Review: Moto G5 is the awesome mid-segment smartphone with a little setback

Review: Moto G5 is the awesome mid-segment smartphone with a little setback

Moto smartphones have quite established their fan following with certain sections of the global market. With its dirt-cheap price and high-end performance, Moto phones have all the essentials of a powerfully designed smartphone. With a constant upgrade being provided to subsequent smartphones from Moto, the manufacturer a come a long way.

The latest rollout is the Moto G5 is a device from the fifth-generation in the G-series. Quite like its predecessor the Moto G5 plus, the device is a 5 inch IPS LCD display. The mid-segment smartphone is stock Android 7.0 Nougat. This feature is the by far the USP of the device.

Moto G5 sports a 3 GB RAM and 16 GB ROM. It features an Octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 processor. The device camera doesn’t fail to impress since it has a 13MP rear shooter with LED flash and the selfie shooter is 5MP. Enabling low-light photography, the cameras are able to pull off decent pictures for the users.

Other features include Adreno 505 graphics, a 3.5mm audio jack, a Micro-USB port, expandable memory up to 128GB, and a removable 2,800mAh battery.

On the design’s front, the device sports a logo on the top front of the LCD. 9.5 mm in thickness, the Moto G5 weighs at 145 grams. The phone has a premium feel while offering a scratch-resistant glass for protection. The chromium bits look fantastic but will need some assistance with careful handling.

The Verdict:

The Moto G5, much like its predecessor is a great mid-range smartphone priced at 229$ approximately. Highly in demand, the smartphone could have been better for an even better market traction.

The battery could have been better as it currently provides for approximately 12 hours of juice. This is definitely lesser than what a high-end smartphone user would want. Corning gorilla glass protection is also missing and hence the device receives a huge set back on this part too. Hence, there could have been better specs with the Moto G5. However, the setbacks will somehow be unable to take down the popularity of this midrange disruptor because of phone’s beastly performance.

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