Moto G5 India Launch Scheduled For April 4

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Lenovo a month ago, took the wrap off from Moto G5 and the Moto G5 Plus at Mobile World Congress 2017  in Barcelona. In a months time, the company has already launched the Moto G5 Plus (camera review) in India and now all set to launch the Moto G5 in the country on April 4. Moto has started rolling out the press invites for the G5 launch event which will be held in the national capital.


It is worth noticing that, the Moto G5 is a trimmed down version of the Plus variant. it employs a Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 octa-core chipset whereas the Moto G5 Plus comes fitted with Snapdragon 625 SoC which is clearly more powerful between the two. Apart from that, It ropes an Adreno 505 GPU for graphic work and comes with 2/3GB of RAM. It will be made available in 16GB and 32GB storage options along with a dedicated microSD card slot.

Also Read: Reasons To Buy And To Not Buy The Moto G5 Plus

It sports a 5-inch Full HD IPS display with a water-repellent coating. As far as optics are concern, the Moto G5 gets a 13-megapixel a primary camera with PDAF (Phase Detection AutoFocus), dual-LED flash without bulging out. Up front, there is a wide-angle 5MP lens similar to the Moto G5 Plus.

The phone is backed by a 2800mAh battery (removable) that supports quick charging as well. The Moto G5 comes out of the box running on Android Nougat with all the Moto goodies such as Moto Display and Moto gestures.

Also Read: Best Smartphones In India Under Rs. 20,000

The G5 is likely to be offered in Lunar Gray and Fine Gold hues in India. unlike the G5 Plus which is was exclusive to Flipkart, the Moto 5 is expected to be Amazon exclusive.

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/32GB expandable up to 128GB 16GB/ 32GB, 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. 11,499/12 Approx. Rs. 13,999/15,999
Deepak RajawatDeepak Rajawat

Experienced technology journalist with over 7-years of experience. Before embracing online journalism, he has worked with several legacy publications including print editions at Hindustan Times and The Statesman. He also has a keen interest in Sports, which he used to cover with equal enthusiasm in his early career.

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