 25% better compared to the Moto G4 Plus, especially in the low light conditions.
Furthermore, the rear camera comes with a Dual Led Flash and even has the capability to record 4K videos. Motorola is claiming that it is the best camera mobile in this price range available 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.
What’s more, there is a 5 Megapixel front camera with a wide-angle lens and even has the beautification mode. Motorola is using the Google Gallery as the standard App for managing photos.
The G5 Plus comes with an oblong shape front mounted Fingerprint Scanner.
Android Nougat & Connectivity
Additionally, the G5 comes with a Moto App that offers gesture support, like twist to open the camera App and shake to turn on the flashlight sensor. Nifty additions to the bland Android UI.
For connectivity, there is NFC and Dual Sim support. Besides, it has a dedicated slot to use the micro-sd card. In fact, 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. Hence it will work with all the major telecom operators (JIO, Airtel, Idea, and Vodafone) in India without any hassles.
The Motorola Moto G5 Plus comes with 3000 mAH Capacity battery life that can last all day because of 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”. Thereby, they have focused on these, in the Moto G5 Plus and made it an un-compromising device.
Flipkart Buy Back Offer Details for Moto G5 Plus
Furthermore, Flipkart is offering some freebies with the new Moto G5 Plus. Here are the details of the Buy Back Guarantee offer: The buyback program allows you to sell your smartphone to Flipkart between 6 to 8 months after purchase at a discounted price.
You can buy a new mobile from some selected sellers on Flipkart and adjust the buyback amount. The buyback price looks ridiculously low. In other words, the overall scheme doesn’t look very attractive as the 7K buyback amount is quite low. You can easily get a much higher value on OLX or Quicker than from Flipkart. Egregiously, there are many more conditions that you need to be aware before opting for it.
Initial thoughts on Motorola Moto G5 Plus, Redmi Note 4, Huawei Honor 6X
In conclusion, the Motorola Moto G5 Plus looks promising and the phone comes with decent specs for the price. It competes with the Huawei Honor 6X and the Xiaomi Redmi Note 4. But the higher variant of the Moto G5 Plus is more expensive in comparison to both these devices.
Moto G5 Plus has a better camera and runs on the latest OS in comparison to the top-selling Xiaomi Redmi Note 4. On the other hand, the advantage of the Redmi Note 4 is a Brobdingnagian battery, it can last up to 30% higher with its 4100 mAH battery capacity.
Also, there is a price advantage and additional storage (Redmi Note 4 comes with 64 GB of storage) compared to 32 GB on the Moto G5 Plus. Having said that, 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 bang for the buck.
Motorola has also launched a more affordable Moto G5 in the Indian market.
Motorola Moto G5
The Motorola Moto G5 is slightly smaller in comparison to the Moto G5 Plus and comes with a 5.0 inch Full HD Display with 1920*1080 pixels resolution and 443 PPi.
The phone costs Rs. 12,000 or Euro 199 and comes with 2 GB of Ram and 16 GB of internal storage. There is also a higher variant which comes with 32 GB of storage and 3 GB of Ram, the price for which is unknown. The storage is expandable on both the devices up to 128 GB.
For photography, it has a 13 Megapixel rear camera(f/2.0 aperture) with auto-focus and Dual Led Flash. Additionally, there is a 5 Megapixel front selfie camera. The G5 has a decent 2800 mAH capacity battery which is sufficient to last all day and even comes with Moto Turbo charging support.
Both the G5 and the G5 Plus are 4G as well as VOLTE ready devices.
Full Specifications For Moto G5
- Display – 5.0 Inch HD Display (1920*1080) pixels, 441 PPi.
- Screen Protection – Corning Gorilla Glass 3
- Processor – Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 Octa Core processor Clocked at 1.4 GHz
- GPU – Adreno 505 GPU
- RAM – 3 GB
- Storage – 16 GB GB , expandable upto 128 GB.
- Rear Camera – 13 MP rear camera with Autofocus , PDAF
- Front selfie camera – 5 MP Front Selfie camera with f/2.2 aperture
- OS – Android Nougat 7.0 with Google Assistant.
- Battery Capacity – 2800 mAh battery with Moto Turbo charging.
- Connectivity – Dual Sim 4G with VOLTE
- Weight – 146 grams
- Thickness – 9.5 mm
- Fingerprint Scanner – Yes on front side
- USB TYPE C – NO
- Micro USB Port – YES
- Price Rs. 12,000