Lenovo Brings Out Moto 5th Gen (G5 and G5 Plus) At MWC’17

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At its MWC event 2017 this year, Lenovo introduced the world to two new members of its next generation of smartphones, to be called the Moto G5 and Moto G5 Plus.

Also Read: Huawei P10 and P10 Plus Debuts With Dual Rear Cameras At MWC 2017

Both the phones feature a metal body along with the company’s branding on the sides. In a rudimentary change of design, Lenovo has done away with the capsule-shaped camera on the back and replaced it with a circular one, this time accompanied by a dual LED flash.

Continuing with the design, the iconic ‘M’ logo of Motorola is still there in the both the phones, which sport a removable battery, a break from the rather recent trend of smartphones featuring non-removable batteries.


Both the Moto G5 as well as the Moto G5 Plus come in with similar features with ever so slight differences, with the former being a toned down version of the latter.

The similar specifications include full HD resolutions with the screens protected by Gorilla Glass 3 on the top, Android 7.0 Nougat OS and maximum external storage capacities (128GB).

Also Read: LG G6 with 5.7-inch Display and UX 6.0, Dual Cameras Launched at MWC’17

Along with that, the two devices are alike in terms of the front camera they sport (5MP), water resistant coating as well as a home button-embedded fingerprint sensor.


This where the similarities end and the individuality of the phones shapes up, elucidating their own particular specifications.

Talking about the relatively smaller Moto G5, it sports a 5-inch display that is powered by a 1.4Ghz octa-core Snapdragon 430 chipset. The phone offers two storage options (16GB and 32GB) and features a 13MP primary camera. Also, a 2,800mAh battery with fast charging capabilities is entitled with the task of keeping it alive.

On the other hand, its bigger counterpart has a tad larger (5.2-inch, to be precise) display and tags along a 64GB ROM with itself. The processor is a 2Ghz octa-core Snapdragon 625 one and a 12MP camera with dual autofocus is out there on the back.

Also Read: Top 5 Phones To Be Launched At MWC 2017

Both the phones were unveiled at Lenovo’s pre-MWC event that took place today at 4:30p.m. CET (9 p.m. IST) and are expected to be available for purchase a few hours later.

The phones would be available for purchase from March and would sell at a price of £199 (Approx. Rs. 16,523) and £279 (Approx. Rs. 23,165) for the Moto G5 and the Moto G5 Plus respectively.

Moto G5 and G5 Plus Specifications 

Model Moto G5 Moto G5 Plus
Display 5-Inch, IPS LCD 5.2-Inch, IPS-NEO LCD
Processor 1.4Ghz octa-core Snapdragon 430 Processor 2Ghz octa-core Snapdragon 625 Processor
Internal Storage 16GB, expandable up to 128GB 32GB/64GB, expandable up to 128GB
Software Android Nougat 7.0 Android Nougat 7.0
Primary Camera 13MP rear camera 12MP rear camera, f/2.0 aperture
Secondary Camera 5MP selfie camera 5MP selfie camera, f/2.2 aperture
Dimensions and Weight 144.3x73x9.5 mm and 144.5 Grams 150.2x74x7.9 mm and 155 Grams
Battery 2,800mAh, Fast charging 3,000 mAh, turbo charging
Others 4G VoLTE, WiFi, Bluetooth, GPS, microUSB, 3.5mm 4G VoLTE, WiFi, Bluetooth, GPS, microUSB, 3.5mm
Price Approx. Rs. 16,523 Approx. Rs. 23,165
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