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Motorola Moto G5

82
Engadget
Score
There's a lot to like about this in spite of a few flaws.
82

There's a lot to like about this in spite of a few flaws.

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Engadget Review

Another year, another pair of great affordable handsets from Motorola. The smaller, 5-inch Moto G5 offers reliable performance thanks to Android 7.0 Nougat, and a surprisingly good 13-megapixel camera. The design is a little uninspiring and the display is hard to read in direct sunlight, but this little smartphone does everything you need it to for a bargain price.

Pros
  • Good camera
  • Smooth performance
  • Very cheap
Cons
  • Lackluster design
  • No NFC
  • Poor sunlight visibility
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Score Breakdown

 
80
Average Critic Score

Reception and call quality

80
 

Display

80
 

Battery life

70
 

Camera

70
 

Ease of use

85
 

Design and form factor

80
 

Portability (size / weight)

80
 

Media support

75
 

Durability

76
 
 
80
Tech Advisor
There’s fierce competition in Android’s mid-range market, but the Moto G5 is a strong contender. ... The benchmarks and battery hold it back, but they're not unreasonable given the price - and you won't find a much better looking phone at £169.
 
60
Expert Reviews
It looks like 2017’s Moto G5 is one to pass over this year; it's a distinctly disappointing refresh.
 
100
Stuff
A great phone for those who want to ditch the shackles of an expensive contract.
 
80
TechRadar
With a shiny new metal body, a super-slick fingerprint sensor and decent specs, the Moto G5 offers real value for money. It’s another obvious choice for Android bargain hunters.
 
90
TrustedReviews
There’s little progress but the Moto G5 is still a budget star.
 
70
NDTV Gadgets
We appreciate the number of improvements ... compared to last year's model, and it won't disappoint you in daily use if you don't have very demanding work to do. We also like the fact that the company has paid attention to design, and the Moto G can stand proud next to its competition.