Review Motorola Moto G5S Plus

Bigger, better, but more expensive than the Moto G5 Plus. Premium design to the budget segment of smartphones.


What happens when Motorola is trying to release an improved version of a great smartphone Moto G5 Plus in the same year? In this case, the company again met with success. Moto G5S Plus is a special version of the G5 Plus with improved design, camera and a larger screen. Simply put, it's a more premium variant of its predecessor.

You are reading a translation of the overview of the portal The Verge, the original the material was published on 30 October 2017.

The best is that dignity Plus Moto G5 was not lost. Almost all of the previous flaws fixed. Is it enough that the price increased from $229 to $279?

the Pros

Moto G5S Plus has a metallic monolithic body which has a clear advantage over the G5, where the plastic housing was only specks of metal. The new camera contains two modules for 13 MP, the first in a lineup of devices Moto G. the screen Size is 5.5 inches, resolution is 1080p, which is the most visible change compared to the previous device with a screen of 5.2 inches.

In the rest of the smartphones are the same. Uses the same fast processor Snapdragon 625, the battery of 3000 mAh with support for fast charging, RAM 4 GB, flash memory of 64 GB. The new smartphone runs on Android 7.1, whereas the previous one was supplied to Android 7.0. In both cases, the developers promise an upgrade to Android 8.

the Screen is still great, it produces bright colors through the use of panel IPS LCD. Along with the fully metal case аппарат кажется значительно более дорогим, чем $300. Качество сборки напоминает the originalьную модель Moto X, которая вышла примерно за $350, но не уступала смартфонам вдвое дороже.

the Device is thicker and heavier than its ancestor, polished aluminum and clean lines of antenna gives it a distinctive appearance. Although already released a more modern series processors Snapdragon 600, Snapdragon like 630 in the more expensive Moto X4, Snapdragon 625 is fast and can easily handle intensive web sites and games. Android almost pure, not counting add-ons in the form of Moto Actions and Moto Display, which extend the functionality. There is a fast fingerprint, which is part of the Home button. There is also a headphone Jack.


The camera is decent, but not too good. Motorola has followed the trend and offered a dual rear camera, supporting a resolution of 13 MP is used to create the effect of depth image and a monochrome tricks. You can use the editor Moto Depth to change the focus, selectively apply a black-and-white areas of the image to change the background. The problem is that the photos themselves are not too high quality.

In the best case, pictures can be called reasonable. Motorola claims that it uses opportunities for professional SLR cameras, which is extremely far from the truth. You can get good pictures in great lighting and with editing, but it's not a good smartphone for those who want to publish in your Instagram best photo.

In low light pictures in the standard mode go bad, they are too blurry, if not go to the professional mode that will obey not for everyone. The front camera is working good thanks to the 8 MP sensor and wide-angle lenses. If you often shoot selfie, then it is fine.

Not including photographic possibilities, G5S Plus has no particular flaws. There is no interface USB-C, is used instead of older microUSB for charging and data transfer, also there is no communication standard NFC and with it support payment system Android Pay. All three drawbacks in the smartphone for $279 you can call a great result. In USssia Yandex.Market the price for the 32 GB model is 19000 RUB


Moto G5S Plus in many areas was better than the Moto G5 Plus. The device became larger, the screen and the build quality is better, but the increased price that many may be put off. 4 GB of memory will help to cope with a variety of tasks.

the Pros

  • Great monolithic body
  • The battery life
  • Camera
  • Is Missing NFC
  • Is Missing USB-C

Source: www.theverge.com