We already took the Moto G5 out of the box and reviewed it, finding a mixed bag of specs, some superior to the Moto G4, some a bit inferior. The Moto G5 Plus gives the package an extra boost, the most visible of the upgrades being in the camera area. The device is priced at $230 and we unboxed it below.


We’re dealing with a 5.2 incher here, one that comes bundled with a hefty charger, a microUSB 2.0 cable and a metal key used to access the slots. There’s also a manual in the mix. Inside the device’s tall, green box we find a smartphone that’s between 7.7 mm and 9.7 mm in thickness and weighs 155 grams. It’s all covered in metal, but the sheets are slimmer than on classic handsets.

The screen is a 5.2 inch Full HD affair with Gorilla Glass 3 protection and inside the device there’s the famous Snapdragon 625 CPU we saw on the Huawei Nova, ASUS ZenFone 3 and Moto Z Play. 2 or 4 GB of RAM are here, plus 32 or 64 GB of storage and a microSD card slot. Typical for a Moto phone of the past years, the OS is clean Android Nougat, with zero bloatware.

The camera app is also stock and speaking of camera, there’s a capable 12 MP Dual Autofocus Pixel back camera here, with 4K video capture and F/1.7 aperture. It sounds great for a $200 phone, if you ask me. Upfront there’s a 5 MP selfie camera and we also get 2 microphones and a 3000 mAh battery, that promises all day usage. A fingerprint scanner is also here and the device is available in gold or gray.

We’ll be back with a full review ASAP. You can get the device here.

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