Lenovo-owned Motorola announced two device launches at the Mobile World Congress 2017 in Barcelona. While one of those devices, the Moto G5 Plus, is already on sale in India starting at Rs.14,999, its younger sibling — the Moto G5 — is going to be launched in the country at an event on April 4, 2017.
The device will be launched exclusively on Amazon, which is surprising as the Moto G5 Plus was launched exclusively on Flipkart.
The device will go on sale on 12am, April 5, 2017 (IST).
The Moto G5 Plus was launched on March 15 in two variants of 3GB RAM with 16GB internal storage and 4GB RAM with 32GB internal storage. The higher variant is worth Rs.16,999.
“The Moto G5 is a perfect blend of performance and entertainment so customers don’t have to compromise on either,” said Sudhin Mathur, Managing Director, Motorola India.
Let’s take a peek at what the Moto G5 stores under the hood and how different it is from the G5 Plus.
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Display and Design
Similar to its more powerful sibling, the Moto G5 gets a high-grade aluminium frame — an upgrade on the plastic framework –, giving the device a better finish and durability. It will feature a 5-inch Full HD display with Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection.
The Moto G5 is powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 430 octa-core SoC which clocks at 1.4GHz and is supported by Adreno 505 GPU.
While the Snapdragon 625 powering the G5 Plus is based on the 14nm technology, while the 430 is based on and older 28nm tech.
Memory and Storage
The Moto G5 are likely to be launched in two variants like the G5 Plus. The cheaper one gets 2GB RAM alongwith 16GB internal storage while the costlier one gets 3GB RAM alongwith 32GB internal storage.
Both the variants have a microSD slot which supports cards up to 128GB.
The Moto G5 sports a 13MP rear snapper with PDAF and dual LED flash and its front camera is a 5MP unit with a wide-angle lens to accommodate a bigger group in selfies.
Low Battery Power but Refills Quick
The Moto G5 is backed by a 2800mAh battery with Turbo Charging-enabled which helps the device to charge enough for 6 hours of usage within 15 minutes of charge.
Compared to the Moto G5 Plus, G5’s battery won’t last as long and that’s just not because its bigger sibling has 200mAh on it. It’s also because of the processor’s 14nm tech which facilitates a longer battery life among other things.
Like the G5 Plus, the Moto G5 houses the fingerprint scanner in the home button and will run on Android Nougat 7 out-of-the-box.
The Moto G5 can be expected at a lower price than the G5 Plus and will probably compete with Xiaomi’s Redmi Note 4 device at around Rs.10,000 – Rs.12,000 price range.