MWC aka Mobile World Congress is going on and all of us are as usual super excited for some new gadgets which are going to rule 2017. Among those gadgets, Smartphones are always the most happening thing in MWC. This MWC 2017 is little special and even more happening for the smartphone industry. This MWC, Nokia came back with Android. Nokia also relaunched 3310 which is quite nostalgic.
But, the majority of consumers around the world especially in India, were waiting for the next phone of the most loved Moto G series. Moto G series is the most loved series by Moto. Moto G series phones are price friendly as well as performs very well.
To continue the legacy of Moto G, Moto finally launched Moto G5 and G5 Plus in MWC 2017. What more exciting is Moto G5 is coming in India on 15 March 2017.
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Moto is at #2 in India by acquiring 10% of Indian Smartphone Market and indeed, India is a big market for Moto.
Let’s take an overview of both Moto G5 and G5 Plus
Design & Hardware
Both Moto G5 and G5 plus no more look like its predecessor. The Moto G5 and G5 Plus got all new look. Now there is no plastic body and now got the aluminum body which indeed upped the premium factor on both the devices. The back panel of Moto G5 is removable but surprisingly no removable back panel in Moto G5 Plus.
The Fingerprint sensor is a bit changed in design wise as well software wise. There is fingerprint sensor on both Moto G5 and G5 Plus which is embedded into a physical home button having gesture control. You can swipe the physical button to go back, forward or to tap the for Home screen.
The physical design of the camera is also changed and now comes within a big black circle (Like Moto Z Play) in the middle. (We will talk more about camera later in this post)
Let’s talk about some numbers for the nerds. Under the hood, Moto G5 has Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 430 SoC. It also comes with 2GB/3GB/4GB RAM options depending on the region and comes with 16GB and 32GB of storage which can be expanded using SDCard.
Whereas, Moto G5 Plus is powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 625 SoC, which is power and battery efficient. It would also come in 2GB/3GB/4GB RAM options depending on the region and comes with 16GB and 32GB of storage which is expandable using an SDCard. Moto G5 is powered by 2800mAh battery while G5 Plus has the powerhouse of 3000mAh battery which is same as in Moto G4 Plus and also supports fast charging.
Out of the box, both Moto G5 and G5 Plus would run on Android N also with Google Assistant with some Moto apps like Moto Display.
The Moto G5 has 5-inch full HD display which is an IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen having 1080 x 1920 resolution. The screen of Moto G5 is protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 3.
This is the part which does make some serious differences between G5 and G5 Plus. The Moto G5 has 13-megapixel rear with f/2.0 aperture whereas Moto G5 Plus has 12-megapixel rear camera with a f/1.7 aperture which is an amazing thing considering the price range.
Samsung provides f/1.7 lenses in their high-end galaxy devices which do process some beautiful pictures even in low light with beautiful bokeh effect. Another big addition in the camera of G5 Plus is Phase Detection Autofocus (PDAF), wherein both rear cameras can focus on a subject at the blink of an eye. The camera of Moto G5 Plus is also capable of shooting 4K Ultra HD Videos.
For Selfies, both the devices have 5 megapixel front facing camera with wide angle lens and professional mode.
We can expect an amazing camera performance in Moto G5 Plus. After Moto G3, Motorola is making some significant changes in the cameras of Moto G series. G4 Plus probably has the best camera under 20K. Now, we all have some serious hopes with Moto G5 Plus camera.
The price of Moto G4 Plus was around ₹14,000. The under the 15K category is quite competitive in India. We already have Xiaomi Redmi Note 4, Honor 6X, Lenovo Zuk 2 Plus etc under the 15K category. The Moto G5 and G5 Plus would also be somewhere around ₹15,000 but there is no official pricing revealed by Motorola India. Moto G5 and G5 Plus is coming to India on 15 March and soon we get all the details about its pricing.
Moto G5 and Moto G5 Plus would be launch in an event on 15 March 2017. The phone will be available exclusively on Flipkart.
Moto G5: Premium Smartphone in a Mid-Range Price
So that is all about the Moto G5 and G5 Plus as of now. Moto is providing a good package of performance, camera and display in a very competitive price. In Mid-Range category, you would get Aluminium Packed, 5.2″ Inch Smartphone running on Snapdragon 625 Processor which is known for its power efficiency. 5.2″ display is not only handy but also good for battery optimization. What makes the G5 Plus premium is the camera. It has all new 12-megapixel f/1.7 aperture camera which can record 4K Ultra HD videos @30FPS and also has Phase Detection Autofocus. All these camera features are available in the premium devices.
We would post a complete review of Moto G5 Plus as soon as we get hands on the device itself. Stay tuned for that.
If you are looking to buy a new phone under 20K or less. No need to say but you must wait for 15 march. It’s worth waiting for Moto G5.
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