Moto G5 launched in India at Rs 11,999: Specifications, features and more

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Lenovo has launched Moto G5 exclusively on Amazon India at Rs 11,999. The smartphone will be available starting 11.59PM tonight in grey and gold colour options. Photo Courtesy:-Fun Tecno

Lenovo-owned brand, Motorola Mobility has finally launched its new flagship smartphone ‘Moto G’ in India today (Tuesday) at a price tag of Rs 11,999. The launch event has taken place at 12:15 IST in New Delhi and the event got live streamed and broadcasted on YouTube. Even, few of us have missed this live launch event, but don’t worry we have covered all specs and features of this new mid-budget smartphone.

The smartphone will go on sale from April 4 midnight at 11:59:59 PM exclusively on e-commerce portal Amazon India in Lunar grey and Fine Gold colour variants. The The Moto G5 will have a pre-loaded AmazonDeals widget, PrimeVideo app and Kindle app. To recall, both the Moto G5 and Moto G5 Plus were first launched at the Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2017 trade show in Barcelona in February. The company has already launched the Moto G5 Plus in India in two different variants- the 4GB RAM + 32GB Storage variant is priced at Rs 16,999 while the 3GB RAM + 16GB Storage variant is priced at Rs 14,999.

Last month, the Moto G5 Plus smartphone was sold in a Flipkart exclusive sale on March 15. The e-commerce platform, Flipkart had also announced a BuyBack Guarantee scheme worth Rs 1,199 for the Moto G5 Plus smartphone under which Flipkart promised to buy the phone back at an ‘assured price’ (guaranteed exchange rate) when the customers want to purchase another smartphone on the website. Also, the earlier versions in the G series and the Moto G4 series were exclusive to Amazon India.

Motorola has also announced a bunch of special launch day offers to users who buy Moto G5 on April 5 and April 6. For one, interested Amazon Prime members buying the Moto G5 will be getting Rs 1,000 cashback, which will be added to Pay Balance. HDFC bank credit card users will get an additional Rs 1,000 cashback, a free 16GB SanDisk Ultra micro SD card and also up to Rs 500 off on exchange of an old smartphone.

As far as the design is concerned, the Moto G5 doesn’t look anything like last year’s Moto G4. Both the Moto G5 and G5 Plus offer very similar splashproof design, featuring a metal build along with the signature “M” logo below the Moto Z-like circular camera housing on the back. One thing, the back panel of the Moto G5 is removable in nature, which is not the case with the Moto G5 Plus. Both phones have a fingerprint sensor on the front within a capacitive button.

“Moto G is our biggest franchise and the fastest selling as well. We had launched the Moto G5 Plus a few weeks back and now we are bringing the Moto G5. India is an important market and we want to offer the best from our portfolio to consumers here,” Motorola Mobility India managing director Sudhin Mathur told reporters in New Delhi.

MOTO G5 SPECIFICATIONS AND FEATURES: –

In terms of specifications, Moto G5 features a 5-inch full-HD (1080×1920 pixels) IPS LCD display offering a pixel density of 441 pixels per inch and the display layered with scratch resistant Corning Gorilla Glass 3 on top. The smartphone is powered by a 1.4GHz octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 processor coupled with Adreno 505 GPU. In terms of memory, the phone is backed by a 3GB of RAM and an option of 16GB of internal storage which can be further expanded up to 128GB via a dedicated microSD card slot. The dual-SIM (Nano-SIM) smartphone runs on Android 7.0 Nougat out of the box.

In terms of optics, Moto G5 features a 13-megapixel camera with 1.1µm pixels, phase detection autofocus (PDAF), f/2.0 aperture, LED flash and 8X digital zoom. Camera modes include beautification mode, quick capture and a pro mode that gives you manual control over different aspects. Talking on selfie-camera, the phone sports a 5-megapixel front facing camera with a wide angle lens, f/2.2 aperture and a display flash that’s similar to the iPhone’s retina flash.

In terms of connectivity options, the Moto G5 comes with a front-mounted fingerprint sensor and supports dual SIM. Connectivity options also include 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct, Bluetooth v4.2, GPS/ A-GPS, FM Radio, 3.5mm audio jack and microUSB v2.0. Sensors on the phone includes proximity, accelerometer, gyroscope, and compass sensor.

Moto G5 is fuelled by a removable Li-Ion 2800 mAh battery and supports fast charging, which the company says is good enough to last a day with a single charge. Users can be always connected thanks to its 10W rapid charge technology, which enables hours of battery life with only a few minutes of charge. The device measures 144.3 x 73 x 9.5 mm and weighs 144.5 grams.

Sudhin Mathur, MD Motorola Mobility India (2nd Right), Dillon Ye, VP (Right), Asia Pacific, Lenovo and others pose during the launch of Moto G5 in New Delhi on Tuesday. Photo Courtesy:- PTI

“The Moto G5 is a perfect blend of performance and entertainment so customers don’t have to compromise on either. We are glad to partner with Amazon.in to launch this and look forward to helping our customers, have all they need in a smartphone.” Motorola Mobility Pvt. Ltd India managing director Sudhin Mathur said in a press statement.