Moto G5: The Saga Continues
The smartphones of the Moto G family are considered as one of the most interesting mid-range alternatives. Discreet design, good performance and a value for money that few have equaled have been its main attractions to stand out in a market as competitive as the phones that hover around 200 euros. The new G5 follows the same formula, with features very similar to those of its predecessors, some interesting new in the section of software.
With a continuity design and, therefore, very recognizable, Motorola has decided to eliminate the plastic of the back cover and to choose, instead, for aluminum. The improvement is noticeable to the touch and to the naked eye, favoring an improvement of the appearance and the general sensations when holding it. It offers a safe and comfortable grip, to the point that it can be used with one hand.
It integrates a 5-inch screen with Full HD resolution that allows you to see crisp, clear images and text with a good level of contrast and faithful colors. Taking into account the range in which it moves, this component is one of its great successes. Just in the levels of brightness, we have experienced some problems to visualize the contents in very sunny environments. Camera : 13-megapixel rear with F2.0 aperture, LED flash, 8x digital zoom, autofocus with phase detection and Full HD video; 5 megapixel front, F2.2 aperture and on-screen flash
The classic Android keypad is placed on the screen by trimming some pixels. It uses the fingerprint reader to control the various functions: in addition to serving to unlock the smartphone safely. It acts as a touch panel something similar to what we saw in the Huawei P10. When you hold your finger on it for a few seconds, the screen turns off and the phone locks. If that touch is brief, it returns to the main screen. If you slide your finger from right to left, you return to the previous page and from left to right, recent applications open.
This is one of the few contributions of Motorola in terms of software. The gestures implemented in past generations are present again: shaking the terminal to turn off or on the flashlight, turning it to open the camera. The device when it sounds to silence it or putting it faces down to activate the function do not bother. A function is added that activates the screen when the mobile is picked up and shows the time, remaining battery charge and pending notifications. It is equipped with Android 7.0 with a quite pure version a common feature throughout the family and one of its most attractive qualities.
Usage is fluid at all times, with no apparent delays since a function is selected until it is opened. It incorporates a basic Snapdragon 430 processor, eight cores and accompanied by 3 GB of RAM. Get proper performance for everyday use and even for some games as long as we stay away from the most demanding graphics. The experience has also been positive in the autonomy section, and that the 2800 mAh referenced in its technical sheet appeared to be sparse.
Where else you notice that the Moto G5 is a mid-range terminal is in your camera. With 13 megapixels, focus with phase detection, f2.0 aperture, auto HDR mode and LED flash. It leaves us a bit chilly. While in broad daylight, the photographs are acceptable with a certain tendency to overexpose when it becomes known. The noise makes a very fast presence. These sensations are aggravated as darkens, and night scenes are not recommended.
As for the application, it is very simple to use. It emphasizes the professional mode, which allows you to adjust aspects such as focus, white balance, ISO sensitivity, speed and exposure. In this way, the negative results can be improved a bit.