Moto G5 launches exclusively on Amazon.in
Lenovo-owned Motorola is all scheduled to release the next version of their most popular phone on the midnight of April 4h through Amazon.in. Yes, you can mark it as one of the biggest event in the smartphone industry and hats off to Amazon.in that it took this great endeavor to launch this phone exclusively for the common people.
The Moto G5 was unveiled along with the Moto G5 Plus at the Mobile World Congress 2017, and since then, both the devices have generated much hype. The Motorola Moto G5 makes several improvements over the last year’s version making it the ideal budget premium. The Moto G5 will be exclusively available on Amazon India. Like the G5 Plus, the G5 will also come in two variants with varying RAM and onboard storage. The base model will be available from Amazon India along with lucrative offers.
A Premium Feel
The most noticeable upgrade to this G series device from Motorola is the metal body. The phones are available in Lunar Gray or Fine Gold. This is the first time that Motorola’s G series phones are getting an all metal treatment. What’s more interesting the removable battery cover with user replaceable battery and nano SIM slots under the cover. Regarding specifications, the G5 is obviously a bit more modest regarding specifications, but bears the same premium look and feel as that of Motorola’s high-end phones. This makes it one of the biggest selling points of the Motorola Moto G5.
Motorola Moto G5 has received a significant upgrade in the display department. The screen is slightly smaller than that of G4 but now comes with 1920x1080 pixels. This makes the display look amazingly sharp with a pixel density of 440ppi, which is even higher than that of the G5 Plus. The display comes with Gorilla Glass 3 with a hydrophobic nano-coating making it smudge proof. Beneath the display, Motorola also incorporated a fingerprint sensor in the home button for faster and more secure authentication.
The Motorola Moto G5 will use a Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 SoC that has eight cores and is clocked at 1.4GHz. There will be two variants – one will have 3GB RAM and 16GB on board storage and the other will have 3GB RAM with 32 GB on board storage. The storage can be expanded up to 128GB using microSD card. The devices will come with a 2,800 mAh battery that can last a day with a full charge and will run on Android 7 out of the box.
Camera and Optics
The G5 comes with a 13MP rear-facing camera with phase detect autofocus or PDAF. The Moto G4 also have the same pixel count but missed out on PDAF. It has a pixel pitch of 1.1µm and an aperture of f/2.0, making it a decent shooter in low light too. The camera bump of the G5 is less than that of G5 Plus, thereby making it slimmer and more ergonomic. The front camera has a 5MP sensor with f/2.2 aperture. It comes with an auto-HDR mode but does not come with a flash.
Pricing, Availability and Offers
The Moto G5 16GB with 3GB RAM will be on sale at Amazon India at ₹11,999. Amazon Prime members are eligible for up to 1,000 INR cash back as Amazon Pay Balance. Also, those buying using HDFC Bank Credit Cards will get the same ₹1,000 cash back for buying the Moto G5. The offer is available only on 5th and 6th April, 2017. Those exchanging their old phones can also get up to and additional ₹500 off.
The phone will be available for purchase as long as stocks last. The Moto G5 Plus sold out in a day. Similarly, the Moto G5 with its price tag, and lucrative offers from Amazon, is also expected to be sold out in a short period of time.
With a price tag of 11,999 INR, the Motorola Moto G5 is an excellent device for those who wants to experience the premium segment without burning a hole in their pocket. And thanks to amazon.in for bringing such a great phone to the market. It is a well-balanced phone that offers very decent specifications for the price. Also, Motorola is highly focused on user experience and provides a near-stock version of Android that keeps the device running smoothly no matter what.