Motorola Moto G5 Plus (3GB RAM, 16GB)

2 variations 
price Rs. 14,999 onwards | launch Mar, 2017
magic score ?
74.4
good value for money
our verdict: buy
ranked
#22
of 148 phones in Rs. 10,000 - 15,000

PhoneCurry Editor's Note

summarizing opinion across 17 expert reviews

What We Liked

  • The first Moto G series phone to have a metal body - looks quite handsome, and is a big step-up over its predecessors
  • Excellent build quality
  • Nice chrome accents on the front and rear add to the looks
  • Water-repellent nanocoating is a nice add-on
  • Quick fingerprint sensor
  • The power and volume buttons on the right are located comfortably for single-hand operation
  • The phone's rounded edges and corners make it comfortable to hold and use
  • Decent display, with good viewing angles (sunlight legibility could have been better though)
  • Runs close-to-stock Android UI out-of-the-box, which keeps things nice and simple
  • The added touches from Moto like Moto Display, and gestures are all pretty useful
  • One-button Nav allows you to tap or swipe the fingerprint sensor instead of reaching for the Android navigation buttons - it works great, and can be pretty handy
  • Good, consistent performance all round - handles multi-tasking with ease, and apps launch quickly - games are handled well too, with no stuttering - benchmarks scores are pretty good, though a step behind the Redmi Note 4, which is the top performer in this price bracket
  • Good rear camera - improved even compared to its already good predecessor - captures good results in all sorts of situations - and has quick focusing - in daylight landscapes looked detailed, with punchy colours - the professional mode is good too - on the whole, this is arguably the best camera among the budget phones, though low light performance could still be better
  • The front camera is good too, with its colour accuracy, as long as there is adequate light
  • Supports 4K video recording
  • Decent call quality
  • Good battery life - in real world tests, the phone easily lasts the day with moderate use (though it lacks the stellar battery performance of some of its peers like the Redmi Note 4)
  • Excellent TurboPower charging functionality - a 20-minute charge gets you up to nearly 50 percent

What We Didn't

  • No LED notification indicator - the Moto Display feature somewhat compensates for this, but isn't as useful all the time
  • The bundled headphones are average
  • Loudspeaker quality is average too
  • Tends to heat up when being used for navigation for an extended time

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Operating System
Smartphone OSAndroid 7.0
Display
TouchscreenYes (Capacitive)
Screen Size5.2 inches
Screen Resolution1080x1920 pixels (~ 424 pixels per inch)
Display Features
  • IPS LCD
  • Scratch Resistant (Corning Gorilla Glass 3)
Sensors
  • Accelerometer
  • Ambient Light Sensor
  • Gyroscope
  • Proximity Sensor
Fingerprint sensorYes
Processor/RAM
Processor2 GHz, Octa Core, Qualcomm Snapdragon 625
GPUAdreno 506
RAM3 GB
Memory
Internal Memory16 GB
Expandable Memory Slotup to 128 GB
Battery
Battery Capacity3000 mAh
Dimensions
Weight155 gm
Thickness9.7 mm
Camera
Camera12.0 MP
Camera Auto-FocusYes
Camera FlashYes
HD Video RecordingYes (4K)
Other Camera Features
  • F/1.7 Aperture
  • Dual LED (dual tone) Flash
  • 8X Digital Zoom for Photos
  • 4X Zoom for Video
  • Quick Capture
  • Tap to Capture
  • Best Shot
  • Professional Mode
  • Burst mode
  • Auto HDR
  • Panorama
  • Video Stabilisation
  • Slow Motion video
Secondary Camera5.0 MP
Secondary Camera Features
  • Wide-angle Lens
  • F/2.2 Aperture
  • Display Flash
  • Professional mode
  • Beautification mode
Connectivity
BluetoothYes
USBYes
WiFiYes
4GYes
VoLTEYes
3GYes
2G Internet (GPRS/EDGE)Yes
GPSYes + GLONASS
CompassYes
NFCYes
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App StoreGoogle Play Store
Dual SIMGSM+GSM
Noise FiltrationYes
FM RadioYes
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  • Fast Battery Charging: 6 hrs of power in 15 min (TurboPower)
  • Water Repellent Nano-coating
  • WiFi Dual-band
  • WiFi Direct
  • USB On-The-Go
Note: All brand quality factors listed below are already taken into account (with appropriate weightage) when calculating the magic score for a phone!
average brand rating
3.66/5
(Good)
average phonecurry internal rating for all phones launched by this brand in recent times
brand perception
Very Good
brand perception among consumers, based on surveys
service quality rating
Good
service & support quality rating, based on user surveys