Motorola Moto G5S Plus

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Specs summary

Screen
5.5"

The Motorola Moto G5S Plus's screen is 5.5 inches with 1920 x 1080 pixels resolution.

Processor
2 GHz

There is a Qualcomm 8953 Snapdragon 625 Octa core 2 GHz processor (CPU).

OS

The phone runs on the Android 7.1 Nougat operating system (OS).

Camera
13+ MP

You can take photos with the phone's onboard 13+ megapixel camera.

There is also a secondary front facing camera with 8+ megapixels resolution.

Storage
32/32/64 GB

Internal memory is 32/32/64 GB. An external, MicroSD, MicroSDHC, microSDXC (up to 128 GB) expansion slot is available for increased storage capacity.

Battery
3000mAh

The phone is powered by a Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion), 3000 mAh battery. Motorola's performance ratings are 2003 minutes (2G), minutes (3G), 497 minutes Wi-Fi surfing.



The Moto G5S Plus might not be the most premium device in the world, but it is a pretty damn good phone. For the price, it’s hard to ask for much more.

- David Imel , Android Authority 


It’s not perfect, but if you’re the market for a mid-range device, it’s hard to recommend anything besides the Moto G5S Plus.

- Jared Peters , Talk Android 

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Digital Trends

Moto redefines “budget” once again

from Digital Trends

It offers excellent value for money, better performance than others in this price range, and an awesome software experience. Nothing’s perfect – as shown by the camera – but for the price, this is about as good as it gets.

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It offers excellent value for money, better performance than others in this price range, and an awesome software experience. Nothing’s perfect – as shown by the camera – but for the price, this is about as good as it gets.

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finder.com.au

Excellent mid-range value

from finder.com.au

The Motorola Moto G5S Plus stands out for its robust physical design and good battery life performance, as well as the lowest cost dual lens camera we've seen on a mid-range phone to date. That makes it a very good option for those who want to buy a phone outright.

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The Motorola Moto G5S Plus stands out for its robust physical design and good battery life performance, as well as the lowest cost dual lens camera we've seen on a mid-range phone to date. That makes it a very good option for those who want to buy a phone outright.

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Expert Reviews

One of the most affordable Android phones that feels high-end

from Expert Reviews

The Moto G5S Plus comes across as the phone the Moto G5 Plus could, or perhaps should, have been. It gets rid of the plastic parts of the build and brings back a large screen, making it better for Netflix and gaming, and any awkwardness of its predecessor’s redesign has been addressed.

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The Moto G5S Plus comes across as the phone the Moto G5 Plus could, or perhaps should, have been. It gets rid of the plastic parts of the build and brings back a large screen, making it better for Netflix and gaming, and any awkwardness of its predecessor’s redesign has been addressed.

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The Verge

Premium design at a budget price

from The Verge

The Moto G5S Plus is better than the G5 Plus in tangible ways — the build quality and the display are better and bigger, respectively — but with a $50 price jump over its predecessor, the G5S Plus probably isn’t the budget king for most people if your main priority is saving a bit of money.

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The Moto G5S Plus is better than the G5 Plus in tangible ways — the build quality and the display are better and bigger, respectively — but with a $50 price jump over its predecessor, the G5S Plus probably isn’t the budget king for most people if your main priority is saving a bit of money.

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Android Central

Too much of a good thing

from Android Central

If you do insist on buying the Moto G5S Plus, you do get a few advantages: a bigger screen, a better front-facing camera, a slightly newer version of Android, and the knowledge that you're getting a special edition. If that's enough for you, grab it from Motorola directly.

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If you do insist on buying the Moto G5S Plus, you do get a few advantages: a bigger screen, a better front-facing camera, a slightly newer version of Android, and the knowledge that you're getting a special edition. If that's enough for you, grab it from Motorola directly.

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The Indian Express

Dual-rear camera is far from perfect

from The Indian Express

Motorola’s Moto G5S Plus joins the growing list of mid-range, budget phones trying to offer dual-rear cameras. The design and display might not have changed, but there are two cameras at the back for those who want portrait style shots. As a general package, Moto G5S Plus has positives like a smooth performance, long battery life.

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Motorola’s Moto G5S Plus joins the growing list of mid-range, budget phones trying to offer dual-rear cameras. The design and display might not have changed, but there are two cameras at the back for those who want portrait style shots. As a general package, Moto G5S Plus has positives like a smooth performance, long battery life.

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Android Authority

A fantastic alternative to exceedingly expensive flagships

from Android Authority

The Moto G5S Plus builds upon the previous G5 Plus to deliver a near-flagship-level experience for a fraction of the cost.

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The Moto G5S Plus builds upon the previous G5 Plus to deliver a near-flagship-level experience for a fraction of the cost.

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Talk Android

This is the mid-range phone you want

from Talk Android

At $279, you’re getting a phone that’s 90% as capable as devices that cost three times as much. It’s got plenty of internal storage, RAM, and a processor that’s going to be just fine for the next several years, and it’s compatible with all major networks in the US.

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At $279, you’re getting a phone that’s 90% as capable as devices that cost three times as much. It’s got plenty of internal storage, RAM, and a processor that’s going to be just fine for the next several years, and it’s compatible with all major networks in the US.

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Android Police

Steadily advancing on flagship territory

from Android Police

The Moto G5S Plus is much more of an evolution than a revolution, but that's what we expected given the "S" branding. It brings a nicer metal design, an excellent display, smooth performance, a long-lasting battery, and close-to-stock software.

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The Moto G5S Plus is much more of an evolution than a revolution, but that's what we expected given the "S" branding. It brings a nicer metal design, an excellent display, smooth performance, a long-lasting battery, and close-to-stock software.

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Android Headlines

A great choice for those that don’t need a ton of features

from Android Headlines

For a smartphone that is under $300, it’s hard to go wrong with the Moto G5S Plus. Besides the camera, one of the things that Motorola upgraded with this “special edition” smartphone is its build quality. The Moto G5 Plus felt rather cheap, but the Moto G5S Plus feels like a mor...More

For a smartphone that is under $300, it’s hard to go wrong with the Moto G5S Plus. Besides the camera, one of the things that Motorola upgraded with this “special edition” smartphone is its build quality. The Moto G5 Plus felt rather cheap, but the Moto G5S Plus feels like a more premium device, thanks to it being an aluminum unibody smartphone.

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Full Specs

Overview
Release date August 31, 2017
Regions available USA, United Kindom, India
Networks
GSM:
850/900/1800/1900 MHz
UMTS:
850/900/1900/2100 MHz
LTE:
700/2100/800/850 /900/1800/2600/2300 MHz
Data:
GPRS, EDGE, HSUPA, HSPA+, LTE
variations
SIM card Nano-SIM
Dual SIM No
Operating System Android 7.1 Nougat

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Processor Qualcomm 8953 Snapdragon 625 Octa core 2 GHz
Internal Flash Memory 32/32/64 GB
RAM 3 GB
ROM No
GPS Type A-GPS
Digital compass Yes
Flightmode Yes
Hearing Aid Compatible Yes
TTY/TDD Yes
Noise Cancellation Yes
SAR Head: 0.42 W/kg
Body: 0.99 W/kg
Languages English
Manufacturer Warranty 1 Year
Accessories Included USB Power Adapter, Manual, Data Cable
Power & battery
Type Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Capacity 3000 mAh
Removable Battery No
Wireless Charging No
Fast Charging Yes
Video Playback Time 605 minutes
Wi-Fi Surfing Time 497 minutes
3G Surfing Time 428 minutes
4G Surfing Time Unknown
Talk Time 2003 minutes
3G Talk Time Unknown
Standby Time Up to: 49 days
Physical Characteristics
Design type Bar
Multi-Use Smart Phone / PDA Yes
Material Aluminium
Colors Lunar Gray, Blush Gold
Dimensions [H x W x D] 15.3 x 7.6 x 0.9 cm (6 x 3 x 0.4 in)
Weight 168 grams
Water Resistant / Waterproof Water Resistant
Rugged design No
IP Rating No
Antenna Type Internal
Changeable Faceplates No
Display / Screen
Type Color
Technology LCD (IPS)
Colors 16.7 million
Resolution 1920 x 1080 pixels
Pixel density 401 pixels
Size 5.5 inches
3D No
Secondary Display No
Sensors Ambient Light, Proximity, Motion / Accelerometer, Gyroscope
Graphics Yes
Themes No
Backlit Illumination Yes
Zoom / Magnification Yes
Screen Orientation Lock Yes
Multi-Touch Yes
Fingerprint-Resistant Coating No
Additional Display Features Capacitive touch screen, Corning Gorilla Glass 3
Input / Navigation
Sleep / Wake Key Yes
Home Key Yes
Mute Key No
Input Type Touchscreen
Navigation Type Touchscreen
Predictive Text Entry Yes
Physical keyboard No
Voicemail Key No
Any Key Answer No
Voice Commands Yes
Keypad/Screen Lock Yes
External Volume Control Yes
External Media Playback Controls No
Fingerprint Sensor Yes
Call Management
Wi-Fi Calling Yes
Voice over LTE (VoLTE) Yes
Contact List Capacity Depends on system memory
Multiple Numbers Per Contact Email address, Other fields
Contact Groups Yes
Auto Answer No
Voice Activated Dialing Yes
Photo Caller ID Yes
Web / Email / Messaging
Web Browser Yes
Email Client Yes
Email Protocols POP3, IMAP, SMTP, Microsoft Exchange
Additional Email Features Gmail
Messaging SMS, MMS, IM
Push-to-talk (PTT) No
Connectivity
USB Micro-USB 2.0
USB OTG Support Yes
Infrared No
Bluetooth 4.2
Bluetooth Profiles A2DP, AVRCP, OPP/FTP, HFP, HSP
WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n
WiFi Encryption No
Mobile Hotspot Yes
WiMAX No
Memory Expansion Slot Yes
Expansion Slot Info MicroSD, MicroSDHC, microSDXC (up to 128 GB)
PC Synchronization Yes
TV Out No
DLNA Support No
NFC Yes
UMA Support No
Data Tethering Compatibility Yes
Java Applications No
Brew Applications No
ECML / Digital Wallett No
PictBridge No
Camera
Main Camera
Aperture
ƒ/ 2
Resolution
13+ megapixels
Dual lens
No
Zoom
Yes
Flash
Yes (Dual LED)
Additional Rear Camera Info
Auto focus, Effects, Geotagging, Image stabilization, Multi-shot, Panorama, Self-timer, Dual camera feature (13 MP 2nd camera, ƒ/2.0), Slow motion recording, HDR
Video Recording Formats
3GP / 3GPP, H.264 / AVC, MPEG-4, WMV
Video Recording Parameters
Ultra HD (3840 x 2160 pixels), 30 fps
Front Camera
Resolution
8+ megapixels
Zoom
Yes
Additional Front Camera Info
Panorama, Wide-Angle lens, Front camera flash
Video Recording Parameters
Audio / Video
Audio Playback Yes
Audio Formats AAC, AAC+, eAAC+, MIDI, MP3, MP4, M4A, WMA, WAV
Radio No
Video Playback Yes
Video Playback Formats 3GP / 3GPP, H.264 / AVC, MPEG-4, WMV
Mobile TV No
Streaming Video Yes
External Speakers Yes
Headset Jack 3.5mm
Custom Ringtones Yes
Vibration Alert Yes
Downloadable Ringtones Yes
Ringtone Composer No
Ringer ID Yes
Haptic Feedback Vibration Yes
Speakerphone Yes
Apps
To-Do / Task List No
Calendar Yes
World Clock Yes
Alarm Yes
Stop Watch Yes
Timer Yes
Calculator Yes
Currency Converter No
Weather Yes
Stocks No
Maps Yes
NotePad No
Voice Memos / Recorder Yes
Games Downloadable
Apps Downloadable
Included Software / Apps -
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Additional comments

US variant with 64 GB of storage comes with 4 GB of RAM.

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