In Short

Moto G5 and G5 Plus are Motorola's latest budget superstars, two phones squarely aimed at maintainting the company's dominance in the entry-level space.

The Moto G5 takes a slight size cut from 2016's Moto G4 in favor of a more comfortable metal body that can be used in one hand. With a 5-inch 1080p LCD display, Snapdragon 430 processor, between 2GB and 3GB of RAM, and 16-32GB of storage, the base model is affordable and relatively powerful for its class, and the 13MP offers excellent outdoor performance. Starting at €199, the Moto G5 is slowly taking over the Moto E's role in the budget segment.

The larger 5.2-inch Moto G5 Plus, which is America-bound, is a little more metal, a lot more powerful, and bound to be a battery superstar. The Snapdragon 625 is a well-known efficiency champ, and while variants around the world vary RAM amounts between 2GB and 4GB, and storage between 16GB and 64GB, there are bound to be a lot of Moto G5 Plus fans. Motorola has also given the larger version a much better 12MP camera with an f/1.7 lens, and the 15W TurboPower charger promises six hours of battery in 15 minutes.

Both phones run Android 7.0 out of the box with Moto's excellent gestures, along with Moto Display, but new this year is Google Assistant, which takes over from Google Now.