Moto G5s Plus FAQ

After launching the Moto G5 Plus in India a couple of months ago, Lenovo-owned Moto has gone ahead and launched the Moto G5s Plus. The company calls this a special version of the G5 Plus which comes with its own set of improvements in some key areas. The Moto G5s Plus sure is an impressive device by all means and if you are planning on buying it, make sure to check out our FAQ surrounding the device below which should help clear any doubt you have about it. 

Q) What are the full specifications of the Moto G5s Plus?

A) The full specs of the Moto G5s Plus are as follows:

Dimensions 153.5 x 76.2 x 8-9.5 mm
Weight 168gms
Display 5.5-inch Full HD
Gorilla Glass 3
Chipset 2GHz Snapdragon 625
Octa-core CPU comprising of eight Cortex A53 cores; Based on 14nm FinFET node
GPU Adreno 506
Storage 64GB
microSD card slot
Camera Rear:
Dual 13MP shooters, f/2.0 aperture
Dual-tone LED flash
8MP f/2.0 wide-angle lens, LED Flash
Connectivity Wi-Fi b/g/n dual-band
Bluetooth 4.2
Dual SIM
LTE, VoLTE, Reliance Jio support
microUSB, NFC
Sensors Fingerprint
Ambient light
Battery 3000mAh
TurboPower15 Charging
Colors Gold and Grey
Software Android 7.1 Nougat

Q) Is the battery of the handset removable?

A) No. Similar to the Moto G5 Plus, the rear cover and battery of the Moto G5s Plus is not 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 G5s Plus 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 G5s Plus protected by Gorilla Glass?

A) The 5.5-inch 1080p IPS display on the Moto G5s Plus is protected by Corning’s Gorilla Glass 3.

Q) How many fingerprints can one register on the Moto G5s Plus?

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 G5s Plus?

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 G5s Plus feature an IR blaster?

A) No, the Moto G5s Plus does not feature an IR blaster.

Q) Does the Moto G5s Plus feature native video calling support?

A) No, it does not. You will have to install a third-party app like Google Duo to be able to make video calls on the Moto G5s Plus.

Q) Is the Moto G5s Plus waterproof?

A) The Moto G5s Plus features a nano coating that repels water, but it is not water-resistant or waterproof.

Q) How many different variants of the Moto G5s Plus does Moto sell in India?

A) Unlike the Moto G5 Plus which was available in two variants, Motorola is only selling one variant of the Moto G5s Plus in India with 64GB storage and 4GB RAM. The handset is priced at Rs 15,999.

Q) Does the Moto G5s Plus feature FM Radio?

A) Yes, it does.

Q) What are the key areas where the Moto G5s Plus has improved over the Moto G5 Plus?

A) The Moto G5s Plus has a better build quality than the Moto G5 Plus. The phone features a unibody metal build which gives it a very solid and premium feel. While the Moto G5 Plus also features a metal design, it does not feel as premium as the G5s Plus. The G5s Plus also comes with a slightly bigger 5.5-inch 1080p display compared to the 5.2-inch panel found on the Moto G5 Plus.

Finally, the biggest difference between the two handsets is in their camera setup. The Moto G5 Plus features a single 12MP f/2.0 shooter at its rear while the Moto G5s Plus features dual 13MP f/2.0 shooter at its rear. The secondary shooter allows the Moto G5s Plus to offer Portrait mode similar to the iPhone 7 Plus and Galaxy Note 8.

Q) What is the One Button Nav feature on the Moto G5s Plus?

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 Plus down to make it easily usable with one hand.

Q) Can you record slow-motion videos on the Moto G5s Plus?

A) Yes, it can but only at 720p @ 120fps. It can also record videos in 4K resolution at 30fps.

Q) Which version of Android does the Moto G5s Plus run on? 

A) The handset runs on Android 7.1 Nougat out of the box with the June security patch.

Q) Does the Moto G5s Plus 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 G5s Plus, check this article out.

Q) Does the Moto G5s Plus support fast charging? 

A) Yes, it does. The handset also comes with a TurboPower30 charger.

Q) How much free storage space does the Moto G5s Plus have out of the box?

A) Almost 52GB 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 G5s Plus, but the handset hardly comes with any bloatware.

Q) What colors are the Moto G5s Plus available in?

A) The handset is available in grey and gold colors.

Q) What contents do you get inside the retail box of the Moto G5s Plus?

A) You get the phone, a TurboPower15 charger, 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 G5s Plus 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 can you buy the Moto G5s Plus from?

A) The Moto G5s Plus is available for purchase exclusively through Amazon. You can buy the handset from here.

If you have any other question regarding the Moto G5s Plus, drop in a comment and we will be glad to answer them.

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