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Motorola Moto G5 Plus

Motorola Moto G5 Plus
alaScore 92

782 reviews

Apr, 2019

alaTest has collected and analyzed 782 reviews of Motorola Moto G5 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. Reviews about the size and price are generally positive. The battery and camera also get good views, but reviews about the sound and portability are different.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the Motorola Moto G5 Plus is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 92/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by : Patrick Holland (cnet.com.au)

Motorola Moto G5 Plus review: Simply the best budget phone

 

The Moto G5 Plus puts premium smartphone features like a metal body, new shortcuts and 4K video into a budget package.

The splash-resistant Moto G5 Plus has a near stock version of Android Nougat, a good camera and video, and a metal build -- and it's extremely kind to your wallet.

There's no NFC on the US model, and audio sounds tinny through the built-in speaker.

With a long list of features you want and only a few that you don't, there is no better budget phone than Motorola's Moto G5 Plus.

May, 2017

Consumer review (productreview.com.au)

Don't need flash iPhone

 

Does what a $2000 phone would do never had a problem with it I would buy another over samasung htc or iPhones very fast never freezing Facebook runs great good camera recommend this phone to people at work as dropped alot and still going strong no...

Dec, 2018

Consumer review (productreview.com.au)

Excellent phone

 

This phone is really all you ever need. It's taken some hammer and survived intact. I would never buy an iPhone after having one of these phones. Bought my daughter one too. The camera is excellent. The apps i have all work well on this phone. The...

Aug, 2018

Consumer review (productreview.com.au)

Works well

 

Work well considering how much I've paid. Its not as fast as the latest samsung or iphone but it works well. The only thing is i find the casing a bit too easy to dent. Ive dropped it once and there a huge dent on the back rather than the usual...

Jul, 2018

Consumer review (productreview.com.au)

Love this phone but has developed a problem with incoming calls

 

I've owned a lot of phones, including iphones and Samsung Galaxy's. This phone - until now - has been one of my favourites. It has a random issue with incoming calls - and random problems are difficult to get solutions to (especially from your...

Jul, 2018

Consumer review (productreview.com.au)

I absultly love my G5 plus it is amazing and I couldn't live with out it

 

The G5 plus it amazing has the best camera out there and is undestryoyable I have dropped it millions of times and it hasn't cracked yet. It as a finger scanner that is awesome and it has cool little hacks like a can chop my phone to automatically turn...

Jul, 2018

Consumer review (productreview.com.au)

Worked for 14 days

 

It literally worked for 14 days. After that one day it powered off and never powered on again. Tried all options of hard reset, nothing worked. And Apparently this problem is so common when you google it. Whatever features does phone have doesn't...

Jul, 2018

Consumer review (productreview.com.au)

Good hardware, bad software

 

The moto g5 plus is a decent budget device. Specs are nice and usable and it doesn't hiccup much. The camera takes nice shots most of the time and can be improved by installing google camera. This phone has dual sim slots and micro SD expansion. Most...

Jun, 2018

Consumer review (productreview.com.au)

Ultimate Android in affordable prices

 

Bought this from JBHifi and its really worth in such a price like after discount and all got it in $300. Ultimate android features and up-gradable to latest Android OS through push updates. Extra memory card slot also present so you can upgrade memory...

Jun, 2018

Consumer review (productreview.com.au)

The balanced mid-ranger

 

The moto g5 plus does not excel at any particular field, but does most things right. The screen is fine but could be brighter in direct sun light. I rarely run out of battery during the day. Camera is fine, but can be improved with Google's HDR+ camera...

May, 2018

Product Specifications

Battery

Battery Capacity:3000 / 3200
Wireless Charging:N

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:8
Face detection:Y
Flash type:LED
Front Camera:Y
Front camera aperture number:2.2
Front camera flash:Y
Front camera resolution (numeric):5 / 8
Front camera type:Single camera
Geotagging:Y
Maximum frame rate:30
Night mode:Y
Rear camera aperture number:1.7
Rear camera flash:Y
Rear camera resolution (numeric):12 / 13
Rear camera type:Dual camera / Single camera
Resolution at capture speed:1920x1080@30fps / 3840x2160@30fps
Second rear camera resolution (numeric):5
Self-timer:Y
Smile detection:Y
Video capture resolution (max):1920 x 1080 / 3840 x 2160
Video recording:Y
Video recording modes:1080p / 1080p,2160p / 2160p
Video stabilizer:Y
Zoom capability:Y

Certificates

Certification:CE

Design

Brand colour:Fine Gold / Lunar Gray
Colour name:Fine Gold / Lunar Gray / Nimbus
Colour of product:Black, grey / Gold / Grey
Fingerprint Reader:Y
Form factor:Bar
Product colour:Grey / Silver

Display

Aspect Ratio:16:9 / 18:9
Display diagonal:13.2 / 14 / 15
Display glass type:Corning Glass / Gorilla Glass
Display Resolution:1920 x 1080 / 1980 x 1020 / 2160 x 1080
Display Type:IPS
Gorilla Glass version:Gorilla Glass 3
Orientation sensor:Y
Pixel density:407 / 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
Text prediction system:Y
Text prediction system type:T9

Multimedia

FM radio:Y

Navigation

Assisted GPS (A-GPS):Y
BeiDou:Y
Electronic compass: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:850,900,1700,1900,2100 / 850,900,1900,2100
3G standards:HSPA+,UMTS
4G:Y
4G bands supported:800,850,900,1900,2100,2600
4G standard:LTE
Bluetooth:Y
Bluetooth version:4.2 / 5.0
Near Field Communication (NFC):Y
SIM card capability:Dual SIM / Single SIM
SIM card type:NanoSIM
Tethering (modem-mode):Y
Wi-Fi:Y
Wi-Fi Direct:Y
Wi-Fi standards:IEEE 802.11a,IEEE 802.11ac,IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n / IEEE 802.11a,IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n

Other features

Google applications:Gmail,Google Chrome,Google Play,YouTube / Google Maps,Google Play,YouTube

Packaging Content

AC adapter included:Y
Cables included:AC / MICRO-USB / USB Type-C
Manual:Y
Quick start guide:Y
SIM card ejector pin:Y
Warranty card:Y

Performance

Flight mode:Y
Graphics adapter:Adreno 506 / Adreno 508
Microphone mute:Y
Personal info management (PIM):Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Events reminder, To-do list / Alarm clock,Calculator,Calendar
Personalization:Icons, Menu, Shortcuts / Icons,Menu,Shortcuts / Ringtones, Shortcuts, Themes, Wallpaper, Widgets
Quick Charge:Y
Support for contact groups:Y
Themes:Changeable color, Screensavers, Wallpapers / Wallpapers
Video call:Y

Ports & interfaces

Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
USB connector type:MICRO-USB / Micro-USB B / USB Type-C
USB port:Y
USB version:2.0

Processor

Processor Cores:8
Processor family:Qualcomm Snapdragon
Processor frequency:2 / 2.2
Processor Model:625 / 630

Software

Operating system installed:Android / Android 7.1.1 / Android 8.0
Operating System Version:7 / 7.0 / 7.0 Nougat
Platform:Android

Storage

Compatible memory cards:MicroSD (TransFlash) / MicroSD (TransFlash),MicroSDHC,MicroSDXC
Internal RAM:3
Internal storage capacity:32 / 64
Maximum memory card size:128
RAM capacity:2 / 3 / 4
USB mass storage:Y
User memory:23

Subscription

Subscription type:No subscription / Postpaid

Technical Details

Google applications:Google Maps,Google Play,YouTube

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:8 / 8.04 / 9.7
Height :150.2 / 153.5 / 159.9
Weight:155 / 167 / 170
Width:74 / 75.5 / 76.2