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Motorola Moto G5

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1566 reviews of Motorola Moto G5. The average rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. Comments about the screen and battery are overall positive. The performance and price are also appreciated, but the GPS navigation and reception get critical reviews.

usability, price, performance, battery, screen

sound, reception, GPS navigation

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the Motorola Moto G5 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 95/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by: (t3.com)

Hands on Moto G5 review: Moto's budget blower just got more premium

 

We take a look at Moto's newest cut-price smartphone, the G5

Fast charging ; Solid at basics ; Metal design

Metal feels cheap ; Plus is pricey

Expert review by: Nathan Spendelow (expertreviews.co.uk)

Moto G5 review: The King is dead, but can the Moto G5S salvage its reputation?

 

The Moto G5 may have been a disappointment, but can the Moto G5S achieve better success?

Nice design ; microSD support

Same performance as Moto G4 ; Camera not great in low light ; STILL no NFC

There’s the Lenovo P2 with its enormous 5,100mAh battery – well worth the investment at an extra £30 in my view although the camera isn't as good – and the Honor 6X with its dual cameras and sleeker, more attractive chassis. Couple that with worse...

Aug, 2017

Expert review by: What Hi-Fi? (whathifi.com)

Motorola Moto G5 review

 

Audio performance isn't what it might be but this is still a great budget phone...

Good build quality ; Bright, sharp screen ; Snappy performance ; Stock Android interface

Audio performance lacking ; Camera could be better

Its poor audio performance lets it down, but the G5 is an otherwise strong budget handset well worthy of consideration

May, 2017

Expert review by: Andrew Hoyle (cnet.co.uk)

Motorola Moto G5 review

 

There's a lot I like about the Moto G5, and it's not just the extremely low price.

The Moto G5 costs little, but packs a full-HD screen, good cameras and enough power for your everyday essentials.

The dim screen can be difficult to read under bright lights and you'll need to be careful if you want to get a whole day out of the battery.

The Moto G5 is the phone to get if you want an everyday phone for as little possible, but if you want higher-end features like NFC then go for the G5 Plus.

Apr, 2017

Expert review by: Dominic Preston (pcadvisor.co.uk)

Moto G5 Review: The Best Budget Phone of 2017

 

Is the Moto G5 a worthy successor to the G4, or a disappointing follow-up? Find out what we thought in our Moto G5 review.

There’s plenty of competition in Android’s budget market, but the Moto G5 is the best around right now. The build quality alone feels like it belongs on a much more expensive phone, while the fingerprint gesture controls genuinely improve the Android...

Apr, 2017

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Expert review by: Max Parker (trustedreviews.com)

Moto G (2017)

 

The Moto G5 is, like every model in this series, a great budget Android phone. It's the near-perfect solution for people who want a phone they can buy outright or on a cheap contract.

Apr, 2017

Expert review by: Alex Todd (recombu.com)

Moto G5 Review: In Depth

 

Moto G5 Review: Whenever a new G-series phone appears on the scene it's sure to get budget-conscious mobile fans a little hot under the collar and the new Moto G5 looks to be another strong effort in a…

Clean, intelligent interface ; Premium design elements ; Great screen ; Value for money

Poor video audio recording ; Cheap design elements ; Low internal storage

The new Moto G5 stays true to the G family formula, focussing on aspects like design, battery, camera and at £169, affordability. Certain elements, like storage, fall short of the mark, but for the most part, the Moto G5 packs in plenty of character,...

Mar, 2017

Expert review by: (which.co.uk)

Motorola Moto G5 review

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The Motorola Moto G5 mobile phone has a very tempting price tag, but does it offer good value for money? The last thing you'll want is to spend any money on a mobile phone that's nothing but a pain to use. That said, we've found excellent handsets for...

May, 2017

Expert review by: Joshua Waller (ephotozine.com)

Moto G5 Review

 

We review the budget smartphone from Motorola, the Moto G5, with a 13mp camera, and fingerprint sensor.

If you’re looking for a fairly stylish entry level smartphone, the Moto G5 offers good value for money, with metal touches, and a fingerprint sensor giving the smartphone a more premium feel.

Aug, 2017

Expert review by: Gadjo Cardenas Sevilla (canadianreviewer.com)

Review: Motorola Moto G5

 

The mid-range of the smartphone market may seem crowded, but there's been one clear winner in terms of features, affordability and battery life and that's the Moto G line.

May, 2017

Product Specifications

Battery

Battery Capacity:2800 / 3000

Call management

Call blocking:Y
Call divert:Y
Call hold:Y
Call timer:Y
Call waiting:Y
Caller ID:Y
Conference call:Y
Speakerphone:Y
Speed dialing:Y
Vibrating Alert:Y

Camera

Auto Focus:Y
Built-in Flash:Y
Digital Zoom:8
Flash type:LED
Front Camera:Y
Front camera aperture number:2.2
Front camera resolution (numeric):5
Front camera type:Single camera
Geotagging:Y
Maximum frame rate:30
Rear camera aperture number:1.7 / 2
Rear camera resolution (numeric):12 / 13
Rear camera type:Single camera
Resolution at capture speed:1920x1080@30fps
Self-timer:Y
Video capture resolution (max):1920 x 1080
Video recording:Y
Video recording modes:1080p
Video stabilizer:Y
Zoom capability:Y

Design

Brand colour:Fine Gold / Lunar Gray
Colour of product:Blue / Gold / Grey
Fingerprint Reader:Y
Form factor:Bar

Display

Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display diagonal:12.7 / 13.2
Display Resolution:1920 x 1080
Orientation sensor:Y
Pixel density:424 / 441
Screen shape:Flat
Second display:N
Touch technology:Multi-touch
Touchscreen:Y
Touchscreen Type:Capacitive

Ergonomics

Accelerometer:Y
Ambient light sensor:Y
Gyroscope:Y
Proximity sensor:Y

Messaging

Chat:Y
E-mail:Y
Instant messaging (IM):Y
MMS (Multimedia Messaging Service):Y
Short Message Service (SMS):Y

Navigation

Assisted GPS (A-GPS):Y
GLONASS:Y
GPS (satellite):Y
Position location:Y
Wi-Fi positioning:Y

Networking

2G bands (primary SIM):850,900,1800,1900
2G bands (secondary SIM):850,900,1800,1900
2G standards:EDGE,GPRS,GSM
3G:Y
3G bands supported:850,900,1700,1900,2100 / 850,900,1900,2100
3G standards:HSPA+,UMTS
4G:Y
4G standard:LTE
Bluetooth:Y
Bluetooth version:4.2 / 4.2 BLE
Near Field Communication (NFC):Y
SIM card capability:Dual SIM / Single SIM
SIM card type:NanoSIM
Tethering (modem-mode):Y
Wi-Fi:Y
Wi-Fi standards:IEEE 802.11a,IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n

Packaging Content

Quick start guide:Y
Warranty card:Y

Performance

Flight mode:Y
Graphics adapter:Adreno 305 / Adreno 505 / Adreno 506
Microphone mute:Y
Personal info management (PIM):Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Events reminder, To-do list
Personalization:Icons, Menu, Shortcuts
Support for contact groups:Y
Themes:Wallpapers
Video call:Y

Ports & interfaces

Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
USB connector type:MICRO-USB
USB port:Y
USB version:2.0

Processor

Processor Cores:8
Processor family:Qualcomm Snapdragon
Processor frequency:1.4 / 2
Processor Model:430 / 625

Software

Operating system installed:Android
Operating System Version:7 / 7.0

Storage

Compatible memory cards:MicroSD (TransFlash) / MicroSD (TransFlash),MicroSDHC,MicroSDXC
Internal RAM:2 / 3
Internal storage capacity:16 / 32 / 64
Maximum memory card size:128
RAM capacity:2 / 4
USB mass storage:Y

Subscription

Subscription type:No subscription

Technical Details

Google applications:Google Maps,Google Play,YouTube

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:9.5 / 9.7
Height :144.3 / 150.2
Weight:145.5 / 155
Width:73 / 74