After a quick estimation I’ve tested about 10 Motorola phones over the past year, which is mighty impressive. In spite of that large base of test, we didn’t play with any dual camera model till recently, when the Motorola Moto G5S Plus came up. We unboxed it below and it debuted this summer, priced at $350.


It obviously stands out through the dual 13 MP back camera and it comes with a unibody metal shell, which is reasonable in thickness, at 8 mm and also OK in weight, at 168 grams. Add the camera bulk and the device goes up to 9.5 mm. Inside the box of the handset there’s a manual, charger, metal key and microUSB cable. For some reason, there’s no USB Type-C cable here.

This pure Android 7.1 Nougat device is said to get Android 8.0 Oreo soon and it comes with a stock experience. Specs include a 5.5 inch Full HD screen, with Gorilla Glass 3 protection. We’ve got water protection and I’m talking about splash protection, so no dunking folks. Inside the phone there’s the familiar Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 processor, which we already saw on the ASUS ZenFone 3 and Moto Z Play.

There’s 3 or 4 GB of RAM, 32 or 64 GB of storage, a microSD card slot and a 3000 mAh battery, oddly the same capacity as the Moto G5S. Available in gray or gold, the smartphone comes with a dual 13 MP back camera, with F/2.0 aperture and dual LED flash, plus 4K video capture. The front camera is an 8 MP shooter with wide angle lens and its own LED flash.

By the way the main camera also has a Portrait/Bokeh mode, which we’ll put to the test over the next days. You can get the device here.

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