With the Mobile World Congress on the cards at Barcelona, announcements and releases are flowing in every single day. The latest big announcement is the Moto G5, the fifth installment in the budget smartphone series from Motorola, now owned by Lenovo.

Despite the solid build and the stock Android experience, the Motorola G Series of smartphones are also known for their low price that anyone could afford. This time Moto is back again with the G5, and it is as awesome as always.

The Moto G5 and the Moto G5 Plus with display sizes of 5 and 5.2 inches respectively will be launched on the 15th of March in India. Both these phones are expected to be placed on the price range of 14-15K which is slightly more than the previous installments.

But this could be justified by the improved processing speed and a full metal body design along with a less awkward fingerprint sensor, now supporting added gestures like swipe left to go back and swipe right to toggle recent apps.

You can see other important specs of the Moto G5 and the G5 Plus phones below.

Category Moto G5 Moto G5 Plus
Operating System Android 7.0 Nougat Android 7.0 Nougat
Display 5-inch LCD 1920×1080 (441 ppi) 5.2-inch LCD 1920×1080 (424 ppi)
Gorilla Glass 3
Processor Snapdragon 430 1.4GHz octa-core
Adreno 505 GPU
Snapdragon 625 2GHz octa-core
Adreno 506 GPU
Storage 32GB (LATAM)
16GB (ROW)
32/64GB (U.S.)
16/32GB (APAC)
Expandable microSD card up to 128GB microSD card up to 128GB
3GB (IN, TR)
3/4GB (APAC)
Rear Camera 13MP, f/2.0, 1.1-micron pixels, PDAF 12MP, f/1.7, 1.4-micron pixels, dual AF pixels
Front Camera 5MP, f/2.2, 1.4-micron pixels 5MP, f/2.2, 1.4-micron pixels
Connectivity Wi-Fi 802.11n dual-band
Bluetooth 4.2
Wi-Fi 802.11n dual-band
Bluetooth 4.2
NFC (except U.S.)
Battery 2800mAh
Charging Micro-USB
10W rapid charger
15W TurboPower charger
Water resistance Water-repellant nano-coating Water-repellant nano-coating
Security Fingerprint sensor Fingerprint sensor
Dimensions 144.3 x 73 x 9.5 mm 150.2 x 74 x 9.7 mm
Weight 144.5 g 155 g
Colors Lunar gray, fine gold, Sapphire blue (EMEA) Lunar gray, fine gold

Other than the performance bump and the change of the processor, the Moto G5 is also expected to come with a better camera than its predecessor.

You can also register at the Motorola Website for continuous updates about the smartphones. Look at this space for more news and launches on the Mobile World Congress this year.

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