Moto g5s plus
Moto G5S Plus review
The Moto G5S Plus was the quick-fire successor to the Moto G5 Plus, arriving less than six months after the G5.
It's not overly clear why Lenovo (the firm that now owns the Moto handset business) opted for such a quick replacement, but it's not uncommon in today's mobile market - just look at OnePlus and Sony.
That said, the G5S Plus is no longer the top-dog in Motorola's budget G series line-up, with the recent arrival of the Moto G6 and Moto G6 Plus offering the latest specs for a still-low price.
Update: The arrival of the Moto G6 and 6S Plus has resulted in a price drop for the G5S Plus, making it an even more enticing purchase.
The Moto G5S Plus is still a top buy though, and it's now even cheaper making it an enticing budget buy with a slick design, large screen and rear dual cameras.
It's another solid hit for the series, with potentially-fixable camera lag the only major black mark on what is otherwise a great value, high-quality phone.
Moto G5S Plus price and availability
- Current price: £229.99 ($229.99, around AU$310)
- Launch price: £259 ($279.99, around AU$350)
- Release date: August 2017
The Moto G5S Plus price at launch was £259 ($279.99, around AU$350), but since its arrival in the middle of 2017 the price has dropped to around £230/$230 SIM free.
Mid-range specs at an affordable price
- High-quality metal build
- A 5.5-inch screen
Weight: 168g Dimensions: 153.5 x 76.2 x 8mm OS: Android 8 Screen size: 5.5-inch Resolution: 1080 x 1920 CPU: Snapdragon 625 RAM: 4GB Storage: 64GB Battery: 3,000mAh Rear camera: Dual 13MP Front camera: 8MP
The Moto G series has become a smartphone institution to rival Samsung's S series. We've been recommending these phones to buyers on a budget since the first Moto G appeared in 2013.
These phones used to be made by Motorola, now Lenovo. And while a few design priorities have changed in the handover, the core philosophy remains: these are handsets made for people who don't want to spend an obscene amount on a phone.
The Plus models, including the Moto G5S Plus, are for people out for a little more; a larger screen, perhaps more memory and a bit more power.
Not much time has passed since its predecessor the G5 Plus arrived, making us wonder, what's different?
At first glance, you'd assume the biggest change is the new dual rear camera setup. But it’s not. Two other elements are more important.
Lenovo has significantly improved the build of the Moto G5S Plus, using a full metal jacket rather than a plastic one with a thin sheet of aluminum on the back. This is a top-grade build, not a penny-saving kludge.
The screen is also larger, a 5.5-inch display rather than the 5.2-incher of the G5 Plus. This is a return to the roots of the Plus line, making it seem a phone geared at enthusiasts.
In some ways, it's a much truer sequel to the Moto G4 Plus than the Moto G5 Plus ever was. It also has NFC, missing from the Moto G5.
This is a very nice phone.
There's not a great deal of progress in terms of camera quality, processor power or display technology.
However, they arguably are not needed, as the Moto G5S Plus already gets close to the experience of using a £500/$600/AU$700-plus phone for half the price.
- Significantly improved all-metal shell
- Front fingerprint scanner
Last time around, Lenovo tried to trick us a bit with the Moto G5 and G5 Plus. They were metal phones, but only just. A significant part of the frame was plastic, particularly on the smaller Moto G5.
Lenovo has fixed this in the Moto G5S Plus. Every part of the shell apart from the antenna lines on the back and the glass covering the display and camera is aluminum. There’s no sneaky plastic anywhere.
The build is a full league above that of the previous phones and this is comfortably the best-looking Moto G phone to date, much as we have a serious soft spot for the original all-black Moto G. It feels great too.
We switched to using the Moto G5S Plus from the HTC U11. That phone is three times the price but the transition didn’t seem a huge drop down in terms of pure feel.
There are some neat extras too. The Moto G5S Plus has a reasonably fast fingerprint scanner in the bezel below the screen, and a microSD slot in the SIM tray to let you add to the 32GB of storage.
Its scanner can also be used to replace the on-screen soft keys. A left swipe is 'back', a right one brings up recent apps. This is just an option, you can turn it off.
Like its predecessors, the Moto G5S Plus has a micro USB socket rather than a USB-C one, a move that seems a little out of date and will be positively archaic by the time the phone slips off shelves.
However, USB-C alone doesn’t necessarily provide faster charging or data transfer, only compliance with a higher USB spec does. The two are different.
The Moto G5S Plus has its own fast charging anyway. There's no full IP67/68 waterproofing, which lets a phone withstand being dunked in water, but it does have a water repelling nano coating to stop splashes shorting out the battery or killing the headphone jack.
As with other parts of the phone, you don’t get everything, but you get enough.
- Large and sharp 5.5-inch 1080p screen
- Customizable color profile
Like the last few generations of Moto G, the Moto G5S Plus has a 1080p screen rather than an ultra-high resolution one. However, in person it’s sharp despite the large 5.5-inch size.
Color is very good too, although the IPS LCD panel isn't able to deliver the sort of super-saturated tones you'll see in an OLED phone. It’s no great loss if you prefer accurate color, and there are two modes to let you tweak the tone.
The Moto G5S Plus's default Vibrant mode is the standard poppy look of a higher-quality phone screen, while 'standard' brings the tone closer to sRGB, the traditional palette for monitors. To our eyes it still appears very well-saturated, not the slightly low-energy look you get with a very strict sRGB mode.
Even viewing angles are great, with relatively little loss of brightness at an angle.
Unlike a lot of pricier phones, there's no major curvature to the screen, although the last millimeter or two does have a softened '2.5D' style edge. A fully curved look wouldn't really fit with the design anyway, which leaves the real curves to the aluminum.
Motorola Moto G5S Plus Price in Pakistan & Specifications
Rs. 28,000 USD $209
Moto G5S Plus Accessories
Motorola Moto G5S Plus's retail price in Pakistan is Rs. 28,000. Official dealers and warranty providers regulate the retail price of Motorola mobile products in official warranty.
- Retail Price of Motorola Moto G5S Plus in Pakistan is Rs. 28,000.
- Retail Price of Motorola in USD is $209.
Motorola Moto G5S Plus - Two Eyes Are Better Then One! Motorola signed up its new Moto G5S to dual camera race and Plus variant of this phone is the first one to carry a dual camera on its back. If you are familiar with old design of its previous smartphones nothing has changed in Motorola Moto G5S Plus and both camera sensor are planted on the round bump while LED light is placed just below to complete the design of smartphone. In other words the design of Motorola's Moto G5S Plus is same old but specifications of the gadget have got improvements. After its main attraction now we take you you towards the display of smart phone. Motorola Moto G5S's display LCD is a complete package of 5.5 inch IPS display packed inside the capacitive display armed with 1080 x 1920 pixel Full HD resolution. Display of Moto G5S Plus by Motorola is also protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 3 so feel safe if your phone drops out of your hands. Octa core processor is handling processing of Motorola G5S Plus. This devices comes in two different variants one of them is 32 GB attached with 3 GB of RAM while second one is equipped with 64 GB and 4 GB of RAM. Motorola Moto's G5S Plus has also packed a micro SD card slot that will expand the memory up to 256 GB. Non-removable battery is using Li-Ion material where the capacity of battery is 3000 mAh. G5S Plus also support fast charging so if you are in hurry forget to charge you phone, don't worry it will not take too much time to recharge the battery of your Moto G5S Plus. This phone is available in only two colors which are Lunar Grey, Fine Gold.
Disclaimer. Motorola Moto G5S Plus price in Pakistan is updated daily from the price list provided by local shops and dealers but we can not guarantee that the information / price / Moto G5S Plus Prices on this page is 100% correct
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- The best price of Motorola Moto G5S Plus is Rs. 28,000 in Pakistan in official warranty ( without discount ), while the without warranty Grey market cost of Moto G5S Plus Motorola is N/A.
- The price stated above is valid all over Pakistan including Karachi, Lahore, Islamabad, Peshawar, Quetta and Muzaffarabad. Slight deviations are expected, always visit your local shop to verify Moto G5S Plus specs and for exact local prices.
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Motorola Moto G5S Plus Price in Pakistan is Rs. 28,000 as of Wed 02/10/2019.
Motorola Moto G5 Plus
Versions: XT1684 (Single SIM); XT1685 (Dual SIM); XT1687 (USA); XT1686 (India)
|Technology||GSM / CDMA / HSPA / EVDO / LTE|
|2G bands||GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 - SIM 1 & SIM 2 (dual-SIM model only)|
|CDMA 800 / 1900 - XT1687 (USA)|
|3G bands||HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1700(AWS) / 1900 / 2100 - XT1687 (USA)|
|CDMA2000 1xEV-DO - XT1687 (USA)|
|HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100 - XT1684, XT1685|
|HSDPA 850 / 900 / 2100 - XT1686|
|4G bands||LTE band 1(2100), 2(1900), 3(1800), 4(1700/2100), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 12(700), 13(700), 17(700), 25(1900), 26(850), 38(2600), 41(2500), 66(1700/2100) - XT1687 (USA)|
|LTE band 1(2100), 3(1800), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 19(800), 20(800), 28(700), 38(2600), 40(2300), 41(2500) - XT1684, XT1685|
|LTE band 1(2100), 3(1800), 5(850), 8(900), 40(2300) - XT1686|
|Speed||HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE-A (2CA) Cat6 300/50 Mbps, EV-DO Rev.A 3.1 Mbps|
|Status||Available. Released 2017, April|
|Dimensions||150.2 x 74 x 7.7 mm (5.91 x 2.91 x 0.30 in)|
|Weight||155 g (5.47 oz)|
|Build||Front glass, aluminum body|
|SIM||Single SIM (Nano-SIM) or Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)|
|Splash and dust resistant|
|Type||IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors|
|Size||5.2 inches, 74.5 cm2 (~67.1% screen-to-body ratio)|
|Resolution||1080 x 1920 pixels, 16:9 ratio (~424 ppi density)|
|Protection||Corning Gorilla Glass 3|
|OS||Android 7.0 (Nougat), upgradable to Android 8.1 (Oreo)|
|Chipset||Qualcomm MSM8953 Snapdragon 625 (14 nm)|
|CPU||Octa-core 2.0 GHz Cortex-A53|
|Card slot||microSD, up to 256 GB|
|Internal||32GB 2GB RAM, 32GB 3GB RAM, 64GB 4GB RAM|
|Single||12 MP, f/1.7, dual pixel PDAF|
|Features||Dual-LED dual-tone flash, panorama|
|Video||[email protected], [email protected]|
|Single||5 MP, f/2.2|
|Video||[email protected], [email protected]|
|WLAN||Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot|
|Bluetooth||4.2, A2DP, LE, EDR, aptX|
|GPS||Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS|
|NFC||Yes (market dependent)|
|USB||microUSB 2.0, USB Host|
|Sensors||Fingerprint (front-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass (USA model only)|
|Non-removable Li-Ion 3000 mAh battery|
|Charging||Fast battery charging 15W|
|Colors||Lunar Grey, Fine Gold|
|Models||XT1685, XT1687, XT1684, XT1686|
|Price||About 240 EUR|
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Moto G5S Plus review
The Moto G5S Plus comes with a 5.5-inch display - that's the 'Plus' speaking. It's a FullHD panel, an IPS one, and has a conventional RGB arrangement. It also has a pixel density of 401ppi.
In our testing, the Moto G5S Plus did well to post a solid 616nits of maximum brightness - that's more than pretty much any of its competition. That's in auto mode, and if you toggle it off you'd be able to get up to 480-ish nits - not bad either. Add to that the reasonably dark blacks, and you're looking at contrast of above 1300:1 - a sign of a good LCD. Minimum brightness is around 6nits, so night-time viewing in complete darkness shouldn't be an issue either.
|Display test||100% brightness|
|Black, cd/m2||White, cd/m2||Contrast ratio|
|Motorola Moto G5S Plus||0.352||483||1372|
|Motorola Moto G5S Plus (Max Auto)||0.455||616||1354|
|Motorola Moto G5S||0.266||415||1560|
|Motorola Moto G5S (Max Auto)||0.415||582||1402|
|Motorola Moto G4 Plus||0.33||478||1448|
|Motorola Moto G4 Plus (max auto)||0.43||587||1365|
|Motorola Moto X4||0.297||431||1451|
|Xiaomi Mi A1||0.351||551||1570|
|Nokia 6 (Global version)||0.364||484||1330|
|Huawei Honor 7X||0.236||458||1941|
|Samsung Galaxy J7 Pro||0||350||∞|
|Samsung Galaxy J7 Pro (Max Auto)||0||539||∞|
|Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 (S625)||0.322||484||1503|
|Oppo F5 (Max Auto)||0.214||462||2159|
|Huawei Mate 10 Lite||0.257||476||1852|
Our sunlight legibility test puts the G5S Plus in the 'average' bowl - the main competitors are in the same ballpark with both the Mi A1 and the Honor 7X marginally behind the Moto. The Nokia 6 (the old one) is a bit better, though we can't blindly attribute the same result to the 2018 model without testing it.
Sunlight contrast ratio
- Apple iPhone X 5.013
- OnePlus 5T 4.789
- Samsung Galaxy S8 4.768
- Samsung Galaxy S8+ 4.658
- Samsung Galaxy S6 edge+ 4.615
- Motorola Moto Z2 Play 4.459
- Oppo R11 4.454
- Samsung Galaxy S7 edge 4.439
- OnePlus 3 4.424
- Samsung Galaxy S7 4.376
- HTC One A9 4.274
- Samsung Galaxy Note7 4.247
- Samsung Galaxy A3 4.241
- Nokia 8 4.239
- Google Pixel 2 XL (pre-update) 4.234
- OnePlus 3T 4.232
- Google Pixel XL 4.164
- ZTE Axon 7 4.154
- Samsung Galaxy Note8 4.148
- Meizu Pro 7 Plus 4.147
- Samsung Galaxy S6 edge 4.124
- Samsung Galaxy A7 (2017) 4.124
- Huawei Mate 10 Pro (normal) 4.096
- Samsung Galaxy Note5 4.09
- Google Pixel 2 (pre-update) 4.023
- LG V30 4.022
- Huawei Nexus 6P 4.019
- Samsung Galaxy J7 Pro 3.998
- OnePlus X 3.983
- Vivo Xplay5 Elite 3.983
- Apple iPhone 7 3.964
- Oppo R7s 3.964
- Apple iPhone 8 (True Tone) 3.957
- Huawei P9 Plus 3.956
- Meizu Pro 6 Plus 3.935
- Lenovo Moto Z 3.931
- Samsung Galaxy A7 (2016) 3.918
- OnePlus 5 3.914
- Samsung Galaxy C5 3.911
- Samsung Galaxy C7 3.896
- Samsung Galaxy A5 3.895
- Samsung Galaxy J7 outdoor 3.879
- Samsung Galaxy J2 outdoor 3.873
- Samsung Galaxy A8 3.859
- Samsung Galaxy A8 (2018) 3.842
- Sony Xperia XZs 3.818
- Samsung Galaxy A9 (2016) 3.817
- Motorola Moto X (2014) 3.816
- Samsung Galaxy J7 (2017) 3.812
- Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017) 3.804
- Samsung Galaxy J7 (2016) outdoor mode 3.802
- Xiaomi Redmi Pro 3.798
- LG V20 Max auto 3.798
- Sony Xperia XZ 3.795
- Samsung Galaxy A5 (2016) 3.789
- Apple iPhone 6s 3.783
- Meizu Pro 5 3.781
- Microsoft Lumia 650 3.772
- Xiaomi Mi 6 3.767
- Sony Xperia XZ1 3.765
- Samsung Galaxy J7 (2016) 3.756
- Sony Xperia XZ1 Compact 3.729
- Apple iPhone 8 Plus (True Tone) 3.725
- Oppo F1 Plus 3.709
- Vivo X5Pro 3.706
- Samsung Galaxy A3 (2017) 3.688
- Apple iPhone SE 3.681
- Huawei Mate 9 3.68
- Samsung Galaxy A7 3.679
- Meizu PRO 6 3.659
- BlackBerry Priv 3.645
- Sony Xperia XA1 Ultra 3.597
- Apple iPhone 7 Plus 3.588
- LG G6 3.556
- Apple iPhone 6s Plus 3.53
- Motorola Moto Z Play 3.526
- Samsung Galaxy J3 (2016) 3.523
- Samsung Galaxy J3 (2016) outdoor mode 3.523
- Acer Jade Primo 3.521
- Microsoft Lumia 950 3.512
- Oppo R7 Plus 3.499
- nubia Z11 3.466
- Huawei P10 Plus 3.456
- HTC U Ultra 3.453
- Samsung Galaxy J7 3.422
- Meizu MX5 3.416
- LG V20 3.402
- Huawei P10 3.379
- Samsung Galaxy J5 (2016) 3.378
- Oppo R9s 3.352
- Honor 8 Pro 3.341
- Oppo R7 3.32
- Lenovo P2 3.316
- Archos Diamond Omega 3.305
- Honor 9 3.289
- Xiaomi Mi 5s 3.276
- Nokia 5 3.261
- Nokia 6 (Chinese version) 3.244
- Nokia 6 (Global version) 3.238
- Samsung Galaxy J2 3.235
- Sony Xperia X Performance 3.234
- Xiaomi Mi Note 2 3.228
- Motorola Moto X Play 3.222
- Oppo F3 Plus 3.218
- Huawei Mate 9 Pro 3.206
- Huawei P9 3.195
- Xiaomi Mi Mix 2 3.19
- ZTE Nubia Z17 3.159
- Oppo R11s 3.153
- Lenovo Vibe Shot 3.113
- HTC U11 Life 3.108
- Motorola Moto X Force 3.105
- LG Nexus 5X 3.092
- HTC U11 3.089
- Huawei Mate S 3.073
- Microsoft Lumia 640 XL 3.065
- Sony Xperia XA1 3.012
- Sony Xperia L1 2.994
- Sony Xperia X 2.989
- LG Q6 2.987
- Huawei P10 Lite 2.974
- Samsung Galaxy Note 2.97
- Sony Xperia Z1 2.95
- Huawei Mate 8 2.949
- Xiaomi Redmi 4 2.92
- Xiaomi Redmi 3S 2.913
- Sony Xperia XA Ultra 2.906
- LG G5 2.905
- HTC One S 2.901
- Xiaomi Redmi 3s Prime 2.893
- Xiaomi Mi 5s Plus 2.884
- Sony Xperia XZ Premium 2.877
- Sony Xperia XZ Premium (sRGB) 2.877
- Sony Xperia Z5 2.876
- Nokia 3 2.871
- Microsoft Lumia 550 2.851
- Lenovo Moto M 2.813
- Xiaomi Redmi 3 Pro 2.803
- Sony Xperia Z5 compact 2.784
- Nokia 2 2.752
- Meizu MX6 2.751
- LG V10 2.744
- Huawei Mate 10 (normal) 2.742
- Motorola Moto G5S Plus 2.736
- Xiaomi Redmi 3 2.735
- Huawei Honor 7X 2.734
- Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 (S625) 2.714
- Meizu M5 2.71
- Sony Xperia M5 2.69
- Xiaomi Mi A1 2.689
- Huawei P9 Lite 2.679
- Xiaomi Redmi 4 Prime 2.679
- vivo V7+ 2.671
- Vivo V3Max 2.659
- Xiaomi Mi Mix 2.658
- Huawei Mate 10 Lite 2.654
- Oppo F5 2.653
- Doogee Mix 2.642
- Xiaomi Mi 4i 2.641
- Xiaomi Redmi 4a 2.635
- Xiaomi Mi 5X (Standard) 2.616
- Sony Xperia XA 2.609
- Motorola Moto G4 Plus 2.582
- Motorola Moto G4 Plus (max auto) 2.582
- Meizu M5s 2.58
- Xiaomi Mi 4c 2.574
- LeEco Le Max 2 2.567
- Asus Zenfone 3 ZE552KL 2.563
- Microsoft Lumia 640 2.563
- Xiaomi Mi Max 2 2.561
- HTC U11+ 2.556
- Lenovo Moto G4 2.544
- Lenovo K6 Note 2.544
- Oppo F1 2.528
- Sony Xperia Z5 Premium 2.525
- Huawei Honor 7 Lite / Honor 5c 2.506
- Sony Xperia M4 Aqua 2.503
- Oppo F1s 2.481
- Motorola Moto G 2.477
- Lenovo Vibe K5 Plus 2.473
- Huawei G8 2.471
- Huawei nova 2.467
- Sony Xperia Z 2.462
- Lenovo Vibe K5 2.459
- Meizu m3 max 2.447
- Xiaomi Mi 5X (Auto) 2.417
- HTC 10 evo 2.407
- Huawei Honor 7 2.406
- Vivo V7 2.404
- Sony Xperia E5 2.386
- ZUK Z1 by Lenovo 2.382
- HTC 10 2.378
- Oppo F3 2.376
- vivo V5 Plus 2.371
- Meizu m1 note 2.362
- Huawei nova plus 2.329
- Razer Phone 2.328
- HTC One E9+ 2.305
- Alcatel One Touch Hero 2.272
- Apple iPhone 4S 2.269
- Lenovo Vibe K4 Note 2.254
- Sony Xperia C5 Ultra 2.253
- Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 (MediaTek) 2.249
- Sony Xperia C4 Dual 2.235
- Xiaomi Mi Note 2.234
- Motorola Moto G (2014) 2.233
- Huawei P8 2.196
- Meizu M5 Note 2.189
- Huawei Honor 6 2.169
- Xiaomi Redmi Note 2 2.166
- OnePlus Two 2.165
- HTC One X 2.158
- LG Aka 2.145
- Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 (X20) 2.145
- Archos 50 Diamond 2.134
- Xiaomi Redmi Note 2.119
- Xiaomi Mi 4S 2.095
- Acer Liquid X2 2.084
- Huawei P8lite 2.078
- vivo V5 2.059
- Moto G 3rd gen max manual 2.026
- Xiaomi Mi 3 2.001
- Xiaomi Mi Max 1.996
- Sony Xperia E4g 1.972
- OnePlus One 1.961
- Meizu m3 note 1.923
- BlackBerry Leap 1.892
- Meizu m2 note 1.892
- HTC Butterfly 1.873
- Sony Xperia Z1 Compact 1.772
- ZTE Nubia Z9 mini 1.759
- Sony Xperia U 1.758
- Asus Zenfone Selfie 1.68
- Motorola Moto E (2nd Gen) 1.675
- ZTE Nubia Z9 1.659
- Jolla Jolla 1.605
- Motorola Moto E 1.545
- Sony Xperia M 1.473
- Sony Xperia L 1.351
- HTC Desire C 1.3
- Meizu MX 1.221
- Sony Xperia E 1.215
Color accuracy isn't spectacular and even if we're not ones to fret over it, the bluish whites/grays remain visible. We measured an average DeltaE of 4.8 (not bad, actually) in the Standard display mode, with whites off by about 9 units. Vibrant mode redistributed the individual deltas somewhat differently, but kept the average mostly the same and whites didn't lose their blue tint.
Motorola Moto G5S Plus battery life
The Moto G5S Plus has a Snapdragon 625 under the hood. Motorola figured that since the chip is mightily efficient, going overboard with battery capacity is unnecessary and fitted a reasonably-sized 3,000mAh cell.
This proved more than adequate in our testing where the Moto G5S Plus just missed the 10-hour mark in video playback by a minute and checked in an almost full 12 hours of web browsing before calling it quits. The phone excelled in 3G voice call endurance (close to 27 hours) and standby times were good too. That adds up to an overall endurance rating of 81 hours.
Our endurance rating denotes how long a single battery charge will last you if you use the Motorola Moto G5S Plus for an hour each of telephony, web browsing, and video playback daily. We've established this usage pattern so our battery results are comparable across devices in the most common day-to-day tasks. The battery testing procedure is described in detail in case you're interested in the nitty-gritties. You can also check out our complete battery test table, where you can see how all of the smartphones we've tested will compare under your own typical use.
The provided TurboPower charger will get you from flat to full in a quick 1:45h though the initial rate isn't all that great with the first 30 minutes only giving you about 25% of charge.
Audio output starts on the wrong foot, but quickly improves
The Motorola Moto G5S Plus had surprisingly poor output with an active external amplifier. Its signal to noise ratio and intermodulation distortion were so bad we would have suspected an issue with our test unit, but its smaller brother had the exact same behaviour so it appears Motorola did something wrong here. Loudness was impressively high, but that's not quite enough to make up for the sub-par quality of the output.
The good news is that the phone performed impressively well with headphones, which is probably the test most people care about. Loudness remained as impressive, while the clarity was among the best we've seen. Normally headphones tend to degrade the output, but with the Moto G5S Plus they improved it from mediocre to one of the best in the market.
|Test||Frequency response||Noise level||Dynamic range||THD||IMD + Noise||Stereo crosstalk|
|Motorola Moto G5S Plus||+0.06, -0.40||-34.8||78.6||0.0012||5.895||-93.4|
|Motorola Moto G5S Plus (headphones)||+0.06, -0.02||-93.3||93.3||0.015||0.044||-82.6|
|Huawei Honor 7X||+0.03, -0.03||-89.5||89.4||0.0028||0.014||-86.6|
|Huawei Honor 7X (headphones)||+0.14, -0.05||-89.3||89.2||0.0086||0.089||-52.6|
|LG Q6||+0.03, -0.05||-85.0||88.8||0.0014||0.0065||-92.9|
|LG Q6 (headphones)||+0.14, -0.04||-91.8||91.8||0.0031||0.113||-56.8|
|Oppo F5||+0.06, -0.08||-93.5||93.3||0.0020||0.0071||-93.2|
|Oppo F5 (headphones)||+0.64, -0.07||-89.3||91.3||0.0093||0.361||-52.0|
|Samsung Galaxy J7 (2017)||+0.01, -0.03||-92.8||92.8||0.0032||0.031||-92.3|
|Samsung Galaxy J7 (2017) (headphones)||+0.23, -0.15||-92.1||91.8||0.013||0.223||-77.3|
|Huawei P10 Lite||+0.04, -0.02||-88.2||88.6||0.011||0.021||-84.3|
|Huawei P10 Lite (headphones)||+0.13, -0.05||-87.4||87.7||0.014||0.084||-75.9|
You can learn more about the tested parameters and the whole testing process here.
Loudspeaker volume reaches new heights
The Moto G5S Plus has a single loudspeaker, a bottom-firing one, but boy, is it loud. It's the second loudest unit we've tested actually - a few decibels short of the HTC U11+, which claimed the crown recently. It's not amazing in the low end of the frequency range, but then few phones are.
|Speakerphone test||Voice, dB||Pink noise/ Music, dB||Ringing phone, dB||Overall score|
|Samsung Galaxy J3 (2016)||64.1||65.3||68.5||Below Average|
|Sony Xperia E5||62.0||67.5||69.4||Below Average|
|Sony Xperia L1||64.7||70.4||72.3||Average|
|Nokia 6 (Global version)||63.1||70.9||82.5||Good|
|Motorola Moto X4||67.2||71.1||80.7||Good|
|Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 (S625)||67.3||70.3||81.5||Very Good|
|Samsung Galaxy J7 Pro||68.0||69.9||82.3||Very Good|
|Huawei Honor 7X||66.4||71.1||85.1||Very Good|
|Huawei Mate 10 Lite||67.8||71.0||84.5||Very Good|
|Huawei Mate 10 Lite||67.8||71.0||84.5||Very Good|
|Motorola Moto G5S||76.1||72.7||81.0||Excellent|
|Xiaomi Mi A1||74.0||73.9||90.4||Excellent|
|Motorola Moto G5S Plus||91.5||74.9||86.9||Excellent|
Motorola Moto G5S Plus - user opinions and reviews
Frozen Oracle, 08 Aug 2019Received June security update today . Thinking of changing this phone. What say ??After June update, the battery is draining really fast
Received June security update today . Thinking of changing this phone. What say ??
how to enable notifications short cuts on display & notifications lights
Moto g5 s plush mobile not call recording and to support other call recording application this is very upset the point me requed call recording options next update this feature add on plz Moto care plz
Everyone told me I HAD to have a smartphone! What a piece of garbage these things are. WORST mistake I have made in years was buying this worthless thing.
I want my dumbphone back!!
i have the xt1805 model with 32GB intenal memory and 4GB RAM
Pakboy, 19 Feb 2019i purchased this phone Oct-2018, but i never received any security/software update yet.. anyon... moresame,i guess it is because we bought wrong models,we should have bought international ones but any country thats why
So far it has worked correctly for me. You have already installed the security update for the month of February of this year. The only thing I do not like is that, it seems that MOTOROLA does not think to get Android Pie, which is a pity. For the rest it is a good team.
I love moto mobiles, specially moto G 5S Plus mobile very good, no hanging problem, battery is good, display , camera is good,. I m really surprised for 🔊 he is very goood..
Still not receive january security update ...any one know why
This mobile has compatibility issues with many speakers e.g. if you connect the mobile with Sennheiser SP20 ML with 3.5 mm jack then you won't get audio on speaker. Reported this issue to Motorola but they are not interested to fix this issue. Note: The issue is with most of the Motorola mobiles because same speaker is working fine with all other mobiles (tested with Samsung, Huawei, Honor, Mi and iPhone)
i purchased this phone Oct-2018, but i never received any security/software update yet.. anyone knows why?
Wahyutrx, 08 Dec 2018So far so goodme, all ok
Soumya, 11 Feb 2019I have been using this phone from September,2018. It's a good phone but all of a sudden from... moreDrain battery until auto shotdown, try to on until cant be, than charging (on the phone at 5%) keep charging after fully charge, if stay at 50% let it charge for another 1 hour than take off charger. Use it like normal and do it again. i think take a few times. I read somewhere, try at your own, worth to try if its me
Soumya, 11 Feb 2019I have been using this phone from September,2018. It's a good phone but all of a sudden from... moreDid you try calibrating the battery? Search it up on Google or Lenovo forums.
I have been using this phone from September,2018. It's a good phone but all of a sudden from 27th December,2018 it is having it's battery issue like without using it after I discharged when it has reached 100% it starts to drain. It shows that it will last upto 1 hour but after reaching 50% it shows it will last upto 6 hours. I bought it from Amazon. I visited the nearest Moto service store in Agartala, Tripura. But they said me it is due to winter which is causing battery issues. Does this happens? Or is it something else? Or my battery needs to get replaced?
If Motorola is looking at my comment then please help me ASAP and if any of the viewers have faced the same problem then please let me know the solution.
SDN, 21 Jan 2019My model number is G5S plus XT1805.. When will i get the update for Oreo 8 to my cell phonei got the same model and i got the Oreo update since last September 2018. where do you live dude? :)
My model number is G5S plus XT1805.. When will i get the update for Oreo 8 to my cell phone
After Oreo update, wi-fi/4g disconnects frequently and reconnects automatically. Any solution?
Dnishimura, 13 Jan 2019After 18 months using it, the screen gets burned when you leave a static image for a long time... moreCan you check which manufacturer's display panel your phone has? Afaik, Moto uses BoE, LG and Tianma displays. Install devcheck to find out, it's an app you'll find in the play store.
Moto G5S Plus review
- Android Nougat software
- Good performance bar the odd crash
Like other Moto phones, the Moto G5S Plus uses a virtually untouched version of Android rather than a custom interface. It currently runs Android 7.1, though an upgrade to Android 8 Oreo is planned - we're still waiting for the Oreo software to arrive.
However, it uses the software style seen in Pixel phones rather than the long-standing default Android UI. The big difference, other than a slightly different look, is that you flick up on the screen to bring up the apps menu rather than just tapping an icon in the dock.
A row of your five most-used apps also stick at the top of the apps menu for convenience.
Lenovo’s Moto G5S Plus customizations are low-key. Moto Display flashes up notifications intermittently while the phone is in standby and there are added gestures.
As well as being able to use the fingerprint scanner to replace the soft keys, with swipes acting as ‘back’ and ‘recent apps’, you can karate chop the phone twice to turn the torch on or quickly twist the G5S Plus twice to quick-capture a photo.
There are also gestures for rejecting calls and silencing the phone. All of these can be turned on/off separately if you find yourself accidentally firing them off, although we’ve grown quite fond of the torch gesture. Anyone else keep losing things under the sofa?
The Moto G5S Plus feels fast, with only a slight loss of the immediacy with which apps load compared to a phone 2-3 times the price.
We did experience a few app crashes, of the Facebook and camera apps in particular. However, if this is the phone’s fault such bugs are likely to be ironed out fairly quickly.
Similarly, bringing the phone out of standby using the fingerprint scanner is slower than most, although it reacts quickly while the screen is on.
Android 8 Oreo is set to come to the Moto G5S Plus at some point in the future, but Lenovo has yet to reveal an exact date so you shouldn't expect to get the up to date software particularly quickly if you buy this phone.
Movies, music and gaming
- Large screen is perfect for media
- Solid speaker
- No extra media software
The Moto G5S Plus’s screen makes it one of the best budget candidates for gamers and mobile media fans. Lenovo has not added any apps for this, though, leaving Google’s apps suite to the task.
However, when you first boot-up the phone you’re given the option to install from a selection of popular apps, including favorites like Netflix.
Google’s Music and Movies apps are perfectly fine if you don’t know where to start. They let you play your own content as well as streaming from Google’s own library.
Movies come in the form of outright purchases or rentals, but the music side is a little closer to Spotify, letting you stream 40 million tracks for a $9.99/£9.99/AU$11.99 a month subscription. You can buy albums too.
For the old-schoolers out there, the Moto G5S Plus also has an FM radio. We can’t imagine many people will use it at this point, though.
Given this is a relatively low-cost phone, we’re very happy with the sound quality of the bottom-loaded mono speaker. It’s loud and has the extra shot of lower-frequency power needed in a tiny speaker to avoid sounding reedy and harsh.
We’re also relieved that Lenovo has kept the 3.5mm headphone jack, whose days in phones are numbered. According to some, anyway.
Gaming performance is great for a lower-cost phone, with only minor occasional frame rate hitches in high-end games like Asphalt 8. If you’re a gamer on a budget, the Moto G5S Plus should be near the top of your list.
True obsessives may also want to consider the Honor 9, another high-quality phone, although at £380 (around $485/AU$640) it’s not really in the same category.
Performance and benchmarks
- Mid-grade performance
- Snapdragon 625 with 3GB of RAM
Like its predecessor, the Moto G5S Plus has a Snapdragon 625 CPU. This is a mid-range chipset, and one of the best options for a lower-price 1080p phone.
It has eight Cortex-A53 cores, and is paired with 3GB of LPDDR3 RAM rather than the faster LPDDR4/LPDDR4X kind. This is typical for a more affordable phone.
In Geekbench 4 the Moto G5S Plus scores 4,312 points. This is, confusingly, much better than the 3,824 points the Moto G5 Plus scored, despite having the same core hardware. However, it’s within the normal bounds for phones with the Snapdragon 625 chip.
A Snapdragon 625 chipset is nothing to get too excited about at this point, but it’s the right pairing for this phone. And doesn’t struggle with games as some MediaTek chipsets at this level do.