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Motorola Moto G5

alaTest has collected and analyzed 2064 reviews of Motorola Moto G5. The average rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. Opinions about the camera and battery are overall positive. The performance and price are also mentioned favorably. Views about the connectivity and GPS navigation are different, and some have doubts about the sound.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the Motorola Moto G5 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 94/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by: Andrew Hoyle (cnet.com)

Motorola Moto G5 review

 

There's a lot I like about the Moto G5, and it's not just the extremely low price.

The Moto G5 costs little, but packs a full-HD screen, good cameras and enough power for your everyday essentials.

The dim screen can be difficult to read under bright lights and you'll need to be careful if you want to get a whole day out of the battery.

The Moto G5 is the phone to get if you want an everyday phone for as little possible, but if you want higher-end features like NFC then go for the G5 Plus.

Apr, 2017

Expert review by: (zdnet.com)

Moto G5 review: Motorola's affordable mid-range handset continues to impress

 

The Moto G has been a leading budget smartphone since the original model launched in 2013, receiving plaudits for its "superb value for money". The 2013 Moto G was the first handset to appear following Google's acquisition of Motorola Mobility, which...

Affordable 5-inch smartphone ; Metal backplate ; Fingerprint scanner with optional navigation controls ; Additional gesture controls ; Separate second SIM slot

No NFC ; Average camera ; Disappointing audio

Expert review by: (techaeris.com)

Moto G5 review: Motorola continues their decent budget smartphone tradition

 

With the Moto G5, Motorola has proved once again why the Moto G series is one to strongly consider.

May, 2017

Expert review by: Victor H. (phonearena.com)

Motorola Moto G5 Review

 

In the past few years, the Moto G series has set a standard in affordable phones that few can match. This year, Lenovo has two G series phones: the Moto G5 and the Moto G5 Plus. The G5 Plus is the one that has gotten all the attention so far: it's got...

Very affordable price point ; Mostly smooth performance ; Cool and useful Moto gestures ; Clean Android 7.0 Nougat software with nice widgets ; Good battery life

Chubby, outdated design ; Storage space out of the box is severely reduced

The Moto G5 is not officially sold in the United States. You do get the Moto G5 Plus in the U.S. and that one is a great phone. So where does the Moto G5 fit in the big picture?

May, 2017

Expert review by: Tim Schiesser (techspot)

Motorola Moto G5 and G5 Plus Review Tim Schiesser

 

I've recommended every iteration of the Moto G since it first launched four years ago. Motorola consistently nails it, producing excellent budget smartphones year after year. Most new Moto G phones are only minor upgrades on their predecessor, but with...

Improved build quality. Noticeably better performance, supported by more internal storage, 4K video capture, and faster LTE. Excellent battery life. Runs stock Android 7.0. Aggressively priced.

Lacklustre camera is a downgrade from the G4 Plus. Display isn’t as good as the Moto G5.

May, 2017

Expert review by: Pierre Vitré (androidpit.com)

Lenovo Moto G5 review: a Pixel for less than $300

 

Lenovo introduced its new mid-range model, the Moto G5, at the Mobile World Congress 2017. As a global bestseller, this smartphone aims to symbolize a break with the Motorola era in favor of Lenovo, with a more premium feel than its predecessor. So, is...

Pure Android interface ; Good value for money ; Good screen ; Removable battery ; Good photo quality in decent light

Small internal memory ; Low photo quality in low light

For this latest phone in the Moto G series, not much has changed really. This minor technical evolution is not necessarily a mistake on the part of Lenovo, because the device has nevertheless evolved intelligently. The Moto G5 is simply a more modern...

Apr, 2017

Expert review by: S21 (s21.com)

Motorola Moto G5 review

 

The 5th generation Moto G5 phone is a good value mid-range phone with smart looks, smooth performance, a decent camera, and reasonable battery life. It's not the most exciting phone you can buy, but it's a safe low-cost option.

The Moto G5 is certainly the best-looking in the long-running Motorola G series, with a premium air about it. The 5 inch screen size is perhaps the perfect size too, and it's sharp and clear. Nothing much else has changed since the Moto G4, so you'll...

Apr, 2017

Expert review by: (t3.com)

Hands on Moto G5 review: Moto's budget blower just got more premium

 

We take a look at Moto's newest cut-price smartphone, the G5

Fast charging ; Solid at basics ; Metal design

Metal feels cheap ; Plus is pricey

Expert review by: Nathan Spendelow (expertreviews.co.uk)

Moto G5 review: The King is dead, but the Moto G5S salvages its reputation

 

The Moto G5 may have been a disappointment, but the Moto G5S achieved much better success

Nice design ; microSD support

Same performance as Moto G4 ; Camera not great in low light ; STILL no NFC

There’s the Lenovo P2 with its enormous 5,100mAh battery – well worth the investment at an extra £30 in my view although the camera isn't as good – and the Honor 6X with its dual cameras and sleeker, more attractive chassis. Couple that with worse...

Nov, 2017

Expert review by: What Hi-Fi? (whathifi.com)

Motorola Moto G5 review

 

Audio performance isn't what it might be but this is still a great budget phone...

Good build quality ; Bright, sharp screen ; Snappy performance ; Stock Android interface

Audio performance lacking ; Camera could be better

Its poor audio performance lets it down, but the G5 is an otherwise strong budget handset well worthy of consideration

May, 2017

Product Specifications

Battery

Battery Capacity:2800 / 3000
Battery performance:2800

Call Management

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

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 / 2
Rear camera resolution (numeric):12 / 13
Rear camera type:Single camera
Resolution at capture speed:1920x1080@30fps
Self-timer:Y / Yes
Video capture resolution (max):1920 x 1080
Video recording:Y / Yes
Video recording modes:1080p
Video stabilizer:Y / Yes
Zoom capability:Y / Yes

Design

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

Display

Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display Diagonal:5 / 5.2
Display Resolution:1920 x 1080
Orientation sensor:Y / Yes
Pixel density:424 / 441
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
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 / 850,900,1900,2100
3G standards:HSPA+,UMTS
4G:Y
4G standard:LTE
Bluetooth:Y / Yes
Bluetooth version:4.2 / 4.2 BLE
Near Field Communication (NFC):Y
SIM card capability:Dual SIM / Single SIM
SIM card type:NanoSIM
Tethering (modem-mode):Y / Yes
Wi-Fi:Y / Yes
Wi-Fi standards:IEEE 802.11a,IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n

Packaging Content

Quick start guide:Y / Yes
Warranty card:Y

Performance

Flight mode:Y / Yes
Graphics:Adreno 505
Graphics adapter:Adreno 305 / Adreno 505 / 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
Support for contact groups:Y / Yes
Themes:Wallpapers
Video call:Y

Ports & interfaces

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

Processor

Processor:430
Processor cores:8
Processor family:Qualcomm Snapdragon
Processor frequency:1.4 / 2
Processor model:430 / 625

Software

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

Storage

Compatible memory cards:MicroSD (TransFlash) / MicroSD (TransFlash),MicroSDHC,MicroSDXC
Internal RAM:2 / 3
Internal storage capacity:16 / 32 / 64
Maximum memory card size:128
RAM capacity:2 / 3 / 4
USB mass storage:Y / Yes

Subscription

Subscription type:No subscription

Technical Details

Google applications:Google Maps,Google Play,YouTube

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:0.374 / 0.382
Height:5.68 / 5.91
Weight:5.13 / 5.47
Width:2.87 / 2.91