From the Moto G5 Plus to The Moto G5S Plus – What Has Changed?
Lenovo-owned Motorola just announced the Moto G5S Plus, successor to its popular mid-ranger the Moto G5 plus. Priced at EUR 299 (Rs 22,600 approx.), the Moto G5S Plus is costlier than the Moto G5 Plus which is priced at Rs 14,999.
The Moto G5 plus, like its predecessor the Moto G4 Plus has superior camera performance especially considering its price point. Add to that, an all metal design and fast user experience thanks to Motorola’s stock-ish take on Android 7.0 made the Moto G5 Plus a success.
Motorola has decided not tinker with the design of the G5S Plus and it is reminiscent of the G5 Plus with the addition of antenna lines on the top and bottom of the back. The G5S Plus gets the same 1920 x 1080 px display but a bumped up display size of 5.5-inch. The fingerprint sensor sits below the display and can double up as a single-navigation button as well and the screen is protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 3. The highlight of the new device is the 13MP dual-camera setup with an f/2.0 aperture. The dual camera captures Bokeh, and selective focus shots, along with other capabilities of background replacement and exposure management.
The G5 Plus became the phone to beat in its price segment because of superior camera performance when it was launched earlier this year and the G5S Plus will enter the market with high expectations. How does theG5S Plus stack up against the G5 Plus? Let’s find out.
|Specifications||Moto G5 Plus||Moto G5S plus|
|Price||Starting at Rs 14,999||EUR 299 (Rs 22,600 approx.) expected price in India – Rs 17,999|
|Display||5.2-inch IPS LCD||5.5-inch IPS LCD|
|Weight||155 g||168 g|
|Screen Resolution||920×1080 px||1920×1080 px|
|PPI (Pixels Per Inch)||424ppi||401ppi|
|Display Protection||Corning Gorilla Glass 3||Corning Gorilla Glass 3|
|Operating System||Android Nougat 7.0||Android Nougat 7.1|
|Expandability||microSD card up to 256GB||microSD card up to 128 GB|
|Chipset||Qualcomm Snapdragon 625||Qualcomm Snapdragon 625|
|CPU||Octa-core 2.0 GHz Cortex-A53||Octa-core 2.0 GHz Cortex-A53|
|GPU||Adreno 506||Adreno 506|
|Primary Camera||2MP with f/1.7||13MP dual-camera with f/2.0|
|Primary Camera features||Good performance under low-light conditions.||Bokeh, Selective focus, exposure management.|
|Secondary Camera||5MP with f/2.2||8MP wide angle lens with f/2.0|
|Primary Camera Video Recording||4K (3840 x 2160) at 30fps||4K (3840 x 2160) at 30fps|
|Secondary Camera Video Recording||1920×1080 at 30fps||1920×1080 at 30fps|
The Moto G5S Plus will enter the budget smartphone segment which already has big players like Xiaomi and Huawei’s sub-brand, Honor. Motorola’s focus on the camera performance suggests that it has identified a certain section that rates camera performance highly and on a budget, and the new G5S Plus’ camera performance may just decide its fate in the highly competitive price-segment.
The spec-bump other than the camera is nothing to ride home about. Although the Moto G5S Plus will feature a dual-camera setup, the aperture is now f/2.2 which may effect low-light image quality. How the Moto G5S Plus performs in the real world is yet to be seen and a camera comparison with the G5 Plus will be an interesting one. Stay tuned on iGyaan for more updates.