Moto G5S and G5S Plus Impressions

Moto G5S Plus

Today, Motorola added two new smartphone in its Moto G series. These are not the new generation phone but the special version of Moto G5. Moto G5S Plus is also the first dual camera phone from Moto. Here is the quick overview of both smartphones.

Moto G5S Plus is priced at Rs. 15999 and Moto G5S is priced at Rs. 13999. Both phones will be available exclusively on

Both of these phones come with a metal unibody design. Moto G5S is smaller with 5.2-inch. It has a front camera and front camera flash above the display. Fingerprint scanner has been placed below the display. Top edge has 3.5 mm headphone jack and the base side has micro USB port along with the speaker and primary mic.

The right edge has the volume rocker and power button. The left edge has sim card slot. The back panel has Motorola’s iconic Moto dimple. There is also the rear camera and dual LED flash inside a circular bezel. The phone has a solid build. It also has water repellent nano-coating.

There is a 5.2-inch Full HD display with Gorilla Glass 3 protection. The display looks fine. It runs on Android 7.1.1 with stock Android experience and Moto specific features. It is powered by 1.4GHz Octa-Core 64-bit Snapdragon 430 processor with Adreno 505 GPU. This setup could be better for this price. This is the reason I am not much impressed with this phone. It also has 4GB RAM and 32GB storage. You can also expand storage up to 128GB.

It has 16 MP rear camera with dual tone LED flash, PDAF, f/2.0 aperture and 1080p video recording. There is also a 5 megapixels front camera with front flash.

You get 4G VoLTE, WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.2 LE, GPS and NFC. It also has 3000 mAh battery with Turbo charging.

But, I recommend getting Moto G5S Plus by adding Rs. 2000. Now let’s talk about Moto G5S Plus.

Moto G5S Plus is impressive and I am sure this will easily beat Lenovo K8 Note, Cool Play 6 and will give a tough fight to upcoming Xiaomi Mi 5X.

Moto G5S Plus has a good looking metal unibody design. It is larger with 5.5-inch Display. Above the display, it has a front camera, front camera flash, and necessary sensors. Below the display, it has fingerprint print scanner that can also be used for one-button navigation.

At the right edge, it has the volume rocker and power button. At the left, it has SIM card slot. It has 3.5 mm audio port at the top edge and the base side has micro USB along with the speaker.

The phone has a dual rear camera at the back with dual LED flash. Motorola’s iconic Moto dimple is also there. The phone has a solid design that looks premium. The phone offers good grip as well.

It has 5.5-inch Full HD display with Gorilla Glass protection. It has good viewing angles and nice viewing experience. The phone runs on Android 7.1.1 with stock experience. Moto actions, Moto display, and other Moto specific features are also there.

Moto G5S Plus comes with 2GHz Octa-Core Snapdragon 625 Processor with Adreno 506 GPU. We have already see the power and battery efficiency of this processor. You also get 4GB RAM and 64GB storage. The storage is also expandable up to 128 GB with microSD.

The most notable feature of this phone is its dual camera setup. It has two 13 megapixels camera sensor where one captures Monochrome information and the other- the RGB sensor takes care of colors. The camera can also sense depth information to create a Bokeh effect.

Even if I couldn’t test this enough, initial results were good. I also tested the portrait shot and it was good. You also have different editing option with portrait shot. This option makes this phone notable. You also have 8 megapixels front camera with front LED flash. This camera also looks good.

It offers 4G VoLTE, WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n (2.4 GHz + 5 GHz), Bluetooth 4.2, GPS and NFC connectivity. It also has 3000mAh battery with Turbo Charging.

Moto G5S is just a good phone but you have better options than that at the same price. Moto G5S Plus is notable and it is worth to try. I have yet to use it to give my final verdict. Things I said were based on just a few minutes usage.

What do you guys think about Moto G5S and Moto G5S Plus? Let us know in the comments below.

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