Lenovo launched the Moto G5 Plus yesterday for prospective buyers in the Indian market. G5 Plus is the latest budget offering by Lenovo banking on the ‘Moto’ brand. The device is exclusively available on Flipkart and this new entry has people confused on which smartphone to choose from in the mid-range market.
We took the three best smartphones in the market for mid-range and compared them with each other to help you decide on which one to buy. The three smartphone for this comparison include Lenovo Moto G5 Plus, Moto G4 Plus and Xiaomi Redmi Note 4.
Moto G4 PlusMoto G5 PlusXiaomi Redmi Note 4
Display Size (inch)5.55.25.5
Resolution (pixels)1,080 x 1,9201,080 x 1,9201,080 x 1,920
Pixel Density (PPI)401424401
Display TypeIPS LCDIPS LCDIPS LCD
Dimensions(mm)153×76.6.2×9.8150.2x74x7.7151x76x8.5
Weight (gm)155155165
Dual SIMYesYesYes
SIM TypeMicro-SIMNano-SIMMicro, Nano-SIM
Connectivity TypesGSM / HSPA / LTEGSM / CDMA / HSPA / EVDO / LTEGSM / HSPA / LTE
ProcessorQualcomm Snapdragon 617Qualcomm Snapdragon 625Qualcomm Snapdragon 625
CPU CoresOcta-coreOcta-coreOcta-core
CPU Clock Speed (GHz)4×1.5 Cortex-A53 & 4×1.2 Cortex-A538×2.0 Cortex A538×2.0 Cortex A53
GPUAdreno 405Adreno 506Adreno 506
RAM2GB,3GB,4GB2GB,3GB,4GB2GB,3GB,4GB
Ruggedness
On-Board Memory16, 32GB16,32GB16,32,64GB
Expandable MemoryYes, upto 256GBYes, upto 256GBYes, upto 256GB
SensorsFingerprint, Accelerometer, Gyroscope, ProximityFingerprint, Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Proximity, CompassFingerprint, Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Proximity, Compass
Primary Camera16MP, f/2.012MP, f/1.713MP, f/2.0
Optical Image StabilizationYes
Camera ArraySingle CameraSingle CameraSingle Camera
Autofocus SystemLaser AutofocusLaser AutofocusLaser Autofocus
Secondary Camera5MP, f/2.25MP, f/2.25MP, f/2.0
Video Capture1080p4K1080p
FlashDual-LEDDual-LEDDual-LED
OS VersionAndroid 7.0 NougatAndroid 7.0 NougatAndroid 6.0 Marshmallow
GPSYesYesYes
Wi-FiWi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n,  Wi-Fi Direct, HotspotWi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, Dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, HotspotWi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, Dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, Hotspot
Bluetoothv4.1, A2DP, LEv4.2, A2DP, LE, EDRv4.1, A2DP, LE
NFCNoYesNo
InfraredNoNoYes
Fingerprint ScannerYes, Home buttonYes, Home buttonYes, Rear button
3.5mm jackYesYesYes
RadioYes, FM RadioYes, FM RadioYes, FM Radio
USB TypeYes, FM RadiomicroUSB v2.0microUSB v2.0
USB StandardmicroUSB v2.0USB v2.0USB v2.0
Battery (mAh)3,0003,00041,000
Quick ChargeYes, Fast ChargeYes, Fast ChargeNo
ColorsBlack, WhiteLunar Grey, Fine GoldGray, Gold, Black
Moto G5 Plus
Moto G5 Plus, the latest upgrade by Lenovo to the Moto G brand comes with an all new metal body along with Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 and Adreno 506. The company offers 16GB and 32GB internal storage and has dropped the 2GB RAM variant giving users a 3GB and 4GB RAM option. The most significant upgrade comes in the camera department with new 12MP camera module with an aperture of f/1.7. Aperture increase is more significant that dropping the megapixel count down from 16MP to 12MP. Another significant improvement that Moto G5 Plus gains is the addition of 4K video recording which not smartphone in mid range boasts from the competition. You can check out first impressions about the Lenovo Moto G5 Plus in detail here.
Moto G4 Plus
We have added the Moto G4 Plus to give you a context of how much things have changed. The most important thing that has changed is the presence of an all-metal body in place of an all plastic body. This addition and the bump in camera gives buyers enough reasons to choose Moto G5 Plus in place of the now outdated Moto G4 Plus. However, you can still go for the old Moto G4 Plus if you are a ‘Moto’ brand loyalist and don’t want to spend much while buying a new smartphone.
Xiaomi Redmi Note 4
Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 is the king of mid-budget smartphones in the Indian market with no competition when it comes to the value of money the smartphone maker provides. One important thing to note is that Redmi Note 4 provides 4GB RAM in Rs 12,999 while you need to shell Rs 16,999 while buying the 4GB RAM and 32GB internal storage variant. The only area where Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 may lag behind when compared to G5 Plus is in the camera department. We still have to review Moto G5 Plus to definitively tell how it performs in the real world along with the benchmarks.