Moto power

The Star Malaysia - Star2 - - Technology - By SHARMILA NAIR bytz@thes­tar.com.my The G5 Plus has a full HD 5.2in screen. — LOW BOON TAT/The Star

THE Moto G5 and Moto G5 Plus were an­nounced ear­lier this year at the Mo­bile World Congress in Spain, but only one has made its way to Malaysia.

Ac­cord­ing to Len­ovo Malaysia MBG mar­ket­ing man­ager Teoh Eu Jin, the G5 Plus is more suited for the mar­ket here.

“The G5 has a 5in screen and the G5 Plus has a 5.2in screen, which we be­lieve is the min­i­mum dis­play size pre­ferred by smart­phone users in this coun­try,” said Teoh. The full HD screen is pro­tected by Corn­ing Go­rilla Glass 3.

The G5 Plus is also the first in the se­ries to sport a metal cas­ing, as in­spired by the pre­mium Moto Z fam­ily. It comes with a di­a­mond-cut alu­minium fin­ish that min­imises finger­print marks on the back of the phone.

The 12-megapixel cam­era has a wider f/1.7 aper­ture, which is claimed to al­low up to 25% more light than the G4 Plus, for bet­ter low-light photography.

The G5 Plus is pow­ered by a 3,000mAh bat­tery with Tur­boPower charg­ing that sup­pos­edly gives up to six hours of bat­tery life with 15 min­utes of charg­ing.

It packs an octa-core Qual­comm Snap­dragon 625 pro­ces­sor, 4GB RAM and 32GB in­ter­nal stor­age that’s ex­pand­able up to 128GB with a mi­croSD card.

Al­though it isn’t dust or wa­ter re­sis­tant, the G5 Plus has a wa­ter-re­pel­lent nano-coat­ing that could with­stand mi­nor wa­ter splashes.

Priced at RM1,299, the G5 Plus comes in Lunar Gray and Fine Gold and will be avail­able in stores from to­day on­wards.

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