Phones

Moto G5S Plus

Specifications, Price, Review & Should you Buy?

Key Specs:
  • 5.5-inch Full HD screen, Android 7.1 Nougat
  • 2.0 GHz Octa-core Snapdragon 625 Processor
  • 4 GB RAM, 64 GB Internal storage
  • 13 MP + 13 MP Dual rear cameras, 8 MP front camera with flash
  • 3,000 mAh battery, Fingerprint scanner, Dual-Sim, 4G, VoLTE, Water repellent nano coating
Moto G5S Plus Price in India:

Rs. 15,999

on Amazon
Avaialbility Details: Amazon Exclusive. Available offline in Moto Hub stores.
OS Updates? Yes, Guaranteed future updates

Strength

  • Excellent rear cameras & camera app features
  • Good front camera with flash
  • Good performance
  • Good premium design
  • Good battery backup + Fast charging
  • Latest Stock Android
  • Fast Android version updates
  • Great user experience
  • Reliable phone with great value for money

Weakness

No real cons at its price.


Should You Buy?

Overall, the Moto G5S Plus with its excellent cameras, powerful and balanced performance, beautiful design, stock Android with useful features, decent battery backup and all required features is a perfect budget smartphone. It strikes a right balance of everything and delivers a great user experience. It is the best smartphone under 15000 Rs. and can be picked up with closed eyes.

Our Score

84

Out of 100

Moto G5S Plus Full Specifications:

Launch Details
AnnouncedAugust 2017
ReleasedAugust 2017
Body
Build TypeMetal Uni-body
ColorsLunar Grey and Blush Gold
Dimensions153.5 x 76.2 x 8 mm
Weight168 g
Display
Size5.5 inches
TypeLCD
ResolutionFull HD (1080 x 1920 pixels), 401 ppi pixel density
Screen-to-body ratio71.3%
TouchscreenYes, Multitouch
ProtectionCorning Gorilla Glass 3
OS
OSAndroid v7.1 Nougat
UIStock Android
Performance
Processor2.0 GHz Octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 processor
RAM4 GB RAM
GPUAdreno 506
Camera
Rear13 Megapixel + 13 Megapixel Dual cameras, Dual-LED flash
ƒ/2.0 aperture, 8x digital zoom for photos, 4x for video, Drag to focus and exposure, Quick Capture, Tap (anywhere) to capture, Best Shot, Professional Mode, Burst mode, Panorama Mode, Auto HDR, Video stabilisation
Front8 Megapixel, LED Flash
Wide-angle lens, f/2.0 aperture, Panorama mode, Professional mode, Beautification mode
VideoRear: 4K Ultra HD video capture (30 fps), Slow Motion video
SIM
SIM Slot(s)Dual SIM (hybrid slot)
SizeNano SIM
Storage
Internal64 GB
External128 GB via microSD card
USB OTGYes
Battery
CapacityLi-Ion 3,000 mAh battery
Fast ChargingYes, Turbo Charging (15W fast charger, 6 hours of power in 15 mins)
RemovableNo
Stand-by Time-
Talk Time-
Sensors
SensorsFingerprint reader, Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Ambient Light, Proximity
Connectivity
WiFiYes, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n (2.4 GHz + 5 GHz), WiFi Direct, hotspot
BluetoothYes, v4.2 LE + EDR
LocationGPS, A-GPS, GLONASS
USBMicro-USB 2.0
FM RadioYes
NFCYes
InfraredNo
Sound
SpeakersSingle bottom facing speaker
3.5mm jackYes
MicrophonesOne primary mic, one secondary mic for noise cancellation
Network
Supports2G, 3G, 4G VoLTE
2G BandsGSM/ GPRS/ EDGE (850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz)
3G BandsUMTS/HSPA+ (850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz)
4G Bands4G LTE (B1, 3, 5, 8, 28, 40)
SpeedHSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE-A (2CA) Cat7 300/150 Mbps
InternetGPRS, EDGE
SAR
Head-
Body-
Additional
Moto ActionsOne-button nav, Double karate chop for torch, Twist for quick capture, Swipe to shrink screen, Pickup to stop ringing, Flip for Do Not Disturb
Notification LEDUses 'Moto Display' to show notifications
Water ResistantYes, Water repellent nano coating
Wireless ChargingNo
Disclaimer: We have tried our best to list correct information on this page still, cannot guarantee it is 100% correct.

Moto G5S Plus Review:

It has been just around 6 months when Motorola launched its Moto G5 Plus in India and it has held the top position in its price range since then, and now the company has launched an upgraded version of the phone called as Moto G5S Plus (‘S’ stands for Special Edition), which will now carry forward the legacy of the Moto G series. The Moto G5S Plus unlike its predecessor, comes with a metal unibody design crafted out of a single block of metal. It looks beautiful and feels very premium to hold in hands.

This time, Motorola has also brought back its famous ‘Moto dimple’ on the back which holds the Moto logo, you might be addicted to it like us, if you have used a Moto G series phone. The circular rear camera unit looks good and adds uniqueness to the phone. So, with its premium and beautiful design, the Moto G5S Plus surely gets full marks.

It now comes in a bigger 5.5 inches Full HD screen and has very good display quality. Like its predecessor, it is also powered by the very popular and battery efficient 2.0 GHz Octa Core Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 processor paired with 4 GB RAM and Adreno 506 GPU. It delivers, very good performance for normal day to day usage and also handles heavy games without lagging and over heating.

Now, coming to the most important highlight of the Moto G5S Plus, the camera department. The Moto G5 Plus is known as one of the best camera phones under 15000 Rs. and now, taking things to a new level, Motorola has included dual rear cameras in the G5S Plus and with it, it becomes the first phone in the Moto G series to come with dual cameras. It includes a 13 MP RGB sensor and another 13 MP monochrome sensor, both come with ƒ/2.0 aperture and work together to click amazing pictures. The picture quality is really very good.

It includes a complete PRO mode, 3D depth sensor, focus and bokeh effects control, dual-LED flash and more. Using the depth mode you can click an image with the subject in colors while the background in black and white. It also allows you to cut out the subject and change the background. It can record 4K videos at 30 fps. On the front, there is an 8 MP selfie shooter accompanied with LED flash. It also comes with ƒ/2.0 aperture, wide-angle lens and panorama, beautification and PRO modes. The front camera is again an excellent selfie shooter, it also clicks beautiful selfies in low light as well. So as always, the Moto G5S Plus again has one of the best cameras at its price.

It runs on the latest Android 7.1 Nougat with Stock Android UI and will get the future Android version updates for at least next few years. Motorola has added some helpful actions like Chop twice to turn on flashlight, Twist for quick capture, Swipe to shrink screen etc. The phone includes a very fast fingerprint scanner on the front, which can also be used for navigation, replacing the onscreen navigation buttons, it takes a little time to get used to it but is a nice addition as it frees up lot of screen space.

It is dual sim phone with 4G and VoLTE support and includes 64 GB of internal storage, which is expandable up to 128 GB via microSD card but uses hybrid slot. The Moto G5S Plus also comes with water repellent nano coating and supports NFC for additional connectivity. It comes with Motorola’s ‘Moto Display’ to show and interact with notifications when the phone is locked. It is backed by a non-removable 3000 mAh Li-Ion battery which gives good battery backup and also supports Motorola’s Turbo charging. It easily lasts for a day with medium to heavy usage.

Moto G5S Plus (Lunar Grey):

Moto G5S Plus (Blush Gold):

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Rahul Dubey

Rahul is a Professional Blogger and the Founder of 'Best Tech Guru'. He is a Computer Science & Engineering graduate and the passion for Technology & Entrepreneurship kept him away from a regular job, now he spends all his time with latest technology and loves to help people. He is a Tech enthusiast and has written hundreds of articles over the years on this blog.

2 thoughts on “Moto G5S Plus”

  1. Hi Rahul,
    I am confused between moto g5 s+ vs mia1…kindly suggest me the value for money phone. Currently i am using mi note 3 and very much satisfied with performance.

    1. Hello, both are excellent phones, and are very much similar. The differences are:

      Design: both are very well built, you can decide according to your taste.
      Cameras: Both are excellent. Mi 5 is a little better but Moto G5s Plus gives you lot more options in the camera app. Also, Moto G5s Plus has a better front camera with flash.
      Software: Both have stock Android and will get future updates but, Moto Actions in the G5s Plus are nice additions.

      You can pick any one out of the two, for me, it’s the Moto G5s Plus because of a more balanced user experience.

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