Motorola’s latest Moto G5 and Moto G5 Plus have finally gone official after an endless stream of leaks revealed pretty much everything there was to know about the handsets. However, the company did announce a couple of new details at its MWC 2017 event.
Motorola’s main marketing push behind the G series is the appeal of premium features at an affordable price tag. The Moto G5 and Moto G5 Plus continue this philosophy with an updated metal design and a number of hardware upgrades. Both have the honor of being among the first to feature support for Google Assistant.
The AI companion has so far been restricted to Google’s own Pixel series of phones. Another new development is the arrival of a feature called One Button Nav. The tool lets users navigate their screen via the fingerprint scanner. There’s also Moto Actions to activate apps through simple gestures and Moto Display to preview notifications without having to unlock the smartphone.
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Motorola’s doubled down on the Moto G5 Plus’ photography skills by blessing it with a 12MP camera that it claims is the best in its class. The module boasts of a large f/1.7 aperture, 4K video recording skills, and Dual Autofocus Pixels to narrow in on a target in the blink of an eye. The last feature is notably seen on high-end offerings like the Samsung Galaxy S7.
Motorola Moto G5 Plus specifications at a glance:
– OS: Android 7.0 Nougat
– Display: 5.2-inch, 1080 x 1920 pixels
– Storage: 32GB/64GB, expandable up to 128GB
– RAM: 2GB/3GB/4GB
– CPU: 2GHz octa-core Snapdragon 625
– Camera: 12MP rear, 5MP front
– Battery: 3000mAh
– Size: 150.2 x 74 x 7.9mm
– Weight: 155g
– Connectivity: dual-SIM, 4G, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.2, NFC
The Moto G5 starts at a €199 (roughly $210 or Rs 14000) price tag for the 2GB/16GB variant. The Moto G5 Plus will be available at $229 (about Rs 15300) for the 2GB/32GB model and €279 (approx $295 or Rs 19700) for the 3GB/32GB one. The two will hit Europe, North America, Latin America, and Asia Pacific in the beginning of March.