Following every year’s Motorola’s trend, Lenovo has launched the Moto G5 and G5 Plus smartphones at the MWC 2017 event in Barcelona. The Moto G5 Plus is the bigger variant among both and its a successor to the last year’s Moto G4 Plus. The question that needs an answer here is, how well does the G5 Plus get an upgrade from the last year’s G4 Plus. Let’s try to find an answer for that today.

Also check: Moto G5 Plus vs Moto G5 Comparison

Moto G5 Plus vs. Moto G4 Plus – Display: The Motorola Moto G5 Plus gets a size cut in the display section, with just 5.2-inches. When compared to the 5.5-inch as seen on the Moto G4 Plus. However, the 1080p panel remains the same on both. One thing that we liked on the G4 Plus is the slim bezels on either side giving a screen-to-body ratio of over 71.2%, and on the other hand, the G5 Plus just has 67.1% screen-to-body ratio giving lesser room for the screen.

On the bright side, the G5 Plus’s smaller display has an advantage with more pixel density and a lot crispier texts. Both the displays have Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection

Moto G5 Plus vs. Moto G4 Plus – Hardware: The Motorola Moto G5 Plus is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 2.0GHz Octa-Core processor, which is a significant upgrade over the Snapdragon 617 SoC which was a failure because of its heating issues. The Snapdragon 625 SoC is the most power efficient chipset and a decent chipset for gaming as well.

With the Moto G4 Plus, the high-end model comes with 3GB of RAM, while the G5 Plus has a 4GB RAM variant. However, that’s limited to selected markets.

Moto G5 Plus vs. Moto G4 Plus – Camera: The Moto G4 Plus features a 16-megapixel rear camera with f/2.0, phase detection, laser autofocus, dual-LED (dual tone) flash and can record videos at 1080p. On the other hand, the G5 Plus packs a 12-megapixel rear camera with Sony IMX362 sensor, dual-tone LED flash, Dual-Pixel Autofocus, f/1.7 aperture and can record 4K videos.

Though the pixel count might look bigger on the G4 Plus, it is the Moto G5 Plus that has a better camera sensor and features that tag along. The G5 Plus rear camera can record 4K videos tells the story in brief.

While on the front, both have the same 5-megapixel shooter that is capable of recording 1080p videos. But the G5 Plus can record 2160p videos at 30fps.


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