Lenovo has scored huge with the Moto range since 2014. The brand has come up with Moto G5S and Moto G5S Plus, which promises to add more competition to the segment of phones below 15k in India. If you owned something like a Moto C Plus, you can consider Moto G5S as a better replacement and upgrade. Here is a quick review.
Let’s start with the design of Moto G5S, which isn’t the best in class, but as you expect from Motorola, the device is great on performance. The exterior of the model comes in aluminum with a premium feel. The device has a 5.2-inch IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, which offers good resolution and feel. It runs on the Qualcomm MSM8937 Snapdragon 430 processor, with 4 GB RAM and 32 GB internal memory, expandable up to 128 GB. It comes out of the box on Android v7.1 (Nougat), but Oreo update has been promised. As for the cameras, there’s a 16 MP variant on the back and a 5 MP variant on the front. The device is powered by a 3000mAh battery and includes a TurboPower charger in the box, which can offer 6 hours of performance on a charge of 15 minutes. There are two SIM slots with 4G and VoLTE support. Moto G5S is priced at Rs. 14,999, but there are one stores that are offering a decent discount.
Should you buy it?
Lenovo has taken the smart move of revamping the 5th Gen Moto devices, and it works wonders for buyers who are looking for a decent device in the same range. The updates and enhancements are commendable. Unlike the Moto G5S Plus, this one doesn’t come with dual cameras, which is something you might want to note. Nevertheless, it allows Moto G5S to compete with Xiaomi Mi A1 and other devices on the same range. The device does have support for fast charging, and the stock Android experience is quite good. Moto G5S will have to compete with Redmi Note 4 in the first place, which comes at a lower price, and if you compare the hardware between the two, the latter is surely better.
Overall, Moto G5S is a good update to Moto G5, and if you have been thinking of something in the same budget, go for this one. Motorola has not disappointed so far, and the reviews of the device have been fantastic.