Motorola Moto G5S Price, Specifications, Reviews, features and Comparisons

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Design and build quality

The G5S marks a big step up from its predecessor. Where the G5 merely had an aluminium rear panel, the G5S’s unibody design is cast entirely from aluminium. This makes the 5.2in phone look and feel a lot more upmarket – the little details, such as its chamfered edges, are a rare sight on a budget phone.Look beneath the IPS screen (which I’ll talk about in the next section), and Motorola has again opted for a front-mounted fingerprint reader. As you’d expect, this doubles up as the home button, too. In my time with the phone, I found it unerringly responsive – it just works.Turn the phone over and you’ll first notice the G5S’ protruding camera, but you may miss one of the more subtle design touches: Motorola’s indented logo provides a subtle finger-hold that makes the phone easier to grip and use with one hand.

The G5S is well-appointed for connectivity and expansion. If, however, you’re looking to expand the G5S’ 32GB of internal storage, you’ll have to decide which is more important to you: a 256GB microSD card, or a second SIM. As a dual nano-SIM smartphone, you can run a pair of SIMs concurrently, but the second SIM will occupy the microSD slot.USB Type-C fans are going to be disappointed, but there’s a micro-USB port at the bottom and, thankfully, a 3.5mm headphone jack at the top. Dual-band Wi-Fi 802.11a/b/g/n and Bluetooth 4.1 make the grade, too, and aptX support guarantees high-quality audio streaming over Bluetooth, which is a nice bonus on a £220 phone.If there are any downsides to be found, they’re relatively minor ones. It’s a shame that, despite the non-removable 3,000mAh battery, the G5S isn’t dust or water resistant.


The G5S has a 5.2in Full HD (1,920 x 1,080) IPS display. This gives it a slightly lower pixel density than the Moto G5 which stretched the same resolution over a very slightly smaller 5in display, but the difference really isn’t noticeable.The G5S’s backlight is particularly potent, with it hitting a peak of 500cd/m² in our tests. That’s great news: crank the display to maximum brightness, and you’ll be able to read what’s onscreen under the brightest sunlight.Image quality is pretty good across the board, too. With a contrast ratio of 1,708:1 and an 80.4% sRGB colour gamut coverage, the G5S is able to produce a relatively wide array of colours, while retaining the darkest shadows and brightest whites.It isn’t colour accurate, though, with an average Delta E of 3.48 and a maximum of 8.47 indicating that colours are a little off their intended target. This isn’t all too uncommon on budget phones – the Vodafone Smart V8 achieved Delta E results of 2.89 and 7.89 respectively – and it’s likely due to the display’s inability to reproduce the most vibrant colours.


The G5’s rear camera was a slight improvement over the G4, principally because it added phase-detect autofocus for speedy captures. The G5S takes it one step further and ups the pixel count from 13-megapixels to 16-megapixels with an aperture of f/2.0.Suffice to say, the results are seriously impressive.

Comparing it to the capable snapper in the Vodafone Smart V8, the G5S is dramatically better – in fact, I’d go as far as to say it has the best camera on a budget smartphone.The G5S’ camera picks up plenty of light, ekes out plenty of detail and captures natural-looking colours. In the shot below, taken with HDR disabled, the building at the foreground has visible brickwork, the glass building at the back left-hand side is correctly portrayed and the sky isn’t oversaturated or blown out.


As ever, Motorola hasn’t tinkered extensively with stock Android: turn on the G5S, and you’re faced with a barely-touched installation of Nougat 7.1.1. Better still, Android Oreo 8.0 is slated to come to the phone sometime this winter.If, however, you were hoping that Motorola might have addressed the criticisms of the G5’s performance, then you’re going to be disappointed. The Moto G5S retains the same 1.4GHz quad-core Snapdragon 430 processor and 3GB of RAM as its predecessor.


8 Total Score

Motorola Moto G5S smartphone was launched in August 2017. The phone comes with a 5.20-inch touchscreen display with a resolution of 1080 pixels by 1920 pixels. Motorola Moto G5S price in India starts from Rs. 12,400.

  • Easy to hold and use
  • Good build quality
  • Good battery life
  • Stock Android
  • Turbo charging support
  • No notification light
  • Average low-light camera performance
  • Gets warm
  • Slightly overpriced
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In The Box Handset, 15W Turbo Charger, Headset and USB Cable
Model Name Moto g5S
Color Fine Gold
Browse Type Smartphones
SIM Type Dual Sim
Hybrid Sim Slot Yes
Touchscreen Yes
OTG Compatible Yes
Sound Enhancements Bottom - Port Loud Speaker, 2 Microphones
Display Features
Display Size 5.2 inch
Resolution 1920 x 1080 Pixels
Resolution Type Full HD
GPU Adreno 505 with GPU Supporting Upto 450 MHz Core
Display Type IPS
Other Display Features Corning Gorilla Glass 3
OS & Processor Features
Operating System Android Nougat 7.1.1
Processor Type Qualcomm Snapdragon 430
Processor Core Octa Core
Primary Clock Speed 1.4 GHz
Operating Frequency GSM - 850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz, UMTS - 850, 900, 2100 MHz, 4G LTE - B1, B3, B5, B8, B28, B40
Memory & Storage Features
Internal Storage 32 GB
Expandable Storage 128 GB
Supported Memory Card Type microSD
Memory Card Slot Type Hybrid Slot
Camera Features
Primary Camera Available Yes
Primary Camera 16MP
Primary Camera Features Phase Dedicated Auto Focus (PDAF), f/2.0 Aperture, Drag to Focus Exposure, Quick Capture, Tap (Anywhere to Capture), Best of Shot, Professional Mode, Burst Mode, Auto HDR, Panorama, Video Stabilization, Slow Motion Video
Secondary Camera Available Yes
Secondary Camera 5MP
Secondary Camera Features Wide Angle Lens, f/2.0 Aperture, Professional Mode, Beautification Mode, Group Selfies
Flash Front and Rear LED Flash
HD Recording Yes
Full HD Recording Yes
Video Recording Yes
Video Recording Resolution 1920 x 1080 Pixel
Digital Zoom Rear Camera - 8x Zoom for Photos, 4x Zoom for Videos
Frame Rate 30 fps
Connectivity Features
Network Type 4G VOLTE, 3G
Supported Networks 4G VoLTE, 4G LTE, UMTS, WCDMA
Internet Connectivity 4G, 3G, GPRS, EDGE, Wi-Fi
3G Yes
3G Speed HSPA+
Micro USB Port Yes
Bluetooth Support Yes
Bluetooth Version 4.2
Wi-Fi Yes
Wi-Fi Version 802.11 a/b/g/n
USB Connectivity Yes
Audio Jack 3.5 mm
Map Support Google Maps
GPS Support Yes
Other Details
Smartphone Yes
SIM Size Nano SIM and Nano SIM
Graphics PPI 424 PPI
Sensors Fingerprint Reader, Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Ambient, Light, Proximity
Other Features TurboPower for Upto 5 hrs of Power in 15 Minutes Charging
Battery & Power Features
Battery Capacity 3000 mAh
Width 73.5 mm
Height 150 mm
Depth 9.5 mm
Weight 157 g
Warranty Summary Brand Warranty of 1 Year Available for Mobile and 6 Months for Accessories

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