Moto G5 Plus Takes Budget to the Next Level
Lenovo has established a successful portfolio of mid range phones with its affordably priced Moto G series. Adding on to the line are the premium looking Moto G5 and Moto G5 Plus also aiming at the budget conscious market.
The higher range Moto G5 Plus differs from the Moto G5 mainly on specifications. For instance, the Moto G5 Plus is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 (2 GHz) octa-core processor which is supposedly faster than Moto G5's Snapdragon 430 (1.4 GHz). The Moto G5 Plus has a maximum RAM memory of 4 GB as compared to 3 GB on the Moto G5. While the Moto G5 only offers up to 16 GB of internal storage, the Moto G5 Plus can support up to 32 GB.
We bought the Moto G5 Plus for $184.99 through the Amazon Prime Exclusive program. It was a bargain given the much higher price tag through FlipKart in India, and it's even cheaper than the Moto G5 sold in Amazon India.
The vibrant colors make the packaging look very exciting with a tropical feel.
Our Moto G5 Plus looks elegant in Lunar Gray covered in sleek aluminum. The phone came with a handset, Turbo Power enabled charger, wired headset, and some documentation.
The power and volume control buttons are located on the side of the Moto G5 Plus. The dual nano-SIM card slot is placed at the top while the bottom of the phone houses a micro-USB slot and 3.5 mm headphone jack.
The Moto G5 Plus offers fast charging using the TurboPower technology which looks to be Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0 based and claims to offer up to 6 hours of power in just 15 minutes of charging with its 15 W TurboPower based charger. The made-in-China charger can be seen to support 3 power profiles of 5 volts @ 3 amps, 9 volts @ 1.6 amps, and 12 volts @ 1.2 amps.
To set up the Moto G5 Plus, press the power button to start up the screen and choose your language. Follow the instructions on the screen to complete the setup easily.
A bonus feature of the Moto G5 Plus is the pre-installed Amazon apps giving you quick access to your Amazon profile.
What makes the Moto G5 Plus such a bargain are the latest Amazon offers and ads which show up on the phone’s lockscreen.