Motorola Moto G5S 

price₹ 8,799 onwards

launchAug, 2017

26.1

excellence score

73.8

value for money score

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Design

  • All-metal body with a nice finish - a big improvement from the polycarbonate used on the Moto G5
  • Fingerprint reader works flawlessly
  • Pretty light at 157g for a metal phone, and also more ergonomic than it's larger cousin the Moto G5S Plus - making it easier to use with one hand

Display

  • Decent display with good viewing angles
  • Good battery life - comfortably lasts the work day even with heavy use - it is even better than the already good battery life of the Moto G5S Plus, because of the smaller display
  • The displays is decent but reflective, and so tends to struggle under direct sunlight

Software

  • Like other Moto phones, the Moto G5S Plus uses a virtually untouched version of Android rather than a custom interface - keeping things nice and simple
  • The simple but useful Moto add-ons remain of course, including the Moto Display (ambient display notifications), and added gesture support

Performance

  • Decent performance - the phone handles everyday tasks smoothly, and doesn't feel like a slouch

Camera

  • Decent rear camera - details are preserved well in outdoor shots - and it does a good job with macro shots too
  • Decent front camera too
  • The rear camera does not do as well with landscapes, and indoor shots

Audio

  • Solid speaker - its pretty loud and has the extra shot of lower-frequency power needed in a tiny speaker to avoid sounding reedy and harsh
  • The bundled headset is pretty average

Battery

  • Fast charging support - full charge takes 60-70 minutes
  • Tends to get a little warm when charging

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  • Water-repellent nano-coating for protection against accidental splashes

Expert Reviews

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  1. Motorola’s budget phones are always solid and reliable, but the Moto G5S adds a hint of premium glamour to the package with an all-metal body
    techradar.com in-depth Read Review »
  2. If you are a Moto fan then the Moto G5S Plus or Moto G5S should surely appeal to you as they look great and offer all the bells and whistles one expects at their prices
    gadgets.ndtv.com in-depth Read Review »
  3. trustedreviews.com in-depth Read Review »
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  5. expertreviews.co.uk in-depth Read Review »
  6. bgr.in hands-on Read Review »

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Motorola Moto G5S Specifications

Operating System
Smartphone OSAndroid 7.1 Nougat, Upgradeable to 8.0 OreoLow likelihood of getting updated to next Android version
Display
TouchscreenYes (Capacitive)
Screen Size5.2 inches
Screen Resolution1080x1920 pixels (~ 424 pixels per inch)
Scratch Resistant DisplayYes, Corning Gorilla Glass 3
Sensors
  • Accelerometer
  • Gyroscope
  • Ambient Light Sensor
  • Proximity Sensor
Fingerprint sensorYes
Processor/RAM
Processor1.4 GHz, Octa Core, Qualcomm Snapdragon 430Ranked #72 in Mobile Procesor Benchmarks
GPUAdreno 505
RAM4 GB
Memory
Internal Memory32 GB
Expandable Memory Slotup to 128 GB
Battery
Battery Capacity3000 mAh
Fast ChargingYes, Turbo Charging
Dimensions
Weight157 gm
Thickness8.2 mm
Camera
Primary Camera16.0MP
Camera Auto-FocusYes
Camera FlashYes
HD Video RecordingYes (Full HD)
Other Camera Features
  • F/2.0 Aperture
  • Phase Detection Auto-focus (PDAF)
  • Drag to Focus & Exposure
  • Quick Capture
  • Tap to Capture
  • Best Shot
  • Professional Mode
  • Burst mode
  • Auto HDR
  • Panorama
  • Video Stabilisation
  • Slow Motion Video
Secondary Camera5.0MP
Secondary Camera Features
  • F/2.0 Aperture
  • LED Flash
  • Wide-angle Lens
  • Professional mode
  • Beautification Mode
Connectivity
BluetoothYes
Connecting PortUSB
WiFiYes
WiFi DirectYes
4GYes
VoLTEYes
3GYes
2G Internet (GPRS/EDGE)Yes
GPSYes + GLONASS
CompassYes
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Dual SIMGSM+GSM (Hybrid SIM slot)
Water ResistantYes
Noise FiltrationYes
FM RadioYes
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  • Fast Battery Charging (Turbo Charging): 5 hrs of power in 15 mins

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