Motorola Moto G5 Plus review: worth buying?

Created date: 09/30/2018, 13:15:47, Updated date: 04/15/2020, 06:24:58

What are the strengths of the Motorola Moto G5 Plus? We explain its advantages and disadvantages when compared to other smartphone. Even if you are not used to choosing between different smartphone, you'll learn to make the decision of whether or not the Motorola Moto G5 Plus is right for you.

Features, Performance, and Reviews for the Motorola Moto G5 Plus

The camera function of Motorola Moto G5 Plus

The main camera of the Motorola Moto G5 Plus has a capacity of 12 MP pixels, and is adequate for normal use. But some users may feel dissatisfied with the picture quality.

The Motorola Moto G5 Plus comes with a 5 MP pixel camera, which is a standard level. It's perfectly fine for selfies, but may be not as satisfying if you wish to take photos of large numbers of people, or make printouts.

The battery performance of Motorola Moto G5 Plus

The Motorola Moto G5 Plus has a relatively large battery with 3000 mAh. The Motorola Moto G5 Plus has a good battery life compared to other smartphones. You won't feel stressed even if you spend all day surfing the web or on Twitter and you can also watch videos or play games on the go without having to worry too much about the battery. If you watch videos or play games for too long, however, you might want to watch your battery a bit.

Motorola Moto G5 Plus's size

The Motorola Moto G5 Plus is 2.9 inches (74 mm) wide, 5.9 inches (150.2 mm) tall, and 0.3 inches (7.7 mm) thick. I can just barely use it with one hand, so it may feel big to some people. In the case of the Motorola Moto G5 Plus, it weighs about 155 oz (155 g). The weight is such that it's hardly noticeable even when using one-handed. However, some people may find it tiring to use for long periods.

In giving an overall rating to the Motorola Moto G5 Plus, while it may be slightly difficult to hold, it shouldn't be much of a problem when considering its general strengths and weaknesses.

Motorola Moto G5 Plus's screen

The Motorola Moto G5 Plus has a 5.2 inch screen. The iPhone X has a big screen, which very likely won't ever trouble you. Just be aware that it's not a very good size for writing long blocks of text.

The screen of the Motorola Moto G5 Plus is extremely clear, and it's able to display everything from images to videos and even video game graphics in perfect clarity.

The CPU performance of Motorola Moto G5 Plus

The Motorola Moto G5 Plus has an extremely high processing power of 2.0GHz×8(OctaCore), so it can smoothly run any app out there with ease. Its performance ranks among the top-class of all smartphones released to date. It's well suited to running even the most demanding of 3D games with ease.

The Motorola Moto G5 Plus has 4GB of RAM, so it has plenty of space. In rare cases this amount of RAM might not be sufficient, but there shouldn't be too much stress on the machine with this amount.

The Motorola Moto G5 Plus has the overall operating speed of a high-end smartphone, so it will hardly ever cause you trouble. But you might need to be careful when using heavy apps like 3D games a lot.

Motorola Moto G5 Plus's storage capacity

The Motorola Moto G5 Plus has 64GB of data storage, which is plenty for taking photos, but for people who frequently shoot videos or have lots of games installed, this may not feel like enough space.

Since the Motorola Moto G5 Plus is compatible with SD cards, you'll be able to easily expand your storage capacity; you won't need to worry about how much internal space it has.

Overall assessment of Motorola Moto G5 Plus

The Motorola Moto G5 Plus is a high-performance smartphone. You're not likely to experience any inconvenience in general use.

The merits and demerits of Motorola Moto G5 Plus

The merits of Motorola Moto G5 Plus

  • It has a big display that makes it easy to see text and images.
  • Photos and videos are beautiful to look at on the clear screen.
  • It has a high performance CPU, meaning that even 3D games run smoothly.

The demerits of Motorola Moto G5 Plus

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Comparing the specifications of Motorola Moto G5 Plus against similar products

body size

ImageProduct nameReviewLevel of recommendation based on the comparison of the differences between the twobody size

Motorola Moto G5 Plus

55.2-Dimensions (width x height x thickness):2.9 inches (74 mm) x 5.9 inches (150.2 mm) x 0.3 inches (7.7 mm)

Moto Z2 Play

53.4Dimensions (width x height x thickness):3 inches (76.2 mm) x 6.1 inches (156.2 mm) x 0.2 inches (6.0 mm)

Moto G5s Plus

52.1Dimensions (width x height x thickness):3 inches (76.2 mm) x 6.0 inches (153.5 mm) x 0.3 inches (8.0 mm)

Moto X4

55.9Dimensions (width x height x thickness):2.9 inches (73.4 mm) x 5.8 inches (148.4 mm) x 0.3 inches (8.0 mm)

Moto G5s

55.2Dimensions (width x height x thickness):2.9 inches (73.5 mm) x 5.9 inches (150 mm) x 0.3 inches (8.2 mm)

Moto G5

56.5Dimensions (width x height x thickness):2.9 inches (73 mm) x 5.7 inches (144.3 mm) x 0.3 inches (8.7 mm)

Motorola Moto G5S Plus

52.2Dimensions (width x height x thickness):3 inches (76.2 mm) x 6.0 inches (153.5 mm) x 0.3 inches (8 mm)

Motorola Moto G5S

54.1Dimensions (width x height x thickness):2.9 inches (73.5 mm) x 5.9 inches (150 mm) x 0.4 inches (9.5 mm)

body weight

ImageProduct nameReviewLevel of recommendation based on the comparison of the differences between the twobody weight

Motorola Moto G5 Plus

68.4-Weight:155 oz (155 g)

Moto Z2 Play

72.3Weight:145 oz (145 g)

Moto G5s Plus

62.4Weight:170 oz (170 g)

Moto X4

65.2Weight:163 oz (163 g)

Moto G5s

67.6Weight:157 oz (157 g)

Moto G5

70.7Weight:149 oz (149 g)

Motorola Moto G5S Plus

63.2Weight:168 oz (168 g)

Motorola Moto G5S

67.6Weight:157 oz (157 g)

screen size

ImageProduct nameReviewLevel of recommendation based on the comparison of the differences between the twoscreen size

Motorola Moto G5 Plus

77.2-Display size:5.2 inch

Moto Z2 Play

82.0Display size:5.5 inch

Moto G5s Plus

82.0Display size:5.5 inch

Moto X4

77.2Display size:5.2 inch

Moto G5s

77.2Display size:5.2 inch

Moto G5

74.0Display size:5 inch

Motorola Moto G5S Plus

82.0Display size:5.5 inch

Motorola Moto G5S

77.2Display size:5.2 inch

screen resolution

ImageProduct nameReviewLevel of recommendation based on the comparison of the differences between the twoscreen resolution

Motorola Moto G5 Plus

68.7-

Moto Z2 Play

68.7

Moto G5s Plus

68.7

Moto X4

68.7

Moto G5s

68.7

Moto G5

68.7

Motorola Moto G5S Plus

68.7

Motorola Moto G5S

68.7

RAM capacity

ImageProduct nameReviewLevel of recommendation based on the comparison of the differences between the twoRAM capacity

Motorola Moto G5 Plus

70.0-RAM size:4GB

Moto Z2 Play

70.0RAM size:4GB

Moto G5s Plus

70.0RAM size:4GB

Moto X4

70.0RAM size:4GB

Moto G5s

60.0RAM size:3GB

Moto G5

50.0RAM size:2GB

Motorola Moto G5S Plus

70.0RAM size:4GB

Motorola Moto G5S

70.0RAM size:4GB

storage size

ImageProduct nameReviewLevel of recommendation based on the comparison of the differences between the twostorage size

Motorola Moto G5 Plus

67.0-Storage size:64GB

Moto Z2 Play

67.0Storage size:64GB

Moto G5s Plus

55.5Storage size:32GB

Moto X4

67.0Storage size:64GB

Moto G5s

55.5Storage size:32GB

Moto G5

50.0Storage size:16GB

Motorola Moto G5S Plus

67.0Storage size:64GB

Motorola Moto G5S

55.5Storage size:32GB

battery

ImageProduct nameReviewLevel of recommendation based on the comparison of the differences between the twobattery

Motorola Moto G5 Plus

65.0-Battery capacity:3000 mAh

Moto Z2 Play

65.0Battery capacity:3000 mAh

Moto G5s Plus

65.0Battery capacity:3000 mAh

Moto X4

65.0Battery capacity:3000 mAh

Moto G5s

65.0Battery capacity:3000 mAh

Moto G5

62.0Battery capacity:2800 mAh

Motorola Moto G5S Plus

65.0Battery capacity:3000 mAh

Motorola Moto G5S

65.0Battery capacity:3000 mAh

rear-camera resolution

ImageProduct nameReviewLevel of recommendation based on the comparison of the differences between the tworear-camera resolution

Motorola Moto G5 Plus

59.3-Rear-camera resolution:12 MP

Moto Z2 Play

59.3Rear-camera resolution:12 MP

Moto G5s Plus

61.7Rear-camera resolution:13 MP

Moto X4

59.3Rear-camera resolution:12 MP

Moto G5s

68.8Rear-camera resolution:16 MP

Moto G5

61.7Rear-camera resolution:13 MP

Motorola Moto G5S Plus

61.7Rear-camera resolution:13 MP

Motorola Moto G5S

68.8Rear-camera resolution:16 MP

front-camera resolution

ImageProduct nameReviewLevel of recommendation based on the comparison of the differences between the twofront-camera resolution

Motorola Moto G5 Plus

50.0-Front-camera resolution:5 MP

Moto Z2 Play

50.0Front-camera resolution:5 MP

Moto G5s Plus

58.3Front-camera resolution:8 MP

Moto X4

75.4Front-camera resolution:16 MP

Moto G5s

50.0Front-camera resolution:5 MP

Moto G5

50.0Front-camera resolution:5 MP

Motorola Moto G5S Plus

58.3Front-camera resolution:8 MP

Motorola Moto G5S

50.0Front-camera resolution:5 MP

grip

ImageProduct nameReviewLevel of recommendation based on the comparison of the differences between the twogrip

Motorola Moto G5 Plus

61.8-Color:Lunar Grey/Fine Gold, Dimensions (width x height x thickness):2.9 inches (74 mm) x 5.9 inches (150.2 mm) x 0.3 inches (7.7 mm), Weight:155 oz (155 g)

Moto Z2 Play

62.9Color:/ /, Dimensions (width x height x thickness):3 inches (76.2 mm) x 6.1 inches (156.2 mm) x 0.2 inches (6.0 mm), Weight:145 oz (145 g)

Moto G5s Plus

57.3Color:/ /, Dimensions (width x height x thickness):3 inches (76.2 mm) x 6.0 inches (153.5 mm) x 0.3 inches (8.0 mm), Weight:170 oz (170 g)

Moto X4

60.5Color:/, Dimensions (width x height x thickness):2.9 inches (73.4 mm) x 5.8 inches (148.4 mm) x 0.3 inches (8.0 mm), Weight:163 oz (163 g)

Moto G5s

61.4Color:/ /, Dimensions (width x height x thickness):2.9 inches (73.5 mm) x 5.9 inches (150 mm) x 0.3 inches (8.2 mm), Weight:157 oz (157 g)

Moto G5

63.6Color:/, Dimensions (width x height x thickness):2.9 inches (73 mm) x 5.7 inches (144.3 mm) x 0.3 inches (8.7 mm), Weight:149 oz (149 g)

Motorola Moto G5S Plus

57.7Color:Lunar Gray/Fine Gold, Dimensions (width x height x thickness):3 inches (76.2 mm) x 6.0 inches (153.5 mm) x 0.3 inches (8 mm), Weight:168 oz (168 g)

Motorola Moto G5S

60.8Color:Lunar Gray/Fine Gold/Midnight Blue, Dimensions (width x height x thickness):2.9 inches (73.5 mm) x 5.9 inches (150 mm) x 0.4 inches (9.5 mm), Weight:157 oz (157 g)

screen cleanliness

ImageProduct nameReviewLevel of recommendation based on the comparison of the differences between the twoscreen cleanliness

Motorola Moto G5 Plus

85.5-Display type:IPS LCD, Screen resolution (width x height):1080 x 1920, Pixel density:423 ppi

Moto Z2 Play

85.0Display type:Super AMOLED, Screen resolution (width x height):1080 x 1920, Pixel density:400 ppi

Moto G5s Plus

85.0Display type:IPS, Screen resolution (width x height):1080 x 1920, Pixel density:400 ppi

Moto X4

85.5Display type:LTPS IPS, Screen resolution (width x height):1080 x 1920, Pixel density:423 ppi

Moto G5s

85.5Display type:IPS, Screen resolution (width x height):1080 x 1920, Pixel density:423 ppi

Moto G5

85.9Screen resolution (width x height):1080 x 1920, Pixel density:440 ppi

Motorola Moto G5S Plus

85.0Display type:IPS LCD, Screen resolution (width x height):1080 x 1920, Pixel density:400 ppi

Motorola Moto G5S

85.5Display type:IPS LCD, Screen resolution (width x height):1080 x 1920, Pixel density:423 ppi

performance

ImageProduct nameReviewLevel of recommendation based on the comparison of the differences between the twoperformance

Motorola Moto G5 Plus

89.6-OS:Android, Chipset:Qualcomm MSM8953 Snapdragon 625, CPU specs:2.0GHz×8(OctaCore), RAM size:4GB

Moto Z2 Play

90.6OS:Android, Chipset:Snapdragon 626 MSM8953Pro, CPU specs:2.2GHz×8(OctaCore), RAM size:4GB

Moto G5s Plus

89.6OS:Android, Chipset:Snapdragon 625 MSM8953, CPU specs:2GHz×8(OctaCore), RAM size:4GB

Moto X4

90.6OS:Android, Chipset:Snapdragon 630, CPU specs:2.2GHz×8(OctaCore), RAM size:4GB

Moto G5s

61.2OS:Android, Chipset:Snapdragon 430 MSM8937, CPU specs:1.4GHz×8(OctaCore), RAM size:3GB

Moto G5

54.3OS:Android, Chipset:Snapdragon 430 MSM8937, CPU specs:1.4GHz×8(OctaCore), RAM size:2GB

Motorola Moto G5S Plus

89.6OS:Android, Chipset:Qualcomm MSM8953 Snapdragon 625, CPU specs:2.0GHz×8(OctaCore), RAM size:4GB

Motorola Moto G5S

79.0OS:Android, Chipset:Qualcomm MSM8937 Snapdragon 430, CPU specs:1.4GHz×8(OctaCore), RAM size:4GB

Specifications of Motorola Moto G5 Plus

Motorola Moto G5 Plus
ImageMotorola Moto G5 Plus
MakerMotorola
Release date4, 2017
ColorLunar Grey/Fine Gold
OSAndroid
Dimensions (width x height x thickness)2.9 inches (74 mm) x 5.9 inches (150.2 mm) x 0.3 inches (7.7 mm)
Weight155 oz (155 g)
Display size5.2 inch
Display typeIPS LCD
Screen resolution (width x height)1080 x 1920
Pixel density423 ppi
Battery capacity3000 mAh
ChipsetQualcomm MSM8953 Snapdragon 625
CPU specs2.0GHz×8(OctaCore)
RAM size4GB
Storage size64GB
Rear-camera resolution12 MP
Front-camera resolution5 MP

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