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Motorola Moto G5S Plus

alaTest has collected and analyzed 226 reviews of Motorola Moto G5S Plus. The average rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. Views about the screen and performance are on the whole positive. The design and battery also get good feedback. There are some mixed opinions about the reliability. Some have doubts about the camera.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the Motorola Moto G5S Plus is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 94/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by : Georgi Vasilev (gsmarena.com)

Moto G5S Plus review

 

The Moto G5S Plus is one of the most balanced phones Motorola has on offer and it's selling at a really attractive price. And we finally got round to reviewing it, that is. Oh well, our timing isn't spot on but the package and the price are.

Jan, 2018

DT Recommended Product

Expert review by : Christian de Looper (digitaltrends.com)

Lenovo Moto G5S Plus review

 

The Lenovo Moto G5S Plus once again redefines the word “budget.”

Excellent value for money ; Solid performance ; Good battery life ; Excellent software experience

Micro USB port – it’s 2017 ; Lackluster camera

The Lenovo Moto G5S Plus once again redefines the word “budget.” It offers excellent value for money, better performance than others in this price range, and an awesome software experience. Nothing’s perfect – as shown by the camera – but for the...

Nov, 2017

Expert review by : Micah Singleton (theverge.com)

Motorola Moto G5S Plus review: bigger and better, but at a cost

 

Premium design at a budget price

Great unibody design ; Excellent battery life ; Unlocked; works on every carrier

Poor camera ; No NFC ; No USB-C

Oct, 2017

Expert review by : Stephen Schenck (phonearena.com)

Moto G5S Plus Review

 

Today we're checking out one of the latest entries to this well-respected series, the Moto G5S Plus. With dual cameras and a metal body, does this phone manage to still feel pretty premium despite a wallet-friendly price tag? Let's take a look.

Decent value ; Great battery life ; Attractive build

No real waterproofing (nano-coat only) ; Aging micro-USB port ; Bokeh effect produces underwhelming results

Jan, 2018

Expert review by (zdnet.com)

Moto G5S Plus review: Get creative with the dual camera for $300

 

You will soon be able to order an Apple iPhone X for $1,149 or you can pay a quarter of that for a smartphone that offers most of what you need.

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 ; Long battery life ; Handy Moto Actions...

No NFC, so no Android Pay support ; MicroUSB still used for charging

Oct, 2017

Expert review by : David Imel (androidauthority.com)

Moto G5S Plus review: this is a budget phone?

 

The Moto G5S Plus builds upon the previous G5 Plus to deliver a near-flagship-level experience for a fraction of the cost.

Great build quality ; Punchy LCD screen ; Fantastic battery life ; Simplistic UI ; Useful "Moto Actions"

Outdated micro-USB ; Sub-par speakers ; Low-quality camera(s)

Oct, 2017

Expert review by (androidpit.com)

Motorola Moto G5S Plus Review: Unripe for the picking

 

Just half a year after their release, the Moto G5 and G5 Plus will each be replaced by new models that bear an S suffix. For this review, we took a look at the Moto G5S Plus to see if the early facelift is justified, or if Motorola should have waited...

Headphone jack ; Beautiful design ; Fast charging ; 1.5 days battery life ; Dual SIM

Outdated software ; Too expensive for mid-range ; Flawed camera focus effect

Motorola’s special edition G5S Plus is supposed to be the essential update to the fifth-generation Moto Gs. But competition from phones like the Honor 6X has already set the bar quite high in January—dual cameras, a fingerprint sensor, and strong...

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Expert review by : Max Parker (trustedreviews.com)

Moto G5S Plus

 

Moto G5S Plus review: Moto is back at doing what it does best, and that's making fantastic budget phones. The Moto G5S Plus might be the best yet.

Great value ; Much improved build ; Good daylight photos

Slow, slightly buggy camera

The Moto G5S Plus has a different camera array to its closest sibling, the Moto G5 Plus. Instead of using a single 16-megapixel rear camera it has two 13-megapixel rear cameras, with a lens aperture of f/2.0.

Sep, 2017

Expert review by : T3.com (t3.com)

Moto G5S Plus review: one of the best budget Android smartphones you can buy

 

The excellent, affordable Moto gets a full metal jacket and a bigger screen to boot

Really good value ; Solid metal case

Camera is slow

Apr, 2018

Techradar Recommended 2017

Expert review by : Andrew Williams (techradar.com)

Moto G5S Plus review

 

The big-screen Moto G is back

Upgraded full metal shell ; Very good value ; Good battery life

Significant camera shutter lag ; Battery no bigger than G5S ; Occasional app crashes

More metal, more screen, good battery life and a still-great price make the Moto G5S Plus one of the best affordable Androids around.

Dec, 2017

Product Specifications

Battery

Battery Capacity:3000

Call Management

Call divert:Y
Call hold:Y
Call timer:Y
Call waiting:Y
Caller ID:Y
Conference call:Y
Speakerphone:Y
Speed dialing:Y
Vibrating alert:Y

Camera

Auto focus:Y
Built-in flash:Y
Digital Zoom:8
Flash Type:LED
Front camera aperture number:2
Front camera resolution (numeric):8
Geotagging:Y
Maximum frame rate:30 / 60
Night mode:Y
Rear camera aperture number:2
Rear camera resolution (numeric):13
Rear camera type:Dual camera / Single camera
Resolution at capture speed:3840x2160@30fps / 640x480@30fps,1280x720@30fps,1920x1080@60fps,3840x2160@30fps
Second rear camera resolution (numeric):13
Video recording:Y
Video recording modes:2160p / 480p,720p,1080p,2160p
Video stabilizer:Y
Zoom capability:Y

Certificates

Body SAR (EU):1.27
Head SAR (EU):0.38

Design

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

Display

Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display Diagonal:5.5
Display Resolution:1920 x 1080
Orientation sensor:Y
Pixel density:401
Screen shape:Flat
Second display:N
Touch technology:Multi-Touch
Touchscreen:Y
Touchscreen type:Capacitive

Ergonomics

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

Messaging

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

Navigation

Assisted GPS (A-GPS):Y
GLONASS:Y
GPS (satellite):Y
Position location:Y
Wi-Fi positioning:Y

Networking

2G bands (primary SIM):850,900,1800,1900
2G bands (secondary SIM):850,900,1800,1900
2G standards:EDGE,GPRS,GSM
3G:Y
3G bands supported:850,1900 / 850,900,1900,2100
3G standards:CDMA / HSPA+,UMTS
4G:Y
4G standard:LTE
Bluetooth:Y
Bluetooth version:4.2 BLE / 4.2 LE EDR
Near Field Communication (NFC):N / Y
SIM card capability:Dual SIM
SIM card hot swapping:Y
SIM card type:NanoSIM
Tethering (modem-mode):Y
Wi-Fi:Y
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:USB
Quick start guide:Y
Warranty card:Y

Performance

Flight mode:Y
Graphics adapter:Adreno 506
Microphone mute:Y
Personal info management (PIM):Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Events reminder, Notes, To-do list
Personalization:Icons, Menu, Shortcuts
Quick charge:Y
Support for contact groups:Y
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 cores:8
Processor family:Qualcomm Snapdragon
Processor frequency:2
Processor model:625

Software

Operating system installed:Android
Operating system version:7.1 (Nougat) / 7.1 Nougat / 7.1.1 Nougat

Storage

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

Subscription

Subscription type:No subscription

Technical Details

Google applications:Google Maps,Google Play,YouTube

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:0.317 / 0.374 / 6.04
Height:0.315 / 0.374 / 6.04
Weight:5.93 / 6
Width:3