Moto G5S Plus Review

The Moto G5S Plus is a special edition smartphone with dual cameras, but is Moto late to the mid-range party?

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Moto G5S Plus

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The Moto G5S Plus is the newest addition to the Motorola portfolio, being launched just six months after the introduction of the G5 series. Both the G5S and the G5S Plus are two special edition phones to augment the existing smartphones in the G5 series. The G5S Plus is special because it is the first Motorola device in the country to have a dual camera setup. Made from a single block of aluminium, the moto G5S Plus feels extremely premium, a kind of quality you’d never expect from a smartphone that costs Rs. 15,999. There are a few other minor tweaks to this smartphone in comparison to the G5 Plus which we will look at through the course of this review.

RATINGS

Overall

73.4
  • Specifications7.6

  • Design & Build7.5

  • Call Quality8.1

  • Primary Camera7.1

  • Battery Life8.0

  • Display7.1

  • Performance6.7

  • Software & UI8.1

  • Secondary Camera5.9

OUR VERDICT

The Moto G5S Plus impresses the minute it comes out of the box. The solid metal build of the phone makes it look and feel like a more expensive smartphone and while Gorilla Glass 4 on the front isn’t an ideal situation, at least it is better than Gorilla Glass 3 which is more commonplace in this price bracket. The Dual Camera system creates decent images, but the lack of Dual Pixel AF was sorely evident to us, especially given that the now cheaper G5 Plus has it. In terms of camera performance, it was somewhat of a let down in comparison to what’s already out there in the G series. Overall, buy this phone for its build quality. If you want a stellar camera experience, don’t fall prey to the dual camera trap and just go for the Moto G5 Plus. Our full review below explains why.

Moto G5S Plus 4GB/64GB
15999
Key Features

  • Processor
    Qualcomm Snapdragon 625
  • RAM
    4GB
  • On-board storage
    64GB
  • Sim Type
    Dual Sim (Nano/Hybrid)
  • VoLTE Enabled
    Yes
Display
  • Screen Type
    IPS LCD
  • Resolution
    1920x1080
  • Pixel Density
    401ppi
  • Screen Size
    5.5 Inch

Moto G5S Plus Features & Specifications

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Moto G5S Plus Design & Build Review

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Moto G5S Plus Display Review

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Moto G5S Plus Performance Review

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Moto G5S Plus Primary Camera Review

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Moto G5S Plus Secondary Camera Review

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Moto G5S Plus Software & UI Review

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Moto G5S Plus Call Quality Review

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Moto G5S Plus Battery Life Review

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Moto G5S Plus Price

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Moto G5S Plus Photo Gallery

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Moto G5S Plus Video Review

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