This should get some hate for those bezels. For crying out loud, even Sony has smaller bezels!
The design team behind the Moto G5 Plus certainly took inspiration from Microsoft's Lumia 950 XL. Even the camera app is strikingly similar.
Anonymous, 23 May 2017Lenovo is also a roadside OEM. If I give you a Micromax phone with Apple lable on it will you ... moreI'm sorry mate, but you're right, Ximi Note 4 is better. I was wrong with my thinking. And no mate, I haven't touched a Note 4, I think, cause I don't see any infection on my hand yet and I'd like to keep it that way.
Finally, the budget king is here!
Lol nailed every smart phone in its criteria specially xiaomi rdn4 terrible software and camera lmao.. And this budget king crown is also given by the biggest tech reviewer Mkbhd etc. so there is no point of arguing ..
All hail king Moto g series
Okay, this review from the Indian subcontinent is too harsh. First of all the Moto G5 Plus offers flagship camera specs for a mid-range smartphone, the camera settings options are great and the image quality is very good too (as viewers can see & as you yourself have said).
Then why does the last line say "Overall, a satisfactory performance....". That is a very good performance especially from a mid-range and definitely not just "satisfactory". Infact, even many flagships of today don't have Dual Pixel autofocus and f/1.7 aperture.
ithehappy, 23 May 2017Chinese so what? They have at least a brand value, not some road side OEM like Ximi. OS is sub... moremy moto G build quality is far better than this lenovo g5 build quality. that makes the difference between moto and lenovo
Anonymous, 23 May 2017You bought Xiaomi (even others) ONLY BECAUSE its dirt cheap. People are buying moto because... moreRedmi note 4 and Moto g5 cost same still people buy redmis . Please do some research before spouting nonsense here
ithehappy, 23 May 2017Chinese so what? They have at least a brand value, not some road side OEM like Ximi. OS is sub... moreLenovo is also a roadside OEM. If I give you a Micromax phone with Apple lable on it will you buy that? The new Moto is nowadays re-branded Lenovo Vibe models.
Yes overlay is subjective. Someone may like theme engine and customisability of miui and some fluidity and simplicity of stock.
You clearly haven't held a note 4 have you?
Camera is better on Moto. Need to repeat this?
So many 12 yo guys here really....
Anonymous, 23 May 20171 this design is atrocious. It's a blot on design of original Moto g or x. Why change it if it... moreChinese so what? They have at least a brand value, not some road side OEM like Ximi. OS is subjective? Nothing beats vanilla Android, LoL, and MIUI is poor, simple. Build quality? Really? Are you kidding or something? Motorolas are one of the best built phones out there. And the camera is better. I should stop here really.
But for sure, go for the Ximi phones, they give better specs in same or lower price, in the end specs all that matters on a mobile phone for sure.
To be fair to English, the performance problems are not small but in the hands of user whose hands get heated when the phone is stuck, it is more irritating and infuriating.
Xomboyz, 22 May 2017Motorola aka lonova also Chinese...
Can't beat rn4 at least in India. ..
Even Lenovo is well known and have a very good brand value.
No1 pc manufacturer in all countries.
Ur crap Mi is not available anywhere in the world than china & india.
Mi is dead.. If they priced their phones like any other
Anonymous, 23 May 2017vivo leco micromax are not ruling india.. xiaomi is the king in indiaMaruthi otsells Honda in india..
Not because Maruthi is King .
Because it's 'Cheap'
Anonymous, 23 May 20171 this design is atrocious. It's a blot on design of original Moto g or x. Why change it if it... moreYou bought Xiaomi (even others) ONLY BECAUSE its dirt cheap.
People are buying moto because its MOTO.!
Which phone will u buy if a moto & Xiaomi device priced similar and same specs??
Don't say u will buy Xiaomi. 😉
And will u buy a Xiaomi (say redmi note 4) priced like any other BRANDS?
With google pushing android pay so hard, you would think they'd include NFC. The chip is outdated too
Unfortunately all Lenovo attempts to keep Moto brand alive look disappointing. Even if they offer top-notch hardware and lightning-fast updates, sorry for being pathetic, but the soul of Motorola seems to be lost and sold. Motorola phones have always feeled and looked different and have been maybe more on emotional rather than hi-tech side, but that was the point. In terms of design and materials, none of the upcoming G's, E's, C's etc. can offer anything unique or emotion evoking, imho. X series with Moto Maker looked really fresh, body curves and ergonomics, material selection looked like nothing on the market. It's a pity that Lenovo killed the X's along with G's in terms of well-crafted design, while well known brands keep exploiting same design ideas for years and years without major changes.
ithehappy, 22 May 2017So you feel proud that India is floated with crap like Xiaomi and all that? Who cares really? ... more1 this design is atrocious. It's a blot on design of original Moto g or x. Why change it if it is awesome
2 you're acting like it isn't owned by Lenovo which is Chinese
3 to think this will receive more than a year worth of updates... Can't even think about how ridiculous it is plus it's new model is also leaked after which it'll be forgotten
4 only advantage Moto now has over the other brands is stock Android and best camera in this budget nothing else. OS ovelay is subjective. Only other pro is camera
5 you clearly haven't used any recent mi phone. Wake me up when you do
6 oppo and vivo are bad yeah you're right about that. Le eco is non existent here.
I bought Moto G5 Plus yesterday......and I told you this is an amazing smartphone. All is perfect but one thing i found disappointed in this phone is..the quick charge is not charging phone as Motorola said..Long time taking to charge.