Moto G5S + Moto G5S Plus specs: More metal, better cameras

The phones had been rumored for some time, but Motorola's newest additions to the G5 line, the Moto G5S and Moto G5S Plus, are official. Featuring the same iconic looks as the earlier phones, the big changes are in screen size, battery size, build quality and, perhaps most important, camera. The Moto G5S gets a higher-resolution 16MP shooter while the G5S Plus goes dual camera, with two 13MP sensors.

Of course, both of these propositions come with a higher price. Is it worth it? That's for you to decide.

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CategoryMoto G5SMoto G5S Plus
Operating SystemAndroid 7.1.1 NougatAndroid 7.1.1 Nougat
Display5.2-inch LCD 1920x1080 (424 ppi)
Corning Gorilla Glass 3
5.5-inch LCD 1920x1080 (401 ppi)
Gorilla Glass 3
ProcessorSnapdragon 430 1.4GHz octa-core
Adreno 505 GPU
Snapdragon 625 2GHz octa-core
Adreno 506 GPU
ExpandablemicroSD card up to 128GBmicroSD card up to 128GB
Rear Camera16MP, f/2.0, PDAF2x13MP, f/2.0
depth editor
Front Camera5MP, f/2.0
wide-angle lens, LED flash
8MP, f/2.0
ConnectivityWi-Fi 802.11n dual-band
Bluetooth 4.2
Wi-Fi 802.11n dual-band
Bluetooth 4.2
NFC (except U.S.)
10W rapid charger
15W TurboPower charger
Water resistanceWater-repellant nano-coatingWater-repellant nano-coating
SecurityFingerprint sensorFingerprint sensor
Dimensions150 x 73.5 x 8.2-9.5 mm153.5 x 76.2 x 8.0-9.7 mm
Weight157g168 g
ColorsLunar Gray, Find Gold,Lunar gray, Blush Gold
Price249 EUR299 EUR / USD tbd
U.S. AvailabilityNoYes
Daniel Bader

Daniel Bader was a former Android Central Editor-in-Chief and Executive Editor for iMore and Windows Central. 

  • Like the Moto G, G+, M were not enough. Let's add some more to the mix. All variety of hardware to make updates for, updates that are delayed and undelivered. Most confusing strategy ever.
  • Where is the Moto X? Another clueless phone company.
  • Check back soon.
  • Still no NFC for the US. No sale.
  • Wait, what? You're kidding, right? Guess not, lol.
  • Anybody know the price of these products?
  • Literally says it right on the chart in the article....
    Price 249 EUR 299 EUR / USD tbd
  • I wish they would've went with AMOLED originally. How much more would that have added to the cost? Serious question
  • Hey, AC... this is a case where you might want to rethink the use of "+" in your headline. I think you should use "and" or "&" (if you want to use a symbol). Otherwise it can read as, "... Moto G5S plus Moto G5S Plus..."
  • I thought the plus was to have a 5000 ma battery...
  • It's the Moto E4 Plus that has 5000 mAh.
  • WTF Lenovo??!! No NFC for the US models AGAIN???? You are dead to me.
  • Lmao ,,, wait wait - so these versions according to the spec sheet are STILL using micro USB - lmao ahahaha
  • Am I glad they are!
  • Damn! Enough already.
  • Yes, please stop moving forward ...
  • You know, if you cover the camera, the body looks like an LG G5. Not saying that's bad, but I kinda like the looks of the Z Play better.
  • I miss the look of the Moto X Pure to be honest. Slick bezels, front facing speakers. The only thing that it needed was a fingerprint sensor, and the back dimple would've been the perfect spot.
  • Every time I am tempted by Moto and every time I have a hard pass on the lack of usb c.