Moto G5S Vs Moto G5S Plus: Which Phone is Better?

Motorola has finally announced upgraded versions of the Moto G5 and G5 Plus smartphones. The new Moto G5S and G5S Plus handsets come with several upgrades including a larger display, premium build, and dual rear cameras. Let’s see which of the two Android devices offer more value for money. Read more to find Moto G5S Vs Moto G5S Plus: Which Phone is Better?

Moto G5S Vs Moto G5S Plus

Moto G5S Vs Moto G5S Plus: Which Phone is Better?

Price and Availability

Moto G5S 249 EUR (approx Rs 18,900)
Moto G5S Plus 299 EUR (approx Rs 22,700)

In this segment, the Moto G5S has a slight advantage. While the Moto G5S is priced at 249 EUR (approx Rs 18,900), the Moto G5S Plus costs 299 EUR (approx Rs 22,700). There is no information about an Indian launch date and price as yet.

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Specifications and Features

Specifications Moto G5S Moto G5S Plus
Processor 1.4GHz octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 2.0GHz octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 625
Internal Storage 32GB (expandable up to 128GB) 32GB/ 64GB (expandable up to 128GB)
Display 5.2-inch, Full HD (1,920 x 1,080 pixels) 5.5-inch, Full HD (1,920 x 1,080 pixels)
OS Android 7.1 Nougat Android 7.1 Nougat
Primary (Rear) Camera 16MP with Flash Dual (13MP + 13MP) with Flash
Front Camera 5MP with Flash 8MP with Flash
Battery 3000mAh 3000mAh
Dual SIM No Yes

The Moto G5S Plus offers slightly better specs and features than the Moto G5S. It is powered by a 2.0 GHz octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 CPU and 3GB RAM. On the other hand, the Moto G5S comes with an octa-core Snapdragon 430 processor.

Both handsets come with 32GB internal storage which can be further expanded up to 128GB via a hybrid microSD card slot. But the Moto G5S Plus also offers a 4GB RAM/ 64GB internal storage option. Both smartphones are backed by a 3000mAh battery that supports TurboPower charging technology.


On the camera front, the new Moto G5S sports a 16-megapixel rear camera with f/2.0 aperture and a LED flash. Whereas the Moto G5S Plus sports a dual camera set up (13-megapixel + 13-megapixel) with f/2.0 aperture, camera modes, and 4K video recording. While the Moto G5S features a 5-megapixel front camera comes with wide-angle lens and an LED flash. The Moto G5S Plus comes with an 8-megapixel front camera.

The Moto G5S Plus seems to have an upper hand on both ends. The dual camera shall allow you to get better depth of field. However, we will have to wait for actual results to see the difference between two devices.

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Display and Design

While the Moto G5S sports a 5.2-inch display with Full HD resolution (1080p), the G5S Plus comes with a 5.5-inch full HD display. Both handsets feature an all-metal (anodized aluminum) body. A fingerprint scanner is embedded in the Home button. Both smartphones come in Lunar Grey and Fine Gold color options.

Moto G5S Vs Moto G5S Plus Features

  • Android 7.1 Nougat OS
  • Fingerprint scanner
  • Gesture Control
  • All-metal body
  • Two color options
  • Anodized Aluminum body
  • Dual SIM
  • NFC
  • Bluetooth 4.2
  • 3.5 mm headphone jack
  • Water resistant
  • Turbo Charging

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Both smartphones feature decent improvements compared to the Moto G5 and Moto G5 Plus. However, the Moto G5S Plus looks the best on paper. It offers the bigger display, dual-rear cameras, and a faster processor than the G5S. However, if you don’t have too much cash to spare, the Moto G5S should do the job. Which of the two will you choose? Let us know in the comments section below.

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