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.

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 Type Smartphone
Model Motorola Moto G5
Announced 2017, February 26
Released 2017, February
Status Coming

Network

2G Network GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
3G Network HSDPA  850 / 900 / 1700(AWS) / 1900 / 2100
4G Network LTE with VoLTE
SIM Type Nano SIM / microSD card
SIM Count Dual SIM/Hybrid SIM

Data

2G GPRS Up to 32 to 48 kbps; EDGE – up to 236.8 kbps
3G Up to 42.2 Mbps (HSDPA), 5.76 Mbps;(HSUPA)
4G Up to 300/50 Mbps
Speed HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE Cat6 300/50 Mbps
Web Browser Yes, HTML5

Design

Type Smartphone
Dimensions 144.3 * 73 * 9.5 mm
Weight 145 g
Build Metal Unibody Design.
Protection Water-repellent Nano-coating
Colors  n/a

Display

Display Type IPS LCD Capacitive touchscreen
Size 5 inches
Resolution 1080 * 1920 pixels
Colors 16M colors
Pixel Density  ~441 ppi
Touch Screen Yes
Protection Corning Gorilla Glass 3
Features ~65.4% screen-to-body ratio
Secondary Display No

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
Skype Yes
Whatsapp Yes
Facebook Yes
Youtube Yes

Hardware

64-bit Snapdragon 430 (MSM8937)
CPU Octa-Core 1.4 GHz
GPU Adreno 505
2GB RAM
Internal Storage 32GB
Expandable (microSD) [dedicated] / [hybrid]
Accelerometer, Proximity, Light, Gyroscope, Fingerprint Sensor, Compass
Controls

Connectivity

Yes, Bluetooth v4.2 A2DP LE
Infrared n/a
Wi-Fi Yes, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct
Wi-fi Hotspot Yes
USB Type Yes; USB v2.0
GPS Yes, GPS + A-GPS + GLONASS + BDS
NFC n/a
HDMI n/a
No

Battery

Battery Type Li-Ion Battery
Capacity 2800 mAh Battery
Placement Removable
Standby
Talk Time
Music Play

Messaging

SMS Yes (threaded view)
MMS Yes
Email Yes, IMAP4, POP3, SMTP
IM Yes

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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