Let’s face and accept it. Since 2013, in its various guises, the Moto G has been an easy option when asked to recommend a phone for about $200 to anyone. Moto 4 series were not much revolutionary and they were just good. So, here’s entering the Moto G5 and Motorola Moto G5 Plus at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona.
If we start with the design, then the Moto G5 Plus is carved out of aluminum and will be available for purchasing in fine gold and lunar gray options. The 5.2-inch long Moto G5 Plus is the heftier Moto G with 1080p screen. It has been reported to feature Corning Gorilla Glass 3 and splash-resistance coating.
It has always been a trend that despite recent improvements, the camera modules remain away of innovation. If we consider the Moto’s claims, then this Moto G5 Plus is on the verge of changing and breaking the pattern. Moto G5 Plus features a 12-megapixel rear camera with dual pixel autofocus, 1.4mi pixel size, f/1.7 aperture and dual-LED flash. Such features make it 60% faster than its predecessor.
Though on the first glimpse, the megapixel count might be a downgrade from the 16MP of the last year. However, if the pixel count mattered and determined the camera quality, then the iPhone series would have died out till now. The specifications propose that the sensor of the phone is from the Sony IMX26- family, seen in the Samsung Galaxy S7 edge.
The main highlight of this camera is the dual pixel autofocus technology. This was also the headliner of the Samsung’s flagship this year. In layman’s terms, the new creation is supposed to focus swiftly with minimum shutter lag. Also, it is believed to shine in low light photography, in comparison to its competitors, in and around its price group. Additionally, its rear camera is also capable of recording 4K video. So, Moto nails it!