Motorola Moto G5 Plus vs BlackBerry KEYone: Which Phone Is Better?

Motorola rules the mid-range smartphone segment with its Moto G smartphones. In 2017 the Moto G5 twins have been tasked with this responsibility. The Moto G5 Plus is the more premium of the two. With premium build and more powerful specs, it is the choice of buyers in this segment. However, it has a distant rival from BlackBerry. Called the KEYone, it has almost everything similar to the Moto G5 Plus except price. Since it is a spec comparison, why not pit the two against each other? So, we bring you the Moto G5 Plus vs BlackBerry KEYone spec comparison.

Moto G5 Plus vs BlackBerry KEYone

Moto G5 Plus vs BlackBerry KEYone

Price

Moto G5 Plus Price Rs 16,999
BlackBerry KEYone Price (expected) Rs 39,999

We have already iterated this fact to you. Now, with prices of both phones put in perspective, you know exactly what we said before. However, the BlackBerry KEYone feels more premium to look at. We are sure holding it will be a similar experience. We have already reviewed the Moto G5 Plus and we were impressed by what Motorola has achieved with the device. So, let’s take a look at their specs now. This round of Moto G5 Plus vs BlackBerry KEYone goes to Moto G5 Plus hands down.

Moto G5 Plus vs BlackBerry KEYone - Moto G5 Plus

Specifications

Specifications Motorola Moto G5 Plus BlackBerry KEYone
Processor 2.0GHz octa-core 64-bit Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 2.0GHz octa-core 64-bit Qualcomm Snapdragon 625
RAM 4GB 4GB
Internal Storage 32GB (expandable up to 128GB) 32GB (expandable up to 2TB)
Display 5.2-inch Full HD (1920x1080p) resolution, LCD, 16:9 aspect ratio 4.5-inch Full HD (1620x1080p) resolution, LCD, 3:2 aspect ratio
OS Android 7.0 Nougat Android 7.1 Nougat
Primary (rear) Camera 12-megapixel with flash 12-megapixel with flash
Front Camera 5-megapixel 8-megapixel
Battery 3000mAh with Turbo Charging 3505mAh with Fast Charging
Dual SIM Yes Yes

The Motorola Moto G5 Plus is the mid-range smartphone king. No rival has been able to match its combination of price and specs. The BlackBerry KEYone’s pricing is on the higher side. However, it more than makes up for the same with its specs. A bigger battery, better front camera and new software helps the KEYone one-up its rival. Handing the BlackBerry KEYone victory in this round of Moto G5 Plus vs BlackBerry KEYone will be wise.

Also Read: All You Need To Know About BlackBerry KEYone

Features

Motorola Moto G5 Plus BlackBerry KEYone
4GB RAM Full QWERTY keyboard
5.2-inch screen 8-megapixel front camera
Dual SIM Big battery
Water resistant USB 3.0
Full metal construction Fingerprint scanner in space bar
Fingerprint scanner on front panel BlackBerry apps

Both phones are filled with features. However, in each phone’s case, you have to look at the features you need versus those you can let go. So, in Moto G5’s case, water resistance is a big plus and so is Dual SIM. However, BlackBerry KEYone offers bigger battery, BlackBerry safety features (DTEK) and a physical keyboard. Hence, deciding this Moto G5 Plus vs BlackBerry KEYone comparison here will be a bad idea.

Moto G5 Plus vs BlackBerry KEYone - BlackBerry KEYone

Moto G5 Plus vs BlackBerry KEYone – Conclusion

Both phones have different target audiences. The Moto G5 Plus is meant for folks who use their phone for media consumption. However, they will use their phone for long and do not want to spend much. The BlackBerry KEYone aims at a different mass of people. These folks have productivity at the top of their head. Everything they get beyond productivity tools is a bonus. However, for everyday users, the KEYone has enough features to offer as well. So, the choice for you is this – low price or productivity. Whichever you choose, you will be a winner.

Story updated to reflect KEYone’s reported RAM increase to 4GB, dual SIM capability and price.

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