Moto G5S Specs and Price

Moto G5S Smartphone
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Unveiled August 2017, the Moto G5S is an upgrade on the G5 smartphone that was released earlier in the year. The mid-ranger parades an improved design, slightly bigger display, upgraded cameras and higher capacity battery.

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Moto G5S Key Specs & Features

  • 5.2-inch IPS Display, 1080 x 1920 pixels (424ppi)
  • Octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 CPU with 3GB RAM
  • Android 7.1 (Nougat)
  • 32GB Storage, up to 256GB memory card
  • 16MP Rear Camera and 5MP Front Camera
  • 4G LTE Data (up to 150 Mbps)
  • Fingerprint Sensor (Front)
  • 3000 mAh Battery with Fast Charging

Moto G5S Smartphone

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Design and Display

From a distance, the Moto G5S appears to be the same as the G5 in terms of looks. But it actually comes with a full metal body, dropping the plastic chassis with metal coating of the other device. This means the splash resistant phone should be able to take more beating.

You will find here a 5.2-inch display, compared to the 5-inch unit of the earlier device. The resolution remains at Full HD, meaning that the Moto G5S will be less sharp on paper.

However, you may not be able to easily tell the difference. The touchscreen boasts Motorola’s latest Night Display feature.

Camera and Storage

The Moto G5s offers a beefier 16 megapixel camera, up from 13 megapixels. It has phase detection autofocus and other features that promise professional quality images. You still get the same 5 megapixel selfie snapper with a wide-angle lens. But it now offers flash feature.
Moto G5S Rear View
There is 32 GB of onboard storage space. You can expand this by up to 128 GB using a microSD card.

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Performance and OS

On the inside, the Moto G5S offers an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 processor – same as what the Moto G5 offers. This promises seamless experience performing basic tasks, based on evidence from the earlier device.

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RAM capacity stands at 3 GB. The new smartphone will boot Android 7.1 Nougat OS out of the box. This is expected to be close to the stock variant.

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Other Specs and Features

Motorola (Lenovo) improves battery power from 2,800 mAh to 3,000 mAh. TurboPower gives you enough juice to last up to 5 hours in only 15 minutes of charging.

For added protection, there is also a fingerprint scanner on the front, integrated into the Home button. Among the available connectivity options available on the Moto G5S is NFC, which enables you to use the Android Pay mobile payment service.

Moto G5s Price and Availability

Moto G5S price starts at around $90 at leading online stores. The Moto G5S Price in Nigeria ranges from 39,500 to 75,000 Naira dpending on your location in the country.

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Moto G5S Specs

Here are a few specs of the Moto G5S Smartphone:

General Features

  • Platform: Android 7.1 (Nougat), Stock Android
  • Processor: 1.4GHz octa-core Processor (Qualcomm Snapdragon 430)
  • GPU: Adreno 505
  • Memory: 3GB RAM
  • Colours: Fine Gold, Lunar Gray
  • Dimension: 150 x 73.5 x 8.2 mm
  • Weight: 157 g
  • SIM Type: Nano-SIM
  • SIM Count: Single SIM or Dual-SIM


  • Display: 5.2-inch IPS Display, 1080 x 1920 pixels (424ppi)
  • Screen Protection: Yes, Corning Gorilla Glass 3


  • Rear Camera: 16MP Camera, 1080p HD Video
  • Rear Camera Features: LED Flash, Auto-HDR, PDAF Autofocus, Geo-tagging, Face Detection, Panorama
  • Front Camera: 5 MP Camera, LED Flash


  • Built-in Storage: 32GB
  • Memory Card Support: Yes, up to 256GB Storage
  • Bundled Cloud Storage:

Network Support

  • 2G GSM: 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900MHz
  • 2G CDMA 1X:
  • 3G WCDMA: 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100MHz
  • 3G CDMA EVDO: Yes
  • 4G LTE: Yes, LTE band 1(2100), 3(1800), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 19(800), 20(800), 28(700), 38(2600), 40(2300)

Internet & Connectivity

  • GPRS: Yes, up to 48kbps
  • EDGE: Yes
  • 3G/WCDMA/HSPA: Yes, up to 21Mbps
  • HSPA+: Yes, up to 42Mbps
  • CDMA EVDO: Yes
  • 4G LTE: Yes, up to 150 Mbps
  • WLAN: Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, Dual-Band, Wi-Fi Direct
  • Wi-Fi Hotspot: Yes
  • Bluetooth: Yes, Bluetooth 4.2 with A2DP, LE
  • NFC: No
  • Infrared Blaster: No
  • USB Port: Yes, microUSB 2.0


  • SMS/MMS: Yes
  • Instant Messaging: Yes
  • Push Emails: Yes
  • Email Protocol: IMAP4, POP3, SMTP


  • Music Player: Yes, mp3, WAV, FLAC, eACC+
  • Video Player: Yes, MPEG4, H.263, H.264, XviD
  • FM Radio: Yes
  • Loudspeaker: Yes
  • 3.5mm Jack: Yes


  • Navigation: Yes, GPS with A-GPS, GLONASS
  • Maps: Yes, Google Maps

Sensors & Control

  • Digital Compass: Yes
  • Accelerometer: Yes
  • Proximity Sensor: Yes
  • Light Sensor: Yes
  • Barometer: No
  • Pedometer:
  • Heart Rate Monitor: No
  • Gyroscope: Yes
  • Fingerprint Scanner: Yes (Front)
  • Iris Scanner: No
  • Intelligent Digital Assistant: Yes (Google Assistant)
  • Motion Sensing / Gesture Control: Yes
  • Voice Control: Yes

Other Features

  • Video Streaming: Yes
  • Active Noise Cancellation: Yes (with dedicated mic)
  • Built-in Mobile Payment:
  • Wireless Charging: No
  • Water Resistant: No
  • Dust Resistant: No
  • Image Editor: Yes
  • Video Editor: Yes
  • Document Viewer: Yes
  • Document Editor: No (download at store)


  • Battery: 3000 mAh Battery
  • Talktime:
  • Standby Time:
  • Fast Charging: Yes
Paschal Okafor is NaijaTechGuide Team Lead. The article Moto G5S Specs and Price was written by NaijaTechGuide Team. The article was last modified: May 3rd, 2020

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