Moto G5s Plus

From ₹13,999, mo­

T3 India - - HYPE -

I’m get­ting this feel­ing of deja vu.

An an­tic­i­pated feel­ing as it’s been only a few months since we last saw the orig­i­nal G5 se­ries de­but in In­dia. Mo­torola is proudly pro­claim­ing the duo to be the ‘spe­cial edi­tion’.

Tell me then, what’s spe­cial about them?

As a reg­u­lar reader you would al­ready know, the G se­ries has al­ways fo­cussed on the cam­era de­part­ment. This is where the dual rear cam­era setup fi­nally makes its de­but in the G5s Plus along with a larger dis­play to ad­mire your snaps. Not to be left be­hind, the G5s gets a specification bump.

A dual cam­era setup seems to be all the rage these days.

Moto has taken great efforts to tell ev­ery­one that they haven’t just added it to check a box but to en­hance user ex­pe­ri­ence. The two 13MP sen­sors on the rear have an aper­ture of f/2.0 work­ing in tan­dem to pro­vide fea­tures like depth edi­tor, back­ground re­place­ment and se­lec­tive colour­ing.

That’s swell but de­sign-wise I have mixed feel­ings.

You aren’t the only one. The pro­nounced an­tenna lines run­ning at the back make them lose their iden­tity, mark­ing a de­sign de­par­ture from ethos of yore. How­ever, the good news is that the new de­vices have been built us­ing a sin­gle block of metal in­stead of the pre­vi­ously em­ployed metal-plas­tic mish­mash.

Just so you know, still hate the cam­era bump.

I doubt any­one likes a pro­trud­ing cam­era sen­sor which re­quires ex­tra care when plac­ing it on the sur­face. Us­ing a back cover is a must we feel.

Com­ing back to the G5s...

Ah yes, the G5S has re­ceived mi­nor up­grades start­ing with 16MP rear cam­era, 5.2” dis­play and 3000mAh bat­tery. Though it’s de­bat­able whether drop­ping re­mov­able bat­tery sup­port was worth the ex­tra 200mAh in­crease.

Can they only be bought on­line?

You’ll also be able to buy the de­vices of­fline in spe­cial Moto Hub stores spread across the coun­try. A wel­come move to lure those wary of buy­ing smart­phones on­line.

The bun­dled Tur­boPower charger pro­vides 5 hours of bat­tery life in only 15 min­utes

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