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Moto G5 Plus Review

Moto G5 Plus Review


Such Actions, Many Wows
One feature that I love about the Moto G5 Plus is its Moto Action, which made my life finitely better after discovering my way about it. Aside from the usual quick unlock via fingerprint sensor, the G5 Plus comes with easy and simple-to-remember actions to unlock the camera and flashlight. You can rotate the phone from left to right twice to unlock the camera and do it again to switch cameras; flicking the device up and down once turns on the flashlight while flicking it again will turn it off.

Great Camera for its Price
Selling at RM1,299, you’re getting a decent camera with the G5 Plus. It’s 12-megapixel rear camera comes with a large f/1.7 aperture, which can capture more light as compared to its predecessor. The Saturn ring eclipsing the camera is a nice design touch as it lets you capture great-looking pictures in horrible lighting conditions. A quick switch over to the front-facing camera reveals the 5-megapixel wide-angle lens, making group selfies clean and clear with minimal noise in your pictures.

Made for the Masses
The G5 Plus comes with a Snapdragon 625 octa-core 2.0GHz processor, which is relatively quick and snappy without sapping too much of your battery when fully juiced. It also comes with 4GB of RAM, making it great for multitasking and even your day-to-day social media stalking as well as video streaming. With its attractive price, the G5 Plus is a great day-to-day device to have with a reliable camera and above average specs.

My Name is Turbo
Although the G5 Plus comes with a 3,000mAh battery, it can’t last you 24 hours. However, it does come with a TurboPower charger that juices the phone up in 15 minutes, which gives you six hours of battery life.

Aquaman, it is not
Even if the G5 Plus can’t be fully submerged underwater, it can however withstand rain and accidental splashes and spills.

Designed to Please (Point 3)
The G5 Plus comes in either Lunar Grey or Fine Gold options and its aluminium finish with diamond cuts makes it comfortable to have in your hands for long hours.

Byline: Teh Wi-Liam

Price: RM1,299
Dimensions (HxWxD): 150.2×7.7x74mm
Weight: 155g
Processor: Qualcomm MSM8953 Snapdragon 625 octa-core 2.0GHz
Memory: 4GB RAM
Storage: 32GB (upgradeable via microSD – 256GB)
Operating System: Android Nougat 7.0 OS
Display: 5.2” IPS LCD Full HD
Graphics: Adreno 506
Connectivity: Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n; dual-band; WiFi Direct; hotspot; Bluetooth v4.2
Ports: microUSB 2.0

Benchmark Scores
AnTuTu Benchmark v6.2.7 – 62,722
3DMark Sling Shot Extreme – 467
3DMark Ice Storm Extreme – 8,236
PCMark Work 2.0 – 4,914

V – 8
P – 8
F – 10
D – 8
U – 8
Total – 8.4 (GOLD)

Verdict: Quick, snappy and easy-to-use, the Moto G5 Plus is a worthwhile contender if you’re looking to splurge a little bit.

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