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Is Motorola Moto G5 Plus Worth Buying?

Motorola has launched its latest smartphone Moto G5 Plus in India for a seemingly reasonable price of Rs. 16,999. Being a successor to one of its most selling series Moto G, Motorola did take care of primary features without compromising the price of the device. One of its previous models, Moto Z Play with the option to add ‘addon’ widgets was not a big hit on the market as expected, probably because of the pricing versus specifications that we get for the price.

Motorola Moto G5 Plus in India

Well, Is the Moto G5 Plus worth buying?

If you look at the specifications sheet of the device, the device is priced quite reasonable. The Moto G5 Plus is powered with Snapdragon 625, the same processor which is used in the Xiaomi Redmi Note 4. The SD 625 bundled with 4 GB of RAM and Adreno 506 graphics gives a fluid performance on playing games or switching between apps.

The dual SIM capability with 4G LTE support, one of the features that most of us would look into, is there in the Moto G Plus.

The smartphone runs on Android Nougat which means the device will come with Google’s version of Siri, Google Assistant. It’s powered with a Li-Ion 3000 mah non-removable battery which allows fast charging as well. It lets you have 6 hours of battery life with 15 minutes of charging, the company claims.

The company has ditched its rubberized back for this model and replaced with an aluminum back panel that helps to add a premium look and feel to the device. Though it weighs only 155 g, which will be a bit light on hand – it’s same as of Moto G4 Plus.

Moto G5 Plus is targetted to mid-range Indian market; users who don’t want to spend above 18K for a smartphone. And for this price, Motorola has managed to come up with a premium built phone with fair specifications compared to competitors including Redmi Note 4, Azuz Zenfone 3, etc.

When it comes to the camera, you now have a big camera bump on the back which might be a turn down for some users. The premium shooter has an aperture wide as f/1.7 with 12 MP Sony sensor and a dual LED flash, for flash lovers. The camera supports 4K video recording. The front camera does have a wide aperture but only f/2.2, that means it won’t allow more light compared to the primary camera.

The biggest upgrades are on the processor, build quality and a wider aperture camera. If you’re looking for a smartphone with decent specifications including fast charging, a decent camera, a processor and RAM that lets you switch between apps and use the device smoothly for normal usage, and don’t want to invest a big amount on your smartphone, Moto G Plus is definitely worth buying.