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Moto G5s Plus Unboxing and First Impressions

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Beefing up the specs is the name of the game that Mptprola intends to do with the recent arrival of the the Moto G5s Plus. Offering great specs sheet, a dual camera set up and premium materials in a competitive price point could shaken the already intense mid range smartphone market. Let’s see what the Moto G5s Plus offers as we unbox it.

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Moto G5s Plus specs:

  • Octa Core Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 processor
  • Adreno 506 graphics
  • 4GB RAM
  • 64GB internal memory expandable via microSD up to 256GB
  • 5.5-inch Full HD IPS LCD display (1920 x 1080 pixels)
  • Corning Gorilla Glass 5
  • dual 13 megapixel rear facing camera with f/2.0 aperture, autofocus and dual LED flash
  • 8 megapixel front facing camera with f/2.0 aperture
  • 4G/LTE, WiFi, Bluetooth, Fingerprint Scanner
  • GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS
  • 3,000 mAh battery fast battery charging
  • Android 7.1 Nougat upgradable to Android 8.0 Oreo
  • Price: P14,999
  • Status: Available at Motorola stores and retailers
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what’s inside the box?

  • Moto G5s Plus unit
  • USB cable
  • Wall adapter
  • earphones
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Nothing has changed with Moto’s design language – rounded corners, circular rear camera design and the signature dimple with Motorola’s logo at the back. There are many circular elements wth the design but the edhe of the screen is a bit sharp and can be prone to pain when holding the phone for too long.

We have a beautiful gold Moto G5s Plus here with a unibody design. .This means you need a SIM card ejector tool to pull out the tray at the side. There’s a nano SIM card slot and hybrid SIM 2 card slot and microSD card slot for expandable storage.

Ports and buttons check:

  • Left – microSD/SIM card slot
  • Right – power button and volume rockers
  • Top – 3.5mm headset jack
  • Buttom – microphone, USB 2.0 port, speaker
  • Back – dual camers with flash, antenna bands, noise cancelling microphone
  • Front – non-clicky fingerprint scanner, sensors, 5.5-inch display

On the software side, Moto has its usual tweaks on the stock Android UI like a different look of icons and circular shaped icons of third party apps. For the first 25 hours using the phone, it felt smooth and no lags were experienced. The reason is the ever reliable Snapdragon 625 processor, a powerful yet battery efficient chipset. It is the same chipset found on Xiaomi M1 A1 (Mi 5x) and ASUS Zenfone 3.

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FIRST IMPRESSIONS

We do love the new Moto G5s Plus. Although the design is a bit stale, we love the level up specs and roomier memory configuration. We have to test yet the camera and overall battery life on our full review so stay tuned.