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Motorola Moto G5

alaTest has collected and analyzed 59 reviews of Motorola Moto G5. The average rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. People really like the battery and performance. The screen and usability are also appreciated, whereas the portability and durability get mixed comments.

price, usability, screen, performance, battery

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the Motorola Moto G5 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 94/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by: Sameer Mitha (

Moto G5 Review


The Moto G5 sports the Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 processor, has a 5-inch 1080p display and a 13MP rear camera

Very ergonomic ; Smooth overall performance

Display lacks vibrancy ; Lacklustre speaker ; Unimpressive camera

Overall, the Moto G5 is a good overall smartphone, and has something to offer for everyone. It isn’t the most well-built smartphone, but is definitely one of the most ergonomic. It doesn't have the most vibrant display to consume content, but isn't bad...


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Hands on Moto G5 review: Moto's budget blower just got more premium


We take a look at Moto's newest cut-price smartphone, the G5

Fast charging ; Solid at basics ; Metal design

Metal feels cheap ; Plus is pricey

Expert review by: (

Moto G5 review: Motorola's affordable mid-range handset continues to impress


The Moto G has been a leading budget smartphone since the original model launched in 2013, receiving plaudits for its "superb value for money". The 2013 Moto G was the first handset to appear following Google's acquisition of Motorola Mobility, which...

Affordable 5-inch smartphone ; Metal backplate ; Fingerprint scanner with optional navigation controls ; Additional gesture controls ; Separate second SIM slot

No NFC ; Average camera ; Disappointing audio

Expert review by: Alex Todd (

Moto G5 Review: In Depth


Moto G5 Review: Whenever a new G-series phone appears on the scene it's sure to get budget-conscious mobile fans a little hot under the collar and the new Moto G5 looks to be another strong effort in a…

Clean, intelligent interface ; Premium design elements ; Great screen ; Value for money

Poor video audio recording ; Cheap design elements ; Low internal storage

The new Moto G5 stays true to the G family formula, focussing on aspects like design, battery, camera and at £169, affordability. Certain elements, like storage, fall short of the mark, but for the most part, the Moto G5 packs in plenty of character,...


Expert review by: S21 (

Motorola Moto G5 review


The 5th generation Moto G5 phone is a good value mid-range phone with smart looks, smooth performance, a decent camera, and reasonable battery life. It's not the most exciting phone you can buy, but it's a safe low-cost option.

The Moto G5 is certainly the best-looking in the long-running Motorola G series, with a premium air about it. The 5 inch screen size is perhaps the perfect size too, and it's sharp and clear. Nothing much else has changed since the Moto G4, so you'll...


Consumer review by: Steve (

Motorola Moto G5


I've had the g5 for two weeks now, and it is a very good phone. The screen is clear and sharp, and the processor fast. Battery life is reasonable, but it charges from 0%-80% in an hour and a half, and to 100% in just over two hours. Sound quality is...


Consumer review by: Dee (

Excellent Phone At Reasonable Price


Bought this phone I as was looking for a decent sim-free phone at a reasonable price which wouldn't break the bank. Exceeded expectations. Easy to use, works very smoothly on Android & good battery life. Plays music & games with ease. Nice design with...


Consumer review by: StaceyG (

Motorola G 2nd Gen black


This phone is simple to use. I've compared it to other brands and honestly would choose this phone. Great graphics. Speakers are really good. The cameras takes good pictures also, especially the front facing camera, when exposures really low. Would...


Consumer review by: kath (

Sim Free Motorola Moto G 5 Inch 4G


I had to take this phone back as it would not get a signal in the countryside where as my other motorola was better . I have now got the samsung galaxy mini and there is no problem with signal . It must have just been a bad one as the reviews on this...


Consumer review by: Chris (

Just love this phone will do anything


Bought this phone cos had generation 1and was very impressed so I had to have some second gen love it


Product Specifications


Battery Capacity:2800

Call management

Call divert:Y
Call hold:Y
Call timer:Y
Call waiting:Y
Caller ID:Y
Conference call:Y
Speed dialing:Y
Vibrating Alert:Y


Auto Focus:Y
Built-in Flash:Y
Digital Zoom:8
Flash type:LED
Front Camera:Y
Front camera aperture number:2.2
Front camera resolution (numeric):5
Maximum frame rate:30
Rear camera aperture number:2
Rear camera resolution (numeric):13
Rear camera type:Single camera
Resolution at capture speed:1920x1080@30fps
Video capture resolution (max):1920 x 1080
Video recording:Y
Video recording modes:1080p
Video stabilizer:Y
Zoom capability:Y


Brand colour:Fine Gold / Lunar Gray
Colour of product:Gold / Grey
Fingerprint Reader:Y
Form factor:Bar


Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display diagonal:12.7
Display Resolution:1920 x 1080
Orientation sensor:Y
Pixel density:441
Screen shape:Flat
Second display:N
Touch technology:Multi-touch
Touchscreen Type:Capacitive


Ambient light sensor:Y
Proximity sensor:Y


Instant messaging (IM):Y
MMS (Multimedia Messaging Service):Y
Short Message Service (SMS):Y


Assisted GPS (A-GPS):Y
GPS (satellite):Y
Position location:Y
Wi-Fi positioning:Y


2G bands (primary SIM):850,900,1800,1900
2G standards:EDGE,GPRS,GSM
3G bands supported:850,900,1900,2100
3G standards:HSPA+,UMTS
4G standard:LTE
Bluetooth version:4.2 BLE
SIM card type:NanoSIM
Tethering (modem-mode):Y
Wi-Fi standards:IEEE 802.11a,IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n

Packaging Content

Quick start guide:Y


Flight mode:Y
Graphics adapter:Adreno 505
Microphone mute:Y
Personal info management (PIM):Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Events reminder, To-do list
Personalization:Icons, Menu, Shortcuts
Support for contact groups:Y
Video call:Y

Ports & interfaces

Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
USB connector type:MICRO-USB
USB port:Y
USB version:2.0


Processor Cores:8
Processor family:Qualcomm Snapdragon
Processor frequency:1.4
Processor Model:430


Operating system installed:Android
Operating System Version:7 / 7.0


Compatible memory cards:MicroSD (TransFlash)
Internal RAM:3
Internal storage capacity:16
Maximum memory card size:128
USB mass storage:Y


Subscription type:No subscription

Technical Details

Google applications:Google Maps,Google Play,YouTube

Weight & Dimensions

Height :144.3