Moto G5 vs. Moto G5 Plus: Know the difference

The Moto G5 and the Moto G5 plus by the Lenovo-owned Motorola is both reliable and affordable as the Moto G series has given us the best budget smartphones we ever used. In this article, we will discuss the difference between the new Moto G5 and the G5 plus. Have a look-

Design and Build:
Both the G5 and G5 plus will comprise a diamond cut aluminum chassis and splash proof Nano coating. The G5 has a 5 inch full HD screen and the G5 plus has a larger 5.2 inch full HD screen, both having the 1920*1080pixel resolution.

Both G5 and G5 plus comes with a cutting edge fingerprint scanner integrated into the home button and a 3.5 mm jack.Moto-G5-Plus-Moto-G5


Processor: Moto G5 has an octa core, 1.4 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 processor with Adreno 505 GPU and the G5 Plus has a faster 2 GHz Snapdragon 625 octa-core processor with Adreno 506 GPU.

Operating system: Both the phones run the Android Nougat as standard.

RAM: The Moto G5 comes with 2 GB RAM but the Moto G5 plus can come with both in 2GB and 4GB models.

Storage: The Moto G5 has two variants of this category- the 16 GB and the 32 GB variant. The G5 plus also has two different storage variants, one with 32 GB storage and the other with 64 GB of storage.

Camera: The Moto G5 features the same 13 MP f/2.0 rear camera and 5 MP front selfie camera. The Moto G5 Plus is equipped with a 12 MP Sony IMX 260, f/1.7 camera and a 5 MP front camera.

Battery: The G5 has a 2800mAh removable battery with fast charging and the G5 Plus comes with a higher capacity 3000mAh non-removable battery. The G5 plus also features the fast charging option named TurboPower charging.

The Moto G5 with 16GB storage comes  £169 and the 32GB model has £179. The G5 Plus 32 GB model comes with £259.

If budget is not a problem for you, go for the Moto G5 Plus as it has better specifications.


The Moto G saga continues: Rumours around the release date of Moto G5

Since November 2013, we have seen a bunch of low range smartphones from Motorola, all named Moto G, until last year when the new owner Lenovo announced the fourth generation Moto G, more aptly named as Moto G4 with three variants, namely Moto G4, Moto G4 plus and Moto G4 play.

A report has suggested that in future we are going to see the fifth generation of Moto G, and we hope, that it would have been named Moto G5.

The highly speculated release date:
As the release dates of all the generations of Moto G always coincide with the MWC, the biggest mobile trade show of the year, we can expect this tradition to be consistent this year too.

Two dates have already gained the spotlight in mobile arena; one being 26th Feb 2017. The day has been selected by Motorola for inaugurating an event just before the day of MWC 2017 on 27th Feb 2017. Keeping that in mind, we can speculate that Moto G 5th generation would have been incubated by the authority. moto_g4Features and specifications: 

1. Processor:
The rumour is that Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 will feature in this phone. It promises 35% lower battery usage than the previous Snapdragon 617. This budget phone also includes Adreno 506 GPU. This phone will obviously run the newest Android Nougat and possibly we’ll see the micro USB swapped with USB C.

2. Design:
A source confirms a 5.5 inch full HD screen, 4GB RAM and 32GB storage, an octa-core processor based on Cortex-A 53, Micro USB and a headphone jack. We are hoping more than one variant of Moto G fifth generation as previous.

The expected price range of this phone should be around £150-£170 which is a good starting price for a low range budget smartphone.

Speculation paves the way to excitement as we all wait in anticipation for Moto to make a mark with the G5.