Moto G5 One of the Best Smartphone

By Rjain July 13, 2017 11:07

Moto G5 One of the Best Smartphone

Moto G5 One of the Best Smartphone

Moto G5, one of the latest smartphones from Motorola after its successor Moto G5 Plus. Again this is an affordable phone from Motorola, with best, as well as updated features added in it. Just a month later, after the launch of Moto G5 Plus, this Moto G5, has been grandly launched by its officials. Moto G series has made some good sales and gained reputation has budget smartphones series especially in India. Every time a new phone is launched in this series, it comes with better as well as updated features embedded in it. Moto G5 has made its entry into mobile market, with updated operating system Nougat UI added in it. Apart from this lot more features are present in this device, so lets have a look at its specifications and how it differs from other smartphones except price.

Best Features

  1. Moto G5 one of the smartphones that have been attractively designed in metallic body, that gives a shining look.
  2. It offers a full HD screen that allows to watch anything in a pixel perfect way.
  3. Moto G5 has got awesome cameras to capture any image without it becoming messy.
  4. Moto G5 is built with a finger print scanner on the rare side which is very slicker.
  5. This smartphone has been included with latest Android Nougat operating system which is one of the positive point of this device.
  6. Moto G5 has added Google Assistant and this feature can not be found in any other affordable smartphone.


  1. One of the main drawbacks is that the device is getting heated up after using for little time.
  2. Another important point where Moto G5 is lagging behind is that it has got very little battery capacity of about 2,800 milli amperes only.


Moto G5 has been designed perfectly in its price range and attracts its users. This mobile phone on the front side, has got a secondary camera on the top that is above the display screen along with speaker. While finger print scanner along with microphone are placed below the display screen. Finger print scanner of this phone has been designed perfectly well in order to serve both as home button as well as back button just swiping it to right and left respectively. On the bottom side of the phone a port for micro USB is given while exactly on the opposite side there is a audio jack of 3.5 mm. Right side of the device is occupied by power button and volume buttons. While the chrome lining that runs across this mobile phone makes it more realistic.

Lets check on the back side of Moto G5 which has been designed in aluminium metallic body. But not completely top and bottom sections will be in plastic, only centre portion is designed in fine metallic body. On the top part it includes primary camera with centre section occupied by its brand attractive logo, that looks simply pretty well. The slots for dual sim, microSD card are placed in the battery cabin only. This placement will give little bit trouble to us, because everytime we need to change the sim or microSD card it is much essential to switch off the battery.

Design Specifications

Dimensions: 144.30 x 73 x 9.50 mm

Weight: 145 grams

Colours: Grey and Fine Gold


Moto G5 has a little smaller display screen that is 5 inches instead of 5.5 inches which most of the latest smartphones are having. In order to produce better display for viewing this screen is made of IPS LCD type. It is offering best resolution of 1920  x 1080 pixels which will be one of the best resolution offered in this price range. It produces sharpness along with bright display and is protected from all types of damages and scratches.

Display Specifications

Display screen size: 5 inches

Resolution:  1080 x 1920 pixels

Pixel Density: 441 pixels

Touchscreen type: Multi touch

Hardware & Storage

Moto G5 has been included Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 chipset in its architecture. It also adds Adreno 505 GPU for producing perfect graphics in gaming. This device allows in multitasking very easily, without any difficulties or time lag. Graphics are played perfectly either in games or in any videos.

Storage space offered by Moto G5 is enough to store huge amounts of data. Very little amount of memory is occupied by preloaded applications. It has included RAM of 3 Gb which is sufficient enough to store applications. While the internal storage of this device is 16 Gb,that is enough for storing huge amounts of data such as photos, videos and other applications if needed. Additionally it allows to expand data using microSD card upto a limit of 128 Gb.

Hardware Specifications

Chipset: Qualcomm Snapdragon 430

Processor: Octacore

Frequency: 1.4 Ghz

GPU : Adreno 505

Software Specifications

RAM: 3 Gb

Internal Storage: 16 Gb

Expandable memory: 128 Gb

Expansion mode: MicroSD card


Moto G5 smartphone has loaded with Android version 7.0 that is Nougat. As far as smartphones of this price range are considered, this is the first device to have stock UI of Nougat. It has most of the latest applications preloaded such as torch light or camera applications and many others.

Software Specifications

Operating system: Android Nougat 7.0


Moto G5 is a dual camera smartphone with primary one being 13 MP while secondary one is of 5 MP. Both the cameras allows us to capture some good pictures to save our memories. Primary camera is capable of delivering better images either in full lighting or in low light conditions. It has got PDAF feature along with HDR and Panorama modes that allows to keep settings according to the requirements for better clicks. While the front or secondary camera is allowing to take pixel perfect selfies.

Camera Specifications

Primary camera : 13 MP

Flash: Led flash

Aperture: f/2.0

Features: Panorama, HDR, Beautify, Geo Tagging and PDAF

Video: 1080 @30 fps

Secondary Camera

Front camera: 5 MP


Moto G5 includes a battery with a capacity of 2,800 milli amperes. This battery will allow its us to recharge it very quickly. But the only problem is that it will recharge very faster until it reaches 80% after that it slows down. But in comparison to other smartphones this will recharge at a faster rate that is completely recharges in approximately 1 hour only. The recharger of 10 watts will be able to recharge very quickly which comes along with the device. But the biggest drawback of this mobile is that it as got very low battery life that discharges quickly in high usage. But in medium usage it comes for only 1 day. This as to be corrected in the future for the smartphones about to come in Moto G series.

Battery Specifications

Capacity: 2,800 milli amperes

Removable: Yes

Connectivity Specifications

Network Connectivity: 2G, 3G and 4G

WiFi: WiFi, Hotspot

Bluetooth: Bluetooth 4.0

GPS: Supported

NFC: Not supported

Sensors: Proximity, Accelerometer, Ambient light & Gyroscope

Inside the package

Moto G5 package contains device which also includes other accessories that are 10 watts charger, usb cable, warranty card and user manual.


Moto G5 is a smartphone that comes in low budget with best display screen and latest version of Android operating system. Apart from that it also has best design that has metallic back and allows to hold the phone firmly in hands by giving it a decent look. The finger print scanner included in this device is an additional advantage and performs excellently. Calling experience over this phone is also well and good. But the problem comes at the hardware of the system that is not allowing us to play high end games and gets heated up quickly after using continuously for 2 hours. Another main drawbacks of Moto G5 is that it has low battery life and discharges quickly after usage. So if you are looking out for latest version of Android operating system and perfect finger print scanner, this will be the best option in low budget. But if you want high level graphics and heavy usage of battery for longer time, then this may not work well.


By Rjain July 13, 2017 11:07
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