Motorola Moto G5S PlusPuzzled face
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DSLR-like background blur effect

"One of the main benefits of the moto G5S Plus (G plus gen 5) dual rear camera is the ability to capture photos with prominent DSLR-like background.."

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Camera

83.3% user satisfaction score (12 votes)
Pros
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Color balancing flash for more natural looking photos

The moto G5S Plus comes with a color balancing dual LED flash for the rear camera. This gives the camera the ability to produce more natural flash-assisted pictures, pictures that look more natural compared to phones that don't utilize this technology.

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One of the main benefits of the moto G5S Plus (G plus gen 5) dual rear camera is the ability to capture photos with prominent DSLR-like background blur effect, like the one you can get when shooting with a DSLR camera and a bright interchangeable lens. The problem is with mobile phone cameras is...

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Manual shooting mode

The moto G5S Plus comes with a "Professional" manual shooting mode, which allows you to manually adjust the white balance, exposure, shutter speed, ISO and focus. This is great for those of you who want more control over the camera setting and not rely on auto mode.

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Offers selective focus, focus after you capture the image

One of the great advantages of the G5S+ dual rear camera is that it supports selective focus. It allows you to choose the focus area after you have captured the image.

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Features a front LED flash

The Motoroloa Moto G5S Plus comes with a front LED flash. This means you can take selfie pictures even in completely dark places.

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Slow motion video recording option

The Motorloa Moto G5S Plus rear camera comes with an option to record slow motion videos.

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Features a video stabilization system

The digital video stabilization system works to ensure you get stable videos. Digital stabilization for videos was found to be not less and sometimes even more effective in reducing shakiness in videos, especially when walking and filming at the same time.

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Can record videos in 4K

The Moto G5 Plus can record videos in 4K. This is great for those who already have 4K displays at home and want to be able to record and view their recorded videos at the best quality possible right now in mobile phones.

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The Moto G5 Plus comes with a dual-camera setup. The main issue I have with this setup is that it uses relatively slow f/2.0 aperture lenses, at least if you compare it to the Moto G5 Plus that comes with an F1.7 lens, but it's a single-camera setup, not dual one. I do understand that the second...

Performance & Hardware

50% user satisfaction score (4 votes)
Pros
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Expandable storage using microsD card

The moto g5s plus comes with a micro SD card tray, which you can use to expand over the built-in storage. This is great for people who take lots of photos, videos or install lots of heavy games and apps. You can't have enough storage these days.

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Plenty of RAM

The Moto G5 Plus comes with plenty of RAM in either 3GB or 4GB. More RAM means better multi-tasking experience and better capability of handling intensive graphic demanding apps alongside its SD625 processor and Adreno 506 GPU.

Cons
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Limited to 128GB microSD cards

It's disappointing to see that the microSD card is limited to only 128GB of capacity. I love recording 4K videos for my YouTube channel when I am abroad, and 128GB is good, but for me it's not enough. 256GB should be the bare minimum and preferably 2TB.

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Doesn't come with the current-gen SD626, rather than SD625

I'm disappointed not seeing the G5S Plus employing the new Snapdragon 626 processor. This processor should be used in current-gen mid-range smartphones and I wonder why Motorola opted for a previous gen SoC. The SD626 was announced in October last year (2016).

Display

100% user satisfaction score (2 votes)
Pros
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Large display, great for watching videos and playing games

There is nothing better than a large display to watch videos and play games. The large 5.5-inch Full HD display provides great viewing experience.

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Strengthened display using Gorilla Glass 3 protection

The front display comes with Gorilla Glass 3 protection, which means that it's more resistant against breakage and scratches. I would have liked to see a higher version of GG, but I'm happy that it's included nevertheless.

Cons

Design

20% user satisfaction score (5 votes)
Pros
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All-metal unibody for extra durability

The Motorola Moto G5 Plus (G Plus gen 5) features a polished all-metal unibody which makes the phone stronger and gives it it's premium look and feel. BTW, the G5 and G5 Plus feature a plastic-metal hybrid chassis, not all-metal like this one.

Cons
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Poor color options

As of the time of writing, the Moto G5s Plus is only being offered in either Lunar Gray or Fine Gold color variations (maybe dark gray as well, not sure); quite a restricted selection of colors in my opinion. I personally don't like either, prefer blue, red, orange, something more alive.

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Not waterproof

The Moto G5S Plus don't carry a waterproof design (no IP rating). It does have a water repellent nano-coating, which protects it against water splashes, but it's not protected when submerged in water.

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I really don't like the Moto G5S Plus design. It starts with large rounded corners that makes the phone look like an entry-level phone. I really don't like the vertical line coming out from the camera compartment which with the rear antenna lines makes it look like a bit of mass at the back. The...

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Relatively quite thick compare to other phones

The Moto G5 Plus is quite a thick phone measuring 8.0mm in the thinnest part to 9.5mm to the thickest part where the camera compartment is.

Audio

50% user satisfaction score (2 votes)
Pros
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3.5mm headphone jack is still here

Great to see that Lenovo haven't dropped the 3.5mm headphone port. It seems that having a 3.5mm headphone jack becomes a rarity nowadays has many companies opt to remove it like Apple did in the first place with its iPhone 6 smartphone.

Cons
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Bottom-port, not optimal when gaming horizontally

I'm disappointed with the speaker being at the bottom of the phone. I usually enjoy playing games that are played horizontally, and it's easy to block a bottom-port loud speaker with your hand when it is positioned there.

Software/Apps
100% user satisfaction score (1 vote)
Pros
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Comes with the latest Android OS to date

The Motorloa Moto G5 Plus comes with the latest version of Android released to date, Android Nougat 7.1. I do hope that it will get Android O fast when it comes out.

Cons

Connectivity

25% user satisfaction score (4 votes)
Pros
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Universally unlocked

One of the main connectivitiy bebnefits of the G5S plus is that it's universally unlocked. In other words, you can use it for all the najor U.S. carriers like T-Mobile, Spring, Verizon, AT&T and others. There is not need to get a specific model tailored and locked to a specific network.

Cons
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No mobile payment support

The moto G5S Plus lacks NFC, which means that it won't be supporting the Samsung mobile payment feature. I don't know why it's like that because the moto G5S does support mobile payment because it does utilize an NFC module.

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No support for the latest Wi-Fi 802.11 ac

The G5s Plus lacks support for the latest and fastest WiFi standard, 802.11 ac. If you own a 802.11 ac router at home, it will only work with 802.11n bandwidth/range.

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Lacks NFC connectivity

NFC is used to make it easier to pair a device with an external NFC-enabled device. The Moto G5S Plus doesn't support it. I think it's probably due to it all-metal aluminum build.

Battery

50% user satisfaction score (2 votes)
Pros
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Fast battery charging

The Moto G5S Plus supports TurboPower fast charging technology, which allow user to get 6 hours of battery power in just 15 minutes of charging their phone. Great for people on the go who don't have time or place to charge the phone for a long period of time until they get home.

Cons
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Disappointing battery capacity

Another disappointment is the battery capacity, which is only 3000mAh, which is low for a 5.5-inch smartphone. I expected it to have at least 3500mAh battery and I'm sure this will lead to relatively poor battery performance even with that Snapdragon 625 processor.