Specs summary


The Motorola Moto G5's screen is 5 inches with 1080 x 1920 pixels resolution.


There is a Qualcomm MSM8937 Snapdragon 430 Octa core 1.4 GHz processor (CPU).


The phone runs on the Android 7.0 Nougat operating system (OS).

13+ MP
You can take photos or capture video with the phone's onboard 13+ megapixel camera. There is also a secondary front facing camera with 5+ megapixels resolution.
16/32 GB

Internal memory is 16/32 GB. An external, MicroSD, MicroSDHC, microSDXC (up to 128 GB) expansion slot is available for increased storage capacity.


The phone is powered by a Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion), 2800 mAh battery.

The Moto G5 Plus faces more competitors than its predecessors, but it's still one of the best budget phones.

- Kyle Wiggers , Digital Trends 

Reviews (7.6/10 Avg. rating)

The Indian Express

A good, but not game-changing smartphone

from The Indian Express
There aren’t many faults in the Moto G5; still it is hard recommending this phone. Instead Moto G5 Plus seems a more better proposition, even though it is more expensive. Essentially you’re paying for a better processor, more storage, a better camera, and a larger screen. The G5 Plus is clearly a better phone over the G5. If you’re not interested in either of the phones, the Redmi Note 4 might be the better option... Full review

A rock-bottom bargain for your everyday essentials

from Cnet
The Moto G5 is the phone to get if you want an everyday phone for as little possible, but if you want higher-end features like NFC then go for the G5 Plus... Full review
Fone Arena

Good build quality, decent camera, good performance

from Fone Arena
Priced at Rs. 11,999, the Moto G5 is a decent successor to last year’s Moto G4 since this comes with a fingerprint sensor and comes with a better build quality. It comes with a removable battery, which is good, but the 2800mAh battery is a bit less compared to other smartphones in the same range... Full review

The budget smartphone everyone needs to beat

from TrustedReviews
Even though it's a really large phone, the Moto G4 is easily the best way to spend £169. Once again the budget Moto series shows every other similarly priced Android phone how it's done – embarrassing a lot of them in the process... Full review

Smaller in size; weaker in performance

from Alphr
Lenovo seems to have misunderstood what made the Moto G series great. We were never bothered by the cheap and cheerful design; what mattered was that the screen, performance, camera and battery always punched above their weight at the price. With the Moto G5, Lenovo has reversed that, and everything is weaker for it... Full review

Good camera, smooth performance

from Engadget
Another year, another pair of great affordable handsets from Motorola. The smaller, 5-inch Moto G5 offers reliable performance thanks to Android 7.0 Nougat, and a surprisingly good 13-megapixel camera. The design is a little uninspiring and the display is hard to read in direct sunlight, but this little smartphone does everything you need it to for a bargain price... Full review

Packs some decent hardware

from NDTV
We appreciate the number of improvements Lenovo has made to its all-new Moto G5 compared to last year's model, and it won't disappoint you in daily use if you don't have very demanding work to do. We also like the fact that the company has paid attention to design, and the Moto G can stand proud next to its competition. The latest version of Android and the camera improvements are also always welcome. However, heat management and lacklustre battery life make us a little less enthusiastic, and we hope that the company takes note of these issues for future models... Full review

Smooth overall performance, very ergonomic

from Digit
Overall, the Moto G5 is a good overall smartphone, and has something to offer for everyone. It isn’t the most well-built smartphone, but is definitely one of the most ergonomic. It doesn't have the most vibrant display to consume content, but isn't bad either. The display is visible in the sun, and everyday performance is acceptable. The buit-in speaker and limited 16GB storage are the only drawbacks. We do not recommend anyone to buy a phone with 16GB storage, unless all you need is calling, basic messaging apps and internet access... Full review
Digital Trends

Isn’t pretty, but it’s all the phone you really need

from Digital Trends
The Moto G5 Plus is a fine budget phone, but the competition has never been tighter. Take a look at the range of similar options from the likes of Huawei and ZTE. Still, if you’re looking for a phone that does everything “well enough” on stock Android, the Moto G5 Plus remains your best bet... Full review

Another strong effort in a long line of excellent affordable Android handsets

from Recombu
The new Moto G5 stays true to the G family formula, focussing on aspects like design, battery, camera and at £169, affordability. Certain elements, like storage, fall short of the mark, but for the most part, the Moto G5 packs in plenty of character, functionality and should appeal to social media butterflies, the budget conscious or just fans of the G series brand... Full review

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Full Specs

Release date March 11, 2017
Regions available Canada, United Kingdom, India
850/900/1800/1900 MHz
850/900/1700/1900 /2100 MHz
700/2100/800/850 /900/1800/2600/2300 MHz
SIM Card Nano-SIM
Dual SIM No
Operating System Android 7.0 Nougat

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Processor Qualcomm MSM8937 Snapdragon 430 Octa core 1.4 GHz
Internal Flash Memory
16 GB or 32 GB
Digital compass No
FlightMode Yes
Hearing Aid Compatible Unknown
TTY/TDD Unknown
Noise Cancellation Yes
SAR Unknown
Languages English
Manufacturer Warranty 1 Year
Accessories Included AC Charger, Manual
Power & Battery
Type Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion), 2800 mAh
Removable Battery No
Wireless Charging No
Fast Charging Yes
Video Playback Time Unknown
Wi-Fi Surfing Time Unknown
3G Surfing Time Unknown
4G Surfing Time Unknown
Talk Time Unknown
Standby Time Unknown
Physical Characteristics
Design Type Bar
Multi-Use Smart Phone / PDA Yes
Material Aluminium
Colors Fine Gold, Lunar Grey
Dimensions [H x W x D] 14.4 x 7.3 x 0.9 cm
(5.7 x 2.9 x 0.4 in)
Weight 145 grams
(5.1 ounces)
Water Resistant / Waterproof Water Resistant
Rugged Design No
IP Rating No
Antenna Type Internal
Changeable Faceplates No
Display / Screen
Type Color
Technology LCD (IPS)
Colors 16.7 million
Resolution 1080 x 1920 pixels
Pixel Density 441 pixels
Size 5 inches
3D No
Secondary Display No
Sensors Ambient Light, Proximity, Motion / Accelerometer, Gyroscope
Graphics Yes
Themes Unknown
Backlit Illumination Yes
Zoom / Magnification Yes
Screen Orientation Lock Yes
Multi Touch Yes
Fingerprint-Resistant Coating No
Additional Display Features Capacitive touch screen
Input / Navigation
Sleep / Wake Key Yes
Home Key No
Mute Key No
Input Type Touchscreen
Navigation Type Touchscreen
Predictive Text Entry Yes
Physical Keyboard No
Voicemail Key No
Any Key Answer No
Voice Commands Yes
Keypad / Screen Lock Yes
External Volume Control Yes
External Media Playback Controls No
Fingerprint Sensor Yes
Call Management
Wi-Fi Calling Unknown
Contact List Capacity Depends on system memory
Multiple Numbers Per Contact Email address, Other fields
Contact Groups Yes
Auto Answer Unknown
Voice Activated Dialing Yes
Photo Caller ID Yes
Web / Email / Messaging
Web Browsing Type HTML, HTML 5
Browser Google Chrome
Javascript Yes
Flash No
Email Yes
Email Protocols POP3, IMAP, SMTP, Microsoft Exchange
Additional Email Features Gmail
Messaging Services SMS, MMS, IM
Push-to-talk (PTT) No
USB Micro-USB 2.0
USB OTG Support Unknown
Infrared No
Bluetooth 4.2
Bluetooth Profiles A2DP, AVRCP, OPP/FTP, HFP, HSP
WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n
WiFi Encryption No
Mobile Hotspot Yes
Expansion Slots Yes
Expansion Slots Info MicroSD, MicroSDHC, microSDXC (up to 128 GB)
PC Synchronization Yes
TV-out No
DLNA Support No
UMA Support No
Data Tethering Compatibility Yes
Java Applications No
Brew Applications No
ECML / Digital Wallet No
PictBridge No
Main Camera  
Aperture ƒ/2
Resolution 13+ megapixels
Dual Lens No
Zoom 8x digital
Flash Yes (LED)
Additional Rear Camera Info Auto focus, Effects, Geotagging, Panorama, Self-timer, Burst shot, HDR, Slow motion recording
Video Recording Formats MPEG-4
Video Recording Parameters Full HD (1920 x 1080 pixels), 30 fps
Front Camera  
Resolution 5+ megapixels
Zoom Yes
Additional Front Camera Info Wide angle lens
Video Recording Parameters
Audio / Video
Audio Playback Yes
Audio Formats MIDI, MP3, MP4, eAAC+, AAC+, AAC, WMA, WAV, M4A
Radio Unknown
Video Playback Yes
Video Playback Formats 3GP / 3GPP, H.264 / AVC, MPEG-4, WMV
Mobile TV No
Streaming Video Yes
External Speakers Yes
Headset Jack 3.5mm
Custom Ringtones Yes
Vibration Alert Yes
Downloadable Ringtones Yes
Ringtone Composer No
Ringer ID Yes
Haptic Feedback Vibration Yes
Speakerphone Yes
To-Do / Task List Unknown
Calendar Yes
World Clock Yes
Alarm Yes
Stopwatch Yes
Timer Yes
Calculator Yes
Currency Converter Unknown
Document Viewer Unknown
Weather Yes
Stocks Unknown
Maps Yes
Notepad Unknown
Voice Memos / Recorder Yes
Games Downloadable
Apps Downloadable
Included Software / Apps No
Additional Comments Also available in 2 GB of RAM.
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