A couple of months back, Lenovo launched two much-awaited smartphones – Moto G5S and Moto G5S Plus, which promise to take the Moto G series ahead. Moto G5S, which is the cheaper one between both, is priced at Rs. 14,999. For the fans of Moto, who have tried lower end devices such as Moto C, Moto G5S is quite a good update. Now that many online stores are offering decent discounts on Moto G5S, should you buy the device? Check the review below to get your answers.
Moto G5S is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 SoC chipset¸ which is quite decent as far as performance is concerned. The device has 4 GB of RAM with 64 GB of internal memory, expandable up to 128 GB. Compared to its elder sibling – Moto G5S Plus, the device features just one camera on the rear. The 16 MP camera can take good clicks supported by phase detection autofocus (PDAF). On the front, you have a 5 MP camera. The device has a 5.2-inch full-HD display, which Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection, and even in daylight, the screen doesn’t feel too reflective. It comes out of the box on Android Nougat, but expect the Oreo update soon. The 3000mAh non-removable battery is probably the only bummer, but Lenovo has offered a TurboPower charger in the box, which promises to charge the battery in just 70 minutes.
Pros and cons
Decent display, commendable processor, and heat management are some of the highlights of Moto G5S. Yes, it is better than Moto G5, but it will have to compete with the likes of Redmi Note 4, which is slightly cheaper. Moto G5S works well in most departments, but for a phone with a bigger display than 5-inch, you expect a better battery. The price is quite okay for the features you get, although you might want to consider Moto G5S Plus.
Moto G5S price has been discounted on some websites, so check that out. It makes the device more accessible to buyers who want to consider a regular Note 4. Also, if you are in love with the Moto G range, Moto G5S lives up to the expectations, except for the fact that it doesn’t really offer huge for people who expected more beyond Moto G5. Overall, the device is worth the time, and Lenovo has found a way to tackle competition.