The Moto G5 Plus, the phone many of us were waiting for since its announcement is finally here. It’s sporting a 5.2-inch full HD IPS display with Corning Gorilla Glass 3 on the top. It is powered by the Snapdragon 625 bundled with Adreno 506 and available in different variants based on the storage and memory. The Camera is the point where it excels at.
The 12MP f/1.7 shooter in the rear is as good as the Samsung Galaxy S7’s camera. The front has a 5MP selfie camera. It has a fingerprint sensor which is front-mounted. The 3000 mAh non-removable battery keeps you running throughout the day and also supports Fast Charging.
Here’s the FAQ for the Moto G5 Plus
What are the color options and price of the phone?
The phone comes in two colors – Lunar Grey and Gold. There are two variants based on the RAM and storage – Rs. 14999 for the 3GB RAM + 16GB storage variant, and Rs. 16999 for 4GB RAM + 32GB storage variant.
Does the Moto G5 Plus have FM support?
Yes, the phone has support for FM radio and there is an app available for the same. As usual, it will need the headphones to run the app without an issue because the headphone pin, when inserted in the jack, would act as an antenna for the incoming station signals.
How much storage does the 32GB storage variant have for the user?
The total storage available in the ROM is about 24.59 GB out of which about 1.6GB is used up already and thus, you will get about 23GB storage.
Is the MicroSD card slot on the Moto G5 Plus a dedicated one or a hybrid slot?
Fortunately, Lenovo has continued with what Motorola offered in the past. There are two SIM card slots along with a separate MicroSD card slot, which is on the same tray but on the reverse side of the card tray.
What is the OS version running in the device?
It is the Android 7.0 Nougat OS running out of the box. The phone has the stock Android interface with some Moto features included.
What are the pre-installed apps provided on the G5 Plus?
Apart from the Google apps that come as a part of the Play software in the Android phones, the other apps that are pre-installed in the phone include the tools (Clock, Calculator, File Manager) and FM Radio, and the Moto app.
What are all the camera modes on the G5 Plus?
The 12MP rear camera has a panorama, Slo-mo video, and a Professional mode.It has Phase Detection Autofocus which is similar to what we see in DSLR’s. It is capable of recording video up to 4K at 30fps and Slo-Mo videos at 720p 60fps. In the Manual mode, we have White Balance, Shutter Speed, ISO and Manual Exposure.
Does the Moto G5 Plus have Google Assistant support?
Oh yes! It does come out of the box with Google Assistant Support. All you need to make sure is that you have the latest Google App. You have to set it up at the first use and then, you’re good to go. Happy “Ok Google” ing!
Does it have the Laser Autofocus?
Unfortunately, the Moto G5 Plus doesn’t have the Laser Autofocus, but it does have the Dual Pixel Autofocus. Maybe the 12MP f/1.7 rear camera pulled it out.
Does it support Fast Charging?
Yes, it does support fast charging with the Quick Charger provided. It kicks in about 60% of battery in 50 min.
Does Moto G5 Plus support VoLTE?
Yes, it supports VoLTE in any one of the SIM slots. Hence, Jio can be used flawlessly.
Does it heat up?
Usually, with normal browsing and usage, it does not heat up. But, when heavy gaming and while charging, it does get heated up a bit.
Where are the speakers located on the Moto G5 Plus?
As everyone’s wondering, there is the only speaker for everything including voice calls and other things. It’s located at the top of the phone in the center.
Does it have a LED notification light?
Surprisingly, the Moto G5 Plus doesn’t have the LED notification light as the Moto G4 Plus. It’s just the usual Moto notification screen you get when you hold the phone in your hand in case of notifications.
Does the front camera support HDR?
Yes, same as the prequel Moto G4 Plus, even the Moto G5 Plus supports the HDR image capturing.
How many Fingerprints can it register?
Five. Most of the phone’s fingerprint ID registrations are limited to five.
Is it compatible with Moto Mods?
No, Moto Mods aren’t supported by the Moto G5 Plus. As far as I know, Moto Mods are currently compatible with just the Moto Z series.
What are the sensors included in the Moto G5 Plus?
The sensors that come into the G5 Plus include a fingerprint sensor, accelerometer, ambient light, gyroscope, magnetometer, and a proximity sensor. The phone also has NFC.
Does it have NFC?
Yes, it does have NFC with which you can Instant Pay and it also transfers data using Android Beam. Android Beam is quick sharing of data via NFC.
Does it support Dual Band Wifi?
Yes, it supports Dual Band Wifi at 2.4GHz and 5GHz.
Moto G5 Plus Pros and Cons
- Metallic body
- Android Nougat OS with Google Assistant
- 12MP camera with F/1.7 aperture
- Turbo charge quick charging feature
- Battery not so strong against competition
- A bit uppish with the price
- Camera bump on the back