Moto G5 specs & images revealed ahead of MWC 2017 launch: Full Specifications

With the prevalence of Motorola’s first phones of the year 2017, the Moto G5 and Moto G5 Plus in the tech news, you would think that they have been launched already. However, both the devices are yet to be launched and are scheduled to be revealed at the MWC event on the 26th of February.

Even though that is still a week away, full details about the specifications as well as the images of both devices have emerged. From these, we see that the Motorola Moto G5 which will succeed last year’s Moto G4 is a mid-range device with an average size and the latest Android version, Nougat 7.0 as its OS.

Moto G5 Specifications, Review and Highlights

Moto G5 Invite

The Moto G5 has a 5-inch display which is protected with Corning Gorilla Glass 3 and has a Full HD pixel resolution. Typical of Motorola smartphones, the Moto G5 has a water-repellent nano-coating and is a bit bulky with a thickness of 9.5 millimetres and a weight of 195 grammes.

The smartphone runs with juice from its 2800mAh battery and comes with a dual Nano SIM slot with support for 4G VoLTE networks. It possesses a front-ported loudspeaker with superior audio quality.

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The Moto G5 is powered under the hood by an octa-core Snapdragon 430 processor with an Adreno 505 GPU handling its graphics operations. The phone has 2GB of RAM and 32GB of internal memory which can be expanded with a microSD card.

At the rear of the G5 is a 13MP camera with PDAF and 1080p video recording capabilities, and a LED flash for visibility in low-light conditions. The phone sports a 5MP camera with an OmniVision OV5693 sensor at the front for taking selfies.

Out of the box, the Moto G5 runs on Android 7.0 Nougat which is the latest version of the Android operating system available for non-Google smartphones.

Moto G5 Full Phone Specifications

General

Device TypeSmartphone
ModelMotorola Moto G5
Announced2017, February 26
Released2017, February
StatusComing

Network

2G NetworkGSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
3G NetworkHSDPA  850 / 900 / 1700(AWS) / 1900 / 2100
4G NetworkLTE with VoLTE
SIM TypeNano SIM / microSD card
SIM CountDual SIM/Hybrid SIM

Data

2GGPRS Up to 32 to 48 kbps; EDGE – up to 236.8 kbps
3GUp to 42.2 Mbps (HSDPA), 5.76 Mbps;(HSUPA)
4GUp to 300/50 Mbps
SpeedHSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE Cat6 300/50 Mbps
Web BrowserYes, HTML5
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Design

TypeSmartphone
Dimensions144.3 * 73 * 9.5 mm
Weight145 g
BuildMetal Unibody Design.
ProtectionWater-repellent Nano-coating
Colors n/a

Display

Display TypeIPS LCD Capacitive touchscreen
Size5 inches
Resolution1080 * 1920 pixels
Colors16M colors
Pixel Density ~441 ppi
Touch ScreenYes
ProtectionCorning Gorilla Glass 3
Features~65.4% screen-to-body ratio
Secondary DisplayNo

Camera

13MP Camera, PDAF
n/a
Yes
1080p HD Video
Geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, panorama, auto-HDR
Yes, Dual-tone LED flash (Primary)
5MP
OmniVision OV5693 sensor

Software

Android OS, v7.0 (Nougat)
n/a
Yes
SkypeYes
WhatsappYes
FacebookYes
YoutubeYes

Hardware

64-bit Snapdragon 430 (MSM8937)
CPUOcta-Core 1.4 GHz
GPUAdreno 505
2GB RAM
Internal Storage32GB
Expandable (microSD) [dedicated] / [hybrid]
Accelerometer, Proximity, Light, Gyroscope, Fingerprint Sensor, Compass
Controls

Connectivity

Yes, Bluetooth v4.2 A2DP LE
Infraredn/a
Wi-FiYes, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct
Wi-fi HotspotYes
USB TypeYes; USB v2.0
GPSYes, GPS + A-GPS + GLONASS + BDS
NFCn/a
HDMIn/a
No
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Battery

Battery TypeLi-Ion Battery
Capacity2800 mAh Battery
PlacementRemovable
Standby
Talk Time
Music Play

Messaging

SMSYes (threaded view)
MMSYes
EmailYes, IMAP4, POP3, SMTP
IMYes

Media

Yes, MP3, AAC, AAC+, eAAC+, WMA, MIDI, WAV, AC3, FLAC
Yes, 3GP, Mp4, MPEG4, H.263, H.264 player
n/a
Yes
Vibration, Ringtones
MP3, WAV
Yes
Yes, 3.5mm Jack

Other Features

– MP4/H.264 player
– MP3/WAV/eAAC+/Flac player
– Photo/video editor
– Document viewer

Availability and Price of Moto G5 in China, Nigeria, Kenya & Ghana

The Moto G5 would be launched alongside the G5 Plus on February 26 by 4:30 PM at the MWC 2017 event in Barcelona. Then, the price and availability details of the smartphone would be known.

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