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Motorola launches Moto G5S with 4GB RAM 16MP camera in India

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The Moto G5S has been launched in the Indian market as a successor to the Moto G5 smartphone which was launched earlier this year. Motorola has labelled the device along with the Moto G5S Plus as ‘Special Edition’ devices which will feature improvements in several departments from what was available on their predecessors.

One of such is in the camera department which features a 16MP rear camera as against the 13MP camera that the Moto G5 has. Below are further details regarding the specs, features and price of the Moto G5S.

Moto G5S Specifications, Review and Highlights

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Moto G5S

Display

The Moto G5S features a larger 5.2-inch Full HD capacitative touchscreen than its 5.0 inch predecessor. Its display offers 1080 by 1920 pixels resolution, ~424 ppi of pixel density and enjoys protection from the Corning Gorilla Glass 3 screen.

Design

The device comes in a metal unibody design, stepping up from the plastic frame that housed the Moto G5. It weighs 157g and measures 150 * 73.5 * 8.2 mm in dimensions.

Storage & Processor

The Moto G5S is powered by an Octa-Core Qualcomm MSM8937 Snapdragon 430 processor running at a clock speed of 1.4GHz coupled with an Adreno 505 GPU to ease graphical operations and prevent lagging. The smartphone also packs 3GB of RAM and an internal storage of 32GB which is expandable up to 128GB using a microSD.

Camera

The smartphone boasts a massive 16MP rear camera with f/2.0 aperture, Autofocus and LED Flash for taking better pictures in low-light conditions, while retaining the 5MP shooter that featured on the Moto G5 with LED Flash and wide-angle lens for group selfies.

Battery & Connectivity

The Moto G5S packs a 3000mAh battery with TurboPower Charging enough to give your device 6 hours of usage from just 15 minutes of charge. It supports Bluetooth and WiFI functionalities and offers other functions such as; GPS, VoLTE, NFC and it offers a Dual SIM slot.

Software & Hardware

The device runs on the Android 7.1 Nougat OS out of the box. It sports a front-mounted fingerprint sensor which also deputises as a one button navigation key.

Moto G5S Full Phone Specifications

Moto G5S

General

Device Brand Motorola
Model G5S
Announced August, 2017
Released August, 2017
Status Available

Network

2G Network GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 MHz
3G Network HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100 MHz
4G Network LTE with VoLTE
SIM Type Single SIM (Nano-SIM) or Dual SIM(Nano-SIM, dual stand-by).
SIM Count Dual SIM

Data

2G GPRS Up to 32 to 48 kbps; EDGE up to 236.8 kbps
3G Up to 42.2 Mbps (HSDPA), 5.76 Mbps;(HSUPA)
4G Up to 150/50 Mbps
Speed HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE Cat4 150/50 Mbps
Web Browser Yes, HTML5

Design

Type Smartphone
Dimensions 150*73.5*8.2mm
Weight 157g
Build Metal Unibody Design
Colors Lunar Gray, Fine Gold

Display

Display Type IPS LCD Capacitive touchscreen
Size 5.2 inches
Resolution 1080 x1920 pixels
Colors 16M colors
Pixel Density ~424 ppi pixel density
Touch Screen Yes
Protection Corning Gorilla Glass 3
Features Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection, Splash resistant
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Camera

16MP camera
f/2.0 lens
1080p HD Video
Autofocus, phase detection, Geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, panorama, auto-HDR
  • Rear camera – Yes, Dual LED
  • Front camera – Yes
5MP
f/2.0 lens

Software

Android OS, v7.1 (Nougat)
n/a
No
Skype Yes
Whatsapp Yes
Facebook Yes
Youtube Yes

Hardware

Qualcomm MSM8937 Snapdragon 430
Number of Processor Cores Octa-Core
CPU Speed 1.4GHz
GPU Adreno 505
3GB
Internal Storage 32GB internal memory
expandable memory up to 128GB with microSD
Accelerometer, Proximity, Light, Fingerprint sensor, Gyroscope, Compass

Connectivity

Yes, Bluetooth 4.2
Infrared No
Wi-Fi Yes, Wi-Fi Direct
Wi-fi Hotspot Yes
USB Type USB v2.0
USB On-the Go (OTG) No
GPS Yes, A-GPS, GLONASS
NFC Yes
Yes, Turbo Charging

Battery

Battery Type Li-Ion
Capacity 3000mAh
Placement Non-removable
Standby n/a
Talk Time n/a

Messaging

SMS Yes (threaded view)
MMS Yes
Email Yes, IMAP4, POP3, SMTP
IM Yes
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Media

Yes, MP3, AAC+, WAV, FLAC
Yes, 3GP, Mp4, MPEG4, H.263, H.264 player
n/a
n/a
Vibration, Ringtones
MP3, WAV
Yes
Yes, 3.5mm Jack

Other Features

MP4/H.264 player
MP3/WAV/eAAC+/Flac player
Photo/video editor
Document viewer

Availability and Price of Moto G5S in India

The Moto G5S has been launched into the Indian market in Lunar Gray and Fine Gold colours, and though it will be available in retail stores across the country, its online availability is exclusive to Amazon India. The smartphone is priced at Rs. 13,999.

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