Moto G5 Plus Launched: 6 Things to Know


Lenovo-owned Motorola has launched its latest unveiling at the Mobile World Congress, Barcelona, — the Moto G5 Plus — in the Indian market starting at Rs. 14,999.

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The device will be exclusively sold through Flipkart with the company offering a buyback scheme. It has been launched in two variants with the costlier one priced at Rs. 16,999.

The device will go on sale at midnight tonight — 00:00 hours, March 16, 2017.

The Moto G5 Plus is being launched in two colours — Lunar Grey and Fine Gold — and the physical home button in the front also houses the fingerprint sensor for the device. It will run on Android Nougat.

Display and Design

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The new Moto G5 Plus boasts of a high-grade aluminium frame — an upgrade on the plastic framework –, giving the device a better finish and durability. The device is also coated with water repellent material to protect it from light splashes and rain.

The device features a 5.2-inch Full HD display with Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection.

Snappy SoC

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The Moto G5 Plus is powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 625 octa-core SoC which clocks at 2GHz and is supported by Adreno 506 GPU.

Memory and Storage

The device has been launched in two variants with different price tags. The cheaper one gets 3GB RAM alongwith 16GB internal storage while the costlier one gets 4GB RAM alongwith 32GB internal storage.

Both the variants have a microSD slot which supports cards up to 128GB.

Enhanced Camera Features

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The rear-camera of the Moto G5 Plus is a 12MP unit with dual autofocus pixels that help the camera to focus 60% faster than before and dual LED flash.

The front-camera is a 5MP unit which sports a wide-angle lens, making it easier to click group selfies.

Battery with Turbo Charging

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The Moto G5 Plus is backed by a 3000mAh battery with Turbo Charging-enabled which helps the device to charge enough for 6 hours of usage within 15 minutes of charge.

Exclusive Launch Offer on Flipkart

The device is being launched exclusively on Flipkart at 11:59 pm (IST), March 15, 2017, with a few offers including the buyback scheme.

  • Rs.1500 additional exchange value on your old device.
  • 10% discount on SBI credit and debit cards.
  • BuyBack guarantee by Flipkart worth Rs.1199 for free which includes Rs.7000 buyback guarantee 6 months post purchase.
  • Moto Pulse headset worth Rs.1299 available for Rs.599 on purchase of the device.
  • EMIs for as low as Rs.1899 per month on all major credit cards and Bajaj Finserv.

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