Lenovo’s Moto G series has long been known for its great value, and has seen tremendous sales in India. In India alone, 7 million Moto G units have been sold since 2014. The fifth-generation Moto G5 and Moto G5 Plus were launched here just a few months ago, and while they may still be available, Lenovo has decided to launch refreshed versions of both phones.
Late last month, Motorola launched the new Moto G5S and Moto G5S Plus in India. Moto will remain competitive with new features and upgrades from both companies. This year, Motorola has brought new Moto E, Moto C, and Moto Z devices to the Indian market, as well as the Moto X4 internationally. This rapid refresh of the G series is due to Lenovo’s observation that demand in the Rs. 15,000 and above segment has been rising steadily, and consumer spending has changed. How effective will Lenovo’s current strategy be? We’ll try to find out.
The Moto G5S features a 5.2-inch Full HD display (1080P), a Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 processor, and 3GB of RAM. The device has 32GB of internal storage, which can be expanded by a microSD card up to 128GB.
The Moto G5S is equipped with a 16-megapixel rear camera with an aperture of f/2.0 and a LED flash. The front of the phone has a 5-megapixel wide-angle camera with an aperture of f/2.0. A LED Flash is available on both the front and back cameras. The Moto G5S is powered by a 3000mAh battery that supports TurboPower charging. In just 15 minutes of charging, the company claims to be able to provide 5 hours of battery life. Currently, the devices are running Android 7.1(Nougat).
Moto G5S Plus
Moto G5S Plus is the bigger variant of the Moto G5S, featuring a 5.5-inch Full HD (1920 * 1080 pixels) display and Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 processor clocked at 2.15 GHz with 3GB RAM. There are two variants available: 3GB RAM+32GB storage and 4GB RAM+64GB storage. Moto G5S Plus has microSD Card expansion just like Moto G5S.
With LED flash, the front camera on this device captures 8-megapixels wide-angle shots. An 8-megapixel front-facing camera, and a 16-megapixel rear camera. Turbo Charging is supported by the 3000mAh battery on the device.
Moto G5S and Moto G5S Plus Features:
- All-metal body
- Android 7.1.1 (Nougat)
- Night Display and Quick Reply
- Fingerprint Sensor
- Bluetooth 4.2
- Turbo Charging Capabilities
- Dual SIM
- Water resistant
- Two color variants ( Lunar Grey and Fine Gold)
Moto G5S and Moto G5S Plus Price:
Considering the price, it costs EUR 240.9/US$295 (NPR 30,030) while the Moto G5S Plus costs EUR 299/US$354 (NPR 36,036). Various countries will be able to purchase both smartphones starting this month.