As teased earlier, Lenovo launched the Moto G5 smartphone here in India for Rs. 11,999. It comes in Fine Gold and Lunar Grey color options and in sold exclusively through Amazon India. The device packs 3GB of RAM and just 16GB of onboard storage, however, there is also a dedicated MicroSD card slot for storage expansion up to additional 128GB. On the other hand, the Moto G5 Plus is exclusively available via Flipkart. While the company launched the Sapphire Blue color variant in U.K, there is no information about its availability here in India. Unlike its predecessor, the Moto G5 also packs fingerprint sensor to enhance the security of the device. Amazon is also offering additional Rs. 1,000 cashback for its Prime members when purchased through Amazon Pay.
Earlier: March 28th, 2017 : At the Mobile World Congress event held in February this year, Lenovo launched the new Moto G5 and Moto G5 Plus smartphone. Both these devices will be the successors to Moto G4 and Moto G4 Plus, the popular budget smartphones of 2016. Earlier this month, the company launched the Moto G5 Plus in India in two variants. The 3GB RAM variant with 16GB storage is priced at Rs. 14,999, whereas the 4GB RAM variant with 32GB storage costs Rs. 16,999. Though the pricing is slightly on the higher side when compared with its successor, the device offers much better value with its metal built body and superior specifications.
During the Moto G5 Plus launch, the company skipped launching its younger sibling, Moto G5. From the last few days, the company is teasing the launch of Moto G5 in India via its Twitter handle. Today, the company confirmed the Moto G5 to launch on April 4th and will be exclusive to Amazon India. On the design front, the Moto G5 looks similar to the Moto G5 Plus, but comes in a smaller form factor with a 5-inch Full HD (1920 x 1080 pixels) display. It is powered by Snapdragon 430 octa-core processor clocked at 1.4GHz and comes coupled with Adreno 505 GPU to look after the graphics part. We expect the device come in 2GB/3GB RAM and 16GB/32GB of internal storage.
Lenovo also offers MicroSD card slot that helps in further expansion of storage up to 128GB. The device runs on Android 7.0 Nougat out of the box with very minor tweaks to the stock Android UI. In the camera department, there is a 13MP rear camera with PDAF and a 5MP front camera with wide-angle lens. The Moto G5 also comes with nano coating which means the device is at least splashproof. While the fingerprint is missing on the Moto G4, the Moto G5 share the same feature with the Moto G5 Plus. It is backed by a 2,800mAh battery which is slightly smaller than the 3,000mAh battery on the Moto G5 Plus.
It only supports 10W fast charging which is common on most of the latest smartphones. The device supports dual SIM dual standby and offers VoLTE for making HD voice calls. Connectivity options on this dual SIM include 4G LTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.2, GPS. It measures 144.3 x 73 x 9.5 mm and weighs 145 grams. At the MWC 2017, the company launched the Moto G5 in Lunar Grey and Fine Gold color options, but we might also see the recently leaked the Sapphire Blue color variant. As the launch date is just a week away, stay tuned on Phone Radar to know the official pricing and other details of the upcoming device.