Moto G5 launched at Rs 11999

Posted April 05, 2017

Motorola has made it a tradition to always launch its latest smartphone offerings in India. Interestingly, it has been some time since the first Moto G4 device was updated to the new Nougat OS, but folks in the USA have had to wait for months before actually getting their hands on this OS.

The report suggests that the Moto X (2017) bearing model number XT-180x is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 processor with Adreno 506 GPU and up to 4GB of RAM with up to 64GB of storage.

I think the Moto G5 won't be a bad seller, but then it won't have it easy as the above mentioned smartphones offer a bang for the buck. The press release said that the Moto G5 will be sold from April 5 at 12 midnight onwards, and will be available exclusively on e-commerce portal Amazon.com.

The device sports a 5-inch display with 1080 x 1920 pixels of resolution.

Under the hood is a Snapdragon 430 processor and 3GB RAM, which felt zippy in my little hands-on time. The dual-SIM smartphone runs on Android 7.0 Nougat out of the box. It also has One Button Nav mode, which allows users to navigate smoothly by just swiping on the fingerprint scanner.

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While the Moto G5 has been priced at Rs 11,999, the Moto G5 Plus is available for Rs 14,999 and Rs 16,999 respectively.

The Moto G5 is thicker as well, measuring at 9.5 mm while the G5 Plus has 7.7 mm of thickness. Amazon Prime Members can also effortlessly access tens of thousands of movies and TV episodes, e-books, the free one and two-day shipping and so much more. The Moto G5 features 3GB of RAM and 16GB of expandable internal storage, you can expand its storage using a microSD card (128GB max). Moto G5 is also featuring a fingerprint sensor, which is installed on the front button.

Going by the specifications and the leaks, it seems like Moto X will be more of a budget-oriented handset and will come with an uninspiring design, which might make it hard for the company to generate interest in the smartphone. The camera, on the other hand, doesn't totally look like the rear-facing dual snapper that appeared on the recent leaks.

Interestingly, both phones are packing 13MP rear cameras and 5MP front cameras.