Motorola Moto G5SDisbelieving face
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Camera

80% user satisfaction score (5 votes)
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Manual shooting mode

The Moto G5S offers a manual shooting mode for its rear camera, allowing users to adjust the camera settings to their liking insted of relying on the result from the auto mode.

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16MP high resolution sensor for the rear camera

High resolution sensors have their disadvantages as well, but having a 16MP means that at least when shooting in ideal lighting conditions, you will be able to get very detailed image which is great for making larger prints and also great for editing purposes (more room for cropping).

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Phase-detection AF system for faster autofocus performance

The G5S rear camera comes with a sensor that supports phase-detection AF, which ensured relatively fast and accurate AF performance compared to camera sensors that only support contrast-detection AF.

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Comes with a front LED flash for better low-light selfies

Great to see that the G5S comes with a front LED flash, which allows you to capture great selfies whether you are shooting in daylight or at night. Usually front camera sensors are small, so that extra light can help when shooting with the front camera in low-light.

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No 4K video recording option

The Moto G5s is limited to up to 1080p Full HD video recording resolution, can't shoot 4K. I'm sure that next year most mid-range mobile phones will be able to shoot at 4K due to the new processors that do support this resolution.

Performance & Hardware

66.7% user satisfaction score (3 votes)
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Expandable storage using microSD card

moto G5s comes with a microSD card slot, which you can use to expand over the built-in storage in case you need more space to store your phone's data like pictures, videos, documents, games, apps ,etc.

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Lost of RAM

The moto G5S comes with 3GB of RAM, which is plenty for those who run several applications at the same time and multi-tasking. So no complains here regarding the memory. I am interested to know what type of memory is this, couldn't find any information on motorola.com.

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Low spec processor choice for a 1080p display

There is nothing to be excited about the G5S processor, boasting Snapdragon 430. A bottom mid-range processor which can give good performance overall, but laggy performance with high-demanding 3D applications. Also it's a low-spec choice for a 1080p display.

Display
100% user satisfaction score (1 vote)
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Gorilla Glass 3 scratch resistant glass

It's great to know that your phone have a scratch resistant protection built-in. The G5S uses Gorilla Glass 3, which although not the latest, provides much better protection from scratched and breakage compared to standard not hardened glass.

Cons

Design

50% user satisfaction score (4 votes)
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Splash-proof phone

The Moto G5s like the G5S plus, come with a water-repellent coating that help protect the phone from water splashes. It's not waterproof nor we have an IP rating, buy it's nice to know that it will be protected against accidental spills (happens to me a lot to be honest).

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Durable all-metal unibody

The moto G5S is crafted with an all-metal unibody design made of a single pierce of high-grade aluminum which gives the phone its durability and also its premium look and feel.

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Available only two colors

The G5s is only being offered in two color variations, gold and gray. It would nice to see more vivid colors and a wider selection of colors to choose from. A small complaint, but I 'm sure that many users would love to have the option to choose among a larger color selection.

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Relatively thick design

The G5S is quite thick, measuring 8.2mm. This makes it less attractive compared to other mid-rangers that boast 7mm or less thickness. Not big deal, but -1 point in the design category.

Software/Apps
100% user satisfaction score (1 vote)
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Latest Android Nougat pre-installed

The motorola moto g5s comes with the latest version of Android out of the box (as of the time of writing). No issues here, users can enjoy the best and latest features without needing to wait for a future OTA update.

Cons
Battery
100% user satisfaction score (1 vote)
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Fast battery charging technology

The moto G5s is powered up by Motorola's TurboPower charging technology which can give you 5 hours of battery life in just 15 minutes of charging. Great for users on the go who don't have a lot of time to charge their phone in between activities.

Cons
Other
0% user satisfaction score (1 vote)
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Minor update over the G5

The G5S dubeed as "special addition". I was really excited to see new moto phones, but unfortionately the differences between the G5S and the G5 aren't that big and I don't know if as a G5 owner, I would have upgrade to this model.