Motorola Moto G5s Plus First Impressions: Dual Camera Aboard
Motorola as a brand is back with the dual camera laden G5s Plus. 
Motorola as a brand is back with the dual camera laden G5s Plus.  (Photo: The Quint)

Motorola Moto G5s Plus First Impressions: Dual Camera Aboard

Yes! Motorola is back, and this time, you’re getting a dual-camera enabled smartphone for under 16K in the country. Ever since Lenovo bought Motorola, the phones have been branded as Moto by Lenovo, but this change of heart from the Chinese brand will bring back fond memories.

Talking about the Moto G5s Plus, the phone was showcased at the MWC 2017, and is finally making its way to the Indian market for the price of Rs 15,999. What do we think about the latest Moto G phone?

Hello Unibody Design

Most Moto G phones till date were made with a removable back panel, in order to install the SIM on the device. But with the Moto G5s and the G5s Plus, Motorola finally opts for unibody construction of devices, which means each phone is now carved out of a single block of metal.

Unibody design of the Moto G5s series makes it look premium. 
Unibody design of the Moto G5s series makes it look premium. 
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The symmetry of the design gives you a better finished product, that offers the premium touch that everyone wants, even at the mid-range price bracket.

The fingerprint scanner is positioned on the front, the Motorola branding at the back, right underneath the camera sensors. Even though the Moto G5s series comes across as an incremental upgrade, you can’t argue about its sleek design touch.

Dual-Cameras on a Moto G Phone

The most important improvement with the Moto G5s Plus is the use of dual rear cameras. You get 13+13 megapixel cameras at the back, where one sensor offers f/2.0 aperture, while the other functions as a depth sensor with focus on RGB shades.

You get dual LED flash as well, but it’s finally good to see Motorola matching up to the trends right now, and with Xiaomi expected to come with its dual camera phone unit, shutterbugs have something to look forward to.



Two 13-megapixel shooters at the back. 
Two 13-megapixel shooters at the back. 
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We haven’t tried out the cameras yet, but expect the snappers to be competitive enough, especially for it’s worth, and what it offers. More on the later.

Pricing – All That Matters

For Rs 15,999 you’re getting the Moto G5s Plus in one variant, offering 4GB of RAM and 64GB storage, which is further expandable. The early signs are promising, but we can’t talk about the phone in detail, just yet.

Moto G5s Plus is priced under 16K in India. 
Moto G5s Plus is priced under 16K in India. 
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Having said that, for a phone with 5.5-inch sized display offering 1920x1080 pixels resolution, we would have liked Motorola packing a bigger battery than the 3000mAh loaded right now. Stay tuned for a detailed camera review of the Moto G5s Plus.

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