Moto G5 and G5 Plus specs: New cameras, Micro-USB ports and lots of configurations

Moto is once again going with a dual launch strategy for its Moto G series in 2017, with the Moto G5 and G5 Plus offering the same core experience with various spec differences to meet two distinct price points. Having the two models isn't all that confusing, but when you start throwing in regional differences on top of it, things can get a little convoluted. Depending where you live you're going to get a notably different RAM and storage combination — so let us help you out so you know what you're getting where.

Here's the full spec sheet for the Moto G5 and G5 Plus.

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CategoryMoto G5Moto G5 Plus
Operating SystemAndroid 7.0 NougatAndroid 7.0 Nougat
Display5-inch LCD 1920x1080 (441 ppi)5.2-inch LCD 1920x1080 (424 ppi)
Gorilla Glass 3
ProcessorSnapdragon 430 1.4GHz octa-core
Adreno 505 GPU
Snapdragon 625 2GHz octa-core
Adreno 506 GPU
Storage32GB (LATAM)
16GB (ROW)
32/64GB (U.S.)
16/32GB (APAC)
32GB (LATAM/EMEA)
ExpandablemicroSD card up to 128GBmicroSD card up to 128GB
RAM2GB (CA, LATAM, IRL, AU, JP, NZ)
3GB (IN, TR)
2GB (LATAM)
3GB (EMEA)
3/4GB (APAC)
Rear Camera13MP, f/2.0, 1.1-micron pixels, PDAF12MP, f/1.7, 1.4-micron pixels, dual AF pixels
Front Camera5MP, f/2.2, 1.4-micron pixels5MP, f/2.2, 1.4-micron pixels
ConnectivityWi-Fi 802.11n dual-band
Bluetooth 4.2
Wi-Fi 802.11n dual-band
Bluetooth 4.2
NFC (except U.S.)
Battery2800mAh
Removable
3000mAh
Non-removable
ChargingMicro-USB
10W rapid charger
Micro-USB
15W TurboPower charger
Water resistanceWater-repellant nano-coatingWater-repellant nano-coating
SecurityFingerprint sensorFingerprint sensor
Dimensions144.3 x 73 x 9.5 mm150.2 x 74 x 9.7 mm
Weight144.5 g155 g
ColorsLunar gray, fine gold, Sapphire blue (EMEA)Lunar gray, fine gold

Andrew was an Executive Editor, U.S. at Android Central between 2012 and 2020.

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