Moto G5S and Moto G5S Plus: Lenovo makes better use of Motorola smartphones

Moto G5S and Moto G5S Plus: Lenovo makes better use of Motorola smartphones

Lenovo is reintroducing the Moto G5 and Moto G5 Plus as a special edition. Moto G5S and Moto G5S Plus will be available in September and will cost 249 and 299 Euros. The Moto G5 gets as an S-model an aluminum unibody, new cameras, more memory and a larger battery. The Moto G5S Plus comes with a new dual camera.

Six months after the Mobile World Congress and the presentation of the Moto G5 and Moto G5 Plus Lenovo announces new variants of the two smartphones. The S-models evaluate the previous devices, but they do not replace them. On the website of Lenovo are now four instead of two models of the Moto-G5 series listed.

Moto G5S offers many upgrades

The hardware of the Moto G5S is now in a unibody made of aluminum, which is supposed to impart high quality. In addition, Lenovo has increased the battery from 2,800 to 3,000 mAh. In return for the neat housing, the energy storage can now no longer be replaced. In terms of hardware, there is more RAM and internal memory. Here, Lenovo now offers 3 and 32 instead of 2 and 16 gigabytes.

In addition, Lenovo is equipping the Moto G5S with a new camera that offers 16 instead of 13 megapixels and is to focus by means of autofocus via phase comparison (PDAF) faster than before. The Selfie camera of the front side now stands for poor lighting conditions an LED flash supporting to the side; in the normal Moto G5 a display flash is used. In addition, the front aperture has been improved from f / 2.2 to f / 2.0 so that more light hits the sensor.

Moto G5S Plus with dual camera and 5.5 inch

The Moto G5S Plus is, after the Moto Z2 Force, the second Lenovo smartphone with dual camera. Two sensors, each with 13 megapixels and f / 2.0 aperture, allow the blur effects at the desired position in the picture, black and white photos as well as portraits with bokeh. In addition, the background can be separated from the foreground and replaced by any photo taken by Google. On the front sits a new 8-megapixel camera with wide angle and new LED flash, which like the Moto G5S detaches the display flash.

As a second change, the new model will have a display enlarged from 5.2 to 5.5 inches. Its resolution is still at 1,080 × 1,920 pixels.

Lenovo wants the Moto G5S in “Lunar Gray” and “Fine Gold” as well as the Moto G5S Plus in “Lunar Gray” and “Blush Gold” from September with Android 7.1.1 nougat at noncommittal prices of 249 and 299 euros into the German trade bring.

Lenovo Moto G5 Lenovo Moto G5S Lenovo Moto G5 Plus Lenovo Moto G5S Plus
(upon publication)
Android 7.0 Android 7.1 Android 7.0 Android 7.1
Display: 5.00 inch
1.080 x 1.920, 441 ppi
IPS, gorilla glass
5.20 inches
1.080 x 1.920, 424 ppi
IPS, gorilla glass 3
5.20 inch
1.080 x 1.920, 424 ppi
IPS, gorilla glass
5.50 inches
1.080 x 1.920, 401 ppi
IPS, gorilla glass
Service: Touch
fingerprint sensor
SoC: Qualcomm Snapdragon 430
8 × Cortex-A53, 1.40 GHz
28 nm, 64-bit
Qualcomm Snapdragon 625
8 × Cortex-A53, 2.00 GHz
14 nm, 64-bit
GPU: Adreno 505
450 MHz
Adreno 506
650 MHz
R.A.M: 2.048 MB
3,072 MB
Storage: 16 GB (+ microSD) 32 GB (+ microSD)
Camera: 13.0 MP, 1080p
LED, f / 2.0, AF
16.0 MP, 1080p
LED, f / 2.0, AF
12.0 MP, 2160p
Dual LED, f / 1.7, AF
13.0 MP, 2160p
Dual LED, f / 2.0, AF
Secondary camera: No 13.0 MP, f / 2.0, AF
Front camera: 5.0 MP, 1080p
display flash, f / 2.2
5.0 MP, 1080p
LED, f / 2.0
5.0 MP, 1080p
display flash, f / 2.2
8.0 MP, 1080p
LED, f / 2.0
↓ 42.2 ↑ 5.76 Mbps
LTE: Yes
↓ 150 ↑ 75 Mbps
↓ 300 ↑ 50 Mbps
WIRELESS INTERNET ACCESS: 802.11a / b / g / n
Wi-Fi Direct, Miracast
Bluetooth: 4.2 LE
tracking Systems: A-GPS, GLONASS
Other Standards: Micro USB 2.0 Micro USB 2.0, NFC
SIM card: Nano SIM, Dual SIM
Battery pack: 2.800 mAh (10.60 Wh)
3.000 mAh
permanently installed
Size (W × H × D): 73.0 x 144.3 x 9.50 mm 73.5 × 150.0 × 9.50 mm 74.0 × 150.2 × 9.70 mm 76.2 × 153.5 × 9.50 mm
Mass: 145 g 157 g 155 g 170 g
Price: From 170 € 249 € From 250 € 299 €


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