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Motorola Moto G5S

Motorola Moto G5S
alaScore 92

525 reviews

Dec, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 525 reviews of Motorola Moto G5S. The average rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. Reviewers really like the usability and battery. The performance and size are also appreciated. Views are divided on the GPS navigation.

price, size, performance, battery, usability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the Motorola Moto G5S is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 92/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by : Michael Passingham (

Moto G5S


Moto G5S review: A great sub-£250 phone for buyers on a budget

Premium design ; Good software ; All-day battery life

Not the fastest phone at this price

The rear facing camera consists of a 16MP sensor behind an f/2.0 lens. It takes takes perfectly fine pictures in various lighting conditions. Like all cheap camera phones, things look great when the light is working with you. And when it isn’t, you’ll...

Dec, 2017

Expert review by : Jon Mundy (

Moto G5S review


The Moto G5 puts on a snazzy suit

Great build quality ; Decent (if patchy) camera ; Strong battery life

No performance boost over G5 ; No dual-lens camera from Plus ; Much more competition

Motorola’s budget phones are always solid and reliable, but the Moto G5S adds a hint of premium glamour to the package with an all-metal body. It’s just a shame the improvements elsewhere don’t go quite as far as the Moto G5S Plus though.

Oct, 2017

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Motorola Moto G5S review: Succeeded by the Moto G6


The G5S is a step in the right direction, but with the Moto G6 on the market, is it still worth it?

All-metal design ; Fast fingerprint reader ; Incredible rear camera

No faster than the Moto G4 ; Mediocre battery life

The competition is tough, too. Personally, I’d pick the £160 Lenovo P2 over the G5S, as it offers better performance and incredible battery life for quite a bit less cash. Alternatively, the Vodafone Smart V8 is another excellent all-round choice,...

Sep, 2018

Expert review by : Jim Martin (

Motorola Moto G5s


The Moto G5 wasn't perfect, and the G5s improves upon it – except for performance. Here's our Moto G5s review.

Expert review by : Darien Graham-Smith (

Motorola Moto G5S review: A sharper take on the Moto G5


A decent upgrade on the Moto G5, with a nice redesign and an excellent camera

Motorola deserves credit for responding to criticism of the G5, and with the Moto G5S it’s certainly got some things right. The new design is beautiful, the screen is bright and punchy and the camera has gone from a mediocre snapper to a best-in-class...

May, 2018

Expert review by : Florian Wimmer (

Motorola Moto G5s Smartphone


Camera evolution. The special edition of the Moto G5 is intended to add to Motorola's selection of mid-range smartphones, and there have been a number of changes to make that happen. Most notably, the camera has been significantly enhanced. In our...

robust, attractive case ; almost no bloatware ; accurate GPS ; Loud, decent sound characteristics on speaker ; good camera ; precise handling ; performance carries over well to everyday tasks ; does not heat up much

battery could last longer ; screen has low contrast-levels in comparison ; high power-drain at load ; unexceptional microphone

The Moto G5s is a successful evolution of its predecessor and has changed less than appears at first glance: more memory, improved camera, larger screen and a new speaker. Furthermore, the new camera sensors perform very decently: photos taken with the...

Dec, 2017

Consumer review (

Good all round mid priced phone


Moto G5S Special Edition - Grey I've had this a couple of weeks now with no complaints so far. A good mid range phone with all most people wil need for every day use. Slightly larger than the moto g5 so i'll need to get a new protective case for it....

Sep, 2018

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I bought this for my dad and it's great value for money compared to top brands and once in a case you wouldn't know the difference

Sep, 2018

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"The second phone I have received from AO, good website giving excellent details on product, good prices, quick convenient delivery and a good product. As yet not needed to return one as they both work well and are very impressed."

Aug, 2018

Consumer review (

Okay ........


Quality phone for the price. I like the fingerprint recognition which I can use to access apps as well as the phone itself. Easy and fast to use but not over-impressed with the camera which was the main reason for my purchase. I've gone back to using...

Jun, 2018

Product Specifications


Battery Capacity:3000

Call management

Call blocking:Y
Call divert:Y
Call hold:Y
Call timer:Y
Call waiting:Y
Caller ID:Y
Conference call:Y
Speed dialing:Y
Vibrating Alert:Y
Voice commands:Y
Voice dialing:Y


Auto Focus:Y
Built-in Flash:Y
Digital Zoom:5 / 8
Face detection:Y
Flash type:LED
Front camera aperture number:2
Front camera resolution (numeric):5
Front camera type:Single camera
Maximum frame rate:30
Night mode:Y
Rear camera aperture number:2
Rear camera flash:Y
Rear camera resolution (numeric):16
Rear camera type:Single camera
Resolution at capture speed:1920x1080@30fps
Video recording:Y
Video recording modes:1080p / 480p,720p,1080p
Video stabilizer:Y
Zoom capability:Y


Body SAR (EU):1.05
Head SAR (EU):0.472


Brand colour:Fine Gold / Lunar Grey
Colour name:Fine Gold
Colour of product:Gold / Grey
Fingerprint Reader:Y
Form factor:Bar
Housing material:Aluminium
Protection features:Water Resistant


Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display diagonal:13.2
Display glass type:Gorilla Glass
Display Resolution:1920 x 1080
Orientation sensor:Y
Pixel density:424
Screen shape:Flat
Second display:N
Touch technology:Multi-touch
Touchscreen Type:Capacitive


Ambient light sensor:Y
Proximity sensor:Y


Instant messaging (IM):Y
MMS (Multimedia Messaging Service):Y
Short Message Service (SMS):Y


FM radio:Y


Assisted GPS (A-GPS):Y
GPS (satellite):Y
Position location:Y
Wi-Fi positioning:Y


2G bands (primary SIM):850,900,1800,1900
2G bands (secondary SIM):850,900,1800,1900
3G bands supported:850,900,1900,2100
3G standards:HSPA+,UMTS
4G standard:LTE
Bluetooth version:4.2 BLE / 4.2 LE
Near Field Communication (NFC):Y
SIM card capability:Dual SIM
SIM card type:NanoSIM
Tethering (modem-mode):Y
Wi-Fi standards:IEEE 802.11a,IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n

Other features

Google applications:Google Maps,Google Play,YouTube

Packaging Content

AC adapter included:Y
Cables included:MICRO-USB / USB
Quick start guide:Y


Flight mode:Y
Graphics adapter:Adreno 505
Microphone mute:Y
Personal info management (PIM):Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Events reminder, Notes, To-do list
Personalization:Icons, Menu, Shortcuts
Support for contact groups:Y
Video call:Y

Ports & interfaces

Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
USB connector type:MICRO-USB
USB port:Y
USB version:2.0


Processor Cores:8
Processor family:Qualcomm Snapdragon
Processor frequency:1.4
Processor Model:430


Operating system installed:Android
Operating System Version:7.1 / 7.1 (Nougat) / 7.1 Nougat / 7.1, Nougat


Compatible memory cards:MicroSD (TransFlash) / MicroSD (TransFlash),MicroSDHC
Internal storage capacity:16 / 32
Maximum memory card size:128
RAM capacity:3
USB mass storage:Y


Subscription type:No subscription

Technical Details

Google applications:Google Maps,Google Play,YouTube

Weight & Dimensions

Height :150