Moto G5S Plus Review: The Best Moto G Smartphone At An Affordable Price

The Moto G5S Plus, the successor of Moto G5 has joined the Moto G lineup of budget smartphones. The major difference in the latest device is its large screen and dual camera. Though it carries a bit higher price tag than its predecessor, it is worth to pay for its decent battery life, dual camera and high-end performance.


Apart from this, Lenovo also improved the build quality of Moto G5S plus with its full metal jacket instead of plastic one with an aluminium back. Let us have a look at the design and detailed specs of the latest Moto G5S Plus.

Design & Display

The Lenovo Moto G5S Plus sports 5.5-inches Full HD IPS display with a resolution at 1920 X 1080 pixels. The display screen with a 16:9 aspect ratio covers the major part of the display. With an all-metal design in G5S Plus, it resembles the popular OnePlus 5T.


On the rear end, there is a Moto Badge and above that includes a camera setup. The firm is successful in inserting dual camera sensors which match up with the latest Android flagship. The bottom end of the device houses a speaker and micro-USB port. The fingerprint sensor takes its place on the front top end and is quite fast.

OS and Processor

With the mid-range chip Qualcomm 625 processor on board, the Moto G5S Plus is known for its incredible power efficiency. Alongside the better processing speeds, it even delivers excellent battery life. The processor is coupled with 3GB/4GB of RAM and 32GB/64GB of internal storage that is expandable up to 256GB via microSD card.


moto-g5s_lunar-gray_03-w782Moto G series stuck on to the standard Android version which is Android 7.1.1. An upgrade to the Android 8.0 is expected very soon. The OS gives you the same pull-up menu that you find in Google Pixel phones but with a dimmed version of the background wallpaper. There even includes a Moto app that allows you to customize some extra features.


The Moto G5S Plus is the first Moto G to sport dual rear camera setup. Both the rear camera sensors come in with 13MP while the front camera sports 8MP sensor. The G5S camera app performs pretty well. The manual mode of the camera app lets you have more controls over the shots. Though Lenovo embedded a secondary camera, it is capable of handling only depth effects and does not perform well even in that aspect.


As for the video recording, the Moto G5S Plus can shoot 4K videos at 30fps. If you are aiming at 1080p resolution then you can shoot at 60fps. The front shooter comes in with an LED flash and performs fairly with indoor lighting.


The Lenovo handset is given a 3000 mAh battery that pairs well with the full HD display screen. The handset can last for two days with a single charge. The Moto G5S Plus charges through the micro-USB port and it supports Lenovo TurboPower charging capabilities.


Other Features

All the internal details of the G5S plus are similar to the G5S. The only difference was the larger display and thankfully this is not affecting the device performance. For mobile payments, you are sure to get NFC app via Android pay. Furthermore, G5S plus also supports Bluetooth 4.2 and Wi-Fi connectivity. There is even an in-built FM radio which almost many flagships don't provide.



Though there doesn’t include major changes to its predecessor G5 Plus, getting an upgrade is always better. The build quality with a larger screen makes it a better choice especially for gaming and video streaming. So, if you are looking out for a high-quality phone and doesn’t want to spend too much then Moto G5S Plus will be the top option.

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