Just after mere 15 days of the launch of Moto G5 plus, Motorola unveiled the budget variant of the plus model, the Moto G5. The smartphone is launched at an affordable price of Rs 11999 and is bundled with Amazon Prime services. The Moto G5 is the first fully integrated Amazon Prime smartphone in India.
Both the Moto G5 and Moto G5 Plus come with a 1080p Corning Gorilla Glass three screen and features IPS LCD. The only difference is that the Moto G comes with a slightly smaller screen size of 5.0 inches as compared to the Moto G5 Plus’s 5.2 inches. The outer dimensions of the Moto G5 plus are 150.2 x 74 x 7.7 mm, and that of Moto G5 are 144.3 x 73 x 9.5 mm. The Moto G5 weighs 145g which is 10g less than the Moto G5 Plus. The rear camera of the Moto G5 does not have a camera bump in the back unlike the Moto G5 Plus; this makes the phone look slick and clean look. The back panel and battery of the Moto G5 are removable as opposed to the Moto G5 Plus.
The backside of Moto G5
Moto G5 Plus houses the Snapdragon 625 chipset with 2.0 GHz Octa-core processor and Adreno 506 GPU while the Moto G5 houses the Snapdragon 430 chipset with 1.4 GHz Octa-core processor and Adreno 505 GPU. Although Moto G5 Plus is obviously a better performer of the two, the Moto G5 is only just a little behind in performance.
The rear camera of Moto G5 Plus sports a 12 MP camera with f/1.7 autofocus and dual-LED (dual tone) flash while the Moto G5 comes with a 13 MP camera with f/2.0 phase detection autofocus (PDAF) and single LED flash. The front camera of both the devices is same, a 5.0 MP camera with f/2.2 and a wide angle lens.
The bulged out camera of Moto G5 plus
The Moto G5 Plus is powered with a bigger battery unit of 3000 mAh, but it is non-removable. Although the Moto G5 houses a smaller 2800 mAh battery unit, the battery is removable. Both the devices support fast charging. The Moto G5 Plus may consume less battery than the Moto G5 because of its latest Snapdragon 625 chipset which is designed to be more power efficient while having almost no negative impact on the performance.
The two phones are on par with each other and are roughly equal in performance if you are a power user and want to utilize the full power of your device go to the Moto G5 Plus and if you are tight on budget and more of a casual user go for the Moto G5
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