Moto G5 and G5 Plus See the Light of Day at MWC


Lenovo owned Motorola, Yeah, if you didn’t know, Lenovo bought Motorola and Lenovo even stopped selling phones  under its brand in favour of the brand name Motorola, announced the Moto G5 and G5 Plus. The new Moto G’s deliver everything we know about G series but wrap it all in a frame that resembles the flagship Z (which is coming to Kenya btw).

What new in the G series’ design is the full-metal body on a mid-range phone that costs about $200. The G5 Plus is the premium of the two. It packs a slightly larger display and with slightly better specs than the regular G5. Priced at $229 for the base model (G5) comes with 2 GB of RAM and 32 GB of internal storage (which is expandable via micro SD expansion) and $299 for an extra Gig of RAM, to make it 3GB and 64 GB of internal storage, you can get the G5 Plus.

The new G5 series have a front-facing fingerprint reader, that doubles up as a navigation tool (using swipe gestures to navigate through the UI). The G5 Plus has a 12 MP camera with Dual Autofocus Pixels for super-fast autofocus, on-sensor phase detection and impressive f/1.7 aperture for low light shots. The front-facing camera is a 5 MP shooter with f/2.2 aperture. There’s a 3000 mAh battery that supports TurboPower charging for six hours of battery life in just 15 minutes, a 5.2 inch Full HD IPS LCD display and a 3.5 mm headphone jack, unlike the flagship Moto Z. The G5 Plus is powered by the Snapdragon 625, there’s also Google Assistant coming via update.

The standard G5 is powered by a Snapdragon 430 processor, 5.0 inch Full HD display, 13 MP f/2.0 aperture camera, a 2800 mAh removable battery and 16 GB or 32 GB internal storage versions.

The Moto G5 and G5 Plus run Android 7.0 Nougat out of the box with Moto’s added value software features in the settings. Both the G5 and G5 Plus have dual-SIM capabilities. Seeing that we will be getting the Motorola Moto Z in the Kenyan market, the launch is tomorrow, I hope that Lenovo will also be bringing in the much cheaper G series, starting with the G5s.