Moto G5: The best budget smartphone

April 11, 2017

Check out Motorola’s latest flagship.

Lenovo today has just launched the Moto G5 in the Middle East – joining the other companies in a week-long launch of various smartphones. The Moto G5 is the latest generation of midrange devices introduced by the company.

At 699, it’s basically a steal considering its specifications and even its performance. The Moto G5 comes with a 5-inch full HD display that is powered by Snapdragon 430 processor. It’s not the top of the line model, but it’s capable enough to handle everyday tasks on the device.

Rounding off the specifications is 16/32 GB of storage, 2/3 GB of RAM and a 13-megapixel camera at the back. Charging is restricted to micro USB, which also acts as the data transfer port. The Moto G5 also runs on Android 7.0 Nougat.

I didn’t notice any hiccups in my time using the device. Everything was fluid and aside from the occasional lag – which isn’t really a deal breaker. Customizations are kept at a minimum, making it look like the Moto G5 runs on stock Android.

Aside from Bluetooth and Wi-Fi, an FM Radio is also present (which is always the missing key on more expensive flagships). No NFC is present, but since personally I hardly use it I didn’t realize it wasn’t there. There is also a fingerprint sensor that’s basically quick and effortless to set up. The 2,800 mAh battery is more than capable to give you a day’s worth of battery life.

For 699 AED the Moto G5 is perfectly placed among some of the best midrange device that wouldn’t cost a lot, making it our top choice for budget smartphones. 

by Victor
Tech Enthusiast and Movie Buff.