Moto G5 and Moto G5 Plus – What’s Different, Price & Release Date

Lenovo has launched the latest version of its popular series of Motorola smartphones. The Moto G5 and Moto G5 Plus continue the trend of offering good specs at a low price. Here are all the details about the newest phones in the Moto G series:

Moto G5 and Moto G5 Plus

The phones are very similar when it comes to design but there are some changes on the camera and specs. The Moto G5 has a 5-inch display while the bigger Moto G5 Plus comes with a 5.2-inch display. The Moto G5 has a Snapdragon 430 processor while the Moto G5 Plus comes with a more powerful Snapdragon 635 processor.

In 2016, three versions of the Moto G4 were released but the series now returns with two. The phones are quite similar on their designs, with the size being one of the biggest differences when the phones are placed next to each other. Moto Display, Moto Actions, the twist gesture on the Motorola camera app are also part of the Moto G5 phones.

The cameras are different on the two phones. The Moto G5 Plus offers a 12MP camera with dual-LED flash, dual autofocus and 4K video recording while the smaller version comes with a 13MP camera.

The new phones have metal designs but the smaller version has a removable back cover where a 2,800mAh battery and microSD card slot can be found. The Moto G5 Plus does not have a removable back cover but does have a 3,000mAh battery and a microSD card slot. The Moto G5 has 2GB of RAM and 16GB of storage while the Moto G5 Plus offers 2GB or 3GB RAM with 32GB of storage. The two phones come with Android 7.0 Nougat and will be available in grey and gold color options.

Price and Release Date

The Moto G5 will be released next month, starting at $199 for the version with 2GB of RAM and 16GB of storage. The Moto G5 Plus will be available for $229 for the version with 2GB of RAM and 32GB of storage. The 3GB RAM/32GB storage version of the Moto G5 Plus will cost around $295. Motorola has only announced the Plus version on its US website, meaning it could be the only model coming to the US.

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