Today at MWC in Barcelona, Lenovo finally took the wraps off their latest Android phones: the Moto G5 and the Moto G5 Plus. The Moto G line is definitely the flagship of the midrange devices and the latest addition to their line is no exception.
The Moto G5s are a continuation of their recent two-model strategy, offering a base model with respectable features and a Plus model with beefed up specs and some more premium features. The Moto G5 is a 5.0-inch device while the Moto G5 Plus 5.2-inch which is slightly smaller in physical size than last year’s 5.5-inch model.
Check out the full specs for both models below:
|Moto G5||Moto G5 Plus||Release date||February 2017||February 2017||Screen size||5.0-inch||5.2-inch||Screen technology||TFT LCD||TFT LCD||Resolution||1,920 x 1,080||1,920 x 1,080||PPI||441||424||Rear camera||13MP||12 MP||Front camera||5MP||5MP||Chipset||Snapdragon 430||Snapdragon 625||Core config||8 x 1.4 GHz||8 x 2.0 GHz||Ram||2GB||3GB/ 4GB||Storage||16GB||16GB/32GB||MicroSD||Yes, up to 128GB||Yes, up to 128GB||Battery||2,800 mAh||3,000 mAh||Battery removable||Yes||—||Connector||MicroUSB||MicroUSB||Headphone Port||Yes||Yes||Headphone Location||Top||Top||Speaker Configuration||Bottom||Bottom||NFC||—||Yes||Android OS||Android 7.0||Android 7.0||Vendor skin||Moto Stock||Moto Stock||Dimensions||144.3 x 73 x 8.7 mm||150.2 x 74 x 7.7 mm||Weight||149g||160g||Colours|
The Moto G line is very important to Moto both in Australia and internationally. In an interview with Moto recently, they confirmed that the Moto G is their best selling device in Australia. The current Moto G range is proving very popular with outlets like The Good Guys, which has a high percentage of their overall handset sales going just to the Moto G line.
With features like Fingerprint Sensors and decent f/2.0 cameras making their way into both models, the Moto G5 continues to offer great features at a traditionally more affordable price. With devices like these, the “need” to purchase the far more expensive devices has really become just for those who want the absolute best of everything of the status of such devices.
Cameras are the last premium feature to come to the mid-range, and Moto is clearly working on this here. Will the Moto G5 and the G5 Plus with their 13 MP and 12MP respectively f/2.0 rear facing cameras finally bring the goods to the mid-tier market? We will know soon.
While we’re here at MWC, we’ll have an opportunity for an extended hands-on, so we’ll come back to you in the next couple of days with more info on what Moto’s new handsets are like.