Less than a year after the launch of the Moto G4 and its siblings, Lenovo decided it was time for an upgrade, and that’s how the Moto G5 and Moto G5 Plus were born. Announced at MWC 2017, the Moto G5 is the smaller of the two.
The Moto G5 can be said to be a mixed bag of upgrades and downgrades. First, the overall design now looks like that of the Moto Z released last year. The rear camera has changed from the pill-shape design to a circular one. The back plate is made of metal and the battery is now removable. The display has been cut down to 5.0-inches but the resolution remains the same at 1920 × 1080.
Unlike, the G4 from last year the G5 now has a fingerprint scanner. The reduction in screen size resonates in the battery capacity too as it is now 2800mAh instead of 3000mAh.
But what does all these changes mean for the durability of the Moto G5? Surprisingly, it holds it’s own when YouTuber JerryRigEveryting put it through his cringe-worth durability test. It even outperforms the HTC U Ultra Which costs more than 4x its price.
Even with its low price, this is a strong device. If you want a device that is not expensive, runs nearly stock android and doesn’t sacrifice quality for price, the Moto G5 is the phone to go for.