Motorola Moto G5 review: worth buying?

Created date: 09/30/2018, 14:29:24, Updated date: 04/15/2020, 09:30:16

Detailed review of Motorola Moto G5's features

What are the advantages and disadvantages of choosing the Motorola Moto G5? We conducted a deep-dive review into what makes this phone great. We did a thorough analysis into the often compared aspects of the device!

Review of the product design of the Motorola Moto G5

Rating of the ease of carrying it around and getting it in and out of bags or pockets

When deciding whether to buy an Motorola Moto G5, the first important factor is its size. Smartphones are used daily, and so it is important how easily they can be carried around and pulled out of bags or pockets. This review assesses how easy it is to carry the Motorola Moto G5 around and put it away.

Ease of grasping it in your hand to carry around

The Motorola Moto G5 is easily held with one hand, and its size allows it to be firmly held. It is small enough to be held in one hand together with things like a wallet, but this may be a bit difficult for ladies with small hands.

Ease of carrying it around when placing it in your pocket

It doesn't feel strange even when you put the Motorola Moto G5 in a pocket. In addition, when sitting on a chair with the phone in a pocket, it can be kept comfortably as it doesn't get caught on one's clothes or body.

Ease of getting it in and out of your pocket

The Motorola Moto G5 has a size that makes it relatively easy to keep and take out. While it sometimes get caught when sticking out of the pocket, I think it is just a matter of getting used to it.

Ease of getting it in and out of your bag

The Motorola Moto G5 is a size that allows you to take it in and out of your bag and use it with ease. Also, since it is compact, even if your bag is small it won't get too bulky which is convenient.

 

Assessment of user-friendliness and ease of handling

It is important to consider the ease of using the phone in one hand. It can be said that it would be very useful if it is easier for you to send emails and instant messages or answer calls using one hand while cooking or using your computer. Here, we have reviewed the Motorola Moto G5 by focusing on the ease of using it in one hand and the ease of typing in letters.

Ease of grasping the phone in one hand

The Motorola Moto G5 is a size that allows you to have a firm grip even while using it. Since your hand is kept stable, it is difficult to accidentally drop the phone, and it is very easy to use. Since the original body size is small, the phone is still easy to hold even when using a case.

The weight you feel when using the phone with one hand

The Motorola Moto G5 is light, and I think it can be operated with one hand for a long time without feeling tired. However, it may be a bit heavy for those who are not used to using smart phones. Also, as it is not a heavy smart phone, its weight does not really change when a case is added.

Ease of pushing the upper button on the screen using one hand

Even when used with one hand, the Motorola Moto G5 has a size which allows buttons on the edges of the display to be operated. However, people with small hands may lose their grip if they try to press the buttons at the edges.

The size of the buttons on the App

The buttons displayed on the Motorola Moto G5 are large, and therefore it is difficult to press the wrong ones. While some buttons may look small depending on the app, you probably won't feel that stressed when you actually use it.

Ease of typing in letters using the flick function

Keys on the Motorola Moto G5 can be pressed even when held with one hand, but your grip may weaken when trying to flick the buttons at the edges. As a result, it may become unstable in the hand when flicking quickly, but it won't be easy to drop as long as you are careful.

Ease of typing in letters using the keybord funtion

If you aren't being careful it is really easy to mistype when using the Motorola Moto G5 with two hands since the buttons are so small. In addition, typing at high speeds is pretty difficult and I can't say its very suited for it.

Assessment of whether it is suitable for standard use

Assessment of whether it is suitable for standard use

For people who use their smartphone on a daily basis, high performance is a rather important factor. When the performance is not good enough, then, for example, applications don't work as they should or the screen is difficult to see, and this causes stress. This review looks at whether the performance of the Motorola Moto G5 is suitable for making phone calls, messaging, or using SNS.

The size of the letters and the ease of operation

In general, the Motorola Moto G5 displays characters and pictures in sizes that are easy to see. While some characters may look small depending on the app, they are not really difficult to see. Therefore, it can be said to be more than adequate for uses such as searching the Internet and messaging.

Ease of reading sentences

Since the Motorola Moto G5 displays characters smoothly, it can display them beautifully. Even when viewing small characters, the jaggedness of the character outline is not at a level seen during normal viewing and is displayed very naturally. Because of this, it is difficult for your eyes to become tired and make the phone suitable for reading long bodies of text.

The beauty of the overal screen

The screen of the Motorola Moto G5 can display pictures and videos quite vividly. This makes it great for enjoying videos and games dynamically. It has a very beautiful screen.

Ease of writing sentences

For the Motorola Moto G5, the on-screen keyboard covers part of the screen when typing, but there is sufficient space for operation. Its size is suitable for entering long sentences, but I feel it may be a bit clumsy when editing office documents.

Does it have sufficient performance to make calls and send emails?

Whether it be a phone call, mail, or during a chat, the Motorola Moto G5 provides smooth performance. Even when using the phone in demanding situations, you can use the phone comfortably since there will usually be no lag.

Does it have sufficient performance to search for things and using Social Networks?

If it is just SNS such as Facebook and Instagram, and some internet searches, the performance is enough. As a result, you will hardly ever find yourself frustrated or annoyed when using this phone.

Does it have sufficient performance to do other tasks while searching for things and using Social Networks?

Even if you start multiple apps at the same time or switch between apps frequently, you will have smooth performance. It can be said that the performance is more than enough if you just do research and SNS.

 

Summary of Motorola Moto G5 performance and functions

The size and weight of the Motorola Moto G5

The body of the Motorola Moto G5 is 2.9 inches (73 mm) wide, 5.7 inches (144.3 mm) long, and 0.4 inches (9.5 mm) thick. Also, the screen size is 5 inch, and it weighs 145 oz (145 g). Holding the phone and viewing the screen is as easy as for an average smartphone. It weighs roughly the same as an average smartphone. Though noticeable, the weight is acceptable and easy to handle.

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ColorLunar Grey/Fine Gold/Sapphire Blue/ //
Dimensions (width x height x thickness)2.9 inches (73 mm) x 5.7 inches (144.3 mm) x 0.4 inches (9.5 mm)3.0 inches (75.3 mm) x 6.1 inches (155 mm) x 0.2 inches (5.2 mm)3.0 inches (76.4 mm) x 6.2 inches (156.4 mm) x 0.3 inches (7.0 mm)
Weight145 oz (145 g)134 oz (134 g)165 oz (165 g)
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Display of the Motorola Moto G5

The Motorola Moto G5 has a IPS LCD screen with a resolution of 1080 x 1920. Compared to normal smart phones, its screen is relatively beautiful. It shows great images even when up close, such as when using it for VR.

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Display size5 inch5.5 inch5.5 inch
Display typeIPS LCDSuper AMOLEDSuper AMOLED
Screen resolution (width x height)1080 x 19201440 x 25601080 x 1920
Pixel density440 ppi534 ppi400 ppi
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The battery life of the Motorola Moto G5

The Motorola Moto G5 has a battery capacity of 2800 mAh. The battery's capacity is slightly larger than standard smart phones.

The processing capability of the Motorola Moto G5

The Motorola Moto G5 uses the Qualcomm MSM8937 Snapdragon 430 CPU with 1.4GHz×8(OctaCore). The memory capacity is 3GB. Its CPU has better performance than normal smart phones. While this level of performance may be excessive, it is something that would be appreciated when enjoying 3D games. In addition, it has slightly more memory, which is more than adequate for general use. Most games can probably be comfortably enjoyed. Although I feel it may be slightly inadequate for 3D games, overall, there is no problem.

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ChipsetQualcomm MSM8937 Snapdragon 430Snapdragon 820 MSM8996Snapdragon 625 MSM8953
CPU specs1.4GHz×8(OctaCore)2.15GHz×4(Quad core)2GHz×8(OctaCore)
RAM size3GB4GB3GB
Storage size32GB64GB32GB
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The camera of the Motorola Moto G5

The Motorola Moto G5 has a back camera with 13 MP. The front camera has 5 MP. Its rear camera has slightly better performance compared to normal smart phones. While there are times when I feel it is lacking, it is able to take pictures with satisfactory quality almost all the time. The front camera performance is also roughly the same as a standard smartphone. The image quality for longer distance photography is less than satisfactory, but on the whole, there are no issues with short distance photos.

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Rear-camera resolution13 MP13 MP16 MP
Front-camera resolution5 MP5 MP5 MP
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