MWC – Lenovo launch the Moto G5 and Moto G5 Plus

Both powered by Nougat 7.0, these will be shipping next month. The two handsets are well built and there’s a definite focus on a clean and premium metal finish here.

MWC   Lenovo launch the Moto G5 and Moto G5 Plus


The G5 has a 5″ Full HD display (1920×1080) display whilst the G5 Plus has a slightly larger 5.2″ screen with the same resolution but a Corning Gorilla Glass 3 frontage. Specs do tend to differ elsewhere too, with the G5 getting a 13 megapixel f/2.0 camera at the back and the G5 Plus packing a 12 megapixel f/1.7 unit. Both have a 5 megapixel selfie shooter up front.

MWC   Lenovo launch the Moto G5 and Moto G5 Plus

Moto G5

Storage on the G5 is 16GB or 32GB depending on where in the world you live, whilst the G5 Plus is similar with either 32GB or 64GB. Likewise the RAM changes between 2GB and 4GB depending on your location. Both have microSD slots if you need more space.
MWC   Lenovo launch the Moto G5 and Moto G5 Plus
MWC   Lenovo launch the Moto G5 and Moto G5 Plus
MWC   Lenovo launch the Moto G5 and Moto G5 Plus

MWC   Lenovo launch the Moto G5 and Moto G5 Plus
MWC   Lenovo launch the Moto G5 and Moto G5 Plus
MWC   Lenovo launch the Moto G5 and Moto G5 Plus

The G5 has a removable battery (not so on the G5 Plus though) and the familiar Moto software tweaks are here too – shake for camera and the Moto Display notifications system etc.

MWC   Lenovo launch the Moto G5 and Moto G5 Plus

Moto G5 Plus

Two colours will be available, either “fine gold” or “lunar grey”. You get TurboCharge charging on the G5 Plus and the international version has NFC, but not on the other variants and the G5 doesn’t have it either, which is a real shame.

Moto G5

Moto G5 Plus

Dimensions

Height: 144.3 mm

Width: 73.0 mm

Depth: 9.5 mm

Weight: 144.5g

Height: 150.2 mm

Width: 74.0 mm

Depth: 7.7 mm (9.7 mm at camera)

Weight: 155 g

Processor*

Qualcomm® Snapdragon 430 processor with up to 1.4GHz octa-core CPU and 450MHz Adreno 505 GPU

Qualcomm® Snapdragon 625 processor with up to 2.0GHz octa-core CPU and 650MHz Adreno 506 GPU

Software

Android™ 7.0, Nougat with Moto experiences (Moto Display, Moto Actions)

Android™ 7.0, Nougat with Moto experiences (Moto Display, Moto Actions)

Display

5.0″ Full HD display (1080p [1920×1080] / 441ppi)

5.2″ Full HD display (1080p [1920×1080] / 424 ppi),

Corning Gorilla Glass 3

Storage (ROM)**

Storage varies by region

Options:

LATAM: 32 GB, microSD card support up to 128 GB

ROW: 16 GB, microSD card support up to 128 GB

Options:

U.S.: 32 GB, 64 GB, microSD card support up to 128 GB

APAC: 16 GB, 32 GB, microSD card support up to 128 GB

LATAM + EMEA: 32 GB, microSD card support up to 128 GB

Memory (RAM)**

Memory varies by region

ROW: 2 GB or 3 GB

Canada, LATAM, Ireland, Romania, AU, Japan + New Zealand: 2 GB

Turkey, Bangladesh, India, Nepal + Sri Lanka: 3 GB

U.S.: 2 GB or 4 GB

EMEA: 3 GB

LATAM: 2 GB

APAC: 3 GB or 4 GB

Rear Camera

13MP with phase detection autofocus (PDAF), f/2.0 aperture, 1.1um pixel, LED flash

12 MP with dual autofocus pixels,

f/1.7 aperture, 1.4um pixel, color balancing dual LED flash

Front Camera

5 MP with:

wide field of view, f/ 2.2 aperture,1.4um pixel, and display flash

5 MP with:

wide field of view, f/ 2.2 aperture,1.4um pixel, and display flash

Video Capture

1080p full HD video, 30fps; 4x digital zoom

4K Ultra HD, 30fps; 4x digital zoom

Battery+

2800 mAh removable battery,

up to 24 hours mixed usage

3000 mAh non-removable,

up to 24 hours mixed usage

Charging

The 10W rapid charger gives you hours of power in just minutes.

The TurboPower 15W Charger gives you up to 6 hours of power in just 15 minutes.

Colors

Varies by country and channel

Lunar Gray or Fine Gold

*Sapphire Blue – EMEA only

Lunar Gray or Fine Gold

SIM

Nano-SIM

Dual-SIM available in select models

Nano-SIM

Dual-SIM available in select models

Audio

Front-ported loudspeaker

2-Mics

Front-ported loudspeaker

2-Mics

Bluetooth® Technology

Bluetooth version 4.2

Bluetooth version 4.2

Wi-Fi

802.11 a/b/g/n (2.4 GHz + 5 GHz)

802.11 a/b/g/n (2.4 GHz + 5 GHz)

Water Protection***

Water repellent nano-coating

Water repellent nano-coating

NFC

No

U.S.: No

ROW: Yes

Network Bands

Band coverage varies by model, country, and carrier.

Canada + LATAM:

GSM (850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz)

UMTS/HSPA+ (850, 900, 1700, 1900, 2100 MHz)

4G LTE (B1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 12, 17, 28),

Brazil:

GSM (850, 1800, 1900 MHz)

UMTS/HSPA+ (850, 1900, 2100 MHz)

4G LTE (B1, 3, 5, 7, 28), GSM (850, 1800, 1900)

EMEA + APAC:

GSM/GPRS/EDGE (850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz)

UMTS/HSPA+ (850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz)

4G LTE (B1, 3, 5, 7, 8, 19, 20, 28, 38, 40)

India

GSM/GPRS/EDGE (850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz), UMTS/HSPA+ (850, 900, 2100 MHz), 4G LTE (B1, 3, 5, 8, 40)

U.S.:

CDMA: 850, 850+,1900MHz

GSM/GPRS/EDGE (850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz)

UMTS/HSPA+ (850, 900, 1700, 1900, 2100 MHz)

4G LTE (B1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 17, 25, 26, 38, 41, 66)

Brazil:

GSM/GPRS/EDGE (850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz)

UMTS/HSPA+ (850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz)

4G LTE (B1, 3, 5, 7, 28)

India:

GSM/GPRS/EDGE (850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz)

UMTS/HSPA+ (850, 900, 2100 MHz)

4G LTE (B1, 3, 5, 8, 40)

LATAM:

GSM/GPRS/EDGE (850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz)

UMTS/HSPA+ (850, 900, 1700, 1900, 2100 MHz)

4G LTE (B1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 12, 17, 28)

EMEA + APAC:

GSM/GPRS/EDGE (850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz)

UMTS/HSPA+ (850, 850 Japan, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz)

4G LTE (B1, 3, 5, 7, 8, 19, 20, 28, 38, 40, 41)

Connectivity

Micro USB, 3.5mm headphone jack

Micro USB, 3.5mm headphone jack

Authentication

Fingerprint reader

Fingerprint reader

 We’ll have more on these handsets later in the week. Until then, here is some video content to keep you entertained. Prices are expected to start at €199.

 

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