Motorola Moto G5 Plus

Competition in the mobile sector is intense, but if there is a segment where he becomes still more complicated if there is no doubt in the middle range. Today the offer is enormous, but a few years ago there were many proposals to follow the philosophy of the “much too little”, if not that the choice is reduced to a few models, and among them, the Motorola Moto G were no doubt the Kings of this category.

Things have changed a lot in a few years and today the middle range has grown to almost complete saturation. But in Lenovo they not surrender and continue trying to sure its Moto G line is among the most interesting options of this segment. His latest proposal is duo Moto G5 and G5 Plus bike we just know at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. Let’s take a look at all what they offer.

More manageable sizes and metal designs

Like its predecessors, the new G5 bike come in two variants, one normal with some simple features and a more complete Plus variant, but in this case other differences are added.

The screen size is the main difference with the naked eye and which also distance them from the previous Moto G4, whose screens were both 5.5 inch. Lenovo rectifies this time for two different, both diagonals that are more manageable.

The Moto G5 bet by a panel of 5 inches while his older brother up to 5.2 inches. That Yes, the two kept the FullHD resolution 1080 p, so its density is of 440 and 423 pixels respectively, which is not bad.

Regarding the design, Motorola says that you between plastic, metal or glass, 48% of users prefer the metal and both models feature grey or gold tone aluminium housings. However, only the G5 Plus bike advocates unibody design, Moto G5 maintains the possibility to remove the back cover to access the battery.

The visual language maintains consistency with earlier generations, although in this case have gotten rid of those square shoulder buttons as little flattering, opting instead for a more oval shape. Both are equipped with an integrated fingerprint reader.

But the detail that is striking is in the rear and camera. Lenovo has used the same style that we saw in the Moto Z and Moto Z Play, placing the camera in a fairly large black circle that excels in the G5 Plus motorcycle chassis, while the G5 bike is slightly below the housing.

Speaking of cameras, the Moto G5 has 13 megapixel of resolution and focus by phase detection. Moreover, the Moto G5 Plus benefits from a more advanced configuration. Its main sensor has 12 megapixels, but is larger and that, combined with its lens f/1.7, translates into better low-light according to the company.

The approach is another strong point of the Moto G5 Plus camera. The terminal has Dual Pixel technology to make the approach more quickly (up to 60% more than the G4 Plus according to Lenovo). For the front camera, the two have a 5 megapixel sensor.

Another key difference with respect to the previous Moto G4 resides in the processor, more specifically in the Moto G5. If Lenovo last year argued for the same chip (Snapdragon 617), this year the Moto G5 suffer cuts and complies with a Snapdragon 430, while his older brother rides Snapdragon 625.

In regards to the memory, the two have 2 GB of RAM, although the G5 Plus bike will also be a version of 3 GB of RAM. Contrary to what had been said, the internal capacity will be 16 GB on the basic model and 32 GB in the top.

For battery, motorcycle G5 integrates a unit of 2,800 mAh capacity with fast charging system and the G5 Plus rises to 3,000 mAh with function TurboPower, a system that, according to Lenovo, gets up to six hours of autonomy in just 15 minutes.

Of course, in the section of the software have 7.0 Android Nougat and an interface that is very close to Android stock, including support for Google Assistant, although currently the wizard is only available in English.

In addition, Lenovo is permitted to include some functions as the system of notifications Moto Display and Moto Actions, with advantages such as the scrolling between screens with gestures on the fingerprint reader.

Lenovo has confirmed that the G5 Moto and Moto G5 Plus will be launched in Latin America, Europe, North America and Asia from the month of March and until they have unveiled their prices.

Network Technology GSM / CDMA / HSPA / EVDO / LTE
Launch Announced 2017, February
Status Coming soon. Exp. release 2017, March
Body Dimensions 150.2 x 74 x 7.7 mm (5.91 x 2.91 x 0.30 in)
Weight 155 g (5.47 oz)
SIM Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)
Display Type IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
Size 5.2 inches (~67.1% screen-to-body ratio)
Resolution 1080 x 1920 pixels (~424 ppi pixel density)
Multitouch Yes
Protection Corning Gorilla Glass 3
Platform OS Android OS, v7.0 (Nougat)
Chipset Qualcomm MSM8953 Snapdragon 625
CPU Octa-core 2.0 GHz Cortex-A53
GPU Adreno 506
Memory Card slot microSD, up to 256 GB
Internal 32/64 GB, 2/4 GB RAM; 32 GB, 3 GB RAM
Camera Primary 12 MP, f/1.7, autofocus, dual-LED (dual tone) flash
Features Geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, panorama, auto-HDR
Video 2160p@30fps (USA)/ 1080p@30fps (EMEA)
Secondary 5 MP, f/2.2
Sound Alert types Vibration; MP3, WAV ringtones
Loudspeaker Yes
3.5mm jack Yes
– Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic
Comms WLAN Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, dual-band, WiFi Direct, hotspot
Bluetooth v4.2, A2DP, LE, EDR
NFC Yes (market dependent)
Radio FM radio
USB microUSB v2.0, USB Host
Features Sensors Fingerprint (front-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass
Messaging SMS(threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Email, IM
Browser HTML5
Java No
– Fast battery charging
– MP3/AAC+/WAV/Flac player
– MP4/H.264 player
– Photo/video editor
– Document viewer
Battery Non-removable Li-Ion 3000 mAh battery
Misc Colors Lunar Grey, Fine Gold

The basic model, the G5 bike, will cost 199 euros in its version of 2 GB of RAM and 16 GB of storage. Moreover, the Moto G5 Plus will rise to 279 euros in its version with 3 GB of RAM and 32 GB of memory. There will also be a simpler variant with 2 GB of RAM, but that will be sold only in the United States and will cost $229.

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