Motorola launches Moto G 5G Plus; look how far things have come since 2013

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The affordable Moto G series, first introduced in 2013, is now bringing 5G to the masses.

A lot has changed over the years, since the first model shipped with a modest Snapdragon 400 SoC and 2,070mAh battery.

Today Motorola is launching the Moto G 5G Plus, with a mid-range Snapdragon 765G chip that includes 4G, 4G+ and 5G support.

It also gets a massive 5,000mAh battery, a huge display, impressive camera system, and a decent amount of RAM and storage.

The camera experience was already vastly improved on recent Motorola G series models, and the Moto G 5G offers up a quad-camera setup. The primary camera is a 48-megapixel, and joins a macro camera, ultra-wide camera and depth-sensing camera for portrait and bokeh effects.

The macro camera allows you to be more creative during lockdown as you go around the home and local area. Motorola stated on its virtual launch event that #macrophotography now has 10 million followers on Instagram, and the macro camera brings you 5x closer than a regular lens.

For low-light images, the new phone can take up to 32 second exposures for the perfect night photography, including light trails, or you can opt for the standard night mode without the need for a tripod.

The night mode is also available for the selfie cameras, of which you might have noticed that there are two cameras on the front in tiny pin-hole cutouts. Here you have a standard and ultra-wide camera with 118 degree field-of-view, and excellent low-light performance.

The AI powered camera has features like detecting smiles to take a shot automatically, as well as detecting the scene and adjusting the exposure.

You can also allow the phone to produce a second photo that is cropped using the ‘rule of thirds’ composition, turning everyone into a professional photographer!

The 6.7-inch screen itself is taller but not wider, with a 21:9 ‘Cinemavision’ ratio, HDR10 and 90Hz refresh rate.

Moto G 5G Plus

The phone has a near standard Android 10 experience (no secondary apps or bloatware), with My UX offering up extra user interface customisation, and long-featured options like Moto Actions, where you can perform tasks with gestures and movements.

The Moto G 5G Plus now has a side mounted power and fingerprint sensor that adds the ability to double tap to fire up apps and perform specific actions, like navigating you home or opening Gmail at the create message page.

As mentioned above, the Moto G 5G Plus comes with a huge 5,000mAh battery, and that’s accompanied with 20W fast charging support (and the power supply is included in the box).

According to Motorola, the goal of the Moto g hasn’t changed over the years. All of its innovation is made available to the mid-range sector, with experiences that matter most for everyone.

Pricing and Availability

The Moto G 5G Plus will start at €349, with two configurations available; 4GB of RAM and 64GB of storage, or 6GB of RAM and 128GB of storage.

UK pricing will be announced shortly.

Update: The new Moto G 5G Plus will be available in the UK from 10th July 2020 available in two variants, starting at £229 (Correction – they posted the wrong price; it’s actually £299) for 64GB in Argos, EE, 02 and John Lewis.

The 128GB device starts at £349 available from Vodafone.

More information: Motorola

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