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Moto G5S Plus : Full Review

The glass on the front has gentle curves around the edges as it bends into real metal chamfers, courtesy of the aluminum unibody. On the top of the phone is a headphone jack.

Introduction - 
Moto G5S Plus is Motorola's latest budget smart phone in the Moto G lineup. Motorola has also updated the design, and now instead of being made out of plastic with a metal back panel, the phone is now built into a uni body aluminum shell that covers the entire back of the phone.

Moto G5S Plus comea in 5.5-inch. The type os screen is 1920x1080 IPS LCD along with a Gorilla Glass 3 and Qualcomm Snapdragon 625.
Moto G5S Plus press images - Moto G5s Plus review

Pros - 
  • Dual Camera.
  • 3000mAh battery with fast charging
  • Fingerprint sensor
  • Water repellent nano-coating. 
 Cons -
  • No USB-C port
  • No change in battery size over standard model
  • No magnetometer 


On the bottom are the loudspeaker, microUSB connector, and a microphone. On the back, you will find the dual camera system within the familiar circular camera bump. Because the phone now has a full metal back, there are now antenna bands running around the top and bottom, which are somewhat distracting.


The Moto G5S Plus runs on Android 7.1.1. Motorola's customizations are limited to additional apps and services, and most of it is useful and worth having. This includes features like Moto Actions, which is a series of gestures that range from shaking the phone to turn on the flashlight or twisting it to turn on the camera, and even using the fingerprint sensor as a gesture pad to navigate the phone instead of using on-screen controls.

The G5S Plus has a 3000mAh non-removable battery. In our usage, the battery life was less than ideal. The phone supports TurboPower charging. This got charging times of about two hours, which isn't terribly fast for a phone with fast charging .The 4GB of RAM ensures there are no issues with multitasking or web browsing.

Gaming performance is also average. Still, we would have liked the Special Edition model to have a slight bump in performance. Increased complexity of rendering real time 3D objects over the camera image.
Moto G5S Plus Entry Level Dual Camera Smartphone


The Moto G5S Plus has dual 13-megapixel cameras at the back. The main advertised feature of the second camera is for creating a shallow depth of field effect by blurring the background, but Motorola also said the two cameras work together to create sharper images.
 It creates a live preview of the effect on the viewfinder even before you take the shot. There is even a slider to let you adjust the amount of background blur before you take the picture.

Apart from 1080p30, the camera also lets you record in 1080p60 and 4K30, which sounds impressive until you realize the image stabilization and even the HDR mode only works in the 1080p30 mode. Image quality in 4K is decent but the poor dynamic range doesn't really help and the image is also shaky.

Concluding Note -

The biggest point of the G5S Plus is the dual camera system on the back. While we think the image quality of regular still photos is good, the depth effect left a lot to be desired, both regarding actual quality of the images and the time it required to process them.

We would have liked to see more improvements, such as in the processor and battery department. But for the value it is priced at 15,999 INR that is a little too much to ask for. Overall its a Great phone and is still a great offer. The all critical reviews comes in when we compare it to the older G5 plus whic is pretty much offers the same.

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