Motorola Moto G5 Plus Review Specs Pros and Cons

The Most awaited Moto Series phone is finally launched in India with much impressive and few disappointing features. Here we will point out the Advantages and Disadvantages of Moto G5 Plus one by one. However, the Key features you will get along with this handset are 5.2 inches Full HD Display, 12 MP Primary camera, Snapdragon 625 CPU, 32/64 GB ROM, 128 GB SD Card Support, 4 GB RAM, and 3000 mAh battery.

Design like Flagship
This phone has a shade of Motos own Higher end smartphones like Moto Z, the phone is fully metallic and compactly built with classical comfortable edges. To operate the different functionalities buttons like power and volume are on the right edge, 3.5mm audio jack and Micro-USB port are at the bottom. The Good news is you can use both the SIM and Memory Card together.

Full High Definition
The phone has Full HD IPS LCD Display that is incorporated by the 424 ppi pixel density, which makes it more pleasant to eyes. Watching the HD videos and pictures is fun in this gadget. There is no problem even in operating outdoor as it has quite decent Sunlight legibility. There is also no need to worry about the accidental scratches in the screen as it is covered and protected with the Gorilla Glass 3.
4K Recorder Camera
If you are going to any exotic place in the daytime with this phone, the 12 MP camera will definitely show its power of capturing good moments. Dual Autofocus Pixels utilizes 10 times more pixels on the sensor and locks onto the subject up to 60% faster, it can also take photos with vibrant colors with good details without loosing the quality. Although it is not equally exciting in poor lighting conditions. 5 MP front camera is also sharp enough for updating your Instagram gallery. 

Power of Snapdragon 625
To control everything there is a budget friendly yet powerful enough processor Snapdragon 625. This CPU along with 4 GB RAM never let phone down in performing tasks. You can play the games like Dead Trigger 2 and Modern Combat 5 with fun. If you are not an ultra heavy gamer then this phone is not going to disappoint you.

Battery Backup Capacity
The company included 3000 mAh battery inside the phone and with the help of TurboPower it can charge the phone in 15 minutes and that can offer 6 hours of power. Even for a balanced heavy user, it can easily stand for full day battery backup.

Specification of Motorola Moto G5 Plus

  • OS- Android v7.0 (Nougat)
  • Chipset- Qualcomm MSM8953 Snapdragon 625 | 2.0 GHz Cortex-A53 | Octa-core | Adreno 506
  • Display- 5.2 inches IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen | 1080 x 1920 pixels | 424 ppi pixel Density| Corning Gorilla Glass 3
  • Camera- 12 MP Primary | 5 MP Secondary | 2160p Video Resolutions with 30fps
  • Phone Dimension- 150.2 x 74 x 7.7 mm | 155 grams Weight | Colour- Lunar Grey and Fine Gold
  • Connectivity- 4G- LTE | 3G- HSDPA | Bluetooth v4.2 | WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n | 3.5mm Headphone Jack | Dual Nano SIM
  • Sensors- Proximity- Yes | Accelerometer: Yes | Light: Yes | Gyroscope: Yes | Fingerprint: Yes 
  • Memory- 32/64 GB Internal | 128 GB SD Card | 4 GB RAM
  • Battery- 3000 mAh | Non-removable

Pros of Motorola Moto G5 Plus

  • There's a water-repellent nano-coating protecting from splashes.
  • This phone is able to run Two Apps Simultaneously.
  • Corning Gorilla glass 3 Protection.
  • Stock Android Nougat with less bloatware.
  • Quick charge 2.0 supported.
  • 6000 Series Aluminium Body
  • 12 MP crystal clear camera with dual autofocus f1.7 aperture
  • Dual SIM Card + 1 Micro SD card Supported ( no hybrid slot)
  • NFC is also supported.
  • It Can record slow motion and 4K videos.

Cons of Motorola Moto G5 Plus

  • Compass not available (in Indian model)
  • It doesn't have LED notification indicator.
  • The battery is Non-Removable.
  • Headphone quality (In Box) is not up to the standard level.
  • No Water Resistant body (Only Water repellent)
  • Screen Mirroring is not available without chromecast or rooting phone.

Screen mirroring in Moto G5 Plus to TV

Many people asking "How to screen mirror moto g5 plus to TV?" You can connect this phone with Smart TV but unfortunately it is not possible without chromecast. with the help of chromecast you can follow this path to easily connect moto g5 plus to TV . 
  • Smartphone Settings > Display > Cast 
  • Insert chromecast in the HDMI port of your Television.
  • Enable wifi of your smartphone > Connect to chromecast.

Why to buy and Final Words

This is one of the Best Smartphone available under 15K INR in India, This piece is featuring premium metallic built, vibrant crystal clear full HD Display, 12 MP camera that produces true to life photos and Snapdragon 625 CPU along with 4 GB RAM for trouble free multitasking. Although there are some minor downsides that are already pointed out. If you didn't find it suitable then you can also check Redmi Note 4 and Lenovo P2.


  1. Thank you for all this information. But is the phone worth the price?

  2. its rom 64 gb is available or not. i could not find it anywhere

  3. !. 2160p video record is not available in Indian version ?
    2. what else specs it misses from global variant? need your advice.

    1. Dear Sekar,
      Indian Version of Moto G5 Plus also Can Record 4K Ultra HD (30fps) Videos but Compass Sensor and LED Notification light is Missing.

  4. Dear Sameer,
    I am confused between motoG5 and lenovo z2 plus. Which would be a better phone for every purpose?

    1. Lenovo Z2 Plus has High End Chipset - Snapdragon 820 but even after that phone shows some annoying problem like Auto restarting & Heating. Here Moto G5 Plus has Stock Android Experience without any such major issue. So i will Recommend Moto G5 Plus over Z2 Plus.

  5. Does moto g5 plus support screen mirroring

    1. Screen Mirroring Nowadays is very Common feature in Smartphone. You can get this feature with the Name Of Miracst, Screen Mirroring, Wireless Display etc. So Definitely You will also get this feature in Moto G5 Plus.

    2. I was considering to go for Moto G5 plus.
      However, I read a couple of reviews for Moto G5 plus which said that this phone doesn't connect directly to a Smart TV for screen mirroring. User can do screen mirroring only via Chromecast. Please can you check & advise if this is true?

    3. Moto G5 plus only work with Chromecast to be mirrored.

  6. Replies
    1. Yes Moto G5 Plus also Support VoLTE with following LTE bands- 1(2100), 3(1800), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 19(800), 20(800), 28(700), 38(2600), 40(2300), 41(2500)

  7. Does this phone support VoLTE??? if not 4G is supported?

    1. This Phone Support Multiple LTE Bands. So Don't Worry, It Support 4G and VoLTE as well.

  8. which mobile must I prefer panasonic al arbo eluga ray max redmi note 4 or moto g5 plus

    1. If You are Ready to Spend Up to ₹ 17K Go for Moto G5 Plus, But If you are Searching for Phone under ₹ 15K go with Redmi Note 4 or Honor 6X. I Can't Say Anything About Panasonic.

    2. Hey, Sameer . I heard that this phone has heating issues and loudspeaker is not good engogh plus it navigation system is not good too.

  9. Thanks for the review. Actually I've already purchased Moto g5 plus and I'm very happy but there is one doubt I want to ask u shall I put a screen guard on it??? 🤔 It has gorilla Glass but some say it can get scratches and can break. Plz help me
    BTW I'm typing this on g5 plus cooooooool huh😋😎

    1. This handset has Gorilla Glass 3 and First Time Gorilla Co Ltd. Worked in CGG3 on atomic level to strengthen the protection, however some people are also true that it also get scratches in many cases because it is just resistant to some extent not fully scratch proof.

    2. ishaan gupta5/31/17, 6:24 PM

      yes, make sure to put a gyard on coz even gorilla glass can have scratches when brought out in a dusty place where small but edgy dusty particles leave their mark.!

  10. Dear sameer .
    thanks for your kind information about moto G5 ...i am ordering it tomorrow ☺☺☺

  11. Which one is best to buy without any issues Samsung galaxy J7 Prime or Moto G5 Plus? Suggest me pls..

  12. I am confused between moto g5 plus and lenovo k8 note (which is supposed to be released on 18 aug) which one will be the best option to buy ????

  13. Xaomi A1 or moto G5s plus which one u preferred

  14. Moto G5S Plus (OR) Honor 9i?

    Please help me

  15. Is there an issue related contacts wrongly showing