Moto G5 Plus FAQ

Moto G5 Plus

Motorola’s latest budget wonder, the Moto G5 and Moto G5 Plus, have been officially unveiled in India today. The Moto G series single-handedly brought back Motorola from the brink of extinction, and while the Moto G4 was a misstep, the company has learnt its lesson and is back with a bang with the Moto G5 series.

This time around, the company has ensured that there is a fair bit of difference between the two devices and will be pricing them in different categories to reach a wider range of consumers. If you are interested in the Moto G5 Plus, though but have some questions about the device, check out our FAQ below. It should help clear most of your doubts surrounding the device. And if not, drop a comment and we will help you out.

Read: Moto G5 Plus hands on

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

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

Dimensions 150.2 x 74 x 7.9 mm
Weight 155g
Display 5.2-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 16/32GB
microSD card slot
Camera Rear:
12MP with f/2.0 aperture
Dual AF Pixel, dual-tone 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
microUSB, NFC
Sensors Fingerprint
Ambient light
Battery 3000mAh
TurboPower30 Charging
Colors Gold and Black
Software Android 7.0 Marshmallow

Q) Is the battery of the handset removable?

A) No, unlike the Moto G5, the rear cover and battery of the Moto G5 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 G5 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 G5 Plus protected by Gorilla Glass?

A) The 5.2-inch 1080p IPS display on the Moto G5 Plus is protected by Corning’s Gorilla Glass 3.

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 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 G5 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 G5 Plus feature an IR blaster?

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

Q) Is the Moto G5 Plus waterproof?

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

Q) How many different variants of the Moto G5 Plus does Moto sell in India?

A) The Moto G5 Plus is available in two different storage and RAM variants. The various configurations along with their price are as follows:

1) 3GB RAM + 16GB storage – Rs 14,999

2) 3GB RAM + 32GB storage – Rs 16,999

Q) What are the differences between the different variants of the Moto G5 Plus apart from RAM and storage?

A) None. The two variants only differ from each other in terms of storage, RAM, and price.

Q) Does the Moto G5 Plus feature FM Radio?

A) Yes, it does.

Q) What are the key areas where the Moto G5 Plus has improved over the Moto G4 Plus?

A) The biggest improvement the Moto G5 Plus packs over its predecessor is its new all-metal design. While the handset does not look as beautiful as the Redmi Note 4, it now at least feels and looks premium. The use of Qualcomm’s latest Snapdragon 625 chipset will also ensure that the Moto G5 Plus does not suffer from any overheating issues like the Moto G4 Plus.

The camera of the handset has also received a massive upgrade and now features a 12MP f/1.7 shooter with large 1.44u pixels and Dual Pixel for almost instant autofocus. The camera of the Moto G5 Plus significantly better than any other phone in the budget segment in India.

Q) What is the One Button Nav feature on the Moto G5 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 G5 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 G5 Plus 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 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 G5 Plus, check this article out.

Q) Does the Moto G5 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 G5 Plus have out of the box?

A) Almost 23GB out of the box. The 16GB variant has around 10GB of free storage space.

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 Plus, but the handset hardly comes with any bloatware.

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

A) The handset will be available in black and gold colors.

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

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 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 does the Moto G5 Plus go on sale?

A) The Moto G5 Plus is available for purchase exclusively through Flipkart from March 16. You can buy the handset from here.

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