Motorola launched their Moto G series flagships Moto G5 and G5 Plus at MWC 2017 event last month in Barcelona and the device is available in several regions already including Europe where it was introduced for €199. The Lenovo-owned company has now launched the larger Moto G5 Plus in India where it is priced at INR 14999 (around $228) for the 3GB RAM + 16GB inbuilt storage option and Rs. 16,999 for the the 4GB RAM + 32GB inbuilt storage option.
The company, however, hasn’t launched the smaller Moto G5 in the launch event in New Delhi. The Moto G5 Plus comes with Lunar Gray and Fine Gold colour options and it will be available starting today at midnight via Indian retailer Flipkart. The 2GB RAM variant of the Moto G5 Plus was also not announced by the company.
The company is also giving some launch day offers to customers buying smartphones from Flipkart stores. The offer includes an additional Rs. 1500 off on exchange of an older device, an extra 10% discount on all SBI debit/credit cards, a free BuyBack Guarantee worth Rs. 1199 and be assured of Rs. 7000 buy-back guarantee of 6 months post purchase, no cost EMI options for as low as Rs. 1889/month on all credit cards and Bajaj FinServe and get the Moto Pulse headset worth Rs. 1299 at just Rs. 599 with the purchase of the Moto G5 Plus.
The Moto G5 Plus will compete with the Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 that comes with way too low a price from the Mot G5 Plus and also comes with some healthy features from the Moto G5 Plus including a bigger battery.
Moto G5 Plus specs
The Moto G5 Plus comes with a 5.2-inch full-HD display with 1920 x 1080 pixels resolution and Corning Gorilla glass 3 protection. It is powered by a 2GHz octa-core Snapdragon 625 processor with Adreno 506 GPU. It has 3GB RAM with 32GB inbuilt storage and 4GB RAM with 64GB inbuilt storage and comes with MicroSD card expandable storage with up to 128 GB storage. It runs on Android 7.0 Nougat OS out of the box and we have Dual-SIM.
It features a 12-megapixel rear camera with dual-tone LED flash, Dual-Pixel Autofocus, Sony IMX362 sensor, f/1.7 aperture, 4K video recording and a 5-megapixel front-facing camera with OmniVision OV5695 sensor and f/2.2 aperture. It is backed up by a 3000mAh battery with turbocharging and 4G VoLTE, WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n (2.4 GHz + 5 GHz), Bluetooth 4.2 and GPS connectivity options. It measures 150.2x74x7.9 mm and weighs 155 grams. A fingerprint scanner is available on the physical home button. It comes with water-repellent nano-coating and a front-ported loudspeaker.