Quick Review of Motorola Moto G5 Plus (4GB/32GB)

The Good
  • Sturdy build quality
  • Good battery life with Turbo Charging
  • Decent camera on either sides
  • Dedicated Micro SD card slot
  • Excellent overall performance with near-stock Android Nougat
The Bad
  • Speaker output could have been better
  • Heats up slightly on extensive use of GPS
  • Bundled earphones are very basic

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Motorola Moto G5 Plus (4GB/32GB) Full Features & Specifications

Launched in: March 2017
Note: Scores are assigned in comparison to similarly priced products
Model Name: XT 1686
Display   6 /10 See Better Options
Screen Size 5.2 inch
Screen Resolution 1920 x 1080 pixels
Screen Type LCD
Pixel Density 424 PPI
Screen Protection Corning Gorilla Glass 3
Bezel Less No
Chipset   9 /10 See Better Options
Brand Qualcomm
Processor Speed 2GHz
Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 9 /10
Processor Type Octa-Core
RAM 4GB 9 /10
Graphics Adreno 506
Camera   7 /10 See Better Options
Rear Camera Resolution 12MP
Dual Rear Camera No
Front Camera Resolution 5MP
Dual Selfie Camera No
Camera Details Geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, panorama, auto-HDR
Video Recording Resolution 4K Video Recording (2160p)
Camera Features Autofocus, Dual Tone LED Flash
General Specifications
Operating System Android
OS Version Android 7.0 Nougat
OS Upgradable To Android Oreo
Device Type Touchscreen
USB Connector Type Micro USB
Features Water Resistance, Fingerprint Scanner, GPS, FM Radio
Sensors Accelerometer, Proximity Sensor, Gyroscope
Dimensions (mm) 150.2 x 74 x 7.7
Weight 155 grams
Connectivity 4G LTE (India Compatible), 3G, 2G, WiFi, Bluetooth, NFC, VoLTE (Works with Jio)
Headphone Jack Type 3.5mm
Color Lunar Gray, Fine Gold
Build Material Metal Unibody
Device Warranty 1 Year
In The Box Device, Charger & Cable Separate, SIM Ejector Tool, User Manual
Storage   9 /10 See Better Options
Internal Storage 32GB
Card Slot Yes
Maximum Card Slot Capacity 128GB
OTG Support Yes
SIM Card Slots Dual
Network Type GSM
SIM Card Type Nano SIM
SIM 1 Details 4G, 3G, 2G, Nano SIM
SIM 2 Details 4G, 3G, 2G, Nano SIM
Hybrid SIM (microSD + SIM) No
2G Bands GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
3G Bands HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100
4G Bands LTE band 1(2100), 3(1800), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 19(800), 20(800), 28(700), 38(2600), 40(2300), 41(2500)
Battery   9 /10 See Better Options
Battery Capacity 3000mAh
Battery Type Lithium-ion (Li-ion)
Removable Battery No
Wireless Charging No
Fast Charging Yes, Turbo Charging

Motorola Moto G5 Plus (4GB/32GB) Price in India

The best price of Motorola Moto G5 Plus (4GB/32GB) is Rs. 13,999. All mobile prices are in INR & generally valid with EMI & COD in all cities like Mumbai, Delhi, Bangalore, Hyderabad, Kolkata, Chennai & Pune. Kindly report any errors in specs of Motorola Moto G5 Plus (4GB/32GB). Prices were updated today i.e., 19th November 2017.
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Motorola Moto G5 Plus (4GB/32GB) Features

The Moto G5 Plus has to be one of the most anticipated budget phones of 2017. The successor to the Moto G4 Plus, the smartphone already has big shoes to fill. The smartphone is the second device bearing the Plus naming in the G series from Motorola.


To start off, the Moto G5 Plus sports a 5.2-inch display with a resolution of 1920x1080 pixels. This translates to a pixel density of 424PPI which is quite better than the Moto G4 Plus which was at 401PPI. This is also because the G5 Plus has a smaller screen than its predecessor (5.2-inch vs 5.5-inch respectively). The smaller size makes the Moto G5 Plus easier to hold in the hand. Motorola has also opted for a metal build finish on the phone giving it a premium feel.  


The Moto G5 Plus is powered by a Snapdragon 625 processor and comes with 4GB of RAM. This particular processor is one of the most efficient chipsets on the market. It is found in other phones like the Moto Z Play, Lenovo P2 and Asus Zenfone 3 (5.2-inch) which are expensive in comparison. The phone also packs in a 3000mAh battery which would result in one day of battery life. So if battery is a crucial point when you look for a smartphone, the G5 Plus is well sorted.


The smartphone runs on Android Nougat along with Motorola customizations onboard. The company is known to have good software additions and a good track record for pushing software updates. Purists will love the near stock UI on the phone. The Moto G5 Plus sports a fingerprint scanner on the front which helps keep the device secure.

Camera & Connectivity

The phone has a 12-megapixel camera at the back along with PDAF and dual LED flash. On the front, the phone has a 5-megapixel selfie camera. The phone has 64GB of internal storage that is further expandable. It is a dual SIM device and has support for 4G and VoLTE. It also comes with the standard connectivity options like Bluetooth, Wi-Fi and NFC connectivity. The G5 Plus is said to be waterproof and will be able to withstand a dip in the pool without failing on you.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) About Motorola Moto G5 Plus (4GB/32GB):

1. Will this phone work with Reliance Jio network?

Ans: Yes, this phone supports VoLTE out of the box and should work well with Jio network.

2. Does the phone have a Hybrid second slot?

Ans: No, it has 2 slots for SIMs and a dedicated slot for microSD card.

3. What type of charging connector do I need?

Ans: This phone uses the standard Micro USB port for data syncing and charging.

4. Will this get further software updates of Android?

Ans: Yes Motorola phones usually get quick Android updates and this phone shall be no exception.

5. How is the camera for selfies?

Ans: It has a 5MP selfie camera so expect a decent image quality for selfies.

6. Does the phone support USB OTG?

Ans: Yes, the phone does support USB OTG.

7. Is the battery removable?

Ans: No, the 3000mAh battery of the phone is not user removable.

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Motorola Moto G5 Plus (4GB/32GB) Ratings

User Reviews for Motorola Moto G5 Plus (4GB/32GB) (Total: 11)
By Vidit Mehrotra on October 8, 2017 | Verified Owner
It's a decent budget phone.
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By Tuheena Jha on October 7, 2017 | Verified Owner
It's a budgeted phone. According to me, one should consider this with given price.
The Good
  • Turbo charging
  • Quick fingerprint sensor
  • Build quality
The Bad
  • No LED indicator
  • Speaker is not up to the mark.
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By Manan on September 13, 2017
Very good phone in the budget should have had the same specifications like it had in the foreign market. Also why is the company introducing a new phone with better features but lower price?
The Good
  • Good battery backup
  • Doesn't lag
  • Nice RAM
The Bad
  • Heats while charging
  • Camera is not that good
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By Abhay Kundlia on September 13, 2017 | Verified Owner
One of the best phone which is an absolute beast (with specifications) with beauty (aluminum premium finish).
The Good
  • Fast charging.
  • This phone is able to run Two Apps Simultaneously
  • Corning Gorilla glass 3 Protection
  • Stock Android Nougat
  • Aluminium Body
The Bad
  • Headphone quality is not up to the standard level
  • It doesn't have LED notification indicator
  • The battery is Non-Removable
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By Nikhil Sharma on July 15, 2017 | Verified Owner
It sports a metal unibody and comes equipped with Google Assistant, Google’s artificial intelligence. It also supports some Motorola Exclusive features such as Moto Display, Actions, twist gesture and one-hand mode.
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By Kunal Pachori on July 11, 2017 | Verified Owner
One of the best phone which is an absolute beast (with specs) with beauty (aluminum) premium finish.
The Good
  • Camera
  • Fingerprint scanner
  • Display and Stock android
The Bad
  • Battery could be slightly better
  • Front camera satisfactory
  • Screen could be 5.5 or 5.7
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