Motorola Moto G 5G Plus Hands-On
The Moto G 5G Plus isn’t fresh in the market today. It was released earlier this year, but that doesn’t mean it’s outdated.
It’s a midrange 5G ready device with a 90Hz refresh rate display, a Snapdragon 765 processor, stock Android software, and some interesting cameras. Finally, it’s officially available in the Philippines, and let’s take a quick look at it.
Right away, you can observe that the Moto G 5G Plus has this water-repellant tough-looking body. It looks like glass but it’s actually made out of polycarbonate material, making it lighter than it looks. It only comes in this blue color with Moto enhancing it with a somehow luminous rigged back pattern. You can find its square-shaped camera module here, as well as a dual-LED flash, and the Motorola logo, of course.
Located on the right is its volume rocker together with its power button that also functions as a fingerprint scanner.
Meanwhile, on the left is a dedicated Google Assistant button and a card tray for a single nano-SIM and a microSD card.
Up top is a secondary microphone, while at the bottom are its loudspeaker, main microphone, USB Type-C port, and a headphone jack.
Moving over to its display, the Moto G 5G Plus has a 6.7-inch FHD+ CinemaVision 90Hz display.
On its upper left side we can find two front cameras that are applied like googly eyes. It’s cute! There’s also a front speaker on the top part of the screen.
Powering this device is a Qualcomm Snapdragon 765 5G chip paired with an Adreno 650 GPU, and locally we get 8GB of RAM plus 128GB of internal storage. We also get a large 5,000 mAh battery with 20W TurboPower fast charging support. Moto claims that its battery can last you up to 2 days of use, and we’ll see about that in our full review.
Running the software is Android 10, and as I’ve mentioned earlier, it’s ‘stock’ Android but with a slight touch of Motorola with the Moto Experience app.
As for cameras, we get a quad rear camera setup composed of a 48MP Quad-Pixel main, a 5MP macro lens, an 8MP ultra-wide, and a 2MP depth sensor. For selfies, it’s dual shooters consist of an 8MP lens and a 16MP ultra-wide, making this Motorola’s first-ever ultra-wide front camera system.
For now, take a look at some of the photos we took.
Now all these features come with an attractive price of PHP 16,990. And it looks really competitive on paper that we can’t wait to use it more for our full review soon, so stay tuned!
Motorola Moto G 5G Plus specs:
6.7-inch FHD+ (2520 x 1080) CinemaVision display, HDR10, 90Hz
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765 5G octa-core CPU
Adreno 650 GPU
Expandable up to 1TB via microSD slot
• 48MP F1.7 Quad-Pixel (main)
• 5MP F2.2 (macro)
• 8MP F2.2 (ultra-wide)
• 2MP F2.2 (depth)
Dual front cameras:
• 16MP F2.0 (main)
• 8MP F2.2 (ultra-wide)
WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
GPS (L1+L5), A-GPS, LTEEP, SUPL, GLONASS, Galileo
Fingerprint scanner (side-mounted)
USB 3.1 Type-C
3.5mm audio jack
Dual stereo speakers
5,000mAh battery w/ 20W TurboPower charging
168 x 74 x 9 mm