Moto G5

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Moto G5
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Moto G5 Plus
Codename cedric (G5),[1] potter (G5 Plus),[2] montana (G5s), sanders (G5s Plus)
Brand Motorola
Manufacturer Motorola Mobility
Series Moto G Family
Predecessor Moto G4
Successor Moto G6
Type Smartphone
Form factor Slate
Dimensions G5:
144 mm (5.7 in) H
73 mm (2.9 in) W
9.5 mm (0.37 in) D
G5 Plus:
150 mm (5.9 in) H
74 mm (2.9 in) W
9.7 mm (0.38 in) D
G5S:
150 mm (5.9 in) H
73.5 mm (2.89 in) W
8.2 mm (0.32 in) D
G5S Plus:
153.5 mm (6.04 in) H
76.2 mm (3.00 in) W
9.5 mm (0.37 in) D
Weight G5: 145 g
G5 Plus: 155 g
G5S: 157 g
G5S Plus: 168 g
Operating system Android 7.0 "Nougat"
Upgradeable to 8.0 "Oreo"[3]
System on chip G5 and G5S: Qualcomm Snapdragon 430
G5 Plus and G5S Plus: Qualcomm Snapdragon 625
CPU Octa-core Cortex-A53 (G5 and G5S at 1.4 GHz, G5 Plus and G5S Plus at 2.0 GHz)
GPU G5 and G5S: Adreno 505
G5 Plus and G5S Plus: Adreno 506
Memory G5: 2 or 3 GB LPDDR3
G5 Plus: 2, 3, or 4 GB LPDDR3
G5S Plus: 3 or 4 GB LPDDR4
Storage 16, 32 or 64 GB
Removable storage microSD up to 256 GB
Battery G5: 2800 mAh removable
G5 Plus, G5S and G5S Plus: 3000 mAh non-removable
Data inputs Multi-touch, capacitive IPS touchscreen
Fingerprint scanner
Accelerometer
A-GPS
GLONASS
GPS
Microphone
Proximity sensor
Glance gesture sensor
Step-counter sensor
Gyroscope and rotation sensors
Display G5: 5.0" (127 mm) 1920 x 1080 (441 ppi) IPS LCD
G5 Plus and G5S: 5.2" (132 mm) 1920 x 1080 (424 ppi) IPS LCD
G5S Plus: 5.5" (140 mm) 1920 x 1080 (401 ppi) IPS LCD
Rear camera G5: 13 megapixel (G5)
G5 Plus: Exmor RS IMX362 Sensor with 12 megapixel resolution; ƒ/1.7 lens with dual-LED flash
G5S:16 megapixel resolution; ƒ/2.0 lens
G5S Plus: 13 megapixel resolution dual-lens; ƒ/2.0 lens with dual-LED flash
Front camera G5 and G5 Plus: OmniVision OV5695 Sensor with 5 megapixel resolution and ƒ/2.2 aperture[4]
G5S: 5 megapixel resolution and ƒ/2.0 aperture with LED flash
G5S Plus: 8 megapixel resolution and ƒ/2.0 aperture with LED flash
Sound Front-ported loud speaker, 2-Mics
Connectivity Micro USB, 3.5 mm headphone jack
Website http://www.motorola.com/us/products/moto-g-family

Moto G5 (stylized as moto g5) is a series of Android smartphones developed by Motorola Mobility, a division of Lenovo; it is the fifth generation of the Moto G family. Announced as successors to the Moto G4, they were first released in March 2017 in several markets including India and Europe.[5] The original variants are the Moto G5 and Moto G5 Plus, the latter also being available as an Amazon Prime version in the United States.[6] Special editions called Moto G5s and Moto G5s Plus were first released in August 2017.[7]

Specifications[edit]

The Moto G5's design was changed, featuring an aluminum casing and flush-mounted camera. The device is available in "lunar gray" and "fine gold" colors, and unlike previous generations is not customizable via MotoMaker. The G5 includes a 1080p display, an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon system-on-chip, 3 or 4 GB of RAM, and 16 or 32 GB of internal storage. A dedicated MicroSDXC memory slot is available, supporting up to 128 GB memory expansion. Like previous generations, the device supports gesture and motion controls through Moto Actions. It has a 12- or 13-megapixel rear-facing camera and a 5-megapixel front-facing camera. The device ships with Android 7.0 "Nougat". It features the same TurboPower charging as the G4, providing up to 6 hours of battery life with 15 minutes of charge time. A fingerprint reader is integrated in the home button on the front of the device.[8][9]

Variants[edit]

The Moto G5 is the standard variant, and is not sold in the United States;[10] and the Moto G5 Plus is a premium variant with improved specifications. The Moto G5 Plus was released in the United States and internationally; all Plus models apart from American ones have NFC-contactless payment as a feature, but not compasses; US models have the opposite configuration.[10] The Moto G5 Plus will not be released in Canada, according to Mobile Syrup.

Moto G5 Plus XT1687 camera lens dual-pixel

As with the previous generation of Moto G4 devices, online retailer Amazon.com offers a 'Prime Exclusive' version of the Moto G5 Plus for Amazon Prime members, which is cheaper than the standard version and features Amazon advertisements on the lock screen.[6]

The 'Prime Exclusive' devices hardware is identical; however, unlike most other recent Motorola Android devices, their bootloaders cannot be unlocked, thereby precluding users from installing custom firmware.[11]

Model Comparison[edit]

Stat Moto G5[8] Moto G5 Plus[9]
Model Non-USA USA
XT1675[8] XT1684[9]
XT1685 (dual SIM)
XT1687[12]
System on chip Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 Qualcomm Snapdragon 625
CPU Octa-core Cortex-A53 up to 1.4 GHz Octa-core Cortex-A53 up to 2.0 GHz
GPU Adreno 505 up to 450 MHz Adreno 506 up to 650 MHz
RAM 2 or 3 GB 2 or 4 GB[12]
Storage 16 or 32 GB 32 or 64 GB[12]
Display Resolution Full HD (1920 x 1080)
Display Size 5.0", 441 ppi 5.2", 424 ppi
Rear Camera 13 MP (CMOS) ƒ/2.0
PDAF autofocus
1080p30 video
12 MP (CMOS) ƒ/1.7
Dual Autofocus Pixels
2160p30 video
Front Camera 5 MP (CMOS) ƒ/2.2
Sensors Accelerometer
Gyroscope
Ambient light
Proximity
Accelerometer
Gyroscope
Ambient light
Proximity
Compass[10]
NFC No Yes[10] No
Battery 2800 mAh removable 3000 mAh non-removable
Fingerprint Reader Yes

Moto G5S and G5S Plus[edit]

On 1 August 2017, Motorola unveiled the 'special edition' Moto G5S and Moto G5S Plus. These also have an aluminum unibody design. The specifications of the Moto G5S include a 3,000 mAh battery, a 1080p 5.2-inch display, 16 MP rear camera, the same 5 MP front camera with flash and a 1.4 GHz octa-core processor. On the other hand, the G5S Plus features 5.5-inch display, Snapdragon 2.0 GHz processor, and a new 13 MP dual-lens camera setup. Both versions support a fingerprint sensor.

Stat Moto G5S[13] Moto G5S Plus[14]
Model XT1792 (Brazil)
XT1793 (Europe)
XT1794 (Europe/India)
XT1797
XT1802 (Brazil)
XT1803 (Europe)
XT1804 (India)
XT1805 (Europe, dual SIM)
XT1806[15] (USA)
System on chip Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 Qualcomm Snapdragon 625
CPU Octa-core Cortex-A53 up to 1.4 GHz Octa-core Cortex-A53 up to 2.0 GHz
GPU Adreno 505 up to 450 MHz Adreno 506 up to 650 MHz
RAM 3 GB 3 or 4 GB
Storage 32 GB 32 or 64 GB
Display Resolution Full HD (1920 x 1080)
Display Size 5.2", 424 ppi 5.5", 403 ppi
Rear Camera 16 MP (CMOS) ƒ/2.0
PDAF autofocus
1080p30 video
Dual 13 MP (CMOS) ƒ/2.0
2160p30 video
Front Camera 5 MP (CMOS) ƒ/2.0 8 MP (CMOS) ƒ/2.0
Sensors Accelerometer
Gyroscope
Ambient light
Proximity
Accelerometer
Gyroscope
Ambient light
Proximity
Compass[16]
NFC Yes[13] Yes[14] No
Battery 3000 mAh non-removable
Fingerprint Reader Yes

Reception[edit]

The Moto G5 lineup received positive reviews, although many considered that the regular G5 (low-end model) was not a true successor to the Moto G4 in terms of its features and CPU performance (the G5 used the 1.4 GHz Snapdragon 430, whilst the G4 used the 1.5 GHz Snapdragon 617).[17][18][19][20] The Moto G5 was regarded as a disappointment by Alphr, saying previous Moto G phones had been considered the best budget phones at the time of their respective release.[21] On the other hand, the G5 Plus and G5S Plus (and to a lesser extent, the G5S) were praised for their large improvements in performance, battery life, camera quality, and storage capacity.[22][23][24] The G5S Plus does add an upgraded front-facing camera with LED flash and a metal unibody, however its rear camera module is considered a regression from that of the G5 Plus due to a narrower aperture (F2.0 versus F1.7).[25]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ https://twrp.me/motorola/motorolamotog5.html
  2. ^ https://twrp.me/motorola/motorolamotog5plus.html
  3. ^ "Motorola rolling out Android 8.0 Oreo update for Moto G5 and G5 Plus". Retrieved 16 September 2018. 
  4. ^ "OmniVision - A leading developer of advanced digital imaging solutions". 
  5. ^ "Moto G Plus (5th Gen.) - Android Smartphone - Motorola, a Lenovo company". 
  6. ^ a b "Amazon has more budget phones to sell you". 
  7. ^ "Special Editions: Now Joining the Moto G5 Family". blog.motorola.com. 7 August 2017. 
  8. ^ a b c "Moto G (5th Gen.) - Android Smartphone - Motorola, a Lenovo company". 
  9. ^ a b c "Moto G Plus (5th Gen.) - Android Smartphone - Motorola, a Lenovo company". 
  10. ^ a b c d Smith, Chris (26 February 2017). "Moto G5 and Moto G5 Plus hands-on: The Moto G just went premium". One more thing: Both handsets come with a fingerprint sensor on the front side, but the Moto G5 Plus will also support NFC-based wireless payments in all markets aside from America. 
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  14. ^ a b "moto g⁵ˢ plus (5th gen. special edition) – Android smartphone | Motorola UK". Motorola. Retrieved 2017-11-06. 
  15. ^ "moto g⁵ˢ plus — Unlocked Smartphone — Motorola USA". Motorola. Retrieved 2018-04-19. 
  16. ^ Moto G5S XT1806 (USA model) has compass
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