Motorola Moto G5s (Review)

Motorola has been releasing some amazing budget phones lately, and they have all been pretty reliable. G5s is not a huge improvement over the original G5, but it does enhance some of the features that were lacking in its predecessor. The new build quality provides a nice, flashy look for the Moto G5s, which is not something Motorola is known for. It is good that they are taking steps in the right in the right direction, but there are still ways to go. One of the most popular features that are present in almost every smartphone these days are dual-lens camera, and unfortunately, G5s doesn’t include it. This is slightly disappointing, but it is certainly not a deal breaker. If you have been on a hunt for a budget smartphone, then you can’t go wrong with Moto G5s.

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Design

New solid 5.2-inch build is fantastic and the phone feels good in the hands. 5.2 is just the right size as it doesn’t feel too small or too big. It fits perfectly into your palms and doesn’t feel like a burden in the pockets. Both of these are huge points for the users. People don’t like to carry around a brick in their pocket, which is why they prefer small screens and G5s is a premium example of how to do it right. There is no compromise on the display at all, and yet the smart nature of the phone keeps it lightweight.

Performance

Motorola G5s comes equipped with Qualcomm MSM8937 Snapdragon 430 chipset, which is accompanied by Octa-core 1.4 GHz Cortex-A53 CPU, and Adreno 505 GPU. These are good enough specifications for a budget smartphone and allow it function without any issues. You can perform multiple tasks on it without facing any stutters or slowdowns. Furthermore, due to the addition of GPU, you can play most of the games that have been made available on the Play Store.

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Camera

It was a great opportunity for Motorola to add dual-lens cameras, but they missed out on it. Instead G5s comes with 16MP camera with phase detection autofocus, LED flash, touch focus, Geo tagging, and much more. The results are sharp and look fantastic. The panoramic feature can be used to capture the natural beauty as well, and those pictures look equally amazing. Secondary camera is of 5MP and it is good for taking selfies, but not really for anything else. The results aren’t as sharp in the dark either, so if you are looking to some decent pictures of yourself, you will have to be in places where light is good.

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Battery

Motorola G5s boasts 3000 mAh battery and it is more than enough to last you for a day. Even if you push the device to its limit, it will still be working at the end of the day. Those of you who don’t necessarily use their phones too much would be glad to know that the standby time is huge, and the phone can easily last for 3-4 days when your performing mundane tasks.

Storage

Moto G5s is equipped with 32GB of internal storage which isn’t a lot, but you can always extend it with a microSD card.

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