Motorola Moto G5 and Moto G5 Plus leak out: design, specs, and features now known

Motorola Moto G5 and Moto G5 Plus leak out: design, specs, and features now known
MWC 2017 is just around the corner, and Lenovo-owned Motorola is expected to unveil not one, but two new devices there — the Moto G5 and Moto G5 Plus. We've been hearing rumors and gossip about this duo for a while now, but a recent leak courtesy of Brazilian online retailer KTronix is giving us the full scope of specs and features that might be of any interest to us.

But before we go on a tantrum and list out all the specs that got leaked, we should probably spend some time talking about the 5" Moto G5 and the 5.2" G5 Plus' design. Those two are now employing smaller displays than their predecessors, and as a result are both smaller and thinner. Those are one-upping last year's Moto G4 and G4 Plus exterior by borrowing the round camera/flash element from the Moto Z Droid and the Moto Z Force Droid, as well as substituting the squircle home button for an oval one, which still houses the fingerprint scanner. Both devices are made of metal that has been diamond-cut and bead-blasted. Additionally, the two phones are splash resistant, which means that they will survive a mild drizzle, but dunking them in water will lead to their untimely demise. 

As far as specs go, here's what we will most likely be able to find inside either the Moto G5 and the G5 Plus:

SpecsMotorola Moto G5Motorola Moto G5 Plus
Display5" Full HD (1080p), Gorilla Glass 35.2" Full HD (1080p), Gorilla Glass 3
Size144.3 x 73 x 9.5mm, 145gr150.2 x 74 x 7.9mm, 155gr
ProcessorSnapdragon 430, 1.4GHz octa-coreSnapdragon 625, 2.0GHz octa-core
Storage32GB, microSD card slot (up to 128GB)64GB, microSD card slot (up to 128GB)
Battery2,800mAh removable battery, rapid charging3,000mAh non-removable, TurboPower charging
Rear camera13MP12MP w/ dual autofocus pixels
Front camera5MP5MP
SoftwareAndroid 7.0 NougatAndroid 7.0 Nougat
Water resistanceWater repellent coatingWater repellent coating
Connectivity & supported bandsCDMA: 850, 1900 MHZ
GSM/GPRS/EDGE (850/900/1700/1900, 2100 MHZ)
4G LTE (B1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 17, 25, 26, 38, 41, 66)
Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n
Bluetooth 4.2
CDMA: 850, 1900 MHZ
GSM/GPRS/EDGE (850/900/1700/1900, 2100 MHZ)
4G LTE (B1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 17, 25, 26, 38, 41, 66)
Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n
Bluetooth 4.2
SensorsFingerprint reader, accelerometer, gyroscope, ambient light, proximity sensorsFingerprint reader, NFC, accelerometer, gyroscope, ambient light, proximity sensors
ColorsLunar Grey, Fine GoldLunar Grey, Fine Gold

We find it a bit odd and disappointing that the G5 Plus might come with only 2GB of RAM on board, which is a bit lowly in comparison with most entry-level and lower mid-range devices out there. Hopefully, Motorola will revise that with a follow-up version of the phone with more operational memory on board and come up with a 4-gig version, similar to last year's Moto G4 Plus. Additionally, it seems that the Moto G5 will be sporting a removable battery, which is a rarity these days and will let users interchange batteries on a whim.

No info on the pricing and availability of these yet, but we bet they wouldn't be that more expensive than last year's G4 and G4 Plus, which cost $199.99 and $249.99, respectively. We will get to know more about the pricing come February 26.

source: Ktronix via DroidLife 



1. Settings

Posts: 2943; Member since: Jul 02, 2014

Huh, neat!

8. danny_a2005

Posts: 365; Member since: Oct 06, 2011

it's really ugly.

2. gigicoaste

Posts: 466; Member since: Feb 21, 2016

yeah.. hello moto 5, 6, 7.. who cares.. no update will come anyway.. disappointing.

6. ullokey

Posts: 185; Member since: Jul 28, 2015

How good are the updates from other companies?

10. gigicoaste

Posts: 466; Member since: Feb 21, 2016

like from samsung which has monthly security updates? like sony which was releasing an update at least once each 2 months.. ?

3. kishore3k

Posts: 102; Member since: Mar 11, 2016

2GB with 64Gb , is that a joke?

4. raky_b

Posts: 440; Member since: Jul 02, 2014

i guess it's ok for a price, but more RAM would be nice

5. Acdc1a

Posts: 477; Member since: Jan 21, 2016

Going the wrong direction with screen size.

7. ullokey

Posts: 185; Member since: Jul 28, 2015

What's wrong with the screen size? Not everyone wants to carry a Television monitor in their pockets

9. diggie32

Posts: 388; Member since: Apr 03, 2016

There are more than enough big screen phones on the market. Actually that's all there is. Let companies make smaller phones for people who want them. They should really go smaller than that. 4.5-4.7" like the first Moto G.

11. gdawilson

Posts: 299; Member since: Jul 21, 2014

I miss the dimple that Moto used to have on their devices. It looked like a perfect spot to rest your index finger, while holding it in the palm of your hand. I'm not blown away by the apperance of this phone.

12. tallmatt81

Posts: 71; Member since: Dec 22, 2016

BOOOOOOOOOOOOOO.. I'm keeping my G4, a 5 inch screen would be ok but not with the on screen buttons

13. Landstuhl

Posts: 4; Member since: Feb 16, 2017

Will the gyroscope allow Google Sky to work correctly? Google Sky doesn't work with my Moto G4 Play very well at all - the G4 Play doesn't have a gyroscope.

14. Duncdawg26

Posts: 189; Member since: Jan 20, 2017

G5 plus is my cup of tea but I'm not paying $250-$300 if it's priced like last year... I'll wait for something used on swappa, probably an unlocked Idol 5 (the 4 shows up unlocked every once in a while for ~$90)

15. CivicSi89

Posts: 349; Member since: Jul 23, 2011

I'm ok with the specs. But it sounds like they are going to be (And I'm hoping) $200-300 GSM Unlocked phones.

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