Moto G5 FAQ

Less than a month after launching the Moto G5 Plus, Moto and Lenovo went ahead and launched the Moto G5 in India. The smaller brother of the G5 Plus makes quite a few compromises to attain its lower price tag, but it still runs on a near-stock build of Android which promises great performance.

If you are planning on buying the Moto G5 but have some doubts about its specs or features, check out our FAQ below that should help clear all your doubts.

Q) What are the full specifications of the Moto G5?

A) The full specs of the Moto G5 are as follows:

Dimensions 144.3 x 73 x 9.5 mm
Weight 145g
Display 5-inch Full HD
Gorilla Glass 3
Chipset 1.4GHz Snapdragon 430
Octa-core CPU
GPU Adreno 505
Storage 16GB
microSD card slot
Camera Rear:
13MP with f/2.0 aperture
PDAF, LED flash
5MP wide-angle lens, Display Flash
Connectivity Wi-Fi b/g/n dual-band
Bluetooth 4.2
Dual SIM
LTE, VoLTE, Reliance Jio support
Sensors Fingerprint
Ambient light
Battery 2800mAh
TurboPower10 Charging
Colors Gold and Black
Software Android 7.0 Marshmallow

Q) Is the battery of the handset removable?

A) Yes, the backplate and the battery of the Moto G5 is removable.

Q) What kind of SIM card slot does the phone have? Can I use two SIM cards and a microSD card at the same time?

A) The Moto G5 features a dual-SIM card slot and a microSD card slot. This means that you can use 2 SIM cards and a microSD card on the phone at the same time.

Q) Is the display on the Moto G5 protected by Gorilla Glass?

A) The 5-inch 1080p IPS display on the Moto G5 is not protected by Corning’s Gorilla Glass.

Q) Is the Moto G5 Plus worth buying over the Moto G5?

A) Yes, the G5 Plus is worth the extra money over the G5. The superb camera and better performance of the device make it worth the upgrade.

Q) How many fingerprints can one register on the Moto G5?

A) 5. The home button is capacitive in nature and can be used to wake up and unlock the device when its display is off.

Q) Can you lock apps using the fingerprint scanner on the Moto G5?

A) Yes, you can, though you will need to use a third-party app for this. The steps can be found here.

Q) Does the Moto G5 feature an IR blaster?

A) No, the Moto G5 does not feature an IR blaster.

Q) Is the Moto G5 waterproof?

A) The Moto G5 feature a nano coating that repels water, but it is not water-resistant or waterproof.

Q) Does the Moto G5 feature FM Radio?

A) Yes, it does.

Q) What is the One Button Nav feature on the Moto G5?

A) The One Button Nav feature makes use of the fingerprint sensor as a virtual navigation bar and hides the on-screen button to free up real screen estate. Once enabled, you need to swipe left to go back while a right swipe will bring up the Recent Apps list.  As for the one-handed mode, it can be activated by swiping up on the home button. It shrinks the UI of the G5 down to make it easily usable with one hand.

Q) Can you record slow-motion videos on the Moto G5?

A) No.

Q) Which version of Android does the Moto G5 run on? 

A) The handset runs on Android 7.0 Nougat out of the box. It also comes with Google Assistant.

Q) Does the Moto G5 support LTE and VoLTe networks? Will a Reliance Jio SIM work on the phone?

A) Yes, it does support LTE and VoLTE out of the box. Unlike many other phones, the handset will also work with a Reliance Jio SIM out of the box.

If VoLTE on Reliance Jio is not working on your Moto G5, check this article out.

Q) Does the Moto G5 support fast charging? 

A) Yes, it does. The handset also comes with a TurboPower15 charger.

Q) How much free storage space does the Moto G5 have out of the box?

A) Almost 11GB out of the box.

Q) Can you uninstall or disable pre-installed apps on the handset?

A) Yes, you can uninstall or disable some pre-installed apps on the Moto G5, but the handset hardly comes with any bloatware.

Q) What colors are the Moto G5 going to be available in?

A) The handset will be available in Lunar Grey and Fine Gold colors.

Q) What contents do you get inside the retail box of the Moto G5?

A) You get the phone, a TurboPower charger, a USB cable, SIM ejector tool, and some regulatory papers. No case or screen guard is bundled with the phone.

Q) Does the handset support USB OTG?

A) Yes, the Moto G5 supports USB On-The-Go. This allows you to directly connect pen drives, external hard disks and more using an adapter to the device.

Q) When and where does the Moto G5 go on sale?

A) The Moto G5 is available for purchase exclusively through Amazon from April 5. You can buy the handset from here.

If you have any other question regarding the Moto G5, drop in a comment and we will be glad to answer them.

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