Motorola Moto G5 Unboxing: Midrange Phone on a Budget Gets an Interesting Metal Shell (Video)

Motorola set out to deliver a premium smartphone experience on a $200 phone and that’s exactly what they unveiled at MWC 2017. The device is Motorola Moto G5...

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Motorola set out to deliver a premium smartphone experience on a $200 phone and that’s exactly what they unveiled at MWC 2017. The device is Motorola Moto G5 and while we played with it for a bit in Barcelona, we are now ready for the full and final version. We unboxed it below and you can find it on Amazon for $200.

This handset is available in Lunar Grey and Fire Gold and inside its box there’s a charger (pretty hefty which means there’s potential fast charging here), USB cable (regular microUSB, not USB Type C), the battery and manual. There are no headphones here, but we’re already used to that from the past Moto phones we tested. This phone measures 9.5 mm in thickness, weighs 145 grams and integrates a 5 inch Full HD screen.

Inside we find a Snapdragon 430 processor, 2 or 3 GB of RAM and 16 or 32 GB of storage. Then there’s a microSD card slot and dual SIM slots, all of them accessible by removing the back metallic cover. The 2800 mAh battery is also removable, by the way. This model has a 13 megapixel back camera with LED flash, plus a 5 MP front shooter.

Unlike the Moto G4 standard version, there’s a fingerprint scanner now upfront and looking prettier than the one of the Moto G4 Plus too. On the OS front there’s Android 7.0 Nougat in a very clean version, no bloatware and the camera UI is also stock. We’ll be back with a full review of this device very soon. You can buy it here.

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