Moto G5 Review

Moto G5 Review – Detailed Specification of Moto G5

Motorola has always been one of the most popular brands in India, and it has made a special place in the heart of Indian people as it has hardly disappointed any customer. A few years ago Motorola departed from India, but in the year 2014, it again made its appearance in the Indian market by launching their first Moto G series. Also, If you are looking for the best budget camera phone, you are in the right place.

The G series from Motorola became a huge hit, and since then they have continued to launch different phones under that flagship. Moto G5 is the new model under the popular G-series flagship, and it has made a huge profit in the market.

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Moto G5 Gold

Moto G5 was first unveiled at 2017 Mobile World Congress Trade Show, and the company also has next version model knows as G5 plus. Both these smartphone showcases almost same feature, but the screen size is the biggest difference. During its launch in 2017 MWC, the head of Motorola indicated their main priority is Indian market. Moto G5 series is exclusively sold by Flipkart, and it has become a huge hit in the market. The company has already sold millions of  G series phones in the Indian market, and it is expected gain more with their new G5 Series.

Detailed Specification of Moto G5

The following points will depict some detail specifications of Moto G5:

  • Display – 5.0 Inch IPS LCD Display with 441 PPI and 1080X1920 Pixel.
  • Touchscreen – Capacitive touchscreen with 16M color and Corning Gorilla Glass 3.
  • SIM Type – It comes with Dual SIM slot supporting Nano SIM.
  • Processor – 1.4 GHz Octa Core Cortex A-53 Qualcomm MSM8937 Snapdragon 430 processor.
  • GPU – Adreno 505.
  • Operating System – Android Nougat v7.
  • RAM – 2GB and 3GB variant.
  • Storage – 16 GB and 32 GB variant with a microSD slot expandable up to 256 GB.
  • Rear Camera -13 MP with LED Flash, face detection autofocus, and F/2.0.
  • Camera Features – Auto HDR, Touch Focus, Geo Tagging, video recording at 1080p with 30 fps and Panorama mode.
  • Front Camera – 5 MP with F/2.2.
  • Sound – MP3 with vibration and 3.5 mm jack support.
  • Battery – 2800 mAh Li-Ion removable battery and fast battery charging facility.
  • Connectivity – Wi-Fi Direct, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, Bluetooth v4.2, dual band,A2DP, microUSB v2.0, A-GPS.
  • Sensors – Proximity sensor, Accelerometer, Ambient light sensor and Gyroscope.
Moto G5 Review

Moto G5 Gray

Overall Design

The design of Moto G Series has evolved throughout the year although all the flagship models carried the same overall outlook to maintain its authenticity. Moto G5 comes with a metal body with a posh aluminum finish which serves as a massive enhancement in the design when compared to the previous models.

Moto G5 has borrowed its design form Moto Z, and there is Chrome accent throughout the body. The round corner and edges help in better gripping, and it is recommended to use cover to protect the camera from scratch. The phone will be available in Fine Gold and Lunar Grey color, and it also has a water repellent nano coating.

Basic Overview

Moto G5 is packed with a 1.4 GHz Octa Core processor with an Adreno 505 GPU and Android Nougat 7.0 runs well on the smartphone. To notch up the usability of the phone, Moto has included Moto Display that allows you to view notification with ease when the phone is locked. G5 also comes with Google Assistance, and many consider this feature as an important aspect of the phone although it won’t come preloaded with the smartphone.

It will also carry its old gesture shortcuts for launching the camera, torchlight, etc. The fingerprint sensor on G5 allows you lock the phone and you can even make the screen small for one handed use.

Overall Performance

According to results and experts, this is one of the best smartphones in the market, and it won’t disappoint you with its performance. The combination of 2GB RAM, Adreno 505 and 1.4 GHz Snapdragon processor smoothly run all games like Asphalt 8 without any crunch. The inbuilt music player doesn’t much with music files, but you can use third party software. The loudspeaker of the phone produces a good loud audio, and it is audible in a noisy environment.

The bad part of this smartphone is that have any LED status indicator for notification or charging although Moto Display tries to fill that vacant. The phone faces some heating issue when you the navigation for good amount of time. Overall the performance of this smartphone has stayed up to the expectation, and it has achieved good benchmark like 63,855 in AnTuTu and 8310 in 3D Mark Ice Storm Extreme.


Moto G5 has 13 MP rear camera with Dual Autofocus feature. The front camera comes with display flash and a F/2.2 aperture that allows you to take a clear picture in dark places. You can use the rear camera to scan barcodes and QR codes which can come handy in various situations. This new flagship even allows you to take a panorama, slow motion video and use beautification mode when you will use the front camera.

Moto G5 review

Moto G5 Gold – Camera

The image quality of the phone is exquisite, and the autofocus works well in the different situation. The photos in daylight provide some vibrant color with good detailing while the low light photos are slightly blurry. With this camera, you can record Full HD video at 30 fps as well as 60 fps and the best part is you can record 4K videos which give you wonderful result.


G5 features 2,800 mAh battery that is powerful enough to support you throughout the day although the company has stated that it can last around 24 hours. The best part of this battery is that it lets you play HD video around 12 hours and this is a good sign for heavy users. Turbo Power charging is quite helpful as it allows you to charge the phone to 50% within twenty minutes.


Moto G5 has a lot to offer for Indian customers willing to buy a smart phone in the range of Rs. 10000 to 13000. Moto G5 Plus is a smart choice if the budget can go a bit higher. Moto G5 series is not suitable for customers looking for smart phones below this range. You can check this list of smartphones under Rs.10000 which customers can opt for if their budget is below 10000.

You can even find some of the smartphones in this list having better specifications than that of Moto g5 at lesser price. Choice of selecting a phone is totally on an individual based on his requirements and needs.

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