Written by Amber

Compare the Motorola Moto G5 to the Motorola Moto G5 Plus

On the outside, the Motorola Moto G5 and G5 Plus are like two drops of water. Under the hood, however, they turn out to be different. What are the main differences between these Android devices? I'll list them for you.

In short

Motorola Moto G5 Motorola Moto G5 Plus
Screen size 5.0 inches Fits comfortably in your hand 5.2 inches Watch videos comfortably
Storage capacity 16GB Using the Internet, WhatsApp, and taking photos weekly 32GB Saving WhatsApp messages and taking photos daily
Rear camera 13 megapixels, f/2.0 Sharper photos in daytime 12 megapixels, f/1.7 Sharper photos in low light
Recording in 4K resolution No, in Full HD Videos are clear Yes Videos are very detailed and clear
Replaceable battery Yes Convenient when battery is broken or empty No, does have fast charging Battery charged quickly
Battery capacity 2,800mAh Battery lasts 7 to 8 ours in average use 3,000mAh Battery lasts 10 hours on average use


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Moto G5: sharp photos

The Moto G5 has a 13-megapixel camera that allows you to take clear pictures. The camera's aperture is f/2.0. This means you'll take sharp photos even in low light, so blurry pictures at sunrise or sunset are a thing of the past. There's a 5-megapixel selfie camera on the front: enough megapixels for taking a decent selfie. You'll record in Full HD resolution, which ensures clear videos.

Moto G5 Plus camera

Moto G5 Plus: record video in 4K resolution

With the 12-megapixel rear camera, you'll take detailed photos. The fact that the camera has 1 megapixel less than the G5's doesn't affect the photo quality negatively. At f/1.7, the camera has a larger aperture, allowing the lens to catch more light. This means the photos you take in low light will be sharper. Enjoy capturing as many moments as possible on video? With the Moto G5 Plus, you'll record at a razor-sharp 4K resolution.

Looks and performance

Moto G5 appearance

Moto G5: replaceable battery

The Moto G5 has a 5-inch Full HD screen on which you can watch videos in high quality. The smartphone has a solid exterior in the form of a sturdy aluminum casing. The inside, too, features powerful specifications. The device has a 16GB storage capacity, allowing you to store quite a few apps, photos, and videos. In addition, the G5 has a replaceable battery, which is useful when your battery is empty: put a full battery in your device and you'll be all set.

Moto G5 Plus appearance

Moto G5 Plus: more space for apps

The screen on the G5 Plus is 5.2 inches: slightly larger than the G5's screen. On a larger screen, watching movies is more comfortable. Take photos with your phone daily? At 32GB, the device has twice the storage capacity, giving you enough space for all your images. The battery is different too. The G5 Plus doesn't have a replaceable battery. On the other hand, the device does feature quick charge functionality, which means your battery will quickly be full again.


On the outside, the differences between the Moto G5 and G5 Plus are minimal. The differences are to be found on the inside. On the Moto G5 Plus, you have more space. The camera has 12 megapixels, 1 megapixel less than the Moto G5's. That's not a negative at all, though. Thanks to the larger aperture, the G5 Plus takes sharper photos in low light. On top of that, the G5 Plus films in 4K resolution: twice as sharp as on the G5.

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Amber Phone Expert.

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