Almost al reviews I have read considers the Moto G5 Plus as probably the best budget smartphone out there. Apart from some issue. Another common complaint (apart from the poor memory managment discussed here) is the seemingly bland camera photo quality, poor low light (due to not having OIS) and the erratic laser autofocus. Any thoughts please.
Anonymous, 24 Apr 2017In my case i don't need to reload apps most of the tymCoz probably yours has 4GB RAM.
Anonymous, 25 Apr 2017I wanna know ua screen on time bcoz u phone is something different than ours btw where is ua p... moreGooooood....am getting avg 6-7 hrs screen on time and the time to drain my battery from 100 to 15 took about 1 day 3 hours.
Can anyone owning this phone tell me if it supports BLE peripheral mode? You can check using this app https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.kyriakosalexandrou.bluetoothsupportcheck.
Anonymous, 25 Apr 2017Now i feel that charging time is somewhat same...But never ever discharge ua battery until it ... moreYes I have kept my habit of charging from 20 to 80% everytime.
But my inquisitive nature wanted me to test the turbo charging time and also to help other Moto g5 plus users and potential buyers to make their decision by giving my hands on experience.
AnonD-664259, 25 Apr 2017Charging speed test Charging done with phone switched off. 0 to 100 % total time was 2 hou... moreNow i feel that charging time is somewhat same...But never ever discharge ua battery until it goes to 0%...ua battery should be discharged until its 20%..After that u should charge it again so that it may give u better battery backup
Anonymous, 25 Apr 2017The battery stats made me think that something is different in both the device...The charger p... moreCharging speed test
Charging done with phone switched off.
0 to 100 % total time was 2 hours 10 minutes
Total 130 minutes
In 55 minutes 51% charging was done.
I feel that's good. 51% can get me thorough the day with moderate usage.
In 75 minutes 68% was charged.
Now will also test screen on time
AnonD-664259, 25 Apr 2017I will test screen on time and let you know. BTW real world usage... Yesterday I started m... moreThe battery stats made me think that something is different in both the device...The charger present in both the devices are same and are manufactured in china...but thus that affect the charging speed of both the device???
Anonymous, 25 Apr 2017I wanna know ua screen on time bcoz u phone is something different than ours btw where is ua p... moreI will test screen on time and let you know.
BTW real world usage...
Yesterday I started my day 10 am with 87 %
After 15 hours, at 1.00 am, battery was 0%
To give an idea of usage:
Asphalt for approx 1 hour, YouTube 1 hour approx,
Web browsing 10 tabs open, moderate social networking,
Clicked 4 pics , 1 video with camera, edited 2 pics in Lightroom.
Brightness level little more than minimum.
My device is Made in China.
I don't know if that makes a difference.
I had posted a question here about the difference in made in China and Made in India model.
I wonder how u guessed that my phone is different I am curious to know
AnonD-664259, 24 Apr 2017These are common with all stock Android phones. These are not actual problems. It's just tha... moreI wanna know ua screen on time bcoz u phone is something different than ours btw where is ua phone made in ??? mine one is India
Anonymous, 24 Apr 2017Just wait for the focus turn from White to yellow then the camera preview wont be blurry....it... moreMan, I am not a noob. I am talking about something different. This doesn't happen in any other phone except a few Samsung phones and this one.
fullstrength, 24 Apr 2017there are 2 things wrong with this phone.
1. cant move or delete google search on main scr... moreThese are common with all stock Android phones.
These are not actual problems. It's just that it's not customizable.
You can use a launcher to get rid of these.
There are so many launchers where u can customize
PS. I also didn't like the Google search bar in my old Moto G2nd gen.
So I tried go launcher, solo launcher, Apex,Apus, Nova , clean UI on my old Moto G2nd gen
Go launcher is a bit heavy RAM user.
So I got solo..Which I liked ..Used quite some time. It has nice gesture support.
Got bored so used clean UI, just to get a change to iOS feel
Used Apus. .It's good as it doesn't use much RAM as they advertise. .It makes folders automatically...Which i didn't like too much.but it uses less RAM and is not very customizable.
TSF was really good. It was completely different with excellent animations. But again RAM user. Still I used to like it very much
After all these, I ultimately used stock Google now launcher.
The thing is though it doesn't have a lot of animations, features, customizations, it doesn't slow your phone and uses less RAM to keep it for other apps
So in my Moto G5 plus i am using stock launcher. I don't care very much of the Google search bar, sometimes it is useful.
I have gotten used to Google app when u swipe right from home screen.
And I use Google Assistant quite a lot.
So it's your preference.
there are 2 things wrong with this phone.
1. cant move or delete google search on main screen.
2. Cant move home screen at all.
Anonymous, 24 Apr 2017I am taking about camera previews, not thumbnails. When you open up camera app, the camera pre... moreJust wait for the focus turn from White to yellow then the camera preview wont be blurry....its not a new thing u can find that in each and every device
AnonD-664259, 24 Apr 2017Hi I didn't actually get what u r asked.. But acc to what I perceived When u click the ... moreI am taking about camera previews, not thumbnails. When you open up camera app, the camera preview isn't clear. I am not talking about photos app. Just in short, the main screen of camera app.
AnonD-664259, 24 Apr 2017Sorry that there is no 4gb version. I have one in India. But I have been checking memory usage... moreThe most i'll be doing is using Google Maps (via GPS only) for 4-5 hours a day, watching BBC news, Youtube (via wifi), emails, weather, occasional Whatsapp call. I'm still RAM management is poor as apps tend to reload.
AnonD-664259, 24 Apr 2017Yes it is true...Lot of background noise. I read in somewhere that there is been a release of ... moreIf u dont know where to find screen on time option u can go at battery in the settings and under battery u will find screen option click on it when ua battery is around 20% or below u will find ua screen on time