Motorola at MWC 2017: Moto G5 and G5 Plus hands-on

27 February 2017
The Motorola family grew by a couple of mid-rangers - the Moto G5 and Moto G5 Plus. Those two run pure Android (with the Pixel launcher, in fact) and the Plus model at least promises stellar photography.

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  • AnonD-237381

AnonD-64830, 01 Mar 2017OK cool a new Motorola phone with Nougat. But what UK owners of... moreIf it's unlocked you can update with a .zip file in recovery, it's already released in Brazil and India since late December. Look for it on Google, XDA etc

  • Anonymous

Its more than a decade ago that I had this dilemma - Nokia or Moto phone :-)
Can anyone suggest me Nokia 5 vs Moto G5

  • Anonymous

Anonymous, 28 Feb 2017Hoping that they have an option for the back cover to be rubber ... moreAbsolutely, Metal feels really cheap. I dont know why reviewers say that some cheap metal phones look premium because of metal back. I was hoping G5 would be having non metallic back. Atleast if they give us some non metallic back covers to swap on G5.

  • Anonymous

JB, 02 Mar 2017Y the fingerprint sensors arent at back side? It would have been... moreWhy? Most of the phones have only at back. There are only few phones with front sensors for the people like me.

  • AnonD-593883

ithehappy, 27 Feb 2017Because human beings exist with human brains. And not everyone l... moreLmao!

  • Bobafett

Anonymous, 28 Feb 2017Absolutely. Moto G3 looked much better than G4 an now G5.Wat

  • JB

Y the fingerprint sensors arent at back side? It would have been better...front styling is not that good.

  • Anonymous

moto design going into ugly part

  • Fredphoesh

micro usb2 ??? what???

  • AnonD-632062

I think the Moto G5 Plus is a solid mid-ranger with an excellent camera. Price it right Lenovo & you have a winner!

  • AnonD-64830

OK cool a new Motorola phone with Nougat.
But what UK owners of Moto G4 want to know is when we will be getting Nougat.
My husband and I have SIM free handsets with no network branding and still no sign of any update!

Ahhh! I was so pumped about a removable battery for the g5+! I CANNOT believe they excluded removable battery for the g5+! I wouldn't have had to buy a new phone for years! (also probably why they did that)

  • Anonymous

Hoping that they have an option for the back cover to be rubber similar to G4 and V10. For grip purposes and no need for casing. Metal feels cheap, wannabee, and insecure.

  • Anonymous

ithehappy, 27 Feb 2017Agreed. The curved back, the Motorola dimple on the back, Lenovo... moreAbsolutely. Moto G3 looked much better than G4 an now G5.

  • AnonD-645398

AnonD-436317, 27 Feb 2017Why does new phones needed if xiaomi mi5 faster and cheaper? Fo... moreEven xiaomi is loosing ground in china. It's hauwei is in top there. U can think... Quantity not matters anymore.. They want quality

Jimbob, 27 Feb 2017"one of the brightest apertures ever" Seriously?On a phone, yeah!

  • Aloof

AnonD-436317, 27 Feb 2017Why does new phones needed if xiaomi mi5 faster and cheaper? Fo... moreBased on your logic, no one should sell phones besides xiaomi. Because all of them will not sell a single unit. Well, obviously you are wrong wrong wrong wrong.

  • Katalmach

This regional crap was the reason I didn't buy the G4plus. While it was great, I wanted at least the 3GB RAM version. It was very hard to find it in a store. And when I did, the price was 370 euro! I just payed 30 euros more for LG G5 (SD820, 4GB, wide camera, 1440p etc), since it had a discount and I never looked back. And now they want to continue the same mistake...
ps: Totally agree about Xiaomi and their policy not to use gorilla glass. A friend didn't listen to my warnings and bought one. In the first week of purchase, a girl was looking at his phone while she was wearing a ring. She slightly knock the phone with her finger an the ring opened a hole in the display... Ouch!
I think tempered glass is highly recommended for these phones.

  • Force Majeure

Replaceable battery, yay!!!

Nicely done, though must do something with reginal thing