Motorola had announced the Moto G4+ successor in the Mobile World Congress 2017, held in Barcelona which is the Moto G5+.
The Moto G5+ has some interesting features underneath and had overcome the drawbacks of its predecessors. The G5+ has the Snapdragon 625 which is excellent SoC considering performance and power management. The 625 uses a processes type of 14nm FinFET which is very much power efficient. Also, the design enables faster processing which comes at this price bracket.
The 625 SoC used in G5+ which is the same as used in the Xiaomi’s Redmi Note 4, Lenovo Vibe P2 and many such phones which are clocked at 2.0GHz. The 625 proved it’s efficiency in all the phones across the segment and is a real performer.
G5+ starts at 14,999INR for the 3/16GB variant, and I feel that it is slightly overpriced when you get the Xiaomi’s Redmi Note 4 4/64GB variant for 13,999INR.
The major edge for G5+ over the other competitors is it’s stock Android UI and the camera. The camera used in the G5+ is a 12MP shooter with dual pixel technology and uses PDAF. Also in the G5+, we can have dual sim cards and a microSD card whereas the vibe P2 and Redmi Note 4 have hybrid sim slots which mean we can use a dual sim or a single sim and a microSD card.
All of the devices aforementioned are available in Flipkart!
My thoughts: If you wish to use stock Android out of the box and looking for an excellent camera in the range then G5+ is a go for you. Else if you want battery life and a higher storage variant like the 4/64GB variant for a lower cost then you can go with the Xiaomi Redmi Note 4.