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Motorola Moto G5S Plus

alaTest has collected and analyzed 125 reviews of Motorola Moto G5S Plus. 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. Reviewers are impressed by the screen and design. The performance and battery also get good reviews, but the reliability and camera get negative views.

price, battery, performance, design, screen

camera, reliability

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 95/100 = Excellent quality.

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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: (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: Prasad Naik (gsmarena.com)

Moto G5S Plus hands-on review: Special first look

 

The Moto G5S Plus is Motorola's latest budget smartphone in the Moto G lineup. Released only four months after the launch of the Moto G5 Plus, the G5S Plus should come as no surprise to anyone who saw the Motorola roadmap that was leaked back in May....

Aug, 2017

Expert review by: Eric Ferrari-Herrmann (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...

Oct, 2017

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

Expert Reviews Recommended

Expert review by: Andrew Williams (expertreviews.co.uk)

Motorola Moto G5S Plus review: One of the best sub-£300 phones money can buy

 

An upgrade of style and construction above all else but the Moto G5S Plus is one of the most affordable Android phones that feels high-end

Upgraded metal frame ; Good value ; Upgraded metal frame

Camera not great at night ; Camera shutter lag

The camera is a little laggy and, aside from some improvement in benchmark results, the hardware hasn’t been substantially improved aside from the addition of a second rear camera. However, the Moto G5S Plus is a great choice for those who want a phone...

Oct, 2017

Trusted Reviews Recommended

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: Chris Barraclough (recombu.com)

Motorola Moto G5s Plus Review: Special edition smartphone packing a dual-lens…

 

We already love the Moto G5 Plus and Motorola has just super-sized it in the form of the special edition Moto G5s Plus. Packing a bigger display than before, as well as some refined design work and a new…

Bigger screen ; Smart and streamlined UI ; Sleek design

Dual lens camera no marked improvement

Overall, the Moto G5s Plus improves on the already-great G5 Plus, offering a lot for less than £300 here in the UK. Refined design work, a bigger display and that same vanilla Android interface makes for a strong all-rounder, while the improved selfie...

Sep, 2017

Expert review by: Darien Graham-Smith (alphr.com)

Motorola Moto G5S Plus review: A lot of phone for a very reasonable price

 

A definite step up in design and function from the Moto G5 Plus – the most desirable Moto phone yet

The Moto G5S Plus is the most desirable Moto G handset we’ve seen in a long time. It’s certainly an improvement on the original G5 Plus: the larger screen is better for games and videos, and the unibody casing makes it feels much more like a premium...

Dec, 2017
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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:640x480@30fps,1280x720@30fps,1920x1080@60fps,3840x2160@30fps
Second rear camera resolution (numeric):13
Video recording:Y
Video recording modes: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
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
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 / 6.04
Weight:5.93 / 6
Width:3