Moto G5 Review

Moto G5 is the fifth edition of the successful G series from Lenovo. It has the great merit of bringing strongly into fashion the Motorola brand that is now simply Moto and propose a smartphone with a full specification and some very clever solutions. Moto G5 offers a 5 inch Full HD display and is driven by a 1.4 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 processor.

Moto G5 is assisted by 3GB RAM and 16GB storage along with Adreno 506 Graphics card, 13 megapixels rear camera and the front one for selfies is 5 megapixels. The operating system is Android 7.0 Nougat. Two technological gems to be emphasized are the drawer which is located in the top of the phone and is able to simultaneously accommodate two SIM cards and the expansion card in the micro SD memory format.

In addition, Moto G5 has the fingerprint recognition sensor that is responsive and well-functioning and can be used, if pressed for about one second, even for putting the smartphone in sleep or to reactivate it. The price at the debut of G5 is Rs. 11,999, a rate that makes it competitive with strong appeal, even in comparison with the most direct competitors in its class.

The materials chosen for Lenovo Moto G5 are excellent, as well as the assembly. The metal and plastic abounds appears only in correspondence with the antennas. There is a very impressive feeling of sturdiness and quality that can be perceived by gripping the device. The design although very original, seems vaguely vintage, perhaps a bit too round, which still allows exemplary handling.


The display of the Moto G5 offers a panel with IPS technology and Full HD resolution of 1080×1920 pixels. Engineers have found excellent color calibration, with a realistic and pleasant color gamut. The mink looks great also during use in strong sunlight conditions. Also the sensitivity of the touchscreen is exempt from any type of preciseness.


The 13 megapixel sensor is coupled with a lens F/1.7, a real pearl considering the category it belongs to. The result is an extraordinary operating speed, both in focus and in the shot. The images show a good definition and management of the interface is simple. Well even video shooting can be done at full 4K resolution.

Audio and reception

The radio unit is of good standard. The handsfree system, with a simple and effective solution, drowned in the earpiece offers a good quality audio with an adequate volume. Therefore you do not have to find the classic grid beneath which usually hides the speaker.


Moto G5 mounts a 2,800 mAh battery that proves adequate and well optimized with all the smartphone features. It never overheats even at times of the device stress and allows you to arrive in the evening with a good margin of safety, which means a good 10/20% to be spent watching TV.


Thanks to the experience of the past Moto G5 uses Android 7.0 stock experience. A few added applications and a perfect optimization with the hardware department give the smartphone a unique responsiveness and all the pleasure to customize the Google operating system as the user likes. A special praise goes to the management of dual sim system that, thanks to a settings menu even allows you to profile the methods of use, so that the phone takes it into memory everyday use. Finally, services are integrated in the Moto app with notification management also turned off and gesture display make fun and original use of the smartphone.

Lenovo brings to market Moto G5, which appears immediately as a pleasant revelation assembled with quality durable materials and comes with a solid battery that is going to be one of the protagonists in the category of smartphones under Rs. 15,000. The quality of the materials and usability of the system are an interesting reference point.

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