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Motorola Moto G5 Plus

alaTest has collected and analyzed 675 reviews of Motorola Moto G5 Plus. The average rating for this product is 4.6/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. People are impressed by the price and size. The battery and camera also get good opinions. Many are negative about the portability.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the Motorola Moto G5 Plus is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 96/100 = Excellent quality.

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Editor's Choice

Expert review by: Patrick Holland (cnet.com)

Motorola Moto G5 Plus review

 

The thing that makes the Motorola Moto G5 Plus ( $269.99 at Amazon.com ) the best budget phone on the planet is that, for the most part, it doesn't feel like one at all. It looks, feels and operates like a much pricier phone, which means that...

The splash-resistant Moto G5 Plus has a near stock version of Android Nougat, a good camera and video, and a metal build -- and it's extremely kind to your wallet.

There's no NFC on the US model, and audio sounds tinny through the built-in speaker.

With a long list of features you want and only a few that you don't, there is no better budget phone than Motorola's Moto G5 Plus.

May, 2017

Expert review by: (engadget.com)

Moto G5 and G5 Plus review: Still the best budget phones

 

Motorola's new Moto G5 Plus is easily the best affordable smartphone out there right now. It features the same great camera as the Galaxy S7 and its octa-core 2GHz processor paired with Android 7.0 Nougat make it a slick performer. It's a bit dull on...

Good camera ; Smooth performance ; Very cheap

Lackluster design ; No NFC ; Poor sunlight visibility

We at Engadget probably sound like a broken record now, but yet again, Motorola is showing the industry how to make great, affordable devices. I'm not a fan of the design direction Motorola has taken with the the G line, and don't pay attention to any...

Apr, 2017

Expert review by: Chris Burns (slashgear.com)

Moto G5 Plus Review : Mid-tier Phone Authority

 

The 5th generation of Motorola's Moto G series returns to a place of extraordinary accomplishment. What Lenovo's Motorola crew have done is to design a device that does exactly what its originator intended for the series. Like the Moto G, the Moto G5...

Because this smartphone looks rather nice, feels good to use (metal!), and takes decent photos, it’s a good phone. For the price it’s being offered at, the Moto G5 Plus is more than a good phone, it’s a great phone. Lenovo’s Motorola has hit the right...

Apr, 2017

DT Recommended Product

Expert review by: Kyle Wiggers (digitaltrends.com)

Lenovo Moto G5 Plus review

 

The Moto G5 Plus faces more competitors than its predecessors, but it's still one of the best budget phones.

Mar, 2017

Editor's Choice

Expert review by: Ajay Kumar (pcmag.com)

Motorola Moto G5 Plus

 

The Moto G5 Plus sets a new standard for affordable unlocked phones with a premium build, solid specs, smooth performance, and bloatware-free Android software.

Affordable. High-end look and feel. Smooth performance. Sharp 1080p display. Great battery life. Good camera. No bloatware. Compatible with all major US carriers.

Tinny speaker. No NFC. Screen could be brighter.

If you're looking for a great phone that won't break the bank, the Motorola Moto G5 Plus checks all the boxes. It has a premium metal build, a sharp display, long battery life, a solid good camera, up-to-date software, and some pretty cool unique...

Mar, 2017

Expert review by: Chris Welch (theverge.com)

Moto G5 Plus review: a new value champion

 

Almost everything you could want, for under $300.

A mostly-premium design despite low price ; Runs like a flagship phone most of the time ; Long battery life ; Works on any carrier

Large bezels cancel out compact screen ; Camera doesn’t live up to expectations ; Software updates aren’t guaranteed

Cheap phones can't afford to suck anymore

Mar, 2017

Expert review by: (zdnet.com)

Moto G5 Plus review: Best sub-$300 smartphone lets you forget about the flagships

 

I am blessed to write about smartphones here on ZDNet and tend to overspend on the high end flagships because of how much time I spend using phones every day. However, after 10 days with my T-Mobile SIM in the new Moto G5 Plus , it will be very...

Snappy performance with pure Android OS experience ; Best standby screen of all Androids ; Productive multi-function home button/fingerprint scanner ; Radios support AT&T, Verizon, Sprint, T-Mobile, and more ; Low price, with Amazon Prime option ; Long...

No NFC, so no Android Pay support

Expert review by: Ryan Whitwam (thewirecutter.com)

The Best Budget Android Phones

 

Motorola's Moto G5 Plus is the best cheap Android phone thanks to a nice screen, good performance and battery life, and clutter-free Android.

Sep, 2017

Editor's Choice

Expert review by: Sam Rutherford (tomsguide.com)

Moto G5 Plus Review: Budget Done Right

 

Overall, the Moto G5 is a great unlocked phone for shoppers on a budget.

Upscale (mostly) metal design ; Fantastic fingerprint sensor with gesture controls ; Epic battery life ; Superbright screen ; Works on all major U.S. carriers

No USB Type-C port ; Smaller display than budget competitors

With fantastic gesture controls, top-notch performance, great battery life and two models to choose from, the Moto G5 Plus is easily one of the best phones under $300.

Sep, 2017

Expert review by: Kellex (droid-life.com)

Moto G5 Plus Review

 

It has been a couple of years since we last reviewed a Moto G phone , so even though we don't always drop down to the mid-tier range, it felt like a good time to make a return before Samsung's new ridiculously expensive products arrive. This time, it's...

Well, let’s talk about this. Is your budget under $200? Then yes, buy the Amazon ad-filled version at the link below and love life. Is your budget under $300? Then yes, you’ll still probably enjoy life with a Moto G5 Plus by your side, because at $299,...

Apr, 2017

Product Specifications

Battery

Battery Capacity:3000
Battery performance:3000

Call Management

Auto-redialing:Y
Call blocking:Y
Call divert:Y / Yes
Call hold:Y / Yes
Call timer:Y / Yes
Call waiting:Y / Yes
Caller ID:Y / Yes
Conference call:Y / Yes
Speakerphone:Y / Yes
Speed dialing:Y / Yes
Vibrating alert:Y / Yes
Voice commands:Y
Voice dialing:Y

Camera

Auto focus:Y / Yes
Built-in flash:Y / Yes
Digital Zoom:8
Flash Type:LED
Front Camera:Y
Front camera aperture number:2.2
Front camera resolution (numeric):5
Geotagging:Y / Yes
Maximum frame rate:30
Rear camera aperture number:1.7
Rear camera resolution (numeric):12
Rear camera type:Single camera
Resolution at capture speed:1920x1080@30fps / 3840x2160@30fps
Self-timer:Y / Yes
Video capture resolution (max):1920 x 1080
Video recording:Y / Yes
Video recording modes:1080p / 2160p
Video stabilizer:Y / Yes
Zoom capability:Y / Yes

Certificates

Certification:CE

Design

Brand color:Fine Gold / Lunar Gray
Color of product:Black, Grey / Gold / Grey
Fingerprint reader:Y / Yes
Form Factor:Bar

Display

Display Diagonal:5.2
Display Resolution:1920 x 1080
Orientation sensor:Y / Yes
Pixel density:424
Screen shape:Flat
Second display:N
Second LCD screen: No
Touch screen: Yes
Touch screen type:Capacitive
Touch technology:Multi-Touch
Touchscreen:Y
Touchscreen type:Capacitive

Ergonomics

Accelerometer:Y / Yes
Ambient light sensor:Y / Yes
Gyroscope:Y / Yes
Proximity sensor:Y / Yes

Messaging

Chat:Y / Yes
E-mail:Y
Instant messaging (IM):Y / Yes
MMS (Multimedia Messaging Service):Y / Yes
Short Message Service (SMS):Y / Yes

Navigation

Assisted GPS (A-GPS):Y / Yes
Electronic compass:Y
GLONASS:Y
GPS: Yes
GPS (satellite):Y
Position location:Y
Wi-Fi positioning:Y / Yes

Networking

2G bands (primary SIM):850,900,1800,1900
2G bands (secondary SIM):850,900,1800,1900
2G standards:EDGE,GPRS,GSM
3G:Y / Yes
3G bands supported:850,900,1700,1900,2100
3G standards:HSPA+,UMTS
4G:Y
4G standard:LTE
Bluetooth:Y / Yes
Bluetooth version:4.2
Near Field Communication (NFC):Y / Yes
SIM card capability:Dual SIM / Single SIM
SIM card type:NanoSIM
Tethering (modem-mode):Y / Yes
Wi-Fi:Y / Yes
Wi-Fi Direct:Y
Wi-Fi standards:IEEE 802.11a,IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n

Packaging Content

AC adapter included:Y
Cables included:Micro-USB
Quick start guide:Y / Yes
Warranty card:Y

Performance

Flight mode:Y / Yes
Graphics:Adreno 506
Graphics adapter:Adreno 506
Microphone mute:Y / Yes
Personal info management:Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Events reminder, To-do list
Personal info management (PIM):Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Events reminder, To-do list
Personalization:Icons, Menu, Shortcuts / Ringtones, Shortcuts, Themes, Wallpaper, Widgets
Support for contact groups:Y / Yes
Themes:Wallpapers
Video call:Y / Yes

Ports & interfaces

Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
USB connector type:Micro-USB / Micro-USB B
USB port:Y
USB version:2.0

Processor

Processor:625
Processor cores:8
Processor family:Qualcomm Snapdragon
Processor frequency:2
Processor model:625

Software

Operating system installed:Android
Operating system version:7 / 7.0 / 7.0 Nougat

Storage

Compatible memory cards:MicroSD (TransFlash)
Internal RAM:3
Internal storage capacity:32
Maximum memory card size:128
RAM capacity:3
USB mass storage:Y / Yes

Subscription

Subscription type:No subscription

Technical Details

Google applications:Google Maps,Google Play,YouTube

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:0.382
Height:5.91
Weight:5.47
Width:2.91