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Motorola Moto G5

    Motorola Moto G5

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    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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    The Engadget Score is a unique ranking of products based on extensive independent research and analysis by our expert editorial and research teams. The Global Score is arrived at only after curating hundreds, sometimes thousands of weighted data points (such as critic and user reviews).

    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.

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

    How we score

    The Engadget Score is a unique ranking of products based on extensive independent research and analysis by our expert editorial and research teams. The Global Score is arrived at only after curating hundreds, sometimes thousands of weighted data points (such as critic and user reviews).

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    Score Breakdown

     
    80
    Average Critic Score
     
    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.

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