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Motorola Moto G5S

Motorola Moto G5S
alaScore 94

139 reviews

Jan, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 139 reviews of Motorola Moto G5S. 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. People really like the camera and battery. The size and performance are also mentioned favorably.

price, performance, size, battery, camera

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

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Expert review by: Florian Wimmer (notebookcheck.net)

Motorola Moto G5s Smartphone

 

Camera evolution. The special edition of the Moto G5 is intended to add to Motorola's selection of mid-range smartphones, and there have been a number of changes to make that happen. Most notably, the camera has been significantly enhanced. In our...

robust, attractive case ; almost no bloatware ; accurate GPS ; Loud, decent sound characteristics on speaker ; good camera ; precise handling ; performance carries over well to everyday tasks ; does not heat up much

battery could last longer ; screen has low contrast-levels in comparison ; high power-drain at load ; unexceptional microphone

The Moto G5s is a successful evolution of its predecessor and has changed less than appears at first glance: more memory, improved camera, larger screen and a new speaker. Furthermore, the new camera sensors perform very decently: photos taken with the...

Dec, 2017

Expert review by: Jon Mundy (techradar.com)

Moto G5S review

 

The Moto G5 puts on a snazzy suit

Great build quality ; Decent (if patchy) camera ; Strong battery life

No performance boost over G5 ; No dual-lens camera from Plus ; Much more competition

Motorola’s budget phones are always solid and reliable, but the Moto G5S adds a hint of premium glamour to the package with an all-metal body. It’s just a shame the improvements elsewhere don’t go quite as far as the Moto G5S Plus though.

Oct, 2017

Expert review by: Jim Martin (techadvisor.co.uk)

Motorola Moto G5s review

 

The Moto G5 wasn't perfect, and the G5s improves upon it – except for performance. Here's our Moto G5s review.

Jan, 2018

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Expert review by: Michael Passingham (trustedreviews.com)

Moto G5S

 

Moto G5S review: A great sub-£250 phone for buyers on a budget

Premium design ; Good software ; All-day battery life

Not the fastest phone at this price

The rear facing camera consists of a 16MP sensor behind an f/2.0 lens. It takes takes perfectly fine pictures in various lighting conditions. Like all cheap camera phones, things look great when the light is working with you. And when it isn’t, you’ll...

Dec, 2017

Expert review by: Christopher Minasians (expertreviews.co.uk)

Motorola Moto G5S review: Is this the best budget smartphone yet?

 

The G5S is a step in the right direction, but at £220 it's hard to recommend over its rivals and its cheaper siblings

All-metal design ; Fast fingerprint reader ; Incredible rear camera

No faster than the Moto G4 ; Mediocre battery life

The competition is tough, too. Personally, I’d pick the £160 Lenovo P2 over the G5S, as it offers better performance and incredible battery life for quite a bit less cash. Alternatively, the Vodafone Smart V8 is another excellent all-round choice,...

Oct, 2017

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

Motorola Moto G5S review: A sharper take on the Moto G5

 

A decent upgrade on the Moto G5, with a nice redesign and an excellent camera

Motorola deserves credit for responding to criticism of the G5, and with the Moto G5S it’s certainly got some things right. The new design is beautiful, the screen is bright and punchy and the camera has gone from a mediocre snapper to a best-in-class...

Dec, 2017

Consumer review by: Robingo (very.co.uk)

Great value for money

 

I baught this phone 2 weeks ago from very and never looked back. It has fantastic features and runs fast, am particularly made up with the camera as gives super sharp photos. Altogether an amazing phone for under £200

Dec, 2017

Consumer review by: Geedee101 (very.co.uk)

Do it's only a little upgrade from the basic motto g5

 

I recently lost my Moto g5 and looking online the price I paid for my original g5 was enough to get the special edition. Even though there isn't much difference in hardware between the phones the g5 s just seams more refined and I'd recommend it too...

Dec, 2017

Consumer review by: Mike (very.co.uk)

BEST PHONE EVER.

 

This phone is really first class and works as well if not better than my previous iPhone.Up and running in under an hour and very easy to set up.Really pleased with this purchase.

Nov, 2017

Consumer review by: Fern (very.co.uk)

Love it !

 

Upgraded from a Moto G3 , I thought that was ok till I got this , love it's features and feels quality , good weight , early days as only had it two days but do far it's perfect , best price too !

Nov, 2017
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Product Specifications

Battery

Battery Capacity:3000

Call Management

Auto-redialing:Y
Call blocking:Y
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
Voice commands:Y
Voice dialing:Y

Camera

Auto focus:Y
Built-in flash:Y
Digital Zoom:5 / 8
Face detection:Y
Flash Type:LED
Front camera aperture number:2
Front camera resolution (numeric):5
Geotagging:Y
Maximum frame rate:30
Night mode:Y
Rear camera aperture number:2
Rear camera resolution (numeric):16
Rear camera type:Single camera
Resolution at capture speed:1920x1080@30fps
Video recording:Y
Video recording modes:1080p / 480p,720p,1080p
Video stabilizer:Y
Zoom capability:Y

Certificates

Body SAR (EU):1.05
Head SAR (EU):0.472

Design

Brand color:Fine Gold
Color of product:Gold / Grey
Fingerprint reader:Y
Form Factor:Bar
Housing material:Aluminium

Display

Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display Diagonal:5.2
Display Resolution:1920 x 1080
Orientation sensor:Y
Pixel density:424
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 / EDGE,GSM
3G:Y
3G bands supported:850,900,1900,2100
3G standards:HSPA+,UMTS
4G:Y
4G standard:LTE
Bluetooth:Y
Bluetooth version:4.2 BLE / 4.2 LE
Near Field Communication (NFC):Y
SIM card capability:Dual SIM
SIM card type:NanoSIM
Tethering (modem-mode):Y
Wi-Fi: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 / USB
Quick start guide:Y

Performance

Flight mode:Y
Graphics adapter:Adreno 505
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:1.4
Processor model:430

Software

Operating system installed:Android
Operating system version:7.1 / 7.1 (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:0.374
Height:5.91
Weight:5.54
Width:2.89