Motorola shifts the goal posts for value phones with new Moto G5 Plus
By Chong Jinn Xiung May 30, 2017
- New Moto G5 Plus aims to change the way consumers perceive value phones
- Top features include low-light friendly camera and large battery
MOTOROLA has introduced its latest mid-tier smartphone the Moto G5 Plus, priced at RM1,299 and available for pre-order starting May 29.
For the fraction of the price of a high-end smartphone, the Moto G5 Plus impressed with its premium-looking yet durable metal casing with aluminium finish.
It sports a 5.2inch Full HD IPS screen that is protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 3.
Packing value with its metal frame, the G5 plus features a Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 processor with 4GB and 32GB of internal memory that can be expanded via microSD cards up to 128GB.
For the mobile photographer, the Moto G5 Plus’ 12- Megapixel camera comes with a large f/1.7 aperture that is coupled with dual autofocus pixels and larger pixels that let in more light for better low-light photography.
The rear camera is not limited to recording videos in full HD, it even captures up to 4K Ultra HD video.
The Moto G5 Plus appeals to the image-conscious user with its signature “Best Shot” feature that snaps multiple shots and picks out the best.
Built for all-day productivity, the Moto G5 Plus comes equipped with a 3,000mAh battery and even has Turbo power charging.
The Moto G5 Plus also comes with a fingerprint reader for added security. The One Button Nav feature combines the three navigation keys on the bottom into one on the fingerprint reader.
Swipe either left to right or right to left on the reader to initiate back or the app switcher. There is also an option to use regular on-screen keys too.
The Moto G5 Plus comes in two colours: Lunar Gray and Fine Gold.
The pre-orders for the device run from May 29 to June 4 on Lazada. The handsets will begin shipping in Malaysia from June 5 onwards.
Thus far, Motorola confirms that Moto G5 Plus has been launched in India, Thailand and Malaysia. There is no news yet on whether it will make its way to other markets in the region.