Instead of the Snapdragon 765G in the standard Moto G5G Plus model, the chipset will be reduced to Snapdragon 750G, and that’s good.
We like the way Motorola is trying to put the latest chipsets into the hands of consumers. The old Motorola devices were scolded for launching old SoCs.
It’s not there anymore. Both the Moto G5G and Moto G5G Plus utilize efficient and up-to-date chipsets.
Another critical difference is the curtain. The size and resolution are (mostly) compatible, but the non-plus variant we have here ignores the HRR and settles down to the standard 60Hz refresh rate.
The camera experience is the same. Only the macro lens and secondary Selfie camera are missing, but the most important ones are borrowed from the plus configuration. Battery and charging are also great.
The ideal Moto G5G faces healthy competition in this segment. We have the same or similar chipsets from Shiomi, Samsung, and Realme, which give a high quality/price ratio. So, let’s see if the Moto G5G works.
Unpack Motorola Moto G5G
The device comes in a standard box with regular user manuals, a suitable wall charger, and USB-A to USB-C cable. The charger is rated at 20 W to support the phone’s fast-charging capability. You get a clear silicone case as a bonus.
Design and Look
As already mentioned, the non-plus model’s design is similar to the Plus with some minor differences. The Moto G5G is still made entirely of plastic, which has its advantages.
For example, the rear panel does not look as slippery as its standard glass back, the side frame strongly mimics anodized aluminum and is very pleasant to touch, and the use of plastic reduces weight.
However, the phone is still pretty durable at 212g. On the other hand, it is a large 6.7-inch device with a 5,000 mAh battery.
We get a volcanic gray, which in some angles looks gaur purple. The dot pattern is similar to the Moto G5G Plus, but it is more difficult to notice under high light conditions.
Unfortunately, fingerprints and smudges are more visible.
The camera’s solution is again placed in the upper left corner and looks like the current Huawei Mate 30 series (in the middle) and the iPhone’s current generation.
That makes the phone stand out, not too stretchy, and to maintain symmetry, one of the lenses (plus the macro of the configuration) is replaced by an LED flash.
The fingerprint reader has also been moved back and forth, keeping the on / off button simple and beautiful.
If the power button has a subtle design, the Google Assistant button has a more noticeable design. That ensures that you always know which button you are pressing without looking.
The positioning of the on / off switch and the fingerprint reader attached to the back is not recommended.
The SIM card tray is located next to the dedicated Google Assistant button and can run two SIM cards and a micro SD card.
Regarding the size, it can go without saying that using the phone with one hand is difficult. It is big and bulky; it works both ways – some gravitate towards the big screen, and others are harder to use.
The well-rounded edges of the rear panel and the perfect transition to the structure help achieve a more comfortable grip.
On the front, we have a focused crop for selfie cameras instead of Motorola’s usual method of having off-center holes. The side pockets are thin, but the top and bottom are a bit thick. However, we do not expect them to be too narrow in this price category.
Overall, the Moto G5G is a well-built device with no significant drawbacks and practically the same build quality as its competitors. The Nano-Plus model ignores water-repellent nano-coating, a key feature of Motorola.